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  1. Equivalent to Ai's 'Hide Edes' to hide selection higlighting

    When choosing a color or a font for text, it's very hard to judge the appearance when the selected text is hilighted/inversed.
    A function like Illustrator's 'Hide Edges' (cmd-H) would be of great help, to invisible select text.

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  2. Cleaner Workspace Option

    When working in InDesign, if I click on the Paragraph Styles tab, it opens to the left and covers part of the workspace and scroll bar. If you look at the image supplied, the Properties Tab shows all the options in one place clearly, and it is out of the way.

    Could we have a setting where, when one selects a tab, it opens into a right side panel and does not extend over or into the work space. That will also help when resizing the window.

    this enhancement will help avoid closing tabs all the time, (unless one chooses…

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  3. Alphabetize Print Presets

    When I create print presets they are in order of the first one created to the last. I have many and it makes it difficult to find the one I am looking for. If they automatically sorted alphabetically that would make my life so much easier!

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  4. Datamerge export as PDF/VT or other variable print file format (such as VPS)

    I use the datamerge function alot to create variable print products such as letters with names and address etc. I also use variable graphivs too. The problem is that when I have an 80,000 run the PDF files and ripping times are getting longer and longer. Ideally I want to be able to export as a PDF/VT file format or a VPS. This will mean that instead of sending the graphics 80,000 times to the RIP of the printer it will instead send the graphic once and the data and graphics are assembled as it prints. There are external plugins…

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  5. Add a set of Roman numerals to script fonts.

    I design a lot of invitations and it would be nice not to have to manually create them from other typestyles to look pleasing to the eye. This also goes for addressing them as well.

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  6. cmyk color space view

    On fill tool the color picker let us use "RGB color space view". But most of us use indesign for print publishing. So, I was saying maybe you guys should update it and give us an option to use cmyk color space view instead of rgb color space view. Thanks

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  7. Background Tasks Pane animation

    Create an animation setting for the Background Task Pane so that the pane gives feedback while in a closed, docked position.

    Why this is important is simple. Even with the larger and larger monitors with more and more real estate, simple things like the Background Tasks Pane having to be fully open to be examined is counterintuitive and by extension counterproductive. I would like to be able, with a simple glance at a docked pane to tell exactly what state the background task is in and if further detail is desired or needed, then it can be expanded with the…

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Please make it possible that we can have a number is paragraphs of text that link to the actual page number that is being referenced.

    Please make it possible that we can have a number in paragraphs of text that link to the actual page number that is being referenced. So if the page number is changed, then the numbers in the paragraph should also reflect the changes.

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  10. Crops Marks should automatically offset the same distance as the bleed

    I does not make any sense that the default offset for crop marks is less than .125" There isn't a finishing trim method that can use crop marks closer than that. The default 0.0833 in setting is useless for production. It only causes problems and renders the bleed virtually useless.

    I work in grand format print and the problem is far worse. We require .5" or 2" bleed consistently for gallery wraps, museum exhibits etc. We constantly get pdfs from clients where the bleed is 2" but the crop marks are only 0.0833" away from the page size. This renders…

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  11. Bring back the Sync Preferences and settings feature

    To get a space the way you want it takes time and effort. To not be able to save and sync our preferences after being able to in the past is like someone coming in your office and taking their hand and raking everything off your desk.... only that would take less time to put back in place than setting up your workspaces in InDesign/ Illustrator/ Photoshop. Going through and setting up your settings and preferences is a hassle but then having to recreate all the template presets on top of it, that is just too much. I thought the…

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  12. Endnotes--better coordination Word to InDesign

    In the newer versions of ID, they very helpfully allow endnotes to be linked to the numbers in the text (so that, if you delete the number, the note itself is also deleted, and all renumber accordingly). However, when you import/place a Word file of text that has endnotes, the endnotes get placed into a separate text box, and it is obnoxious. I want to put the endnotes in the same text flow as everything else, but you can’t copy and paste because the notes are linked, and the numbers will get deleted from the text if you try to…

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  13. I want "Turn Off Tooltips" back

    I hate it that every time I update InDesign, I have to see all these hover boxes that want to walk me through what's new in this version. This always happens when I'm in a hurry and I just want to do something without having to wait for the Clippy-like helper box to dismiss itself. If I want to know what's new in the current version, I know I can find that information. These 'helper' tips are annoying beyond belief.

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  14. Offset Path option

    Offset Path option like in illustrator would be helpful

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  16. Use the full monitor

    I use a 30" monitor. But e.g. the font menu only uses 1/3 of its height. So I have to scroll in a small list. This feels claustrofobic, since there is a lot of room outside the list box.

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  17. make the footnote continue in the whole document rather than linked textframes

    Let the footnote be continues in one document irrelevant to the text frames are linked or not

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  18. missing adobe indesign cs6

    missing adobe InDesign cs6 in the new creative cloud desktop application

    how to get it back

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  19. Remove Story panel, make optical alignment a paragraph attribute.

    The Story panel has only one option, optical alignment, and it is badly implemented. It applies to an entire story across multiple text frames, columns, and pages, and has one value for point size regardless of the point size of the various styles used throughout the story.

    Instead, make optical alignment and hanging punctuation two paragraph attributes. Allow the point size to be left black, forcing InDesign to apply the current size for each paragraph.

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  20. Distribute gradient colour stops evenly

    It would be nice if there was a button in the gradient palette that automatically distributed all the colour stop locations evenly from 0% to 100%.

    Often gradients have 5+ colour stops in them, and it becomes tricky when adding more stops to then rearrange them all across the entire length.

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