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  1. Adding file extension after first letter of file name when saving a new document

    When I save a new document, the default file name is "Untitled-1.indd" (or .psd or .ai). If I want to call the file "ProjectA.indd" when I start typing and press "P" all creative cloud apps add the file extension after the first letter then continue with what I am typing. So what should be "ProjectA" turns into "P.inddrojectA." If I only type "Pr" I get "P.inddr." If I start to delete and remove the r and the second d, it will add the file extension again so I end up with "P.ind.indd." If I delete back to the "P" and…

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  2. 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…

    2 votes

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  3. 15.1.2 No cursor visible in Input fields in Light/Medium Light themes

    Since installing 15.1.2 on iMac 10.15.6 (and after restart) , I can't see my cursor (blinking) in the Find/change input field. I can type in some text though, but still no cursor visible

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  4. Font names display inconsistently

    This is a strange one: we use this font https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/lus (you have to put a 't' on the end of that url, Uservoice thinks it's rude, apparently) it's Regular and Display weights. On two computers this shows up as (syntax here is [Font Family] / [Font Style]) Lus(t) / Regular and Lus(t) Display / Regular, respectively. On three others they show up as Lus(t) / Regular and Lus(t) / Display and there seems to be no way to align them.

    I've attached a screenshot of how the taskbar shows font on the machines that separate them out.

    The first two…

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  5. UI Default Too **** Small!

    UI in InDesign 15.0.1 is way too small by default and not scalable. Many users have been complaining about this for years, yet you guys refuse to do anything about it, while charging us up the wazzoo for subscription fees. If this is not addressed soon, we may all abandon you for Canva.

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  6. 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.

    6 votes

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  7. Save as... Open, Place... dialog panels too small

    In Big Sur, the Save as... (cmd-S) Open (cmd-O) and Place... (cmd-D) dialog boxes are too small. They only offer between three and six lines of text. However, you can drag the panel out to see more folders/files, BUT, it doesn't stick. When you've closed the dialog and open it again, it has reverted to the smaller size.

    Photoshop doesn't seem to suffer with this issue, but Illustrator does.

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  8. menu size too small

    The menu titles and every icon on indesign is far too small, could be that my laptop screen is high resolution so it thinks the screen is bigger than it is? it is frustratingly small.

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    We have released InDesign 2022(v17.0.0.96) with “Scalable user interface” feature. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue?


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  9. Type tool still deselects itself InDD 15.0.1

    The bug has been already reported, it's been claimed to be fixed in 14.0.1, but actually still persists and never was corrected.

    Typing "T" just selects the type tool very briefly, then changes back to the previous tool. Clicking inside a text frame has the same result, even if you get to select some part of the text, it just changes back tot he previous tool in most of the cases. The only way to get it work, is to select the tool in the sidebar, however even there it takes several seconds to become active.

    Using InDD 15.0.1 on…

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2022(v17.0.0.96). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.


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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. cc libraries unresponsive

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

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  19. 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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  20. 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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