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  1. 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…

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  2. prompt message

    a prompt appears on the bottom of my indesign screen after opening an old file I need to work on (my portfolio):

    "Type 1 fonts will no longer be supported after 2023

    A blue message box regarding Type 1 not being support starting 2023. Your document contains 0 Type 1 fonts...... more info....."

    That box is not leaving my workspace even after I click for more information; It obstructs my workspace.

    The chat technician says:

    "The message must only be popping up while working on the document. It will not appear once you export it to other file format. I…

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  3. Panel adjustment arrows do not stay, they just blink and gone.

    Using 16.4 in Mac 11.6. Cannot slide panels in Application Frame mode. The arrows blink but go off quickly. If you're quick it works but not like it used to be.

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  4. UI: click and drag not working

    Not able to change control panel or palette values by click and dragging widgets. This works fine in Photoshop. MacBook Pro, OS BigSur 11.5.2. InDesign 16.4

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  5. Cross Reference search doesn't recognize typographer's quotes

    When creating a cross-reference by searching for text with a particular style, the search text will not recognize a typographer's single quote. Therefore, a word like "woman's" with a single prime mark will work, but that same word using a proper single quote mark will yield no results, even if I can verify the existence of the text in the document to which I'm creating the cross-reference. The search function should be able to recognize that character, but if not, could it auto-replace such characters with the dumb quote mark? Failing that, could there be a simple warning message telling…

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  6. cc libraries unresponsive

    CC Library Panel becomes unresponsive/renders weirdly. Have to quit out and restart. MANY. TIMES. PER. DAY...

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  7. Blank EPUB Interactivity Panel in InDesign 16.3.2 on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running OS 10.15.7 Catalina.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled InDesign. I've installed it again deleting all old prefs. I've restarted reinstalled software and dumped prefs on start up holding down Shift/Ctrl/ALT/Cmd keys, and 'Yes' clicked when asked if I want to delete preferences file. I am at my wits end with this issue.

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  8. libraries

    ******* Adobe, I'm still getting this CC libraries pane in InDesign being super zoomed-in... it comes and goes but I always have to restart InDesign to correct it... only to have it return to plague me constantly.

    I've spent over 2 hours with Adobe Support with no solution, and I've uninstalled/reinstalled multiple versions (including the latest) many times.

    Nothing works!

    See attached image to view the problem.

    This has been like this since late 2020! ADOBE CAN YOU PLEASE FIX YOUR SOFTWARE?!?!?!?!?

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  9. find/change text missing search: selection

    after making a selection, the Find/Change text dialog sometimes does not offer Selection in the Search dropdown. It will be present under GREP and Object, but not Text and Glyph. Closing/reopening Find/Change does not fix it. Restarting InDesign usually fixes it...until it goes missing again.

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  10. New Document UI Bug - Spec Tabbing

    When creating a New Document...
    After you type your Width and hit the tab button it should always toggle next to Height, NOT toggle to Units. This is a UI bug that has come and gone numerous times over the years. I can not conceive of any situation a designer who is working quickly would ever decide to adjust their Units after they have put in their Width specs.

    Please correct this.... again

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  11. ID 2021 share feature often stalls indesign spinning wheel slows down program

    ID 2021 share feature often stalls indesign spinning wheel slows down program
    OS X catalina 10.15.7 (19H1217)

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  12. InDesign 16.2.1 + Mojave still missing Create New Folder (cmd+shift+N) and Show Original (cmd+R)

    Adobe please fix this issue. It very frustrating that you can not create folder inside open/save window dialog with a shortcut. Every other program allows that. Am I the only one that is using keyboard shortcuts? This bug is there now for about half a year. Is it really so hard to fix this? Pleeeeeease.

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  13. Pages panel does not scroll when dragging page to a new position

    When draggin a page to a position not show in the panel, it should scroll along. but it doesn't.

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  14. What if I could double click the application title bar to minimize a window into the dock?

    Dear Adobe,
    Double-clicking a title bar to minimize a window is Mac behavior that goes back to the first release of OS10 in 2001. It is based on an even older behavior from OS9 where double clicking a title bar would "windowshade" the window like a roller blind rolling up into itself.

    Apple and Adobe train us all the time to adapt to new technologies and interfaces. Some behaviors we learn are easy to shake off and adapt to the new ones, especially if we haven't done them for very long. As a creative professional who has obviously done this…

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  15. Popup menus appearing off screen, and move shortcut not working to move them back to where they are accessible.

    make popup menus either appear on one of my 3 screens, preferably the screen that indesign program is open on. And if that is too hard, let the alt-space-m shortcut to move menus work. One at the moment is the find replace fonts. it's off screen and no way to bring it back that i can find.

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  16. Garbled type on "Welcome to Indesign" page

    InDesign 16.0.2

    Not every time, but often the "Welcome to InDesign" page has garbled/overlapping labels under the thumbnails of all the recent documents as shown in the attached screenshot.

    Changing the size of the application frame window moves the overlapping elements around, but they are still largely illegible. See second screenshot.

    Switching to the list view and then back to thumbnails clears the problem.

    --Jim Gibson

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  17. Small interface and large cursors with duel monitors on Windows with Indesign 2021

    I am using a 15' Dell laptop with 27' Asus monitor and whenever I move the InDesign window from my laptop to my larger monitor to work on, the interface stays small and pixelated. The cursor is overly large and I am unable to change the UI interface to fix this. The bug has disrupted my workflow and ability to utilize all of InDesign's feature effectively.

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  18. ID File Finder windows always revert back to minimal size after each use

    All windows in the File menu that access the Finder (Save As, Export, Place, etc) always revert back to their minimal size after using them once instead of keeping last used size. Always need to resize the window to see more items in my destination folder.

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  19. indesign 16.2 workspace frame unresponsive stuck in place

    indesign frame workspace won't move, won't grab, red close button unresponsive & won't close ... so many bugs regarding the panels and frames!!!!!

    catalina
    indesign 16.2 for mac

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  20. Window size and position is forgotten

    Even though another entry entitled "InDesign in Windows ALWAYS forgets app size and position!" is marked as "Fixed/Solved" elsewhere in these pages, the issue is not fixed. In fact, it is more persistent in the latest 16.2.1 "update"... plus, ID crashes way more often now as well... I know this is another issue but for me when InDesign does not work as advertised, the whole thing –crashes, window size and position– is ONE issue: Adobe InDesign is buggy, more than ever, period.

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