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  1. Reset to base for one single parameter of a paragraph/character/etc. style

    I wish there was an easy way to just reset one specific parameter of a style to base ([ignore]).

    For example:
    I have paragraph style p2 which is based on p1. I previously overwrote the Font Style of p2 but now I decided to change it back to inherit the Font Style of its base style (p1). It would be nice to have some way to do that only for the Font Style. Not for the Font Family or Size or any other parameter. Maybe by option–, cmd- or right-clicking on the parameter's name...?

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  2. Bullet lists: add option for custom spacing of first and last entries

    In a paragraph style defined as a bullet list, you often need to have more space BEFORE THE FIRST item or AFTER THE LAST item. This is possible in CSS and would just need a couple of extra fields added to the "Bullets and Numbering" section in the "Paragraph Style" panel.

    The only option now is to create additional styles or to use overrides.

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    Use the Indents and Spacing section of the Paragraph Style dialog to specify Space Before and Space After. Use the option “Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style” to specify the space between the bulleted list items.

    For example, if Space Before is 6 pt, Space After is 8 pt, and Space Between is 0 pt, the bulleted list will have 6 pt before the 1st item, 8 pt after the last item and in between the bulleted list items, space will be 0 pt.

    Hope this helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  3. Copy Style Settings textbox

    Make the Style Settings box copy/pasteable OR allow a more complex method of style comparisons. Sometimes you make a couple small modifications and you just need to know the differences.

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  4. Copy Style Settings textbox

    Make the Style Settings box copy/pasteable OR allow a more complex method of style comparisons. Sometimes you make a couple small modifications and you just need to know the differences.

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  5. content formatting as styles

    The ability to create a content format as a style. Example: currency - so you could have 19.95 or 3 or 12.2, you would have a "currency" style that takes the numbers and reformats as $19.95, $3.00, or $12.20 (with the ability to add character styles to specific elements) - so you could make the cents be superscript, make the decimal disappear. Also adding the option as to whether or not the styling should be virtual (the actual content is not changed, just the appearance) or restyled (it would actually change the content). This could be done in a GREP…

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  6. add spacing around word or selection in c-styles

    often we use a c-style to make a "highlight" of a word (or group of words), but the highlight stops at the edge of the letter and we must always go back in and add thin spaces on either side of the word so that the highlight has a natural start and finish slightly before and after the selection. It would be nice to have a c-style option to add space to the left and right of the selection.

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  7. Left / right justified paragraph control

    Have the ability to give greater control to non-justified paragraphs.

    As you have word and letter spacing control for justified text, have a similar set of rules that can be applied to line endings and the difference in line ending lengths for a left/right aligned paragraph. Potentially a rule to remove widows and orphans.

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  8. Unify font filtering across all relveant dialogues

    Give the Paragraph and Character Styles Basic Character Formats dialogue the ability to filter like the Character panel in the Properties window.

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  10. Hyphenation and Justification style

    Please add ability of keeping hyphenation and justification options as a stand-alone style to use it in paragraph styles.

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  11. Make it possible to add ad Swatch from within the Style editing panels

    When editing a style and realising that a certain Swatch is not made yet, is a bit frustrating, since Swatches can not be added on the fly.
    Why not make it possbile to edit a color and add a Swatch in the style editing panel? Or let have styles their own colors without the need of a Swatch.

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  13. Stroke & Corner Options independent of each other

    We create instruction sheets for setting up/updating retail displays. We use bolder and various colored strokes (object styles) to indicate which items are new to/changing location on/exiting a fixture. If none of these apply, a default (thinner/black) stroke is used. Sometimes the strokes have rounded corners or custom shapes ...and we need to use the stroke option to force the very thick stroke to align outside or it covers up the art within.

    With each new update, we start by setting all strokes back to the default (gloabal find/change) and then change individual strokes as needed. But because Stroke &…

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  14. Full Font features from within Style Sheets.

    When making a paragraph style or charachter style. The font family opitions are limited as compared to the new font options available from the main screen, it would be great if the full feature set could be incorporated at least show is the font we are choosing not just the name. Thanks.

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  15. Ogistian A

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2641246?sr=inbox&ru=396988

    As per above conversation, This is very helpful to control this, If shadow option available in characters styles.

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  16. Serait-il possible de faire des filets seulement sur un ou plusieurs cotés d'un bloc texte (comme sur une cellule de tableau) ?

    J'ai pouvoir appliquer à un bloc texte un filet de contour seulement sur un ou plusieurs cotés du bloc — un peu comme cela est déjà possible pour sur une cellule de tableau. Merci

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  17. Options d'enchaînement dans un style de paragraphe débutant en page suivante

    Ma requête concerne les styles de paragraphes ayant l'option d'enchaînement débutant en page suivante : si l'en-tête de page comporte plusieurs paragraphes identiques successifs, je souhaiterais que l'option de saut de page ne soit active que sur le premier paragraphe.

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  19. Please make it possible that we can have a number is paragraphs of text that link to the actual page number that is being referenced.

    Please make it possible that we can have a number in paragraphs of text that link to the actual page number that is being referenced. So if the page number is changed, then the numbers in the paragraph should also reflect the changes.

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  20. Filter & Labels in (Object/Character/Paragraph) Style Panels

    As in Photoshop's and InDesign's Layer Panel it would be very helpfull to have the option for colored Labels/Flags.
    Also, like in Photoshop, a filter/search option on top of the Style Panels would help organizing complex files (newspaper/magazine templates) and speeding up the process.

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