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  1. Applying Master Pages

    I work with 1000+ pages at a time in InDesign and it's a pain to apply the Left / Right masters.

    I always have to fire up Excel and make a long string with odd and even numbers, just so I can paste it in the "Apply master to pages" box.

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    • How determined the editor when we would like "modified with" (modifier avec en français)

      How determined the editor when we would like "modified with" (modifier avec en français) in CC2018

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      • When will you bring back Mini Bridge?

        We are all missing Mini Bridge, it was such a useful tool, we don't know why it was removed. Do the engineers not ask for feedback from graphic production teams about these tools before removing them?

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        • Master Page variables

          Let's say you have a master page that your entire document uses. The document has several sections and is colour coded. The only difference between each section is a coloured band. It would be amazing if there was a way to set a variable to the section which would change the colour of that bar. Presently the only way to do this is to make several master pages and change the bar in each one.

          8 votes
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          • Tabbing Order when creating a new document

            When tabbing on NEW DOCUMENT, the tab order goes from Width - Units - Height. It should go from Width - Height - Units. Illustrator does this correctly, Indesign has them in different (and distracting) order. Consistent between apps would be helpful!

            7 votes
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            • Delete/reorder previews in Recent Panel

              An easy way to clean up recent files that you no longer want to open or that have already been deleted.

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              • Zoom 100% - 1:1

                In print and web documents the 100% zoom isn't acual an 1:1-size (800 pixels are not shown as 800 pixels, 20 mm are not shown as 20 mm).
                I reconize that it depends on your Screensize/and os dpi settings, but that must be possibe! In Acrobat i am able to set an customize resolution (for mm) and in photoshop 800 pixel are 800 pixel at 100% zoom.

                10 votes
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                • Make the 'next page' button in the bottom left have a drop down to toggle it between next page and next spread.

                  When scrolling through a document now, the view jumps between let and right. It might be less disorientating to switch quickly through the spreads than jumping left and right.

                  6 votes
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                  • Link to a specific page on a PDF or Excel Workbook

                    I get output in the form of either an Excel Workbook or a PDF with multiple pages.

                    One task I have is to assemble a book from these unsorted output files.

                    It would be AWESOME if we could link content from Excel Workbook tabs and specific PDF pages so when I get output, I could just put it all in a folder and InDesign would be smart enough to link everything in the book design from the previous year.

                    Annual publications for TONS of folks would go faster if we didn't have to paste the data page by page every…

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                    • Can Idml file open with his own name

                      When I open .idml file in InDesign, it opens as Untitled-# document. Is it possible that when I open .idml it opens as the filename instead of "Untitled-#"? Because I have received some many idml files, I am spending time save as file into INDD.

                      15 votes
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                        FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                        Hi All, this feature is now added in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1.

                        You can upgrade your InDesign to get access to this feature.

                        Regards
                        Javed

                      • Alphabetize document presets for new document

                        We use many templates for our dies. The dies are identified by die number, and InDesign lists them by creation order when opening the "Saved" tab. Since we have over a thousand dies, putting them in numerical order would really help...

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                        • Merge mulitple pages together to create one page. Clients design each panel as the same size rather than having a short fold in panel

                          Would like to be able to combine pages into one page. Clients are sending files (such as a 3 fold brochure) where each panel is the same size, not taking into account that the fold-in panel should be shorter. Seems difficult to make a shorter page as the page seems to be off and its not an easy fix.

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                          • Open pages of a pdf file in a single InDesign file

                            I always face this problem where I need to open a single page of a pdf. file to do amendment. It’s difficulty when my client doesn’t have the working file (indd). I hope adobe is allowing me to open all pages of a pdf. file in a single InDesign.

                            2 votes
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                            • Is there a way to double the amount of line make. From a maximum of 40 to a maximum of 80.

                              Is there a way to double the amount of line make. From a maximum of 40 to a maximum of 80.

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                                Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

                                Hi Daniel,

                                Thanks for sharing this feature suggestion.

                                I didn’t understand this request, will it be possible for you to share some more details on this. What does “double the amount of line make” mean here. If you have any example where you can show this that would really help.

                                Thanks
                                Javed

                              • Bleed on different size page documents

                                Allow for documents with different size pages the ability to choose which page has bleed. For example, when creating a document that has a card and envelope in it, choose the card page to have bleed/crop marks and remove bleed/crop marks from the envelope.

                                5 votes
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                                • Spelling: "Ignore All" does not hold when reopening saved file

                                  Spelling: "Ignore All" for items one doesn't want to put in the user dictionary, like proper names, citation references, etc. These one-time decisions are not sustained after saving and closing the ID file and starting again opening it the next time. Once these decisions are made, they should be saved with the file save and the user should not have to keep redoing them.

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