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  1. Provide a less expensive license for small businesses/nonprofits.

    I am a small business owner and a loyal Adobe customer since the very first versions of Photoshop and Illustrator. I think it would help your customer base, if you do not plan to provide a perpetual license ever again, if there were to be a discounted license for small businesses and/or non-profits who do not have the yearly income to support a $600+ a year expense.

    Of course, one would have to provide proof, such as non-profit status or small-business tax return.

    Personally, I wish you'd return to perpetual licenses and make all the cloud-related features an additional fee…

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  2. in the "Printer Marks" tutorial, specify exactly how to print fold marks.

    The Printer's Marks tutorial (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/printers-marks-bleeds.html) says: If you select the Crop Marks option, fold marks are printed as solid lines when spreads are printed. But there is no detail about how to create fold marks, and simply printing crop marks does not appear to automatically create fold marks or offer any option to do so. More clarity and specifics would be helpful.

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  3. Ability to embed PDF files within an InDesign file (not place pages)

    It would be ideal to have the ability to embed PDF's within an offline InDesign File (as you can do with Microsoft Word).
    Example use: embedding updated documents in to a company newsletter

    2 votes
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  4. crash indesign IDML

    Hello,

    we have a problem on mac when exporting from the network to an IDML file

    The Mac is under macOS 10.12.6
    There is always a crash of Indesign V13.1 during the backup on the network (smb) in IDML format
    Versions 13.01 and 13.1 have been tried
    With version 13.01, an adobe patch intended to fix the problem has been applied (https://helpx.adobe.com/en/indesign/kb/crash-save-as-nas-server.html?origref=https%3A% 2F% 2Fwww.google.com% 2F) without giving results
    Version 13.1 officially fixes the crash problem during an IDML backup (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/release-note/indesign-cc-march-2018-13-1-release-notes.html ? origref = https% 3A% 2F% 2F% 2Fwww.google.fr)

    Clear indesign preferences (user or…

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  5. Latest InDesign version buggy

    Latest version update is crashing, files getting corrupted, and it is not recognizing typing when first letter is lowercase.

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  6. Option to cancel exporting to JPG

    Currently there is no option to cancel exporting the indesign file to JPG.
    Once the process is started we are not able to cancel it.
    If there is a 100-page document exported to jpg we have to wait a lot of time depending on the system spec.
    If there is a cancel process button where it shows the process of exporting that will be great.

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  7. Adding to Library

    Adding to Library, when you add a object instead of it been called it “untitled” and going to U in the list,. I would like it to be first and ready to be named.
    thanks

    4 votes
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  8. Add these features, please

    a) add rubber band for pen tool.
    b) add more shapes.
    c) add some brush tool not much.
    d) ADD MORE INTERACTIVITY FOR PDF.
    f) MORE effect similar illustrator.
    thank you

    2 votes
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  9. Preferences/Units & Increments/Cursor Key Distance

    Please make this feature faster to change. It is the first preference in Illustrator and I love that. Can you make it the first preference in InDesign? I change this number a lot. Right now I have to hit command k, hit the down arrow five times, tab six times, change the number and hit enter. It wasn't always this hard. It doesn't have to be this hard now. Please fix to make it easier.

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  10. Duplicate interactive buttons in Indesign

    InDesign Interactive buttons
    I have duplicate button names but I'm having a difficult time locating the duplicate. If I could use the Tabbing Order box to highlight the button on the page, it would save huge amounts of time! Thanks.

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  11. When you issue a new version of ANY Adobe package keep the help text in synch

    It is a poor indicator of an organisations ability to manager Quality Control in it's software when it allows the hep text to fall behind the release cycle. Using the most recent version of CC Indesign, the Help text suggests that I am able to add a new page by using the pages panel. It further goes in to say that if it is NOT visible it will be in the Window menu. When I check the menu there is no such facility.

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  12. Simultaneous Sharing

    You should allow multiple people to work on a document simultaneously. Google docs & slides allows this with a share option, and it is free.

    4 votes
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  13. Endnotes placement needs to be adjusted

    The way books work is that the notes to a chapter fall immediately after the end of the text, not on a new page. Please change this feature so that we can force the notes to a new page if that's how we want them, but they normally fall after the end of the text. Other than that, the dynamic endnotes feature will be nice when someone decides to add or delete notes.

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  14. Choose page number when inserting a PDF

    When inserting a pdf into a frame box, it would be nice to be able to select which page number you'd like to insert (with a preview). Similar to when you open a PDF in illustrator.

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  15. Create an hyperlink to a "not specific" file or folder with a generic name like "AAA*.pdf"

    To make an hyperlink to a “not specific” file or folder.
    For example:
    In the reference folder I can have a file named “TIM 111.pdf” or “TIM 222.pdf”.
    I would like to make a hyperlink like “TIM*.pdf” that opens the file that I have in the reference folder without specified the complete file name.

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  16. free local installed viewer for mac amd win

    there should be a free locally installed mac and win viewer for indesign and photoshop files for sales people to view on inhouse secure servers.
    these files need to be on our server and not in a third party non DOD certified cloud server which are subject to cyberthreats.

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  17. Can't open new File

    Keep Getting Error Code: 0 when tryign to open new file or Error Code: 4 when trying to open existing file---this happens almost daily now.... InDesign CC 13.1..a restart fixes it temporarily, but sooner than later it happens again...all updates are installed.

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  18. BUG? Random grey bars on screen in ID CC

    I'm trying out ID CC and opened an ID C6 file to test. There are grey bars that appear randomly on screen. Not in fit in window view but in any other view when zoomed. Please see attached screen shot of the grey bars.

    I'm using a 13" MacBook Pro (2017) with 16GB RAM. Under preferences, Display Performance is set to default and CPU Performance shows Compatible CPU and Monitor Detected.

    How to resolve this?

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  19. Fix the Error 0 issue (Can't Save Document)

    Please fix the Error 0 issue! I've just worked for 6 hours tonight to just be told that it can't save the document - 6 HOURS WASTED! I'm getting hacked off with this as it's not the first time it's happened.

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  20. Load query option

    Add a load (GREP or Text) query option with save and delete in the Find/Change window to load query from anywhere in computer.

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