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  1. Page naming and exporting separate pages with it names as a sufix.

    A above. I'd like to be able to name the pages separately and tick an option to use this names as sufixes when exporting separate pages (tiffs, jpgs, pngs, etc.).

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  2. Features for working with multiple open files in InDesign

    Save All button to save all open documents.

    Book-level master page option to load same master page(s) to all documents in a book at once.

    2 votes

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  3. By providing the flexibility to apply language settings to the entire document.

    Hi i have an indesign document and just finished working on it. And i realized that language setting on this document is Turkish. I want to change language all texts in this document to english but I cannot do this all at once. I have to select all the texts one by one and manually to change the language setting. How can I change the language setting of all texts in the document to US english at once? Answer: There is no way at the moment :(

    I can click on the text box, select the whole text with ctrl…

    9 votes

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  4. Put back scroll arrows on the scrollbars in InDesign

    With the update from InDesign 2020 to InDesign 2021 I noticed that the scroll arrows at the end of the right and bottom scroll bars have disappeared (see Image 1 (ID). In Illustrator 2021 however they are still present (see Image 2 (Ill).
    I can't find any setting in the preferences to toggle them on or off.
    I use these arrows frequently and the omission of these arrows in the new InDesign are very annoying to me.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    4 votes

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  5. Open a .psd file and be able to actually still make edits

    I feel the programs should work more seamlessly together. For example, I want to open a .psd in indesign and still make changes to the fonts/text/placements. As of right now, all I can do is place the .psd in indesign, and it acts as an image, not an editable file. Which sucks. Much help appreciated. Thank you.

    3 votes

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  6. Set asset path base location in preferences

    Allow the user to set the base relative path location in preferences instead of having them set to absolute all the time. This will allow complete folder structures within Create Cloud Folders to be shared to other user without all the assets link breaking all the time and will avoid the need to send packaged files all the time.

    1 vote

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  7. Exclude Pasteboard (PB) from Find/Change

    Many of the Find/Replace functions would be much faster and easier to complete if only run on the pages area only rather F/C searching paste board too.

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  8. With a specific paragraph style character style page, automatically apply a specific home page?

    With a specific paragraph style character style page, automatically apply a specific home page?

    For example, in the start page, we only need to display "Chapter 1" and "Chapter 2". We chose to apply the "None" home page. Now it's manual. It's a lot of trouble.

    These pages are not the same as the home pages of the front and back page applications.

    I think it's more convenient to apply a specific home page to pages with certain paragraph style or character style.

    Maybe you can use the chapter to judge the application of a special home page, which is…

    1 vote

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  9. Paste an object on exactly the same place on the page

    When I copy a text frame or an image frame or other object like line and paste it on another page, now it pastes randomly, and it takes time to place it where I wanted. In half cases I need to place that object on exactly the same position where it was on the page where I copied it from.

    Some of your competitors have this function and it saves a lot of time. How about to implement it in InDesign and your other software as well?

    2 votes

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  10. Open other file formats in InDesign

    I love how I can create my publications amazingly with InDesign, but I really need to edit other files on devices.

    I have PUB files that I created when I was using Publisher 2019 back then, but I can't seem to open them with InDesign. Being the industry standard in desktop publishing, I can't believe that I cannot edit other files.

    I hope this gets added.

    Sincerely,
    Gab

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  11. Endnotes should have the same renumbering options as footnotes

    Footnotes can be set to renumber every SECTION. This is OK, but could be improved (see below).
    However, endnotes can only be set to renumber every STORY. This is a most undesirable limitation, because it requires breaking text threads in order to create new stories. This is destructive design—to limit potential problems it is necessary to wait until layout is completed before breaking threads. Even then, problems can still occur.
    This problem could easily be fixed by allowing endnotes to be renumbered the same ways as footnotes can be—every section.
    Of course, renumbering every section also has a significant limitation—it…

    4 votes

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  12. Start supporting "Working off Network Drives/shares"

    Users are expected to download files to their local HDD and then work the project locally before committing it to a server/file share. this is ridiculous to ask. some of these files are huge and would consume the HDD space on the MAC/PC, let alone the network traffic and congestion they would create saving back and forth. Adobe needs to fix this issue so that users can work on a file and save to network share for other designers to work. InDesign and all products from adobe have this behavior. locking for sometimes days before someone is able to open…

    1 vote

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  13. Cesures INDESIGN

    application à tous les blocs texte du document
    et non pas bloc par bloc
    merci

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  14. Ability to anchor graphics across spreads

    Because with accessibility it is important to anchor graphics, sometimes when the graphic reference is on the previous spread or the next spread, it is necessary to anchor to another spread when the graphic doesn't fit. When you do this, indesign will automatically move the graphic to another page. You should have the ability to anchor something across spreads.

    5 votes

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  15. Open as Copy or Open as Template

    Rather than opening an existing file and then "save as" I'd like the option to open an existing file as a COPY or TEMPLATE. This would help in environments with many users from accidentally saving over a file and would allow a user to open a document currently in use by another

    2 votes

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  16. Bring footnotes to the end of a book

    Currently it is not possible to convert documentfootnotes at the end of a book. This would be a helpfull feature.

    1 vote

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  17. Add the nine grid positioning feature when adjusting InDesign document size.

    Channeling the canvas size feature in Photoshop here. Would be nice to set the location when changing INDD document sizes when art is already on a page.

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  18. "sketch mode"

    i would like the ability to create a mockup right from a working document to share with a client. this "sketch mode" would put placeholder horizontal lines in the text frames, x’s in the image frames, and assign an architectural-drawing-inspired, hand-sketched stroke around all the frames. there could be a layer for notes and flexible arrows for labels and client-focused descriptions, and any actual text, images, or page furniture already placed could be hidden. the designer could export the pages in a large thumbnail-size presentation and then modify the document based on client comments without leaving the working document. this…

    1 vote

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  19. Apply to Odd or Even Pages Functionality

    I would like to see either the "Apply Master to Pages..." or the "Insert Pages..." function offer an "Odd or Even Pages" feature so designers can easily apply a front and back page design to a long document. Or, it could be added to the "Move Pages..." function, but that wouldn't be quite as effective.

    3 votes

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  20. location included on recents page

    i would like to see the path/location listed with the file name on the recents page of all adobe programs. i often save a document with the same name to an external drive and when i next open my recents page, i might open the backup copy by mistake. i wouldn't do this if i could easily see the location of my files. office 365 does this on all its programs and it is really helpful. thanks.

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