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  1. Duplicate page, remove guides, select similar objects on whole document

    Need to duplicate not only one page at a time, but set the amount of copies,

    and get it inserted right after the duplicating page not after the last page.

    Need to remove guides and select (edit) similar objects, like container boxes, not only on a spread but on the whole document.

    Need to select all boxes on the spread and insert the same image into all in one click.

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    • Hyperlink through ENTIRE book.

      Hyperlink pages throughout an entire book. You can only link on the current pages of a document and not the book - I've a 100 page + document and I've to combine it into one doc - madness!

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      • Please, please turn off the automatic hyphenation in a document. This hyphenates all words at the end of all lines.

        Please turn off automatic hyphenation. I publish in other languages in which any hyphenation must be manually inserted.

        At the moment the automatic hyphenation places a hyphen at the end of nearly every line. This totally destroys the readability of the language.

        I know that you can untick the box for every style in every chapter, but this adds a burden-and time- to the task.

        2 votes
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        • Dictionary presetting synchronization for all open documents

          Hey support,

          is there a possibility to add a checkbox in InDesign under „Presettings“ to the point Dictionary (especially spelling) which allows the program to use the chosen spell-setting for all documents in a universal way?
          Actually I have to check and set this spell-setting for each single document.

          My proposition:
          Under "Preferences" you could put a hook under "Dictionary", which takes over the dictionary for all documents without having to reset it again and again. When you open a new document, it takes over default spelling.

          Thank you.

          2 votes
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          • Cross-Reference feature

            I'm an avid user of InDesign; currently working on a book-length document of about 150 pages. I often want to cross-reference something said earlier; however it is buried somewhere in the hundreds of paragraphs of the article story format. That means it's very hard to find that paragraph so that I can simply refer to the page number it's on (see attached file of image capture).

            Here's my suggestion: Add a field in the cross-reference dialog box where you can copy in a few leading words of the paragraph you want to find, then have the paragraph text field find…

            6 votes
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            • Allow users to password protect elements

              Allow users to password protect styles, master pages, ... in documents, preventing unwanted changes...

              8 votes
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              • Ability to save .indt template files to the new document dialog box

                It would be very beneficial if there was an option to import and save .indt template files into the new document dialog box for easy access.

                Similar or the same as the Adobe Stock templates feature that is available in the new document dialog box.

                2 votes
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                • Feature to update links of placed InDesign documents

                  I often place multiple InDesign documents containing links into another one to create an overview of assets for our clients. This way I can jump directly to a specific document and make changes.
                  But if I directly modify a link of a linked document, I'm not able to update those remote links in my asset overview.

                  3 votes
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                  • Automatic page addition or subtraction when links are updated

                    Dear Team,

                    My organization uses InDesign to compile our tender documents which vary from about 200 pages to 3000 pages in pdf format. These documents tend to change in terms of the number of pages with each tender. It would save a lot of time if InDesign would check for the new page numbers and add or remove the pages accordingly when updating links. Currently if I update my pdf file to have a few more pages, InDesign does not recognize the extra pages and therefore excludes them all together. I have to manually add the pages which is time…

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                    • Find/replace objects according to their X/Y coordinates

                      Dealing with multiple InDesign books comprising thousands of pages, I would need to find all objects located at (or, preferably, within) certain X/Y coordinates, so as to automatically reposition them. You've made halfway to this in CC2018, implementing the size properties in the find/replace dialog box.

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                      • Optional expansion of layout area

                        Sometimes it would be handy if, instead of a warning message, ID would ask, if you would like to expand the layout area to prevent objects from being out of bound.

                        2 votes
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                        • Add an option to show Master Page data in the links palette

                          Add options for showing Master Page info to the long list of item in the Links Palette options. Should definitely include "Master Page Prefix" and "Master Page Name", might as well include "Based On" and "Number of pages" while you're at it.

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                          • Backup the user-defined Document Presets in a different file than Preferences

                            At the moment, if a user creates several "New Document" Presets in the "New Document" window, they will be deleted if the User has to reset their InDesign preferences.

                            It would make more sense if the hard work that is put into creating New Document Presets was saved in a different system file (or clouded) so that
                            1-they don't get lost if resetting InDesign Preferences and
                            2-the Presets could be shared with other team members easily

                            1 vote
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                            • New file icons (cc 2018) a step back

                              Just wanted to bring up something that is hindering my workflow as-of-late - the new file icons for Adobe (using Mac).

                              I find that the new icons are abrasive visually, but beyond that the function is a bit of a setback. For instance, I used to be able to tell the difference between an .indd file and an .idml file even at the smallest icon size, because there was a distinct difference between the two. Now, however, the difference is so subtle, given that the color/shape of the icons are nearly identical, save a little beveled corner that is indistinguishable…

                              4 votes
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                              • Update Book panel

                                Please update the Book files to work more like FrameMaker.

                                For example, one can group files together, use folders (to treat separate files as one chapter), set the pagination settings separate for each file (start on right, start on next, make page count even, etc.)

                                InDesign hasn't had any major long document feature updates for some time. (Endnotes doesn't count as a long document feature since they do not currently work for a book. <g>)

                                18 votes
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                                • Fix the printing bug for text-heavy documents

                                  In the 2018 InDesign, the text heavy pages won't print. Even, sometimes, if I save as a simple PDF, strip color, change fonts, etc. I've then tried to save it as an .idml file but that won't work now, either. By the way, I could print it fine last week—until I upgraded to 2018's version. I want to revert to 2017 but it has vanished. This is a bug in the new InDesign that needs fixing right now.

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                                  • Create a new document based on selected pages of an existing indesign document.

                                    I would like to be able to select pages within an existing InDesign document and create a new document using those pages, much like you can with layers in photoshop.

                                    In photoshop when you select 'duplicate layer(s)' you have the option of duplicating them into different documents, including a new one. When I am designing a business card for a client, for example, I present multiple options. I will make all of the options in one document as separate pages. When they choose one I would like to be able to select the specific pages and duplicate them straight to…

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                                    • Multiplier le nobre des pages d'une planche

                                      Je dois créer une brochure en acordeon qui contient 16 page. Or la limite d'une planche est de 10 pages. Est-il possible de rectifier cela?

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                                      • Keeping the format when updating the spreadsheet link indesign data merge

                                        After creating a linked data merge file, you can then go in and edit certain field. But, if the excel sheet needs updating, you then have to 'data merge' again and lose all formatted text/images etc. There are third party apps, like WordsFlow, but this is expensive. Please have this feature in InDesign! Thankings.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Countdown page numbering

                                          I needed to start a book with the highest number to the lower, but it's not possible to start a page from 200 until 1 instead of 1 to 200.
                                          Could a nice function also for double language book with right reading languages and left reading languages.

                                          2 votes
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