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  1. glitchy grey squares and triangles popping up under images when placed, they also sometimes pop up under the cursor.

    I keep getting grey squares and triangles pop under the cursor or under images when I place them on my document and Its very distracting. Im not sure if its anything to do with the new update?

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  2. Update images

    ⌘-u should invoke the "Update Links" command in this dialogue. ⌘-d should invoke "Don't update".

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  3. Text in placed Illustrator object extends out of frame in PDF

    I have a map done in Illustrator, saved as an .ai file. This has been placed into InDesign and slightly cropped so that one of the text labels is cut off. When I export this to PDF, the complete line of text shows on the page, extending out past the edge of the frame. The line and shape objects are cropped to the frame though.

    The attached PDF shows screenshots illustrating this.

    I have had the same thing happen in the same InDesign file (well, the same map template) with a placed InDesign document instead of a placed Illustrator file.

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  4. Cannot turn auto-fit to default

    I am using Adobe InDesign CC 2018 13.0 for macOS (10.13.1). It seems that the auto-fit is default turned off right now. I changed the setting in Objet-Fitting-Framing Fitting Options and checked the box of Auto-fit with no documents open.

    However, I am still unable to set auto fit into default.

    Thank you.

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  5. Minor Illustrator file changes not detected

    InDesign does not recognize that an placed AI file has changed -- if the change is minor, for instance shifting graphics on the artboard. If Illustrator artwork is moved relative to the artboard, then just saved (command S), the file does not show as modified in the Links panel. In order for InDesign to see it as modified, the Illustrator file must be Saved As and overwritten. This is an ongoing problem for at least the last three iterations of InDesign, but specs are:
    InDesign CC 2017 13.0
    Illustrator CC 2017 22.0.0
    OSX 10.13

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  6. 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?

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  7. BUG Make "Fit Frame to Content" finally work with rotated/skewd content


    1. Version: CS4 and above

    2. Steps: Just rotate/skew a picture within its box and use "FitFrameToContent" and watch the content gets cropped!

    3. Expected Result: The picture frame gets fit…

    4. Actual result: The content gets cropped.

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  8. return, tab not working after placing object from library, until mouse is clicked somewhere in text

    InDesign 15.0.1, Mac
    After placing item from libary inline into the text, tab and return keys have no effect until the mouse is clicked somewhere in the text.

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  9. Placed graphic displays and exports outside stroke.

    A placed graphic will show onscreen and in graphic exports like PNG and JPG outside the stroke when the stroke is aligned to the inside of the frame. InDesign 2020 and earlier. To reproduce: place a graphic, add a stroke to the frame, align stroke to inside, export the page to jpg or png. A thin portion of the image is visible outside the stroke. Obviously, this is most noticeable when the stroke is thick and white.

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  11. AIGPUSniffer crashing while launching InDesign 2020 on macOS Catalina

    I was wondering if anyone can help me when I startup Indesign 2020. The AIGPUSniffer quits unexpectedly. I am running Mac Catalina 10.15.3. You could see it because a system icon jumps at the dock, and if I try to reopen, it keeps quitting.

    I have a new Macpro 16inch with the GPU AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB.

    This problem is only happening in Indesign, no in other adobe applications.

    I even tried to uninstall Indesign and reinstalled, but the problem persists.

    I also tried the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool, where I have to uninstall everything.

    Also, try turning off…

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  12. A white border is added to all exported .jpeg files

    I've been selecting objects and exporting them as 72 / 96ppi jpegs. Whenever I inspect these files, there's a small white border added to the top and bottom. It's bizarre and i'm at a loss for why this would happen.

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  13. Dropbox indesign

    Indesign won't 'reveal in Bridge' if the file is in a business shared Dropbox folder

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  14. rotating arrows for image not showing

    When selecting an image inside a frame using the A shortcut, or the white arrow, the rotating arrows (that should appear when hovering over the corners of that image) don't show up. It works fine when using the Content Grabber and the black arrow.

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  15. Proportion lock is ignored when scaling.

    I've placed a bitmap on my page. When scaling it with the scaling tool and the proportion lock engaged, proportions aren't maintained.

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    Scaling with the Scale Tool scales the objects without taking into consideration the Constraint Lock icon, it works independently of the state of this icon. Only when you use the W & H fields, the Constraint icon is used.
    So, it is not a bug. You can also see this work similarly in Adobe Illustrator too.


    Adobe InDesign team

  16. Bounding box is always on the outside of the stroke

    Ever since I updated to the latest InDesign (InDesign 15.0.1), the bounding box is always on the outside of the stroke so instead of objects snapping to the box they are snapping to the outside of the stroke.

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  17. Can't change bounding box size when stroke is applied

    InDesign 15.0.1

    When I create a rectangle with fancy corners, when I change the stroke to the outside it won't let me adjust the size of the box. If I grab the side and drag it to where I want it snaps into place smaller. If I go up to the tool bar at the top & try to change it that way regardless of whether I try to change it bigger or smaller it just makes it smaller & it doesn't just go 1px at a time it changes 6px+ & if I try to just do vertical it…

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  18. not exporting to jpg

    Since the most recent update, I can no longer export ID file to jpg or png. The files just shows as zero bytes. I am able to save as pdf and then save as image. But need to be able to export to jpg and png. Please fix. Thanks

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  19. svg mask

    InDesign does not keep masks that are embedded in the SVG. It ungroups them, causing hidden parts of the SVG to display.

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  20. InDesign does not honor whitespace on CC library vector graphics

    Example: I have a vector logo placed on a specifically sized artboard within Illustrator that has designated safety space around. the artwork, however InDesign adjusts the frame to fit the content within that dartboard instead of the artboard itself.

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