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  1. Need to View and Edit Alt Text in InCopy

    As an editor I need to be able to preview Alt text for Images and also edit that Alt Text if needed. Currently I need to go to Indesign to do that.

    7 votes

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  2. Directly create transparency on letters/words in a text frame

    Currently it is not possible to define a letter or words within a text frame with a certain percentage of transparency. It is only possible to adjust the Tint. In the Effects Panel, the Transparency options are greyed out (not accessible).

    Sometimes in a design you want to create such text effects, which at the moment can only be achieved with a workaround: an anchored text frame which poses several challenges if the transparent text runs over several lines.

    Affinity Publisher offers this right out of the box in the current version (2.3.1). Quark Xpress can do this as well.…

    8 votes

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  3. InDesign Cannot Set Actual Text (Accessibility)

    InDesign Cannot Set Actual Text

    InDesign has no way of setting actual text. This can only be done in PDF. Actual text is set when acronyms are used. Access technologies such as screen readers cannot properly read acronyms such as USA. They voice them as words, like "Youusah." Actual text has to be set for the document to be read correctly. This is a painstaking process that requires InDesign users to learn PDF Remediation, a highly specialized skillset that is typically outside the role of the average Graphic Designer. Currently, the process for setting actual text in Acrobat is as…

    20 votes

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  4. TOC - Update page numbers only

    Update page numbers only in TOC (like it is possible in a common Text Processing software) would save a lot of time, as we often insert styling and manual line warps in the TOC for aestetical reasons and have to redo it as TOC has to be refreshed and overwrites everything.

    The suggestion in this forum to create Cross-References would also be a nice solution to this problem.

    9 votes

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  5. DATA MERGE

    Importing an image via .CSV or .TXT file requires the use of an absolute @IMAGE link, it would be very convenient, for file sharing purposes, for this link to recall the files from the folder where the INDESING file resides, using a relative @IMAGE link, using a relative @IMAGE link.

    EXAMBLE:

    Volumes:BK2:PACK HD:CLIENT:PROJECT 1:PACK:LINK:file.ai (ABSOLUTE LINK)

    LINK/file.ai (RELATIVE LINK)

    4 votes

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  6. Improve Conversion of Adobe Illustrator Documents Into InDesign Documents

    It is a sad, sad day when you realize you built an entire library of corporate charts in the wrong Adobe app. And an even sadder day when you realize that converting Adobe Illustrator files into Adobe InDesign files is not straightforward. You will now spend hours creating text boxes, with copy-pasta-weary fingers... If only converting illustrator text to indesign text were easier... Alas, my fate is bound. Woe is me. I shall make a weak cry out for help to Adobe developers before I continue my trudging along in my pitiful sorrow.

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    I am trying to convert Illustrator…

    1 vote

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  7. "Create Outlines" should automatically "convert bullets and numbering to text" first.

    Currently you have to remember to select "Convert bullets and numbering to text" before you also select "Create Outlines." This should not be a two part process as there would never be a time when a designer would suddenly want the bullets and numbers to disappear when making outlined text for a printer.

    5 votes

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  8. Lyft background check?

    It is an honor to be able to join the Lyft driver community, which sounds like one exciting environment. I am currently in the course of getting through the application steps. As I go through all the steps, I have thought about the thoroughness of Lyft with respect to what it looks for in a background check. While doing some research, I stumbled across this informative article (https://consumerattorneys.com/article/what-does-lyft-look-for-in-a-background-check), shedding light on the subject. I am very sure that your collective wisdom can provide more details.

    Just for those of you who have firsthand experience in driving for Lyft…

    2 votes

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  9. Show Preflight error if there are objects on pasteboard

    It would be really helpful to have a feature in Preflight profile settings to alert you if there are any items left on the pasteboard.

