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  1. 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…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Navigation pane

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

    1 vote
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  6. 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 !!

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    7 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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…

    1 vote
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  16. 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.

    1 vote
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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