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  1. A LIVE word count for booklet files.

    Please add a live word count feature for booklet files. I have had to spend a long time copying and pasting to Word to get a total word count for my entire document.

    It would be brilliant if there was a live word count at the bottom next to the errors (or simply in the info window) which updates as you type.

    While I'm at it, a live spell check would be helpful too.

    Thank you.

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  2. GPU usage is a feature that many indesign users need today.

    Please enable the graphics card function in indesign for windows. I have high performance equipment. But this is of no use in indesign for windows. GPU use is a feature that many InDesign users need today. Differentiating between MAC and windows users is very upset.

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  3. Various footnotes options/formatting

    When there are two stories in the document (eg. text and translation) with different styles, it's necessary for the footnotes of each one to have different styles also.

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  4. Spinning Beachball Details

    When we get the dreaded spinning beachball (and Window equivalent), which seems to happen more and more with each new InDesign version, can we get some sort of real-time detailed report?

    It'd be helpful to know what's going on in the moment so we can take action if necessary. As it is, we have no idea if InDesign is functioning properly or not, if there's a memory shortage, if there's a font conflict, and on and on.

    It seems that the app must "know" what's wrong, to generate the spinning beachball -- so why leave users in the dark? We're…

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  5. Option to select default editor for scripts.

    After update to MacOs Catalina the command to "Edit Script" from the flyout menu does nothing when in an Indesign version prior to CC 2020. This is because ExtendScript Toolkit no longer runs as it is a 32 bit application.

    In Indesign 2020 the command opens Visual Studio Code.

    However, I prefer using another application for editing scripts.

    So my feature request is simply:
    We need options to select which application Indesign opens for editing scripts.
    Maybe even one for applescripts, one for javascripts and one for vb scripts.

    Or at least rely on the system’s default application for the…

    2 votes
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  6. Is there any way to setting in PDF, if open PDF file any other system NVDA work perfectly, with issue.

    These are steps set the preference in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
    1. Edit\Preferences\Reading\
    Screen Reader Options\
    Page vs Document: Read the entire document.
    2. Setup Assistant\Accessibility Setup Assistant\
    Set all accessibility options --->Next --> Next --->Next
    Read the entire document at once
    Override Page Layout Style ---> Page Layout: Continuous---> Next--->Done
    But when I run NVDA in PDF on our system then work fine because there are already a preference setting, but once I transfer the pdf file to another system then open in Acrobat Reader, no working NVDA, there is required setting once again in every Acrobat reader, then…

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  7. Auto-activate adobe fonts in book panel

    It would be helpful if InDesign could auto-activate any Adobe Fonts used in individual documents when adding them to a book file in the Book Panel.

    Currently InDesign displays a message warning about missing fonts/reflow etc and the only way to activate the fonts is to open each document in turn and go through the activation process separately for every document.

    It would be helpful to have the option to have InDesign activate any of these missing fonts that are available on Adobe Fonts automatically when a document is added, or as a book-wide feature like syncing.

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  8. We need an Adobe product that creates charts better than a MS product!

    Years have gone by without Adobe recognizing that InDesign is used for a LOT of annual reports that are chart-heavy. Built-in functionality in Illustrator is appalling at best, then to have to break a chart apart and literally re-type every label for potentially 100+ charts for a report is ridiculous. We need the ability to control the look and feel of a wide variety of charts natively (with the ability link to various data sources -- spreadsheet, odbc, etc.).

    Alternatives?
    Use Excel and export as a PDF and link it. However edits are onerous when you have to change the…

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  9. A more efficient indexing system for book files.

    A more efficient indexing system for book files would be ideal. Also, when using the Index window, it would be great if the window could stay open and allow me to continue entering words. If I don't select desired text, enter index reference, "add all," then close the window, it doesn't populate correctly.
    It would be ideal for me to keep the window open, enter desired text (without selecting in the file), click "add all," then continue with more entries .

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  10. Global Text Edit Across Multiple File Instances

    A way to update one Master File, that populates multiple files.

    One product > multiple instances

    By changing text on "1" it would update the same text in the same spot for the different instances "1a,1b,1c"

    1 > 1a > 1b > 1c

    2 votes
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  11. Variable font issues with named instances 'Regular' and 'Book'

    A variable font including instances named 'Book' and 'Regular' breaks the functionality of the instance 'Regular'. Slider change does not change the weight of the font. The same font works well in Adobe Illustrator.

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  12. Screen mode button is gone from tool bar and there's no option to put it back where it should be

    Put the screen mode button back in the tool bar. At the very least, make screen mode something that can be added back into the toolbar. Removing it was a horrible error on the part of whomever created this update.

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  13. reorder bookmarks

    Let's say we have a document 40 pages long. The usefulness of all 40 pages vary because of end-user knowledge.
    As such,
    Master users will preferably only read 5 out of those 40 pages.
    Experienced will read 15 pages
    Intermediates 30 pages
    First time users 40 pages.

    Now this already is possible with a plug-in, but I fail to understand why Adobe don't see plug-ins as a clear sign that users want / need the functionality.

    Ok, what would be great is being able to script a user end button that calls the sort bookmarks function. The PDF would already…

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  14. File-size Preview

    Seeing the estimated file-size preview prior to export taking place would be a huge benefit, when trying to hit a certain file size limit.

    At least begin by allowing for file-size preview for files up to, say, 50mb? Then as time goes on, improve this feature.

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  16. Password protection

    Protect the presentations on PublishOnline with a password. Within a company it's often required to send password-protected presentations.

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  17. Make column rules continue in footnotes

    If you have a text frame with multiple columns and the footnotes split into columns, the column rules do not continue in the footnotes.

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  18. PDF tags are lost when placed in InDesign

    When I place any PDF in Indesign (and this I do very often), which include pre-created accessible PDFs, the tags go away and the complete exported Pdf becomes inaccessible and tag-less.
    The only tag that I get in the exported PDF is <Figure> tag.
    Com'on adobe you can do better than this

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  19. Please make a plug-in to open Pagemaker files .pmd

    Pagemaker filer converter or a plug-in to open them and the save them with the appropriate extension

    4 votes
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  20. Need to be able to REPLACE/ LINK SINGLE IMAGES in MULTIPLE FRAMES at One Time! Crazy this functionality does not exist!

    Need to be able to REPLACE/ LINK SINGLE IMAGES in MULTIPLE FRAMES at One Time! Crazy this functionality does not exist!

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