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  1. InDesign CC 2018/High Sierra - Cannot package files

    Since updating to High Sierra I am not able to package files. The error message is simply "Unable to package the document. InDesign cannot access '(file name'.indd).

    I am using InDesign CC 13.0.1 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

    Don't know if this is of any use or not, but also if I try using my bulk packaging script, the error I get is "undefined is not an object (line 186)

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      34 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Type on a path on a master page does not appear on a resulting Data Merge PDF beyond the first record

      Please read this post that accurately describes the issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2437061
      I've attached a file so the fault can be replicated

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        3 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I lost all Save, Save As, Undo functionality (everything is grayed out). To save my work, I have to export as an IDML .

        Lost all Save, Save As, Undo functionality while working.
        To save my work, the only thing to do is to export as an IDML file. Force quitting to recover the file doesn't work. This has been happening to me since InDesign 5.5. I am currently using InDesign CC 2018. There are no particular steps, it happens at random. I can have several files open and it only happens to one file, or sometimes it's more than one file. It happens whether I'm working off of my Desktop or on our server.

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          24 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Editing Text Causes First Line to Move Down

          If you edit text, the top line drops down (a little bit? not sure how much), as if the text frame has inset spacing from the top.

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            2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Linking Issues Between Mack and Windows

            Our team is experiencing broken links in files saved on our network between Mac and Windows users. How do we seamlessly link documents between the two different operating systems? When I open a file on my Mac and save it and a Windows user tries to access the same file, the links are broken. The type of server we are on is a Windows Server 2008 R2.

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              2 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Using eyedropper to copy text attributes crashes InDesign CC 2018

                Using the eyedropper tool to copy text attributes crashes InDesign every time.

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                  36 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Fix of the issue is now available in InDesign’s latest November’17 update.
                  Please upgrade to the latest version InDesign CC 13.0.1 for the fix.

                  If you are unable to see the update, go to Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

                  Thanks,
                  InDesign Team

                • image position changes on pdf export

                  I am creating a 'flipbook' of images in InDesign, when I fullscreen the flipbook in InDesign all the image positions are correct and do not move, however when I export to a PDF and preview the flipbook using acrobat, the images do not retain their exact positions and move 1px or 2px on some pages. I have repeatedly checked the image positions in InDesign and and they are all fixed in the same position. Is there any option in the PDF output settings that ensures that the images will be 'anchored' to the correct position?

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                    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • InDesign crashes when mounting/updating another InDesign document with overset text

                    InDesign Version: Adobe InDesign CC 13.0.1
                    Operating System: macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2
                    Computer: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

                    Steps to reproduce the issue:
                    1. Create a new document in InDesign with at least 3 pages.
                    2. Make a textbox on one of the pages (e.g. page 1) and fill it with some text.
                    3. Resize the textbox so that some text overset and preflight shows 1 error - overflowing text.
                    4. Save and close the document
                    5. Create a new InDesign document
                    6. Place the InDesign file with the overflowing textbox in the new InDesign document (NOTE: You…

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                      1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mouse doesn't line up

                      When using InDesign CC 2018 (although this appeared in previous version for me to), my mouse fails to align with the pop-down menu bar (File, Edit, Layout etc.). It only occurs with InDesign and no other CC product. It's super frustrating!

                      I've attempted to rejig the UI scaling and various combinations of the UI preferences, but nothing seems to change it.

                      See the attached video for what I am describing.

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                        1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Index Panel's Update Preview Button Causes Hard Crash

                        The Index panel will cause InDesign to crash if you click the update preview button when a three-layer index entry has no text in the second layer.

                        I figured out what causes the crash with 100% reproducable results. Here's how you do it.

                        1) Create a multi-document book.
                        2) Open one document in the book.
                        3) Create an index entry with three layers. For example, 'dogs > breed > beagle'.
                        4) Open a different document in the book.
                        5) Repeat step 3 in this different document, with the same entry data.
                        6) In the Index panel you will see two…

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                          2 comments  ·  Book/TOC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disturbed InDesign workflow with several Macs on Apple Server

                          All Macs in the network are running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and InDesign CC 2018 13.01 – Server is running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and Apple Server 5.1.5.

