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  1. Export PDF comments

    InDesign 2019 -- PDF comment import works fine, however what is the point if I cant then export back to PDF for further review and INCLUDE those comments?

    Seems like the import PDF comments without including them in the export to PDF is an incomplete feature.

    15 votes
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  2. Allow Optical Margin Alignment to apply only to punctuation.

    Optical Margin Alignment does a great job allowing quotation marks and hyphens to hang into the column gutters, but it also make characters like A, W, and T do the same, which is often too high a price to pay. Fix this by allowing an option it to only apply it to punctuation.

    6 votes
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  3. 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!

    5 votes
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  4. Export to tiff/psd

    One, very obvious feature is missing form indesign: export document to tiff. This feature should allow exporting all pages to separate tiff/psd files, preferably with preserved layers.

    3 votes
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  5. Advanced Paragraph Shading Options

    1. The ability to specify a specific measured width for paragraph shading in pica, inches or whatever is the standard unit for the document.
    2. The ability to extend shading through continuous paragraphs. (i.e. If two consecutive paragraphs have the same paragraph style (with shading) that there is no gap between the paragraphs. Currently you have to use offset to extend these.

    6 votes
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  6. Cpu usage

    When i work with a long document, every change i make take a very long time, because InDesign use only one!!! core, when i have 8! Can you improve it?

    7 votes
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  7. Create Picture Index with Page numbers

    I need to edit documents with hundreds of pages and I use Paragraph Styles to create automatic alphabetical indexes that will work has hyperlinks when I export do PDF.

    Nevertheless, sometimes it's more practical to have a picture índex when working with product catalogues.
    It would be very usefull to have the Content collector tool to allow to create automatic hyperlinks to the page where I collected the pictures in order to create na automatic Picture Index with page numbers.

    The attached file makes it easy to understand.

    3 votes
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  8. Placing Illustrator file from libraries to allow me to select which artboard I want to place

    I have a few Illustrator files that have multiple artboards that I use frequently. I want to be able to drag the Illustrator file from the libraries panel and then be able to select which artboard from the Illustrator file I want to place.

    10 votes
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  9. 7 votes
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  10. Table Formulas

    It would be nice if Tables could handle simple mathematical formulas. Some information changes year to year, and manually updating it gets pretty monotonous.

    9 votes
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  11. Add a "Pin to Recent" setting for InDesign documents

    I have files that I occasionally use that I'd love to access without drilling down on a remote server to find them every time. Being able to pin (or unpin) a document file to the Open Recent list would be a great convenience. This would prevent it from being pushed off the end of the list.

    3 votes
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  12. Allow users to pin their own favourites to the opening page.

    Allow users to pin favourites to the opening page, so they can easily access a palette of their most used documents when they open the program.

    5 votes
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  13. Absolute page numbers as a text variable

    I propose adding "Absolute Page Number" as a text variable. Similar to Last Page Number, "Absolute Page Number" would allow the document creator to place the absolute page number of the layout onto a page while also using another page numbering system (sections, roman numerals, etc.).

    With long documents now both being used in whole or separated into parts by clients, this would allow InDesign users to fulfill the issue of having a page carry two numbering schemes at the same time.

    5 votes
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  14. Duplicate page along with new swatches

    Would love it if i was able to duplicate a page along with its swatches and the new page would now be linked to the new color swatches. This way i could change all the colors on the page and it would only apply to that page.

    Alternatively, perhaps i would be able to create new swatches from a page, and the page would now automatically be linked to the new swatches so i could globally change a color but only for that particular page (because it created and linked new swatches for the page).

    I would love this please.

    7 votes
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  15. Import/Export PDF Comments

    The new "Import PDF comments" feature is nice but ideally, you could retain some of the unresolved comments in the subsequent export. It was also be great to have the ability to reply to the comments. The new feature works great for minor fixes but if the comments are unclear or further communication is needed on the topic it would be great to be able to keep them comment with a reply, etc. Thank you!

    13 votes
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  16. Diagonal strike through text

    Please allow designers to use diagonal strike through text.

    Designer should be able to ...
    - Set the trike through line for single a text selection
    - Define this in a paragraph style
    - Use it as a property in a script
    - choose a direction (top left to bottom right / Bottom left to upper right)
    - define a line thickness and color
    - choose to only display a part of the line below and on top of the text

    Thanks

    8 votes
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  17. Adobe Fonts Auto Activation/Deactivation

    As a printing company, I have a wide variety of customers using a wide variety of fonts including ones that are part of an Adobe CC subscription. When I open an InDesign file that uses Adobe (online) fonts, give us a preference setting to auto-activate those online Adobe fonts AND to deactivate those fonts when the InDesign file is closed. I can't have a bunch of fonts activated all the time as they COULD interfere with an older version of the font causing type reflow!

    2 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

    This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

    89 votes
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  20. InDesign Accessibility Checker feature

    I use Indesign to create ADA compliant documents. I constantly have to go between InDesign and Acrobat. It would be more productive if the accessibility features in Acrobat were included in InDesign. It would also be nice to have a built in color checker included in Indesign.

    Is there a plug in available??

    10 votes
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