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  1. New "Justification Auto-Correct" Feature

    Justification, while pleasing to the eye from the perspective of an entire page, creates problems. Hyphenation can correct this, to some degree, but it too has its problems. In the end, when justifying text, certain lines of text end up being scrunched while many others leave wide open spaces between words.

    In doing my best to correct for these problems, I tend to make most use of the horizontal scale feature. I often find that most of these visual blemishes (scrunching or overly-wide word spacing) can be corrected by either reducing the horizontal scale down to about 97% (in the…

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  2. make font preview display filtered weights properly

    I'm attempting to preview all san-serif, heavy weight, regular width fonts. While the filter shortens the list of fonts in the preview window, when I use the arrow keys to see my live preview I am getting only light weight previews. If I want to see the heavy weight version, I have to pop open each font group and select the heavier weight version. What gives? This is such a basic idea... please show me ONLY bold, heavy, extra, etc. Don't show me light weight previews when I am filtering for heavy weight. This limitation makes live preview almost useless.

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  3. Spot color overprint per default

    It would be great to have a way to generally overprint a spot color in the whole Indesign document.

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  4. Preference setting for "Preview" switch in dialog boxes

    I am wishing for a preference to switch on all the dialog box Preview switches in ALL InDesign dialog boxes; such as especially the Paragraph Styles dialog box, the Character Styles dialog box, the Text Frame Options dialog box, etc...

    Everytime I upgrade InDesign or sit in front of another classroom computer, I have to switch these on one at a time. I would love to streamline that.

    Mike Witherell, ACP
    mikewitherell@jetsetcom.net

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  5. HTML Image Export Options — add resolution option of "original"

    During HTML export, if we want optimized images, we are only given 4 resolution options (72, 96, 150, 300)-see attached screenshot.

    Sometimes we only want certain aspects of optimization to occur. For example if original placed image is a TIFF, we definitley need InDesign to export it as a JPG for the web. BUT we don't necessarily always want the resolution of the image to be altered.

    So it'd be nice to add an "ORIGINAL" or "NATIVE" option to the resolution dropdown menu. This would allow us to export the images at their original resolutions, while still converting to differnt…

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  6. Object alignment to frame

    Can there also be an option in the Align window to enable embedded or grouped objects to align with their parent frame? The feature would be disabled by default for parent or objects that don't have any child (embedded or grouped) objects.

    The feature would enable users to align objects that are grouped/embedded to be aligned to the frames boundaries and horizontal/vertical centres, which would not be possible with current alignment options. It could also help users to align objects that have uniquely shaped frame boundaries.

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  7. New object remembers previous object's settings

    In Illustrator, if you draw an (for example) orange rectangle with a 5pt outline, the next object you draw will have the same settings. How do I do this in Indesign? Each new object I draw in Insdesign defaults to the same basic setting, and does not remember what I previously drew. Your Support people tell me this is not possible. Please add this feature to a new release, as the default. (And, yes, I know about styles, that's too long-winded as I might just need to draw a dozen orange boxes once).

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  8. A simple quick command for flipping and rotating objects

    I use the flip and rotate tool quick commands within illustrator all the time and am frustrated by all the clicking I have to do in indesign to do the same thing.

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  9. Let video's play/pause/resume in a swf file

    I discovered that you can't play/pause/resume a video from a indesign file that is exported into a swf file.

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  10. Publish Online iPhone view Disappear the URL Search Bar

    When we publish a document online, the chances are it will be 16:9 or a double page spread. Many client may wish to view this on a device such as iPad or iPhone.

    We have found that when we try to do this and turn the device (iPhone, Safari) to landscape mode, the URL search field bar can appear and NOT disappear again. This takes a lot of screen space and ruins the effect and view of the page.

    Is there a solution to this?

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  11. Center based on chosen Key Points

    The ability to align object to a key object is very useful, but it would be great if users could specify two key points and center a new object between them. For example, when you want an object to be centered between an existing object and the edge of a page, being able to say "Center this object between this point and this point".

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  12. Search in a text selection won't show

    It's really annoying that I select some text and I want to Find/Replace something in that selected text and I can't do that within the Find/Replace window. Is this a bug or is there another reason why I can't do this?

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  13. Publish Online available from "Book"

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    I usually use Publish Online for many of my jobs. Now I am making a book of several chapters, each one is a different file, so I work with "Book" and I find that the Publish Online option is not available from "Book". This is urgent for me now and i don't know haw to solve it, please help!!!!
    Thanks
    Eduardo

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  14. Copy FX

    Copy / paste layer FX would be very helpful... Much like the Copy Layer Style of PS.

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  15. folios in reverse order

    Would your team consider allowing folios to be placed in reversed order? Mangas are formatted that way…

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  16. Align top line of text frame to baseline grid

    Hi InDesign Team—

    The very handy Only Align First Line to Grid feature is essential for building out multiple styles in books and editorial work. However, book designers are in desperate need of a similar feature for text frames, where only the first line in the text frame aligns to the baseline grid. This is essential for building out pages of backmatter, where the text is tighter and does not necessarily align to the baseline grid of the book, but the distance between the head margin and the first baseline should remain the same.

    Is such a feature possible, or…

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  17. Application retain windown size and position

    On open, have InDesign's application window return to the size and position it was in when the application was last closed. The way Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, etc..., do when they are closed and then reopened.

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  19. Adobe Photoshop or other programs Charts and Infographics

    How to easily update creative charts and infographic values made in Adobe Photoshop CS5 or other programs versions. How can all graphical parameters be easily updated, depending on each other? Is there a very practical way to do this?

    Thanks

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  20. Fitting Content - Define Zoom Percentage

    Add a feature to let me define the Zoom percentage instead of just the standard selections. Example, an 8.5x11 from a manual has margins. If the manual needs to be printed smaller, having to place every page into a defined size requires touching every page instead of just enlarge/reduce to a specific size.

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