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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    2 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Make Text variables recognise text variables 'from previous page'

    At the moment for dictionary-type work, using text variables for running heads gives you the option of showing the first word on the page on left-hand page running heads, and the last word on the page right-hand pages. BUT where the feature lacks is if the left-hand page starts half-way through a paragraph. For example, if the last dictionary word on the right-hand page is 'peanut' but the paragraph goes over to the next left-hand page, you want it to show 'peanut' at the top of this left-hand page as it is a continuation from the previous page, but you…

    3 votes

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  9. 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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  10. Ordinal Page numbers

    It would be very helpful (especially when designing stationary items as calendars, organisers, et) to be possible to create the auto current page number marker with ordinal numbers like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th...

    2 votes

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  11. Why doesn't ID have a blur filter?

    My suggestion for ID is it should have a blur filter along with all the other filters available. it seems it has everything but blur. I use the gradient blur filter all the time for layouts and it's a time saver, so I would love a gaussian blur to also be there so I don't have to go back and forth from ID and PSD.

    5 votes

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  12. Generate photoshop file the same size as page with bleed.

    Like you all know, as a designer, we have to fill the background of our Indd file with some sort of background. That implies, opening photoshop, remembering the sizes of that file, manually imputing it, then calculating the bleed after that.
    Wouldn't be great if you could just generate a photoshop file the size you need in a single action?

    1 vote

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  13. The ability to select which pages are imported when uploading PDFs

    I have multiple diagrams across multiple pages in a PDF. When I drag the PDF into InDesign, it will automatically choose the first page of the PDF without allowing me to select which page(s) to choose. I then have to open up Photoshop and resave the extra PDF pages as separate files and then re-upload back to InDesign :P

    1 vote

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  14. Selection of Even or Odd pages in a document from Pages Panel

    Be able to select the even or odd pages in the pages window in order to quickly apply the template

    1 vote

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  15. Add the ability to disable pages

    It would be great to be able to disable pages, similar to how you can disable elements in Premiere. A disabled page would keep it's content and place in the document, but would loose its page number and not be able to be edited until it's re-enabled.

    This would make it easier to manage pages that need to be removed from an export, but may still want to be re-added later on. It could also help in keeping clear what pages didn't require any more work, or have all their content confirmed.

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  16. Creating text anchors for all section heading in a document

    Add a hyperlink style of TEXT ANCHOR to the TOC Style interface.

    The TOC feature allows the creation of TOC entries that recognize the text that was formatted to a specific paragraph style. If only the TOC Style interface allowed users to choose what type of hyperlink they want associated with those entries. Everything I've tried so far always defaults to the page number, which means clicking the TOC hyperlink still requires the reader to find the appropriate item on the page. Using Text Anchors for the TOC instead would land the reader directly where they need to be.

    I…

    1 vote

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  17. Rename “Master Pages” to “Parent Pages”

    The quote below is from the 30 Aug 2020 Washington Post. My request is to stop using the word “master” in InDesign and change to “parent/child” or another set of neutral terms.

    “After the police killing of George Floyd, overdue conversations about race started happening.... Computer- and photography-related groups discussed doing away with problematic technical terms like “master” and “*****” that have long been used to refer to components that control others.“

    EDIT: The asterisks in the WaPo quote were put in place by the forum interface, not by me. IMHO, this confirms my point.

    4 votes

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  18. make guides from an object

    The ability to make guides from an object, just like in illustrator

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  19. control blank document options when making new doc

    When i go to create a new document, I look at presets but it continually shows me 'legal' etc (american sizes) which I've never used instead of A3, which I use often. I don't understand. WHy can't it either remember or let us organise them?

    2 votes

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  20. 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.

    12 votes

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