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  1. New “Hide Spread/Show Spread” feature: automatic page number adjustment

    I was excited to discover the new 'Hide Spread/Show Spread' feature in InDesign. Page numbers on visible spreads don’t adjust automatically when other spreads are hidden in the document. Thus the feature becomes useless for any document that uses page numbers – at least within my workflow.

    4 votes

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  2. Batch Rename Multiple Layers at once. Find/Change Names of Layers.

    Would be nice to rename multiple Layers at once in Indesign like renaming Files in a Finder-Folder. Or with a additional function for Find/Change.

    Usecase in the picture below. Have to rename several Layers for exporting with scripts. Always double-click is annoying. Would improve my Workflow a lot.

    3 votes

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  3. Please Add "Screen" Intent Option for Creating New Documents

    Please add a new Intent option called "Screen" as a choice when creating a new INDD file. The current choices of Print, Web, and Mobile don't cover what I need for creating PPT backgrounds for slide shows, stills and lower thirds for our video team. Page sizes could be at least: 1366 x 768, 720p, 1080p, and possibly 3840 x 2160 for 4K. This would save time from rifling through the other options for the right dimensions, creating a custom size, changing measurements, and changing color profile.

    3 votes

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  4. Pages Folders!

    Being able to group and collapse sections/chapters/draft/optional layouts would be a huge help.

    6 votes

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  5. Larger thumbnails in the Page Pallet

    I would like to see the thumbnails in the InDesign Page Pallet larger so that components of the page are easily recognizable. Currently the Jumbo thumbnail size is not sufficient. Perhaps a slider feature similar to 'View Options' in Apple Finder?

    2 votes

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  6. Hidden pages alert

    PLEASE add an alert on a PDF export if pages are hidden. For many projects, we cannot risk have pages hidden in the final PDF (i.e., proposals).

    4 votes

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  7. Zoom when clicking on errors in the Preflight window

    One thing has been bothering me for a long time in Indesign. I am working on a document and activate my print control in the Preflight window, if I then find errors, e.g. under "Text", I simply click on the underlined number of the page on the right and am then taken to where the error is. Unfortunately, it is always set to my 1:1 zoom, so if I want to investigate the error more closely, I have to zoom in manually or with my zoom-shortcut. If I click on the page again at the next error, I end up…

    2 votes

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  8. Footnote starting feature

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    I would like to see an option to restart footnote numbering. An option to number footnotes according to paragraph style would be good.

    1 vote

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  9. Move both documents pages when in Split vertical mode

    When comparing two documents in Split vertical window mode it would be handy for both documents to move to the next page at the same time rather than having to move one, then the other.

    2 votes

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  10. More detailed document presets

    If I'm regularly creating designs for which I'll need a variety of page layouts — say for example, a Facebook image, an Instagram image, a YouTube thumbnail, and a print flyer — I'd like to create a document preset that includes all of these.

    Currently, you can only have one page size in a document preset, but I'd like to be able to designate something like "page 1 is letter size, page 2 is 1920x1080," etc.

    1 vote

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  11. Adjust pagenumbers if sheets are hidden

    It's a great feature to be able to hide sheets. But, if we do so, the automatic pagenumbers should adjust to the shown pages, not counting the hidden pages as well.

    2 votes

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  12. Add ability to make resusable/editable linked COMPONENTS (like in XD)

    InDesign has been dancing around the edges of this idea for years, with half-baked features like snippets, libraries, linked items in the content grabber....but it never has gotten it right. What we need is something exactly like the "components" feature in Adobe XD. We grab some objects, and then "Make Component" out of them. Then we can plop multiple instances of that component throughout the document. If we go back and edit the "Main Component" those changes are automatically applied to all placed instances of it.

    Yes, I know you can place one indesign doc into another, which is the…

    1 vote

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  13. native comments

    Give us us native comments within inDesign, or at least allow the person who shared a document for review to add comments in/from the file itself. I currently have to share for review just to add comments to my own file, which adds another stage to our process.

    1 vote

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  14. Improve IDML accuracy

    Currently, IDML export is not accurate: opening the IDML file in a previous version – even the most recent – results in errors in paragraph numbering and cross-references. Exporting long document results in such a long list of errors which would be so time-consuming to fix that makes it unfeasible.

    1 vote

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  15. Adobe must immediately prioritize the RENDER OF FILE THUMBNAIL PREVIEW of .indd file on Mac Desktop/finder How can a an application of visu

    Adobe must immediately prioritize the RENDER OF FILE THUMBNAIL PREVIEW of .indd file on Mac Desktop/finder

    How can a an application of visual asset creation not render a visual preview thumbnail on Mac OS Finder? This is patently absurd and frustrating beyond comprehension! Please prioritize the RENDERING OF A THUMBNAIL PREVIEW for all INDD Files on Mac OS!!

    1 vote

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  16. Include page count in XMP

    The XMP metadata included in an InDesign file does not include the page count. This makes it difficult for thrid party solutions such as digital asset management systems not running InDesign or InDesign Server to display the page count to their users for InDesign files.

    There is a standardized XMP element called xmpTPg:NPages which is supposed to contain the page count for multi-page documetns. https://developer.adobe.com/xmp/docs/XMPNamespaces/xmpTPg/ This should be included in the XMP by InDesign.

    10 votes

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  17. The hope of developing a new vertical effect of CJk text

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    (This document is designated to be delivered to Adobe Japan)

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    Dear Adobe Japan:

    Thank for your attention and helping. On behalf of my region, I would like to make a request boldly to your company about the new effect of vertical typesetting.

    The existing versions of indesign equipped with CJK typesetter and applicable to East Asia have only one text arrangement direction for vertical text arrangement - the first column inherited is on the right, from right to left from ancient…

    19 votes

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  18. Find/Change filter by Alternate Layout

    I frequently create alternative layouts for product docs aimed at UK and US markets.

    Where codes and serials need changing across an entire range, it would be great to find/replace by Layout, not the entire document.

    1 vote

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  19. Add more (EU) Blank Document Presets like A6, Square

    I don't understand why we're still limited to A4, A5 and A3, but other common sizes like A6 and A0 are missing. Same goes for social media sizes. Making our own presets would be a solution if we were able to arrange the preset order. Please add more options and/or make it easier for us to arrange our new document screen.

    5 votes

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  20. Consider built-in compression of .indd files

    Since .indd files could be compressed (e.g. zip) with saving between 50% to 70% of disc space: Please consider to implement a compression algorithm natively into InDesign.

    Thanks
    Tobias

    3 votes

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