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  1. Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

    It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
    It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

    2 votes
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    • Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

      It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
      It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

      3 votes
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      • Sub-folder grouping master pages

        Implement a more robust system for grouping and organizing master pages. Current the long list view is cumbersome, and has limited view options (aside from the thumbnail size). A sub-folder system would allow for more truncated views of page groups that fit better in defined sets.

        1 vote
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        • Make it obvious in the Page palette when a page dimension has been changed with the Page tool

          In a multi-page doc, it is not obvious when the dimensions of individual pages have been changed with the Page tool.

          This can waste time or at worst be disastrous if a document at the wrong size is inadvertently sent to print.

          I suggest some kind of colour tint or bright border to page thumbnails to clearly identify when a page dimension has changed from the document’s core dimensions.

          8 votes
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          • XML Import URL

            Hello,
            it would be nice if there was an invocation of an xml-file by url. It's time for InDesign to look to the future.

            9 votes
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            • Create Document Template Based on Current Document

              Create an absolutely empty document with settings and styles based on an open document.

              Sometimes we need to create a document template based on a ready one. You need to keep all styles, master pages, color sets, etc. At the same time, the working pages should remain empty.

              2 votes
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              • Several templates for a page / spread

                The requirement is to add different templates to a page / spread.
                It should be possible to *simply* combine templates independent of each other. Not based on etc...
                The names of templates could then be displayed one beneath another in page list preview. To apply several templates, we could select them at once and drug and drop to the page list preview.
                For example – one template for page numbers, another template for logo. Combining different logos and different colors of page numbers will then dramatically reduce the required template quantity.

                2 votes
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                • Remember the view pages preference (alternate layout/vert/horiz) for documents

                  I go back and forth a lot working with documents with alternate layouts and those without. It would be helpful if the page view preference is saved along with the document instead of switching back and forth manually.

                  2 votes
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                  • Tabbing Sequence in Properties window

                    When changing an open document's size from Properties window, pressing tab after changing the 'Width' takes you to 'Number of pages' field instead of 'Height' field.

                    When working quickly this can disrupt productivity, especially when you're waiting to have '297 pages' created instead of simply changing the canvas to 297mm height. A minor but convenient change.

                    3 votes
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                    • Lorem ipsum reminder before Save.

                      If "Lorem ipsum" appears in the file, when Save is tapped, before saving , a "Lorem ipsum Alert" should appear, so that this placeholder does not find its way into print in error. This suggestion applies to ID, PS and AI.

                      4 votes
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                      • Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...

                        Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...
                        So a user can easily change a document's units without changing the application preferences. The way it is now is confusing

                        3 votes
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                        • Import GIF Animations

                          It could be great to animate a document for presentations.

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                          • delete to the beginning of the line and similar support for macOS

                            We already see the powerful shortcut being used in indesign to fast select to the beginning/end of the line (sht-home/end), won't it be nice if InDesign add a short cut to delete to the beginning/end of the line? like sht-cmd-del or fn-sht-cmd-del?

                            I been using macOS's own delete to the beginning of the line (cmd-del) for so long, and I really love this feature, it allows you to quickly cleara a line and beginning new one, and in macOS you can use opt-del to delete a word (fn-opt-del to delete forward), I just love the fact that these mac shortcut…

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                            • Adding a separate pages or extract pages as individual pages feature.

                              Working in a newspaper environment, our layout clerk sets up our paper in sections. If our A Section is 12 pages, she sets it up as a 12 page section and dummies the advertisements on the pages. When our editorial staff grabs the pages to do their jobs, they need to be able to work on each page individually, not as one full document. It would be extremely beneficial (without having to "MOVE PAGES" or copy and paste) if our layout clerk could separate or export the document as individual indesign pages. Our layout and editorial departments are currently transitioning…

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                              • Eliminate document size limits

                                It would be great if there weren't size limit on documents. I am currently working on a very large design for a trade show booth. And I have to do it in Photoshop due to the size limits of InDesign. It is taking so much longer than it needs to because every time I try to transform or resize something, it takes 20 minutes to complete a small task Doing this in InDesign would be way better.

                                4 votes
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                                • Paragraph styles for masters

                                  You should be able to create a blank text box on a master and assign it a paragraph style. Then when you edit a document page based on that master, the text should be formatted according to the paragraph style. It does this already, for the creation of the page. But if you change the paragraph style of the master, there is apparently NO WAY for the new paragraph style to get applied to the document pages based on that master. Which is a huge oversight.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Please make hyphenation an option, NOT the default

                                    In the Paragraph Panel, hyphenation is selected as the default option, but we know that breaking words across lines lowers readability in text. Please keep it as an option for instances where it's needed, but don't make it the default. When changing it, it should also be universal to a document (in other words, you shouldn't have to click every text box to turn it off).

                                    2 votes
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                                    • command hot keys not working

                                      Shift, option keys aren't working. Proportions won't constraint while holding the shift key and items won't duplicate while holding option key.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Hide/Filter pages in pages panel AND navigation

                                        I got myself in a workflow where I would have a document having sections organised like that : title page / content page / title page / content page…
                                        I have to go back and forth between the content pages, and sometimes between the title pages.
                                        That helps to compare what has changed and what’s consistent between the pages.
                                        So I try to not distract my eye by either going to the pages panel or by ctrl-page up with the « title pages » interruption (think about the (now long gone) photoshop cmd-Z to undo/redo and spot differences.

                                        If Title…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Save Page(s) as File(s)

                                          I prepare files for a team of 5 designers at my local university. In order for the designers to work on the project they need each page as a separate .indd file. As it would make my life easier and sounds like I don't want to do my job it would increase my workflow immensely.

                                          3 votes
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