                          Prior to InDesign CC 2018 everything went fine. Now, users in the network (SMB share) are having issues opening/editing files saved by another user (with the same macOS and Indesign version, as mentioned above).

                          I knew that the initial High Sierra upgrade could break file sharing, but all Macs have the latest macOS security update installed (hence version 10.13.1).

                          Sometimes, if a user waits for up to 30 minutes, he/she can…

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                            6 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Offset tables not detected when running Javascript

                            When running a script which processes tables in textframes, offset tables are not detected. If you have a text frame which contains 5 tables, of which are only 3 visible, and 2 are offset. The script detects only 3. You can test this using ...

                            alert(app.activeDocument.allPageItems[0].tables.length);

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                            • [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Label info empty on library item when running javascript

                              When running a Javascript which checks a library item, the label property is always empty. Script labels can be applied on items on a page and dropped in a library. When adding the item to the page again, the label is still present. But when checking the label of an item using a script when the item is still in the library, the label property is empty.

                              Just test this using ....
                              alert(app.libraries[0].assets[0].label);

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                                1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Downsampling of coloured greyscale-Images

                                ... does not work correctly.

                                Example:
                                An uncolored grayscale image and the same colored grayscale image are reduced differently

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                                  1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Printing Error: Problem initializing the current printer - Check the system print setting?

                                  Printing Error: Problem initializing the current printer - Check the system print setting?

                                  I have not changed anything in my settings for this error to occur? The previous version works and I have cross-referenced all my settings and they match but it will not allow the print booklet export to the Adobe PDF drive which has always worked?

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                                    2 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Undo does not work properly on deleted text, it only deletes one character at a time instead of whole block of text

                                    I am on a Mac and this is a problem with InDesign 2018.

                                    If you backspace delete two or more characters from text, undo (Ctrl+Z) only restores one character at a time instead of the whole block that was deleted in that action.

                                    Undo worked fine in previous versions of InDesign, and it works fine in Word and other apps.

                                    I have tried deleting InDesign preferences and caches and even reinstalled it with import previous prefereces unchecked, but the problem remains, and I cannot find any solution. Can someone please help?

                                    Macbook Air now running High Sierra 10.13.2 (but problem…

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                                    • Discretionary Line Break doesn't work in CC 2018

                                      In InDesign CC 2018, text won't automatically break where a Discretionary Line Break is inserted—such as after an Em-dash. This feature worked in InDesign CS6.

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                                      • Text frame options do not copy

                                        Text frame options are not copied over from one InDesign 2018 document to another. All options are removed, and I need to re-input them all (inset spacing, baseline options, etc.). This is incredibly frustrating, as I often copy assets from one document to another. There was no problem with this in InDesign 2017. It is clearly a bug.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Vertical Justification issue with CC 2018

                                          I have a document that uses top justification in a text frame, and bottom justification in another text frame. When I copy these frames, with or without any other objects, into a new document (think business card imposition), the bottom justification changes to top justification, altering the layout of the document.

                                          I have reset my preferences, and tried the fixes described here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2402361 and here https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2401857

                                          With no success.

                                          Attached is a 1UP file (Original with mixed justification) and a 24UP file (with resulting error)

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                                            24 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,
                                            We are able to reproduce this issue with CC 2018 release. The steps for the same are:
                                            1. Create a file(or open a created one) with a previous version(indd) of InDesign having text frames with vertical justification set to bottom (say)
                                            2. Open the file in CC 2018
                                            3. Copy a text frame having justification set to “not top”
                                            3. Paste this text frame in a new document in CC 2018

                                            The text justification changes to top now. This behaviour is different when a previous version file is opened with CC 2017.

                                            We would like to know if the issue for you all also happens under the same workflow.

                                            With the same steps, the bug is not reproducible when the earlier version file is saved as idml and then opened in CC 2018.

                                            If the issue is reproducible under some other steps then please let us know.

                                            -Aman

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