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  1. Duplicate page should insert page after source page

    When I am duplicating a page, I always want it to be right after the source page. For my workflow, I am duplicating a page because I want to make another page like it, and like pages tend to be near each other.

    Also, it is easier to find the end of the document than to remember your current place in a large document. So even if I did want to send my duplicated page to the end of the document, its not that hard to drag it to the bottom, VS going to the end of the document to…

    4 votes

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  2. XML structures and footnotes/endnotes

    This is a point which was subject of lot of discussion since years in several forums. Even this uservoice mentions it (partly) sometime but obviously it hasn't been considered at all.
    In InDesign, a footnote can't contain xml structures.
    In InDesign, it is not possible to map an xml element to the footnote object.
    This is really weird, since:
    a) mapping XML element to an InDesign object is something exiting already for tables thanks to attribute aid:table. So why not having set an attribute aid:note, with values "footnote" and "endnote" and implementing this?
    b) footnotes and endnotes can contain by…

    38 votes

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  3. [15.1.1.103] Share for REVIEW | Panel is going blank after I did Save As with the same doc name

    Connection to the review is lost AFTER I save the document with:
    Save As with the same name.

    If this is "as designed" the feature should be changed!
    "Save As" to the same document name should NEVER break the connection to the review.

    Regards,
    Uwe Laubender
    ( ACP )

    5 votes

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  4. Live Preflight reporting a false error with OpenType Type 1 fonts

    InDesign's Live Preflight will wrongly flag an OpenType Type 1 (PostScript flavored) font as invalid when the font appears in a linked graphic.

    To recreate:
    1. Create an InDesign Preflight Profile
    2. Set it to flag Type 1 fonts as Font Type Not allowed.
    3. Create a new InDesign document.
    4. Add text using an OpenType Type 1 font.
    5. Turn on the preflight.
    The preflight will not signal an error. This is expected and correct.
    6. Now export a PDF of the document created.
    7. Create a new InDesign document.
    8. Place the PDF as a linked graphic into…

    36 votes

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  5. column rules length option to set frame-based

    I want the option to make the length of the column rules always the same as when there is no text.
    Currently, the length of a column rule changes with the amount of text, but I want an option that always makes this frame-based. This is the same as drawing with no text in the text frame.
    See Discussion,
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/InDesign/%E6%AE%B5%E9%96%93%E7%BD%AB%E7%B7%9A%E3%81%8C%E5%86%85%E5%8C%85%E3%81%97%E3%81%A6%E3%81%84%E3%82%8B%E3%83%86%E3%82%AD%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E8%A1%8C%E3%81%AB%E6%BA%96%E3%81%98%E3%81%A6%E3%81%97%E3%81%BE%E3%81%84%E3%81%BE%E3%81%99/m-p/10724655

    33 votes

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  6. InDesign fails to import Whatsapp JPG

    Since today neighter Indesign can import nor Photoshop can open Whatsapp JPG's. Please deliver a solution!

    5 votes

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  7. No Multi-Processor support for InDesign?

    InDesign were and still is very slow. Now I work on an iMac 2017 with i7 processor with 4.2 GHz and Radeon Pro 580 8GB graphics with InDesign 14.0.1. The i7 is a Quadcore CPU but if InDesign works, it still works on just 1 Core! So InDesign ist still slow and the Beachball appears very often. Photoshop instead uses all the performance of this great machine.

    Isn't it possible, to use all CPU-cores and maybe additionally the GPU with InDesign, to increase the performance?

    47 votes

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  8. Hide/Filter pages in pages panel AND navigation

    I got myself in a workflow where I would have a document having sections organised like that : title page / content page / title page / content page…
    I have to go back and forth between the content pages, and sometimes between the title pages.
    That helps to compare what has changed and what’s consistent between the pages.
    So I try to not distract my eye by either going to the pages panel or by ctrl-page up with the « title pages » interruption (think about the (now long gone) photoshop cmd-Z to undo/redo and spot differences.

    If Title…

    3 votes

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  9. Changing Paragraph Style in InCopy story does not prompt check-out dialog


    1. InDesign 13.1 and 14.0 both exhibit this behavior.


    2. If you have an InCopy story that is not checked out to you, and you attempt to change a paragraph or character style, the following happens:


    3. The style change does not take effect (this is correct)


    4. The newly-selected style appears to be selected in the paragraph style panel (incorrect)

    5. The "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?" dialog does not appear. (incorrect)


    6. I expect the "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?"…

    3 votes

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  10. Defining a Drop Cap

    If you define a Drop Cap in a paragraph style WITH a character style and also define a nested style, if there is a single letter word starting the paragraph, the nested style does not recognize it and will apply the nested style to an additional word beyond the deliminator. For example, a nested style through 3 words will apply to the first 4 if the paragraph starts with "I[space]" or "A[space]". It does not do this if [none] is chosen from the character style dropdown in Drop Caps, but only if one is chosen (even when nothing is defined…

    13 votes

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  11. merging cells in a table

