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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.

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    • Add ability to "name" individual pages just like we can name Illustrator artboards

      We often use InDesign to build & export a collection of project assets, same workflow as using/exporting a series of multiple artboards in Illustrator. The ability to 'name' artboards in Illustrator and then batch export those artboards automatically passing their names into the exported filenames is awesome. Would love for InDesign to have that same ability.

      17 votes
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      • 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.

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        • Lock Pages - Lock Pages to prevent changes when specific page design has been finalized

          I'm working on a 55 page Yearbook and I'm now working on a page per page basis; I complete one page and move on. Some of the pages I know FOR SURE that they are done; I would love to be able to lock them to prevent further changes. They would not be altered by master page changes or anything else; just locked and ready to go.

          3 votes
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          • 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 it…

            8 votes
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            • Increase section prefix 8 character limit

              Can only have a section prefix of 8 letters. Would be nice to remove this limitation.

              Any reason why a limit was imposed? Does it serve any purpose?

              6 votes
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              • 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.

                14 votes
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                • Make it easier to reorder and group pages.

                  Not that I want inDesign to be Keynote, but they're kicking butt in the page re-ordering department. I make presentations a lot in inDesign, and re-ordering, nesting and duplicating pages is a huge pain.
                  In Keynote you can move them around, group them, duplicate sections, nest them and a few other things, with no problem. inDesign's pages window is due for a reboot.

                  6 votes
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                  • many users working on the same file simultaneously.

                    2 users - one is working on pages 1 to 20, other one is working from 21 to the end - but file is the same.

                    6 votes
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                    • Have the option to make page numbers as words (one, two, three).

                      Make it possible to add page numbers as words (one, two, three) as opposed to just numbers and roman numerals.
                      Also make it possible to integrate this with things such as the Table of Contents feature.

                      5 votes
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                      • Allow Master Pages to be Marked so that Page Numbering Ignores Them

                        Sometimes my documents have pages that don't count as pages when it comes to page numbering but I can't set exceptions to Master Pages so that they are not included.

                        I can restart the numbering manually using exiting tools, but the numbers are rendered incorrect if any pages are moved. Having the ability to mark a Master Page as "don't include this page for numbering purposes" would be very useful.

                        3 votes
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                        • Indesign work files have huge file size

                          I am used to work with older versions of indesign, and sometimes quark. The file sizes I am used to is around 300 Mb at most. On the newer indesign I get file sizes up to almost 3 GB! All the images I use combined in the document is not even a quart of that size, and I do not embed any images. This takes up a lot of space and makes it hard to work in a network environment.

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                          • Show page information in layout

                            I want the option to display a pagename and/or pagesize on top of pages. This would be very useful when designing several adds in the same ID-file, many with almost the same size. With the ability to name the pages it will be easier to navigate the file. I have attached an example.

                            4 votes
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                            • Hide/Filter pages in pages panel AND navigation

                              I got myself in a workflow where I would have a document having sections organised like that : title page / content page / title page / content page…
                              I have to go back and forth between the content pages, and sometimes between the title pages.
                              That helps to compare what has changed and what’s consistent between the pages.
                              So I try to not distract my eye by either going to the pages panel or by ctrl-page up with the « title pages » interruption (think about the (now long gone) photoshop cmd-Z to undo/redo and spot differences.

                              If Title…

                              2 votes
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                              • merge text frames

                                When copying data from other inDesign files into a new InDesign file, I always end up with multiple text frames, most of them empty, because it creates a new text frame every time, stacked on top of the empty one that was already there. It's very frustrating and has been a talked-about issue for a while (based on my Google searches.) Please, add a Merge Text Frames option to the menu. None of the scripts I've used have worked. It's torturous. As an author, I am constantly editing my text and it's frustrating to realize that adjusting a master page…

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                                • smart templates and content

                                  We would like to have an option ware lets say you have basic shipping marks template and you use it in different files, that you then can update the template design and that it then changes also in the files in with it ware used. because we use a lot of the same content over different files but we need to update each and every one every time we make a change.

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                                  • More than 10 page spreads.

                                    Allow the user to connect much more than 10 pages together in InDesign. I would like this so I can organize a large document with many pages. I am creating a digital book about plant taxonomy and would like to organize the pages this ways so that I can easily navigate this large document taxonomically while in the program. The pages will be printed individually so the layout in the document is not for the printing process but for organization.

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                                    • Number & nombre

                                      Hey Guys, you should'nt translate NUMBER by NUMÉRO in French for exemple NUMBER of column in menu Pages → Margins and Columns ) but by NOMBRE. NOMBRE is the right word in this case.

                                      Thank you so much.

                                      Regards

                                      Ben

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                                      • Change

                                        I would like to draw the Chapter Title in a text variable from the File Info rather than trying to use the First on page/last on Page and setting a Paragraph style. It would be much faster, easier and more reliable to let us grab a field from File Info. I can get the Chapter File to update but then it won't appear in the TOC and the work arounds show that the software simply does not want to work the way one would expect. I work in a variety of other software packages and they ALL allow us to…

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                                        • grep

                                          improve Live Preflight feature with GREP customized condition (es. add conditional GREP formatting. For eg. if there's multiple space).

                                          Thanks

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