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  1. No scroll options in Font menu

    Please, add a scroll bar and/or scroll wheel/page down/page up options and maybe start typing font name desired to functionality in the font menu in InDesign CC PC versions! Painful at best without these options.

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  2. type measurement units

    I choose inches for my units. It used to be, that even when I did this, type units were always in points... specifically space before and space after paragraphs. Now, they display in inches. I know I can type in "p8" and it will convert... but I need to SEE it in points, rather than having to change my units every time I need to see this. I thought that previous versions also had, in preferences, units specifically for Type. I would like this feature back.

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  3. Convert the selected footnote to the endnote and vice versa.

    Convert the selected footnote to the endnote and vice versa.

    2 votes
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  4. Footnotes in Separate Detached Frame.

    It is a very important feature to be able to customise the layout of footnotes with full control. Currently footnotes in InDesign are attached to the main text frame, & you have no control over it.

    We suggest being able to have footnotes in a separate fully customisable text frame, while still being linked to the main frame!

    13 votes
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  5. Slant button to create faux italics

    A one-click button to slant text and create faux italics.

    Yes, the resulting text won't be real italics. Yes, typographic snobs will look down on InDesign and on you as a designer for using it.

    But on projects were it doesn't matter, we get one-button access to make our clients happy and move onto projects where it real italics do matter.

    I remember a time when this button was in InDesign, for the love of god, please bring it back.

    3 votes
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  6. Uncheck Shared Hyperlink Destination by default

    In the panel 'New Hyperlink' the box 'Shared Hyperlink Destination' is by default checked. I always (must) uncheck it. Two questions: can I reset these default-settings somewhere. (I think not - but I'll like to do that). There is no possibility to put this check on/off under a shortcut. That should be nice for automation-purpose.

    2 votes
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  7. errors created when outlining text

    When I outlined text today before sending to the printer, extra spaces were introduced into the text. this isn't supposed to happen!

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  8. Fix endnote placement options to include placement immediately following chapter text.

    I have yet to see a book with chapter endnotes that had notes starting on a new page rather than immediately after the chapter text. It isn't possible, though, in InDesign, to select this as an option. Can this be addressed?

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. text conversation in profile bugs in CC19

    Text converting in outline bugs in CC19!

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    43 votes
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  14. Let baseline shift be expressed as a percentage of the font size

    If I've created a paragraph style, sometimes I add a character style with a different size for specific purposes, usually either a bullet point or a quote mark (to highlight a pullquote, for example).

    In practice, this means a bullet point is usually smaller, and the quote mark is larger than the rest of the paragraph text. I alter this size as a horizontal and vertical scale, NOT a specific size in points, as this lets the characters scale in proportion when I alter the type size of the paragraph style.

    However, I usually also include a baseline shift in…

    30 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    12 votes
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  17. 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.

    24 votes
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  18. 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.

    44 votes
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  19. 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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    26 votes
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  20. 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.

    20 votes
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