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  1. Color Settings Not Sticking

    Upon updating to InDesign 2019 (14.0) my color settings are no longer retained.

    As soon as I quit the app and restart the color settings go back to "Emulate Adobe InDesign 2.0 CMS Off"

    I have reinstalled the app.
    I have wiped all settings.
    I have cleared the Adobe Color Cache folder.

    15 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello All,

      Thank you for your patience all this while.
      This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
      If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

      Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
      Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

      List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

      Regards,
      InDesign Team

    • Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 xmp-information for images cannot be copied

      1: Indesign 14.0.1
      2: open any link details for any placed image/XMP-information
      3: I want to copy text from this window to clipboard (like credit-information). This was possible in Indesign 2015.
      4: it is not possible to copy text.

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        6 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Cannot "place" MathType eps file correctly into InDesign - InvalidFont error

        InDesign CC 13.1

        Steps to Reproduce

        1.In a ID document, use File > Place
        2.Select the attached eps file, which is an eps file created by MathType
        3.Place the eps file

        Expected Result: The eps to place the image correctly

        Actual Result: Before the eps is placed, the error is seen: "InvalidFont error occurred creating the screen display for the imported EPS. The EPS will draw as a gray box. The actual EPS may not print and will not export as PDF. Do you still want to place this file? Yes/No?

        Clicking Yes results in only a gray box.

        *Cannot…

        4 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Multi-state objects and animated elements not working on State 1

          InDesign CC 2019 14.0:

          I have a 4 state multi-state object. Each state has a full-screen image with a text title and description which animates in (Fly-in from top) for each state upon load. Left/Right buttons control the interactivity.

          However, when I add an animation to the text title/description in State-1 it causes the full-screen image to not load and the test/description text doesn't appear either. (Tested in Indesign in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and on iPad/iBooks)

          When testing it in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and I go to State-2 using the buttons and then return to State-1…

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            2 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Proportional Scaling Using Shift Button Not Working

            In the 2017.1 release of InDesign, the ability to hold Shift and scale objects proportionally seems to have disappeared. I know for me this is a major functionality problem that is increasing the time I have to spend on current projects. I've checked support forums and others are encountering this problem, but I haven't yet seen a solution.

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              213 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hello All,

              Thank you for your patience all this while; we really appreciate your support!

              Our investigation suggests that one of common reasons for the problem is that certain software (mostly antivirus and other security applications) and browser extensions happen to enable “Secure Keyboard Entry” on Mac machines due to which some keys such as Shift key in this case do not perform the desired action in InDesign.

              For now I request you to follow the below provided KB doc for the quick workaround of the problem.
              https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/features-do-not-work-keyboard-keys-mac.html

              In the comments section many of the users have confirmed that disabling Webroot SecureAnywhere (a security app) has resolved the issue for them. Please note that, the problem may not be related to a particular software; there could be a different application or antivirus which might be causing the problem by enabling Secure Keyboard Entry on Mac.

              Regards,
              Abhinav Kaushik
              InDesign Team

            • Preserve Image Dimensions when Relinking and "Auto-fit" options do not seem to work.

              I am using Indesign 14.0

              When I relink files, Indesign changes the scale and placement of images automatically, regardless of whether the preserve image dimensions option in the file handling box is checked or unchecked, and whether the "auto-fit" button in the tool menu is checked or uncheked.

              Preferences > File Handling > "Preserve Image Dimensions when Relinking"

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              • Shape sizing bug that has been around since at least CS6 is STILL not fixed in CC2019!!

                1) Version of Adobe InDesign...

                This bug has plagued InDesign from at least CS 6.2 all the way to the current CC2019 version. I filed a bug report in 2017, and @Abhinav Kaushik claimed the bug was solved, but this was straight-up NOT TRUE. The bug persists to the present software.

                2) Follow these steps to replicate the bug:

                Create a shape, let's say a circle, and then copy this circle and paste it in a separate layer directly over the top of the first. To better see the effects of the bug, make the fill of the top circle…

                7 votes
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                • Cannot place EPS image in empty box

                  InDesign 14.0.1.209
                  Mac OSX 10.14.3

                  Placing an EPS file generated from "Barcode" (by AppsForLife) does not work properly if the target box is empty. If box already contains a graphic, the file will place properly via "Place" or drag+drop.

