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  1. Lock text passages e.g. legal texts

    We have a lot of texts for legal reasons in our sales brochure. Like somewhere in between. Now we have a workaround to put these texts at the end of a page at the same spot in every brochure but while editing it often happens that e.g. by accident parts of the texts get erased.
    It would be so helpful to lock important parts of the text but keep them in the whole text "fluently" at the same time. It doesnt matter where the text is but it has to be there.
    I hope I described my request clearly enough...…

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  2. Export file

    If I open a file and try to save this in another format I get redirected to the last directory I saved a file in that format previously. Would be easier to put it in the working directory I am working on with that document.

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  4. In the pop up window file menu, "Object, Transform, Scale", when scaling a warning can be shown that object can't be scaled as they'd fall

    In the pop up window file menu, "Object, Transform, Scale", when scaling a warning is shown that objects can't be scaled as they'd fall off the pasteboard. This is mainly due to the wrong point indesign scales from. IE it may be set to top left whereas centrally or mid right may scale no problem. But because the warning pops up you have to cancel what you're doing, select the different point then start the scaling process again.
    Can the squares of the object not be combined with the scale pop up window please?
    Please see attached existing and required…

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  5. Consolidate identical suggestions

    Have someone go through the InDesign forum and consolidate identical suggestions into one listing and update its vote total.

    I believe some major issues are getting overlooked just because there being suggested at different times so the vote count is spread out.

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  6. Hey, it would be so nice to get the possibility to manage the size of the bold for fonts in the text tool

    Hey, it would be so nice to get the possibility to manage the size of the bold for fonts in the text tool

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  7. Import only styles that matches between target and source documents

    Add the hability (UI and script) to import only styles that matches between target and source documents, ignoring the ones from the source that aren't in the target document.

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  8. Height of Link Info in the Links pallet stay as pallet height is changed

    I would like to have the Links pallet behave differently. I would like to have it, when adjusting the pallet size by clicking and dragging the bottom of the pallet, adjust the size of the Links portion of the pallet instead of the Link Info part, keeping the current height of the Link Info consistent.

    Currently, to see more images in the list, I have to drag the pallet twice. Once drags the pallet larger, but in reality only changes the size of the Link Info. Then I have to drag the bottom of the Link part down to see…

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  9. merging cells in a table

    I am trying to create a 9x12 horizontal postcard with 4 vertical columns and 5 horizontal rows. Then I merge cells to create different size ad boxes. By the time I get to the last merge, it pulls everything up and looks like it is adding another row at the bottom. For example: merge the whole bottom row into one ad box; merge the right column 4 boxes into one ad box; merge the left 3 boxes beginning from the top into one ad box; merge the center 6 boxes into one large ad box. So, there should be a…

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  10. Please fix the table style problem, I cannot change or update a table style and if I do it crashes.

    Fix it so I am able to change and update a style. Currently, any change to the style crashes InDesign.

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  11. Find/Change Math Styles

    Ability to apply math styles from third party in Find/Change feature.
    We publish education materials and use Mt Editor by Movemen. Can find fractions such as 1/2, cannot apply fraction stacked style as there is no option for Math styles as is with Paragraph and Character styles. Would be a huge time saver to have this ability.

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  12. Need a Tab with GREP/Style Change setting instead of just decimal

    SHORT DESCRIPTION: A new type of tab which will accept multiple align characters in a GREP-like statement and/or align on a style change.

    The video provides a longer description. In tables involving figures and footnotes, a decimal tab is often not enough. What if the footnote is a number, or the footnote is surrounded by parenthesis? These are things which our clients specify for tables in the financial reporting industry, but apply to other industries as well.

    If we could specify multiple characters to align upon, in a GREP-like "or" statement, that would help. Or the ability to align on…

    2 votes

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  13. Being able to Copy Past saved photos from Microsoft "Photo Gallery" and "Pictures" and "Photos"to 'Bridge'

    This would make Adobe software less of a pain in the .......brain
    Also if it can be done at present having a clear access Help Title like "Copy and Pastings from Microsoft To Bridge" would be helpFULL

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  14. indesign crashes when using Mathmagic pro Pulgin

    indesign crashes when using Mathmagic pro Pulgin when using keyboard but works better when using mouse for selection.

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  15. Make index 'New Page Reference' box resizable

    When creating an index, in order to provide any sort of categorisation, you have to use the 'New Page Reference' box, where you can add multiple categories, See [also], etc.

    Currently this box is a fixed size, which makes reusing existing entries (for consistency) very painful, as it involves a lot of scrolling and opening of previous categories (as the categories are collapsed by default every time it's used.

    My suggestion would be to make this box both resizable and that it remembers which categories have been expanded previously - for bonus points, it would be great if is remembered…

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  16. Ability to bring whole excel like worksheet in indesign

    As a graphic design working on a annual report, we require financial figures to correctly align numbers and to dashes to be represented like in excel. Kindly built a feature to bring excel like tables into indesign.

    Also, please improve strokes and fills setting in indesign tables. As the tables styles dont work properly.

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  17. show last time saved in closing pop-up

    I forget sometimes when the last time I saved a document I have open, and when I go to close it, it asks, Save/Don't Save/Cancel. I wish it said a time stamp of the last time it was saved so I don't have to save it if I already saved it 5 mins ago and didn't really make any worthy changes. Yes I could just look at the file info in the finder, just seems like a simple thing to add to save some time.

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  18. Include Blue Guides When Moving Text/Objects

    This feature is seen in Illustrator when you move text or objects around. It either creates a shadow or outline of what you are moving. It really helps me when I am manually aligning objects, especially text. Bounding boxes around text is usually never helpful when used with the alignment tool. This is due to aligning with x-height, and not with descenders/ascenders, which is what the bounding box is around.

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  19. Bug on Windows PC: Hot keys / shortcuts inactive til document is saved

    Every time I open InDesign for the first time, it won't let me use hot keys / shortcuts until I've saved the document at least once. This issue isn't present on Mac.

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  20. Add Ligature Manager Palette

    In order to enable the user of ID to enable or disable one or more discretionary or standard ligature(s) in a document, because unicode and opentype technologies provided font designers with the excellent tools to make very complex fonts. Also in Character palette, the ligatures enabling or disabling has no shorcut command, (I still use CS3), so would you add customization palette to all Adobe Products?

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