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  1. Adding a Table tab to the Find/Change dialogue box

    It will be very useful adding to the Find/Change dialog box a new tab for controlling the table and cell by the all options and settings available.

    43 votes

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  2. Make share button neutral

    The new SHARE button is very blue. In Photoshop we have the option to make it interface colored. Same in Illustrator. InDesign dosen't.

    17 votes

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  3. The hope of developing a new vertical effect of CJk text

    (If you only want to read the core content, please go directly to the end of this article)

    (This document is designated to be delivered to Adobe Japan)

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    Dear Adobe Japan:

    Thank for your attention and helping. On behalf of my region, I would like to make a request boldly to your company about the new effect of vertical typesetting.

    The existing versions of indesign equipped with CJK typesetter and applicable to East Asia have only one text arrangement direction for vertical text arrangement - the first column inherited is on the right, from right to left from ancient…

    8 votes

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  4. disable launch image

    Disable Launch Image
    I do not think the launch images in photoshop, indesign and illustrator are culturally sensitive. They should not include any people especially not raunchy females. They should be totally neutral - landscapes, nature, no people please!!

    12 votes

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  5. Change text & add button on message window when trying to close a file while background task is running

    When you try to close a file while a background task is running you get a warning (Screenshot A). The word "cancel" appears there 4 times, so a fast reader would think clicking on "Cancel" will cancel something. But that's wrong. If you click on "Cancel", the window is closing. Nothing else.

    So please change the button to "Close" (and in the German version to "Schließen" instead of "Abbrechen") to make clear nothing is cancelled.

    In addition to that it would be nice to have a second button that helps the user to get directly to the background task panel.…

    5 votes

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  6. Add Javascript for creating interactive Documents

    So I had the nice task of creating an interactive PDF document. It needed a bit more logic than Indesign had to offer, so I was forced to use Javascript.

    Because Indesign can't add Javascript, the design file and the logic file were separated. I was forced to manually connect the two every time I needed to make a change in Indesign, adding nearly 40 hours to my workload and completely destroying my workflow.

    Just being able to add the scripts to the elements would have saved so much time.

    1 vote

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  7. Object Styles Positioning from inner margin (spine)

    For the last few years or from as long as I can remember, I am having to have two styles for each action. So the most simple action I do is a Full Page bleed image box. On the outer margin it has an additional 3mm. This is set from the inner margin out. However I have to always create to styles, one for the left and page and one for the right. It would be so useful to have 'from Spine' as an option as a reference point.

    3 votes

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  8. Having a handover / sign-off feature when using share for review.

    Having a handover / sign-off feature when using share for review. This will inform the 'designer' that the client has completed making comments/changes.

    2 votes

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  9. Would like to be able to anchor images anywhere and have the text wrap respected

    Specific anchor location is important for placements in ePub/HTML exports. However, there are a couple major drawbacks with InDesign's current anchoring abilities.

    (1) If an image is supposed to appear after a certain paragraph, but that paragraph ends on the previous spread, you cannot anchor the image to the paragraph it belongs with on the previous spread. (see screenshot: ToPreviousSpread.png). This seems to defeat the purpose of an anchored object. It can't be anchored so will not travel with re-flowing text and it will not Export to ePub/HTML in that specific location.

    (2) Images cannot be anchored after their placement…

    15 votes

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  10. Improving the various options of footnotes

    In one of the latest versions of InDesign, endnotes have undergone a significant upgrade as they have become live endnotes than static endnotes. But unfortunately, the footnotes are left far behind.
    We really ask that you rewrite the footnote feature so that the following features are possible:
    1) Select all the footnotes at once (by Cmd + A or Ctrl + A)
    2) Option to split footnotes into a number of columns is different from the main text (not just span footnotes but complete control over the number of columns)
    3) Continuous footnotes in the same paragraph (run-in).
    4) Possibility…

    604 votes

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  11. Work in Whole Pixels (Snap to Pixel Grid)

    When working in a document whose intent is Web or Mobile it would be great if InDesign had an option to force users to work in whole pixels.

    Not to be confused with InDesign's "Snap to Document Grid", what I am thinking is something more like Photoshop's behaviour when your Preferences -> Tools has "Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid" selected.

    The outcome would be that you could never have a page item with floating point values.

    3 votes

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  12. "Search tool " as we have in ArcGIS software...

    Looking for some specific tool is daunting especially for newbie....So if you could add "search tool" somewhere it would be easy for look up for specific tool and see the difference.
    I have used in ArcGIS software the same feature.
    Thank you very much.

    1 vote

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  13. Nested bullet styles

    Bullet lists should have nested styles similar to Numbered lists and let us choose which symbol to use for each bullet level.

    2 votes

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  14. Would like to be able to apply formatting to text variables

    You should be able to somehow apply formatting to text variables. (See screenshot: TextVariable.png). The running header on the right hand page is based on the "chapter title" on the left hand page, but the italics can't be applied. It would be nice if you could apply a GREP style, or even a nested style, to the paragraph style that is applied to running header.

    13 votes

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  15. Enable [None] in Character styles to be assigned a shortcut key

    When I'm cleaning up a document, one thing I find frustrating is that to clear any character styles, I have to open the palette and click on [None]. All other styles I can assign a shortcut key to so I can work in the text on the keyboard to assign para and char styles. But I can't clear char styles w/o going back to the mouse and the char style palette.

    2 votes

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  16. Book numbering options in one panel

    Please streamline book numbering options into one panel. It's beyond aggravating to go from Layout -> Numbering & Section Options, then to the Book Panel -> Update Numbering and fumble around with that until you get it right. If the suggested panel had a "Preview" box as well, you could preview your changes until you get your desired result.

    2 votes

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  17. InDesign home screen options

    It would be great if on the InDesign home screen you could:
    • sort recent jobs by name
    • display preview icons at different sizes, and

    • have an X to remove a file from your recent jobs preview list.

    6 votes

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  18. Book :: Tell when someone else has a chapter file open on OneDrive

    I know that if you store the INDB file and the INDD files on your server, InDesign allows multiple people to open the same INDB file simultaneously. In that case, the Book panel has a rudimentary feature that will tell you when someone else has one of the chapter files open. Can we add this functionality for people that work off OneDrive Locations? With every one working remotely we can't be VPN'd into servers due to file lag.

    4 votes

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  19. 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.

    7 votes

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  20. Add alternate text for hyperlinks

    The DOM is not available to add the alternate text for the hyperlinks. For accessibility, the alternate text is required for hyperlinks and the same is available in the latest InDesign app. I hope Javascript DOM might be useful to automate this.

    15 votes

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