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  1. ScriptUI: Opening Dialog while dialog is open breaks InDesign

    I'm running InDesign 14.0.2 on a macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)

    In a script i created I have a Dialog. It has a button that opens another dialog.

    Before my last indesign-update (CC 14.0.2) the second dialog would open and when i closed it, i could use the previous dialog window again.

    Now with the Update when I open the second dialog and close it again, i cant use (or close) the previous dialog and it blocks me from using InDesign. I can move the dialogwindow around but thats it so i have to restart indesign.

    I tested this on two…

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  2. Please change one word in the German Indesign

    The German Word "Abstände" is used two times in the paragraph style panel but with two completely different meanings.

    First use "Einzüge und Abstände" is in English "Indents and Spacing".

    Second use "Abstände" is in English "Justification".

    Please change the second one to "Blocksatz" or "Blocksatzeinstellungen" so that the German users will not be confused anymore.

    Or contact a German speaking InDesign pro user for a better translation.

    Just a small change to make a lot of (German speaking) people happy!

    17 votes
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  3. 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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    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

  4. 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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  5. No keyboard focus on launch

    InDesign 14.0.1.209, macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    When launched and the following conditions hold, InDesign does not seem to have keyboard focus (i.e.., no keyboard shortcuts work):

    1. Show ‘Start’ Workspace When No Documents Are Open is unticked.
    2. The Control bar is open in the default workspace.
    3. The CC Libraries panel is either not in the default workspace or collapsed.

    Note that conditions 2 and 3 are met by several of the standard workspace, for example both Advanced and Typography (but not Book, Essentials or Essentials Classic).

    If you choose a menu item or click in an input field, the…

    14 votes
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  6. sample buttons and forms

    The 'Sample buttons and forms' window automatically pops up when I start InDesign. Indesign starts with the workspace 'Start'. I resetted my workspace and the window still was there. Then I removed the window, saved my workspace again and it seems to be solved.
    I am not the only one with this problem:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/indesign/comments/d1s9yf/sample_buttons_forms_window_automatically_pops_up/

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  7. 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…

    16 votes
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    19 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    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, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  8. Style names truncated unnecessarily

    The UI for the styles palette truncates the names of the styles to an unusable length if a keyboard shortcut is assigned (even when no truncating is needed).

    In the attached image, we see that there's a lot of space to the right.

    The keyboard shortcuts could also be shortened using the relevant symbols instead of words. eg

    "⌥⇧⊞1"

    instead of

    "Opt+Shift+Num 1"

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  9. Renaming CC Library Elements

    Renaming elements that have been stored in the Creative Cloud Libraries panel is unstable and can use improvements.
    • There is no clear cursor to know where you are in the name.
    • Double clicking to highlight a word, once in the rename mode, common practice everywhere else, ends up opening the library item, not selecting the word you intended.
    • Doing a slow double click on the name, like you can do in the Layers panel to rename a layer doesn't work either.

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  10. Renaming an object layer by double-clicking is tedious - sometimes non-responsive

    When working with layers, select an object, then double click the name to rename, it takes multiple clicks and a delay of several seconds before the name field becomes editable. Why? I don't see any other way to rename the object layer.

    2 votes
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  11. 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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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    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, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  12. font

    I just downloaded version 14.0.3, working on Mac Sierra v. 10.14.6. I can no longer click in the font size box and change point size. In previous versions I could create font sizes such as 11.5, 12.5, etc., but now when I click in the font size box, it turns white and does not allow me to enter a number.

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  13. Can no longer filter on fonts with lining figures

    Adobe InDesign version 14.0.2

    I don't know when this started happening, but it's a big issue. It's no longer possible to filter fonts based on lining figures (that is, filter out old style figures). Here's what happens:

    1. With a text box selected, I click the dropdown arrow next to the font name in the Control palette.
    2. I click the Filter dropdown.
    3. With no filters selected, the font list looks as shown in the screenshot I'm attaching called Unfiltered. That screenshot shows a mix of fonts that have lining figures and those that don't.
    4. I select just…

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  14. a hand appears as a hover effect

    Hello,

    for both of my employees, a hand appears as a hover effect as soon as they move the mouse pointer into the Layers menu or the Pages menu. Then the mouse pointer freezes or slows down considerably.

    Both use OSX Mojave together with the latest InDesign CC version.

    How can we fix this problem?

    Thank you for your forthcoming help

    Tobias Engelhardt
    HOLTZ OFFICE SUPPORT Germany

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  15. Wrong menu selection launched from menu bar

    Unlike the issue explained by another user below, my main menu bar selection opens correctly but the item selected from the main list is not launched. Instead, a random command is used. Example: choosing 'Export...' from File menu launches the Print Booklet dialog box. The problem happens randomly about every week or so. The only solution I've found is relaunching InDesign.

    I'm attaching 3 videos of the problem.

    3 votes
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  16. Animation preview window does not resize in Windows

    The animation window does not maximise or even resize in Windows. The issue doesn't seem to be in Mac devices

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  17. File Information won't close

    When I open the File Information window to edit the metadata of a file, I can't close the window because the OK and close buttons are off the bottom of the screen.

    When I try to resize the window, it will return to the size it is. In order to close it I have to restart InDesign!

    Please sort this!

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  18. custom ruler increments not used in object dimensions

    InDesign 14.0.2 (MacOS)
    Right-click on ruler (e.g., vertical ruler on left)
    set units to custom (e.g., 14 points)
    select object on page

    expected result: The dimensions (like the height field) should be in custom units
    actual result: The dimensions are shown in points

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  19. Clicking on bookmark in bookmark panel resizes view

    When you double-click on a bookmark in the Bookmarks Panel to go there, the view resizes to a random zoom. (Random as far as I can tell, anyway, there is probably a reason for the zoom level deep in the code).

    Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request, but navigating a long document via the Bookmarks Panel would be much more useful if the view stayed at the same zoom level.

    See: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2630317

    Thank you.

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  20. 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…

    13 votes
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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    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, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

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