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  1. data merge to PDF: page numbers (generated with current page number marker) don't increase

    To recreate this bug:
    1) Make a new print document 8 pages long (doesn't matter if pages are facing or not) A4 or letter size (this doesn't matter either)
    2) Go to the master page and somewhere on the master page, add a new text frame and within that frame, add an auto page number.
    3) In a text editor, create the following file for test purposes and save it with the name "test.txt" - (cut and paste the next five lines of text):
    name
    Colin
    David
    Jose
    Max
    4) Return to InDesign, go to the data merge palette and…

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  2. Licensing restriction in the Font issue, while using a FREE FONT

    Cannot export a PDF file while using a handwriting Font from many sources, even though they are Licence free.

    Here is the font Im trying (https://www.pelikan.com/pulse/Pulsar/de_DE.CMS.displayCMS.209793./schriften) after off course talked to the company asking for this issue. They confirm the font is free to use.

    Secondly I tryied differente font source and the problem remains.

    Any idea?

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  3. I'm using Windows with InDesign cc 2018, but I can't seem to export a single page from a multipage document.

    I know I can export separate pdf files, but I don't want 90 separate pages, I should be able to simply select one page and export it, with the printer's marks. I also tried to print to pdf using the print settings, but was unable to create a pdf file with the printer's marks and bleed, even though these were selected in the dialogue box.

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  4. InDesign produces 'failed to open the pdf file' error when importing pdf with dotted lines

    Using InDesign v13.1 on a MacBook Air (12 inch, 2017) running iOS 10.13, importing a .pdf generated using attached MS Powerpoint file LA02examplerunFigure.pptx resulted in 'failed to open the pdf file' error if the lines added to the graphic are dotted lines as shown (see attachment). Changing these lines to solid lines before exporting to .pdf solved this (see 'LA02examplerunFigure(noDotted).pptx). Upon experimentation, addition of any dotted line to the graphic in Powerpoint results in this error when the file is exported to a .pdf and imported to InDesign.

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  5. inDesign Form Fields are Hidden in Acrobat after Export

    I created two form fields in inDesign using the Buttons and Forms panel. When I export my pdf (interactive), I cannot see the form fields. Interestingly enough, when I click "Prepare Form" in Acrobat, the form fields appear, and without doing anything, I can save the pdf and the form fields will continue to work as expected. Obviously this is much more time-consuming than if the fields were just visible by default.

    My document is very simple: 1 page, a couple lines, minimal text, some hyperlinks (which all function correctly), and the two form fields.

    I believe it has something…

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    The way you have described the issue you are facing is pretty simple and straight-forward. You don’t need to toggle any specific setting to specify Form Fields in InDesign or view them in Acrobat. The Form Fields are visible with a light-bluish background in Acrobat. Wonder what could be causing the issue to happen for you.
    Even though there doesn’t appear to be anything special in the document you are creating, could you share the same so that it can be looked at for troubleshooting?

    Adobe InDesign team

  6. Doesn't let me save in RGB

    InDesign CC2018

    I'm trying to save a PDF in RGB, but when you are in the output section to change from CMYK to RGB, it doesn't let me, it automatically changes to CMYK.

    Even if I start the file in Web version since the beginning.

    I tried with new files and it still doesn't let me.

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  7. When i go into File- Export, only the bottom half of the Export Adobe PDF pop up is showing up on my screen.

    THe PDF export window is not showing up in its entirely on my screen. The top half is missing so I cannot change and of my settings and I cannot grab the top of the pop up to move it down the page. So I cannot submit any pages to my printer since it's not set on the printer's settings. How can I move this pop up down on my screen?

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  8. Hyperlinks and Email addresses not working when exporting interactive PDF from InDesign CC 13.0 x64 on windows platform.

    My department is tasked with creating 508 accessible documents. In 2017 version of InDesign, we did not have any issues exporting documents containing hyperlinks or email addresses. Now when I run the accessibility report, every one of them fail. We absolutely need to find a fix for this so that we can meet our client needs.

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  9. Export Icon

    the icon while exporting PDFs has an animation next to the "arrange documents" icon at the top. this is minor but the last two frames of the saving animation are switched around. i dont know how to explain it so i guess you should just try saving a big PDF yourself and paying attention to the bar. again really minor but for a product meant for design, it feels like it could have been seen beforehand

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  10. Through the single page PDF created from facing the text is displayed

    Through the PDF size under specified conditions, will display the text. Print out also confirmed.
    Please see the link below.
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2483538

    Translations by Microsoft® Translator

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  11. Data Merge - Can't preview without errors

    The apparently long-running Data Merge previewing error!
    Occasionally previewing a data merge will permanently ruin exports. The only solution is to create a new document. Happened to me on almost every project I tried - wasted hours and hours.
    See this thread and video for more information:
    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10337647#10337647

    (Also colons in csv titles makes file unusable??)

