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  1. 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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  2. Link font size value between paragraph style

    Add the feature to set the font size (and other value) as percentage, based on a "root" style. For example: create a "root" paragraph style with the size font set to 10 pt. Create a new paragraph style "first" based on "root" style and set the font size value to 110%. (=11pt). If the the font size of "root" style change, automatically change the font dimensioni in "first" style proportionally. Like the in the CSS language.

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  3. Change colour of text dependent on immediate background colour

    Some of my jobs involve text being placed on a background image or company logo. Often,, this background has wildly contrasting colours/shades and the text immediately in front of it becomes invisible. I then change the colour of that text from, say, black to white, to render it visible again.

    Unfortunately, if there are then any amendments to the text, the white text now lies over a light background and becomes invisible. Currently, I just go over the text with a beady eye and make the amendments accordingly.

    Is it, would it, be possible for there to be a script,…

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  4. Paragraph Rules in Find/Change and a new Panel?

    Please add Paragraph Rules to the Find Change dialog box. I often need to change rule thickness or color to paragraph rules that are not in a paragraph or character style. Manually changing each selection takes quite a bit of time and should be automated.

    A floating/dockable paragraph rules panel would be helpful when having to change a file with multiple paragraph rules applied manually and not in a style. As it is now I have to select each instance and open the dialog box and change the rule settings.

    Also, please show both rule above and below at the…

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  5. Adjust Leading Between Bullet Points

    It is super time consuming to adjust the leading between bullet points every time manually. If we could set it in the paragraph style that would be so much faster. Went mad researching online but apparently there is no way to resolve this.

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  6. Dynamic Spelling Additions

    Please provide option that highlights assumed words/names versus words that are clearly spelled incorrectly. Please have them appear differently. A highlight for one and a underline for the other.

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  7. Dynamic Spelling Additions

    Please provide option that highlights assumed words/names versus words that are clearly spelled incorrectly. Please have them appear differently. A highlight for one and a underline for the other

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  8. Dynamic Spelling Additions

    Hi there,

    I've lost sleep over this one. So, I'd like to suggest a feature that would be a little more helpful in the future in regards to fixing erros in a document. Here's the problem. As, it happens regularly.

    I am provided a document with many highlighted spelling revisions. In the "DynamicSpellingChange" image dynamic spelling highlights all the families last names in a document. And just underneath Victoria Tseng Paepcke, Helen's Neice is spelled wrong.

    This is my human error. As I typed this in after sending a revised proof that was already incorrect because I was in a…

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  9. Please include more options in Check Spelling

    If you could please include similar features as the Find/Change button to the Check Spelling option - an ignore/include masters button during a spell check would be particularly useful.

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  10. Option to draw a text frame on top of another text frame

    Making a new text frame on top of an existing text frame is something I very frequently need to do. However, as it is, for different reasons this simple process is needlessly cumbersome.

    I have two suggested solutions (I have a dream that both could be implemented, and make a basic upgrade to my workflow):

    1. Make the type tool able to draw a text frame on top of another text frame. Explanation: When hovering the type tool above an empty area, the tool turns into a text frame tool, as indicated by the cursor. However, when hovering above an existing…

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  11. Editable Text Mask

    Still not understand why a basic feature like "editable text mask" not exist in 2021.

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  12. İçindekiler listesinde geliştirme

    İçindekiler bölümü hazırlarken çift satır olan ara başlık içindekiler listesine de çift satır geliyor ve aynın numarayı alıyor bunlara tek tek düzenlemem gerekiyor.

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  13. View Verso/Recto Page as Transparent Overlay

    Include within View > Extras an option to turn on a transparent and mirrored overlay of the other side of a given page in a book. Allow for customization of transparency and color. Provides a quick way to check the baseline grid is properly aligned and that there wont be conflict with elements on previous page.

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  14. View Verso/Recto Page as Transparent Overlay

    Include within View > Extras an option to turn on a transparent and mirrored overlay of the other side of a given page in a book. Allow for customization of transparency and color. Provides a quick way to check the baseline grid is properly aligned and that there wont be conflict with elements on previous page.

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  15. Auto recognize type on path with overset text

    When using 'type on path' with multiple paths and you have overset text on one path. When clicking on the red plus so you copied the overset text to past it on the next path but it's not possible because InDesign doesn't automatically apply/recognize 'type on path' like in Illustrator.

    Attached an screenshot what I mean.

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  16. Baseline Options for Character Styles: vertical alignment to top, base, etc.

    Text Frames have Baseline Options where you can set the First Baseline.

    Please implement something similar for character styles, to vertically align characters within a line, based on Cap Height, Ascent, Baseline, etc. – similar to CSS.

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  17. make insert next page number/previous page number work properly

    at the time of writing, this feature only gives the CURRENT page number instead of the previous or next as intended

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  18. Define increased/decreased italicisation/***** and weight relatively (independent of font) on Character Styles

    If I'm defining a Character Style called "Emphasis", essentially I want to be able to apply this to any text in the document and for that text to be italicised.

    However, this doesn't work because:

    • I might apply it to a font where the italic style is called "Oblique" not "Italic"
    • I might apply it to a font set in Medium. Now it returns to a regular weight with Italics, rather than Medium Italic.

    There needs to be a way to define "Increased/Decreased Italicisation/*****" or "Increased/Decreased Weight" on a Character Style. InDesign would then:

    • Find the Italic style that most…
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  19. Preserve Formatting Pasting text from CC Apps

    I just did a nutritional label in ai and linked it to an indesign project, but wanted it to be more flexible using Indesign's text frames. As you know, nutritional labels require a TON of font size and weight variances so it really threw me for a loop that I couldn't retain all the formatting I had done when I pasted the text into indesign. Ruined my day sigh

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  20. Text engine compatibility with Illustrator and Photoshop

    Ability to copy Illustrator and Photoshop graphics to InDesign so that the text remains editable, in other words does not convert to shapes/paths.

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