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  1. Properties Panel More Options

    I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
    Thanks, Julian

    62 votes
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      In backlog  ·  24 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to split table rows across pages

      Lord please, if you're up there, answer our INDD prayers and make this a feature. A LOT of tables have rows with more content than can be held in a single page or bottom of a page. It's impossible to layout a continuous book or brochure if I can't get the table text to split - it doesn't have to be the default, but give me the option - please, please. WORD does this, be better than Word!!

      187 votes
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        38 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Locate where a specific colour is used in your document

        It would be really useful to be able to find exactly where a colour is used in a document. When you get a document from a third party and there are extra colours in it that you are trying to eliminate it is sometimes very difficult to track them down.

        You can convert the colour to a spot colour then turn on separations and do a visual check but, apart from being time consuming and relying on it being large enough to be easily spotted, it won't help if the colour has been defined as part of a style.

        129 votes
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          In backlog  ·  14 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make text variables/live captions breakable like normal text

          We work a lot with pictures that get there captions from xmp meta data stored in the pictures.

          There is a great feature in InDesign called textvariables/live captions ;) for this… BUT these variables don‘t wrap like normal text :(

          Instead we have to convert the live captions to static text to get the proper text warp and in doing so losing our live link to the XMP meta data.

          So please enhance this feature to a real feature and allow variables to wrap like normal text. Thanks!

          155 votes
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            29 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Convert PDF to INDD

            Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can edit PDF's read images and text, and it is possible to edit, so why is this function not available in Adobe Indesign? Indesign has more control and the only feature that will needed to be added is detecting strokes/filled objects converting filled lines or shapes to one to the other.

            98 votes
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              32 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow multiple character styles to be applied to characters

              Allow multiple character styles to be applied to one character.
              There should be an »appearance« panel as in Illustrator, which reflects the hierarchy of multiple applied character styles to one character/a text.

              This would ease the work with XML and reduce the number of character styles needed. Nowadays you have to trick with GREP styles etc. to apply multiple character styles to one character.
              With such a feature, I could define »italic« and »bold« and has no need to define »bold italic«. This will even end up in better HTML export: instead of <span class="BoldItalic">blabl</span> there could be the much…

              87 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Vertical lines between text frame columns

                Add an option to add vertical lines between text frame columns (with, of course, options to choose line weight, color, etc).

                73 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of text box

                  That way you could make the left and right sides of a box to have zero weight, which essentially gives you rules above and below a text box, but in a box that can be changed in shape and size

                  62 votes
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                    In backlog  ·  15 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow password-protected hosting, and hosting from a non-Adobe server

                    These two features would go a LONG way to making Publish Online a viable format for professional publishing. I'm sure many clients would pay an extra fee (nothing outrageous) for a self-hosted solution, if that would be necessary for Adobe to commit resources to make this happen.

                    40 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  PublishOnline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Place Photoshop artboards into InDesign

                      We need to be able to place Photoshop artboards into InDesign.

                      This should work similar to placing Illustrator artboards or placing pages from a PDF or another InDesign file.

                      Thanks.

                      14 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        In backlog  ·  Anonymous responded

                        Thanks for the info. This is indeed correct that since the various artboards come in as a layers the dimensions are of the entire document which can be problematic. Adding this to our backlog.

                      • Allow multiple files and Excel in Data Merge

                        Allow multiple files in data merge. Excel should also be possible as an import.

                        37 votes
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                          In backlog  ·  5 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable Endnotes on Word Import

                          The new endnote feature in InDesign 2018 might be an improvement in some cases, but in the case of complex layouts with a lot of unlinked text frames within a same piece (magazine layouts) it is really not intuitive or helpful.
                          There should be an option for the user to disable it when he judges it useful, rather than to be forced to work around it.
                          Thanks

                          9 votes
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                            In backlog  ·  3 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include notes as comments

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

                            28 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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