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  1. Add the option to find/replace objects at certain x/y coordinates.

    Add the option to find/replace objects at certain x/y coordinates.

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  2. Keep InDesign in background while creating PDF (or any task), unless input needed for alert or error.

    Mac OS, ID 18 (2023). While outputting a PDF or some other process that can take some time, I often switch to a different task -- but InDesign will make itself pop to the front multiple times partway through the process, usually without any input needed from me. Is necessary to switch back to the other program I am using again and again. The disruption wastes time and sometimes causes problems because I was in the middle of typing or moving the cursor when the window unexpectedly switches.

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  3. Allow use of Image Blocks in online publishings & Interactive PDFs

    I really want to create a more immersive viewing experience of my 3D designs by using holographic image blocks as an embed in interactive PDF's and/or Online publishing (If you are not aware of this excellent technology you need to check out LookingGlass; https://blocks.glass/). Can we please make this a supported feature?

    At first glance, you might be fooled into believing that it already is as Indesign allows you to insert image blocks as an HTML which works perfectly in the EPUB Interactive preview. The only problem? When you publish the document the image blocks turn into a grey…

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  4. Shift key to select multiple objects like in Illustrator Layer window

    Shift key to select multiple objects like in Illustrator Layer window.

    For now I have to select each object one by one and can't do shift select with the upper most object in the layer window and then select all with the lowest in the list via shift to select them in between.

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  5. Overprint highlighter (like separations preview, but for overprint)

    If you use the separations preview, everything over 280% for example is highlighted and easy to spot.

    Overprint is so hard to spot sometimes. Especially if you use logo's from other brands that already have overprint in them.

    It would be nice to have a preview where everything that is on overprint is highlighted.

    ** example of the inc cap. But then highlighted what is overprint.

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  6. Add Javascript for creating interactive Documents

    So I had the nice task of creating an interactive PDF document. It needed a bit more logic than Indesign had to offer, so I was forced to use Javascript.

    Because Indesign can't add Javascript, the design file and the logic file were separated. I was forced to manually connect the two every time I needed to make a change in Indesign, adding nearly 40 hours to my workload and completely destroying my workflow.

    Just being able to add the scripts to the elements would have saved so much time.

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  7. Kennzeichnung aufeinander basierender Formate

    Von der ersten Version an bis heute, vermisse ich die optische Darstellung von aufeinander basierenden Formaten in den Bedienfeldern Absatz-, Zeichen- und Objektformaten. Auf einen Blick zu wissen, welche Formate aufeinander basieren bzw. nicht basieren, sollten farblich oder mit einem grafischen Symbol gekennzeichnet werden. Eine Gruppierung von aufeinander basierenden Formaten kann ich mir auch vorstellen. Die Option für die Darstellung des Basierens sollte im Optionsmenü der Bedienfelder zu Verfügung stehen.

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  8. Object Styles Positioning from inner margin (spine)

    For the last few years or from as long as I can remember, I am having to have two styles for each action. So the most simple action I do is a Full Page bleed image box. On the outer margin it has an additional 3mm. This is set from the inner margin out. However I have to always create to styles, one for the left and page and one for the right. It would be so useful to have 'from Spine' as an option as a reference point.

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  9. Allow Scroll in Publish Online

    Publish online feature would have to have an option to scroll the presentation vertically and horizontally like in Adobe Reader where you can choose the presentation mode.

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  10. Page jump links

    Hi! Just finished a document for a client. I had to export it to pdf and create all the page jump links in Acrobat. InDesign wouldn't let me keep the links I created when exporting to pdf. Hyperlinks, yes they work great. Page jump links for documents? We NEED this for client brochures, flipping books etc. I will be giving this artwork to the InHouse team so it's very clunky to have to give them the Packaged InDesign file and a pdf that contains all the selected areas that link to page jumps. I beg of you please for the…

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  11. Choosing the number separator yourself

    When you translate a pricing table the decimal comma might change to a decimal point. E.g. German to English. Even when i changed the language of the file to english, there was no way for me to change the decimal comma to a decimal point. I used a GREP search and replace for that. But as soon as the linked excel table updates, i have to remember to do the GREP search. I managed to change the decimal seperator in excel, but indesign seems to override it by using the systems language.

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  12. Frame handles that don't include stroke as in Illustrator

    It is possible to uncheck 'Dimensions include stroke weight' so that dimensions show the actual size of the element (box, circle etc.) regardless of the stroke weight and stroke alignment. But the frame-selection and -handles still align with the outside of the stroke, which I find a bit frustrating, when I for example want to resize objects to align with, and snap to the edge of other objects or guides. Please change this, so it is consistent with how it works in Illustrator, which I think is how most people would expect it to work.

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  13. "Search tool " as we have in ArcGIS software...

    Looking for some specific tool is daunting especially for newbie....So if you could add "search tool" somewhere it would be easy for look up for specific tool and see the difference.
    I have used in ArcGIS software the same feature.
    Thank you very much.

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  14. Special-shaped Tables

    If there is any way possible to get InDesign to be able to create a table that's curved on an edge?

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  15. Option to List Fonts by Recently Activated

    I leave a lot of fonts open. Especially with CC fonts, I find I am activating fonts more and more to test them for a project, then I have to go to the font menu and look through it to find them. A great option would be to list the fonts in order of activation. That would save some time – and I know you have an "auto-activation" feature, but for some reason, I've never warmed to that. Thanks!

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  16. Having a handover / sign-off feature when using share for review.

    Having a handover / sign-off feature when using share for review. This will inform the 'designer' that the client has completed making comments/changes.

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  17. Nested bullet styles

    Bullet lists should have nested styles similar to Numbered lists and let us choose which symbol to use for each bullet level.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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