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  1. SVGs / AIs and Graphics as bullet points

    It would be nice if paragraphs styles would allow for SVGs and / or Graphics to be used as "custom bulletpoints".

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    • Character style in brush form so I can just set it and highlight parts of text and the brush does the rest.

      Character style in brush form so I can just set it and highlight parts of text and the brush does the rest.

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      • Possibility of defining several alternative Font Styles in one Character Style

        Possibility of defining several alternative Font Styles in one Character Style.

        E.g. Character Style: Italic
        Font Style: Regular Italic OR RegularItalic OR Italic OR ItalicRegular OR Italic Regular

        Currently working with two families of fonts, one of which has italic defined as Italic and the other as Regular Italic, this is impossible. You have to define two character styles and search the whole text.

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        • Retained overwrites

          While doing heavy make-up of book texts I often need to get in a line or to space out a line. Doing this without having countless paragraph overrides (with the danger that by clicking "clear override" or applying a script everything would be lost) the only possibility so far is to make numerous paragraph copies, e.g., "body", "body+5", "body+10", "body-5" etc.
          A possible solution could be to have the paragraph style definition with some kind of "ranges", maybe "Tracking: 0 - +30" with a default value "0". And the actual value could be selected in a panel. Hopefully someone has…

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          • Paragraph Borders and Shading - Keep in Frame

            I use a P Style for a Tip paragraph in my Quick Reference Cards (QRC). The Tip is typically one or two sentences, and has a light shading (light grey) with a top and bottom blue border. I use a similar style for Warnings, except I change the borders to red. Occasionally, the Tip/Warning falls at the top or bottom of a column, and the Border, and sometimes the Shading, lands outside the text frame.

            Can we have a "Keep in Frame" for Borders and Shading, similar to the one for P Rules? David Blatner had a great workaround when…

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            • Paragraph Rule Establish Length

              Under Paragraph Rules, we have the option to increase the indent from the left or the right, it would be nice to just dictate overall length of size

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              • Shading for character styles

                I love using the shading for whole paragraph styles, but it would be nice to have shading for character styles as well. This would be nice for "highlighter" effects, which you just want to highlight a few lines or words. Just like applying an underline or strikethrough, but with a little more control over color, padding, maybe even shape?

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                • STYLE support for run-in (aka in-line) headings

                  Currently there is no Style setting that can produce a run-in heading. This is a very widely used style in documents using more than 2-3 heading levels, and I have needed it for years now.

                  NOTE: Using Nested Styles does not fulfill the need for run-in headings. Using a nested style is a work-around based on character styles, and this technique does not allow a heading to be "promoted" or redesigned!

                  A quick solution:

                  Create a new Style setting checkbox to be used by the run-in heading style: "Run-in". When checked, the paragraph is given 0 leading, and its total…

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                  • Stylesheet Manager

                    A place to manage bulk style changes across paragraph, character, and object styles.

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                    • Edit multiple paragraph styles at the same time

                      When we have changes in layouts or designs it is a pain to edit all the paragraph styles individually. Please make it possible to edit them all at once.

                      Example: 10 paragraph styles in one doc all with the same font. Customer wants to change the font.

                      5 votes
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                      • Style counters

                        I would find very helpful to have a counter near any style (in particular for tables, but can work with other styles too) that enlights the number of items to whom is assigned the style and add a function, similar to the error panel, in which one can scroll to the elements, double clicking, and be brought to the item itself.

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                        • Expand limitations for keyboard shortcuts assigned to character/paragraph styles

                          Right now, you can go in an assign keyboard shortcuts to character styles or paragraph styles only when used with a number pad.

                          For those of us on laptops predominantly, that means you are never able to assign shortcut keys for a character style. So instead of one set of keystrokes, you end up having to do extra clicks repeatedly when formatting copy.

                          Expand the ability to create shortcuts to a wider range of key combinations that are laptop friendly.

                          5 votes
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                          • Style hierarchy

                            It would be nice if you could easily see as one of the views of styles (paragraph, character, and object) a hierarchy of which styles are based on each other. Like a cascade of styles. I work on long documents and books that use LOTS of styles and besides the normal view and alphabetical view, it would be nice to be able to "sort" by hierarchy, perhaps with the swivel arrow, like when you have different styles in grouped folders. For instance, we have "text" and then "text left" and "text centered," and so on, but they are all based…

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                            • Stroke Profile

                              Add in Adobe illustrators stroke profiles to indesign. The amount of times I've wanted to do a stroke in indesign with tapered ends and had to open Ai just for that one additional feature of control is too high

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                              • Multiple paragraph/character style sheets

                                When selecting more than one paragraph of text that therefore uses multiple paragraph styles, instead of saying (mixed) at the top of the styles palette, it would be really helpful if it could highlight which actual paragraph styles were in use. 'Multiple' is of no use - I can see there are multile styles just by looking at it!

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                                • All shortcut command is not available for all symbol characters like pagemaker example Þ double arrow symble

                                  All symbol should be apply in symbol style press key Alt=0222,0163 etc.

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                                  • Make Add to CC Library a preference that must be selected

                                    I don't want to use CC Libraries. That's my preference. I understand it could be helpful to some people, but right now I don't want to use this. Yet I keep having to open three different windows to deselect it and every time Indesign crashes (several times a week lately) I have to go through the task again.

                                    Why can't we make it a global preference? Click you save to CC Libraries, unclick to not save.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Allow the paragraph shading to 'knock out' paragraph border in some way for more usefullness

                                      If I specify a border & use just the 'top' as a horizontal rule with the idea to have it appear only on either side of a line of text, there isn't an option to do that or for the shading to knock-out the 'border' or have one in front of the other so it would be handy to be able to specify that one is on top of the other & the option to knock it out or a gap size. I've achieved the desired effect in the 2nd image with a white stroke but that doesn't work well…

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                                      • Import only styles that matches between target and source documents

                                        Add the hability (UI and script) to import only styles that matches between target and source documents, ignoring the ones from the source that aren't in the target document.

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                                        • Find/Change Math Styles

                                          Ability to apply math styles from third party in Find/Change feature.
                                          We publish education materials and use Mt Editor by Movemen. Can find fractions such as 1/2, cannot apply fraction stacked style as there is no option for Math styles as is with Paragraph and Character styles. Would be a huge time saver to have this ability.

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