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  1. Relink from CC Libraries Sorting

    When relinking assets in InDesign using "Relink from CC Libraries" , the CC Libraries panel that shows isn't capable of having it's sort order (date modified vs alphabetically) changed nor is able to show groups - please fix so it has the same view functionality as the regular CC Library Panel.

    2 votes
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  2. Make it obvious in the Page palette when a page dimension has been changed with the Page tool

    In a multi-page doc, it is not obvious when the dimensions of individual pages have been changed with the Page tool.

    This can waste time or at worst be disastrous if a document at the wrong size is inadvertently sent to print.

    I suggest some kind of colour tint or bright border to page thumbnails to clearly identify when a page dimension has changed from the document’s core dimensions.

    25 votes
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  3. Snapping priority (ignore objects when in snapping distance from guideline and do not snap to outline)

    When both options are active:
    - snap to objects
    - snap to guidelines.

    InDesign behaves like schizophrenic making bad choices. And it is impossible to place objects on level.

    Also InDesign snaps inner / outer outline of object to the guide, so when you have thin outlines (below one point) you never know to which side of outline object will be snapped and it will always be on different level than object without outline. And it creates mess.

    Each time when there is a guide InDesign should snap to it in first place, ignoring the objects, and also object should…

    2 votes
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  4. Media panel

    I need the media panel back to be able to make the video auto play on page load (or not).

    2 votes
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  5. Creation of Table of Contents — Adjustable size of the interface window (width and height)

    Creation of Table of Contents — Adjustable interface window (width and height)

    When working in huge and very complex documents — with dozens and dozens of paragraph styles and very complex table of contents —, the limitations of the interface window are rather annoying. The window cannot namely be expanded to have a better view of the selected styles.

    The number of visible styles is namely limited to four (see screenshot). And the width cannot be adjusted either.

    It would thus be a considerable improvement if the window size could be customized in order to have a much better view…

    5 votes
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  6. Disable external plugins from earlier versions when packaging files

    I find that some files created with cs5.5/cs6 use external plugins that get embedded in CC 2019 and then cause them to crash when opened on another system without those plugins. Is there any way to disable the plugins at the package stage? That would ideal.

    3 votes
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  7. Same Stroke behaviour as Illustrator please

    Please make it possible to choose for Illustrator style strokes:
    -Strokes should not affect the dimensions of a shape*
    -Snapping should snap to the actual box, not the thickness of the Stroke


    • in Illustrator, a Rectangle of 4x4cm, stays 4 x 4 cm, whatever Stroke is applied. In InDesign, a 4 x 4 cm rectangle, with a 1 cm centered stroke applied, becomes 5 x 5 cm. This makes working with grids very unpleasant.

    InDesigns Strokes are very unusefull for trying out styles and thicknesses. Each time the Stroke width changes, the shape size changes along.

    3 votes
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  8. Add all case options to styles menu. Styles missing lowercase and sentence case.

    For whatever reason the lowercase and sentence case options are available from the top menu under Type, but are not enabled in the paragraph style options. Please cross-enable the features. I recently had a client change the ingredients in a 200 page recipe book from sentence case to all lowercase. I ultimately ran a find and replace by style using GREP code, but it would've been much easier and more efficient to be able to build this into the styles.

    15 votes
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  9. Auto convert heavy Ai + Pdf files so InDesign don't die on export...

    Working with a lot of designers they often place very complicated and vector heavy patterens in indesign. (Ai+PDF format)

    Indesign eats all - no problem.

    Then the time comes and indesign need to make a PDF file, and it just dies!

    I can now spend hour finding that one or more pattern with a gazillion points...

    Why dont indesign say, --- > Hey! Stop! If you place this file you will not be able to make a PDF file, and i will likely crash and burn...

    And then InDesign converts the file, on the fly.. And places the new file…

    2 votes
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  10. Split screen on mac os

    please allow split screen view on the MAC OS. I am constantly working across programs like indesign and word and this would be very helpful

    2 votes
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  11. Make guides work outside of the page like Illustrator

    Self explanatory really - Make guides work outside of the page like Illustrator, so you can lay things out on the pasteboard accurately before you put it on your document.

    2 votes
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  12. Import a multipage PDF into existing graphic frames

    I need to be able to set up a document with graphic frames, then import a multipage PDF using a script which places each page into each frame. When the script encounters a page not containing a frame, it will miss it out and place into the next available frame.

    2 votes
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  13. non-contigious text selections

    I'm absolutely amazed that a product (inDesign) with the power to do everything from making a cup of coffee to managing the invasion of a small African republic does not provide a user with the ability to select non-contigious text. Given the value of this as a feature, I can only assume that it has been requested many times over but that Adobe has deemed it not important enough to warrant inclusion. Surely it is a rather simple coding exercise to include this.

    I write books using inDesign and I waste many hours selecting different text items and making the…

    1 vote
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  14. Predetermine Adobe .pdf settings for Publish Online Documents

    I post interactive documents in a double page spread with Publish Online, but when it is downloaded, all the interactivity is stripped out and it downloads as single pages. What is the point of posting an interactive document in a spread format if you can't download it, as an interactive document in spread format!

    I would like to be able to predetermine the .pdf download options before publishing online ie double page spread with (cover page) and choose the interactive elements to be included. That way when they press download .pdf it is downloaded with all the interactivity and in…

    2 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Diagonal Strikethrough

    An upgrade to the existing strike through option with new settings that allow for diagonal lines. I've added a mockup of the character style options.

    This would be an awesome little update wich has many uses and make the life of a lot of InDesigners easier.

    8 votes
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  17. Frame Fitting Panel

    Fairly self explanatory. Frame fitting options are one of the only frequently used features that don't have their own panel, which can cause UX issues for various reasons. Solution, give them a panel.
    Thanks

    1 vote
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  18. Indesign feature

    Please add in "outline stroke" (which is an illustrator function) to indesign. We need this for when a printer requests that all strokes are outlined.

    5 votes
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  19. Name spreads for export

    When we export as png or other formats from indesign we always have to rename all our exported pages and spreads. Over and over again if we make changes and export again. Why cant we have the option to give a spread or a page a defined name for export. Example, I always have to rename documentname(15) to banner_560x500 and does this on all 15 exports. Please look into it ❤️

    12 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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