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  1. Bring back title bar icons from CC 2018

    Those were so handy, why have they been removed? There is plenty of space on the title bar.

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  2. InDesign 2020 15.0.1 CEP panel size bug on Windows HiDPI with scaling > 100%

    On some Windows workstations, my InDesign CEP panel has the wrong size (way too large). This looks like a re-surfacing of the old bug mentioned here:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/get-started/cep-panel-wrong-size-in-cc2018/td-p/9660228?page=1


    • Version:

    InDesign version 15.0.1


    • Steps to reproduce:

    Install this dummy sample 'Hello World' panel into InDesign 15.0.1 on Windows 10 on a workstation with a HiDPI display. Make sure the Windows Display Scaling it set to 100%

    https://rorohiko.com/downloads/ID2020PanelSizeBug/ID2020PanelSizeBug.1.0.0.zxp

    Run InDesign, open the panel -> should be OK.

    Quit InDesign, change the Windows display scaling to 200%

    Run InDesign, open the panel -> panel is extraordinary large. See screenshots on

    https://coppieters.nz/?p=333


    • Expected result:

    Panel…

    10 votes
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  3. home

    Delete the new "home button" (located next to the "file" button) in Indesign, or turn it into an optional feature.

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  4. In Japanese version, "Column" is incorrectly translated as "列" instead of "段"

    InDesign 15.0.1
    There are at least eight places where "Column" should be translated as "段" in the Japanese version, but "列".
    Please see the list on the next page along with the Japanese version of the screen capture.
    https://cs5.xyz/blog/2020/02/indesigntextcolumn.html

    日本語版で"Column"を"段"と訳すべきところ、"列"と訳されているところが少なくとも8箇所あります。
    次のページに日本語版の画面キャプチャとともにリストアップしましたので見てください。
    https://cs5.xyz/blog/2020/02/indesigntextcolumn.html

    7 votes
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  5. App Switcher

    When I use app switcher on MacBook Pro, Catalina, InDesign 15.0.1, I cannot get over to InDesign. I have to use Mission Control, then click on the Desktop to which I have assigned InDesign. I would appreciate if that could be fixed. Gary

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  6. InDesign help/welcome screen

    I don't like the fact that the, what looks like a "welcome screen" always pops up after closing InDesign work page. I was told it it's a UI of the application.
    Please find a way for us to turn that off. I find it annoying and not helpful during my work day.

    2 votes
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  7. "Edit Page Size" drop down list; each entry duplicated

    When using the "Edit Page Size" button/drop down on the Pages panel, the list of page sizes has begin showing duplicate entries, and I'm not sure why. It seems to have started out of nowhere.
    To select an item in the list, you can see in the screenshot that each entry is doubled, and sometimes the "top" item is the correct one to click, other times it is the "bottom" item. In each pairing, one of them does nothing when selected.
    I've attached an image to show what I mean.

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  8. Wrong translation of "Art" in German version of InDesign 2020

    In prior versions of InDesign one import option for AI and PDF files used to be "Objekt" which is still used in the online help document while InDesign shows probably the original English word "Art" which is confusing since this word also exists in German language but makes no sense in this context.

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  9. pages panel

    Hi, when I have the Pages panel open and add a few pages or spreads, I can't see the numbers of the final pages, they're hidden by a blank panel. Could someone please look into this or provide a workaround. Screen shot attached.

    Thanks

    4 votes
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  10. Bug: Text wrap above/below, left/right buttons reveresed

    When I assign text wrap to an object and unlink above/below, left/right settings... if I click the arrow to increase top wrap disctance, it changes the right setting on the object, the bottom arrow changes the left. What should be the Left setting, changes the Top setting on the object, etc... since latest update (15.0.1 x64, Windows 10)... looks like the icons in the widget are on the wrong settings.

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  11. UI SCALING ISSUE ON 4K DISPLAY ... TOO SMALL!!

    As I'm sure you're aware by now, the tools and menu links in InDesign are way too small when displayed on a 4K screen. I've just installed CC on a new Dell XPS 15 7590 with 4K LCD screen with default Windows scaling setting of 250%, which works fine for all the Adobe apps I use (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Acrobat) except InDesign. PLEASE FIX!

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  12. screen mode button is gone

    Screen mode button has been removed from tool bar and there's no way to add it back in MUST HAVE SCREEN MODE BUTTON IN TOP TOOLBAR where it has always been in the past.

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  13. Tabbing through values doesn't work on certain panels

    When you press tab on, say the colour palette to input values in CMYK, the tab button instead of highlighting the next field ready for your input instead often places the cursor after the value you wish to amend which is frustrating and slows my workflow down. It's done this for years to be fair.

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  14. Change font without changing style

    Assume that I have selected some text which contains instances of bold, italic, or other "styles" (not INDD "styles," but variations of a typeface within a specific font family).

    In previous versions of InDesign, I used to be able to change the typeface of the selected text, and maintain all instances of bold, italic, etc. In newer versions of InDesign, this is only possible when I navigate to the new font family by scrolling through the menu; when I search for a font family, I am presented with only the specific members of the family, not the family itself. This…

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  15. Can't open dropdown menu's


    1. Indesign 15.01

    2. Click on top menu item

    3. Dropdown menu is opened

    4. Mouse is constantly showing loading symbol and Dropdown menu doesn't open even after a few seconds

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  16. Right swiping a hyperlink and then right clicking produces inconsistent context menu

    Hi there,

    If I have a hyperlink as plain text and then highlight it, then right-click the area, I sometimes get an option to turn it into a hyperlink and other times I get the spell checker menu with not such option.

    It would be good if the option to turn text into a hyperlink was always visible when you right-clicked highlighted text. I have dynamic spell checking turned on.

    Kind regards
    Mike H

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  17. Poor consistency between menus and short cut key mappings

    Hi there,

    It is very difficult or obscure to map a short cut key. This is because the drop- down boxes in the short cut key editor consistently don't match the menus.

    I am trying to match the menus to the short-cut-key editor. I am trying to map a short-cut key to Type->Hyperlinks...=>New Hyperlink.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

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  18. Type tool still deselects itself InDD 15.0.1

    The bug has been already reported, it's been claimed to be fixed in 14.0.1, but actually still persists and never was corrected.

    Typing "T" just selects the type tool very briefly, then changes back to the previous tool. Clicking inside a text frame has the same result, even if you get to select some part of the text, it just changes back tot he previous tool in most of the cases. The only way to get it work, is to select the tool in the sidebar, however even there it takes several seconds to become active.

    Using InDD 15.0.1 on…

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  19. Problem with layer panel

    Version 13.1.1.110
    Dots allowing to select objects on layers panel disappear although it was supposed to be fixed. Reinitializing preferences work but is not a lasting solution since this occurs on tens of machines. We cannot upgrade to version 14 or 15 for now.

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  20. Request for a Save All facility

    It would be very useful to have a "save all" facility as do Microsoft's and other's products: Pressing Ctrl+Shift+S saves all open documents in sequence.
    It is very disconcerting to realise I have 7-8 documents open from a book at the same time and none of them has been saved, sometimes for days.

    I have once or twice been caught out by Windows crashing with a large set of documents open and then found their contents in various confusing states.

    It would be so much easier if I could watch the stars slowly disappear from my tabs/eyes by pressing a…

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