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  1. Dragon by Nuance to dictate directly into InDesign

    This is an ADA accessibility issue.

    Allow Dragon by Nuance to dictate text directly into InDesign. (Mac, Dragon 6.0.7).

    This is been a constant problem with compatibility between Dragon and InDesign. I've spoken with both companies help departments about this and each blames the other for not being compatible.

    That is where things stood until for different problem I had to have Adobe help via remote access login as root and remove all Adobe installations and files.

    After complete reinstall of Adobe products in design accepted dictation from Dragon for about three days. This to me indicates it is a…

    4 votes
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  2. Not truncating filenames in window when relinking

    I'd say this is self explanatory and has always been a bug bear to me.

    4 votes
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  3. Text in Circle

    Text ist Never in the horizon middle while using diffeent font sizes in the same Circle. I have always make a Circle and Text o top.

    2 votes
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  4. Bring back recent files

    I loved seeing recent files every time I hit open because I could find what I was looking for with a glance. Working with graphics, I am very visual, so these thumbnails saved me a lot of time.

    1 vote
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  5. Allow spread view documents published online to be downloaded as single page view pdf's.

    An InDesign document in a spread, 2-page view format that is published online turns into the same spread, 2-page view when it's downloaded as a pdf. It would be nice to add a control in the online version to allow the view to select one or two-page formats in the pdf that they downlaod.

    3 votes
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  6. Jump to page 1 = just go to first page already

    If my document is numbered pages 43 to 59, for example, and I press Command -J and enter "1" for "Go to page:" PLEASE just take me to the first page in the document! Is that too much to ask? ;-)

    4 votes
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  7. improve auto height row tables

    Ability to put short height size empty cell and auto cell height for cell with text

    4 votes
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  8. PDF text box cannot have the option of a "comb of characters".

    PDF features - The text box in indesign cannot have the option of a "comb of characters". Also can we maybe be able to format these text boxes in InDesign rather than having to do it in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

    2 votes
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  9. Change ID's file locating from absolute addresses to relative

    When I change the name of my project folder, housing all of my ID and art/font folders, InDesign stops linking to the art folder. This is annoying. Is this happening because my art files are in a folder named something other than Links?

    2 votes
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  10. Add/Improve more features of Liquid Layout

    Liquid layout has been around for ages, but there are no new developments. It would be good if you could link two elements together. i.e. a text box with an image box so that as artworks grow or shrink, the relationship between the two elements work in conjunction with each other, I know Chilli have taken the liquid layout concept and enhanced it on their web2print platform.

    1 vote
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  11. License official German dictionary (Duden) for InDesign

    I would like to see the official German dictionary integrated into InDesign. There's a full blown and powerful spellcheck solution already available, you just need to license it. http://www.epc.de/unsere-loesungen/duden-korrektor-fuer-adobe-indesign-und-incopy

    3 votes
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  12. What about split screen for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

    What about split screen support for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

    4 votes
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  13. Hi. I have problems with visualizations in InDesign since I updated to High Sierra: gray areas and a lot of problems rendering type.

    Hi. I have problems with visualizations in InDesign since I updated to High Sierra: gray areas and a lot of problems rendering type.

    2 votes
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  14. Indexes

    When creating an Index, you are limited to populate ONLY one Index style format. If you want create more Indexes like the Index format, you can't, you are forced to use the Table of Contents style. Look at MS Word, you can create a General Index, a Index of Cases and Index of Figures.

    My suggestion: improve the Index function with the ability to create multiple Indexes, that follow the actual Index format (not the Table of Contents Format)

    8 votes
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  15. Make the color of the hidden conditional text indicator match the color assigned to the condition

    Currently, the color of the hidden conditional text indicator is orange. But why orange?why not something more useful? We are able to assign specific colors to each condition, so why not extend those colors to the hidden conditional text indicator as well? Right now, in order to see which condition is applied to hidden conditional text, we have to hover over it and hope that the tooltip pops up. Like this: http://documentgeek.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-see-hidden-conditional-text-in.html

    But if there are number of hidden conditions, that trick doesn't work. At the very least, color-code the eyeball in the story editor. In the story editor, you…

    3 votes
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  16. Easier to disable the published online dialogues

    Make it easier to disable the publish online dialogues appears every time you save a PDF.

    I got rid of it once, but I've had to reset my preferences several times since then and each time it comes back wanting to inform me about the new feature.

    A checkbox for do "not ask me again" should appear prominently on the first page of that dialogue.

    1 vote
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  17. add flowchart feature (or plug-in) for family trees

    Making family trees is very popular yet the supposedly cover-all creative suite doesn't do it!
    I think you need to make it possible

    2 votes
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  18. option to start paragraph rule at end of text

    Give an option to start a paragraph rule at end of text, possibly with a specified amount of white space between the end of text and the beginning of the rule.

    Attached are an example of what I'm wanting, and two shots of the paragraph rule settings I'm currently using to try and accomplish.

    3 votes
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  19. Make option for "Edit->Place and Link" to update only table contents, not formatting

    In some cases I must use some tables with technical data in multiple documents in various conditions. For example, I wish to put it in catalogue layout with a table width of 287 mm, and in container label with a table width of 240 mm. Content and text format remain unchanged, but column width can vary.
    So I "Place and Link" the table, try to update my link. All my formatting is lost, and the table expands back to 287 mm. This is very annoying, especially when I need to handle hundreds of tables, which is usual situation for my…

    5 votes
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  20. beeing able to save document bounds (document preferences)

    I have this problem, that my workspace layout has pallettes docked to the right screenside. With multiple document windows set to non tabbed (see screenshot; red area), the initial opened window will extend under my pallettes (green area), making it impossible to see the scroll bar. Also the document page isnt centered (blue area), and objects on the pasteboard are dissapearing out of sight under my palettes (yellow area).

    I have this covered by a start-up script with an event-listener 'afterOpen': app.layoutWindows[0].bounds = [81, 40, 1357, 1762];

    But i'd like to see this as an option.…

    3 votes
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