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  1. Exclude Pages from Page Count

    Please include an option to exclude certain pages of a document from the page count. I work with a lot of proposals that have page counts, but things like covers, table of contents, and tabs do not count. It's hard to keep track of the "counted" pages and having to go in and change the numbering every time I delete or insert a page. It would be great if you could right click on pages and say "exclude from page count" and the page count would continue on the next page.

    15 votes
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  2. Adding feature for first page number in Text Variable

    We work a lot in typesetting Journal which need to mention page number for each article. The 'last page number' in Text Variable are very useful and I wish to have an option for first page number in the feature. In current situation, I have to change the first page number manually if the pagination changed.
    Thank you.

    5 votes
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  3. InDesign Templates and Style updates

    I start by making an InDesign template and incorporating all the object and paragraph styles I think I'll need. Then from my template I create my first document. However, as I proceed with actual content on that document I find I want to modify some styles, add new ones, etc.

    There does not seem to be a way to have my template updated automatically with those style changes/additions. This would be a great help because my template is no longer usable as an "old version". So, I have to save my new document onto and replace that older template (without…

    6 votes
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  4. Research on THE LINKS panel

    Hi, I would like a possibility to research in The Links listing panel ! Thks

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  5. Cross-Reference feature

    I'm an avid user of InDesign; currently working on a book-length document of about 150 pages. I often want to cross-reference something said earlier; however it is buried somewhere in the hundreds of paragraphs of the article story format. That means it's very hard to find that paragraph so that I can simply refer to the page number it's on (see attached file of image capture).

    Here's my suggestion: Add a field in the cross-reference dialog box where you can copy in a few leading words of the paragraph you want to find, then have the paragraph text field find…

    7 votes
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  6. Enable Hyperlinks to Stay Live in PDFs ... Even After Importation into InDesign

    Hi folks

    We have figured out a 'work-around' to the problem of maintaining live hyperlinks in PDFs throughout the entire exporting/importing process in InDesign. However, it's purely a bandaid - although it works well. It would be great to have this process built in as a feature. I've attached a PDF with our workflow methodologies for your review.

    5 votes
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  7. Duplicate Page, without the new page jumping to the end of the doc. This is valuable since I need to print doublesided-same art

    Duplicate Page, without the new page jumping to the end of the doc. This is valuable since I need to print doublesided-same art. Page1-2 is one same card; Pg 3-4 on same card, etc.

    18 votes
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  8. Allow users to password protect elements

    Allow users to password protect styles, master pages, ... in documents, preventing unwanted changes...

    10 votes
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  9. Make page dimensions from Page Tool and Page Setup match

    I'll often have to change the size of page using the Page Tool. The problem is that if anyone opens the Document Setup dialogue box, it only shows what the original dimensions of the page are – not the actual dimensions.

    When there are multiple pages in a document with various sizes, the Document Setup dialogue window should notify that that's the case.

    16 votes
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  10. Vertical Facing Pages

    A document pages setup option for vertical facing pages for things like calendars, and other types of documents would be really helpful.

    25 votes
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  11. Social Media Document Sizes

    Add social media sizes as an entire emnu option (next to print/web/mobile) in the New Document settings.

    3 votes
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  12. Hyperlink through ENTIRE book.

    Hyperlink pages throughout an entire book. You can only link on the current pages of a document and not the book - I've a 100 page + document and I've to combine it into one doc - madness!

    5 votes
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  13. Microsoft Office Compatibility

    Documentation, documents and colors in Microsoft Word document come in differently.

    It would be much better for us to work more with Office programs.

    Please fix it.

    3 votes
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  14. New file icons (cc 2018) a step back

    Just wanted to bring up something that is hindering my workflow as-of-late - the new file icons for Adobe (using Mac).

    I find that the new icons are abrasive visually, but beyond that the function is a bit of a setback. For instance, I used to be able to tell the difference between an .indd file and an .idml file even at the smallest icon size, because there was a distinct difference between the two. Now, however, the difference is so subtle, given that the color/shape of the icons are nearly identical, save a little beveled corner that is indistinguishable…

    5 votes
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  15. Create a new document based on selected pages of an existing indesign document.

    I would like to be able to select pages within an existing InDesign document and create a new document using those pages, much like you can with layers in photoshop.

    In photoshop when you select 'duplicate layer(s)' you have the option of duplicating them into different documents, including a new one. When I am designing a business card for a client, for example, I present multiple options. I will make all of the options in one document as separate pages. When they choose one I would like to be able to select the specific pages and duplicate them straight to…

    4 votes
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  16. Footnotes from all text frames and tables on every page

    My booklets almost always have a complex layout with some (2-5) tables with visible or invisible borders and (2-5) text frames on one page.
    I need there a consistent numbering of footnotes at the end of the page or spread from all tables and text frames on that page (separate for every page). I.e. real footnotes for the whole page not for a single text frame.

    A lot of people for sure have the same issue.

    New endnotes feature in October 2017 update does not resolve the problem at all.

    This input may be closely related to “Please make…

    8 votes
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  17. Keeping the format when updating the spreadsheet link indesign data merge

    After creating a linked data merge file, you can then go in and edit certain field. But, if the excel sheet needs updating, you then have to 'data merge' again and lose all formatted text/images etc. There are third party apps, like WordsFlow, but this is expensive. Please have this feature in InDesign! Thankings.

    6 votes
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  18. Text Variable "Running Header" to work across indvidual Indesign files within a Indesign Book

    "Running Header" working across multiple indesign files within a book would allow a more modular approach to book production: common elements such as headers and footers can changed globally within a book, that shares some of its content i.e. individual indesign files, with another book but whose headers and footers must be different.

    2 votes
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  19. Please, please turn off the automatic hyphenation in a document. This hyphenates all words at the end of all lines.

    Please turn off automatic hyphenation. I publish in other languages in which any hyphenation must be manually inserted.

    At the moment the automatic hyphenation places a hyphen at the end of nearly every line. This totally destroys the readability of the language.

    I know that you can untick the box for every style in every chapter, but this adds a burden-and time- to the task.

    3 votes
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  20. Total book pages variable

    It would be VERY USEFUL to have a variable for the total pages of the book that updates automatically.
    Personally I tremendously need it !!

    2 votes
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