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  1. Properties Panel More Options

    I quite like the idea of the new Properties Panel, but it would be great to have the options to have the "More Options" items to be expanded permanently. Right now the auto collapse once you change from item to item. I understand if you are working on a laptop, the fact that they auto collapse is helpful but when you are working on a large screen I don't want to keep looking for my options. Please add a preference that makes the expanded options sticky.
    Thanks, Julian

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    • Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

      This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

      61 votes
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      • Properties Panel - make it customisable

        I'd like to be able to add things that I use often to it.

        For example, with nothing selected, it has the options for the Document Layout.
        I would like to add to that to include

        Export PDF - and select my proof settings

        So in essence - I could add the options to export to
        Print Ready PDF
        Proof PDF
        Image file format

        etc. - just to be able to add those things would make this panel even better.

        There are other things I'd like to add to this property panel - but that's the general idea, and everyone…

        8 votes
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        • Please add an Ink Manager indicator in Swatches panel

          Add an indicator to Swatches panel, showing which swatches are affected by Ink Manager. Would help prepress and collaborators know the true story of document swatches.
          NOTE: this has been proposed by other users, but I was asked to post this after I tweeted about it. So forgive redundancy. Or take it as a sign that it's a good idea. ;-)

          6 votes
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          • Content aware fitting should not apply to placed images in a document

            'Content aware fitting' conflicts with checkbox 'autofill'-preference in application-bar.
            I assumed content aware fitting would only apply on newly placed images.
            When I want to relink an earlier placed image with content aware fitting 'ON' the relinked image is auto fitted in a way I don't want.
            The mention check-box would be ideal to let InDesign know I don't want to fit contant aware after the initial placing of content.

            4 votes
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            • Copy GREP styles from one Paragraph Style to another

              Copy GREP Styles from one Paragraph Style to another

              3 votes
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              • Stop making the CC Libraries the default!!!!!!!

                I am sick and tired of the Library panel popping open because there are embedded defaults that make EVERY new thing I make think it needs to be added to the cc library.

                I DON"T WANT TO USE THEM AS DEFAULT!!!!

                If I want to use them I will decide.,

                STOP MAKING IT THE DEFAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                112 votes
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                • "Accept" to convert PDF underline to Italics

                  Editors use underline to indicate Italics when they mark up PDFs. While the underline shows up when you import PDF comments, there's no way to change that text to Italics.

                  4 votes
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                  • Ability to add color labels to individual styles to better organize and manage large lists of styles

                    Similar to how pages can be labeled with a color (also see layer colors in Photoshop).

                    33 votes
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                    • Show Ink Manager settings in the Swatches panel

                      Show Ink Manager settings in the Swatches panel

                      Whenever we use Ink Manager to convert spot colors to process colors (1) or define one spot color as alias for another (2), this should be visualized in the Swatches panel so whoever edits the INDD can immediately spot (ha!) that changes have been made and fix them if needed (instead of shedding tears over inexplicable output results).

                      (1) Replace the spot icon by a “ink-managed” process icon that can be distinguished from the “native” process icon.

                      (2) Replace the spot icon by the alias icon from the Ink Manager dialog.
                      Make…

                      3 votes
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                      • Scale pages thumbnail size by width of of panel

                        Sometimes I need to reference other pages in the doc I'm working on. It would be helpful if the pages panel adjusted the size of the thumbnail based on the width of the window. The Panel Options sizes don't offer enough versatility.

                        2 votes
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                        • show import highlighted pdf comments with different color than H&J violations

                          When you import PDF comments that are highlighted text, they appear in the layout with the same color/treatment as text marked by checking Preferences: Composition: Highlight: H&J violations. These should be visually differentiatable from one another.

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                          • Make "Notes" icons easier to see in layout view

                            It would be helpful to have an option to highlight the "Notes" icons in the layout when people want to see where they are located. They are often almost impossible to see and need the palette to be navigable. An option called "Highlight Notes in Layout" possibly.

                            2 votes
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                            • Searchable keyboard shortcuts (as per Illustrator)

                              Could we get a searchable keyboard shortcuts interface like Illustrator's? It's really handy for rapidly changing keyboard shortcut settings.

                              1 vote
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                              • Align to page when only one object is selected

                                It would be helpful if the align command defaulted to align to page when only one object is selected. There is no risk of confusion as an object cannot be aligned with itself :)

                                This would remove a lot of unnecessary switching back and forth in the align options, as the default use case at least for me is align to selection.

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                                • Zoom to selection is not using enough screen real estate

                                  when using shortcut shift-cmd-= to perform a zoom to selection, the object is being centred, which is good, but the zoom view is too small given that there're just too many spaces being left around the object.

                                  Ideally, when zoom to selection this will snugly fit the object just into the window, which I found an interesting coincidence. Say for example, theres an object thats being set to zoom to selection, and the zoom level of it is 30.7% (and just feel how small the object would look on screen at this level), then you multiply this number by 2,…

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                                  • Workspace Issues with every document

                                    Using 2019 Adobe InDesign on Mac OS Mojave

                                    Whenever I open a new document, or open a recent document, my workspace panels on the left disappears every time. It never happened in 2018. It's quite annoying having to reset the workspace with every document opened. Please fix. Thank you!

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                                    • Save INDD file in previous version INDD (e.g. CC 2019 can save in CC 2018)

                                      It would be great if InDesign can save INDD file in previous version INDD (e.g. CC 2019 can save in CC 2018). Yes, I know about IDML but it's not exactly what I need.

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                                      • Icon looks too much like Premiere

                                        Sometimes I accidentally click the wrong icon because the color of the two programs (that I both use) are close together...

                                        Either changing the color or the logo (invert?) or both could help.

                                        By the way, for the color blind the icons aren't very user friendly either.

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                                        • Application In Use indicator

                                          I bounce between InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop continuously and often realize after trying something that I'm in Illustrator, not InDesign. If there were a subtle unobtrusive way to indicate this, so it 'feels' like Illustrator that would be nice. I don't mean overboard, like Microsoft's Word blue, Excel's green. Something I can change until I find something I like. An indicator in the toolbar? Does this exist already and I don't know?

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