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  1. grid edit quick access from properties panel

    alt+doubleclick is learned behaviour to edit links, for example. I would love to see this work on the properties panel, esp to tweak the grid settings, internally llinking to the preferences UI. That would save a lot of time and be quite simple to implement.

    I use about 2/3 of the CC products regularly and the heterogeneous ui functionality drives me batty. in psd i click on the number and drag, in ai it takes three clicks to do the same. WHY?!?

    2 votes

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  2. If short form for the unit Points is "pkt" in could "pt" be accepted as alias instead of giving error message?

    In Swedish version of InDesign (and other Adobe Apps) to enter a unit in points we must type "pkt" where I believe most languages accept "pt". It would be a better experience for the user if the software would accept either "pt" or "pkt", especially if teaching a class where there are users with different language versions following the same instructions. There is no point in receiving an error that an invalid unit has been entered if the intent is clear, and unambiguous.

    Please change so that either pt or pkt can be entered as unit, that the unit is…

    6 votes

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  3. More options for creating ads

    I would love for there to be more flexibility for creating ads through InDesign. Like creating multiple sized art boards and simply be able to view art boards like how Photoshop, illustrator, and xd can.

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  4. Redesign keyboard shortcut system to mimic that of After Effects

    After effects uses a mappable graphic interface of a keyboard. Utilizing this interface would make reassigning keyboard shortcuts a much simpler and more intuitive endeavor. Along with allowing any command to be assignable to any keystroke/key combination it would be unbeatable. I don't understand why this isn't just the Adobe standard for all desktop applications. Can they not share? They put so much effort into syncing through the cloud but they don't put effort into matching their programs up to each other.

    1 vote

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  5. Make hover tool tips an "opt-in" instead of making us them off every time we update.

    Make hover tool tips an "opt-in" instead of making pros turn them off every time we update.

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  6. Make annoying datamerge save warning userfriendly

    The warning window "You must turn off the data merge preview before you close the document..." must be changed. Its good to have straight hint what's have to be done by user, but in modern software we

    need a better approach.
    Like button "do it for me now and we continue" and even checkbox "always do that and never ask again" (ofc with undo somewhere in preferences or datamerge interface, see screenshots)

    1 vote

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  7. Change the process of setting a default object style

    Object styles are great, but it is way too easy to accidentally set an object style for all new objects. Suggest requiring a control click or a flyout panel menu item to 'set as new default object style for new objects'. I want my team to get more used to using object styles, but having a default style set by simply clicking on a style when nothing is selected is far too prone to user error and creates massive issues down the road.

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  8. Fix/lock toolbar (avoid unintentional undocking)

    Please add a feature to avoid undocking the toolbar. The Selection Tool (black arrow) is too near to the dotted line, indicating the draggable region of the toolbar. I've accidentally undocked the bar countless times. I mean hundred and hundred of times of cumbersomely dragging the toolbar back where it belongs. Especially when working fast on a big screen or multiscreen setup.

    A suitable workaround is using keyboard shortcuts, but that's not a good solution for a UI flaw.

    1 vote

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  9. Better UI for Round Corners dialog

    Each corner represented by an icon oriented in the corresponding way.
    I think this can help user to work more intuitive.

    4 votes

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  10. Turn off preflight by default

    Since we work via Internet-connection, working with longer documents is a mess because after every move you make, the preflight check starts over and over again. The bigger the document, the longer it takes until you can finally start working again.

    I would like to have the opportunity to have preflight turned off by default. Only when I need it, I would like to turn on preflight.

    1 vote

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  11. Rework Paragraph menu

    Make it more logical:
    Indents & Tabs
    Alignment & Spacing

    Indents & Tabs belong together.
    Alignment & Spacing are both regarding vertical position.
    Also this will make Align to Grid better findable - it's in an unlogical tab now ('Indents and Spacing')

    1 vote

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  12. cc libraries window head takes up too much space

    There's visually 1.25 inches of functions before the window displays my library items. Can't some of this be combined so I can see more of my library in my precious desktop real estate?
    row 1 - breadcrumb nav, invite to library
    row 2 - search current library
    row 3 - filter, sort options, list/grid view
    I'd upload a screen cap, but upload files won't accept png, jpg, or gif...

    2 votes

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  13. Import and export Find/Change queries button

    I would LOVE to be able to import and export find/change queries from the find/change window, instead of having to go through cumbersome Windows folders to get the same result. A little button besides the save query/delete query would work really well and not be intrusive at all. This would be really helpful for sharing common actions that need to be standardized among various team members without each one having to recreate individual queries and saving them (or going through Windows hidden folders). Thanks!

    1 vote

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  14. Create New Layer more specific

    A new layer is currently always created at the top, which most of the time requires dragging the layer to ********* the right level.
    Why not make the function more sophisticated, and let the user choose for:
    -On Top
    -At Bottom
    -Above Selected
    -Below Selected

    1 vote

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  15. Add Layer Above / Beneath

    I find myself dragging newly created Layers all the time. New Layers are always created on top. Why not make a more sophisticated interface that allows a New Layer to be created:
    -On top
    -On bottom
    -Above Selected
    -Beneath Selected

    1 vote

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  16. Scrubby Sliders for Everything Like Photoshop

    In Photoshop, every scalable feature (opacity, text size, feather radius, etc) is a slider if you click and drag on the name of the adjustment. This is particularly useful for (large) font size. In Photoshop, you can live preview your text size by sliding, while InDesign you have to either arrow key or type numbers to preview. At the very least, make the font size drop down go above 72 pt like Figma!

    3 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Option to lengthen the "Set Tab Order" modal box

    Setting up tabs in InDesign is almost perfect. The ability to lengthen the "Set Tab Order" modal box would be immensely helpful. When you have over 100 tabbed items or even 20 items, the ability to quickly order them without having to continuously scroll up/down would be a game changer. (MacOS)

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  19. Use cursor scroll to zoom in/out of Adobe Indesign

    It is very inconvenient to not be able to use the scroll on the cursor to zoom in/out on Indesign. Especially when you go from using it in Photoshop and Illustrator, right to Indesign.

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  20. Swatches: Double click active color to open Color panel

    Swatches: Double click active color to open Color panel

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