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  1. Adding file extension after first letter of file name when saving a new document

    When I save a new document, the default file name is "Untitled-1.indd" (or .psd or .ai). If I want to call the file "ProjectA.indd" when I start typing and press "P" all creative cloud apps add the file extension after the first letter then continue with what I am typing. So what should be "ProjectA" turns into "P.inddrojectA." If I only type "Pr" I get "P.inddr." If I start to delete and remove the r and the second d, it will add the file extension again so I end up with "P.ind.indd." If I delete back to the "P" and…

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  2. InDesign 17.0.1 Background Tasks Icon in Dark Mode

    In the new InDesign 17.0.1, the background task swirl is black instead of white in dark mode. (please see attached). Thx!

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  3. ID 2021: New documents open in the background of home screen

    Windows 10, ID 2021 (16.4)
    Bug 1: new documents open in the background of the home screen. See video.
    Bug 2: if the home screen isn't shown and you create a new file, the home screen will appear and lay over the new document.
    Bug 3: if you change anything on the page, the home screen appears
    Bug 4: if you create multiple new documents and close them, it will sometimes ask to save them and sometimes it won't.

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  4. Font names display inconsistently

    This is a strange one: we use this font https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/lus (you have to put a 't' on the end of that url, Uservoice thinks it's rude, apparently) it's Regular and Display weights. On two computers this shows up as (syntax here is [Font Family] / [Font Style]) Lus(t) / Regular and Lus(t) Display / Regular, respectively. On three others they show up as Lus(t) / Regular and Lus(t) / Display and there seems to be no way to align them.

    I've attached a screenshot of how the taskbar shows font on the machines that separate them out.

    The first two…

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  5. Menu not appearing when clicking toolbar hamburger button

    I got the problem that the menu that should appear when you click on an "hamburger" button in the top right corner of a toolbar doesn't appear.
    This happens on a second screen when you got more than one screen/monitor, and the main screen has higher resolution than the second one. It also only happens to toolbars that are positioned near the bottom edge of the second screen and where the menu height is larger than the distance between the "hamburger" button and the bottom edge of the screen.

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  6. Menu not appearing when clicking toolbar hamburger button

    I got the problem that the menu that should appear when you click on an "hamburger" button in the top right corner of a toolbar doesn't appear.
    This happens on a second screen when you got more than one screen/monitor, and the main screen has higher resolution than the second one. It also only happens to toolbars that are positioned near the bottom edge of the second screen and where the menu height is larger than the distance between the "hamburger" button and the bottom edge of the screen.

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  7. Menu not appearing when clicking toolbar hamburger button

    I got the problem that the menu that should appear when you click on an "hamburger" button in the top right corner of a toolbar doesn't appear.
    This happens on a second screen when you got more than one screen/monitor, and the main screen has higher resolution than the second one. It also only happens to toolbars that are positioned near the bottom edge of the second screen and where the menu height is larger than the distance between the "hamburger" button and the bottom edge of the screen.

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  8. UI Default Too **** Small!

    UI in InDesign 15.0.1 is way too small by default and not scalable. Many users have been complaining about this for years, yet you guys refuse to do anything about it, while charging us up the wazzoo for subscription fees. If this is not addressed soon, we may all abandon you for Canva.

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  9. InDesign 2022 - Wrong Icons in Toolbar

    It looks like the icons for selection and direct selection are flip-flipped in the toolbar.

    Selection should be black, and direct select should be white.

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  10. publicrelations@westerncounties.ca

    My Adobe Indesign updated to 2022, but my User Interface font is very small and I can't increase the size. The choice to increase UI size is greyed out (see attached screen shot). Any ideas on the issue?

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  11. User Interface got large

    The User interface got large and many commands in the control bar have been hidden even if I set it on Small in the preferences!
    I can't get the small interface that was in the previous version.

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  12. Display Artefacts - horizontal lines and placed image distortions.

    Display Artefacts horizontal lines and placed image distortions when scrolling/editing documents.
    UI set to small and zoomed to 135% on the spread.
    A simple graphic.jpg is placed on the master/parent assigned to the page.
    sRGB colour management used in the document.
    Screen resolution 3840x2400px.

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  13. "Selection" and "Direct Selection" tool icons mixed up in toolbar

    The button images for "selection" and "direct selection" tools are mixed-up. The buttons are still in their correct place, but the "selection tool" button now displays the white arrow in the toolbar, the "direct selection" button the black arrow.

    The mouse arrows themselves remain correct, as do their functions.

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    We're happy to announce that we've reverted the icons of Selection Tool and Direct Selection Tool in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.


    Please update to this latest version to see the change of these tool icons.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  14. Export and Save As dialogs not showing up in MacOS Monterey

    1. 16.4
    2. Installed MacOS Monterey then InDesign Export or Save As dialogs stopped working.
    3. Export or Save As dialogs should be showing up
    4. Export or Save As dialogs not showing up with either keyboard shortcuts or when using the dropdown menu.
    5. The issue was validated by your support staff Lakshay (Adobe) through remote access 26.10.2021
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  15. menu size too small

    The menu titles and every icon on indesign is far too small, could be that my laptop screen is high resolution so it thinks the screen is bigger than it is? it is frustratingly small.

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    We have released InDesign 2022(v17.0.0.96) with “Scalable user interface” feature. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue?


    Adobe InDesign Team

  16. Background Task wheel keeps spinning

    After exporting a .pdf the blue wheel keeps spinning forever.

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  17. Panel adjustment arrows do not stay, they just blink and gone.

    Using 16.4 in Mac 11.6. Cannot slide panels in Application Frame mode. The arrows blink but go off quickly. If you're quick it works but not like it used to be.

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  18. Shift + Tab / Ctrl + Shift + Tab doesn't work properly with reordered Windows

    Shift + Tab usually switches to the next open window/project. with Ctrl is switches to previous window.
    That works so far.

    It doesn't work anymore though, as soon as you rearrange the order of the windows.

    Say you have project A, Project B, Project C open, but you move the window from Project C between A and B

    so now its: A, C, B

    if I now want to switch from C to B I would click Shift + Tab. But instead to the obvious next Tab "project B" it switches STILL to A.

    So Indesign constantly remembers the original…

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  19. UI: click and drag not working

    Not able to change control panel or palette values by click and dragging widgets. This works fine in Photoshop. MacBook Pro, OS BigSur 11.5.2. InDesign 16.4

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  20. Cross Reference search doesn't recognize typographer's quotes

    When creating a cross-reference by searching for text with a particular style, the search text will not recognize a typographer's single quote. Therefore, a word like "woman's" with a single prime mark will work, but that same word using a proper single quote mark will yield no results, even if I can verify the existence of the text in the document to which I'm creating the cross-reference. The search function should be able to recognize that character, but if not, could it auto-replace such characters with the dumb quote mark? Failing that, could there be a simple warning message telling…

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