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  1. 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,…

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      0 comments  ·  Long Document Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Cpu usage

      When i work with a long document, every change i make take a very long time, because InDesign use only one!!! core, when i have 8! Can you improve it?

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      • Allow bullets and numbers to hang outside of the text frame

        There is currently no way to make a bullet or number hang outside of a text frame properly. The "optical margin alignment" feature control is iffy at best.

        Attached are two photos that show what I mean.

        In the first example, the "Correct" green bullets are not achievable in InDesign unless every other paragraph except for the bulleted paragraph has an additional positive left indent on all of its lines. It would be so much easier if we could just add a negative left indent to the first line of the bulleted paragraphs.

        In the second example, a document that…

        12 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Live link Microsoft word documents when placed in InDesign

          When working with lots of teams and writers in our organisation. the constant issue we run into is only a select group of people have InDesign and the experience to operate the files. If there was a way when placing word documents were linked into InDesign, this would allow for a much more fluid workflow when there are a lot of edits.

          I am sure there are many limitations to this, but finding some sort of solution could make a big difference to creating quality documents that will allow non indesign users access. InCopy is not a viable option in…

          5 votes
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          • 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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              1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Properties Panel - make it customisable

              I'd like to be able to add things that I use often to it.

              For example, with nothing selected, it has the options for the Document Layout.
              I would like to add to that to include

              Export PDF - and select my proof settings

              So in essence - I could add the options to export to
              Print Ready PDF
              Proof PDF
              Image file format

              etc. - just to be able to add those things would make this panel even better.

              There are other things I'd like to add to this property panel - but that's the general idea, and everyone…

              11 votes
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              • Outline Stroke

                Its 2019 and its not possible to convert a path into a shape like in illustrator.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                      0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • InDesign Preview For Finder

                      There really should be an InDesign preview for Mac Finder. This should be a requirement for your software and should not be considered a feature request.

                      64 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • BETTER TABLE CONTROL FEATURES!!!!

                          this!!! Complete overhaul to tables in InDesign !!!!! https://forums.adobe.com/message/10898726

                          IT IS SO ON THE MONEY and I am sure there are other great suggestions here, but seriously indesign tables are pathetic

                          right now I am especially vexed by this fact that Joe Jacob writes:
                          "Why is it that the total width/height of a table cannot be constrained to the size of the bounding box it's in? Why, when the table exceeds these limits, does a column or row just disappear? "

                          "Why am I left just eyeballing it to make sure my table is neat and evenly spaced out? Why…

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Recognize GPU Performance on more systems

                            I have a 2013 MacPro with dual d500 GPU's and an Eizo CG277 Monitor...which is the pinnacle of graphic design monitors. I can't enable GPU performance?! Retina monitors do not have near the color accuracy of Eizos.
                            My Eizo connects via thunderbolt 2 and USB...both at the same time. The bandwidth is definitely sufficient.
                            It is ridiculous.... I have more than enough power, let me utilize it. Your requirements are not valid for professionals.

                            Please expand your list of GPU Performance systems beyond "Retina Monitors"

                            13 votes
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                            • 4 votes
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                              • Select objects with similar stroke and/or fill color

                                Please add feature to select objects with similar stroke and/or fill color.

                                This has already been in Illustrator for quite awhile (to my knowledge). This would be good feature to have in InDesign also.

                                Thanks!

                                4 votes
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                                • Enhance the new Suffix feature for exporting single Pages or single Spreads as PDF

                                  The new Suffix feature allows three parameters: ^#, ^P and ^S. So far so good.
                                  To make the feature complete I would suggest a couple of other parameters:

                                  ^N for page names
                                  Page names like i, ii, iii or a, b, c or 001, 002, 003 would be possible.
                                  Also names like 200 for the first page in a document that starts with 200 for page one.

                                  ^X for section prefixes ( max. of 8 characters )

                                  ^A for names of Alternate Layouts

                                  ^W for width of page

                                  ^H for height of page

                                  ^Pt , ^mm, ^In etc.pp. for unit…

                                  45 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Creative Cloud Libraries to InCopy

                                    InCopy users would find CC Libraries very useful in many situations. Why aren't they part of the CC Library party?

                                    They could import selected graphics from a shared CC Lib to the story (as anchored graphics), same as they can Place them now. They could use them to bring in boilerplate text via linked InDesign text. They could use them to add styles to their standalone InCopy docs (eg, the body style for the INDD file the story will be flowed into). I'm sure there are more uses!

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list

                                      Can you please fix the font scrolling issue? When scrolling through fonts it jumps back to the top of the font list. It never used to do this in previous versions.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Variable font support

                                        Please add support for variable fonts.

                                        66 votes
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                                        • Dynamic Color Swatches with Data-Merge

                                          Make the Swatches dynamic with Data-Merge so that you can enter a Colorcode in the Excel document and it changes the Swatch with the same name or something like that.

                                          7 votes
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