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  1. Collaborative Editing

    Create a cloud service for InDesign where files can be worked on by numerous people at the same time. Will help save time and encourage collaboration. Like Google Docs, Slides, etc.

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      Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

      Thanks for making this request. In order to understand the use-case more better I have a few questions:

      1. Whats the role of the different people working collaboratively on the same file. Are they always only designers or are other personas also involved.
      2. What is the use-case here, some parts of this request suggest an Editorial collaboration whereas others suggest collaboration amongst different designers. I am trying to separate these 2 requests out.
      3. What are the different kind of files (brochures, books, magazines etc) for which this is required.
      4. Does it need to be a web based service, or having the user be able to collaborate on one shared file using InDesign or InCopy on the Desktop will work? What is the advantage you feel over a web-service over the desktop app?
      5. How do you workaround this need today? What are the most important problems with…

    • More organization for CC Library files

      I love the idea of using CC Libraries, but we have multiple versions of our logo built for different scenarios. We have different size logos built for a range of book spines, different colors depending on background, and logotype versions for specific product lines. Right now, I'm creating shorthand in the name of each element to differentiate them, but having metadata or notes for each item would help a lot. I could see the note popping up when you hover over an item. Another solution would be customizable sections within each Library. That way I could organize the logos within…

      29 votes
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      • Collaborative, Syncing, Files

        Add collaborative qualities to files so multiple people can edit at the same time and sync to update. This is VITAL for team work and educational work. Group work and teams will never go away.

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          Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

          Thanks for making this request. In order to understand the use-case more better I have a few questions:

          1. Whats the role of the different people working collaboratively on the same file. Are they always only designers or are other personas also involved.
          2. What are the different kind of files (brochures, books, magazines etc) for which this is required.
          3. Where is the file on which these different users need to work together on be placed. Should this be on a cloud server, or a shared server.
          4. How do you workaround this need today? What are the most important problems with the current workaround?

        • Add Creative Cloud Libraries to InCopy

          InCopy users would find CC Libraries very useful in many situations. Why aren't they part of the CC Library party?

          They could import selected graphics from a shared CC Lib to the story (as anchored graphics), same as they can Place them now. They could use them to bring in boilerplate text via linked InDesign text. They could use them to add styles to their standalone InCopy docs (eg, the body style for the INDD file the story will be flowed into). I'm sure there are more uses!

          13 votes
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          • ownership of libraries to the team and global changes

            Libraries; Now at the center of every well organized team... but when a team member leaves, every «owned» libraries are deleted... so all the standardized color swatch of a client are gone for the remaining members... PLUS would be great to have a chart of 30 clients and add/remove one new/old user to those 30 libraries at once ! libraries are great; adobe please make them greater :)

            12 votes
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            • Libraries

              A really small thing that has tripped me up a more times that I wish to admit is that in Indesign the CC Libraries is called "CC Libraries" however in Photoshop & Illustrator it is just called "Libraries"

              If this could become standardised across the Adobe Suite that would be great.

              12 votes
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              • Better collaboration between InDesign and Lightroom

                For creating photo-books, magazines, or any piece of work which includes photographs, much better collaboration between InDesign and Lightroom should be possible. The ability to view Lightroom collections from inside InDesign, drag and drop into ID, and have those pictures refresh themselves automatically (if they are further edited in LR). I know this could be complex from an export perspective, but the LR book plugin (however basic it is) manages it.

                11 votes
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                • 10 votes
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                  • Add More Styles to CC Libraries

                    We'd like to be able to add more styles to the CC Library, i.e. object styles and cell styles. This would be helpful when collaborating on a project.

                    10 votes
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                    • Why is the InDesign Bug Fix not part of the program download?

                      Just downloaded the InDesign 2018 yesterday, but the bug fix is dated November 3.

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                        FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                        I understand the confusion and apologise for the same. Before we could get out the issues in a release we posted the workaround plugins for any users who were blocked due to the bugs.

                        We have now send out an update to all InDesign users which has those bug fixes in them. Again sorry for the inconvenience.

                        Regards
                        Javed

                      • Placing Illustrator file from libraries to allow me to select which artboard I want to place

                        I have a few Illustrator files that have multiple artboards that I use frequently. I want to be able to drag the Illustrator file from the libraries panel and then be able to select which artboard from the Illustrator file I want to place.

                        8 votes
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                        • CC Libraries and data merge

                          Please enable @datafields to work with asset names in CC libraries or at least open up the CC Libraries to scripting the way normal Libraries are. I have client assets spread over several libraries and the ability to add them programatically on/after a datamerge in some way would be invaluable.

                          8 votes
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                          • Will it soon be possible to add gradients as well as color swatches to the CC Libraries?

                            We need to import gradients to CC libraries in InDesign as well to provide more detailed design-guideline components for our brands. Will there be a possibility soon? Kind regards:)

                            7 votes
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                            • CC Libraries, global changes

                              It'd be great to be able to update Character and Paragraph Styles used in CC Libraries over multiple documents. Frankly, I was shocked to find out I wasn't able to do this.

                              6 votes
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                              • Adobe's Collaborate should alert user when someone else is viewing/ editing the file

                                InDesign Files shared with team members through Adobe's Collaborate features do not alert users when someone else is viewing/ editing a file. Instead, conflicted copies are created.

                                A team member opening a file someone else is viewing / editing should see an alert to avoid the creation of conflicting copies / improve collaboration.

                                Without this, our team is unlikely to use Adobe's Collaborate feature.

                                4 votes
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                                • enable paragraph style groups to be added to CC libraries

                                  Can you create the ability to group paragraph styles in CC libraries as they can in an InDesign file or template.
                                  The idea is to have various groups of styles that apply to different document types that we create, and be able to share these across users in the company.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • If a graphic file is added to the CC Libraries the default name should be the file name

                                    If I add the file with the name companyX-logotype.jpg to a CC Library it gets the name "Bildmaterial1" (in German – must be something like "image1" in English).

                                    It would be great if the given name would be "companyX-logotype.jpg" instead.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Drag text to library and create a link

                                      When I drag`n`drop a text to the library-panel there is is NO link betrween the textframe and the library-item.
                                      I have to delet the textframe and drag´n´dop it back to the document to create a link.

                                      Is that smart?

                                      I wish I could drag a text to the library and create a link in one step.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 3 votes
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                                        • asset managers for images

                                          Have an option to directly import from desktop to CC libraries images (jpg, etc.) to have them ready available to insert into the document. As well have an oversight of which images/graphic have been already used in the document.

                                          This would facilitate creation of photo-books, catalogues, encyclopaedias, etc. Any sort of document where certain assets are to be used, especially when multiple similar assets are available and they have to be chosen according to the rest of the layout

                                          3 votes
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