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  1. Show at least some info about an object when cursor hovers over it

    I used to use a plug-in that showed me info about any object on the page if I clicked it. That plugin hasn't worked for me in years, so I'm stuck opening and closing the Links panel all the time. I'd like ID to show me some info about objects just by hovering over them (like it instantly shows the grabber when you mouse over an image). Doesn't have to be everything that's shown in the link info. Could just be simple stuff, like dimensions, actual and effective resolution, file name. Or the user could choose from the same choices…

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    • Different Size Columns

      Provide the option of having unequal column sizes, to provide a 2-1 ratio. This would give easier sidebar style layouts.

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      • Text in Circle

        Text ist Never in the horizon middle while using diffeent font sizes in the same Circle. I have always make a Circle and Text o top.

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        • Add the ability to 'warp' live text

          We do the vast majority of our designing in InDesign, so having to go to Illustrator to manipulate text is quite a disconnect to the workflow.

          Unless you take the entire layout to Illustrator it is hard to get the text 'warp' accurate to your layout. It involves too much trial and error jumping between the programmes.

          We know Illustrator is very capable, but so is InDesign. In fact some of the vector drawing tools in InDesign are far better designed than Illustrators equaivalents - so much so that it is often easier to create artwork entirely in InDesign.

          Thanks!

          6 votes
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          • Add/Improve more features of Liquid Layout

            Liquid layout has been around for ages, but there are no new developments. It would be good if you could link two elements together. i.e. a text box with an image box so that as artworks grow or shrink, the relationship between the two elements work in conjunction with each other, I know Chilli have taken the liquid layout concept and enhanced it on their web2print platform.

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            • Cannot paste grouped object into graphic cell - when could previously.

              Adobe InDesign CC, 2017.1 Release
              Version 12.1.0.56 x 64 build

              I used to be able to paste a grouped object (for example, an image with a bit of text overlayed on it) into a graphic cell in a table. Currently this is not working - I can put a regular image (just a linked image) into a graphic cell, but as soon as I try to "paste into" a copied grouped object, it does not even offer paste into as an option.

              This issue is present in tables used by multiple users in different files - not a bug in…

              5 votes
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              • Update links automatically

                Currently, when I want to update an image link that has moved, I copy the name of the image to be linked, then "update link" and paste the name of the link in the search field to find all instances on my system. This should be automatized with a function like "search and update" that allows you to then choose which version of the link you'd like (in case of duplicate names). As far as I know this doesn't exist yet.

                15 votes
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                • Hi. I have problems with visualizations in InDesign since I updated to High Sierra: gray areas and a lot of problems rendering type.

                  Hi. I have problems with visualizations in InDesign since I updated to High Sierra: gray areas and a lot of problems rendering type.

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                  • Add image sharpening before output

                    We should be able to apply sharpening (such as "unsharp masking") to images on the InDesign page.
                    Currently, the only solution is to place an image, scale it to size in InDesign, and then go back to Photoshop to scale it, resample it (change to proper resolution), and then apply appropriate sharpening… and then go update or re-place it in InDesign. It is very inefficient!
                    I want InDesign to apply global-sharpening to an image at the proper size, when it outputs to PDF or prints.

                    8 votes
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                    • BUG/Feature: Make "Fit Frame to Content" finally work with rotated/skewd content

                      This is an oversight for…like how many versions?

                      Try to rotate your image inside your picture box, and use Object » "Fit Frame to Content".

                      Normally, with no modification with the content, the feature works well. But if theres rotation, geez, its way off!

                      7 votes
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                      • add flowchart feature (or plug-in) for family trees

                        Making family trees is very popular yet the supposedly cover-all creative suite doesn't do it!
                        I think you need to make it possible

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                        • expand text frame's ignore text wrap

                          In the text frame's options expand the ignore text wrap checkbox to give the options ignore text wraps below, ignore text wrap above or ignore all.

                          As you can see in the attached file I want the text frame to observe the text wrap on the image to the left which is above the text frame, but I wanted to ignore the text wrap on the right-hand image which is below the text frame.

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                          • Add Sticky Notes to Incopy like in Acrobat

                            The Layout and the the Editors work pretty close together in our company. The ability for the Editors to correct their text in the Layoutview is a nice thing for both... Layout and Editors. But we really miss the "Sticky Note" Feature known from Acrobat. When the Editors try to communicate, that they want changes being applied to the Design, thats not really possible with Incopy right now. For example, the editors would love to click the sticky note tool, so that they could place it right next to a picture and add their notes. For exmample: "make this one…

                            8 votes
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                            • "Update Table of Contents" in right click context menu?

                              Off course after right clicking inside TOC text.

                              I don't know, why it isn't there already...

                              5 votes
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                              • Open images from Package window

                                The package window is perfect to discover issues and problems with document or images. But when I find problems with image (RGB profile for example) why is not possible to open in Photoshop directly from that window with double clic? I have to write the name of the files and the number of page and go there to open them...

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                                • Resize Document including Content

                                  I know Liquid Layout, but I would love to have something simpler:
                                  If I resize a document, I would like to have the option to have the content be resized by the same percentages.

                                  We often have to change the measurement of documents to accommodate different printing requirement. What we do now, is export a pdf and import it to a new document with a script. PDF ist resized proportionally on placement.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Indesign CC 2017 Place Option

                                    On CC 2015 when placing a pdf the Options (Show Import Options, Replace Selected Item, and Create Static Captions) show up by default.
                                    On CC 2017 Options is collapsed making and extra step to show up the option. I work in a production environment and visually it's faster to move forward (like in CC 2015). Is there a way to make it behave like 2015, so that Options show up by default? Hope I'm making sense.

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                                    • Center Fold Lines in Column Gutters

                                      It would be nice in InDesign and across all other layout and design programs to be allowed the option (button) to display an nonprinting center fold line when setting gutter spacing on a layout with two or more columns.

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                                      • Skew tool

                                        Please could we have a skew tool like Ps and Ai?

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                                        • Selecting individual cells across rows & collums

                                          Just like with Excel, it would be great to be able to select individual cells with something like holding the command/control key instead of only being able to select one cell or cells on the same row.

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