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  1. column rules length option to set frame-based

    I want the option to make the length of the column rules always the same as when there is no text.
    Currently, the length of a column rule changes with the amount of text, but I want an option that always makes this frame-based. This is the same as drawing with no text in the text frame.
    See Discussion,
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/InDesign/%E6%AE%B5%E9%96%93%E7%BD%AB%E7%B7%9A%E3%81%8C%E5%86%85%E5%8C%85%E3%81%97%E3%81%A6%E3%81%84%E3%82%8B%E3%83%86%E3%82%AD%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E8%A1%8C%E3%81%AB%E6%BA%96%E3%81%98%E3%81%A6%E3%81%97%E3%81%BE%E3%81%84%E3%81%BE%E3%81%99/m-p/10724655

    27 votes
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  2. Adjust Layout - Off by default please.

    Finding the new Adjust Layout in InDesign 2019 a bit of a liability as is turned ON by default.

    Can you please add a setting to turn off globally and turn on only when needed? Currently doesn't seem possible.

    Thanks

    191 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

  3. InDesign Preflight should be pressready (default)

    InDesign Preflight should be pressready (default)
    Bleed 3 mm, no low-resolution images,
    no RGB-swatches, no missing links or fonts,
    no missing glyphs.
    That would be great.

    6 votes
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  4. Adjustable row- and column lines

    I'm setting this student book and the designer made nice tables.
    The tables have no touching intersection where row line meets column line.
    It's approved by the client who loves these tables.
    The problem is that the designer has drawn the lines by hand. As a typesetter you curse at it and find a solution for your 200+ tables, wich I did with a mix of paragraph borders and underlining/paragraphlines but I'm gonna cry pure salt if I need to make changes to this. With some clients you never know ;) I will attach a screenshot from a simple example.

    2 votes
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  5. We need an Adobe product that creates charts better than a MS product!

    Years have gone by without Adobe recognizing that InDesign is used for a LOT of annual reports that are chart-heavy. Built-in functionality in Illustrator is appalling at best, then to have to break a chart apart and literally re-type every label for potentially 100+ charts for a report is ridiculous. We need the ability to control the look and feel of a wide variety of charts natively (with the ability link to various data sources -- spreadsheet, odbc, etc.).

    Alternatives?
    Use Excel and export as a PDF and link it. However edits are onerous when you have to change the…

    3 votes
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  6. Option to set Overprint at 0 % color value

    I would like to be able to set objects which are colored with 0% color value(halftone) to overprint.

    I need this function for example to color objects with the color varnish and to get correct color separations. Because everything that is colored with varnish should overprint.

    Until now I correct this in the PDF I export from Indesign. But it would be desirable if this setting could already be made in Indesign.

    3 votes
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  7. Group Layers

    It would be an easy but valuable addition to be able to group layers in InDesign like we can do in Photoshop. That would allow various "versions" of a document to be turned off an on, as well as organizing more complex documents. We can group paragraph styles and swatches – why not layers? Palette items should be groupable across the board, for a consistent interface.

    2 votes
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  8. text box with columns of different widths.

    i would like to have the possibility of having a text box with columns of different widths.

    3 votes
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  9. Adds the option to create sidenotes on Indiesign

    Adding a built-in option to create side-notes in Indiesign, such comments that come next to the text where they are numbered. In addition, there will be control over whether to insert a separator between them and the main text, as well as control of the numbering style, and the paragraph or character style applied to them. Adding or subtracting one comment will update the number and position of the other comments, and if one comment goes beyond the page boundaries - move its content to the next page.
    Also, the designer should be given the choice of three options - …

    4 votes
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  10. Changing the height of a column individually

    I would be nice to be able to change the width/ height of a column individually, this would help making things easier instead of f*ing around with multiple text windows

    2 votes
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  11. Making collums smaller individually

    Having the ability to make collums smaller individually so you can make collums smaller pls vote this is rly annoying

    2 votes
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  12. Outline Mode, like Illustrator does!

    Hey team! How about an outline mode like illustrator? A simple command that show you everything outlined in your artwork, that would be great if you're working for pre-press. I always had the feeling that indesign should have this feature to make easier QA process!

    3 votes
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  13. Editing full preview like in presentation view

    Would like to a feature to edit atlest movement object in full preview like presentation view. So one can adjust the layout such as delete, shift any object to see the layout.

    2 votes
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  14. Copy and Paste Effects

    It'd be great to be able to copy and paste effects from objects, especially between multiple documents. This would be similar to Photoshop's ability to copy layer effects.

    1 vote
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  15. Align round a circle

    There shod be an option (in all of the Adobe programs) to have align around a circle and to be able to distribute the objects evenly around a circle (or other shape for that matter)

    2 votes
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  16. Multiple strokes like Illustrator has

    InDesign should have the ability to have more than one stroke on an object the way that Illustrator does. I've wanted this multiple times and now it's come up again with a design that uses a filled frame behind a headline and also a stroke inside the bounding box of the filled frame. To make this design efficient in production, the ideal is for this to be one object with the type in the center, the stroke a controlled distance away and another stroke that is the same color as the fill outside the first stroke. See attached screen shot.…

    1 vote
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  17. Add the ability to data merge text files like images

    I am data merging a document that includes both images and tables of information in adobe tagged text files. Currently, the @ symbol is used for image fields, would it be possible for the # or & to be used for text files?

    2 votes
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  18. Shift+Alt+Cmd = shortcut for Step & Repeat

    After duplicating an object by holding alt (and shift, if you wanted to) in CS6, you could step & repeat the object(s) again and again by simply pressing Shift+Alt+Cmd.
    Neat! No trip to the menu-bar required. No aligning required.
    But that feature is lacking in the CC version. Why remove someting that really made life easy and worked!?

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  19. Allow border styles of top, right, bottom, left to vary

    It would be great if you could have different border style for every of the four borders. In CSS it has been easy to specify different colours or stroke widths for ages. It would be great if you could do this in InDesign.

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  20. Reduce paragraph panel

    Coming here from CS5. Wish there was a way to edit the paragraph format panel so it only shows what you need. "Hide options" does not work as I do need "space above" for paging, and that disappears. I do NOT need drop caps in paragraph panel (that would be a paragraph style), or borders/shading (that would be an object style). Panel takes up way more space than I would like. Perhaps a "legacy" option to eliminate those unneeded elements.

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