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  1. Change one setting across styles

    Changing one element for several styles at once is extremely important, and not only for fonts (for which obviously Replace Fonts can be used). For example, if you have an ebook localized into Japanese, you have to go style by style applying a different paragraph composer, kinsoku and mojikumi settings, etc.

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  2. Enable [None] in Character styles to be assigned a shortcut key

    When I'm cleaning up a document, one thing I find frustrating is that to clear any character styles, I have to open the palette and click on [None]. All other styles I can assign a shortcut key to so I can work in the text on the keyboard to assign para and char styles. But I can't clear char styles w/o going back to the mouse and the char style palette.

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  3. Add ability to export and import styles

    It would be quite useful to be able to export and import styles in the same way that it's possible to do this to document colours. This would add a more consistent feel to the program, and make it easier to use. It would also eliminate having to send documents to get styles to someone else, saving a lot of time packaging, zipping, etc.

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  4. Option to retain and set the object rotation angle with reference point within an object style for objects as well as anchored objects.

    I use rotated objects in about 100% of all documents I create and I develop most to all of the document templates for all of our users which result in 4000+ documents every year. All the templates are heavily style based in all aspects and properties that can be set manually but are not covered by styles lead to confusion and lack of adoption by users. Scripting all the things that are not covered by native functionality in styles is one thing but leads to other problems. so please at least consider this as an easy target for improvement.
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  5. Keep All Paragraphs of the Same Style Together

    In Paragraph Style Options/Keep Options or in Table of Contents Styles, add an option to keep all paragraphs of the same style together. This would be very helpful when creating tables of contents or, in some circumstances, bullet lists.

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  6. Space After and Space Before with negative values

    Space After and Space Before with negative values, so that two different paragraph styles have less spacing than the sum of both

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  7. Tab in footnote prefix for aligned decimals

    I have a document with over 100 footnotes. I need to align the decimals of every footnote. To do this, I expected to be able to set up in the footnote style an "align to decimal" tab, and then a "justify left" tab for the footnote content, and then a TAB prefix in the "Document Footnote Options." However, there seems to be no way to place a tab as a Footnote text prefix. Entering ^t does nothing, and it gets cleared as soon as I close the options window. Other text or even special characters like ^r for registered trademark…

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  8. Transform paragraph shading transform

    I would like to be able to bend the shading or transform it in some other way so that something like the one in the picture below can also arise.

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  9. Add "redefine style" button

    I, and probably many other users, often use the "redefine style" button in the various style windows (mainly paragraph and object styles, but also character style etc.).

    This is a very visual-centered iterative process, with a lot of tweaking, refining and tweaking again. And the "redefine style" is a key component in that process.

    It should be reduced to a single click of a button, instead of right-clicking and choosing it from the menu - just as "clear overrides" has a button of it's own.

    I've added the current paragraph stye menu, and an updated one with the dedicated "redefine…

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  10. Grep: option to relink parent and child paragraph syles

    I create an "A" paragraph style with some grep options and then create a "B" paragraph style based on the "A" paragraph style. When I add a new grep option in "B", style "B" breaks its link with "A", so if I change the grep option to style "A", style "B" keeps the "A" option original and don't update its grep option.
    Please add an option to make it possible to keep the link between the parent style grep option even when I add a new grep option to the child paragraph style. Thanks.

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  11. PLEASE!! Remove "Synchronize styles accross book" button

    PLEASE!! Remove "Synchronize styles accross book" button or at least add a "are you sure" confirm button.
    This is an irreversible action which can mess all documents within a book without the option to undo it.... AND IS NEXT TO "SAVE BOOK" BUTTON.
    You are just one pixel away from destroying your project instead of saving it!
    This is nuts

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  12. It would be great if you could change the language in paragraph styles for the entire document, rather than for each style individually. Sim

    It would be great if you could change the language in paragraph styles for the entire document, rather than for each style individually. Similar to the "global light" in the effects. So a checkbox "Change language in the whole document" or "Global language"!

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  13. Allow placed Word Documents to map styles within folders

    When placing a word document into indesign using the map styles feature, inDesign will only automatically map to existing styles in the document if they are in the root folder of the styles pane. If styles are in subfolders new styles of the same name are created in the root and I manually have to remove them and relink to the existing ones.

    This is a nightmare when you have a lot of styles to map, as you end up with a messy styles pallette - i'd love to create subfolders for list / headings / footer styles etc :)

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  14. There should be a possibility to kern just one char using Character styles.

    There should be an option to kern just one character using Character styles. At present there are only 3 option in Character style window.

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  16. Allow object styles to be applies to all threaded text boxes

    I have a couple of threaded text frames. I would like them to all have the same object style, which also includes a paragraph style in them.

    As of now, indesign officially states that threaded text boxes can't share these settings. I can see why this makes sense in certain conflicting situations, but it is definitely required in many situations (just as I'm really needing it now).

    I think it's fair for indesign to at least have it as an option that can be turned on or off - the option to apply object styles (e.g. paragraph styles) across threaded…

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  17. Selection dialog when loading master pages

    Contrary to dialogs existing for loading character/paragraph styles or cell styles where we can select what to load there is none for loading master pages.

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  18. view style dependencies

    This has already been suggested but I would like to add.
    The problem with viewing style dependencies using the twirling arrows is that the styles might well be in different groups.
    Could we get an option to open (and maybe print) a panel with the style dependencies listed?
    See the F11 panel in LibreOffice for an idea.

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  19. Style shortcuts letters and numbers together

    It will be very useful to use the style shortcuts as "ctrl + alt + **** + a + 1".
    In its current form, it is no longer sufficient. Thanks, bg.

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  20. "Select All Unused Stroke Styles" option for stroke style deletion

    Give us an option to "select all unused Stroke Styles" so that we can delete them. This feature is already offered in other panels: object styles, paragraph styles, colors. Currently there is no way to clean up stroke styles without selecting each individual stroke to see which stroke style is applied. selecting all unused stroke styles and deleting them all at once would save a tremendous amount of time, cause less confusion when applying styles, and help keep things tidy. Thank you.

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