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  1. Search for missing links

    When links are broken on our shared server, I manually need to type the name of the link to begin a search for it. Some file names are very complicated. It would be nice if the link name was already written in the input field or even better a button in the links panel that searches for the link and replaces it. Most often the link has just changed place on the server but has the same name.

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  2. Show version number in Windows

    The version number is always visible in the top of the application window on MacOS since CC 2018. However it is not present in the Windows version of InDesign or InCopy.

    This is a great tool when you are troubleshooting and I would love to see it in the Windows versions as well.

    4 votes
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  4. FIX CONTROL PANEL: InDesign 2019 does not display from the menu or is just blank as noted below

    In Design for mac version 2019: The control panel is terrible: clicking the menu displays nothing. Only changing the Workspace which use to be a workaround to display it, now displays a blank and therefore useless panel.

    This is just unacceptable. The menu problem has been a problem for a long time but now there is no workaround. This must be fixed.

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  5. Indicator to show that there are locked objects on the page.

    There should be a small red lock-symbol somewhere to show, that there are locked objects on the page. It sometime happens, that I want to select and copy all objectrs to a new page or document and locked objects are missing there.

    4 votes
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  6. Text Styles in Properties Panel - Show Overrides, Clear Overrides

    The properties panel in the October 2018 version of InDesign is a great feature, however the implementation of Styles in the Text Insertion mode provides no feedback on whether or not overrides exist in the selected text, nor does it provide a means to clear any overrides. This provides a significant stumbling block for new users, who may end up redefining styles and applying more overrides to their text trying to fix display issues, not realising that the problem is overrides.

    Building out the functionality to better reflect the existing Styles panels - at least in regards to locating and…

    4 votes
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  7. 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…

    4 votes
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  8. footnotes saving space

    Can we make the footnotes text in 2 to 4 column, or run-in footnotes, because some books has too many footnotes, if a 3 or 4 word note occupies a line so we loose space. This will save space in long text books.

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  9. East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) support for English and/or other Western languages UI

    Pls make East Asian language setting available for English and/or other Western languages UI.

    Sometime I work for East Asian customer and need to deal with East Asian language, but I still need English UI.

    Now I have to install and uninstall East Asian Version of ID when I want to use this feature.

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  10. ADA issue: Customize the font size used for menu/palette independent of monitor resolution

    We need to be able to increase the font size used for menu/palette. Preferably independent of monitor resolution.
    This is an ADA issue for those of us with aging eyes.

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  11. Make style name indentations smaller

    Lot's of unnecessary whitespace, requires wider than necessary panel widths on smaller screens.

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  12. Timestamp for jobs in general

    It would be cool if the Adobe programs could timestamp the work you do.
    So that you could see how much time you use on a project.
    There could be variables like if mouse movement and keyboard is inactive in x seconds, the time stops.
    And even cooler if the jobs (ai, psd, indd) in a folder could be collected in an overall calculation of time used.
    That way, you could tell the customer or your boss, that this jobs was done in 3 hours 32 minutes.

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  13. Toggle settings to Auto Update Links

    There is much need for a setting (preferably toggle on/off) for updating of linked files automatically. A lot of companies and designers use InDesign to setup presentations, and it can get extremely time consuming having to manually update links as they change.

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  14. Styles UI needs to keep up with the times

    Styles are implemented in InDesign since... well, for ever. The options and settings grew a lot over the years BUT it still looks and feels the same. Old and unflexible. There is a styles window with your collected styles and to edit those you have your Style Options window. Basically that´s it.

    Practically that means you have to open each style individually, make your changes individually (although you want equally changes), check if design and layout still works, edit each style... again... individually.

    Please find a way to improve working/handling styles e.g. for collective changes or simultaneously opening multiple Style…

    4 votes
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  15. Find/Change match window

    When we press any key or click anywhere. It is very uncomfortable to click on the button.

    4 votes
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  16. Please fix menu overlap on fly out pages' window

    Wasn't sure if I should call this a bug or if it is by design, however, please fix the overlapping of the page indicator/tools on the pages' fly out menu. It overlaps when you have the window be its narrowest.
    When this happens I am unable to use the tools (e.g. deleting a page by dragging over the trash icon)

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  17. object layer options

    Please add ability to edit Object Layer Options for more than one copy of the exact same PSD image at one time.

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  18. Not truncating filenames in window when relinking

    I'd say this is self explanatory and has always been a bug bear to me.

    4 votes
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  19. Jump to page 1 = just go to first page already

    If my document is numbered pages 43 to 59, for example, and I press Command -J and enter "1" for "Go to page:" PLEASE just take me to the first page in the document! Is that too much to ask? ;-)

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  20. What about split screen for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

    What about split screen support for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

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