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  1. edit text variable directly

    Rather than having to dig down through menus to edit a variable, have it editable directly from the RMB contextual menu in the layout.

    6 votes
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  2. Repeat Grid

    I'd love to see the Adobe XD Repeat Grid function redeveloped into InDesign. This would be invaluable to many publication designers that have repetitive layouts. Master Pages are great, but I think if it incorporated the repeat grid, it would increase workflow efficiency.

    5 votes
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  3. Layer palette extra option

    Some option where the palette could/would autoshow the active layer - specifically when you have a lot of layers. Currently have docs with 100+ layers.

    2 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. 10 votes
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  6. Checkbox to change style of linked object

    I would like to use/export interactive PDF, which would allow user to check the checkbox next to object. Upon checking, the object hidden style would become visible.

    For example: I have PDF with multiple images of cars. When I check the checkbox near the image of car, that image will be overlayed with green transparent effect to show this car has been selected.

    I would like to have this feature available for my collection overview and to see the visual feedback of all collected objects would be satisfying for me.

    1 vote
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  7. Multiple index

    Support for multiple indices (Index of Subject, Index of Authors, Index of Passages, Index of pictures, index of tables).

    That would greatly improve performance of work and cut a lot of time and get out books faster than before with higher accuracy!

    32 votes
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  8. Glossary

    Microsoft Word had a really neat Glossary entry feature which allowed you to store your most commonly used words/phrases, and call them up with a key command. I have dumped Word in favor of using InDesign for all my word processing, since I can have style sheets and do everything else I want inside this wonderful program…except glossary feature. I don't know if that would add too much clutter to InDesign, which I wouldn't like, but if it could be added on, wow, would that be a powerful feature.

    2 votes
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  9. Batch Single Page PDF Creation

    Please add an option to export ranges of pages as single page PDF files from Indesign like Illustrator(save individual artboards). This would simplfy sending pages to assembly station for imposition and corrections afterward.

    12 votes
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    Closed: Fixed  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi All, this feature is now available in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1

    Kindly update InDesign to get access to this feature.

    Regards
    Javed

  10. Add group

    Please add filtr to show only spot colors

    1 vote
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  11. Export JPG preset

    Please add presets to export JPG

    1 vote
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  12. add Latin dictionary

    Include a Latin dictionary in InDesign's default dictionary. It would be nice not to have to tell InDesign to ignore every instance of various scientific terms, or Latin mottos, etc.

    6 votes
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  13. new document palette

    The new layout palette window, starting new document, is very very slow to pen, and, while open, is very difficult to read. Older version are the best (version Cs6 for example) very simple and fast to open. Please return to older release!!!

    2 votes
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  14. cross references: character styles and case

    At present, a cross reference takes its case from the destination. If I have used small caps for the destination style, but am referencing it from within text, I want to capitalise the term, but the cross reference takes its case from the destination, not the typed text.

    To get what I want I have to cause a problem for the cross reference (yellow triangle with exclamation mark) and manually fix the capital start letter, or use hyperlinks and text anchor – a two-step action making a destination and hypherlink that cross referencing was supposed to fix.

    It would save…

    3 votes
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  15. Kerning & Word wrap are ignored by Anchor point

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2389640

    Kerning is not calculated properly on anchor points

    Text wrap around an anchored object is ignored in a line of text that has an anchor point

    1 vote
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  16. add effects to paragraph shading/frame

    This CC 2018 Update is fantastic!


    1. The only thing I am missing is the lack of possibility to add effects like shadows, on paragraph shadings and frames.


    2. This would be extremely helpful for a heavy-graphical CI, where text - spanning over more than one column or frame - must be underlaid with shadowed frames. Actually, when page breaks are to be corrected, I have to adjust those background frames manually, which is quite time-consuming.


    5 votes
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  17. Please fix menu overlap on fly out pages' window

    Wasn't sure if I should call this a bug or if it is by design, however, please fix the overlapping of the page indicator/tools on the pages' fly out menu. It overlaps when you have the window be its narrowest.
    When this happens I am unable to use the tools (e.g. deleting a page by dragging over the trash icon)

    4 votes
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  18. Remove Adobe Stock search field from the menu bar

    I don't use Adobe stock, and have no plans to. I see that under View > Extras > there is an option to hide "stock purchase badge." And in Preferences, there is a way to Disable Publish online. I would like a way to hide the Search Adobe Stock field from the Control bar. No matter how small the window gets, it is still there, even iff all the other (useful) options don't fit. Please allow us a way to hide it.

    16 votes
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  19. Character Style contestual to Paragraph Style

    Suppose you have a text, for example an introduction, with some word (i.e. titles) in Italic in it. Now you decide that this text must be in Italic. So, all the titles in it that were in Italic must be in plain.
    In CSS this is easy to do; you'll have something like span.title { font-style: italic; } with the variant p.intro span.title { font-style: normal; }.
    I think it's a necessity quite frequent. In other similar scenario you may have to use different colors, different weights.

    4 votes
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  20. Endnotes as bibliography, reference one source multiple times.

    When creating a bibliography often times you must reference one source multiple times.

    the way that it is set up now, adding a new endnote creates a new entry at the bottom. there is no way to reference something twice.

    Obviously this creates concerns when considering navigation, as it works both ways now.

    49 votes
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