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  1. Column view for index panel

    Column view for index panel would be very convenient when working with large indexes. With this feature a large index could be edited and viewed on an external monitor.

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  2. Don't include title in table of contents

    It is not always preferable to include a title with a table of content. Up till now it is not possible to choose if you need the title yes or no. So it is always placed and has to be removed every time one updates the TOC. Please add a checkbox to place the title or not.

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  3. option to edit the actual colour of a panel itself...useful for easily locating a favourite eg or currently in-use pane on a crowded screen

    I am suggesting it would be good to have the option to be able to edit the actual colour of a panel itself which would be very useful for easily locating a favourite or currently in-use panel on a crowded screen.

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  4. Allow alignment of an object to two guidelines that I create, instead of to the page or other objects

    When trying to align text or an object to a box or area that is not aligned to the center of the page - allow me to create guidelines (drag out from side of ruler) to the edges of the box or area and select the guidelines and the text or object and align the text or object to the center of the guidelines.

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  5. Text Hotkey window tool

    A windowed tool that allows you to assign "Hot keys" to font styles where you could quickly edit text on the fly. The text hot key tool would have an activated switch so when its on, it applies your hot keys and when its off everything goes back to normal. This would mostly be used for references where authors names are italicized, body copy is regular and numbers are bold. I know it is similar to the eye dropper tool except you would be able to edit all at once rather than have to go back to each style. The…

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  6. trial

    I have not been able to productively use the 7 day trial period due to my delayed preparations of the contents of a brochure design.
    I would like to request a brand new 7 days credit to give Indesign a shot to accomplish my task.
    Very truly yours,
    I. Tok
    Structural Engineer

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  7. Add swatch to default list for future use

    When you create a swatch in colour picker and add it to swatches, give an option to "add to default" menu, so it forms part of the default set when you open a new document.

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  8. Indesign CC: PDF Export dialog - start with highlighted range entry field - like you used to

    Indesign CS6 used to start with a conveniently highlighted pages entry field. Opening the export dialog you were right away able to type in the desired page range. In CC you have to tripple-TAB to that field, which is a mild but unnecessary deterioration.

    Thanks if you fix this.

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  9. By letting me download back my CS5 after a computer crash. I have my serial number etc but cannot nos find the nexcessary download for whic

    I DO NOT WANT cloud or any other of the bits and pieces, just CS5 so that I can continue working with it (being retired I certainly cannot afford any of the pricey ugrades and I don't need them)

    tony@shapps.myzen.co.uk

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  10. outline entire layer

    It would be great if there were an easier solution to outline your tekst. I think I have a solution that would be great in a workflow.

    It would be great if, in a indesign document, I could put all the text on one layer. Then, in the layer panel on the right, to right click the layer and convert all the tekst of that layer (throughout the whole document) to outlines!

    Obviously, you could duplicate the tekst layer and set it to don't pint so you always have a version of the text to edit.

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  11. Make it possible to view names associated with user colors

    InCopy allows users to pick user colors, which are displayed with tracked changes and with notes. But, far as I can tell, there's nowhere I can go to see which user is using each color, unless they leave a note. The editor spends valuable time playing detective about who's making which changes. Could you implement an "alt text" triggered by hovering over tracked changes, similar to how the username pops up when I hover over a note?

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  13. Properties Panel - reintroduce spinners - and photoshops mousedrag controls

    Indesign CC2019 (oct):

    The old control panel had up-/down spinners for each transform input box. In the new properties panel the spinners are missing, probably for a slimmer width of the panel. That's bad, they were handy and we are all used to them, especially for shift-clicking to scale/move in increments.

    Please put them back.

    Idea: please also make the icons of input boxes behave like Photoshops inputs, that you can mouse-drag to increase/decrase values.

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  14. Add items during packaging

    I hope you can also include additional files during packaging. When we package files, we usually include 3 PDF files (Print Quality for Readers, with Bleed for the Printer, and Low Quality for uploading online. In addition to the PDF files, we add another file which is the cover of the publication in JPEG format. Hope this will be added in the future. Thanks.

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  15. Textbox use auto-size to automate border placement

    Under "text frame options" we have "auto-size" which is an amazing feature, but not used to its full potential.

    If we combine this with textbox borders, I could automate text boxes with Data Merge on a grand scale.

    Most of the groundwork for this feature already exists. All that's left is to be able to set a rectangle to automatically resize to match a textbox.

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  16. RETURN ALL KEYBOARD SHROTCUTS

    I DON'T KNOW WHO THE **** IS MAKING DECISIONS OVER THERE, BUT WHT THE FXXK HAVE YOU REMOVED ALL OF THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS SUCH AS SHIFT-HOLD TO RE-ADJUST A BOX ON THE SAME PLAIN? ALSO THE SPACEBAR TO MOVE YOUR PASTEBOARD!!!! YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING OUR LIVES EASIER AS DESIGNERS NOT MAKING EVERY **** UPGRADE A TOTAL PIECE OF SXXT THAT TAKES MONTHS TO DO ANYTHING!!! SORT IT THE FXXK OUT!!!

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  18. Ability to move guides and objects at same time

    Need to move grids of guides / objects to different area of page, cannot move all at once to keep aligned together..

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  19. Edit Styles/Access Style Options dialog from Properties panel

    It is easy to create a new style via the Properties panel, but cumbersome to edit styles.

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  20. Remove Adjust Content from InDesign (or disable it)

    When changing margins there is a new box that says "Adjust Content". This totally screws up your files if you don't uncheck it. I cannot find a way to disable the" adjust content" permanently. It should probably be either a preference or just removed from InDesign completely as it doesn't perform any useful function.

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