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  1. Search window improvement suggestion

    Hi there, would it be possible to have an option in the search window for colors, fonts(replacements), and styles, etc... to search on a specific number of pages instead of the whole document, article, or selected...? i could use this on a daily basis...

    Many thanks from Belgium!
    Tim

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  3. Turn on/off show spell check in PREVIEW or other screen modes. Not just NORMAL

    When switching between NORMAL screen Mode to PREVIEW mode I still want any spelling errors to show. This would be great in any screen mode with some kind of a toggle button. In fact, the ability to show various hidden paragraph and character formatting would be brilliant.

    1 vote
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  4. Provide better keyboard support in Story view.

    Provide better keyboard support in Story view. Currently PageUp and PageDn and other scrolling keys don't work, and I am forced to use the mouse for long-distance scrolling.

    1 vote
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  5. Underlined spaces at the ends of lines in running text


    1. It would be nice if, when an underlined space falls at the end of a line in running text, the space "disappears" so that it's underline isn't hanging out in space like a ghost..

    2. It's valuable because it looks weird when an underlined space sticks out beyond the last nonwhite-space character in the line. It's particularly noticeable in justified type, but I think the same principal applies regardless of the justification.

    10 votes
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  6. Help-Acrobat is terrible on my Mac

    I upgraded to High Sierra and now realize the Adobe Acrobat has made my Mac
    more like a PC. I cant easily send or attach pdfs.I rarely complain but I want my Mac back and am not going to rest until I get it back.This is a huge disappointment and so unlike Apple.

    1 vote
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  7. Make colour space CMYK not RGB!

    Since InDesign is used for printing out things, having the option to change the colour space from RGB to CMYK would be great, as trying to select a colour using colours that aren't in the CMYK gamut is annoying as heck

    5 votes
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  8. Running Headers to pull from previous page

    Add the ability for a paragraph/character style to pull from previous page. Currently only given first on page and last on page. Need more options. example: chapter 1title is on page 1 and text crosses onto page 2. At the end of page 2 is the next chapter title, but need to be able to put the previous chapter header on page 2 as a running header.

    25 votes
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  9. Adobe InDesign CC 2018 - updated 20/11

    Where is the tabs manager..?

    My idea is this:
    RE INSERT NOW THE TABS MANAGER...!!!!!!!!

    1 vote
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  11. Accessibility feature requests

    First, thank you for your recent new/improved features, including endnotes, improved word wrap, and better object tags in exported pdfs.

    As a designer, the following requests are not just desirable, they are necessary in order to make my documents fully meet government 508 requirements:


    • Please make word wrap work no matter where on the page a text or graphic frame is anchored. Currently, word wrap only works if the item is positioned after the anchor.
      Please allow "space before" to work on the first line in a text frame.
      Please change items on master pages so they are active NOT…
    9 votes
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  12. Properties Panel

    I have been enjoying the consolidated Properties Panel that recently debuted in Illustrator 2018. Makes workflow much faster. Would be great to see this for InDesign as well!

    7 votes
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  13. Add "no hyphenation" as a character style.

    "No Break" does not mean the same as "No Hyphenation".
    If you have a long sentence and not only one word that should not be hyphenated, adding "no break" style is no help. You must exclude all the spaces in the sentence to make the sentence break.
    A new character style "no hyphenation" would do this automatically.

    23 votes
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  14. Showing open book files on Start workspace

    Situation now:
    When opening a book file Indesign adds a book panel showing all contained documents. You can then open documents through this panel. I usually dock the panel to the right with my other panels to keep the workspace tight and clean.

    But now the tricky part:
    When I close all documents I've set Indesign to return to the Start workspace. This shift to another workspace makes the book panel disappear as well (since it is docked with the other panels). I have to go to the menus to find the panel again.
    I guess the reason for this…

    4 votes
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  15. Apply character styles to every occurrence of specific index entries

    Allow us to apply character styles to every occurrence of specific index entries. For example book titles that are usually italicized.

    Under the topic in addition to the sort by options include a checkbox for always apply character style and then the drop down to select a character style.

    7 votes
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  16. Footnote numbering options for EPUB export

    When exporting a single story into EPUB (2 or 3), the footnotes are numbered from 1 to x over all xhtml files with no chance to control their numbering. The footnote numbering options from within InDesign (per page, per section, etc.) should be respected while exporting.

    Alternatively there should be some appropriate options in the export panel.

    7 votes
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  17. I want a generic command to repeat the least command I executed. Like control-Y does in the much-hated MS Word....Saves time.

    I want a generic command to repeat the least command I executed. Like control-Y does in the much-hated MS Word....Saves time.

    I often wind up doing the same thing many times, like applying a char style or whatever. I want a keyboard shortcut to repeat whatever I did last.

    8 votes
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  18. Clear the pasteboard

    I'd love a command that would delete all the extraneous stuff that ends up on the pasteboard. It would be especially helpful in packaging for print.

    3 votes
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  19. Option to merge from PDF page other than page 1

    It would be great t have the option to use a pdf in a merge and be able to specify which page of the pdf is to be used, instead of it just being the first page all the time.

    Instead of just specifying filename in the mergefield, could we specify page number as well?

    eg something like:

    c:\docs\mypdf.pdf:2

    to use page 2 of a pdf.

    3 votes
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  20. When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the fli

    When flipping a path, being able to remove the flip attribute without actually Flipping so that type on path can be utilized without the flip

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