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  1. Allow manual reordering of Conditions

    In all the other panel, we have the ability to sort by name, and arrange the items within groups. But the Conditional Text Panel sorts exclusively alphanumerically.

    I would like a way to sort Conditions manually, and to group them into parent-child relationships. Like this: https://indesignsecrets.com/finally-conditional-text.php

    I also like how InDesign allows us to highlight pages, so we can view them more easily. I want the same feature for Conditional text.

    2 votes

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  2. Add a Find/Replace function for things like tabs

    Received a file with hundreds of useless tabs. Can replace in Word (and should have but didn't see them til I Placed in InDesign) but it would be a nice feature to add.

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  3. print-preferences should auto-sort alphabetically

    Just a thingy: Im not able to alter the order of my styles, thats fine and dandy. But then I would rather have it sorted alphabetically.

    @screenshot: See how "A1" (2) is at the bottom, where my brain want to find it at the top of the list beneath A1 (1).

    2 votes

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  4. Open failed (.inlk): Dialog "Open As Copy?"

    Ever "browsed" thru a fileserver to doubleclick the document from Finder/Explorer?
    Bad for you, if that file is in use by someone else, because:
    Now you can redo the browsing within InDesign, just to access the "open as copy" within the file-open-dialog.

    What if the "No access, maybe locked."-warning can be a dialog like this: "No access, maybe locked. Try to open as Copy?"

    2 votes

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  5. Collaborate files in the start "Workspace" (quick shortcut)

    In the Workspace "start' you can show your indesign files from de cloud. Called CC-Files. I like this feature. It works fine, but don't work with shared (collaborate) folder.
    I see al my cc-documents in the cloud, except the files in the shared (collaborate) folder.

    Please make it possible. Otherwise, the idea of the cloud does not work.

    Thanks

    2 votes

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  6. Make the start/end of a stroke highlight when you choose an arrowhead for the start/end in the Stroke panel

    It is very frustrating when applying an arrowhead to a stroke when you don't know what InDesign calls the start or end of that stroke. It's not so bad when you've drawn a straight line but a number of times, we edit shapes to create complex lines. Then it's a case of trial and error as to which end you place the arrow (and most of the time, typically, you end up choosing the wrong end. I know there is the ability to swap these but it would be useful if when you hover over either the start or end…

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  7. Shadow-Effect for Text

    Please make it possible to give only seperate words a Drop-Shadow

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  8. Keyboard Shortcut for Adopting Paragraph Style Sheets

    1. Using the text tool, click in a paragraph.

    2. Hold Option & Shift, then click a Style Sheet formatted paragraph

    3. The paragraph that had the text tool in it is now formatted to the [Option/Shift] clicked paragraph's Style Sheet.

    This is one of the most time saving keyboard shortcuts from Quark Xpress.

    This saves countless hours for anyone formatting text, albeit a tri-fold, or a 1,000 page catalog.

    PS: If you're going to mention Command/Return to bring up Style Sheets, this is not time saving. The user still has to scroll the curser around to select the Paragraph/Character Style Sheet, removing…

    2 votes

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  9. Autmatic High of Textframes and Tabel-Cells in steps/on grid

    If a textframe has an automatic high, is dos not fit on the grid. it would be nice, when there would be the option "fit on grid" or/and "in steps of XX mm". The same probelm is in Tabels, when in one cell the text get lmultiline.

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  10. A archive/backup save feature

    I recently was working on a highly important document. InDesign crashed AT THE SAME TIME as it was in the process of saving the file. I do regular saves, but because of how it crashed I couldn't revert to an earlier saved version of my file. My new workflow is to regularly save my work and I use sequential numbers e.g. filename-v01, filenam- v02. I also sometimes will use save as and create a new file called filename-backup and then I will have to do another save as to revert the document back to filename.indd. What would suit my workflow…

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  11. Alphabetize document presets for new document

    We use many templates for our dies. The dies are identified by die number, and InDesign lists them by creation order when opening the "Saved" tab. Since we have over a thousand dies, putting them in numerical order would really help...

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  12. Crop to: Artwork

    Please add an option to import and crop to artwork.

    2 votes

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  13. Mimic Text Box

    For Example: If you have a list of people and you create a text box for each person that has a number in the text box.

    Further in the document you would have a map that also has the numbers showing which person is situated where.

    What would be very helpful is to have those 2 numbers (1 and 1, 2 and 2, etc.) be able to auto update the other.

    So when someone is removed from the list, the person numbered 10 originally now becomes 9, which also auto updates on the map

    2 votes

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  14. Open pages of a pdf file in a single InDesign file

    I always face this problem where I need to open a single page of a pdf. file to do amendment. It’s difficulty when my client doesn’t have the working file (indd). I hope adobe is allowing me to open all pages of a pdf. file in a single InDesign.

    2 votes

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  15. Native AI support.

    Using links within AI to keep source files small is useless if INDD is a part of the workflow because INDD will not place AI files unless PDF compatibility is turned on. Turning on PDF compatibility in AI when saving embeds all links so linking files instead of embedding them makes no difference.

    Please make INDD able to place AI files that have not been saved with PDF compatibility turned on.

    2 votes

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  16. Condition Sets: Show overrides when the set has a +

    In every other panel, when there is a style override, resulting in a + symbol, if you hover over the symbol, it will tell you specifically what the overrides are. For example, a different type size, or font family or leading or something along those lines.

    But in the Condition Sets dropdown, all you get is that there are overrides. And you can either clear them or redefine the set. But if I choose to clear the overrides, I have no way of knowing what the result will be.

    2 votes

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  17. Restore the page overlay display in the print dialog.

    I previous version of InDesign and the initial releases of InDesign 2017, you could see quite clearly what would print on the selected sheet size. In the latest update as of Aug 2017, if I change a sheet from letter to legal that has been printed previously, letter is still selected in the dialog, but due to the preview sheet being legal and cannot see that there is a size mismatch without going through the individual dialogs. For reference, the portion of the document that would not be within the printable region showed as a different shade of grey, whereas…

    2 votes

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  18. When you highlight text - then select something else - it would be really cool if the same text was selected when you went back to it

    When you highlight a block of text - then select a different element - it would be really cool if the text was highlighted when you went back to the text box and selected it.

    2 votes

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  19. Option to turn off auto-collapse of layers when switching between documents.

    When switching between open indesign documents, the layers collapse automatically. Please give me an option to turn this feature off! If I have opened a layer, I want them to stay open until I have decided to have it otherwise.

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  20. Allow InCopy to track which file is imported (either by filename, path link?)

    I work in magazines, and we go through several Word file versions of a story before it gets placed into the layout (InDesign/InCopy workflow). There have been times when the story has been updated after the copy has been imported into the magazine, and it would be great to see which version is currently in the layout to ensure we're working with the most recent versions of the Word file. Just as you can see the linked images placed in InDesign, InCopy should be able to show the filename in which the copy was imported from!

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