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  1. 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>)

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Duplicate spreads/pages must merged with Move Spreads/pages and provide a dialog instead of dropping duplicates in the end of the current do

    The pages, duplicated through "duplicate page menu" are placed after the last page, which is usually the last page of the cover. They aren't needed there. Frankly speaking they are needed elsewhere. The duplicated spread should provide a dialog similar to moving page with the same options. That why it is user friendly to merge those options in one dialog.

    Even the current implementation of the move dialog would work if the option to keep the moved pages was awailable for the current document. I don't understand why it was blended out in the first place.

    The dialog must be…

    4 votes
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  6. Tailoring Fonts for Languages within Multilingual Documents

    Sometimes large documents that have been translated into other languages will still have English written in them (company names, brand names, stuff that original creator wants to remain in English). Many times the English text will use a specific font, but that font does not support other alphabets/characters that appear in other languages, so the unsupported text comes up as red boxes.

    There is no feature in InDesign that allows you to correctly identify the foreign language (all the red boxes) and lets you pick a different font WITHOUT changing the font for English. The only way to do this…

    2 votes
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  7. Default search folders

    I have to share documents with translators who having a different folder structure on the PC. They of course have the same linked files, so when opening the document, they relink all files, then save and send me. I would then have to relink again every time when opening the document for a check, because Indesign only remembers linked files folders as long as it is running. My wish: an option to permanently add folders to primarily look in for linked files.

    3 votes
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  8. allow to navigate between book files with PgUp and PgDn

    F.e. hitting PgDn at end of opened document which is in book should open next document in book on 1st page or switch to 1st page of next document if already opened.
    Obviously it should works with PgUp at start of document.

    Just like it works in Framemaker.

    1 vote
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  9. full folder information when opening an existing InDesign file

    When I try to open an existing InDesign document from inside the InDesign program I don't get the full range of folders (1). This does not change when going to an upper level and into the detail again despite there is an original InDesign file in one of the hidden folders. I have to go to Windows explorer (2 and 3) to start the file.

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  10. New Document dialog: trim safety margins

    Print ads have trim, bleed, and safety margins on the inside of the page. Add the ability to define the safety margin in the New Document dialog. It would be better than using Margins and Columns.

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  11. 5 votes
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  12. Add an option in Find/Change to "Continue from cursor position".

    Presently, if you search and then "work" on what you find, and then continue your search, InDesign starts the search over from the beginning. This is frustrating.

    4 votes
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  13. Change the page size

    When changing the page size, the current page content is centered relative to the new size. Or it would be nice, if I could choose to attach current content to one of the corners of the page, the same way I can choose the transformation anchor point (the square with the nine anchor points)

    6 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Thanks for this suggestion. I need a little more information in trying to understand this request a bit more:

    1. Is the situation that you have created a design already or have an existing design and now need to change the page size. Any description on why you need to change the page would be helpful.
    2. How drastic is the page size change. Is it just a minor change or is it something like changing from portrait mode to landscape.
    3. Please share links to any screenshot of the document where you recently needed this feature. This would help us better understand this request.

  14. Preview Checkbox in new document

    Hi, Can you add the preview checkbox in the new document dialog box without going instead to preference and check the legacy dialog box.

    3 votes
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  15. Duplicate and Offset

    I would like a way to override the keyboard shortcuts for "Duplicate and Offset." The shortcuts (option + arrow) are all too easy to hit while trying to navigate through text (using similar shortcuts). Many default shortcuts can be changed or deleted under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, but this set is not among them. For some reason the Mac OS doesn't permit shortcut changes to InDesign, either!

    1 vote
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  16. User-defined counters

    See WordPerfect and LibreOffice

    1 vote
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  17. stop update whole Indd imported file (multipages)

    Would it be possible for an imported "indd" file to update only pages that were changed? Now the whole file is updated

    3 votes
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  18. About data merge

    Merge single records also on double pages.

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  19. new document palette

    The new layout palette window, starting new document, is very very slow to pen, and, while open, is very difficult to read. Older version are the best (version Cs6 for example) very simple and fast to open. Please return to older release!!!

    2 votes
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  20. Custom page attributes to use as text variables

    It would be very helpful to have an option to add specific attributes to pages, such as a name, category, and labels.
    I would then like to use these attributes as text variables.
    Right now the only text variable you can define from the page window is Section Marker.

    Also, it would be very helpful if the categorization would be also visual in the pages window.

    2 votes
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