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  1. When you issue a new version of ANY Adobe package keep the help text in synch

    It is a poor indicator of an organisations ability to manager Quality Control in it's software when it allows the hep text to fall behind the release cycle. Using the most recent version of CC Indesign, the Help text suggests that I am able to add a new page by using the pages panel. It further goes in to say that if it is NOT visible it will be in the Window menu. When I check the menu there is no such facility.

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  2. Error in InDesign

    There is since several (!) updates an error in InDesign which is really stupid!

    If you split the document into two windows (with the button on the right bottom) you should be able having two contents of a document. This worked for years without any problem. Bust since several version this function makes only nonsense!
    We produce a lot of user guides in several languages (usually 3-4, sometimes up to 12 languages). For checking them we open as described the split screen. on the left side we use the main language (for ex. German), on the right side we have…

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  3. Simultaneous Sharing

    You should allow multiple people to work on a document simultaneously. Google docs & slides allows this with a share option, and it is free.

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  4. Strip Newlines from Cross-References and Table of Contents

    When taking some headlines that have newlines in them, cross reference also keep inline newlines in the text they output. This can also occur in table of contents.

    It would be nice to have a checkbox that would strip newlines from these.

    There is also a bug where if a heading's style changes in the middle of the paragraph (I have a box with a smaller heading and then a colon with a subtitle afterwards eg. "Abilities: Learning to Stack Techniques", the text before the colon and the text after have different styles), sometimes the cross reference will output that…

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  5. X + Y Location

    We have the X and Y fields to get exact locations of objects. It would be nice to have a button that would copy BOTH the X and Y location, and then allow you to paste that location with an object selected.

    This would be useful if you have several pages where a different logo (or copy) on each page needs to be in the same location. You could grab the X/Y location of the logo on the first page, then go to other pages and paste that X/Y location to make sure each logo on each page is in…

    5 votes
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  6. Endnotes placement needs to be adjusted

    The way books work is that the notes to a chapter fall immediately after the end of the text, not on a new page. Please change this feature so that we can force the notes to a new page if that's how we want them, but they normally fall after the end of the text. Other than that, the dynamic endnotes feature will be nice when someone decides to add or delete notes.

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  7. Make "Start workspace" default go to open files

    I would like the "Start workspace" to be my go to open document workspace in Indesign. Also when documents are already open.
    I find it very useful to see thumbnails of my work instead of the "Open recent" filelist.

    2 votes
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  8. InDesign not recognizing files

    FILE OPEN does not recognize/show files present on hard drive. Files are present with EXPLORER and other ADOBE CC apps e.g. Photoshop, Bridge
    super annoying!

    Renaming files, rebooting, restarting - nothing
    Creative Cloud APP shows no updates available - InDesign 12.1.0.56 x64

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  9. Choose page number when inserting a PDF

    When inserting a pdf into a frame box, it would be nice to be able to select which page number you'd like to insert (with a preview). Similar to when you open a PDF in illustrator.

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  10. Correction in Dictionary Criteria for Hyphens (Portuguese)

    Most of hyphenation in Portuguese splits sylables from two consonants in a row (r-r, s-s Ex: 'car-ro', 'profis-são'), but this is not true for nasal sounds formed with the letter H (lh, nh) and I see myself having to review this hyphenation constantly. For example, the correct hyphenation is 'traba-lho', but inDesign usually hyphenates 'trabal-ho' (which is incorrect). It is a simple addition to the program that could save a lot of reviewing time.
    There are some other issues too.
    Could you please check that out and review the hyphenation rules as of grammar? Portuguese has quite a bit of…

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  11. Able to insert paragraph numbers in table of contents instead of page numbers for Chapter mini-toc

    I have a chapter mini-toc that requires paragraph numbers instead of the default page numbering. it woiuld be really nice to be able to define variables or attributes and use them accordingly.

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  12. Issue when Step and Repeating Text Centered in Box.

    When i have text centered in a text box and hit step and repeat the text shoots up to the top of the text frame. No text wraps on any files - Text still says centered in box under text frame options. ????

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  13. Create an hyperlink to a "not specific" file or folder with a generic name like "AAA*.pdf"

    To make an hyperlink to a “not specific” file or folder.
    For example:
    In the reference folder I can have a file named “TIM 111.pdf” or “TIM 222.pdf”.
    I would like to make a hyperlink like “TIM*.pdf” that opens the file that I have in the reference folder without specified the complete file name.

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  14. CC Libaries won't load even though I'm signed in to my account

    CC Libaries won't load even though I'm signed in to my account. I'm trying to get to the color swatches that I've added to my library

    4 votes
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  15. ADA issue: Customize the font size used for menu/palette independent of monitor resolution

    We need to be able to increase the font size used for menu/palette. Preferably independent of monitor resolution.
    This is an ADA issue for those of us with aging eyes.

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  16. free local installed viewer for mac amd win

    there should be a free locally installed mac and win viewer for indesign and photoshop files for sales people to view on inhouse secure servers.
    these files need to be on our server and not in a third party non DOD certified cloud server which are subject to cyberthreats.

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  17. New language definition for URLs

    URLs are not English, or French . . . they need their own language setting because the rules for breaking them at the end of the line are unique to URLs and do not follow rules for other languages.

    Currently we have to use Break and Nobreak character styles and the discretionary line break character to force the URLs to break before the punctuation instead of after it, and to not hyphenate strings of characters.

    Adding these codes often messes up the ability to use various scripts or plugins to generate hyperlinks. If InDesign had a URL language, procedures that…

    3 votes
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  18. color panel bug in ID CC 2018

    color panel bug in ID CC 2018: the panel doesn't display colors, it's empty. It's not possible to add a new color to the panel. I can add colors only to CC libraries. My OS is high Sierra 10.13.4

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  19. Edit all Export Tags for all INDDs of a book (INDB) in one place

    In order to export a book to EPUB, I need all export tags (classes) to be perfectly consistent even if the styles they are assigned to aren’t (and deliberately so, which is why they can’t be simply synced via book sync).

    Currently there seems to be no other way than to open “Edit all export tags” from the panel menu in every single INDD of the book (which of course is already a huge progress compared to opening every single paragraph and character style).

    Please let us edit the export tags on book level for all INDDs of a book.…

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  20. How about making pantone to cmyk again like pre cs6? Adobe's lab conversion has cost us a bundle...Quark's conversion however , still works

    Adobe's pantone to cmyk conversion of 2738 C-100 M-89.86 Y-9.09 K-2.43
    Quarkexpress's pantone 2738 conversion to cmyk c-99.2 m-87.8 y-0 k-8.6
    Panton's website Pantone 2738 conversion to cmyk c-100 m-92 y-0 k-1

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