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  1. Have ruler bar be on the right, too, to drag out guides when zoomed in on right side of doc etc.

    To prevent having to zoom out and/or change position in a document when trying to precisely visually align a guide

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  2. Google Photos and Docs Integration

    It would be great if you could place photos or text from Google services - Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Drive. InDesign would simply need to integrate the Google APIs for those services, then it would be seamless to import these objects - better yet would be supporting of links, so edits to Docs could be updated in InDesign the same way changed photos show update status of linked photos.

    6 votes
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  3. Thank for new versions - but the scroll button the is a dull grey atop another shade of grey is not visible enough for quick work -

    i have worked as a designer for many years - please consider colour and contrast in the scroll feature for pages. As i try to proof a manuscript against another file, i must constantly search for the scroll tab in order to read more text - even a lighter shade of grey or something complementary would help the worker.
    thanks
    Julia Blushak

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  4. show existing guide rows and columns

    When you create guides, then want to change how many rows and/or columns you have, the existing number of guides does not appear in the dialogue box, so if I want to change how many rows/columns I have, I have to count them first. Please just have the numbers for the existing guides in there automatically. Please?

    2 votes
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  5. Pictures via drag and drop from the website to indesign (.png .jpg .gif....)

    Copy pictures via drag and drop from the website toto indesign (.png .jpg .gif....)
    Transparent PNG should be as well supported.

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  6. datamerge control layer visibility and ability to control more via data

    would be cool if we could select the ID-layers-visibility via datamerge. (like Photoshop can do since CS1)
    For example:

    data1: layer1 is visible, layer 2 is invisible
    data2: layer2 is visible, layer 1 is invisible
    etc.

    AND: it would be great to select objectstyles via datamerge. like XMPie can do.

    But XMPie is far much too expensive for small daily business.

    5 votes
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  7. Sub-folder grouping master pages

    Implement a more robust system for grouping and organizing master pages. Current the long list view is cumbersome, and has limited view options (aside from the thumbnail size). A sub-folder system would allow for more truncated views of page groups that fit better in defined sets.

    15 votes
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  8. no vertical justification on last column

    Implement a setting which will prevent the last column being justified vertically. Currently you have to add a separate text box that is set to align top to prevent this

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  9. Changing document defaults warning

    Many beginning users often change settings without an object selected (but they think do). These settings include paragraph styles, character styles, object styles, effects, text wrap. While this is technically a feature, it causes all kinds of confusion to the beginner. How about a warning dialog box stating what they are about to do and give them an option of canceling?

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  10. Chapter Number in ToC Numbering

    I'm working with a long document and it really does not make sense to use section numbering so that I can insert a prefix to page numbers (and that has to be done manually for each section anyway). Why are there not building blocks for the ToC or at the least, the ability to insert a variable?

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  11. SWF

    La nueva versión de indesign 2020 no tiene la opción de exportar a SWF para poder tener Flip page

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  12. Allow High Quality Preview turned on / off per document (Dynamic Spelling too)

    Let me turn on / off High Quality preview per document, same with dynamic spelling. We have very picture-heavy documents with sometimes thousands of smaller text boxes and typically on one document need high quality preview or dynamc spelling turned on, but slows down work, when switching to others.

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  13. Apply master page according to merge field value

    When using data merge, I'd like to be able to apply master page from merge field.

    Ex.:
    If my merge field value is "Value A", i'd like to apply Master page A.
    If it's "Value B", Master page B.

    It would be a great way to improve customer customization.

    2 votes
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  14. It is SO important to have footnotes continue the numbering throughout a whole document without restarting the numbering every text frame

    It is bad document design to have the whole document in one single text frame (a nightmare when doing changes and everything moves). At the very least each chapter should start with a new text frame. So it seems crazy that you can set footnote numbering to restart every page, spread or section but when none of these are selected the numbering should flow through the whole document! NOT restart for each text frame. Thank you.

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  15. 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.

    130 votes
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    Thank you for your inputs.
    From the comments, I gather that the primary need for this feature arises when we want avoid exporting of “hidden” pages while keeping the pages visible in the document.

    Are there other scenarios as well wherein this feature can help your workflows? If yes, please help us understand such workflows.

    Regards,
    Abhinav

  16. Vertical Pages Placement

    Vertical Pages Placement would be ideal for creating emails and web pages quicker. (Please see the attached image to understand what I am referring to)

    The idea is to created the pages vertically at the correct pixel size and in the correct flow order of the email/webpage design, that once the design is complete you can easily export the individual element as separate .jpg or .png etc.

    When looking at the numbers on the different boxes (Pages) I would like to be able to place number 6 next to box 5 on the right so it aligns with the rest…

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    11 votes
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  18. 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.

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  19. Moveable Artboards

    Make a feature that allows pages to act like artboards do in Adobe Illustrator.

    Be able to move them freely. It’s great that it seems we may overlap now, but I’d like to be able to build my graphics for use on architectural structures made of many panels that could be attached to each order at different angles.

    Making InDesign work more like Illustrator this way might save me a lot of time + gives me better typographical tools, like aligning to center top or bottom of a text box (not available in Illustrator, so far)

    Thanks!
    (I’d attach example…

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  20. Bonjour J'ai un document d'une centaine de page, sur toutes ces pages j'ai des hyperliens qui pointent sur differentes pages web, dans ces h

    J'ai un document d'une centaine de page, sur toutes ces pages j'ai des hyperliens qui pointent sur différentes pages web, dans ces hyperliens j'ai un nombre a 6 chiffres qui est tjs identiques sur tout mes hyperliens, j'aimerais comme quand on utilise la fonction remplacer (ctrl+f) pouvoir remplacer ce nombre de 6 chiffre par un autre nombre sur tout mes hyperliens.

    Est il possible de le faire ou de créer cette option?

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