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  1. PDF format that edible in Indesign

    PDF format that edible in Indesign, like photoshop and illustrator, so i can preview my work and edit in the same file

    4 votes

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  2. Create linked text boxes and assign different colors for text in each text box.

    Hello,
    I would like to be able to create linked text boxes and assign different colors for text in each text box. The linked text boxes can have different background colors. You can create it manually by selecting text and changing its color, but what if an editor removes or adds a paragraph? If in box A background was white and text was black, and in box B background was black and text white, then if a paragraph in box A was removed, text from box B (white) will move to box A and will become invisible in box A…

    2 votes

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  3. Add Button Functionality for the Ability to Toggle Conditional Formating Layers

    It would be amazing to be able to toggle the layers under conditional formatting with Buttons. We have an Instructor Guide and a Participant Guide in the same document and the customer wants everything in the same document. Then the learner or teacher would be able to toggle the text with a button in an interactive PDF.

    2 votes

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  4. Save dialog filename box width

    For the love of mercy, PLEASE make the Save/Save As title dialog box widen with the window! I almost never have enough room to see the full filename, which means it takes additional clicks/keypresses to see the end.

    2 votes

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  5. 4 votes

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  6. Resetting Workspace

    With the new update, whenever I open a new document, my workspace doesn't retain the previous layout. I have to reset my workspace every time.

    3 votes

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  7. InDesign CC (2019) Formfield Properties

    while using formfields it is now available to choose the "font-type"

    it would be great if we could also choose the "alignment".

    3 votes

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  8. pop-up change page of a linked pdf/indd file

    please add simple pop-up option (like object layers) to change the showing page of a link (which is either pdf or indesign file). when my link is for example a pdf containing multiple pages, it's unnecessarily complicated to change the showing page to some another.
    so please – right click > pop-up window > change page of link

    6 votes

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  9. Mac Alias on Server - please add back this feature

    Indesign and other Adobe Software can't handle Alias files on shared Drives (mac).
    Please add back this essential feature, our workflow based on this.

    2 votes

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  10. Make 'Character Style' have bullet options

    It would be useful to be able to define bullets as part of a character style, rather than a separate paragraph style.

    Often, bullet paragraphs only differ from the body text by the addition of a bullet and the associated indent.

    Being able to define bullets as a character attribute, rather than a paragraph style, would allow more flexibility with the new options concerning consecutive paragraphs of the same style (borders, spacing).

    If I have a paragraph of text and then a couple of paragraphs of bullets, but the bullets were defined by a character style I could have a…

    8 votes

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  11. How about you go and put back the properties panel at the top again. Backwards step

    How about you go and put back the properties panel at the top again. Backwards step

    1 vote

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  12. Stroke Profile

    Add in Adobe illustrators stroke profiles to indesign. The amount of times I've wanted to do a stroke in indesign with tapered ends and had to open Ai just for that one additional feature of control is too high

    8 votes

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  13. Adjust Layout

    Adjust Layout is not working right. Please give the option to adjust only margins and nothing else as was working good in CC 2018. The new feature is giving a lot of trouble.

    3 votes

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  14. Bigger Icons

    I really wish that this software was more user-friendly. The icons should be bigger and clearly labeled. Like the buttons at the self-checkout at the grocery store.

    1 vote

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  15. 3 votes

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  16. Outline type when exporting PDF

    For various reasons, I export most of my high-res PDFs with the type outlined. Once a piece is finalized, I'll duplicate any pages in the file, then outline the type before exporting. It's not ideal (it confuses anyone new who comes in and has to work with our files), but it works.

    The downfall is that, if there are any links using live type, that won't get outlined. And if it's a multi-page document, we wind up with a LOT of outlining and a ton of pages.

    It would be AMAZING if InDesign included the option to outline all type…

    20 votes

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  17. fitting content proportionally in a picture boxed

    I have four picture boxes that are grouped and I want to be able to auto fit or fill content to frame proportionally.

    1 vote

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  18. InDesign linking to Excel Charts and Graphs

    Link directly to charts and graph content which can be refreshed by updating the Excel link.
    We often have to include graphical components in PDF's and it would be useful to have this feature to help improve workflow

    18 votes

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  19. Auto resize text

    When overset text is encountered, have the option to resize the text to fit the frame.

    2 votes

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  20. Apply Multiple Master Pages per Page (Akin to Layers)

    Ideally, InDesign would treat master pages like layers. In this manner, a variable number of master pages could be applied to any page, allowing for more efficient and quicker customization of page layout. For example, a user might set up the following master pages:

    A-Body (1 Col.)
    B-Body (2 Col.)
    C-Body (Fig. or Table)
    D-Header (Full)
    E-Header (Partial)
    F-Footer (Full)
    G-Footer (Partial)

    In this example, the many possible combinations, such as AD, AF, ADF, AE, AG, AEG, BD, etc. (based on layout needs) wouldn't need to be created. More importantly, as in styles based on parent styles, changes would effectively…

    6 votes

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