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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. Importing .fdf files for Importing PDF Comments

    Thanks for your implementation of Importing PDF comments, this is definitely a game changer and the future of Print Production in the industry. One question I have is why are we unable to import the .fdf file with the comments from our PDFs straight into InDesign? When working on old PDFs made in 2018 or older we then have to make a new PDF in 2019 and apply those comments to that PDF and it feels like unnecessary hassle. Could the .fdf file created when exporting the comments in Acrobat just not be imported straight into InDesign instead?

    5 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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    4 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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?

    3 votes

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  12. 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.

    3 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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

    3 votes

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  15. 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.

    3 votes

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  16. 3 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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