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  1. I need the lasted Pantone Solid coated v3 library please, efi Fiery has them.

    Need new Pantone libraries please. efi and Xerox RIPs have them.

    3 votes
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  2. Don't open menu after pressing Alt for zoom

    Pressing Alt on Windows brings focus to the top menu and pressing a following letter is interpreted as an access key, opening a menu. This in itself is good for accessibility and productivity.

    However, in InDesign Alt is also pressed to zoom with the scroll view. I very often press W to toggle preview mode and very, very often press Alt to zoom. Several times an hour the Window menu flies open due to me pressing W after Alt has been pressed.

    I suggest scrolling should move focus away from the top menu. This allows you to still use Alt…

    3 votes
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  3. Allow password protection on published documents

    Separating this from hosted service, because I suspect moving to a hosted service is a bit more complicated. Having password protection would help folks monetize published documents and be a step toward security.

    23 votes
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  4. The option to remember PDF export settings on a document by document basis

    Currently InDesign remembers the PDF export settings across the program which is good but we have to export either print or interactive based on the file. It would be really useful to have the document itself remember the settings so we don't have to keep changing back - often forgetting and sending clients print PDFs where they should be interactive.

    33 votes
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  5. Zoom in on a tiny area faster

    Used to be able to zoom in on a small area by holding command/space and scrolling over a small area and it would then display that small area without have to drag mouse to get that area to enlarge

    2 votes
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  6. Add Inline footnotes and multi-column footnotes in a single-column story

    Add Inline footnotes and multi-column footnotes in a single-column story.

    34 votes
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  7. Add an option to rasterize chosen graphic objects on export (especially vectors)

    Often we have to work with vectors, and often they take up a lot of space, which leads to the growth of the final PDF document and the slow rendering of the document in browsers. The trick with reducing transparency, when we make the selected frames 99% opaque and turn on the flattener, does not always give a good quality result and can cause stitching.
    I suggest adding the option "rasterize" to the settings of the style of the graphic frame, so during the export the vector object is replaced with a raster copy. The quality settings for rasterization can…

    21 votes
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  8. Ruler guide color should be an inline feature in the tool panel

    Changing ruler guide colors requires too many steps (Layout > Ruler Guides > Change color > Ok). When a guide is selected, guide color should be (also) configurable in the tool panel. This would make it feel a lot more 'instant'.

    6 votes
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  9. Please increase the MAX page size to above 14400 pixels (20")

    Pdf can support page sizes up to miles long or wide.... (although this is slightly absurd, but yes, MILES long!) but if you create a large page in InDesign you are met with a lovely error message when you come to export. Larger page sizes would be beneficial for lots of reasons, app prototyping, print, really long articles and pictures of Giraffes ;-)

    Seriously though, please oh wise Adobe can you increase this limitation to a more reasonable number, Thank-you.

    Bob

    5 votes
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  10. PDF Export improvement

    Great news that it is now possible to export multi page file as separate PDFs. However that automatically created (not optional) subfolder is unnecessary.

    5 votes
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  11. Expand Publish Online function to work with InDesign book documents as well as individual documents.

    Need to be able to use the Publish Online function for an entire book, instead of just for individual chapters.

    15 votes
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  12. Add ability to scale PDFs upon export

    Add an option to scale to desired percentage upon export of PDFs.

    27 votes
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  13. InDesign CC needs an easy plug in to export to MOBI file for Kindle readers like there was in past versions.

    Past versions of InDesign had option to a third party plugin (KindlePluginForAdobeInDesign) that doesn't work with CC. This plugin was very useful in creating MOBI files from book layouts done in InDesign. Going from EPUB to MOBI doesn't seem to work. Please include this plugin for InDesign CC and make book designer lives easier.

    2 votes
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  14. Please add a way within a book file to update all document's tables-of-contents.

    Please add a way within a book file to update all document's tables-of-contents.

    Right now, when I make a change to one document that changes page numbering, I must manually go update the TOC of every document in the book individually. This feature could easily be added to the same "Update Numbering" command within a book document.

    13 votes
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  15. Remove trailing whitespace removes carriage return before a table

    Grep remove trailing whitespace also removes carriage return before a table. This should not happen but rather table should be seen as a separate paragraph item.

    4 votes
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  16. Add the possibility to set cell/line/row height and width in tableformats

    We have a lot of tables in our brochures which have to fit in the grid.

    It would save a lot of time if I could set, at least, the height of a line as a standard in the table format.

    At the moment I have select every table and enter the value. If cells are connected in a row, you have to disconnect them to set the height value. Not very comfortable.

    31 votes
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  17. Password protect PDF export presets

    Please allow users to password protect PDF-export settings, preventing unauthorized changes. Read/View only acces should be possible

    8 votes
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  18. Make it easier to reset preferences and/or clear cache

    There are so many folks reporting InDesign issues on the forum recently that are solved by trashing preferences and/or clearing the cache files. This is so easy to address in Photoshop—Prefs > General > Reset Preferences on Quit—and so many steps in InDesign. We have to determine the operating system, address how to show hidden files, etc. Can this please be added to Preferences?

    8 votes
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  19. 4K screens

    Stop redimensioning the user interface, please. I've got a 15,6" 3840x2160 screen, everything is so little. Last update proportions were good.

    2 votes
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  20. InCopy needs to have 125% and 175% scaling support.

    InCopy is my favorite word processor and works perfectly with InDesign. The one issue is not working properly on 2880x1440 displays and its is due to the lack of scaling options.

    4 votes
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