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  1. 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)

    9 votes

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  2. flowable sound in fixed Epub Layout

    I would SO MUCH like to have the possibility to ad sound that is able to continue even if pages are turned when I export a file as Epub with fixed layout. I really need this option to be able to give readers of my childrens picturebook the possibility to listen to the book read aloud along with original background music.

    5 votes

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  3. List path of InDesign document used to publish

    I can't tell you how many times I've done back to a published document, want to update, and can't figure out which document was used to publish it. Some record in the dashboard, even a static record, would be useful.

    7 votes

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  4. Allow placement of AI files without PDF compatability.

    Currently, with a workflow that includes placing AI file into indesign, the AI files must be saved with PDF compatability turned on. This not only embeds all linked assets inside the AI file, but duplicates all the artwork as well making the file size of the saved AI file much much larger.

    This request is to allow INDD to place native AI files without an embedded PDF copy of all the artwork and without links embedded. If we could do this, we'd literally save half our storage space if not more due to all the duplication of links and artwork…

    4 votes

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  5. Print as mockup

    All designers print or export their designs with a stroke that defines the paper size. That stroke could be replaced by a fill that simulate a certain paper colour (prefs defined) and a short subtile dropshadow.
    It would be great to have in the print/export dialogbox a function that could do that for you, simulate a certain paper colour for the background and a dropshadow. Print as Mockup function

    4 votes

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  6. Font stack for missing glyphs

    Not every base text font has all the glyphs I sometimes need -- some need only a few math or Greek symbols, others need Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, or even Devanagari. Currently I manually hunt and pick them from the closest alternative, selecting glyphs from a font CLOSE ENOUGH right down to the ever-reliable fallbacks of Times New Roman and Arial Unicode MS. It would help if I could define a custom font stack per "base font": a list of alternatives in a Preferred Order, which would each in turn be scanned for missing glyphs. Kind of (well, exactly like)…

    5 votes

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  7. Dictionaries

    Please, simplify already the installation of dictionaries based on Hunspell! It's not that complicated ...! but it is so useful!

    6 votes

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  8. Scripts integration in the InDesign Templates

    Currently we're running the scripts for particular templates separately, but it'll be good, if we have an option in InDesign to integrate those scripts in the same templates. So running of scripts will become mandatory without depending on the users to run.

    3 votes

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  9. Replace white background color with transparency

    Quark X Press is able to replace the white background color of a placed TIFF image with transparency - this is the only feature I miss in InDesign.

    2 votes

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  10. Full Featured Mail Merge

    It would be so helpful to have a full-featured mailmerge like in Office. Specifically, being able to merge more than one unique record on a page. Postcards would be the best example.

    7 votes

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  11. when I export Arabic text file to epub3 fixed layout, all the punctuation marks coming at the beginning of the line rather than at the end.

    when I export Arabic text file to epub3 fixed layout, all the punctuation marks coming at the beginning of the line rather than at the end.

    3 votes

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  12. Adjust Frame Edges From Anypoint ...Not Just Middle of The Edge

    I'd like to be able to adjust frame edges from any point on the edge. This would work much like the slice select tool in Photoshop.

    Specifically, this would be useful to edit frames where you're zoomed in and the middle of the edge isn't near the content you're trying to crop with the frame.

    4 votes

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  13. Recent Pane improvements

    I would like to suggest some improvements for the "Recent" pane across all Adobe programs.

    • Right click the preview thumbnail, and have the option to select "Reveal in explorer"

    • When having one or more files open, be able to return to view this "Recent" pane (in a tab perhaps)

    3 votes

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  14. Make mini-icons easier to see

    I am running InDesign 2017.1 on a 1920x1080 monitor. The toolbar icons are quite small, but still usable, except for the ones dealing with color and stroke (lower left corner of UI). The mini-icons are trouble for old eyes and hands. I have tried changing the Windows text size setting to 125%, which improves the mini-icon situation but bloats the whole UI, reducing the work area. All I really want to do is make the color/stroke jumble easier to navigate and use. Everything else is fine as is.

    2 votes

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  15. Placing incorrect image type in environment should have warning (adjustable in Prefs)

    When placing an RGB image into a CYMK/print document, or a CMYK image into an RGB/web document, it would be great to have a warning. The warnings could be based on type RGB/JP/GIF/PNG into CMYK/print, CMYK/Pantone/Spot into RGB/web and resolution (300 dpi into 72 ppi, or vice versa), and this feature could be turned on/off/customized in Preferences.

    2 votes

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  16. Spelling: "Ignore All" does not hold when reopening saved file

    Spelling: "Ignore All" for items one doesn't want to put in the user dictionary, like proper names, citation references, etc. These one-time decisions are not sustained after saving and closing the ID file and starting again opening it the next time. Once these decisions are made, they should be saved with the file save and the user should not have to keep redoing them.

    2 votes

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  17. Drop down list of Styles in the Paragraph Style Options dialog box

    The Paragraph Style Options dialog box should have a drop down list of Style names to enable access to other Style without having to go back

    7 votes

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  18. Make the 'next page' button in the bottom left have a drop down to toggle it between next page and next spread.

    When scrolling through a document now, the view jumps between let and right. It might be less disorientating to switch quickly through the spreads than jumping left and right.

    7 votes

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  19. I'd like to see opacity in the options for Paragraph Shade

    Next to Tint I naturally looked for opacity, my thought was if I can change tint I can change opacity as well. Thanks.

    5 votes

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  20. Add length property to Indesign DOM

    Please add a readonly length property to all shapes, paths and lines which contains the total length. This property should be accessible using scripting... This is already present in Illustrator ... https://forums.adobe.com/message/10130793#10130793

    2 votes

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