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  1. When creating hypertext links, please add the ability to configure the link to open in a new browser window.

    Many of the PDFs I create are opened and viewed via Web browser. It's annoying to the user -- and takes them away from our content -- when they click on a link and the link opens in the same browser tab.

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  2. Ability to pass ownership of Share For Review to another user, or indeed share ownership

    It would be really beneficial to be able to move ownership of a Share For Review to another user or indeed be able to have a buddy be the owner as often we move our documents around our workforce.

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  3. Global spellcheck that does not review Master pages

    Have "Lorem Ipsum" default to "No Language" when used on master pages - or provide a spellcheck bypass of master pages option. We have deliverable templates that we are working from - but the designer used "Lorem Ipsum" for all the text including different paragraph styles. Or is there a way to globally select all text boxes on the 70 master pages - to change to a "no language" setting?

    1 vote

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  4. Dialog box for Edit Table of Contents Style should be resizable

    The Dialog box for Edit Table of Contents Style should be resizable.

    The Other Styles area displays only 4 styles at a time. That's difficult to work with when document has a large number of Styles

    Also, it would be helpful if typing a letter when inside the Other Styles area caused a jump in the list to the first style starting with that character

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  5. FLIP ebook PDF

    Is it possible to export a PDF with FLIPPING Pages options to be uploaded as an ebook without being obliged to buy another tool like ISSUU and FLIPSNACK...etc?

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    2 votes

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  6. Workspace Sync across devices

    Have your Workspace for all Adobe applications saved in your CC account. Like many others, I work off and sign into more than 1 computer (3 in my case). It would be great if I'm signed-in and can see my saved workspace already allocated in the application. Instead of re-tweaking my Workspace manually on every device.

    Computers crash, major updates happen, and every-time we lose our settings, just a nice addition to add for the users.

    Thanks so much, keep up the good work.

    5 votes

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  7. More control over file name when exporting multiple files (such as PNGs for an animation)

    When exporting images from pages on an inDesign document it names them like this

    document
    document2
    document3
    ..
    document9
    document10

    When you import these same images into Photoshop to make a stack or to start an animation the layers don't appear in the right order because photoshop obviously doesn't understand that the file without a number is the first one, and that document 10 shouldn't follow document1, so they have to be reordered manually. Could you not add a tool so we can ask or files to be called file001, file 002, ... it would save a lot of time

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  8. objects selected upon unhide just like illustrator

    In Illustrator and InDesign I am able to hide objects in the doc. In Illustrator when I "unhide" all of those objects they show up and are then selected. In InDesign when I "unhide" they merely show up, but are not selected. I don't know if I'm unique in the way I use this feature, but it is very handy to "hide" everything I want to select and then "unhide" to then have the selection. It is useful because with objects that overlap, it can be very cumbersome to find a way to select a bunch of things

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  9. Ability to change fonts across multiple documents

    We can change text across multiple open documents, it would be really handy if you could do the same with fonts too.

    1 vote

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  10. Data merge and type formatiing

    We data merge price tickets for retail from excel into InDesign. It would save so much formatting time if you could change the data merge fields 'case'.
    For example: could I change a data merge field to Sentence case, or Title Case etc? I know the feature ALL CAPS works but that's it?

    2 votes

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  11. share for review improvement

    Hi Adobe, share for review is an amazing feature. Three simple features I'm really missing


    • A button where my client can officialy approve the design

    • An option to show higher res pdf's

    • Copy paste possibility from the review in Indesign: as a designer you need to copy new given texts from clients. Now I have to type everything with the possibility of mistakes. Moreover, a lot of designers are more visually focussed and sometimes even dyslectic. A must have and simple feature in my eyes.

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  12. Import mobile app Illustrator file directly into InDesign without needing to download or export first

    I'd like to be able to place Illustrator mobile app files directly into InDesign, as opposed to exporting them or downloading them first.

    I often place desktop Illustrator files into InDesign, therefore any changes I make in the Illustrator file I can update from the Links panel in InDesign ('update link'). However, I don't have this option with mobile app Illustrator files.

    I understand I can download the files from my Adobe account, or export the files into jpeg/png etc. But I don't want this for two reasons:
    1- It's an extra step in my workflow
    2- I can't make…

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  13. I wish Cross References could be used as "callout" text.

    I would like to be able to use a sentence inside a paragraph as a callout para so if the sentence is changed inside the paragraph the callout will change. You can do this only if you use the first sentence in the paragraph as the cross reference.

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  14. 1 vote

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  15. 3 votes

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  16. scrubby zoom like in photoshop and illustrator please!

    couldn't find this feature in a windows computer and I cant work without it

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  17. It would be nice to have the brush tool and pen tool act the same in indesign as it does for illsutrator.

    So I wouldn't have to go between the two to make the illustration for a page or article. As of right now the pen tool and brush tool in indesign do not have the fluidity and functionality that they could. Why can't I see the line I am forming using the indesign pen tool? I think the brush tool and pen tool in indesign are far less functional than they are in photoshop even (the brush tool), but especially illustrator and its pen tool outdoing its indesign counterpart.

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  18. Allow recovery of work after clicking Do Not Save (by accident)

    I have just lost hours (even days) of work. Please find some way to recover a document after clicking Do Not Save accidentally. This is soul-destroying, sleep-losing behaviour of an application. Microsoft have managed version history with Word and other office applications. It's high time Adobe did the same with InDesign. Right now, anyone who has been in the same boat will recognise the sick feeling.

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  19. Uniform behaviour of Compound Paths in InDesign and Illustrator

    Illustrator gives full control over Compound Paths.
    Unfortunately, when copying those in Illustrator and Paste in InDesign,
    the Compound paths often don't survive in the correct way.

    Please let InDesign behave the same way as Illustrator.

    1 vote

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  20. Edit New Document Presets

    Allow users to edit "New Document Presets", including Default. And also allow you to save them separately

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