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  1. Accessibility feature requests

    First, thank you for your recent new/improved features, including endnotes, improved word wrap, and better object tags in exported pdfs.

    As a designer, the following requests are not just desirable, they are necessary in order to make my documents fully meet government 508 requirements:


    • Please make word wrap work no matter where on the page a text or graphic frame is anchored. Currently, word wrap only works if the item is positioned after the anchor.
      Please allow "space before" to work on the first line in a text frame.
      Please change items on master pages so they are active NOT…
    9 votes
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  2. Option to merge from PDF page other than page 1

    It would be great t have the option to use a pdf in a merge and be able to specify which page of the pdf is to be used, instead of it just being the first page all the time.

    Instead of just specifying filename in the mergefield, could we specify page number as well?

    eg something like:

    c:\docs\mypdf.pdf:2

    to use page 2 of a pdf.

    3 votes
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  3. YAML and JSON

    I don't know if this should go into the scripting category.

    But could you please extent InDesign's capability or range when it comes to import or process data files, using structured data and Data Merge etc.

    From only accepting CSV files to also accept, JSON and YAML

    14 votes
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  4. Support for Multicores Performance

    The most of us have powerful mutlicore computers. I think for sure indesign coult have a huge performance boost with Multicore support.

    Until now only powerful 3D programs or video software uses that power. I think in addition of GPU Support it would be a significant performance boost with multi core support.

    For an Example: i got a i7 Quad Core Mac. While writing a big PDF, indesign just uses 1 core.

    66 votes
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  5. Path to be for every action (open/save/import ...) the same in dialog

    Indesign in CS had the feature that every path in every dialogue was the same (when you opened a doc the import path was the same as well). Nowadays I feel like using Xpress all over again: every dialog has the path it had from the last access (open would be e.g. on C:\, place file on D:\foo\bar and so on. Can there maybe a checkbox to sync paths between the open dialogues that indesign manages?

    2 votes
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  6. Export layered psd

    It would be great to be able to export Indesign layers to layered PSD with cropped Indesign images as masked in Photoshop.

    5 votes
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  7. Open a new file and see the full page upon opening

    When you open a document, the upper left corner should appear in the upper left corner of the window. Then you won't have to scroll to see the page. Currently it opens on the pasteboard with the upper left corner in the middle of the window so it's mostly hidden.

    So annoying. I hope you can fix it.

    1 vote
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  8. Variable for dimensions

    It would be very useful to have a text variable for dimensions of the page/trimbox/bleedbox or even for objects (along the lines of a caption).

    8 votes
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  9. CMYK to RGB export should always translate 100K to RGB 0,0,0

    As per the title, when working with a CMYK document with 100K blacks, when exporting to RGB, these should always get translated to RGB 0,0,0 - regardless of what Printing/Exporting setting is used in the Appearance of Black preference menu.

    Right now, when exporting a CMYK document to RGB (regardless of whether you use PDF, PNG or JPG), if your Appearance to Black Print/Export setting is set to "Output All Blacks Accurately", you will end up with incorrect black levels. What really should be RGB 0,0,0 ends up being RGB 35,31,32 or so. This is true even when working with…

    13 votes
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  10. Querverweise

    Querverweise in andere Dokumente funktioniert nicht zuverlässig. Entwerden stürzt INDesign ständig ab oder die Performance ist so stark eingeschränkt, dass man quasi in InDesign nicht mehr arbeiten kann, da die Dokumente, auf die verwiesen wird ständig im Hintergrund geöffnet und wieder geschlossen werden.

    2 votes
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  11. track

    I would like to track status of reported issues (bug + new features)
    searchability:
    - id: ID-4204327
    - and free text

    I would like to get information about
    - status (regstered or planned, in progress, ready, rejected)
    - link to issue
    - on the page of issue

    - if resolved
    
    - how work it
    - in wich version is solved
    - if not solved
    - in wich version plnned

    Now we (users, developers) have no information about anything

    1 vote
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  12. Dynamic baseline related unit of measurement

    Please consider the addition of a dynamic unit of measurement that relates to the document’s baseline. Such a unit will make it possible to express various parameters throughout the design as a multiplication or division of the document’s baseline.

    We would for example be able to express a header’s leading as twice the number of baselines, or a paragraph’s space after in any number of baselines.

    The unit’s relation to the document‘s baseline means that it’s dynamic: whenever you change the baseline, all values expressed in this unit will change accordingly. There will be no more need to adjust these…

    113 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi All,

    This indeed a great suggestion. I wanted to understand a little more about this request.

    1. The way this request is described its majorly about figuring out how to change the various text attributes in a single step rather than having to change multiple styles to make that happen. It would helpful if you can mention which all attributes you all would want to be dependent on the baseline (space before/after, size, leading any other).
    2. Which kind of documents (magazines, brochures, books etc.) do you see this to be more important for you.
    3. Wouldn’t a similar method (not sure if we could base it on baseline though!!) for changing the layout also help, if you could define the sizes of objects in relation to the page size. Do you think extending this feature to the layout also makes sense.
    4. If you can share some files…

  13. Use regular selection tool with grouped objects

    I would like to be able to select multiple objects within a group using the regular Selection Tool. Currently InDesign only allows me to select 2 items within a group. If I try to select a third object it "exits" the group. The Direct Selection Tool allows me to select multiple grouped objects, but will sometimes select just a vertex or other sub-element of an object. It would be great if the regular selection tool could select as much content within a group as desired. Thanks!

    5 votes
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  14. Language!!!!!

    Please make the program for Polish users in Polish

    1 vote
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  15. I opened my Indesign program and a message asked if I could provide input on how to improve Indesign. Here is my reply.

    I tried to write this response in the "Help Improve Adobe Products" window that opens up on launch of Indesign, but I ran out of space:

    Indesign has layer after layer after layer of instructions on how do even the most common things. The problem is that in order to understand one layer, you have to understand at least the terminology and concepts of the other layers. These days, when you open the box for many devices there is a quick set up document included. I recommend that you do something like that. But not with instructional videos. Someitimes you…

    2 votes
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  16. Allow saving to previous version format

    I upgraded from CC2017 to CC2018 (hoping it would fix some issues I've submitted elsewhere) not realizing that my co-workers who are still on CC2017 would then not be able to open my .indd files. Saving as .idml is a really, really suboptimal solution. I know other software I've had allows you to save in previous versions' formats; why can't you? Also, it would have been nice to know this would happen before I upgraded...

    4 votes
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  17. Make the Keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop

    Plz make the keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop.

    For common operations, the shorcuts are different across 3 apps.

    8 votes
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  18. Export images with zero padding

    When you export the naming is inpractical.
    name.png
    name
    2.png
    name_12.png

    Could you at least enable automatic zero padding like this:
    name01.png
    name
    02.png
    name_12.png

    Every week i have to rename at least 9 Files because of this.

    3 votes
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  19. Previously saved versions of a document

    It would be very helpfull if InDesign stored a log of previously saved versions of one particualr document. For example, if I have worked on a file for multiple weeks and oversaved all of the changes that were made to the document, but then suddenly the client wanted to have some of the changes undone I could easily find the version where those changes hadn't been done. That would save the hassle of saving multiple documents or whole buch of additional pages inside the document.

    3 votes
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  20. Export JPG preset

    Please add presets to export JPG

    1 vote
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