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  1. 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…

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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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          You can accomplish this by doing the following:

          choose View menu > Extras > Hide Content Grabber.
          If you want to do this for all documents whenever you select images, close all open documents and choose this option.

          Hope this tip helps.

          Adobe InDesign team

        • 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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          • Importing raw files

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

            3 votes
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            • Pathfinder operations working on open paths

              Pathfinder should work with open paths. That would make it easy to cut a number of open paths to form. Can be very performant for preparing threaded text paths for curved prints like adhesive labels, stickers or price labels where text must follow the outer shapes.

              Alternatively: Allow text wrapping with text on text paths!

              Best,
              Uwe Laubender
              ( ACP )

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              • Allow Open Office files to be imported

                Open office is a popular format but indesign doesn't have a filter to let them be imported. All our contributors use Open Office but the only way I can import them is to open them up, copy and paste - and lose all formatting. Not EVERYTHING has to revolve around Microsoft, surely?

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                • Add double align tool

                  Often I find myself needing to align an object to both vertical AND horizontal centers of an object (for example, an icon in a box, or a number in a circle). It would be great to have one button that will align both vertically AND horizontally at once. This would allow me to set a shortcut and knock out work more quickly!

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                  • 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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                    • Don't include title in table of contents

                      It is not always preferable to include a title with a table of content. Up till now it is not possible to choose if you need the title yes or no. So it is always placed and has to be removed every time one updates the TOC. Please add a checkbox to place the title or not.

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                      • 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.

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                        • Allow alignment of an object to two guidelines that I create, instead of to the page or other objects

                          When trying to align text or an object to a box or area that is not aligned to the center of the page - allow me to create guidelines (drag out from side of ruler) to the edges of the box or area and select the guidelines and the text or object and align the text or object to the center of the guidelines.

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                          • Live importing of images (with Adjustments) from LR into InDesign

                            I would like the ability to be able to place images in InDesign, from Lightroom, with LR adjustments. I can place live captions from LR to ID, why not images. Having non destructive editing and then having to physically export all photos out of LR with hard edits and then reimport into indesign is inefficient and silly. User want a simple integrated process when using Adobe CC products, not a complex, time consuming workflow.

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                            • Quick image adjustments

                              Sometimes when creating a document I need to ever so slightly brighten the image or adjust the contrast, maybe increase the saturation; and standard workflow means pulling these up in Photoshop and applying the changes and the saving (often as a new file so as to preserve the original).

                              This always seems like alot of effort for something that I feel could be done on InDesigns side.

                              I am suggesting image quick adjustments.

                              So an image is coming out slightly too dark. No worries, right click, apply quick adjustments. A new tool box will open that will have basic image…

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                              • By letting me download back my CS5 after a computer crash. I have my serial number etc but cannot nos find the nexcessary download for whic

                                I DO NOT WANT cloud or any other of the bits and pieces, just CS5 so that I can continue working with it (being retired I certainly cannot afford any of the pricey ugrades and I don't need them)

                                tony@shapps.myzen.co.uk

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                                • Frame Fitting option to keep content centered

                                  Add a setting in Frame Fitting Options to automatically keep content centered, even after changing the content and updating the link.

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                                  • Grouped items revert to previous layers when moved then ungrouped

                                    InDesign CC 13.1, Windows 10

                                    When I have a group that contains items from various layers, and I move this to a new layer, when I ungroup those items they revert back to their original layers.

                                    I understand the concept that grouping remembers layers, and I like this feature! It used to bug me that grouping brought everything onto the same layer, sometimes altering the appearance. However this seems like an unintended consequence.

                                    Say I have an item on Layer 1 and an item above it on Layer 2. Grouping these items makes them both "appear" to be on Layer…

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                                    • Verankerd object naar onder de tekst verplaatsen

                                      In de tekst geplakte objecten (verankerde objecten) onder de tekst plaatsen, dus Object>Schikken>Naar achtergrond. Zodat tekst OP het object zichtbaar blijft.
                                      In het Engels: Anchored object: Send to back. To keep text visible ON TOP of anchored object.

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                                      • Allow footnotes start not on the same page as their marker

                                        Indesign is strictly forcing the rule that a footnote should start on the same page where its footnote reference is located. While this is usualy helpful, sometimes it creates problems like large white areas or even complete inability to layout the text.
                                        See for example the images below. Image 1 shows how indesign can't put any text and leaves white pages - actually the layout stops here and no text is viewable on next pages.
                                        Image 2 shows the reason: there are 2 footnote markers on the same row, both with long texts on the footnotes. so when the text…

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                                        • Adjust Layout

                                          If we could have the option to toggle the Adjust Layout on and off as a default option that would be great.

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