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  1. Swatch Grouping

    The Color Group function is really useful, but it only works in the creation phase if you select multiple colours. There's no obvious way to add a colour to a group after it's been created - there's no contextual menu option, there's no palette menu option, and seemingly, you can't drag and drop it into the folder, which is counterintuitive as this is something users do all the time with Layers. Similarly, color groups should function the same way inside the CC Libraries palette. There should be a shortcut to add any selected Swatch or Color Group to the current…

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  2. Reopen color theme floating palettes

    I have a workbook/training document that has sections, and each section uses a different color scheme. I used the Color Theme tool to create the different color themes for the various sections. But with each new theme, I lost the preceding floating palette. It would be so helpful to be able to reopen a color theme floating palette that is based on a theme you saved in the Swatches panel. It would be more convenient to drag the floating palette around the screen (near to the objects where you want to apply fill or stroke) than to have to undock,…

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  3. Replace white background color with transparency

    Quark X Press is able to replace the white background color of a placed TIFF image with transparency - this is the only feature I miss in InDesign.

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  4. Add group

    Please add filtr to show only spot colors

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  5. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide.

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  6. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide. See the attached screenshot where I am currently updating CMYK and RGB values by hand from the color picker.

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  7. Copy CMYK, RGB values in Color Picker as text

    I would like to be able to copy RGB or CMYK values as text so I can paste them elsewhere. This would be helpful in my daily work where I make color palettes and then describe them with text in a brand guide. See the attached screenshot where I am currently updating CMYK and RGB values by hand from the color picker.

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  8. Allow patterned fills like in Microsoft Word

    More advanced graphic design software like Microsoft Word enables a pattern (with colour options) to be applied to a solid form. InDesign lacks this feature.

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  9. Pantone libraries for color bridge CMYK formulas do not match the published Pantone formulas.

    InDesign team advised Adobe has their own conversion. That's unacceptable. Designers need the confidence that the color libraries are in fact what they are called in CS. Any time a project goes to press and does not meet expectations, a printer can simply say - those colors are not the correct pantones and leave the designer holding the bag. Yes we can manually enter the correct values. But, unless designers experience a project go wrong, they're probably trusting Adobe libraries to be what they're called in CS. Adobe needs to update the libraries, or delete them, or simply call them…

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  10. Please do not remove Adobe Color Theme panel from InDesign

    Please do not remove Adobe Color Theme panel from InDesign. Why are you removing features for paying customers! Firstly you removed the top menu bar with split window options and now this????

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  11. Swatch-panner [mark] if colors are added with ink management

    If the colors are edited with [ink management]
    than it would be helpful if you can see it in the swatch-panel
    (Like the FullColor-marking behind the swatch)

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    Make [ink management]-setting a PDF-export-setting (in LowRes for example)

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  12. Swatch-panner [mark] if colors are added with ink management

    If the colors are edited with [ink management]
    than it would be helpful if you can see it in the swatch-panel

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    Make [ink management]-setting a PDF-export-setting (in LowRes for example)

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  14. Allow library swatches to be added to swatch palette

    How is it that you can't tell the library to move one or all of your colors in a library into your swatch palette? This should be a standard feature.

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  15. Adjust colours directly in the gradient panel

    In InDesign, I'd like the option to edit colours from directly in the gradient panel, as in Illustrator (double click to access colour slider)

    Having this feature added would greatly improve workflow - at the moment, I have to add colours to a swatch panel then drag them onto my gradient slider which becomes a very tedious process when making micro-adjustments.

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  16. Share Illustrator Gradients with Indesign via CC Libraries

    According to many sources online, in the old days, you were able to copy and paste gradients from Illustrator to InDesign. Now, when I copy an simple object with a complex gradient, it comes into InDesign split into many tiny objects, each with its own swatch. Totally unworkable.

    Really, I should be able to save a gradient swatch to CC Library so that I can access it across Creative Cloud. Because that's what Library is for, right?

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature that should be there.

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    You can add the object having the gradient swatch to the CC Libraries as a ‘Graphic’ in Illustrator. Then you can choose Place Linked/Place Copy in CC Libraries to use that object in InDesign. At this time, it is yet not possible to add Gradient/Pattern swatches to CC Libraries in Illustrator, so you have to add the object to the CCLib and then place that object in other apps like InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign team

  17. Transpaencies

    Please can transparencies be added to the 'Shading and Border' feature?

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  18. Enable color palette folders to move from the bottom of the swatches list

    I want to be able to move the palette folder I'm working from to the top of the swatches list. If I have a document that has several colors, I have to scroll to the bottom to find the folder with my template colors.

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  19. Properties Panel Appearance Section

    In the classic "swatches panel" with the "direct selection tool" selected, you can quickly select a text box and change the color of the text within without needing to switch to the text tool. You just select the box and click the "T" within the swatches panel.

    You can not do this with the properties panel. You have to do the extra steps of switching tools to the text and manually selecting the text. Why can't this feature be available as a part of the "appearance" section of the "properties panel" under the "fill" options.

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  20. Add an x to close out a color theme box easily like other panels

    Make it easier to close out the color theme box after using the color theme eye dropper tool. Currently, you have to reselect the color theme tool in the toolbar and press esc, which is not at all obvious, simple, or easy to remember.

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