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  1. Placing Illustrator file from libraries to allow me to select which artboard I want to place

    I have a few Illustrator files that have multiple artboards that I use frequently. I want to be able to drag the Illustrator file from the libraries panel and then be able to select which artboard from the Illustrator file I want to place.

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    • Add Creative Cloud Libraries to InCopy

      InCopy users would find CC Libraries very useful in many situations. Why aren't they part of the CC Library party?

      They could import selected graphics from a shared CC Lib to the story (as anchored graphics), same as they can Place them now. They could use them to bring in boilerplate text via linked InDesign text. They could use them to add styles to their standalone InCopy docs (eg, the body style for the INDD file the story will be flowed into). I'm sure there are more uses!

      13 votes
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      • Better collaboration between InDesign and Lightroom

        For creating photo-books, magazines, or any piece of work which includes photographs, much better collaboration between InDesign and Lightroom should be possible. The ability to view Lightroom collections from inside InDesign, drag and drop into ID, and have those pictures refresh themselves automatically (if they are further edited in LR). I know this could be complex from an export perspective, but the LR book plugin (however basic it is) manages it.

        11 votes
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        • Drag text to library and create a link

          When I drag`n`drop a text to the library-panel there is is NO link betrween the textframe and the library-item.
          I have to delet the textframe and drag´n´dop it back to the document to create a link.

          Is that smart?

          I wish I could drag a text to the library and create a link in one step.

          3 votes
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          • Adobe's Collaborate should alert user when someone else is viewing/ editing the file

            InDesign Files shared with team members through Adobe's Collaborate features do not alert users when someone else is viewing/ editing a file. Instead, conflicted copies are created.

            A team member opening a file someone else is viewing / editing should see an alert to avoid the creation of conflicting copies / improve collaboration.

            Without this, our team is unlikely to use Adobe's Collaborate feature.

            4 votes
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            • Options dialog for Place from CC Library

              Implement a possibility to choose how to import .ai items from Library. Now there is no dialog or options for this at all.
              If your item has transparency Indesign uses import setting from last imported .ai object and provides no way to choose this for the current one. So if you want to change it you have to import no-matter-which .ai from local computer -> set desired transparency background option -> import your item from library.
              This workaround is absolutely not obvious, thanks for Adobe forums it posted there (from year 2016).

              2 votes
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              • I want to be able to use INDD CC 14 on my Windows 8 Computer

                I'm a Creative Cloud subscriber and I'm using INDD for some of my clients as a translator. Now I need to use CC 14 but I cannot update to that version because I'm using a computer with Windows 8. Actually I do not need Windows 10. I want to use the latest INDD version on my computer. I hope you allow subscribers like me to use the latest versions soon.
                Kind regards

                1 vote
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                • ownership of libraries to the team and global changes

                  Libraries; Now at the center of every well organized team... but when a team member leaves, every «owned» libraries are deleted... so all the standardized color swatch of a client are gone for the remaining members... PLUS would be great to have a chart of 30 clients and add/remove one new/old user to those 30 libraries at once ! libraries are great; adobe please make them greater :)

                  12 votes
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                  • enable paragraph style groups to be added to CC libraries

                    Can you create the ability to group paragraph styles in CC libraries as they can in an InDesign file or template.
                    The idea is to have various groups of styles that apply to different document types that we create, and be able to share these across users in the company.

                    5 votes
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                    • Bring back sync settings

                      Indesign needs to bring back the Sync Settings feature. Trying to recreate my workspaces and other settings when I get a new computer is such a hassle. Why would Adobe provide a really useful feature like sync settings and then take it away? With all of the resources of Creative Cloud, sync settings should be at the top of the list for Adobe.

                      2 votes
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                      • 10 votes
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                        • Use links with CC Libraries

                          I think it would be great to be able to use linked files in CC Libraries. We have a lot of master art on shared drives, and it wouldn't be practical to have it all in the cloud in a Library. For our team, this would be a huge addition... to store a shard-drive link to the file and a thumbnail, instead of uploading the entire asset.

                          2 votes
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                          • CC Libraries and data merge

                            Please enable @datafields to work with asset names in CC libraries or at least open up the CC Libraries to scripting the way normal Libraries are. I have client assets spread over several libraries and the ability to add them programatically on/after a datamerge in some way would be invaluable.

                            8 votes
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                            • More organization for CC Library files

                              I love the idea of using CC Libraries, but we have multiple versions of our logo built for different scenarios. We have different size logos built for a range of book spines, different colors depending on background, and logotype versions for specific product lines. Right now, I'm creating shorthand in the name of each element to differentiate them, but having metadata or notes for each item would help a lot. I could see the note popping up when you hover over an item. Another solution would be customizable sections within each Library. That way I could organize the logos within…

                              29 votes
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                              • Collaborative Editing

                                Create a cloud service for InDesign where files can be worked on by numerous people at the same time. Will help save time and encourage collaboration. Like Google Docs, Slides, etc.

                                35 votes
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                                  Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

                                  Thanks for making this request. In order to understand the use-case more better I have a few questions:

                                  1. Whats the role of the different people working collaboratively on the same file. Are they always only designers or are other personas also involved.
                                  2. What is the use-case here, some parts of this request suggest an Editorial collaboration whereas others suggest collaboration amongst different designers. I am trying to separate these 2 requests out.
                                  3. What are the different kind of files (brochures, books, magazines etc) for which this is required.
                                  4. Does it need to be a web based service, or having the user be able to collaborate on one shared file using InDesign or InCopy on the Desktop will work? What is the advantage you feel over a web-service over the desktop app?
                                  5. How do you workaround this need today? What are the most important problems with…

                                • Will it soon be possible to add gradients as well as color swatches to the CC Libraries?

                                  We need to import gradients to CC libraries in InDesign as well to provide more detailed design-guideline components for our brands. Will there be a possibility soon? Kind regards:)

                                  7 votes
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                                  • asset managers for images

                                    Have an option to directly import from desktop to CC libraries images (jpg, etc.) to have them ready available to insert into the document. As well have an oversight of which images/graphic have been already used in the document.

                                    This would facilitate creation of photo-books, catalogues, encyclopaedias, etc. Any sort of document where certain assets are to be used, especially when multiple similar assets are available and they have to be chosen according to the rest of the layout

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Libraries

                                      A really small thing that has tripped me up a more times that I wish to admit is that in Indesign the CC Libraries is called "CC Libraries" however in Photoshop & Illustrator it is just called "Libraries"

                                      If this could become standardised across the Adobe Suite that would be great.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Add More Styles to CC Libraries

                                        We'd like to be able to add more styles to the CC Library, i.e. object styles and cell styles. This would be helpful when collaborating on a project.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • CC Library Issues

                                          In our pre-press workflow we package jobs for archiving which includes pulling copies of files down from CC libraries. It would seem that each new library names files sequentially 'Artwork 01, Artwork 02' etc. A significant problem arises when you need to use jobs from multiple sources to create something like a folio. You then have multiple copies of - say - Artwork 01 which the software then rename Artwork 01-1, etc. Best would be if filenames could either be determined or are sourced from the filename when elements are added.

                                          3 votes
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