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  1. bleed check

    Missing bleed" check? Kind of like missing font or missing link, with the "Go To" function so we can easily find missing bleeds through hefty documents?

    6 votes
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  2. Select objects with similar stroke and/or fill color

    Please add feature to select objects with similar stroke and/or fill color.

    This has already been in Illustrator for quite awhile (to my knowledge). This would be good feature to have in InDesign also.

    Thanks!

    12 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. trial

    I have not been able to productively use the 7 day trial period due to my delayed preparations of the contents of a brochure design.
    I would like to request a brand new 7 days credit to give Indesign a shot to accomplish my task.
    Very truly yours,
    I. Tok
    Structural Engineer

    1 vote
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  6. Live link Microsoft word documents when placed in InDesign

    When working with lots of teams and writers in our organisation. the constant issue we run into is only a select group of people have InDesign and the experience to operate the files. If there was a way when placing word documents were linked into InDesign, this would allow for a much more fluid workflow when there are a lot of edits.

    I am sure there are many limitations to this, but finding some sort of solution could make a big difference to creating quality documents that will allow non indesign users access. InCopy is not a viable option in…

    9 votes
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  7. Bettter error handling. Stop resorting to hard crashes every time indesign encounters a problem.

    Been using InDesign since it began. It completely/suddenly crashes/unexpectedly quits more than ANY program I have ever used. This has been well over a decade on more than a dozen totally different (mac) systems. Some versions have been more stable than others, but the program is consistently crash-happy.

    I honestly don't mind that it has some issues—it does a lot and we ask a lot of it, I get it. But what I mind is how horrible it is at dealing with problems. Does it have to completely CRASH every time it gets confused? It's like it throws its hands…

    3 votes
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  8. 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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  9. I enter a date i.e. through date picker, ID handles displayed output

    I am running into the same problem for years: In program brochures spanning a whole year with 200+ events and multiple references throughout the brochure, clients provide wrong information (i. e. wrong day of the week for a specific date or a wrong year).

    How about this: In a text frame or table cell, I could have a date picker or I´d write down every date in the same format, say like this: [DD.MM.YYYY] (since I am in Germany that would be my local format). Through magic/witch craft, InDesign would recognize the variable as a date and handle it according…

    3 votes
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  10. Add Button Functionality for the Ability to Toggle Conditional Formating Layers

    It would be amazing to be able to toggle the layers under conditional formatting with Buttons. We have an Instructor Guide and a Participant Guide in the same document and the customer wants everything in the same document. Then the learner or teacher would be able to toggle the text with a button in an interactive PDF.

    1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. Changes to the Interactive>Tab Order dialog

    I do many interactive forms with hundreds of fields, and use InDesign for most of its creation, as it's easier for me to create customized filed names. It's just very difficult to rearrange tab order with the inability to see more of the interactive names and needing to scroll up/down in such a small area.

    I would like to see this dialog more like many of the regular windows (layers, paragraph styles, etc.). Perhaps also a way to link right to where the field is in the document (like the links window).

    Would make this task MUCH easier.

    1 vote
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  13. Add Wireframe View option

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

    3 votes
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  14. 5 votes
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  15. 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!!!! :)

    4 votes
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  16. Integrate InDesign ME with InDesign

    I currently require occasional use of right-to-left text and therefore require InDesign ME. A major problem with the ME version, however, is that the help page defaults to Arabic. Since I’ve chosen English يدعم العربية as my language choice, one would think an English option would also be available, but no such luck. It really isn't clear to me why the ME version needs to be a separate product rather than simply integrating the right-left features directly into the regular version

    1 vote
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  17. Allow the cursor to change from black to red, or any colour in spectrum (colour blind)

    Create a colour cursor option to change colour from black to red/green/blue/etc. I find extremely difficult to follow the black cursor in InDesign as it competes with the various Application Frames./dropdown menus.

    1 vote
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  18. Recent Files pane usability problems.

    The Recents Pane has serious problems for InDesign Book users. There are two main problems:


    1. Not enough Recent files are listed.

    The limited number of recent files results in ONE project taking over ALL the recent files every time you make an adjustment to the book, because EVERY CHAPTER becomes a recent file. In my books, there are often more chapters than allowed in Recents, so it's not even useful as a way to access chapters (which obviously is best done with the Book panel).


    1. There is no way to manage Recents.

    Realistically, there is NO reason one would want…

    4 votes
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  19. Hyperlinks Problems

    There used to be options to remove hyperlinks and to have the option to open hyperlinks in a new tab. After the most recent update it seems these options are now not available. Whats the deal?

    1 vote
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  20. Add a Shortcut for Effects (instead of Dropshadow)

    For some reason, only the Drop Shadow effect has a keyboard shortcut. So if we frequently use an other effect, we can reacht the effects panel by choosing the keyboard shortcut for Drop Shadow. But then we have to first switch off the Drop Shadow effect.
    Why not create a Shortcut to the effects panel, without activating Drop Shadow.

    [more: the shortcut currently adds a Drop Shadow AND opens the panel, which is inconvenient if you (for some reason ;-) want to use Drop Shadows all the time.]

    Needs a UX rework.

    2 votes
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