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  1. ページを視覚的に分けたい

    私は複数の人々の作品を一つにまとめて本を出す事が多いです。ですが、人数が多ければ多いほど配置換えしにくいので困っています。一応セクションで分けてはいますが『アイコンに色を付けられる』『色タブを付けられる』など視覚的に一発で分かる方法が欲しいです。

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  2. Add the ability to select a parent for the following page or spread.

    In the "Parent Options" dialog box (on Windows, though I'm sure it's pretty consistent cross-platform) there's the options for the current spread.

    What if we could add a limitation that allowed you to specify the parent style for adding pages?

    For example, if I had a chapter head page, having it be able to automatically switch to the standard body parent would be a time saver for that highly repetitive task.

    The option would be after "Number of Pages" and probably say something like "Parent for Following Page" with a selector for the existing parents, and another selector with "Following…

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  3. Optical Margin Alignment as part of paragraph styles

    It would be very helpful to have the option to include Optical Margin Alignment included in paragraph style sheets.

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  4. Apply gabarits with conditions

    Hello, after a long research, I notice that there is no possibility to apply gabarits according to rules (presence of text, grep, presence of image, percentage of filled text block, presence of style, etc.) to specific pages (on the first/last page, between some pages, grep-like operation, etc.). This could be done by giving several templates to a page and giving rules to choose which one to apply (with an option to choose the pages dynamically).
    For my part, I'm desperately looking for a dynamic and automated way to hide the folio/page number when it's an empty (no text) or almost…

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  5. Handling of composite fonts with the same name but different settings in InDesign Japanese version

    When multiple documents containing composite fonts with the same name and different settings are opened at the same time, the composite fonts in the documents opened later are forcibly duplicated and renamed. As a result, the number of composite fonts increases countlessly, which is very complicated to manage.

    Please assign a unique ID to each composite font temporarily and load it into the application, so that composite fonts with the same name but different settings can coexist in the application.

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  6. Ability to name pages and export individual pages as separate indesign files.

    How is it that illustrator is a better tool for creating mechanicals in 2022?

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  7. Add range of pages option to Find/Change.

    Add range of pages option to Find/Change. Many times I only want to Change All to a selected range of pages.

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  8. Letters after a number i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th to automatically beocme supersrcipt while typing

    InDesign to recognise the "st", "nd", "rd", and "th" after a number and make it superscript for numbers.

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  9. Page styles

    Add page styles to capture page size, orientation, margins, bleed, slug.
    Plus facing pages, primary text frame

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  10. Save single page as new indesign file

    PLEASE create the feature to save a single (or multiple) page of an indesign file as a new, separate, indesign file.

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  11. Reshaping the edges of the whole book/page(s).

    I know there are ways to trim edges of frames. I need you to apply this feature to the Whole book/pages or create a better one so that when applying for a new custom document, amongst the settings where there are inches, bleeds, gutter etc there'd be a setting option for reshaping the edges of new document. This is not about reshaping picture frames, this is about reshaping the edges of book or pages itself not the contents. Please I hope you understand my request.

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  12. Favourite viewing size.

    I work with the same size documents and need to see them enlarged (eg 250% is perfect) and also full page. I am constantly going from cmd 0 then typing in 250% into the size box at the BL corner then back to cmd 0.
    Is it possible to get some toggle or previous view (like acrobat pro) method that goes back a forth between two viewing sizes.

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  13. Smart Text Reflow + Data Merge

    When using Data Merge, if text is too long to fit on the standard 2-page Master page spread, then InDesign should automatically create additional pages (either by repeating the Master spread, or allowing Master spreads to consist of more than 2 pages) utilizing Smart Text Reflow to continue the text thread instead of oversetting the text.

    My personal use case: I am working with a teacher at a university to create a literature magazine, and need to compile multiple long-form submissions into one document. Since up to 200 students could be submitting work, it is important that this can be…

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  14. Update the notes feature

    We use notes to communicate between editors, designers, and compositors. It would be great if you could filter or sort notes by the user.

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  15. The ability to translate file from right to left language to english

    I would love to have the option to “translate” a document form a right to left languages to English.
    Also the ability to change a document settings to English after some or all work is done.
    I tried to do this kind of things on my project the file started to work very slow, not able to work slow.
    Thank you!!

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  16. The book workflow is unimaginably bad, and it's because of how styles are managed

    After trying out the book workflow for 6 months, designing 3 books with it -
    I've concluded that it's a completely broken feature, that makes my work 160% more time consuming.

    I'm literally in the process of moving all documents of a current book I'm working on into a single document, because it became so frustrating.

    So the main problem (among many others), which has already been posted here and seemingly ignored - is the entire way that styles and parent (master) pages are managed in the book workflow.

    My workflow, and I can't imagine it being that different for…

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  17. Easy Setup for Printers Spreads without using Print Booklet feature

    I would like to see an option within the Document Setup when creating a new document to arrange spreads in readers spreads or printers spreads. This way, I would not spend two hours attempting to manually arrange my pages into the correct spreads.

    For example: I have created a new document with 12 pages (not facing pages). However, in order to see the pages in printers spreads, I need to go about individually changing page settings for each page within the document. I want the back cover (p.12) and front cover (p1) to sit side by side so that in…

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  18. Add a "Duplicate" file feature much like Photoshop has.

    Would love to have a "duplicate file" feature much like Photoshop has so we can create a new version while keeping the existing document open in its current state.

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  19. Larger area when moving page/spreads or duplicating via alt drag

    REQUEST
    Make the area for "dropping" a page/spread larger and on above and below pages/spreads.

    ISSUE
    The current area to "drop" a page/spread is small and inconsistent (see attached video). It also limited to the left or right of a page/spread, NOT above or below.

    GOAL
    Move or duplicate a page to a specific location in the document, more efficiently.

    REASON
    Duplicate page command sends the duplicate to the end of the document, which typically needs to be moved to another location in the document, thus highlighting the issue regardless of moving or duplicating via alt/option drag.

    STEPS
    Select a…

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  20. Dynamic Page height

    An option to allow page height to auto adjust with content.

    This would be handy when linking one indesign document into another, such as a catalogue, each product and description etc would sit in the linked indesign file on separate pages, possibly data merged and then placed into working file. If the height of the linked pages where all auto adjusted to height of the content the pages could all be inserted with minimal effort and perfect spacing.

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