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  1. inverted color option with objects

    When I select a text I really like how something looks when it's inverted by having it selected. having a feature that allows you to draw a shape so it inverts colours underneath would be cool. I can't seem to figure out how to do this in any other way.

    5 votes

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  2. Use layout name and custom text for export separate PDFs

    Would love to see the ability to type custom text in the suffix for export separate PDF. Also, would like to see the ability to add the layout name from the flyout menu, currently it's only "incremental numbers," "page number" and "page size."

    7 votes

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  3. Choosing a stroke color directly in 'Stroke' panel

    Should be nice to have the opportunity to choose a stroke colour directly in the 'stroke panel' and then avoid the switch to 'swatches' or 'colour' panel.
    Thx!

    4 votes

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  4. Pathfinder operations working on open paths

    Pathfinder should work with open paths. That would make it easy to cut a number of open paths to form. Can be very performant for preparing threaded text paths for curved prints like adhesive labels, stickers or price labels where text must follow the outer shapes.

    Alternatively: Allow text wrapping with text on text paths!

    Best,
    Uwe Laubender
    ( ACP )

    11 votes

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  5. Multiple paragraph/character style sheets

    When selecting more than one paragraph of text that therefore uses multiple paragraph styles, instead of saying (mixed) at the top of the styles palette, it would be really helpful if it could highlight which actual paragraph styles were in use. 'Multiple' is of no use - I can see there are multile styles just by looking at it!

    11 votes

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  6. Please make the text size in panels bigger.

    It is hard to read the headings and the small instructions in the panels. It would be great if you as a user could adjust the size. not only the size of panels (when you drag to make it bigger) but also of the tect inside of the panels.

    If this alternative already excist please give me a hint.

    7 votes

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  7. Add a preference to have to toggle the checkbox default for "Name with Color Value"

    Add a preference to the InDesign Preferences panel so that the checkbox default for Name with Color Value can be set. When creating a new swatch in a document, the default is for the checkbox to be on, but checking the box off changes the name to New Color Swatch. Fine if you're adding one color or many colors in a row, but if adding colors in new documents all the time, this gets annoying.

    8 votes

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  8. Consolidate identical suggestions

    Have someone go through the InDesign forum and consolidate identical suggestions into one listing and update its vote total.

    I believe some major issues are getting overlooked just because there being suggested at different times so the vote count is spread out.

    2 votes

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  9. Please add support for Yiddish

    The problem i find is that InDesign CS2018 (and basically all versions of InDesign CC) does not dependably handle Yiddish text. Sometimes it will break words at arbitrary points when it comes to the end of the line. See attached screenshot. I've highlighted certain words in green. You can see that when some of them reach the end of the line, they are getting broken in the middle of the word. Hyphenation is turned off, this should not be happening.

    I've attached an InDesign package with this page and its font, if you'd like to play with it and see…

    1 vote

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  10. Alignment Snapping/Zoom

    When moving objects/text, I find that they keep snapping to certain places on my document. I have snap to grid turned off, so I don't see why it won't let me place the object I'm moving exactly where I want it. It helps to zoom in, but InDesign doesn't allow you to zoom in as much as Illustrator. Also, Illustrator doesn't have this snapping problem.

    2 votes

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  11. Include Blue Guides When Moving Text/Objects

    This feature is seen in Illustrator when you move text or objects around. It either creates a shadow or outline of what you are moving. It really helps me when I am manually aligning objects, especially text. Bounding boxes around text is usually never helpful when used with the alignment tool. This is due to aligning with x-height, and not with descenders/ascenders, which is what the bounding box is around.

    2 votes

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  12. Bug on Windows PC: Hot keys / shortcuts inactive til document is saved

    Every time I open InDesign for the first time, it won't let me use hot keys / shortcuts until I've saved the document at least once. This issue isn't present on Mac.

    1 vote

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  13. Please add "expand stroke" option

    I do a lot of drawing in Indesign and often need to "expand" strokes. This feature exists in Illustrator and I use it frequently, but the round-trip is cumbersome and time-consuming. Please bring this basic feature over to ID.

    6 votes

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  14. Create merged pdf from layers of one file

    Have a file with multiple languages with each language on a separate layer that must be combined into one pdf file. Would like to be able to export once and have all pdfs completed from InDesign.

    One document contains 26 different languages that must be exported.

    4 votes

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  15. Windows within Pages Panel

    When working on a long document, you may need to refer back to an earlier page for information or formatting consistency. An easy way to do this would be to allow for the Pages Panel to be subdivided into windows or views of the overall docuement. That way when you are at page 120 and need to look at 80, you could simply get 80 in one window and 120 and its adjacent pages in the other. You would then be able to toggle back and forth without having to scroll all the way up and down through the whole…

    4 votes

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  16. Notes in Pages Panel

    When working on a large document like a book (particularly if you are designing the book while you are producing it), you are constantly revising parts of the page, then going back to refine it as the design evolves. It would be great if you could mark up the Pages Panel with notes (like PDF markups) in the pasteboard like space around the spread icons. This would allow you to leave yourself or others on a team critical information about what is a placeholder and what should be reconsidered.

    2 votes

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  17. Improve compatibility with input methods that use Apple's standard approach (InputMethodKit)

    There are four problems we have identified in InDesign that negatively affect its compatibility with input methods that follow Apple's standard approach using InputMethodKit. These compatibility problems are described in detail here: https://github.com/keymanapp/keyman/issues/782.

    This is of particular concern to SIL because we have developed Keyman, a very popular and widely used input method that supports custom keyboards in hundreds of languages, including many major languages whose complex scripts are best served by the powerful options in Keyman as well as minority languages whose only viable option for text input might be Keyman.

    We have prepared a small sample…

    1 vote

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  18. Make Add to CC Library a preference that must be selected

    I don't want to use CC Libraries. That's my preference. I understand it could be helpful to some people, but right now I don't want to use this. Yet I keep having to open three different windows to deselect it and every time Indesign crashes (several times a week lately) I have to go through the task again.

    Why can't we make it a global preference? Click you save to CC Libraries, unclick to not save.

    5 votes

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  19. Multi-relinking with one click

    In large projects like catalogues in different languages on own layers, I often have to relink a lot of identical signets (eps) with the appropriate ones in another language on another layer. Sadly it seems to be impossible to do that with one single click. I have to relink every single file separately. The command "Relink all instances …" only works at link folders but not on a group of selected links filtered with the layers in the links panel column. It would be great to relink only a selection of links of the same image with only one click.

    8 votes

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  20. Stop resetting the Apps after every update

    Every time you update InDesign the Workspace is reset. This is exhausting! I understanding you want to parade any new features, but why does this update have to make me start again with the UI? It's infuriating and only done as a piece of Marketing for Adobe.

    Look we love you all OK? You don't need to keep flirting with us, just leave my settings the way they were – you know you can.

    3 votes

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