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  1. Make it one-click to disable USA English across all documents, existing and yet to be created.

    Every new document I create defaults to USA English which is time-consuming to change for everyone who does not use this variation of UK English. Please make it a button on the 'New document' window to select default language, and please make it a tick-box in preferences. It could be worded like this for example 'What is your preferred default language?" and then a drop down. Then every document I open will automatically have the correct dictionary applied without any further time spent. Many thanks.

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      You could accomplish this objective by doing this:
      Close all open documents, open the Character panel (Ctrl-T) and change the Language option. Then every time you create a new document, your preferred language will be set for that document.

      Hope this tip helps.

      Adobe InDesign team

    • 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.

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      • Please add a new feature is 'THE EQUATION EDITOR' in Adobe InDesign, it would be usefull

        PLEASE ADD A NEW FEATURE IS: THE EQUATION EDITOR.

        It would be very useful.

        Thanks & B/regards,
        Handjojo

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        • 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)

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          • Add Text Macros like in InCopy

            I create a lot of documents that have textual elements that are repetitive, like resumes that include a project description. When using MS Word, I use the Quick Parts functionality to capture that text and insert it whenever I need it.

            My company is just beginning to explore the InDesign/InCopy workflow, and I saw that InCopy has a feature much like Quick Parts, called Text Macros. I could really use this if it was implemented in InDesign as well. I have used Autocorrect for similar functionality, but I have never tried it with more than a few words at a…

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            • grep queries on server

              being able to store queries on the server, so that the whole team has the same queries (esp. greps). Maybe 2 options, a userbased and a "application" based solution, just like the scripts?

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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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                  • 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.

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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.

                      40 votes
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                      • Stop underlining words after dot.

                        Indesign underlines after the dot the words that begin with small letter. This is wrong in the case of abbreviations. Indesign should either recognize the abbreviation either there must be a way to signal the correctness of the word that begins with small cap.
                        Example: typing the text " bla bla ex. blah" will result in underlined 'blah'.

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                          • option boxes with sizes need different default behavior

                            for all boxes where you can edit a size, please make the default behavior that when you click in the box to edit the size it selects everything. that way you can just click on the box and put in the new number. If for example a text size is 10px, please when I select the box, select everything so that I can just type in 14 to make the size bigger. If I type in 14, you should just keep it in pixels. Or if I type in 14pts, change it to points. Editing sizes right now is annoying…

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                            • Define word count when filling placeholder text

                              When creating documents waiting on content to be supplied, would be great to be able to define number of words or paragraphs for placeholder text to help accurately identify space that may be required.

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                              • Underlining that skips characters with descenders

                                While it is a last resort in typography, when I do underline I prefer it to be just below the baseline. But this default underline overlaps descenders. Rather than having to lower underlines to avoid these clashes, could the Underline Options panel or another feature detect when an underline will overlap a descender and skip that character? - Thanks!

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                                • Paragraph Shading corners do not continue between columns

                                  The paragraph border has an option to "Display Border if Paragraph Splits Across Frames/Columns" BUT paragraph shading lacks the corresponding option. Resulting in a mismatch across frames and columns. See screen shots.

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                                  • EXACT ALIGNMENT OF TEXT TO EDGE TEXT BOX

                                    Perfect right and left alignment of text so that all of the end-of-line characters exactly hit the edge of the text box.

                                    This is useful for certain designs that entail perfect geometric type alignment.

                                    See attached screen shot showing the default setting of right aligned text.

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                                    • Split one text box into multiple text boxes

                                      Split one text box into multiple text boxes at the click of a button. I have a list of text from Excel that I've formatted, but I now need to distribute every word individually around the page. A 20 minute job could be turned into a 1 minute job.

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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.

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                                        • Text variables (Running Headers): conversion of the original paragraph using GREP before assigning to variable

                                          Sometimes we need to use only part of the original paragraph in the text variable. When defining a variable, it would be good idea to be able to use the GREP filtering to select the desired part of the text.

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