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  1. 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.

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  2. EPUB Interactivity panel resizes

    In the release version of InDesign CC 2018, when you resize the EIP panel, then close it or make it part of a workspace, it should open at the same size you left it.

    In CC 2018, it opens in the size you last left it, but immediately snaps to a very small size, forcing you to resize it EVERY time.

    This makes working with interactive features very cumbersome. Please fix! Thank you.

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  3. Command + option + drag no longer copies text box

    Have used this feature for 20 years and now the double arrow indicating that a box is being copied shows up, but the text box is not actually copied--the box just moves.

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    This is working as it should – that is, duplicating the selected object.

    Please update to the latest available version of InDesign (13.1) via Creative Cloud application. Before launching InDesign, delete the Application Preferences and Caches to ensure that any corrupt preferences are not causing this issue to happen.

    Please let us know if you still experience this issue.

    Thanks,
    Adobe InDesign team

  4. grey box under workspace tab

    I have a grey dialog box that appears under the workspace selection tab, and Im not sure how to make it go away. There is now dialogue in the box ever. Thanks everyone!

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  5. Cannot disable tool tips

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

    4 votes
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  6. Full Screen and Split View do not work

    Version of Adobe InDesign: 13.1
    Steps to reproduce the issues: Click the green 'maximize' button to put the application into Fullscreen mode
    Expected result: Application should enter standard MacOS fullscreen mode like other modern Mac apps do, compatible with switching Spaces and sharing screen with another app in Split View.
    Actual result: Can not enter Full Screen, breaking multi-app workflow with Spaces or Split View.

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  7. Unable to scroll after zooming in.

    Often times, after I have zoomed into a page, I lose the ability to scroll up and down through the page. This happens to both my scroll wheel and the hand tool. I have attached a video demonstrating it.

    I'm on a macbook pro OS X

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  8. Option + drag no longer duplicates object

    Holding the Option key while click & dragging on an object no longer duplicates the object – just drags the original/target object.

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  9. When opening two documents as tabbed one window group, ID does not auto-fit the resulting taller window onto full screen

    Make adding the additional document tab fit the resulting tabbed window into the same space the old one without tabs occupied.

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  10. import options are collapsed (CC2017)

    when importing a file, the import options are collapsed, so you always have to check if the "import options" are marked. can reproduce. should be uncollapsed like the versions before.

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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. No keyboard focus on launch

    InDesign 14.0.1.209, macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    When launched and the following conditions hold, InDesign does not seem to have keyboard focus (i.e.., no keyboard shortcuts work):

    1. Show ‘Start’ Workspace When No Documents Are Open is unticked.
    2. The Control bar is open in the default workspace.
    3. The CC Libraries panel is either not in the default workspace or collapsed.

    Note that conditions 2 and 3 are met by several of the standard workspace, for example both Advanced and Typography (but not Book, Essentials or Essentials Classic).

    If you choose a menu item or click in an input field, the…

    3 votes
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  14. 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

    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    3 votes
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  15. No Hyphenation in CC 2019 (ver. 14)

    Hi there – it seems that the CC 2019 (v. 14) can't Hyphenate. I use – without luck – the checkbox in the Control Panel. Have I missed a secret Button?

    Mac Book Pro - Mac OS Sierra - ver. English International -

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  16. Mac OS Mojave 'Dark Mode' and CC Apps

    Load/Save dialogues and title bar don't honour 'dark mode' in the latest Mac OS

    • Open/Save dialogues (Illustrator/Photoshop/Indesign/AcobatDC)
    • Title bar (Illustrator/Indesign/AcobatDC)

    Haven't tried any other apps yet...

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  17. 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…

    3 votes
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  18. The ability to resize all suitable dialogue boxes

    There are some boxes that aren't resizable that make work frustrating to have to scroll back & forth - e.g. the "Table of Contents..." box - would like to be able to resize these sort of boxes to be able to see the entire list in a view. There are others but they escape me atm. I'll post the list as I come across them.

    3 votes
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  19. Page panel and some others have some problems

    Hi, I'm using Indesign CC (13.1 x64) on Windows 10. After the last upgrade (past week) there is a problem with the pages panel (see attached images): the last raw of page are without number (it seems it's hide under the panel frame) and even if i try to extend at maximum the panel, those numbers are still under the frame.
    Also I had the same problem with the link panel, but solved it extending the panel.

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  20. .Indd files look like their opening, but they and the controls are not displaying in Indd. Just missing.

    .Indd files look like their opening, the application seems to think it's open, but they and the controls are not displaying in Indd. It's just missing. It happens with any Indd file. No error. It just wont' open, but you can see the temporary file in the folder showing it's open, and it asks me if I want to save it when I go to quit. I just reinitialized my computer last weekend and reinstalled CC.

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