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  1. InDesign 2018 USER INTERFACE STILL TOO SMALL!

    Over the years I (and others) have requested that the UI of InDesign be scalable. As designers, our eyes navigate us thru the creative process.
    IT IS NOT EASY to readily decipher palettes and menus which sport MICROSCOPIC TYPE on a 28-inch, high-resolution monitor.
    It IMPEDES workflow if one is spending extra time trying to find and choose things on the interface.
    At least give us a choice! Smaller, Medium, Large, Extra-large.

    When will Adobe get this??????

    278 votes

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    108 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.

    This feature is now available in our prerelease builds for you to test and share feedback with us.

    To download and install a prerelease build from the Creative Cloud desktop app, go to Apps > Categories > Prerelease.

    If you are unable to see the Prerelease tab or the InDesign and InCopy builds, do the following:

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com and login with your Adobe ID, go to the InDesign Prerelease program and accept the Prerelease Agreement, if shown.

    2. In the Creative Cloud Application, go to Help > Check for app updates.

    3. Logout of the Creative Cloud Application and login again.

    Please download the latest Release notes from the download section of the prerelease portal for more details.

    Note: In order to access the Prerelease build make sure you have registered for the Prerelease program with the same…

  2. Just change one word in the preferences of German InDesign!

    The German word "Textumfluss" is used two times in InDesign but with different meanings:

    Within the preferences "Smart Text Reflow" is "Intelligenter Textumfluss".
    And then there ist the "Text Wrap" panel, which is named "Textumfluss" in German, too.

    So "wrap" gets the same translation as "reflow"? Noooooo! These are two different thing and should not be named the same!

    A better translation for reflow would be "Textumbruch", so please change just one word in the German preferences, from "Intelligenter Textumfluss" to "Intelligenter Textumbruch".

    It's easy to do: just five letters to change! One small piece of code. Done in a…

    10 votes

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    4 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    The fix is now available in the Beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can download the latest available build (15.0.0.151) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.


    Adobe InDesign team

  3. Add Endnote Support for InCopy

    Please add endnote support for Adobe InCopy. Without it, InCopy sadly is pretty much useless.
    InDesign Footnotes are too inflexible and working with manual Footnotes is not really feasible in larger documents.

    9 votes

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    3 comments  ·  InCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Tabbing Order when creating a new document

    When tabbing on NEW DOCUMENT, the tab order goes from Width - Units - Height. It should go from Width - Height - Units. Illustrator does this correctly, Indesign has them in different (and distracting) order. Consistent between apps would be helpful!

    6 votes

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  5. Better rounded corner options

    It would be great if InDesign could do what HTML / CSS can do with respect to rounding corners:

    1) Allow an object to be completely rounded — a 1" square w/ .5" rounded corners should look like a circle (see attachment). (Referred to here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/InDesign/Incompletely-rounded-corners-in-InDesign/m-p/10659192)
    2) (this is secondary, but would be cool) Allow an object's rounding to be percentage-based, so a 2x1 rectangle w/ 50% rounded corners would look like an oval.

    The first is the most useful — being able to have live type inside a pill shape is fairly valuable in all sorts of cases.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for the 1st issue mentioned here is now available in the Beta builds of InDesign.
    You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can download the latest available build (15.0.0.155) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.


    Adobe InDesign team

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