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  1. 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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  2. 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…

    2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 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).

    97 votes
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  7. 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…

    65 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Allow Webp files to be used.

    I know .webp is a web based format. webp should be a fuctional supported file format in All Adobe products without an aftermarket plugin.

    If I am missing how to do this I would appreciate any info that can be provided.

    Thanks

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    2 votes
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  12. 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…

    7 votes
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  13. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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!

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Redefining an object style that contains Anchored Object Options when object sampled is not anchored

    Consider an object that has an Object Style applied with no overrides. You change some attribute of the object then select Redefine Style to apply chat change to the style. The change propagates to all objects using that Object Style.

    But if the Object Style includes custom Anchored Object Options and the object you sample is not anchored, then it has no Anchored Object Options applied to it. That means you delete the Anchored Object Options from the style definition. Those options should remain applied to the object, although they would be inaccessible as it is not anchored.

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