                  On a new image box or box where the existing image has been deleted, the following occurs (via Place or drag+drop):

                  Image will seem to appear in the target box. Once mouse button is released, the imported image is no longer in the box and the pointer changes to a "placement selector" prompting to place the image in a new box.

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                  • Multi-state objects and animated elements not working on State 1

                    InDesign CC 2019 14.0:

                    I have a 4 state multi-state object. Each state has a full-screen image with a text title and description which animates in (Fly-in from top) for each state upon load. Left/Right buttons control the interactivity.

                    However, when I add an animation to the text title/description in State-1 it causes the full-screen image to not load and the test/description text doesn't appear either. (Tested in Indesign in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and on iPad/iBooks)

                    When testing it in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and I go to State-2 using the buttons and then return to State-1…

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                    • can't place image on rotated page

                      When placing an image on to a rotated page the image is placed outside the work area! Does not mater if I choose place from the File meny or drag and drop from the desktop. No mater where I place it on my page it gets sent way out with no chance of selecting it. InDesign CC 2019 (14.0)

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                      • CC Libraries search slow to input typed letters

                        With the CC Libraries panel open, clicking inside the search area at the top and typing, often the second letter that is typed is not included.

                        For example, RIFT would end up being RFT. When highlighting the word and typing again, it is fine.

                        It seems intermittent and isn't a stuck keyboard key as it works perfectly typing in a text frame.

                        It could possibly be limited to one or two certain characters such as "i" and "f" as those ones that consistently fail to be entered.

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                        • XMP file info dialog box (for linked images) no longer shows up

                          I clicked the flyout menu in the Links panel, and choose to display the XMP file info and the dialog box doesn't show up. It's like it is off screen somewhere, as all the menus are then grayed out. I can hit Escape a few times to get out of it. But sometimes InDesign totally locks up and I have to force quit.

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                          • Cannot place EPS image in empty box

                            InDesign 14.0.1.209
                            Mac OSX 10.14.3
                            sample file is attached

                            Placing an EPS file generated from "Barcode" (by AppsForLife) does not work properly if the target box is empty. If box already contains a graphic, the file will place properly via "Place" or drag+drop.

                            On a new image box or box where the existing image has been deleted, the following occurs (via Place or drag+drop):

                            Image will seem to appear in the target box. Once mouse button is released, the imported image is no longer in the box and the pointer changes to a "placement selector" prompting to place the image…

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                              • How to clear round corner options

                                Recently I have set-up a corner options to drag rectangles with a specific round corner. Now I want to drag regular rectangles, with no round corners anymore. But when drag new rectangles they all have round corners.

                                Note that I have already set the corner option to 0 in the Corner options panel (Object menu). But nothing changes.
                                Can somebody help me ?

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                                • Image Links

                                  After an image is placed in a document (first selected as "Place" in Bridge") the image is then selected, using the label "Select" in Bridge. In the InDesign document the link will become brokenand needs to be relinked. If the marking of the image in Bridge is not done then the linking problem doesn't not occur.

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                                  • Assets renamed in web view of CC Libraries don't retain name when imported into document

                                    I've been creating some CC Libraries with quite a few logo assets and have found it easier to do the renaming of the files in web view because it lets me copy/paste a file name, whereas the CC Libraries panel does not.

                                    I've just come across the issue that even though the names appear to have synced when I view the files in the Libraries panel, when I drag/drop or right-click > Place a file into my actual document, the name disappears from the asset in the Links panel. It defaults to whatever it was when i created the asset…

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                                    • Object distribution disapeared from Advanced Settings

                                      Even object distribution has been removed from the Advanced layout and can only be seen in Essentials or Essentials Classic. I updated InDesign 2019 on 02/02/2019 and this issue suddenly appeared.

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                                      • Can't import RAW fiels anymore

                                        Usually I drag and drop from Lr to Id and it works well. From jpeg, dng, tiff, psd, raw files (CR2 Canon). But today it is not working.

                                        Actual result below:

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                                        • updating links

                                          When updating links in InDesign CC 14.0 (an InDesign file linked to 4 instances) the update comes in too large for the frame. So you have to Fit Content Proportionally. This happens with PSD and AI files as well.

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