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  1. fit frame to bleed

    I would like to see a script that recognizes frames outside of the bleed coordinates, and snaps the frames to those coordinates. It just tidies up the pasteboard and helps with the center content in frame action. Thank you!

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    • 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.

      26 votes
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      • More Scripting Control over Panels, MenuItems, MouseEvents/Selections

        It’ll be great, if e.g. I could hook into the mouse right click context menu of the paragraph styles panel, grab, which paragraph style was selected by the user, and perform some scripting tasks on this user selected paragraph style.

        Or the user can select pages in the pages panel, perform the script (or right click to run the script from the context menu), which processes it’s scripting actions on the selected pages.

        I think, there would be thousands of more clever use cases for such functionality. Allowing such actions will extend the power of scripting tremendously.

        (I’m sorry, it’s…

        2 votes
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        • Would like to see a fonction that would allow to export/import Articles information. i.e., able to load info.

          Would like to see a fonction that would allow to export/import Articles information. i.e., able to load info.

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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…

            6 votes
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            • Importing .fdf files for Importing PDF Comments

              Thanks for your implementation of Importing PDF comments, this is definitely a game changer and the future of Print Production in the industry. One question I have is why are we unable to import the .fdf file with the comments from our PDFs straight into InDesign? When working on old PDFs made in 2018 or older we then have to make a new PDF in 2019 and apply those comments to that PDF and it feels like unnecessary hassle. Could the .fdf file created when exporting the comments in Acrobat just not be imported straight into InDesign instead?

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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.

                  48 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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                        • [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

                          5 votes
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                          • Script Manager

                            Please add Script Manager (like ScriptBay; LAScripts, ScriptMix) but more powerful.
                            So we can sort, group, edit, assign hotkeys, label scripts. Create UI pallets with icons. Etc. Thanks!

                            14 votes
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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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                                • 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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                                  • 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.

                                      3 votes
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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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