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  1. Allow incopy to access object states

    It would be perfect if incopy could access and change all object states content. I do not understand why this is not possible today.

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  2. Highlighting and Differentiating Notes/Comments for various users

    As a copy editor and proofreader, it would be fantastic if InCopy/InDesign had a highlighting feature. The swatch options are fine but not great when I am trying to print a book in black and white and someone forgets to remove the colors.

    I, and the designer I work with, would love to have some way to differentiate between Notes/Comments for editors, other proofreaders, and designers. Right now, everyone has to read all the comments, which takes a substantial amount of time to look through. Thanks!

    3 votes

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  3. Changing Paragraph Style in InCopy story does not prompt check-out dialog


    1. InDesign 13.1 and 14.0 both exhibit this behavior.


    2. If you have an InCopy story that is not checked out to you, and you attempt to change a paragraph or character style, the following happens:


    3. The style change does not take effect (this is correct)


    4. The newly-selected style appears to be selected in the paragraph style panel (incorrect)

    5. The "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?" dialog does not appear. (incorrect)


    6. I expect the "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?"…

    3 votes

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  4. Add an import options dialogue for importing InCopy documents into InDesign

    Just like when importing Word documents, you can select what stylesheets and attributes to bring into the InDesign or InCopy document, add the same options dialogue window when importing InCopy documents into InDesign. Oftentimes the writer of the InCopy story doesn't use the same stylesheets as the InDesign document. In my case, I build newspapers and we are constantly improving the design and simplifying the naming process for stylesheets. The reporters forget to use the template and therefore old styles or misnamed styles get brought into the document. There are ways around this of course, but when I need to…

    3 votes

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  5. Fix the inconsistency of the text wrap from Indesign to Incopy - we randomly get where the text wrap is lost in InCopy.

    Fix the problem with InCopy dropping the text wrap. So irritating - this needs to get fixed!!!

    3 votes

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  6. Option to make all stories in ID file editable by editors using InCopy

    Why should I have to go through and export each story I want them to be able to edit? It would make more sense if I could tell ID that all the stories (or all of them except a few that I opt out) are to be editable by my editors. We don't use assignments. I export all the stories they need to be able to edit and they open the ID file in InCopy. But with dozens or hundreds of captions and other items in addition to main stories, it's quite annoying. I am curious what would make the…

    3 votes

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  7. A free basic version of incopy for client amends.

    Being able to send clients their copy to make minor amendments would be hugely convenient

    2 votes

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  8. Endnote text should appear in galley and story views in InCopy

    They could work the same way that footnotes do, inside of a stylised bracket at the location of the note marker.

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  9. Include 2 or 3 InCopy licenses in CC or InDesign subscriptions or MAKE IT FREE!

    InCopy is a great collaboration tool between two or more people.

    But the way Creative Cloud subscription is going, InDesign is a powerful tool to me, but InCopy is totally USELESS. As a designer (not writer), I never need to use InDesign and InCopy at same time. In fact, I never need to use InCopy myself at all. InDesign along with InCopy suppose at least two people working on same job. Most of time the writer, who could actually use InCopy, is my client. It makes no sense to include InDesign and InCopy expecting that the same person will use…

    2 votes

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  10. Import PDF comments in InCopy

    If we're using a workflow that includes stories in InCopy, it'd be great if our editors/writers can manage the edits/markups to their content through InCopy so they can truly own the content (and prevent the back and forth of review/edits with designers and writers after a document has been reviewed).

    2 votes

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  11. InCopy - Export to PDF - option for hyperlinks

    An option to include hyperlinks in InCopy's Export/Adobe PDF function would:


    1. Help editors in proofing rounds with authors

    2. Free up designers from having to export hyperlinked PDFs for author proofs from InDesign.

    My editors work in InCopy and export PDF proofs for our authors to proof. Unfortunately, since the hyperlinks don't export, authors can't check them for accuracy.

    Worse yet, Acrobat tries to make the links work but URLS split between lines result in broken links, giving Authors the impression the hyperlinks are there but incorrect. Having the hyperlinks actually export from InCopy will help our authors more accurately proof…

    2 votes

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  12. Visual change history in layout mode

    I'm surprised why this has not been already implemented, but surely changes by multiple users (contributors) should be visible in Layout mode too. Also, a cross-checking feature between project versions should be considered. I am aware there are a number of plug-ins available, however they are not robust and surely such a low-level feature should be implemented into the main software. Most third-party office software have such features as standard.

    2 votes

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  13. new button in Layer palette for visibility as in InDesign, also Preferences

    On opening a file in InCopy CC19, CC18 and CS6 all layers are visible, no matter if any were set to be invisible in InDesign.
    It would be helpful to have a button within the layer palette to set all layers to (in)visible as given in the InDesign source.
    It would be even better if InCopy had a preferences setting that would allow you to open all documents with the visibility as given in the InDesign source.

    This would give InCopy user not only access to all layers, but also to decide whether they want to focus on what the…

    2 votes

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  14. My suggestions relate to InCopy/InDesign.

    For quicker workflow when working with graphic designers trying to place/edit InCopy files from InDesign. Make a quick way for editors to check out from InDesign documents without having to physically open each document.

    2 votes

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  15. Adobe Story Scriptwriting formatting

    Basically with the demise of Adobe story, then it would seem logical to me to make it's scripting format an option to use in incopy. Forget all the management integration, just the pure scriptwiriting formatting, maybe even as workspace set up.

    2 votes

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  16. When doing Edit –> Edit With, any associated endnotes story should open along with the story targeted for editing

    This would be valuable because using this pathway, Edit -> Edit With, is a great workflow component for those like me who like to use InCopy for general editing of text; but because endnote text is in a different story to endnote reference markers, anyone using such a workflow cannot add endnotes to the text without switching back to InDesign.

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  17. voice to text

    Help us avoid glitches with voice to text directly in InCopy. Yes, we can type into InCopy, but for long documents and articles, all the better with voice to text, to save time, and effort from all the typing. We could read citations right in; read documents in, not have to convert them to Word for Place. Let's get free from Apple/Word conversions and cut/&/pastes, thus the resulting glitches. Wouldn't this doable feature (Apple offers Dictation for free with its package) make Adobe's publishing output even easier and faster to use, and more glitch free from Word? And save us…

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  18. support languages of Vanuatu, which are currently very difficult to typeset, with no text flow

    AFAICT, InCopy (and InDesign) do not currently support several writing systems, which makes font design for those scripts difficult. The avoiuli script of Vanuatu, for example, which is boustrophedon and can change from btm-to-top to top-to-btm. I'm working with a professional typographer, and trying to design a font that can't be implemented by any word processor that we know of means that a lot of choices in the design are probably not optimal. The best option currently seems to be placing a hard return at the end of each line, with manual RTL/LTR control, and sorting the lines in reverse…

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  19. Lock the ability of InCopy users to change things like kerning, leading and character compression

    InCopy users sometimes take too many liberties with their abilities to change copy. Flowing copy is one thing, but shoehorning in more or less copy than intended allows for too much grey area, and it can take more time to go back and fix what they've broken than it would if that ability was limited for them. If InCopy settings in an InDesign document had check boxed that toggle which abilities InCopy users would have (and grey out disallowed settings), that would be wonderful.

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  20. Import pdf comments into InCopy

    I would love to have my copy editor have the power to review and approve/deny the PDF comments.

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