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  1. 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…

    271 votes
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  2. RTL support in Adobe Composer (not Adobe World-Ready Composer)

    Adobe's Ready World Composer is designed to provide a solution for RTL languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic. But lots of InDesign features don't work at all. (OpenType by Frame, Flush Space, Optical Margin Aligment and more ...)
    Instead of fixing this composer, I suggest that the regular composer also will support RTL writing.

    206 votes
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  3. Add support for Case Transformation in GREP Change to field

    GREP Case Transformations in "Change To"

    Add support for case transformation in the replace patterns "Change to" for changing the case of the original text when using subpattern
    replacements.

    \u Make the next character uppercase
    \U Make all following characters uppercase until reaching another case specifier (\u, \L, \l ) or \E
    \l Make the next character lowercase
    \L Make all following characters lowercase until reaching another case specifier (\u, \U, \l ) or \E
    \E End case transformation opened by \U or \L

    81 votes
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  4. Data Merge support UTF-8 character set

    I always have to convert UTF-8 text to UTF-16.

    25 votes
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  5. Interactive/Button and Forms/PDF Options - Add Text Field option for flush left, centered or flush right

    Text Fields are all flush left. Add an option to make them flush left, centered or flush right. I create interactive PDFs. Every time I export to a PDF, I open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro and have to manually change Prepare Form/Text Field Properties/Options/Alignment to the desired alignment to "centered" or "flush right" since the default is "flush left." This option would be a great time saver and save on my frustration.

    30 votes
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  6. Share for Review - Option to add multiple users as Owners.

    On many occasions, we have multiple designers working on the same InDesign file. I've noticed on the new Share for Review feature that only the user that created the Review has access to the comments in the Review panel; other users who open the document get a "no access to comments" message (See attached images). I think it would be extremely beneficial to allow multiple 'owners' of the review, so as to allow multiple users to see comments made in the Review panel.

    61 votes
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  7. Alt-text inside Links Panel

    Can we have a column added to the Links Panel that lists the alt-text of the image so I can open/edit it from the links panel rather than finding it inside my document?

    15 votes
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  8. Media Panel is missing all playback settings for MP4 files in InDesign 2020

    CC 2020 is missing all its control settings for playing MP4 files in an interactive pdf. Until this year's upgrade you had multiple options on what Controller Functions appeared when playing/displaying MP4's in an Interactive PDF document.

    119 votes
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    Navigation Points have been re-introduced in the Media panel. This feature is available in the latest release of InDesign (version 16.0). Please use this release to use Navigation Points for Video/Audio files.

    However, the Controller options will not be available. As communicated earlier, all options (Controller options being one of them) related to Flash/Flash player have been removed from InDesign as Flash Player is now being EOL’d (End of Life).


    InDesign team

  9. Page range(s) and pages/spreads options in Share for Review

    Export options for Share for Review

    Ability to select page range(s), individual pages vs spreads, etc. directly in the export process, not buried in the last PDF export settings.

    36 votes
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  10. XML structures and footnotes/endnotes

    This is a point which was subject of lot of discussion since years in several forums. Even this uservoice mentions it (partly) sometime but obviously it hasn't been considered at all.
    In InDesign, a footnote can't contain xml structures.
    In InDesign, it is not possible to map an xml element to the footnote object.
    This is really weird, since:
    a) mapping XML element to an InDesign object is something exiting already for tables thanks to attribute aid:table. So why not having set an attribute aid:note, with values "footnote" and "endnote" and implementing this?
    b) footnotes and endnotes can contain by…

    36 votes
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  11. UI – Some Buttons are missing InDesign CC 2020 (OS X)

    Hello,

    I’ve updated InDesign to the newest version 15.0 (InDesign CC 2020) on OS X.
    And some buttons in the top window border are missing like the percent and the GPU rocket.

    Is it possible to put these back?! Or do I have to change it anywhere in the menu? Can’t find it.

