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  1. Make it possible to lock down or freeze all kinds of text wraps made by detect edges

    It would be great if there was a way to “freeze” all kinds of text wrap made by detecting edges in a document, or in other words to make them static, so they stop changing with the image. If the designer uses the final image, everything is fine. The problems arise when a print service provider has to make adjustments to the images prior to printing, such as changing color profiles, converting or correcting colors, downsampling, or replacing the designer’s lores versions with hires. Even the slightest changes will often make the text reflow, and this is very troublesome to…

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  2. Keep wth Next able to keep with more than 5 lines

    The ‘Keep with Next’ feature is very useful, but why is it limited to 5 lines. A max of ten would be far more useful.

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  3. Scaling with conditional text

    When scaling a text box allow all hidden conditional text to scale. As of now only the visible text scales. This is extremely inconvenient when working with a lot of conditional text,

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  4. shortcut for paragraph single-line composer

    I use single-line composer all the time, to control text into spaces. But every time I have to manually change a paragraph in the paragraph window, dropdown, select.... I'd love a shortcut for this (have tried allocating one but can't)

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  5. non-breaking en and em spaces that can be used when using language codes before text.

    Please add non-breaking en and em spaces that can be used when using language codes before text, e.g. en (English text) / fr (French text)...

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  6. Make possible formatting with Grep the value of variable /dynamic element style

    For example: set paragraph style for number page and use Grep associated to a character style to change the color of a specific pages (i.e. page 2, 5 and 7) .

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  7. group fonts by style (script, sans, etc) as an option

    group fonts by style (script, sans, etc) as an option.
    I'm sure this has been suggested but I couldn't find it. Boy would this be handy.

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  8. automatic numbering according to the position in the dokument

    The automatic numbering by means of a list should have the following function:
    Numbering according to position in the document
    That means for example, the numbering is done in ascending order from top to bottom and from left to right.
    At the moment the numbering only follows in the order in which it was inserted. This is very inflexible, especially when adding images with associated numbered labels.

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  9. Hyperlink Window Add-on Feature

    I know i'm not the only one who uses the typography workspace. But when creating an interactive PDF or E-Catalog of sorts hyperlinks can be one of the finest features. The problem: editing said hyperlinks. Not the editing of the links themselves but the fact that in order to we have to have our type cursor in or on the link. What about adding a button in the hyperlink window to speed up workflow for individuals who use the hyperlinks exclusively?

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  10. "Font Exceptions Table"

    I seem to recall that years ago, Pagemaker had a feature called "Font Exceptions Table" (or something like that, or maybe it was Ventura Publisher). It would allow you to tell PM; "Whenever a text file calls for font A, always replace it with font B." It essentially created a preference file, a table of fonts and their preferred replacement fonts. Hoping for such a feature in InDesign. Example: I produce a periodical newsletter with Optima as the font for the body text. My customer sends me Word and Excel files in which they have used an old TTF font…

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  11. Support variable fonts without STAT.AxisValue format 2

    When a variable font has one file for Roman and another one for Italic, the VF sliders only work if the STAT.AxisValue is in format 2.

    STAT.AxisValue format 1 or 3 works in Illustrator 2020 and also in Photoshop 2020 if the font has a nameID 25 and postscriptNameID attributes for fvar.NamedInstance (a bit weird since Illustrator is fine without that).

    If the files have only nameID 25 and postscriptNameID but the various STAT.AxisValue aren't in format 2, the named instances work in InDesign, but not the sliders: you can't choose an arbitrary value reliably.

    Adobe obviously likes to make…

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  12. More robust Variable Font support

    Please provide a more robust Variable Font support. I am running Id v 15.1.1.

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  13. Searchable text

    I would also like a feature i.e. text of indd files should be searchable without opening the indd file, and using its find and replace dialog box. i have hundereds of indd txt files. and everytime i need to search some thing in my indd files, so i have to open all the files and use the dialog box,
    is there any option to do this without opening the indd file. like the search panel in finder, it finds in pdf, word, excel docs,

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  14. quad center

    Quad centre
    E.g.
    left aligned text centre aligned text right aligned text

    Presently, you can do:
    left aligned text right aligned text
    but not centered text in the middle

    There are various work-arounds to do this now but all are clumsy.
    WordPerfect has done this for at least 35 years.

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  15. Reset option for object shift in flow text

    When placing an object in flow text, for instance a small image, the object can be shifted up and down with the mouse pointer to adjust its position in relation to the text. That position is nothing that has a corresponding value in any toolbar so it can't be reset. Would be nice to have a reset button for it or use the text shift up/down value also for objects.

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  16. We need much more comprehensive word/character counts functionality

    We need much better support for word counts than simply selecting some text or an active story and getting feedback on it through the info panel.

    As others suggest, we need support for Books, entire documents, I want to know how many words are in tables, footnotes, how many words are duplicated from master pages, give me a breakdown of words by style/font/colour so that I can use these parameters to easily subtract them from a count.

    Pretty much like Illustrator when nothing is selected can give you a breakdown of information document wide, and then specifics when you select…

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  17. Option to set Paragraph border align to text frame edge

    In the paragraph border options we can set the top edge, bottom edge and width to text based parameters but it would be useful to be able to set these to align to the text frame edge.

    Especially useful when running multiple text frames up against one another in a loosely tabular format but when you don't actually want to be bound by the restrictions of a table.

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  18. Ability to create a custom Glyph

    I need to insert in text symbols that appear on products - I have the symbols as an image which can easily be converted into bitmap/eps or whatever is needed in Photoshop.
    It would be nice to be able to great a custom Glyph set and create your own library of regularly used symbols - I have about 200 of them from the technical writing I do. Inserting them and getting them to "stay put" is very time consuming and it would-be much easier if they worked just like putting in a symbol from a wingdings font or similar. It…

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  19. A way to extract font and text styling from an image

    There should be way to capture styling information from an image. It will be helpful to find out and use the font and other kind of text styling used in an image.
    This way I'll be able to save information from an inspirational image for later use in my design.

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