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  1. custom ruler increments not used in object dimensions

    InDesign 14.0.2 (MacOS)
    Right-click on ruler (e.g., vertical ruler on left)
    set units to custom (e.g., 14 points)
    select object on page

    expected result: The dimensions (like the height field) should be in custom units
    actual result: The dimensions are shown in points

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  2. Clicking on bookmark in bookmark panel resizes view

    When you double-click on a bookmark in the Bookmarks Panel to go there, the view resizes to a random zoom. (Random as far as I can tell, anyway, there is probably a reason for the zoom level deep in the code).

    Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request, but navigating a long document via the Bookmarks Panel would be much more useful if the view stayed at the same zoom level.

    See: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2630317

    Thank you.

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  3. 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

  4. 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…

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  5. erratic and missing cursor in text frames

    My setup: Windows 10 Pro, InDesign CC 14.0.2 x64, Ben-Q monitor.
    My cursor behaves properly when I use the Select tool, but when I use the Type tool, the cursor becomes very tiny outside of a text frame. If I click within a text frame, a vertical cursor blinks. However, to maneuver within the text frame, I need to use the cursor keys on my keyboard! I've tried changing the cursor settings for my system and restarting my computer to no avail. Please do not tell me to "trash" my preferences. I've spent a lot of time setting up a…

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. 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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    3 votes
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  12. Cannot disable tool tips

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

    7 votes
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  13. 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…

    6 votes
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  14. InDesign 14.01 does not respond to COMMAND+O to open a file on first starting the app.

    InDesign 14.01 (OS 10.13.6) does not respond to COMMAND+O to open a file on first starting the app. After using menu to open a file, then InDesign seems to work properly and recognizes COMMAND+O to display Open Dialog until next re-start of app.

    2 votes
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  15. welcome screen won't load

    Welcome screen won't load. It just seems to hang up and I never see my recent files. I can still use InDesign as usual, but this new bug is frustrating.

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. Preferences missing from Edit menu

    The Preferences choice in my Edit menu is not showing.

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  18. Interface is too big

    Hi, my user interface is too big and I can not change it in the UI scaling. I'm using InDesign CC2019 (14.0.1) on a Dell Precision laptop (4k) connected to docking station with 2 screens. I already contacted the Adobe customer care, but they could not help me. Told to post it here, and maybe you could improve it in a new update. Hope this will be solved soon.

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  19. screen redraw errors: content disappears while editing

    While editing content (most usually, editing type), all the type disappears from the screen, so you can't see what's being edited. Scrolling up or down until the affected area is off screen, then scrolling back down fixes the problem, but it's a huge time suck to have to deal with this and all the other bugs.

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  20. Can't hide "Search Adobe Stock" in File Menu

    Via Edit -> Menus, you can't hide the Search Adobe Stock entry from your File menu. Attached is a screenshot with everything hidden via Edit -> Menus, and Adobe Stock remains.

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