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  1. Highlighting different anchor point of anchored objects to differentiate them from each other

    My team uses a lot of anchored objects within tables etc and sometimes it becomes difficult to know which object belongs to which anchor point. Would be great for there to be a way to highlight when you select an object, which anchor point it belongs to. Maybe by changing the colour?

    4 votes
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  2. Duplicate page, remove guides, select similar objects on whole document

    Need to duplicate not only one page at a time, but set the amount of copies,

    and get it inserted right after the duplicating page not after the last page.

    Need to remove guides and select (edit) similar objects, like container boxes, not only on a spread but on the whole document.

    Need to select all boxes on the spread and insert the same image into all in one click.

    3 votes
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  3. Add feature to Buttons and Forms

    In the Text Field, if there could be an option for auto scalable type, which would automatically scale while writing in a interactive PDF. This would allow the writer to write without exceeding the set text field, which could later be printed instead of hidden when printed, when the scrollable option is selected. The current options are set, scrollable or set font size. It would create a more dynamic set text field.
    Also a prompt description in the text field which disappears when writing.

    2 votes
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  4. Step and Repeat "+" and "-" values entered simultaneously

    It would great to have a Step and Repeat option that would allow duplication of an item in positive and negative directions simultaneously. It would be especially helpful in the placement of guides where, if you drew a center point guide, you can step and repeat guides outward from that guide (say 1.5" to the left and right) to allow in visually placed items that aren't centered in the container boxes.

    3 votes
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  5. Make PublishOnline docs responsive

    It would be great to have the PublishOnline docs device responsive.

    2 votes
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  6. Publish Online docs

    Please include ability to disable download/saving of embedded videos.

    2 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. When you copy/paste a frame from one INDD to another INDD, it doesn't keep the "vertical justification setting."

    When you copy/paste a frame from one INDD to another INDD, it doesn't keep the "vertical justification setting."

    My idea is that when you do the above action, it retains the same vertical justification setting. Unless - is there a way to turn this on already?

    2 votes
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  9. Dictionary presetting synchronization for all open documents

    Hey support,

    is there a possibility to add a checkbox in InDesign under „Presettings“ to the point Dictionary (especially spelling) which allows the program to use the chosen spell-setting for all documents in a universal way?
    Actually I have to check and set this spell-setting for each single document.

    My proposition:
    Under "Preferences" you could put a hook under "Dictionary", which takes over the dictionary for all documents without having to reset it again and again. When you open a new document, it takes over default spelling.

    Thank you.

    2 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. New Create New document dialog box variables

    I'd like to see the variable labels in the new Create New Document dialog box In InDesign made active so that when you click on them ID selects the current value for you to change; i.e., I'd like to see them work as most all the other entry fields work. This is a real time saver and I'm always telling my students to use this feature, not click inside a field and swipe over/highlight existing value....

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  12. Swatch Grouping

    The Color Group function is really useful, but it only works in the creation phase if you select multiple colours. There's no obvious way to add a colour to a group after it's been created - there's no contextual menu option, there's no palette menu option, and seemingly, you can't drag and drop it into the folder, which is counterintuitive as this is something users do all the time with Layers. Similarly, color groups should function the same way inside the CC Libraries palette. There should be a shortcut to add any selected Swatch or Color Group to the current…

    2 votes
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  13. Non printing layer attention value

    Since the latest update of Adobe CC I noticed that across the suite, when you double click a layer and set it to non-printing, the label is no longer displayed in italic. Thus remaining in the dark on first glance at layer palette if a layer is set to non printing. I use non-printing feature a lot but now I don't have a visual reference anymore. Don't understand why this feature was removed?

    2 votes
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  14. Arrange Paragraph border and shading

    I would be better to have an option to arrange paragraph border and shading as like other objects arranging feature.

    1 vote
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Output intent of placed PDF in link panel

    You can easily look up ICC-profiles of placed images on the Links-panel.
    It would be great to see the embedded profile in pdfs there.

    You can look it up via Acrobat and it's metadata (OutputConditionIdentifier)

    2 votes
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  17. Push Out Compensation for Perfect Binding on PDF Export

    Being able to take a facing page document and adding an amount of cross over bleed from the spine and scaling that amount from the spine to the outer trim would be invaluable to my workflow for large perfect binding books. As it is now stands, I have to separate each spread to single pages and create bleeds towards the spine and move/scale each page to allow for artwork alignment in the final printing and binding.

    1 vote
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  18. Allow users to password protect elements

    Allow users to password protect styles, master pages, ... in documents, preventing unwanted changes...

    8 votes
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  19. Book files | make list of all files seachable and make groups for better overview

    When having a Bookfile with a lot of files in it. It is nearly not possible to find the right files. It would be nice if it would be possible to make any groups and make it searchable to find them easier.

    2 votes
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  20. Same shortcuts for all Adobe products (the most important one)

    A lot of shortcuts are totally different for each programm of adobe. This is confusing. I think the most important shortcuts should be always the same for each adobe programm

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