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  1. Functionality to apply kerning before the first letter in a line

    Feature Description: This feature should work like in Illustrator or Photoshop (even After Effects can do it). Please see attached screen capture.

    How it should work:
    1. Insert the cursor before the first character in a line
    2. Use the kerning in the character panel or with the shortcuts (ALT + arrow keys)
    3. kerning should be applied

    Why: This would be a productivity enhancement and make it much easier to optically align the first letter in a line manually without having to use the Optical Margin alignment that only works for a whole story.

    58 votes
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  2. Ability to assign a shortcut to [None] in the Character Styles window.

    Because you sometimes want to REMOVE a character style and it would be very beneficial to be able to use a shortcut for that as well.

    43 votes
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  3. Would like a feature that would set type flush left to the longest centered line

    I often need to set poetry extracts in books so that they are flush left to the longest centered line in the extract—see attached examples. 


    The workarounds a cumbersome and/or time consuming. 

    
It would be great if there was a setting to do this automatically.

    28 votes
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  4. MathML Support

    We need to have InDesign to support MathML, this is much awaited feature, but not supporting in InDesign yet.

    Currently we're using 3rd party plugins such as MathType, MathTools, PowerMath, etc. but not meeting our expectation, also high license cost than InDesign.

    @ALL: Please support to include this feature in InDesign in the very near release.

    232 votes
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  5. Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list

    Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list. It never used to do this in previous versions.

    12 votes
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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html


    Adobe InDesign team

  6. Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes; endnotes to separate chapter

    PLEASE add these features to the footnote and endnote functionality of InDesign:
    - Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes throughout the various indd files within a book document
    - Ability to put the endnotes of the different indd files within a book document in a separate .indd file at the end of the book; numbering continuous OR per chapter.

    40 votes
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  7. Allow negative indentation!

    Please allow negative indentation!

    That would make all kinds of hanging bullets, chapter numbers and outdentations easy without any workaround (like "indent everything but the headlines and lists" ...). It would make text layout faster, purer and cleaner, as the type area could be correctly defined just for the copy text.

    I think this simple change should be easy to implement and bring enormous relief for our craft.

    22 votes
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  8. 30 votes
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  9. Forced line breaks within text variables introduces an unavoidable letter space

    When a forced line break is inserted within text that is used for a variable, a random, unavoidable letter space is introduced into the variable text.
    There are obvious workarounds, but a solution to this would be really convenient.
    See attached screenshots for example.

    37 votes
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  10. Allow Optical Margin Alignment to apply only to punctuation.

    Optical Margin Alignment does a great job allowing quotation marks and hyphens to hang into the column gutters, but it also make characters like A, W, and T do the same, which is often too high a price to pay. Fix this by allowing an option it to only apply it to punctuation.

    6 votes
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  11. Insert special character — Unicode compliance

    Unicode is required to meet accessibility standards and several forms of publishing technologies.

    The keyboard shortcuts and right-click/opt-click Insert Special Characters shortcuts need to be updated to insert the Unicode versions of these glyphs.

    The Unicode glyph charts are at www.Unicode.org

    5 votes
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  12. Diagonal strike through text

    Please allow designers to use diagonal strike through text.

    Designer should be able to ...
    - Set the trike through line for single a text selection
    - Define this in a paragraph style
    - Use it as a property in a script
    - choose a direction (top left to bottom right / Bottom left to upper right)
    - define a line thickness and color
    - choose to only display a part of the line below and on top of the text

    Thanks

    7 votes
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  13. Allow bullets and numbers to hang outside of the text frame

    There is currently no way to make a bullet or number hang outside of a text frame properly. The "optical margin alignment" feature control is iffy at best.

    Attached are two photos that show what I mean.

    In the first example, the "Correct" green bullets are not achievable in InDesign unless every other paragraph except for the bulleted paragraph has an additional positive left indent on all of its lines. It would be so much easier if we could just add a negative left indent to the first line of the bulleted paragraphs.

    In the second example, a document that…

    14 votes
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  14. Allow to add notes to footnotes!

    As simple as the heading is to "allow to add notes to footnotes!"
    Google Docs, has this option, and and causes problems when importing them with the notes into InDesign, same applies when using DocaFlow

    3 votes
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  15. Underlining that skips characters with descenders

    While it is a last resort in typography, when I do underline I prefer it to be just below the baseline. But this default underline overlaps descenders. Rather than having to lower underlines to avoid these clashes, could the Underline Options panel or another feature detect when an underline will overlap a descender and skip that character? - Thanks!

    3 votes
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  16. Character palette dropdown menu needs to expand full within workspace (revised post)

    Apologies, but I posted this before but forgot to include screen grabs. In InDesign CC 2018 when I selected a typeface from the character window drop-down menu, the drop-down expanded to fill my workspace vertically no matter where my character palette was on the screen. Now in CC 2019 it only expands to show 19 or 20 fonts in a much smaller drop-down window. I would love either to go back to the way it was before or have the option to enlarge the drop-down typeface selection window.

    See the difference between CC 2018 and 2019 in the screen shots.…

    2 votes
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  17. Character window typeface drop down menu extend fully within workspace

    In InDesign CC 2018 when I selected a typeface from the character window drop-down menu, the drop-down expanded to fill my workspace vertically no matter where my character palette was on the screen. Now in CC 2019 it only expands to show 19 or 20 fonts in a much smaller drop-down window. I would love either to go back to the way it was before or have the option to enlarge the drop-down typeface selection window.

    2 votes
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  18. Variable font support

    Please add support for variable fonts.

    72 votes
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  19. Make No Break Text visible

    It would be quite useful if No Break text was visible; for example, as a shaded background – see my mockup image.

    Currently, No Break is visible only as a text override (and then it gets lumped in with all other overrides, so you still have to click each override to see where it got applied).

    10 votes
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  20. Imported text linked to a document (like Word) where changes can be made and then automatically updated in indesign document

    When importing text, we brake the link with the original textual content. I wish we could have the option to keep the imported text linked to its original document so that we can design while some of the content is being modified in a word processor and then updated like any other kind of link and without losing the applied styles.

    3 votes
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