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  1. save the set of all open files

    If you live in an environment where you have to shut down InDesign and start it up again, such as a corporate "day job" or if you want to backup your files at night:
    Offer an option to reopen all of the file tabs that you had open when you last quit.
    I often have a set of four files open, two of which are open in two windows/tabs., for a total of six windows/tabs. It would be nice to be able to start up InDesign and have it automatically reopen all those files, basically getting back to where I…

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  2. Trackpad zoom windows

    Seems really backwards that I cannot zoom in with my trackpad on windows. I mean, it works flawlessly in even Microsoft Edge. Just seems like something that was flat out forgotten.

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  3. Split screen on mac os

    please allow split screen view on the MAC OS. I am constantly working across programs like indesign and word and this would be very helpful

    2 votes
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  4. Show the year-based version name in the about window

    I'd like to see the YEAR based version name of each product, in the About window. Today I need to visit Wikipedia to check what the version numbers mean.

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  5. switching documents

    Make so using Ctrl + Tab switches between open documents in the correct order. Currently, they switch based on the order that you opened them. If you mix them up and try to switch between them, you'll end up hopping all over the place.

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  6. Allow closing of "Adobe InDesign 2020" palette

    Please allow closing of the "Adobe InDesign 2020" palette completely. I was able to extract it off the top of the top toolbar, but there's literally no way to close it and nothing in it that I would ever use on a regular basis. And I already know I'm in InDesign 2020—I don't need to lose 20 or 30 pixels all the way across the top of my screen telling me that, and I certainly don't need it lying fallow covering up part of my screen once I move it out of the top palette area.

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Native fullscreen-mode on macOS

    I think InDesign (and every other CC application) should support Apples native fullscreen-mode in macOS. I can understand when some people prefer the oldschool way of just maximizing de window, but the native fullscreen-mode would be so much more convenient when working with multiple desktop spaces and would be much more consistent within macOS.

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  11. Alt shortcuts T-E-T

    ALT T-E-T used to activate 'Change to Title Case' but now it doesn't make it. Is this an error?

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  12. Align & Distribute Objects with Keyboard Shortcuts

    Implement the keyboard shortcuts that are already used for this exact feature from Adobe XD!

    CMD, CTRL, arrows (mac)
    CTRL, shift, arrows (pc)
    Up aligns top, down aligns bottom, left aligns left, right aligns right.

    CMD, CTRL M (mac) / shift M (pc)
    Align horizontally (m for middle)

    CMD, VTRL C (mac) / shift C (pc)
    Align vertically (c for centre)

    CMD, CTRL, V (mac) / CTRL, shift V (pc) Distribute vertically

    CMD, CTRL, H (mac) / CTRL, shift H (pc) Distribute horizontally

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  13. Edit Variable dialog: highlight Text text box first instead of variable name to work faster

    In the Edit Variables dialog box, It would work faster on a daily basis if the third text box, named Text, would be the one highlighted for change. In a context where you define all your templates then reuse them, when you use variables, it is only to change them. So most used text box is the third one in the Edit variable dialog box.

    We would save a lot of time if, when we click to edit a variable, the 3rd text box is highlightes for change.

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  14. Improve style panels

    Three things that would be amazing for the styles panels (we use a lot of styles, so managing them better would be a huge boon):

    1) Snap the current folder you're in to the top of the panel once it scrolls out of view, so it's easy to close the folder you're in once you're done.

    2) Include some way of viewing the "based on" hierarchy all at once rather than having to go into a style's properties to see what's contingent on what.

    3) Have labelling and filtering as per photoshop's layers panel - so you can find and…

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  15. More intuitive Page move UI

    Pages palette:
    In a non facing pages document, when moving a page, the indicator line for the destination is shown beside a page. I would expect it above/beneath a page.

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  16. Style Application "Tool Tips"

    When I create a "complex" style definition with a long set of embedded styles and a "next" style, I want my coworkers and contractors to apply the full style to the correctly selected copy by using the "Apply (style) then Next Style, Clear Overrides" option (right-click Style Name in the Styles Menu).

    I would be great if I could attach a "Tool Tip" ("Style Application Tip?") to the Style Name in the Menu--it would appear on application of the style, or perhaps on rollover. Attaching the Tip to Templated Objects on the page would be great also.

    Basically, I want…

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  17. CC Libraries Export should remember last-used folder

    When exporting CC Libraries from InDesign on macOS, the Desktop is always chosen as the last export location, even if you have already exported to another folder in that session.

    ID should remember the last-Library-exporter folder and autofill it into the "Location:" section.

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  18. ui 4k

    please please please add a UI scaling option for mac users who work on 4k screens. our eyes will thank you!

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  19. Background Task Panel

    Please make the Background Task panel smaller. There doesn’t seem to be any reason for it to be this big. For laptop users it is a real space hog.

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  20. Add a Search / Filter field to the Links tab

    Finda out wether a certain file is used, is manual labour in InDesign.
    What, if the Links Tab had a search/filter field (like in After Effects' timeline and project panels).

    Find by name, filter by kind.

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