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  1. Add ability to define text sections

    There could be a panel much like the conditional text panel, which allows you to define and name text ranges/sections, which should be stackable.

    Thinking of HTML/XML/EPUB export of content, you are then able to feed the sections into div containers (<div class="sec1"><h1>Blabla</h1><p>blablablablabl</p>...</div>).
    Nowadays such containers, which you must have according to the DTD/Schema or Website the content will be published after print publishing, have to be added by hand or with tricky XSLT programming.

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  2. Merge mulitple pages together to create one page. Clients design each panel as the same size rather than having a short fold in panel

    Would like to be able to combine pages into one page. Clients are sending files (such as a 3 fold brochure) where each panel is the same size, not taking into account that the fold-in panel should be shorter. Seems difficult to make a shorter page as the page seems to be off and its not an easy fix.

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  3. DTI available for CC

    We have not way a bring ads in automatically

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  4. F&C queries stored on server

    In stead of storing the xml files in the user folder, making it possible to store them on a server too and be able to refer to that folder with a shortcut. As for the scripts you could have the "user queries" and the app queries. This is handy when you have to control more then one computer in your department.

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  5. Align to top/bottom of page in Paragraph Styles

    For text at 90 degrees, allowing the use of one paragraph style instead of using both a left aligned and a right aligned style.

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  6. Überdrucken für Text auf Pfad

    Überdrucken auch für Volltonfarbigen Text auf Pfad. ;)

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  7. Is there a way to double the amount of line make. From a maximum of 40 to a maximum of 80.

    Is there a way to double the amount of line make. From a maximum of 40 to a maximum of 80.

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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for sharing this feature suggestion.

    I didn’t understand this request, will it be possible for you to share some more details on this. What does “double the amount of line make” mean here. If you have any example where you can show this that would really help.

    Thanks
    Javed

  8. Hi. I have my panels on the right and would like them to expand to the left and collapse to the right.

    I keep my panels on the right and would like them to expand to the left and collapse to the right. This option is definitely available in Adobe Illustrator. Seems like a logical feature and probably easy to implement.

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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for making this suggestion. I tried this out on my machine. What you have in the expectation is exactly how its working, or am I missing something here. Do you have multiple monitors where you are using this, a screenshot of the issue would really help.

    Thanks
    Javed

  9. Search window

    Back in the day you could click on "Help" and search for everything and this feature would help you right away. I can't find it now and hope you will bring it back. It's the fastest way to help yourself. Please bring it back. The feature is also to be found in Photoshop.

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  10. Excluding settings in (paragraph) styles

    When editing a stylesheet i.e. for a paragraph I want to exclude the character colors. When checking -without color- there is also a override+ marking, which is not needed.
    Can we have a checkbox to exclude some style settings or another solution?

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  11. File handling/sizing when relinking preference shouldn't be a doc preference

    This should be a setting you can choose when relinking each image. One image might need one option and another image might need the other - not just a blanket pref setting per document.

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  13. Copy Style Settings textbox

    Make the Style Settings box copy/pasteable OR allow a more complex method of style comparisons. Sometimes you make a couple small modifications and you just need to know the differences.

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  14. Remove plug in

    I used an add-on module for years that I will not need anymore. Without the current version of this plugin, I can not package the files anymore. Therefore, I would like to permanently remove the plug-in from the file. For that I can not find a solution, except to first create an IDML file.
    I'm looking for a simpler solution, because I have several hundred files that are equipped with the module.

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  15. Make InDesign modular so if you don't use certain functionality you can remove it

    Being able to remove certain functionality from the software, hopefully speeding everything up.

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  17. Color Picker Shortcut

    There are a bunch of ways to select color in InDesign, but the easiest and omnipotent way is using color picker, unfortunately, there's no way to call it out in Indesign unless you double-click the fill/stroke icon in the tools panel

    and theres no way to add a customised shortcut to the color picker panel as well. I really wish to see this feature in future InDesign

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  18. There is no reference images regarding technical field. I want to add some of these images. let me know your reply..

    There is no reference images regarding technical field. I want to add some of these images. let me know your reply on my given email id,
    my id : thephrakesh@gmail.com

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  19. monospaced fonts! the ability to make any font a monospaced font (especially for numbers so phone numbers line up on business cards)

    monospaced fonts! the ability to make any font a monospaced font (especially for numbers so phone numbers line up on business cards)

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  20. Provide a less expensive license for small businesses/nonprofits.

    I am a small business owner and a loyal Adobe customer since the very first versions of Photoshop and Illustrator. I think it would help your customer base, if you do not plan to provide a perpetual license ever again, if there were to be a discounted license for small businesses and/or non-profits who do not have the yearly income to support a $600+ a year expense.

    Of course, one would have to provide proof, such as non-profit status or small-business tax return.

    Personally, I wish you'd return to perpetual licenses and make all the cloud-related features an additional fee…

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