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  1. Add support for language based typographic rules

    Each language has its own set of traditional rules related to hyphens, dashes, quotation marks, punctuation, hyphenation, spaces etc. Most of the rules are pretty simple and it is very easy to apply them using a list of search-replace sequences.

    To significantly improve the quality of typesetting, Adobe should provide users a tool to clean up texts (remove additional spaces for instance) and create output matching the style guides and orthographic rules.

    The rules should be defined for each language and/or region. There are different quotation marks in German used in Germany or in Switzerland; in French used in France…

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  2. Add more dictionaries to InDesign

    Please add hyphenation and spelling dictionaries for more languages.

    According to my quick research, many European languages are missing:
    Belarusian (millions)
    Flemish (millions)
    Serbian (millions)
    Macedonian (1,400,000)
    Basque (660,000)
    Luxembourgish (400,000)
    Icelandic (350,000)
    Kashubian (200,000)
    Faroese (66,000)
    Sorbian (55,000)
    Latin https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/31959424-add-latin-dictionary
    ...

    If you can’t provide support out of the box, you should at least develop an easy and user friendly way to install custom dictionaries:
    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/38014024-one-click-easy-install-for-hunspell-dictionaries

    The leading app should not ignore minor languages and should support them as much as possible. Missing dictionaries affect millions and millions of readers worldwide.

    It is not only about hyphenation, it is…

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  3. Add real Next Page Number / Previous Page Number

    At present, Next Page Number and Previous Page Number actually means Next Text Frame Page Number / Previous Text Frame Page Number. It is very confusing. I suggest to add real Next Page Number / Previous Page Number which would add – surprise! – next page number and previous page number to the text.
    It would be very helpful, in situations you want to have page numbers only at one page of a spread (10/11, 12–13 etc). At the moment, there is only a stupid and slow workaround with linked text frames, which does not work in every situations.

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  4. Improve hanging punctuation settings

    Hanging punctuation can improve the typesetting. But sometimes it creates undesired effects. For instance hanging bullets look terrible. On the contrary, some characters are missing (see https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/37832143-add-hanging-punctuation-for-chevrons)

    Please add the option to modify the list of hanging characters and let users define their own value of this effect.

    Affinity Publisher is a good example (see attached screenshot): users can define hanging punctuation value in % for any glyph, even for letters, this is very useful for headlines.

    And please make the setting part of the Paragraph Style as recommended here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/37880509-remove-story-panel-make-optical-alignment-a-parag – the Story panel does not make sense.

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  5. Anchored object - Contorna con testo

    Object inserted in the text surrounds the first line of the paragraph with the inline or above line option but does not work on the first line of text with the custom option. Activate the surround with text even with the latter option. Thank you

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  6. Create Citations and Bibliography automatically

    When is @InDesign going to release the feature to create bibliography, citations, and references as in @Microsoft365 (#Word)? We use this software to write scientific papers/books but it looses when it comes to cite and give references to the paper used in our work. Help us! We have to do it the hard way, what wastes a lot of time and we can get lost easily.

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  7. “Split Footnotes” under Numbering & Section Options

    Hello,

    I want to ask for a little function tweak of “Split Footnotes”.

    By now, you can only adjust “Split Footnotes” for the whole document.

    This is difficult for documents with many pages! Sometime there are some footnotes in a chapter that you want to break over to the next page because they are to long. But the rest of the footnotes should be only on one page.

    It would be nice to setup “Split Footnotes” as an “override” of the global function in the Numbering & Section Options in the Pages panel. So you can decide by the chapter…

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  8. Fixed Spaces Automatically set as Nonbreaking

    It would be helpful if fixed spaces were not automatically treated as non-breaking. I often use fixed spaces to finesse typographic issues—like a lowercase "f" crashing into an uppercase letter that follows it (e.g., "if I"), which seems to happen a lot, even in reputable fonts. I don't however, necessarily want InDesign to prevent a line break after the fixed space.

    Ideally, we would be able to have breaking and nonbreaking versions of all of the fixed spaces, but perhaps it wouldn't be very useful for hair or thin spaces. Ems, ens, thirds, fourths, and sixths, however....

    Thanks for considering…

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  9. Allow horizontal cursor position value to be copied

    The Paragraph Formatting Controls show the Horizontal Cursor Position. It contains a numerical value, but it cannot be selected for copying.

    I frequently use an "Indent to Here" character after an open quotation mark. But if I need to break a quotation into multiple paragraphs and quickly align the paragraphs to the position of the "Indent to Here" character, I need to manually enter the horizontal cursor position value into the Left Indent value.

    It would be helpful to be able to copy the value of the horizontal cursor position, so I could paste it into the Left Indent value.

