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  1. Keep things in the grey area from moving

    When I put objects in the grey area of the workspace or use a guidelines across a spread and then add pages before it all moves. There is a reason that i've put guidelines on a certain page and objects next to a certain page, I might need them again and I certainly don't want them to be moved all over the place whenever i add pages.

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  2. Arrange Documents icon

    The "Arrange Documents" icon in the Title bar is missing, I would love to have it back. It was extremely helpful. Now it wastes time to switch that from the Menu...

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  3. Cross reference endnotes

    At present if you are in a particular endnote and wish to cross reference to another endnote, it is impossible to to obtain the new endnote number. While the list of endnotes shows the endnote number, it is not an option to choose just the number. So yo only get the full text of the endnote. This is different from cross referencing, say, a list of Figures where you can cross reference just the Figure and the figure number. Fo some reason the endnote number simply does not exist as a Paragraph Number

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  4. Custom Signature Sizes

    We desperately need to be able to create custom signature sizes for 2-up Perfect Bound booklets. Right now the only options are 4, 8, 12, 16, and 32, which is extremely limiting. Adding blank pages to fill out extra signatures is a garbage work around leading to an unprofessional product.

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  5. Custom Signature Sizes

    We desperately need to be able to create custom signature sizes for 2-up Perfect Bound booklets. Right now the only options are 4, 8, 12, 16, and 32, which is extremely limiting. Adding blank pages to fill out extra signatures is a garbage work around leading to an unprofessional product.

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  6. Custom Signature Sizes

    We desperately need to be able to create custom signature sizes for 2-up Perfect Bound booklets. Right now the only options are 4, 8, 12, 16, and 32, which is extremely limiting. Adding blank pages to fill out extra signatures is a garbage work around leading to an unprofessional product.

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  7. Custom Signature Sizes

    We desperately need to be able to create custom signature sizes for 2-up Perfect Bound booklets. Right now the only options are 4, 8, 12, 16, and 32, which is extremely limiting. Adding blank pages to fill out extra signatures is a garbage work around leading to an unprofessional product.

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  8. Export all data from the Links folder to Excel/.csv format

    Please, please, please make the entire Links panel exportable to an Excel (or .csv) file. I just spent five hours capturing all information for hundreds of placed images ONE AT A TIME. How nice it would be to be able to export the entire contents of the Links panel with one click. I know that it is do-able.

    Thank you!

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  9. InDesign - General ''style sheet and Master Page'' document attached to a book

    Hi All ! I think a ggod emprouvement can comes in InDesign with this idea :

    Right now, I'm often working on catalogs with multiple INDD files.

    Right now, I have to create a ''Base File'' where I configure all the styles of each sections/chapter and where I have to configure All the master page for each section of my catalog too.

    Well, each of my indesign file contains all the styles and, in fact, all the Master Pages of each section.

    Result : I star my layout with a file of 40Mo containing 30 Master pages.

    So, you''l say…

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  10. Allow designers to "group pages" for to provide easier re-organization

    Similar to grouping layers in photoshop and illustrator or styles in INDD, you should provide the folder option inside the pages panel to "group pages" to make sections easier to reorder.

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  11. Adding the ability to edit PDF text and images within Indesign

    Adding the ability to edit imported PDF text and images within Indesign

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  12. Include chapter number in index

    I'd like to include the chapter number as prefix for the page numbers in the index.

    Background:
    I have a book with 60 documents. Each document has another chapter number and page numbering restarts in every document at 1. The chapter number is separately styled, so that it is an eyecatcher.

    The index for the whole book is placed in document 1. For a useful index I need the chapter numbers!

    My current workaround is:
    Before I update the index I enable the option "Include section prefix in page numbering" in EVERY document. Then I update my index and then…

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  13. Hochzahlen

    Ich finde es klasse, daß wenn ich Fußnoten zahlen schreibe, was ja meistens in Büchern die Quellenangaben sind, das die sich automatisch aktualisieren. Beim. Inhaltsverzeichnis geht es ja auch, bitte das für die Fußnotenzahlen auch machen. Vielen Dank 🙂 Bleiben Sie gesund.

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  14. Expand the InDesign “book” feature?

    I’ve been indexing newsletters for a historical society for years. (37 volumes/years) There are 65 InDesign files in the book. Some files are by individual issue and I’ve compressed some files for each issue year. When I compile the index, several page numbers have dropped out and a few items have dropped too. Once I have the index file saved and try to exit, the software freezes. Is there any way of helping me?

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  15. page numbering

    numbering of the pages can be started from a specific number but will remain in Ascending order, could you add option of numbering but in Descending order ?
    seems unusual but I am planning to make a book which you can read from both ends. thanks Tom

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  16. Rules for master page

    It would be great to have rules for master page. For example if I have a template for a product data sheet with a master pager for the first page, a master page for content and a master page for the last page it would be great for InDesign to automatically apply the desired master page to the proper pages. With this option the template would be easier and faster to use

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  17. Scroll document whilst Pop up window is visable (e.g Place)

    When any pop up windows like Save/ Place/ Export is open it is useful to be able to scroll the document in background.

    For example: In InDesign CS6 and you can scroll the document behind the Place pop-up window. In Adobe CC this function no longer works – which slows the design and layout process down.

    This feature was especially useful when producing books with many images in.

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  18. Data merge to a formatted table for multiple catalog listing on one page in a single table.

    I'm revising on a 180 page catalog that was originally created page by page, row by row with InDesign. The process was incredibly tedious and the person doing it eventually quit due to all the stress that it caused her. I would like to revise this catalog using data merge from .csv files but as you can see from the attached file some actual layout capabilities are needed and not all tables are consistent. There are also some cells in tables that need to be merged because they contain duplicate information. So far InDesign as only been able to create…

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  19. Managing multiple tabs in InDesign is an abomination

    Managing multiple tabs in InDesign is an abomination. Firstly, the tolerance between reshuffling tabs and pulling a tab out to a separate window is far too small. Try doing this on a 4K screen, move your mouse a couple of millimetres up or down and all of a sudden your tab is now it's own window. Worse still is that when you pull it back into the tabs, it goes right to the back.

    This leads me to my second issue. The lack of any way to reshuffle tabs that have multiple tabs in between. There are two ways to…

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  20. Revert back to exact screen placement after Screen Preview (shift+w)

    When pressing escape after screen preview, the view resettles on the middle of the page (but keeps the zoom level) rather than resettling where you were working. This makes flipping between normal and screen preview mode a bit less seamless, as you have to keep scrolling back to the part you were working on after previewing.

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