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  12. URLs breaking when used inside a table

    I have a InDesign doc that has several columns (name, address, website link, etc). When converting to pdf the urls break. The urls are too long for the column so they wrap onto 2-3 lines. When I copy the url and paste it outside the table and extend the text box so the url is on one line then it works as should be.


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server:
      InDesign CC
      v9.2 x64

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  13. Table cells tagged as form fields do not get tagged when using the Articles panel in an accessible PDF file.

    If you convert a table cell to a graphic cell and then make it an interactive form field, if you use the Articles panel to control the order, the form fields do not get tagged.

    1.) Create a table
    2.) Select a cell and choose Table > Convert to Graphic Cell
    3.) Open the articles panel and drag the frame containing the table to the Articles panel to create a new article.
    4.) Enable "Use for Reading order in tagged PDF" from the Articles panel menu.
    5.) Export to interactive PDF with tags enabled.

    Result: If you open the PDF…

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  14. Rollover images "stick" in Interactive PDF

    Hi, I am working on the document that contains multiple rollovers. All of them "stick" at one point or another, the images will change to "rollover" state but not to the normal state when hovering off. This is very confusing for the end-users. Please see attached pdf. I am using InDesign CC 2018.

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    Thank you all for reporting the issue to us.
    We have concluded our investigation into the issue. As per our findings, the bug belongs to Acrobat and there is little that can be done at InDesign’s end.

    We have already notified the concerned team, internally and they would be working on the same.

    For now we are closing this thread for InDesign.

    -InDesign Team

  15. When pasting or exporting, the Preview Panel will not resize, expands to the entire window

    When exporting or pasting in Indesign 2018, the preview panel will not resize.
    It expands to the entire window which there is no minimize button on top, only the cancel button. I have resize arrows but will not resize.

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  16. [BUG] PDF size is to high using the export feature

    With this post I would like to report an issue regarding the export feature of Adobe Indesign. When exporting a PDF-file from Indesign, the PDF file size is unnecessary to high and the document contains a lot of overhead. After the same pdf-file is resaved using the default Os X preview application, the overhead is removed and the file size is correct. Please fix this issue.

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  17. Accessible PDF Exported from ID contains SPANS in Reading Order panel

    InDesign Version: 13.1

    To reproduce issue, create an InDesign document with some styles, map styles to tags and export to PDF with tags (accessible pdf).

    Expected result is that in the Reading Order panel (and Content pane), each paragraph is wrapped in an appropriate container.

    The actual result is that each line of text within a paragraph is wrapped in a span container.

    Although this doesn't seem to directly affect the accessibility of the file, it makes additional remediation difficult because of the many containers found in the PDF file.

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    Hello All,
    We acknowledge that the issue is slowing you down and we regret the same.
    Our investigation suggests that the issue lies in the latest update of Acrobat and there is little that can be done at our end to resolve the issue.
    The problem has been communicated to the relevant team.
    In the meanwhile we are closing this thread for InDesign.

    Regards,
    InDesign Team

  18. Indesign will not tag endnotes to XML

    When Adding untagged items to the Structure, Indesign promptly states that Endnotes are not supported for XML tagging. I use XML tagging process for creating reliable Accessible WCAG compliant PDFs, and other export requirements. Please make Endnotes USEFUL - 1. keep in same story (not an additional frame) and make tagging process available.
    OR... a way to convert endnotes to linked cross references - even in tables!
    Tables if Indesign worst thought when it comes to footnotes and endnotes.

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  19. Data Merge to PDF (using the new single page export feature) does not work properly

    Using the packaged folder attached, go to the Data Merge panel and select Export to PDF. Click OK on the first dialog box and in the second dialog box, make sure the "Create Separate PDF files" checkbox is checked.
    Expected result - 6 PDFs that have correct content in each PDF.
    Actual result - 6 PDFs that have incorrect content. PDF 1 is fine, but PDFs 2-6 are the same content as PDF 2.

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  20. Wrong characters exported to PDF.

    My InDesign-Document uses 1 font only. After exporting a PDF, some character-combinations are replaced by a special character (see Screenshot). After closing and re-opening the document, the error doesn't appear again and the PDF file is exported normally.

    InDesign Mac CC 2018 (13.0.1)
    OS X Sierra 12.12.5
    Monotype Fontexplorer 6.0.3

    Thank you all!

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    We have released InDesign CC2019.0.2 with lot of stability fixes. If you are not on 14.0.2.324 then I would recommend you to upgrade to latest version as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If Yes, Can you please provide the document(s)/asset(s)? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)
    • Does Trashing preference and cache, please create a backup of Preference and cache before trashing them, help to resolve the issue?

    Adobe InDesign Team

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