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  1. 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.

    12 votes
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  2. 3 votes
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  3. 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.

    10 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Document Time Tracker

    This would be a feature to see the dates / time spent on a document. It could be accessed in the documents info panel (attached). This feature would be useful for client invoicing and project managing especially in advertising where time is money.

    7 votes
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  8. Show Import Options when Dragging File from Finder

    When Placing a file, there is an option to show Import Options. This is helpful for inserting a select range of pages. It would be helpful if this same option was available when dragging a PDF file from my Desktop/Finder. Often times, I will have my finder window open which contains my projects home directory. Simply dragging the PDF into the InDesign document is much quicker than having to go through the process of locating in File->Place route.

    28 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Import PDF Comments - Further Enhancements

    We'd like to include the below options in the recently added feature in InDesign CC 2019, called 'Import PDF Comments':

    (1) We'll be adding few default PDF pages after exporting PDF from InDesign, please confirm how to handle this when importing back to InDesign?

    (2) We'll be receiving special characters like greek, symbols, etc. within PDF annotations, please confirm how to apply specific font to those characters, if they're not available in the current paragraph font, currently they're showing as missing glyphs?

    (3) We'll be sharing the secured PDF to our external users, please confirm how to allow them to…

    2 votes
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  14. More Export options for animation - not only useless swf - mp4, AVI will be great

    More Export options for animation - not only useless swf
    mp4, AVI will be great

    3 votes
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  15. Find/change table stroke

    When using Find/Change and selecting the tab to search for object attributes it's possible to search for a specific stroke width, color etc. But it does not look for that in tables. So if you don't use table or cell formating you have to select and find those attributes by hand. Couldn't there be a tab for searching attributes in tables as well?

    1 vote
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  16. Auto disable Preview when saving data merged file

    When previewing a data merged file, you can't save it as you get an error message saying you need to disable the preview. Why can't it do it automatically, allowing you to save. It's slightly annoying!

    4 votes
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  17. Add Wireframe View option

    It would help to know whats hidden on our artboard like in Ai.

    2 votes
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  18. placing an .ai file with multiple art boards,

    When placing an .ai file with multiple art boards, it would be an improvement if I could place by the art board name instead of number.

    Example A file may contain an art board that is CMYK or Spot. The thumbnail looks the same. Its a waste of time if I place the wrong art board.

    IT would make my work day more efficient and less frustrating.

    24 votes
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  19. Search in CC Library

    Methods "All Libraries" and "Current Library" change to - checklist

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  20. Search in CC Library

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