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  1. Adjust Layout - Off by default please.

    Finding the new Adjust Layout in InDesign 2019 a bit of a liability as is turned ON by default.

    Can you please add a setting to turn off globally and turn on only when needed? Currently doesn't seem possible.

    Thanks

    165 votes
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      104 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Would like the Links panel to show status, resolution, color information for linked AI and PDF

      It would be helpful to be able to view the following information for linked AI and PDF files in InDesign's links panel:

      - Color space of linked AI and PDF files
      - Status of any links or embedded art in linked AI and PDF files
      - Effective resolution for links or embedded art in linked AI and PDF files

      36 votes
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      • Anchored Objects should be able to be sent to back so text can print above the object

        It would be nice if text could print above an anchored object

        94 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Outline Stroke

          Its 2019 and its not possible to convert a path into a shape like in illustrator.

          12 votes
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          • Hey Adobe, stop changing interfaces and ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID QUIPS. "When in doubt make a layout", "Let's design great graphics ...Really?

            Hey Adobe, stop changing interfaces and ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID QUIPS. "When in doubt make a layout", "Let's design great graphics today Brian", "Put your projects into focus today" ...Really? I use Adobe for my job, I am already doing these things, I dont need a fucking reminder from YOU to do my job. STOP IT.

            14 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Indesign Gradient Tool

              Please make the gradient tool in Indesign function the same as in Illustrator, it's fiddly, cumbersome and gives you nowhere near as much control. There's no reason for it not to function the way it does.

              16 votes
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              • Add "Blur" Panel (for all Elements like Boxes/Images/Groups) as in XD

                There should be an easy and time saving option to blur (0-100%) any elements in InDesign – just like the possibilities in Adobe XD. Especially for creating great web designs this would be a big benefit (more possibilities, less time).

                7 votes
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                • Anchored Objects need be able to apply a text wrap when placed before their anchor point in text

                  For example, if the reference text for an image falls on the lower half of a right hand page, but the placement of the image works better at the top of that page—or even on the facing left hand page—the text wrap should be able to work before the object's anchor point in the text. Otherwise, when dealing with long documents, this feature is somewhat useless if you can only anchor some of your objects.

                  58 votes
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                  • when adjusting the stroke weight with the up/down arrow, make the selections go from 1 pt, to .75, .5, etc.

                    right now, if i have a line selected, and use the stroke weight pales to reduce it, if i'm already 1 pt, and click the down arrow, it goes to zero pt. not helpful. it wold be great for it to go to the other increments in the list. i was kind of hoping it would be in the current version, but nah.

                    15 votes
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                    • Allow users to pin their own favourites to the opening page.

                      Allow users to pin favourites to the opening page, so they can easily access a palette of their most used documents when they open the program.

                      5 votes
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                      • 6 votes
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                        • InDesign Accessibility Checker feature

                          I use Indesign to create ADA compliant documents. I constantly have to go between InDesign and Acrobat. It would be more productive if the accessibility features in Acrobat were included in InDesign. It would also be nice to have a built in color checker included in Indesign.

                          Is there a plug in available??

                          9 votes
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                          • Improvement suggestions ‘paragraph’ menu

                            Baseline grid value ‘increment every’ field in paragraph menu.
                            - Now you have to go to preferences first. It is a significant option for layout.

                            Reset option for 'left indent' and 'first line left indent'. Reset to 0/0
                            - annoying that I first have to adjust the bottom input field and then the upper one.

                            4 votes
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                            • you had content fitting into frame options available in the tools ribbon. Not anymore. WHY?

                              you had content fitting into frame options available in the tools ribbon. It's been removed, and now it's a nuisance. :( Bad user experience.

                              The same with content placed HORIZONTALLY inside the text frame (Top, middle, bottom placement).

                              Now to access both features I have to go to the menu instead of clicking a button on the tools ribbon. Do not remove working solutions. It's not intuitive and is totally frustrating :(
                              *rant over

                              3 votes
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                              • Content Aware Fit separate setting for rasters and vectors

                                I like using Content Aware Fit on most photos but it doesn't make it sense to use it on vectors like logos. So I have to turn it on and off constantly. Perhaps there could be separate preference checkboxes so that Content Aware Fit can occur when placing photos but not vectors.

                                3 votes
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                                • Absolute page numbers as a text variable

                                  I propose adding "Absolute Page Number" as a text variable. Similar to Last Page Number, "Absolute Page Number" would allow the document creator to place the absolute page number of the layout onto a page while also using another page numbering system (sections, roman numerals, etc.).

                                  With long documents now both being used in whole or separated into parts by clients, this would allow InDesign users to fulfill the issue of having a page carry two numbering schemes at the same time.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Include the 'Paste in Front' and 'Paste in Back' features that are already in Illustrator.

                                    Being able to paste in front or in back makes layout of overlapping objects a breeze. Everytime I have to cut and paste an object, I need to set the arrangement of the object. It becomes a pain when I have many objects on the same layer.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • table of content page numbers cross references

                                      Hello Adobe,

                                      It would be great if we could have the page numbers as cross references (for auto-updates) in the table of contents. We often tweak the TOC titles manually for aesthetics and we don't want these changes to be undone when updating the whole TOC as we have to do with the current features. Page numbers frequently change when changes are made in the document.

                                      Thanks!

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Easier Pasteboard Changes?

                                        I'd like an option or a tool to quickly adjust the pasteboard size. I use that area for working out different layout and content options, and I find it strange that I have to go into the preferences to make the area larger each time I start a new file.

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                                        • Transform Each

                                          There should be a Transform Each or "Transform Individually" tool, just like there is in Illustrator

                                          3 votes
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