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  10. Automated Language detection

    Please consider a automatic intelligence, which could automatically detect the languages used in a document.

    In nearly all texts I’m typesetting for journals and specialized books, there are parts of foreign languages inside the text (quotes, citations, ...). It would be genious, if InDesign could automatically search, find, and mark those bits of foreign languages, and change the language mode for those bits, so that the correct hyphenation will be applied.

    In combination with the ability to unlimit the number of character styles, that can be applied to character or text, that would be a very powerful feature.

    Teach Adobe…

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  11. [Japanese]圏点の字数制限を外せないでしょうか。

    現状では同時に文字の両側にルビをふることができませんが、右側にルビ、左側に圏点、同時に付けることはできます。しかし「圏点」はその性質上「一文字」しか許容されていません。考えられる対処は3つあります。①圏点の字数制限を外す。②圏点の機能をルビの機能に置き換える。③圏点の機能を「圏点+ルビ(スーパーセット)」にする。もちろん③が望ましいですが、ニーズは極めて限定的と思われますので、①が妥当ではないかと考えます。UIもそのままで、複数文字を入れるとそのまま本文のセンター合わせで表示する。バグのようにも見え仕様のようにも見える、昔良く使った「裏技」を可能にするということです。ご検討ください。

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  12. Show Cross-References

    Under Type menu, have option to show cross-references, or have a way to show that something is a cross reference when showing "hidden" characters.

    Currently after creating a cross-reference, it is very easy to lose it by typing over the text because nothing differentiates the cross-referenced text from regular text in paragraph.

    Would also be cool if there were some sort of control feature as in "indexing" so that you could see all the cross-references that have been created. Very helpful in long documents.

    Thank you!

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  13. Make it possible to tell in a globel setting when there has been used a specific font and that font is changed to another font so you don`t

    Make it possible to tell in a globel setting when there has been used a specific font and that font is changed to another font so you don`t need to change font on every document you open that have used that font

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  14. Can we have columns option in Paragraph styles

    can we have columns option in paragraph style, as i will save lots of text boxes to be created in a file, and user can type in only 1 Text box per page, rather then making text boxes for every single line. like i have 50,000 name labels to print, and i want each name to start from right and the next name should come exactly parallel on the left side in another column. and then it should go again to another column on the right side. I saw a post earlier regarding this ... but that user only had…

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  15. Inserting Bullets of users choice

    Can i insert bullets of my choice, like alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, echo ... and so on.. or some thing in text? or can i pull up bullets from any readable file? like some txt file or any indd file?

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  16. MacBook Pro Special Characters

    When using the newer MacBook Pro series, we are able to use special characters like e-diaeresis by simply holding our 'E' button and there will pop up a menu where we can then choose to select the preferable character.

    Would love to see this! I have added an screenshot for clarification.

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  17. Integration for Bengali (Bangladesh) Hunspell spellchecker

    For years I've been using my own Bengali (Bangladesh) hunspell spellchecking dictionary in InDesign, and I wish it was just integrated into the software. I'm the author of it and I'd be happy to provide it to InDesign. But alongside this it would be nice if the process of adding new hunspell dictionaries was easier, if it didn't need to be redone after every update; and currently it doesn't even work.

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  18. How to Set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad

    Family Sharing is an outstanding iOS feature that allows users to share their iCloud storage plans, photos, location, App Store purchases, etc. with their family members without sharing their accounts with them. So, if you also want to use this fantastic feature of iOS, then here’s how you can do this.

    How to Set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad?

    Following are the steps that you can follow to set up Family Sharing on your iPhone and iPad:

    Navigate to your iPhone/iPad settings app and open it.
    Next, click on your Apple ID account, which is located at the…

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  19. Show error when paragraph composer cannot render lines

    All too often, I run into text that doesn't render because of some feature of the text (unsure of all cases, but examples are words that exceed the line length, common in some languages and in URLs). I have a stable of techniques for dealing with these issues, but most usually I'm poking around in the dark: the lines I'm trying to fix are not visible in InDesign; I don't know what exactly is offensive (e.g., Chinese lines were usually things work, but sometimes they don't); and the offending text might have gremlins from the source text that are not…

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  20. Make it possible to lock down or freeze all kinds of text wraps made by detect edges

    It would be great if there was a way to “freeze” all kinds of text wrap made by detecting edges in a document, or in other words to make them static, so they stop changing with the image. If the designer uses the final image, everything is fine. The problems arise when a print service provider has to make adjustments to the images prior to printing, such as changing color profiles, converting or correcting colors, downsampling, or replacing the designer’s lores versions with hires. Even the slightest changes will often make the text reflow, and this is very troublesome to…

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