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  1. 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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  2. 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
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    Spell check utility installed on system : Antidote Agent 4.4.4

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. Tiny Anchor Points

    Increase size of anchor points on pahts/objects

    2 votes
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  6. info panel - illegible text


    1. InDesign 14.0.1, MacOS 10.14.3

    2. Show Info Panel and select text

    3. Properly formatted info panel

    4. Text overlapping and illegible


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  7. Pages

    Adobe Indesign 14.0.1

    Last row of Pages Panel doesn't display the page numbers. I'm unable to scroll lower either as the scroll bar is at limit.

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  8. 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…

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  9. 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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  10. new features popup cannot be disabled

    The New Features popup dialog boxes are annoying as and cannot be turned off. They can in photoshop with the "enable rich " but cannot in InDesign. Can you fix this pain ****? No one wants this .

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  11. The search panel in the place dialog box does not show indesign files (Mac issue)

    This is similar to the previous bug reported here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31917874-search-field-does-not-work-in-open-dialogue-box

    However, the issue affects the place dialog box instead.

    Read the original post here to determine the steps to replicate the fault: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2583379

    2 votes
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  12. 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.

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  13. There isn't vertical justification in the control panel

    There isn't vertical justification in the control panel, and I've no idea how to fix that...

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  14. PDF Comments panel doesn't fill full height of panel

    The actual content inside the PDF Comments panel does not fill the full available height of the panel. Leaves an awkward wasted empty space at the bottom of it. Screenshot attached.

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  15. Wrong font preview for RTL languages

    There is a problem with the new fonts preview in version 14.0 of InDesign.
    The 'Selected Text' preview is shown backwards (LTR instead of RTL).
    This happens in spite of the fact that the text box is marked as a 'Hebrew' one.
    I'm using a Mac running OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra.

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  16. Libraries menu name

    The menu name for the CC Libraries needs to be consistent across programs... Photoshop/Illustrator it is called "Libraries" in Windows -> Libraries

    In InDesign it is called "CC Libraries". It should be called "Libraries" just like the others.

    2 votes
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  17. Interface not accurately displaying position of objects.

    This has been happening ever since CC was released, and it drives me nuts.
    Example: I have a rectangle perfectly aligned to the grid, but the frame edge does not share the same screen pixel as the grid line when zoomed out. Check the image examples:

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  18. Background Tasks Palette too wide

    The Background Tasks Palette is too wide compared to other palettes in the UI (MacOS).
    I dock several palettes together to save real estate on my monitor. When I focus on most palettes, the width is 240 pixels, but the Background Tasks palette can't be made narrower than 400 pixels – a 66% increase! If there was a reason to have this palette be so wide I'd understand the limitation, but most of the relevant information in that palette would easily fit within the 240 width.

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  19. palettes stay closed/hidden when I open documents

    Version of InDesign: 14.0

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Close documents so that all documents are closed. (All palettes close.)
    2. Open a document.

    Expected Result: I expect the palettes I last had open to be there automatically.

    Actual Result: The document opens, but the palettes stay closed/hidden.

    Any Workarounds: Currently, my workaround is to hit Command-Shift-D to bring up the Links palette. When I do that, all the palettes appear. I could, of course, select any palette from the menu, but a keyboard shortcut is so much quicker than mousing around to a menu item. This behavior didn't happen in…

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  20. Problème pointeur de souris. Il est instable et bug avec les outils sélection et texte

    Le pointeur disparait, change de forme, est complètement instable

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