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  1. Omit text boxes [None] check box in Preflight > Bleed/Trim Hazzard Warning

    Text boxes with [None] background like footers and page numbers are always showing up in the warning list. This would save a bunch of time checking each one or disregarding and having an error on press.

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  2. Keep an object in place when aligning with another object

    In Illustrator if you have two objects selected, and then alt-click one, the object that was alt-clicked will stay in place when you align them together. Having this feature in InDesign would be helpful

    1 vote
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  3. Need to duplicate Type's Name in the Buttons and Forms - we need to to duplicate large number of these with the same Type Name

    Often we need to to duplicate large number of Buttons and Forms and need Type Name duplicated. This is so when we generate interactive pdf file, these can be filled automatically with the same same. Please help.

    1 vote
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  4. change idml file icons

    In (I believe the 2017) iD update, the file icon used for idml versions of a document became very similar in color and form to the one used for indd files. It causes a lot of confusion during workflow (people editing or supplying idml files instead of indd files). Any chance we can go back to the more obviously bland file icon for idml -- or redesign the existing one so it is easier to spot the difference at a glance? - Thanks!

    5 votes
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  5. Need the ability to assign fonts to Interactive Text Boxes

    Please, please, PLEASE update the Interactive Buttons and Forms functionality to include the ability to assign fonts to the Interactive Text Boxes.

    Currently, I have to hope that the design I have made is 100% final approved before I can create the final Interactive PDF and spend additional time fine-tuning the fonts and paragraph alignment. If there are any changes after that, I have to go through the entire process again, losing valuable hours, depending on the length of the document. The ability to change only the font size is useless.

    But if the functionality was included in the InDesign…

    14 votes
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  6. Want to check if Adobe has been 'hacked' because I've received an unusual email supposedly from an Adobe ID Product Manager

    After sitting in the phone cue for an hour because there are no appropriate option choices for 'contact Adobe about suspicious emails asking for detailed questions about my account'. I thought I'd post it here because the email claims to have links to the InDesign team. Email content raises a number of security flags which require IT in my company to check it out and as I am IT, I tried - but if you can't get through to anyone at Adobe and there's nowhere to deal with security issues in the 'contact' section of Adobe, then guess I will…

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  7. ZOOM 64.000%

    1. Is it possible to have higher zoom percentages in indesign in the next relase? 64.000%

    2. Structure view as in illustrator

    3. increase snap accuracy

    4. Greater controls for vector drawing (as far as possible for ID)

    2 votes
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  8. User Dictionary specifications for some languages

    Unlike English, where the declension of nouns in cases is made using prepositions, there are many languages ​​in which the declension is made according to other rules, for example, by changing part of the word itself.

    For these languages, we add the same word to the dictionary dozens of times, but many words are built and changed according to the same rules. (Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian and many Eastern-European languages).

    Here is an example (not complete) for two Ukrainian words ("dissertation" and "compilation").

    ди~~сер~~та~~ція, ком~~пі~~ля~~ція
    ди~~сер~~та~~цію, ком~~пі~~ля~~цію
    ди~~сер~~та~~ції, ком~~пі~~ля~~ції
    ди~~сер~~та~~цією, ком~~пі~~ля~~цією
    ди~~сер~~та~~цій~~ний, ком~~пі~~ля~~цій~~ний
    ди~~сер~~та~~цій~~на, ком~~пі~~ля~~цій~~на
    ди~~сер~~та~~цій~~ні, ком~~пі~~ля~~цій~~ні
    ди~~сер~~та~~цій~~ним, ком~~пі~~ля~~цій~~ним
    ди~~сер~~та~~цій~~ній, ком~~пі~~ля~~цій~~ній …

    2 votes
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  9. Use data merge field to export filename

    I have created 3 different invitations with a personalized company name on it, coming from excel with data merge. And when I want to export it as .jpg, it is not possible to export : invitation_VIP_<<company>>.jpg

    now I have a list of "numbers" which i have to browse on which company I have to send my vip voucher to, instead of using the explorer search to find the company name that I need.

    Conclusion : I need a way to export JPG (and maybe PDF) files using the data merge feature.

    3 votes
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  10. Data merge should include a "Next Record" feature

    Data merge should include a "Next Record" feature, like Word has. I want to merge data into InDesign, but I don't want to duplicate text boxes or pages. I just want to put the placeholders wherever they need to go (like in a table) and merge the data without having a text box for every record.

    6 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Back button in Spellcheck

    Please, Please, Please put a back button in the spellcheck. I have literally been waiting for this for years! Such a simple request. So Easy to add. Please do this!! Thanks!!!! :)

    3 votes
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  13. Rename Hyperlink

    Add the 'rename hyperlink' option to the 'edit hyperlink' window. I find it essential to identify hyperlinks by their names. But I often edit them. After I edit a link, and I want to rename it to better identify it, I have to open a new window just to rename it. This is quite inefficient.

    1 vote
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  14. Disable help and tips windows

    Most of them, as a long-time user of InDesign, Are not useful for me.
    Specially when they come in front of needed buttons and cannot be closed (bug ?).

    2 votes
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  15. InDesign, and all other CC apps, should be ported to Linux

    Linux is more efficient and secure than Windows or macOS. It also often has greater hardware compatibility and resource management, which would be useful when dealing with large projects.

    This would be valuable for many users seeking to get the most out of their hardware, or who work with 3D rendering tools best suited to Linux setups.

    Adobe already has a Unix base with the macOS version - surely a Linux version isn't too much of a head-scratcher for the devs.

    11 votes
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  16. InDesign on iPad

    Photoshop is coming to iPad. When is InDesign doing the same?
    As a designer, I carry iPad all the time and it would be real time-saver to have my favorite application on iPad.

    4 votes
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  17. Mac Alias on Server - please add back this feature

    Indesign and other Adobe Software can't handle Alias files on shared Drives (mac).
    Please add back this essential feature, our workflow based on this.

    2 votes
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  18. Linked Docs: Seeing where the children of a linked item is from the parent document

    File A is linked to B, C, D, and E (the children)
    I want to see that information while looking at file A (the parent).

    Currently, we can only see the link path when the child is selected.

    Example: I have used the content placer to link a block of text into 4 documents. I want to see which 4 documents that block of text is linked to while in the parent document. That way I can quickly navigate to those 4 documents rather than searching through hundreds to sync up any updates later.

    3 votes
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  19. Bigger Icons

    I really wish that this software was more user-friendly. The icons should be bigger and clearly labeled. Like the buttons at the self-checkout at the grocery store.

    1 vote
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  20. Isolation mode for InDesign

    Create an "Isolation mode" for a group InDesign, working like in Illustrator.

    Once in isolation mode, only the items in the group are editable. You can select easily multiple items in the Group without touching other items.

    9 votes
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