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  1. Make the start/end of a stroke highlight when you choose an arrowhead for the start/end in the Stroke panel

    It is very frustrating when applying an arrowhead to a stroke when you don't know what InDesign calls the start or end of that stroke. It's not so bad when you've drawn a straight line but a number of times, we edit shapes to create complex lines. Then it's a case of trial and error as to which end you place the arrow (and most of the time, typically, you end up choosing the wrong end. I know there is the ability to swap these but it would be useful if when you hover over either the start or end…

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  2. Improve indexing management

    The GUI for Index item/topic management is painful to use. For instance, looking for an item means constantly having to scroll and expand/collapse items in the topic list, mainly because it is so small and secondly because it auto-collapses all the time. This UI should be in a resizable panel, a search field could quickly narrow choices.

    12 votes
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  3. Shadow-Effect for Text

    Please make it possible to give only seperate words a Drop-Shadow

    2 votes
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  4. Highlight changes

    When 'undo' or 'redo' is clicked, go to that page and highlight what just changed, that way you won't have to hunt for it..

    2 votes
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  5. Default black pasteboard option across all documents

    At present if you unselect matching the pasteboard to the theme, the only default is white. Please can we have a black option so we don't all go blind.

    1 vote
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  6. Symbol for automatic hyphen in Find/Change

    It would be great, if we could search for words, that are hyphenated automatically at a specific position (I do not mean discretionary hyphens, but those, created automatically from InDesign’s hyphenation module). Therefore a special search character would be useful.

    1 vote
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  7. Keyboard Shortcut for Adopting Paragraph Style Sheets

    1. Using the text tool, click in a paragraph.

    2. Hold Option & Shift, then click a Style Sheet formatted paragraph

    3. The paragraph that had the text tool in it is now formatted to the [Option/Shift] clicked paragraph's Style Sheet.

    This is one of the most time saving keyboard shortcuts from Quark Xpress.

    This saves countless hours for anyone formatting text, albeit a tri-fold, or a 1,000 page catalog.

    PS: If you're going to mention Command/Return to bring up Style Sheets, this is not time saving. The user still has to scroll the curser around to select the Paragraph/Character…

    2 votes
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  8. hyphenation switching in find/change dialog

    It would be great to have hyphenation checkbox next to language in "Advanced Character formats" section of "change format settings" in find/change dialog box.

    1 vote
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  9. Autmatic High of Textframes and Tabel-Cells in steps/on grid

    If a textframe has an automatic high, is dos not fit on the grid. it would be nice, when there would be the option "fit on grid" or/and "in steps of XX mm". The same probelm is in Tabels, when in one cell the text get lmultiline.

    2 votes
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  10. Allow paragraph shading to end at each line without forced line break

    Allow a ragged paragraph highlight without having to hard return at the end of each line to do it

    9 votes
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  11. Make align/do not align to baseline be available on the text control panel at top as well as on para control panel.

    It is great how, at the top of the Indesign work area, when you choose the text portion of the control panel, you can still (at far right) access some paragraph tools (spacing, etc.); and how when you choose the para portion of the control panel, text tools are also still available at far right. Perhaps there is a reason I haven't thought out as yet why my idea hasn't been done, but I have to, I am CONSTANTLY needing to access the align/do not align to baseline tool when I'm in text mode, and I have to keep switching…

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  12. Allow manual reordering of Conditions

    In all the other panel, we have the ability to sort by name, and arrange the items within groups. But the Conditional Text Panel sorts exclusively alphanumerically.

    I would like a way to sort Conditions manually, and to group them into parent-child relationships. Like this: https://indesignsecrets.com/finally-conditional-text.php

    I also like how InDesign allows us to highlight pages, so we can view them more easily. I want the same feature for Conditional text.

    1 vote
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  13. Rename the open document from File menu

    I would like to be able to rename the current document from the File menu in InDesign (and all other Adobe apps). Now I how to close the file and rename it in Explorer, or save it with the new name and delete the old document file.

    4 votes
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  14. Cell spacing

    It would be great to be able to have an spacing between cells, while being able to have a cell border.
    I'm working on a brochiure with this kind of table, but can't reproduce it with regular tables and cells.

    8 votes
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  15. Make spellcheck apply to paragraph styles

    It would be super useful to be able to run spellcheck only on certain paragraph styles. I run a directory that includes hundreds of names that get flagged, and if i I could run spellcheck just on body copy + headline paragraph styles, it would save me hours each month.

    4 votes
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  16. Crop to: Artwork

    Please add an option to import and crop to artwork.

    2 votes
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  17. Checkbox to exclude styles from output in »edit all export tags« panel

    I'd love to exclude styles to be output into HTML, EPUB, etc. with a simple checkbox in the »edit all export tags« panel. Up to now, I have to delete styles that I don't want in the export every time before the export. The checkbox would save a lot of time with recurring work as journals etc.

    3 votes
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  18. Info on existing PDF place option to prevent worng option when replace PDF

    Indesign as now, no info show PDF place option, we might use the worng option when replace, and the size might different from the original.

    3 votes
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  19. Add table formatting with cell style rather than replace all existing formatting

    When doing financial table I need to added extra space or strike to rows while also adding fills to some columns, also some columns have different text style eg Bold, Italic etc.
    With Cell Styles they override the existing formatting.
    I would like to be able to add these as a Cell Style to a row without replacing the existing format . This would be a bit like a nested style.

    1 vote
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  20. Proper export format for Webdesign

    Since Indesign gets all the functionalities for webdesign : effects, objects styles, text and pargraph styles, interactivity, links, tempaltes...
    It would be great to be able to export designs to HTML/CSS in a real and proper way (not the nowadays export).
    Or, an export to PSD, at least.

    7 votes
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