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  1. Custom spaces between paragraphs 2.0

    To get much more than »only« custom spaces - an extented idea:

    I think to make it nearly perfect, we need to implement another Group inside the ParagraphStyles - say »Exceptions« and built like the nested styles area, for example:

    No intend ------- after ParagraphStyle --- Head
    No intend ------- after ParagraphStyle --- Subline
    (etc.)
    .
    (for List 1)
    Space before --- after ParagraphStyle --- List 1 --- 2mm
    Space before --- after ParagraphStyle --- List 2 --- 2mm
    .
    (and for List 2 etc.)
    Space before --- after ParagraphStyle --- List 1 --- 1mm

    With something like this we…

    2 votes
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    • Disable Endnotes on Word Import

      The new endnote feature in InDesign 2018 might be an improvement in some cases, but in the case of complex layouts with a lot of unlinked text frames within a same piece (magazine layouts) it is really not intuitive or helpful.
      There should be an option for the user to disable it when he judges it useful, rather than to be forced to work around it.
      Thanks

      9 votes
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      • Outlining text removes underlines (line above and below)

        When supplying PDFs to printers they often/always require all text to be outlined. If you put an underline on any text and than go 'Type > Create Outlines', only the text becomes outlined and it completely removes any underline (line above and below that I've setup in paragraph styles). Expected results: To have the text outlined and retain the line above/below.

        12 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for reporting this issue. We understand why the present behavior is not desirable for your needs.
          We are going to consider this as a Feature Request. Accordingly, we’ve moved this to the Feature Request category in Uservoice.

          Thanks,
          Adobe InDesign team

        • Allow footnotes to renumber in same document

          When importing a Word document with footnotes or endnotes that are continuous, add feature to begin renumbering footnotes from 1 for each chapter or section. It does not work in the current versions of InDesign CC even with the preferences set to renumber with each new section when the text file is linked from section to section.

          5 votes
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          • Underlined spaces at the ends of lines in running text

            1. It would be nice if, when an underlined space falls at the end of a line in running text, the space "disappears" so that it's underline isn't hanging out in space like a ghost..
            2. It's valuable because it looks weird when an underlined space sticks out beyond the last nonwhite-space character in the line. It's particularly noticeable in justified type, but I think the same principal applies regardless of the justification.

            6 votes
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            • Font Preview Size

              Please add Extra Large and Huge font preview size options as per Photoshop.

              11 votes
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              • Create the condition from a list of paragraphs/character styles

                Ability to create the new condition form a list of paragraph style or character styles
                I would improve the ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once.

                Sometimes you have to search more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to create a condition to select a range of styles would be useful.

                12 votes
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                • Price format : Wordbased diagonal strike-through

                  1. Price formatting : we need a character style that allows BARRED PRICE styles : a diagonal strikethrough in a different colour, and needs a line style which allows a full line or a dotted line version . See screenshot

                  2. Millions of uses a day. For a lot of indesign brochure designers.

                  4 votes
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                  • Add option To Find/Change dialog box to search within notes and conditional text

                    I would like an option to search within notes and conditional text. In the Find/Change dialog box, there are options on what to search through: Document, Selection, Story, Include Master Pages, etc. There should also be options to search for text in hidden conditional text, as well as in Notes. Please see the attached mock-up User Interface changes for the Find/Change dialog box.

                    7 votes
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                    • Grammar Check

                      Add a feature similar to the Grammarly App to check for grammar and sentence structure errors when typing text in InDesign.

                      7 votes
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                      • Font list fly up menu

                        If you are using the Character window and you have text selected in your document, if you want to change that font, the fly up menu of fonts does NOT go back to the one you have selected. It starts back at the top with A fonts unlike Illustrator where the font list goes back to the one you have selected in your document. That way you can continue scrolling down to select the next font needed when you are trying to decide which font you want to use. See example attached. I need it to go back to the…

                        6 votes
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                        • freeze hyphenation, like XPress earlier

                          10 Years ago. with Xpress 4.0, there was the option to freeze hyphenation.
                          After you send a Version to the client, you can freeze the hyphenation and after that, only manually hyphenation and line breaks are common.
                          Reason: Client wants other hyphenations or line breaks, after he becomes the next version, there are more new hyphenations followed by the next correction. And finaly, you have broken every line manually.

                          6 votes
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                          • Threaded Text in Tables

                            This feature will allow text threading via table cells to flow the text across the table.

                            This will personally help me because I need to colorize specific areas while keeping the text flow. A table is the only real place I can do this.

                            7 votes
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                            • Would like a feature that would set type flush left to the longest centered line

                              I often need to set poetry extracts in books so that they are flush left to the longest centered line in the extract—see attached examples. 


                              The workarounds a cumbersome and/or time consuming. 

                              
It would be great if there was a setting to do this automatically.

                              23 votes
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                              • Make character and paragraph sections of Properties panel full featured like the Character and Paragraph panels

                                The Properties panel is a great replacement for having the Character & Paragraph panels both open at all times. However, it's missing some functionality that's presented in the upper right menu on these panels (see attached). Some of these options aren't found anywhere else. It's a shame to need to have these panels open alongside the Properties panel. It would be preferable to add these options to the Properties panel to keep things tidy.

                                9 votes
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                                • Scale type to fill text frame

                                  When preparing newspaper or newsletter style layouts, it's quite common to scale headlines to fill available space.
                                  It would be great if there was a way to automatically fit type to the frame it resides in, by scaling font size. I'm sure this would be very useful for data merge scenarios too.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Typographer's Quotes Override

                                    For some users, straight quotes and apostrophes are the bane of our existence. The Use Typographer's Quotes checkbox is in Preferences>Type is (strangely) document-dependent and may switch off if you have a document open that originated on another machine.
                                    It's rather annoying to have to keep popping back into Preferences. Is there a possibility we could have an option to have it ALWAYS enabled, so that it overrides individual document settings?

                                    4 votes
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                                    • GREP 'soft' Find and Replace

                                      I'd like to be able to use GREP to search for a particular string (in a particular style) and then hide it and replace it with a different string with a selected style.

                                      This would allow me to replace, for example, the company's name written in full with the company's logo (which is a single character in a special font) without destroying the text. It could also allow me to replace the words for 'wheelchair access' with the icon etc.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • Object corner effect

                                        When I insert a spacing on a text box using Text Fram Options Panel I lose all my custom spacing once I apply a corner effect.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • letter outlines

                                          With the new update 2019 I can't make correct letteroutlines anymore. We need it a lot so please let me know how you can fix it. Thanks a lot!

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