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  1. Feature to export / import workspace settings

    As a freelancer working in and out of different studios, having to set up workspaces each time could be made easier by being able to import a workspace setting (like you can with swatches).

    This feature would be useful across all CS programs.

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  2. The "undo" button: aka- Control + z

    Please allow to undo (ctrl + z) more than three times. It's frustrating to not be able to go back more than three times, especially when you're working on a longer document and you have to close out of it because InDesign won't let you fix something you made four corrections ago.

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  3. Merge index page entries

    Indexing often end up looking like this:

    Smith, John 37, 38, 39.

    It's tedious to have to make the first entry be for the next three pages and delete the other two. Why not have a menu option to "Merge consecutive pages." It could be run near the end of the indexing process when the page breaks are unlikely to change.

    Even better would be an option to for consecutive page entries to create a new entry that makes the first the start of the indexing and the last the end of it. That'd keep the range right even when…

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  4. Radically improve indexing efficiency

    This is a general suggestion. Indexing is one of the most tedious, time-consuming processes in ID. Look for ways to make it more efficient. Here are some suggestions.


    1. When a user selects text for indexing, automatically look up that text in the index listing and display those that match. Often the text with say "John Smith" but his name is in the index as" John H. Smith." When a user selects text with "Smith" in it, have a window that displays all entries with "Smith," allowing the proper one to be selected.


    2. Clicking to open lists under first letters is…

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  5. Automatically update the preview in the index panel

    Currently, when users make a change to an index entry the result page range listing is not automatically. Users have to select Update Preview from the Index panel. Why not make the index list automatically update whenever a change is made?

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  6. Split Columns doesn't work correctly yet

    If I use the option "Split column" all the paragraphs at the bottom of the page aren't splitted, the option doesn't work correctly (1.png), except when the text boxes are closed manually (2.png), as you can see from the attached files.
    I don't understand the utility of not splitting two columns at the bottom of the page when this property is selected in the options.

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  8. Master Pages need to have one more control

    Designing a brochure, at times i need the footer and header design etc. Master page is a huge tool was a huge help but i think it need one more feature. Master page should have the power to bring forward or entirely back of any design in layer.

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  9. IDML file icon in Windows Explorer almost indistinguishable from INDD file icon

    I don't know who was the genius behind this change of InDesign file icons, but it's very time-consuming, most of the time i will open the IDML file instead of INDD file or viceversa. Probably for people working with few files is not a big deal, but when you work with tens of files, it's a hassle to constantly need to check the file extension. It cannot be changed from Explorer, you need a third party tool to do this on Win 10, which i don't wanna use.

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  10. Firefox Keeps Crashing Windows 10

    Firefox keep crashing on windows 7,windows 10 or firefox keep crashing , firefox keeps crashing 2019? if your error is possible then directly contact Mozilla firefox technical support phone number for your issues as soon as possible .

    https://www.ecueshelp.com/blog/fix-firefox-keep-crashing-problem-on-windows/

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  11. Ability to create interactive PDF forms in InDesign

    Ability to create interactive PDF forms in InDesign with all fields available as Acrobat Pro and be able to live test the form and make changes within InDesign rather than having to export the PDF each time to test the form.

    I make forms for clients and it gets very annoying when I set up hundreds of fields in InDesign and finalise a form and a client sees a typo so I have to go back in InDesign and make the fix and then re-export the file and add other fields again to it.

    Would also like a feature with…

    2 votes
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  12. The dreaded Data Merge "There is at least one data placeholder that cannot be found" error

    when using Data Merge, so many of us have gotten the "There is at least one data placeholder that cannot be found in the data source. Make sure all the placeholders correspond to the fields in the data source." error and have spent way too much time trying to find the issue.

    Can Adobe add a way to highlight what InDesign is objecting to when this message happens?

    This morning, I gave up and inserted the text manually. There were only 4 elements on each of my 5 Master pages and I could not find the offending object.

    2 votes
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  13. Export the data of forms not just by email

    Currently when you fill a .pdf document with forms created by Adobe Indesign CC (or Acrobat PRO DC) the just possibility to send the data is using a email client (outlook, thunderbird, ...) or sending this document in attachement of an email.

    It would be interesting to using an other solution because fewer and fewer users use email client... and used an attachement is less "user friendly".

    I think it would be possible to send the data using an interface or an bridge... for example a specific site (creativecloud.adobe.com ?) that would store the data directly using a URI : …

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  14. Add "Grid Calculator PRO" by default in Adobe Indesign CC 2020 or improve the setup of grid / baseline grid

    The plugin "Grid Calculator PRO" (https://www.designersbookshop.com/grid-calculator-pro-edition.html) is perfect.

    With this plugin you can configure the grid and/or the baseline grid precisely much more that with default setup of Adobe Indesign CC 2020.

    It would be interesting to integrate this plugin directly in Adobe Indesign CC 2020 or modify the currently setup of the configuration of grid / baseline grid feature adding more options for this elements.

    2 votes
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  15. Curvature Pen Tool

    Just like Ps and Ai, adding the Curvature Pen Tool would will make the pen tool workflow so much easy to draw precise curves

    2 votes
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  16. Media Panel is missing all playback settings for MP4 files in InDesign 2020

    CC 2020 is missing all its control settings for playing MP4 files in an interactive pdf. Until this year's upgrade you had multiple options on what Controller Functions appeared when playing/displaying MP4's in an Interactive PDF document.

    16 votes
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  17. Implement new good functions from photoshop also in InDesign

    It looks like the teams of Photoshop, Indesign an Illustrator are not talking together. New nice functions from photoshop like - closing tabs more easely or gradients that are added to photoshop are not available for InDesign.

    Also shortcuts are different and even the Logo of Photoshop is rounded and the one for Illustrator still cornered. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Also i like to have all programms work together in a easier way for the future

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  18. Lock file on same network instead of conflict

    I don't understand why CC can't detect that a file is open by another user on the same network, rather than allowing two users to open the file which creates a conflict.

    A simple notice "the file is open by another user on your network" would be a great addition to our workflow because it would save time not having to go back through a conflicted file and consolidating changes made by both files.

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  19. The little arrows up/down to change values have increments too large

    Those little arrows used to change increments are a blessing, but many times the increments are just too big so they are useless because I have to input my numbers anyway. There should be a preference to change the increment value assigned to those fields (like 0.1 point or 0.1 mm) like there is one for the leading (see pictures)

    2 votes
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  20. Quicklook

    I would love InDesign to natively support Quicklook on the Mac - the way of previewing documents by hitting the spacebar. There are third party plugins, but they have broken with the release of Catalina/InDesign 2020, and it would be great if ID could natively support this.

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