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  1. The ability to resize all suitable dialogue boxes

    There are some boxes that aren't resizable that make work frustrating to have to scroll back & forth - e.g. the "Table of Contents..." box - would like to be able to resize these sort of boxes to be able to see the entire list in a view. There are others but they escape me atm. I'll post the list as I come across them.

    4 votes

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  2. Adobe Indesign Ruler - Corrupt Display

    Adobe Indesign Ruler - Corrupt Display.
    When opening a document and mousing thru the document the display of the ruler starts to add "marks" in the measurements.
    We have been able to reproduce this in versions 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
    We have gone and used the rename "enUS" method and it only works temporarily.
    The issue is sporadic and can happen on new documents or old.
    Also sporadic through out the versions as well - same document can happen on one version and not another version.
    All application updates have been applied as well as Mac OS updates for…

    4 votes

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  3. Align window is empty

    After the latest update of InDesign CC 2018 to v. 13.1.0.76 the align window is empty (see my screenshot). I work on a Mac with El Capitan.

    4 votes

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  4. Can't use num. keypad for shortkeys

    Hi, I'm using InDesign v 13.1 x64 (up to date) on my laptop (Windows 10).
    On Photoshop and Illustrator, I've no issue with shortkeys but on InDesign, I can't do "CTRL+0" for example. When I try to edit shortkeys, the software doesn't recognize my input, as if I wasn't pressing "0".
    Thanks for fixing it. :)

    4 votes

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    In InDesign, the numeric keypad is only meant to assign shortcuts to Styles – Paragraph, Character, Object, Table.

    For assigning shortcuts to other Application’s commands, you’ll have to use the other shortcuts – for e.g., to use Cmd+1 to bring image to 100%, you will have to press Cmd and the ‘1’ key that is above the letter keys (on English keyboard, 1 is above letter Q).

    Hope it helps to clarify how shortcuts work in InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign team

  5. InDesign CC2018 is not compatible with Nvidia GPU anymore

    With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2 GB and MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3,
    pictures in boxes are going to be greyed, when manipulate the border/box. They are also going to be greyed when moving the content. With CC2017 it works properly. I was in contact with a chat support person already, who can proof this.

    4 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    Hi ,

    Can you please share screenshot for this issue. And , are you facing this issue for all the documents ?

  6. Tool fly outs appearing on wrong monitor

    I am using a dual monitor setup, my left hand monitor is a standard widescreen monitor, my right hand monitor is a Wacom Cintiq.

    When I have InDesign maximized on the Wacom and attempt to access a fly out menu on the toolbar it opens the fly out menu on the very right-hand edge of the standard monitor. Which makes it impossible for me to select from the fly out menu without having to put down the stylus, switch to a mouse, and repeat the action to bring up the fly out menu and then select the item I wanted.…

    4 votes

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  7. import options are collapsed (CC2017)

    when importing a file, the import options are collapsed, so you always have to check if the "import options" are marked. can reproduce. should be uncollapsed like the versions before.

    4 votes

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  8. InDesign resets window position set by Magnet utility on macOS

    In the current v19.4 (2024), when I use the common utility Magnet to resize the InDesign window (i.e. the Application Frame) to full screen, InDesign itself will reset the window position as soon as I ⌘-tab out of InDesign and return to it. No other app on my Mac does this, and it's very frustrating. Manual window size changes are honoured.

    There are other inconcistencies about InDesign's window positioning on macOS too — if it opens on my laptop screen, the application bar (above the control panel) appears under the menu bar and is almost invisible.

    Please fix.

    3 votes

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  9. InDesign 2024 panels expand abnormally when application frame is OFF

    Recurring issue from one InDesign upgrade to the next! Found 2- and 6-year old reports of the same bug. In-between updates fix it but reoccurs with every new upgrade...

    ISSUE
    When Application Frame is disabled, panels that are on the right side of the screen don't expand towards the left as they normally would but to the right.
    The bigger the UI scaling size, the more to the right of the screen the panel expansion moves, soon disappearing altogether. Only smallest sizing allows to display properly.
    Attaching screenshot for reference.
    No problem when Application Frame is enabled.

