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  1. Cannot place this file. No filter found for requested operation

    CC 2018
    Cannot place this file. No filter found for requested operation

    When trying to PLACE an EPS file get the above error. Reinstalled CC 2017 and using the exact same file works. Attached is the EPS file that we used.

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

    Fix of the issue is now available in InDesign’s latest November’17 update.
    Please upgrade to the latest version InDesign CC 13.0.1 for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  2. Locked objects get selected

    Not sure why adobe changed the lock of an item. It used to work perfect to lock my background objects. Now, it I have background objects; they still get selected even if they are locked; it's such a huge inconvenience and waste of time to sort selected objects. Please fix or put back the lock object.

    4 votes

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  3. InDesign 16.3.2 on Mac: with GPU, won't render images in frames with a fill applied

    InDesign 2021 16.3.2
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G9323)
    MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
    MacBookPro10,1
    Intel Core i7, 2.7 GHz
    16 GB RAM
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1536 MB VRAM)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1 GB VRAM)


    With "GPU Performance" enabled (or with "GPU Preview" on) images will not render if the containing frame has a fill applied. Note: InDesign reports that a compatible GPU and monitor are detected. Also, it doesn't matter whether "Animated zoom" is enabled or not. See screenshots 1–3.

    With GPU Preview disabled (or with CPU Preview on) the images render correctly. See screenshots 4–5.

    3 votes

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  4. CC Libraries

    InDesign 16.1. CC Libraries gets stuck. I cannot select any pictures Editing is only possible again after a complete restart. After a while it gets stuck again.

    3 votes

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  5. 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…

    3 votes

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  6. Clipping paths with inset frame only use the main clipping path.

    I have many photos with clipping paths that exactly outlines the garments. When using these against a backdrop, there is a thin white remnant of the white backdrop. To avoid this I can use INSET FRAME on the clipping path.

    But, if I use inset frame, the "internal" paths are disregarded and it only uses the first clipping path.

    I know I should fix the images, but it would take me ages. I have requested the different photographers to make the paths correctly, but they tend to revert to setting the paths at the garment edge. I do not know…

    3 votes

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  7. Viewing page with linked image causes file to be marked as dirty (needs saving)

    InDesign version: 15.1.1
    Additional versions tried: 15.0.3, 15.0, 14.0.3
    MacOS Mojave (10.14.6) on two different computers

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a new empty document.
    2. Add a second page to the document.
    3. Place Image, onto the page you're viewing (I did a PNG)
    4. Save and close the document.
    5. Open the document.
    6. Wait 2-20 seconds, doing nothing to change the document.

    Expected result: document opens to page with placed image, nothing else happens / changes.

    Actual result: document opens to page with placed image, and after a delay the document is marked as changed (asterisk appears in…

    3 votes

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  8. Problem with changing the cursor to text - Indd 2020

    Hello. After running the latest version of InDesign CC 2020 v. 15.03. x64, I have a problem with changing the cursor to text and to back. It takes about 40-50 seconds. This happens each time you launch InDesign. The size of the processed file does not affect the error. Thanks for feedback.

    3 votes

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  9. CC Libraries panel gets stuck when Relinking

    Sometimes the CC Libraries panel gets stuck with the 'Select a graphic to relink' message when relinking. Can't select any options when this message is displayed.

    3 votes

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  10. Linked AI / vector file previews with jagged bezier curves when rotated 90 degrees

    Bezier curve of linked AI file previews as jagged/tangent straight lines when rotated 90 degrees. Looks fine at all other angles.

    Linked file is saved as AI 2020.

    3 votes

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    We have verified this issue using customer document.Issue is reproducible in InDesign’s 15.0.2 and 14.0.3 versions.
    We will update this thread once we have proper fix for this issue.

    Workaround:
    Please switch to CPU rendering and change display performance to typical.

  11. 270 degrees rotation changes image shapes

    When placing an image from Illustrator (like an .ai or .eps) and rotating it 270 degrees will turn round corners into sharp corners. this only happens with 270 degrees rotation not with 269 or 271. Not even with 270,1 or 269,9. This was on InDesign CC 2020 version 15.0.

    3 votes

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  12. Activated Fonts Don't Load

    I created a graphic with Minion Pro Bold font but when I reopen the file to do more work a pop up window says I need to activate the Bold. Only when I shut down the software and reopen it after activating does the Bold font appear as originally designed. This happens over and over and seems like an unprofessional bug in the software.

    3 votes

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  13. impossible to have high quality display with bitmaps

    With cs6 no problem. The same bitmaps files (TIFF) with CC, the display is very bad, even in high performance. Impossible to find a solution with technical assistance. Graphic designers with whom i works have the same problem. Apparently on the forums it would be a known bug. I work with windows 10.
    Two screenshot to see the difference between CS6 and CC

    3 votes

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  14. "Go back on roll over" interactive button state checked/greyed out

    I was working on an interactive project and found that the "go back on roll over" option becomes turned on and greyed out so you cannot un-check the box when adding an "upon release" action to a button. I initially could NOT figure out why this was happening, and it was totally screwing up my on-click actions in my project.

    Eventually, I think I figured out that it seems to happen when you create a button, add an "on roll over" action and check the box "go back on roll off", then create ANOTHER action (like "on click"), and then…

    3 votes

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  15. 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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  16. missing dialog box

    When i clicked on the effect (example; gradient feather) for my image, there is no dialog box popping out. I'm unable to click on other tools and I've to use the escape key to close the 'invisible' dialog box before I can use the other tools. Hence, I'm unable to apply any effect on my image.

    I'm using the Indesign CC (13.0.1) on Windows.

    It feels like it's a programme bug. I've tried to reinstall the programme but it still persists.

    Please assist.

    3 votes

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  17. Edit with other - doesn't see Photoshop as an application

    I use the Indesign feature on the links menu to Edit With, either using the default application or another. We just updated to the latest CC (ps, il, in) and the other application isn't the same. For any jpg or pdf, it shows Photoshop or illustrator or Acrobat as available to open the image selected. However, if I select an ai. file, it shows Illustrator as the default, and Preview as another option - no Photoshop. I select Other to add Photoshop, go to the applications folders, click on Photoshop and it's only seeing it as a folder, not as…

    3 votes

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  18. 'Move Pages' causes the position of content to shift to the right on right-side pages, master same for both files

    'Move Pages' causes the position of content to shift to the right on right-side pages, even though the master pages are the same for both files.

    I am trying to take several page sets and combine them in one file, but I have to manually fix them after moving the pages over. Very concerning as I'm not sure if anything else is breaking or getting lost in the move.

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  20. Linked EPS appears with jagged/rough edges even on High Quality Display

    I've never seen this before, but linked vector EPS files aren't previewing properly in InDesign. The edges are super jagged when they should be smooth lines.

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