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  1. InDesign home screen options

    It would be great if on the InDesign home screen you could:
    • sort recent jobs by name
    • display preview icons at different sizes, and

    • have an X to remove a file from your recent jobs preview list.

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. put an option to upload to Apple Books and Kindle in the Publish dialog.... what is Adobe without Apple...

    put an option to upload to Apple Books and Kindle in the Publish dialog.... Make the documents work like Dreamweaver html files. no need for spacer images and extra files that are not in the original file.

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  5. 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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  7. Scroll while editing Paragraph, Character, or Object style

    I usually have "Preview" checked while I'm editing a style to see how my changes affect the paragraph and everything surrounding it. The Style Options window is often blocking much of my view, even if I move it to the side, so I have to hit OK or Cancel, scroll so I can see everything, and then go back into editing the style. It would be useful if I could scroll while the Style Options window is open, much like I can while the Find/Change window is open.

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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. Packaging working file PSD's as well when packaging up files.

    I often find that when opening up packaged files from others, I find myself wishing they had also included the layered PSD's for the images. These are not included if the InDesign file only uses flat jpeg versions. It would be amazing if when packaging up a file, it could also include the layered PSD

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  10. offline mode for Apps while computer (emails or other) stay online

    When I have an unstable internet connection or go online via hotspot/mobile data volume, I would like to set Indesign temporarily to offline, but at the same time keep the computer online for e.g. emails.

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  11. Keep range highlighted in pdf window so you don't have to highlight it by hand

    When selecting a pdf preset, it opens the window to name the pdf, then opens the pdf window. In InDesign 5, you were able, at that pdf window, to just type the page number of the page you wanted to create a pdf of. The range option was already highlighted automatically. This was really easy and fast when creating multiple (especially 100 or more) pdfs of single pages of your document, for example: for a magazine or booklet that has to be sent to a printer. In the new InDesign, when you get to that pdf window, you have to…

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  12. Content Placer Tool Place Into Existing Frame

    The behaviour should be exactly the same when i place a document with the Place... option. Hold the alt key, the pointer shows two opening brackets to indicate the Paste into function and Done. Currently I cant place collected content into frames. I always have to click and drag new ones.

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  13. Rule above, Role below: Width columne except text

    Please make it possible to create a line below (paragraph rules) that is as long as the column, but the text is not underlined.

    This would make it easy to create form fields

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  14. Keep All Paragraphs of the Same Style Together

    In Paragraph Style Options/Keep Options or in Table of Contents Styles, add an option to keep all paragraphs of the same style together. This would be very helpful when creating tables of contents or, in some circumstances, bullet lists.

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  15. Option to Restart Number Lists by Default

    As it says on the tin, an option is needed to restart number lists by default. There shouldn't have to be an extra step to restart numbering for every single list and there shouldn't be any need for the convoluted workarounds that there are out there.

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  16. Find/Replace Linked Artboard

    Add a way to find and replace a linked artboard and replace it with a different artboard.

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  17. Add open documents to a book

    Allow documents to be open when adding them to a book. This used to be allowed. Now you must close all documents before adding them to a book, then re-open them again. Waste of time.

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  18. ページを視覚的に分けたい

    私は複数の人々の作品を一つにまとめて本を出す事が多いです。ですが、人数が多ければ多いほど配置換えしにくいので困っています。一応セクションで分けてはいますが『アイコンに色を付けられる』『色タブを付けられる』など視覚的に一発で分かる方法が欲しいです。

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  19. I should be able to share epub/html export tags between documents without loading the paragraph/character styles themselves.

    Loading paragraph and character styles from another document can cause shifts in locally formatted text and reflow. But having the ability to load just the export tag mapping would avoid such reflow.

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  20. Make gifs great again

    • Allow a preview of a live GIF while designing - currently when it is placed into a deck it is static and only reviewable by publishing online.

    • Allow a choice of the GIF thumbnail that becomes the still image when an offline version is downloaded. Currently I'm at the mercy of whatever the very first frame is in the entire GIF sequence.

    • Better yet, make Adobe Reader able to play gifs so the 'offline' version doesn't have to be a compromise of the original intention.

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