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  1. Accessibility feature requests

    First, thank you for your recent new/improved features, including endnotes, improved word wrap, and better object tags in exported pdfs.

    As a designer, the following requests are not just desirable, they are necessary in order to make my documents fully meet government 508 requirements:


    • Please make word wrap work no matter where on the page a text or graphic frame is anchored. Currently, word wrap only works if the item is positioned after the anchor.
      Please allow "space before" to work on the first line in a text frame.
      Please change items on master pages so they are active NOT…
    9 votes
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  2. The dreaded Data Merge "There is at least one data placeholder that cannot be found" error

    when using Data Merge, so many of us have gotten the "There is at least one data placeholder that cannot be found in the data source. Make sure all the placeholders correspond to the fields in the data source." error and have spent way too much time trying to find the issue.

    Can Adobe add a way to highlight what InDesign is objecting to when this message happens?

    This morning, I gave up and inserted the text manually. There were only 4 elements on each of my 5 Master pages and I could not find the offending object.

    8 votes
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  3. Quicklook

    I would love InDesign to natively support Quicklook on the Mac - the way of previewing documents by hitting the spacebar. There are third party plugins, but they have broken with the release of Catalina/InDesign 2020, and it would be great if ID could natively support this.

    8 votes
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  4. Illustrator's color blindness proof setups available also in InDesign

    t would be a big help for those of us who have to create accessible documents to have Illustrator's color blindness proof setups available also in InDesign.

    Pushing a PDF to Illustrator to check this is an awkward workaround.

    8 votes
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  5. Multi-Column Footnotes with note seperator

    Multi-Column Footnote Features


    • note seperator (optional)

    • cols - number of columns (no default)


    • col_measure - measure or width of each column, default is width of logical
      page divided by #cols, optional

    • gutter - gutter width for each column, default is proportional
      calculation of col_measure, optional

    • indent - width of a left indent for whole set of columns, default is
      zero, optional

    • leading - conditional lead to be inserted at the top of new set of
      columns, default is zero, optional

    Legal: Text paragraph and table modes

    8 votes
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  6. Thank You.

    Here’s something you might not hear often. Thank you. This new uservoice setup for logging bugs and suggestions is awesome. So many great constructive ideas on here and you do a good job implementing the popular ones. Unlike other apps that seem totally oblivious to user feedback (looking at you, Acrobat!), indesign has been getting genuinely better with every recent update. It’s exciting to see new user-recommended features put in place. Please continue listening to popular feedback requests and avoid changing things just for the sake of change (looking at you again, Acrobat).

    PS Can you go over to whatever…

    8 votes
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  7. Document Time Tracker

    This would be a feature to see the dates / time spent on a document. It could be accessed in the documents info panel (attached). This feature would be useful for client invoicing and project managing especially in advertising where time is money.

    8 votes
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  8. Skip story in spell-check

    Spell-checking a document with Lorem Ipsum (placeholder text) can be a nightmare or sometimes impossible. It would be amazing if you could either ignore placeholder text OR skip a story completely.

    8 votes
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  9. conditional text in GREP style

    Enable conditional text in GREP style, to take more controlling in styles

    8 votes
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  10. QR Code with non-English letters

    Generated QR codes in Business Card Section with non-English letters does not resolve correctly with Contacts App in iOS

    8 votes
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  11. Variable for dimensions

    It would be very useful to have a text variable for dimensions of the page/trimbox/bleedbox or even for objects (along the lines of a caption).

    8 votes
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  12. Make the Keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop

    Plz make the keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop.

    For common operations, the shorcuts are different across 3 apps.

    8 votes
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  13. Indexes

    When creating an Index, you are limited to populate ONLY one Index style format. If you want create more Indexes like the Index format, you can't, you are forced to use the Table of Contents style. Look at MS Word, you can create a General Index, a Index of Cases and Index of Figures.

    My suggestion: improve the Index function with the ability to create multiple Indexes, that follow the actual Index format (not the Table of Contents Format)

    8 votes
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  14. So many bugs. Fix them. Like Package, or being able to use GPU performance to name a couple.

    When will an update be available to fix some or all of the issues with InDesign CC 2017? It is not worth the monthly fee as is.

    8 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Sorry Barry seeing you face so many issues with InDesign. We are working towards making InDesign a more stable application and also fixing behavioural issues.

    What would really help if you can submit any bugs/issues that you are facing along with the steps, this would help the team reproduce the issues internally. Please follow the below link to file Bugs for InDesign.

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

  15. 7 votes
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  16. Please make a plug-in to open Pagemaker files .pmd

    Pagemaker filer converter or a plug-in to open them and the save them with the appropriate extension

    7 votes
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  17. Compare 2 indd files

    It is difficult to compare very huge indd files.
    It will be very useful if we are able to compare 2 indd files with minute precision including the styles, tags applied to text etc.
    A report should be generated of the change or atleast an UI where the differences can be compared between the 2 documents.

    7 votes
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  18. One-click, easy install for Hunspell dictionaries

    Please, please make the adding of Hunspell language dictionarys easier.

    Have just added a Hunspell language dictionary to InDesign. Wow! What a difficult un-user friendly process. I had to Google to find the baffling instuctions and followed the lengthy guide on InDesignSecrets website.

    It's not just me that finds the whole thing so complicated - the InDesignSecrets instructions end with the following words -
    "I never expected installing Hunspell dictionaries to be such an ordeal. And I can understand if these instructions have scared you off. But if you’ve made it all the way down here, you’re obviously need to…

    7 votes
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  19. Add a built in HTML5 Page Curl Effect please

    At the moment Indesign still only offers the SWF option to create a page curl effect and with Flash player soon to be no longer supported, and currently it only works intermittently now, it would be very useful to have a built in html5 version. At the moment the only option is to purchase an expensive plugin from In5 to do something I think Indesign should have?

    7 votes
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  20. Cpu usage

    When i work with a long document, every change i make take a very long time, because InDesign use only one!!! core, when i have 8! Can you improve it?

    7 votes
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