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  1. 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)

    10 votes

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  2. 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.

    10 votes

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  3. Need much larger document size

    The max 5468mm document size is very small and makes large posters, signage, wallpaper and murals very difficult to create in Adobe. To make things worse Acrobat will not export to 5468mm so this can cause more issue.

    This has been an issue for years now and really as a professional standard program its not good enough.

    10 votes

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  4. chart panel

    It would be great to have a chart panel that allowed you to make charts and graphs from indesign. Something with the same capabilities as powerpoint chart/graph making tool.

    10 votes

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  5. Align points on a path using direct selection and the Align tool like AI does

    Make it possible to select points on a path via Direct selection and then use the Align tool them to each other like AI allows. This would make drawing precise lines far easier.

    10 votes

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  6. Auto Layout of text frames (ala Figma auto layout)

    Currently InDesigns' text frame fitting options are really powerful... but it would be amazing to pinch some of Figma's functionality, to supercharge them for dynamic layouts.

    For instance, we often like to set up text variables on a master page, and have a layout which dynamically adjusts. Currently, we can use workarounds like whitespace to set spacing between elements, so that as the content shrinks & expands nothing overflows, and the spacing between these elements remains consistent. It's a limited approach, but better than nothing. You could take this further by having items dynamically align to layout grids (like baseline-grid…

    9 votes

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  7. InDesign Preflight should be pressready (default)

    InDesign Preflight should be pressready (default)
    Bleed 3 mm, no low-resolution images,
    no RGB-swatches, no missing links or fonts,
    no missing glyphs.
    That would be great.

    9 votes

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  8. Adjustable column guides in text frames

    Add the ability to adjust column guides inside text frames allowing for variable column widths within the text frame.

    9 votes

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  9. 9 votes

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  10. Missing Link, Copy Path in Link Info - Path:

    Under the LINKS in Link Info, the Path:(s) Location we should be able to select and copy to ease relocating and relinking missing files

    9 votes

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  11. when using the GAP tool, allow to enter the space size.

    When i have a collage of many images and I want to have all the spacing between the images the same exact amount, entering a desired size will be a huge help.

    9 votes

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  12. Convert graphics from RGB to CMYK

    I use InDesign for a lot of print layout, and often graphics used/supplied (stock, photographs, etc.) are in RGB format. But for print I need these in CMYK format, and since ideas for which graphics to use and layouts change often before finalization I wait until the final OKs are given before converting graphics to CMYK.

    The way I see this working is through the "Links" tab, although perhaps it could be done through the "Package..." function. In the Links tab, it would give me the option of right-clicking an RGB file and within that popup menu give me the…

    9 votes

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  13. Lock/Unlock all objects in an entire document

    Currently we can lock/unlock an object or all objects on a spread. But what about getting the same features for an entire document so that you don't need to manually do this for every spread?

    8 votes

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  14. Have the option to add dynamic or static captions to an anchored image.

    It would be interesting to have the option to add dynamic or static captions to an anchored image.

    On the 1st image, an anchored object, impossible to have the option to add dynamic or static captions.

    On the 2nd one, not an anchored object, it's possible to add dynamic or static captions

    Indesign CC 2019, French version on MacOS Mojave.

    8 votes

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  15. Conditional Text Automation

    Make Conditional Text more automated by either linking it with Character Styles, or utilizing the GREP Feature to globally tag text,

    8 votes

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  16. Add more paragraph rule design options

    I would be nice to have more creative options in paragraph rule designs. In the 15 years I've used InDesign, the rule design options have not changed.

    8 votes

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  17. History and Layer Linking

    Add a history palette, as well as, the ability to link items in the layers palette like Photoshop does.

    8 votes

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  18. 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!

    8 votes

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  19. 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…

    8 votes

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  20. 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.

    8 votes

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