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  1. 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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  2. Page styles

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. When right clicking > Duplicate Spread on a page, have it pop up right underneath that page, and not all the way at the end of the document

    When right-clicking > Duplicate Spread on a page, have it pop up right underneath that page, and not all the way at the end of the document

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Rename layers and group of layers

    Please, add the possibility to rename layers and groups in the layer panel (like in PS and AI).

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  16. Rename "Parent Pages" to "Master Pages" again.

    For workflow reasons only, please: Bring us the OPTION to use the word: "Master Page" again. We support inclusiveness, but this is too much!
    This initial idea only had 4 votes and you changed it.

    3 votes

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  17. Button "back to starting point" in search and replace window

    When working through a document you need to search and replace words and other if you recognize a typo error, another word needed or anything else. But if you "search and replace" forward and you find a hit somewhere further ahead or back there is no button to jump back from where you started your search.
    Then you need to remember exactaly and search by scrolling where you started.
    A button "back to starting point" would eleminate these useless search.

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  18. table of contents

    It would be great if there were a way to group pages with the same header, or automatically have a header include all page numbers between the page the header appears and the next header appears.

    For example, the publication I'm building has a few top-level categories, like Pens, Pencils, Pastels, etc… and then sub-categories of name brands within those main category sections, like Bic, Sharpie, Prisma, etc…

    Given that I'm already using the "alphabetical order" feature to make the ToC sort of like an Index as well, I'd like to be able to automatically include the pages in the…

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  19. Add to the Object - Arrange menu, add a Behind Object command so that it allows you to place an object behind another instead of just Move A

    Add a Behind Object to the Arrange menu that allows you to move a single item behind another object on the screen without using Back or Front Arrangement only.

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  20. Odt support in Place dialogue

    Hi! I'd like to see ODT Support in the Place dialogue. Since it already supports docx, ODT would be a logical extension

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