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  1. 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.

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    • Make Typekit fonts usable offline outside of Cloud app, just check activation sometimes

      It's annoying that I have to close the applications (Illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop) since the Typekit fonts aren't available if I open them before the Cloud application is up and running. I get to work and open the programs right away and forget to make sure the Cloud app is already open. Forcing me to close all 3 and reopen all 3, waste of time..

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      • CC library items - update placed instances after editing library item

        This applies to elements *created within InDesign* and then added to CC Libary.
        If I place instances of the library item into an InDesign document, those instances are not updated if I edit the library item.
        In other words it would be helpful if placed library items would update as they do with the old version of InDesign Library.

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        • Allow users to opt out of Typekit and CC Libraries

          Typekit and CC Libraries are annoying and should be optional.

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          • 1 vote
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            • TYPEKIT FONTS - same download / deletion timeframe as the apps themselves! offline usage necessary

              WHY? are you tighter and stricter on tiny fonts and more flexible on big apps (i.e. 30 days offline access)?
              HOW? do i use CC apps offline and design text work without FONTS?
              if you can limit access to apps to the end of subscription, and you can limit font access by requiring being online, ergo you can design access to your components anywhere on the timeline between those 2 endpoints. it makes zero sense to be flex on offline app access, then strict and tight on offline typekit font access. cool on the larger and jerks on the smaller?…

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              • 3 votes
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                • Import controls for Libraries

                  Provide an option to control how a Library item imports into InDesign. Since Libraries created from AI are treated as PDF, they place with the Bounding Box (Visible Layers) option if the user hadn't changed the PDF Import options. There is no way to control the import into Photoshop, as Photoshop doesn't remember the last PDF import option, unlike InDesign.

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                  • Smaller CC Packages please

                    Why do I have to include loads of programs I don't need if I upgrade to CC? It's bad enough making us pay this expensive subscription but as a graphic designer I only use InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. Can't you fashion more selective packages? I'm holding out with CS6 but having been coerced by Apple into upgrading to High Sierra it's all looking wobbly. Adobe are the vanguard of the Tyranny Of Upgrade.

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                    • Integration of Behance with InDesign

                      Unlike Illustrator, where it's relatively easy to copy and paste reference images, I find it difficult to refer back to my references. Although all applications throughout the Adobe CC could really use this feature, I especially would like for it to be considered with InDesign.

                      I would like to highlight/sort certain artwork on Behance that I can then view in the "CC Libraries" tab. This would allow me to quickly view and refer back to my inspirations. I really think this is a missed opportunity, since Adobe has already acquired Behance and shows little-no interest of connecting it with applications.

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                      • More stability with the CC account connection

                        INDD is most of the time unable to convert recent documents to an old version. Everything is connected, CC is active, but conversion fails.

                        Same with libraries. INDD is connected, but libraries are not available (disconnected of CC).

                        The only solution is to reboot the system, I can't spend my working time to reboot computers.

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                        • Share the templates (INDT) into the library

                          Dear all we already use a lot the library as we are a team of 6 designers working on the same bases. We already use swatches and images which is very convenient. It would be good to have the templates (rollup, A4 , webbanner ...) in the library as template the way we can just drag and drop them

                          thank you by advance. InDesign is a wonderful tool

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                          • Add "Creative Cloud Files" Tab to "New Document" Window

                            Create a TAB for "CC Files" within the "New Document" window.

                            When you open InDesign you can select to open a file from CC Files. I have a lot of saved templates so this is a great feature.

                            However — once I have a file already open, I cannot easily load another template from my CC Files, unless I hunt it down in finder. This would save me a lot of time if I could load them from the New Doc window

                            GENIOUS.

                            Thanks

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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Download licensed graphics from CC library to my hard disk

                                It's not possible to download/store/save licensed graphics to my hard disk! I have to open my web browser and sign into stock.adobe to do this. Please make it easy!

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                                • Catalogue Indesign

                                  Hi,

                                  I am dealing with a job where I have to create a catalogue in InDesign, and then convert to a website where the user can browse the catalogue images - and select their favourite images (like a wishlist.)

                                  What is the easiest way to do this? Surely there is a platform which serves as a master image library which will automatically sync with my Indesign file and Dreamweaver?

                                  Suggestions welcome :)

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                                  • Online typesetting solution based on Web browser

                                    Respected Adobe Advisor

                                    Hello, I am tophere International Group in the Department of R & D personnel inChina. according to science and technology limited company, is responsible for research and development of intelligent editing system of our company. We hope to get your support and help by online editing and typesetting through Web browsers.
                                    We through the investigation of a large number of customers, found that InDesign is a desktop publishing software is very professional, and there are a lot of comments from our customers, in response to customer needs, we want the convenience of the customer application system of…

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                                    • Why is the InDesign Bug Fix not part of the program download?

                                      Just downloaded the InDesign 2018 yesterday, but the bug fix is dated November 3.

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                                        FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                                        I understand the confusion and apologise for the same. Before we could get out the issues in a release we posted the workaround plugins for any users who were blocked due to the bugs.

                                        We have now send out an update to all InDesign users which has those bug fixes in them. Again sorry for the inconvenience.

                                        Regards
                                        Javed

                                      • Have a 2 program package for CC

                                        Right now Adobe has an option to have Lightroom and Photoshop in a special photo CC package for $10. How about making it where you can choose any two programs? I don't need those two but I would easily upgrade may aging CS6 Indesign for a package like that.

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                                        • Update linked text from CC Libraries without effecting styles

                                          Please add an opinion to "Place Linked" text without effecting the style after an edit to the text. Imagine the text in the CC Libraries is the master. This master text could be placed in many documents with different styles. Let say your company has a tagline. The tagline could be a different font size in each document. This way you could keep a master product description and place it in many documents with different styles.

                                          Thank You

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