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  1. Spiral text in a path

    Text on the spiral path tool.

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  2. Radial text box

    I’d like to have my text radiate from the outside or inside of round text boxes. Like the spokes of a bicycle.

    3 votes
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  3. Convert hidden hyperlink destinations to endnotes?

    I want to create, from an InDesign file, a list of the hyperlink destinations, and at the same time create footnote callouts in the text after each word that is formatted as a hyperlink. I want to format the normally invisible hyperlink destinations as endnotes. Possible?

    1 vote
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  4. A Home Page for Publish Online Documents

    Allow us to assign uploaded documents to a home page that would display several at once. And allow us to give it a human-readable address. That'd make linking to these documents easier.

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  5. 3 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. Fix dictionary translating from US to UK (and vice versa) in macOS High Sierra

    Dictionary not working correctly after upgrading to macOS High Sierra. I translate many documents from US to UK spelling (and the reverse). The dictionary used to work perfectly, but since moving to High Sierra neither dictionary recognises incorrect spellings from the wrong continent. It thinks all the spellings are correct. I've checked all paragraph styles, basic paragraph styles and preferences to no avail, so deleted my preferences but this feature no longer works.

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  8. Bad visualization

    Hi. Many times I delete a text and the visualization is not good. I do not know if this is the place to comment on it.

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  9. An easy way to design a flowing

    An easy way to create a cover that wraps and flows around a magazine, without having to mess with page location or having to create the cover on a spread in a another document

    2 votes
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  10. Placed Vector image line weight override

    I work primarily with line art vector files created for instruction sheets. We create the views using a 3D modeling program, save them as PDFs, and then edit them in Illustrator. The images are then placed in InDesign and scaled to fit the page along with the other content. The problem is that the scaled line art stroke weight will scale larger or smaller as it is changed.

    I'm requesting a simple option or override the line weights of the vector files to match... a style? Or even allow them to be edited via the stroke panel? Right-click on the…

    4 votes
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  11. GREP Customizing Live preflight Profile

    Live Preflight is great tool of identifying and helping to prevent potential production problems, but it would be really handy if there was a possibility to create a custom GREP live preflight profile (like find/change Grep); es: check Title Case (all words are capitalized).

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    3 votes
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  12. Endnotes used to be simpler

    The new endnote feature is a disaster. Please allow discrete numbering for each chapter. I can't seem to be able to restart each chapter at superscipt 1. I am creating a 400-page book that has to be in sections for editing purposes. Not only am I renumbering superscripts and then endnotes for each chapter, but who knows what will happen when I assemble the whole thing with endnotes at the end. Preliminary testing with a few chapters is somewhat comforting, but I remain sceptical.

    4 votes
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  13. Layers Panel: Content auto-contract or stay expanded choice

    I can't see that this is an option at present, but I get really fed up with constantly having to re-expand content layers and groups in the Layers Panel. They seem to auto-contract if I move from one document to another and back again. Is it not possible to have this feature as an option so that the user can select whether a documents layers remain expanded or not?

    1 vote
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  14. Add a counter symbol similar to the "current page number" marker.

    It would be very useful to be able to insert a special character (similar to the "current page number" marker) that makes a digit counter, starting with 1 and then iterating upwards for each time it's inserted.

    I know there's a workaround to sort of do this with numbered lists, but that's very limited, especially if you want the counter anywhere except the beginning of a paragraph.

    I'm currently working a book that has many images with captions, that ends with the number of the image, like this: "Lorem ipsum dolor… [15]". If "15" where a simple character that counted upwards…

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  15. Allow movie objects to be placed behind other layers

    I am working on a huge airport project at an architecture firm, and we want to be able to respond to requests for information with animation files, however, we cannot maintain our standard format because the movie files, when placed in an indesign file and exported to an interactive PDF, shift to the front layer and obscure all the written information we wish to include along with the file. I am considering using AfterEffects to create an entire animation with text overlayed, but the ease of use of InDesign would be sorely missed.

    2 votes
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  16. 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…

    1 vote
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  17. It would be great to have a dashboard feature within InDesign so you view all open/tabbed documents all at once in one window,

    It would be great to have a dashboard feature within InDesign so you view all open/tabbed documents all at once in one window. Ideal when you are resizing a lot of web or print ads.
    You could activate by hitting F5 function key.

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  18. Smaller CC Packages please

    Why do I have to include loads of programs I don't need if I upgrade to CC? It's bad enough making us pay this expensive subscription but as a graphic designer I only use InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. Can't you fashion more selective packages? I'm holding out with CS6 but having been coerced by Apple into upgrading to High Sierra it's all looking wobbly. Adobe are the vanguard of the Tyranny Of Upgrade.

    2 votes
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  19. need to be able to add footnotes to tables

    need to be able to add footnotes to tables

    5 votes
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  20. Make "replace selected item" in indesign stay the way it was - checked or unchecked - when launching again.

    When launching indesign, "replace selected item" is always checked, regardless of whether it was unchecked when closing last time. This should stay unchecked if you close with it unchecked, or checked if you close it checked. I've asked for this several times over the past few years but never had any feedback nor any action. It's one of the more annoying features of indesign.

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