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  1. endnote renumbering

    Please Please add a feature that allows endnotes to renumber with each section within the same document.

    6 votes
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    • Spellchecking and hyphenation anno 2019

      The current spell checker is helpful, but also limited. The error detection rate is too low. Hyphenation error also occurs too often. (Both esp. in german language.) Artificial intelligence that maps the complete official dictionaries and spelling rules of each language should be added to the agenda and implemented. User dictionaries should only record WORDSAMENTS that contain words that are not in the official dictionary. Word forms and compound words should be derived from the rules.

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      • text conversation in profile bugs in CC19

        Text converting in outline bugs in CC19!

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        • horizontal alignment of text inside of text frame

          Previously InDesign had HORIZONTAL alignment of text inside the text frame. You could align text at the top, bottom and centre of the text frame. It was one of the best features of InDesign, and it seems to be stripped off. :(
          Unless it's still there somewhere, thoroughly hidden away. But why?!

          1 vote
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          • bullets disappear when you outline the text

            bullets disappear when you outline the text. how is this a thing. fix this immediately.

            8 votes
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            • Endnotes as bibliography, reference one source multiple times.

              When creating a bibliography often times you must reference one source multiple times.

              the way that it is set up now, adding a new endnote creates a new entry at the bottom. there is no way to reference something twice.

              Obviously this creates concerns when considering navigation, as it works both ways now.

              23 votes
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              • Easy way to convert text to outline while exporting

                Most of our printers still ask for fonts to be outlined.
                Unfortunately the process to outline is very complicated and usually results in bullets, text box backgrounds and underline/over-lines disappearing. I also don't always want to flatten the whole document but simply rasterize the text. Especially when sending something to print that has different ink layers. Being able to outline text in the Export dialog box would be the best solution. This way I don't have to save a separate document or undo all my changes before saving so I retain my text in the Indd file.

                36 votes
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                • please add the tools math and chemistry equation,

                  please add the tools or plugins ,how can create a math and chemistry equation in adobe indesign cs6 or cc upgrade version, i can't create a equation. i used olad applcaition adobe pagemaker 5 or 7 i can create the math and chemistry equation in it , but i cant create a equitation in it i used the 3rd party plugin
                  http://www.mathmagic.com/product/pro.html , this appcation i used it in adobe pagemaker, but this plugin i can't used it in indign cc or cs6 , i want a eqautiion in text document in default setting , size and font ,
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                  23 votes
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                  • Make "Paste without formatting" work for any type of text in clipboard

                    If I want to paste text into InDesign and use the destination formatting rather than whatever the source is, I'm hard-wired to use "ctrl + shift + V". However it appears that if the contents of the clipboard are plain text, this command isn't available, presumably because InDesign thinks it's not necessary.

                    This means that the interface is inconsistent, because sometimes you need ctrl + V and sometimes you need ctrl + shift + V, depending on what's on the clipboard.

                    The option should always be available so that if you want plain text you can use the ctrl +…

                    7 votes
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                    • Independent column widths

                      Please add the option to have independent column-widths in a text frame. This would be really useful for text in nearly any letterhead footer.

                      37 votes
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                      • make Spell Check and Find/Change operate in page order rather than chronological order of text box creation

                        Find/Change and Spell Check seem to function in a random way (they actually search through text boxes in the order in which the boxes were created in the document). In a large document a user can become very confused about how much of the document is searched, especially if he makes changes mid-search.

                        It would be much more user friendly if the functions would operate in a page by page order.

                        19 votes
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                        • Change case Find/Replace dialog

                          It would fantastic to force Lower case/Upper case/Title case/Sentence case by Text or GREP pattern in Find/Change dialog.
                          Also would be very useful including this into GREP style.

                          8 votes
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                          • Grep style formatting for variables

                            Active linked variables and Grep styles do not work together.

                            When you use variables and paragraph formats with Grep styles, you have to set the variable back to text and lose the link, to enable formatting with the Grep style.

                            Variables should be handled by InDesign like normal text, with all features of formatting etc.

                            27 votes
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                            • Automatic Vertical Justification for entire document

                              We are facing more manual work for Vertical Justification during pagination process. We need a option to make Vertical Justification for entire document without disturbing in between lines space.

                              We already saw such option in 3B2 platform and it's very useful if we have a option for InDesign.

                              11 votes
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                              • Allow import of endnotes as plain text

                                I have to be honest. The footnote / endnotes automation in Indesign is a complete failure. I absolutely HATE it!!! Please, allow me to turn this feature off, and import endnotes as plain text in the same text flow as the article. Seriously, the addition of the automated endnotes feature has damaged my relationship with Adobe. It is just terrible.

                                6 votes
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                                • Ability to place 'live' endnotes at end of story, not in separate frame

                                  Fairly straightforward - current 2018 endnotes are forced into a separate frame, rather than being at the end of the text in the story. This means having to constantly manually moved them about when text frames are being adjusted. Need the ability to have the same positional behaviour at the end of the body text within the same story frame as endnotes have always previously had (preferably whilst still being live, but failing that, the ability to turn off the new behaviour would be sufficient).

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Apply Character style to Running variable header + header in more then one line

                                    Add a possibility to apply character style to Running variable header (italic, bold etc.) and add a possibility to have running header in more than one line

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Improve the tabs window interface

                                      No matter what size your text is or how much Iyou zoom in, when you open the tabs window to set or modify tabs, the window is WAY too small, and the little arrows to adjust the tabs WAY too fussy. It's almost impossible to grab the existing tab to move it over or even select it, and you end up creating 4 or 5 new tabs because you're clicking on the ruler trying to select an existing tab. I wait for this to improve with every update. Going in to my 25th year as a graphic designer, and I…

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Select multiple lines of text.

                                        The ability to highlight text on different lines with a simple command or alt press.

                                        21 votes
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                                        • When running spellcheck on a document.. Id like to be able to go back. Like a "back button" instead of just a "skip" forward...

                                          When running spellcheck on a document.. Id like to be able to go back. I click through the spell check pretty fast in the interest of time. Id Like a "back button" instead of just a "skip" forward button or "ignore all" button... Instead of having to go through the entire document to get back to the word i saw that might be misspelled. I'd like to be able to click back to the word then proceed through the remainder of the document.

                                          5 votes
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