    I am trying to create a 9x12 horizontal postcard with 4 vertical columns and 5 horizontal rows. Then I merge cells to create different size ad boxes. By the time I get to the last merge, it pulls everything up and looks like it is adding another row at the bottom. For example: merge the whole bottom row into one ad box; merge the right column 4 boxes into one ad box; merge the left 3 boxes beginning from the top into one ad box; merge the center 6 boxes into one large ad box. So, there should be a…

    1 vote

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  12. Full Screen and Split View do not work

    Version of Adobe InDesign: 13.1
    Steps to reproduce the issues: Click the green 'maximize' button to put the application into Fullscreen mode
    Expected result: Application should enter standard MacOS fullscreen mode like other modern Mac apps do, compatible with switching Spaces and sharing screen with another app in Split View.
    Actual result: Can not enter Full Screen, breaking multi-app workflow with Spaces or Split View.

    12 votes

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  13. Option to have list indents work near text-wrap objects

    Currently, when text containing bulleted or numbered lists wraps around an object, all indents associated with the list settings are ignored (this might be related to tab settings, since those don't follow the wrap either). The typical workaround is to change the Text After to an en-space and add an "Indent to Here" character, but the en-space trick won't work for numbered lists and "Indent to Here" won't work if the text wrap edge is not perfectly straight vertical. See the attached screenshot for a demonstration based on real work I did yesterday. In order not to disrupt existing layouts,…

    73 votes

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    Information: We attempted a fix for these issues in ID 2020. But later we found that the fix has caused some new issues due to which this fix was reverted in ID 2021.
    As a result of which, the behaviour of ID 2021 is not consistent with ID 2020. The behaviour of ID 2021 in this case is expected to match with ID 2019.

    Hope this helps!

  14. Bug in Merge paragraph borders

    There is a bug in merge paragraph borders of CC 13.1. In thread text frames, the border is displayed immediately after end of paragraph.

    80 votes

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  15. Expand PublishOnline Analytics

    I absolutely love PublishOnline. Is there a plan anytime soon to add to the analytics capabilities with Adobe PublishOnline anytime soon? The features on the dashboard for all published documents are great, but it would be even better to have those same analytics broken down by document - not just views and readers. I'd like to know how much time is spent, for instance, in a newsletter I've published vs. a catalog or flyer. And it would be great to know which documents tend to be read more on tablets vs desktop, rather than all of them as a whole.…

    48 votes

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    Thank you all for your support on this feature request. Evidently, stronger analytics, would ensure better decision making.

    I’ll be reaching out to some of you to gather more inputs on this feature request.
    Your feedback will go a long way to help us define the feature better.

    Regards,
    Abhinav Kaushik (AK)
    Product Manager, InDesign

  16. Allow password-protected hosting, and hosting from a non-Adobe server

    These two features would go a LONG way to making Publish Online a viable format for professional publishing. I'm sure many clients would pay an extra fee (nothing outrageous) for a self-hosted solution, if that would be necessary for Adobe to commit resources to make this happen.

    160 votes

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    35 comments  ·  PublishOnline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for your feedback and votes on the feature request.
    We are currently looking into this important feature request. As part of the evaluation, I would be reaching out to some of you to gather deeper insights.
    Please help us by providing your valuable inputs and feedback.

    Regards,
    Abhinav Kaushik (AK)
    Product Manager, InDesign

  17. I want to be able to select multiple table rows that are not connected.

    I would like the ability to select multiple table rows that are not connected. For example, I expected to be able to CTRL+Select the rows I want to change the fill color. For example, if I have 20 rows, but I want to select Row 2, 6, 8, 14, and 17 so that I am able to edit the fill color/text color/row height, etc. in those rows only. Currently, I have to do them all individually and in much larger tables (50+ rows.) It's such a pain!

    The ability to fill every other row, or every third, etc. in the…

    220 votes

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  18. The current Pantone Plus Color swatches (Color Bridge in particular) are not being updated when the Adobe software updated with updates

    The Pantone Swatches do not update when updating Adobe software in the cloud. And updating with Pantone Color Manager is completely inane.

    I have the most recent update for Adobe (InDesign CC Release 2017.1, and a build of 12.1.0.56 x64) and have loaded the most recent Pantone Color Manager to update the Pantone Plus Color Bridge colors (i started with one color library... updating all libraries would take at least a half day)

    After updating:
    1. I can no longer search for colors as I used to, so I manually have to scroll through the whole list to find the…

    34 votes

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  19. Soft version of "Update Table of Contents"

    If there is a Table of Content, with some correction in it (for example line breaks) and after that, there is a small correction in the content area, which followed by loosing one page. Therefore it would be great, to just update the Page-numbers, instead updating the whole ToC.

    (sorry for bad english)

    118 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anonymous responded

    Thanks a lot everyone for the feedback. I am moving this under review.

  20. Outlining text removes underlines (line above and below)

    When supplying PDFs to printers they often/always require all text to be outlined. If you put an underline on any text and than go 'Type > Create Outlines', only the text becomes outlined and it completely removes any underline (line above and below that I've setup in paragraph styles). Expected results: To have the text outlined and retain the line above/below.

    27 votes

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