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  1. 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!

    7 votes
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  2. Use Keyboard arrows to go through links list

    When I want to check the links in the links menu and I have klicked on one of them, I thought it could be time saving if I could just use the arrows of my keyboard to "scroll up and down" through them. Right now you have to always klick with your mouse on one of them, you can´t use the arrows to go through them.

    7 votes
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  3. Make the Keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop

    Plz make the keybaord shortcuts consistent across InDesign, Illlustrator and Photoshop.

    For common operations, the shorcuts are different across 3 apps.

    7 votes
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  4. 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.

    6 votes
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  5. Import PDF comments via INDB File

    It looks like Import PDF comments only works for individual document files. We use compiled book files for our authors at AuthorSupport.com. Will this be a feature that eventual can be imported via the book panel and applied to the compiled documents?

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

    6 votes
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  7. 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.

    6 votes
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  8. 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

    6 votes
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  9. 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…

    6 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 6 votes
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  12. Windows File Explorer Preview

    A feature that shows a preview of an .indd document in the Windows File Explorer preview pane. Other file formats such as PDF, EPS, Excel, Word, AI, etc. will show the file in the preview pane.

    5 votes
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  13. Indesign feature

    Please add in "outline stroke" (which is an illustrator function) to indesign. We need this for when a printer requests that all strokes are outlined.

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Use data merge field to export filename

    I have created 3 different invitations with a personalized company name on it, coming from excel with data merge. And when I want to export it as .jpg, it is not possible to export : invitation_VIP_<<company>>.jpg

    now I have a list of "numbers" which i have to browse on which company I have to send my vip voucher to, instead of using the explorer search to find the company name that I need.

    Conclusion : I need a way to export JPG (and maybe PDF) files using the data merge feature.

    5 votes
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  17. 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…

    5 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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