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  1. 156 votes
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      33 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Stop making the CC Libraries the default!!!!!!!

      I am sick and tired of the Library panel popping open because there are embedded defaults that make EVERY new thing I make think it needs to be added to the cc library.

      I DON"T WANT TO USE THEM AS DEFAULT!!!!

      If I want to use them I will decide.,

      STOP MAKING IT THE DEFAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      115 votes
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        20 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make InDesign be able to import/Export comments from/to PDF

        I want to be able to get the comments from PDF into InDesign so that I can easily incorporate/respond on the comments from people.

        87 votes
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          68 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Static Endnotes

          I need a possibility to turn off the automatic endnote function that appears in InDesign CC 2018. It may be practical for some applications, but it greatly impedes the flexibility of many designs. Can someone tell me if this is possible – the endnotes don't need to be dynamic for my purposes. The way they were imported when placing a Word document in ID CC 2017 was fine.
          Richt now, the only way I know to work around it is to use Peter Kahrel's footnote to endnote script.

          40 votes
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            40 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style

            I'd like the option to not add space between paragraphs of the same style, even if those paragraphs have space above or below. Microsoft Word has a checkbox that does this, and it's great for list styles. You can create a list style with space above and below and then check that box so that space only appears before and after the list, not between list items.

            In order to achieve the same effect in InDesign, you need three or more styles (one with space above but not below for the first item, one without space above or below for…

            85 votes
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              26 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More options when creating Forms via InDesign

              InDesign has a few features that make it possible to export an interactive PDF-Formular directly from InDesign.

              This CAN save a lot of time when customers require changes on these Files but sadly InDesign is missing out a lot of features that Adobe Acrobat has - even though it'd be a lot easyier to set everything up in InDesign.

              So in my opinion the Formular menue needs some improvement and get more functionality (In Acrobat you can define a font VS via InDesign you can't) since more and more customers request Interactive PDF-Forms etc.

              It would be valuable to us…

              69 votes
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                28 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove hyperlink:

                Remove hyperlink: There is no simple convenient way to remove a hyperlink. When you check, you find, "Edit Hyperlink" or "Go to destination". So, you go to "Edit" and find the hyperlink field, with the only option to delete the hyperlink being the word/letter info of the link that's in the entire field. But then it won't let you do that, saying: "! Invalid Entry". So, you have to reenter the text you had hyperlinked, then delete the text with the hyperlink. Please add a menu line, in both "Text-Hyperlink" and right-mouse-button "Hyperlink" that says and does "Remove Hyperlink", along…

                9 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  If you have InDesign CC 2019, when you select a Hyperlink and look in the Properties panel, you will see 3 buttons – ‘Remove Hyperlink’, ‘Edit Hyperlink’ and ‘Manage Hyperlink’.
                  Remove Hyperlink does what it says – it removes the hyperlink. However, it retains the applied Character Style which can be manually changed by clicking the [None] style in the panel.
                  Manage Hyperlink opens the Hyperlinks panel (if it’s closed) and Edit Hyperlink lets you edit it.

                  Hope this helps.

                  Adobe InDesign team

                • 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.

                  33 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Why is the InDesign Bug Fix not part of the program download?

                    Just downloaded the InDesign 2018 yesterday, but the bug fix is dated November 3.

                    9 votes
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                      FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                      I understand the confusion and apologise for the same. Before we could get out the issues in a release we posted the workaround plugins for any users who were blocked due to the bugs.

                      We have now send out an update to all InDesign users which has those bug fixes in them. Again sorry for the inconvenience.

                      Regards
                      Javed

                    • Batch Single Page PDF Creation

                      Please add an option to export ranges of pages as single page PDF files from Indesign like Illustrator(save individual artboards). This would simplfy sending pages to assembly station for imposition and corrections afterward.

                      12 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                        Hi All, this feature is now available in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1

                        Kindly update InDesign to get access to this feature.

                        Regards
                        Javed

                      • Update the analytics feature on the Publish Online Dashboard so you can see all the individual analytics for each document

                        Currently on the overview you can see many analytics for all your documents combined, but on the document trends screen, only views and readers are available. It would be helpful to offer our clients more specific analytics.

                        24 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  PublishOnline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the »instructions.txt« file choosable when packaging

                          Just add a button so that it will be possible to unclick the writing of the (often useless) instructions.txt file when packaging an InDesign file.

                          60 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Can Idml file open with his own name

                            When I open .idml file in InDesign, it opens as Untitled-# document. Is it possible that when I open .idml it opens as the filename instead of "Untitled-#"? Because I have received some many idml files, I am spending time save as file into INDD.

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                              Hi All, this feature is now added in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1.

                              You can upgrade your InDesign to get access to this feature.

                              Regards
                              Javed

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