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  1. More motion paths and editable options

    I am increasingly finding myself trying to find animation workarounds to achieve what should be simple animation results.

    Making the motion path more editable with increased functions and options would help.

    As an example I seem to always have a need for a graphic to need a pivoting point motion. So if you had an object that need to rotate around a fixed point, we can use the rotate animation option, but it can't go in reverse or go back and forth.

    Imagine a hand waving, it would rotate one way but not loop back in the other direction. And…

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  2. Force / open in full screen view when user views the online document

    As can be achieved with standard PDFs, I think it would be useful to have a 'force full screen' option with a pop up warning that says page is requesting full screen - allow or not.

    Many documents with heavy content almost 'need' to be fullscreen for the best viewing experience.

    This option would remind the user that full-screen is best, but with the pop-up box that allows them to continue in the current window size.

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  3. Increase the number of files available under the "Open recent" menu

    Please increase the current maximum of 30 in Preferences > File Handling > Number of Recent Items to Display. Some of us open dozens of files every day so 60 or 100 would be more convenient.

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  4. arrange/hide tools

    The ability to arrange and hide tools like in Photoshop and Illustrator would be a massive productivity improvement for creators.

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  5. Export document from iDesign to PSD format including layers

    Export document from iDesign to PSD/PNG format including layers

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  7. Chemin bibliothèque locale Indesign

    Hello,
    Would it be possible to have the address locally in the "library" panel, as in the link panel? Indeed, CC libraries are handy, but 1 plugin in particular does not support them (EasyCatalog), and it is not practical to find local libraries when you have several of them.
    Thanks in advance.

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  8. Eyedropper Tool and locked layers on top, theme tool

    Hey, here is an idea; I have a layer with a photo and i have a layer with text on top. I lock the textlayer and select the eyedropper tool. I click on the photo and the colour is picked. Just like in illustrator...Wishfull thinking?

    Here is another golden idea:
    I have a photo of an interior, mostly brown- somewhat green and overal grey, but there is an amazing pop of yellow because there is one small flower on a painting.
    I select the Colour Theme Tool, I zoom in on the flower, and click on it.
    My brain is…

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  9. Multi Level Running Headers with Numbering

    Add the ability to have multiple running headers. Specifically for multi-level lists that include numbering. Currently you can only select one paragraph style and it doesn't include numbering. It would be great to be able to create breadcrumbs for multi-level lists so you can show which section and subsection you're in INCLUDING NUMBERING. Currently the running header drops the numbering which is annoying.

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  10. The ability to make text invisible or 'replacing' it with '___' using the Character Style

    I recently worked with a publication that needed to hide part of the text in different places. The full text also had to be shown next to it.
    It would be possible to arrange this by means of GREP-styles, if it were possible to use some kind of pseudo font with zero character width or something like.
    Also it would be useful having an opportunity visually replace any symbol with underline (such an idea is often using in a language textbooks) using character styles.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. GREP 'soft' Find and Replace

    I'd like to be able to use GREP to search for a particular string (in a particular style) and then hide it and replace it with a different string with a selected style.

    This would allow me to replace, for example, the company's name written in full with the company's logo (which is a single character in a special font) without destroying the text. It could also allow me to replace the words for 'wheelchair access' with the icon etc.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Fix the Error 0 issue (Can't Save Document)

    Please fix the Error 0 issue! I've just worked for 6 hours tonight to just be told that it can't save the document - 6 HOURS WASTED! I'm getting hacked off with this as it's not the first time it's happened.

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  18. paste without formatting

    Shortcuts: I am saddened that the paste commands have been changed around. Paste Without Formatting has lost its shortcut status and replaced with Paste In Place (in line with Illustrator); Paste Into has become Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V (previously Paste In Place). This might make sense to align with Illustrator but I use the Paste Without Formatting option a lot of the time. The previous Paste Into (Ctrl+Alt+V Windows, Ctrl+Option+V Mac) now appears to be free - could this be the new Paste Without Formatting?

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  19. Text box on different place in PDF vs. InDesign doc

    A colored text box moved 1,5mm from the position in InDesign-file to the position in the exported PDF. I had 8 versions of this file and in one it appeared on a different place in the PDF. When printing with only black plate changed, the the text was 1.5 mm lower in black. Is there a solution? Is this a bug? 80.000 printed pcs. to the trash and 4 new plates to solve the problem. Any help?
    tnx, Dirk

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  20. function keys F13-F24

    why i cant use function keys F13-F24 on my custom keyboard for hotkeys in InDesign?

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