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  1. Querverweise

    Querverweise in andere Dokumente funktioniert nicht zuverlässig. Entwerden stürzt INDesign ständig ab oder die Performance ist so stark eingeschränkt, dass man quasi in InDesign nicht mehr arbeiten kann, da die Dokumente, auf die verwiesen wird ständig im Hintergrund geöffnet und wieder geschlossen werden.

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  2. TABS dialog box - so very tiny...

    Am I the only person who finds the Tabs dialog box ridiculously small and difficult to work with? Even if you zoom right into text, the box itself remains the same. In trying to move the indent markers I'm constantly creating unwanted new tab markers which can be easily deleted, but still annoying. Any words of wisdom?

    2 votes
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  3. Hyphenate : make exceptions

    1 How if we could select/input characters which do NOT count as characters to be hyphenated ? My customers wants his product names & codes (which contain hyphens) NOT to be hyphenated. So in the paragraph hyphen options there would be a box to input "/" or combos like "Li-Ion".

    2 Would save enormously on manual copy checks.

    2 votes
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  4. Previously saved versions of a document

    It would be very helpfull if InDesign stored a log of previously saved versions of one particualr document. For example, if I have worked on a file for multiple weeks and oversaved all of the changes that were made to the document, but then suddenly the client wanted to have some of the changes undone I could easily find the version where those changes hadn't been done. That would save the hassle of saving multiple documents or whole buch of additional pages inside the document.

    3 votes
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  5. Consistent tool bars

    Could you please place all the common tools in the same place in each program?

    And when a number of degrees is typed for an object to rotate, could every program rotate the same direction please? E.g., Ill and INDD rotate clockwise while Pshop rotates counterclockwise. That makes no sense. Thanks

    3 votes
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  6. I opened my Indesign program and a message asked if I could provide input on how to improve Indesign. Here is my reply.

    I tried to write this response in the "Help Improve Adobe Products" window that opens up on launch of Indesign, but I ran out of space:
    Indesign has layer after layer after layer of instructions on how do even the most common things. The problem is that in order to understand one layer, you have to understand at least the terminology and concepts of the other layers. These days, when you open the box for many devices there is a quick set up document included. I recommend that you do something like that. But not with instructional videos. Someitimes you…

    2 votes
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  7. User-defined counters

    See WordPerfect and LibreOffice

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  8. Open a new file and see the full page upon opening

    When you open a document, the upper left corner should appear in the upper left corner of the window. Then you won't have to scroll to see the page. Currently it opens on the pasteboard with the upper left corner in the middle of the window so it's mostly hidden.

    So annoying. I hope you can fix it.

    1 vote
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  9. Use regular selection tool with grouped objects

    I would like to be able to select multiple objects within a group using the regular Selection Tool. Currently InDesign only allows me to select 2 items within a group. If I try to select a third object it "exits" the group. The Direct Selection Tool allows me to select multiple grouped objects, but will sometimes select just a vertex or other sub-element of an object. It would be great if the regular selection tool could select as much content within a group as desired. Thanks!

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  10. Please fix menu overlap on fly out pages' window

    Wasn't sure if I should call this a bug or if it is by design, however, please fix the overlapping of the page indicator/tools on the pages' fly out menu. It overlaps when you have the window be its narrowest.
    When this happens I am unable to use the tools (e.g. deleting a page by dragging over the trash icon)

    4 votes
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  11. Quick key and/or eyedropper tool option for ALL CAPS and lowercase in inDesign

    Having to use dropdown menu (and noting conspicuously absent quick key notation) is so tedious when you have to do this 100 times

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  12. stop update whole Indd imported file (multipages)

    Would it be possible for an imported "indd" file to update only pages that were changed? Now the whole file is updated

    3 votes
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  13. Interactive PDF Formulas

    In Acrobat it is possible to set up simple math formulas such that when a user fills in a box, it auto fills some other boxes. Why can't I just do that in InDesign?

    2 votes
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  14. Dictionaries

    Please, simplify already the installation of dictionaries based on Hunspell! It's not that complicated ...! but it is so useful!

    4 votes
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  15. Mute ruler contrast to reduce UI clutter

    Just a small idea, but would it be possible to reduce the contrast in the ruler markings slightly. There's a lot going on in the ID UI and reducing the contrast of the ruler markings to remain in the window's inactive state color - light gray - even when in active state greatly reduces the amount of noise onscreen. Would also make the dashed cursor position indicators easier to spot (currently they're impossible to see amidst the high contrast markings).

    1 vote
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  16. Add a vertical type tool.

    I'm a sign designer. I use AI and ID in tandem to output mass amounts of signs with variable copy (using data merge feature); such as unit IDs, where the numerals change. Sometimes the design of these include vertical type.

    Not having a vertical type tool is crippling to my workflow, as I have to fumble my way through the type on a path option (which often doesn't space consistently, or do it manually.

    6 votes
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  17. Please support colored fonts

    Please support colored fonts as mentioned here: https://www.colorfonts.wtf/
    Especially when making tables with symbols it would speed up work a lot.

    4 votes
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  18. Create Terminology-list

    Implement a function to handle a Terminology-List.

    Of course - there are several Tools and PlugIns available to manage Terminology. In most cases these Products are not necessary and too big. And the all have two things in common: Price and Handling.

    So the easiest way would be if we could have the possibility to manage on flattest way a terminology list (outside the document) by ourselve. In the first step it would be enough to have allowed terms and the banned terms in the list. Via the existing control board it should be possible to markup banned terms and…

    2 votes
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  19. Glossary

    Microsoft Word had a really neat Glossary entry feature which allowed you to store your most commonly used words/phrases, and call them up with a key command. I have dumped Word in favor of using InDesign for all my word processing, since I can have style sheets and do everything else I want inside this wonderful program…except glossary feature. I don't know if that would add too much clutter to InDesign, which I wouldn't like, but if it could be added on, wow, would that be a powerful feature.

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  20. how bout a built in blacklining feature that supports selective versioning (is there such a word) or cumulative viewing of text changes. Not

    how bout a built in blacklining feature that supports selective versioning (is there such a word) or cumulative viewing of text changes. Not to incopy please

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