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  1. Combining Text Variable and custom Script (Calling a script to compute text variable instances)

    Text variables sometimes require more complex processing of conditions, and the list of variables that we have now, with rare exceptions, is more like "text constants".
    It would be nice to have a new type of text variable, the instances ​​of which are calculated using a custom script, with each inserted instance having to be calculated separately, depending on where it was inserted.

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  2. Script or function to export InDesign files to Photoshop while retaining layers for Windows devices.

    I've been using the Adobe Suite for years for both photo and video editing. Recently I started using InDesign and found out that the only script available that lets you open an InDesign file in Photoshop with everything on separate layers is for Apple devices only.

    Can we get a solution to this? I know I'm not alone here. Willing to beta test and do whatever else would be needed to help expedite this.

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  3. Datamerge option to use specific templates for the same input source

    Let's say you have to make shipping marks for example 100 pieces where 30 pieces have template 1 as layout or master page. and 40 layouts 2 and 30 layout 3. it would be nice that i would be able to create 1 scv file and in that will i will have 1 column that tels InDesign to use for each row a specific template file or a specific master page. if it will where you can use the template file then in does templates the data merge links will have to be the same for it to work. For…

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  4. Calculated cells

    It would be interesting to make it possibile to calculate some values inserted into a table, like Excel does.
    We can't create calculate fields in existing tables with data inserted into.
    This would be very useful when we have some price list in a cloumn, the user puts a quantyty order in a row and then to have the final price (multiplication) in another row.

    5 votes

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  5. Make Scripts Embeddable into InDesign Documents

    It would be great, scripts could be embedded into InDesign documents, so any user working with the document could execute the embedded script for this document.

    These embedded scripts show up in the scripts panel in their own area, next to the other areas "application", "user", "community" –> "embedded"..

    The script itself should optionally be protectable with a password and be saved in JSBIN format, so it’s executable, but could not be changed or extracted by the user.

    1 vote

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  6. Change Bar

    Change bar, as a very basic future and just as applied easily in Adobe Framemaker, I belive most users will welcome this if it is added at no cost.
    Could you please consider adding this for next versions and provide it it for the current users. Thank you for your support.

    2 votes

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  7. Fit text to frame

    I want a script that puts the characters overflowing from the text frame into the text frame aspect ratio.

    1 vote

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  8. LayoutWindow: activePage... also need a displayedPage field

    LayoutWindow: activePage... also need a displayedPage field

    The field LayoutWindow::activePage does not change when the user navigates to another page until another insertion point is selected. I would like to be able to track the page that is currently displayed.

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  9. InDesign Scripting : Events On PageItems

    Many elements of the page have the ability to subscribe to messages (events of change of such an item are especially interesting), but this does not work. Does the event system work only for UI, Application, and Document?

    There are too few documents that describe events on page items ...

    1 vote

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  10. vocabray of dictionary - its accuracy of correction & words suggestion

    Today the all dictionary & spell checking take the resource from internet too - like a from wikitonary, google translator to have more vocabray. Please make sure & improve this function.

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  11. Make XML tags and attributes export as "hidden text" in Word so that it can be reimported

    Enable XML structure export to Word by formatting the exported tags and attributes in the same way that index entries are formatted. I need to preserve the XML when exporting to Word and then reimporting the updated Word file.

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  12. Make possible search-for-tags in Story Editor

    I need to search for tags in Story Editor, or in any manner besides the Structure panel, to remove conditions that are arbitrarily applied by InDesign (when a word has a condition applied).

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  13. Rename placed images (Bulk)

    Be able to rename already placed images in InDesign as a bulk, something similar to Adobe Bridge Batch Rename, the issue with Bridge will be I will have to place each image at a time in InDesign if I used Bridge to rename my images.

    3 votes

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  14. Access CC Library Assets via Script

    The ability to access assets from a classic ID library and place them on the artboard via script works great. It would be even better if these functionalities are also possible with CC libraries. This move would push more developers to the cloud environment of Adobe in my opinion.

    Currently there are some cloud-related methods like 'placeCloudAsset' and 'setCloudLibraryCollection' listed inside the ID-DOM but these seem to be for internal use only.

    45 votes

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  15. Data Merge - display # of records per row based on CSV values

    Data Merge - When displaying records on a page, show records per row of data based on that row's column quantity value. For example, I have 100 records across 100 rows of data, and 1 record needs to be printed twice, another 3 times, another just once. Instead of the current workaround of having to create multiple rows for each record based on their desired quantity, I'd want one row per record and have one column called X (qty) to tell ID how many times to display that record.

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  16. Adobe Indesign Imposition feature for printing

    Could and or does InDesign have an Imposition feature for printing multiple pages on one sheet of A4 / A3 paper?

    3 votes

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  17. Option to select default editor for scripts.

    After update to MacOs Catalina the command to "Edit Script" from the flyout menu does nothing when in an Indesign version prior to CC 2020. This is because ExtendScript Toolkit no longer runs as it is a 32 bit application.

    In Indesign 2020 the command opens Visual Studio Code.

    However, I prefer using another application for editing scripts.

    So my feature request is simply:
    We need options to select which application Indesign opens for editing scripts.
    Maybe even one for applescripts, one for javascripts and one for vb scripts.

    Or at least rely on the system’s default application for the…

    4 votes

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  18. allow passing/executing scripts to ID from the command line

    so double-clicking on a script in explorer/finder with load ID (if not open) and execute the script

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  19. Maintain Scripts when updating

    My Adobe Indesign was recently updated to a newer version. Every time this happens I lose the scripts that were installed to make the program more productive. It would be great if you could update to a newer version of InDesign and not have to reinstall your scripts every time you update the program.

    When you update Indesign it can remember your preferences. Why can't it remember your scripts as well.

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  20. Import a multipage PDF into existing graphic frames

    I need to be able to set up a document with graphic frames, then import a multipage PDF using a script which places each page into each frame. When the script encounters a page not containing a frame, it will miss it out and place into the next available frame.

    3 votes

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