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  1. A free basic version of incopy for client amends.

    Being able to send clients their copy to make minor amendments would be hugely convenient

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  2. When doing Edit –> Edit With, any associated endnotes story should open along with the story targeted for editing

    This would be valuable because using this pathway, Edit -> Edit With, is a great workflow component for those like me who like to use InCopy for general editing of text; but because endnote text is in a different story to endnote reference markers, anyone using such a workflow cannot add endnotes to the text without switching back to InDesign.

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  3. voice to text

    Help us avoid glitches with voice to text directly in InCopy. Yes, we can type into InCopy, but for long documents and articles, all the better with voice to text, to save time, and effort from all the typing. We could read citations right in; read documents in, not have to convert them to Word for Place. Let's get free from Apple/Word conversions and cut/&/pastes, thus the resulting glitches. Wouldn't this doable feature (Apple offers Dictation for free with its package) make Adobe's publishing output even easier and faster to use, and more glitch free from Word? And save us…

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  4. Endnote text should appear in galley and story views in InCopy

    They could work the same way that footnotes do, inside of a stylised bracket at the location of the note marker.

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  5. support languages of Vanuatu, which are currently very difficult to typeset, with no text flow

    AFAICT, InCopy (and InDesign) do not currently support several writing systems, which makes font design for those scripts difficult. The avoiuli script of Vanuatu, for example, which is boustrophedon and can change from btm-to-top to top-to-btm. I'm working with a professional typographer, and trying to design a font that can't be implemented by any word processor that we know of means that a lot of choices in the design are probably not optimal. The best option currently seems to be placing a hard return at the end of each line, with manual RTL/LTR control, and sorting the lines in reverse…

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  6. Lock the ability of InCopy users to change things like kerning, leading and character compression

    InCopy users sometimes take too many liberties with their abilities to change copy. Flowing copy is one thing, but shoehorning in more or less copy than intended allows for too much grey area, and it can take more time to go back and fix what they've broken than it would if that ability was limited for them. If InCopy settings in an InDesign document had check boxed that toggle which abilities InCopy users would have (and grey out disallowed settings), that would be wonderful.

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  7. Include 2 or 3 InCopy licenses in CC or InDesign subscriptions or MAKE IT FREE!

    InCopy is a great collaboration tool between two or more people.

    But the way Creative Cloud subscription is going, InDesign is a powerful tool to me, but InCopy is totally USELESS. As a designer (not writer), I never need to use InDesign and InCopy at same time. In fact, I never need to use InCopy myself at all. InDesign along with InCopy suppose at least two people working on same job. Most of time the writer, who could actually use InCopy, is my client. It makes no sense to include InDesign and InCopy expecting that the same person will use…

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  8. "story list.xml"

    Can someone please explain what the "story list.xml" is about, which (from time to time) is created when exporting to InCopy?
    I have not found any documentation on this.

    Some inexperienced users are very irritated about this!

    12 votes

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  9. Import PDF comments in InCopy

    If we're using a workflow that includes stories in InCopy, it'd be great if our editors/writers can manage the edits/markups to their content through InCopy so they can truly own the content (and prevent the back and forth of review/edits with designers and writers after a document has been reviewed).

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  10. Import pdf comments into InCopy

    I would love to have my copy editor have the power to review and approve/deny the PDF comments.

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  11. Username for inCopy Assignments

    Please remove the function that demands a username assignment to each and every inCopy assignment that is exported. It is a ridiculously unnecessary function and completely inhibits workflow. This function, at the very least, should have a disable option. It ridiculously irritating.

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  12. Changing the backgroung/page colour

    I would very much like to be able to change the background colour in incopy. For example: a green page colour, with a silverish font colour. (the latter can be done already)
    As a writer, I like to work on my own terms. So this would make me love incopy, and not just use it when I need to.

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  13. InCopy - Export to PDF - option for hyperlinks

    An option to include hyperlinks in InCopy's Export/Adobe PDF function would:


    1. Help editors in proofing rounds with authors

    2. Free up designers from having to export hyperlinked PDFs for author proofs from InDesign.

    My editors work in InCopy and export PDF proofs for our authors to proof. Unfortunately, since the hyperlinks don't export, authors can't check them for accuracy.

    Worse yet, Acrobat tries to make the links work but URLS split between lines result in broken links, giving Authors the impression the hyperlinks are there but incorrect. Having the hyperlinks actually export from InCopy will help our authors more accurately proof…

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  14. InCopy - Split screen view for Story and Layout

    In Incopy it's only possible to use one view. Gallery, Story or Layout.
    It would be great if we could also combine 2 views into one.

    With the 27" displays now in general use, we should be able to show one half of the screen in Story mode and one half in Layout mode.

    This allows for users who need to change texts to show also the overset text in the story mode when the text in layout mode is not visible (due to the overset text).

    Sometimes when editing the texts in Layout mode and then switching to Story…

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  15. Make Anchored text box and table content visible in InCopy story editor

    Anchored objects only appear as icons in the InCopy story editor tab. This is no problem for photos and graphics, however:

    My editors can't see tracked changes if they can't view the anchored text or tables in the Story Editor. They can make edits in Layout view, but can't tell if another editor made any edits.

    Unlike InDesign where I can see track changes in the Story editor just by clicking in the anchored text or table, InCopy has no alternative — editors have only the Story tab and it doesn't appear there.

    This is a crucial feature for us.…

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  16. Prevent manual formatting with InCopy

    While IC users cannot create or edit styles when opening up an ID file, they have full access to manual formatting. This should be prevented (by option).

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  17. Visual change history in layout mode

    I'm surprised why this has not been already implemented, but surely changes by multiple users (contributors) should be visible in Layout mode too. Also, a cross-checking feature between project versions should be considered. I am aware there are a number of plug-ins available, however they are not robust and surely such a low-level feature should be implemented into the main software. Most third-party office software have such features as standard.

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  18. Dynamic linking of icml and other files

    Can you improve the re-linking fetaure for InCopy. Currently if the icma is refreshed, the project re-links the entire project which can take considerable time for large projects even when only a small number of icml or other files have been updated. Surely the who re-linking mechanism can be improved to be more dynamic and automatically update itself while working on a live project.

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  19. new button in Layer palette for visibility as in InDesign, also Preferences

    On opening a file in InCopy CC19, CC18 and CS6 all layers are visible, no matter if any were set to be invisible in InDesign.
    It would be helpful to have a button within the layer palette to set all layers to (in)visible as given in the InDesign source.
    It would be even better if InCopy had a preferences setting that would allow you to open all documents with the visibility as given in the InDesign source.

    This would give InCopy user not only access to all layers, but also to decide whether they want to focus on what the…

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  20. Highlighting and Differentiating Notes/Comments for various users

    As a copy editor and proofreader, it would be fantastic if InCopy/InDesign had a highlighting feature. The swatch options are fine but not great when I am trying to print a book in black and white and someone forgets to remove the colors.

    I, and the designer I work with, would love to have some way to differentiate between Notes/Comments for editors, other proofreaders, and designers. Right now, everyone has to read all the comments, which takes a substantial amount of time to look through. Thanks!

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