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  1. Support for Mac Number

    It would be nice if data fusion also worked with Mac Numbers without the need to export to an Excel format. It would greatly improve workflow for Numbers users.

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  2. Make it possible to lock down or freeze all kinds of text wraps made by detect edges

    It would be great if there was a way to “freeze” all kinds of text wrap made by detecting edges in a document, or in other words to make them static, so they stop changing with the image. If the designer uses the final image, everything is fine. The problems arise when a print service provider has to make adjustments to the images prior to printing, such as changing color profiles, converting or correcting colors, downsampling, or replacing the designer’s lores versions with hires. Even the slightest changes will often make the text reflow, and this is very troublesome to…

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  3. Data merge supports paragraph branch

    希望支持一个段落文本数据里有多个段落、分行的功能,这样就不用每一个段落设置成一个数据,因为每一个段落文本里有不同数量的分段

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  4. Numbering Pages

    I wish you could make it easy to number pages - as easy as on Word. It is so complicated on InDesign and I have failed to make it work. As a result, I have had to publish books without numbered pages, and that is frustrating for all.

    2 votes
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  5. Preview at proportional size with content collector placer

    I place many images using content collector placing tool and am having trouble positioning on page. I place a few images and have to adjust place some more adjust and so on to save paper for proofing.

    If I could have a proportional preview(proportional to the previously placed images) so I know how it will fit before placing it would save much time. I sometimes place hundreds of images at a time this way.

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  6. "Yes to All" button when edits have been made to the imported version of a file location.

    The lack of a "Yes to All" button when updating all links to a file location is debilitating. I literally have to press enter almost 3,000 times every time that InDesign notifies me that...

    "Edits have been made to the imported version of "document name.here". You will lose these edits (with the exception of changes applied to spreadsheets through cell styles or table styles) when you update the link. Update anyway?"

    The only options are "Yes" or "No" which requires me to sit there and hit the enter button for each pop-up message for an hour! Not to mention that…

    2 votes
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  7. Add the SPREAD NAMES for the reviewers

    Add the name of each spread in "share for review". Right now they're rename "1-2-3-etc." and it may be confusing for people that receive the document to know what spread is what when we named it already in Indesign (ex : Facebook publicity, Newspaper publicity, Website, Poster, etc.)

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  8. Case changes in paragraph styles

    I have wanted this feature in InDesign forever, so I'm putting in a formal request :)
    It would be so great if "Case" could be overridden as a part of a paragraph style. So you could set a heading style to be All Caps, or Title Case and it would override the existing casing when you applied the style, and reverted when you removed the style. This would be such a time saver for me working on long reports etc where the original author has paid no attention to case consistency, or when you decide you want to make all…

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  9. Keep wth Next able to keep with more than 5 lines

    The ‘Keep with Next’ feature is very useful, but why is it limited to 5 lines. A max of ten would be far more useful.

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  10. Ability for reviewers to create a "Floating Page"

    I create Installation Guides and a part of that review process is confirming that the information called out in the Bill of Materials matches the information in the instructions. The ability to "float" the page the Bill of Materials is on so that it follows the reader through the document would make reviewing faster and more accurate because they won't have to scroll back and forth.

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  11. Add a "relative to document" toggle to scale X and Y percentage

    Add a "relative to document" toggle to scale X and Y percentage. So you can see the percentage of an object relative to the document size. This makes for easier scaling from different sizes. For instance if you have the toggle on and want to scale an object to 100% of the document width, just enter 100% and it will fill the complete width.

    3 votes
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  12. Better variable management

    The ability to better manage variables in a document would be very helpful. The possibility to import a List without using 3rd party scripts, an overview which are in use and where, a search function, etc...

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  13. Case changes in paragraph styles

    I have wanted this feature in InDesign forever, so I'm putting in a formal request :)
    It would be so great if "Case" could be overridden as a part of a paragraph style. So you could set a heading style to be All Caps, or Title Case and it would override the existing casing when you applied the style, and reverted when you removed the style. This would be such a time saver for me working on long reports etc where the original author has paid no attention to case consistency, or when you decide you want to make all…

    1 vote
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  14. Remove color group folder when all swatches in it are selected by "Select all unused"

    If all swatches are selected in a group folder by using the "Select all unused" option, also remove the group folder. This will make the workflow for cleaning up the swatches faster by only taking one action instead of also having to remove an empty group folder.

    5 votes
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  15. Indexing by paragraph style...like TOC feature.

    Useful for creating a roster for a large group. You would be able to create an index by paragraph style, like the functionality of Table of Contents, except that the same name on different pages wouldn't create a new entry.

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  16. Grid Page View

    An option to view the pages within a single document in a grid layout, rather than just one continuous column of pages one below the other. It would be a valuable tool for designers that wish to view a lot of their pages at once, rather than having to continuously scroll up & down the many pages of an InDesign document.

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  17. rotate item to match angle of another object, line segment, or curve point (add this to illustrator too please)

    Fairly frequently as part of manipulating objects and graphics I need to rotate an object to align with the angle of another item or line segment. This is time consuming currently as I have to create a new orthogonal line, align it to touch a point on the reference object and then rotate both the new line and the other object with a set rotation point until the 'smart'guide' tells me ive intersected the reference line with my rotation. It would be much easier if rotation had an additional tool or in-guild feature where you could rotate an item -…

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  18. Share several separate files as one (using Book feature possibly) in Share for Review

    The Share for Review is a fantastic feature.
    We publish magazines that are designed in several different files for each section. It would be great if you could combine files and share for review (possibly using the Book feature). Currently the Book features allows you to create a single PDF from several separate files into one.

    This option would be great when Sharing for Review instead of creating a PDF.

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  19. A keyboard shortcut that forces InDesign to look within its enclosing folder for links and fonts.

    Currently if you are working with files on a VPN connected server InDesign tries to link to images and fonts on that server. Even if you have the full packaged file on your local drive InDesign still tries to link to to the VPN server. So I would like to see a way of overriding this, and I think a keyboard shortcut to force InDesign to link locally would be a good solution.

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  20. New Cross Reference > Showing Page number near the Paragraph Text proposal

    Hi Guys !

    Something that could be great in indesign is having the possibility of showing the page number corresponding to the Paragraph Text proposal, when we creat a new Cross reference.

    For exemple, here I work with a big catalog of 500 pages, and 500 titles.

    I need to creat a cross reference between intermediate TOC and the title,

    But when I have MAny times the same title, it becames to be hard to test eache title to get the good page number

    for exemple my search right now is :

    TITLE OF PRODUCT
    TITLE OF PRODUCT (1)
    TITLE…

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