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  1. Trademark, registered trademark, n-dash, and m-dash shortcuts

    Bring back the keyboard shortcuts for trademark, registered trademark, copyright, n-dash, and m-dash. They are so buried now. We used these hourly. I know you can find them in the glyphs panel. But it worked fine before. I could just keep typing without opening a new panel.

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  2. Text frame option

    Text frame option is in Object Menu right now. If the Text frame option is in text related groups like "Window>types & table" that would be helpful. Since when vertical alignment of text is required, we have to go to object menu and text frame option. Grouping all text related features would be fine

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  3. Allow to bring selected text to foreground or push it backwards, relatively to the unselected text, within the same text object

    When creating slab text block, for example, as a single text frame (rows with different lengths of text, and make the rows equal lenght by changing the font size of each row, rather than changing the tracking) some of the rows you want to overlap other rows (big font sizes) as a design feature, for example titles as slab text block.
    In that text block you could push selected text in the background, behind the not selected text, if this feature would exist.
    So that you wouldn't be required to create a separate object for each row of text.

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  4. Hyperlink updates

    It seems odd that there is no way to have hyperlinks open in new windows, or have noopener/noreferrer options. The new window would make exported pdfs much easier to use especially since most browsers open pdf links instead of having the document downloaded. And, given the nature of the internet these days, making all links default to a rel="noreferrer noopener" seems like a smart idea to make links safer to use.

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  5. Table of Contents

    Can we have another ToC option: Layout > Update All Table of Contents where there is more than one in a document.

    Where there is more than one ToC they have to be updated individually every time. (I have one document with four ToC's)

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  6. Wish for a character format option to suppress the automatic hyphen

    I often have to set URLs in literature references. The hyphen must not be displayed, because this would corrupt the link - as it could happen e.g. with codelistings.
    The actual hyphenation should not change, only the hyphen should be suppressed.

    This option could consequently also be offered for paragraph formats; as well as for manual formatting, comparable to »No Break«.
    All in all, the procedure with this new option would be much faster than working with the »Discretionary Line Break« at every corresponding separation point.

    Please consider this option of suppressing the hyphen.
    Many thanks

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  7. Typesetter Mode: Disable Typing Toggle

    I work for a book publisher and typeset hundreds of books a year. It would be nice to have a toggle that would disable the ability to add or remove characters from a text frame. Retain the ability to adjust leading, tracking, and other formatting, but prevent accidentally adding characters to the author's text. I currently map "W" to "esc" using keyboard shortcuts, but it would be a kind of nice feature to have built in.

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  8. Make spellcheck change colour when complete

    When checking a story of several thousand words it's easy to miss the phrase 'Spellcheck complete' at the top of the box when you're busy looking at the page itself. Up to a couple of generations ago the box would change colour when complete which you could see out of the corner of your eye. Very handy – please bring it back.

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  9. Indesign creates an incorrect href for Acrhive.org links

    When InDesign creates the href for a link from Archive.org it does not href to archive.org, but to the dead link.

    example: the typed link is
    "https://web.archive.org/web/20220320173121/https://freewheelingeasy.com/
    creates an href for "https://freewheelingeasy.com/"
    rather than the correct href of "https://web.archive.org/web/20220320173121/https://freewheelingeasy.com/"

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  10. Allow Nonprinting to have a keyboard shortcut

    Nonprinting should be able to be assigned a keyboard shortcut. It is often used with text variables--if you are manually entering a separate "first on page" header, you don't want that printing, and a shortcut to make it nonprinting would be a time saver.

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  11. Provide a linking feature to duplicate text from one frame into others

    It would be highly valuable to be able to define a parent text frame and then link that frame to other frames in a layout that duplicates the text in that frame.

    This would be similar to the way that text links in alternate layouts work, but the styles to the linked (child?) frames are allowed to be independent of the parent.

    Trying to use text variables for this kind of duplication runs into the multi-line issue. Copying linked frames from alternate layouts will result in the parent style of the linked text to overrun any changes made to the…

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  12. Share 'Story' for Review (with word limit option)

    Similar to sharing the whole document for review, it would be very helpful to be able to share individual stories with their respective authors/managers for review and comment (without them having to have a copy of InCopy or some such).

    It could show up similarly to the Copy Editorand allow the proof originator (me, in this case) to limit the word count of the document (so that amendments don't come back overfilling the permitted space).

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  13. Option to ignore the non breaking space and thin space of the font

    Many fonts created by English-speaking designers are poorly adapted to French typesetting in terms of the width of the non-breaking space and/or the thin space. It should be possible to ignore these spaces and use InDesign's default spaces.

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  14. Finding Clipboard Contents Formatted and Unformatted

    Indesign has the feature of replacing any text with clipboard contents formated and unformatted ^C and ^c. This is very useful but this same feature is not present under find > other

    This is needed because for eg. we can find a wrongly rendered conjunct in the text and replace it throughout the file by copying the glyph. Later when we need to export the text to word or html, we have to replace the glyph with the wrongly rendered character. This is where InDesign does not presently have the option.

    I am sure it will be simple for the…

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  15. Footnotes: ability to cite multiple references to a footnote, with appropriate tagging for accessibility

    Each new instance of a footnote added in InDesign gets a sequential number – but authors and copywriters expect to be able to insert multiple references to the same numbered footnote. For example, a bank might want to put a single asterisk against multiple references to ‘interest rate’, with one corresponding footnote at the end to explain what 'APR', or 'EAR' means. So I’d like a new feature to be added that would, at the point of inserting a footnote, give the option to cite an existing one that’s already in the document. In an exported accessible PDF, there would be…

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  17. Adobe's out-of-date "Check Spelling" system

    For long documents, every copy-conscious designer uses InDesign's "Check Spelling" feature. I think we can all agree it can be improved; the functionality and interface have changed very little since InDesign's inception.

    We need an "Ignore Capitalization" button/feature:

    InDesign users spend most of their spell-check time clicking the "Skip" or "Ignore All" buttons: skipping capitalization issues (where there are forced line breaks or lead-in lines styled in all caps, making the uncapped offender a benign issue), skipping proper names, skipping the plural and possessive versions of words we've already confirmed as legitimate. Why aren't there buttons for "Ignore Capitalization" and…

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  18. Multilanguage Bullets in English Version for languages that do not have a native In Design Application

    Please make an option for the bullets that are alphabetic to be able to change them in another language. I.E. a,b,c,d, to be able to change into let's say Greek α,β,γ,δ.

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  19. In World-ready Composer mode, Using kinsoku settings as in CJK composer

    In Korea (or Japan or China), We use CJK composer with kinsoku.
    But sometimes we have to use World-ready Composer when we insert a right-to-left word (such as Hebrew word) in paragraph.
    Then we have no choice but to abandon kinsoku.

    So I and many Korean designers want to use kinsoku in World-ready Composer (or in CJK composer, to use right-to-left script function in Hebrew, Aribic, etc., as in World-ready Composer).

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  20. Make "split column" widths flexible

    I use split-and-span columns frequently in my work. Often, with lists of names, I'll have that one name in a column that is just too long and wants to wrap. If I could adjust the column width after using the split-columns, that would be very helpful. As it is, I either have to decrease the type size or increase the right side margin, which messes with the body text width. I don't want to create a separate text frame as this is too common an occurrence in my work, and I'd have to be dragging and anchoring all over the…

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