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  1. Add "Preview" button when creating a new color swatch

    When you have and object selected and a fill or stroke color is applied to it...and you want to create a new swatch using a different color...a "Preview" box in the New Swatch dialog box would be helpful so you can see how it would look before accepting it. Currently, ID will apply your new swatch to your selected object(s) after it's created, so allowing adjustments at the same time could cut down on an extra step should you need to tweak the color.

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  2. 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.

    8 votes

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  3. Colour picker

    Bring back the old Eyedropper tool, or make it an option.. The RGB one is pretty useless when working in print.

    8 votes

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  4. gradient improvements when clicking on single color

    On gradient palette, it could be useful to double double clicking on a pattern to change its color with a popup. Something like Illustrator or Photoshop

    8 votes

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  5. Duplicate page along with new swatches

    Would love it if i was able to duplicate a page along with its swatches and the new page would now be linked to the new color swatches. This way i could change all the colors on the page and it would only apply to that page.

    Alternatively, perhaps i would be able to create new swatches from a page, and the page would now automatically be linked to the new swatches so i could globally change a color but only for that particular page (because it created and linked new swatches for the page).

    I would love this please.

    7 votes

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  6. Remove color group folder when all swatches in it are selected by "Select all unused"

    If all swatches are selected in a group folder by using the "Select all unused" option, also remove the group folder. This will make the workflow for cleaning up the swatches faster by only taking one action instead of also having to remove an empty group folder.

    6 votes

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  7. apply swatch to monotone/greyscale with transparency (psd,png,tiff,ai).

    Apply swatch to linked object only currently works with flattened greyscale psd, jpg or tiff. Often I need to change greyscale images WITH TRANSPARENCY (vector and raster) to match colors from other photos in indd. Currently I have to open psd and created several hue adjustment layers, or layers in ai with the color changes, and going back to each as I modify color in the pallette.

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  8. Color Property and Text Alignment Option for Text Form Field

    Under Buttons and Forms, if selecting a Text Field for an object or area, we are given the following text properties: Font, Font Appearance (Bold, Regular, etc), and Font Size.

    I am requesting that the following properties are added to the Text Field options: Text Color, Text Alignment.

    Text Color - Allows user to choose color of text that will show up in the interactive Text Field after being exported to PDF.

    Text Alignment - Allows user to place the text alignment within the field prior to exporting.

    By adding these two elements, the user doesn't have to then export…

    5 votes

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  9. Out of gamut warning/highlighting

    It would be nice if, like other Adobe software, InDesign offered an out-of-gamut warning/highlighting option on screen when viewing documents with Proof Colors. It could even be an option in the proof colors setup dialog.

    In practice, corrections to out-of-gamut colors of placed (typically RGB) images does not take place in InDesign. I realize that. But since InDesign may be the point of conversion to CMYK for print-ready PDFs, it could be useful to have a sense of where there might be problem areas in placed images, graphics, etc.

    In some sense, InDesign is last line of defense, and offering…

    5 votes

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  10. Swatches palet should ALWAYS 'Add Unnamed Colors'

    Swatches palet should ALWAYS 'Add Unnamed Colors'!
    especially if RGB or SPOT-colours
    regarding printready files

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  11. Easily Swap Color Themes

    I often utilize the same template layouts across multiple brands and it would be a huge time-saver to be able to assign swatches from a color theme to the various objects, and have all the respective objects update when a new color theme is selected. So if I have Color 1, Color 2, Color 3, and then select a new color theme, the design could be updated as Color 1 -> Color 4, Color 2 -> Color 5, and so on.

    5 votes

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  12. 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!

    5 votes

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  13. Variable Spot Colors from Illustrator Definable in InDesign

    The ability to create a vector graphic in Illustrator, fill it with a variable spot color swatch (ie "Variable Color 1/2/3" etc.) and then when that spot color is imported into InDesign you can define it to match your project. Ideally on a per-instance basis, but even just editing the color globally from the swatches panel would be a big help. It would save hiving to make multiple versions of a graphic for each color you need - and that you may never need again.

    For now my workaround is to make a layered PDF from Illustrator with a layer…

    5 votes

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  14. Make colour space CMYK not RGB!

    Since InDesign is used for printing out things, having the option to change the colour space from RGB to CMYK would be great, as trying to select a colour using colours that aren't in the CMYK gamut is annoying as heck

    5 votes

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  15. Verlaufsfelder lassen sich nicht gruppieren. (Gradients cannot be grouped)

    Make a folder for gradients like you can do for colors.

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  16. 4 votes

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  17. The color Picker is in RGB instead of CMYK

    Every inDesign (my version Adobe inDesign CC 2020 15.0.2)

    To open the color picker, go to the toolbar on the left of the screen and double-click on the colored square.

    It would be nice if the color picker is the same in inDesign as the one in Illustrator and Photoshop. The color picker opens in RGB while we are on a document in CMYK.
    We are graphic designers and we use this software because it is designed for printing professionals. The printer works in CMYK so why have a color picker with an RGB color space?

    Or have the possibility…

    4 votes

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  18. Update Pantone colour books in InDesign to match Illustrator

    Update Pantone colour books in InDesign to match Illustrator. If it's in Illustrator why is it not in InDesign?
    Or is it a bug? Sorry, "feature"?

    4 votes

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  20. 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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