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  1. InDesign CC 2019 (v14.0) shift click not working to choose multiple objects

    shift click arrow selection tool not working to choose 2 or more objects
    Mac / Mojave
    InDesign CC 2019 (v14.0)
    also, creative cloud showed it had updated indesign but IT DID NOT. MULTIPLE BUGS

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  2. The UI is not scaling correctly on Windows 4k screens - UI too small

    Hi, I am having problems with the UI Scaling on InDesign on my 4k laptop. I am using the recommended system scaling of 250% which works well with other apps except for Adobe, most noticeably InDesign. I pay a premium price for Adobe CC which should be reflected in their products. The UI is way too small on InDesign compared to Illustrator and Photoshop.

    I also have problems in all adobe apps when using an external monitor to expand my screen size. Dragging the apps from one monitor to the other does all sorts of weird things.

    I have attached…

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  3. The UI is not scaling correctly on Windows 4k screens - UI too small

    Hi, I am having problems with the UI Scaling on InDesign on my 4k laptop. I am using the recommended system scaling of 250% which works well with other apps except for Adobe, most noticeably InDesign. I pay a premium price for Adobe CC which should be reflected in their products. The UI is way too small on InDesign compared to Illustrator and Photoshop.

    I also have problems in all adobe apps when using an external monitor to expand my screen size. Dragging the apps from one monitor to the other does all sorts of weird things.

    I have attached…

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  4. InDesign 16.1 icon shrank

    Just updated to InDesign 16.1. It appears that the app icon underwent significant shrinkage for some reason (at least on Mac, macOS 11.2).

    Please restore its original size!

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  5. indesign 16.1 can't move app windows when MacOS sidecar is activated

    setup
    indesign 16.1
    macOS 11,2,1
    2 more monitors plugged on the computer

    steps

    • plug the iPad om the macbook pro 2016 on macOS 11,2,1

    • open sidecar in the system preferences and connect the iPad

    • open indesign. it opens on the macbook pro screen

    • try to move the inDesign app windows on another monitor

    expected results
    - the indesign app windows is moving in the big monitor

    actual results
    - it doesn't move
    - just the document windows is moving on the other monitor

    note : if i disconnect the iPad in sidecar of the system preferences, it works

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  6. Hyperlink window not working

    Hello,

    I'm working on a file from February 2020 that contains hyperlinks. Every time I click to use the Hyperlink window to edit/update urls my InDesign locks up. However, when I try this in a new file I created in December, I'm not having any issues with the hyperlinks window/tool.

    I'm using the latest version of InDesign CC (16.1).
    I open the file, click the Hyperlinks window and the program locks up to where I have to force quit.

    (Not sure if it matters - I'm adding this comment from my Mac, but I'm trying to do this work on…

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  8. 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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  9. UI Contextual Interface

    Contextual Menu

    In the latest update to the application, support for contextual UI interface management has actually got worse.

    I utilise a 'dual screen' like many, may designer. I find it unbelievable that Adobe continue to ignore professional reporting of your bugs and lack of real support for the program.

    Indesign's lack of contextual UI management is poor, inadequate and pretty much makes using dual screen even more difficult than the last release.

    Today, 31/01/2021 (Australia). I find that clicking on the type panel (which I have setup on the right monitor - displays the dropdown for the font size…

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  10. spacebar used as toggle for hand tool from another tool

    When using any tool—after using the spacebar to access the hand tool temporarily, the hand tool then remains. It does not toggle back to the tool used previously.

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  11. There is no save all button

    I have to save all chapters individually

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Unable to rename sublayer while panel is docked

    In InDesign 2001 16.0.1 for Mac (and possibly other versions) it is not possible to rename a sublayer when the layers panel is docked.

    Changing sublayer names is only possible when the panel is floating. The sublayer name should be editable whether the panel is docked or floating.

    https://youtu.be/3zWYIAKEqqo

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  15. Relink window too small!

    When I go to relink, which is all the time, I have to resize the window as it defaults to a really small size, and it doesn't remember it so I have to do every. Single. Time.

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  16. Recents on Home screen Ability to pin indesign projects on the home landing screen

    A frustration with indesign and an opportunity to improve. As a user of indesign I want to be able to pin certain projects I am working on and see them on the landing home screen. (Currently I have to rely on win folders to store projects).

    So that I can easily locate projects that are of value and referenced not so regularly

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  17. New Share tutorial animation loops continuously when opening ID, with no affordance to terminate.

    When opening the application, ID can dramatically improve the user experience and the opportunity to show new features (in this case, the new Share feature) by giving the user a choice to opt-into learning about a said new feature by presenting the user with a [yes | no | maybe later | never show again] dialog message.

    Currently, on a MacBook Pro running Catalina (10.15.7), ID 2021 immediately starts looping a tutorial animation within a fairly large overlay which appears to be intended to promote the new Share functionality. This all happens immediately when the rest of the UI is…

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  18. set default open folder

    Upgraded to ID 16.0.1x64 today on a Win 10 64 system. File Open, or File Save, both want to use "This PC > Documents" and not the original file folder. Didn't have this problem prior to the upgrade.

    How can I set the default file open folder?

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  19. Option-Click and Drag

    InDesign 16.0.1. (and prior)

    I updated to Catalina OS on Mac. Option-Click no longer works as it should. It is supposed to straight duplicate one time. Now it is acting as a step and repeat and is creating 2 duplicates instead of one. Please help. I can't find how to fix this.

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  20. InDesign 16.0.2 still does not allow making new folder under SaveAs dialog and Cmd+P also does not work

    Updated version of InDesign (16.0. and 16.0.2) does not allow making new folder when using Save As or Open dialog on MacOS Mojave. Also you can not use Cmd+P shortcut in the same dialog - this is very helpful shortcut that opens current folder in Finder. Adobe WHY are you bringing new bugs all the time for things that worked just great :(

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