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  1. Object Layer Options to be part of Object Styles

    Allow Object Layer Options to be included as an attribute for Object Styles.

    Example: I have an annual report for a group of charities under one umbrella organization. It lists various projects the charities are working on. Some projects are operated by only one charity, some two, some all three. I have an Illustrator file with a graphic for each charity. I use Object Layer Styles to show or hide the symbols for each charity. I must use Object Layer Options for each use of this graphic to indicate which charity(s) are operating each project. It can be very time…

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  2. The ability to make text invisible or 'replacing' it with '___' using the Character Style

    I recently worked with a publication that needed to hide part of the text in different places. The full text also had to be shown next to it.
    It would be possible to arrange this by means of GREP-styles, if it were possible to use some kind of pseudo font with zero character width or something like.
    Also it would be useful having an opportunity visually replace any symbol with underline (such an idea is often using in a language textbooks) using character styles.

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  3. Please provide interface scaling as in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    Please provide interface scaling as in Illustrator and Photoshop. On a Mac / Retina display the panels and type is too small to read. Will not work to set the whole system to scaled as I go back and forth from Illustrator and PSD to Indesign, making it even more difficult to use. Thank you.

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  4. Placeholder Text Feature

    Seeing as InDesign has interactive PDFs in mind giving us the ability to create forms easily and then export them as a PDF to open in Acrobat, I feel like a feature to inset placeholder text to fields shouldn't be too difficult to implement.

    To clarify, I was hoping to find an option under the Buttons and Forms toolbox that allows us to check off a box for placeholder text so when someone types in the field the original text there is overwritten with the new content. Like a "W" for width and an "L" for length in field boxes…

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  5. spectrum on demand not working

    The task host window program isn't a virus or malware but the error can damage some of the hardware or files if not solved. the problem generally occurs if a program remains unclosed and still you're attempting to shut down your PC. When the error pops up, the Windows will charge to close the program or ask you to shut down anyway which ends up within the task host window is stopping background tasks on your Windows 10 PC. However, in numerous cases, several users’ also can get this error while the internal process will stop the restart or shut…

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  6. Conditional rows and columns in tables.

    I really miss the possibility to hide/show table rows and columns based on a condition. It would work exactly like conditional text that is already available in InDesign. You would select a table row or column and apply a condition.

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  7. Need MORE features in InDesign's FORM tools.

    We need more controls in InDesign's FORMS tools.

    Although this was requested in https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20482882-more-options-when-creating-forms-via-indesign, it was closed after font controls were added.

    That's Not Enough! In fact, it's probably the least needed form feature of all.

    The short list of what's needed:

    — Add calculations and formula to a form field.

    — Add JavaScripts and other programming to a form field.

    — Color the background fill of a form field...and have it "stick" in the PDF, not be overridden by the user's Acrobat settings.

    — When using tables to create a matrix of form fields for layout purposes, we…

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  8. Apply 2 Masters (spread) to a Single Page (tabloid)

    There are currently no solutions that I am aware of to sync a Left and Right Master into a larger tabloid page size. This is different from simply using a parent relationship among several master pages. A larger page size (digital friendly) cannot be complied from smaller master pages (print friendly). The ability to apply multiple master pages or master page items as "zones" would probably be ideal as it would allow flexibility for more customization on different page sizes.

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  9. Convert / Merge Spreads into Larger Tabloid Pages within InDesign

    Many of us are using InDesign to output digital formats as well as print. The inability to convert spreads in large documents that involve things like complex tiered master page assignments and interactive elements between print friendly spreads and digital friendly tabloid page layouts is a major pain. A non-destructive way to move back and forth would dramatically simplify digital exports, and ensure a clean single large page digital presentation to the end user without hassling with software adjustments to view spreads correctly.

