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  1. InCopy - Export to PDF - option for hyperlinks

    An option to include hyperlinks in InCopy's Export/Adobe PDF function would:


    1. Help editors in proofing rounds with authors

    2. Free up designers from having to export hyperlinked PDFs for author proofs from InDesign.

    My editors work in InCopy and export PDF proofs for our authors to proof. Unfortunately, since the hyperlinks don't export, authors can't check them for accuracy.

    Worse yet, Acrobat tries to make the links work but URLS split between lines result in broken links, giving Authors the impression the hyperlinks are there but incorrect. Having the hyperlinks actually export from InCopy will help our authors more accurately proof…

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  2. allow pasting from left page to right page in master- exactly the same location

    Every time I make a new document- my masters can be complex but the left and right side of the same master are a pain to make exactly the same.

    So either make copy and paste work better in masters or add a feature that allows left and right sides to be lined up the same.
    I want to be able to set all my parts and then set guides on the left side—
    and then copy them ALL- guides, date, page numbers, doc name and other items to EXACTLY paste in the right hand side.
    Right now Paste In…

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  3. Ability to search for cell format

    I want to be able to search for a cell styles in the same way I can search for a colour or text style. I like a tidy document and want to ensure that only the cell styles I want are used. Sometimes there are hangovers from old files and it is impossible to search for that cell style name.

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  4. Floating Paragraph Rules Panel

    A floating/dockable paragraph rules panel would be helpful when having to change a file with multiple paragraph rules applied manually and not in a style. As it is now I have to select each instance and open the dialog box and change the rule settings. Also, show both rule above and below at the same time in the dialog box! Thanks!

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  5. Customise Home / Welcome Screen in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.. possibly all Adobe programs.

    I work across a variety of Adobe programs and have MANY custom templates I use on a daily basis.

    It would be great to have the ability to customise the indesign / photoshop / illustrator welcome screen to have shortcuts to my custom templates I use on a daily basis. This could be placed next to "Recent" with "Your Custom Templates" .. something like this.

    See this thread for details:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/can-you-customize-the-home-screen/m-p/10930430?page=1#M166546

    I can't imagine this being too difficult to implement. Please look into this!

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  6. "Remove Frame" option

    If you have several items that are grouped together in a frame, it can be difficult to edit them. You have to cut them out of the frame to ungroup them.

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  7. Automatic image link if the Links folder is in the same folder as the document.

    InDesign should automatically find images if the Links folder is in the same folder as the document. The old InDesign was able to do this. I'm constantly having to update links when the folder is moved around, and this also means re-saving the file, which changes the modification date.

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  8. Show picture as it is being resized

    In CS5 we could drag the corner of a picture and the picture would change as you pulled down. The new version only changes the frame and you can't see what the picture is doing. We print over 1,000 pictures in our weekly publication and this takes a HUGE amount of extra time to get the picture to the size we need it in the frame.

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  9. Please add free templates that come with a paid subscription to InDesign and Illustrator.

    It's ridiculous that I am paying for InDesign and Illustrator, and I don't have access to adobe stock. I need some templates and I shouldn't have to pay additionally for templates for InDesign and Illustrator.

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  10. Suppress Running Header on Chapter first page

    Add a setting to Running Header to NOT DISPLAY if current page contains <chapterTitle> style.

    This permits a document to reflow, changing pagination, while always suppressing the Running Header on the first page of a chapter. In this way, many documents would retain proper chapter start formatting without having to manually go through and apply a special Master Page (and remove the previous Master Page) whenever pagination changes.

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  11. Discrete Zoom vs. Resize Multi-touch Gesture Preferences

    Currently the enable/disable Multi-touch Gestures preferences turn on and off all multi-touch gestures, including multitouch resizing of content and interface actions, such as zoom. It would be great to have an option to preserve multi-touch UI gestures, such as zoom separate from enabling resizing of content. For example, it would be useful to be able to zoom in and out with multitouch in any area without having it actually affect content.

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  12. Removal modal warnings when opening a document.

    Such as missing links, fonts, etc. Perhaps a docked issues panel once the document is open, but modals block the loading, and if you happen to be opening several old documents at the same time... Also the one that needs attention inevitably pops under the one that says the document is loading. Just remove them all and find another way to give the user feedback.

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  13. Caption Setup Metadata Dimensions in Inches OR ImageCatalog.jsx Script Labels in inches

    Hello,

    I would like to be able to add dimensions in inches in Caption Setup.

    This is useful for creating a reference contact sheet for printing graphics of many different sizes

    Alternatively, could ImageCatalog.jsx Script be edited to include a dimensions label in inches?

    Thanks

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  14. Being able to change photos to Black and White without having to go into Photoshop.

    Being able to change photos to Black and White without having to go into Photoshop. Adding an adjustment to Indesign like there is in Photoshop - this would be especially helpful when doing a 100+ document where all the images need to be black and white

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  15. Improve the time it takes to import to PDF in InDesign 2020

    It takes up to 10 (ten) times as long to export to PDF in InDesign 2020 compared to InDesign 2019. These are files linked to graphics, not just text files.

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  16. Increase increment limitation in InDesign (now max 35.278 mm, annoing)

    Hi, I had old question about Keyboard Increment limitation to max 35.278 mm in InDesign. It is annoing, ok, I undestand purpose of limitatiot, but c'mon... 35mm? please, make this limitation bit bigger - up to ~300-500mm, please. ?

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  17. Add a feature to the paragraph shading or the underlining where you can set the angle. For italic Fonts.

    Would be a big relief if you could set an angle in the paragraph shading or the underlining. With this it would be possible to underline an italic Font individually and correctly.
    Right now im forced to create a transformed rectangle under the italic Font to underline or highlight it with its angle. I cant do it with underlinings or shadowing for italic Fonts..

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  18. InCopy - Split screen view for Story and Layout

    In Incopy it's only possible to use one view. Gallery, Story or Layout.
    It would be great if we could also combine 2 views into one.

    With the 27" displays now in general use, we should be able to show one half of the screen in Story mode and one half in Layout mode.

    This allows for users who need to change texts to show also the overset text in the story mode when the text in layout mode is not visible (due to the overset text).

    Sometimes when editing the texts in Layout mode and then switching to Story…

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  19. Show Page Dimensions permanently in Document Window

    With more than one tool to change general/individual page sizes, keeping an eye on these numbers is crucial.

    Please make page dimensions visible at all time – e.g. in the slug/pasteboard area next to every page or in the Pages thumbnails, at least as some kind of tooltip or popup info. This behavior could be activated with a preferences checkbox. Thanks.

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