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  1. Save Preferences

    For about 14/15 years I never had to reset preferences in InDesign.

    Since CC2017 it's more or less once a week.
    Colors disappearing.. panels blind or empty.. tools not working.. font now showing.
    Panels self increasing size...

    But it seems we have to deal with it, so we probably need a way to SAVE PREFERENCES.
    **Save preferences in a moment everything work fine.. and restore it when (after just few days) nothing works anymore.**

    Every time people have to reset preferences, they have to restore everything. UI colors, workspace, Application Frame (that mac users normally never use) Old Dialog way…

    121 votes
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  2. Properties Panel More Options

    I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
    Thanks, Julian

    68 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. Paragraph Rules Dialogue Re-design

    Re-design the Paragraph Rules section of the Paragraph Styles dialogue. See attached. The mockup is not refined, but it looks like it will work.

    17 votes
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  4. Groups, Smart Groups, and Searching in Links Panel

    The links panel should support Groups and Smart Groups. Large numbers of links in projects -- especially those that include a lot of InCopy assignments -- get unwieldy.

    Ideally you would be able to make groups and manually move links into them, and also create smart groups that would automatically update. Ideas for common filters that smart groups would be used for:

    All CMKY images, all non-CMYK images, all InCopy links, all links that need to be updated, all links that are embedded or not, all links that are currently on a Hidden Layer or hidden via conditional text, etc.

    40 votes
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  5. Choose the language of the interface

    The idea would be to be able to change the language of indesign as in Phostohop. After installing the desired languages via the Creative Cloud, it would be possible to choose the language in which you want to work. Most of the time people use 2 languages, English and their own language.
    Why not install default international English and be able to choose another language for installation.

    9 votes
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  6. Give icons in the Corner Options dialogue their proper orientation

    Instead of using the same orientation for each corner option icon in the Corner Options dialogue, give each corner an icon with the proper orientation. See After.png.

    14 votes
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  7. Copy GREP styles from one Paragraph Style to another

    Copy GREP Styles from one Paragraph Style to another

    15 votes
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  8. Make PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keyboard keys maintain consistent position of page in the viewport

    If I click the little Previous/Next Page buttons at bottom left of screen, I can cycle through pages, and the position of the page within the window stays the same throughout the process. This is great and very helpful when flipping through a book quickly.

    But if hit PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN on the keyboard, it seems to SCROLL the document position up/down by some numerical value, with no regard to the position of the page being displayed.

    It would be logical and helpful if PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN had exactly the same effect as the PREVIOUS/NEXT page…

    18 votes
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  9. Add additional interactive options to the buttons and forms panel

    The buttons and forms panel (used for making interactive form elements for PDF) is missing several options that are available in Acrobat such as:
    * insert image button
    * insert date button
    * insert barcode button

    There was a request to do this but it was marked FIXED and (in my humble opinion) is far from fixed - https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20482882-more-options-when-creating-forms-via-indesign

    9 votes
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  10. Properties Panel - make it customisable

    I'd like to be able to add things that I use often to it.

    For example, with nothing selected, it has the options for the Document Layout.
    I would like to add to that to include

    Export PDF - and select my proof settings

    So in essence - I could add the options to export to
    Print Ready PDF
    Proof PDF
    Image file format

    etc. - just to be able to add those things would make this panel even better.

    There are other things I'd like to add to this property panel - but that's the general idea, and everyone…

    20 votes
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  11. 7 votes
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  12. Add a "Pin to Recent" setting for InDesign documents

    I have files that I occasionally use that I'd love to access without drilling down on a remote server to find them every time. Being able to pin (or unpin) a document file to the Open Recent list would be a great convenience. This would prevent it from being pushed off the end of the list.

    3 votes
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  13. Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

    This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

    89 votes
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  14. CC Libraries Export should remember last-used folder

    When exporting CC Libraries from InDesign on macOS, the Desktop is always chosen as the last export location, even if you have already exported to another folder in that session.

    ID should remember the last-Library-exporter folder and autofill it into the "Location:" section.

    2 votes
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  15. Please don't kill the Control panel.

    The Control panel is more useful, less obtrusive, and more space-conscious than the Properties panel on small displays like laptops.

    3 votes
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  16. Add a Search / Filter field to the Links tab

    Finda out wether a certain file is used, is manual labour in InDesign.
    What, if the Links Tab had a search/filter field (like in After Effects' timeline and project panels).

    Find by name, filter by kind.

    2 votes
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  17. Save workspaces

    I just got a new machine and have no access to my previous saved workspaces. Seems like a pretty basic feature to have, and a timesaving one.

    2 votes
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  18. InDesign Preview For Finder

    There really should be an InDesign preview for Mac Finder. This should be a requirement for your software and should not be considered a feature request.

    71 votes
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  19. Recognize GPU Performance on more systems

    I have a 2013 MacPro with dual d500 GPU's and an Eizo CG277 Monitor...which is the pinnacle of graphic design monitors. I can't enable GPU performance?! Retina monitors do not have near the color accuracy of Eizos.
    My Eizo connects via thunderbolt 2 and USB...both at the same time. The bandwidth is definitely sufficient.
    It is ridiculous.... I have more than enough power, let me utilize it. Your requirements are not valid for professionals.

    Please expand your list of GPU Performance systems beyond "Retina Monitors"

    16 votes
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  20. Properties Panel - missing "vertical justification"-buttons "top", "center", "bottom", "justify"

    Indesign CC 2019 (oct)

    The old control panel had buttons for the textframe options "vertical justification": "top", "center", "bottom", "justify". I need them accessible in the new properties panel ... one-click. I am too lazy for option-doubleclick or CTRL-b.

    Thanks.

    4 votes
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