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  10. specify which document contains errors

    if you have to open more then one indd file, and some of this files have missing or modify links you get just this simple message. But you dont know which document contains missing links. and if i will open 10 files at once, a have go thru all this files to find out which file have missing links. I know i can use book and run preflight, but that is to much of work :)

    Can you just add name of the file in to this message box? Like picture 03?

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  11. What are the issues faced by the users while fixing Roadrunner email

    There are multiple problems may confront by the users once they attempt to found out their Roadrunner email account on any device whether it’s Android or iPhone. it's hard to elucidate any problems but a number of the foremost common problems are listed below:
    • Configuration errors.
    • Issues associated with IMAP or POP.
    • Compatibility issues.

    • Incoming or Outgoing mail server issues.
    • Improper internet connectivity.
    • Server not responding.
    All of the above-given Roadrunner Email Problems are often faced by the users, while fixing Roadrunner email account on iPhone and if you're one of those, then contact…

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  12. Add Delete File option

    We should be able to delete InDesign files. Not just set them to zero in a masking action, as is in the community forum. Then we lose access to files. Is this the only program, ever, in which the user cannot delete a file? Why? I am getting so many files left over from drafts, that it hinders my work. It will go on an on. At some point I will have to make a written log of each file I save, so I can mark them as which ones had a flaw, or wasn't needed for which reason, since…

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  13. No stupid US Letter size for UK

    No stupid US Letter, tabloid & legal sizes in New document presets (for UK version of InDesign), I know we share a language but we don't want that nonsense. Can we have more sizes we use like A2, A1 etc

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  14. Alignment-options when creating Forms via InDesign

    Now it's possible to set fonts/typefaces but I am missing the alignment for the text (right, left, centered) and furthermore the format-selection (currency, numbers, date, percent ...)

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  15. Allow user to change default color of Ruler Guides

    For those of us with color-blindness issues (and it's my belief that there's a lot more of us than you think...), there really needs to be a simple preference switch for the default Ruler Guide color to be changeable. It should be so simple to just go into Prefs & select the guide color we can actually see, then simply carry on working. But currently it's a complete ball-ache every time to have to go into 'Layout > Ruler Guides > Change color > Ok'. The current 'long-way-round' change guide color process is just an added frustration to every job!…

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  16. Include original INDD filename in metadata on PDF export

    Include original INDD filename in metadata on PDF export.

    I often get PDFs from clients, usually well after a job has been completed, where they want to update it, or base a new document on the PDF. Some clients, no matter how many times you tell them not to, change the name of the PDF file, making it a little more difficult to find the source file. Or a new client will send me a PDF that I did not create... then I have to ask for the source file, and of course you get "deer in the headlights eyes".…

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  17. Double page / spread preview

    I would appreciate a double page / spread preview for single page documents. That would allow me to work with single pages to achieve certain bleed needs (example: single printed menu card sheets that need bleed all around - but still show as double pages inside the menu book) while still being able to see the layout as a whole. That saves the time of sticking the pages together and separating them afterwards again.

    This requests asks for a different approach, but I assume for the same purpose: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/31305193-auto-speads-into-pages

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  18. Home icon is a pain

    Very often when I need to click on the File menu I clicking on the Home icon instead, which is useless for me and I'm going to the Home screen on InDesign instead of making the routine operations in File menu.

    Can you move that Home icon somewhere else? For instance, can you move it after the Help menu or can you allow to change its position in Settings?

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  19. English Arabic version sets all fonts and paragraphs to Arabic fonts and styles

    It would be great to have the defaults set to English fonts etc

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  20. Choosing book layers to output for Print/PDF

    I produce several multi-language books & brochures that consists of up to 114 separate documents linked via a Book file. Each language has its' own layer with the same name in all documents while other layers are exclusive to, or only exist in some documents. Currently when I have to Print or create a PDF of a specific language I have to open every single document to activate the layers I want visible, save, and then proceed to output the entire book.

    I would like to propose that Indesign incorporate an additional tab in its' print/pdf dialog boxes that lists…

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