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  1. InDesign CC2019 - blank control panel

    Just installed InDesign CC2019. Bizarrely the control panel containing the adjustment controls with character and paragraph setting is there but empty. I tried turning off and on, and resetting the workspace but to no avail. Resetting preferences on start up has worked but feel this could happen again.

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      56 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello All,

      Thank you for your patience all this while.
      This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
      If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

      Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
      Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

      List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

      Regards,
      InDesign Team

    • Type Tool Deselects Itself

      InDesign 14.0

      When selecting the Type Tool by using the keyboard shortcut (T), it briefly activates, then deactivates itself and the previous tool selected is made active again. I am unable to use the type tool in the brief period of time it is made active. I can select it successfully by clicking on the icon on the sidebar.

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      • InDesign in Windows ALWAYS forgets app size and position!

        This has been a persistent pain for many YEARS. Everyone knows that an app should open to the last position and size. That's what the double-box icon is for in the upper right corner of the window border. Every single application in WIndows honors this "requirement" for Windows conformance.

        InDesign forces Windows users to reposition and resize the program every single time it is opened. This becomes a tremendous nuisance, and in any other program would be considered incomplete and unprofessional. PLEASE, for all the users who don't know how to report this bug, and for those of us who…

        14 votes
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        • Drop-down menu options not highlighting

          Visual feedback of selected item works when moving down through list using Down Arrow Key. Visual feedback does not work when moving back up through the list using Up Arrow Key. It will select the correct item, it just doesn't show that the correct item is currently highlighted.

          7 votes
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          • If I have no document open command + N does not work. If I have a document open then command + N does work. I go to new document via the dro

            If I have no document open command + N does not work. If I have a document open then command + N does work. I go to new document via the drop down menu it still shows command + N as a shortcut for new document it also shows that is still being the shortcut when I go to preferences and lookup shortcuts. “Show Start Workspace When No Documents Are Open” Is already turned off. This problem is intermittent.
            Cc 2019, Mac OS 10.13.6

            4 votes
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            • Align toolbar: "Use Spacing" is greyed out

              Version: Adobe InDesign cc 2019 (v 14.0)

              Steps to reproduce:
              I'm not sure how to reproduce it. After some minutes of working, the checkbox for "Use Spacing" in toolbar Align/Distribute Spacing is greyed out and inactive. Not sure when it happens or what makes it happen.
              But: in the Properties toolbar, "Use Spacing" is not greyed out and it is working normal, as seen in the attached picture. If I click the checkbox in the Properties toolbar, then the checkbox in the Align toolbar is activated and not greyed out anymore.

              Expected result:
              "Use Spacing" in Align toolbar should not…

              10 votes
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              • Second screen panels don't appear automatically

                As part of my custom workspace, I have certain panels set up to appear on a second screen.

                Since updating to Indesign CC 2019, no panels on my second screen appear by default when opening InDesign. Instead, I have to go to the Window drop down and manually open one of the panels assigned to the second screen, which then brings up all the second screen panels.

                5 votes
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                • InDesign CC 2019 workspace loading incorrectly

                  when I open the program -workspace loading incorrectly
                  when I open a new document - workspace falls
                  when I close the document - workspace falls

                  InDesign CC (14.0.1.209)
                  Windows 10, 64-bit
                  2 monitors

                  ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

                  3 votes
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                  • Indesign Beach Balling on Mac

                    We have a 2017 iMac that is running High Sierra 10.13.6 with InDesign 14.0.1 and with working on a US Letter sized document with a text box with a single line of type, and one placed image, we get beach balling.

                    First open the document, can do anything we want (from typing new text or moving the picture box on the page, to even selecting a menu item) for about 30 seconds to a minute. After that, the beach balling starts. Then it seems to freeze for about 30 seconds to a minute, and then we can do ONE thing…

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                    • InDesign 14.01 does not respond to COMMAND+O to open a file on first starting the app.

                      InDesign 14.01 (OS 10.13.6) does not respond to COMMAND+O to open a file on first starting the app. After using menu to open a file, then InDesign seems to work properly and recognizes COMMAND+O to display Open Dialog until next re-start of app.

