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  1. Scheduled Export & Scheduled Export Queue

    Sometimes with larger documents, Exporting can slow down Indesign, or can even render my computer useless at this time.

    It would be a great option to be able to schedule the Export option for a time of my choice (at night when I know I wont be using my computer for example) as to not slow the computer down when I need to use it most. I envision the file still needing to be left open in Indesign for it to schedule and export correctly... But what I imagine is you would still choose all your options and everything as…

    4 votes
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  2. I'd like a feature like the Format Painter in MS Word.

    I inherited a ton of files from someone who apparently did not like to set up styles. If an edit comes in, and, for example, I have to add a new subhead, I have to go back and look at all the formatting of the subheads to create a new one, then make all those same choices, since there's no style sheet created. Would be great to just click on one of the existing subheads, click on a format painter icon, and click on the new type for the new type to take on the format of the existing type.…

    3 votes
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  3. Open failed (.inlk): Dialog "Open As Copy?"

    Ever "browsed" thru a fileserver to doubleclick the document from Finder/Explorer?
    Bad for you, if that file is in use by someone else, because:
    Now you can redo the browsing within InDesign, just to access the "open as copy" within the file-open-dialog.

    What if the "No access, maybe locked."-warning can be a dialog like this: "No access, maybe locked. Try to open as Copy?"

    2 votes
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  4. Make layercompositions targetable with scripting

    I want to change my applied alpha-mask (psd/tif).

    What I have to do is browse to the image, reimport it (with import options true), just to select another alpha mask.

    While scripting this, I found out, that the DOM is missing the layercomps. If a layercomp was set in InDesign away from default, re-importing a image by script will losse the selected layercomposition.

    2 votes
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  5. Graphic and text in same cell(s) or table

    I can't see how to do it presently but it would be great to be able to put both a graphic and text placed over it in the same cell, or a number of cells or the entire table. RIght now it appears to be an either/or choice. I have anchored an image to a table so that it overprints the cell or table but that is rather clunky.

    4 votes
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  6. Command to break frame into individual frames for each column

    Invoking the command would create individual text frames for each of the columns so they can be manipulated individually.

    7 votes
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  7. The fill and stroke selectors on toolbar when in the single column option are too small.

    The fill and stroke selectors on toolbar when in the single column option are too small. By comparison in Illustrator in the same single column view they are much bigger and easier to select.

    1 vote
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  8. Anchored illustrations

    The layout of anchored Illustrations can NOT be moved around freely on the page it is anchored on. If you try to move the graphic around on the page or next page, the text is obscured or destroyed - the text is under the graphic. If you use the "inline" function the result is the same. The ability to move the "anchored" graphic anyway on the current page, page before it or the next page without the text being effected in any way. The TEXT should re-position itself around the image wherever move it.

    3 votes
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  9. Make the layers right hand side squares bigger!

    Hi, might just be me, but the little squares to denote in which layer an object is in is too small, or not very co-operative.
    If I need to move something from one layer to another, I find it really difficult to hit the target right to move the item, the square is too small.

    I am not blind, its just the one element of the UI that I constantly don't get a positive result from first time, normally takes 3 attempts!

    4 votes
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  10. Threading Text

    Add an option for threading text that once you've started the process you can just click ANYWHERE in the box to keep threading. It's very difficult to find that tiny red box in the corner when you want to thread 30+ boxes.

    3 votes
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  11. Auto speads into pages

    Sometime we have to design in spreads then output for print in pages. This means with a spread you have to add bleed to the right of a left hand page and add bleed to the left of right pages when manually breaking the pages apart.

    It would save time if Indesign 1- split all speads into pages and 2 -
    extended any image/ coloured boxes to the left/ right by the amount specified in the bleed preferences.

    3 votes
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  12. the ability to not enable overrides in class

    the ability to not enable overrides in class this way when I pull in title to the TOC it does not pull in overides in the headline styled text

    1 vote
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  13. Rework overhead size to reduce pdf file size

    Please fix the pdf file sizes created from overhead. For example, I think, this is created when a document has many tables (and cells) in it. I can create a text file, with zero pictures, no pixels, just vectors (the text), and the pdf proof (lowrez) size is huge! It should be about 800k, but it's at almost 10 megabytes! The only way around this is opening the pdf in acrobat and optimizing it to reduce it to the expected 800k size, which, sometimes, leads to text disapearing, but that's another issue.

    6 votes
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  14. Link to a specific page on a PDF or Excel Workbook

    I get output in the form of either an Excel Workbook or a PDF with multiple pages.

    One task I have is to assemble a book from these unsorted output files.

    It would be AWESOME if we could link content from Excel Workbook tabs and specific PDF pages so when I get output, I could just put it all in a folder and InDesign would be smart enough to link everything in the book design from the previous year.

    Annual publications for TONS of folks would go faster if we didn't have to paste the data page by page every…

    1 vote
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  15. print-preferences should auto-sort alphabetically

    Just a thingy: Im not able to alter the order of my styles, thats fine and dandy. But then I would rather have it sorted alphabetically.

    @screenshot: See how "A1" (2) is at the bottom, where my brain want to find it at the top of the list beneath A1 (1).

    2 votes
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  16. Collaborate files in the start "Workspace" (quick shortcut)

    In the Workspace "start' you can show your indesign files from de cloud. Called CC-Files. I like this feature. It works fine, but don't work with shared (collaborate) folder.
    I see al my cc-documents in the cloud, except the files in the shared (collaborate) folder.

    Please make it possible. Otherwise, the idea of the cloud does not work.

    Thanks

    2 votes
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  17. A archive/backup save feature

    I recently was working on a highly important document. InDesign crashed AT THE SAME TIME as it was in the process of saving the file. I do regular saves, but because of how it crashed I couldn't revert to an earlier saved version of my file. My new workflow is to regularly save my work and I use sequential numbers e.g. filename-v01, filenam- v02. I also sometimes will use save as and create a new file called filename-backup and then I will have to do another save as to revert the document back to filename.indd. What would suit my workflow…

    2 votes
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  18. One desktop for all pages instead of desktops for each seperate page/spread

    When copying asset(s) to the desktop you always have to search on wich pages you copied that asset(s). When all pages are on the same desktop, the copied assets are more easy to find, because they are always on one desktop.

    4 votes
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  19. Put "Text Frame Options" and "Text Wrap" under the Type Menu!

    Put "Text Frame Options" and "Text Wrap" under the Type Menu!

    3 votes
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  20. Make the start/end of a stroke highlight when you choose an arrowhead for the start/end in the Stroke panel

    It is very frustrating when applying an arrowhead to a stroke when you don't know what InDesign calls the start or end of that stroke. It's not so bad when you've drawn a straight line but a number of times, we edit shapes to create complex lines. Then it's a case of trial and error as to which end you place the arrow (and most of the time, typically, you end up choosing the wrong end. I know there is the ability to swap these but it would be useful if when you hover over either the start or end…

    2 votes
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