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  1. Help page gives incorrect information regarding PageMaker file conversion

    Searched InDesign support for "pagemaker file conversion"
    The top article (dated March 2017) is titled "Convert QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents to InDesign". Here's the address of this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/converting-quarkxpress-pagemaker-documents.html This article is part of the "InDesign CC User Guide." In the right hand column, it says it applies to InDesign CC. The first sentence in the Pagemaker section is "InDesign can convert document and template files from Adobe PageMaker 6.0 and later." It proceeds to give directions. I have come to find out that these instructions cannot be followed in InDesign CC, but only in InDesign CS6. This resulted in…

    3 votes
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  2. Dragon by Nuance to dictate directly into InDesign

    This is an ADA accessibility issue.

    Allow Dragon by Nuance to dictate text directly into InDesign. (Mac, Dragon 6.0.7).

    This is been a constant problem with compatibility between Dragon and InDesign. I've spoken with both companies help departments about this and each blames the other for not being compatible.

    That is where things stood until for different problem I had to have Adobe help via remote access login as root and remove all Adobe installations and files.

    After complete reinstall of Adobe products in design accepted dictation from Dragon for about three days. This to me indicates it is a…

    5 votes
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  3. improve software stability and cpu usage

    ID has become increasingly unstable and memory hogging -
    I'm using an 18-month old MacBook Pro; software regularly crashes; hogs cpu resources; slows mac down (performance significantly improves when I disable all adobe software) and unable to load files after ID software updates.

    2 votes
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  4. Object style frame fitting: add 'align towards/away from spine'

    This feature very useful for paragraph styles, for aligning type on facing pages on a spread. Would be equally useful for objects, so can align images towards/away from spine

    8 votes
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  5. Bleeds for Size and Position Options feature

    Add the option to enter a negative number in the new Size and Position options feature so a photo can be placed with bleeds. (i.e. x=-.125")

    3 votes
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  6. Place indd documents do not work when hyperlinks are exported.

    Place indd documents do not work when hyperlinks are exported.

    3 votes
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  7. auto save

    where i can set up a selected time that the document saves eg every 5 minutes

    5 votes
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  8. 5 votes
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  9. freeze hyphenation, like XPress earlier

    10 Years ago. with Xpress 4.0, there was the option to freeze hyphenation.
    After you send a Version to the client, you can freeze the hyphenation and after that, only manually hyphenation and line breaks are common.
    Reason: Client wants other hyphenations or line breaks, after he becomes the next version, there are more new hyphenations followed by the next correction. And finaly, you have broken every line manually.

    6 votes
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  10. Add a conditional text checkbox in eyedropper settings

    As in topic. It would be much easier to allow condition to be applied with eyedropper tool

    3 votes
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  11. Embedded Graphic check in Preflight

    It would be really handy if there was a possibility to check for embedded graphics using the Live Preflight.

    Thank you!

    4 votes
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  12. Drop down list of Styles in the Paragraph Style Options dialog box

    The Paragraph Style Options dialog box should have a drop down list of Style names to enable access to other Style without having to go back

    5 votes
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  13. HTML5 Typesetting

    Our clients are sending the HTML5 inputs to load into InDesign. As we don't have direct feature to import HTML documents in InDesign, we're changing the extension into XML, also adding the META data before attempt to import the files. So it'll be good to have the direct feature within InDesign to accept the HTML files to import in InDesign without any issues, also accepting the HTML interactive features to reflect in the PDFs and in PublishOnline, will be very helpful to meet the client requirements.

    3 votes
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  14. Improving Effects and Gradients for Objects

    1) Making Effects easier to copy/paste blending options like in Photoshop layers between several objects (similar to pasting blending to several objects)

    2) Also, improving precision and granularity of the rather smallish and sensitive gradient feather bar using mouse. When re-applying a gradient, it is difficult to slide existing gradient points without adversely affecting applied gradient to object, sometimes its easier to just restart a new one.

    6 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.

    6 votes
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  16. Add default to embed instead of link images

    Be able to have a default setting to embed instead of link images. Good for publications with lots of small infographics.

    3 votes
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  17. Increase Search toolbar for link

    Please improve the SEARCH BOX for the link window.
    When I need to relink a missing object, the window that open have a very small search box. It should be more big, maybe twice the actual size. Thanks

    5 votes
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  18. Frame / Cell strokes and border-radius more like CSS

    As an extension of the idea 'Allow different coloured/weight strokes for sides of a text box' - I would like this to apply to table cells as well.

    I use InDesign to do high-fidelity web UI mockups. It would be really nice if there were more options which corresponded directly to CSS.

    What we would need is the ability to set a per-object or global equivalent to "box-sizing: border-box", so that stroke weights don't add to the size of a table cell, but always render aligned to the inside.

    Secondly, give regular text frames the same editing ability as table…

    6 votes
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  19. Copy/ paste elements with actions without reversing order of actions

    Allow copying and pasting of elements with actions attached to them without reversing the order of the actions that were copied. This would result in a huge boost to productivity.

    4 votes
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  20. Open multiple files from the 'Open Recent' thumbnails page would really help speed up getting back into work flow

    From the 'Open Recent' screen, the ability to open multiple documents without having to go into the open dialogue would be great.

    3 votes
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