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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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  2. Ignore pasteboard

    I would like to "ignore pasteboard" when running spell-check. Often I have extra text on the pasteboard that I don't want to delete, but I don't want to wade through while spell-checking.

    Related to that -- it would be great if we could indicate certain frames we don't want to spell check. I do publications that have long lists of names that take forever to work through. I don't need to spell check them. Or maybe an "ignore capitalized words" function could do that.

    These would be enormously helpful to editors! Thanks.

    11 votes
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  3. Documents should open with spreads centered

    When I open a document with two-page spreads, unless the zoom level is set to "fit in window," the document opens with the spreads off-center, usually to the left and down off the bottom edge. Then I have to manually drag them into place, or else choose "fit in window" and then size them down to whatever zoom level I'm working at. This is incredibly frustrating when I'm working on a book with many chapters which are frequently opened and closed. And contrary to some reports, InDesign doesn't "remember" the position when the file is next opened, unless that zoom…

    3 votes
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  4. 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>)

    21 votes
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  5. Lock Pages - Lock Pages to prevent changes when specific page design has been finalized

    I'm working on a 55 page Yearbook and I'm now working on a page per page basis; I complete one page and move on. Some of the pages I know FOR SURE that they are done; I would love to be able to lock them to prevent further changes. They would not be altered by master page changes or anything else; just locked and ready to go.

    7 votes
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  6. Show Masterpages overrides.

    There's no way you can tell that someone did alter or remove MasterPage-items on a document page. You should add a little + sign next to the page icon in the Pages panel. Just like altered Paragraph Styles.

    48 votes
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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.

    10 votes
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  8. GREP Customizing Live preflight Profile

    Live Preflight is great tool of identifying and helping to prevent potential production problems, but it would be really handy if there was a possibility to create a custom GREP live preflight profile (like find/change Grep); es: check Title Case (all words are capitalized).

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    4 votes
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  9. Exclude Pages from Page Count

    Please include an option to exclude certain pages of a document from the page count. I work with a lot of proposals that have page counts, but things like covers, table of contents, and tabs do not count. It's hard to keep track of the "counted" pages and having to go in and change the numbering every time I delete or insert a page. It would be great if you could right click on pages and say "exclude from page count" and the page count would continue on the next page.

    15 votes
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  10. 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.

    5 votes
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  11. 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…

    6 votes
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  12. Research on THE LINKS panel

    Hi, I would like a possibility to research in The Links listing panel ! Thks

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  13. 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…

    7 votes
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  14. Enable Hyperlinks to Stay Live in PDFs ... Even After Importation into InDesign

    Hi folks

    We have figured out a 'work-around' to the problem of maintaining live hyperlinks in PDFs throughout the entire exporting/importing process in InDesign. However, it's purely a bandaid - although it works well. It would be great to have this process built in as a feature. I've attached a PDF with our workflow methodologies for your review.

    5 votes
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  15. Allow users to password protect elements

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

    10 votes
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  16. Make page dimensions from Page Tool and Page Setup match

    I'll often have to change the size of page using the Page Tool. The problem is that if anyone opens the Document Setup dialogue box, it only shows what the original dimensions of the page are – not the actual dimensions.

    When there are multiple pages in a document with various sizes, the Document Setup dialogue window should notify that that's the case.

    16 votes
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  17. Vertical Facing Pages

    A document pages setup option for vertical facing pages for things like calendars, and other types of documents would be really helpful.

    26 votes
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  18. Social Media Document Sizes

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

    3 votes
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  19. 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…

    5 votes
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  20. 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!

    5 votes
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