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  1. Data merge: Classification Master pages

    Es solle möglich sein, über die Datentabelle für jeden Datensatz eine Musterseite zuordnen zu können. Ähnlich wie QR-Code und Images bekommt die Spalte ein Sonderzeichen, in der die Bezeichnung der Musterseite steht.
    Nach der Datenzusammenführung hat dann jeder Datensatz die entsprechende Musterseite.
    Translation google: It should be possible to assign a sample page for each data record via the data table. Similar to QR code and images, the column is given a special character in which the name of the sample page is written.
    After the data merging, each data record then has the corresponding master page.

    3 votes
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  2. Automaticly update old files after large update

    After the last update(2020) of InDesign, i started creating a book file. When I loaded the files in the book file, all files had to manually be saved again in the new version of InDesign. When creating a book of more than 100 files, it is verry time consuming. To create alle the books(multiple each month whit files that are already created), i have more than 1000 files wich have to be updated to the latest file. To do this i have found a script wich make this less time consuming, but it is still a lot of work. I…

    11 votes
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  3. Managing multiple tabs in InDesign is an abomination

    Managing multiple tabs in InDesign is an abomination. Firstly, the tolerance between reshuffling tabs and pulling a tab out to a separate window is far too small. Try doing this on a 4K screen, move your mouse a couple of millimetres up or down and all of a sudden your tab is now it's own window. Worse still is that when you pull it back into the tabs, it goes right to the back.

    This leads me to my second issue. The lack of any way to reshuffle tabs that have multiple tabs in between. There are two ways to…

    2 votes
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  4. Put color into tabs of documents (while working on several open)

    it would be great to use colors in document tabs, when using several open... (one should be able to color the tabs when working on different documents, sometimes its difficult to find the one I needed to paste into. Look the file attached

    2 votes
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  5. Duplicating pages in InDesign - but not at the end of a document

    When duplicating pages in Indesign they always appear at the end of the document. We should be able to select where in the document we want the pages to be added, as we do when inserting new pages.
    So, 'Duplicate Pages''; "Insert Before/After page XX" etc

    90 votes
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  6. Scroll document whilst Pop up window is visable (e.g Place)

    When any pop up windows like Save/ Place/ Export is open it is useful to be able to scroll the document in background.

    For example: In InDesign CS6 and you can scroll the document behind the Place pop-up window. In Adobe CC this function no longer works – which slows the design and layout process down.

    This feature was especially useful when producing books with many images in.

    1 vote
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  7. Place a page from a document into itself on a different page

    I work on price lists and we have a page that explains how to use the price list. In that descriptive page, I insert an illustrator file of one of the product pages. The problem is that the information, prices and images are changed from time to time and the description page becomes outdated. If I were able to place an indesign page from the same document into itself then the information would always be up to date.

    4 votes
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  8. Data merge to a formatted table for multiple catalog listing on one page in a single table.

    I'm revising on a 180 page catalog that was originally created page by page, row by row with InDesign. The process was incredibly tedious and the person doing it eventually quit due to all the stress that it caused her. I would like to revise this catalog using data merge from .csv files but as you can see from the attached file some actual layout capabilities are needed and not all tables are consistent. There are also some cells in tables that need to be merged because they contain duplicate information. So far InDesign as only been able to create…

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  9. Revert back to exact screen placement after Screen Preview (shift+w)

    When pressing escape after screen preview, the view resettles on the middle of the page (but keeps the zoom level) rather than resettling where you were working. This makes flipping between normal and screen preview mode a bit less seamless, as you have to keep scrolling back to the part you were working on after previewing.

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  10. Provide a resolution option for indesign

    When I export an image as a jpeg in InDesign and select anything above 72 dpi, I end up with a larger jpeg. This seems to correlate with the ppi, so my original 1612 x 640 would end up as 2149 x 853 with 96 dpi, 8463 x 3360 with 150 dpi and so on. It is very inconvenient because I need my files to be exactly the same size as when I started, but with a higher resolution than 72ppi. It would be awesome and save me time if you could provide an resolution option for indesign that we…

    2 votes
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  11. It is essential for non-fiction book authors to have the endnote indices restarted with each chapter (section).

    InDesign must allow endnotes to be continuous OR restarted for each chapter. The latter option is not possible at the moment without splitting a book draft into separate chapter files. This is both very time consuming and prone to error. Authors of documents with thousands of citations cannot realistically use the continuous endnote numbering approach.

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  12. Master Page View - Toggle On/Off

    When on any document page (not a master page), add the ability to toggle the view of master page items on and off. Would be very helpful to view master page elements vs non-master page elements.

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  13. Be able to cross reference images as well as paragraph text

    Be able to cross-reference images as well as text so that when you click the lead and the end the cross-reference shows up better.

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  14. "Hidden" bleed for facing pages

    It would be nice to have the ability to set a "hidden" bleed in the bund, when working on a brochure or book with facing pages. Because some print-manufacturers need that and currently the only way to get around of this, is to seperate the pages an manually add the bleed where the bund was.

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  15. Multiple Image Export With Individual Names (JPG/PNG)

    I want to export several pages, all in different formats, as JPG or PNG, each with a unique and specific name.

    The 'rename multiple files' Tool don't work here, cause each name is completly different.

    Currently you have 2 Options:


    1. Export each page one-by-one and name the file right.
      (If you have over 20+ Pages, thats not fun)


    2. Export all pages in one go and then rename every single file.


    Update (Edit): If you gave each page with a new size individual name (for example names of the different master pages) you could use this when export so each file…

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  16. allow pasting from left page to right page in master- exactly the same location

    Every time I make a new document- my masters can be complex but the left and right side of the same master are a pain to make exactly the same.

    So either make copy and paste work better in masters or add a feature that allows left and right sides to be lined up the same.
    I want to be able to set all my parts and then set guides on the left side—
    and then copy them ALL- guides, date, page numbers, doc name and other items to EXACTLY paste in the right hand side.
    Right now Paste In…

    1 vote
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  17. Make it obvious in the Page palette when a page dimension has been changed with the Page tool

    In a multi-page doc, it is not obvious when the dimensions of individual pages have been changed with the Page tool.

    This can waste time or at worst be disastrous if a document at the wrong size is inadvertently sent to print.

    I suggest some kind of colour tint or bright border to page thumbnails to clearly identify when a page dimension has changed from the document’s core dimensions.

    26 votes
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  18. swap pages

    The ability to select 2 non-contiguous pages>right click/select from the contextual mouse menu & have the option to "Swap Pages...." - instead of just "Move Pages....".

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  19. Allow usage of Data Merge within the Slug

    We often use internal templates, that utilize the slug area of documents to handle file-specific data. Often we will utilize Data Merge to populate these fields, but we can only do so if our text fields are moved from the slug area, into the document. This of course forces us to move the slug-specific content back into the slug on what can easily be hundreds of documents.

    Please expand Data Merge to being useable for document text fields that don't lie directly on the page(s).

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  20. Show Page Dimensions permanently in Document Window

    With more than one tool to change general/individual page sizes, keeping an eye on these numbers is crucial.

    Please make page dimensions visible at all time – e.g. in the slug/pasteboard area next to every page or in the Pages thumbnails, at least as some kind of tooltip or popup info. This behavior could be activated with a preferences checkbox. Thanks.

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