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  1. Ability to change default settings for new index entries

    I use the I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-Shift-[ to add new index entries. But it defaults to "current page" and I don't want that because my document will be converted to ePub, and e-books don't have fixed pages. I want the default to be "next # of paragraphs: 1."

    The ability to change the default settings for new index entries would solve my problem.

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  2. Problème Table des matières sous InDesign CC 2019

    Bonjour.
    Sous InDesign CC 2019 il y a un problème pour générer un table des matières avec du texte placé dans un tableau. Cela fonctionnait dans les versions précédentes.
    Voir fichier exemple ci joint.

    1 vote
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  3. indesign 硬回车/软回车符号显示问题。

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    Mac OS 10.14
    indesign cc 2019
    系统语言/软件语言: 简体中文

    硬回车/软回车符号显示乱码。详见附件截屏图。

    1 vote
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  4. indesign 硬回车/软回车符号显示问题。

    hi
    Mac OS 10.14
    indesign cc 2019
    系统语言/软件语言: 简体中文

    硬回车/软回车符号显示乱码。详见附件截屏图。

    1 vote
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. make Spell Check and Find/Change operate in page order rather than chronological order of text box creation

    Find/Change and Spell Check seem to function in a random way (they actually search through text boxes in the order in which the boxes were created in the document). In a large document a user can become very confused about how much of the document is searched, especially if he makes changes mid-search.

    It would be much more user friendly if the functions would operate in a page by page order.

    29 votes
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  7. horizontal alignment of text inside of text frame

    Previously InDesign had HORIZONTAL alignment of text inside the text frame. You could align text at the top, bottom and centre of the text frame. It was one of the best features of InDesign, and it seems to be stripped off. :(
    Unless it's still there somewhere, thoroughly hidden away. But why?!

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  8. Running Headers to pull from previous page

    Add the ability for a paragraph/character style to pull from previous page. Currently only given first on page and last on page. Need more options. example: chapter 1title is on page 1 and text crosses onto page 2. At the end of page 2 is the next chapter title, but need to be able to put the previous chapter header on page 2 as a running header.

    25 votes
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  9. Data Merge - Pdf:{page number}

    While performing a data merge, it would be nice to be able to include in my csv filename.pdf:{page number} (ie myfile.pdf:3) And have Indesign return the mentioned page in an image. Currently if I link a multi-page pdf, it will only show the first page.

    Currently I have to break apart a pdf into individual pages to use as images in a data merge.

    See row 2 in the attached for what it would be nice to have.
    The other rows are examples of what is currently required.

    12 votes
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  10. Ignore pasteboard

    I would like to "ignore pasteboard" when running spell-check. Often I have extra text on the pasteboard that I don't want to delete, but I don't want to wade through while spell-checking.

    Related to that -- it would be great if we could indicate certain frames we don't want to spell check. I do publications that have long lists of names that take forever to work through. I don't need to spell check them. Or maybe an "ignore capitalized words" function could do that.

    These would be enormously helpful to editors! Thanks.

    11 votes
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  11. 10 votes
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  12. East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) support for English and/or other Western languages UI

    Pls make East Asian language setting available for English and/or other Western languages UI.

    Sometime I work for East Asian customer and need to deal with East Asian language, but I still need English UI.

    Now I have to install and uninstall East Asian Version of ID when I want to use this feature.

    7 votes
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  13. Make the document in online publishing searchable.

    Make the document in online publishing searchable by using Control F

    9 votes
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  14. Allow character style to affect tab leaders

    I applied a tab leader in my paragraph style in order to force dots to appear between my text and page number in my table of contents. However, there is no way to style those leaders. InDesign manual says: To change the font or other formatting of the tab leader, select the tab character in the text frame, and use the Character panel or Type menu to apply formatting.

    This is fine except when you have a really long table of contents and want to format each tab leader. I chose a smaller dot by choosing a light font and…

    4 votes
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  15. Multiple index

    Support for multiple indices (Index of Subject, Index of Authors, Index of Passages, Index of pictures, index of tables).

    That would greatly improve performance of work and cut a lot of time and get out books faster than before with higher accuracy!

    33 votes
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  16. SVG Export

    InDesign should be able to export either entire pages or selections into SVG. The JavaScript for exporting SVG is crap. The export should also include the fonts as well as checkboxes from forms. Form fields are not supported in most of the plug-ins. SVG is a very important standard. We used ist for maps, layouts etc. shown as small preview e.g. the cover of a book, forms, adverts etc.

    55 votes
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  17. script action

    Make a scripting easier by record functions in an action like photoshop

    69 votes
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  18. Section Styles

    Often we need to apply styling, such as a shaded background, to not just an individual paragraph, but to a SECTION which is composed of multiple paragraphs.

    There is no easy way to do this via style sheets. Duplicating all the individual paragraph styles again and adding the 'shaded' properties to each one is way too tedious and fussy.

    It would be nice if we could have SECTION STYLES. This would function like a 'wrapper' encompassing multiple paragraphs. That way we could select a passage of text and easily apply things like shading, borders, and indents to it. See attached…

    3 votes
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  19. Additional PDF export button for "CURRENT PAGE"

    Without a lot of expensive coding, could you add a button for "CURRENT PAGE" in the dialog box for export PDF? It would be a lot quicker than having to enter the page number every time you want to export each page separately.
    E.G.

    In Pages section
    ALL
    CURRENT PAGE
    RANGE

    22 votes
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  20. Object Style option for Graphic Cells in the Cell Style dialog…

    Please add an option to choose an Object Style for the Graphic Cell part in the Cell Style Dialog (just like the Paragraph Style Option in the General tab of the same dialog…

    6 votes
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