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  1. Now that we can choose the fonts and sizes for forms in indesign it would be nice if we can choose the colour of the fonts too.

    After finally being able to choose what font and it's size and style in the forms section of indesign, we seem to be missing the final piece of the puzzle, which is the colour of the font too. Would be really nice to finally get that added in.

    2 votes

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  2. Can't place a .tif file without background to a InDesign.

    Can't place a .tif file without background to a InDesign. When I try to do it i see white background. Everything works fine in Illustrator. I import the same .tif to Illustrator and everything works properly. Why?

    3 votes

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  3. Indesign Crashing when 'Quick Apply' is used.

    Quick Apply crashes Indesign 2019, with every new release, we have had historically had similar issues, until a plugin to prevent such crash was copied over (via script, sent by you guys (Adobe)). Kindly address this now and in future releases.

    1 vote

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  4. Preview Data Merge Causes Crash

    InDesign crashes EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I try to created a data merged document and try to preview the merged content. This needs to be fixed. Data merge is one of the most important uses for InDesign for me and my work. Please help!

    1 vote

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  5. New Pdf notes, needs a tool to move them out of of the way when working. and needs to stop zooming out when you click on the note text.

    With PDF notes in indesign, the comment icon covers the spot that you need to make the changes. they need to be waaaay smaller or transparent or easy to move. and when you click on the comments to work out which comments are for what note icon, it zooms out rather than just panning to the icon. That would be fine, but when you have lots of stuff in the doc, indesign takes ages to zoom in and out.

    4 votes

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  6. I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    11 votes

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  7. Production notes

    It would be great if I'd have the possibility to add notes to areas which are only internal. Often you have to make tweaks to get the result you want, but when you have to produce the next version, probably a year later, you don't know anymore, why you did what in this way. If I could add notes it would be very helpful.

    4 votes

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  8. Multi-Column Footnotes with note seperator

    Multi-Column Footnote Features


    • note seperator (optional)

    • cols - number of columns (no default)


    • col_measure - measure or width of each column, default is width of logical
      page divided by #cols, optional

    • gutter - gutter width for each column, default is proportional
      calculation of col_measure, optional

    • indent - width of a left indent for whole set of columns, default is
      zero, optional

    • leading - conditional lead to be inserted at the top of new set of
      columns, default is zero, optional

    Legal: Text paragraph and table modes

    11 votes

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  9. action recorder for indesign, as it is in Photoshop.

    action recorder for indesign, as it is in Photoshop. Would be very useful

    18 votes

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  10. Stop resetting my preferences with updates

    I have it just the way I like it and do not want to change it to whatever idea you've come up with each new time. Please just leave it as is, it is a massive waste of my time setting it back up how I need it in order to work.

    1 vote

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  11. Same functionality for artboard import that Object Layer Styles has.

    I use the Object Layer Styles feature (importing PSD and Ai files) very frequently, and it has saved so much time of not having to reimport a file over and over just to turn a different layer on.. However, if I want to show different artboards instead of different layers from a file, I have to reimport the file.

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  12. 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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  13. Make 2019 InDesign actually work

    2019 spins endlessly on start-up, so that we've had to go back to 2018 InDesign to get work completed.

    3 votes

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  14. Control bar font menu extension

    re: the control bar font menu, v14
    This dropdown has been improved with more features, but also has lost something valuable: it now only lists about 10 fonts at a time--to see more you have to scroll. It used to drop down the length of the InDesign window, so that you could see dozens of fonts at a time. Please allow users the ability to extend the dropdown to any length they wish.

    2 votes

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  15. Migrate, Export or Sync all Preferences and Settings

    I find it absolutely UNACCEPTABLE that Adobe has yet to create an easy, reliable and fast way to export/import ALL InDesign preferences and/or settings to another computer.

    Really can't believe that I have to follow a guide and do it manual. Still can't understand why you have this great products and a lack of intelligence to provide easy support, easy backup, easy sync, easy FAQs and all that. You're a mess, Adobe.

    14 votes

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  16. Change Jpeg export default to 300 dpi (Or whatever your preference)

    When InDesign restarts it defaults the export setting for jpgs to 72 dpi (ppi). I use a script that exports for me and needs to export at 300 dpi. With the default it will revert to 72 dpi every time I restart InDesign and I have to manually reset it to 300 dpi. There needs to be a preference or setting that makes it so I can keep my preferred setting of 300 dpi after a restart without having to manually reset it in the dialog box every time.

    3 votes

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  17. Thank You.

    Here’s something you might not hear often. Thank you. This new uservoice setup for logging bugs and suggestions is awesome. So many great constructive ideas on here and you do a good job implementing the popular ones. Unlike other apps that seem totally oblivious to user feedback (looking at you, Acrobat!), indesign has been getting genuinely better with every recent update. It’s exciting to see new user-recommended features put in place. Please continue listening to popular feedback requests and avoid changing things just for the sake of change (looking at you again, Acrobat).

    PS Can you go over to whatever…

    8 votes

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  18. Make Preflight more intelligent/efficient about refreshing itself

    It seems like whenever one single linked file is edited, preflight starts its entire 'checking' process over from scratch every time. This is extremely slow and inefficient.

    Say I have a document containing 200 linked psd files. I edit one of those in photoshop and then update the link in indesign. Preflight then proceeds to check/process all 200 links over again. Can it be made more intelligent so that it only re-checks what has actually changed?

    13 votes

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  19. Remove Adobe Stock ads

    There is an ad for Adobe Stock at the bottom of the open/new document window. Since we have a paid subscription , I don't want to see any ads. If not, I'll move us to another product. The constant appearance makes it seem as though Adobe is only concerned about increasing revenue and not about helping users or aiding in their experience. This area could be used for InDesign tips and tricks.

    By the way, I was told this was a feature, but it's a paid feature that I don't want or need to see, since we'll never use this…

    10 votes

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  20. ID - Option to disable keyboard command "Select master page item from document page"

    Hey there,

    i want to disable the keyboard command "Select master page item from document page"

    Mac: Selection or Direct Selection Tool -> Command + Shift + Click

    To prevent any print resulting sources of error.

    Kind regards and big thanks!

    3 votes

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