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  1. Store the state of a style group, open or closed, when saving a document

    Current state:
    If I open a style group in a styles panel, save, close and reopen the document all style groups are closed by default.

    Feature modification request:
    Save the state of a style group, open or closed, when saving a document.

    This should be done to all panels that allow for style groups.

    Regards,
    Uwe Laubender
    ( ACP )

    6 votes
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  2. Windows File Explorer Preview

    A feature that shows a preview of an .indd document in the Windows File Explorer preview pane. Other file formats such as PDF, EPS, Excel, Word, AI, etc. will show the file in the preview pane.

    4 votes
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  3. Name spreads for export

    When we export as png or other formats from indesign we always have to rename all our exported pages and spreads. Over and over again if we make changes and export again. Why cant we have the option to give a spread or a page a defined name for export. Example, I always have to rename documentname(15) to banner_560x500 and does this on all 15 exports. Please look into it ❤️

    11 votes
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  4. Diagonal Strikethrough

    An upgrade to the existing strike through option with new settings that allow for diagonal lines. I've added a mockup of the character style options.

    This would be an awesome little update wich has many uses and make the life of a lot of InDesigners easier.

    8 votes
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  5. Option to apply object styles on document import.

    We should have an option to apply object styles on import. There used to be a script that would do this but it isn't updated anymore. The ability to load a place brush and choose an object style for each page as i place them would be a tremendous time saving workflow for importing long documents. If we could somehow build that into "multi-page Importer" that would add pages to my document on import, too, it would be perfect.

    7 votes
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  6. Make "Justify Text Next to an Object" work in all cases

    As it stands, text wrapping around an object only responds to this preference (and justifies) when it wraps around the left and right sides of the object. It should work even if it only wraps around one side.

    5 votes
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  7. 9 votes
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  8. 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.

    19 votes
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  9. Ability to assign a shortcut to [None] in the Character Styles window.

    Because you sometimes want to REMOVE a character style and it would be very beneficial to be able to use a shortcut for that as well.

    60 votes
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  10. External Styles / Style Libraries to push Style updates dynamically and automatically to all documents.

    Please develop some kind of External Style file format, that can be applied locally, and hopefully, via the cloud. But at least locally, PLEASE.

    It is a crime that InDesign currently has NO WAY whatsoever to keep multiple documents styles synced. I run into this deeply frustrating problem all the time.

    Currently, If I create a template file with some styles, and use that to create documents, and then If I update or refine paragraph styles, character styles, table styles, etc — there is no way for me to easily carry over those same styles to all other documents that…

    2 votes
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  11. Stroke Management in Table

    Please put some buttons to select inner strokes / outer strokes of tables rather than right click on the miniature table graphic on strokes panel.

    It will be very useful if you put one click option for Select All strokes, Select Border, Select Inner etc. Right click on that miniature cell sometimes very difficult. And make it the default selection for atleast one document

    4 votes
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  12. 6 votes
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  13. Choose the language of the interface

    The idea would be to be able to change the language of indesign as in Phostohop. After installing the desired languages via the Creative Cloud, it would be possible to choose the language in which you want to work. Most of the time people use 2 languages, English and their own language.
    Why not install default international English and be able to choose another language for installation.

    11 votes
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  14. Select All Across Pages

    PLEASE create an option to select all objects or text over the entire document instead of just the page/spread you're on. Making a universal change to the document, such as outlining the type is such a pain having to manually change from page to page. I've seen MULTIPLE threads online for the past 8 years of people requesting this, and it hasn't been resolved.

    38 votes
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  15. Add hanging punctuation for chevrons

    Hanging punction is currently not working with chevrons (« ») – which are used in Germany, Spain, Italy, France & Norway. In Quark XPress this works perfectly with one click. I am a professional typographer and would like to have this issue fixed as soon as possible. Kind regards Egil Haraldsen

    7 votes
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  16. A word count that doesn’t take a year to do its job

    A word count that doesn’t take a year to do its job

    3 votes
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  17. Indesign needs a 125% and 175% UI scaling support.

    That's true for all Adobe products. They should all support UI scaling in at least 25% increments since so many monitor rezolution on som many monitor physical sizes exists. The curent possible options makes setting a functional workspace eighter very crowded or so small it's unreadable. It needs to be fixed!

    7 votes
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  18. Anchored Objects should be able to be sent to back so text can print above the object

    It would be nice if text could print above an anchored object

    126 votes
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  19. 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.

    40 votes
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  20. Table of Contents

    Table of Contents styles should be able to take a selected page range, and generate a TOC based on only that page range.

    Many books have multiple TOCs these days — a master TOC up front, and TOCs at the beginning of each chapter or section, and often a hidden TOC that is used to generate PDF bookmarks.

    Being able to limit page ranges would mean less manually edited of generated TOCs, faster TOC generation, and needing to use fewer paragraph/character styles to handle them!

    46 votes
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