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  1. Paste in place on multiple pages

    It would be good to be able to paste in place on multiple pages.

    25 votes
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  2. Easier moving pages from one document to another

    When moving pages to another document InDesign tends to make a new Alternative Layout for these, without asking.
    My documents have the same page size, so please just add the pages,
    or at least give the choice to append the pages or to create an Aternate Layout.
    This new feature breaks old functionality.

    1 vote
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  3. gpu on non-retina mac machines

    I am staggered that Adobe InDesign does not support GPU performance on standard display i-Macs - there must be tens of thousands of frustrated InDesign users now struggling with performance issues. This is a huge oversight, particularly when Photoshop and Illustrator both support GPU performance on older iMacs - sad to say very poor of Adobe.

    4 votes
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  4. Relative Link Paths for InDesign

    At this company we work in teams on many project simultaneously along with a massive server of shared assets. Talking to my colleagues in other companies this is quite a common thing these days. We mostly work off of InDesign for the majority of our projects. As InDesign uses linked files for composition/layout, we keep our server organized. All IDD files are worked from directly off of our server, no files are stored on any person's computer locally.

    We don't need to package everything (only rarely, for sharing to external entities) because all of the content already exists on the…

    33 votes
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  5. InDesign needs to be able to work with files that are 100% cloud-based

    Our company has moved all of our files to BOX (cloud-based). InDesign's links do not recognize URL so it defaults to our local drive.

    We had to reach out to a company called Silicon Publishing and purchase a connector (plugin/extension) to deal with all the links that need to be cloud based (a true URL path).

    Why had Adobe not addressed this and why are we having to purchase plugins to make the software work correctly?

    3 votes
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  6. Pages panel view toggles/select applied Masters

    Would be great to have the ability to select and show only specific pages with specific masters. For example, I have a doc with 50 pages, in that doc I have a few master styles applied to different pages, and would be great to view in the panel schematic just pages that have A-Master applied, or both A- and B-Master, or maybe just view all pages that have C-Master applied. Would really help speed up workflow.

    1 vote
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  7. Make it possible to adjust page count in the adjust layout dialog

    When using the adjust layout feature to change the size of your document and content you cannot change the page count. You have to take the extra step to go back to the Document Setup to change the page count. Really, both of the tools should just be merged together and a check box is all that is needed to turn on and off the adjust layout option.

    1 vote
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. Please add a lock button to Document Setup dialog

    Add a lock button to the page sizing in the Document Setup dialog box. That way, I could make dimensional changes to a document size without busting out the calculator. THANKS

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    7 votes
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  14. 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.

    8 votes
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  15. 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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  16. hyphenation

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

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    8 votes
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  18. FINDING AND HIGHLIGHTING DOCUMENTS IN THE BOOK PANEL.

    Hi

    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…

    3 votes
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  19. Be able to set a keyboard shortcut for everything in menus

    Duplicate spread isn't an option for something you can set a keyboard shortcut for (which I would use all the time if it was!) and I notice that a lot of other ones aren't options either

    2 votes
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  20. Organise Black Document Presets

    I would like to organise the Black Document Presets by dragging and dropping them into the position that I want. This would save time because I never use the four top presets.

    I would use this feature by dragging A4, A5 and A3 to the top of the list so I don't need to click on View All Presets.

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