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  1. Option to search child folders when using Relink to Folder

    Have a checkbox that tells indesign to also search child folders when using the "Relink to Folder" feature. To keep it from searching too far, you could also include a box to specify how many "layers" down to check.

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  2. Multiple footnote referencing

    I thought of a way to implement multiple references to the same footnote without breaking HTML links between footnotes.

    You could allow for the creation of multiple footnote links from the text into footnotes that point to the same footnote, with a sequence of different secondary designations. For example, footnote 1a, 1b, 1c... all could point to Footnote 1. Then, in the footnote, you could open with 1 a b c ..., with the different letters providing alternate linkbacks to the other places in the text.

    This is how Wikipedia handles multiple referencing to the same citation, so there's precedent.…

    3 votes
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  3. Enable utilization of graphics card

    Why doesn't InDesign utilize my expensive graphics card? ****** performance surrounding display quality, and other performance issues. This software is much too expensive to be without GPU acceleration. This impacts thousands of user's daily workflow, wasting time we could be spending on design and inspiration research.

    Before you release new, useless features that barely work, how about doing some real improvements to the software. Make InDesign (and the rest of the suite) properly utilize our expensive graphics cards.

    In the meantime, (or nevertime, as it seems to be) be very clear in the hardware requirements that a graphics card is…

    3 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. Implement new good functions from photoshop also in InDesign

    It looks like the teams of Photoshop, Indesign an Illustrator are not talking together. New nice functions from photoshop like - closing tabs more easely or gradients that are added to photoshop are not available for InDesign.

    Also shortcuts are different and even the Logo of Photoshop is rounded and the one for Illustrator still cornered. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Also i like to have all programms work together in a easier way for the future

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  6. Improve 'Hide New Layers When Updating or Relinking' tick-box

    Hide New Layers When Updating or Relinking (unticked) can be very annoying when I actually need the new layers to be shown when updating and relinking, but InDesign warns with a Confirmation Dialog box everytime for every page that is being relinked - it is so annoying, please can you change this tick-box in Preferences to Ask/Never/Always or something like that please, and have this option in the Dialog box so that the relinking and updating process is smoother/quicker/quieter.

    Thank you :)

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  7. Lock file on same network instead of conflict

    I don't understand why CC can't detect that a file is open by another user on the same network, rather than allowing two users to open the file which creates a conflict.

    A simple notice "the file is open by another user on your network" would be a great addition to our workflow because it would save time not having to go back through a conflicted file and consolidating changes made by both files.

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  8. 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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  9. Search like in Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word's current search feature is much more powerful than InDesign's. You just type in a word and it searches for it. You don't have to pick forwards or backwards, you can see the matches in the search pane in context… lots of other ways it's better than InDesign's search. Not sure how much of that is covered by patents, but the more you can emulate MS Word's search ease of use, the better.

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  10. Add conditions to Data Merge

    There should be conditions in data merge to include or exclude text based on the data in a record. For example, consider a set of business cards. Some users might have a Twitter handle or mobile number, some might not. Currently there is no way to omit empty fields and any text that might go with it, like an "M" and tab to prefix a mobile number and the line break after it. There should be a way to make that text conditional on whether the field is empty or what is in it.

    e.g. IF @mobile<>"",M^t@mobile^p,,)

    If the mobile…

    3 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Indesign Lite

    Comment - Adobe should come out with InDesign Lite - sell it like Photoshop Elements - NOT A SUBSCRIPTION. I don't need or want all the bells and whistles of Indesign - give me Lite! Becoming an issue because of the new Mac update to Catalina won't support earlier Indesign. Moving to open source alternatives.

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  13. Preferences | Spelling... Add Find Option to Ignore Check Spelling on Master Pages and Pasteboard

    Please add an option under Preferences | Spelling... Add Find Option to Ignore Check Spelling on Master Pages and Pasteboard.

    This should be a Preferences feature under Spelling that can be turned on and off. I see that other people have asked for a similar feature so it's definitely a popular ask.

    I'm a design professional and I create and use templates for a large corporation's various product marketing teams. Even with the best editors typos will slip through so it would be nice to be able to run a quick spell check on a document. Unfortunately, a quick spell…

    3 votes
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  14. Keep non printing elements visible on screen

    A lot of documents I create, are for both printing and onscreen publishing (.pdf). In the .pdf's, I like to add a divider to spreads, to make clear that two pages are show. When setting the 'Non Printing' Attribute for this divider, it dissappears on screen. Maybe ther should be an 'Invisible' check box for that, and a 'Non Printing' option for objects that are visible, but do not print.

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  15. Default cross-reference parameters

    I would like to able to globally set my parameters for cross references and have these default parameters be retained for all documents that I open/ create. For example, ALWAYS open as Paragraph Numbers, ALWAYS open as Visible Rectangle, etc., etc., for all available parameters... and not revert to InDesign's defaults.

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  16. Simple Answers to Simple Questions

    Ya'll Know that 1 Month Ago I Asked If Adobe CC 2018 or 2019 would work with MACOS CATALINA Despite the 32 Bit Sub Apps like "Application Manager," "AAMLauncherUtil" "AAM Registration Notifier" and others. All I got was a bunch of BS from everyone including Beta Testers who could have at Least TRIED to Find out. WELL NEVER MIND You F***s. IT ALL WORKS BEAUTIFULLY WITH CATALINA OFFICIAL RELEASE TODAY. TRIED AND TESTED THEM ALL. EVEN Premiere Pro & After Effects 2018, Indesign 2019, PShop, Illustrator and others. That's All I was asking and couldn't get ONE GODDAM Answer! Thank…

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  17. EXPORT JPG NAMED BY PAGE SIZE

    Dear Adobe,
    it would be very usefull if we could export jpgs from indd. file (contains different page sizes, 1200x628, 760x600, etc..) named by different page sizes like you did with export PDF files.
    Thank you

    10 votes
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  18. export location

    Please please include a tick box in the preferences that allows exporting to the same location as the indesign file you're exporting. I work in a busy studio and I'm constantly having to re-route where I'm exporting my files it's SO frustrating!

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  19. ColorManagement - Switch while opening a file (New-Option to choose Preset, or use File-CMM or convert)

    Hallo Adobe-team,

    ich hatte gerade eine Idee, was eine coole neue Funktion von Indesign, Illustrator und Co werden könnte.

    Derzeit habe ich viele Jobs aus dem Print und Webbereich ... Schnell ein Dokument geöffnet und dann zu spät bemerkt, dass ich noch nicht auf das richtige Farbmanagement-Preset umgestellt hatte. Mist.

    Das passiert mir mindestens gefühlte 10mal täglich und nervt dann irgendwann.

    Nun die Idee:
    Wie wäre es, wenn der User beim Öffnen nicht nur die Option zur Konvertierung in einen anderen Farbraum hätte, sondern zusätzlich auch die Option das Farbmanagement des Dokumentes zu übernehmen oder ein entsprechendes voreingestelltes Preset zu…

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  20. Grep panel

    Please create a palette for grep (like paragraph or character style). For example to add various style to single grep. Also add the option to link to grep non only character style, but also paragraph style and object style. Example: use a grep to find a text and formatting the text box. Thanks

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