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  1. 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    This could be a viable alternative to the current ExtendScript Toolkit application, which is outdated, full of bugs, and lakes important scripting features.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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  2. LayoutWindow to get and set view bounds

    With LayoutWindow.bounds I can get and set the bounds of the window, but I want to get and set the bounds of the view port, ie. what the user sees inside the window. If view port bounds is too difficult, then just a centerOfView coordinate would be fine—combined with the already-available zoom value, that would achieve most things I'd need.

    For what it's worth, it is possible to do what I want in Illustrator.

    6 votes

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  3. Calculated cells

    It would be interesting to make it possibile to calculate some values inserted into a table, like Excel does.
    We can't create calculate fields in existing tables with data inserted into.
    This would be very useful when we have some price list in a cloumn, the user puts a quantyty order in a row and then to have the final price (multiplication) in another row.

    6 votes

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  4. [Scripting] add all find functions to the Page class

    Hi,

    Could you please consider adding all find/change functions to the Page class ?
    .findText / .findGrep / .findObject / .changeText / .changeGrep / etc

    6 votes

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  5. More Scripting Control over Panels, MenuItems, MouseEvents/Selections

    It’ll be great, if e.g. I could hook into the mouse right click context menu of the paragraph styles panel, grab, which paragraph style was selected by the user, and perform some scripting tasks on this user selected paragraph style.

    Or the user can select pages in the pages panel, perform the script (or right click to run the script from the context menu), which processes it’s scripting actions on the selected pages.

    I think, there would be thousands of more clever use cases for such functionality. Allowing such actions will extend the power of scripting tremendously.

    (I’m sorry, it’s…

    5 votes

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  6. Swapping Images Command

    Please develop Swapping Images Command in Indesign so very easy to swap pictures each other in the document for everywhere means in table or frame.
    Even Big to Small or small to big jus select to frame or table and press the command or shortcuts key of swapping images and It's very useful.

    5 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Adobe Indesign Imposition feature for printing

    Could and or does InDesign have an Imposition feature for printing multiple pages on one sheet of A4 / A3 paper?

    4 votes

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  9. Option to select default editor for scripts.

    After update to MacOs Catalina the command to "Edit Script" from the flyout menu does nothing when in an Indesign version prior to CC 2020. This is because ExtendScript Toolkit no longer runs as it is a 32 bit application.

    In Indesign 2020 the command opens Visual Studio Code.

    However, I prefer using another application for editing scripts.

    So my feature request is simply:
    We need options to select which application Indesign opens for editing scripts.
    Maybe even one for applescripts, one for javascripts and one for vb scripts.

    Or at least rely on the system’s default application for the…

    4 votes

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  10. Import a multipage PDF into existing graphic frames

    I need to be able to set up a document with graphic frames, then import a multipage PDF using a script which places each page into each frame. When the script encounters a page not containing a frame, it will miss it out and place into the next available frame.

    4 votes

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  11. Add a H&J violation property to InDesign Script

    It would be nice to be able to read the amount of H&J violation on a given line through the InDesign script.

    This would let us work on better ways to trim the text.

    4 votes

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  12. links that open in different tabs from pdf

    I want to export a e-book in pdf to be read in a comum browser. So, a link that open in other browser (not in the same browser that ebook is open). Please, I need so much to do this on Indesign, it is my dream!

    4 votes

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  13. 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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  14. Rename placed images (Bulk)

    Be able to rename already placed images in InDesign as a bulk, something similar to Adobe Bridge Batch Rename, the issue with Bridge will be I will have to place each image at a time in InDesign if I used Bridge to rename my images.

    3 votes

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  15. A search and replace that is a series of search and replaces

    Often users need to run a series of search and replaces on a document. Why not create an S&R that runs a series of S&Rs in a user-defined order. It'd be great for cleaning up text. Also, allow users to decide if each S&R is run as "replace all" or with the user deciding each replace.

    In addition, allow S&Rs to be run automatically when text documents (typically from Word) are placed. Choosing that would be one option in the Place window.

    3 votes

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  16. Script to help extract Black and white masks from color separation to photoshop smart objects for 3d

    to make 3d from my indesign product packaging i use blender or c4d
    and use the script "layer to smart objects" and it's very great script but, when you have complexe printing process applied to the product, it will help to make Black and white masks from colors (cmyk and pantones) separation to help isolate the differents effects in your 3d app

    3 votes

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  17. Need an easy to use interface- recording option

    Please provide a recording option that will take a series of tasks that a user performs - and at the completion of the recording will convert those tasks into a script that can be saved into the script pallet and executed at will

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  18. Would like to see a fonction that would allow to export/import Articles information. i.e., able to load info.

    Would like to see a fonction that would allow to export/import Articles information. i.e., able to load info.

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  20. Selection Overprint Preview

    I mean if you have more than 500 pages in Indesign and all have lots of photograph then very difficult to see original preview and It will be take time thats why please develop script for selection and page wise ("whatever want to select and overprint preview") no need to overprint preview whole pages.

    3 votes

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