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  1. Adjustable column guides in text frames

    Add the ability to adjust column guides inside text frames allowing for variable column widths within the text frame.

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  2. Convert Clipping Path to Frame for multiple objects

    There is a command, Object > Clipping path > Convert Clipping Path to Frame. This will read the clipping path in a placed image and convert it to a frame. The command only works when only one object is selected, If multiple images are selected and every one of them has a clipping path the command is selectable but has no effect. There is no reason for this limitation.

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  3. DataMerge icons/images inline into text frames

    Add the ability to put file paths for icons/images with text in a cell, so that the images are merged inline with the text in a text frame. For example "Here is some text and here's an @icon.ai" would merge the icon.ai file into the text.

    I know a lot of people who do work on card games using DataMerge, and this is the single most frequent request I get.

    Currently the way we get around this is by merging text with placeholders like "[icon]", then copying the icon to the clipboard and doing a find and replace [icon] with…

    3 votes
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  4. Custom Interactive Button Hotspots

    I would like the ability to customize the shape of the hotspot that appears on an object given the button function.

    For example, if I create an oval and convert it to a button, I would like to apply state changes when I rollover only on the shape of the oval. Currently we're limited to a 0/90 degree container that encompasses the entirety of the object.

    I'm unsure if this is a PDF format limitation.

    2 votes
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  5. Center-point auto-selected when rotating images in a content frame

    I want this to be something I can set in InDesign with my workspace. If it isn't automatically set to centerm then allow me to change the preferences for the whole program.

    I make manuals that require six photos a page, and I am always having to select the center point square in the rotation toolbar.

    I would like the option for this to be my default.

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  6. Image Captions correctly (numerically) ordered in TOC

    Currently it appears that numbered image captions that are anchored in text frames are sorted in a TOC according to location from left to right on a page regardless of image number ordering (ie logical numbered order of images may not be correctly sorted in the TOC. I would like to see the images sorted with reference to the 'logical' (numerical) order of the text anchors when the image caption text frames are anchored into a page text frame.
    see pics: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6fmkf9iy4fwg9t/Image%20caption%20order%20on%20page%2031.PNG?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p2pjyrautmsnxbu/Figure%20TOC%20order%20incorrect.PNG?dl=0
    This will provide flexibility to locate image captions anywhere on the page while maintaining logical order of…

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  7. Unequal inset values in an Object Style don't display in a text frame if corners are rounded

    If you use an object style with unequal inset spacing and apply it to a text frame, the unequal spacing is ignore and made uniform.

    Steps to recreate:
    1. Create an Object Style
    2. Go to 'Text Frame General Options' for that style
    3. Set unequal values for 'Inset Spacing'
    4. Go to 'Stroke & Corner Cptions'
    5. In 'Corner Options' set 'Rounded'
    6. Create a Text Frame
    7. Fill Text Frame with placeholder text
    8. Apply Object Style to Text Frame

    Result: unequal inset spacing is ignored.

    If you apply unequal inset spacing manually there are no problems —…

    2 votes
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  8. Remove Retina Display Requirement for GPU Acceleration

    Enable GPU acceleration for all supported hardware without retina displays. the display we are using is irrelevant, might as well require a Magic Mouse or a Logitech keyboard. My GPU supports acceleration, so accelerate my graphics. 2x ATI D300 FirePro GPUs

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  9. Update Live Caption

    add to Object Style

    create Live Caption styles; create a panel for easy application

    make it possible to rotate caption when on side

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  11. Adjust layout won't adjust line weight/thickness

    Version: InDesign CC2019
    Steps to reproduce: using "Adjust layout"
    Expected result: a correct result!
    Actual result: adjust layout don't adjust line weight/thickness

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  12. Inserire in basso a destra il formato esatto della pagina in corso.

    Inserire in basso a destra il formato esatto della pagina in corso. Dato che ora è possibile avere una discordanza tra il formato dato al documento e quello che invece si può cambiare con "Strumento Pagina" Maiuscolo+P, che non viene segnalato da nessuna parte se non con lo strumento, sarebbe molto utile che il formato pagina fosse sempre presente oppure fosse possibile metterlo al posto di verifica preliminare

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  13. InDesign potrebbe estrarre SOLO le FONT senza fare il "pacchetto" che richiede più tempo.

    InDesign potrebbe estrarre SOLO le FONT senza fare il "pacchetto" che richiede più tempo. Ci vorrebbe un comando che dica: estrai Font, semplice semplice. Il problema font è sempre sentito dato che ci sono troppe font e alcuni ne mettono di ogni in un solo documento.. anche della stesso tipo. Esempio l'Helvetica: inseriscono Helvetica Neue, poi l'Helvetica LT perchè nn hanno la versione light (esempio). Quindi l'utilie sarebbe avere l'estrai Font del documento ed anche l'estrai famiglia intera di font (così se uno ha bisogno i lbold di quella famiglia nn deve necessariamente attivarne un altra che ha ...).

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  14. Multiple viewports for the same document.

    I'd like to have multiple (at least dual) views for the same InDesign document. I'm editing master pages (1 of 6 layers, guides on) and I would like to see the modifications on the normal pages (all layers on, guides off.

    This might also come in handy when editing indexes or table of contents. Anyway, I can give lots of examples why multiple viewports might be ideal.

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  16. Toggle Through Align-To Options

    The ability to use a keyboard shortcut to toggle through "Align To:" options.

    I'm constantly manually switching between, "Align to: Margin", "Align to: Page", and "Align to: Selection"

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  17. Easier Pasteboard Changes?

    I'd like an option or a tool to quickly adjust the pasteboard size. I use that area for working out different layout and content options, and I find it strange that I have to go into the preferences to make the area larger each time I start a new file.

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  18. Content Aware Fit separate setting for rasters and vectors

    I like using Content Aware Fit on most photos but it doesn't make it sense to use it on vectors like logos. So I have to turn it on and off constantly. Perhaps there could be separate preference checkboxes so that Content Aware Fit can occur when placing photos but not vectors.

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  19. Ability to turn on/off Effects by checking box

    Often times when using a preloaded Effect, such as drop shadow, gradient, etc., after creating you realize you don't like it or want to see what it looked like without the effect.

    Rather than having to click back into the options panel to turn off the effect, it would be nice to be able to click the check mark and turn it off or on without going into the options menu.

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  20. Update imagelink after edit the original and saved it as different filetype

    following Workflow:

    1. Import image in Indesign (for example .jpg)
    2. open context-menu and choose "edit original" via photoshop
    3. Now i make various edits on the image, with multiple layer, effects etc.
    4. I save the finished image as PSD to keep the editability.

    FEATURE:
    Now, after i saved the image as psd, InDesign should recognise, that i saved the original image in a different fileformat and ask me, if it should update the imagelink or not.

    I think it´s simplifies the workflows of many users by reducing additional steps.

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