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  1. Drag an image directly from the links panel to the page.

    There's something i'd LOVE to see in inDesign.

    Imagine, you design a document, with different images, logos, etc. They come from libraries, folders, bridge, you name it.

    Now you realize a logo you used on page 1 needs to replace a logo on page 24. But not ALL logos. And you want to do it visually by dragging and dropping.

    You'd need to copy, paste inside, or use the relink command. And may be need to dig in your CC libraries to find it again.

    Same thing if you'd like to place it somewhere else. You have all your links…

    11 votes
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  2. Unlock InDesign Layer with password

    In some cases you would like to create label template (layer 1) than lock it, when you pass it to another user he can't unlock layer 1 without permission (for example password).
    The use is for workflow management in order to ensure artwork consistency by using single template.

    3 votes
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  3. "Remove Frame" option

    If you have several items that are grouped together in a frame, it can be difficult to edit them. You have to cut them out of the frame to ungroup them.

    1 vote
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  4. Automatic image link if the Links folder is in the same folder as the document.

    InDesign should automatically find images if the Links folder is in the same folder as the document. The old InDesign was able to do this. I'm constantly having to update links when the folder is moved around, and this also means re-saving the file, which changes the modification date.

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. I request crop overlays option in InDesign Picture Boxes for positioning placed images with more design precision. As is done with Lightroom

    I request crop overlays option in InDesign Picture Boxes for positioning placed images with more design precision. As is done with Lightroom and Photoshop crop overlays, e.g., Golden Ration, rule of thirds, Golden Spiral, etc.

    2 votes
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  7. make meta data optional on pdf export

    PDFs are often very large when you use a lot pictures that includes meta data. After export you can clean the PDF by deleting meta data.
    Please allow to ignore meta data when exporting PDFs.

    3 votes
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  8. Make it obvious in the Page palette when a page dimension has been changed with the Page tool

    In a multi-page doc, it is not obvious when the dimensions of individual pages have been changed with the Page tool.

    This can waste time or at worst be disastrous if a document at the wrong size is inadvertently sent to print.

    I suggest some kind of colour tint or bright border to page thumbnails to clearly identify when a page dimension has changed from the document’s core dimensions.

    26 votes
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  9. Copy/move image from one frame to another keeping original coordinates

    Please make it standard (or at least possible) to copy or move an image from a frame to another frame and keep the position of the image identical to the original (or relatively identical when the frame sizes are different). I think it used to be like that in earlier versios of Indesign but since a couple of years this behaviour is gone.

    3 votes
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  10. arabic support

    Add support for toggling right-to-left text in all versions of InDesign.

    Do not hide/remove/restrict it for users who don't use an african/middle-eastern language version of the program. Having to install multiple InDesign-versions depending on what document you work with is stilly. Is there any reason for this at all?

    We have designers that occasionally have to set documents translated to Arabic. Right now this is near-impossible as we use an English version of InDesign.

    It appears the support is there "under the hood" and you have just hidden it in the UI, since I can get "right-to-left" paragraph settings in…

    2 votes
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  11. Relink from CC Libraries Sorting

    When relinking assets in InDesign using "Relink from CC Libraries" , the CC Libraries panel that shows isn't capable of having it's sort order (date modified vs alphabetically) changed nor is able to show groups - please fix so it has the same view functionality as the regular CC Library Panel.

    2 votes
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  12. Presets for HTML Export

    We should be able save reusable presets for all our HTML export settings, in the same way that we can save presets for PDF exporting.

    1 vote
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  13. Please add free templates that come with a paid subscription to InDesign and Illustrator.

    It's ridiculous that I am paying for InDesign and Illustrator, and I don't have access to adobe stock. I need some templates and I shouldn't have to pay additionally for templates for InDesign and Illustrator.

    1 vote
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  14. Suppress Running Header on Chapter first page

    Add a setting to Running Header to NOT DISPLAY if current page contains <chapterTitle> style.

    This permits a document to reflow, changing pagination, while always suppressing the Running Header on the first page of a chapter. In this way, many documents would retain proper chapter start formatting without having to manually go through and apply a special Master Page (and remove the previous Master Page) whenever pagination changes.

    1 vote
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  15. Trackpad zoom windows

    Seems really backwards that I cannot zoom in with my trackpad on windows. I mean, it works flawlessly in even Microsoft Edge. Just seems like something that was flat out forgotten.

    2 votes
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  16. Discrete Zoom vs. Resize Multi-touch Gesture Preferences

    Currently the enable/disable Multi-touch Gestures preferences turn on and off all multi-touch gestures, including multitouch resizing of content and interface actions, such as zoom. It would be great to have an option to preserve multi-touch UI gestures, such as zoom separate from enabling resizing of content. For example, it would be useful to be able to zoom in and out with multitouch in any area without having it actually affect content.

    1 vote
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  17. Snapping priority (ignore objects when in snapping distance from guideline and do not snap to outline)

    When both options are active:
    - snap to objects
    - snap to guidelines.

    InDesign behaves like schizophrenic making bad choices. And it is impossible to place objects on level.

    Also InDesign snaps inner / outer outline of object to the guide, so when you have thin outlines (below one point) you never know to which side of outline object will be snapped and it will always be on different level than object without outline. And it creates mess.

    Each time when there is a guide InDesign should snap to it in first place, ignoring the objects, and also object should…

    2 votes
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  18. Removal modal warnings when opening a document.

    Such as missing links, fonts, etc. Perhaps a docked issues panel once the document is open, but modals block the loading, and if you happen to be opening several old documents at the same time... Also the one that needs attention inevitably pops under the one that says the document is loading. Just remove them all and find another way to give the user feedback.

    1 vote
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  19. Add new features to Find/Change

    Add (Paragraph Border) and (Paragraph Shading) to Find/Change in (Find Format) & (Change Format), to make search more flexible.
    Example: Find shaded string in imported text from word document.

    1 vote
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  20. Adobe Indesign Imposition feature for printing

    Could and or does InDesign have an Imposition feature for printing multiple pages on one sheet of A4 / A3 paper?

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