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  1. Protect INDD and Unprotect INDD Extensions not Working

    Can no longer open my files that have this extension. Please fix ASAP!

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  2. Add Button Functionality for the Ability to Toggle Conditional Formating Layers

    It would be amazing to be able to toggle the layers under conditional formatting with Buttons. We have an Instructor Guide and a Participant Guide in the same document and the customer wants everything in the same document. Then the learner or teacher would be able to toggle the text with a button in an interactive PDF.

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  3. Automatic drilling-down in index preview when new entry is added

    When I use the key combination Ctrl-Alt-Shift-[ to add a new index entry, I can't immediately tell if it worked. I have to scroll to the right spot in the index preview and drill down through the alphabet and layers of headings and subheadings to find the new entry and see that it looks as expected.

    This really slows me down. I find myself doing this over and over again. And I have to do, it, because if for some reason the key combo didn't work (say, because one of the keys wasn't depressed enough) and I didn't notice, it…

    2 votes
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  4. InDesign Book (indb) icon

    The icon for indd and indb are almost identical. when looking at a folder full of indesign docs it can be a bit difficult to quickly recognize the book file.

    Would be nice if the book file was a different color.

    2 votes
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  5. XML Enhancements

    InDesign is having huge XML limitations, even we cannot handle below mentioned basic options:

    (1) Find and Replace the XML Tags with / without Parent XML Tags
    (2) Find and Replace the XML Attributes based on the selected XML Tags
    (3) Converting the selected contents in InDesign into XML Comments
    (4) Copy and paste the contents directly in InDesign from any XML editors without losing XML Tags and XML Attributes
    (5) Show all selected XML Tags with relevant page numbers with link to locate the contents

    Much more…

    If Adobe is start thinking on improving / breaking these requirements, will…

    11 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Would like to be able to ignore specific flags in Preflight

    When preflighting a file, I would like to be able to choose to ignore specific flags that are brought up, that do not actually pose a threat to processing, while keeping in place the original settings that caused the flag to begin with (as in most cases it is an issue that needs to be fixed).

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  8. Changes to the Interactive>Tab Order dialog

    I do many interactive forms with hundreds of fields, and use InDesign for most of its creation, as it's easier for me to create customized filed names. It's just very difficult to rearrange tab order with the inability to see more of the interactive names and needing to scroll up/down in such a small area.

    I would like to see this dialog more like many of the regular windows (layers, paragraph styles, etc.). Perhaps also a way to link right to where the field is in the document (like the links window).

    Would make this task MUCH easier.

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  9. Now that we can choose the fonts and sizes for forms in indesign it would be nice if we can choose the colour of the fonts too.

    After finally being able to choose what font and it's size and style in the forms section of indesign, we seem to be missing the final piece of the puzzle, which is the colour of the font too. Would be really nice to finally get that added in.

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  10. Indesign Autosave

    An autosave feature in Indesign would be a great addition. This could be added under the file handling menu with some options for it. A slider that allows you to set the intervals of the autosave. It would be a great addition to the auto recovery, you'd be surprised how often people forget to hit save or close it and accidentally not save when prompted.

    13 votes
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  11. Indesign Crashing when 'Quick Apply' is used.

    Quick Apply crashes Indesign 2019, with every new release, we have had historically had similar issues, until a plugin to prevent such crash was copied over (via script, sent by you guys (Adobe)). Kindly address this now and in future releases.

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  12. Remove hyperlink:

    Remove hyperlink: There is no simple convenient way to remove a hyperlink. When you check, you find, "Edit Hyperlink" or "Go to destination". So, you go to "Edit" and find the hyperlink field, with the only option to delete the hyperlink being the word/letter info of the link that's in the entire field. But then it won't let you do that, saying: "! Invalid Entry". So, you have to reenter the text you had hyperlinked, then delete the text with the hyperlink. Please add a menu line, in both "Text-Hyperlink" and right-mouse-button "Hyperlink" that says and does "Remove Hyperlink", along…

    17 votes
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    If you have InDesign CC 2019, when you select a Hyperlink and look in the Properties panel, you will see 3 buttons – ‘Remove Hyperlink’, ‘Edit Hyperlink’ and ‘Manage Hyperlink’.
    Remove Hyperlink does what it says – it removes the hyperlink. However, it retains the applied Character Style which can be manually changed by clicking the [None] style in the panel.
    Manage Hyperlink opens the Hyperlinks panel (if it’s closed) and Edit Hyperlink lets you edit it.

    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  13. Option to open or otherwise import/place Microsoft Publisher files directly.

    As a commercial printer, we often receive customer created work in Publisher files. Working with these documents in InDesign would be a huge timesaver.

    6 votes
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  14. Hyperlinks Problems

    There used to be options to remove hyperlinks and to have the option to open hyperlinks in a new tab. After the most recent update it seems these options are now not available. Whats the deal?

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  16. flickering

    InDesign flickers white and all artwork/text disappears. I have to reposition my window to make it reappear. It keeps happening every few minutes. I have completely removed all Adobe CC products and reinstalled, as well as deleted my preferences and work spaces. Please help.

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  17. Expand file name & exported file name instead of task bar in background task palette

    In the background task palette the progress is shown by a growing bar plus a percentage number (double feature for what reason?).

    But there is not enough space to display the full file name and the name of the exported file (screenshot 1). Even if you enlarge the palette (screenshot 2) the only change is a bigger progress bar – and no change within displaying the file names.

    Yes, I know: the full file names are displayed when I do a mouseover, but expanding the fields of the file names if you expand the whole palette would be a small…

    21 votes
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  18. Add Australian dictionary to Indesign

    Please add Australian Dictionary to Indesign. It was once doable but complicated to add the Hunspell dictionary to Indesign with earlier versions but now is impossible as the files that need changes are locked. I'm sure you have thousands of Australian users paying about $900 per year. This is a fix that I would have thought would only take five minutes to do

    36 votes
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  19. SVG Export

    InDesign should be able to export either entire pages or selections into SVG. The JavaScript for exporting SVG is crap. The export should also include the fonts as well as checkboxes from forms. Form fields are not supported in most of the plug-ins. SVG is a very important standard. We used ist for maps, layouts etc. shown as small preview e.g. the cover of a book, forms, adverts etc.

    59 votes
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  20. Add a new menu item to the menu bar: Indexes

    Ideally, indexing should have a menu all its own. The fact that it's only got a panel that opens from the Windows menu suggests it's an afterthought, and it's very limiting, because it means I can't create my own keyboard shortcuts for indexing functions.

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