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  1. Command to break frame into individual frames for each column

    Invoking the command would create individual text frames for each of the columns so they can be manipulated individually.

    7 votes
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    • Anchored illustrations

      The layout of anchored Illustrations can NOT be moved around freely on the page it is anchored on. If you try to move the graphic around on the page or next page, the text is obscured or destroyed - the text is under the graphic. If you use the "inline" function the result is the same. The ability to move the "anchored" graphic anyway on the current page, page before it or the next page without the text being effected in any way. The TEXT should re-position itself around the image wherever move it.

      3 votes
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      • Align to selection / Align to page

        Pressing Alt button could switch from "align to selection" to "align to page" when clicking on one of the align icons.

        8 votes
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        • Make the start/end of a stroke highlight when you choose an arrowhead for the start/end in the Stroke panel

          It is very frustrating when applying an arrowhead to a stroke when you don't know what InDesign calls the start or end of that stroke. It's not so bad when you've drawn a straight line but a number of times, we edit shapes to create complex lines. Then it's a case of trial and error as to which end you place the arrow (and most of the time, typically, you end up choosing the wrong end. I know there is the ability to swap these but it would be useful if when you hover over either the start or end…

          2 votes
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          • hyphenation switching in find/change dialog

            It would be great to have hyphenation checkbox next to language in "Advanced Character formats" section of "change format settings" in find/change dialog box.

            1 vote
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            • Crop to: Artwork

              Please add an option to import and crop to artwork.

              2 votes
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              • Info on existing PDF place option to prevent worng option when replace PDF

                Indesign as now, no info show PDF place option, we might use the worng option when replace, and the size might different from the original.

                3 votes
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                • The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once

                  The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once. Sometimes you have a Find that you need to do on more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to select a range of styles would be useful.

                  19 votes
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                  • Auto numbering of poetry verses

                    Add the ability to automatically number poetry and drama every 5 or 10 lines or paragraphs

                    9 votes
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                    • Place dialogue box: make "All Pages" to be default option instead of "Previewed Page"

                      It will be a very useful feature (it will save a lot of time) to allow the user to select the default option in the Place dialogue.
                      This would be very useful when you have to import all the pages of a great number of files: one could make "All Pages" the default option so to skip all the dialogue boxes that show for each file.

                      For example:

                      You have 50 Illustrator (ai) files. Each file contains 2 canvases.

                      You could tell Indesign to keep the "all pages" option in the first tab of the "Import options" dialogue as the…

                      2 votes
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                      • DTI available for CC

                        We have not way a bring ads in automatically

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                        • Frame / Cell strokes and border-radius more like CSS

                          As an extension of the idea 'Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of a text box' - I would like this to apply to table cells as well.

                          I use InDesign to do high-fidelity web UI mockups. It would be really nice if there were more options which corresponded directly to CSS.

                          What we would need is the ability to set a per-object or global equivalent to "box-sizing: border-box", so that stroke weights don't add to the size of a table cell, but always render aligned to the inside.

                          Secondly, give regular text frames the same editing ability as table…

                          5 votes
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                          • Align to top/bottom of page in Paragraph Styles

                            For text at 90 degrees, allowing the use of one paragraph style instead of using both a left aligned and a right aligned style.

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                            • Option to turn off auto centre when selecting layers

                              When selecting objects in my layers panel, my screen jumps to that object. This is not what I want. No way. Never.

                              Sometimes i go through my layers and select them to see what they are especially if they aren't named. But i don't want to navigate to them automatically! If i have zoomed in and am looking at a particular object, there is no way i want some automatic feature to take me away to a different part of the document - just so i have to zoom out and go back to where i was focusing on.
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                              4 votes
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                              • Object style frame fitting: add 'align towards/away from spine'

                                This feature very useful for paragraph styles, for aligning type on facing pages on a spread. Would be equally useful for objects, so can align images towards/away from spine

                                5 votes
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                                • Option to turn off auto-collapse of layers when switching between documents.

                                  When switching between open indesign documents, the layers collapse automatically. Please give me an option to turn this feature off! If I have opened a layer, I want them to stay open until I have decided to have it otherwise.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Increase Search toolbar for link

                                    Please improve the SEARCH BOX for the link window.
                                    When I need to relink a missing object, the window that open have a very small search box. It should be more big, maybe twice the actual size. Thanks

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Please make the reflect tool work the same way as in illustrator!

                                      It works completely opposite of Illustrator which makes it super confusing if you're switching between them (i.e. to do the same transformation, you have to use a horizontal reflection in indesign and a vertical one in illustrator.) A preview like in illustrator would be great too.

                                      3 votes
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