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  1. InDesign start screen does not render thumbnails of recent version files, only previous version files.

    After the recent update to 13.1 x64, the opening screen no longer displays thumbnails of files created in this current version. However, thumbnails are visible for the files created before the recent update.

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  2. Use spine as origin by default

    By default the origin of the spread is to the upper left. This makes symmetrical placement with exact numbers quite awkward as you have to manually add and subtract the page width. There is already a setting for using the spine as origin, but in my view this is the sensible default value. I can't really think of any reason why you'd want to define coordinates on the right page from the outer corner of the left page. An origin that lies symmetrically where the pages meet makes so much more sense to me.

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  3. color panel bug in ID CC 2018

    color panel bug in ID CC 2018: the panel doesn't display colors, it's empty. It's not possible to add a new color to the panel. I can add colors only to CC libraries. My OS is high Sierra 10.13.4

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  4. option to disable power zoom

    like the titel says: option to disable power zoom. i never use this 'feature' and its very annoying that this power zoom activates when i try to move the workspace with the hand-tool.

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  5. Either copywriting or translation need to be watched

    This message is about idiomatic usages in the interfaces of Adobe products and their mistranslations into other languages.

    When those mistranslations don't cause inadequacy in the Adobe software's useability by professionals because they guess what it meant in the interface, professionals just make fun of them and pass them by.

    But when they can't guess what it meant in the interface, Adobe lose credit because some features of the Adobe software is not known by professionals.

    I will give you an example in the second situation. In the Adobe InDesign software, there is a mistake causes misunderstanding in the Turkish…

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  6. Have a modal window or panel where all alt text can be seen and edited at once

    Can we have a way to open some sort of modal window that then allows us to see all alt text for images/graphics etc so that we can quickly edit all alt tags within a document in one place? It's time consuming having to select each image throughout the document and edit individually.

    It would also be useful to have a preflight check for alt tags within InDesign.

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  7. Change rectange tool default stroke to fill

    When you create a new rectangle, it is annoying that it always adds the stroke to it by default, forcing you to resize the rectangle after you have removed the stroke. Resizing is needed after removing stroke, because you first draw the rectangle to its correct size and then when you remove the stroke, it leaves a tiny gap as the stroke was aligned outside the rectangle.

    Personally I need stoke rarely, but fill almost every time. I am pretty sure others find stroke to be the not-so-often used one, too.

    So, why not change the default stroke to be…

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  8. New Create New document dialog box variables

    I'd like to see the variable labels in the new Create New Document dialog box In InDesign made active so that when you click on them ID selects the current value for you to change; i.e., I'd like to see them work as most all the other entry fields work. This is a real time saver and I'm always telling my students to use this feature, not click inside a field and swipe over/highlight existing value....

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  9. Please allow cursor colour change option from black to white.

    Please allow cursor colour change option as sometimes black is not visible on dark graphics work. This is in particular for the selection too which comes in black only as a dafault
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  10. find font window

    To be able to scale or enlarge the FIND FONT window -
    Some font names are too long to be readable in this UI and you can not resize the window to make room for long font names.

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  11. Make mini-icons easier to see

    I am running InDesign 2017.1 on a 1920x1080 monitor. The toolbar icons are quite small, but still usable, except for the ones dealing with color and stroke (lower left corner of UI). The mini-icons are trouble for old eyes and hands. I have tried changing the Windows text size setting to 125%, which improves the mini-icon situation but bloats the whole UI, reducing the work area. All I really want to do is make the color/stroke jumble easier to navigate and use. Everything else is fine as is.

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  13. OpenType-"O" on textframes: More a viewing-option than in preference

    As an element on my image/text-frames I would expect this OpenType feature to turn on/off in the "Viewing-options » Extras" like corner-effects or link status, tho its an advanced input.

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  14. ever since updating, pull-down menus in indesign stop working without a restart

    fix bug that disable ability to select from a pulldown menu please

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  15. I would like to see custom panel layouts carried across when you upgrade to a newer version. It is rather frustrating and counterproductive

    I would like to see custom panel layouts carried across when you upgrade to a newer version. It is rather frustrating and counterproductive to have to set them up each time you upgrade. Not to mention it often takes a few days of moving things and showing panels before you get it back to what you remember

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  16. Zoom box in Pages Window

    I would like to see in CC InDesign the ability to see where you're zoomed in at in your pages window. Also, I'd like to be able to click and hold onto the highlight zoomed in the area on the pages window and move it to update the preview when I let go of the highlighted zoom box.

    This would be helpful for us users that create large catalogs and would like to quickly JUMP-TO a portion of a page. With large catalog files, the program can get sluggish/slow. When the user has to scroll through a bunch of pages…

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  17. Your fourth amendment and first

    Take my evidence and use it to your vantage or not I don’t care either way my lawyers and the FBI will be right behind me when I filed a motion for information regarding any and all correspondence pertaining me or around me in the nature of information act and prayed and in the democracy

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  18. Mute ruler contrast to reduce UI clutter

    Just a small idea, but would it be possible to reduce the contrast in the ruler markings slightly. There's a lot going on in the ID UI and reducing the contrast of the ruler markings to remain in the window's inactive state color - light gray - even when in active state greatly reduces the amount of noise onscreen. Would also make the dashed cursor position indicators easier to spot (currently they're impossible to see amidst the high contrast markings).

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  19. Control Click for Paragraph/Character styles

    Make para/chr styles context aware as in :
    1 Select an line of text which has none/para style attached,
    2 ability to select another style from a popup menu (control click)

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  20. 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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