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  1. Show only Font familys in Font preview

    Since the latest layout change the font searchbar improved, BUT it takes way longer to actually find a font, becouse every Version of the font is displayed, instead of the whole Family (so Arial Bold, Arial Medium etc... instead of Arial, Futura, etc). This is especially confusing, when working with similar named font familys or diffenrt varants of familys. I would suggest a option in the preferences of all Adobe programs to change etween family preview and single style preview, with the first set as default.

    7 votes
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  2. Wavy line needs customize option!

    We need “Wavy line” customize option, such as:
    (1) weight (2) wave height (3) wavelength (4) single/double line selection
    (see fig1.png and fig2.png)

    Current wavy line design is not good for professional.
    When we change weight, the wavy size is automatically changed. We can’t control the size of wave.
    When we need to control the size and shape of wavy line, we have to create appropriate one by Illustrator, then link them. This takes lots of times of us.
    "Wavy line" customize option will definitely help us a lot.
    Japanese clients often designate to use wavy lines to underline.
    With…

    50 votes
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  3. Just change one word in the preferences of German InDesign!

    The German word "Textumfluss" is used two times in InDesign but with different meanings:

    Within the preferences "Smart Text Reflow" is "Intelligenter Textumfluss".
    And then there ist the "Text Wrap" panel, which is named "Textumfluss" in German, too.

    So "wrap" gets the same translation as "reflow"? Noooooo! These are two different thing and should not be named the same!

    A better translation for reflow would be "Textumbruch", so please change just one word in the German preferences, from "Intelligenter Textumfluss" to "Intelligenter Textumbruch".

    It's easy to do: just five letters to change! One small piece of code. Done in a…

    10 votes
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    Hello All,

    The fix is now available in the Beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can download the latest available build (15.0.0.151) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.


    Adobe InDesign team

  4. Placed pdf loses interactivity features and accessibility tags.

    When PDFs are placed into an InDesign layout and then the entire layout is exported to PDF, the placed PDFs are converted to <Figure> tags in the final PDF.

    There are many time when designers must incorporate an existing PDF into their documents, such as:

    -- Multi-page PDF of an existing document.

    -- A pre-made PDF AcroForm

    -- In annual reports, an official letter from a president, commissioner, or other authority.

    -- In financial reports, the required letter from the accounting firm as well as the financial balance sheets.

    In these above cases, the placed PDFs are official documents that…

    7 votes
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    Hi,
    What all things would you like PDF to retain? (alt text, tags and what else?)

    Currently when PDF is imported, its imported as a single graphic.

    Would you want the tags and alt text to be mapped to their correct assets in InDesign? and those tags and alt text be also editable from within InDesign after PDF is imported?

    Or should they be remapped and restored once the document with placed PDF is again exported to PDF from InDesign?

    Would want to know more about the proposed solution / workflow

    Thanks

  5. MultiCore

    Let the Export Engine Part for PDF's use Multicore,
    to process big render heavy files with transparence effects better.

    5 votes
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  6. 【If this function can be realized is too important to Chinese ancient books!】如果能实现这个功能对中国古籍太重要了!

    I'm using InDesign 2020 (Chinese). Some of China's ancient books and historical materials are arranged vertically from the left, this function is very important for the collection and imitation of Chinese ancient books! For the program, the implementation of this function should not be too difficult, but in fact not, it is a pity! I really hope that the next version will be available for this feature. It would be great if it could really be done, so thank you! This new version will be the most sold in China!

    我使用的是InDesign 2020(中文版)。中国一些古代书籍和历史资料是从左侧竖着排列,这个功能对收集和仿制中文古籍非常重要!对于程序来说,实现此功能应该并不会太难,但实际上并非如此,真可惜!真的非常希望下一个版本将可用这个功能。如果真能实现这功能那真的是太棒了,那就太感谢了!这个新版本将会是在中国有史以来Indesign卖得最多的一次!

    3 votes
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  7. Make column rules continue in footnotes

    If you have a text frame with multiple columns and the footnotes split into columns, the column rules do not continue in the footnotes.

