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  1. Add conditions to Data Merge

    There should be conditions in data merge to include or exclude text based on the data in a record. For example, consider a set of business cards. Some users might have a Twitter handle or mobile number, some might not. Currently there is no way to omit empty fields and any text that might go with it, like an "M" and tab to prefix a mobile number and the line break after it. There should be a way to make that text conditional on whether the field is empty or what is in it.

    e.g. IF @mobile<>"",M^t@mobile^p,,)

    If the mobile…

    3 votes
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  2. Add conditions to Data Merge

    There should be conditions in data merge to include or exclude text based on the data in a record. For example.e consider a set of business cards. Some users might have a Twitter handle or mobile number, some might not. Currently there is no way to omit empty fields and any text that might fo with it, line an "M" and tab to prefix a mobile number and the line break after it. There should be a way to make that text conditional on whether the field is empty or what is in it.

    e.g. IF @mobile<>"",M^t@mobile^p,,)

    If the mobile…

    2 votes
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  3. Please increase the size of Note anchors.

    Note anchors are not easily seen, even when choosing the "Go to Note Anchor" option in the Notes window. It would be great to have the option to change the size of anchors.

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  4. Change message in home screen

    Change from "When in doubt, make a layout." to "When it doubt, lay it out." It flows better.

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  5. Preferences | Spelling... Add Find Option to Ignore Check Spelling on Master Pages and Pasteboard

    Please add an option under Preferences | Spelling... Add Find Option to Ignore Check Spelling on Master Pages and Pasteboard.

    This should be a Preferences feature under Spelling that can be turned on and off. I see that other people have asked for a similar feature so it's definitely a popular ask.

    I'm a design professional and I create and use templates for a large corporation's various product marketing teams. Even with the best editors typos will slip through so it would be nice to be able to run a quick spell check on a document. Unfortunately, a quick spell…

    3 votes
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  6. Incorporate iCloud Filemanagement

    As my MacBooks SSD isn't too big I've enabled iCloud's storage feature. InDesign doesn't really like when macOS suddenly decides to delete the local copy of files I've embedded into my document and it's a hassle to deal with because there is no way to redownload all the files I need within InDesign. It would be super useful to see a better description of what happened with an embedded file and have to opportunity to download it without having to jump into Finder.

    I've read that Apple made it possible to delete a local copy of a file in macOS…

    1 vote
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  7. InDesign to support Multiple User Editing

    I am not talking about InCopy or any of its features. At the company I work for, we have to create all of our print documents in PowerPoint because our graphic design team collaborates so heavily with the Sales staff. Because of this, we use PowerPoint's live editing feature to collaborate with filling in content, formatting, and designing. It would be significantly easier and better if there was a multi-user function.

    2 votes
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  8. Returning to the import options tab

    I would like a quick shortcut to return to the import options tab for an already imported file! This would save me a lot of time!

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  9. Compare 2 indd files

    It is difficult to compare very huge indd files.
    It will be very useful if we are able to compare 2 indd files with minute precision including the styles, tags applied to text etc.
    A report should be generated of the change or atleast an UI where the differences can be compared between the 2 documents.

    5 votes
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  10. export location

    Please please include a tick box in the preferences that allows exporting to the same location as the indesign file you're exporting. I work in a busy studio and I'm constantly having to re-route where I'm exporting my files it's SO frustrating!

    3 votes
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  11. ColorManagement - Switch while opening a file (New-Option to choose Preset, or use File-CMM or convert)

    Hallo Adobe-team,

    ich hatte gerade eine Idee, was eine coole neue Funktion von Indesign, Illustrator und Co werden könnte.

    Derzeit habe ich viele Jobs aus dem Print und Webbereich ... Schnell ein Dokument geöffnet und dann zu spät bemerkt, dass ich noch nicht auf das richtige Farbmanagement-Preset umgestellt hatte. Mist.

    Das passiert mir mindestens gefühlte 10mal täglich und nervt dann irgendwann.

    Nun die Idee:
    Wie wäre es, wenn der User beim Öffnen nicht nur die Option zur Konvertierung in einen anderen Farbraum hätte, sondern zusätzlich auch die Option das Farbmanagement des Dokumentes zu übernehmen oder ein entsprechendes voreingestelltes Preset zu…

    2 votes
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  12. Table of contents update

    how can I insert the same title to my book's table of contents which I did on two different pages? (table of content is divided into two text frames) Is it possible to do it automatically? I think it's not possible so I propose to add this option to new version of InDesign. It would be great!

    1 vote
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  13. 3Dconnecxion SpaceMouse Support

    Please send request to 3Dconnexion company (www.3dconnexion.com), and ask them to add support for their SpaceMouse on InDesign. They wrote me the request should come from you. They already support Photoshop & Acrobat.
    Thank you

    2 votes
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  14. Same Features like Affinity Publisher and Photo

    I wish to have similar features on InDesign as it is possible with Affinity.


    • Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign merge to one programm

    • Much faster handling (zooming, starting programm,

    • Simpler interface

    • and so much more

    1 vote
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  15. One-click, easy install for Hunspell dictionaries

    Please, please make the adding of Hunspell language dictionarys easier.

    Have just added a Hunspell language dictionary to InDesign. Wow! What a difficult un-user friendly process. I had to Google to find the baffling instuctions and followed the lengthy guide on InDesignSecrets website.

    It's not just me that finds the whole thing so complicated - the InDesignSecrets instructions end with the following words -
    "I never expected installing Hunspell dictionaries to be such an ordeal. And I can understand if these instructions have scared you off. But if you’ve made it all the way down here, you’re obviously need to…

    3 votes
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  16. Option to search child folders when using Relink to Folder

    Have a checkbox that tells indesign to also search child folders when using the "Relink to Folder" feature. To keep it from searching too far, you could also include a box to specify how many "layers" down to check.

    4 votes
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  17. Get Easy Fixes for CRC issue in Outlook

    Cyclic redundancy check error in Microsoft Outlook is one of the most common errors across the user community. The technical error does not show the issue with your Outlook application rather than it drops light on the problem in the location of the hard disk where your PST file is exactly positioned. To sort out this error, you can call online Office 365 Support team immediately. Our Outlook technicians are smartly known for resolving CRC error in MS outlook account. Our customer care number is open 24 hours to provide unlimited technical support for any issue.
    http://www.microsoftoutlookoffice.com/office-365-support

    Contact Number: +1-888-777-2832

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  18. Offset Path option

    Offset Path option like in illustrator would be helpful

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  19. make the footnote continue in the whole document rather than linked textframes

    Let the footnote be continues in one document irrelevant to the text frames are linked or not

    3 votes
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  20. missing adobe indesign cs6

    missing adobe InDesign cs6 in the new creative cloud desktop application

    how to get it back

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