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  1. Swatch window can't type in tint %

    Swatch window allows you to set a Tint percent, but it can only be controlled via slider, which jumps in strange increments. It will not allow you to type in an exact percentage for the tint. Why does this one critically important window not work as well as every other tool?

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  2. Swatch window can't be expanded

    The fill and stoke windows cannot be expanded like all other tool windows, this is really annoying. I want to be able to look at 10-20 swatches at a time, not 5.

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  3. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. Black artifacts appear on rulers

    When opening an older ID document and working on it, moving the mouse pointer around leaves black artifacts on the rulers, top and left. It also distorts the 0 point of the ruler in the upper left corner.

    A quick zoom and return to 100% size will clear it, but with use, the rulers will accumulate black marks again.

    This bug has persisted in many previous versions of ID, and is alive and well in v15 (2020).

    I hope you can fix this quickly.

    1 vote
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  5. Keyboard Shortcut cmd-alt-shift-D does not work

    This shortcut to copy elements on a page does not work on Mac. Different Versions and OS-Versions tested.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. INDESIGN WINDOWS FAILING

    Everytime I open a new document ALL MY MENUS/BOXES GO AWAY! Control, Tools, Color Swatches, etc. I have to open them EVERY SINGLE TIME I open a new document. This is completely destroying my workflow and efficiency. PLEASE FIX NOW!!!!

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  10. Workspace panels not reappearing when exiting and reentering application

    I've noticed lately that my workspace panels are sporadically disappearing when I have a document open and I click out of the document on macOS Mojave and reenter the document shortly after. If I click 'tab', the workspace doesn't reappear. The only way to make it come back is to go to Window/Workspace/Reset [Name for workspace]. Application frame is disabled.

    Currently on macOS 10.14.6
    InDesign CC 2019 14.0.2

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  11. 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

    2 votes
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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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 the Lining Figures filter.
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  15. 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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  16. 2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. windows 10 - paste number from clipboard history into X/Y-object coordinates

    How to repeat the issue:


    1. Activate Clipboard history in windows settings (win 10)

    2. Copy a random number to your clipboard (my testnumber "-2,375")

    3. Create a new document and place a rectangle (or random object) on your page

    4. Select the object and click (focus) in the field for the y-coordinates

    5. hit "windows+V" to open your clipboard history (must be activated in the settings)

    6. 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 check the actual version?)

    By the…

    2 votes
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  19. Control panels can't be scaled

    A couple of days ago I switched from InDesign CS 6 to InDesign CC 2019. I wanted to arrange my working area in the way I had before, but couldn't because the control panels could not be scaled as narrow as before. Because of this I can't fit all needed control panels on my second monitor.

    I have contacted support but they could not offer any solution to my problem.

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  20. 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…

    21 votes
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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 15.0

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

    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 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

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