                      2 votes
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                      • No Hyphenation in CC 2019 (ver. 14)

                        Hi there – it seems that the CC 2019 (v. 14) can't Hyphenate. I use – without luck – the checkbox in the Control Panel. Have I missed a secret Button?

                        Mac Book Pro - Mac OS Sierra - ver. English International -

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                        • GREP styles make UI drastically unresponsive in CC (while still fine in CS6)

                          Indesign 14.0.1, german, win7

                          For comparison in Indesign CS6 create a fresh single-page standard document, DinA4. Create a large textframe with 2 columns on page, fill frame with blind text. Have some styles with GREP styles looking for charactercombinations... (I know GREP styles are computationally intense, that's not the point.)
                          Click and drag the the textframe with the mouse. The text gets greeked/switched off, the frame border is refreshed/re-drawn like 80 frames per second silky smooth WITH the grep styles. Save the document. Open that document in Indesign CC. Click and drag the frame - it's slow, like 2-5 frames…

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                          • The search panel in the place dialog box does not show indesign files (Mac issue)

                            This is similar to the previous bug reported here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31917874-search-field-does-not-work-in-open-dialogue-box

                            However, the issue affects the place dialog box instead.

                            Read the original post here to determine the steps to replicate the fault: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2583379

                            2 votes
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                            • keyboard shortcut CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-Enter reverted on restart. Num . and Num enter not working.

                              Indesign 14.0.1. x64, german, german keyboard layout

                              I try to delete the shortcuts for
                              - Windows > Interactive: EPUB-Interactive-Preview
                              - Panels > EPUB-Interactive-Preview: Documentpreview
                              - Panels > EPUB-Interactive-Preview: Spread preview

                              and i try to reassigne these shortcuts "CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-Enter" and "ALT-SHIFT-ENTER" etc. to other functions. I save my custom keyboard shortcuts and it works for this session. But everytime i restart Indesign they are revcerted to the EPUB-functions.

                              ALSO the _numpad_ keys "," and "enter" are no longer differentiated from the normal "," and "enter" keys and are thus not working. Back in Indesign CS6 the numpad keys were labeled "Num…

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                              • Indesign CC2019 14.0.1 - Some panels collapsed after restart

                                Indesign 14.0.1 x64, german, Windows8

                                I have "Character", "Paragraph|Stories|Attributes", "Layers", "Color"-Panels docked to the left side of Indesign on Screen 1. I also have several other panels stacked but freefloating on a second screen. No panel is ever minimized. No panel is ever collapsed in my setup. I always have them expanded and open. This is my standart workspace. After closing Indesign and starting it, _sometimes_ it collapes the left-docked panels. The freefloating panels on screen2 remain ok.

                                In settings "auto-minimize panels" is OFF.
                                "Auto show panels" is checked "ON".

                                Please see screenshot attached.

                                Expected behaviour is - of course…

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                                • Keyboard shortcuts not working properly

                                  Keyboard shortcuts for hiding Indesign (I'm on a Mac, so, command-H) and closing files (command-c) don't work all time with the latest version of InDesign.
                                  Behavior is irregular so there are no step to reproduce the bug.
                                  I'm on OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Page Panel Numbering in right-to-left spreads

                                    In a document with facing pages, when the document is changed to right-to-left, the numbers in page panel are displayed with a weird encoding or extra characters.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • blank dialogue boxes

                                      After closing InDesign (or it crashes), reopening renders ALL dialogue boxes as blank. This has not been resolved in the latest update 207 (windows 10 64 bit).

                                      The only solution is keep reinstalling the patch.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Interface is too big

                                        Hi, my user interface is too big and I can not change it in the UI scaling. I'm using InDesign CC2019 (14.0.1) on a Dell Precision laptop (4k) connected to docking station with 2 screens. I already contacted the Adobe customer care, but they could not help me. Told to post it here, and maybe you could improve it in a new update. Hope this will be solved soon.

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                                        • new features popup cannot be disabled

                                          The New Features popup dialog boxes are ******* annoying as **** and cannot be turned off. They can in photoshop with the "enable rich ********" but cannot in InDesign. Can you fix this ******* pain **********? No one wants this ****.

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