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  1. Let users know (via email) if they should update their system or not

    Guys, if you could let us know if we (Mac users) should update our Macs or not, that would be great. You got our emails. You could just send one email to all registered users 'hi guys, our products are not ready for new version of your OS, please be careful with update'. It costs you nothing. That would save a lot of our nerves. Of course, we could check your website before updating, but it is so inconvenient.

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  2. auto save

    where i can set up a selected time that the document saves eg every 5 minutes

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  4. 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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  5. Export to tiff/psd

    One, very obvious feature is missing form indesign: export document to tiff. This feature should allow exporting all pages to separate tiff/psd files, preferably with preserved layers.

    4 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Generated captions match FULL IPTC from Photoshop

    Hi.
    I’m trying to get those lines from Stock images I buy :
    <photoshop:Credit>byheaven - stock.adobe.com</photoshop:Credit> <photoshop:Source>93738394</photoshop:Source>

    I found no way to do that in inDesign with the current caption tool.

    But what became funny was comparing Photoshop’s RAW DATA info :
    <pur:creditLine>
    <rdf:Bag>
    <rdf:li>byheaven - stock.adobe.com</rdf:li>
    </rdf:Bag>
    </pur:creditLine>

    with what inDesign gets me as XMP info :

    </dc:title>
    <photoshop:AuthorsPosition>camera and album with old family photos</photoshop:AuthorsPosition>
    <photoshop:ColorMode>3</photoshop:ColorMode>
    <photoshop:ICCProfile>sRGB IEC61966-2.1</photoshop:ICCProfile>
    <photoshop:History>HASH(0x2d15488), HASH(0x2d15710), HASH(0x2d15740), HASH(0x2d15290), HASH(0x2d15770), HASH(0x2d15350), HASH(0x2d15428)</photoshop:History>
    <tiff:Compression>6</tiff:Compression>

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. I think it`s very inconvenient that you can't sync (or save) your settings.

    I think it`s very inconvenient that you can't sync (or save) your settings. This feature has been there. Why take away something that makes it harder for users it use to be the other way around.

    4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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