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  1. 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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  2. [CC2019] [Bug] Sort by name not automatically applied

    After a designer applied "Sort By name" in the paragraph style panel, and adds another style or renames a style, the style list is not automatically sorted again. The panel doesn't keep the list of styles automatically sorted by name.

    1 vote

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support all this while. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  4. layers panel disappearing

    My layers panel keeps disappearing - I go to the "Window" menu and open it up, do what I need to do and next time I go to use the layers panel - which I haven't closed - it has closed again... I need to keep revisiting the "Windows" menu every time I want to use it.

    2 votes

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  5. 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

  6. Properties panel does not get loaded on startup if part of a current workspace

    I made Properties panel part of my workspace. Saved the new updated workspace under same name (re-written).

    Now when I start InDesign, last workspace gets automatically loaded but the Properties panel does not show up. Have to click in Reset workspace, only then it reappears.

    Recently I added another panel to be part of my workspace (Bookmarks). This panel always shows up automatically upon launching InDesign, but the Properties panel is still missing along will other panels that are attached to it (layers, pdf comments).

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  7. InDesign CC UI scaling problem on multiple monitors with different resolutions

    InDesign Version: Adobe InDesign CC 13.1 x64
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro build 1709.
    Monitors: Portrait orientated Dell U2415 24 inch (1200x1920) with 100% windows scale option and Landscape orientated Dell UP3216Q (3840x2160) with 150% (Recommended) scale.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    1. Open InDesign CC on the 32 inch monitor
    2. Move all or some of the panels to the 24 inch monitor

    Expected result:
    Panels in the 24 inch monitor should adapt to the resolution of the monitor the same way Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC does – crisp and nice.

    Actual result:
    Panels don't adapt to monitor's…

    8 votes

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  8. InDesign CC2019 PDF comments pallet closing when douments close closes all attached/combined pallets

    The PDF Comments pallet automatically closes when you close a document, any document, no matter if it has PDF comments or not, which closes any pallet that is either combined or attached to it, which, if you don't want to keep opening and closing it all the time is annoying as I tend to keep pallets I use regularly or semi-regularly open all the time.

    System:
    macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)
    Late 2014 27" iMac Retina 5K
    3.5GHz i5
    16GB DDR3

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  9. Recent Files thumbails don't match corresponding documents

    When choosing an ID document to open from the "recent files" screen, the wrong file opens; i.e., the document that opens does not match the document that I clicked on. Or, sometimes I get an error claiming that the document cannot be found, but the file is indeed right where I left it. This does not happen every time...sometimes the right document does open from the recent files screen, but not usually. This has only been happening to me only for the past week or two. I have not moved my files, changed folder names, replaced hard drives, or any…

    2 votes

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  10. InDesign performance issue: Slow interface

    The new document window is painfully slow. The pallets such as the background task pallet take some visible time to initialise themselves. As a whole the UI is always lagging.

    I'm on a new iMac Pro and this is completely unacceptable. It feels as though the interface is getting in the way instead of making work easier.

    12 votes

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  11. interface small

    Icons and font in indesign cc 2018 is too small
    What about solving this issue
    Thanks

    10 votes

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  12. When setting the frame grid with the shortcut key, it becomes an unintended font display

    InDesign Ver.13.0.1 x64(CC 2018) Japanese Edition
    Windows

    1. make new document
    2. make new frame grid
    3. select frame grid
    4. press key "Ctrl+B", and open dialog

    A font that starts with "B" installed in the system is displayed in the font setting of the dialog.
    Should be displayed is the default "Kozuka Mincho Pr6 N".

    CC 2017 and older versions are no problem.

    12 votes

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  13. Page panel and some others have some problems

    Hi, I'm using Indesign CC (13.1 x64) on Windows 10. After the last upgrade (past week) there is a problem with the pages panel (see attached images): the last raw of page are without number (it seems it's hide under the panel frame) and even if i try to extend at maximum the panel, those numbers are still under the frame.
    Also I had the same problem with the link panel, but solved it extending the panel.

    8 votes

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    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received an email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding: Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2021(v16.0.0.77) as it is more robust and contains a lot of bug fixes.

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  14. 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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  15. Character and paragraph don't show options

    Hi guys,

    It's been a month since my InDesign doesn't open character and paragraph tool at work, can anyone help me ? Screen attached

    3 votes

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  16. Character, paragraph menus too long and getting longer on every open

    The Character and Paragraph menus, anchored to the right side of my InCopy, pop out with extra empty space to the right of the menu options. And the extra space has grown each time I've opened InCopy on a fresh open. So when I just opened it today, the character menu is beyond the left edge of InCopy and beyond the left side of my laptop screen even. Paragraph styles menu, in the same grouping of menus, is fine, because it has a corner I can grab to resize it. And they also are still too wide when I un-anchor…

    2 votes

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  17. Docked palettes are collapsed when InDesign opens

    This is a problem that occurs randomly and has been happening (I think) ever since I upgraded to CC. I open up InDesign and all my palettes docked at the right of the screen are "rolled up" and I have to expand them myself. I have tried deleting preferences, deleting caches and then re-creating the palette configuration from scratch and saving it as a new workspace. This lasted for a few days and now it's back to opening like this again. I expanded them all by resetting the workspace, quit InDesign, opened it again and they were collapsed.

    Strangely, you…

    2 votes

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  18. Color and Swatch in control panel extends pass screen edge

    1. Indesign CC V13.1 on Windows 8.1 Pro

    2.When selecting the fill or stroke for a shape in the control panel at the top, the pop out panel with swatches extends beyond screen edge

    1. I expect the entire pop out panel to show with the swatches displayed
    2 votes

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  19. title bar icons

    Editable Title bar ... let us firstly remove the Br and St icons (really that stock stuff!!!) ... and possibly add our own buttons ... Primarily though allow us to disable stock throughout CC ...

    2 votes

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  20. Unable to apply multiple character styles after last update

    I used to be able to select a piece of text, then open the Character Styles panel and select multiple character styles using the control key. I can successfully click. However, the styles selected are not retained. Only the first style I had selected is still applied. This is a huge bug affecting my impending book publishing.

    I even cross confirmed it with two simple character styles - one [embolden] and one [italica] (aka bold and italic) expecting to be able to select both.

    This DID work around October 2017 - we just did not notice that it had stopped…

    2 votes

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