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  1. We need an automated process to create multiple documents with one template.

    Imagine a process where Company1 creates an InDesign doc/template. They attach it to a customer account where that customer can upload a CSV file to populate the stories in that doc. Let's say 5 stories

    If that CSV had 30 rows with the 5 stories in each row then the InCopy > InDesign functionality would create 30 unique documents with potentially unique content.

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  2. My suggestions relate to InCopy/InDesign.

    For quicker workflow when working with graphic designers trying to place/edit InCopy files from InDesign. Make a quick way for editors to check out from InDesign documents without having to physically open each document.

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  3. Add Index panel to InCopy

    It seems to me to be a great oversight that the Index panel of InDesign does not exist within InCopy. To create an index is a natural part of content creation (although the actual generation of an index is naturally part of design).

    Given that the anchors for index entries are in-line with the text as found in both the story editor and galley view, it seems that there should be a way to work with these within InCopy.

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  4. 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…

    6 votes
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  5. InCopy XD Integration

    It would be superbly handy to be able to work with our copywriters to develop copy in InCopy for use in XD prototypes. We utilize the InCopy workflow with InDesign for print material, but that workflow would be equally beneficial for our web team.

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  6. 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.

    8 votes
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  7. Enable Find (from Find & Change) in checked in content (Incopy workflow)

    Currently the Find feature does not work on content which is checked in in an Incopy workflow. It seems like an unnecessary technical restriction which hopefully could easily be changed. E.g. when you'd be on the phone with copywriter while that person is working on the content and you need to quickly find certain sections. Or you need to place an image next to a certain passage.

    (I understand it can be activated by checking out all stories, but there are scenarios when this would be unpractical.)

    I reckon it should be technically not challenging to implement, while logic to…

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  8. 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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  9. 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.
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    8 votes
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  10. 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.

    7 votes
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  11. 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…

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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…

    11 votes
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  14. 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.

    1 vote
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  15. 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…

    8 votes
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  16. 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…

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Please rename the Assignment panel to the InCopy Workflow panel

    We don't use Assignments and we don't know anyone who does, we all work on the layout; but use the Assignments panel to track the status of our stories, in the "Unassigned InCopy" category. The panel should be renamed to InCopy Workflow, though the ability to create assignments can stay for the minority of people who use that feature.

    13 votes
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  20. InCopy - Give more pdf options in InCopy (pdf presets available)

    It would be very helpful if the pdf preset options exist also in InCopy. Here, it is the Incopy user who creates and sends the pdfs for corrections (after his last adaptations). The options in InCopy are very poor…

    6 votes
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