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  1. select similar

    It would be helpful to have a select similar feature for lines and other drawn objects like in illustrator because sometimes I need to change a bunch of things to a different line weight and currently must manually find and change them. I always miss it when I'm working in Indesign instead of Illustrator.

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    • Updates to Import PDF Comments feature

      1. Need to be able to (Command + C) text in comments to copy. The copy button is laggy as hell and a time suck.

      2. Need to be able to change a comment from delete to replace or vice versa.

      3. Need to be able to edit comments in order to fix user error. For example. misspelling or extra text (delete comma) etc.

      4. Need to sort and filter resolved and accepted comments.

      4 votes
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      • file version-control

        At the moment I control versions of a project with different files:
        project-xy-01.indd
        project-xy-02.indd
        project-xy-03.indd
        project-xy-04.indd
        ....

        It would be helpful for my narrow disk-space to have the versions in one file! If I need to go back to a former version of the project it would be nice to have a panel where I have a visual overview of the former versions (I generated) which I can label and select.

        3 votes
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        • 20 votes
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          • let users change app language dynamically, without re-installing the app.

            Users can't but reinstall apps in order to change language(e.g. Korean -> English).
            I want it to be more simple.
            Mandatory reinstallation just for changing language is overkill.

            3 votes
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            • Import PDF Comments - Further Enhancements

              We'd like to include the below options in the recently added feature in InDesign CC 2019, called 'Import PDF Comments':

              (1) We'll be adding few default PDF pages after exporting PDF from InDesign, please confirm how to handle this when importing back to InDesign?

              (2) We'll be receiving special characters like greek, symbols, etc. within PDF annotations, please confirm how to apply specific font to those characters, if they're not available in the current paragraph font, currently they're showing as missing glyphs?

              (3) We'll be sharing the secured PDF to our external users, please confirm how to allow them to…

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              • Speed up for Windows 10

                InDesign is very slow to start on a new Windows 10 machine with 16GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. It takes over 2 minutes from the time I click the icon until it's usable.

                2 votes
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                • Multi-Column Footnotes with note seperator

                  Multi-Column Footnote Features

                  + note seperator (optional)
                  + #cols - number of columns (no default)
                  + col_measure - measure or width of each column, default is width of logical
                  page divided by #cols, optional
                  + gutter - gutter width for each column, default is proportional
                  calculation of col_measure, optional
                  + indent - width of a left indent for whole set of columns, default is
                  zero, optional
                  + leading - conditional lead to be inserted at the top of new set of
                  columns, default is zero, optional

                  Legal: Text paragraph and table modes

                  4 votes
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                  • InDesign, and all other CC apps, should be ported to Linux

                    Linux is more efficient and secure than Windows or macOS. It also often has greater hardware compatibility and resource management, which would be useful when dealing with large projects.

                    This would be valuable for many users seeking to get the most out of their hardware, or who work with 3D rendering tools best suited to Linux setups.

                    Adobe already has a Unix base with the macOS version - surely a Linux version isn't too much of a head-scratcher for the devs.

                    9 votes
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                    • Convert PDF to INDD

                      Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can edit PDF's read images and text, and it is possible to edit, so why is this function not available in Adobe Indesign? Indesign has more control and the only feature that will needed to be added is detecting strokes/filled objects converting filled lines or shapes to one to the other.

                      93 votes
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                      • Add a Shortcut for Effects (instead of Dropshadow)

                        For some reason, only the Drop Shadow effect has a keyboard shortcut. So if we frequently use an other effect, we can reacht the effects panel by choosing the keyboard shortcut for Drop Shadow. But then we have to first switch off the Drop Shadow effect.
                        Why not create a Shortcut to the effects panel, without activating Drop Shadow.

                        [more: the shortcut currently adds a Drop Shadow AND opens the panel, which is inconvenient if you (for some reason ;-) want to use Drop Shadows all the time.]

                        Needs a UX rework.

                        2 votes
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                        • Cross Reference feature - Relink selection to a different Indesign document

                          I need assistance to add a feature to the cross references panel. Right now you cannot batch relink cross references to a different indesign document. I need a feature added to this such as relink selected, locate different document, select and relink. Right now the only way to do this is to individually relink each cross-reference. For example if I have a book file and the glossary with 250 entries in it and I change some of the content from one document to another and move the text anchors with it, I have to individually relink each cross reference. Could…

                          2 votes
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                          • Linked Docs: Seeing where the children of a linked item is from the parent document

                            File A is linked to B, C, D, and E (the children)
                            I want to see that information while looking at file A (the parent).

                            Currently, we can only see the link path when the child is selected.

                            Example: I have used the content placer to link a block of text into 4 documents. I want to see which 4 documents that block of text is linked to while in the parent document. That way I can quickly navigate to those 4 documents rather than searching through hundreds to sync up any updates later.

                            2 votes
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                            • Recently used in Find/Change Format (in Find/Change)

                              The recently used dropdowns for Find What and Change to are really helpful to re-use recent search terms. Something similar for the Find Format and Change Format options would save a lot of time.

                              The dropdowns could work well, but being able to dynamically (within each document/book) specify two or three to keep as buttons would be even more helpful, for the most used changes, which for me are really simple things like 'Character style: italics' (Find or Change to my predefined character style called italics).

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                              • More Export options for animation - not only useless swf - mp4, AVI will be great

                                More Export options for animation - not only useless swf
                                mp4, AVI will be great

                                2 votes
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                                • GPU-Acceleration on Windows

                                  It would be brilliant to have this as an option especially since more and more people are using high DPI/4K displays and the CPU is not capable of allowing for smooth zooming/scrolling/panning in most cases. It's working perfectly fine with Photoshop and rather good with Illustrator so I can't see why this shouldn't be possible with InDesign as well.
                                  On my 4K Dell XPS 15 it's quite a pain to scroll through the document or zoom in and out, laggy as hell although this is a very poweful machine!

                                  50 votes
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                                  • Protect INDD and Unprotect INDD Extensions not Working

                                    Can no longer open my files that have this extension. Please fix ASAP!

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                                      • Back button in Spellcheck

                                        Please, Please, Please put a back button in the spellcheck. I have literally been waiting for this for years! Such a simple request. So Easy to add. Please do this!! Thanks!!!! :)

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                                        • Integrate InDesign ME with InDesign

                                          I currently require occasional use of right-to-left text and therefore require InDesign ME. A major problem with the ME version, however, is that the help page defaults to Arabic. Since I’ve chosen English يدعم العربية as my language choice, one would think an English option would also be available, but no such luck. It really isn't clear to me why the ME version needs to be a separate product rather than simply integrating the right-left features directly into the regular version

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