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  1. Cannot place this file. Invalid PNG file

    In 15.0.3, my publication was print ready

    I updated to 15.1 as I normally would.

    In 15.1, particular .png files were missing. I tried to place the missing images as usual but got the error - Cannot place this file. Invalid PNG file'.

    I rolled back to 15.0.3 and am now able to place the self same files.

    Update bug?

    7 votes

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    FIXED  ·  amaarora responded

    The fix is now publicly available in the latest InDesign update, 15.1.1

    Please update to this latest version to get the fix.


    Adobe InDesign team

  2. 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

    7 votes

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  3. Object Style Size and Frame Fitting bug

    Where is what I did:
    Create an Object style that has the size height and width set (I used 4x3in) AND the Frame Fitting Options set (I tried Fill Frame Proportionally with and without Auto-Fit). Import some photos. I did 4 at once and click-&-dragged them at different sizes. Frame size is correct, but frame fitting is ignored. It has to be applied manually after placement.

    7 votes

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  4. links panel problems

    So many problems with Links Panel after recent update:

    1) Right click on PSD asset, EDIT ORIGINAL now doesn't work - "No editor associated with this link"
    2) Right click on AI asset > Edit with Photoshop, opens in Illustrator

    Win10 / Ryzen 7 / 32BG RAM / NVMe + SSD Drives

    7 votes

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  5. Placing an ICML file in an InDesign file ignores multiple artboards in AI files if they are embedded

    If you have an AI file with multiple artboards which is an embedded anchored object in a text frame it will always revert back to the first artboard when you place the ICML in InDesign.

    1. Create a new InDesign file.
    2. Create an AI file with two artboards and one simple object in each.
    3. Create a text frame in InDesign.
    4. Place the AI file in the text frame and choose the second artboard.
    5. Embed the AI file.
    6. Export the text frame as an ICML file.
    7. Place the ICML file into the document (not check in/check out).

    What happens:
    1. The "Pages"…

    6 votes

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  6. Option + drag and shift to contstrain keys not working

    InDesign 16.0.2

    The usual function of holding the option key on mac and dragging an object to duplicate has stopped working. In the same way, clicking shift when moving an object or drawing a frame no longer constrains it's dimensions.

    Both of these features still work fine in Illustrator (25.1)

    The attached video show me trying to draw a square by holding shift when drawing a shape but it doesn't constrain the proportions as it should. It also shows me then trying to duplicate the shape by holding option (mac) and dragging. The cursor changes to suggest that it's working…

    6 votes

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  7. Big problems with Illustrator files in InDesign

    When I change something in a linked Illustrator file it doesn't update the image on the page in InDesign even though it's refreshed in the link tab.
    And today I saw that a part of an image was missing (a little bit was outside the image frame) in a pdf file. So I looked at the InDesign file, but it looked ok. Then I changed the image to show in high resolution and all of a sudden the page refreshed and the linked file was updated and was now showing the same error as in the pdf.
    So it seems…

    6 votes

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  8. Open Asset Plugin window keeps opening up even though I keep shutting it. It continuously interrupts my flow.

    The Open Asset plugin for Indesign continuously pops up. I don't use it. I don't want to use it. I want it to stop popping up and interrupting my workflow. If I close the window, it should stay CLOSED.

    6 votes

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  9. Clicking on image doesn't show it in the Links panel

    Clicking on an image within a frame doesn't show it in the Links panel, so I have to scroll through the list of links to find the image - This sometimes works, sometimes does not.

    6 votes

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  10. Links from CC Library suddely missing and can't be relinked

    I sometimes have a problem with links from the CC Libraries, the links work fine when I save and close the file. But then sometimes when I open the INDD-file the day after it says that the links are missing, and when I try to relink it just say that "Either the file doesn't excist, you do not have read permissions to it or the file is used in another application".

    But none of the options in the dialog box are correct, the files in the library still works fine in other documents. I have no idea how to fix…

    6 votes

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  11. Object Layer Options not working using Photoshop files

    I've placed the same layered photoshop files into ID three times to show how an animation works. Going to 'Object Layer Options' and clicking 'Keep Visibility Layer Overrides' is meant to keep your selected layers visible, even if the Photoshop is resaved. This no longer works. Once the link updates, all three update to look the same and forget which layers i've told it to show. Why?

