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  1. Zoom to selection is not using enough screen real estate

    when using shortcut shift-cmd-= to perform a zoom to selection, the object is being centred, which is good, but the zoom view is too small given that there're just too many spaces being left around the object.

    Ideally, when zoom to selection this will snugly fit the object just into the window, which I found an interesting coincidence. Say for example, theres an object thats being set to zoom to selection, and the zoom level of it is 30.7% (and just feel how small the object would look on screen at this level), then you multiply this number by 2,…

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  2. Horizontal guides that alter in relation to margins

    Horizontal guides that alter in relation to margins if you have to change the page sizing in document setup.
    At the moment, if you need to change the page size of a document, you have to manually reset all the horizontal/row guides (e.g. Remove Existing Ruler Guides and reset the number of rows and the gutter). If InDesign automatically recalculated the guides it would save a lot of time.

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  3. Workspace Issues with every document

    Using 2019 Adobe InDesign on Mac OS Mojave

    Whenever I open a new document, or open a recent document, my workspace panels on the left disappears every time. It never happened in 2018. It's quite annoying having to reset the workspace with every document opened. Please fix. Thank you!

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  4. Spacing & increment styles

    The inclusion of preset spacing styles (for individual objects) would be very helpful. You could set up a several spacing increment styles and have a one click approach to spacing. this would be very helpful for catalog design work.

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  5. Order of colour swatches when loading from another document

    When loading colour swatches from other documents, can you please adjust the program so it brings them in from top to bottom or the same order as the document it comes from. It is so frustrating they load from the bottom of the list first and have to manually pull the main colours back up to the top every time. And there doesn't seem to be a button to switch the order. Unless you can advise me...

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  6. Hide video but when you mouse over a button it plays the video.

    I want the ability to be able to hover over a button and when I do a video appears and autoplays.

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  7. errors created when outlining text

    When I outlined text today before sending to the printer, extra spaces were introduced into the text. this isn't supposed to happen!

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  8. Fix endnote placement options to include placement immediately following chapter text.

    I have yet to see a book with chapter endnotes that had notes starting on a new page rather than immediately after the chapter text. It isn't possible, though, in InDesign, to select this as an option. Can this be addressed?

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  9. InCopy default view preferences

    It would be great if InCopy users could set their own "view" preferences and have them be used when opening all InDesign documents. Currently the screen mode (Preview or Normal) is determined by the last InDesign user that saved the INDD. This is the same for grids and guides (something InCopy users usually don't need to see).

    Ideally this should work the same way you can set the default view of Layout/Galley/Story by doing so without a document open.

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  10. Put spinners back in Object>Tranform

    Bug, oversight, or poor design has eliminated the spinners that allow me to efficiently resize and reposition an object. Please put them back - I use them constantly.

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  11. flickering

    InDesign flickers white and all artwork/text disappears. I have to reposition my window to make it reappear. It keeps happening every few minutes. I have completely removed all Adobe CC products and reinstalled, as well as deleted my preferences and work spaces. Please help.

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  12. Adding a separate pages or extract pages as individual pages feature.

    Working in a newspaper environment, our layout clerk sets up our paper in sections. If our A Section is 12 pages, she sets it up as a 12 page section and dummies the advertisements on the pages. When our editorial staff grabs the pages to do their jobs, they need to be able to work on each page individually, not as one full document. It would be extremely beneficial (without having to "MOVE PAGES" or copy and paste) if our layout clerk could separate or export the document as individual indesign pages. Our layout and editorial departments are currently transitioning…

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  13. Create strokes/guides for Production purposes.

    When creating a layout that requires fold lines, these strokes could be placed across the layout BUT only show up in the slug/bleed area. This would eliminate 2 smaller strokes on either side of the doc or one continuous stroke with a white box over the center portion.

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  14. Smart Guides for Grid Spacing

    In this feature Smart Guides would recognize grid spacing for object groups. So say you have three boxes equally spaced, you select all three, and alt drag to create duplicates below. Smart Guides would recognize the spacing you have in the first three boxes, and would apply that same perpendicular spacing to the three new boxes so you have a perfect grid spacing between all 6 boxes.

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  15. Icon looks too much like Premiere

    Sometimes I accidentally click the wrong icon because the color of the two programs (that I both use) are close together...

    Either changing the color or the logo (invert?) or both could help.

    By the way, for the color blind the icons aren't very user friendly either.

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  16. Spellchecking and hyphenation anno 2019

    The current spell checker is helpful, but also limited. The error detection rate is too low. Hyphenation error also occurs too often. (Both esp. in german language.) Artificial intelligence that maps the complete official dictionaries and spelling rules of each language should be added to the agenda and implemented. User dictionaries should only record WORDSAMENTS that contain words that are not in the official dictionary. Word forms and compound words should be derived from the rules.

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  17. Automatic drilling-down in index preview when new entry is added

    When I use the key combination Ctrl-Alt-Shift-[ to add a new index entry, I can't immediately tell if it worked. I have to scroll to the right spot in the index preview and drill down through the alphabet and layers of headings and subheadings to find the new entry and see that it looks as expected.

    This really slows me down. I find myself doing this over and over again. And I have to do, it, because if for some reason the key combo didn't work (say, because one of the keys wasn't depressed enough) and I didn't notice, it…

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  18. Protect INDD and Unprotect INDD Extensions not Working

    Can no longer open my files that have this extension. Please fix ASAP!

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  19. text conversation in profile bugs in CC19

    Text converting in outline bugs in CC19!

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  20. Application In Use indicator

    I bounce between InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop continuously and often realize after trying something that I'm in Illustrator, not InDesign. If there were a subtle unobtrusive way to indicate this, so it 'feels' like Illustrator that would be nice. I don't mean overboard, like Microsoft's Word blue, Excel's green. Something I can change until I find something I like. An indicator in the toolbar? Does this exist already and I don't know?

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