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  1. Adobe Photoshop or other programs Charts and Infographics

    How to easily update creative charts and infographic values made in Adobe Photoshop CS5 or other programs versions. How can all graphical parameters be easily updated, depending on each other? Is there a very practical way to do this?

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  2. Fitting Content - Define Zoom Percentage

    Add a feature to let me define the Zoom percentage instead of just the standard selections. Example, an 8.5x11 from a manual has margins. If the manual needs to be printed smaller, having to place every page into a defined size requires touching every page instead of just enlarge/reduce to a specific size.

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  3. Specify subheader in addition to header, body (with alternating fills) and footer

    I would like the ability to have a sub-header style applied to a table style. I design tables with a title (or header), an area for the column topics (or sub-header), and then a body with alternating fills, and a footer without a fill. It would be great to be able to apply one table style that will incorporate all of those styles. See the included table as an example of what I am trying to do.

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  4. Adjustable column guides in text frames

    Add the ability to adjust column guides inside text frames allowing for variable column widths within the text frame.

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  5. Convert Clipping Path to Frame for multiple objects

    There is a command, Object > Clipping path > Convert Clipping Path to Frame. This will read the clipping path in a placed image and convert it to a frame. The command only works when only one object is selected, If multiple images are selected and every one of them has a clipping path the command is selectable but has no effect. There is no reason for this limitation.

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  6. DataMerge icons/images inline into text frames

    Add the ability to put file paths for icons/images with text in a cell, so that the images are merged inline with the text in a text frame. For example "Here is some text and here's an @icon.ai" would merge the icon.ai file into the text.

    I know a lot of people who do work on card games using DataMerge, and this is the single most frequent request I get.

    Currently the way we get around this is by merging text with placeholders like "[icon]", then copying the icon to the clipboard and doing a find and replace [icon] with…

    3 votes
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  7. Undo create outlines

    The ability to undo anything especially the outline of text “ “anytime” even in illustrator or photoshop... not just backwards

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  8. Custom Interactive Button Hotspots

    I would like the ability to customize the shape of the hotspot that appears on an object given the button function.

    For example, if I create an oval and convert it to a button, I would like to apply state changes when I rollover only on the shape of the oval. Currently we're limited to a 0/90 degree container that encompasses the entirety of the object.

    I'm unsure if this is a PDF format limitation.

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  9. Adobe PDF Presets / Transparency Flattener Presets " Convert Text To Outlines" Feature Not Working

    In all previous versions of Illustrator and InDesign, when saving a PDF, I have been able to set my PDF settings to convert all text to outlines by checking "Convert All Text To Outlines" in my Adobe PDF preset. Since my recent update to 23.0.3, this feature is no longer working properly. The setting is still an option, however, upon save/export of the PDF, text is not converted to outlines as it previously was.

    I have reached out to customer support for this issue and have been informed that this issue is "expected behavior of the software".

    How is this…

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  10. Character palette dropdown menu needs to expand full within workspace (revised post)

    Apologies, but I posted this before but forgot to include screen grabs. In InDesign CC 2018 when I selected a typeface from the character window drop-down menu, the drop-down expanded to fill my workspace vertically no matter where my character palette was on the screen. Now in CC 2019 it only expands to show 19 or 20 fonts in a much smaller drop-down window. I would love either to go back to the way it was before or have the option to enlarge the drop-down typeface selection window.

    See the difference between CC 2018 and 2019 in the screen shots.…

    2 votes
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  11. Character window typeface drop down menu extend fully within workspace

    In InDesign CC 2018 when I selected a typeface from the character window drop-down menu, the drop-down expanded to fill my workspace vertically no matter where my character palette was on the screen. Now in CC 2019 it only expands to show 19 or 20 fonts in a much smaller drop-down window. I would love either to go back to the way it was before or have the option to enlarge the drop-down typeface selection window.

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  12. Path elements as Artifact

    To create an accessible PDFs it’s essential to either tag relevant content or mark irrrelevant content as Artifact. In InDesign you can use the object export options to mark an object as “Artefact”.

    So far so good, however any path elements from tables or underlined/strikethrough text are not marked at all. Obviously, those always need to be marked as an Artifact. InDesign should do this automatically during the pdf export process. Please fix that, it’s extremly time consuming to fix that manually in Acrobat.

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  13. Center-point auto-selected when rotating images in a content frame

    I want this to be something I can set in InDesign with my workspace. If it isn't automatically set to centerm then allow me to change the preferences for the whole program.

    I make manuals that require six photos a page, and I am always having to select the center point square in the rotation toolbar.

    I would like the option for this to be my default.

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  14. Section specific controll of the "based on" featues in paragraph styles

    Add a checkbox to each menu under the paragraph style options, to let the user *check* if a set of options should be inherited or overwritten.

    A bit like the way we define specific *live* attributes when creating object styles.

    The goal is to give the user greater control and insight into what attributes are overwritten, and easily add/remove/change them.

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  15. Index that can find grammatical cases

    Making index of names, ID can´t find anything else than basic names, not genetives, like Hovi/Hovin. Find and replase you can find names by putting ̭ "any mark"-marks of the end of the name, Hovi⋀$. Could you make ID better by fixing this problem for we finnish grammar using users :)

    2 votes
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  16. Need an action to generate call-outs showing font style attributes

    For example, if a heading paragraph style is Palatino Bold, color value: C15/M2/Y0/K36, 15 point type on 19 point leading, left aligned with an indent of 1p and space after of 2.6p, plus a nested character style, I would all like this information called out in a small label, on it's own layer in the file.

    This action would make the same kind of label on its own layer for ALL the fonts styles in the file. This way I can make sample pages of my file and hand them over to someone else to finish up, with an easy…

    11 votes
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  17. When relinking files, prefer to show entire filename instead of path

    When relinking files a dialogue oops up where the relinked file is selected. At the top of the dialogue the path to the file is shown. If there isn't enough space for the entire path, including filename, it is condensed by removing some text in the middle. If there is enough room to show the entire filename that should be shown. The path to the file is not as important as the name of the file, especially when relinking multiple files which are often in the same folder and I am already looking in that folder.

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  18. Custom SECURITY when creating presets for exporting PDFs.

    Let us customize SECURITY when creating presents for exporting PDFs. My current workflow would be EIGHT less steps!

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  19. Double truck - object that spreads across gutter

    Ability to link object that spreads across double truck to both pages so that when document is viewed or exported as single pages, the object appears on both pages.

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  20. Viewing bleeds on two-page spread

    Would be nice if any objects that bleed off the binding edge would be cropped to the page edge when viewed as a two-page spread.

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