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  1. Duplicating pages in InDesign - but not at the end of a document

    When duplicating pages in Indesign they always appear at the end of the document. We should be able to select where in the document we want the pages to be added, as we do when inserting new pages.
    So, 'Duplicate Pages''; "Insert Before/After page XX" etc

    13 votes
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    • Dynamic Color Swatches with Data-Merge

      Make the Swatches dynamic with Data-Merge so that you can enter a Colorcode in the Excel document and it changes the Swatch with the same name or something like that.

      7 votes
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      • Eliminate document size limits

        It would be great if there weren't size limit on documents. I am currently working on a very large design for a trade show booth. And I have to do it in Photoshop due to the size limits of InDesign. It is taking so much longer than it needs to because every time I try to transform or resize something, it takes 20 minutes to complete a small task Doing this in InDesign would be way better.

        4 votes
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        • Overscroll Feature

          It would be so nice to be able to enable overscroll in Indesign like you can in Photoshop. It feels so claustrophobic not being able to overscroll.

          4 votes
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          • Tabbing Sequence in Properties window

            When changing an open document's size from Properties window, pressing tab after changing the 'Width' takes you to 'Number of pages' field instead of 'Height' field.

            When working quickly this can disrupt productivity, especially when you're waiting to have '297 pages' created instead of simply changing the canvas to 297mm height. A minor but convenient change.

            2 votes
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            • Lorem ipsum reminder before Save.

              If "Lorem ipsum" appears in the file, when Save is tapped, before saving , a "Lorem ipsum Alert" should appear, so that this placeholder does not find its way into print in error. This suggestion applies to ID, PS and AI.

              2 votes
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              • Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...

                Please add Units/increments within File>Document Setup...
                So a user can easily change a document's units without changing the application preferences. The way it is now is confusing

                2 votes
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                • command hot keys not working

                  Shift, option keys aren't working. Proportions won't constraint while holding the shift key and items won't duplicate while holding option key.

                  2 votes
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                  • Hiding Pages in a Document

                    It would be helpful to hide pages in a way similar to hiding columns in Excel. I don't want the information gone, I just need to minimize it so I can focus on the specific pages I need. Accessing this action via a right click in the pages menu would be ideal.

                    17 votes
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                    • Several templates for a page / spread

                      The requirement is to add different templates to a page / spread.
                      It should be possible to *simply* combine templates independent of each other. Not based on etc...
                      The names of templates could then be displayed one beneath another in page list preview. To apply several templates, we could select them at once and drug and drop to the page list preview.
                      For example – one template for page numbers, another template for logo. Combining different logos and different colors of page numbers will then dramatically reduce the required template quantity.

                      1 vote
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                      • Remember the view pages preference (alternate layout/vert/horiz) for documents

                        I go back and forth a lot working with documents with alternate layouts and those without. It would be helpful if the page view preference is saved along with the document instead of switching back and forth manually.

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                        • Paragraph styles for masters

                          You should be able to create a blank text box on a master and assign it a paragraph style. Then when you edit a document page based on that master, the text should be formatted according to the paragraph style. It does this already, for the creation of the page. But if you change the paragraph style of the master, there is apparently NO WAY for the new paragraph style to get applied to the document pages based on that master. Which is a huge oversight.

                          2 votes
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                          • Relative Link Paths for InDesign

                            At this company we work in teams on many project simultaneously along with a massive server of shared assets. Talking to my colleagues in other companies this is quite a common thing these days. We mostly work off of InDesign for the majority of our projects. As InDesign uses linked files for composition/layout, we keep our server organized. All IDD files are worked from directly off of our server, no files are stored on any person's computer locally.

                            We don't need to package everything (only rarely, for sharing to external entities) because all of the content already exists on the…

                            6 votes
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                            • Load Master Pages the same as Paragraph and Character Styles

                              Load Master Page options should be same as Loading Paragraph/Character Styles, with options to choose which Master you want to load/overwrite. I have documents with multiple Masters, but I may just want to update one of them. In current state, I have to load all Masters from another document, which forces unwanted changes to the other Master Pages that did not require updating.

                              2 votes
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                              • Import GIF Animations

                                It could be great to animate a document for presentations.

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                                • delete to the beginning of the line and similar support for macOS

                                  We already see the powerful shortcut being used in indesign to fast select to the beginning/end of the line (sht-home/end), won't it be nice if InDesign add a short cut to delete to the beginning/end of the line? like sht-cmd-del or fn-sht-cmd-del?

                                  I been using macOS's own delete to the beginning of the line (cmd-del) for so long, and I really love this feature, it allows you to quickly cleara a line and beginning new one, and in macOS you can use opt-del to delete a word (fn-opt-del to delete forward), I just love the fact that these mac shortcut…

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                                  • Option to turn spell check off or skip master pages.

                                    It would be helpful to be able to skip the spell check in master pages without turning the language to [No Language]. As well as make the "Ignore All" or "Add" feature in spell check work better and actually skip common use for your documents.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Adding a separate pages or extract pages as individual pages feature.

                                      Working in a newspaper environment, our layout clerk sets up our paper in sections. If our A Section is 12 pages, she sets it up as a 12 page section and dummies the advertisements on the pages. When our editorial staff grabs the pages to do their jobs, they need to be able to work on each page individually, not as one full document. It would be extremely beneficial (without having to "MOVE PAGES" or copy and paste) if our layout clerk could separate or export the document as individual indesign pages. Our layout and editorial departments are currently transitioning…

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                                      • Folder for Layer

                                        It would be very helpfull if we can group Layers or make Folders like in Photoshop.

                                        44 votes
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                                        • Please make hyphenation an option, NOT the default

                                          In the Paragraph Panel, hyphenation is selected as the default option, but we know that breaking words across lines lowers readability in text. Please keep it as an option for instances where it's needed, but don't make it the default. When changing it, it should also be universal to a document (in other words, you shouldn't have to click every text box to turn it off).

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