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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Option to merge from PDF page other than page 1

    It would be great t have the option to use a pdf in a merge and be able to specify which page of the pdf is to be used, instead of it just being the first page all the time.

    Instead of just specifying filename in the mergefield, could we specify page number as well?

    eg something like:

    c:\docs\mypdf.pdf:2

    to use page 2 of a pdf.

    3 votes
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  3. Help page gives incorrect information regarding PageMaker file conversion

    Searched InDesign support for "pagemaker file conversion"
    The top article (dated March 2017) is titled "Convert QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents to InDesign". Here's the address of this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/converting-quarkxpress-pagemaker-documents.html This article is part of the "InDesign CC User Guide." In the right hand column, it says it applies to InDesign CC. The first sentence in the Pagemaker section is "InDesign can convert document and template files from Adobe PageMaker 6.0 and later." It proceeds to give directions. I have come to find out that these instructions cannot be followed in InDesign CC, but only in InDesign CS6. This resulted in…

    3 votes
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  4. Dragon by Nuance to dictate directly into InDesign

    This is an ADA accessibility issue.

    Allow Dragon by Nuance to dictate text directly into InDesign. (Mac, Dragon 6.0.7).

    This is been a constant problem with compatibility between Dragon and InDesign. I've spoken with both companies help departments about this and each blames the other for not being compatible.

    That is where things stood until for different problem I had to have Adobe help via remote access login as root and remove all Adobe installations and files.

    After complete reinstall of Adobe products in design accepted dictation from Dragon for about three days. This to me indicates it is a…

    5 votes
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  5. improve software stability and cpu usage

    ID has become increasingly unstable and memory hogging -
    I'm using an 18-month old MacBook Pro; software regularly crashes; hogs cpu resources; slows mac down (performance significantly improves when I disable all adobe software) and unable to load files after ID software updates.

    2 votes
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  6. Asset Export

    Asset Export Window that is in Adobe Illustrator would be a very useful feature in Indesign

    5 votes
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  7. Export images with zero padding

    When you export the naming is inpractical.
    name.png
    name
    2.png
    name_12.png

    Could you at least enable automatic zero padding like this:
    name01.png
    name
    02.png
    name_12.png

    Every week i have to rename at least 9 Files because of this.

    3 votes
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  8. Faster way of following hyperlinks

    Make it so Ctrl-clicking a hyperlink (or cross-reference) takes you to the destination instead of having to clumsily open a dialog box, find the link, and push the corresponding button. (Didn't Pagemaker do this long ago?)

    5 votes
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  9. Redirect links when file name changes.

    Like a website that uses redirection for old pages, it would be nice to have a way to redirect InDesign links to new links. For example, when a file name changes due to a version number, date, or whatever.

    the way I imagine it working is leaving a txt file behind with the old asset's name that has the new assets name within it. (maybe there is a better way to do this)

    that way, when assets change names, InDesign checks the txt file and looks in the new directory or for the new link before marking it as a…

    3 votes
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  10. Layers panel addressing one page at a time (even with spreads) for 508 compliancy

    My agency has to do a lot of remediation to our files to meet accessibility requirements. Currently we use the layers panel to arrange objects on the page so that the reading order makes sense when the PDFs are read using assistive software. With files set up in spreads, all items on the spread are considered in the reading order despite the final PDF being output as single pages. It would be nice if the layers panel could be configured to address one page at a time (vs. two pages, as it is now). For simple projects, the spread approach…

    3 votes
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  12. 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.

    6 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…

    8 votes
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  14. 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…

    9 votes
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  15. Can't place a .tif file without background to a InDesign.

    Can't place a .tif file without background to a InDesign. When I try to do it i see white background. Everything works fine in Illustrator. I import the same .tif to Illustrator and everything works properly. Why?

    3 votes
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  16. Production notes

    It would be great if I'd have the possibility to add notes to areas which are only internal. Often you have to make tweaks to get the result you want, but when you have to produce the next version, probably a year later, you don't know anymore, why you did what in this way. If I could add notes it would be very helpful.

    4 votes
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  17. Menu size control

    I need to create MOOC video captures with Id, Ps and Ai. There is a fabulous option : change UI text size in AI 2019 that should be placed in all CC tools. Especially with a need for more visible menus in video captures. After all, education trains future users. :)

    1 vote
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  18. New Pdf notes, needs a tool to move them out of of the way when working. and needs to stop zooming out when you click on the note text.

    With PDF notes in indesign, the comment icon covers the spot that you need to make the changes. they need to be waaaay smaller or transparent or easy to move. and when you click on the comments to work out which comments are for what note icon, it zooms out rather than just panning to the icon. That would be fine, but when you have lots of stuff in the doc, indesign takes ages to zoom in and out.

    3 votes
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  19. Make 2019 InDesign actually work

    2019 spins endlessly on start-up, so that we've had to go back to 2018 InDesign to get work completed.

    3 votes
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  20. Change Jpeg export default to 300 dpi (Or whatever your preference)

    When InDesign restarts it defaults the export setting for jpgs to 72 dpi (ppi). I use a script that exports for me and needs to export at 300 dpi. With the default it will revert to 72 dpi every time I restart InDesign and I have to manually reset it to 300 dpi. There needs to be a preference or setting that makes it so I can keep my preferred setting of 300 dpi after a restart without having to manually reset it in the dialog box every time.

    3 votes
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