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  1. Forms!

    Please make a form options in Publish.

    And a cool thing would be if you could see the "data" of the form under the Analytics tab.

    No more sending out pdf forms, that would defiantly be nice :)

    17 votes
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  2. play video without controls

    Please make it possible to hide the controls of a video clip - so its working in Publish online (right now its only working in PDF exports.

    With this we could make amazing publish documents with integrated video backdrops of skys, fires or rain.. With all the NON VIDEO CONTROL goodness.

    What im trying to say is video without controls can do magical things (like we could back in the good days of ... Flash.. the good days right... :)

    5 votes
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  3. Export selected pages

    I very frequently need to export only certain pages to PDF. I know I can type a range or multiple ranges. But it would realy speed up my professional work if I could just select the pages and hit 'Export selected pages...' in the contextual mouse menu.

    This feature was present until CS6 by a plugin named HandyTools by DTP Utils.

    41 votes
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  4. Add Australian dictionary to Indesign

    Please add Australian Dictionary to Indesign. It was once doable but complicated to add the Hunspell dictionary to Indesign with earlier versions but now is impossible as the files that need changes are locked. I'm sure you have thousands of Australian users paying about $900 per year. This is a fix that I would have thought would only take five minutes to do

    30 votes
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  5. Break Footnotes Marker

    If long footnotes breaks on two pages autoinsert some symbol on end of first part and some symbol on the beginning of the second part. Would also be nice to have the possibility to choose a glyph for these markers.

    5 votes
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  6. Script Manager

    Please add Script Manager (like ScriptBay; LAScripts, ScriptMix) but more powerful.
    So we can sort, group, edit, assign hotkeys, label scripts. Create UI pallets with icons. Etc. Thanks!

    23 votes
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  7. Please allow font size larger than 1296 pt

    I often have to create large posters with a single 3-digit price and 1296pt font isn't cutting it. I have to outline and then enlarge which is a pain when changes need to be made but it i also cannot standardize this element with a style, master page or template. Same for illustrator.

    6 votes
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  8. Rework Grid: Set Grid opacity, Add Grid to Document setting in stead of Preferences

    Grids are very usefull. But when those are In Front, it would be convenient if the opacity could be reduced. 100% opaque makes it hard to make design decisions when the grid is active.

    An old (Xpress legacy?) irregularity, is that Grid settings are part of Preferences, while these should be part of Document Setup.

    Grids belong to a document, not the application.

    34 votes
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  9. Embedded Graphic check in Preflight

    It would be really handy if there was a possibility to check for embedded graphics using the Live Preflight.

    Thank you!

    4 votes
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  10. Export the complete Text

    To make the text contents of a document available for other users or applications one should be able to export the whole text (meaning every piece of text in the whole document. To a single text file (rtf or txt). Currently I am able to this with a plugin
    (https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/text-exporter/) but I feel this should be within the scope of the program itself.

    16 votes
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  11. Option to open file path after PDF export

    Could the PDF export dialog box have an option alonside 'View PDF after exporting' for something like, 'View file in finder after export', so that I can really quickly send the file in an email.

    Or even 'Send file after export' so that I can super quickly flick the file off to our account managers?

    5 votes
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  12. Improve override & "mixed overrides" notice on paragraph styles: give useful info

    If a paragraph has some override(s) in it that do not affect the entire paragraph, you'll see the little paragraph symbol at the bottom of the panel light up. This tells you there's an override. No + sign will appear next to the paragraph style name, though, unless the cursor happens to be in text that has the override. For example, if one word is in italics but your cursor is elsewhere in the paragraph, you don't have any way to know what the override is. If you select the entire paragraph, the + appears, but when you hover over…

    7 votes
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  13. Saving

    It would be helpful if there were a revert feature is a TIME-STAMPED revert to previously saved - Or revert to the first time you exported a pdf... Something to that sorts would help if you've already hit save more than once.

    1 vote
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  14. Show at least some info about an object when cursor hovers over it

    I used to use a plug-in that showed me info about any object on the page if I clicked it. That plugin hasn't worked for me in years, so I'm stuck opening and closing the Links panel all the time. I'd like ID to show me some info about objects just by hovering over them (like it instantly shows the grabber when you mouse over an image). Doesn't have to be everything that's shown in the link info. Could just be simple stuff, like dimensions, actual and effective resolution, file name. Or the user could choose from the same choices…

    2 votes
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  15. Send Assignment Notifications to InCopy Users

    It would be nice if InDesign/InCopy sent notifications whenever an assignment was created. Otherwise, I have no idea I have a copy assignment waiting for me unless I'm constantly checking the assignment folder to see if our marketing director has assigned anything to me. Currently, he relies on email or phone to alert me that a new assignment has been created.

    8 votes
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  16. Improve InDesign Accessibility Export to PDF

    ARTICLES AND LAYERS
    When the logical reading order is set in Articles, it would save time if Layers could replicate the same order, whether it’s automated or if there was a way to select “Use Articles reading order for Layers.”

    TABLE STRUCTURE
    Set header scope for both columns and rows in cell properties in InDesign.

    Simplified complex table structure.

    FOOTNOTES
    Set the hyperlink and correct tags when footnotes are referenced in tables.

    More layout flexibility would also be helpful.

    ALT TEXT
    Adding Alt text to hyperlinks

    PATHS
    Paths not included in Articles should remain artifacts. If that’s not an option,…

    15 votes
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  17. Image frames grow in height or width

    Similar to the options that we have for text boxes, Autosize to height, width, both etc, could we do the same for images and then use the fit to frame options to control how the text boxes grow.

    i.e you import and landscape image into a image holder, it is set to fit to height, but then the width grows or shrinks accordingly to fit the image. this can then effect text wrap.

    5 votes
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  18. Max size in Text Frame options.

    Why is there a minimum size for text frames, but not a maximum size. We use Auto-size combined with text-wrap a lot with liquid layout templates to allow text to adapt to it's new sizes/dimensions. Occasionally it would be great if we could build a maximum size that the text box can grow too instead of giving it the minimum size.

    5 votes
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  19. Add/Improve more features of Liquid Layout

    Liquid layout has been around for ages, but there are no new developments. It would be good if you could link two elements together. i.e. a text box with an image box so that as artworks grow or shrink, the relationship between the two elements work in conjunction with each other, I know Chilli have taken the liquid layout concept and enhanced it on their web2print platform.

    1 vote
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  20. Add a vertical type tool.

    I'm a sign designer. I use AI and ID in tandem to output mass amounts of signs with variable copy (using data merge feature); such as unit IDs, where the numerals change. Sometimes the design of these include vertical type.

    Not having a vertical type tool is crippling to my workflow, as I have to fumble my way through the type on a path option (which often doesn't space consistently, or do it manually.

    6 votes
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