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  1. Better UI scaling option

    The only way to adjust the UI size in Indesign is to change the scaling for your whole system, and even then it only supports up to 200% scaling and there is no way to make it bigger beyond that.

    I got a new laptop with a HD 4k screen and its already scaled to 250% (I'm using Windows 10) but the user interface is still too small and it really slows down my workflow. Even if increasing my OS scaling to 300%+ fixed it (which it doesn't), it would still be infuriating to have everything on my computer scaled…

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  2. Publish Online

    Please add a download counter for how many times your published document is downloaded to the Publications Analytics. This would be so useful as part of counting metrics of user engagement!

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  3. stylistic alternates

    Please make it so that OpenType stylistic alternates can be accessed through paragraph and/or character styles. For instance, my OT font has an alternate form of capital W which I prefer to the default form. It is listed in the Glyphs panel as Stylistic Alternates (salt). However, there is no way to activate this alternate W without manually replacing all default capital Ws with the alternate form I prefer. And even when I do that, reapplying a Paragraph Style to any paragraph where I've changed the W will revert the W to the default. I would like to at least…

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  4. Give a button to speed up the video playback when playing the tutorial video in learn panel

    When playing tutorial video in learn panel, a speed adjusting button is necessary to comfort both the people with bad English who wants to play the video slowly, and the people who has certain experience and wants to get though the tutorial quicker.

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  5. interactive pdf with slug area

    Can you include a slug area for sign off on an interactive pdf. Ive seen this in searches so many time and would really help with workflow and approval processes

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  6. does variables in indesign support diacritic positioning?

    I have kept variables in my header like chapter name, and chapter number, but the diacritic positioning applied in chapter name is not supported in variables. how can i do that? its a big concern for me,

    pls help me out with this issue.

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  7. Creating text anchors for all section heading in a document

    Add a hyperlink style of TEXT ANCHOR to the TOC Style interface.

    The TOC feature allows the creation of TOC entries that recognize the text that was formatted to a specific paragraph style. If only the TOC Style interface allowed users to choose what type of hyperlink they want associated with those entries. Everything I've tried so far always defaults to the page number, which means clicking the TOC hyperlink still requires the reader to find the appropriate item on the page. Using Text Anchors for the TOC instead would land the reader directly where they need to be.

    I…

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  8. Touchbar customization with inDesign

    Custom Touchbar integration please!

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  9. Accessibility Facilitate workload & Preview mode for barriers

    For large projects, for example we are currently working on 46 brochures for a redesign, it would be more economical if the workload for accessible PDFs would be significantly lower. We have to split the production due to the high effort (creating all formats, meta descriptions with SEO incorporation, creating articles, alt texts, etc.) and can only produce fully accessible for the next production. This is a great pity, but not possible otherwise due to the tight project schedule.

    It would be great if the articles resulted from the formats or an assignment via drag & drop (or as in…

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  10. make guides from an object

    The ability to make guides from an object, just like in illustrator

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  11. all Adobe apps become the most crashing

    year by year all Adobe apps become the most crashing in this digital world. now even photoshop is the best crasher which overtook all time great crasher InDesign. i don't want to share any ideas about this permanent error which already infected almost all other adobe apps.

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  12. Content Aware Bleed

    Many files I receive have images placed cropped to the border of pages and when the box is expanded there is no more image there. I would like a function that knows the bleed area, enlarges the image box, and fills in the appropriate image bleed data. This would be similar to the Crop tool in Photoshop with content aware checked on. Perhaps this could be done on an additional layer on top of the current image.

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  14. Paragraph border and splitted columns

    When working with the paragraph border option, its impossible to split the columns and make it look decent, without a huge workaround.

    It would be great if the "split column" options could habe a checkbox like "do not split paragraph border" or so.

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  15. Multiple footnotes using different numbering schemes

    Sometimes an author would like to only have footnotes, but use one set for explanations and comments, and another set for source references. This isn't possible, but would be very useful for indie authors wishing to create complex books.

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  16. Being able to move the footnotes into any block on the page

    This would enable you to have a sidebar of footnotes, rather than classically at the bottom

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  17. Export Package needed this badly

    When i package my files, i only get to package fonts that were installed in my com however, if i were to use any adobe font, zero trail in package document font folder. This will cost people time telling the printer or marketing side, hey its adobe font that's why its not in the package file. Or worst whoever take over the project on a new com, have to wait till they open up the file, and indesign or illustrator says hey your font missing. Blah blah blah.

    Solution: What if you guys create a file that have adobe font…

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  18. Paste in all masters or multipage & create fonts outline

    Paste in place on all masters or multipage

    & Auto create all fonts outline when export PDF

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  19. Adding Ordinal Format Options to Text Variables

    I'm using Text Variables to show when the last time a document was modified. Currently, it outputs as "December 30, 2020", however, I would like it to be formatted with an ordinal option so it would display as "December 30th, 2020". Note the "TH" after the 30. So Xst, Xnd, Xrd and Xth would be displayed on the appropriate number.

    Thanks in advance for the consideration and all the best!

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  20. Paragraph Style Option Dialogue Box - Bullets and Numbering

    We had to change the font we're using for a checkbox in one of our paragraph styles. We have it set up under Paragraph Style Options / Bullets and Numbering. To add a character you want to use for a bullet character, you click add. There is no way to sort glyphs (by math symbols, greek, etc.) in the next window, and there are no scroll buttons. You have to grab the handle on the screen and scroll, and it jumps so fast, you can't navigate from one screen to the next. It just took me 20 minutes to find…

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