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  1. Zoom possible in presentation mode

    In presentation mode (Shift + W) the page will scaled to the screen-size. It#s bad, especially if the layout/page is very small. It would be great if I can zoom to 100% (cmd + 1) in presentation mode!!

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  2. Faster way of following hyperlinks

    Make it so Ctrl-clicking a hyperlink (or cross-reference) takes you to the destination instead of having to clumsily open a dialog box, find the link, and push the corresponding button. (Didn't Pagemaker do this long ago?)

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  3. bleed check

    Missing bleed" check? Kind of like missing font or missing link, with the "Go To" function so we can easily find missing bleeds through hefty documents?

    4 votes
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  4. 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…

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  5. 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.

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  6. Can we PLEASE have a better way to manage saved search queries?

    I'm a very heavy user of InDesign's ability to save specific search-and-replace queries, especially for GREP. But every single time you folks do a major update to InDesign, my custom saved search-and-replace queries (GREP, Text, Glyph, Object) go away. I've taken to backing up the .xml files with my backup software and manually restoring them after each program update, but something has changed in the last version, and simply restoring them to the applicable folders no longer restores them to the program Find dialog listing. I've got more than thirty mission-critical GREP queries alone. Re-writing them from scratch each major…

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  7. InDesign on iPad

    Photoshop is coming to iPad. When is InDesign doing the same?
    As a designer, I carry iPad all the time and it would be real time-saver to have my favorite application on iPad.

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  8. I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

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  9. Production notes

    It would be great if I'd have the possibility to add notes to areas which are only internal. Often you have to make tweaks to get the result you want, but when you have to produce the next version, probably a year later, you don't know anymore, why you did what in this way. If I could add notes it would be very helpful.

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  10. Auto disable Preview when saving data merged file

    When previewing a data merged file, you can't save it as you get an error message saying you need to disable the preview. Why can't it do it automatically, allowing you to save. It's slightly annoying!

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  11. show last time saved in closing pop-up

    I forget sometimes when the last time I saved a document I have open, and when I go to close it, it asks, Save/Don't Save/Cancel. I wish it said a time stamp of the last time it was saved so I don't have to save it if I already saved it 5 mins ago and didn't really make any worthy changes. Yes I could just look at the file info in the finder, just seems like a simple thing to add to save some time.

    4 votes
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  12. Annoying new InDesign CC behavior 5/2018....

    When replacing text by highlighting the text and then typing new text, InDesign misses the first letter of new typing, every time. I'm sure it was not always this way. It is annoying, to say the least, and could easily lead to typographical errors from words missing their initial letters, if it does not get caught. No other software that I use works this way. Please look into this bug!

    4 votes
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  13. InDesign linking to Excel Charts and Graphs

    Link directly to charts and graph content which can be refreshed by updating the Excel link.
    We often have to include graphical components in PDF's and it would be useful to have this feature to help improve workflow

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  14. Adding to Library

    Adding to Library, when you add a object instead of it been called it “untitled” and going to U in the list,. I would like it to be first and ready to be named.
    thanks

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  15. Simultaneous Sharing

    You should allow multiple people to work on a document simultaneously. Google docs & slides allows this with a share option, and it is free.

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  16. Endnotes placement needs to be adjusted

    The way books work is that the notes to a chapter fall immediately after the end of the text, not on a new page. Please change this feature so that we can force the notes to a new page if that's how we want them, but they normally fall after the end of the text. Other than that, the dynamic endnotes feature will be nice when someone decides to add or delete notes.

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  17. Indesign Autosave

    An autosave feature in Indesign would be a great addition. This could be added under the file handling menu with some options for it. A slider that allows you to set the intervals of the autosave. It would be a great addition to the auto recovery, you'd be surprised how often people forget to hit save or close it and accidentally not save when prompted.

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  18. Load query option

    Add a load (GREP or Text) query option with save and delete in the Find/Change window to load query from anywhere in computer.

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  19. Deleting guides

    This might be a bug. If a layer is locked or guides are locked I can't delete all of them. Say I use the Layers>Create Guides and I select remove existing guides, nothing will happen if guides are locked or the layer they are on is locked. Same with the View> Guides and Grids> Delete All Guides on Spread. I can see why this would happen as you might not want to delete every guide sometimes but it contradicts what the option says and becomes annoying.

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  20. Option: make subsection headers not persist beyond their ends.

    For text variables for running headers/footers, the default behavior is as described in the help: "If there is no occurrence of the style on the page, the previous occurrence of the applied style is used." Not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but if you are using headers or footers for both sections and subsections, and some sections have subsections and some don't, then you get a header with the name of a subsection many pages back, even though it's not on the page. Having an option to turn off this persistence would make this feature work…

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