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  1. Adding a Table tab to the Find/Change dialogue box

    It will be very useful adding to the Find/Change dialog box a new tab for controlling the table and cell by the all options and settings available.

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  2. Microsoft Publisher to InDesign

    We often are provided with Microsoft Publisher files to work with from our customers and need to work on these within InDesign. As we are running on MAC we can't open them. Would be great if InDesign had a built in method of reading .pub files.

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  3. PDF Comments: Apply comments, of type Strikethrough text, that has a text comment attached, with same behaviour as comments of type Replace

    When making comments in Acrobat Reader, clients often use the Strikethrough-type and add a text comment, when they really should have used the Replace-type comment.

    Strikethrough-comments with text, could be applied with the same behavior as Replace-comments.

    1 vote

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  4. disable launch image

    Disable Launch Image
    I do not think the launch images in photoshop, indesign and illustrator are culturally sensitive. They should not include any people especially not raunchy females. They should be totally neutral - landscapes, nature, no people please!!

    11 votes

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  5. Text/Object Effects Preference Settings

    I cannot find an option to do this, and Googling it results in no results.

    I often find myself using the Effects options, especially Drop Shadow, on my text and arrows when creating user guides. I like to use very specific settings when doing so, and I like it to be consistent across the entirety of my manuals. However, I have to manually enter these settings in when creating new text boxes or objects, and I cannot find a way to make it so that my desired settings are saved for later use. It would be very useful and time…

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  6. Open PDF in INDD

    It is utterly nonsensical that PDFs can be opened and edited in numerous apps, in particular Affinity Publisher, while InDesign cannot. Even Illustrator can do it (with various limitations).

    If Affinity and Markzware and so so many others can manage it - and reliably and accurately manage it - it's farcical that InDesign can't.

    4 votes

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  7. ID to create animated gif for social media.

    You already have the animation panel for ID to PDF in the software. Please extend this so that ID can create graphics for social media posts. If we can do this for PDF, please extend the privilege to gifs. Thank you.

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  8. Disable features to speed up performance and remove bloat.

    I wish there was a feature where we could disable all the bloat that we don't need - I am not interested in CC Libraries, Share for Review and god knows what else. The performance of this bloated app is sub standard and something like this would help.

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  9. Zoom possible in presentation mode

    When I set the page to be too long, enabling the presentation mode will show the full content, which makes the page too narrow in the screen to see the details, I want to add the zoom function in the presentation mode.

    3 votes

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  10. Instead of allowing objects to leave the pasteboard, just move them to the edge of the pasteboard

    I often place and then resize images in InDesign. Very often when I go to resize an image, I get the error "This would cause one or more objects to leave the pasteboard" and I can't actually resize all the way down to a manageable size—I have to move the entire image somewhere random and try to resize, or just resize in increments, move the image, and resize again.

    I understand that I don't want objects to leave the pasteboard. But if an object is about to leave the pasteboard, why can't it just move to the edge of the…

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  11. Use relevant error messages

    "Cannot copy necessary linked file(s)"
    "Failed To Export The PDF File"
    These messages sucks. Why keeping the reasons in secret?
    Which file cannot copied? On which page/object failed the export?
    Users spend many working hours to find the problem, which ID have to know, but don't publish.

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  12. ability to package without first saving

    When creating mechanicals I often need to break a large InDesign file up into multiples- this is extremely cumbersome due to a multitude of poor design decisions:

    • Save-as kills file history
    • No option to save pages as individual files
    • and, no ability to use packaging to save into individual folders.

    Please fix all of these

    1 vote

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  13. Ability to undo after save-as

    Because indesign can't save individual pages as files a workaround is to delete pages and save-as, however, this inexplicable clears the undo history. Please fix this bug, and add the ability to save pages as individual files.

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  14. ability to open and edit pdf files

    Why can indesign not open and edit pdfs like illustrator? Please add.

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  15. QR Code

    When creating a QR code in the software: have access to the text despite opening the creation window + increase the number of fields availab

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  16. InDesign - Lightroom "Edit with"

    I really wish I could easily go between Lightroom and InDesign. I regularly create proposals etc in InDesign and load in images that print dark. I would love the ability to right click and edit in Lightroom. Lightroom is far better/intuitive for me for basic edits of images than Photoshop. You offer Edit in: Photoshop, After effects etc. In Premiere you offer many options but not Lightroom. Seems like it would (as a side benefit) encourage use of another of your products.

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  17. Lightroom to InDesign "Edit with"

    I really wish I could easily go between Lightroom and InDesign. I regularly create proposals etc in InDesign and load in images that print dark. I would love the ability to right click and edit in Lightroom. Lightroom is far better/intuitive for me for basic edits of images than Photoshop. You offer Edit in: Photoshop, After effects etc. In Premiere you offer many options but not Lightroom. Seems like it would (as a side benefit) encourage use of another of your products.

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  18. Enlarge printing on controls

    Enlarge the print on the control panels so that people with low vision can see and work on InDesign and Photoshop. My vision is failing and I publish a 32 page magazine on InDesign.

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  19. Popup message if INDD document opens as "read only"

    We work on a cloud server (Nasuni). There is a slight lag (up to a few minutes) when a user opens a file and the lock file is synced to the cloud server.

    Occasionally, someone will be able to open a file that another user already has open. When that happens, in the document tab, the document shows as (read only). But there's nothing beyond that small text in the document tab to tell the user they are not working in a file they can save (and that someone else has the source document open).

    What I would like to…

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  20. Direct selection tool selects everything - in 90 percent of the cases is unusable

    The direct selection tool in inDesign and Illustrator is almost unusable due to it is selecting everything it touches.
    It would be much better to have an option to select the points of the currently active object. I have lots of stacked objects, I want to work with one of the objects, but as soon as I draw a rectangle over the desired points, EVERYTHING is selected everywhere. This makes the tool almost unusable, because it is unable to make a normal selection, it's too greedy.
    At least in Illustrator there is a thing "isolation mode" but in inDesign the…

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