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  1. Actions Panel

    An Actions Panel that runs the same type of Recording/Playing features as Photoshop and Illustrator already have would be fantastic.

    134 votes
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    Hello All,

    Kindly provide more information about this ask. How do you plan to use the Action Panel in InDesign? Do you want it to work exactly like that in Photoshop? What are the most important actions/operations that you want to record?

    Thanks
    Abhinav Agarwal
    Product Manger – InDesign

  2. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    126 votes
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  3. Save Preferences

    For about 14/15 years I never had to reset preferences in InDesign.

    Since CC2017 it's more or less once a week.
    Colors disappearing.. panels blind or empty.. tools not working.. font now showing.
    Panels self increasing size...

    But it seems we have to deal with it, so we probably need a way to SAVE PREFERENCES.
    **Save preferences in a moment everything work fine.. and restore it when (after just few days) nothing works anymore.**

    Every time people have to reset preferences, they have to restore everything. UI colors, workspace, Application Frame (that mac users normally never use) Old Dialog way…

    125 votes
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  4. 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.

    93 votes
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  5. Find/Change Panel -> Dockable ?

    I'm struggling with screen estate here (laptop, no other screen) and was wondering about the Find/Change window.

    It's floating on top of everything, like a modal window, but you still can interact with everything underneath.

    So it is basically acting like a panel.

    What I am missing here is an icon + the option to dock it and hide and show when needed.

    It is quite a large panel so it very often hides things (results, context) under it.

    What about 3 things :
    1. "make it a (real) panel", don't change design quick and dirty, but already solves the…

    83 votes
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  6. InDesign Preview For Finder

    There really should be an InDesign preview for Mac Finder. This should be a requirement for your software and should not be considered a feature request.

    76 votes
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  7. 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

    68 votes
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    26 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html


    Adobe InDesign team

  8. InDesign 2018 USER INTERFACE STILL TOO SMALL!

    Over the years I (and others) have requested that the UI of InDesign be scalable. As designers, our eyes navigate us thru the creative process.
    IT IS NOT EASY to readily decipher palettes and menus which sport MICROSCOPIC TYPE on a 28-inch, high-resolution monitor.
    It IMPEDES workflow if one is spending extra time trying to find and choose things on the interface.
    At least give us a choice! Smaller, Medium, Large, Extra-large.

    When will Adobe get this??????

    66 votes
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  9. Turn paths into guides with the right click menu "Make guides" like in Illustrator.

    Pretty self explanatory. It's very useful for example if you need a marquee or an odd shape to serve you as a guide and most importantly, the snapping in InDesign between a line and a guide is so different and so hard to snap to a path.

    44 votes
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  10. 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).

    42 votes
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  11. Groups, Smart Groups, and Searching in Links Panel

    The links panel should support Groups and Smart Groups. Large numbers of links in projects -- especially those that include a lot of InCopy assignments -- get unwieldy.

    Ideally you would be able to make groups and manually move links into them, and also create smart groups that would automatically update. Ideas for common filters that smart groups would be used for:

    All CMKY images, all non-CMYK images, all InCopy links, all links that need to be updated, all links that are embedded or not, all links that are currently on a Hidden Layer or hidden via conditional text, etc.

    40 votes
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  12. Rework Grid: Set Grid opacity, Add Grid to Document setting in stead of Preferences

    Grids are very usefull. But when those are In Front, it would be convenient if the opacity could be reduced. 100% opaque makes it hard to make design decisions when the grid is active.

    An old (Xpress legacy?) irregularity, is that Grid settings are part of Preferences, while these should be part of Document Setup.

    Grids belong to a document, not the application.

    27 votes
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  13. The ability to change languages of the software itself.

    We work in a bilingual environment, and constantly need to switch between French and English.

    24 votes
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  14. Update the new New Document dialog box

    1. Add the ability to removed saved and recent presets easily—individually and collectively
    2. Add a preview checkbox (so new users can see the page they are building as in the legacy New Document dialog box)
    3. Update the way you save a new preset—right now there is a box to type in a new name, but when you click on the Save icon you have to type the name in again.

    23 votes
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  15. Make InDesign User Interface LARGER / ADJUSTABLE SIZE.

    If Photoshop and Illustrator can have adjustable UIs - InDesign should as well. Working with a microscopic user interface is hard on the eyes and almost makes me want to go back to using Powerpoint, for the sake of said eyes.

    21 votes
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  16. Add full fullscreen/splitscreen support for Mac OSX

    OSX has a fullscreen/splitscreen mode, integrated into their Spaces (desktop view dedicated to one app only) support in almost any app.

    Acrobat (!) already added this fullscreen support.
    The classical design workflow would be greatly improved if InDesign (and most other CC apps) would support this *native* *OSX* feature.

    Especially corrections, copying text, comparing artwork and final lay-out, switching apps, would go much faster, with less switching of views, apps, moving windows around etc…

    On a MacBook, this would make *all* Adobe apps much more useful. I (and many others) do not want to pay for a second monitor, only…

    21 votes
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  17. 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…

    20 votes
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  18. touch bar support

    I've been using the touch bar of my MacBook Pro for a lot of things, including Photoshop. As I am mainly using Indesign in my everyday work, it would be great to have touch bar support, for instance for applying paragraph styles to texts.

    19 votes
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  19. Scrubby zoom with option to enable/disable

    Scrubby zoom option in the Preferences with enable/disable toggle, just like in Photoshop and Illustrator.
    And the default option should be unticked (disabled).

    19 votes
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  20. Paragraph Rules Dialogue Re-design

    Re-design the Paragraph Rules section of the Paragraph Styles dialogue. See attached. The mockup is not refined, but it looks like it will work.

    18 votes
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