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  1. Control bar font menu extension

    re: the control bar font menu, v14
    This dropdown has been improved with more features, but also has lost something valuable: it now only lists about 10 fonts at a time--to see more you have to scroll. It used to drop down the length of the InDesign window, so that you could see dozens of fonts at a time. Please allow users the ability to extend the dropdown to any length they wish.

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  2. Character style in brush form so I can just set it and highlight parts of text and the brush does the rest.

    Character style in brush form so I can just set it and highlight parts of text and the brush does the rest.

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  3. Ability to set Style Override Highlighter as "on" or "off" in preferences

    Currently the Style Override Highlighter [+] in the various styles panels functions as a toggle on a per app basis, not as an "on" or "off" preference setting. This means it can't be set on a document by document basis, as enabling it will actually toggle the setting to "off" if a user has the setting switched "on" in their copy of InDesign.

    Would greatly appreciate the ability to set this as a normal InDesign preference - ie one that can be set at application/document level, the same as almost every other setting in the program.

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  4. Remove (or give option to remove) font information from Contextual Properties style dropdown

    The font name/weight/size information now included in the properties dropdown adds a lot of visual clutter without being particularly useful for finding desired styles.

    For example, in a typical document I have multiple styles that all use the same font name/weight/size, but differ greatly in other settings-- some are bullets, some have an inset, some have specific nested styles, etc etc. THAT'S what's important about them, not the fact that they share a font name/weight/size.

    In addition, because the style name and the style attributes are shown in the same font size/weight in the menu, it's harder to scan down…

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  5. Autocomplete style names typed into styles dropdown in properties window

    The new contextual properties window would be much handier if the dropdown window had an autocomplete ability similar to what's currently available in the Quick Apply window. The current implementation doesn't save any time, as you still have to navigate through the various options to find the one you want-- something I find more challenging to do thanks to the additional clutter of the font name/weight/point size being included in the dropdown.

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  6. measurements to page and or items

    we would like to have dynamic measurements that show in the Slug the sizes of the total page. and also that it shows the measurements from the fold line to fold line.

    This is good for all of us who make package designs in Indesign. or giving an exact position of items from each other.

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  7. Functionality to edit story order for InCopy and ADA reading order

    We update documents several times a year and have just started using InCopy. It would be beneficial to have the ability to control the story order to match your layout. This could be utilized to sync the order when viewing in the story editor mode (especially in InCopy) and additional functionality to pair with Acrobat when setting up ADA compatible file reading order which we do on every file.

    3 votes
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  8. Colour picker can't interperet hex values preceded by a hash

    If a hexadecimal value is pasted into the hex field in the colour picker with a hash (#) on the front of the value, the picker should be able to ingest it. Currently the hash must be manually removed before the picker will update.

    Very minor but very annoying when copying values from other software that includes the hash.

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  9. Spelling

    Please add option to check spelling of all middle eastern languages such as Persian and Arabic.

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  11. My request would be to insert a tool capable of comparing texts (between two or more text boxes or between paragraph style / character)

    My request would be to insert a tool capable of comparing texts (between two or more text boxes or between paragraph style / character or between pages of indd documents).

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  12. EPUB Interactivity Window resize

    This window is defaulted to very small and cannot be resized, making it impossible to test small buttons.

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  13. Number & nombre

    Hey Guys, you should'nt translate NUMBER by NUMÉRO in French for exemple NUMBER of column in menu Pages → Margins and Columns ) but by NOMBRE. NOMBRE is the right word in this case.

    Thank you so much.

    Regards

    Ben

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  14. Allow for social media glyphs to behave as characters in hyphenation and linebreaks

    With social media references in almost every document, InDesign seems to break social media handles awkwardly , notably with the @-sign and the #-sign. For example, a sentence that includes a Twitter handle will oftentimes break between the @ and the actual handle name:

    blah blah blah blah blah lorem ipsum blah blah send us a tweet now! @
    adobeindesign is our name.

    Same thing with hashtags.

    2 votes
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  15. Change

    I would like to draw the Chapter Title in a text variable from the File Info rather than trying to use the First on page/last on Page and setting a Paragraph style. It would be much faster, easier and more reliable to let us grab a field from File Info. I can get the Chapter File to update but then it won't appear in the TOC and the work arounds show that the software simply does not want to work the way one would expect. I work in a variety of other software packages and they ALL allow us to…

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  16. Pixel instead of point sizes for type in a web layout

    We would like to be able to measure the type size in indesign as pixels rather than points, when we choose a web layout. The same way that the document size is measured in pixels instead of mm. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  17. Noms de domaines et adresses IP à exclure

    Chaque fois que je souhaite publier un document online, j'ai une error#22.
    Mon équipe technique a testé de nombreuses pistes, mais sans succès.

    Pourriez-vous nous communiquer la liste des noms de domaine et adresses IP à exclure de nos analyses de sécurité pour publication d'un document Indesign ?

    Merci d'avance.
    Cordialement,
    Françoise

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  18. grep

    improve Live Preflight feature with GREP customized condition (es. add conditional GREP formatting. For eg. if there's multiple space).

    Thanks

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  19. Copy Artboard Size across CC apps

    I do this a lot: I have a diecut in Illustrator and need to create the layout in InDesign. I have a little OCD (like most DTP/Artworkers :)) ) so I create the diecut in Illustrator and then fit the artboard size to the whole art. When I start creating the layout in InDesign, I create the document using the same page size as the Illustrator file. And I do this several times a day. :)

    It would be great to have an option/button in Artboard Tool (Illustrator) / Page Tool (InDesign) to copy the size and be able to…

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  20. Copying Links to folder fails

    Oftentimes, when I try to copy links to a folder, it fails. No explanation as to why. It's happened dozens of times. Occasionally, it works. Usually not, though.

    I am running InDesign 13.1 on Mac OS 10.13.6

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