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  1. Hyphenation Options

    Please add a checkbox (or something), so that you can turn off hyphenation of words that are connected to an em dash, and for words that already have a hyphen in them. And related to that, please always break hyphenated words/phrases/URLs at the hyphen, instead of adding another hyphen.

    We currently have to search for all these "bad breaks" and this feature would be a big help.

    12 votes
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  2. Bring back the Paragraph Direction button/option that was removed in v14.0.1.

    Bring back the Paragraph Direction button/option that was removed in v14.0.1.

    I am using Middle East InDesign, with English/Arabic language app option.

    I have been informed by Adobe Support that v14.0.1 has removed Paragraph Direction all together. Since I have to work with Arabic frequently, this is VERY disruptive since Arabic is written right to left. It seems that even Change Text Direction has even been removed from the Character window options, so I can't find any possible workaround.

    I don't understand how any users that need Right to Left written languages will even be able to use your updated…

    2 votes
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  3. Make OpenType SVG composed glyphs unbreakable

    For now combined glyphs can be accidentally broken if they reach end of line.

    For example, I add composed glyph 0x261d + 0x1f3fe (☝🏾) It is up pointing hand with skin tone modifier.

    Applied EmojiOne font.

    Now i start added dots before is (.........). When glyph reach end of text field, he will be PARTIALLY moved to next line. This moment it will be broken.

    I understand why it happens, but this is unexpected behavior.

    I think there should be an option in paragraph or character style, that makes glyphs unbreakable.

    1 vote
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  4. Add German: Reform 2017

    Last year in Germany, a new spelling reform has been published. Currently our indesign only offers spelling according to the German Reform 2006: Please advise whether it is possible to update the German Reform to 2017 indesign
    I asked Adobe support online but he asked me submit this feature requests.

    thanks

    12 votes
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  5. Import font attributes of text used in PDF comments such as underscore, bold, italic, etc.

    Import font attributes of text used in PDF annotation such as underscore, bold, italic, etc.

    7 votes
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  6. Align top line of text frame to baseline grid

    Hi InDesign Team—

    The very handy Only Align First Line to Grid feature is essential for building out multiple styles in books and editorial work. However, book designers are in desperate need of a similar feature for text frames, where only the first line in the text frame aligns to the baseline grid. This is essential for building out pages of backmatter, where the text is tighter and does not necessarily align to the baseline grid of the book, but the distance between the head margin and the first baseline should remain the same.


    Is such a feature possible, or…

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  7. Enhanced Full Vertical Justification feature

    Currently, InDesign's vertical justification is very basic and has several drawbacks that render it useless for professional layout.
    1. Very limited Control. The only parameter you can set is the additional gap that will be added between paragraphs.
    2. Beyond that threshold, InDesign adds gaps between the paragraph lines - a typographical catastrophe, without any possibility for control.
    3. The VJ control is and text frame attribute and not in the paragraph style level' which causes un proportional separation between headlines and text - again, typographically un expectable.
    4. The alignment is done without any consideration to the amount of…

    1 vote
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  8. 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

    3 votes
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  9. Undo create outlines

    The ability to undo anything especially the outline of text “ “anytime” even in illustrator or photoshop... not just backwards

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  10. Add H1 or P option to Type> font selection filter

    In Typekit there is an option for filtering for (recommended) Header or Paragraph typeface, can we please have this option within (Id) Type- Font classification selecting filter?

    pRRRreeeeettttTTTy please

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  11. 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…

    5 votes
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  12. Widows and Orphans - Adjustable parameters for "Balance Ragged Lines" feature

    Widows and Orphans - Adjustable parameters for "Balance Ragged Lines" feature

    I layout brochures for conferences, and being able to adjust all my paragraph styles so that the balance ragged lines feature will allow me to set, if orphan then use 2 words.

    Right now i feel as if its balancing them by look and feel, not by actual word count.

    i am aware or GREP etc, but could never get it to work properly (Granted i an novice in using them)

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    1 vote
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  14. Option to paste in out of pasteboard also

    In Adobe Pagemaker, pasteboard is firm. but in Indesign, the pasteboard also moving with the page. If you want to stick the pasted item to see in all pages that helps. So please provide Option to paste in out of pasteboard also

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  15. Have Type Colour always available to select/change

    Please can we have the Type Colour always available to select and change, rather than being hidden secondary to the Fill Colour.

    e.g. why is the Type Colour not in the Character panel like Photoshop has.
    why is the Type Colour in the main horizontal Control Panel not NEXT to the Fill Colour? ... Why do you have to click Fill Colour then T then select the Type Colour??? ... the same for the Swatches Panel - why is the Type Colour secondary to the Fill Colour.

    The same problem also goes for Stroke colour ... why can't the Stroke…

    1 vote
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  16. make fonts go back to having bold and italic versions

    (rather than 'heavy' and 'regular italic' or 'oblique' etc) so that we can use shortcuts to apply them

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  17. Jesus! I pay a frickin' fortune for this software, but I can only have support for Arabic if I have an African release of InDesign.

    Just put in the frickin support for right to left text already. FFS you should hang your heads in shame Adobe

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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. Allow to use a footnote multiple times on one page

    I'm working with tech documents and spec lists that often have one footnote applying for several items like:

    Item A
    Item B (footnote 1)
    Item C (footnote 2)
    Item D (footnote 1)
    Item E (footnote 3)

    Instead of having footnote 1 listed twice (which looks very odd and consumes space), it would be awesome to have some slick way to deal with this without the need of working with crossreferences and alike.

    I'm aware of adding a superscript 1 for the second appearance but it doesn't automatically counts up when adding a new footnote prior to the automatic footnote.

    4 votes
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  20. Footnotes *from different text frames* in *separate text frame*

    New footnotes in InDesign 14 does not suite for complex layouts with many text frames and tables on one page.
    There should be also a solution for footnotes collected from different text frames / tables on a page.
    *Collected in a separate text frame.*

    3 votes
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