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  1. Fix Javascript errors on all Publish Online documents

    Every single Publish Online document throws a Javascript error. The error code seems to be the same for every document. The below was taken from 'Five Days from Nowhere', an Adobe example document used on the Publish Online documentation. The issue is that this Javascript error makes it impossible to add any custom Javascript as any subsequent code will not execute when the document is embedded in a different environment. This is a big issue for example for implementing Google Analytics Tracking codes into iframes.

    [Error] Error: [$rootScope:inprog] http://errors.angularjs.org/1.3.0/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest
    https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:20:421
    l@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:129:327
    $apply@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:137:338
    https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_body.js:2:5511
    $digest@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:134:463
    $apply@https://indd.adobe.com/1_1003044/public/js/index_head.js:137:413
    hideMoreOptions@…

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  2. Expand exporting options to include splitting an ID file

    I would like to be able to export multiple-page InDesign files as single-page pdfs and use the section markers as the pdf file names.

    2 votes

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  3. make type palette responsive and precise - it slips and lags.

    scrolling through fonts in the type palette is not smooth and responsive. It slips and lags, as if there is something blocking the mouse or trackpad sensor. Frustrating bug that does not occur in Illustrator. Please fix.

    2 votes

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  4. Option to Save/Export Group Items as separate IND File.

    Can Adobe Indesign include an Option to Save/Export Group Items as separate IND File. It will be great as working adverts in magazine and/or newspaper something you start creating an Advert for client in the magazine file, and can later Save/Export the group as it's on separate IND file as a lnik.

    2 votes

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  5. Stroke start/end arrowheads - In between Triangle and TriangleWide

    Please add an arrowhead style that is an equilateral triangle.

    2 votes

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  6. Preflighter to warn of Effect modes in use (excluding Normal & Multiply)

    Please add the ability in Preflighter to detect and warn of elements assigned to effect modes other than Normal and Multiply.

    2 votes

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  7. H&Js

    Please add several built-in H&Js that we can preselect and let us create and also let us save our own so that we can reuse them in different styles and different documents.

    2 votes

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  8. allow to navigate between book files with PgUp and PgDn

    F.e. hitting PgDn at end of opened document which is in book should open next document in book on 1st page or switch to 1st page of next document if already opened.
    Obviously it should works with PgUp at start of document.

    Just like it works in Framemaker.

    2 votes

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  9. GREP query to remove whitespace before sentence

    Along with a query for removing trailing whitespace, one is needed for preceding whitespace. The workaround of searching for ^p+space does not work in all instances, especially in tables.

    2 votes

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  10. improve software stability and cpu usage

    ID has become increasingly unstable and memory hogging -
    I'm using an 18-month old MacBook Pro; software regularly crashes; hogs cpu resources; slows mac down (performance significantly improves when I disable all adobe software) and unable to load files after ID software updates.

    2 votes

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  11. Tailoring Fonts for Languages within Multilingual Documents

    Sometimes large documents that have been translated into other languages will still have English written in them (company names, brand names, stuff that original creator wants to remain in English). Many times the English text will use a specific font, but that font does not support other alphabets/characters that appear in other languages, so the unsupported text comes up as red boxes.

    There is no feature in InDesign that allows you to correctly identify the foreign language (all the red boxes) and lets you pick a different font WITHOUT changing the font for English. The only way to do this…

    2 votes

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  12. Automatically group objects when pasting them into an image frame

    At the moment InDesign does not let you paste several selected objects (that are not grouped) into an image frame. The user has to group the selection before pasting it with CMD+OPT+V into the image frame.

    Please let InDesign automatically group the object when pasting or make it possible to paste ungrouped objects.

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    2 votes

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  13. Better offline interactive products.

    More and more product needs to be interactive.
    Indesign allows us to make beautiful interactive pdf's. But there's a problem, the i-pdf doesn't work on all pdf-viewers and pre-viewers. Only adobe-reader or opening in the browser, but not directly from for example Gmail.

    Also some functions in indesign could work much better, for example the button; it work perfectly as an roll-over, but not as a click-go-to-pageX. Those functions should be usable together.
    Can we make an i-pdf feel like/work as an offline website?

    And i would love to see more features/functions!

    2 votes

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  14. Cross-reference dialog: sortable picker / resizable window

    Every time I place a new cross-ref or edit a broken one, it opens that "Edit cross-ref" window, which is not resizable, where a lot of space is wasted and where the most import part, the list of headlines to pick from, is not the biggest part. Then I would select a paragraph style from that very small list on the left where some style names may even be wider than the list field. And when picking from the list on the right, it is not sorted aphabetically by default. Please put something we can click to sort. Imagine you…

    2 votes

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  15. New Document dialog: trim safety margins

    Print ads have trim, bleed, and safety margins on the inside of the page. Add the ability to define the safety margin in the New Document dialog. It would be better than using Margins and Columns.

    2 votes

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  16. Paste Variable text

    In Find/Change have an option to paste a variable. I will often search for a word and then need to paste a variable. Currently I have to right-click the results, choose Insert Variable, and then choose the variable.

    Do that 10 times when a writer forgets to use a variable, replace all would be great.

    2 votes

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  17. allow customers to choose a default font when opening new documents.

    our organization uses a style guide of fonts that does NOT include Minion Pro. We would like to be able to customize our new documents with our font of choice

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  18. Alternating table headers

    Allow an an every other page option when you only need a header on the even side (left) of a table in a spread.

    2 votes

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  19. Edit undo on specific object or page

    It would be great to be able to select an object or page and undo the last change that you made to it.

    I think this would be good in illustrator too.

    2 votes

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  20. Replace white background color with transparency

    Quark X Press is able to replace the white background color of a placed TIFF image with transparency - this is the only feature I miss in InDesign.

    2 votes

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