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  1. Please make it for ChromeOS

    The only thing I still use computers for is mild browsing when I need a larger screen than my phone, and creating a program once a year for a convention. I don't want to invest $600+ in a laptop just to use InDesign when my Chromebook is more than enough for everything else. Please make it accessible either online or for ChromeOS. It's long overdue.

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  2. Barcode generator with data merge

    Please add possibility to generate other codes than QR-code like EAN-13, EAN-8, ISBN, ISSN, code39, code128, etc.
    Codes are needed for coupons, vouchers, catalogs, tickets, labels, addresses, etc.

    3 votes

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  3. InDesign - Lightroom "Edit with"

    I really wish I could easily go between Lightroom and InDesign. I regularly create proposals etc in InDesign and load in images that print dark. I would love the ability to right click and edit in Lightroom. Lightroom is far better/intuitive for me for basic edits of images than Photoshop. You offer Edit in: Photoshop, After effects etc. In Premiere you offer many options but not Lightroom. Seems like it would (as a side benefit) encourage use of another of your products.

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  4. Enlarge printing on controls

    Enlarge the print on the control panels so that people with low vision can see and work on InDesign and Photoshop. My vision is failing and I publish a 32 page magazine on InDesign.

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  5. Popup message if INDD document opens as "read only"

    We work on a cloud server (Nasuni). There is a slight lag (up to a few minutes) when a user opens a file and the lock file is synced to the cloud server.

    Occasionally, someone will be able to open a file that another user already has open. When that happens, in the document tab, the document shows as (read only). But there's nothing beyond that small text in the document tab to tell the user they are not working in a file they can save (and that someone else has the source document open).

    What I would like to…

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  6. Direct selection tool selects everything - in 90 percent of the cases is unusable

    The direct selection tool in inDesign and Illustrator is almost unusable due to it is selecting everything it touches.
    It would be much better to have an option to select the points of the currently active object. I have lots of stacked objects, I want to work with one of the objects, but as soon as I draw a rectangle over the desired points, EVERYTHING is selected everywhere. This makes the tool almost unusable, because it is unable to make a normal selection, it's too greedy.
    At least in Illustrator there is a thing "isolation mode" but in inDesign the…

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  7. Please change the cursor back to the black default when the world made sense for design pros.

    Please revert back to the action of the toolbar where "V" or the select black cursor is the default. It makes zero sense for the "A" direct select cursor to be the default.

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  8. QR error correction level

    It would be nice to have more control over the QR code generator. To be more specific: add the option to choose de Error Correction Level of the code.
    That way we can make small codes smaller, (especially in combination with a url-shortner) or normal codes slightly bigger to have enough error correction to have a gap in the middle (for a logo).

    [X] Automatic

    [ ] L : 7%

    [ ] M: 15%

    [ ] Q: 25%

    [ ] H: 30%

    3 votes

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  9. Ability to name pages

    Ability to name pages (like artboards in illustrator), so that pages can be exported or placed with identifying information.

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  10. 4 votes

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  11. Make "Find/Change" Queries Easier to Organize and Edit!!

    Find/Change Queries are a nightmare to organize, edit, and delete.

    PLEASE add basic edit functions while viewing drop-down list of Queries.

    Better yet, allow Queries to be saved like INDD Libraries that are Project Specific and can be shared!

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  12. For the love that all is good and right, please provide an option to disable the "missing fonts" dialogue box upon opening files.

    For those of us who have, for years, been opening InDesign files where we know there are missing fonts, we've literally wasted several weeks of our lives clicking the "skip" button. Can you please include a preference that allows us to turn-off this feature?

    2 votes

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  13. Export animations as Videos

    Since it is possbile to make simple animations in inDesign. It would also be nice to be able to export these animations as a video file or as a GIF.

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  14. Reveal in Bridge should Select File in Bridge

    In macOS, Reveal in Finder not only reveals the file, but selects it in the Finder.

    Reveal in Bridge should work the same way, to make it easier to immediately manipulate the file (such as updating metadata).

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  15. What are the causes of Quickbooks error code 15241 ?

    There might be one or more of the following reasons behind the occurrence of QuickBooks Error 15241:

    1. The File Copy Service (FCS) in QuickBooks Desktop is turned off. This service is critical for the QB application's and payroll service's functions.
    2. The downloaded file was tampered with in some way.
    3. Alternatively, if the QuickBooks installation was not completed correctly.
    4. If the windows registry files were corrupted as a result of installing QuickBooks, the identical problem would appear.
    5. One such explanation could be a Trojan assault.
    6. In the event that some QuickBooks-related vital files are accidentally erased
    7. If your anti-virus application is…
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  16. InDesign Book feature does not support live endnotes.

    InDesign Book feature does not support live endnotes. if you are using the InDesign Book feature, you won’t be able to generate a list of live endnotes to place in the back matter of your book.

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  17. Make Display Performance High Quality by Default.

    I have been using Indesign for about 10 years. I thought in the past when you set display peformance to high quality, then closed and re-opened indesign, the setting would stick.

    Now, on the latest version, I have to set it to high quality each time I open a document, which is stupid considering probably 95% of user's computers can handle high quality mode these days. This is so much more basic than dealing with proxies in Premiere which is not on by default... It really should be set to high by default. It's really annoying to have to go…

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  19. Search entire volume for missing picture / links

    Search entire volume for missing picture / links connection as its enormously laborious to search each with windows explorer, then copy to dedicated folder then point Indesign to this dedicated folder.
    Why isn't it possible to point Indesign to a entire volume, let Indesign search for all missing links and by "packing" all files are copied to the "links"-folder. Would be mega-comfortable !!!

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  20. We need a way to convert PagerMaker files to ID files

    I know that I am not the only person, that there are many of us, who were loyal Pagemaker users for many years and now have a big archive of PM files. Adobe pages says that they can be opened with ID CS6, but that doesn't work for me, my CS6 gives me a message that I need a plug-in, but that plug-in isn't available anywhere. I know I'm not the only person who has asked for a plug-in to convert PM files. Please do something about this. Adobe is really failing us.

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