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  1. Keyboard shortcuts don't work InDesign 15.0 High Sierra

    Had to downgrade to ID 14.0.3 twice after attempting to install InDesign 15.0 on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. 90% of keyboard shortcuts do not work at all, and those few that do, work intermittently. Extremely frustrating, very poor QC.

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  2. Easy-Access On/Off Toggle Needed for "Use Typographer's Quotes"

    I create and edit spec sheets that use lots of "typographer's quotes" and "non-typographer's quotes" AKA "inch marks." Having "use typographer's quotes" turned OFF allows me to type an "inch mark."

    So I constantly have to open preferences to turn typographer's quotes OFF to create inch marks in my dimensions charts, then turn it back ON to use typographer's quotes in my paragraphs.

    Adding a quick-access toggle for typographer's quotes, or even including a shortcut to type the opposite kind of quotation mark would be helpful and save time.

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  3. New Document UI Issue

    When opening InDesign and creating a new document, I am treated with a black box that houses all the options and selections to open a document. If I change the UI to touch based, it shows up. When I go back to regular mouse and keyboard, it goes black again.

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  4. App Switcher

    When I use app switcher on MacBook Pro, Catalina, InDesign 15.0.1, I cannot get over to InDesign. I have to use Mission Control, then click on the Desktop to which I have assigned InDesign. I would appreciate if that could be fixed. Gary

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  5. Indesign 2020 file opens off screen and HUGE

    I am using Windows 10, I upgraded to indesign 2020 and even before this my files open off screen and much larger than my monitor. I thought this would have been fixed in the 2020 version. Anyone know a fix for this?

    So I tried everything even working full screen, and files still open HUGE, like 2 monitors worth, and off the screen. I attached a shot of how files open when, desktop is in view with no background screen, and in full screen.

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  6. Bug: Text wrap above/below, left/right buttons reveresed

    When I assign text wrap to an object and unlink above/below, left/right settings... if I click the arrow to increase top wrap disctance, it changes the right setting on the object, the bottom arrow changes the left. What should be the Left setting, changes the Top setting on the object, etc... since latest update (15.0.1 x64, Windows 10)... looks like the icons in the widget are on the wrong settings.

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  7. Tabbing through values doesn't work on certain panels

    When you press tab on, say the colour palette to input values in CMYK, the tab button instead of highlighting the next field ready for your input instead often places the cursor after the value you wish to amend which is frustrating and slows my workflow down. It's done this for years to be fair.

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  8. Can't open dropdown menu's

    1. Indesign 15.01
    2. Click on top menu item
    3. Dropdown menu is opened
    4. Mouse is constantly showing loading symbol and Dropdown menu doesn't open even after a few seconds
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  9. Right swiping a hyperlink and then right clicking produces inconsistent context menu

    Hi there,

    If I have a hyperlink as plain text and then highlight it, then right-click the area, I sometimes get an option to turn it into a hyperlink and other times I get the spell checker menu with not such option.

    It would be good if the option to turn text into a hyperlink was always visible when you right-clicked highlighted text. I have dynamic spell checking turned on.

    Kind regards
    Mike H

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  10. Problem with layer panel

    Version 13.1.1.110
    Dots allowing to select objects on layers panel disappear although it was supposed to be fixed. Reinitializing preferences work but is not a lasting solution since this occurs on tens of machines. We cannot upgrade to version 14 or 15 for now.

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  11. Request for a Save All facility

    It would be very useful to have a "save all" facility as do Microsoft's and other's products: Pressing Ctrl+Shift+S saves all open documents in sequence.
    It is very disconcerting to realise I have 7-8 documents open from a book at the same time and none of them has been saved, sometimes for days.

    I have once or twice been caught out by Windows crashing with a large set of documents open and then found their contents in various confusing states.

    It would be so much easier if I could watch the stars slowly disappear from my tabs/eyes by pressing a…

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Longtime UI spelling error "Centre"

    Why is it that for many years now the spelling of "Centre" (as in: Centre Justify) has not yet been fixed in the Windows versions of InDesign? The MacOS versions are correct.

    "Centre" is "re" when used in "Shopping Centre".
    Center is "er" when used in the middle of something, such as Alignment.

    All of your other products properly use "Center" ... but, for whatever reason, InDesign (including the latest CC 2020) for Windows has failed to fix this.

    Please keep in mind that it's fixed on the MacOS versions. Thus, it MUST be considered an inconsistency and a bug.

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  16. 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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  18. Wrong translation of “rule” in Czech version of InDesign 2020

    Please stop using Google Translate to translate Adobe UI to Czech language.

    The new feature Column Rules is translated into Czech language as Regulations for Columns! (Pravidla pro sloupce) This is totally wrong! It should read “Linky mezi sloupci” (lines in between columns). Also the word “linie” is wrong, it is not used by designers. You should use “linka” as it is already in use in other UI dialogs in InDesign.

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  19. 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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  20. bug after ID update to 14. the programm language was changed from german to english

    bug!
    after ID update to 14. the programm language was changed from german to english.
    Please fix it.

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