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  1. Please add proper standard printing condition(s) and icc-profiles

    Adobe, please change the standard color presets for printing to the proper standard printing conditions and profiles that are published by the European Color Initaitive ECI (eci.org.). The icc-profiles are publically available.
    Actually, Adobe still uses outdated FOGRA39 characterization data by default, second Adobe applies FOGRA39 in an own icc-profile that differs from the standard-profile by the ECI.
    FOGRA39 is outdated, it's been replaced by FOGRA51 since years, for good reason. ECI has published the corresponding standard ICC-profile "PSO coated v3", which should find it's way into Adobe's color settings. Please integrate the official ECI-profiles, because these are highly optimized…

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      7 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Anchored Objects should be able to be sent to back so text can print above the object

      It would be nice if text could print above an anchored object

      20 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Forced line breaks within text variables introduces an unavoidable letter space

        When a forced line break is inserted within text that is used for a variable, a random, unavoidable letter space is introduced into the variable text.
        There are obvious workarounds, but a solution to this would be really convenient.
        See attached screenshots for example.

        6 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Anchored Objects need be able to apply a text wrap when placed before their anchor point in text

          For example, if the reference text for an image falls on the lower half of a right hand page, but the placement of the image works better at the top of that page—or even on the facing left hand page—the text wrap should be able to work before the object's anchor point in the text. Otherwise, when dealing with long documents, this feature is somewhat useless if you can only anchor some of your objects.

          16 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Would like to be able to include fonts and links from linked Illustrator files when packaging an InDesign file for print

            would like to be able to collect fonts and links in linked AI and PS files when packaging an ID file for print.

            12 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Continued table subheaders (and headers)

              1. Our main need is a way to specify "subheader" rows which will repeat after the main header at the top of each page. In the screenshot, "Bank of America" with gray shading and "Canadian region" are both examples of subheader categories which appeared previously in the table. We need them to continue to appear as a subheader row, underneath the main header, with an option to add text (in this example, "cont."). Note we need the ability to style the additional text.

              A GREP style which could be used on the subheader row would be even better, as sometimes…

              13 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Incorporate of Indian rupee symbol ₹ on the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4 for Indesign and Illustrator

                Please incorporate indian rupee symbol ₹ on the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+4 for Indesign and Illustrator.

                This is a default keyboard shortcut for all application to type Indian rupee symbol and Microsoft has released a patch for the same.

                8 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Text and Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include the 'Paste in Front' and 'Paste in Back' features that are already in Illustrator.

                  Being able to paste in front or in back makes layout of overlapping objects a breeze. Everytime I have to cut and paste an object, I need to set the arrangement of the object. It becomes a pain when I have many objects on the same layer.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • select similar

                    It would be helpful to have a select similar feature for lines and other drawn objects like in illustrator because sometimes I need to change a bunch of things to a different line weight and currently must manually find and change them. I always miss it when I'm working in Indesign instead of Illustrator.

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Abbreviations & Acronyms PDF accessibility

                      There is currently no way tag either abbreviations or acronyms in InDesign.

                      Having spent an entire day entering expansion text for the phrase "Title IX" in Acrobat because I couldn't properly prep the document in InDesign, I'm now dreading and future revisions.

                      Please beef up the accessibility options in InDesign, including the ability to tag both abbreviations and acronyms.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Table Cell Background Image

                        It would be really helpful if we could use an image as a background inside a table cell.

                        Or even just improve the ability to insert an image directly into a table cell, making the actual cell boundary function as the graphic frame.

                        Currently we can only paste a graphic frame into a cell as an anchored object, which is very cumbersome to align and position with all the levels of nesting involved.

                        2 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pathfinder operations working on open paths

                          Pathfinder should work with open paths. That would make it easy to cut a number of open paths to form. Can be very performant for preparing threaded text paths for curved prints like adhesive labels, stickers or price labels where text must follow the outer shapes.

                          Alternatively: Allow text wrapping with text on text paths!

                          Best,
                          Uwe Laubender
                          ( ACP )

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Layout/Graphics etc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Table Summary Option as per Word and other apps

                            Could you add a tab in the ‘Table Options’ dialog window when selecting a table. This tab called Table Summary would be a field that allows you to add a brief description on what the table is about. The information would then carry over to a PDF when you export it.

                            An accessibility check on the PDF without a table summary produces a warning. Whilst tables summaries are not compulsory for accessibility, in order to get 100% compliance (green tick), tables summaries need to be added which Microsoft Word and other programs seem to do whereas Adobe Indesign does not.

                            15 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make 'Character Style' have bullet options

                              It would be useful to be able to define bullets as part of a character style, rather than a separate paragraph style.

                              Often, bullet paragraphs only differ from the body text by the addition of a bullet and the associated indent.

                              Being able to define bullets as a character attribute, rather than a paragraph style, would allow more flexibility with the new options concerning consecutive paragraphs of the same style (borders, spacing).

                              If I have a paragraph of text and then a couple of paragraphs of bullets, but the bullets were defined by a character style I could have a…

                              2 votes
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                              • table of content page numbers cross references

                                Hello Adobe,

                                It would be great if we could have the page numbers as cross references (for auto-updates) in the table of contents. We often tweak the TOC titles manually for aesthetics and we don't want these changes to be undone when updating the whole TOC as we have to do with the current features. Page numbers frequently change when changes are made in the document.

                                Thanks!

                                3 votes
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                                • Stylesheet Manager

                                  A place to manage bulk style changes across paragraph, character, and object styles.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Need the ability to assign fonts to Interactive Text Boxes

                                    Please, please, PLEASE update the Interactive Buttons and Forms functionality to include the ability to assign fonts to the Interactive Text Boxes.

                                    Currently, I have to hope that the design I have made is 100% final approved before I can create the final Interactive PDF and spend additional time fine-tuning the fonts and paragraph alignment. If there are any changes after that, I have to go through the entire process again, losing valuable hours, depending on the length of the document. The ability to change only the font size is useless.

                                    But if the functionality was included in the InDesign…

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Need much larger document size

                                      The max 5468mm document size is very small and makes large posters, signage, wallpaper and murals very difficult to create in Adobe. To make things worse Acrobat will not export to 5468mm so this can cause more issue.

                                      This has been an issue for years now and really as a professional standard program its not good enough.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Lock text passages e.g. legal texts

                                        We have a lot of texts for legal reasons in our sales brochure. Like somewhere in between. Now we have a workaround to put these texts at the end of a page at the same spot in every brochure but while editing it often happens that e.g. by accident parts of the texts get erased.
                                        It would be so helpful to lock important parts of the text but keep them in the whole text "fluently" at the same time. It doesnt matter where the text is but it has to be there.
                                        I hope I described my request clearly enough... …

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Please make the text size in panels bigger.

                                          It is hard to read the headings and the small instructions in the panels. It would be great if you as a user could adjust the size. not only the size of panels (when you drag to make it bigger) but also of the tect inside of the panels.

                                          If this alternative already excist please give me a hint.

                                          3 votes
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