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  1. EXPORT JPG NAMED BY PAGE SIZE

    Dear Adobe,
    it would be very usefull if we could export jpgs from indd. file (contains different page sizes, 1200x628, 760x600, etc..) named by different page sizes like you did with export PDF files.
    Thank you

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hey Adobe, stop changing interfaces and ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID QUIPS. "When in doubt make a layout", "Let's design great graphics ...Really?

      Hey Adobe, stop changing interfaces and ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID QUIPS. "When in doubt make a layout", "Let's design great graphics today Brian", "Put your projects into focus today" ...Really? I use Adobe for my job, I am already doing these things, I dont need a fucking reminder from YOU to do my job. STOP IT.

      9 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Duplicate page along with new swatches

        Would love it if i was able to duplicate a page along with its swatches and the new page would now be linked to the new color swatches. This way i could change all the colors on the page and it would only apply to that page.

        Alternatively, perhaps i would be able to create new swatches from a page, and the page would now automatically be linked to the new swatches so i could globally change a color but only for that particular page (because it created and linked new swatches for the page).

        I would love this please.

        7 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Forced line breaks within text variables introduces an unavoidable letter space

          When a forced line break is inserted within text that is used for a variable, a random, unavoidable letter space is introduced into the variable text.
          There are obvious workarounds, but a solution to this would be really convenient.
          See attached screenshots for example.

          30 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • when adjusting the stroke weight with the up/down arrow, make the selections go from 1 pt, to .75, .5, etc.

            right now, if i have a line selected, and use the stroke weight pales to reduce it, if i'm already 1 pt, and click the down arrow, it goes to zero pt. not helpful. it wold be great for it to go to the other increments in the list. i was kind of hoping it would be in the current version, but nah.

            10 votes
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            • Indesign Gradient Tool

              Please make the gradient tool in Indesign function the same as in Illustrator, it's fiddly, cumbersome and gives you nowhere near as much control. There's no reason for it not to function the way it does.

              9 votes
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              • Copy GREP styles from one Paragraph Style to another

                Copy GREP Styles from one Paragraph Style to another

                8 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • InDesign Accessibility Checker feature

                  I use Indesign to create ADA compliant documents. I constantly have to go between InDesign and Acrobat. It would be more productive if the accessibility features in Acrobat were included in InDesign. It would also be nice to have a built in color checker included in Indesign.

                  Is there a plug in available??

                  9 votes
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                  • "Force quit" a background task

                    In all the years that we've had background tasks, I've almost never been able to cancel one successfully. Whenever a task hangs up for unknown reasons, and I hit cancel, it just hangs on the 'cancelling' step and the only way to stop it is to force-quit InDesign, which can equal lost work and damaged files.

                    I would like to see a more assertive way to force shut down of a background task that isn't cooperating.

                    25 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please add a history panel to InDesign, like Photoshop's

                      This is a very helpful feature, saving time and enabling the user to track what they've done. Thank you.

                      76 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Would like to be able to include fonts and links from linked Illustrator files when packaging an InDesign file for print

                        would like to be able to collect fonts and links in linked AI and PS files when packaging an ID file for print.

                        33 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • select similar

                          It would be helpful to have a select similar feature for lines and other drawn objects like in illustrator because sometimes I need to change a bunch of things to a different line weight and currently must manually find and change them. I always miss it when I'm working in Indesign instead of Illustrator.

                          27 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • character styles stay/strip/replace in VARIABLES

                            Headers created with Variables need to be able to do three different things with character styles that are included in text :

                            1. The Character Style stays present in the VARIABLE ;
                            2. The Character Style is stripped.
                            3. The Character Style is mapped to another character style.

                            These settings should accessible in the Style: <stylename> section of the TOC options -- customizable for each paragraph style used to generate the TOC.

                            The most notable use for the mapping style is when the typeface between the TOC and the body text of the book differs,…

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Placing Illustrator file from libraries to allow me to select which artboard I want to place

                              I have a few Illustrator files that have multiple artboards that I use frequently. I want to be able to drag the Illustrator file from the libraries panel and then be able to select which artboard from the Illustrator file I want to place.

                              7 votes
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                              • Paragraph Rules Dialogue Re-design

                                Re-design the Paragraph Rules section of the Paragraph Styles dialogue. See attached. The mockup is not refined, but it looks like it will work.

                                3 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow negative indentation!

                                  Please allow negative indentation!

                                  That would make all kinds of hanging bullets, chapter numbers and outdentations easy without any workaround (like "indent everything but the headlines and lists" ...). It would make text layout faster, purer and cleaner, as the type area could be correctly defined just for the copy text.

                                  I think this simple change should be easy to implement and bring enormous relief for our craft.

                                  10 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Export PDF comments

                                    InDesign 2019 -- PDF comment import works fine, however what is the point if I cant then export back to PDF for further review and INCLUDE those comments?

                                    Seems like the import PDF comments without including them in the export to PDF is an incomplete feature.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Shared files in Dropbox should alert other file users if the file is open

                                      My team is trying to collaborate cross-country on a set of InDesign files using Dropbox.

                                      This is difficult because the InDesign files don't notify users when someone is in the same file when it's stored in Dropbox. This makes our team more likely to have divergent copies, and it makes it harder for us to collaborate.

                                      Word files in Dropbox do let you know when someone else is in the file. It would be a major improvement if the InDesign files would also alert users when someone else is in the file when its stored in Dropbox.

                                      Alternatively, if Adobe…

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Please add an Ink Manager indicator in Swatches panel

                                        Add an indicator to Swatches panel, showing which swatches are affected by Ink Manager. Would help prepress and collaborators know the true story of document swatches.
                                        NOTE: this has been proposed by other users, but I was asked to post this after I tweeted about it. So forgive redundancy. Or take it as a sign that it's a good idea. ;-)

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Give icons in the Corner Options dialogue their proper orientation

                                          Instead of using the same orientation for each corner option icon in the Corner Options dialogue, give each corner an icon with the proper orientation. See After.png.

                                          4 votes
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