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  1. 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.

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    • Transform Each

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

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      • Allowing 2-automatic page numbers/per page.

        I work on proposals and we are usually limited to the number of pages within the document. It is often stated, that when we use an 11x17 page, this page counts as two pages in the proposal. It would be an amazing new feature if you could set up the option to have an additional automatic page number for these cases. Perhaps you could have an option to insert a second automatic page number on the master, or a feature that skips a number, starting the next 8.5x11 spread on the proper page number after counting the 11x17 as 2…

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        • Give more design-controls to initials

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

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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

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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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              • 3 votes
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                • Add and option to auto-convert RGB images to CMYK in Indesign, instead of doing it in Photoshop

                  When we package any file from Indesign, we many times need to make sure, that all images are in CMYK color profile before sending it to printer. We get warnings if images aren't in CMYK, but it would be nice to have an option to auto-convert all images to CMYK, instead of individually going in Photoshop.

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                  • Please add Object Layer options also for TIFF files format that support layers

                    Object Layer Options are accessible for Photoshop and Illustrator and PDF files. It would be great to have that for TIFF files as well.

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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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                      • Snap-to status indicators

                        Add an indicator somewhere that's always visible that displays the current status of the Snap-to-Guides and Snap-to-Document-Grid controls. It could also act as the on/off switch for them.

                        Now there's no way to tell if the snap-to mode is engaged or not without either dragging something around to see if it snaps-to a guide or grid, or going into the View > Grids & Guides pull-down menu.

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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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                          • Blending mode shortcut

                            Its been so many years since blending mode exist… and InDesign still not support shortcut for them, when PS & AI all have many ways to customise them already… In InDesign, there's just no way to even add a shortcut for them. the only fast way to sort of fast skimming them is by hovering mouse on the blend mode name, but this is not very precise and not very easy to control, not to mention it creates a lot of history step to undo (which is another bug: if you scroll all the way up and selected luminosity, keep…

                            2 votes
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                            • Offset path

                              iD : Fr : Offset path
                              I found myself stuck by wanting to make a simple offset path inside inDesign. This seems to HAVE to be DONE in Illustrator.
                              Bad thing about that is that if I have to go back and forth between both, I’ll have to place it correctly, when it should be a simple value in any unit to enter.

                              Some have explored the need for that as a script :
                              https://indesignsecrets.com/indesign-cad-tool.php

                              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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                                • Possibility to remap ALT Mouse Wheel for ZOOM

                                  I do not find possibility to change ALT Mouse Wheel (for zooming). I prefer just Mouse Wheel to zoom (without ALT).
                                  Or at least to get rid of ALT, because it can be overtaken by OS for other tasks (in my case).

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                                  • Create advanced graphs and charts inside Indesign

                                    We really need a good and advanced tool for creating graphs and charts inside InDesign. A tool where we can edit what the X and Y axis contain and the ability to custom design of every part of the graph/chart. Maybe also make it work and link with illustrator, because the Illustrator graphs and charts tools REALLY needs updating. It's like these features have been completely neglected for years.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • Reset Bounding Box Menu Item

                                      In my workflow, I need to export JPGs from Indesign by selection quite often. If the bounding box is rotated, it creates excess space around the graphic when exported. It would be very useful and time-saving if there was a menu item to "Reset Bounding Box" similar to Illustrator.

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                                      • Removal of direct selection function in images

                                        Hi,
                                        it would be possible to disable the moving of an image when I select the central point (it automatically activates the direct selection) and this is very annoying.

                                        sorry for the english, but I used the google translator.

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                                        • Removal of direct selection function in images

                                          Hi,
                                          it would be possible to disable the moving of an image when I select the central point (it automatically activates the direct selection) and this is very annoying.

                                          sorry for the english, but I used the google translator.

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