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  1. Outline Stroke

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

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Optical Margin Alignment to apply only to punctuation.

      Optical Margin Alignment does a great job allowing quotation marks and hyphens to hang into the column gutters, but it also make characters like A, W, and T do the same, which is often too high a price to pay. Fix this by allowing an option it to only apply it to punctuation.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow designers to modify styles without closing the options panel

        Currently, if a designer needs to modify multiple styles (Paragraph, Character, ...), designers needs to close and reopen the options panel for each stye.

        Please allow users to edit multiple styles, without closing the options panel. Example: In the options panel, add a pulldown menu containing the style names, allowing users to switch fast between styles.

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Display line number for each line in InDesign document

          @Adobe: Please include the new option to display the line numbers for each line in InDesign document and also inlude the option to show the InDesign line number in output PDF.

          Currently we are spending more time to add the line number in InDesign and PDF. Please include this feature in upcoming release.

          I've attached the required output sample for your reference.

          26 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option to have list indents work near text-wrap objects

            Currently, when text containing bulleted or numbered lists wraps around an object, all indents associated with the list settings are ignored (this might be related to tab settings, since those don't follow the wrap either). The typical workaround is to change the Text After to an en-space and add an "Indent to Here" character, but the en-space trick won't work for numbered lists and "Indent to Here" won't work if the text wrap edge is not perfectly straight vertical. See the attached screenshot for a demonstration based on real work I did yesterday. In order not to disrupt existing layouts,…

            37 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Interactive button - Page destination - Acrobat

              In the menu 'Objects > Interactive objects > Convert to button' one get a panel with some options with mouse over effect and macros (what the button should execute after the use interact with it). So if you choose page destination 'Go to page' and then export to PDF (interactive) you get a warning error message, that the button will be visable in Acrobat, but the 'Go to page' commande will not work.

              This seems like an essential feature when dealing with interactivity.
              Please make it work directly within InDesign! It would be so much smoother than the workaround to…

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • InDesign Dimmable Layers

                I think it would be great if we could have an option to dim a layer similar to Illustrator. I think it would be a benefit when aligning elements above a background layer.

                3 votes
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                • 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.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Eliminate document size limits

                    It would be great if there weren't size limit on documents. I am currently working on a very large design for a trade show booth. And I have to do it in Photoshop due to the size limits of InDesign. It is taking so much longer than it needs to because every time I try to transform or resize something, it takes 20 minutes to complete a small task Doing this in InDesign would be way better.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Drag text to library and create a link

                      When I drag`n`drop a text to the library-panel there is is NO link betrween the textframe and the library-item.
                      I have to delet the textframe and drag´n´dop it back to the document to create a link.

                      Is that smart?

                      I wish I could drag a text to the library and create a link in one step.

                      3 votes
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                      • text box handles: right side

                        Please put a handle on the righthand side of text boxes that is not hidden by either the "click to edit corners" yellow box or the text-thread button when the text box is vertically challenged, as it were. Sometimes I want a text box to maintain a specific height but need to pull it wider to the right. If the text box is tall enough, the righthand pull handle is easily accessible, but if the text box is short, there' no way to pull the box wider to the right without either making it taller or using one of the…

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make No Break Text visible

                          It would be quite useful if No Break text was visible; for example, as a shaded background – see my mockup image.

                          Currently, No Break is visible only as a text override (and then it gets lumped in with all other overrides, so you still have to click each override to see where it got applied).

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Widows and Orphans - Adjustable parameters for "Balance Ragged Lines" feature

                            Widows and Orphans - Adjustable parameters for "Balance Ragged Lines" feature

                            I layout brochures for conferences, and being able to adjust all my paragraph styles so that the balance ragged lines feature will allow me to set, if orphan then use 2 words.

                            Right now i feel as if its balancing them by look and feel, not by actual word count.

                            i am aware or GREP etc, but could never get it to work properly (Granted i an novice in using them)

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Updates to Import PDF Comments feature

                              1. Need to be able to (Command + C) text in comments to copy. The copy button is laggy as hell and a time suck.

                              2. Need to be able to change a comment from delete to replace or vice versa.

                              3. Need to be able to edit comments in order to fix user error. For example. misspelling or extra text (delete comma) etc.

                              4. Need to sort and filter resolved and accepted comments.

                              4 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 156 votes
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                                • Properties Panel - missing "vertical justification"-buttons "top", "center", "bottom", "justify"

                                  Indesign CC 2019 (oct)

                                  The old control panel had buttons for the textframe options "vertical justification": "top", "center", "bottom", "justify". I need them accessible in the new properties panel ... one-click. I am too lazy for option-doubleclick or CTRL-b.

                                  Thanks.

                                  2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Tabbing Sequence in Properties window

                                    When changing an open document's size from Properties window, pressing tab after changing the 'Width' takes you to 'Number of pages' field instead of 'Height' field.

                                    When working quickly this can disrupt productivity, especially when you're waiting to have '297 pages' created instead of simply changing the canvas to 297mm height. A minor but convenient change.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Table of content – Styling improvement

                                      1) Please make the TOC dialogue box scaleable: especially the include paragraph styles box is unmanageable (long names are not visible and after applying settings to a style it scrolls back to the top of the list)
                                      2) Please include option to strip or override character styles in TOC
                                      At the moment you need a lot of paragraph styles to set up the TOC, especially when having multicoloured headlines, both in document and TOC
                                      3) Please give text boxes an option "include in TOC" (helpful when having the same headline on several pages) and the option to enter alternate wording…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SVG import

                                        Ability to import .svg files just like any other vector format (.ai, .pdf, .eps, etc.)

                                        150 votes
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                                          35 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Effects styles similar to Photoshop?

                                          For example, I have a better looking set of values for drop shadows besides the default. However I have to manually enter these in every time, no way to save them as a preset. It would be nice to at least be able to copy the saved style preset from an object to another, similar to the way you can in Photoshop.

                                          10 votes
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