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Kindly provide more information about this ask. How do you plan to use the Action Panel in InDesign? Do you want it to work exactly like that in Photoshop? What are the most important actions/operations that you want to record?
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119 votesNeed More Info · Anonymous responded
Hi All, thanks for this feature suggestion.
If I understand this correctly the idea here is that you need a faster way to be able to apply Master Pages to the various pages in the document. One use case is that you want to apply a particular master page to Even and Odd pages.
Are there other such scenarios too, where you need more support. It would be helpful if you can mention other such scenarios.
This is now available in InDesign CC 2018. Thanks!!
An error occurred while saving the commentTom Miatke commented
Thanks for getting back to me. My request is purely putting what already exists in Photoshop and Illustrator into Indesign. The idea is basically to have a Character Filter that chooses fonts in the users system that are 'similar' to what they had previously chosen. So in Photoshop already... When you choose a font, and then you decide that whilst its good, its just not right and you want something similar, you click the 'wavy' line and it filters your fonts based on its similarity in look. If I could post a picture I would be able to show you more directly, but as a user may have hundreds (maybe thousands!) of fonts.. to be able to sort those fonts based on look would be a helpful feature, especially when you cant remember what the font names are!
I realise this has been a long time in response, but would love to hear if this idea is any closer to being a reality?
The way I see it working is very similar to how Photoshop's Actions panel works. Recording functions, methods and the workings of what we do on screen. I think there would need to be a way to specify actions and/or workflows happening per page or in the entire document, but I can definitely see its benefit. I think it would really bring a whole new level of automation to the program.
I think by reading the comments everyone can see various uses and how it could be implemented so I think it would be a valuable asset to the program. By the looks of it, people want to be able to record their various repetitive workings... so its hard to define exactly WHAT, but to be able to record repetitive functions is key. On a daily I use InDesign... but I think I could efficiency by about 50-60% with an actions panel.
I could definitely see it increasing Character/Paragraph styling, Find and Change queries, Scripting functions, Exporting file types, Placing in Data, File Naming, Tables and so much more.
Hopefully this can be implemented soon, I can see how well it could work and I'm excited!