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  1. Layer palette extra option

    Some option where the palette could/would autoshow the active layer - specifically when you have a lot of layers. Currently have docs with 100+ layers.

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  2. crashes on uploading docs

    indesign crashes now that Iam using High Sierra. did not have frequent crashes with Sierra

    1 vote
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  3. Faster way of following hyperlinks

    Make it so Ctrl-clicking a hyperlink (or cross-reference) takes you to the destination instead of having to clumsily open a dialog box, find the link, and push the corresponding button. (Didn't Pagemaker do this long ago?)

    5 votes
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  4. Make the color of the hidden conditional text indicator match the color assigned to the condition

    Currently, the color of the hidden conditional text indicator is orange. But why orange?why not something more useful? We are able to assign specific colors to each condition, so why not extend those colors to the hidden conditional text indicator as well? Right now, in order to see which condition is applied to hidden conditional text, we have to hover over it and hope that the tooltip pops up. Like this: http://documentgeek.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-see-hidden-conditional-text-in.html

    But if there are number of hidden conditions, that trick doesn't work. At the very least, color-code the eyeball in the story editor. In the story editor, you…

    4 votes
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  5. Allow Custom Cell Padding on Imported Spreadsheets

    When importing excel or spreadsheets (.xls), Indesign CC automatically sets the cell padding on top/bottom as 0.0556" (or equivalent). There is currently no way to set default cell padding when Indesign is open without any publications/files open, nor is there an option when importing a document/spreadsheet.

    Either allow for imported cell padding to be listed within the 'Show More Options" within the import screen, or allow for a global default cell padding to be entered into Indesign.

    When publishing files that pull or link cell data from excel, each time the excel file is updated, it is a VERY manual…

    6 votes
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  6. Option to turn off auto centre when selecting layers

    When selecting objects in my layers panel, my screen jumps to that object. This is not what I want. No way. Never.

    Sometimes i go through my layers and select them to see what they are especially if they aren't named. But i don't want to navigate to them automatically! If i have zoomed in and am looking at a particular object, there is no way i want some automatic feature to take me away to a different part of the document - just so i have to zoom out and go back to where i was focusing on.
    Big…

    4 votes
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  7. Rotated Text in tables

    I would like the ability to have rotated text in tables, like we can already do in Word.

    2 votes
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  8. 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.

    4 votes
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  9. Add a Find/Replace function for things like tabs

    Received a file with hundreds of useless tabs. Can replace in Word (and should have but didn't see them til I Placed in InDesign) but it would be a nice feature to add.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    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.

    4 votes
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  12. Prevent fonts from becoming bitmap when copied into InDesign or Illustrator

    Why does a font in InDesign become bitmapped when copied into Illustrator; or the other way around - Illustrator into InDesign?

    In Illustrator, why is there no keyboard command for FIND AND REPLACE as there are in other Adobe applications.

    4 votes
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  13. Highlight changes

    When 'undo' or 'redo' is clicked, go to that page and highlight what just changed, that way you won't have to hunt for it..

    3 votes
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  14. double click on «verknüpfungen» opens finder and selects «verknüpfung»

    double click on «verknüpfungen» opens finder and selects «verknüpfung» (dont know the word for «verküpfung» in english

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  15. PDF text box cannot have the option of a "comb of characters".

    PDF features - The text box in indesign cannot have the option of a "comb of characters". Also can we maybe be able to format these text boxes in InDesign rather than having to do it in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

    3 votes
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  16. EPUB enhancements

    EPUB export option to be enhanced further to customize on styles generating in CSS based on our internal client requirements.

    2 votes
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  17. XML Workflow – InDesign need to improve much

    We're facing huge difficulties in InDesign while handling the XML structure in InDesign, but it's good in FrameMaker. After importing the XML files in InDesign, no control is available in InDesign to validate the XML coding structure, also allowing the users to easily tamper the XML coding. Due to this limitation, XML extracting from InDesign are not actually correct and users need to fine-tune the same and spending huge time to correct. So current XML features to be improved much.

    2 votes
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  18. Trim dimension text variable

    Client: “THIS IS THE WRONG SIZE!”

    Designer: “But I put the trim dimension text variable in the slug area! Oh, right. There is no trim dimension text variable.”

    3 votes
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  19. Absatzformatzuweisung für Interaktives PDF

    Absatzformate in Textfeldern (für Interaktives PDF) bereits im InDesign festlegen können und nach Export als Interaktives PDF auch erhalten bleiben.
    Evtl. für nächste Version?

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  20. About data merge

    Merge single records also on double pages.

    2 votes
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