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  1. Support for Multicores Performance

    The most of us have powerful mutlicore computers. I think for sure indesign coult have a huge performance boost with Multicore support.

    Until now only powerful 3D programs or video software uses that power. I think in addition of GPU Support it would be a significant performance boost with multi core support.

    For an Example: i got a i7 Quad Core Mac. While writing a big PDF, indesign just uses 1 core.

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  2. The option to remember PDF export settings on a document by document basis

    Currently InDesign remembers the PDF export settings across the program which is good but we have to export either print or interactive based on the file. It would be really useful to have the document itself remember the settings so we don't have to keep changing back - often forgetting and sending clients print PDFs where they should be interactive.

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  3. 32 votes
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  4. select similar

    It would be helpful to have a select similar feature for lines and other drawn objects like in illustrator because sometimes I need to change a bunch of things to a different line weight and currently must manually find and change them. I always miss it when I'm working in Indesign instead of Illustrator.

    32 votes
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  5. More organization for CC Library files

    I love the idea of using CC Libraries, but we have multiple versions of our logo built for different scenarios. We have different size logos built for a range of book spines, different colors depending on background, and logotype versions for specific product lines. Right now, I'm creating shorthand in the name of each element to differentiate them, but having metadata or notes for each item would help a lot. I could see the note popping up when you hover over an item. Another solution would be customizable sections within each Library. That way I could organize the logos within…

    32 votes
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  6. Display line number for each line in InDesign document

    @Adobe: Please include the new option to display the line numbers for each line in InDesign document and also inlude the option to show the InDesign line number in output PDF.

    Currently we are spending more time to add the line number in InDesign and PDF. Please include this feature in upcoming release.

    I've attached the required output sample for your reference.

    31 votes
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  7. Form Field Calculations in InDesign

    With InDesign's form tools, we're missing the ability to add calculations to form fields in InDesign, and that task must be done manually in Acrobat.

    To start, I'd like to be able to build simple calcs into my InDesign forms. Example:

    And expense report has a form field for each day of the week, and then a total for all of the days. Would like a simple summation calc that I could use for rows of fields or columns of fields. Or both!

    Another example: multiplication of quantity times price. Or multiplication of 5% sales tax on an amount field.

    31 votes
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  8. GREP styles as stand-alone named styles

    I use GREP styles a lot, and they are very convenient! But I often have to use the same GREP styles in different paragraph styles. Sometimes they consist of rather complex long expressions, and their transfer to another publication becomes difficult and time-consuming. GREP styles should be placed in a separate list, similar to the other stylesheets, and each of them must have its own name, with which they can be included in the paragraph style.

    31 votes
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  9. Need option for auto-fit in table cell style

    When I reduce the text size in table, the rows height not fit automatically and its manual work to fit the each row for whole table. It's make easier if we have option to fit the cell height automatically based on content like Object style "Auto-Size"option.

    31 votes
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  10. Let baseline shift be expressed as a percentage of the font size

    If I've created a paragraph style, sometimes I add a character style with a different size for specific purposes, usually either a bullet point or a quote mark (to highlight a pullquote, for example).

    In practice, this means a bullet point is usually smaller, and the quote mark is larger than the rest of the paragraph text. I alter this size as a horizontal and vertical scale, NOT a specific size in points, as this lets the characters scale in proportion when I alter the type size of the paragraph style.

    However, I usually also include a baseline shift in…

    31 votes
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  11. Repeat last action feature

    Please, make something like MS Word, that you can repeat your last action just pressing F4. That could save a lot of time.

    30 votes
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  12. Publish Online for INDB (book) file

    Please extend Publish Online to Books. I use recurring elements as chapters in presentations and would like to publish online instead of exporting and transmitting PDF files.

    30 votes
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  13. Change Color picker

    As a long time photoshop and illustrator user I can't handle the InDesign color picker. For a while I would get my color code from Photoshop/illustrator then copy that color into InDesign but it's become such a pain I've stopped using InDesign all together. At least give us an option for a color swatch that matches the other designs. It's literally causing my to give up using the app completely!

    30 votes
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  14. Include notes as comments

    Could you please include the PDF export options "Include notes as annotations" from InCopy in Indesign?
    Thank you

    29 votes
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  15. Would like a feature that would set type flush left to the longest centered line

    I often need to set poetry extracts in books so that they are flush left to the longest centered line in the extract—see attached examples. 


    The workarounds a cumbersome and/or time consuming. 

    
It would be great if there was a setting to do this automatically.

    28 votes
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  16. orphans

    In the paragraph options, we should have an option for how long the last word in a paragraph must be in order to turn down to its own line. Wording could be "minimum of __ characters on last line" And allow us to turn this feature on or off in addition to specifying the number of characters on the last line.

    28 votes
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  17. Hiding Pages in a Document

    It would be helpful to hide pages in a way similar to hiding columns in Excel. I don't want the information gone, I just need to minimize it so I can focus on the specific pages I need. Accessing this action via a right click in the pages menu would be ideal.

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  18. Real table footnotes (different from CC2019)

    Since CC2019 the user is able to add footnotes inside a table. Such notes are added at the bottom, of the textbox. This behavior does not fit to many needs of designer how need real table footnotes.

    So what is the difference?
    Real table footnotes stick to the content of the table.
    In this case the note gives some additional information to the table specific content.
    Therefore each table should have an own mechanism of numbering that does not mix up with the document footnotes numbering. Additionally the position of table footnotes is most often at the end of the…

    27 votes
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  19. Rework Grid: Set Grid opacity, Add Grid to Document setting in stead of Preferences

    Grids are very usefull. But when those are In Front, it would be convenient if the opacity could be reduced. 100% opaque makes it hard to make design decisions when the grid is active.

    An old (Xpress legacy?) irregularity, is that Grid settings are part of Preferences, while these should be part of Document Setup.

    Grids belong to a document, not the application.

    27 votes
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  20. Allow negative indentation!

    Please allow negative indentation!

    That would make all kinds of hanging bullets, chapter numbers and outdentations easy without any workaround (like "indent everything but the headlines and lists" ...). It would make text layout faster, purer and cleaner, as the type area could be correctly defined just for the copy text.

    I think this simple change should be easy to implement and bring enormous relief for our craft.

    26 votes
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