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  1. Repeat last action feature

    Please, make something like MS Word, that you can repeat your last action just pressing F4. That could save a lot of time.

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    • place multi-page illustrator

      Feature or Script request:

      1. Place multi-page (multi artboard) files in InDesign with similar auto flow feature as Shift+Place Autoflow Text when Pasting.

      2. Paste multiple Illustrator files at one time with autoflow. For example: 3 separate Illustrator files with 3 artboards each. Script would place each of the 9 artboards on consecutive pages while maintaining the image box size and fill attributes of a user created image box.

      3. Dialogue box to select which artboards are to be placed & layer visibility (similar to current place Illustrator file function). This might only work when a single file is being…

      5 votes
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      • 2 votes
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        • Add Python to the list of supported scripting languages

          The only cross platform scripting language currently supported is ExtendScript, based on ECMAScript (almost 2 decades old v.3, which in itself is already long overdue for an update). Python is cross platform, easy to learn and very powerful. InDesign's DOM can be translated naturally into Python. Python has a vast set of functional libraries, and still growing. Supporting Python from within InDesign would in its most basic form only have to enable *.py scripts in the Scripts panel, but it would benefit of an interactive console of its own.

          45 votes
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          • Expose missing glyphs to scripting

            It's very difficult to find missing glyphs with a script. There's a hack: look for glyph ID 0 in all the document's used font, but this hack is unreliable as it doesn't work in overset text.

            To test whether a single character is a missing in its applied font you can (try to) convert it to outlines. That too is an ugly hack, and can't be used for longer stretches of text.

            Please add a property to the Story object, say, missingGlyphs, so that the call

            myStory.missingGlyphs

            returns an array of glyphs missing in a story.

            Thank you.

            13 votes
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            • Expose a page item's height and width to scripting

              A script can determine a page item's dimensions via its geometricBounds property. But this doesn't work when the page item is overset. To get the dimensions of page item in overset text, you have to expose the page item temporarily, which is always time-consuming and often barely possible.

              So if we could have properties such as

              myTextFrame.width
              myTextFrame.height

              that would be very useful.

              Thank you.

              6 votes
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              • script action

                Make a scripting easier by record functions in an action like photoshop

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                • Placing multi-page PDF (script)

                  The script PlaceMultipagePDF is a very usefull and neat tool. However, I feel it miss a few options.

                  - Scale to document page size. With additional option of "fill frame proportionally", "fill content proportionally, "fit content to frame", "fit frame to content" and "center content".
                  - Option where to place the frame on the page:
                  -- Option to place on any corner or center of page.
                  -- Option to place on any corner or center of bleed.
                  -- Option to have different options above on left and right page.

                  5 votes
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                  • Add beforeSave and beforePDFexport

                    Please add a beforeSave and a beforePDFexport event to be able to run custom validation scripts.

                    3 votes
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                    • Стало плохо работать

                      Добрый день, после обновления Adobe InDesign CC 2019 - стало все очень медленно работать, нету возможности работать, сообщите пожалуйста что сделать что бы все опять заработало, в программе после каждого действия начинает крутится курсор обработки информации, я думал что проблема в файле, после перезагрузки я попробовал создать но новый документ, программа тормозила даже в момент создания нового документа, банально перемещения по окошкам каждое действие выполняется по 10 секунд и более

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                      • Swapping Images Command

                        Please develop Swapping Images Command in Indesign so very easy to swap pictures each other in the document for everywhere means in table or frame.
                        Even Big to Small or small to big jus select to frame or table and press the command or shortcuts key of swapping images and It's very useful.

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                        • Selection Overprint Preview

                          I mean if you have more than 500 pages in Indesign and all have lots of photograph then very difficult to see original preview and It will be take time thats why please develop script for selection and page wise ("whatever want to select and overprint preview") no need to overprint preview whole pages.

                          2 votes
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                          • [Scripting] add all find functions to the Page class

                            Hi,

                            Could you please consider adding all find/change functions to the Page class ?
                            .findText / .findGrep / .findObject / .changeText / .changeGrep / etc

                            4 votes
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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Bug: Import XML with tagged cells

                                Indesign CC 2018 crashes when importing XML with a tag mapped to a cell-style. This problem does not exist in Indesign CC 2017.

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                                • ShortcutKey property to styles

                                  It would be handy to have a shortcutKey property in ParagrapStyle and CharacterStyle objects. I know these properties can be manipulated via idml's Styles file, but it is arduous.

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                                  • Please expose a PDF's page count to scripting

                                    To place a PDF in InDesign, you have to know the PDF's page count. The main point of the PlaceMultiPagePDF script is to show how you can place a PDF without knowing its page count, but it's slow business and get very tedious when you want to place part-ranges that include an open-ended range, such as 10-20, 30-

                                    There is a hack, but it's ugly and unreliable.

                                    Peter

                                    23 votes
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                                    • function keys F13-F24

                                      why i cant use function keys F13-F24 on my custom keyboard for hotkeys in InDesign?

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                                      • Is there any option to view the HTML tags as rich text on Indesign Pallet?

                                        We have a plugin & that will shows the notification from another website in Indesign pallet. But when we add the text as HTML tag, it's not changing the tag into formatted text (just Bold/Italic). Is there any way to display the notification as rich text including color?

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                                        • Bring back ExtendScipt Toolkit for High Sierra and InDesign CC 2018.

                                          Bring back ExtendScipt Toolkit for High Sierra and InDesign CC 2018. The older version of ExtendScript works but the newer does not work. What is the reason for discontinuing ExtendScripts Toolkit? I have 12 designers with a subscription for each one of them and 6 of those designers rely on ExtendScript Toolkit for one of their workflows.

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