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  1. Filter & Labels in (Object/Character/Paragraph) Style Panels

    As in Photoshop's and InDesign's Layer Panel it would be very helpfull to have the option for colored Labels/Flags.
    Also, like in Photoshop, a filter/search option on top of the Style Panels would help organizing complex files (newspaper/magazine templates) and speeding up the process.

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  2. Edit Description in Links Panel

    It would be great to have a the ability to edit the "Description" column directly in the links panel instead of having to click on every object and then "Object Export Options." Would save sooooo much time to be able to edit the alt text right from the links panel.

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  3. Auto Save and Seamless Crash Recovery

    During tight deadlines and rapid delivery cadences, the ability to track down and recover the InDesign file with updates in the event that InDesign crashed is troublesome.

    The current process is to track down the document within the path below (link available for more recovery methods) and the probability that all updates are available is in question.

    • Mac OS X: Users/[User Name]/Library/Cache/Adobe InDesign/Version[#.0]/InDesign Recovery
    

    https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/kb/indesign-document-recovery.html

    However, this raises the need to easier more intuitive access to working files if we do in fact need to embrace the inevitability of crash occurrences. If adobe is not enhancing the InDesign product…

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  4. Hello, In Indesign, it would be interesting in the 'text block' to have the option 'Adapt the text to the block'. The option exists for the

    Hello,

    In Indesign, it would be interesting in the 'text block' to have the option 'Adapt the text to the block'. The option exists for the image block 'to adapt the image to the block proportionally' to adapt this option to the 'text block' would be a saving of time and the possibility to automate a good number of works. For example, to change from A6 to A5 via the linked article system it works great with the image block and not at all with the text block. The only possibility of action with the 'Text block' is to enlarge…

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    Hi,
    Please see if using the “Free transform tool” solves your purpose
    Just select the object, switch to the Free Transform tool, and place your cursor over one of the corner or side points. When you see the double-headed arrow, drag.

    -Thanks

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  6. Corners option fill default to 0p

    Whenever I create a new text box, I get the default of outline set to 1p. I always forget to change this, and in editing have to go back and remove all these boxes from picturs, etc. This wastes a lot of time. Have not found where I can set this, saving a changed empty doc does not seem to work.

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  7. Allow batch renaming of CC Library items

    I would like to be able to batch rename items in my CC library. For example search for all items with "_sym" in them and delete that part of the name.

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  8. Current Spread Number

    In some projects we use spread number instead of page number. Please make it possible to use spread number like page numbers.

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  9. Filter by font style

    In the filter section of the font live preview, please give us to option to select normal vs. italic to further reduce the number of options shown. Thank you.

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  10. Type and select style from drop down list

    Need to type and select the style from the drop down list. Currently we need to find and select the style using mouse scrolling. It will take time when we have lots of paragraph, character styles in InDesign document. Do this for all the drop down list available in InDesign palette. For example, we need to delete a style and replace with another style.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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