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  1. Have a trash can function in Publish Online

    If documents are accidentally deleted from Publish Online, they are gone forever, which if done in error, can cause a huge problem. It would be so helpful if deleted documents could be placed in a trash can, even if for only a week or so, to take away the risk of accidental deletion. Thanks

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  2. Resize Frames & Objects to Preset Aspect Ratios & Sizes

    It would be great to have a feature where a placed graphic, text frame or object could be quickly resized using the contextual menus to a choice of standard aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9 etc..) there would need to be options to crop, resize content proportionally etc.. Add the ability to add your own user ratios and physical size dimensions like the Photoshop crop tool and it would be very powerful.

    For example: it would be pretty slick if users could drop a 5:7 image onto their page and then right click to quickly crop to 16:9.

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  3. Delete unused Parent Pages

    In complex documents some Parent pages can end up childless.
    It would be nice to let InDesign automatically detect those, and delete 'm in one go.

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  4. Batch Rename Multiple Layers at once. Find/Change Names of Layers.

    Would be nice to rename multiple Layers at once in Indesign like renaming Files in a Finder-Folder. Or with a additional function for Find/Change.

    Usecase in the picture below. Have to rename several Layers for exporting with scripts. Always double-click is annoying. Would improve my Workflow a lot.

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  5. create outlines for a SVG

    have an option to "create outlines" for an SVG

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  6. an option to create a continuation sequel word

    Include an option to generate a continuation word that previews the initial word of the subsequent text frame

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  7. PDF to InDesign - Preserve Editing Capabilities

    In Illustrator, you have an option for saving to PDF to "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" so that you can open the file in Illustrator again and have the whole file including the layers, effects, guides, etc. Can we have this for InDesign as well?
    I work with some people that I know use InDesign and export the PDF from there, but don't share the InDesign file so when changes need to be made, it gets a bit more complicated than necessary.

    2 votes

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  8. Shortcut for alining placed PDF in adobe indesign

    need a short cut for alining placed PDF or object in adobe indesign for beter workflow

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  9. Opentype + Glyphs UI Menu Preview

    The UI for Opentype is extremely difficult and time consuming to use. The entire thing needs to be set up like Illustrator, with one addition: PREVIEW TYPOGRAPHIC FEATURES (especially the stylistic sets).

    This UI feature should behave just like the Fonts Menu: When you open the font family menu with text highlighted, each font you hover over previews on your selected text.

    This needs to be replicated for Opentype and Glyphs. So once you open the dropdown for stylist sets or glyphs, each style you hover over, will preview in real time on your selected text or in a pop…

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  10. PDF Pages Links Name alignment

    When i placed multiple PDF Page files, alignment is not right as i wanted.
    alignment numbers may line up truly. As sample top to down (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11)

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  11. Best Outlook.com Backup Software

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  12. Please add a library of snippest as in dreamweaver

    Add a snippet tab to save repeated typographical components in manual creation

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  13. Fix application built-in trapping

    I've posted in the forum (twice), and read similar posts by other people, regarding the failure to print application built-in trapping since ID v16. At least in Windows. The last time it worked (for me and for others) was in ID v15. Yes, we are advised to leave trapping to in-RIP, but there are situations when application built-in trapping is necessary.

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  14. Create a text variable window to see and edit values faster

    Right now you have to open each variable independently. Then if you want to change the value you have to save and exit each variable. Also you have to open each variable to see the value.

    Please create a Text Variable Window with two columns. One for the Name the other for the value. This way we can see the variable and edit the variable. Add the add icon, and add duplicate variable icon.

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  15. Empty Text Frames in Preflight Panel

    It would be really nice if the Preflight Panel (or another tool) could detect text frames with no text in them and give the user an option to delete them. Empty text frames don't cause that many problems in print, but when you export to ePub, they often create some odd pagination and other errors. I think they usually happen because I bring in a new story and it kicks out 15 pages. Then I highlight the text and apply a style and the text shrinks to 12 pages, but leaves behind empty boxes. If I don't go back and…

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  16. Align from page edge

    Among the various types of “Align to:”, in addition to “Align to margins” and “Align to page”, it would be useful to also have an “Align from page edge”, considering the edge as an element to distance from. In this way, we can avoid putting empty blocks beyond the page margins to distribute the spacing of objects across the entire page.

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  17. Flipbook should comeback

    The flipbook feature should come in HTML5 so that we are sure that there are no backlinks or anything like that in the code and its secure to be used on servers.

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  18. sort styles alphabetically with optional case sensitivity

    Allow the option to toggle case sensitivity on/off when sorting styles alphabetically, so that one can use case sensitivy to namespace styles.

    For documents with a long list of styles, I namespace them so that styles used accross the document are sorted first, then those specific to a section, then those specific to an element of a section, like so:

    _body
    INTRO _body
    INTRO BOX _body

    I name sections and subsections in upper case to easily distinguish, but it actually is the prefix "_" that gets sorting to lay the hierarchy.

    It would be nice to just resort on case…

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  19. Change color to the QR Codes when using Data Merge

    InDesign is great for controlling your design, but when you're importing a QR code from a spreadsheet using Data Merge, it feels a bit limiting. It's like what Henry Ford said about having any color car, as long as it's black.

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  20. Mark layers as visible in the exported PDF but non-printing from within InDesign export settings

    PDFs have the ability to mark layers as non-printing, so that they appear visible on the screen but don't print to hard copy. I'm using this capability to add a light raster background to all pages of a workbook for students, which adds a bit of warm color to the on-screen viewing experience, but I don't want this background to use up all their toner if they decide to print the pages. Similarly, the entire workbook has page numbers, but the worksheets should print without the page numbers, because they're not relevant outside the context of the book.

    I found…

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