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  1. Please change wording for German translation of forced line break

    The term »forced line brake« has been wrongly translated to German quite a while ago. There exist two terms in German for the »forced line break« that lead to confusion among users because they are used interchangeably.

    One is (translated) »hard line brake« the other one »soft line brake«. But what in a line break is soft or hard? This makes no sense at all.

    It would be great to just use the literal translation of the English term which is »Erzwungener Zeilenumbruch« (SHIFT + Return).

    Please find attached instances of the use in the German UI. Thanks!

    21 votes

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  2. Hover over panels to expand them and let them collapse automatically

    Hi
    When working on a single (and small) monitor setup I am constantly collapsing and moving the panels of Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator because that specific panel is hidden behind another expanded panel.

    This should fix that problem and should save me multiple clicks:
    The option to expand panels when hovering over the panel's icon and auto-collapse them when the mouse leaves the expanded panel. The workspace stays clean that way and I don't need to constantly close unused panels.

    1 vote

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  3. Assistance of canon mx922 support code 6000 to resolve problem

    Everyone is expecting to get clear result as they purchase any canon brand electronic series. All the products are quite better and provide you the optimal results. Being computer professionals, you buy the canon printer to achieve the better resolution printout and scanning facility. Achieving the most suitable result is quite hard in case your see the prompt message of canon mx922 support code 6000. Eradicating this problem is not easy for you and therefore, you do not feel worse to get the help of technical support team. They will help you all time.
    https://www.printerfixingerror.com/blog/canon-printer-error-6000/

    1 vote

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  4. Better UI scaling option

    The only way to adjust the UI size in Indesign is to change the scaling for your whole system, and even then it only supports up to 200% scaling and there is no way to make it bigger beyond that.

    I got a new laptop with a HD 4k screen and its already scaled to 250% (I'm using Windows 10) but the user interface is still too small and it really slows down my workflow. Even if increasing my OS scaling to 300%+ fixed it (which it doesn't), it would still be infuriating to have everything on my computer scaled…

    10 votes

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  5. Application Menu Search (Windows)

    I know this is an operating system thing, but after switching to Windows from Mac, I'm missing the search bar under the Help menu. I made a suggestion on the Windows Feedback Hub, but it doesn't seem to be getting much traction there. Unless I'm missing something, there's got to be others of you missing this functionality. Here's a link to my Windows Feedback Hub request. Go there and upvote! https://aka.ms/AAdvidk

    1 vote

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  6. Make UI scaleable in InDesign as in Illustrator ...

    UI elements are way to small at 3840x2160 ... Illustrator is perfect!

    4 votes

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  7. Smooth trackpad two finger scrolling

    Smooth trackpad two finger scrolling. Using Macbook Pro with m1. Currently, scrolling two fingers via trackpad is laggy. Wish it was as smooth as scrolling while using the hand tool.

    1 vote

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  8. Open Current File Location

    It would be amazing if you add Open Current File Location under the "File" dropdown.

    It is a really minor thing, but it would significantly impact productivity.

    3 votes

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  9. Unresolved cross references need to be detected as errors

    If a document contains unresolved cross-references, InDesign should register them as errors that show up at the bottom of the main window, with specifics listed in the Preflight window. At present, InDesign will notify me of the existence of unresolved cross-references when I start to print a file or book, and it will identify which files contain them, but it won't show me where to find them so I can fix them.

    3 votes

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  10. Search tool - Magnifying glass

    Where is the search tool (like a magnifying glass in the Apple OS) to search within the menus (Version 16.1)

    2 votes

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  11. Drop unit when clicking property fields

    For example, if I click on Font Size when it says 10 pt, it should automatically drop the 'pt' before I start typing. Retyping the value is always faster than trying to move the insertion point and highlighting only the numbers to avoid getting an "invalid value" message because you accidentally typed over the 'p' in 'pt'. Else you have to always double-click the field, but sometimes that fails to highlight everything for one reason or another. There's no real use case for leaving the unit in the box when entering a value I've ever encountered.

    2 votes

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  12. 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

    101 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…

  13. Iibraries panel back link

    The libraries panel is shaky on a 4K monitor - it's slow to load and there are display quirks galore.
    But that's not what I want to mention.
    The arrow to go back to all libraries is a link but the title of the library - which appears directly to the right - is not a link.
    UI 101 - please fix.

    1 vote

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  14. InDesign for iPad/Mac cross-compatibility

    The iPad Pro has the M1 chip now. Why not have InDesign for iPad? Now that iPads have the same hardware as Macs there's no reason not to have one app that works on both.

    2 votes

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  15. Allow Disabling of Zoom to Selection *in InDesign*

    Problem:
    Right now if you have an object select and use the +/- keys to zoom in and out, the view is centred in on the selected object.

    Use Case:
    Sometimes I have objects selected as I am trying to maneuver them into the best position and need to zoom in and out of the pasteboard to see how the layout is affected. For objects at the edge of the pasteboard, the current behaviours doesn't allow me to keep the page centred as it keep jumping to centre the selected object instead while using the +/- keys.

    Solution:
    Add a…

    1 vote

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  16. 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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  17. Tab key to navigate through text fields only

    In dialog boxes, pressing the tab key should only navigate between text fields. It used to do this. Now it navigates through every field, button and popup menu. There is a system keyboard setting that regulates this. InDesign now ignores this setting.

    For example, in the New Document box, press the tab key repeatedly and it goes:

    Facing Pages > Start Page # > Primary Text Frame > Page Size > Width ...and so on.

    It should only go:

    Start Page # > Width ...all those other buttons etc should be skipped.

    1 vote

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  18. larger dialog box for bookmark

    the dialog window for bookmarks should be larger or scalable

    2 votes

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  19. Revert to original, efficient New Document dialogue box.

    An option to revert to the old, more compact and efficient "New Document" window.

    There are 8,342 awesome ideas of additions and updates for InDesign on this site, yet someone took the time to make this new interface... If you have used InDesign for more than 1 day you don't need this. It is huge, and inefficient. There used to be an option to revert to this style but it is gone now.

    Efficiency is KING in InDesign. If we wanted a clunky, chunky UI we could use a Microsoft product ;-)

    Thanks!

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  20. Option to tint pasteboard ...

    Match pasteboard to theme is fine, but it would be helpful to be able to tint the pasteboard.

    2 votes

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