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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

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      75 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

      30 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

        50 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.

          9 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??

            8 votes
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            • 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.

              7 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.

                5 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.

                  18 votes
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                  • Display line number for each line in InDesign document

                    @Adobe: Please include the new option to display the line numbers for each line in InDesign document and also inlude the option to show the InDesign line number in output PDF.

                    Currently we are spending more time to add the line number in InDesign and PDF. Please include this feature in upcoming release.

                    I've attached the required output sample for your reference.

                    25 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SVG import

                      Ability to import .svg files just like any other vector format (.ai, .pdf, .eps, etc.)

                      143 votes
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                      • Adjust Layout - Columns change no longer works.

                        In older versions of InDesign, if you had Adjust Layout on, and changed the columns, the content of the page would adjust. Now if you change the column amount, Adjust Layout turns off. Please bring back the old feature, the new way and work around is terrible and also defeats the function of Master Pages.

                        3 votes
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                        • select page on PDF place with drag and drop

                          When I drag & drop a multipage PDF it place ever the first page. It could be useful a shortcut to select the other page

                          4 votes
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                          • History and Layer Linking

                            Add a history palette, as well as, the ability to link items in the layers palette like Photoshop does.

                            4 votes
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                            • Effects styles similar to Photoshop?

                              For example, I have a better looking set of values for drop shadows besides the default. However I have to manually enter these in every time, no way to save them as a preset. It would be nice to at least be able to copy the saved style preset from an object to another, similar to the way you can in Photoshop.

                              9 votes
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                              • Use of Adobe Camera Raw (engine) on Stock Images or CC Libs

                                inDesign requires a way to incorporate the Adobe Camera Raw engine, because there is really NO need for a graphic designer to open an image into Photoshop to just adjust the lighting.

                                Right now, the process of adjusting the Colors of any image brought inside of inDesign (exception be made of the gray scale images that can be tinted), consists in opening the file inside Photoshop, editing, saving back to see the adjustments.

                                If the original was a .PSD, this is still a non destructive workflow.

                                Now, with a .JPG image I have 2 choices :
                                1. I only need…

                                3 votes
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                                • InDesign Dimmable Layers

                                  I think it would be great if we could have an option to dim a layer similar to Illustrator. I think it would be a benefit when aligning elements above a background layer.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add more paragraph rule design options

                                    I would be nice to have more creative options in paragraph rule designs. In the 15 years I've used InDesign, the rule design options have not changed.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Place > (Show Import Options)

                                      I use this feature daily and would so prefer to use my keyboard arrow keys to cycle through the image thumbnails than the tiny dialogue box arrows.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Give more design-controls to initials

                                        Please more settings for initials in layouts. More precise distances, shading, coloring etc.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Importing raw files

                                          If importing feature raw files will possible, Photographers and layout artists are be happy for a very long time.

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