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  1. Warning for Registration usage

    WAY too many designers use Registration as a color in their jobs. This is a MAJOR mistake for print design. Indesign desperately needs a warning that can not be disabled every time Registration is attempted to be used, warning designers that it is NOT the same as Black, nor is it a "rich" black, and it WILL cause problems in printing.

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  2. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide.

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  3. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide. See the attached screenshot where I am currently updating CMYK and RGB values by hand from the color picker.

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  4. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide. See the attached screenshot where I am currently updating CMYK and RGB values by hand from the color picker.

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  5. Allow patterned fills like in Microsoft Word

    More advanced graphic design software like Microsoft Word enables a pattern (with colour options) to be applied to a solid form. InDesign lacks this feature.

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  6. Pantone libraries for color bridge CMYK formulas do not match the published Pantone formulas.

    InDesign team advised Adobe has their own conversion. That's unacceptable. Designers need the confidence that the color libraries are in fact what they are called in CS. Any time a project goes to press and does not meet expectations, a printer can simply say - those colors are not the correct pantones and leave the designer holding the bag. Yes we can manually enter the correct values. But, unless designers experience a project go wrong, they're probably trusting Adobe libraries to be what they're called in CS. Adobe needs to update the libraries, or delete them, or simply call them…

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  7. Please do not remove Adobe Color Theme panel from InDesign

    Please do not remove Adobe Color Theme panel from InDesign. Why are you removing features for paying customers! Firstly you removed the top menu bar with split window options and now this????

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  8. Swatch-panner [mark] if colors are added with ink management

    If the colors are edited with [ink management]
    than it would be helpful if you can see it in the swatch-panel
    (Like the FullColor-marking behind the swatch)

    and
    Make [ink management]-setting a PDF-export-setting (in LowRes for example)

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  9. Swatch-panner [mark] if colors are added with ink management

    If the colors are edited with [ink management]
    than it would be helpful if you can see it in the swatch-panel

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    Make [ink management]-setting a PDF-export-setting (in LowRes for example)

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  11. Allow library swatches to be added to swatch palette

    How is it that you can't tell the library to move one or all of your colors in a library into your swatch palette? This should be a standard feature.

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  12. Adjust colours directly in the gradient panel

    In InDesign, I'd like the option to edit colours from directly in the gradient panel, as in Illustrator (double click to access colour slider)

    Having this feature added would greatly improve workflow - at the moment, I have to add colours to a swatch panel then drag them onto my gradient slider which becomes a very tedious process when making micro-adjustments.

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  13. Ability to change Default to None when deleting a Swatch

    When deleting a swatch, it would be helpful if there was a way to change the default 'Replace with' Swatch of Black to be None/another color so one could option-click the trash icon instead of having to select None from the drop-down each time (or make None a merge-able 'swatch').

    We get a lot of files where there are multiple swatches that aren't in use but don't get removed with 'delete all unused.' I don't think I've ever encountered a situation where I wanted to replace with Black anyway.

    If there's a way to do that already, please let me…

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  15. Share Illustrator Gradients with Indesign via CC Libraries

    According to many sources online, in the old days, you were able to copy and paste gradients from Illustrator to InDesign. Now, when I copy an simple object with a complex gradient, it comes into InDesign split into many tiny objects, each with its own swatch. Totally unworkable.

    Really, I should be able to save a gradient swatch to CC Library so that I can access it across Creative Cloud. Because that's what Library is for, right?

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature that should be there.

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    You can add the object having the gradient swatch to the CC Libraries as a ‘Graphic’ in Illustrator. Then you can choose Place Linked/Place Copy in CC Libraries to use that object in InDesign. At this time, it is yet not possible to add Gradient/Pattern swatches to CC Libraries in Illustrator, so you have to add the object to the CCLib and then place that object in other apps like InDesign.


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  16. Transpaencies

    Please can transparencies be added to the 'Shading and Border' feature?

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  17. Color Property and Text Alignment Option for Text Form Field

    Under Buttons and Forms, if selecting a Text Field for an object or area, we are given the following text properties: Font, Font Appearance (Bold, Regular, etc), and Font Size.

    I am requesting that the following properties are added to the Text Field options: Text Color, Text Alignment.

    Text Color - Allows user to choose color of text that will show up in the interactive Text Field after being exported to PDF.

    Text Alignment - Allows user to place the text alignment within the field prior to exporting.

    By adding these two elements, the user doesn't have to then export…

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  18. Enable color palette folders to move from the bottom of the swatches list

    I want to be able to move the palette folder I'm working from to the top of the swatches list. If I have a document that has several colors, I have to scroll to the bottom to find the folder with my template colors.

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  19. Out of gamut warning/highlighting

    It would be nice if, like other Adobe software, InDesign offered an out-of-gamut warning/highlighting option on screen when viewing documents with Proof Colors. It could even be an option in the proof colors setup dialog.

    In practice, corrections to out-of-gamut colors of placed (typically RGB) images does not take place in InDesign. I realize that. But since InDesign may be the point of conversion to CMYK for print-ready PDFs, it could be useful to have a sense of where there might be problem areas in placed images, graphics, etc.

    In some sense, InDesign is last line of defense, and offering…

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  20. Properties Panel Appearance Section

    In the classic "swatches panel" with the "direct selection tool" selected, you can quickly select a text box and change the color of the text within without needing to switch to the text tool. You just select the box and click the "T" within the swatches panel.

    You can not do this with the properties panel. You have to do the extra steps of switching tools to the text and manually selecting the text. Why can't this feature be available as a part of the "appearance" section of the "properties panel" under the "fill" options.

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