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  1. Make the Learn Panel so that it can be enabled, even for experienced users (not just those who claim to be beginners).

    Make the Learn Panel so that it can be enabled, even for experienced users (not just those who claim to be beginners). Currently, there is no way to view the Learn Panel if a user claimed "experienced" status at setup, even if this was done by accident. Users should be able to view the Learn Panel, regardless of level of experience. Evidently most of the students at our K-12 school, thought they were experienced, and now cannot access the Learn Panel for necessary tutorials. Please make the Learn Panel available for everyone.

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  2. Last Sentence Nested Style Option

    Add an option that will allow you to set up nested text at the end of a paragraph in addition to the beginning of paragraphs. Our magazine bolds the last sentences in one of columns and this would be a big time saver.

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  3. Reset to base for one single parameter of a paragraph/character/etc. style

    I wish there was an easy way to just reset one specific parameter of a style to base ([ignore]).

    For example:
    I have paragraph style p2 which is based on p1. I previously overwrote the Font Style of p2 but now I decided to change it back to inherit the Font Style of its base style (p1). It would be nice to have some way to do that only for the Font Style. Not for the Font Family or Size or any other parameter. Maybe by option–, cmd- or right-clicking on the parameter's name...?

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  4. Easier to find Span columns

    I teach InDesign to beginners so we use the Properties panel a lot. I would like an easy way to find span columns directly in the Properties panel. Now you have to go to the Control panel and if it fits the screen you will find it at the right, otherwise in the Paragraph panelmenu. Such a great feature should be easier to access

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  5. Make Anchored text box and table content visible in InCopy story editor

    Anchored objects only appear as icons in the InCopy story editor tab. This is no problem for photos and graphics, however:

    My editors can't see tracked changes if they can't view the anchored text or tables in the Story Editor. They can make edits in Layout view, but can't tell if another editor made any edits.

    Unlike InDesign where I can see track changes in the Story editor just by clicking in the anchored text or table, InCopy has no alternative — editors have only the Story tab and it doesn't appear there.

    This is a crucial feature for us.…

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  6. Why haven't we got Hide Edges/Hide Bounding Box like Illustrator?

    very useful for alignment, just better on the eye, without boxes and lines all over the show. Why is my Control panel shortcut/menu command intermitant?

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  7. Remove US spelling 'standardized' from UK dictionary

    The en_GB dictionary includes both the US and UK spellings of 'standardised'.

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  8. Changing document defaults warning

    Many beginning users often change settings without an object selected (but they think do). These settings include paragraph styles, character styles, object styles, effects, text wrap. While this is technically a feature, it causes all kinds of confusion to the beginner. How about a warning dialog box stating what they are about to do and give them an option of canceling?

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  9. Prevent manual formatting with InCopy

    While IC users cannot create or edit styles when opening up an ID file, they have full access to manual formatting. This should be prevented (by option).

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  10. Indesign CS6 and prior one could easily make footnotes inline for multiple footnotes in a page. Now with the new Version it is gone.

    Indesign CS6 and prior one could easily make footnotes inline for multiple footnotes in a page. Now with the new Version it is gone. Please bring back the simplicity of the footnotes and try not to mess up what works. Now the forced and default spacing between the footnotes does not allow for inline Footnotes. Even Peter Karhel’s script does not work.

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  11. Add Selected to Dictionary

    With the dictionary and spelling options the phenomena of names of places and companies , multi word names that include irregular spelling the idea of add selected text to dictionary should be available. This would let the software searching for spelling errors include the names as a part of the algorithm.

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  12. be able to warp imported images by pulling on a handle like photoshop and also text would be cool! :)

    be able to warp imported images by pulling on a handle like photoshop and also text would be cool! :)

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  13. Implement new good functions from photoshop also in InDesign

    It looks like the teams of Photoshop, Indesign an Illustrator are not talking together. New nice functions from photoshop like - closing tabs more easely or gradients that are added to photoshop are not available for InDesign.

    Also shortcuts are different and even the Logo of Photoshop is rounded and the one for Illustrator still cornered. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Also i like to have all programms work together in a easier way for the future

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  14. Bullet lists: add option for custom spacing of first and last entries

    In a paragraph style defined as a bullet list, you often need to have more space BEFORE THE FIRST item or AFTER THE LAST item. This is possible in CSS and would just need a couple of extra fields added to the "Bullets and Numbering" section in the "Paragraph Style" panel.

    The only option now is to create additional styles or to use overrides.

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    Use the Indents and Spacing section of the Paragraph Style dialog to specify Space Before and Space After. Use the option “Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style” to specify the space between the bulleted list items.

    For example, if Space Before is 6 pt, Space After is 8 pt, and Space Between is 0 pt, the bulleted list will have 6 pt before the 1st item, 8 pt after the last item and in between the bulleted list items, space will be 0 pt.

    Hope this helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  15. Chapter Number in ToC Numbering

    I'm working with a long document and it really does not make sense to use section numbering so that I can insert a prefix to page numbers (and that has to be done manually for each section anyway). Why are there not building blocks for the ToC or at the least, the ability to insert a variable?

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  16. Lock file on same network instead of conflict

    I don't understand why CC can't detect that a file is open by another user on the same network, rather than allowing two users to open the file which creates a conflict.

    A simple notice "the file is open by another user on your network" would be a great addition to our workflow because it would save time not having to go back through a conflicted file and consolidating changes made by both files.

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  17. selection tool & printing

    Canon Printer support team helps you with the latest Canon printer driver and software packages for devices troubleshooting and answers.

    The Canon support is divided into two major areas. On the one hand, you will find the customer service for private users and the so-called consumer products; on the other hand there is the support for business solutions. As a private user, you have a variety of ways to contact Canon, should you have questions about your printer.

    https://printersupportme.com/canon-printer-support

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    Canon Printer support team helps you with the latest Canon printer driver and software packages for devices troubleshooting and answers.

    The Canon support is divided into two major areas. On the one hand, you will find the customer service for private users and the so-called consumer products; on the other hand there is the support for business solutions. As a private user, you have a variety of ways to contact Canon, should you have questions about your printer.

    https://printersupportme.com/canon-printer-support

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  19. Shortcut for active text frame out port click

    Looking for a shortcut that would act the same as clicking on the out port of the active text frame. Rather than having to click on the tiny icon in the bottom right corner, a keystroke would speed this process up.

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  20. Add a PDF Export page to the Preferences dialog

    A small offering of PDF Export preferences to include basic defaults and the option to include/exclude certain settings (i.e., page range, view) in a preset.

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