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  1. Application In Use indicator

    I bounce between InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop continuously and often realize after trying something that I'm in Illustrator, not InDesign. If there were a subtle unobtrusive way to indicate this, so it 'feels' like Illustrator that would be nice. I don't mean overboard, like Microsoft's Word blue, Excel's green. Something I can change until I find something I like. An indicator in the toolbar? Does this exist already and I don't know?

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  3. Add a new menu item to the menu bar: Indexes

    Ideally, indexing should have a menu all its own. The fact that it's only got a panel that opens from the Windows menu suggests it's an afterthought, and it's very limiting, because it means I can't create my own keyboard shortcuts for indexing functions.

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  4. Ability to change default settings for new index entries

    I use the I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-Shift-[ to add new index entries. But it defaults to "current page" and I don't want that because my document will be converted to ePub, and e-books don't have fixed pages. I want the default to be "next # of paragraphs: 1."

    The ability to change the default settings for new index entries would solve my problem.

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  5. Problème Table des matières sous InDesign CC 2019

    Bonjour.
    Sous InDesign CC 2019 il y a un problème pour générer un table des matières avec du texte placé dans un tableau. Cela fonctionnait dans les versions précédentes.
    Voir fichier exemple ci joint.

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  6. Align Stroke to guides

    I want to be able to align or snap the stoke of an object to the guides based on the selected Align Stroke. Right now if I have a rectangle with a stroke of 6pt and the Align Stroke is set to center, when I approach a guide it snaps on the top of the object instead of the center of the stroke.

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  7. indesign 硬回车/软回车符号显示问题。

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    Mac OS 10.14
    indesign cc 2019
    系统语言/软件语言: 简体中文

    硬回车/软回车符号显示乱码。详见附件截屏图。

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  8. indesign 硬回车/软回车符号显示问题。

    hi
    Mac OS 10.14
    indesign cc 2019
    系统语言/软件语言: 简体中文

    硬回车/软回车符号显示乱码。详见附件截屏图。

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  10. Remove [All paragraph] from Cross-Reference

    After the update Indesign to the latest version, there is an option for [All Paragraph] when creating a new cross-reference. This has led to a very slow performance when it tries to load all paragraph by default.

    The alternative is having a "unchecked" option for user, perhaps?

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  11. horizontal alignment of text inside of text frame

    Previously InDesign had HORIZONTAL alignment of text inside the text frame. You could align text at the top, bottom and centre of the text frame. It was one of the best features of InDesign, and it seems to be stripped off. :(
    Unless it's still there somewhere, thoroughly hidden away. But why?!

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  12. "Teach" Content Aware Fit

    Is there a way to "teach" InDesign how the content aware fit function should work. As you can see in my attached image, it's actually cropping a big part of the image out.

    Thanks

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  13. Adding a dedicated Opentype window to InDesign, as is available in Illustrator (Alt + Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + T)

    I think it would be extremely helpful to add a dedicated Opentype window to InDesign, as is available in Illustrator.

    Changing more than one setting for a typeface - for example, removing ligatures and then enabling tabular lining - requires more than one navigation through the sub-menu within Character/Paragraph.

    It seems strange that this is not a standard window in InDesign when it is in Illustrator, being that InDesign is the standard application for creating text-heavy page layouts.

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  14. Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

    A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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  15. Bug when embedding pdf objects in Indesign Layout.

    A PDf with text is embedded in Indesign. When exporting the Indesign document, certain fonts that were correctly displayed in the PDF are torn. In the appendix an example with incorrect display.

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  17. Home Screen preference switch needed

    Preference to disable "Home Screen". Very annoying when no internet connectivity - PS and AI both have this option, why not Indesign?

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  18. Find font should allow the use of character styles

    When I import a Word file and preserve local formatting some text comes through as an unrecognized font because the local style applied to the text does not match the style available in the family.

    For example there is some text that is Calibi Italic. My body copy uses Frutiger LT Std and the italic version is Frutiger LT Std 56 Italic. InDesign has styles the text as Frutiger LT Std Italic, so it is pink and uses the wrong font.

    Find/Change does not allow me to search for a style that does not exist. I cannot search for Frutiger…

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  19. Menu size control

    I need to create MOOC video captures with Id, Ps and Ai. There is a fabulous option : change UI text size in AI 2019 that should be placed in all CC tools. Especially with a need for more visible menus in video captures. After all, education trains future users. :)

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  20. No transition effects to assist loading pages with identical backgrounds.

    By default Publish online introduces a fade on page load even when there are no transitions applied in InDesign. This interferes when you use multiple pages to spoof the appearance of navigating within a one-page environment.

    When I export to PDF the background isn't redrawn so the appearance of the linked page appears smoothly. Publish Online is clunky when loading the next page as it momentarily goes black and then fades-in the page items.

    A bit of background .... I've created a page with a number of rollover buttons, then a duplicate of that page which is navigated to (x10)…

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