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  1. Bug: Import XML with tagged cells

    Indesign CC 2018 crashes when importing XML with a tag mapped to a cell-style. This problem does not exist in Indesign CC 2017.

    3 votes

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  2. Create an IntelliJ / Webstorm plugin which supports Adobe scripting

    Please consider creating an IntelliJ / Webstorm plugin which allows the scripting an debugging of all Adobe applications like Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, ...

    This could be a viable alternative to the current ExtendScript Toolkit application, which is outdated, full of bugs, and lakes important scripting features.

    The new plugin should support ...
    - All Adobe DOM's
    - Full code autocompletion
    - Code hints
    - Connecting to the Adobe applications, allowing real time debugging...
    - ...

    7 votes

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  3. function keys F13-F24

    why i cant use function keys F13-F24 on my custom keyboard for hotkeys in InDesign?

    0 votes

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  4. ShortcutKey property to styles

    It would be handy to have a shortcutKey property in ParagrapStyle and CharacterStyle objects. I know these properties can be manipulated via idml's Styles file, but it is arduous.

    5 votes

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  5. Expose missing glyphs to scripting

    It's very difficult to find missing glyphs with a script. There's a hack: look for glyph ID 0 in all the document's used font, but this hack is unreliable as it doesn't work in overset text.

    To test whether a single character is a missing in its applied font you can (try to) convert it to outlines. That too is an ugly hack, and can't be used for longer stretches of text.

    Please add a property to the Story object, say, missingGlyphs, so that the call

    myStory.missingGlyphs

    returns an array of glyphs missing in a story.

    Thank you.

    25 votes

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  6. Is there any option to view the HTML tags as rich text on Indesign Pallet?

    We have a plugin & that will shows the notification from another website in Indesign pallet. But when we add the text as HTML tag, it's not changing the tag into formatted text (just Bold/Italic). Is there any way to display the notification as rich text including color?

    2 votes

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  7. Add beforeSave and beforePDFexport

    Please add a beforeSave and a beforePDFexport event to be able to run custom validation scripts.

    4 votes

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  8. Bring back ExtendScipt Toolkit for High Sierra and InDesign CC 2018.

    Bring back ExtendScipt Toolkit for High Sierra and InDesign CC 2018. The older version of ExtendScript works but the newer does not work. What is the reason for discontinuing ExtendScripts Toolkit? I have 12 designers with a subscription for each one of them and 6 of those designers rely on ExtendScript Toolkit for one of their workflows.

    9 votes

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  9. Please expose a PDF's page count to scripting

    To place a PDF in InDesign, you have to know the PDF's page count. The main point of the PlaceMultiPagePDF script is to show how you can place a PDF without knowing its page count, but it's slow business and get very tedious when you want to place part-ranges that include an open-ended range, such as 10-20, 30-

    There is a hack, but it's ugly and unreliable.

    Peter

    31 votes

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  10. Placing multi-page PDF (script)

    The script PlaceMultipagePDF is a very usefull and neat tool. However, I feel it miss a few options.

    • Scale to document page size. With additional option of "fill frame proportionally", "fill content proportionally, "fit content to frame", "fit frame to content" and "center content".
    • Option where to place the frame on the page: -- Option to place on any corner or center of page. -- Option to place on any corner or center of bleed. -- Option to have different options above on left and right page.
    15 votes

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  11. Add a Search field to the Scripts panel!

    I have A LOT of scripts. I try to organize them by folders, but I still waste time looking for the right script. A SEARCH field, like in the Fonts panel, would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks!

    23 votes

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  12. Add Python to the list of supported scripting languages

    The only cross platform scripting language currently supported is ExtendScript, based on ECMAScript (almost 2 decades old v.3, which in itself is already long overdue for an update). Python is cross platform, easy to learn and very powerful. InDesign's DOM can be translated naturally into Python. Python has a vast set of functional libraries, and still growing. Supporting Python from within InDesign would in its most basic form only have to enable *.py scripts in the Scripts panel, but it would benefit of an interactive console of its own.

    131 votes

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  13. Scripts integration in the InDesign Templates

    Currently we're running the scripts for particular templates separately, but it'll be good, if we have an option in InDesign to integrate those scripts in the same templates. So running of scripts will become mandatory without depending on the users to run.

    3 votes

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  14. Script Label Manager

    We use scripts and script labels on a daily basis! It would be absolutely FANTASTIC to have a window (similar to LINKS) that when opened, displays ALL script labels in the board/file, along with a link to where it is in the page (selects the item that's labelled).

    It is extremely tedious to use script labels when there is no way to properly organize and manage them.

    Please please make this Script Label Manager a feature!

    13 votes

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  15. Script Manager

    Please add Script Manager (like ScriptBay; LAScripts, ScriptMix) but more powerful.
    So we can sort, group, edit, assign hotkeys, label scripts. Create UI pallets with icons. Etc. Thanks!

    28 votes

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  16. Make layercompositions targetable with scripting

    I want to change my applied alpha-mask (psd/tif).

    What I have to do is browse to the image, reimport it (with import options true), just to select another alpha mask.

    While scripting this, I found out, that the DOM is missing the layercomps. If a layercomp was set in InDesign away from default, re-importing a image by script will losse the selected layercomposition.

    3 votes

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  17. Add support of XSLT2

    Please add support for XSLT2, which is the XSLT standard since 2007.

    10 votes

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  18. script action

    Make a scripting easier by record functions in an action like photoshop

    83 votes

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  19. 28 votes

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