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  1. Make it possible to view names associated with user colors

    InCopy allows users to pick user colors, which are displayed with tracked changes and with notes. But, far as I can tell, there's nowhere I can go to see which user is using each color, unless they leave a note. The editor spends valuable time playing detective about who's making which changes. Could you implement an "alt text" triggered by hovering over tracked changes, similar to how the username pops up when I hover over a note?

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    • Changing Paragraph Style in InCopy story does not prompt check-out dialog

      1. InDesign 13.1 and 14.0 both exhibit this behavior.

      2. If you have an InCopy story that is not checked out to you, and you attempt to change a paragraph or character style, the following happens:

      * The style change does not take effect (this is correct)
      * The newly-selected style appears to be selected in the paragraph style panel (incorrect)
      * The "You must check out the contents of this frame in order to make changes. Check out now?" dialog does not appear. (incorrect)

      3. I expect the "You must check out the contents of this frame in order…

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      • Make Track Changes visible in Layout view for InCopy

        Add the ability to see track changes in Layout view for InCopy. It is incredibly annoying for editors to have to switch views constantly to review eidts and then see the layout.

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        • Option to not include InCopy Assignments when Packaging an InDesign file.

          When using the Package feature, we need an option to choose whether or not to include InCopy .icml assignment links. I need to send a packaged InDesgin document with links, fonts, etc. to 3rd party designers. They won't need the InCopy assignments, and I don't want missing link error messages when they open the file.

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          • InCopy default view preferences

            It would be great if InCopy users could set their own "view" preferences and have them be used when opening all InDesign documents. Currently the screen mode (Preview or Normal) is determined by the last InDesign user that saved the INDD. This is the same for grids and guides (something InCopy users usually don't need to see).

            Ideally this should work the same way you can set the default view of Layout/Galley/Story by doing so without a document open.

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            • Add Endnote Support for InCopy

              Please add endnote support for Adobe InCopy. Without it, InCopy sadly is pretty much useless.
              InDesign Footnotes are too inflexible and working with manual Footnotes is not really feasible in larger documents.

              6 votes
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              • Send Assignment Notifications to InCopy Users

                It would be nice if InDesign/InCopy sent notifications whenever an assignment was created. Otherwise, I have no idea I have a copy assignment waiting for me unless I'm constantly checking the assignment folder to see if our marketing director has assigned anything to me. Currently, he relies on email or phone to alert me that a new assignment has been created.

                7 votes
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                • Accessibility to Authors

                  For long book publishers (200–300 pages or more), the appeal of InCopy is being able to share text between the designer, editor, proofreader, and author. But InCopy is $240 for 1 year of use, so of course no freelance proofreader or author is going to buy it. Microsoft Word is far more accessible, $100 for one year and that includes the entire Office suite. Many people also use free online versions from the web or from years past.

                  I would suggest making Adobe InCopy free or at least available for a much lower price. Making it free could actually make…

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                  • Track Changes Visible/Printable in Layout View

                    The ability to view and print tracked changes in layout view for InDesign and InCopy would be an epic game-changer. Workarounds become tedious (especially when working with large publications) and plug-ins become outdated.

                    7 votes
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                    • Ctrl + Backspace

                      In almost any Windows program (including InDesign) hitting Backspace while pressing Ctrl deletes the word to the left of the cursor., while hitting DEL while pressing Ctrl deletes the word to the right.

                      With InCopy on Windows, the word to the right is removed no matter if you use DEL or Backspace. This is very irritating and a bit pointless, since Backspace and DEL are just a few cm apart.

                      Also, I find myself wanting to delete the word to the left of the cursor much more frequently than the word to the right. For me this is a deal…

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                      • Spell check with glyphs

                        I added words with glyphs to my custom dictionary. In the spell check and spelling context menu these glyphs are not visible. I see f.ex haha-yoga in stead of Hatha-yoga ( the t in this word has a dot underneath). So my request is to make spell check work with glyphs.

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                        • InCopy should have a mobile app

                          Microsoft word has an app for android which can be used to write ideas while away from the computer and then open up the same file on the desktop for editing. InCopy should have the same functionality with a mobile app that can open or create an icml file to type a story. It wouldn't require any editing, only the bare bones so ideas don't get forgotten.
                          Thank you

                          7 votes
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                          • Fully support Metric units of measure for ALL Adobe applications!

                            ALL Adobe products should allow type sizes to be specified using Metric units of measure instead of Imperial units of measure. This would avoid errors from converting between two different units of measure.

                            This website (https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/metric-typo/) also recommends the use of a publishing 'metric point' equivalent to .25 mm because it corresponds to the dot pitch of many computer monitors.

                            There is also a unit of measure called the English Metric Unit that is equal to 914400, which would make it easier for your programmers to convert between Imperial and Metric units of measure. Please see http://polymathprogrammer.com/2009/10/22/english-metric-units-and-open-xml/.

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                            • Notes for images/picture-frames (InCopy)

                              It's possible to select some text to attach a note, but it's not possible to select images to attach notes (for example the editor like to have the image brighter and like to communicate this to the designer)

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                              • Add an import options dialogue for importing InCopy documents into InDesign

                                Just like when importing Word documents, you can select what stylesheets and attributes to bring into the InDesign or InCopy document, add the same options dialogue window when importing InCopy documents into InDesign. Oftentimes the writer of the InCopy story doesn't use the same stylesheets as the InDesign document. In my case, I build newspapers and we are constantly improving the design and simplifying the naming process for stylesheets. The reporters forget to use the template and therefore old styles or misnamed styles get brought into the document. There are ways around this of course, but when I need to…

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                                • Adobe Story Scriptwriting formatting

                                  Basically with the demise of Adobe story, then it would seem logical to me to make it's scripting format an option to use in incopy. Forget all the management integration, just the pure scriptwiriting formatting, maybe even as workspace set up.

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                                  • Allow InCopy to be edited remotely by 3rd Parties (eg clients)

                                    We prepare large copy-heavy documents for our clients using InDesign and InCopy. However, our clients are not technically minded and do not have access (or the technical ability) to the Adobe software needed to open such documents and provide edits/comments.

                                    We therefore have to cut/paste the InCopy into a Microsoft Word document and send this, so that the client can edit/change/comment as necessary. They then return the Word file to us, and we re-link or re-copy the changes back into InCopy.

                                    Unfortunately, during this process we often lose the formatting and pagenation, increasing the time it takes for the edits…

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                                    • Please allow the ID/IC workflow to function with the Creative Cloud Files area

                                      Right now, if you store your InDesign and InCopy files in CC Files and share (collaborate) that folder with your team, all the files are synced EXCEPT the lock files for InDesign and InCopy. This prevents users working on the same project from knowing if someone else has opened an InDesign file or has checked out a story (ICML) file. SO people try to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box, all of which have figured out how to sync the lock files for checked-out stories at least. No one as far as I know has been able to sync the…

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                                      • InCopy needs to have 125% and 175% scaling support.

                                        InCopy is my favorite word processor and works perfectly with InDesign. The one issue is not working properly on 2880x1440 displays and its is due to the lack of scaling options.

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                                        • InCopy Autoflowing Text takes forever (a long time)

                                          i use InCopy as a notes app since 2015. the file i write on is now almost 5 mb big. and i noticed that over the years it takes longer and longer for incopy to open my document. and it is because of "Autoflowing Text" i do not even know what it is and i can't even google it. But it takes so long. what i have been doing over the years is that i just wait for it to finish. But now i am trying to find a setting in preferences to turn it off whatever it is so…

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