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  1. Cross Reference feature - Relink selection to a different Indesign document

    I need assistance to add a feature to the cross references panel. Right now you cannot batch relink cross references to a different indesign document. I need a feature added to this such as relink selected, locate different document, select and relink. Right now the only way to do this is to individually relink each cross-reference. For example if I have a book file and the glossary with 250 entries in it and I change some of the content from one document to another and move the text anchors with it, I have to individually relink each cross reference. Could…

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  2. Shared files in Dropbox should alert other file users if the file is open

    My team is trying to collaborate cross-country on a set of InDesign files using Dropbox.

    This is difficult because the InDesign files don't notify users when someone is in the same file when it's stored in Dropbox. This makes our team more likely to have divergent copies, and it makes it harder for us to collaborate.

    Word files in Dropbox do let you know when someone else is in the file. It would be a major improvement if the InDesign files would also alert users when someone else is in the file when its stored in Dropbox.

    Alternatively, if Adobe…

    11 votes

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  3. I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

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  4. Notify us of bugs while they are being fixed.

    When you have a bug, it would be nice to get a notice. I just spent an hour trying to figure out what I was doing wrong with the dictionary. Finally got in a chat and realized I wasn't doing anything wrong.

    It's fine you have bugs. It's amazing what the software does. I don't mind not using a feature while the bug gets fixed. It would, though, save me time and frustration to know that you're working on it and I should relax and wait.

    Thank you!

    11 votes

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  5. Apply Master Pages Across Multiple Documents in a Book File.

    I use Book Files quite often in my job to create catalogs. These catalogs have multiple sections. It would be nice to be able to set up master pages one time that could be shared for all the documents that make up that book. Kind of like applying the same exact character or paragraph styles across multiple docs.

    10 votes

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  6. Remove Adobe Stock ads

    There is an ad for Adobe Stock at the bottom of the open/new document window. Since we have a paid subscription , I don't want to see any ads. If not, I'll move us to another product. The constant appearance makes it seem as though Adobe is only concerned about increasing revenue and not about helping users or aiding in their experience. This area could be used for InDesign tips and tricks.

    By the way, I was told this was a feature, but it's a paid feature that I don't want or need to see, since we'll never use this…

    10 votes

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  7. Endnote export to Word

    Export linked endnotes to a rich text document.

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  8. Magic Wand Tool

    Magic Wand Tool is necessary for InDesign to select not only objects but this should also work according to InDesign to select the same fonts, and Styles of Objects, Paragraphs, Characters, and Tables, etc.
    Magic Wand would be beneficial for the Selection of Fonts and their Size and Styles, just we will have to check/turn on the options according to required selections on the page, spread, or document, etc.

    9 votes

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  9. Improve Preflight

    Isn’t it about time for an update and some enhancements to this great feature? Some suggestions:

    1. Change the default Preflight Profile to something realistic for quality printing. The absence of warnings is misleading, making people think that everything is fine.
    2. Divide the check for “Protected fonts” into two categories: 1. Fonts which do not allow embedding in PDF, 2. Activated Adobe fonts (the existing behaviour of flagging Adobe fonts as “not allowed” causes a lot of confusion)
    3. Change the wording “Transparency not allowed” to just “Transparency” Transparency is rarely a problem nowadays, though it is still good to check whether…
    9 votes

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  10. PLUGIN to convert PMD to INDD

    With InDesign CC19 I can't open all my PMD files (several hundred)!!!
    I hope that you will realize a plugin.

    Thanks

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  11. let users change app language dynamically, without re-installing the app.

    Users can't but reinstall apps in order to change language(e.g. Korean -> English).
    I want it to be more simple.
    Mandatory reinstallation just for changing language is overkill.

    9 votes

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  12. Book Panel - Add Editing/Batch-renaming INDD-File-names inside book panel

    Please add Editing/Batch-renaming of INDD-Files inside of the book panel. Thats usefull because during work the given filenames often given intuitively. After work with Rename/Batch rename it would be easy possible to change filenames as the scheme as prescribed by the publisher. Also renaming errors are prevented and the workflow would be much faster.

    9 votes

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  13. 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…

    9 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.

    9 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. 8 votes

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  16. FORM - COMB, order, styles

    Primarily, for me, is the painstaking task of setting "comb of" characters, and even worse setting the right tab order.

    Panel for setting tab order in InDesign, under Object>Interactive is horrible. It is too small, height-wise, and does not function well all the time. Often it happens to "jump". I get nr. 47 after 46, but it jumps before 46.

    I sometimes have over 70 form fields to sort on a single page and it is taking too much time and patience to set it right.

    If you could work on that tab order panel, make it larger, and give…

    8 votes

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  17. Document Time Tracking

    This idea has already been posted, but it's from 2018 so I would like to post it again:

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

    8 votes

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  18. 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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  19. Add conditions to Data Merge

    There should be conditions in data merge to include or exclude text based on the data in a record. For example.e consider a set of business cards. Some users might have a Twitter handle or mobile number, some might not. Currently there is no way to omit empty fields and any text that might fo with it, line an "M" and tab to prefix a mobile number and the line break after it. There should be a way to make that text conditional on whether the field is empty or what is in it.

    e.g. IF @mobile<>"",M^t@mobile^p,,)

    If the mobile…

    8 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?

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