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  1. Add Alert When Missing Fonts are Replaced with Enabled Adobe Fonts

    When working in a packaged file workflow, where Adobe Fonts are not and cannot used, if there is a missing font that a user might already have enabled in Adobe Fonts, InDesign makes a font replacement with no warning.

    There is an alert to activate missing fonts, but no warning if missing fonts are already activated in the user's system. I’m not sure if you could limit this to: If there is a Document fonts folder present, then there should be an alert before fonts are replaced with Adobe Font versions. This should not effect if fonts are enabled in…

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  2. Change character in default font

    I'm looking for a way to change a character in my default font. I use the font family Proxima Nova (an Adobe font, what I have activated). In InDesign you can choose between two character for the letter 'a'. There I can change the font with find glyph en replace it for the other one.

    It would be awesome to set that letter 'a' as a default 'a' in that typefont. Because this is an extra action I make for all my designs. Is there a way to change a character and set it as my default character in that…

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  3. Touch type tool for Opentype feature does not show up while setting the paragraph in "Adobe World-Ready Single-line/ Paragraph Composer"

    Touch type tool for Opentype feature does not show up while setting the paragraph in "Adobe World-Ready Single-line/ Paragraph Composer". The script, in this case, found while using Thai with the Opentype font with alternate glyphs.

    We can access the feature, but have to go through the top right hamburger conner to select the stylistic set manually. It is disturbing work-flow while typing in bilingual languages; Thai and Latin.

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  4. Default text box to "Formatting Affects Text" rather than "Formatting Affects Container".

    If a Text box uses all the same color of text within, upon direct selecting the box it should default to an active "Formatting Affects Text" rather than "Formatting Affects Container". Or give me the option to make this the default in Preferences. Pressing (J) before each and every swatch click to trigger this formatting is tedious and unnecessary.

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  6. Exclude specified paragraph or character style/s from spellcheck

    Allow us to exclude from the spellcheck text with a specific paragraph or character style/s applied to it.

    2 possible ways:
    1. a tick box in the paragraph or character style settings to say 'exclude from spellcheck'
    or 2. a field in the spellcheck window where you could nominate which styles to exclude.
    I think the first option would be the better one. it may be a good idea to have with it an alert in preflight 'these styles have been excluded from spellcheck:...' in case the box is left ticked accidentally.

    This way we can exclude things like product…

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  7. Table of Contents - Limit to subject lines to Character Style, option

    Currently, the TOC will display an entire paragraph of text based on the Paragraph Style. I've assigned a unique Character style to give distinction to the first two sentences of the paragraph using Nested Styles within the Paragraph Style.

    In the attached example, you'll see that "Subject 1. Setup." has a distinct Character style, this is the only text that I want to appear in the TOC. Perhaps there's a way to accomplish this. But It would be nice to have the option to populate text based on Character Style only.

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  8. Keyboard shortcut to adjust paragraph indents

    I'd like to be able to quickly adjust the left, right, first and last line indents of my paragraph using a Quick Apply or a custom keyboard shortcut.

    I find it strange that it doesn't already exist, given the countless other basic adjustments available in the shortcuts panel.

    3 votes
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  9. We need "smart" title case in the change case menu

    We need smart title case, with prepositions and conjunctions not capitalized. It's ridiculous that a script or third-party plug-in is required. This is a publishing program! InDesign can create a table of contents—it should be able to do it correctly.

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  10. index tag with formatting

    Make it possible to insert character formatting (italics, superscript, character style sheets) within the tag for the index.

    2 votes
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  11. Import Text Variables using .csv

    Currently the only way I can see to import a list of text variables is via another .indd. It's tedious to manage a ~10,000 text variables (prices in a catalogue) within the text variable window in InDesign. It would be great to manage these variables in Excel and then be able to import the .csv into InDesign, to change the variables instantly.

    The import table feature is a good way to do this, but only if the prices are displayed in a table. My prices are all separate text frames.

    Thanks
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  12. Letter spacing for initial letter in a textbox

    Please give the ability to set a negative letter spacing for the initial letter in a textbox. Currently letter spacing is only possible between letters.

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  13. Option to disable missing-font notification

    Please add an option in the preferences that enables the user to ignore missing fonts when opening a document. It's possible to disable notification of missing images -- please do the same for fonts.

    Reason: I often get documents from customers and don't have the fonts. Dismissing the dialogs that tell me that the document I'm opening contains missing fonts gets tedious. I easily dismiss the dialogs dozens and dozens of times.

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  14. Improvements to "space between" feature

    Hello, InDesign people!

    The new "space between paragraphs using the same style" feature is a wonderful thing, and it is useful, but I feel it could be improved upon. In practice, there may be several different paragraph styles that should be regarded as the "same style" for this purpose. For instance, say I am designing a book with poetry extracts (block quotes) mixed into the main text. Before we had the "space between" feature, I had to make a paragraph style for the first line of a poem (with space before), a second style for the subsequent lines (no paragraph…

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  15. Color-code GREP styles

    Hello, InDesign team.

    Please consider allowing users to assign a color to each GREP style, which would be applied as a highlight to text affected by the style. The highlight would, of course, be on-screen only, like the existing highlights for composition problems etc. This would be a quick way to ensure that the style is matching the correct text, without doing what I do now (which is to manually add a color highlight into the definition of each GREP style and then remove them later). Especially helpful for GREP styles whose effect is subtle. Characters affected by multiple GREP…

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  16. Add an option to hide Text via caracter format setting

    Add a checkbox to the character format settings that allows users to hide text. In some situations it is very useful to use grep rules to hide certain text elements. Until now, the color of the font had to be removed and had to set the size to 0.1.

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  17. Find missing characters

    Sometimes a character is unavailable and InDesign highlights this with a pink box. However there seems to be no way to Search for these - one has to visually spot them on a page to be able to fix them. Please implement a Find feature

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  18. Find

    Find searches for anything that is NOT the term. eg. Find NOT 12 pt will select text that is not 12pt

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  19. Footnotes and Endnotes

    1a. Export as RichTextFormat ... should include Footnotes and Endnotes.
    1b. Export as HTML ... should include hyperlinked Footnotes and Endnotes.
    1c. Should have option to convert Footnotes and Endnotes to static text. This option should also be available when exporting as per above.
    1d. Above exports should also include any images that are part of the text flow, with an option of converting them to JPEG at a particular resolution.
    2. This would save having to muck around with the HTML code, or manually create static endnote numbers.

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  20. Increment Settings for Tracking/Kerning Applied to Control Panel Interface

    Idea referenced in the link below.

    This idea is already implemented in the preferences menu under Units & Increments but it's only applied to keyboard shortcuts. I don't see why this setting wouldn't be included for the tracking and kerning settings in the control panel. As mentioned in the link, needing to let go of the mouse just to adjust tracking is a nuisance.

    I never increase tracking by 10 when typesetting to adjust for the rag of a text block. Having the increments hard set to 10 effectively makes the control panel useless to me when typesetting. Oddly this…

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