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  1. Phantom lines are appearing on export that do show up on print

    Phantom lines around boxes are appearing on export. Some of these are appearing when printed from Nitro Pro. This may be a Nitro Pro issue?

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  2. Indesign fails to create new PDF's from imported Xerox scans

    tested on pc version Adobe Indesign CS6 8.1

    All imported pdf color scans from Xerox WC78xx copiers fail to create a new PDF in Indesign when using 'High quality Print' setting in Indesign PDF preferences.
    The only workaround is choosing convert to CMYK (or press quality) in Adobe indesign pdf preferences.
    Xerox now knows about this (I contacted them as first) but they say it's not their fault, Indesigns handels their scans wrong.

    my Xerox contact is Bart.Knops@xerox.com

    Please help ASAP, as this affects all users of indesign with Xerox machines (a lot!)

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  3. indesign export

    I export a pdf and then decide I want to make a tweak. So I tweak the indesign file, re-export my pdf, and then the pdf doesn't update the preview! I have to re-export TWICE in order for the pdf to be updated. Anybody else having this problem?

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    Hi

    Please provide the following information:
    1. Which version of InDesign are you using?
    2. On which OS are you seeing this issue? Win or Mac?
    3. This issue is reproducible with each and every file or with some specific files?

    Regards
    Anasuiya Gupta

  4. inDesign buttons not show

    Some interactive buttons not show in acrobat DC. I have to click on something (e.g. the zoom) for showing all interactive buttons. Huge bug!

    Tested on windows and mac.

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    under review  ·  Anasuiya Gupta responded

    Hi Michael

    Thanks for reporting the issue. This is a known bug and is currently under review.

    Regards
    Anasuiya Gupta

  6. Hidden content in pdf export

    Adobe InDesign CC 2017. While exporting the file into a PDF. In the PDF while searching for a word I found some sort of ghost fields (picture ghostfields.png). Then I found out that the problem is caused by graphics that we use internally. There are mostly more than just one graphic in one Illustrator file (picture illustratorfile.png). It is saved as an ai, not eps. InDesign exports the parts of those graphics that are actually not visible in InDesign (picture error2.png). I could not find out why, or how to solve it. And because of those ghost field you can…

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  7. PDF export with hyperlink incorrect when hyphenation is used in URL

    When hyphenation is used within the URL the link will become corrupted. Using PDF Export with option Hyperlink ON.
    CC2017.1 (build 12.1.0.56) Mac and Win.

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  8. Export PDF, cannot cancel background task

    Sometimes, there is no way to cancel a background pdf export task.

    No way to close the document either, only hard quitting works.

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  9. Datamerge

    Version: Indesign CC 2017.1. Same behaviour in both Windows 7 and El Capitan 10.11.6.

    Steps to reproduce: Create a layout file and a tab delimited text file like the ones seen on the info images.

    Expected result: A pdf with the same data as the text file and preview.

    Actual result: A pdf with its first record correct, but the following two incorrect. See description image.

    Solutions/workarounds


    1. Decrease the column names number of characters and/or make sure no placeholder has overset text (used solution).


    2. Create a merged document. The values seem to work as expected then (this solution was not…

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  10. CC'15-'17 All hyperlinks missing/removed after round trip with InCopy editors

    I am a designer and build corporate white papers anywhere from 35-100+ pages in length. We use the layout InCopy workflow with one assignment and all stories exported under that. After I import and design/format all content including hyperlinks, I then save for the editors for use in InCopy. They then do their work, and save for me, standard. Upon opening, all the hyperlinks are missing with a "red flag" denoting the ref. is missing . Oddly enough, for the past two documents we made, you could still export to PDF with the links functioning, this despite all the missing…

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  11. AGLFN: ZWJ, ZWNJ, ZWS in PDF

    Indesign is not written ZWJ (U+200D), ZWNJ (U+200C), ZWS (U+200B) with its glyph name uni200D, uni200C, uni200B respectively.

    This is not helping in copying the text with ZWJ (U+200D), ZWNJ (U+200C), ZWS (U+200B) from PDF.

    These non-printing characters are copied has "space" instead.

    These non-printing characters in Indic scripts are part of text. With and without these characters, text can changes its meaning.

    Please support these characters with AGLFN glyph names in fonts in Indesign, PDF export feature.

    More info

    https://github.com/adobe-type-tools/agl-aglfn/issues/1#issuecomment-323822117

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  12. Profiles equal to the Output-Intend get lost on PDF-Export

    When exporting a PDF all profiles equal to the Output-Intend (which in my case is the Document-Colorspace PSO Coated V3) get lost when exporting.

    I have created a small test-file with an PSO Coated V3 Image and an ISO Coated V2 Image.

    When Exporting as PDF X4 with Output-Intend Set to PSO Coated V3 the Image that IS PSO Coated V3 looses its profile and the same for the ISO Coated V2 when the Output-Intend is set to that.

    This is horrible for Colormanagement. I've been in contact with "Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG" and they suggested to report this to Adobe…

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  13. adobe 2017 exporting pdfs are terrible in any colour profile. Printing and rgb pdf is fine.

    no ideas - need help! Indeign is useless to me without being able to make good pdfs in both cmyk and rgb

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  14. Missing color in PDF from InDesign

    I have an InDesign file with a placed PSD file in it, which contains two spot colors. When I save the file as a PDF out of InDesign, only one of the two spot channels is visible.

    I'm running the latest versions of InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. To reproduce, open the attached InDesign file and save as a PDF. The resulting PDF should show a yellow and blue spot, but only the blue is visible. (The PDF generated during packaging also exhibits the problem.)

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