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  1. Refresh available swatches after creating a new swatch in Paragraph styles window

    When you create or change a paragraph style, in the window where all the formats of the paragraph style are listed, you can change the character color, you can also create a new swatch by double clicking on the fill or stroke color icon. But once the new swatch is created, you can not imediately select it for your paragraph style, you have to change the category in the window (for example go to underline options), then go back to character color to use the new swatch.
    Instead it should be that when the create new swatch dialog is closed,…

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  2. Easy text export of color number information for Branding

    On branding projects, I have to provide my clients with all their color number information, and make it look pretty at the same time. A way to export or copy/paste the cmyk, rgb, hex, pantone, lab information would be hugely helpful! See example

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  4. 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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  5. Hex colors please!

    Really would like to be able to use HEX numbers for colors. I know InDesign is primarily for print, but some of us want to move our digital teams completely over to CC, and being able to use InDesign for digital work would be great...

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  6. Allow user-generated swatches to support no color, i.e. solid transparency

    Currently we can change the color of a swatch by dragging another swatch onto it. This does not work with the default [None] swatch. It would be so helpful if you included this functionality. To reiterate, I am requesting the ability to change the color of a user-created swatch to [None] by dragging the default [None] swatch onto it.

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  7. I would like to be able to choose the default color used when opening a new document.

    I use a lot of one color for business needs. It would help me out a lot if InDesign would default to that color for text and tables when opening a new document.

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  8. 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…

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  9. Appliquer une correction de lumière et de saturation de couleur dans le nuancier

    Avoir la possibilité de jouer sur le contraste, la lumière, la saturation et la teinte des couleurs dans le nuancier

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  11. Add group

    Please add filtr to show only spot colors

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  12. Complement and Inverse

    Why not have Complement and Inverse on the color menu, just like in Illustrator?

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  13. Überdrucken für Text auf Pfad

    Überdrucken auch für Volltonfarbigen Text auf Pfad. ;)

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  14. 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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