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  1. Revert back to exact screen placement after Screen Preview (shift+w)

    When pressing escape after screen preview, the view resettles on the middle of the page (but keeps the zoom level) rather than resettling where you were working. This makes flipping between normal and screen preview mode a bit less seamless, as you have to keep scrolling back to the part you were working on after previewing.

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  2. Provide a resolution option for indesign

    When I export an image as a jpeg in InDesign and select anything above 72 dpi, I end up with a larger jpeg. This seems to correlate with the ppi, so my original 1612 x 640 would end up as 2149 x 853 with 96 dpi, 8463 x 3360 with 150 dpi and so on. It is very inconvenient because I need my files to be exactly the same size as when I started, but with a higher resolution than 72ppi. It would be awesome and save me time if you could provide an resolution option for indesign that we…

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  3. It is essential for non-fiction book authors to have the endnote indices restarted with each chapter (section).

    InDesign must allow endnotes to be continuous OR restarted for each chapter. The latter option is not possible at the moment without splitting a book draft into separate chapter files. This is both very time consuming and prone to error. Authors of documents with thousands of citations cannot realistically use the continuous endnote numbering approach.

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  4. Master Page View - Toggle On/Off

    When on any document page (not a master page), add the ability to toggle the view of master page items on and off. Would be very helpful to view master page elements vs non-master page elements.

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  5. Be able to cross reference images as well as paragraph text

    Be able to cross-reference images as well as text so that when you click the lead and the end the cross-reference shows up better.

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  6. "Hidden" bleed for facing pages

    It would be nice to have the ability to set a "hidden" bleed in the bund, when working on a brochure or book with facing pages. Because some print-manufacturers need that and currently the only way to get around of this, is to seperate the pages an manually add the bleed where the bund was.

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  7. 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.

    28 votes
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  8. Multiple Image Export With Individual Names (JPG/PNG)

    I want to export several pages, all in different formats, as JPG or PNG, each with a unique and specific name.

    The 'rename multiple files' Tool don't work here, cause each name is completly different.

    Currently you have 2 Options:


    1. Export each page one-by-one and name the file right.
      (If you have over 20+ Pages, thats not fun)


    2. Export all pages in one go and then rename every single file.


    Update (Edit): If you gave each page with a new size individual name (for example names of the different master pages) you could use this when export so each file…

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  9. allow pasting from left page to right page in master- exactly the same location

    Every time I make a new document- my masters can be complex but the left and right side of the same master are a pain to make exactly the same.

    So either make copy and paste work better in masters or add a feature that allows left and right sides to be lined up the same.
    I want to be able to set all my parts and then set guides on the left side—
    and then copy them ALL- guides, date, page numbers, doc name and other items to EXACTLY paste in the right hand side.
    Right now Paste In…

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  10. Name spreads for export

    When we export as png or other formats from indesign we always have to rename all our exported pages and spreads. Over and over again if we make changes and export again. Why cant we have the option to give a spread or a page a defined name for export. Example, I always have to rename documentname(15) to banner_560x500 and does this on all 15 exports. Please look into it ❤️

    14 votes
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  11. Show Page Dimensions permanently in Document Window

    With more than one tool to change general/individual page sizes, keeping an eye on these numbers is crucial.

    Please make page dimensions visible at all time – e.g. in the slug/pasteboard area next to every page or in the Pages thumbnails, at least as some kind of tooltip or popup info. This behavior could be activated with a preferences checkbox. Thanks.

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  12. Add the ability to Name Pages

    We build all our digital ads in indesign. 20 pages at 20 unique sizes. When we export to jpegs, we have to go and manually name every single image with the file name.

    It would be nice is we could tag the file dimensions to each page and have this information export as a suffix tot he original file name.

    i.e. 0000-Client Code-'600x600', 0000-Client Code-'1280x760'

    The pages would allow us to assign the 600x600 and the 1280x760 to the page for exporting and would carry over from document to document.

    Please and thank you for your consideration.

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  13. Shortcuts

    If i want copy path of link(s) or just name of link(s) i can set a shortcut, but this shortcut works only if links panel is open. Otherwise shortcut wont work. The Same issue is with shortcut for change link(s).

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  14. reorder bookmarks

    Let's say we have a document 40 pages long. The usefulness of all 40 pages vary because of end-user knowledge.
    As such,
    Master users will preferably only read 5 out of those 40 pages.
    Experienced will read 15 pages
    Intermediates 30 pages
    First time users 40 pages.

    Now this already is possible with a plug-in, but I fail to understand why Adobe don't see plug-ins as a clear sign that users want / need the functionality.

    Ok, what would be great is being able to script a user end button that calls the sort bookmarks function. The PDF would already…

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  15. Open and modify a pdf document directly in Adobe Indesign CC 2020

    I don't understand why it isn't possible in Adobe Indesign CC 2020 to open pdf document and modify this document directly in the application.

    Affinity Publisher proposes this feature by default and it's works perfectly !

    On the screen you can see on the left Adobe PRO DC and on the right Affinity Publisher without any plugin. All can be edited : texte, image, ...

    This feature will be added in the future ?

    It's really dammage that Affinity Publisher proposes this feature, while Adobe Indesign is older.

    2 votes
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  16. Need to be able to REPLACE/ LINK SINGLE IMAGES in MULTIPLE FRAMES at One Time! Crazy this functionality does not exist!

    Need to be able to REPLACE/ LINK SINGLE IMAGES in MULTIPLE FRAMES at One Time! Crazy this functionality does not exist!

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  18. Option to set up a template to open with a default file name

    Add a check box when saving an indesign template that would allow you to create a default file name.

    For example, when I create a business card template for our company to use, I save the template as "Business Card (Name)" but when the template is opened it opens as "Untitled-1"

    Having an option to save the template to open as "Business Card (Name)" but also require the designer to use Save As when they are finished entering the information would help to ensure file naming consistency for a specific type of file across the whole design team.

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  19. Adjust book cover spine

    Please give us back the former option of layout adjustment (see screen capture) !!
    It was so simple and so easy to change page format and objects adjusted well !
    For exemple when doing a book cover :
    before, you could change the page width of the spine, and if there was a colored frame on it, its width would adjust too (but not the height if the height of the page didn't change)
    Now, if you change the page width, the object is scaled (height and width) wich is absolutely counter productive : now you must manually rescale and…

    12 votes
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  20. remove canvas size limits for wide format printing _ or make an option to work in 10% scale mode

    Either remove the limitations or provide a "10% mode" that can be switched to (with a click of a button) that calculates dimensions and gives a visual representation of the artwork degradation of the files after enlarging to 100%

    actually anything that would help large format printers - which is a large part of your user base - but seems to be forgotten during your program design stage

    4 votes
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