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  1. Strokes > Content

    I have to make sell sheets for work in InDesign semi-regularly, with one column being designated for product images. Having a way for strokes to be rendered over images would be great. Only way I’ve found of circumventing it has been to set the images to the Multiply style so the stroke can show through.

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  2. When setting up default page layout, updating margins repeatedly crashed inDesign

    When setting up default indesign setup -> page layout then, updating margins when click 'ok' or 'rtrn' indesign repeatedly crashes.

    I checked it's upto date and also tried restarting. This is a bug.

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  3. print to pdf as poster in custom page sizes

    Please add print poster to pdf as pages size feature like adobe dc in windows. In mac, we can't print poster as pdf files. Like print 1650 mm x 630 mm as 15 files pdf in F4 size, 330x5=1650 210x3=630. 1650 x 630 = 15 F4 Papers.

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  4. InDesign start screen does not render thumbnails of recent version files, only previous version files.

    After the recent update to 13.1 x64, the opening screen no longer displays thumbnails of files created in this current version. However, thumbnails are visible for the files created before the recent update.

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  5. Don't ask to save a [Converted] document if I haven't made any changes to it

    There are so many updates to InDesign these days and I have so many files it's guaranteed that most of my files will now be in the "previous" version so I get them all opening as "[Converted]". Most of the time I just open them to refer to things, so it's annoying when you close it and it asks you if you want to save it even though you haven't done anything.

    Like any other document, ID should know if you've made any changes. If you haven't, it should just close the document without prompting you to save it.

    2 votes
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  6. Long text authoring experience

    InDesign is usually employed in post-production, after the auther had finished writing a book, a screenwriter his script. You could make inDesign the tool of choice for writers, thanks to its wonderful authoring experience. Enhanced long document editor. This opens the market for independent publishers and authors to make their creation end-to-end, from inception to finish

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  7. CC Libraries save location info to place graphics in specific positions

    Currently, only INDL libraries save object placement info, so when you right click and select place, an item will be in the correct position on the page. Please add this to CC library items as well.

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  8. Split Layout view also horizontal

    Split view is great. Allowing you to refer to page numbers, whilst checking the contents in the other view for example. But its only in portrait (left and right)

    A landscape (top and bottom) view would also be great and most appreciated

    2 votes
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  9. This is the first time that my adobe indesign files are exporting to a blank document. I see the images; I know they are there.

    Why are the pages exporting to blank? I have not allowed bleed or slugs and they still export blank. I cannot upload my published book.

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  10. 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

    4 votes
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  11. Page animation need it like Issuu.com

    Page animation need it like Issuu.com, will be better experience feel like reading magazine. And need better - detail analytics.

    4 votes
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  12. Integration of Behance with InDesign

    Unlike Illustrator, where it's relatively easy to copy and paste reference images, I find it difficult to refer back to my references. Although all applications throughout the Adobe CC could really use this feature, I especially would like for it to be considered with InDesign.

    I would like to highlight/sort certain artwork on Behance that I can then view in the "CC Libraries" tab. This would allow me to quickly view and refer back to my inspirations. I really think this is a missed opportunity, since Adobe has already acquired Behance and shows little-no interest of connecting it with applications.

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  13. Return the font list to as it was before the updates.

    Please return the font list to as it was before the updates!

    Every time I select a font and exit the font list it returns me to the top the next time I open it. Why would this be considered useful, it's cost me hours and hours since it was changed. It's like Adobe is deliberately sabotaging designers.

    6 votes
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  14. Show description text when choosing existing document to update.

    The Publish Online feature has been really useful for my company--we create brochures for specific clients or potential clients, and provide them access to the electronic version of the brochure.

    Most of our brochures are based on a single template, but are altered slightly to meet the needs of the specific client. We always enter a fairly generic document title in the Document Settings fields of the Publish Your Document Online window, because that title is shown at the bottom of the page when the document is accessed by the end user.

    We then use the "Description" window to capture…

    3 votes
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  15. Use spine as origin by default

    By default the origin of the spread is to the upper left. This makes symmetrical placement with exact numbers quite awkward as you have to manually add and subtract the page width. There is already a setting for using the spine as origin, but in my view this is the sensible default value. I can't really think of any reason why you'd want to define coordinates on the right page from the outer corner of the left page. An origin that lies symmetrically where the pages meet makes so much more sense to me.

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  16. Weird grey objects appearing on pages

    I updated my OS today -- and I'm having major problems with InDesign. For one, it's running slowly. More distressing, however, are the strange dark grey angular objects that are appearing on pages. They appear and then disappear and then reappear. See attached screenshots. Those grey objects are NOT part of my page design. I have no idea where they are coming from. This is a file created two months ago, and this is the first time I've encountered this problem. I'm using InDesign CC.

    3 votes
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  17. Master Page Specify Following Pages

    When setting up a long document, there are often opening spreads and then different pages that follow, based on specific master pages. It would be useful to be able to define the master pages so that whenever Master Page A falls, B will follow, defined automatically. Much like paragraph style sheets, where one style always follows the others, you could set it up so that when you define a page with A, then B, C, etc. will be automatically set up.

    4 votes
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  18. Break the table straddle rules (borders)

    Often we're receiving the feedback from our internal clients that table rule to be splitted whenever the tables are having multiple heads (attached the screen shot). Currently we unable to achieve this, need to fix in InDesign to fix this feedback.

    2 votes
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  19. Removing the 1 point minimum value between tab stops

    When setting tab stops next to each other Indesign has a minimum value of 1 point between stops.

    This is too much in many cases.
    For instance if you want to have hanging quotation marks using tabs this minimum value makes the distance too large in most text sizes.

    Please let the user define the minimum value freely.

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  20. Make “Undeline Options” in the Character panel maintain the last settings.

    Please make “Undeline Options” in the Character panel maintain the last settings and apply those to each new underlinining, as opposed to resetting to the default every time. As this makes us users have to go into the Character dropdown for “Undeline Options” and set the distance and with over and over and over and over again ... Yes, applying styles may take care of this problem but I don’t alway bother to create styles for each small project. Thank you!

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