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  1. Direct selection tool selects everything - in 90 percent of the cases is unusable

    The direct selection tool in inDesign and Illustrator is almost unusable due to it is selecting everything it touches.
    It would be much better to have an option to select the points of the currently active object. I have lots of stacked objects, I want to work with one of the objects, but as soon as I draw a rectangle over the desired points, EVERYTHING is selected everywhere. This makes the tool almost unusable, because it is unable to make a normal selection, it's too greedy.
    At least in Illustrator there is a thing "isolation mode" but in inDesign the…

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  2. Apply Table Style and Cell Style on Word Import

    The ability to apply table and cell styles to imported Word documents – and for them to be properly formatted and mapped to those styles rather than just have the appearance of the styles – would be extremely helpful.

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  3. Target Tables in Find/Change

    The ability to target tables, table styles, cell styles and all other table elements would be extremely helpful.

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  4. WEBP - Please add an export option in InDesign to save as <FILENAME>.webp

    Please add an export option save as webp.

    Hello, I do a lot of my flyers and promotions in InDesign and have been exporting them as PNG for years. So instead of me saving the file as PNG then opening the file in Photoshop and exporting as webp, having an export webp feature in Indesign would a better streamline workflow.

    I've read that webp is a better solution for web graphics Webp in 75% lossy format is a better looking and compressed file than PNG it will save loading times on my website and eblasts.

    See my PS exports from…

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  5. Allow (an) object(s) to have mutiple builds.

    Allow (an) object(s) to have multiple builds (transitions). Allow them to build in, transition, and build out. Right now the functionality is archaic and limiting. KeyNote dwarfs Indeed on its functionality with animating objects.

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  6. Paragraph Case in Paragraph Style

    It would be nice to introduce case letters into the paragraph style.
    UPPERCASE, lowercase, Title Case, Sentence Case.

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  7. Share for review - zoom in on document with multiple page sizes

    I have a document with pages of different sizes, ranging from 4"x3" to 90"x90". When I share it to review and view it in the browser, I can't zoom in on the smaller pages. It's like the maximum zoom value is set by the width of the largest page in the document.

    Please let us zoom in/out freely on the documents.

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  8. Allow Nonprinting to have a keyboard shortcut

    Nonprinting should be able to be assigned a keyboard shortcut. It is often used with text variables--if you are manually entering a separate "first on page" header, you don't want that printing, and a shortcut to make it nonprinting would be a time saver.

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  9. Indesign for IPad Pro M1

    Indesign for IPad Pro M1. I’m from the first generation of Quark Express to now Indesign always working on a Desktop.
    Having to move countries, I have embraced the mobile world and invested in an Ipad and the ‘Cloud’ ! It’s been amazing so far especially with the creative cloud but….no Indesign!!! What do I do? All my projects are built on it and now I can’t even open them ! What is the solution?

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  10. searchable publish online document

    InDesign documents published through Publish online should be searchable by option F. I am uploading chapters of a my book that are much less valuable if they cannot be searched.

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  11. Reinclude the cutter tool

    The cutter tool has not been included as it was in old Pagemaker This tool is very useful. Without this tool, if you import an Autocad drawing, it is not possible to resize the content to the frame. I recommend to include this tool as it was in Pagemaker.

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  12. aic

    Please Make it possible for InDesign to read aic-files, since it is a huge part of working with InDesign to Place ai-files
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    There can be a lot of ways to do that.
    The easiest way is just to allow InDesign to open the "gate" to the "cloud-folder" and read it from there, since it is already done from Illustrator and Photoshop.
    another way could be th make a "ghost-file" in the local CC-folder that shows a mirror or links to the file from there.

    And there is possibly a lot of other opportunities aswell.

    I just don't understand that…

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  13. Please change the cursor back to the black default when the world made sense for design pros.

    Please revert back to the action of the toolbar where "V" or the select black cursor is the default. It makes zero sense for the "A" direct select cursor to be the default.

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  14. Search and replace table rows/columns

    I would like to be able to search, replace/remove/add (below or under, L/R) a specifik row or column within a table.

    I often work with large transaction portfolios with plenty of tables in them. It's not uncommon that clients asks to change/remove a row or column in a table with a specific header/headline/label. I just removed one row on 58 spreads which could have been solved through a search and replace (or, well, remove then). Could also be able to add a row/column through a similar solution (i.e. insert a row below the row with Lorem ipsum-headline). Cheers.

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  15. Rework Paragraph menu

    Make it more logical:
    Indents & Tabs
    Alignment & Spacing

    Indents & Tabs belong together.
    Alignment & Spacing are both regarding vertical position.
    Also this will make Align to Grid better findable - it's in an unlogical tab now ('Indents and Spacing')

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  16. Arrange Saved blank document presets

    It would be great if we could arrange the Saved blank document presets.

    I have created presets for our most common product in different sizes. But the sizes are all mixed up: additional sizes are always added last, instead of in incremental order which would be more logic.

    If I could arrange them manually that would be a great help.

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  17. data merge for interactive elements

    Data merge in Indesign works great, but only with text and images. Is it possible to make data merge possible for documents with interactive elements with buttons or hyperlinks for example?

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  18. Import and export Find/Change queries button

    I would LOVE to be able to import and export find/change queries from the find/change window, instead of having to go through cumbersome Windows folders to get the same result. A little button besides the save query/delete query would work really well and not be intrusive at all. This would be really helpful for sharing common actions that need to be standardized among various team members without each one having to recreate individual queries and saving them (or going through Windows hidden folders). Thanks!

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  19. Retain hyperlinks within imported PDF files and export PDF file from InDesign

    With many publications hosted online, we receive a lot of adverts containing hyperlinks as advertisers embrace the fact that specific web pages, websites, YouTube videos, Podcasts, email, social media and more can be embedded. Unfortunately, InDesign only see PDF files as image objects; therefore, hyperlinks are lost when the artwork is exported as a new PDF.

    We currently patch transparent objects over the artwork, select text, then copy and paste to apply links to ensure all are seen after the PDF has been exported from our InDesign file.

    To retain imported links with PDF files would be a huge time-saver.…

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  20. Film and TV Scripting

    Basically taking a lot of what was available on the scripting side from Adobe Story and integrating it into incopy similar to a new work window layout like we get in Premiere ( Assembly/Edit/Color etc). While I miss the production side of what was available in story, the basic scriptwriting side is the biggest loss. If not then having some form of automatic layout feature for film and tv scripts would be great.

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