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  1. The possibility to add a shortcut to "None" under Text format

    It would be so beneficial to be able to remove any text formatting via shortcut, when all the others text formats are accessible via shortcuts already.

    Use these shortcuts all the time, but every time I need to remove a format, I have to avert from the usual workflow.

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  2. smart tabs

    Suppose I have a document with a table laid out in it. I don't want to use a table, instead I go to a tabbed list so I can save some space. What I would want is the option to left justify the first column, right justify the last column, and distribute the other columns so that each tab has the exact same width in that row without having to manually space them out.

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  3. Variable font slider window

    Please enable the variable font slider options to be popped out into their own separate window instead of having to click the icon every time.

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  4. Conditional Text Shortcut

    There are lots of Conditional Text requests, but simply the ability to assign keyboard shortcuts to text conditions would be a huge time saver!

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  5. Toggle between Text Tool and Selection Tool

    I am guessing most users' experience is like mine: I am constantly going back and forth between the Text tool (working within a text block) and the Selection tool (to select/move a text block handle, or reach for something else). It's something I do dozens of times an hour during a work session. Pagemaker used to have a toggle between these two tools, which was easily accessible to the non-mousing hand: Command-Spacebar. I would urge the development of this toggle in future InDesign releases.

    I know you can activate the Selection tool with the Escape key, but that's a long…

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    When you have the Text Tool selected & working inside a Text Frame (cursor blinking inside the text frame), you can hold down the Cmd key. When you do that, you will immediately see the 9-points of the text frame getting highlighted, letting you Move the Text Frame by holding down on the edges with the mouse. You can resize using of the 9-points as well.
    Hope this helps. See the attached demo.

  6. Variable font deactivation

    Please, made possible to deactivate the variable font family loaded by default.

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  7. Find/Replace working with number series

    I am working with a document containing thousands of serial numbers. I want to insert a hyphen i the middle of each number using "find and replace"

    The challenge is to replace all serial numbers in the document that look like this: Mxxxxxxxxxx with this Mxxxx-xxxxxx

    Using find/replace with jokers, i am able to find all serial numbers that i want to change. M^9^9^9^9 but when i want to replace them and insert a – by typing this, M^9^9^9^9–, the old numbers disappear.

    It results in the following example:
    M6015803710 ––> M^9^9^9^9-803710
    Instead of:
    M6015803710 ––> M6015-803710

    Thanks!

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  8. Convert Footnotes to Endnotes Feature


    1. please to remember my last selection. (Document or selection)

    2. please cancel one of the two 'ok' \ 'Done' windows after the replacement.

    thank you!

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  9. Text box

    Instead of having to click and dragging to make a text box you should be able to click just once to create a text box, like in illustrator.

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  10. Outline font in indesign

    When you outline font in indesign it should not adjust the stroke weight. Once you outline the font it should stay the same. Also add an expand feature would be nice in indesign so I don't have to keep jumping from program to program.

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  12. Preflight profile to target certain problem fonts

    Would be nice to have a preflight profile or be able to customize a preflight profile to target certain fonts that are used in linked pdfs from customers. We Use Enfocus to process art and whenever Customers use Free or unlicensed versions of a certain font it causes Enfocus server to crash. Identifying these fonts when first placed in indesign would save our designers and printers time and many headaches. I do get warnings every once in a while, but it doesn't catch all of them. A preflight profile as a secondary check would be most helpful.

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  13. Hyphenation (H&J): Don’t break compound words except at hyphens

    Compound words should only be divided at existing hyphens when dividing words for line breaks.

    Example: “award-winner” should break only after “award-“ not as “award-win-ner”

    Other: “heart-stopping” can break after “heart-“ but never “heart-stop-ping”

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  14. Verwendete Absatzformate

    ... wie bei den Farbfeldern: „Alle nicht verwendeten [Absatzformate] auswählen“ als Option im Absatzformate-Fenster.

    Außerdem im 'Suchen und Ersetzen‘-Fenster (oder woanders) die Möglichkeit, ein angewendetes Absatzformat suchen zu können.

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  15. Add track changes also to foot notes

    If you use track changes its a problem that texts in foot notes aren't tracked.
    Some type of documents (like financial documents) need trail of changes. Its even a legal request in some cases. So if you depend on the track changes function its a big problem that foot notes aren't tracked. Used to be the same with tables long time ago but that one is now tracked since many versions back...

    Seems like other also asked about this.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/incopy/feature-request-track-changes-in-footnotes-incopy-indesign/td-p/10075549?page=1

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/track-change-not-working-in-footnotes-bug/td-p/9389029?page=1

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  16. does variables in indesign support diacritic positioning?

    I have kept variables in my header like chapter name, and chapter number, but the diacritic positioning applied in chapter name is not supported in variables. how can i do that? its a big concern for me,

    pls help me out with this issue.

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  17. Multiple footnotes using different numbering schemes

    Sometimes an author would like to only have footnotes, but use one set for explanations and comments, and another set for source references. This isn't possible, but would be very useful for indie authors wishing to create complex books.

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  18. Being able to move the footnotes into any block on the page

    This would enable you to have a sidebar of footnotes, rather than classically at the bottom

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  19. Please add Georgian Language Dictionary to Indesign.

    There are many ardent Indesign users from Georgia and as yet there is no official Indesign dictionary. Peolpe manually creates extension files for the dictionary, writes them and also adds the Info.plist file to make it work somehow. I've done it on Windows too and it works, but it kind of doesn't work for Big Sur on mac and Indesign version 16. It will be best if you help design the Georgian language as well. If you'd like, I can send you some ready-made dictionary and spelling files for the Georgian language that I created myself for you to check…

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  20. Ability to change fonts across multiple documents

    We can change text across multiple open documents, it would be really handy if you could do the same with fonts too.

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