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  1. Symbol for automatic hyphen in Find/Change

    It would be great, if we could search for words, that are hyphenated automatically at a specific position (I do not mean discretionary hyphens, but those, created automatically from InDesign’s hyphenation module). Therefore a special search character would be useful.

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      0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keyboard Shortcut for Adopting Paragraph Style Sheets

      1. Using the text tool, click in a paragraph.

      2. Hold Option & Shift, then click a Style Sheet formatted paragraph

      3. The paragraph that had the text tool in it is now formatted to the [Option/Shift] clicked paragraph's Style Sheet.

      This is one of the most time saving keyboard shortcuts from Quark Xpress.

      This saves countless hours for anyone formatting text, albeit a tri-fold, or a 1,000 page catalog.

      PS: If you're going to mention Command/Return to bring up Style Sheets, this is not time saving. The user still has to scroll the curser around to select the Paragraph/Character…

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      • hyphenation switching in find/change dialog

        It would be great to have hyphenation checkbox next to language in "Advanced Character formats" section of "change format settings" in find/change dialog box.

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        • Autmatic High of Textframes and Tabel-Cells in steps/on grid

          If a textframe has an automatic high, is dos not fit on the grid. it would be nice, when there would be the option "fit on grid" or/and "in steps of XX mm". The same probelm is in Tabels, when in one cell the text get lmultiline.

          2 votes
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          • Allow paragraph shading to end at each line without forced line break

            Allow a ragged paragraph highlight without having to hard return at the end of each line to do it

            9 votes
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            • Make align/do not align to baseline be available on the text control panel at top as well as on para control panel.

              It is great how, at the top of the Indesign work area, when you choose the text portion of the control panel, you can still (at far right) access some paragraph tools (spacing, etc.); and how when you choose the para portion of the control panel, text tools are also still available at far right. Perhaps there is a reason I haven't thought out as yet why my idea hasn't been done, but I have to, I am CONSTANTLY needing to access the align/do not align to baseline tool when I'm in text mode, and I have to keep switching…

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                2 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow manual reordering of Conditions

                In all the other panel, we have the ability to sort by name, and arrange the items within groups. But the Conditional Text Panel sorts exclusively alphanumerically.

                I would like a way to sort Conditions manually, and to group them into parent-child relationships. Like this: https://indesignsecrets.com/finally-conditional-text.php

                I also like how InDesign allows us to highlight pages, so we can view them more easily. I want the same feature for Conditional text.

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                • Rename the open document from File menu

                  I would like to be able to rename the current document from the File menu in InDesign (and all other Adobe apps). Now I how to close the file and rename it in Explorer, or save it with the new name and delete the old document file.

                  4 votes
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                  • Cell spacing

                    It would be great to be able to have an spacing between cells, while being able to have a cell border.
                    I'm working on a brochiure with this kind of table, but can't reproduce it with regular tables and cells.

                    8 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make spellcheck apply to paragraph styles

                      It would be super useful to be able to run spellcheck only on certain paragraph styles. I run a directory that includes hundreds of names that get flagged, and if i I could run spellcheck just on body copy + headline paragraph styles, it would save me hours each month.

                      4 votes
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                      • Crop to: Artwork

                        Please add an option to import and crop to artwork.

                        2 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Checkbox to exclude styles from output in »edit all export tags« panel

                          I'd love to exclude styles to be output into HTML, EPUB, etc. with a simple checkbox in the »edit all export tags« panel. Up to now, I have to delete styles that I don't want in the export every time before the export. The checkbox would save a lot of time with recurring work as journals etc.

                          3 votes
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                          • Info on existing PDF place option to prevent worng option when replace PDF

                            Indesign as now, no info show PDF place option, we might use the worng option when replace, and the size might different from the original.

                            3 votes
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                            • Add table formatting with cell style rather than replace all existing formatting

                              When doing financial table I need to added extra space or strike to rows while also adding fills to some columns, also some columns have different text style eg Bold, Italic etc.
                              With Cell Styles they override the existing formatting.
                              I would like to be able to add these as a Cell Style to a row without replacing the existing format . This would be a bit like a nested style.

                              1 vote
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                                1 comment  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Proper export format for Webdesign

                                Since Indesign gets all the functionalities for webdesign : effects, objects styles, text and pargraph styles, interactivity, links, tempaltes...
                                It would be great to be able to export designs to HTML/CSS in a real and proper way (not the nowadays export).
                                Or, an export to PSD, at least.

                                7 votes
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                                • Extended "apply next stlye" feature

                                  I'm looking for a feature where you can force-apply the "next style".
                                  tl;dr: Force the "apply next style" to existing and already style paragraphs.
                                  For example: When you create a headline-style and define another stlye as following "next stlye" everything is fine as long as you enter your text in InDesign. But if you're working with a text that is already written you don't want to use the option "apply style and next stlye" with every single headline. I want it to be automated.
                                  What I want is: A feature that forces any already styled paragraphes to apply the next…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • GPU support on non Retina Macs

                                    Please enable support for GPU utilisation on non Retina enabled screens. My graphics card is more than able to lever this ability, it's just my Mac 27" is not Retina.

                                    12 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Workshare

                                      Can there be a feature where one file is accessible by multiple user at the same time? Each user can select a page he or she is working on and lock it while they edit. once they are done, they release it and the document updates.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Hiding system fonts or warning about using them

                                        Add system fonts in the unauthorized fonts of the preflight panel.
                                        I work in the IT department of a press group; our users work on Mac, but we use a Windows InDesign Server solution to process PDF’s. Our users are warned that they should use only OTF fonts but some of them ignore these warnings.

                                        The other solution would be to be able to hide system fonts in the font dropdown menu.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Can Idml file open with his own name

                                          When I open .idml file in InDesign, it opens as Untitled-# document. Is it possible that when I open .idml it opens as the filename instead of "Untitled-#"? Because I have received some many idml files, I am spending time save as file into INDD.

                                          15 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            FIXED  ·  Anonymous responded

                                            Hi All, this feature is now added in the latest version of InDesign i.e. InDesign 13.1.

                                            You can upgrade your InDesign to get access to this feature.

                                            Regards
                                            Javed

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