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  1. Major problem with image links

    When I click on an image, the link in the links-window does not show. Note: there's nothing embedded. I'm encountering this all the time and it's very very time-consuming. How can this major problem exist in a software where placing images is really what you do with it all day layouting?
    I really wonder what we pay the monthly fees for when even the most basic stuff is far from working properly.
    Why is Indesign CC detoriating compared to CS6, though we pay more money?
    What are the Updates and the cloud really for?

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    • Skip Page Numbers

      Please create the option of deleting some pages from the numbering sequence. I use tabs in my documents and being able to skip them from the automatic numbering would save me so much time.

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      • Social Media Document Sizes

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

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        • Make smart guides work on the pasteboard

          Smart guides are a really helpful feature but they currently do not work on the pasteboard area of a document. I frequently use the pasteboard to create design elements which I then move onto the page. This would be so much easier if we had the same guides functionality across the workspace. There doesn't seem to be any logical reason for smart guides to stop working once you move to the pasteboard.

          6 votes
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          • 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.

            4 votes
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            • Weird grey objects appearing on pages

              I updated my OS today -- and I'm having major problems with InDesign. For one, it's running slowly. More distressing, however, are the strange dark grey angular objects that are appearing on pages. They appear and then disappear and then reappear. See attached screenshots. Those grey objects are NOT part of my page design. I have no idea where they are coming from. This is a file created two months ago, and this is the first time I've encountered this problem. I'm using InDesign CC.

              3 votes
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              • 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.

                2 votes
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                • Error in InDesign

                  There is since several (!) updates an error in InDesign which is really stupid!

                  If you split the document into two windows (with the button on the right bottom) you should be able having two contents of a document. This worked for years without any problem. Bust since several version this function makes only nonsense!
                  We produce a lot of user guides in several languages (usually 3-4, sometimes up to 12 languages). For checking them we open as described the split screen. on the left side we use the main language (for ex. German), on the right side we have…

                  2 votes
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                  • InDesign not recognizing files

                    FILE OPEN does not recognize/show files present on hard drive. Files are present with EXPLORER and other ADOBE CC apps e.g. Photoshop, Bridge
                    super annoying!

                    Renaming files, rebooting, restarting - nothing
                    Creative Cloud APP shows no updates available - InDesign 12.1.0.56 x64

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                    • Able to insert paragraph numbers in table of contents instead of page numbers for Chapter mini-toc

                      I have a chapter mini-toc that requires paragraph numbers instead of the default page numbering. it woiuld be really nice to be able to define variables or attributes and use them accordingly.

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • pasting to layer

                          When pasting, it would be nice to be able to not have to stop to select layer when there is only one layer open and simultaneously have to stop to address error message saying prev layer used is locked or hidden etc. I frequently just want stuff pasted into doc and don't care at the time which layer it falls on and do not always wish to organize as I paste etc.

                          the same principal applies to dragging from cc library too.

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                          • 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…

                            5 votes
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                            • 1 vote
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                              • 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.

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                                • Selectable Document Font Folder

                                  I've been waiting for a long time for the Document-font folder to be out of sync with the Indesign document. One should be able to determine the place itself.
                                  If I have many Indesign Docs (in campaigns sometimes several hundred) I have to either install the fonts or just in any folder where an Indesign Doc is located in a document font folder.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Navigation pane

                                    A navigation pane(Section links) that allows quick navigation between document sections

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                                    • 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 !!

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                                      • Complex spread layout and spread containing 10+ pages

                                        We do a lot of large format printing. In some cases we have large displays arranged in rows and columns. Unfortunately it's not possible to arrange pages of a spread in rows and columns like in Illustrator.
                                        I could create a large page and freely arrange smaller pages inside the large page, but that's very limited, because all pages need to be part of the same spread—and spreads itself are limited to 10 pages.

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                                        • Selectable Document Font Folder

                                          I've been waiting for a long time for the Document-font folder to be out of sync with the Indesign document. One should be able to determine the place itself.
                                          If I have many Indesign Docs (in campaigns sometimes several hundred) I have to either install the fonts or just in any folder where an Indesign Doc is located in a document font folder.

                                          2 votes
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