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  1. Pressing shift quickly after clicking and holding a frame handle deselects it

    Say I have a simple rectangular frame that I want to resize (bear with me: I know I can use the black arrow but this is just an example). I choose the white arrow tool, select the two right-hand handles, click and hold one of the selected points, hold down shift to constrain the direction, then drag to the right. So far so good in theory. However, if I press shift within a few seconds of the click+hold, the handle I click on is deselected as if I had performed a simple shift+click. The order that I perform the operations…

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  2. Can't use num. keypad for shortkeys

    Hi, I'm using InDesign v 13.1 x64 (up to date) on my laptop (Windows 10).
    On Photoshop and Illustrator, I've no issue with shortkeys but on InDesign, I can't do "CTRL+0" for example. When I try to edit shortkeys, the software doesn't recognize my input, as if I wasn't pressing "0".
    Thanks for fixing it. :)

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  3. UI not displaying

    ui is not displaying correctly, panels, tools dissapeared. Please watch link.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5NRsHuoL3E

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  4. Background Task Animation Error

    Adobe InDesign CC 2018 13.1 (latest version)
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (latest version)
    Expected result: When a Background Task is being run, the animated progress bar to rise and fall (ex. 0,1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1,0,1...)
    Actual result: When a Background Task is being run, the animated progress bar rises and falls incorrectly (ex. 0,1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,0,1,1,2...)

    I notice this a lot since I am exporting multiple PDFs a day. As soon as each is done, I need to copy them to send via emails/upload to other servers/etc.

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  5. Mouse lag when linking box and then drawing a new text box on a page

    I have a box of text, i click the link button on the bottom right of the test box to make a new box, the mouse is them slow and laggy while it is loaded up with text i then draw a new text box, the mouse then returns to normal speed.

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  6. Unable to apply multiple character styles after last update

    I used to be able to select a piece of text, then open the Character Styles panel and select multiple character styles using the control key. I can successfully click. However, the styles selected are not retained. Only the first style I had selected is still applied. This is a huge bug affecting my impending book publishing.

    I even cross confirmed it with two simple character styles - one [embolden] and one [italica] (aka bold and italic) expecting to be able to select both.

    This DID work around October 2017 - we just did not notice that it had stopped…

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  7. after opening any second (and further) document

    keyboard shortcuts doesn't do anything.
    you cannot export (ctrl+E), close (ctrl+W), find (ctrl+F) or do anything else unless you click in text frame to activate text cursor.

    After that all shortcuts works as intended.

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  8. Publish Online thumbnail navigation has disappeared

    The cursor changes on hover and link works but the graphics are missing for forward and back.

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  9. multiple display drop down issue

    When using two displays extended vertically rather than horizontally (eg, Display 1 arranged to be above Display 2 rather than to the left or right of), if a dialog drop down is longer than can be fit on one of the displays and is positioned in screenspace such that it should spill onto the other display, it is cut off at the edge instead. Screenshot attached. Running latest OS X and latest InDesign CC. Only occurs in dialogs: parent window drop downs don't try to extend beyond the active display.

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  10. Highlight/Colorize menu commands : changes retained temporarily , then disappear

    Using the Edit > Menu Command to highlight/colorize frequently used commands. After spending a good deal of time setting this up, the menus only remain highlighted for a few minutes before the all highlighting disappears. Have repeated this exercise a few times, trashed preferences, always the same result.

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  11. Incorrect transparency redering on screen

    When I open a document that has a drop shadow applied, the shadow papers misplaced and distorted. If I turn the drop shadow off and on again, it fixed the issue. Also if I open a document that has an Outer Glow applied, it appears too opaque and too large. It seems that if I apply an Outer Glow to to the Object effect , save and close the document and reopen, somehow an Outer Glow is also applied to the Text effect. Other similar issues as well.
    InDesign 13.0.1 (but was the same in 2017)

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  12. The book palette must be locked. (move the documents palette)

    a momentary unwanted user error.

    We should be able to move documents by option or command key.

    To make a small correction before printing. We move accidentally while working on files. We do not notice this. It's printing like this.

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  13. InDesign CC 2018 Application frame will not fill screen

    Hi Folks

    Having an issue since InDesign 2018 with sizing the app window.

    When in Application Frame mode, the frame will not expand horizontally to fill the screen — it will only expand vertically.

    It expands normally up to about 80% of the screen width, but then becomes unresponsive to any attempt to make it wider - so I'm working in a dinky little workspace.

    The app seems to think my display is narrower than it really is.

    Windows expand normally when application frame is turned off, and return to the problem width when app frame is turned back on.

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  14. Caret symbol doubling in Index panel

    InDesign v.13.01, Macintosh, client.

    I'm listing the caret symbol in the Index but when I create an index entry for it, it appears on the Index panel as two carets (see attached). However, it shows up as a single caret in the generated index so the panel's where the problem is.

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  16. save as dialogue

    Summary: Save button disabled when dragging a folder from finder into the Save dialogue for file that has not been previously saved (new files or converted documents.)

    1. InDesign Version 13.0.1 - macOS
    2. To reproduce error: Create a new file (this is required), choose Save As, drag a folder from the finder into the Save As dialogue, press "Save"
    3. Expected result: Save action to take place
    4. Actual result: Save button has no effect (browsing to a new folder will re-enable the Save button)

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  18. Clicking between windows changes page on previous active window

    Is anyone else having this odd behavior where clicking between windows change page shown on previous active window?

    https://cl.ly/3N0L3G25150U

    This happens on both new InDesign CC 2018 and CC 2017. I'm running:

    - InDesign CC 2018 (Build 13.0.1)
    - InDesign CC 2017.1 (Build 12.1.0.56)
    - macOS 10.12.5
    - iMac 27" Early 2013

    I've post this here as well: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2417538

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  19. Horizontal and vertical measurements switched in Move dialog

    I’m one of the dinosaurs who started out in the trade on a typesetting machine, and my preferred system of units uses picas for horizontal measures and points for vertical. This has mostly worked fine for years, but since the most recent update I notice that the Move dialog is using points for X and picas for Y. Not a major issue, but somewhat annoying. (ISTR previous versions with a similar bug in the Cell Options > Text dialog, where the left & right insets were in points and the top & bottom in picas, but that one now behaves…

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  20. Post it style note

    A DTP program I used twenty years ago had a fantastic feature that has never been included in InDesign. At the bottom of the tools panel was a small area that when clicked and dragged off became a non-printing post-it note with the text active for immediate typing of a note.
    It was really handy, as sometimes when doing a page layout you really want to note when you have say adjusted tracking, or indeed just a future reminder where for example you want to remind another designer to say edit an image etc.

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