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  1. 8 votes

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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?

    8 votes

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  5. Import files from Apple pages

    In last time I got more and more Apple-pages-files as text-source. It would be great if you could import them without detours through other file formats.

    8 votes

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  6. Bring back perpetual licenses!

    I won't rent, but I will buy a perpetual license for Creative Suite! Please bring purchase options back so I can be a customer again!

    8 votes

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  7. PageMaker 6.5 plug in

    There should be an optional plug in for importing PageMaker files into newer (than CS6) versions.

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  8. Use Keyboard arrows to go through links list

    When I want to check the links in the links menu and I have klicked on one of them, I thought it could be time saving if I could just use the arrows of my keyboard to "scroll up and down" through them. Right now you have to always klick with your mouse on one of them, you can´t use the arrows to go through them.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Isolate levels in a group

    Be able to double click to reach a group object but isolate all the objects in that grouping level, e.g:
    You have a placed graphic with flyouts or annotations but if its grouped and more often than not you have to double-click edit and exit the group and keep double-clicking until you reach your desired object.

    8 votes

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  13. Export XMP metadata with exported JPG and PNG images

    Currently, when you select a single placed image, and choose File > Export and export the selection as a JPG or PNG, any metadata that is present in the image (keywords, description, etc) does not appear in the exported image.

    What I would like is that if a single image is selected to export, that InDesign would retain all the XMP metadata (or at least the keywords) applied to the image when the image is exported.

    The reason this would be useful is that sometimes users will crop and scale an image in InDesign, and then want to export the…

    7 votes

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  14. Split Columns doesn't work correctly yet

    If I use the option "Split column" all the paragraphs at the bottom of the page aren't splitted, the option doesn't work correctly (1.png), except when the text boxes are closed manually (2.png), as you can see from the attached files.
    I don't understand the utility of not splitting two columns at the bottom of the page when this property is selected in the options.

    7 votes

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  15. Add "Grid Calculator PRO" by default in Adobe Indesign CC 2020 or improve the setup of grid / baseline grid

    The plugin "Grid Calculator PRO" (https://www.designersbookshop.com/grid-calculator-pro-edition.html) is perfect.

    With this plugin you can configure the grid and/or the baseline grid precisely much more that with default setup of Adobe Indesign CC 2020.

    It would be interesting to integrate this plugin directly in Adobe Indesign CC 2020 or modify the currently setup of the configuration of grid / baseline grid feature adding more options for this elements.

    7 votes

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  16. Data Marge support UTF-8 character set

    I always have to convert UTF-8 text to UTF-16.

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  17. Chromebook

    Hello to the Adobe InDesign Geniuses! I write this with a heavy heart, I have been a mac holdout/Windows Defender when it comes to Adobe products (Photoshop) since the Mid 1990's If I had to guess, 1995 or 1996. I LOVE Adobe Products and have a huge distaste for mac. I am reaching a breaking point with Windows, they are trying to make an OS SOOO much more and constantly causing problems, I just had to re install windows on 5 computers due to the latest update that I have yet to have one Windows tech support expert agree as…

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  18. Use data merge field to export filename

    I have created 3 different invitations with a personalized company name on it, coming from excel with data merge. And when I want to export it as .jpg, it is not possible to export : invitationVIP<<company>>.jpg

    now I have a list of "numbers" which i have to browse on which company I have to send my vip voucher to, instead of using the explorer search to find the company name that I need.

    Conclusion : I need a way to export JPG (and maybe PDF) files using the data merge feature.

    7 votes

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  19. auto save

    where i can set up a selected time that the document saves eg every 5 minutes

    7 votes

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  20. Changing the Appearance in Properties Panel

    In Properties Panel under "Appearance," there's a box with a "T" in it. Only when you click the box do "Color", Swatches" and "Gradient" appear. It would make more sense to have them on the right side of "Fill" so that they are visible.

    6 votes

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