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  1. Preflight to list Font type used in file.

    Please make InDesign Preflight list the type of font missing (Adobe font, ttf, otf). We are a Prepress company and when preflighting jobs, we flag to the customer that a font is missing, but is available in Adobe Fonts. If we just activate the Adobe font, it could be the wrong type. A lot of the times the client has forgotten to send the font (otf, ttf).

    An example of this is Adobe Caslon Pro Italic. My file is using the otf type, but InDesign is telling me it is available on Adobe Fonts. If I just activated the Adobe…

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  2. batch errors delete

    I am using pictures with metadata in my document based on a master page with predesigned layout. I need to show this metadata in multiple live captions, but the problem is, when i have a pic without any data in particular caption i get an error in prefligt with unresloved caption variable, which is ok, the link does not contain any data in that field. But i need to get rid of all empty text frames before exporting the document. Any ideas about how to delete them all at once?

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  3. Open PDF in INDD

    It is utterly nonsensical that PDFs can be opened and edited in numerous apps, in particular Affinity Publisher, while InDesign cannot. Even Illustrator can do it (with various limitations).

    If Affinity and Markzware and so so many others can manage it - and reliably and accurately manage it - it's farcical that InDesign can't.

    4 votes

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  4. Delete all instances of link

    It would be great to be able to delete all instances of a link from the Links panel.

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  5. Conditional no-break in character styles

    I want an option to make no-break in character style, but if it's impossible to keep text in frame, breaking would be possible.
    For example, usually I don't want to break a hyperlink in text and if I make it no breaking, very long URL's makes it impossible to keep text running in text frames.
    I think there is a workaround with GREP's but that's not really solid solution for this.

    1 vote

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  6. Search QR Codes when Finding/Replacing

    I'm not sure if this is categorized correctly, but it would be nice if we are searching to fix text in a document that it also search and replace text that is used in QR codes so they don't get missed and are more easily fixed.

    2 votes

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  7. Better text variables

    Text variables are so... basic at the moment.

    Can it get some love like GREPs search has? Unbelievable that you can't pull the first page or section titles... but how about some simple math operations in there too and combine them with GREP operations? Would be hugely useful to have some dynamic tools like this added to make on page information update in response to layout changes.

    8 votes

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  8. Find/change return to where you started, like Word

    When you're done Find/Replace, InDesign leaves you at the last occurrence, and you have to navigate to where you started. In Word, most of the time the screen returns to where you started, saving you time. Any chance of adding this to InD?

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  9. Options to enter #firstpage #lastpage in PDF filename

    It would be great if you could add the option to add #firstpage and #lastpage to PDF filename. Lots of typographers require that in order to keep publications in order.
    I work for a monthly magazine and in our workflow we create single articles that we gather into an InDesign Book. This would avoid the need of renumbering ALL the publication filenames – in case something changes in the articles order of appearance – and rebuild the Book before the PDF creation (I do this via a script by Peter Kahrel that exports the Book as single documents)

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  10. Jumping/Toggling between 2 text boxes on same page

    i have 3 text boxes on 1 page having same text content but in 3 different languages, so how can i toggle in between all 3.

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  11. Cover page for printing book should have their own setup by default to reduce confusion

    I having issue seriously with page numbers. If its 38pp but in my pages box, shows 34pp example. Why do i need to get confused here?

    I think indesign perhaps should have an option where I can right click and say page 1 and 2 is the cover, than the last two page is also a cover. Page number doesnt change, instead, right click and select it as book covers and boomz.

    So confusing when i exported it shows 34pp in pdf preview, and indesign shows 32pp. So yeah. That could be one feature adobe team can seriously look into.…

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  12. Option to recognise different paragraph styles as the really part of the same style

    When creating multi-level lists you need to use different paragraph styles. This creates a problem where the spacing you want at the end of the whole list and the start of a new paragraph is applied when you are in the middle of different levels of the list.
    I am thinking a little checkbox next to the 'Based on' paragraph style section in the 'General' tab of the paragraph style settings window that allows you to link the new style as a child of the top-level style.
    This way, those end of paragraph spacings won't be applied to the child…

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  13. add a "Buttons" list in the buttons and forms palette

    When creating interactive PDFs, it would be great to have a place where I can access buttons already created without having to click through objects on my page to find out what button was created to do what. (I have some documents that require multitudes of button objects) I'd love to see a place where I can discern if a "button" is an object being used to hide/show another object or is the object BEING shown/hid. Also, having multiple interactive elements on a page seems to "crash" my docs or cause all sorts of weird issues when viewed. Is there…

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  14. Make Arrowheads features same as Illustrator.

    Why the control is the same, but result different for this Arrowhead feature from InDesign to Illustrator. I want to scale down arrowheads, but couldn't. Workaround is nice but why? when the Illustrator control works perfectly.

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  15. Is Cyber Security Hard To Learn? Let us Find Out

    At the point when you hear the word ‘Cyber Security Course’, you may come up a few different mental pictures. You could envision a hero (Cyber Security master, not set in stone to save the virtual framework from the assault by the foe (programmer/digital crook). While such a speculative symbolism can appear to be really invigorating for some; for others it could place the image of an overwhelming field. Normally, you may be pondering, is Cyber Security hard? Furthermore, in the event that it is, how hard is Cyber Security?

    What is Cyber Security?

    Cyber Security is the discipline which…

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  16. Show accented letters with alternate glyphs

    When finding a letter with an accent, currently you have to search the glyphs panel, maybe narrowing it down with the dropdown, or paste it in. What would be great would be if the accented versions of letters (e.g. è, é, ê, ë) showed underneath the alternate glyphs when a letter was selected. Even if it was only the major accents showed, this would save a lot of time. It would probably be best as an option that can be turned on or off.

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  17. Text "before" and "after" user-definded variables

    Text variables
    For "User defined text" also allow to define "Text before..." and "Text after..." as it is possible for the predefined variables (like "Output date").
    We often need pre- and post-text for self-defined variables

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  18. Improve Screen Display Quality - 4K Related

    I've recently upgraded to a 4K monitor. When working on InDesign documents, the type is not "sharp". I am running in the High Quality Display setting, the text and graphics are not sharp. If I run the display driver at 150% this problem exists, if I run at 100%, the type and graphics are very sharp - as expected. So this is a Windows related issue.

    Could the 150% magnification be ignored for the page display, but remain for the toolbars, etc.

    I have "old" eyes from too much time in front of these monitors!

    Thanks

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  19. Drop shadow effect, hold on rotate

    Text or image box with drop shadow effect, the angle of the shadow should be maintained when you rotate the object.

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  20. Launch Art

    Hello everyone. I don't actually have an issue, but rather a curious question:

    Why have all of the InDesign launch images been illustrations, when InDesign is a page layout app?

    I'd love to see some cool magazine covers/interiors, or book or package design! Wouldn't that be more appropriate?

    Just sayin' 🙂

    E.

    3 votes

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