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  1. Consistent asterisk use for unsaved files

    Would be nice to keep the asterisk for unsaved files consistent across Adobe apps: in Indesign the asterisk is IN FRONT of the filename, in Illustrator and Photoshop it's AT THE BACK.
    I sometimes think I've overwritten a file just because the asterisk isn't where I expect it to be :(

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  2. Be able to link Powerpoint Presentations and InDesign

    I'd like to be able to link PowerPoint presentations to InDesign, so if a slide is moved/updated in PowerPoint it automatically moves/updates in InDesign.

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  3. Better functionality when placing Excel 2020 textcells referring to another cell

    Depending on InDesign and Excel version the results differ when placing Excel text cells referring to another cell. I have a big financial report with lots of text references, it would be great if this worked with latest versions of InDesign and Excel.

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  4. Export XMP metadata with exported JPG and PNG images

    Currently, when you select a single placed image, and choose File > Export and export the selection as a JPG or PNG, any metadata that is present in the image (keywords, description, etc) does not appear in the exported image.

    What I would like is that if a single image is selected to export, that InDesign would retain all the XMP metadata (or at least the keywords) applied to the image when the image is exported.

    The reason this would be useful is that sometimes users will crop and scale an image in InDesign, and then want to export the…

    4 votes
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  5. Metal API

    Use the macOS Metal API to improve performance.

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  6. How to create Creating Imposition of Documents

    Creating Imposition of Documents when packaging and exporting to PDF it should ask which type of binding you required (staple pin, hardbound, saddle stich, gum bind etc) , the size of paper, Start of document first page for example in english the first page starts from right and Arabic it is reverse and then creates a pdf with imposition layout to the print format.
    Regards
    Ved Prakash
    https://vjmglobal.com/blog/gst/gst-returns/gstr-01-return-filing/

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  7. Document Time Tracking

    This idea has already been posted, but it's from 2018 so I would like to post it again:

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

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  10. Option to color tag indesign documents

    I would love to have an option of colour tagging InDesign documents on the Home screen, making it easier to find and discern similar looking front pages or document names. This is helpful when managing various manuals.
    Even more so when is is supported by a filter (like Acrobat comments).

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  11. QR WiFi Code generation

    QR codes can embed a WiFi password and network information to automatically join the network when scanned. It would be great if the QR Code Generator in InDesign could add this type of QR Code into its capabilities!

    3 votes
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  12. PLUGIN to convert PMD to INDD

    With InDesign CC19 I can't open all my PMD files (several hundred)!!!
    I hope that you will realize a plugin.

    Thanks

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  13. Confusing wording of options in layers palett

    There are two Options in the submenu of the layers palett, that make no sense. It might be a translation-issue with the german version. When the options are "on" they are actually "off". That's confusing...

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  14. Detect metric system and offer A4, millimeters

    It's pretty simple to detect the user country via the OS, so it would be very handy to start indesign with A4 and millimeter units, instead of letter and inches.

    Currently, having a fresh install of inDesign, the default page size is letter. To start a new document with A4 is cumbersome. Not good at all, considering that the biggest part of the world uses the metric system and A-sized pages.

    Forcing imperial units has no benefits at all, it only annoys the users outside US and Canada.

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  15. Please add support for Server operating systems.

    Multi-user environments are prevalent with Citrix which needs better support for all Adobe products.

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  16. I would like to be able to download/print a list of all linked files with their full pathways.

    I would like to be able to download/print a list of all linked files with their full pathways. Currently if you highlight all the files on the links panel, then right click, then choose Copy Info, you get a complete list of files, but not the full path.

    Having the full path will help me identify when and how the image was created, what category the image falls into, and where the original artwork is located in the warehouse.

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  17. GPU Support Indesign Windows 10 is urgently needed!

    Why is GPU Support for Windows/Indesign not already running yet?
    Other vendors have still good and fast running...
    Plaes give soon a feedback when we can start with GPU Power in Indesign on Windows Systems...
    Otherwise the way leads to other products, which support GPU (for ex. NVidia Quad) under Windows 10...
    It is no option for us to use old MACs ;-)

    5 votes
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  18. Show picture as it is being resized

    In CS5 we could drag the corner of a picture and the picture would change as you pulled down. The new version only changes the frame and you can't see what the picture is doing. We print over 1,000 pictures in our weekly publication and this takes a HUGE amount of extra time to get the picture to the size we need it in the frame.

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  19. Please add free templates that come with a paid subscription to InDesign and Illustrator.

    It's ridiculous that I am paying for InDesign and Illustrator, and I don't have access to adobe stock. I need some templates and I shouldn't have to pay additionally for templates for InDesign and Illustrator.

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  20. Send PDF comment status from InDesign back to originating PDF

    I love and successfully use the Import PDF Comments function in InDesign. I work through them in ID and Accept and Mark Resolved them in the PDF Comments panel. But…

    Feature request: please give us the option to send the comment status from the ID PDF Comments panel back to the originating PDF. Our workflow continues to use that original PDF for comparison with the new PDF to cross-check that the alterations were made. We don't necessarily want to turn our editors loose in our InDesign files thereby introducing the chance for unintended and unnoticed changes. Thank you. ~Signed, the…

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