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    • Put "Text Frame Options" and "Text Wrap" under the Type Menu!

      Put "Text Frame Options" and "Text Wrap" under the Type Menu!

      3 votes
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      • Shadow-Effect for Text

        Please make it possible to give only seperate words a Drop-Shadow

        2 votes
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        • Prevent fonts from becoming bitmap when copied into InDesign or Illustrator

          Why does a font in InDesign become bitmapped when copied into Illustrator; or the other way around - Illustrator into InDesign?

          In Illustrator, why is there no keyboard command for FIND AND REPLACE as there are in other Adobe applications.

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          • Highlight changes

            When 'undo' or 'redo' is clicked, go to that page and highlight what just changed, that way you won't have to hunt for it..

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            • Symbol for automatic hyphen in Find/Change

              It would be great, if we could search for words, that are hyphenated automatically at a specific position (I do not mean discretionary hyphens, but those, created automatically from InDesign’s hyphenation module). Therefore a special search character would be useful.

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              • Autmatic High of Textframes and Tabel-Cells in steps/on grid

                If a textframe has an automatic high, is dos not fit on the grid. it would be nice, when there would be the option "fit on grid" or/and "in steps of XX mm". The same probelm is in Tabels, when in one cell the text get lmultiline.

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                • Allow paragraph shading to end at each line without forced line break

                  Allow a ragged paragraph highlight without having to hard return at the end of each line to do it

                  9 votes
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                  • Allow manual reordering of Conditions

                    In all the other panel, we have the ability to sort by name, and arrange the items within groups. But the Conditional Text Panel sorts exclusively alphanumerically.

                    I would like a way to sort Conditions manually, and to group them into parent-child relationships. Like this: https://indesignsecrets.com/finally-conditional-text.php

                    I also like how InDesign allows us to highlight pages, so we can view them more easily. I want the same feature for Conditional text.

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                    • Hiding system fonts or warning about using them

                      Add system fonts in the unauthorized fonts of the preflight panel.
                      I work in the IT department of a press group; our users work on Mac, but we use a Windows InDesign Server solution to process PDF’s. Our users are warned that they should use only OTF fonts but some of them ignore these warnings.

                      The other solution would be to be able to hide system fonts in the font dropdown menu.

                      2 votes
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                      • Turn off 'missing fonts' alert

                        A setting (with no docs open) that says "don't alert me to missing fonts" when I open a doc. It would be just like the "don't ask me about missing links" setting - which we like in the studio. Because sometimes we need to check lots of docs for something (could be a house style thing, a find-replace thing, a colour check thing etc) but don't want to be 'font-alerted' at this stage. The warning seems too pedantic when we're nowhere near final production stages...

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                        • Native language hyphenation

                          My German client would love if their words broke naturally not at random bits of words, similar to how shows the proper place for word breaks: www.silbentrennung24.de

                          5 votes
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                          • Fit text to frame

                            This is a very important feature for anyone doing desktop publishing and has to fit different variations of text into a predefined text frame size.

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                            • Only show Open Type »O« if there really are Open Type features

                              It makes no sense to show the »O« if there are no Open Type features. But it slows down the workflow: every time you move the mouse to the O to see if there are maybe some alternatives – and there are not – you loose time. Not very much time, but it adds up.

                              17 votes
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                              • Add ability to define text sections

                                There could be a panel much like the conditional text panel, which allows you to define and name text ranges/sections, which should be stackable.

                                Thinking of HTML/XML/EPUB export of content, you are then able to feed the sections into div containers (<div class="sec1"><h1>Blabla</h1><p>blablablablabl</p>...</div>).
                                Nowadays such containers, which you must have according to the DTD/Schema or Website the content will be published after print publishing, have to be added by hand or with tricky XSLT programming.

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                                • Mimic Text Box

                                  For Example: If you have a list of people and you create a text box for each person that has a number in the text box.

                                  Further in the document you would have a map that also has the numbers showing which person is situated where.

                                  What would be very helpful is to have those 2 numbers (1 and 1, 2 and 2, etc.) be able to auto update the other.

                                  So when someone is removed from the list, the person numbered 10 originally now becomes 9, which also auto updates on the map

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                                  • A cross paragraph word count

                                    A system by which one could simply and easily find out the total number of words in the document.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • When you highlight text - then select something else - it would be really cool if the same text was selected when you went back to it

                                      When you highlight a block of text - then select a different element - it would be really cool if the text was highlighted when you went back to the text box and selected it.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • monospaced fonts! the ability to make any font a monospaced font (especially for numbers so phone numbers line up on business cards)

                                        monospaced fonts! the ability to make any font a monospaced font (especially for numbers so phone numbers line up on business cards)

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