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  1. Add table formatting with cell style rather than replace all existing formatting

    When doing financial table I need to added extra space or strike to rows while also adding fills to some columns, also some columns have different text style eg Bold, Italic etc.
    With Cell Styles they override the existing formatting.
    I would like to be able to add these as a Cell Style to a row without replacing the existing format . This would be a bit like a nested style.

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  2. Variables in formatting

    Instead of using absolute values in formatting dialogues, let us define and use variables.

    I often work in long documents and have dozens of styles. Using the leading for my body copy as a reference many other formatting options will use the same value or fractions or multiples of that value. Body copy might use 14 point leading with 7 points of space between paragraphs. Subheads might have an extra 7 points above. Main heads might use 21 point or 28 point leading. Bullets might use 14 points for the indent. If I need to change my leading I need…

    5 votes
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  3. Stroke styles

    Allow us to create and name custom Stroke Styles. These would be in addition to Object Styles.

    Stroke Styles could be used to specify a custom underline, strikethrough, or paragraph rule. Stroke Styles could also be applied to paths and called by Object Styles.

    11 votes
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  4. Preferences > Units & Increments should be application, not document preferences

    Under Preferences > Units & Increments, the Keyboard Increments preferences should be application wide, not document specific.

    People share documents and templates and have their own way of working. They expect keyboard shortcuts to work consistently. It is unintuitive if in one file point size and leading change in two point increments and in another they change in one point increments. There is no reason for these preferences to be document specific rather than application specific.

    17 votes
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  5. Add run-in footnotes

    Add run-in footnotes, so multiple footnotes could be on the same line to save space (instead of every footnote starting on a new line)

    63 votes
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  6. Workshare

    Can there be a feature where one file is accessible by multiple user at the same time? Each user can select a page he or she is working on and lock it while they edit. once they are done, they release it and the document updates.

    2 votes
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  7. Hiding system fonts or warning about using them

    Add system fonts in the unauthorized fonts of the preflight panel.
    I work in the IT department of a press group; our users work on Mac, but we use a Windows InDesign Server solution to process PDF’s. Our users are warned that they should use only OTF fonts but some of them ignore these warnings.

    The other solution would be to be able to hide system fonts in the font dropdown menu.

    3 votes
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  8. Find/Change: Leave the "Search" area the same

    When I'm doing a find/change in a "Auswahl" (in english maybe "selection"? – screenshot A), the "Search" area is always changing thereafter automatically to "Textabschnitt" (text section? - screenshot B).
    It would be great if there would be no change.

    22 votes
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  9. Select multiple lines of text.

    The ability to highlight text on different lines with a simple command or alt press.

    33 votes
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  10. One desktop for all pages instead of desktops for each seperate page/spread

    When copying asset(s) to the desktop you always have to search on wich pages you copied that asset(s). When all pages are on the same desktop, the copied assets are more easy to find, because they are always on one desktop.

    4 votes
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  11. Show Masterpages overrides.

    There's no way you can tell that someone did alter or remove MasterPage-items on a document page. You should add a little + sign next to the page icon in the Pages panel. Just like altered Paragraph Styles.

    47 votes
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  12. Make align/do not align to baseline be available on the text control panel at top as well as on para control panel.

    It is great how, at the top of the Indesign work area, when you choose the text portion of the control panel, you can still (at far right) access some paragraph tools (spacing, etc.); and how when you choose the para portion of the control panel, text tools are also still available at far right. Perhaps there is a reason I haven't thought out as yet why my idea hasn't been done, but I have to, I am CONSTANTLY needing to access the align/do not align to baseline tool when I'm in text mode, and I have to keep switching…

    1 vote
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  13. Email Invoices

    Its 2017, how about you start making an option available to email invoices for Creative Cloud? I have to go to 3 different accounts every month to print these manually for my accounts department. Its RIDICULOUS.

    1 vote
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  14. Put "Text Frame Options" and "Text Wrap" under the Type Menu!

    Put "Text Frame Options" and "Text Wrap" under the Type Menu!

    3 votes
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  15. Turn off 'missing fonts' alert

    A setting (with no docs open) that says "don't alert me to missing fonts" when I open a doc. It would be just like the "don't ask me about missing links" setting - which we like in the studio. Because sometimes we need to check lots of docs for something (could be a house style thing, a find-replace thing, a colour check thing etc) but don't want to be 'font-alerted' at this stage. The warning seems too pedantic when we're nowhere near final production stages...

    4 votes
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  16. Recent Fonts List Modification

    Currently, if you have Number of Recent Fonts to Display set to anything but zero (0), recent fonts appear at the font drop down list, but the drop down starts at the top of the fonts list no matter what your current font is.

    If I am just wanting the next or previous font in the list from the font I am currently using, I now have to scroll all the way down to that font. When the Number of Recent Fonts to Display is set to zero (0), when the drop down is selected, it is positioned at the…

    6 votes
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  17. Faster way of following hyperlinks

    Make it so Ctrl-clicking a hyperlink (or cross-reference) takes you to the destination instead of having to clumsily open a dialog box, find the link, and push the corresponding button. (Didn't Pagemaker do this long ago?)

    5 votes
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  18. Improvement Indesign Accessibility Features

    I use Indesign to create accessible PDFs but there are a few features that should be there.

    TABLES
    Automatic Header Column and Header Row tagging. At the moment Header Column is recognized but not Header Row. If this was implemented you could go a step further and add ID tags and scope automatically. This would be a huge time saver since this all has to be done manually in Acrobat. It would also be nice to have an option to specify the Title of the table as a caption tag.

    FOOTNOTES
    At the moment you have to add the proper…

    20 votes
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  19. Graphic and text in same cell(s) or table

    I can't see how to do it presently but it would be great to be able to put both a graphic and text placed over it in the same cell, or a number of cells or the entire table. RIght now it appears to be an either/or choice. I have anchored an image to a table so that it overprints the cell or table but that is rather clunky.

    5 votes
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  20. The current Pantone Plus Color swatches (Color Bridge in particular) are not being updated when the Adobe software updated with updates

    The Pantone Swatches do not update when updating Adobe software in the cloud. And updating with Pantone Color Manager is completely inane.

    I have the most recent update for Adobe (InDesign CC Release 2017.1, and a build of 12.1.0.56 x64) and have loaded the most recent Pantone Color Manager to update the Pantone Plus Color Bridge colors (i started with one color library... updating all libraries would take at least a half day)

    After updating:
    1. I can no longer search for colors as I used to, so I manually have to scroll through the whole list to find the…

    31 votes
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