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  1. 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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  2. Standard shortcuts cannot be substituted

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 x64 - It appears that as-standard shortcuts cannot be substituted, even though they show as if they have been. Specifically the 'W' shortcut. I want to substitute Ctrl+Alt+W in a new custom list based on the default list. This avoids any possibility of entering W in text. Even though I substitute the new command and remove the standard command, the new command does not work but the old one still does. I previously was able to do this with my previous version software.

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  3. I emphasize enough how much I dislike the new styling on the text/paragraph style dialogues

    It is SOO much harder to select the paragraph (or whatever) style I need now. The key information in that dialogue is the style name, which I know you know because that's what you show when it's selected. But that style name isn't the most visible part of the drop-down. In my case, it's darn hard to see. This is slowing me way down and I'm feeling very grumpy about it.
    I was also really irritated when the resize quick keys did a switcheroo here after 20+ years, but I can get over that. This one -though! Apologies for the…

    1 vote

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    Need More Info  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    This new menu you are seeing is only visible from the properties panel.
    You can still see the list of paragraph styles from the Paragraph Styles menu (Type→Paragraph styles) in the same way as it used to be in previous years.
    Please let us know if you still face the problem

    Thanks,
    Aman

  4. Properties panel - linked panels opening across extended windows

    Win 10 / InDesign cc2019

    I have an issue where the underlined panel options don't respect the boundaries of my extended screen configuration causing the popped out palette to split across windows.

    In illustrator these linked palettes always appear within the confines of a maximised application window's boundary.

    P.S. I hope it is your intention to continue to develop the properties panel so that more of the options appear naturally within its space. Similar to the way the Transform, Character, Paragraph and Align sections do via the 'more options' ellipses.

    I've pointed out your approach on the Illustrator forum in…

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  5. Cursor size in working area is huge InDesign CC 2018 Win

    The ID cursor (black) when over the workspace is huge. It is normal size when hovering over the tool bars (white), but when you move over the workspace it is supersized. This occurs when working on an external monitor, but is scaled appropriately on HD Laptop Screen.

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  6. Changing the cursor to text AND changes it self to cursor

    Always when i'm going change to text but it changes it self back to cursor. really annoying bug. everytime when i do this.

    My indesign is version 14.0.1

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  7. macOS full screen support please

    My workflow makes use of macOS workspaces, but this requires my applications to support Full Screen mode in macOS. Adobe CC apps do not and I'm fairly sure this is intentional, but it doesn't align with the way many users work.

    Please add macOS Full Screen/Workspaces functionality in future updates of InDesign and other CC applications. Thanks!

    4 votes

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  8. control panel not showing up

    every time i open indesign cc 2019 my control panels are gone. i can get them back with shortcut (cmd t). this happens for every document (new and already existing). it happens also not only at indesign startup, but also when i open close documents during work. it work in two different offices and it happens in both indesigns. any clue?

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  9. Indesign CC 2018 (oct): display of frame borders offset by 1 pixel

    Indesign CC 14.0.1 x64, german

    put a pageitems' left border exactly on X=0, aligning the item to the left side of a right page on facing pages... see screenshot...

    Frame border is displayed offset by 1 pixel.

    This does not apply to right aligned items on left pages. Here the frame border is displayed fine.

    It's minor ... but ugly.

    2 votes

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  10. keyboard shortcut CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-Enter reverted on restart. Num . and Num enter not working.

    Indesign 14.0.1. x64, german, german keyboard layout

    I try to delete the shortcuts for
    - Windows > Interactive: EPUB-Interactive-Preview
    - Panels > EPUB-Interactive-Preview: Documentpreview
    - Panels > EPUB-Interactive-Preview: Spread preview

    and i try to reassigne these shortcuts "CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-Enter" and "ALT-SHIFT-ENTER" etc. to other functions. I save my custom keyboard shortcuts and it works for this session. But everytime i restart Indesign they are revcerted to the EPUB-functions.

    ALSO the numpad keys "," and "enter" are no longer differentiated from the normal "," and "enter" keys and are thus not working. Back in Indesign CS6 the numpad keys were labeled "Num…

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  11. Indesign CC2019 14.0.1 - Some panels collapsed after restart

    Indesign 14.0.1 x64, german, Windows8

    I have "Character", "Paragraph|Stories|Attributes", "Layers", "Color"-Panels docked to the left side of Indesign on Screen 1. I also have several other panels stacked but freefloating on a second screen. No panel is ever minimized. No panel is ever collapsed in my setup. I always have them expanded and open. This is my standart workspace. After closing Indesign and starting it, sometimes it collapes the left-docked panels. The freefloating panels on screen2 remain ok.

    In settings "auto-minimize panels" is OFF.
    "Auto show panels" is checked "ON".

    Please see screenshot attached.

    Expected behaviour is - of course…

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  12. Odd ruler behavior

    Ran into a new issue with IND 14.0.1. When setting the display to picas, i got a "6" measurement in between the primary numbers -- it's not incorrect since there's 12 points to a pica but it's something that never happened before. it's a bug because right-clicking on the margin and selecting custom, i changed the value to 6 points, and then changed it back to 12 points, and then changed it back to picas. the odd "6" was gone.

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  13. "View by Group"

    Every time I start InDesign the "View by Group" notification pops up in my CC Libraries, even after clicking Cancel or "View by Group." See image...

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  14. Cmd + F (Ctrl + F) should not close the Find/Change dialog

    Repro:
    1. Cmd + F to open a Find/Change dialog. Don't close the dialog (with Done, or Esc, for example).
    2. With the Find/Change dialog still open(which is fine; I plan to use it again shortly), resume typing into the document.
    3. Click Cmd + F again. What I expect is that the application focus becomes the Find/Change dialog. But what happens instead is that the Find/Change dialog closes. I can't tell you how many times I end up mistakenly typing content into my document that I think is being entered into the Find/Change dialog instead.

    The simple solution here…

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  15. 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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  16. 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…

    2 votes

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  17. 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.

    2 votes

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  18. PDF comments panel starts scrolling on it's own

    At random the panel starts scrolling whenever the mouse is over the panel.

    Moving the mouse off the panel for a few seconds usually stops it and I can continue working

    On OSx and 2019

    3 votes

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  19. Custom story editor text color to does not change picture box icon color rendering invisible on black background

    When changing the Story Editor Display text color to something other than black, the picture box icon color does not change to match. If the background is set to black (such as with the "Terminal" theme), picture boxes are no longer visible in the story editor. Only can be seen when highlighting the text.

    Would like the picture box color to match the text color when using story editor.

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 on Mac OS 10.13.6

    1 vote

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  20. New Document Thumbnails

    I don't see the added value of the 'Thumbnails' in the New Document panel.
    Those are rather confusing than functional, since all have the same aspect ratio.
    Won't it be nice when the default icon reflects the actual orientation and aspect ratio?

    1 vote

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