    3 votes
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  8. Scroll Bar Access

    Panels should not overlap the page vertical scroll bar. Instead they should snap on right side of the pasteboard [Offset the width of the scrollbar] allowing access to the scrollbar. saving you have to close panels

    6 votes
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  9. Problem with Paragraph Borders across the page (with same paragraph style)

    In the "Paragraph Borders" we need an option that allows you to determine whether or not to leave the "paragraph border" at the bottom of the page. When using the same paragraph style (to simulate a table) often the client requires that the border at the bottom (or top) of the page are not visible, to indicate continuity (as happens now in the case in which the same paragraph is divided between the two pages).

    Operating system: "catalina 10.15.1".
    InDesign: version 15.0.1.

    4 votes
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  10. Crop Marks In 100 Percent Black

    Please add the capability to produce crop marks in 100 percent black. In the 2019 printing industry, not having this feature accessible is mind boggling. While there may always be a need for offset printing along with crop marks in registration builds, to ignore the needs of the growing digital printing market is a grave oversight on Adobe's part. Print shops are losing enormous amounts of money in click rates by not being able to produce a true black and white side with crop marks. This especially affects four color over black printing.

    From 2013 to 2018, the digital printing…

    5 votes
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  11. Make search and replace aware of HTML web addresses to include or exclude them

    S&R knows how to limit searches to who words or by capitalization. Give it the ability to include or (more important) exclude HTML web addresses. I often have to search an entire book replacing some hyphens with N-dashes or M-dashes. Quite a few of the search results are webpage addresses whose hyphens I do NOT want to change, often hundreds of them. It's be great if searches could exclude web addresses.

    4 votes
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  12. Fast book export to PDF

    When you have a book with a lot of files inside (more than 100), the export to PDF takes a lot of time. The mouse stucks and it ist not possible to work effectively.
    Every day we are working multiple times with the book funktion.
    A new PDF Export will be very nice and very very helpful.

    7 votes
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  13. Make GREP dot (Any Character) match Footnote Reference marker.

    Make the GREP dot (Any Character) match ~F (Footnote Reference marker).

    There is no reason that a query like .+ would stop when reaching a footnote marker. This should select the entire paragraph. This behaviour have been in InDesign forever and should be changed.

    11 votes
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  14. Properties Panel More Options

    I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
    Thanks, Julian

    74 votes
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    26 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html


    Adobe InDesign team

  15. Video - Object Style

    Today I cannot add an object style to a video. I'm using object style to easy redefine layout. If I create a content holder I can define its size and location with object style. Once I add a video into the content holder, the object styles in the object style pane are disabled/grey.

    3 votes
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  16. Find/Change can able to group the multiple saved queries

    Find/Change can able to group the multiple saved queries so that I can apply grouped queries simultaneously in the document.

    5 votes
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  17. PDF Tag Preview

    PDFs have to be tagged properly for ADA compliance. It would be nice to be able to preview (in InDesign) what the tag structure will look like when exported to PDF. This would prevent having to return to the source file if there is inappropriate nesting of tags, incorrect tags, etc. This would be especially helpful with complicated (multi-level) lists.

    4 votes
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  18. Option to split table rows across pages

    Lord please, if you're up there, answer our INDD prayers and make this a feature. A LOT of tables have rows with more content than can be held in a single page or bottom of a page. It's impossible to layout a continuous book or brochure if I can't get the table text to split - it doesn't have to be the default, but give me the option - please, please. WORD does this, be better than Word!!

    374 votes
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  19. Duplicating pages in InDesign - but not at the end of a document

    When duplicating pages in Indesign they always appear at the end of the document. We should be able to select where in the document we want the pages to be added, as we do when inserting new pages.
    So, 'Duplicate Pages''; "Insert Before/After page XX" etc

    79 votes
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  20. Please add proper standard printing condition(s) and icc-profiles

    Adobe, please change the standard color presets for printing to the proper standard printing conditions and profiles that are published by the European Color Initaitive ECI (eci.org.). The icc-profiles are publically available.
    Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
    FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason. ECI has published the corresponding standard ICC-profile "PSO coated v3", which should find it's way into Adobe's color settings. Please integrate the official ECI-profiles, because these are highly optimized…

    150 votes
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