    Best
    Sascha

    100 votes
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    The InDesign team appreciates your valuable feedback and concerns. These go a long way in helping us make InDesign better for you and update it continuously to cater to evolving user needs. The app bar design was changed as part of these improvement efforts, and will also help us in introducing some modern and exciting functionalities which we have been working on.

    While doing this, we have taken care not to remove any existing functionalities which were available in the previous App Bar design. These have only been relocated – either grouped along with similar functionalities (based on results from our user research) or shifted to improve usability (to provide a consistent experience) while working across Creative Cloud apps, especially Photoshop (Ps) & Illustrator (Ai), which are frequently used by InDesign users. We do understand that it takes time & effort in adopting these but we sincerely hope that the…

  12. Icon Localization for Asian Users

    I am a Korean user.
    The menu and description is well displayed in Korean.
    But why does the Japanese Hiragana 'あ' appear on the letter ratio icon and the lettering icon?
    Does Chinese users see that icon too?

    It seems that CJK version is using icons together while localizing.
    If Adobe respects each country's culture, I would like to change that icon to suit each country.
    (ex: '가' for Korean users)
    If that's difficult, I'd like to mark it with the alphabet 'A'.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/icon-localization-for-asian-users/m-p/11654932?

    8 votes
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  13. Share for Review - Option to select/highlight text

    When an editor is reviewing the document it whould be verry nice to have the option to select a part of a sentence that has to be corrected. Now there is only the option to pin it or draw a shape.

    The editor now had to select the text, make a Pin and paste the text that has to be changed in the review box and add the new text.

    Ideal whould be to have the option when text is selected the interface makes a new notiation from the selected text and highlights it in the document.

    21 votes
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  14. By providing the flexibility to apply language settings to the entire document.

    Hi i have an indesign document and just finished working on it. And i realized that language setting on this document is Turkish. I want to change language all texts in this document to english but I cannot do this all at once. I have to select all the texts one by one and manually to change the language setting. How can I change the language setting of all texts in the document to US english at once? Answer: There is no way at the moment :(

    I can click on the text box, select the whole text with ctrl…

    8 votes
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  15. improve pdf comments!

    Firstly, kudos on the improved PDF comments. They are much much faster. No comparison. Thank you. It also seems to be working (although not tested much) much better with mixed English and Hebrew.

    However, if you look at the attached screenshot, ❶ the comment icon is small and b/w. It would be extremely helpful if this was large and ❷ just like in DC, the comments box wastes tons of space. It would be nice if the text was much larger. This was executed very nicely in Acrobat XI (ruined in DC which nobody can use now). Could you make…

    22 votes
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  16. InDesign Share for Review

    Would like to have the ability to notify (email) members/people whenever a link has been updated. Currently, without notifications sent, we can go hours before a client looks at revisions because they didn't realize the change was made.

    19 votes
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  17. Improve hanging punctuation settings

    Hanging punctuation can improve the typesetting. But sometimes it creates undesired effects. For instance hanging bullets look terrible. On the contrary, some characters are missing (see https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/37832143-add-hanging-punctuation-for-chevrons)

    Please add the option to modify the list of hanging characters and let users define their own value of this effect.

    Affinity Publisher is a good example (see attached screenshot): users can define hanging punctuation value in % for any glyph, even for letters, this is very useful for headlines.

    And please make the setting part of the Paragraph Style as recommended here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/37880509-remove-story-panel-make-optical-alignment-a-parag – the Story panel does not make sense.

    8 votes
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  19. Access CC Library Assets via Script

    The ability to access assets from a classic ID library and place them on the artboard via script works great. It would be even better if these functionalities are also possible with CC libraries. This move would push more developers to the cloud environment of Adobe in my opinion.

    Currently there are some cloud-related methods like 'placeCloudAsset' and 'setCloudLibraryCollection' listed inside the ID-DOM but these seem to be for internal use only.

    37 votes
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  20. Please add editable presets for Quick Export menu in the new share menu

    It would be very helpful to customize the Quick Export presets to the user’s needs. Also a setting how many presets are displayed would be great. Three options are maybe not enough for most users.

    17 votes
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