    6 votes

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  12. .svg library assets are not supported anymore at version 19.3

    Elements from the library with the .svg file format are no longer supported in version 19.3. In Illustrator the assates still works.

    5 votes

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  13. Code of QR codes bugged?

    I use ID 2023 on a mac. I want to generate a vCard and have to use v3.0 because of some problems with special characters, that are not shown correctly with 2.1 on apple devices.

    So i found a workaround, where someone copied the vCard code as plain text into the generator from ID instead of using the built in vCard function. But the scanned code can't be recognized as vCard with several apps on Android. External QR generators produce working QR-codes with the same input. But on iPhone devices both codes work.

    I decoded two files at https://zxing.org/w/decode.…

    5 votes

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  14. InDesign 2020 v 15.0.1, Mac OS Catalina, indd/idml legacy layouts within packaged folders, images disappear

    InDesign 2020 v 15.0.1, Mac OS Catalina. When opening legacy versions of indd or idml documents within packaged folders, images flash/display briefly, then most if not all, disappear. The only solution seems t be to re-link each graphic individually.

    5 votes

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  15. Image tagged with sRGB, but InDesign assigns AdobeRGB (Workspace) and displays incorrect colors

    I´m using Indesign 13.0.1 x64

    To recreate please use the following steps (I have AdobeRGB as Working-space and preserve profiles):
    1. Create a new document
    2. Place the attached Image "Portrait_Edip-original.jpg"
    3. Look for the Profile in the links-panel

    The image has sRGB but displays as Workspace RGB but my workspace is AdobeRGB and also the colors are incorrect.
    Bridge and Photoshop both show the right profile.
    When i open the image in Photoshop and save it as jpeg it works in InDesign.

    I have this issue from time to time but now i´m sure it´s a bug.

    I work…

    5 votes

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  16. Missing library links cause repeating error message

    When links are in an inaccessible CC Library, instead of "Missing" (red dot in status column) the links are "Waiting" (stopwatch icon in status column).
    This also causes repeated errors "This file is already open by another user or another application. This file may be stored on a network server and cannot be opened until the user closes it."
    So far, the only path forward is to repeatedly dismiss the error and try to relink the artwork before the error re-appears. This has to be done for each "missing" link.

    4 votes

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  17. Display performance

    InDesign 2023 Display Bug

    When you try to view in high resolution, whether or not it is object specific or general, InDesign continues to display at normal.

    Images seem not to be affected but .eps and .ai files will not refer as high res

    4 votes

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  18. 72 DPI images not placing at 100%, scaling to 216 DPI

    This has apparently been a discussion since at least 2019 and has not yet found a solution:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/jpg-not-placing-at-proper-dimensions/m-p/12933878/page/3#M476611

    When placing certain jpg images saved to 72 DPI, In Design frequently places them at 1/3 actual size, or down to 216 DPI. This is including if the ID document's increments/document size are set to pixels. It seems most common with jpgs saved in a standard "Save As" format from Photoshop vs. the legacy "Save for Web."

    1. Versions 14.02 to 17.1 - Edit - issue continues after update to 17.2.1.
    2. Steps to reproduce: place a jpg image saved to 72 dpi resolution
    4 votes

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  19. Linked Images Disappearing/ InDesign Files Opening as Read-Only

    Good morning!

    After my computer updated to Monterey 12.3.1, the linked images in InDesign files (indd) turn black or static or with colored stripes like bad reception on an old TV. The link panel did not show a broken link but I had to manually relink all the files. I've tried reinstalling InDesign and going back to an earlier version of InDesign. All to no avail.

    A second problem that occurred is that InDesign files would only open as read only. When I tried to resave it said that someone had them checked out or I didn't have permissions to…

    4 votes

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  20. multiple files not placing correctly when multi-page pdf is present

    when placing multiple PDF files, after placing a multi-page PDF, the next file in sequence is skipped.

    InDesign v 17.0.1

    to reproduce:
    - open place dialogue and select multiple files from same folder (with options)
    - apply options for 'all' pages
    - place the sequence

    We would expect all pages of all files to place.

    Instead, some files are not placed but remain in the links window without a selectable link on the page.

    In the screenshot you can see that after each multi-page PDF the following file is not loaded into the placegun.

    4 votes

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