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  1. Additional Conditional text options

    I do a lot of publishing work, and one of the banes in the day of a Publishing Designer, is changing spines, it would be great is there was a conditional text option that enabled me to drag a box to the spine width and for that box to report it's width!
    In an ideal world if it could also report the height so we can show the height and width of a book, it would be fabulous!

    4 votes
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  2. Native language hyphenation

    My German client would love if their words broke naturally not at random bits of words, similar to how shows the proper place for word breaks: www.silbentrennung24.de

    5 votes
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  3. Complement and Inverse

    Why not have Complement and Inverse on the color menu, just like in Illustrator?

    1 vote
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  4. Auto numbering of poetry verses

    Add the ability to automatically number poetry and drama every 5 or 10 lines or paragraphs

    9 votes
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  5. Asset Export

    Asset Export Window that is in Adobe Illustrator would be a very useful feature in Indesign

    3 votes
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  6. 19 votes
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  7. Mixed orientation printing within the same document

    Please consider implementing mixed orientation (auto orientation) with printing so it saves people time from having to export to PDF first then print as it is only possible through Acrobat at the moment.

    3 votes
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  8. Please Integrate with photoshop.

    Im having a nightmare trying to open Indesign files in to photoshop, keeping layers. One can think that it would be more natural, because thay are both design programs made by the same company. In practice it seems to be impossible. Please I need to be able to do it somehow. Any clues?

    4 votes
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  9. Place dialogue box: make "All Pages" to be default option instead of "Previewed Page"

    It will be a very useful feature (it will save a lot of time) to allow the user to select the default option in the Place dialogue.
    This would be very useful when you have to import all the pages of a great number of files: one could make "All Pages" the default option so to skip all the dialogue boxes that show for each file.

    For example:

    You have 50 Illustrator (ai) files. Each file contains 2 canvases.

    You could tell Indesign to keep the "all pages" option in the first tab of the "Import options" dialogue as the…

    2 votes
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  10. Email Invoices

    Its 2017, how about you start making an option available to email invoices for Creative Cloud? I have to go to 3 different accounts every month to print these manually for my accounts department. Its RIDICULOUS.

    1 vote
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  11. Alphabetize document presets for new document

    We use many templates for our dies. The dies are identified by die number, and InDesign lists them by creation order when opening the "Saved" tab. Since we have over a thousand dies, putting them in numerical order would really help...

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  12. Add ability to define text sections

    There could be a panel much like the conditional text panel, which allows you to define and name text ranges/sections, which should be stackable.

    Thinking of HTML/XML/EPUB export of content, you are then able to feed the sections into div containers (<div class="sec1"><h1>Blabla</h1><p>blablablablabl</p>...</div>).
    Nowadays such containers, which you must have according to the DTD/Schema or Website the content will be published after print publishing, have to be added by hand or with tricky XSLT programming.

    1 vote
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  13. Better Stroke Styles with Gap color

    This is actually a crossover between objects and styles. When I do a custom striped stroke style with a gap color, the gap color peeks out behind the stroke. It appears both in InDesign and in the resulting PDF. That background color should not show.

    3 votes
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  14. Merge mulitple pages together to create one page. Clients design each panel as the same size rather than having a short fold in panel

    Would like to be able to combine pages into one page. Clients are sending files (such as a 3 fold brochure) where each panel is the same size, not taking into account that the fold-in panel should be shorter. Seems difficult to make a shorter page as the page seems to be off and its not an easy fix.

    1 vote
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  15. Überdrucken für Text auf Pfad

    Überdrucken auch für Volltonfarbigen Text auf Pfad. ;)

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  16. DTI available for CC

    We have not way a bring ads in automatically

    1 vote
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  17. F&C queries stored on server

    In stead of storing the xml files in the user folder, making it possible to store them on a server too and be able to refer to that folder with a shortcut. As for the scripts you could have the "user queries" and the app queries. This is handy when you have to control more then one computer in your department.

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  18. Open pages of a pdf file in a single InDesign file

    I always face this problem where I need to open a single page of a pdf. file to do amendment. It’s difficulty when my client doesn’t have the working file (indd). I hope adobe is allowing me to open all pages of a pdf. file in a single InDesign.

    2 votes
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  19. Note field with published files

    In our company we create several versions of our brochures made in InDesign, based on the type of client and job. The title for the various versions needs to be identical (Design Brief from XXX) so it's time consuming to identify the correct file for a specific client. If we were able to add notes for ourselves for each file that would be helpful. Ideally these notes would be visible for us on the Publish Online Dashboard, visible right there with each of the titles of the published files.

    3 votes
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  20. A pdf setting that allows me to Set the "opening view" properies of a pdf from indesign

    Allow setting of the PDF "opening view" properties on creation instead of after creation.
    When I send a proof, I want my customers to see the pages panel, and view the files at a specific size and layout - Doing this has saved thousands of cock-ups - unfortunately it has cost me hundreds of hours doing the same thing over and over.

    5 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    This feature already exists in InDesign, or are there some enhancements over and above what already exists that you are requesting here.

    Thanks,
    Javed

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