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  1. 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

  2. Space Bar Shortcut for Hand Tool

    InDesign CC 2019 Running on OS High Sierra

    Just started up program to find the space bar shortcut for the hand tool is not working. Checked Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 and short-cut is also not working.

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  4. Input field sizes in the "Document setup" pop-up.

    The sizes of width and height input fields are different. Make them the same.

    macOS Mojave version 10.14.5
    InDesign version 14.0.2

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  5. Pointer cursor stuck in hand mode when holding Cmnd with Pen Tool

    I am using the Pen Tool and holding Command to get the pointer. My cursor is shown as a hand, and does not allow me to select path points. Other users have flagged this bug. Here are my details and screenshot.

    OS 10.14.5
    InDesign 14.0.2
    Screenshot
    Spell check utility installed on system : Antidote Agent 4.4.4

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  6. export

    When exporting a PDF, the progress bar has two frames reversed. As the progress bar moves downwards, it goes from leaving the four bottom lines filled, to the bottom three, bottom two, then an empty bar, then one bar filled. Those last two frames are out of order.

    InDesign CC 2019 v14.0

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  7. reorder print presets

    Add ability to reorder print presets, either by drag and drop or alpha or latest.
    Can reoder now with keystrokes from file menu, but that doesn't work in the print dialog box.

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  8. 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

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

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  9. 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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  10. Cannot disable tool tips

    These are annoying/distracting, and I cannot turn them off!

    6 votes
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  11. 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…

    3 votes
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  12. 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…

    2 votes
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  13. Loading icon animation

    The spinning icon dots are off-centred and rotate awkwardly. It's only visible briefly, but looks clumsy in a premium app.

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  14. Drag-duplicating an object with Alt key pressed does not duplicate, if moving on a separate page

    If I try to duplicate an object to another page, across the pasteboard border, by holding the Alt key and dragging with mouse, the object only moves there. If I want to duplicate an object to another page, I have to first duplicate it on the same page and then move it to another page.

    However, as that is unintuitive, I still constantly try to duplicate an object across the page border, leading me to undo back after I find out the object didn't actually duplicate, but instead I have moved the original object (and oftentimes edited it a lot…

    14 votes
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    Hello All,

    The fix is now available in the Beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can download the latest available build (15.0.0.129) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.


    Adobe InDesign team

  15. windows 10 - paste number from clipboard history into X/Y-object coordinates

    How to repeat the issue:

    0. Activate Clipboard history in windows settings (win 10)
    1. Copy a random number to your clipboard (my testnumber "-2,375")
    2. Create a new document and place a rectangle (or random object) on your page
    3. Select the object and click (focus) in the field for the y-coordinates
    4. hit "windows+V" to open your clipboard history (must be activated in the settings)
    5. Click on your previous copied number.

    6-Bug. The number has been pasted two times in the y-coordinates field.

    Test system:
    - Win 10 pro (1809)
    - current Indesign CC version (how to…

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  16. Tiny Anchor Points

    Increase size of anchor points on pahts/objects

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. InDesign CC display error thin white line

    InDesign CC 13.1 x64

    In every document I open, everytime there's a single line in the top area of the document/artboard. It appears when you activate the

    Overprint Preview with high quality. Then InDesign generates a thin white line 1px thick and 101px away from the top of the document. It

    also keeps this position when I zoom in or out. Only if I begin to drag the view via the hand tool then the line is broken (obviously it

    has some trouble to refresh complete).
    The line generates on all pages no matter if there're images or graphics or…

    4 votes
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  19. File Info box does not displaying

    File Info box does not display on screen. It can be escaped or the default OK chosen, but all other operations are locked out so you cannot find it. Operating InDesign 14.0.2 on macOS 10.14.4 using a secondary monitor LG Ultra HD Display 30.5 inch.

    1 vote
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  20. Pages

    Adobe Indesign 14.0.1

    Last row of Pages Panel doesn't display the page numbers. I'm unable to scroll lower either as the scroll bar is at limit.

    2 votes
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