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  1. 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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  2. Update the QR Code dialog box

    The current QR Code dialog box has options for very basic QR codes, but does not take into account recent improvements and developments for the QR Code syntax. It would be great if the dialog could also include options for calendar events, map coordinates, etc (syntax can be found at https://github.com/zxing/zxing/wiki/Barcode-Contents)

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Stroke weight should not factor into scale of object.

    This should work more like Illustrator, where PATHS determine size and snapping

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  7. 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…

    2 votes
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  8. Adjust layout won't adjust line weight/thickness

    Version: InDesign CC2019
    Steps to reproduce: using "Adjust layout"
    Expected result: a correct result!
    Actual result: adjust layout don't adjust line weight/thickness

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  9. Align Content on page - not just objects or selection

    It would be great to have a button panel to align to page, not just align objects or align to selection. For example when I want text or an image dead center on the page it would be great to just be be able hit a keyboard shortcut or click a button and have it align to center of page, horizontally, vertically or both. I know there's tons of ways to work around it, but it would be so nice!

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  11. import page range index marking from Ms Word

    As authors now pre-tag their index, before its get typeset in Indesign. But Indesign does not support page range tagging imported from Ms Word.
    Pl add this feature in Indesign, to save time and money.

    2 votes
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  12. 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

    4 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    31 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Toggle Through Align-To Options

    The ability to use a keyboard shortcut to toggle through "Align To:" options.

    I'm constantly manually switching between, "Align to: Margin", "Align to: Page", and "Align to: Selection"

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  17. 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.

    Thank you!

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Ability to turn on/off Effects by checking box

    Often times when using a preloaded Effect, such as drop shadow, gradient, etc., after creating you realize you don't like it or want to see what it looked like without the effect.

    Rather than having to click back into the options panel to turn off the effect, it would be nice to be able to click the check mark and turn it off or on without going into the options menu.

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  20. Importing raw files

    If importing feature raw files will possible, Photographers and layout artists are be happy for a very long time.

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