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  1. 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.

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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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        0 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        • The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once

          The ability to search on more than 1 paragraph/character style at once. Sometimes you have a Find that you need to do on more than one style – rather than go through each style at once, the ability to select a range of styles would be useful.

          19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Turn off 'missing fonts' alert

            A setting (with no docs open) that says "don't alert me to missing fonts" when I open a doc. It would be just like the "don't ask me about missing links" setting - which we like in the studio. Because sometimes we need to check lots of docs for something (could be a house style thing, a find-replace thing, a colour check thing etc) but don't want to be 'font-alerted' at this stage. The warning seems too pedantic when we're nowhere near final production stages...

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            • Additional Conditional text options

              I do a lot of publishing work, and one of the banes in the day of a Publishing Designer, is changing spines, it would be great is there was a conditional text option that enabled me to drag a box to the spine width and for that box to report it's width!
              In an ideal world if it could also report the height so we can show the height and width of a book, it would be fabulous!

              4 votes
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              • Native language hyphenation

                My German client would love if their words broke naturally not at random bits of words, similar to how shows the proper place for word breaks: www.silbentrennung24.de

                5 votes
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                • Complement and Inverse

                  Why not have Complement and Inverse on the color menu, just like in Illustrator?

                  1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto numbering of poetry verses

                    Add the ability to automatically number poetry and drama every 5 or 10 lines or paragraphs

                    9 votes
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                    • When creating a QR Code in InDesign, Allow User to select VCARD Version

                      We are having issues with the QR Code generator due to its 2.1 version of the VCARD. Not all readers and phones interpret that correctly, resulting in parsing errors depending on the scanner software used. It would be useful to allow the user to select which VCARD standard they want to use, such as VCARD 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, etc. This will create the metadata to be compatible with more current versions of scanning software. Not sure if version 2.1 is deprecated, but it's not always supported anymore (e.g. RedLaser, etc) causing parsing issues on the address line with iOS as…

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Asset Export

                        Asset Export Window that is in Adobe Illustrator would be a very useful feature in Indesign

                        3 votes
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                        • 19 votes
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                          • Fit text to frame

                            This is a very important feature for anyone doing desktop publishing and has to fit different variations of text into a predefined text frame size.

                            4 votes
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                            • Mixed orientation printing within the same document

                              Please consider implementing mixed orientation (auto orientation) with printing so it saves people time from having to export to PDF first then print as it is only possible through Acrobat at the moment.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please Integrate with photoshop.

                                Im having a nightmare trying to open Indesign files in to photoshop, keeping layers. One can think that it would be more natural, because thay are both design programs made by the same company. In practice it seems to be impossible. Please I need to be able to do it somehow. Any clues?

                                4 votes
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                                • So many bugs. Fix them. Like Package, or being able to use GPU performance to name a couple.

                                  When will an update be available to fix some or all of the issues with InDesign CC 2017? It is not worth the monthly fee as is.

                                  6 votes
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                                    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

                                    Sorry Barry seeing you face so many issues with InDesign. We are working towards making InDesign a more stable application and also fixing behavioural issues.

                                    What would really help if you can submit any bugs/issues that you are facing along with the steps, this would help the team reproduce the issues internally. Please follow the below link to file Bugs for InDesign.

                                    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

                                  • Place dialogue box: make "All Pages" to be default option instead of "Previewed Page"

                                    It will be a very useful feature (it will save a lot of time) to allow the user to select the default option in the Place dialogue.
                                    This would be very useful when you have to import all the pages of a great number of files: one could make "All Pages" the default option so to skip all the dialogue boxes that show for each file.

                                    For example:

                                    You have 50 Illustrator (ai) files. Each file contains 2 canvases.

                                    You could tell Indesign to keep the "all pages" option in the first tab of the "Import options" dialogue as the…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Only show Open Type »O« if there really are Open Type features

                                      It makes no sense to show the »O« if there are no Open Type features. But it slows down the workflow: every time you move the mouse to the O to see if there are maybe some alternatives – and there are not – you loose time. Not very much time, but it adds up.

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Allow Data Merge to use .csv with semicolon separated text

                                        Currently one has to use tab separated text (.txt) or comma separeted text (.csv). When using the .csv-export from Excel, it generates semicolons as separators, which is helpful because there may be a comma inside a table cell. So it would be helpful to use this text directly in InDesign.
                                        This might be an issue only in the German version of Excel/InDesign, but it causes a lot of trouble.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Email Invoices

                                          Its 2017, how about you start making an option available to email invoices for Creative Cloud? I have to go to 3 different accounts every month to print these manually for my accounts department. Its RIDICULOUS.

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