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  1. Open images from Package window

    The package window is perfect to discover issues and problems with document or images. But when I find problems with image (RGB profile for example) why is not possible to open in Photoshop directly from that window with double clic? I have to write the name of the files and the number of page and go there to open them...

    2 votes
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  2. Resize Document including Content

    I know Liquid Layout, but I would love to have something simpler:
    If I resize a document, I would like to have the option to have the content be resized by the same percentages.

    We often have to change the measurement of documents to accommodate different printing requirement. What we do now, is export a pdf and import it to a new document with a script. PDF ist resized proportionally on placement.

    6 votes
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  3. Indesign CC 2017 Place Option

    On CC 2015 when placing a pdf the Options (Show Import Options, Replace Selected Item, and Create Static Captions) show up by default.
    On CC 2017 Options is collapsed making and extra step to show up the option. I work in a production environment and visually it's faster to move forward (like in CC 2015). Is there a way to make it behave like 2015, so that Options show up by default? Hope I'm making sense.

    1 vote
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  4. Please, please, please support Emacs-style key bindings...

    ...at least for macOS. Virtually all macOS apps, especially those developed by Apple, support Emacs-style key binding that are incredibly useful for text navigation and text selection purposes. As an almost daily use of InDesign—and a 26-year employee of Adobe—I would very much like to see this supported. Most of the commands involve the use of the "control" key, which appears to be unused for InDesign keyboard shortcuts, so this is likely to be a no-brainer.

    4 votes
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  5. Put the Tab panel in the Text and Table section of the Window menu

    The good old Tabs are still standing strong, and they can still do stuff Tables and Character or Paragraph settings can't, like tab leader dots, align on specific characters, fill to right tabs, etc.

    But users are always looking for it under the Text and Table section in the Windows menu. I know, it might technically not behave completely like a regular window/panel. But it looks like a window, it moves like a window, so to most people it's a window...

    3 votes
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  6. Put the Stroke Styles in the Styles section of the Windows menu

    It's so simple, and so obvious.
    No one knows there are Stroke Styles (and brilliant ones) until some one tells them to look under the side menu of the Stroke window...

    3 votes
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  7. Recent Fonts List Modification

    Currently, if you have Number of Recent Fonts to Display set to anything but zero (0), recent fonts appear at the font drop down list, but the drop down starts at the top of the fonts list no matter what your current font is.

    If I am just wanting the next or previous font in the list from the font I am currently using, I now have to scroll all the way down to that font. When the Number of Recent Fonts to Display is set to zero (0), when the drop down is selected, it is positioned at the…

    5 votes
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  8. Center Fold Lines in Column Gutters

    It would be nice in InDesign and across all other layout and design programs to be allowed the option (button) to display an nonprinting center fold line when setting gutter spacing on a layout with two or more columns.

    1 vote
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  9. 11 votes
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  10. Track changes for anchored stories automatically

    When you turn on Track Changes for a story, you have to remember to also click inside any/all anchored stories and turn on Track Changes individually for them as well. I think it's a given that when you're tracking changes to a story, you want to track changes to all "child" stories as well. This should happen by default.

    3 votes
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  11. Skew tool

    Please could we have a skew tool like Ps and Ai?

    1 vote
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  12. Obsessive Compulsive Feature - Text averaging for scaled text boxes

    When scaling a text box and contents the final type size ends up with sizes with super detailed decimal places; e.g 12.345pt

    arrrrgh!!

    Don't you realise that many designers are OCD inclined? Whole size text numbers help us feel good. Please don't ask why.

    Suggest a scaling preference that allows users to round-off scaled text to nearest desired text increment, e.g nearest whole number or No of decimal places.

    :-)

    3 votes
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  13. Apply controlable gradients within table rows, coloums and cells.

    Is it possible to have easily adjustable gradient fills in rows, coloums and cells within Indesign tables?

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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