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  1. Locate where a specific colour is used in your document

    It would be really useful to be able to find exactly where a colour is used in a document. When you get a document from a third party and there are extra colours in it that you are trying to eliminate it is sometimes very difficult to track them down.

    You can convert the colour to a spot colour then turn on separations and do a visual check but, apart from being time consuming and relying on it being large enough to be easily spotted, it won't help if the colour has been defined as part of a style.

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      In backlog  ·  14 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Color management application Adobe CC 2019

      Application CC 2019, Indesign, Illustrator, Bridge can not synchronize color settings.
      You can not save color settings in color management for individual applications.
      After restarting the application, it is the default setting

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      • Color/swatches Library

        In PS and AI, there're a lot of built-in color/gradient libraries, and when you want to select a color, you ca just append them or open a color library, but in indesign, there're no ways you can do so, a lot of the color selecting work is done by guessing unless you know which color you want to choose

        I hope there will be a built-in color library (if the interactive buttons can have a built-in library and why don't we add a sample color library?

        I know the "Official" way to do this is using Adove Color Theme Panel,…

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        • Color Picker Shortcut

          There are a bunch of ways to select color in InDesign, but the easiest and omnipotent way is using color picker, unfortunately, there's no way to call it out in Indesign unless you double-click the fill/stroke icon in the tools panel

          and theres no way to add a customised shortcut to the color picker panel as well. I really wish to see this feature in future InDesign

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          • Color Swatches Menu too small and not resizable

            In InDesign CC 2019 the Color Swatches Menu is too small and not resizable, like in CS6. It was very useful to resize the menu so not to have to scroll in a small window through the many colors of some projects.

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            • Order of colour swatches when loading from another document

              When loading colour swatches from other documents, can you please adjust the program so it brings them in from top to bottom or the same order as the document it comes from. It is so frustrating they load from the bottom of the list first and have to manually pull the main colours back up to the top every time. And there doesn't seem to be a button to switch the order. Unless you can advise me...

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              • Same color management in all adobe product

                This will be a great feature for simplicity and collaborative work.

                Actually, each program have a different system for choose color, and I'm sure you can improve that with give the same logical and features in all program.
                Import photoshop palet in Indesign or Illustrator and vice versa...
                Add the Color them Tool in photoshop and Illustrator...and maybe why not in After Effect and Premiere...
                Sure you can do something great and identical in all your great products, even if you have not need CMJN/Pantone etc.. colors in video projects.

                24 votes
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                • Stop Giving a Fill Color When Using the Line Tool.

                  My OCD makes me switch the fill color (when using the line tool) to No Color. It would be great if there was no fill color when using the line tool.

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                  • Change Color picker

                    As a long time photoshop and illustrator user I can't handle the InDesign color picker. For a while I would get my color code from Photoshop/illustrator then copy that color into InDesign but it's become such a pain I've stopped using InDesign all together. At least give us an option for a color swatch that matches the other designs. It's literally causing my to give up using the app completely!

                    20 votes
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                      • Go to Source of Color

                        I would like to go to objects linked to a particular swatch; similar to how you list objects in the Links panel and go to them with the GoTo icon at the bottom. Might be too lengthy to list connected type, but would come in handy for vector objects.

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                        • Live color update when using color picker on a fill

                          When an object that can be filled is selected i can't use the color picker to see a new color without clicking OK repeatedly to see how it looks. Why can't it update in real time?

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                          • Picking colours from swatches for gradients

                            I find it a little tedious when doing gradients that you have to manually enter in the values of the colours even if they're in your swatches. You can add to your swatches from what you're making but you can't just quickly drop a swatch in as a gradient value. Just a bit of a pain when you're trying to work quickly

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                            • ID - Lock option - color fields / color groups

                              Hey there,

                              i wish i could lock color fields / color groups to prevent any resulting sources of error.

                              For example a fixed logo color which shouldn't be different.

                              Kind regards and big thanks!

                              3 votes
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                              • Gradient panel - double click for edit on colour stops not working

                                Double clicking these does not allow me to choose a new colour or edit the existing colour. Only allows for me to save as a swatch.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Double-clicking on a gradient stop to choose a new color or edit the existing color has never worked in InDesign.

                                  This is a new Feature Request. Hence moving it to Feature Requests category.

                                  Adobe InDesign team

                                • Make gradients constant within the same table.

                                  Gradients within table cells change direction when the rows are adjusted. If the columns are adjusted the gradients stay the same, why not the rows? It's extremely timely having to constantly fix the gradients within the cells if I have to adjust the rows in any way. The gold row gradient at the top is correct but after adding a row to the grid I have to manually manipulate each cell to get the gradient right.

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                                  • color picker isn't consistent with other software.

                                    Please allow users to change color picker to Photoshop color picker. Indesign is great except for the nuisance of having a horrible UI for the color picker. I make all my colors in photoshop copy the code then paste it into Indesign.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • HSB Sliders for InDesign.... Please!

                                      I predominantly create RGB documents in InDesign. I can never get the colours I need using the RGB sliders or colour picker. I switch to Lab to try but I can't.
                                      PhotoShop and Illustrator both have these.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • A workflow for properly exporting a dual colour-profiled document

                                        Having both RGB and CMYK in swatches is a great advantage if you want to have a single document exported both to screen and print - but it turned out to be a swatch mess... what about a way to acknowledge similar colors as "equivalents" so we could replace entire document swatches from RGB>CMYK (or the other way around) when this export is needed? changing them individually will eventually cause mistakes.
                                        and what about replacing entire link library from RGB>CMYK in order to export proper colours? I converted them and assigned all of their profiles in PS but now i…

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                                        • Add a preference to have to toggle the checkbox default for "Name with Color Value"

                                          Add a preference to the InDesign Preferences panel so that the checkbox default for Name with Color Value can be set. When creating a new swatch in a document, the default is for the checkbox to be on, but checking the box off changes the name to New Color Swatch. Fine if you're adding one color or many colors in a row, but if adding colors in new documents all the time, this gets annoying.

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