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  1. Put spinners back in Object>Tranform

    Bug, oversight, or poor design has eliminated the spinners that allow me to efficiently resize and reposition an object. Please put them back - I use them constantly.

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    • Please add "expand stroke" option

      I do a lot of drawing in Indesign and often need to "expand" strokes. This feature exists in Illustrator and I use it frequently, but the round-trip is cumbersome and time-consuming. Please bring this basic feature over to ID.

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      • Create strokes/guides for Production purposes.

        When creating a layout that requires fold lines, these strokes could be placed across the layout BUT only show up in the slug/bleed area. This would eliminate 2 smaller strokes on either side of the doc or one continuous stroke with a white box over the center portion.

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        • Take into account alternate layouts when generating / updating tables of contents

          Create a (say) 20-page A4 document with a table of contents (sections, subsections and whatever).
          Then create an alternate layout of this document, for an A5 paper size. This should make the A5 version about 40 pages long.

          We can create and update the table of contents for the A4 layout, but we cannot specify a 2nd ToC for the A5 layout, that takes into account the page numbers, as they are adjusted in the alternate layout(s). If we link the A4 ToC to the A5 layout, its contents will display the pagination of the A4 version.

          In my current…

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          • Smart Guides for Grid Spacing

            In this feature Smart Guides would recognize grid spacing for object groups. So say you have three boxes equally spaced, you select all three, and alt drag to create duplicates below. Smart Guides would recognize the spacing you have in the first three boxes, and would apply that same perpendicular spacing to the three new boxes so you have a perfect grid spacing between all 6 boxes.

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            • Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of text box

              That way you could make the left and right sides of a box to have zero weight, which essentially gives you rules above and below a text box, but in a box that can be changed in shape and size

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              • Vertical tabs (for better vertical justification in/between para spacing)

                There are already similar requests for a fix for the Vertical Justification problem & I'm dealing with this at the moment: several paragraphs & needing the bottom-most para (a 2-line inline table) to appear on the bottom line of the text frame. I have spent so many hours & tried setting it in a table (amongst other things) but, really, it makes more work & I need a Paragraph Border at the sides as a column rule - which was great in a table but which doesn't seem to work on the bottom table paragraph. I'd prefer it as non-table…

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                • Align Stroke to guides

                  I want to be able to align or snap the stoke of an object to the guides based on the selected Align Stroke. Right now if I have a rectangle with a stroke of 6pt and the Align Stroke is set to center, when I approach a guide it snaps on the top of the object instead of the center of the stroke.

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                    • Applying Master pages to 'all even' or 'all odd' pages

                      Applying Master pages to 'all even' or 'all odd' pages - would be handy when working with large documents, rather than manually typing or cmd+shift the pages to include.

                      53 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

                        Hi All, thanks for this feature suggestion.

                        If I understand this correctly the idea here is that you need a faster way to be able to apply Master Pages to the various pages in the document. One use case is that you want to apply a particular master page to Even and Odd pages.

                        Are there other such scenarios too, where you need more support. It would be helpful if you can mention other such scenarios.

                        Thanks

                      • Animated zoom even without HiDPI screen. My Indesign CC doesn't support the feature yet my Illustrator CC on the exact same system setup doe

                        Animated zoom even without HiDPI screen. My Indesign CC doesn't support the feature yet my Illustrator CC on the exact same system setup does and is buttery smooth. Surely if Illustrator can do it on the exact same system Indesign can too?

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                        • Please allow placed PSD layer blend modes to carry over into InDesign

                          We build 2-layer Photoshop files for product images. Top layer is product image set to NORMAL blend mode. Bottom layer is shadow of product set to MULTIPLY blend mode. When placed in InDesign the shadow layer does not carry over multiply blending. It knocks out anything under it in InDesign file. Our work around is placing two copies of the PSD file on top of each other. We then have to set the bottom image to Multiply with top layer turned off in Object Layer Options. Then the top image needs to have shadow layer turned off in Object Layer…

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                            7 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve handling of font files by consolidating and normalising fonts internally

                            Font handling for multiple font file types is broken: if a given typeface represents weights using font files of different types, then different parts of InDesign will handle the font differently. Nowhere will it appear as one family with all weights below it. Because the presentation of the problem is significantly different between InDesign subsystems (paragraph style setting and setting font from the tool bar, for example) this might indicate refactoring is in order to ensure all subsystems handle fonts the same way.

                            See: https://plus.google.com/+BradMurray/posts/7e3o7Jq2hcH

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                            • A feature that lets you copy the actions of a button and past it in another already existing button!

                              For example: If you have a button with the actions: Go to next page, and make a sound. i would like to see a feature that lets you copy these actions (Go to next page and make a sound, or any other action) without physically copying the whole button but only the actions within the button and paste it into another already existing button.

                              If you have a button with the action: make a sound when clicked, and you want to have all the other buttons to have the exact same action as the button with the sound, you have…

                              9 votes
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                              • Soft version of "Update Table of Contents"

                                If there is a Table of Content, with some correction in it (for example line breaks) and after that, there is a small correction in the content area, which followed by loosing one page. Therefore it would be great, to just update the Page-numbers, instead updating the whole ToC.

                                (sorry for bad english)

                                45 votes
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                                  under review  ·  Anonymous responded

                                  Thanks a lot everyone for the feedback. I am moving this under review.

                                • remove image from links panel

                                  In the Links Panel, it would be very handy to remove an image that is listed simply by right clicking on it and removing it.

                                  For example, I just manually removed over 500 images from image frames using the direct select tool. Theoretically, I could have selected those 500 images in the Links Panel, and removed them in the right click menu.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Place Photoshop artboards into InDesign

                                    We need to be able to place Photoshop artboards into InDesign.

                                    This should work similar to placing Illustrator artboards or placing pages from a PDF or another InDesign file.

                                    Thanks.

                                    14 votes
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                                      In backlog  ·  Anonymous responded

                                      Thanks for the info. This is indeed correct that since the various artboards come in as a layers the dimensions are of the entire document which can be problematic. Adding this to our backlog.

                                    • Enable Animated/Scrubby Zoom

                                      Add the animated/scrubby zoom feature for PC users--it's time. It's ridiculous Photoshop and Illustrator has it, but not InDesign? Since Mac users are given tools PC users don't have, perhaps Adobe should discount our subscription fee.

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Allow multiple files and Excel in Data Merge

                                        Allow multiple files in data merge. Excel should also be possible as an import.

                                        37 votes
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                                          In backlog  ·  5 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Swap graphics/images…

                                          I know it exists as a script BUT i've been waiting a loooong time to get a very basic SWAP function between 2 inDesign frames'content.

                                          Say I have 2 frames on a page, one contains image A, the other contains image B.

                                          I select the 2 frames, in object menu, I have one option (usually grayed out if 0, 1, 3 or more objects are selected) (+ same in contextual right-click menu).

                                          That option says "swap images" (in french "permuter les images").

                                          Everything in one frame goes to the other.

                                          That implies groups of items.

                                          That implies taking care of…

                                          17 votes
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