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  1. Make it obvious in the Page palette when a page dimension has been changed with the Page tool

    In a multi-page doc, it is not obvious when the dimensions of individual pages have been changed with the Page tool.

    This can waste time or at worst be disastrous if a document at the wrong size is inadvertently sent to print.

    I suggest some kind of colour tint or bright border to page thumbnails to clearly identify when a page dimension has changed from the document’s core dimensions.

    18 votes
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    • 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

      31 votes
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      • XML Import URL

        Hello,
        it would be nice if there was an invocation of an xml-file by url. It's time for InDesign to look to the future.

        9 votes
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        • Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

          It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
          It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

          5 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.

            6 votes
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            • Bleed/Trim hazard for Margins

              A Preflight-option that works like Bleed/Trim hazard but for margins and guides.

              2 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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                • Ability to change the page of the linked pdf

                  I would love to see the ability to change the page number of a linked pdf in the links palette - as it stands you have to relink file, click 'show import options' (which then remains on when you don't want it to) navigate to the pdf then click through what page you want to display. It's slow and clunky. A simple icon next to the link where you could select the desired page would speed my workflow up massively.

                  2 votes
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                  • hyphenation

                    Have an option in the settings to tern of hyphenations on start up. As a student the hyphens make the work look messy

                    2 votes
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                    • hyphenation

                      Have a option in the settings to tern of hyphenations on start up

                      2 votes
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                      • FINDING AND HIGHLIGHTING DOCUMENTS IN THE BOOK PANEL.

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                        I have a long document, each page sets to one document file (e.g. 200 pages equal 200 documents in the Book Panel!). Each book file has own title, some titles are short and some longer.

                        Finding documents by their own name is necessary for me through this long list and finding by scroll down and up to find a specific document is time-wasting, boring task.

                        I didn’t find any features in the Book Panel pop-up menu. Do you know any tricks to find a document by its own title among the many documents in the Book panel?

                        Also, some…

                        2 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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                          • 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.

                            3 votes
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                            • Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

                              It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
                              It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

                              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.

                                3 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

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Create Document Template Based on Current Document

                                    Create an absolutely empty document with settings and styles based on an open document.

                                    Sometimes we need to create a document template based on a ready one. You need to keep all styles, master pages, color sets, etc. At the same time, the working pages should remain empty.

                                    2 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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                                      • 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.

                                        2 votes
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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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