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  1. Page number ranges in TOC

    Table of contents don't have the ability to add page ranges.

    So the contents look like this:

    Section A . . . . . . . 1

    Section B . . . . . . . 5

    Section C . . . . . . . 9

    When they should look like this:

    Section A . . . . . . . 1-4

    Section B . . . . . . . 5-8

    Section C . . . . . . . 9

    All this needs to be implemented is to have the second number be one page less than…

    7 votes

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  2. Interactive document

    To be able to produce interactive document which works similar as website (for example - for presentation purposes or others..). To be able to read/present this interactive document for example in Acrobat.

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  3. Rename "Parent Pages" to something less offensive. A lot of children don't have parents and some people don't have the ability to be parents

    To reflect the core Adobe values of inclusivity you should replace non-inclusive language from InDesign 2022 onwards.

    I think Adobe should continue to change their products based on inclusivity at the cost of functionality and common sense. I'm looking forward to what new name you come up.

    If you don't change the name then I'm very confused because this new name 'Parent' is not inclusive at all.

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  4. PLEASE allow the removal of the background color on embeds

    It seems kind of silly to not have that kind of control when this is a design program. Also, I second the comment here to remove the Adobe watermark on the embed. It makes the embed look unprofessional, like someone didn't pay for their account. It reflects poorly on the designer / owner of the website, who is not at fault.

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  5. Please allow align stroke centers again

    It was once easy to align frames with a line. By dragging them on top of each other you could 'snap' the middle of the line together.

    Can this please be added back to InDesign? It would make life so much easier and more fun.

    Alignin a stroke to a box with a stroke still works, aligning boxes with strokes on the center of the stroke doesn't work anymore. Please fix it.

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  6. Page numbering for spreads

    Numbering for Spreads, not just single pages.

    A simple option as follows:

    Type > Insert Special Character > Markers > New Spread Numbering Options

    I.e This would make page 1-2 appear as spread number 1 automatically throughout the document
    A life saver and simply amazed this doesn't already exisit!

    Adobe, please please please implement. It will be a dramatic time saver over doing it manually.

    Thank you,

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  7. Provide an option for placing multipage PDFs where the number of pages imported into the InDesign document is variable.

    1. When I use the PlaceMultipagePDF.jsx script, the number of pages imported is static based on the number of pages in the PDF being imported at the time. However, if pages are added to the PDF being imported, then when I reopen the InDesign file, I only see the original number of pages and not the additional pages that were added to the imported PDF.

    2. The PlaceMultipagePDF script is a valuable automation tool for recurring reports with regular updates. However, I lose all this automation if the number of pages in the imported PDF changes. In those cases, I have to…

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  8. Parent pages

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    I would like to be able to automatically select a replacement parent page as I am deleting an existing parent page. I imagine this could work just like it does when you delete a Paragraph style (see screen shot).

    Why is this Valuable:
    I frequently use the Alternate Layout function, and when InDesign creates the Alternate Layout it creates new parent pages for that alternate layout (Alternate Parent Pages-Automatic). However, there are a few consistent additional changes that need to be made within the new alternate layout document pages that cannot be done via the Liquid Layout feature. So,…

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  9. Hello! Can you please add «Exception» feature in «find and replace»?

    I use InDesign for book layout; there are so many times that i feel i need a feature to exclude some words when I search to replace. if there be a special feature like a list to exclude the characters or words for not to search them, it's gonna make it so much easier.
    Thank you.

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  10. Provide an option to see items in the pasteboard area while the document is set to the preview mode.

    I sometimes use the pasteboard to create simple items I want to place in my document later. It would be helpful to be able to access those items without having to switch view modes. Suggesting 3 options - normal, preview, and this one.

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  11. 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…

    3 votes

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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)

    2 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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