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  1. Add area property to Indesign DOM

    Please add readonly area property to all shapes (Rectangle, polygon, ...) which contains the total surface coverage. This property should be accessible using scripting... This is already present in Illustrator ...

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  2. Tool to check for if Adobe Creative Cloud Network Endpoints are being blocked by firewall

    For those of us deployed in large organisations with indifferent IT departments.
    It would be useful in Adobe provided a tool to check which of the (100+?) required Adobe Creative Cloud Network Endpoints were blocked by our firewall.
    It is not always clear which endpoint is being blocked.
    If Adobe provided a Creative Cloud App or web tool that checked your network and then provided a nice report we could present to the stubborn IT bods (who insist they have whitelisted all 100+ adobe links)

    (let not get started on why there have to be so many! Or why therer…

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  3. Add length property to Indesign DOM

    Please add a readonly length property to all shapes, paths and lines which contains the total length. This property should be accessible using scripting... This is already present in Illustrator ... https://forums.adobe.com/message/10130793#10130793

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  4. Maintain Stable Versions

    Maintain a specific version until a client understands and accepts the update. Surprise changes wastes time and adds frustration. All of a sudden things like Shading pops up in my text and I do not know where it came from and there is nothing in the help system that points me to the very simple method to either change or turn it off. As an example Ctrl + Shift + U adds or removes underlines. In my case the text is highlighted with a random color.

    I've been with Adobe and other software providers who never organize and present the…

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  5. Create uservoice page for the "ExtendScript Toolkit" application

    Please create a uservoice page for the "ExtendScript Toolkit" application to allow users to add bugs/feature requests. By improving this application, users will be able to write better scripts for Adobe Indesign ...

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  6. Co-creation: Allow multiple designers to work on the same InDesign document

    Often we have stringent deadlines to meet. Thus multiple designers work in parallel. It will be helpful if multiple designers can work on same file. Currently only 1 designer can work on the file at a time. This makes the process inefficient.

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  7. Better offline interactive products.

    More and more product needs to be interactive.
    Indesign allows us to make beautiful interactive pdf's. But there's a problem, the i-pdf doesn't work on all pdf-viewers and pre-viewers. Only adobe-reader or opening in the browser, but not directly from for example Gmail.

    Also some functions in indesign could work much better, for example the button; it work perfectly as an roll-over, but not as a click-go-to-pageX. Those functions should be usable together.
    Can we make an i-pdf feel like/work as an offline website?

    And i would love to see more features/functions!

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  8. Auto saving to HTML.

    Is it possible to simultaneously save to .idml at same time as saving to native Ind file format? Using tryout now and wanted to save any live work both ways so if I decide not to subscribe, I won't have to go back and save all docs to idml.

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  9. Form Button Functionality Post to Social Media

    Add a functionality option to form buttons that would allow for posting to social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.). This would allow the user to post an image of the form to social media (without the button showing) This would allow designers to create "form templates" that would allow the users even in Reader to post to social media.

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  10. Make conversion of older ID documents faster loading

    I had the occasion to open a couple of older inDesign documents that are stored on my NAS drive. At first, I thought it was the network speed that took so long until I saw the popup dialog box explaining that conversion was in process. I can't believe how long it took to open the document. Am I the only one experiencing this or is inDesign becoming unproductive?

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  11. Because I file share with others, it would be nice to have the option to auto embed all links with InDesing.

    Because I file share with others, it would be nice to have the option to auto embed all links with InDesing.

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Prevent multiple sound files on a page from playing at the same time in an Interactive PDF

    Have 2 buttons on a page in indesign cc 2018, each starts a sound file playing, if reader clicks on one and then the second both files play at the same time. I want to click on one button and have it play a sound file and turn off the other sound files if they are playing. Think of it as a menu of sound files in a list but I want only one to be allowed to play at a time.

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  14. Edit undo on specific object or page

    It would be great to be able to select an object or page and undo the last change that you made to it.

    I think this would be good in illustrator too.

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  15. Path to be for every action (open/save/import ...) the same in dialog

    Indesign in CS had the feature that every path in every dialogue was the same (when you opened a doc the import path was the same as well). Nowadays I feel like using Xpress all over again: every dialog has the path it had from the last access (open would be e.g. on C:\, place file on D:\foo\bar and so on. Can there maybe a checkbox to sync paths between the open dialogues that indesign manages?

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  16. Allow saving to previous version format

    I upgraded from CC2017 to CC2018 (hoping it would fix some issues I've submitted elsewhere) not realizing that my co-workers who are still on CC2017 would then not be able to open my .indd files. Saving as .idml is a really, really suboptimal solution. I know other software I've had allows you to save in previous versions' formats; why can't you? Also, it would have been nice to know this would happen before I upgraded...

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  17. Search window improvement suggestion

    Hi there, would it be possible to have an option in the search window for colors, fonts(replacements), and styles, etc... to search on a specific number of pages instead of the whole document, article, or selected...? i could use this on a daily basis...

    Many thanks from Belgium!
    Tim

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  18. Querverweise

    Querverweise in andere Dokumente funktioniert nicht zuverlässig. Entwerden stürzt INDesign ständig ab oder die Performance ist so stark eingeschränkt, dass man quasi in InDesign nicht mehr arbeiten kann, da die Dokumente, auf die verwiesen wird ständig im Hintergrund geöffnet und wieder geschlossen werden.

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  19. Previously saved versions of a document

    It would be very helpfull if InDesign stored a log of previously saved versions of one particualr document. For example, if I have worked on a file for multiple weeks and oversaved all of the changes that were made to the document, but then suddenly the client wanted to have some of the changes undone I could easily find the version where those changes hadn't been done. That would save the hassle of saving multiple documents or whole buch of additional pages inside the document.

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  20. I opened my Indesign program and a message asked if I could provide input on how to improve Indesign. Here is my reply.

    I tried to write this response in the "Help Improve Adobe Products" window that opens up on launch of Indesign, but I ran out of space:

    Indesign has layer after layer after layer of instructions on how do even the most common things. The problem is that in order to understand one layer, you have to understand at least the terminology and concepts of the other layers. These days, when you open the box for many devices there is a quick set up document included. I recommend that you do something like that. But not with instructional videos. Someitimes you…

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