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    • Update Link in contextual, shortcut menu

      It would be really nice if it would be possible to update links in the contextual, shortcut menu

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      • Textbox use auto-size to automate border placement

        Under "text frame options" we have "auto-size" which is an amazing feature, but not used to its full potential.

        If we combine this with textbox borders, I could automate text boxes with Data Merge on a grand scale.

        Most of the groundwork for this feature already exists. All that's left is to be able to set a rectangle to automatically resize to match a textbox.

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        • File handling preference to deactivate new layers should also work with PS files

          The preference to deactivate new layers when updating or relinking works great with Illustaror files but should also work with Photoshop files.

          Thank you!

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          • 2 votes
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            • RETURN ALL KEYBOARD SHROTCUTS

              I DON'T KNOW WHO THE **** IS MAKING DECISIONS OVER THERE, BUT WHT THE FXXK HAVE YOU REMOVED ALL OF THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS SUCH AS SHIFT-HOLD TO RE-ADJUST A BOX ON THE SAME PLAIN? ALSO THE SPACEBAR TO MOVE YOUR PASTEBOARD!!!! YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING OUR LIVES EASIER AS DESIGNERS NOT MAKING EVERY **** UPGRADE A TOTAL PIECE OF SXXT THAT TAKES MONTHS TO DO ANYTHING!!! SORT IT THE FXXK OUT!!!

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                • Allow Images/PSD's to be set to overprint using attributes panel

                  Allow images/psd's to be set to overprint within indesign like text and fill options in the attributes panel, this will allow for complex printing requirements to be done more easily. for example if you need to overprint and image onto a white ink base that has been set to a spot colour so the printer can print white onto clear vinyl then print a CMYK image on top without the white ink base knocking out.

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                  • Ability to move guides and objects at same time

                    Need to move grids of guides / objects to different area of page, cannot move all at once to keep aligned together..

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                    • Vertical lines between text frame columns

                      Add an option to add vertical lines between text frame columns (with, of course, options to choose line weight, color, etc).

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                      • Remove Adjust Content from InDesign (or disable it)

                        When changing margins there is a new box that says "Adjust Content". This totally screws up your files if you don't uncheck it. I cannot find a way to disable the" adjust content" permanently. It should probably be either a preference or just removed from InDesign completely as it doesn't perform any useful function.

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                        • Smart objects

                          Please include smart objects (eg Indesign pages in indesign pages) like Photoshop, illustrator, sketch, XPress and ALL modern design apps. Also add unlinking objects and applying effects and styles on smart objects.

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                          • I want to be able to select multiple table rows that are not connected.

                            I would like the ability to select multiple table rows that are not connected. For example, I expected to be able to CTRL+Select the rows I want to change the fill color. For example, if I have 20 rows, but I want to select Row 2, 6, 8, 14, and 17 so that I am able to edit the fill color/text color/row height, etc. in those rows only. Currently, I have to do them all individually and in much larger tables (50+ rows.) It's such a pain!

                            The ability to fill every other row, or every third, etc. in the…

                            49 votes
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                            • Implement Adobe Sensei technology into InDesign

                              I recently attended the Adobe Symposium in Sydney, Australia, (as well as Adobe MAX in Las Vegas) and could not escape the phrase "Adobe Sensei" - Adobe's artificial intelligence software.

                              That said, is there any ability to implement Adobe Sensei technology into InDesign for any of the following purposes:

                              * Create a new indesign document based on a scan (for example, if I wanted to quickly create an invoice for a customer and all they had was a previously printed sample, I could scan the invoice and Adobe Sensei would do the rest, resulting in an InDesign file with type…

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                              • Add ruler options

                                Add ruler options - specifically architectural ruler settings (ie, 1" = 1', etc) Allow subdivides to show 1'-6", etc.

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                                • Shared graphics within an object box

                                  Please make it possible to share a graphic in an object style. This feature was available 30 years ago in Quicksilver (Interleaf).

                                  For example, we create multiple manuals that are scripts for administrators. When there is a speaking part, clients want a graphic of some sort to indicate that the administrator read the text. Or there are graphics that repeat throughout the document, but at the last minute, something may change. The object style can control so much , why not the content within the object box?

                                  PLEASE!!!!!

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                                  • Fix the drastic performance slowdown that happens after you lock complex shapes within InDesign.

                                    Fix the drastic performance slowdown that happens after you lock complex shapes within InDesign.

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                                    • Cache remote/server images on local drive for high quality display preview

                                      Yesterday I was working on a document from another office so the server wasn't in the building. I was working on graphics that required hi-res display so I could use them as a guide, but because they were all on the server the performance was abysmal. I realised after a while what the problem was, copied them to my local hard drive and re-linked so everything was much faster.

                                      InDesign should be able to do this automatically: when a large image is not on the local drive, a copy of it could live in a cache somewhere to be used…

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                                      • Horizontal guides that alter in relation to margins

                                        Horizontal guides that alter in relation to margins if you have to change the page sizing in document setup.
                                        At the moment, if you need to change the page size of a document, you have to manually reset all the horizontal/row guides (e.g. Remove Existing Ruler Guides and reset the number of rows and the gutter). If InDesign automatically recalculated the guides it would save a lot of time.

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                                        • links on shares broken - Mac/Windows

                                          If you link assets from a server-share on an Windows-PC and open the InDesign-file on a Mac, the links are maintained (if you work with links in UNC style: file://server/share/path/to/image.jpg; mapped shares don't work).
                                          In the other direction (Mac -> Windows) the links are broken. Would be nice if it would work also in this direction.

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