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  1. Import files from Apple pages

    In last time I got more and more Apple-pages-files as text-source. It would be great if you could import them without detours through other file formats.

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

    I have problems copying illustrations from illustrator into documents InDesign.

    6 votes
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  3. 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

    6 votes
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  4. Data merge should include a "Next Record" feature

    Data merge should include a "Next Record" feature, like Word has. I want to merge data into InDesign, but I don't want to duplicate text boxes or pages. I just want to put the placeholders wherever they need to go (like in a table) and merge the data without having a text box for every record.

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  5. Document Time Tracker

    This would be a feature to see the dates / time spent on a document. It could be accessed in the documents info panel (attached). This feature would be useful for client invoicing and project managing especially in advertising where time is money.

    6 votes
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  6. Scratch Disk option

    Give InDesign a Scratch Disk option like Photoshop and Illustrator. It consumes far too much memory and runs too slowly on Windows 7.

    6 votes
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  7. Please, please, please increase the overall stability of InDesign.

    I’ve lost count of the number of times functionality has gone missing (ie: unable to proportionally scale using key commands and my mouse, sliding elements vertically or horizontally without changing either their “x” or “y” coordinate (respectively), etc.

    I would suggest (and I am absolutely serious about this) that Adobe take 3 months off from issuing any updates to the product and have all your techs, engineers and coders work out as many functionality issues a possible to improve the stability of the product. Don’t get me wrong, it is a fabulous product (and you have no real competition except…

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  8. Bring back perpetual licenses!

    I won't rent, but I will buy a perpetual license for Creative Suite! Please bring purchase options back so I can be a customer again!

    6 votes
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  9. QR Code with non-English letters

    Generated QR codes in Business Card Section with non-English letters does not resolve correctly with Contacts App in iOS

    6 votes
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  10. 6 votes
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  11. 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.

    5 votes
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  12. 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.

    5 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Make PDF Commenting Panel consistent and better designed

    1. In one place in the panel, it's called Accept. In the flyout menu, it's called "Apply Auto Edit."

    2. Why did we suddenly start calling the checkbox "Resolve"? I know that's the term that Acrobat uses, but it's confusing. Especially, when it's located alongside a word called "Accept." You're making users try to figure out new nomenclature when the old words worked just fine.

    3. The icons on the left of the panel are way too subtle. In Acrobat, they are color coded. Replace text is blue. Strikethrough text is red. Sticky notes are yellow. Underlines are green. Why…

    5 votes
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  15. change idml file icons

    In (I believe the 2017) iD update, the file icon used for idml versions of a document became very similar in color and form to the one used for indd files. It causes a lot of confusion during workflow (people editing or supplying idml files instead of indd files). Any chance we can go back to the more obviously bland file icon for idml -- or redesign the existing one so it is easier to spot the difference at a glance? - Thanks!

    5 votes
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  16. 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.

    5 votes
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  17. Add more bar code formats

    InDesign only creates QR codes. Please add other formats such as UPC, GS1, 2D, etc.

    5 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Preferences/Units & Increments/Cursor Key Distance

    Please make this feature faster to change. It is the first preference in Illustrator and I love that. Can you make it the first preference in InDesign? I change this number a lot. Right now I have to hit command k, hit the down arrow five times, tab six times, change the number and hit enter. It wasn't always this hard. It doesn't have to be this hard now. Please fix to make it easier.

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  20. Data Merge > Create Tagged PDF checkbox

    On Data Marge > Export to PDF just let us select the "Create Tagged PDF".

    For example, I have 1300 records, an 8 page document template and have to export 1300x 8pp uniquely named PDF files - files names from data.

    Currently have to:
    1. run the merge in groups of 100 records otherwise InDesign will hang
    2. create tagged PDFs from the 13x 800pp InDesign files (50 minutes per 100)
    3. combine PDFs
    4. create bookmarks from content
    5. split by bookmark structure

    Points 1, 2 and 3 could be combined by simply allowing "Create Tagged PDF" and save…

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