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  1. Relinking manually? Why?

    Why make the user search each image individually to relink? For some reason, some images are losing their links when the files have been in the same location on my hard drive for years. When this happens I have to go search the file name and relink manually. There has to be a very easy way to automate this.

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  2. Ruler guide color should be an inline feature in the tool panel

    Changing ruler guide colors requires too many steps (Layout > Ruler Guides > Change color > Ok). When a guide is selected, guide color should be (also) configurable in the tool panel. This would make it feel a lot more 'instant'.

    4 votes
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  3. Ability to preselect row and column guide color when using 'Create Guides'

    When you now create guides using the 'Create Guides' function, all guides are default guide color. You need to manually select the guides again / individually to change the guide color. It would make a lot more sense to have the guide color-dropdown present in the 'Create Guides'-window (one for rows, one for columns). This would play nicely with my other open feature requests considering ruler guides.

    4 votes
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  4. Seamless editing between applications.

    I want to be able to place a creative asset inside InDesign, then right click and choose "edit in Photoshop" or "edit in Illustrator", and any saved changes would reflect in the original InDesign document.

    For example, I inserted an old PDF file into InDesign because it contains a logo which I do not have the vector file anymore then resized the image block to only show the logo and not the rest of the document. Now I want to create a new vector file of the logo in Illustrator, and it would save a lot of time and effort…

    4 votes
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  5. Illustrations should be movable anyway

    Re: Images Anchored

    Huge problem and fault of Indesign is the anchor feature.

    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 ANYWAY on the page or the before it or the next page, the text is OBSCURED OR DESTROYED —the text is underneath the graphic. If you use the "inline" function the result is the same. The ability to move the "anchored" graphic anyway is very LIMITED. The TEXT should re-position itself around the image wherever it is moved.

    Lets update the…

    3 votes
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  6. Ability to toggle between guide type between spread and page

    When a guide is selected I would like to see a button next to the current options to toggle the type of a guide between spread or page guide. To do this now, this requires dragging the guide outside or inside the page, which comes with a certain amount of 'uncertainty' (is it still in the same place? did smart guides try to align it with something else? ...)

    3 votes
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  7. interrupt the checking and reading of PSD, TIFF or other large embedded files

    It took a good few minutes for my new computer to complete that process, and it would be worse for a older machine. Maybe we can have a option to cancel that process? InDesign froze in my old computer while waiting for these files to complete loading.

    1 vote
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  8. Step and Repeat "+" and "-" values entered simultaneously

    It would great to have a Step and Repeat option that would allow duplication of an item in positive and negative directions simultaneously. It would be especially helpful in the placement of guides where, if you drew a center point guide, you can step and repeat guides outward from that guide (say 1.5" to the left and right) to allow in visually placed items that aren't centered in the container boxes.

    3 votes
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  9. When you copy/paste a frame from one INDD to another INDD, it doesn't keep the "vertical justification setting."

    When you copy/paste a frame from one INDD to another INDD, it doesn't keep the "vertical justification setting."

    My idea is that when you do the above action, it retains the same vertical justification setting. Unless - is there a way to turn this on already?

    2 votes
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  10. Output intent of placed PDF in link panel

    You can easily look up ICC-profiles of placed images on the Links-panel.
    It would be great to see the embedded profile in pdfs there.

    You can look it up via Acrobat and it's metadata (OutputConditionIdentifier)

    2 votes
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  11. Placed images should place based on resolution, not size.

    When placing 300 dpi image into 72 ppi environment, it should place as real size (perhaps with warning if much larger than placing environment), and vice versa: when placing 72 ppi image into 300 dpi document, it should be 24% the size.

    5 votes
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  12. Not able to select file option, jumps to "window" or "help"!

    When I open a file in InDesign, if I select the "File" drop down menu, it immediately disappears and the "Windows" dropdown menu gets pulled down.

    As a result, the FILE dropdown menu is completely USELESS.. Please fix this BUG immediately.

    1 vote
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  13. Vertical Alignment (top, middle, bottom) should be in Paragraph Formatting Controls (not hidden in CMD+B)

    Vertical Alignment (top, middle, bottom) should be in Paragraph Formatting Controls (not hidden in CMD+B). This looks like a UI/UX grouping oversight. Thank you.

    3 votes
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  14. Please let us turn off the new live endnotes feature

    I layout a journal which features multiple articles each with their own endnotes. They are uniquely numbered for each article and need to appear after each article. I don't need live endnotes as all the copy is proofed and correct before I receive it.

    2 votes
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  15. Multiple Value Storage in under 'Align: Distribute Spacing'

    Rather than only having one "use spacing" option under Align: Distribute Spacing, it would be fantastic if there could be multiple values - selectable in the same way as they are now (with a checkbox).

    I find myself constantly having to override the value in the "use spacing" box but only going back and forth between two options (1p0 and 2p0). It's all for a rather complicated publication that is a weekly task (and occupies a few days per week) but find myself wishing I had the same option for most other projects I work on.

    It's minor, but would…

    3 votes
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  16. Support Schema within InDesign

    Currently, the InDesign Supports to load DTD in the XML structure. This would help us to validate XML within InDesign and it ensures the quality and time saving to the users as well.

    The recent times we use to receive Schema from the customer. We cannot load Schema into InDesign since it does not support. The user tend to make many mistakes in XML in InDesign and unable to validate within InDesign. Currently, we validate XML against schema outside InDesign rather than within InDesign like DTD.

    Great help to users if Schema is supports to Load in InDesign. This would…

    5 votes
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  17. Placing incorrect image type in environment should have warning (adjustable in Prefs)

    When placing an RGB image into a CYMK/print document, or a CMYK image into an RGB/web document, it would be great to have a warning. The warnings could be based on type RGB/JP/GIF/PNG into CMYK/print, CMYK/Pantone/Spot into RGB/web and resolution (300 dpi into 72 ppi, or vice versa), and this feature could be turned on/off/customized in Preferences.

    1 vote
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  18. Add "transform" to images

    Would speed up my work if i could transform images (free, perspective warp, ...) in InDesign and not only in Photoshop.

    6 votes
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  19. Show All on Layer as well as Show All on Spread

    There have been occasions where it would be useful to do this. Being able to hide certain elements on one layer and then elements on another layer but then be able to bring them back layer by layer without having to make new layers to put just these bits on then hiding the new layer.

    2 votes
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  20. Stroke start/end arrowheads - In between Triangle and TriangleWide

    Please add an arrowhead style that is an equilateral triangle.

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