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  1. InDesign Encoder

    Hi fellows and Adobe Community?

    I work every day on Adobe softwares like Photoshop Illustrator InDesign and also on Premiere Pro and After Effect.
    Today, I would like to point something and I let you join this conversation and leave comments.

    One thing I really appreciate with Premiere and After, is that I can still work on my projects while I'm exporting videos or animations in Media Encoder. One thing I don't really like using InDdesign, is that when I'm doing an export file, PDF or JPG or whatever, I cannot keep going work in InDesign.

    Hey Adobe crew. Is…

    1 vote
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  2. Custom page attributes to use as text variables

    It would be very helpful to have an option to add specific attributes to pages, such as a name, category, and labels.
    I would then like to use these attributes as text variables.
    Right now the only text variable you can define from the page window is Section Marker.

    Also, it would be very helpful if the categorization would be also visual in the pages window.

    2 votes
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  3. many users working on the same file simultaneously.

    2 users - one is working on pages 1 to 20, other one is working from 21 to the end - but file is the same.

    6 votes
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  4. stop update whole Indd imported file (multipages)

    Would it be possible for an imported "indd" file to update only pages that were changed? Now the whole file is updated

    3 votes
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  5. Please bring this little feature from XD to InDesign

    Check the video. Very easy to implement. I do not understand, why you have not already.

    2 votes
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  6. Provide Ability to Print Selection

    Where I work, we create printed publications and also design advertisements for these publications. All of our advertisements are designed in a document using a standard InDesign template with a grid. This template is the same size as our publications and is larger than the standard letter size page dimensions that we like to print our proofs. The problem is that in order to print proofs on letter size paper, the ad must always be shrunk because of the larger document template dimensions. So, the ad always appears much small than it really is when printed. We could just simply…

    7 votes
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  7. Font stack for missing glyphs

    Not every base text font has all the glyphs I sometimes need -- some need only a few math or Greek symbols, others need Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, or even Devanagari. Currently I manually hunt and pick them from the closest alternative, selecting glyphs from a font CLOSE ENOUGH right down to the ever-reliable fallbacks of Times New Roman and Arial Unicode MS. It would help if I could define a custom font stack per "base font": a list of alternatives in a Preferred Order, which would each in turn be scanned for missing glyphs. Kind of (well, exactly like)…

    5 votes
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  8. Help page gives incorrect information regarding PageMaker file conversion

    Searched InDesign support for "pagemaker file conversion"
    The top article (dated March 2017) is titled "Convert QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents to InDesign". Here's the address of this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/converting-quarkxpress-pagemaker-documents.html This article is part of the "InDesign CC User Guide." In the right hand column, it says it applies to InDesign CC. The first sentence in the Pagemaker section is "InDesign can convert document and template files from Adobe PageMaker 6.0 and later." It proceeds to give directions. I have come to find out that these instructions cannot be followed in InDesign CC, but only in InDesign CS6. This resulted in…

    3 votes
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  9. Allow Adjacent Bordered Paragraphs to Share Their Border

    It's great that Paragraph Borders are now included but it really needs an option to "Connect Border to Adjacent Paragraphs Sharing the Same Style" so that the border runs around multiple paragraphs if needed. I know you can work around this with forced line breaks and empty lines but that jars with me and doesn't give me proper style sheet control.

    13 votes
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  10. Dictionaries

    Please, simplify already the installation of dictionaries based on Hunspell! It's not that complicated ...! but it is so useful!

    5 votes
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  11. Bullets and numbering - background or box

    When applying a character style in the bullets and numbering tab, all characteristics are applied except for underline/strikethrough options. I noticed that this has been mentioned several times over the years but has not been changed as of CC 12.0.0.81.

    If this is impossible to fix, is it then perhaps possible to implement an option to add a background to bullets or numbering, similar to the paragraph rule, which allows for offset, indentation etc.

    11 votes
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  12. Let baseline shift be expressed as a percentage of the font size

    If I've created a paragraph style, sometimes I add a character style with a different size for specific purposes, usually either a bullet point or a quote mark (to highlight a pullquote, for example).

    In practice, this means a bullet point is usually smaller, and the quote mark is larger than the rest of the paragraph text. I alter this size as a horizontal and vertical scale, NOT a specific size in points, as this lets the characters scale in proportion when I alter the type size of the paragraph style.

    However, I usually also include a baseline shift in…

    45 votes
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  13. Adjust Frame Edges From Anypoint ...Not Just Middle of The Edge

    I'd like to be able to adjust frame edges from any point on the edge. This would work much like the slice select tool in Photoshop.

    Specifically, this would be useful to edit frames where you're zoomed in and the middle of the edge isn't near the content you're trying to crop with the frame.

    4 votes
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  14. Stop Giving a Fill Color When Using the Line Tool.

    My OCD makes me switch the fill color (when using the line tool) to No Color. It would be great if there was no fill color when using the line tool.

    25 votes
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  15. object layer options

    Please add ability to edit Object Layer Options for more than one copy of the exact same PSD image at one time.

    4 votes
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  17. Please allow placed PSD layer blend modes to carry over into InDesign

    We build 2-layer Photoshop files for product images. Top layer is product image set to NORMAL blend mode. Bottom layer is shadow of product set to MULTIPLY blend mode. When placed in InDesign the shadow layer does not carry over multiply blending. It knocks out anything under it in InDesign file. Our work around is placing two copies of the PSD file on top of each other. We then have to set the bottom image to Multiply with top layer turned off in Object Layer Options. Then the top image needs to have shadow layer turned off in Object Layer…

    67 votes
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  18. Please support colored fonts

    Please support colored fonts as mentioned here: https://www.colorfonts.wtf/
    Especially when making tables with symbols it would speed up work a lot.

    4 votes
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  19. GPU-Acceleration on Windows

    It would be brilliant to have this as an option especially since more and more people are using high DPI/4K displays and the CPU is not capable of allowing for smooth zooming/scrolling/panning in most cases. It's working perfectly fine with Photoshop and rather good with Illustrator so I can't see why this shouldn't be possible with InDesign as well.
    On my 4K Dell XPS 15 it's quite a pain to scroll through the document or zoom in and out, laggy as hell although this is a very poweful machine!

    231 votes
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  20. navigation

    It would be great if InDesign could have back and forward buttons, similar to those in Visual Studio. I constantly have to scroll up and down for work and it would be great if there was simply a back button that would send me to the spot I was before.

    1 vote
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