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  1. EPUB export with common settings fails validation

    If you specify in EPUB (Reflowable) Export Options that CSS should be "Relative" instead of "Fixed," InDesign adds unnecessary "absolute positioning" attributes to the CSS which fails EPUB 3.x validation. If you change it to Fixed, then the images resize incorrectly.

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      5 comments  ·  EPub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Repeat last action feature

      Please, make something like MS Word, that you can repeat your last action just pressing F4. That could save a lot of time.

      25 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Scripting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Panel resizing when bottom of panel isn't visible

        When working on a laptop and switching from external monitor to built-in display, I have less vertical pixel space. As a result, floating panels that were full-length on the external monitor are now too long for the laptop display. Unfortunately, there is no way to resize a floating panel when the bottom of a panel isn't visible.

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include the 'Paste in Front' and 'Paste in Back' features that are already in Illustrator.

          Being able to paste in front or in back makes layout of overlapping objects a breeze. Everytime I have to cut and paste an object, I need to set the arrangement of the object. It becomes a pain when I have many objects on the same layer.

          19 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bigger preview in Import pdf panel

            It is hard to see the PDF preview in the Import PDF panel.
            It would be great if you could choose the size of the thumbnail or adjust the size of the entire panel.

            3 votes
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            • Paragraph Border Controls when Split across Columns or Frames

              There needs to be a control that "If paragraph breaks between columns or frames" restricts the paragraph border to: "baseline" , "cap-height" and perhaps a value offset for this. At the very least there needs to be the "clip to frame" option for paragraph border like there is for paragraph shading. However, the controls for baseline and cap-height would be ideal.

              73 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better collaboration between InDesign and Lightroom

                For creating photo-books, magazines, or any piece of work which includes photographs, much better collaboration between InDesign and Lightroom should be possible. The ability to view Lightroom collections from inside InDesign, drag and drop into ID, and have those pictures refresh themselves automatically (if they are further edited in LR). I know this could be complex from an export perspective, but the LR book plugin (however basic it is) manages it.

                11 votes
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                • Bug in Merge paragraph borders

                  There is a bug in merge paragraph borders of CC 13.1. In thread text frames, the border is displayed immediately after end of paragraph.

                  46 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • preferences+search

                    There are so many preferences in the preferences-dialogbox I which I could search like in the macOS or Windows preferences.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • table of content page numbers cross references

                      Hello Adobe,

                      It would be great if we could have the page numbers as cross references (for auto-updates) in the table of contents. We often tweak the TOC titles manually for aesthetics and we don't want these changes to be undone when updating the whole TOC as we have to do with the current features. Page numbers frequently change when changes are made in the document.

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                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Diagonal strike through text

                        Please allow designers to use diagonal strike through text.

                        Designer should be able to ...
                        - Set the trike through line for single a text selection
                        - Define this in a paragraph style
                        - Use it as a property in a script
                        - choose a direction (top left to bottom right / Bottom left to upper right)
                        - define a line thickness and color
                        - choose to only display a part of the line below and on top of the text

                        Thanks

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Print miniatures (multiple pages) with definable scale rate and border style

                          1) Please add option to print miniatures with a definable scale rate
                          2) Please allow to print multiple pages (with 100% actual size) on one sheet
                          3) Please add printing option to apply something like an object style to the pages (e.g. border style, drop shadow)

                          These features would be great timesavers for internal discussions and external presentations during the whole design process.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Find/Change Panel -> Dockable ?

                            I'm struggling with screen estate here (laptop, no other screen) and was wondering about the Find/Change window.

                            It's floating on top of everything, like a modal window, but you still can interact with everything underneath.

                            So it is basically acting like a panel.

                            What I am missing here is an icon + the option to dock it and hide and show when needed.

                            It is quite a large panel so it very often hides things (results, context) under it.

                            What about 3 things :
                            1. "make it a (real) panel", don't change design quick and dirty, but already solves the…

                            70 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Import .pages .docs like you can do with .word docs

                              Import .pages .docs like you can do with .word docs

                              3 votes
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                              • Lorem ipsum reminder before Save.

                                If "Lorem ipsum" appears in the file, when Save is tapped, before saving , a "Lorem ipsum Alert" should appear, so that this placeholder does not find its way into print in error. This suggestion applies to ID, PS and AI.

                                4 votes
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                                • Speed up for Windows 10

                                  InDesign is very slow to start on a new Windows 10 machine with 16GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. It takes over 2 minutes from the time I click the icon until it's usable.

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hyphenation Options

                                    Please add a checkbox (or something), so that you can turn off hyphenation of words that are connected to an em dash, and for words that already have a hyphen in them. And related to that, please always break hyphenated words/phrases/URLs at the hyphen, instead of adding another hyphen.

                                    We currently have to search for all these "bad breaks" and this feature would be a big help.

                                    11 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Content aware fitting should not apply to placed images in a document

                                      'Content aware fitting' conflicts with checkbox 'autofill'-preference in application-bar.
                                      I assumed content aware fitting would only apply on newly placed images.
                                      When I want to relink an earlier placed image with content aware fitting 'ON' the relinked image is auto fitted in a way I don't want.
                                      The mention check-box would be ideal to let InDesign know I don't want to fit contant aware after the initial placing of content.

                                      6 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Accessibility to Authors

                                        For long book publishers (200–300 pages or more), the appeal of InCopy is being able to share text between the designer, editor, proofreader, and author. But InCopy is $240 for 1 year of use, so of course no freelance proofreader or author is going to buy it. Microsoft Word is far more accessible, $100 for one year and that includes the entire Office suite. Many people also use free online versions from the web or from years past.

                                        I would suggest making Adobe InCopy free or at least available for a much lower price. Making it free could actually make…

                                        6 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  InCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • External Paragraph Styles (to keep all documents in sync easily)

                                          I would like to have external paragraph styles (and other styles too) so that they can apply to multiple documents and keep all documents using them in sync with the same set of styles.

                                          8 votes
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