How can we improve InDesign?

Functionality to apply kerning before the first letter in a line

Feature Description: This feature should work like in Illustrator or Photoshop (even After Effects can do it). Please see attached screen capture.

How it should work:
1. Insert the cursor before the first character in a line
2. Use the kerning in the character panel or with the shortcuts (ALT + arrow keys)
3. kerning should be applied

Why: This would be a productivity enhancement and make it much easier to optically align the first letter in a line manually without having to use the Optical Margin alignment that only works for a whole story.

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