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  1. Please rename the Assignment panel to the InCopy Workflow panel

    We don't use Assignments and we don't know anyone who does, we all work on the layout; but use the Assignments panel to track the status of our stories, in the "Unassigned InCopy" category. The panel should be renamed to InCopy Workflow, though the ability to create assignments can stay for the minority of people who use that feature.

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      1 comment  ·  InCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please allow the ID/IC workflow to function with the Creative Cloud Files area

      Right now, if you store your InDesign and InCopy files in CC Files and share (collaborate) that folder with your team, all the files are synced EXCEPT the lock files for InDesign and InCopy. This prevents users working on the same project from knowing if someone else has opened an InDesign file or has checked out a story (ICML) file. SO people try to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box, all of which have figured out how to sync the lock files for checked-out stories at least. No one as far as I know has been able to sync the…

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        1 comment  ·  InCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • InCopy mobile?

        It’s weird, but I hate to write while sitting at a desktop. I would love to be able to curl up on my couch (or at a coffee shop, or on my porch) to write and then sync the text I just wrote into a library to import into InDesign on my desktop.

        I think an Adobe mobile text editor could be a lightweight and flexible solution that accomodates us tempermental writers!

        9 votes
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        • InCopy should have a mobile app

          Microsoft word has an app for android which can be used to write ideas while away from the computer and then open up the same file on the desktop for editing. InCopy should have the same functionality with a mobile app that can open or create an icml file to type a story. It wouldn't require any editing, only the bare bones so ideas don't get forgotten.
          Thank you

          8 votes
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            1 comment  ·  InCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Track Changes Visible/Printable in Layout View

            The ability to view and print tracked changes in layout view for InDesign and InCopy would be an epic game-changer. Workarounds become tedious (especially when working with large publications) and plug-ins become outdated.

            7 votes
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            • Make Track Changes visible in Layout view for InCopy

              Add the ability to see track changes in Layout view for InCopy. It is incredibly annoying for editors to have to switch views constantly to review eidts and then see the layout.

              7 votes
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              • Allow InCopy to be edited remotely by 3rd Parties (eg clients)

                We prepare large copy-heavy documents for our clients using InDesign and InCopy. However, our clients are not technically minded and do not have access (or the technical ability) to the Adobe software needed to open such documents and provide edits/comments.

                We therefore have to cut/paste the InCopy into a Microsoft Word document and send this, so that the client can edit/change/comment as necessary. They then return the Word file to us, and we re-link or re-copy the changes back into InCopy.

                Unfortunately, during this process we often lose the formatting and pagenation, increasing the time it takes for the edits…

                7 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  InCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Send Assignment Notifications to InCopy Users

                  It would be nice if InDesign/InCopy sent notifications whenever an assignment was created. Otherwise, I have no idea I have a copy assignment waiting for me unless I'm constantly checking the assignment folder to see if our marketing director has assigned anything to me. Currently, he relies on email or phone to alert me that a new assignment has been created.

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                  • Accessibility to Authors

                    For long book publishers (200–300 pages or more), the appeal of InCopy is being able to share text between the designer, editor, proofreader, and author. But InCopy is $240 for 1 year of use, so of course no freelance proofreader or author is going to buy it. Microsoft Word is far more accessible, $100 for one year and that includes the entire Office suite. Many people also use free online versions from the web or from years past.

                    I would suggest making Adobe InCopy free or at least available for a much lower price. Making it free could actually make…

                    6 votes
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                    • Add Endnote Support for InCopy

                      Please add endnote support for Adobe InCopy. Without it, InCopy sadly is pretty much useless.
                      InDesign Footnotes are too inflexible and working with manual Footnotes is not really feasible in larger documents.

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                      • InCopy - Give more pdf options in InCopy (pdf presets available)

                        It would be very helpful if the pdf preset options exist also in InCopy. Here, it is the Incopy user who creates and sends the pdfs for corrections (after his last adaptations). The options in InCopy are very poor…

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                        • Notes for images/picture-frames (InCopy)

                          It's possible to select some text to attach a note, but it's not possible to select images to attach notes (for example the editor like to have the image brighter and like to communicate this to the designer)

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                          • Allow incopy to access object states

                            It would be perfect if incopy could access and change all object states content. I do not understand why this is not possible today.

                            4 votes
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                            • Make a real collaboration with InDesign/InCopy via CC

                              It was hard to see, that InCopy is still using E-Mail to collaborate with editors on another place. I thought it's all in the CC!! For this is a must have: I'm sharing an InDesign-document (or parts of it) save it for my incopy-editor. The editor gets a notification (email or instant) and will open it and makes changes and new content, save it and the designer gets a notification that there is new content from editor xy. He can now accept this and the new content is inside the InDesign-document. Finish.
                              But ash the moment it's very hard to…

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                              • Add an import options dialogue for importing InCopy documents into InDesign

                                Just like when importing Word documents, you can select what stylesheets and attributes to bring into the InDesign or InCopy document, add the same options dialogue window when importing InCopy documents into InDesign. Oftentimes the writer of the InCopy story doesn't use the same stylesheets as the InDesign document. In my case, I build newspapers and we are constantly improving the design and simplifying the naming process for stylesheets. The reporters forget to use the template and therefore old styles or misnamed styles get brought into the document. There are ways around this of course, but when I need to…

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                                • InCopy needs to have 125% and 175% scaling support.

                                  InCopy is my favorite word processor and works perfectly with InDesign. The one issue is not working properly on 2880x1440 displays and its is due to the lack of scaling options.

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                                  • Option to make all stories in ID file editable by editors using InCopy

                                    Why should I have to go through and export each story I want them to be able to edit? It would make more sense if I could tell ID that all the stories (or all of them except a few that I opt out) are to be editable by my editors. We don't use assignments. I export all the stories they need to be able to edit and they open the ID file in InCopy. But with dozens or hundreds of captions and other items in addition to main stories, it's quite annoying. I am curious what would make the…

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                                    • 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:

                                      * The style change does not take effect (this is correct)
                                      * The newly-selected style appears to be selected in the paragraph style panel (incorrect)
                                      * The "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?" dialog does not appear. (incorrect)

                                      3. I expect the "You must check out the contents of this frame in order…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Adobe Story Scriptwriting formatting

                                        Basically with the demise of Adobe story, then it would seem logical to me to make it's scripting format an option to use in incopy. Forget all the management integration, just the pure scriptwiriting formatting, maybe even as workspace set up.

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                                        • Improve Incopy

                                          Incopy, as it stands today, has lots of problems. We cant use it while working with remote editors. Similarly my clients dont wan to use InCopy as the user interface is too complex for them. Also, some clients can't download a desktop product because of restrictions in their organizations.
                                          InCopy is a good product but doesnt fulfill the needs of today's world. Please improve it

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