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  1. Custom stroke styles, that can be shared with Illustrator (and vice versa)

    Stroke styles like those of Illustrator, where the library and styles can be created in either and shared between both programs

    11 votes
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  2. Stylesheet Manager

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

    10 votes
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  3. Add cell width and heigth to table (or cell) styles

    Very often I use tables in multiple pages taht need to have the same dimensions. Being able to do that in Styles would be priceless.

    10 votes
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  4. Table of content – Styling improvement

    1) Please make the TOC dialogue box scaleable: especially the include paragraph styles box is unmanageable (long names are not visible and after applying settings to a style it scrolls back to the top of the list)
    2) Please include option to strip or override character styles in TOC
    At the moment you need a lot of paragraph styles to set up the TOC, especially when having multicoloured headlines, both in document and TOC
    3) Please give text boxes an option "include in TOC" (helpful when having the same headline on several pages) and the option to enter alternate wording…

    9 votes
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  5. External Paragraph Styles (to keep all documents in sync easily)

    I would like to have external paragraph styles (and other styles too) so that they can apply to multiple documents and keep all documents using them in sync with the same set of styles.

    9 votes
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  6. conditional GREP formatting

    We need to add conditional GREP formatting. For eg. in screen 1 (yellow highlighted text) tagged in xml, and are able capture with GREP styling. But when we put condition, it also captures unwanted text in same GREP style (cyan highlighted), tagged with same xml tag. It would be great as conditional text, i.e.. "IF x=y then DO 'this'" OTHERWISE APPLY 'this style'.

    If such option available in indesign, it would be a great help as we are doing frontend xml publishing.

    9 votes
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  7. Table of contents created with character style

    The ability to create a TOC using a character style would save me a lot of time.

    9 votes
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  8. 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?

    8 votes
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  9. Add word and character spacing (justification) options to character styles

    Allow the justification options within character styles.

    Quite often I have different typefaces in one paragraph, which need individual values for the justification of word and/or character spacing. But I can only do the justification for a whole paragraph with exactly one font, ignoring all the other contained typefaces. This leads to word spaces, which are way too narrow or too wide in parts of a paragraph (see the top image). If I could adjust justification options in character styles as I can do in paragraph styles, the problem would be solved!

    8 votes
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  10. 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.

    7 votes
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  11. Searched styles in Quick Apply or Most used styles

    Got a lot of styles. Paragraph, Character, etc. styles. The Quick Apply helps to quickly find the the ones i need. So it would be nice that the last (maybe 5) styles that i searched will be on top of that Quick Apply window.

    Or create a new window, and put the most used styles in there.

    7 votes
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  12. Stroke styles

    Allow us to create and name custom Stroke Styles. These would be in addition to Object Styles.

    Stroke Styles could be used to specify a custom underline, strikethrough, or paragraph rule. Stroke Styles could also be applied to paths and called by Object Styles.

    7 votes
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  13. Advanced Paragraph Shading Options

    1. The ability to specify a specific measured width for paragraph shading in pica, inches or whatever is the standard unit for the document.
    2. The ability to extend shading through continuous paragraphs. (i.e. If two consecutive paragraphs have the same paragraph style (with shading) that there is no gap between the paragraphs. Currently you have to use offset to extend these.

    6 votes
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  14. Apply object style to a group

    It would be nice if I could apply an object style to grouped objects. Especially useful when using only the position functions.

    6 votes
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  15. 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…

    6 votes
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  16. Automatic hanging indents/"indent to here" for lists

    Currently, creating hanging indents for lists requires either manually adding "indent to here" ahead of every list item, or fiddling with the left indent and first line indent options of the list paragraph style until the desired effect is achieved-- a process that must be repeated if the type size changes or for subsequent list levels.

    Since hanging indents are what one almost always desires when creating lists, it would be great if this was a checkbox option one could simply turn on when setting up list styles. With the option on, InDesign would automatically indent all text to the…

    6 votes
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  17. Find/Replace for Overrides

    In the FIND option, add the ability to find/replace paragraphs with overrides.

    6 votes
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  18. Break hyphenated words at hyphens

    Please make it so that hyphenated words always break at the hyphen when they break between lines.

    6 votes
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  19. Add scaling to stroke ends / arrowheads

    Allow scaling of start and end on strokes, like in Illustrator.

    6 votes
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  20. Height & width in object styles needs more options

    I did try out the new H&W feature in CC2018 using it on a image frame with a picture inside it. I anchored it to the heading of each chapter and wanted to see if I could resize the image from the object style panel. This did not work the way I was hoping for; There is no way to lock the H&W proportions so that the frame fits the image dimensions. I could not determine a reference point from where the frame is growing. A great upgrade to the feature would be: Lock proportions, scale content with the frame…

    6 votes
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