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  1. Update links automatically

    Currently, when I want to update an image link that has moved, I copy the name of the image to be linked, then "update link" and paste the name of the link in the search field to find all instances on my system. This should be automatized with a function like "search and update" that allows you to then choose which version of the link you'd like (in case of duplicate names). As far as I know this doesn't exist yet.

    18 votes
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  2. Drop down list of Styles in the Paragraph Style Options dialog box

    The Paragraph Style Options dialog box should have a drop down list of Style names to enable access to other Style without having to go back

    5 votes
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  3. Add the possibility to set cell/line/row height and width in tableformats

    We have a lot of tables in our brochures which have to fit in the grid.

    It would save a lot of time if I could set, at least, the height of a line as a standard in the table format.

    At the moment I have select every table and enter the value. If cells are connected in a row, you have to disconnect them to set the height value. Not very comfortable.

    29 votes
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  4. SVG Export

    InDesign should be able to export either entire pages or selections into SVG. The JavaScript for exporting SVG is crap. The export should also include the fonts as well as checkboxes from forms. Form fields are not supported in most of the plug-ins. SVG is a very important standard. We used ist for maps, layouts etc. shown as small preview e.g. the cover of a book, forms, adverts etc.

    52 votes
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  5. Allow multiple files and Excel in Data Merge

    Allow multiple files in data merge. Excel should also be possible as an import.

    62 votes
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  6. Multiple Cursor-Positioning

    Multiple positioning of the cursor so multiple lines can be edited at the same time

    10 votes
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  7. Make InDesign be able to import/Export comments from/to PDF

    I want to be able to get the comments from PDF into InDesign so that I can easily incorporate/respond on the comments from people.

    93 votes
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  8. Make the 'next page' button in the bottom left have a drop down to toggle it between next page and next spread.

    When scrolling through a document now, the view jumps between let and right. It might be less disorientating to switch quickly through the spreads than jumping left and right.

    7 votes
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  9. Rework overhead size to reduce pdf file size

    Please fix the pdf file sizes created from overhead. For example, I think, this is created when a document has many tables (and cells) in it. I can create a text file, with zero pictures, no pixels, just vectors (the text), and the pdf proof (lowrez) size is huge! It should be about 800k, but it's at almost 10 megabytes! The only way around this is opening the pdf in acrobat and optimizing it to reduce it to the expected 800k size, which, sometimes, leads to text disapearing, but that's another issue.

    6 votes
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  10. Command to break frame into individual frames for each column

    Invoking the command would create individual text frames for each of the columns so they can be manipulated individually.

    7 votes
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  11. Zoom 100% - 1:1

    In print and web documents the 100% zoom isn't acual an 1:1-size (800 pixels are not shown as 800 pixels, 20 mm are not shown as 20 mm).
    I reconize that it depends on your Screensize/and os dpi settings, but that must be possibe! In Acrobat i am able to set an customize resolution (for mm) and in photoshop 800 pixel are 800 pixel at 100% zoom.

    10 votes
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  12. Merge mulitple pages together to create one page. Clients design each panel as the same size rather than having a short fold in panel

    Would like to be able to combine pages into one page. Clients are sending files (such as a 3 fold brochure) where each panel is the same size, not taking into account that the fold-in panel should be shorter. Seems difficult to make a shorter page as the page seems to be off and its not an easy fix.

    1 vote
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  13. DTI available for CC

    We have not way a bring ads in automatically

    1 vote
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  14. The ability to change languages of the software itself.

    We work in a bilingual environment, and constantly need to switch between French and English.

    26 votes
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  15. Turn paths into guides with the right click menu "Make guides" like in Illustrator.

    Pretty self explanatory. It's very useful for example if you need a marquee or an odd shape to serve you as a guide and most importantly, the snapping in InDesign between a line and a guide is so different and so hard to snap to a path.

    69 votes
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  16. Independent column widths

    Please add the option to have independent column-widths in a text frame. This would be really useful for text in nearly any letterhead footer.

    74 votes
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  17. F&C queries stored on server

    In stead of storing the xml files in the user folder, making it possible to store them on a server too and be able to refer to that folder with a shortcut. As for the scripts you could have the "user queries" and the app queries. This is handy when you have to control more then one computer in your department.

    1 vote
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  18. Ability to sort fonts by install date, so the most recent ones are shown first.

    Ability to sort fonts by install date, so the most recent ones are shown first.

    15 votes
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  19. Actions Panel

    An Actions Panel that runs the same type of Recording/Playing features as Photoshop and Illustrator already have would be fantastic.

    197 votes
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    59 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Kindly provide more information about this ask. How do you plan to use the Action Panel in InDesign? Do you want it to work exactly like that in Photoshop? What are the most important actions/operations that you want to record?

    Thanks
    Abhinav Agarwal
    Product Manger – InDesign

  20. Make spellcheck apply to paragraph styles

    It would be super useful to be able to run spellcheck only on certain paragraph styles. I run a directory that includes hundreds of names that get flagged, and if i I could run spellcheck just on body copy + headline paragraph styles, it would save me hours each month.

    6 votes
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