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  1. 6 simple updates to make 'Publish Online' better

    An open request to Adobe to address at the following:

    1. Customisable links, based off user profile and document title. The current lengthy lines of jumbled letters do not look professional when sending to clients.

    2. Password protected links. Since we're forced to publish on Adobe's cloud, at least give the ability to encrypt the link so it can't be forwarded on. Extra feature here (like frame.io) would be to require the viewers email to view so the author can get data and verify who is viewing the document.

    3. Make it possible to preview a gif loop while designing instead of the…

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  2. Option to have sharp inset padding on custom shapes (image example included)

    Inset padding needs to have option to be sharp or at least able to control the rounded inset. See attached image to show the issue:

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  3. Package certain pages from an InDesign file.

    It'd be great to be able to package certain pages from an InDesign file. Eg.: four pages in the middle of a 230 page document. Package a working file, fonts, art, PDF etc.

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  4. Have two systems of unit measurement operate simultaneously, depending on feature and function

    I would like InDesign to operate simultaneously in two unit of measurement systems. I would like to be able to work and view typographic measurements such as point size, leading, paragraph spacing, baseline shift, and drop shadow amounts in Picas/Points; but at the same time see my page size, margins, object dimensions, column widths and such displayed in inches, or mm, or even pixels, according to my need. I don't want to have to switch back and forth to easily SEE and reference measurements in control panels. I want some to display in one system, but others to display in…

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  5. sorun hakkında yardım istiyorum

    Değerli arkadaşlar herkese güzel bir hafta diliyorum.
    bu sabah InDesign programı açılmayınca kaldırıp yeniden kurmayı denedim creative cloud üzerinden kuruldu fakat uygulamaya tıkladığımda açılmıyor.herhangi bir indesign çalışmasına tıklıyorum malesef açılmıyor.
    Daha önceden başına gelen var mı?Çözüm yolu arıyorum...Yardımcı olursanız sevinirim.iyi çalışmalar

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  6. Always fill the type area

    Please give us an option to always fill the type area. When setting up books like novels many customers want the type area to be filled up to the last line. But setting up the text wrap to avoid widows and orphans often leads to blank lines at the bottom of the type area. Normally we try to get around this by increasing or decreasing text spacing or scaling a bit to save or generate an additional line. It would be wonderful to have an option that brings InDesign to always try to fill the type area.

    2 votes

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  7. Smart Text Reflow + Data Merge

    When using Data Merge, if text is too long to fit on the standard 2-page Master page spread, then InDesign should automatically create additional pages (either by repeating the Master spread, or allowing Master spreads to consist of more than 2 pages) utilizing Smart Text Reflow to continue the text thread instead of oversetting the text.

    My personal use case: I am working with a teacher at a university to create a literature magazine, and need to compile multiple long-form submissions into one document. Since up to 200 students could be submitting work, it is important that this can be…

    5 votes

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  8. Put Distribute Spacing icons in the Control Bar

    I use these controls along with the align controls every day. There's no reason they can't be grouped together with the align controls in the control bar.

    I keep all my tool palettes on a second monitor, so the Align buttons in the control bar are 30" away from the Distribute Spacing icons in the Properties panel of the second monitor.

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  9. Allow padding for image frames and graphics

    Allow padding settings for image frames like text frames. The padded frame for text boxes is great and heavily used, but we have to use empty frames set to mm sizes as spacer squares as it's not currently possible to add padding to an image or graphic like you can a text frame. This would make creating neat, uniformly spaced objects much easier and more visual than having to manually type coord values or creating spacer squares.

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  10. Round corners in table cells

    I would love to be able to specify round corners on table cells, rows, and columns.

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  11. Please add HEIC format support to place these images directly in Indesign without having to convert them to jpeg.

    Please add HEIC format support to place these images directly in Indesign without having to convert them to jpeg.

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  12. Allow full access to RTL & Asian language support in one edition of Creative Cloud!

    Let us use the Middle Eastern & Chinese/Japanese paragraph composers in ONE unified version of Creative Cloud! We live in a multilingual world! I typeset RTL and Asian languages every day of the year and CAN'T keep switching from one version of InDesign to another just to unlock the features that are already there, just not always accessable?! It's so incredibly annoying and gives the impression that Adobe are a company that have a monolingual world view in a multilingual world!

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  13. Object Style Duplication

    I'm one of those people who use style sheets to the Nth degree, including Object Styles. Is it possible to duplicate Object Style groups the way that Paragraph and Character Styles are duplicated when making new alternate layouts? It would be so much easier to go into the newly minted Object Styles, update the look of one object, redefine the style in the palette, and then have that update all the other newly created objects.

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  14. I want to lock the palettes so I don't dislodge them accidentally

    I have a tremor in my hands and dislodge my palettes when I try to open them. They are so sensitive! My tremor doesn't impact my work in any other way but this. It is frustrating and embarrassing when I am teaching InDesign to others. I have customized my workspace and I would like to "lock" it so I can't accidentally dislodge palettes. Of course I would still need to open and close and expand them as needed.

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  15. Add shortcut to clean up open panels

    I often lose a panel when I'm working. A shortcut and/or View menu item to rearrange open panels so they do not overlap would save me a LOT of time hunting for them.

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  16. Password Protection for Online Publishing

    It would be incredibly helpful if, when publishing a pdf online - for both personal or professional use - there was an option to add a password protection to the link, so that if a link to an important document were to be shared, only those intended recipients - those with access to the password - would be able to access and view it.

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  17. Add the ability to select a parent for the following page or spread.

    In the "Parent Options" dialog box (on Windows, though I'm sure it's pretty consistent cross-platform) there's the options for the current spread.

    What if we could add a limitation that allowed you to specify the parent style for adding pages?

    For example, if I had a chapter head page, having it be able to automatically switch to the standard body parent would be a time saver for that highly repetitive task.

    The option would be after "Number of Pages" and probably say something like "Parent for Following Page" with a selector for the existing parents, and another selector with "Following…

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  18. Paragraph shading (and borders) should be able to clip/inset based on the text box

    Paragraph shading extends outside of the text box. This is especially annoying when shaded text spans over multiple pages (see screenshot: AutoShading.png). It would be great if it could automatically clip and inset based on the text box—see screenshot: HowItShouldLook.png. The current solutions I can think of are really messy and easily negated.

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  19. Standardize action of Ctrl-F (should be Find/New Find, not toggle Find window)

    In ID, Ctrl-F (Cmd-F) toggles the Find/Change window open and closed.

    Only the first instance behaves in a globally correct manner, by opening the F/C window if it is closed, and placing the cursor in the "Find" field.

    Every other application of the last several decades then uses Ctrl-F to start the next new search, by placing the cursor in the Find field.

    ID instead toggles the F/C window shut, and any user conditioned (by, again, every other app in use) to start typing a new search term finds themselves typing into the document instead.

    While the Find/Change feature has…

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  20. Instead of allowing objects to leave the pasteboard, just move them to the edge of the pasteboard

    I often place and then resize images in InDesign. Very often when I go to resize an image, I get the error "This would cause one or more objects to leave the pasteboard" and I can't actually resize all the way down to a manageable size—I have to move the entire image somewhere random and try to resize, or just resize in increments, move the image, and resize again.

    I understand that I don't want objects to leave the pasteboard. But if an object is about to leave the pasteboard, why can't it just move to the edge of the…

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