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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 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 !!

    2 votes
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  5. Increase section prefix 8 character limit

    Can only have a section prefix of 8 letters. Would be nice to remove this limitation.

    Any reason why a limit was imposed? Does it serve any purpose?

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

    17 votes
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    Closed: 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

  7. Make it easier to reorder and group pages.

    Not that I want inDesign to be Keynote, but they're kicking butt in the page re-ordering department. I make presentations a lot in inDesign, and re-ordering, nesting and duplicating pages is a huge pain.
    In Keynote you can move them around, group them, duplicate sections, nest them and a few other things, with no problem. inDesign's pages window is due for a reboot.

    9 votes
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  8. 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…

    2 votes
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  9. 6 votes
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  10. 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.

    5 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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

    2 votes
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  13. many users working on the same file simultaneously.

    2 users - one is working on pages 1 to 20, other one is working from 21 to the end - but file is the same.

    6 votes
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  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. 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.

    7 votes
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  16. 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!

    6 votes
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  17. 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?

    4 votes
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  18. Embedded Graphic check in Preflight

    It would be really handy if there was a possibility to check for embedded graphics using the Live Preflight.

    Thank you!

    4 votes
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  19. About data merge

    Merge single records also on double pages.

    2 votes
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  20. Have the option to make page numbers as words (one, two, three).

    Make it possible to add page numbers as words (one, two, three) as opposed to just numbers and roman numerals.
    Also make it possible to integrate this with things such as the Table of Contents feature.

    5 votes
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