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  1. InDesign book file (.INDB) total page count

    If you're making a book using a book file (.INDB), the InDesign Book file panel should have a total page count. Sometimes the page count is not accurate, especially if you have frontmatter to a book that uses roman numerals and start with 1 later in the book. It would be nice if the absolute total number of pages showing somewhere on that panel. We publish books and have to stick to strict signature breaks for presses, so total page count is very important information to us, and it'd be nice to quickly get that information instead of having to…

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  2. Inline search filter for all styles panels and swatches

    Alle styles and swatches panels should have an inline search filter to narrow down large lists of styles (similar to the quick apply window and the layer panel in Photoshop).

    8 votes
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  3. Smaller increments when zooming using Keyboard Shortcuts or Mouse Wheel

    If someone is using a Mac laptop, the zooms that can be achieved using the trackpad can be very precise, however the zooms with Mouse Wheel or Keyboard Shortcuts can be a bit too "jumpy" and frustrating.
    For example it jumps from 50% to 75% to 100%. What I often need given my screen size is 60%.
    Maybe if the zooms were smoother all the time it would allow more users to find the right zoom for their comfort, especially if working with several screens

    8 votes
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  4. Make it easier to reset preferences and/or clear cache

    There are so many folks reporting InDesign issues on the forum recently that are solved by trashing preferences and/or clearing the cache files. This is so easy to address in Photoshop—Prefs > General > Reset Preferences on Quit—and so many steps in InDesign. We have to determine the operating system, address how to show hidden files, etc. Can this please be added to Preferences?

    8 votes
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  5. Workspaces that save in relation to log in details

    You sign in to any Creative Suite programme using your Adobe log in credentials and it should populate that programmes UI with the layout you save it as.

    So no matter what version you work on, on any computer, Illustrator, Photoshop etc auto snaps into the layout you always use.

    8 votes
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  6. Customize toolbar

    Let user customize toolbar with ability to remove less frequently used tools or rearrange order of tools. Maybe under preferences?

    8 votes
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  7. 7 votes
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  8. 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.

    7 votes
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  9. Allow the user to set UI icon and font sizes.

    The font size on my screen is so small I can barely see it. Why won't you make this so it's helpful to the CUSTOMER?

    7 votes
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  10. Add Equation Editor

    Please add Equation Editor, because it is very essential in publishing, utilising the mirroring feature in opentype, in order to serve RTL scripts. However Adobe had provided the world with pioneer programs and very excellent design tools, but unfortunately they still too late in this field.

    7 votes
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  11. A menu option for "Recent Templates"

    Opened documents only appear in the Recent File list if they are opened "as usual" or "as original". However, templates (and files opened "as copy") do not make it into this list. This means that when working with templates, you have to keep browsing to the right folder – per file first to retrieve the template, then to the folder where you want to save the copy.

    I don't think it's correct to add "copy" files to the Recent Documents list as it may lead to additional confusion. A new menu option "Recent Templates" would solve it all – especially…

    7 votes
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  12. Properties Panel

    I have been enjoying the consolidated Properties Panel that recently debuted in Illustrator 2018. Makes workflow much faster. Would be great to see this for InDesign as well!

    7 votes
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  13. I want a generic command to repeat the least command I executed. Like control-Y does in the much-hated MS Word....Saves time.

    I want a generic command to repeat the least command I executed. Like control-Y does in the much-hated MS Word....Saves time.

    I often wind up doing the same thing many times, like applying a char style or whatever. I want a keyboard shortcut to repeat whatever I did last.

    7 votes
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  14. "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.

    6 votes
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  15. The option to LOCK panels and their objects into place so they cannot be undocked by accident.

    Not everyone one of us is young, and some of us have conditions where we're not able to fully control our movements such as advanced arthritis or MS. I often accidently undock an item in the panel, and I mean OFTEN. It is frustrating, and interrupts my workflow.

    For accessibility to disabled designers, there really SHOULD be a way to make those docks NOT so easily moved, undocked, etc. Floating panels was fine when I had finger control but now that I'm in early stages of MS--its frustrating that I accidently undock an item from a panel or move the…

    6 votes
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  16. Trash/clear out Find/Change completely

    The ability to trash everything in the find/change window so you can start fresh with a brand new search. Right now you have to delete things like “change format” individually and each field stays filled in. This is nice if you are keeping something in your search for a while, but not when you want to start fresh.

    6 votes
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  17. Side panels should slide down instead of popping out.

    I think the side panels like Page, Colour, Links etc should slide down instead of popping out. See attached gif

    6 votes
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  18. drag csv or txt file into Data Merge Panel

    Dear Adobe Developers,
    It would be awesome to be able to drag and drop a txt- or csv-file straight from the finder into the Data Merge Panel.

    Kind Regards

    6 votes
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  19. Setting to automatically update links on Open

    Allow an option/setting to disable the dialog when opening a document with updated links and if a link has been updated it updates or doesn't update it automatically based upon the User Setting.

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  20. Drag and drop Colors in the CC library

    It has to be possible to drag and drop colors from the colors-panel into the cc library. At the moment I have to klick on the "+" …

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