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  1. Duplicate and Offset

    I would like a way to override the keyboard shortcuts for "Duplicate and Offset." The shortcuts (option + arrow) are all too easy to hit while trying to navigate through text (using similar shortcuts). Many default shortcuts can be changed or deleted under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, but this set is not among them. For some reason the Mac OS doesn't permit shortcut changes to InDesign, either!

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  2. One-click export profiles

    I have to export documents with same content but different header/footer versions for different customers. I'm doing by manually switching master pages. This is not part of the export procedure, but still time consuming enough.
    When exporting, it would be nice to have one or mutliple one-click export profiles, like when you need a PDF for web publishing in 150dpi and passworded and another PDF for print in 300dpi, not passworded. My wish: Indesign shall store all settings for an export profile (including password, which it doesn't) and make them avilable as "Save as PDF from profile" with only a…

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  3. I can open InDesign CS6 nor more: Code 4

    If I want to open my documents with CS6, I work with CS6, there is permanent the failure code 4 and I can´t open it, but these documents are very important.

    Wolfgang

    2 votes

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  4. Intelligent color bleeding

    Unless I am very wrong there's no option to Authomatically extend colours for the bleeding.

    Of course to print and crop is necessary to add bleed and that involves placing images or extending them out of the margin.
    How is it possible, coming from the company of photoshop, that a function so simple, yet so important is not possible in indesign? It's as easy as extending any color touching the margins of the document to the bleed: copying pixel color information perpendicular to the document.

    Of course the possibility of doing it manually should stay, but this feature is a…

    1 vote

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  5. Now we have 'borders' and 'shading', can we have the ability to have transparencies on these?

    Now that we have Borders and Shading, can we have the ability to have transparencies on these? Please?

    7 votes

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  6. Provide visual feedback when dragging items between layers

    At the moment when you drag the box from one layer to another you can't see if you've grabbed it until you let it go. It can be fiddly sometimes to select it because it's quite small, so the dot becoming "live" and moving as you drag it would be a real help.

    3 votes

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  7. Allow saving to previous version format

    I upgraded from CC2017 to CC2018 (hoping it would fix some issues I've submitted elsewhere) not realizing that my co-workers who are still on CC2017 would then not be able to open my .indd files. Saving as .idml is a really, really suboptimal solution. I know other software I've had allows you to save in previous versions' formats; why can't you? Also, it would have been nice to know this would happen before I upgraded...

    4 votes

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  8. Implement Function "Lock Styles"

    It would be very helpful, time and costsaving if there were a function to "lock" e.g. all paragraph-styles. Subsequent all modifications in paragraph-styled-textes are only allowed by using (also locked) text-styles.

    In Addition to that it should be possible to lock the complete "CTRL+T" menu in order to avoid any "uncontrolled modifications".

    All meanderings/abberations in textes are mostly caused "by mistake" and it takes hours of hours to correct (and proof!) this in documents an big books.

    5 votes

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  9. When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the fli

    When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the flip

    1 vote

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  10. Your fourth amendment and first

    Take my evidence and use it to your vantage or not I don’t care either way my lawyers and the FBI will be right behind me when I filed a motion for information regarding any and all correspondence pertaining me or around me in the nature of information act and prayed and in the democracy

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  11. Easier crosschecking, resetting and copying throughout all styles

    We are working with at least ten different paragraph styles per document. If there are changes to be made in the CIs we have to check every single style: Opening up the Paragraph Style Options window, changing, closing, next style, reapeat... forgetting something and opening all windows again to check.
    -> How about a button in the Paragraph Style Options window to jump to the previous or next style in the list? (might be useful to every kind of Style Option window)

    In the Paragraph Style Options window there is a Reset to Base button only under General.
    -> I…

    2 votes

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  12. Span Columns: Let us enter "1"

    Currently, when we go to Span Columns and type "1" we get an error.

    It would be so great to be able to type "1" and have InDesign realize that we are wanting to, in effect, switch the paragraph layout from Span Columns to Single Columns.

    2 votes

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  13. Option to make all stories in ID file editable by editors using InCopy

    Why should I have to go through and export each story I want them to be able to edit? It would make more sense if I could tell ID that all the stories (or all of them except a few that I opt out) are to be editable by my editors. We don't use assignments. I export all the stories they need to be able to edit and they open the ID file in InCopy. But with dozens or hundreds of captions and other items in addition to main stories, it's quite annoying. I am curious what would make the…

    3 votes

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  14. Using local alphabets in Numering Style Format (Paragraph Styles)

    We have only two character formats "A, B, C, D ..." and "a, b, c, d ..." except digital. But many of us work with texts in languages with other alphabets, which are also used as indexes of lists. It would be nice to have formats of local alphabets depending on the language chosen for the paragraph. For example, if the Russian language is selected for the paragraph, then in the list of character formats, except the Latin alphabet, there will be a Russian "А, Б, В, Г..."
    This property should not depend on whether the localized or English version…

    2 votes

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  15. Search window improvement suggestion

    Hi there, would it be possible to have an option in the search window for colors, fonts(replacements), and styles, etc... to search on a specific number of pages instead of the whole document, article, or selected...? i could use this on a daily basis...

    Many thanks from Belgium!
    Tim

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  17. Provide better keyboard support in Story view.

    Provide better keyboard support in Story view. Currently PageUp and PageDn and other scrolling keys don't work, and I am forced to use the mouse for long-distance scrolling.

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  18. Help-Acrobat is terrible on my Mac

    I upgraded to High Sierra and now realize the Adobe Acrobat has made my Mac
    more like a PC. I cant easily send or attach pdfs.I rarely complain but I want my Mac back and am not going to rest until I get it back.This is a huge disappointment and so unlike Apple.

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  19. Adobe InDesign CC 2018 - updated 20/11

    Where is the tabs manager..?

    My idea is this:
    RE INSERT NOW THE TABS MANAGER...!!!!!!!!

    1 vote

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  20. 2 votes

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