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  1. Use spine as origin by default

    By default the origin of the spread is to the upper left. This makes symmetrical placement with exact numbers quite awkward as you have to manually add and subtract the page width. There is already a setting for using the spine as origin, but in my view this is the sensible default value. I can't really think of any reason why you'd want to define coordinates on the right page from the outer corner of the left page. An origin that lies symmetrically where the pages meet makes so much more sense to me.

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  2. Removing the 1 point minimum value between tab stops

    When setting tab stops next to each other Indesign has a minimum value of 1 point between stops.

    This is too much in many cases.
    For instance if you want to have hanging quotation marks using tabs this minimum value makes the distance too large in most text sizes.

    Please let the user define the minimum value freely.

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  3. Make “Undeline Options” in the Character panel maintain the last settings.

    Please make “Undeline Options” in the Character panel maintain the last settings and apply those to each new underlinining, as opposed to resetting to the default every time. As this makes us users have to go into the Character dropdown for “Undeline Options” and set the distance and with over and over and over and over again ... Yes, applying styles may take care of this problem but I don’t alway bother to create styles for each small project. Thank you!

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  4. When you issue a new version of ANY Adobe package keep the help text in synch

    It is a poor indicator of an organisations ability to manager Quality Control in it's software when it allows the hep text to fall behind the release cycle. Using the most recent version of CC Indesign, the Help text suggests that I am able to add a new page by using the pages panel. It further goes in to say that if it is NOT visible it will be in the Window menu. When I check the menu there is no such facility.

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  5. Strip Newlines from Cross-References and Table of Contents

    When taking some headlines that have newlines in them, cross reference also keep inline newlines in the text they output. This can also occur in table of contents.

    It would be nice to have a checkbox that would strip newlines from these.

    There is also a bug where if a heading's style changes in the middle of the paragraph (I have a box with a smaller heading and then a colon with a subtitle afterwards eg. "Abilities: Learning to Stack Techniques", the text before the colon and the text after have different styles), sometimes the cross reference will output that…

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  6. InDesign not recognizing files

    FILE OPEN does not recognize/show files present on hard drive. Files are present with EXPLORER and other ADOBE CC apps e.g. Photoshop, Bridge
    super annoying!

    Renaming files, rebooting, restarting - nothing
    Creative Cloud APP shows no updates available - InDesign 12.1.0.56 x64

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  7. Choose page number when inserting a PDF

    When inserting a pdf into a frame box, it would be nice to be able to select which page number you'd like to insert (with a preview). Similar to when you open a PDF in illustrator.

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  8. When setting up default page layout, updating margins repeatedly crashed inDesign

    When setting up default indesign setup -> page layout then, updating margins when click 'ok' or 'rtrn' indesign repeatedly crashes.

    I checked it's upto date and also tried restarting. This is a bug.

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  9. Correction in Dictionary Criteria for Hyphens (Portuguese)

    Most of hyphenation in Portuguese splits sylables from two consonants in a row (r-r, s-s Ex: 'car-ro', 'profis-são'), but this is not true for nasal sounds formed with the letter H (lh, nh) and I see myself having to review this hyphenation constantly. For example, the correct hyphenation is 'traba-lho', but inDesign usually hyphenates 'trabal-ho' (which is incorrect). It is a simple addition to the program that could save a lot of reviewing time.
    There are some other issues too.
    Could you please check that out and review the hyphenation rules as of grammar? Portuguese has quite a bit of…

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  10. Able to insert paragraph numbers in table of contents instead of page numbers for Chapter mini-toc

    I have a chapter mini-toc that requires paragraph numbers instead of the default page numbering. it woiuld be really nice to be able to define variables or attributes and use them accordingly.

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  11. Issue when Step and Repeating Text Centered in Box.

    When i have text centered in a text box and hit step and repeat the text shoots up to the top of the text frame. No text wraps on any files - Text still says centered in box under text frame options. ????

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  12. Create an hyperlink to a "not specific" file or folder with a generic name like "AAA*.pdf"

    To make an hyperlink to a “not specific” file or folder.
    For example:
    In the reference folder I can have a file named “TIM 111.pdf” or “TIM 222.pdf”.
    I would like to make a hyperlink like “TIM*.pdf” that opens the file that I have in the reference folder without specified the complete file name.

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  13. free local installed viewer for mac amd win

    there should be a free locally installed mac and win viewer for indesign and photoshop files for sales people to view on inhouse secure servers.
    these files need to be on our server and not in a third party non DOD certified cloud server which are subject to cyberthreats.

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  14. color panel bug in ID CC 2018

    color panel bug in ID CC 2018: the panel doesn't display colors, it's empty. It's not possible to add a new color to the panel. I can add colors only to CC libraries. My OS is high Sierra 10.13.4

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  15. Can't open new File

    Keep Getting Error Code: 0 when tryign to open new file or Error Code: 4 when trying to open existing file---this happens almost daily now.... InDesign CC 13.1..a restart fixes it temporarily, but sooner than later it happens again...all updates are installed.

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  16. Paragraph adjacent to the previous without indentation

    Such a paragraph model exists in some word processors. It's not always convenient to add the same nested styles to a dozen different paragraph styles.

    Also, this feature would solve some other problems (for example, you could create a list in one paragraph)

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  17. Customizing Numbering Style Format

    Sometimes there is a need to use non-standard (for InDesign) formatting of lists (there is a need to use the alphabet of the Cyrillic alphabet or the Greek alphabet or something else). It would be nice to be able to do this.

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  18. Either copywriting or translation need to be watched

    This message is about idiomatic usages in the interfaces of Adobe products and their mistranslations into other languages.

    When those mistranslations don't cause inadequacy in the Adobe software's useability by professionals because they guess what it meant in the interface, professionals just make fun of them and pass them by.

    But when they can't guess what it meant in the interface, Adobe lose credit because some features of the Adobe software is not known by professionals.

    I will give you an example in the second situation. In the Adobe InDesign software, there is a mistake causes misunderstanding in the Turkish…

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  19. More stability with the CC account connection

    INDD is most of the time unable to convert recent documents to an old version. Everything is connected, CC is active, but conversion fails.

    Same with libraries. INDD is connected, but libraries are not available (disconnected of CC).

    The only solution is to reboot the system, I can't spend my working time to reboot computers.

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  20. Markierter Text

    Seit dem letzten Update reagiert die Tastatur seltsam.
    Markiert man in einem gewöhnlichen Texrahmen ein einzelnes Zeichen und schreibt ein neues ist alles wie gewohnt.
    Sobald man aber zwei oder mehr Zeichen markiert schreibt InDesign erst beim zweiten Zeichenanschlag. Das erste eingetippte Zeichen wird also immer unterschlagen, sehr nervig!

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