    I often have to supply files for translation and any items left on the pasteboard may either incur extra translation charges or cause unnecessary confusion at back end. I know there is a script to remove pasteboard items, but I would prefer seeing that red dot as I often handle other people's files in which the objects may be in the oddest of places, such as far to the side and out of view even…

    2 votes

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  10. Indesign export to AI, PSD

    In my opinion and experience, it would greatly help the transition if indesign could export AI and PSD files due to the additional edit

    2 votes

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  11. More options when resizing a layout

    If I need to resize a page/layout using Document Setup, ideally for me, all of the existing content would remain at the top of the page, so a new, taller page size would add more space at the bottom, or if I wish to shorten a page, empty white space would be removed from the bottom. InDesign 19.2 centers all content vertically on the new page size, which I can't imagine anyone would ever want, forcing the unnecessary step of moving everything back to the top of the new page. You could add a Photoshop-style grid icon to show where…

    2 votes

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  12. Emoji for Print: Update EmojiOne Color and Support COLR Fonts

    I work for a large book publisher and more and more books (especially YA) include a lot of emoji. To the point that having to replace all emoji with art is a tedious process. For workflow efficiency and for accessibility issues, we utilize emoji fonts and convert them to outline, then color correct for print (grayscale or CMYK). That way we can support diverse emoji and preserve the unicode values so that characters are maintained as manuscripts go from Word to InDesign.

    Right now, emoji fonts that support shading and skin tone/hair color options come in two flavors--OpenType SVG and…

    6 votes

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  13. Google search in Indesign

    Hi!

    I want to be able to make a google-search from within an indesign-article/-text, by marking a word/phrase, right click and end up in the web browser with a search result based on my marking in Indesign. That couldn’t be to difficult to script, but a huge help.

    All the best!
    /J in Sweden

    1 vote

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  14. Text Variables should support super/sub script

    Text variables should support incidental superscript and subscript. Currently, even with using GREP in the paragraph style which defines the super- or sub-script and placing on a master page, the text variable does not support these formats in actual placement on document pages. Very elementary feature that should be supported.

    2 votes

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  16. Regarding the behavior of Adobe app UI in a multiple-screen case

    The scenario: Company given laptop usage with Adobe apps. Using multiple monitors at workplace. Also the same while working from home.

    Problem: The UI (floating windows, toolbox, etc.,) keep spreading out in different monitors or screens, which is annoying to to settle every time as the preferred monitor keeps changing. Please see attached image (UI spread cross monitors.jpg)

    Proposed solution: I understand that it might be difficult for app to trace the monitor I am using. At least there should be a possibility to 're-arrange all UI in one monitor' when I use 'Workplace' menu and choose my favorite workplace…

    1 vote

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  17. Grid view when zoomed out

    Please allow pages to move into a grid view when zooming out. This would allow for page layout artists to look at the "big picture" view all at once without the endless scrolling. Attaching two pictures, one is what indesign looks like now, the second is what it looks like in Microsoft Word which is a MUCH more helpful view. If this is already available, please let me know, I'd love to use this feature!

    2 votes

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  18. Upsample Images on PDF Export

    DESCRIPTION:

    Indesign could offer the option of upsampling images to a specified PPI on PDF export. Rather than requiring the user to find each under-res image and manually destructively upsample each with a round-trip through Photoshop.

    Optimally, there could be a threshold setting below which an image resolution is too low. This could be either "effective" resolution PPI number threshold ("Upsample images with an effective placed resolution above 120ppi"), or a max scale percentage that would be needed to get the image up to the set output resolution ("Upsample images within 40% of target resolution." or "Upsample images by no…

    1 vote

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  19. Enable the deletion of button rollover state once it's been created

    Once you've created a button AND applied a rollover state, you can't currently delete it. I know you can "hide" it, and I know you can convert the button back to an object, but I want the ability to delete the rollover state once it's been created. Similar to a multi-state object, it would be great if we can delete the rollover state (like you can do with individual states in an MSO).

    1 vote

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  20. search

    Make the search bar visible when users press CMD+F (or windows alternative).

    At the moment, when you click to search text on a document that's shared for review, it seems like the search bar doesn't appear. But in reality it's hidden behind the comments panel. You have to close the comments/preview panels to see it.

    This causes a lot of "there's no search bar" comments from users, and we have to specifically tell them now when we share for review "it's hidden. Close this panel".

    The search function should always be visible when someone presses CMD+F.

    1 vote

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