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  1. Accessibility Layer or Plugin

    As accessibility becomes a prioritized feature of all documents, its pertinent to include it without sacrificing aesthetics, which is Adobe's strength. One idea for this is for the designer to create the InDesign document as they normally would on an initial layer, and upon a secondary "layer" the plain text for an e-reader could be supplied, mapped to the corresponding visual layer. This could be a less destructive method than physically altering text box widths to avoid soft returns/rags, or creating new text boxes for each text/paragraph style. It would also export ready to go without further alteration in Acrobat.…

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  2. Add shortcut key option to Find/Change functions

    When I'm making lots of changes to a document, I have to use my mouse and click "change" with it to make the change. It would be so much nicer if I could assign shortcut keys to "find next" and "change". This way, I could go through all of my documents and fix the things that are necessary simply by using two keys. Using the mouse this way strains the wrist/fingers on a large project.

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  3. Dropbox missing links error

    If links are not available (because they are only online in the dropbox), please provide 1 error message. And not a window that must be clicked for each individual image.

    If you have to search older (archive) Indesign files (with hundreds of links), you will be endlessly bombarded with: "Error encountered while reading TIFF image. Image may be damaged or incompatible..."

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  4. Keep InDesign in background while creating PDF (or any task), unless input needed for alert or error.

    Mac OS, ID 18 (2023). While outputting a PDF or some other process that can take some time, I often switch to a different task -- but InDesign will make itself pop to the front multiple times partway through the process, usually without any input needed from me. Is necessary to switch back to the other program I am using again and again. The disruption wastes time and sometimes causes problems because I was in the middle of typing or moving the cursor when the window unexpectedly switches.

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  5. "Search tool " as we have in ArcGIS software...

    Looking for some specific tool is daunting especially for newbie....So if you could add "search tool" somewhere it would be easy for look up for specific tool and see the difference.
    I have used in ArcGIS software the same feature.
    Thank you very much.

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  6. Interactive document

    To be able to produce interactive document which works similar as website (for example - for presentation purposes or others..). To be able to read/present this interactive document for example in Acrobat.

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  7. Drop shadow effect, hold on rotate

    Text or image box with drop shadow effect, the angle of the shadow should be maintained when you rotate the object.

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  8. GPU performance on Mac Pro 5.1 Monterey

    Indesign GPU performance is not enable such as Photoshop or Illustrator. I got last update in this three apps.

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  9. command+s issue

    Command+s does the same thing as command+shift+s when saving files that were created in an older version of indd. It creates a dialogue box and a "are you sure you want to overwrite"

    This is a useless (expected, i have been told by support) behavior that only slows things down when revising large amounts of files.

    Its because it updates the file to run smoothly, but who would then not want to save it into the updated version? command+s should just overwrite/create the new version file automatically. If need be there could be a warning dialogue the first time with…

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  10. Save-able drop shadow settings

    You should be able to SAVE Drop Shadow settings so as to be able to add them to a future object with a single click. Those of us who do publication-length work often want to add drop shadows to multiple objects over many pages. Your needs rarely match the defaults, nor each other (drop shadow settings are very context sensitive and depend on size of the object, background contrast, etc.). Please make it so that I can save customized Drop Shadow settings in an object, and then apply to another object with a single click.

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  11. reference point

    Set object reference point by shortcut, for example "alt+shift+1-9"

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  12. Option for Unit & Increment preferences to be application wide not document specific

    I realize the value in units being document specific but I would like the option to make it application wide. I work with another department and while they need the document to be in picas I need it to be in inches. It would be nice if I didn't have to manually change the preferences every time I received a document back from them.

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  13. keyboard shorcuts for pdf comments

    would be great if we could use the standard way of copying text - double click then ctrl c - for copying text from the pdf comment field, instead of having to swipe over the text and wait for the popup and then click on the popup. Also would be great if we could delete comments with a shortcut, (delete key maybe?) instead of having to use the little drop down menu. This would make working with comments much more efficient.

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  14. preflight preferences panel flag images missing alt text

    in the preflight preferences panel add an option to flag images that are missing alt text

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  15. Search QR Codes when Finding/Replacing

    I'm not sure if this is categorized correctly, but it would be nice if we are searching to fix text in a document that it also search and replace text that is used in QR codes so they don't get missed and are more easily fixed.

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  16. Hebrew Help files still uses the term Master instead of Parent

    Under "Work with parent pages" in Hebrew Help for InDesign, while there is a note explaining the change in the term Master page to Parent page, not only it wasn't fixed in the text, the word Master is written in Hebrew letters. This is absurd.
    The correct term in Hebrew is
    דף-אב
    which in fact means Parent-Page to begin with. It was always non-inclusive language. In the attached screenshot the words Master in Hebrew are marked.

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  17. Find/Change saved queries: dividing line should be visible

    Currently, when Interface preference is set to dark, one can barely see the dividing line in the Find/Change saved queries dropdown. The line should adapt to the interface setting, providing full contrast!

    But better yet, the whole thing needs a structural revamp, allowing an easy-to-use user-customized FOLDER STRUCTURE and easy export/import/backup.

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  18. Export to gif from InDesign - feature request

    PLEASE ALLOW EXPORT TO GIF FOR INDESIGN ANIMATIONS.

    I can't work out why this feature exists if we can't export it. I design google ads, web banners, EDMs etc in multiple formats with fast turnaround, in IND. But can't export a gif despite animations teasing me with all the cool things it could do.

    The best I can do is duplicate a page, flash something or duplicate 18 steps and export as jpg then stack & animate as frames in Photoshop (or create from scratch in Photoshop and use the comet tool, but that can be annoying to try to…

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  19. Rename "flush space"

    Rename the "flush space" to something more representative; suggest "flex space," "flexible space" or "expanding space."

    This element was named in the narrow sense of allowing the last line of a justified paragraph to expand fully to the right margin. With the more obvious and accessible option of "full justification" this purpose of the space element is diminished, and it has use in other ways such as auto-spacing multiple words or phrases across a single line.

    Renaming this feature, with no other changes, would make its purpose and availability more apparent to all users. (Even as an ACP/ACE and 20-year…

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  20. Adding a Table tab to the Find/Change dialogue box

    It will be very useful adding to the Find/Change dialog box a new tab for controlling the table and cell by the all options and settings available.

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