    TECHNICAL INFO:
    macOS…

    3 votes

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  10. InDesign Home Bar

    In InDesign 2024 v19.0, there is a new bar at the top that has the home button, share, workspaces & Adobe Stock/help. The bar has no name and no close button. Is not listed under the Window Menu either, so currently it's impossible to hide/close and it takes a lot of vertical space that I rather use for the canvas or other panels.

    Please fix this and add a way to close it.

    3 votes

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  11. Inconsistent names of spaces in Czech UI

    There is a mess in the names of spaces in Czech UI. The names of spaces are not consistent:

    Em Space = "Em mezera" or "Dlouhá mezera"
    En Space = "En mezera" or "Krátká mezera"
    Nonbreaking Space = "Pevná mezera" or "Nedělitelná mezera"

    Depending on the situation, the user sees either one or the other name for an identical space.

    I suggest to:
    1. Use "En mezera" and "Em mezera" only. It is not the traditional Czech name, it is an Anglicism, but quite widespread and understandable
    2. Use "Čtverčíková mezera" and "Půlčtverčíková mezera", the traditional typographic terms, nevertheless some…

    3 votes

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  12. file name

    I'm in InDesign 17.1. File names under Recent Files are overlapping and become illegible. Restarting the device and application doesn't solve this issue.

    3 votes

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  13. display

    Display problem in normal screen mode (with guides)
    The display has strange lines and a gray background.
    MacOS Monterey M1

    3 votes

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  14. Display Artefacts - horizontal lines and placed image distortions.

    Display Artefacts horizontal lines and placed image distortions when scrolling/editing documents.
    UI set to small and zoomed to 135% on the spread.
    A simple graphic.jpg is placed on the master/parent assigned to the page.
    sRGB colour management used in the document.
    Screen resolution 3840x2400px.

    3 votes

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  15. Background Task wheel keeps spinning

    After exporting a .pdf the blue wheel keeps spinning forever.

    3 votes

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  16. Shift + Tab / Ctrl + Shift + Tab doesn't work properly with reordered Windows

    Shift + Tab usually switches to the next open window/project. with Ctrl is switches to previous window.
    That works so far.

    It doesn't work anymore though, as soon as you rearrange the order of the windows.

    Say you have project A, Project B, Project C open, but you move the window from Project C between A and B

    so now its: A, C, B

    if I now want to switch from C to B I would click Shift + Tab. But instead to the obvious next Tab "project B" it switches STILL to A.

    So Indesign constantly remembers the original…

    3 votes

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  17. PLEASE INCREASE THE USER INTERFACE FONT SIZE - My eyesight is suffering!

    I have tried to increase the zoom size to increase the overall font size when I am working on InDesign and it is still too small! My eyesight really hurts, even after the adjustments. Note: The adjustment works with Illustrator, so I am not sure why Indesign cannot do the same thing. I am so tired of the tiny font size.

    3 votes

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  18. Unable to Rename Items Within a Layer

    Using Adobe InDesign Version 16.2.1

    I used to be able to click on the name of an item within a layer to be able to rename it. I am no longer able to do this. If I click the layer, it flashes once to allow me to change them name but immediately goes back to being normal. It will not allow me to change the name anymore. I never had trouble with this before.

    I am able to change the name of the actual layer by double clicking it and renaming it in the "Layer Options" pop-up box but there…

    3 votes

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  19. UI gets blurry

    UI gets blurry if my 1440p monitor is the secondary screen.

    3 votes

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  20. UI Contextual Interface

    Contextual Menu

    In the latest update to the application, support for contextual UI interface management has actually got worse.

    I utilise a 'dual screen' like many, may designer. I find it unbelievable that Adobe continue to ignore professional reporting of your bugs and lack of real support for the program.

    Indesign's lack of contextual UI management is poor, inadequate and pretty much makes using dual screen even more difficult than the last release.

    Today, 31/01/2021 (Australia). I find that clicking on the type panel (which I have setup on the right monitor - displays the dropdown for the font size…

    3 votes

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