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  1. Cross-reference dialog: sortable picker / resizable window

    Every time I place a new cross-ref or edit a broken one, it opens that "Edit cross-ref" window, which is not resizable, where a lot of space is wasted and where the most import part, the list of headlines to pick from, is not the biggest part. Then I would select a paragraph style from that very small list on the left where some style names may even be wider than the list field. And when picking from the list on the right, it is not sorted aphabetically by default. Please put something we can click to sort. Imagine you…

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  3. Layer palette extra option

    Some option where the palette could/would autoshow the active layer - specifically when you have a lot of layers. Currently have docs with 100+ layers.

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  4. Please bring this little feature from XD to InDesign

    Check the video. Very easy to implement. I do not understand, why you have not already.

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  5. macOS help search

    Hid, please enable macOS help-search feature. Like in the illustrator.

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  6. print-preferences should auto-sort alphabetically

    Just a thingy: Im not able to alter the order of my styles, thats fine and dandy. But then I would rather have it sorted alphabetically.

    @screenshot: See how "A1" (2) is at the bottom, where my brain want to find it at the top of the list beneath A1 (1).

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  7. Open failed (.inlk): Dialog "Open As Copy?"

    Ever "browsed" thru a fileserver to doubleclick the document from Finder/Explorer?
    Bad for you, if that file is in use by someone else, because:
    Now you can redo the browsing within InDesign, just to access the "open as copy" within the file-open-dialog.

    What if the "No access, maybe locked."-warning can be a dialog like this: "No access, maybe locked. Try to open as Copy?"

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  8. Variable fonts problem

    Please allow Undos (or other mechanism) as part of the new variable fonts UI. It's very frustrating when dragging around sliders to not be able to return to a setting after experimenting with various font iterations. Thanks.

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  9. Shortcut for active text frame out port click

    Looking for a shortcut that would act the same as clicking on the out port of the active text frame. Rather than having to click on the tiny icon in the bottom right corner, a keystroke would speed this process up.

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  10. Add a PDF Export page to the Preferences dialog

    A small offering of PDF Export preferences to include basic defaults and the option to include/exclude certain settings (i.e., page range, view) in a preset.

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  11. Ai panel and short cut automation

    A workflow efficiency feature based on user behaviour and pointer travel distance the Adobe product suggests to relocate and add panels that would reduce the klicks and mouse movements, show and construct keyboard short cuts to speed up the work flow for you.

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  12. Better place for Alignment in Paragraph Style editor

    Alignment is in the tab 'Indents & Spacing' - not very logical - I have to search for it all the time (not a daily InDesign user).

    Suggestion: replace the Justification tab by 'Aligment & Justification''.

    And in the dialog itself, the alignment has to chosen from a pull down menu.
    Why not the icons as used in the toolbar (and a pull down for the extra options)?

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  13. Solo Mode for Properties Panel

    Okay, I love the new Properties panel, and the fact that it is a work in progress. As it gets longer, instead of scrolling too much, could there be an option of putting the sections of the Properties panel into Solo Mode similar to Lightroom?

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  14. Please add Chinese language support. A global economy pleads for this.

    I need to create bi-lingual content in English and Chinese. The current English language interface does not support this, (though the program could be downloaded with a Chinese language user interface in the Asian region.)

    With the global economy we have, the ability for English speaking users to create bi-lingual content with Chinese or Japanese characters is needed.

    Such ability is a basic function of most of the software I run.

    Adobe is behind the times in this regard.

    We look forward to this being addressed in the next update.

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  15. Change link page in link info tab

    Allow me to change the page in the link info panel instead of having to relink each page.

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  16. Implement smooth(er) scrolling on Windows

    This may well go hand-in-hand with the GPU acceleration request. Currently, mouse-wheel scrolling is stepped I fairly large increments, even when using a high-end pointing device such as the Logitech MX Master 3. This makes for significant fatigue when navigating a large document.

    The behavior in MacOS, even without GPU acceleration enabled is a LOT better. Please add some kind of control over the incriment size at least, or idially a truely 'smooth' experience. Illurtrator and Photoshop are much much better, but I spend my life in InDesign. Affinity Publisher on Windows has managed it.

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  17. Zoom using only Scroll Wheel / Pan with the middle mouse button

    Today, the majority of softwares have a simply rule regarding using a mouse: scroll wheel to zoom in/out and middle button and pan with middle button clicked.
    Simply like that.
    So why only PS has the option to use the scroll wheel as zoom and the other softwares from the Adobe CC don't?
    And why all the softwares in the Adobe CC doesn't the option to use the scroll wheel to zoom without pressing Alt and pan without the need to use the Spacebar.
    If those features are implemented, most people that already use Adobe products will love it!

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  18. Alternative GUI

    An optional GUI or shell that really simplifies basic actions for beginners. Easier handling of image placement and adjustments.

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  19. Responsive palette sizing

    It would be nice if palettes would resize more intelligently.

    Having the Swatches palette shrink down to 2 swatches high while having 3 pages of empty space in the Pages palette or having to click through all of the states of Align to access Distribute because I had to collapse it enough scroll down 5 spreads is annoying.

    Having some form of dynamic sizing with priority given to cursor:hover (perhaps weighted by which tool or object is selected.... priority to relevant palettes) seems like it might help.

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  20. Allow us to minimize the application in a window, like any other reasonable, modern day application. I mean, seriously, wtf?

    Allow us to minimize the application in a window, like any other reasonable, modern-day application. I mean, seriously, wtf?

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