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  1. separate document preferneces from application preferences

    Document related preferences should be accessible from "document setup" window, not from preferences panel.

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  2. Fixing what was not broken?

    Swatches Window:
    There is space at the bottom of the swatches menu to have buttons for the swatch types rather than grouping them into drop down menu. It takes more clicks and mousing around than it did in CS versions...

    Same goes for Rotating spreads. I need to do this often - It used to be in the root of the pages menu, now it's nested under page attributes. Less efficient...
    A drop menu at the bottom of the pages window might make sense for this feature?

    New CC Libraries menu... it looks nicer I guess but now I have…

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  3. Add Pasteboard Options to Document Setup

    It would be handy if Pasteboard Options could be set in the New Document/Document Setup window - OR - Pasteboard default size options could be set as a percentage of document size (so it will scale relative to doc size).

    My default paste board size is fine for most jobs I do (which are generally brochures / flyers etc); but it is too small for working on large banners etc. I find I am changing the preferences all the time.

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  4. Toggle to turn off cursor frames and highlighted text when testing colors/fonts/strokes

    Note: I'm still on Indesign 2019, so I don't know if this feature has already been added. If not, then:

    Whenever I want to test different stroke colors on a picture with a border, I have to select it, which shows as cursor frame on top of the stroke (even in preview mode). Problem with this is that if the stroke is 1 or 2 points, it's hard to see the colors you're choosing because the cursor covers the stroke. So I would have to select the frame, change the color, de-select the frame to see how the stroke looks,…

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  5. Re-enable new folder keyboard shortcut when saving/exporting

    In previous versions of ID when you saved or exported a file, you had the ability to create a new folder from the dialog window using the keyboard shortcut (cmd+shift+N). This stopped working sometime after the last couple of updates, but it still works when exporting/saving from Photoshop and Illustrator. It may seem like a small thing, but I spend a lot of time creating folders to export PDFs to and it's annoying to have to use the button now. Please add this back in a future update!

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  6. Reinstate option to hide Application Bar

    This option has been removed in 2020.
    Application bar has virtually no functionality, and wastes valuable space on screen

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  7. InDesign forgets the maximized state of the window

    Windows 10 here.
    When working in inDesign, I'm maximizing the window. However, when closing InDesign and opening again, the window isn't maximized. I have to maximize again. Maximizing every time I start InDesign has became annoying.
    It's a simple programmer task to keep the last state of the window when opening the application again...

    4 votes
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  8. Enable easy switching between Roman, right to left & Japense feature sets

    InDesign can be set to either Roman, right to left & Japense feature sets at time of installation.

    Multilingual designers often have to work across multiple languages that range across reature sets.

    I suggested to include an option in the settings that easily switches between these feature sets. This information is stored in the Windows Registry and in the applicationpreference.plist file on macOS so hopefully would be relatively easy to implement.

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  9. Hierarchical styles in panels

    Design the styles panels to show "based on" hierarchically. This way, we can trace back unused styles to their sources. I use a script to find "based on" for paragraph styles, but it would be better to visualize it.

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  10. Zero Point manipulation like illustrator

    I would like the ability move the 0,0 point crosshairs to an arbitrary place, copy an object, move to a different page or spread, move the zero point arbitrarily, and then paste the object into the exact same place relative to the 0,0 point, as in illustrator.

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  11. Please provide interface scaling as in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    Please provide interface scaling as in Illustrator and Photoshop. On a Mac / Retina display the panels and type is too small to read. Will not work to set the whole system to scaled as I go back and forth from Illustrator and PSD to Indesign, making it even more difficult to use. Thank you.

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  12. specify which document contains errors

    if you have to open more then one indd file, and some of this files have missing or modify links you get just this simple message. But you dont know which document contains missing links. and if i will open 10 files at once, a have go thru all this files to find out which file have missing links. I know i can use book and run preflight, but that is to much of work :)

    Can you just add name of the file in to this message box? Like picture 03?

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  13. Home icon is a pain

    Very often when I need to click on the File menu I clicking on the Home icon instead, which is useless for me and I'm going to the Home screen on InDesign instead of making the routine operations in File menu.

    Can you move that Home icon somewhere else? For instance, can you move it after the Help menu or can you allow to change its position in Settings?

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  14. Use Opt-click for "update all cross references"

    In the links panel, opt-click on the update button updates all changed links. It also has a tool tip for doing so. I have been told opt-click is a 'standard' in many Adobe apps. But "update all cross references" is not so easily found. It requires to make sure no cross reference is selected and then click the update button. This is not intuitive and hard to find. Change to opt-click (with tooltip). Check for any other place that an update button exist and unify the UI in the same manner.

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  15. CMD/SHIFT scroll speed and direction shortcuts are now broken

    It used to be that holding SHIFT and using the mouse wheel increased the scroll speed, and holding CMD changed scroll direction.

    Now, holding SHIFT increases scroll speed direction AND changes scroll direction, while CMD still changes the scroll speed.

    This means that, previous to the update, if you were scrolling veritcally down your document, you'd scroll normally, and could then hold shift to increase the speed. Whereas now, if you want to increase the scroll speed without changing direction you have to hold CMD as well.

    IE - Previously used to work like this:

    Scroll Wheel = Vertical Scroll …

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  16. Improve UI Efficiency of Styles Panels

    SEE ATTACHED SCREENSHOT—

    The UI of the styles panels is way too spacious in some areas and, as a result, way too compressed in other ways.

    The panels have to be stretched wider than they should just to read all the text.

    Attached screenshot has a before-and-after with analysis and proposed redesign.

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  17. Place the close button at the top of all pop up menus (rather than the bottom)

    When I open pop up menus in InDesign they are often larger than my screen (see attached pic), and as the close button is at the bottom of all menus, I am unable to click on the close button. I'm forced to change the resolution setting of my desktop in order to be able to view and access the close button, which is very annoying. A quick and easy fix would be to have the close button at the top of each menu instead.

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  18. Add HiDPI scaling for InDesign Mac OS

    Please add scaling for UI and Tools for Mac version. I'm using an external 4K display so OS X system display scaling doesn't work as it does for Retina displays.. UI scaling in Illustrator works perfectly for me on my Mac, having this in InDesign would really be appreciated.

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  19. Main Window State

    Please save main window state in preferences to avoid to maximize everytime I start the program

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  20. Make Indesign UI bigger

    People have been complaining for years about Indesign's hard to see UI and the inability to make adequate changes. Why is it 2020, and this issue is still unresolved? I shouldn't have to change my Windows UI to make it better, which by the way it doesn't. Attached pic of my display at the recommend UI setting of 250% on a 15 inch screen.

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