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  2. Can we have a UI that makes it clear when InDesign is the active window?

    The current crop of CC app interfaces give no visual indication that an application frame is active if it doesn't actually overlap another one on the screen. Unless the ruler is active, there is NO visual cue to tell the user that InDesign has focus, for example, and even the ruler change is non-obvious.

    The problem is with the nonsensical suite-wide UI change that eliminated even the Windows title bar, which gives a very clear indication whether a window has focus. I assume some exec who flunked UX 101 has the idea that designers only work with one window at…

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  3. Make available fullscreen mode votre videos in Publish Online

    Can we have a button in the video controler to go Fullscreeen when adding a video in an Indesign document exported to Publish Online ?

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  4. Access CC Library Assets via Script

    The ability to access assets from a classic ID library and place them on the artboard via script works great. It would be even better if these functionalities are also possible with CC libraries. This move would push more developers to the cloud environment of Adobe in my opinion.

    Currently there are some cloud-related methods like 'placeCloudAsset' and 'setCloudLibraryCollection' listed inside the ID-DOM but these seem to be for internal use only.

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  5. Master Page View - Toggle On/Off

    When on any document page (not a master page), add the ability to toggle the view of master page items on and off. Would be very helpful to view master page elements vs non-master page elements.

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  6. Shift+Alt+Cmd = shortcut for Step & Repeat

    After duplicating an object by holding alt (and shift, if you wanted to) in CS6, you could step & repeat the object(s) again and again by simply pressing Shift+Alt+Cmd.
    Neat! No trip to the menu-bar required. No aligning required.
    But that feature is lacking in the CC version. Why remove someting that really made life easy and worked!?

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  7. Option to color tag indesign documents

    I would love to have an option of colour tagging InDesign documents on the Home screen, making it easier to find and discern similar looking front pages or document names. This is helpful when managing various manuals.
    Even more so when is is supported by a filter (like Acrobat comments).

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  8. EPUB Exporting option (Merge paragraph styles option)

    EPUB Exporting option (Merge paragraph styles option)

    I am making book layouts and facing an issue during the Epub export. I have book chapters that use two paragraph styles. The first style is for line one, "Chapter X" and the second paragraph style is for the next line with the chapter name. I can't use the same Paragraph style for both lines because they should be formatted differently.

    My question is, can you add a feature that allows using a chain of paragraph styles to create an Epub table of contents? The chain can use the very first style formatting…

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  9. Exclude specified paragraph or character style/s from spellcheck

    Allow us to exclude from the spellcheck text with a specific paragraph or character style/s applied to it.

    2 possible ways:
    1. a tick box in the paragraph or character style settings to say 'exclude from spellcheck'
    or 2. a field in the spellcheck window where you could nominate which styles to exclude.
    I think the first option would be the better one. it may be a good idea to have with it an alert in preflight 'these styles have been excluded from spellcheck:...' in case the box is left ticked accidentally.

    This way we can exclude things like product…

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  10. Data Merge - display # of records per row based on CSV values

    Data Merge - When displaying records on a page, show records per row of data based on that row's column quantity value. For example, I have 100 records across 100 rows of data, and 1 record needs to be printed twice, another 3 times, another just once. Instead of the current workaround of having to create multiple rows for each record based on their desired quantity, I'd want one row per record and have one column called X (qty) to tell ID how many times to display that record.

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  11. Interactive calendar

    would it be possible to add into the pdf interactive Button and Forms also an object like caledar? This fature is available in MS office documents and it will be very appriciated when created any kind of forms where date needed. Enclosed an screenprint from MS Word

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  12. Reduce paragraph panel

    Coming here from CS5. Wish there was a way to edit the paragraph format panel so it only shows what you need. "Hide options" does not work as I do need "space above" for paging, and that disappears. I do NOT need drop caps in paragraph panel (that would be a paragraph style), or borders/shading (that would be an object style). Panel takes up way more space than I would like. Perhaps a "legacy" option to eliminate those unneeded elements.

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  13. Table of Contents - Limit to subject lines to Character Style, option

    Currently, the TOC will display an entire paragraph of text based on the Paragraph Style. I've assigned a unique Character style to give distinction to the first two sentences of the paragraph using Nested Styles within the Paragraph Style.

    In the attached example, you'll see that "Subject 1. Setup." has a distinct Character style, this is the only text that I want to appear in the TOC. Perhaps there's a way to accomplish this. But It would be nice to have the option to populate text based on Character Style only.

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  14. Display a button's multiple actions/events

    If we are able to add multiple events to buttons, the only way we can see those actions is to pro-actively switch to that event (via the Event drop down in the InDesign Buttons and Forms panel) or by exporting an interactive PDF and viewing the actions in the button's properties dialogue box in Acrobat.

    Ideally, if an object is turned into an interactive button, the panel should change to reflect that. Within the new space, if a button is applied an action via the event drop down, line items should appear similar to the way actions aggregate. Another method…

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  15. Preserve zoom when selecting a PDF comment

    Selecting an imported PDF comment causes the document to zoom to fit, which in cases may result in the font size being hard to read. One can zoom in then, but when clicking on the next comment it will zoom out again. Frustrating and onerous. If the designer could control the zoom and it remained where she left it that would make using this great feature easier.

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  16. Alternating Cell styles

    Can you create an option to alternate your table rows between cell styles that you've already created? Perhaps applying the "Apply ____ style, then next" feature that is used for paragraph styles?

    I just feel like there needs to be a better way to integrate your cell styles within your table style options. It would make table formatting much easier.

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  18. Lock Cells in Tables

    It would be nice to be able to lock a cell and prevent content from being added or edited.

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  19. Be able to cross reference images as well as paragraph text

    Be able to cross-reference images as well as text so that when you click the lead and the end the cross-reference shows up better.

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  20. customer collect fonts

    Have InDesign be able to open a collect and fonts even if the collect is renamed or moved so that the font/link won't get broken

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