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  1. MathML Support

    We need to have InDesign to support MathML, this is much awaited feature, but not supporting in InDesign yet.

    Currently we're using 3rd party plugins such as MathType, MathTools, PowerMath, etc. but not meeting our expectation, also high license cost than InDesign.

    @ALL: Please support to include this feature in InDesign in the very near release.

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    • Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes; endnotes to separate chapter

      PLEASE add these features to the footnote and endnote functionality of InDesign:
      - Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes throughout the various indd files within a book document
      - Ability to put the endnotes of the different indd files within a book document in a separate .indd file at the end of the book; numbering continuous OR per chapter.

      26 votes
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      • 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.

        10 votes
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        • Variable font support

          Please add support for variable fonts.

          62 votes
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          • Allow bullets and numbers to hang outside of the text frame

            There is currently no way to make a bullet or number hang outside of a text frame properly. The "optical margin alignment" feature control is iffy at best.

            Attached are two photos that show what I mean.

            In the first example, the "Correct" green bullets are not achievable in InDesign unless every other paragraph except for the bulleted paragraph has an additional positive left indent on all of its lines. It would be so much easier if we could just add a negative left indent to the first line of the bulleted paragraphs.

            In the second example, a document that…

            9 votes
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            • Diagonal strike through text

              Please allow designers to use diagonal strike through text.

              Designer should be able to ...
              - Set the trike through line for single a text selection
              - Define this in a paragraph style
              - Use it as a property in a script
              - choose a direction (top left to bottom right / Bottom left to upper right)
              - define a line thickness and color
              - choose to only display a part of the line below and on top of the text

              Thanks

              3 votes
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              • text box handles: right side

                Please put a handle on the righthand side of text boxes that is not hidden by either the "click to edit corners" yellow box or the text-thread button when the text box is vertically challenged, as it were. Sometimes I want a text box to maintain a specific height but need to pull it wider to the right. If the text box is tall enough, the righthand pull handle is easily accessible, but if the text box is short, there' no way to pull the box wider to the right without either making it taller or using one of the…

                4 votes
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                • Allow Optical Margin Alignment to apply only to punctuation.

                  Optical Margin Alignment does a great job allowing quotation marks and hyphens to hang into the column gutters, but it also make characters like A, W, and T do the same, which is often too high a price to pay. Fix this by allowing an option it to only apply it to punctuation.

                  2 votes
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                  • Add more support for Right-to-Left Languages

                    Having tabs work for the right-to-left languages and an easy toggle for right-to-left so that the whole program doesn't have to be reinstalled.

                    4 votes
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                    • Find/Change options for variables

                      Currently, you can only search for all variables used. But that's it. There is no way to search for the contents of variables or find a specific variable used.

                      3 votes
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                      • Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list

                        Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list. It never used to do this in previous versions.

                        2 votes
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                        • 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.

                          39 votes
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                            37 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We can confirm that the Static Endnotes, when brought in, are losing the Superscript in the Endnote Reference Text and are also not associated with a Character Style.
                            We are currently looking into this issue.

                            Thanks,
                            Ravi Kiran
                            Adobe InDesign team

                          • Show number of occurrences in Find/Change

                            It would be great if in the Find/Change panel, when you look for something, InDesign tells you the number of occurrences that search appears in the document (in a similar way Microsoft Word does in the Find Panel)

                            2 votes
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                            • Include search for cross references pointing to other documents in Preflight

                              Until now, cross refs to other documents can kill Indesign in case that other document has been renamed, moved or deleted. ID would then, like, forever try to find that document, slowing itself down to the unability to work with it.
                              That's why such cross refs should not exist, but they occur when copying text from one document to another. In order to find these cross refs, the only way is to hover with the mouse over the cross refs listing in the cross ref panel. That's annoying. Please include searching for such cross refs to Preflight.

                              2 votes
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                              • Rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading

                                At the moment there is no level of control for rotating a linear gradient used in paragraph shading. Please add that functionality.

                                Thanks, René

                                1 vote
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                                • Text Hotkey window tool

                                  A windowed tool that allows you to assign "Hot keys" to font styles where you could quickly edit text on the fly. The text hot key tool would have an activated switch so when its on, it applies your hot keys and when its off everything goes back to normal. This would mostly be used for references where authors names are italicized, body copy is regular and numbers are bold. I know it is similar to the eye dropper tool except you would be able to edit all at once rather than have to go back to each style. The…

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                                  • Text Box Auto Size Type

                                    I think we should have the ability to lock a text box so as we type in it, it automatically typesets the copy to always fit in the textbox.

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                                    • Spelling & Grammer included in Preflight Report

                                      Would it be possible to enhance the prelight report features to include spelling & grammar checks so you could go through the report with page numbers references instead of having to click through each misspelt word individually .... for long documents this is a real problem as a lot of the instances of acronyms and named places currently get picked up which are not actually misspelt words ...

                                      Currently, this can be achieved with purchase of plugin suite from Mindstream - http://www.mindsteam.com/products/mindsuitepro/index.html

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                                      • outline entire layer

                                        It would be great if there were an easier solution to outline your tekst. I think I have a solution that would be great in a workflow.

                                        It would be great if, in a indesign document, I could put all the text on one layer. Then, in the layer panel on the right, to right click the layer and convert all the tekst of that layer (throughout the whole document) to outlines!

                                        Obviously, you could duplicate the tekst layer and set it to don't pint so you always have a version of the text to edit.

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                                        • Restart footnote/endnote numbering after chosen Paragraph Style

                                          Please add the possibility to reset the numbering of footnotes/endnotes in the paragraph style.

                                          This should be a Paragraph Style Option.

                                          If someone works in just one long tread, it would be much faster to reset footnotes or endnotes numbering automatically after specific paragraph style instead of making sections once and once again (after every reflow) .

                                          3 votes
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