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  1. automatically use comment highlight

    I'm always getting comments without highlights because I forget to select the highlight before I write the comment... it would be great to default to highlight color x every time

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  2. Please add "Default search scope" to the Preferences

    Hi, Adobe design team!
    I'm sorry to say, but NEVER IN MY LIFE have I wanted to search for something inside a single Story. It's kinda infuriating to have to switch to "Document" as the Search scope every time. Can we please have the chance to change, what is our default?
    Thanks in advance!

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  3. Add scrolling feature to Publish Online

    I create decks for brands and companies, and we often need to use interactive elements like videos and gifs — so we need to publish them online.

    Because of smartphones, the design of most websites now, and the way people read PDFs in 'Reader', people expect to be able to scroll rather than clicking left and right.

    I'm having a lot of requests now to create documents in non-adobe programmes, like Readymag — purely because they offer scrolling.

    My contemporaries are having the same.

    I hope this would be a small fix for Adobe, because it would make a huuuuge…

    11 votes

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  4. Option for Overprint to apply to black text only (not graphics) by default

    It would be great to have two options in Preferences for how overprint behaves.
    Appearance of Black Objects: Overprint Swatch at 100% (tick or untick)
    Appearance of Black Text: Overprint Swatch at 100% (tick or untick)

    I spend a ton of time correcting black on graphics before printing files and it can be quite fiddly at times with illustrations. This would save so much time + printing errors when I miss stuff!

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  5. The 'character direction' function for Arabic text layout

    The 'character direction' function does not exist in the new version of Indesgin (2024). As a result, I cannot layout an Arabic text correctly. How can I do this?

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  6. ability to import .avif file.

    InDesign should be able to import .avif files. It doesn't need more explanation than that, except to say, If importing graphics and images is one of the core purposes of the program, it's surprising to find a format that can't be imported. Please keep InDesign updated and capable of working with all formats.

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  7. Find/Change Apply to Anchored Text Boxes

    Find/change should be able to include any text boxes anchored in the search of a text box/story/selection. I use anchored text box objects in tables a lot, and on occasion, it would be helpful to be able to make a change to all the text with a certain paragraph style in a story, but not in the whole document. But with anchored objects, find/change won't see any text in anchored objects if you select the text box with the anchors, and you can't select multiple anchored objects at the same time. This makes it impossible/useless to find/change multiple text items…

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  8. Allow pop-up panels such as paragraph styles editor to be resized

    When the operating system font size and/or software UI scale is increased it causes the bottom of the panel to be too long and clipped off under the Windows taskbar. Most of the panel is just empty grey space so can be scaled down without losing any of the contents.

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  9. Ability to scroll pages behind export windows

    When dealing with longer documents, it would be nice to be able to scroll either the pages in the background or (even better) the pages window/tab to look at a range (e.g. when a document is at the end or if there are filler pages that don't need exporting/checking at this stage). People have been requesting this for years.

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  10. Pop window note

    I work within teams that open and close ID files. The existing noting and share for review is just too slow and complex for the majority of the work we do. It would be absolutely amazing if you could save a simple twitter style small note when saving. So when the next person that opens the file can read it as soon as it pops up on open and can either choose to keep it / ignore or dismiss the note. Which will get rid of it. And you can only save one note to the saved file which will…

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  11. Share for Review: Delete comment if the anchor text is removed/edited

    Share for Review: Delete comment if the anchor text is removed/edited

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  12. share for review: improve speed on making comments and deleting comments

    improve speed on making comments and deleting comments at the moment it takes way to long to just delete a comment

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  13. Add ability to make resusable/editable linked COMPONENTS (like in XD)

    InDesign has been dancing around the edges of this idea for years, with half-baked features like snippets, libraries, linked items in the content grabber....but it never has gotten it right. What we need is something exactly like the "components" feature in Adobe XD. We grab some objects, and then "Make Component" out of them. Then we can plop multiple instances of that component throughout the document. If we go back and edit the "Main Component" those changes are automatically applied to all placed instances of it.

    Yes, I know you can place one indesign doc into another, which is the…

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  14. Clearer comment navigation in share for review

    click on a comment and have the comments panel scroll to the comment clicked, make the active comment highlight more visible and don't unmap comments when the text is deleted but delete the comments with the text.

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  15. Comments in Logical Order Please

    The comments in Share for Review currently start on the right hand page of a spread work down and then skip to the top of the left-hand spread. This is confusing.

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  16. Store Export settings along with PDF and update PDF with the same settings

    I find it hard to impossible to tell the export settings of a PDF file just from the file. Am I missing where to look? I would like to have

    • Write settings as human readable text into the metadata of PDF Files, when they are exported
    • Export settings as Export preset, stored along with PDF (as metadata within the file)
    • Import the Export Presets by pointing at an existing PDF File (with this metadata available)
    • Update any PDF File (given the export settings-metadata are available) with the same settings by pointing to the the File that is to be updated
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  17. Update only some pages of an earlier exported PDF

    When Exporting a big document, sometimes after a change it would be nice to update only the changed page in the exported file.
    - it would save time as the export would complete faster
    - no need to have all the linked files of the whole document locally just to update one page
    - it would save me exporting one one some pages and then opening the old PDF file in Acrobat and replacing the updated page manually.

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  18. Window size-changing

    I find that Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and Dreamweaver all follow Apple’s standard of double-clicking at the top of a window to make it expand to full screen or return to the previous size. InDesign (v.19.0.1) apparently does not (I use only these five Adobe Cloud apps). InDesign windows will double-click expand to full screen but won’t returning to their previous size. The alternative, dragging the right-hand edge, is very tedious.

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  19. Export Share for Review Comments

    Our Engineering department needs to be able to track the comments made on documents which are shared for review as part of their audit procedure.

    It would be great if after the document has been shared for review and the Engineering team provide their feedback, they could then export the pdf along with all of the comments.

    3 votes

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  20. clipboard panel

    A clipboard panel with recently copied images, words & glyphs would be quite handy for workflow.

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