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  1. Custom Interactive Button Hotspots

    I would like the ability to customize the shape of the hotspot that appears on an object given the button function.

    For example, if I create an oval and convert it to a button, I would like to apply state changes when I rollover only on the shape of the oval. Currently we're limited to a 0/90 degree container that encompasses the entirety of the object.

    I'm unsure if this is a PDF format limitation.

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  2. Transform Each

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

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    21 votes
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  4. table of content page numbers cross references

    Hello Adobe,

    It would be great if we could have the page numbers as cross references (for auto-updates) in the table of contents. We often tweak the TOC titles manually for aesthetics and we don't want these changes to be undone when updating the whole TOC as we have to do with the current features. Page numbers frequently change when changes are made in the document.

    Thanks!

    21 votes
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  5. Remove Retina Display Requirement for GPU Acceleration

    Enable GPU acceleration for all supported hardware without retina displays. the display we are using is irrelevant, might as well require a Magic Mouse or a Logitech keyboard. My GPU supports acceleration, so accelerate my graphics. 2x ATI D300 FirePro GPUs

    2 votes
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  6. Update Live Caption

    add to Object Style

    create Live Caption styles; create a panel for easy application

    make it possible to rotate caption when on side

    2 votes
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  7. Inserire in basso a destra il formato esatto della pagina in corso.

    Inserire in basso a destra il formato esatto della pagina in corso. Dato che ora è possibile avere una discordanza tra il formato dato al documento e quello che invece si può cambiare con "Strumento Pagina" Maiuscolo+P, che non viene segnalato da nessuna parte se non con lo strumento, sarebbe molto utile che il formato pagina fosse sempre presente oppure fosse possibile metterlo al posto di verifica preliminare

    2 votes
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  8. InDesign potrebbe estrarre SOLO le FONT senza fare il "pacchetto" che richiede più tempo.

    InDesign potrebbe estrarre SOLO le FONT senza fare il "pacchetto" che richiede più tempo. Ci vorrebbe un comando che dica: estrai Font, semplice semplice. Il problema font è sempre sentito dato che ci sono troppe font e alcuni ne mettono di ogni in un solo documento.. anche della stesso tipo. Esempio l'Helvetica: inseriscono Helvetica Neue, poi l'Helvetica LT perchè nn hanno la versione light (esempio). Quindi l'utilie sarebbe avere l'estrai Font del documento ed anche l'estrai famiglia intera di font (così se uno ha bisogno i lbold di quella famiglia nn deve necessariamente attivarne un altra che ha ...).

    2 votes
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  9. Easier Pasteboard Changes?

    I'd like an option or a tool to quickly adjust the pasteboard size. I use that area for working out different layout and content options, and I find it strange that I have to go into the preferences to make the area larger each time I start a new file.

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    30 votes
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  11. Update imagelink after edit the original and saved it as different filetype

    following Workflow:

    1. Import image in Indesign (for example .jpg)
    2. open context-menu and choose "edit original" via photoshop
    3. Now i make various edits on the image, with multiple layer, effects etc.
    4. I save the finished image as PSD to keep the editability.

    FEATURE:
    Now, after i saved the image as psd, InDesign should recognise, that i saved the original image in a different fileformat and ask me, if it should update the imagelink or not.

    I think it´s simplifies the workflows of many users by reducing additional steps.

    2 votes
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  12. SVG import

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

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  13. lock imported pdf-comments

    without beeing able to lock comments and elements like arrows and lines, its difficult to work with imported comments. when moving elements around, imported pdf-elements also move. would be nice to lock them or to convert them into an actual layer.

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  14. Slug capabilities

    When we set up a new indesign document for an ad or for a brochure, we incorporate slugs at the top and the bottom for tracking specs, revisions, and proofing. Our bottom slug has an internal proofing checklist that we don't like the client to see when we output for print or PDF. Before we can output we have to go into the document set up box and remove the slug at the bottom. Then we have to turn it back on when we get a revision. It would be extremely helpful if you could add slugs to the PDF…

    2 votes
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  15. Adjustable column guides in text frames

    Add the ability to adjust column guides inside text frames allowing for variable column widths within the text frame.

    1 vote
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  16. 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.

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

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  18. Center-point auto-selected when rotating images in a content frame

    I want this to be something I can set in InDesign with my workspace. If it isn't automatically set to centerm then allow me to change the preferences for the whole program.

    I make manuals that require six photos a page, and I am always having to select the center point square in the rotation toolbar.

    I would like the option for this to be my default.

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  19. Give more design-controls to initials

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

    5 votes
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  20. Split and even out footnotes in a two column layout

    We work on academic books, and academics love footnotes. When working with a two-column layout, the footnotes of each column appear at the bottom of that column. So far so good. But when there are a lot of footnotes things get messy, one column can be 50% filled with footnotes and the column next to it can have only 1-2 lines of footnotes (or even none). This doesn't look particularly nice.

    We are wondering if there is a way to even them out?

    I know it is possible to set the footnotes in one-column, but that doesn't look good. Would…

    2 votes
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