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  1. drag in picture size and Frame Fitting bug

    when I drag in a photo into indesign, I normally can resize the frame to adjust the size of it by dragging the frame box. But at the newest indesign 13.0.1 , this option wont 100% fit in the frame box. whatever frame I tried to make, the photo just won't fit 100%. High Sirra system

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  2. 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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  3. Update images

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

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  4. 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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  5. Relink is broken

    Hi, I have an existing linked file (PDF) already contained within a document, for example PDF_a.pdf in the links panel. The original link generates the graphic and displays on the page.

    I want to update that link to now link to PDFb.pdf. I choose the relink button from the links panel, the file name updates in the links panel to display PDFb.pdf, however the graphic displayed on the page remains that of PDF_a.pdf.

    If I save the file, close InDesign and reopen it, the link remains PDFb.pdf, while the graphic shows PDFa.pdf on the page.

    If…

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  6. 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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  7. Turning a shape into a frame

    It's easy enough to create a frame inside InDesign and drop in an image. I would however like to be able to bring in my own shape already made, turn it into a frame and drop in an image. I reached out to support. They told me I needed to put my png shape into Illustrator for it to work. We tried it together and it still didn't work. We came to the conclusion that this should be a new feature.

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  8. image trace

    I am unable to access image trace. All tutorials say it is through object or through window. Its not even an object for me.

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  9. Make GIFs great again

    • Allow a preview of a live GIF while designing - currently when it is placed into a deck it is static and only reviewable by publishing online.

    • Allow a choice of the GIF thumbnail that becomes the still image when an offline version is downloaded. Currently I'm at the mercy of whatever the very first frame is in the entire GIF sequence.

    • Better yet, make Adobe Reader able to play gifs so the 'offline' version doesn't have to be a compromise of the original intention.

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  10. Massive Graphics Glitches

    OSX 12.4
    InDesign 17.3
    2019 Retina 5K iMac 19,1 w/64 GB RAM

    This issue seems to persist despite the most current updates. At first, I thought my video card was dying, but as it does not happen with any other product I feel it is strictly an InDesign issue.

    This most often happens when I am close up working on a document. Sometimes I might nudge the view (either accidentally or on purpose) and the screen redraws with massive sections missing or rendering in bizarre geometric patterns. If I scroll away and come back... it's fine.

    This appeared to be…

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  11. InDesign not updating placed AI files

    Placed AI file does not update correctly. InDesign 17.3 and Illustrator 26.3.1 - An AI file is placed into InDesign initially with all layers set to "print" - then the file is updated in Illustrator by changing one or some layers to "not print" and saved. As expected, in Indesign the placed AI shows an alert icon over the graphic. When I select update, the AI still displays with ALL LAYERS still visible. To test what the issue may be, I placed the identical file next to the existing one. THAT file came in correctly - they are the exact…

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  12. Relinking incorrect files

    Today's thing that is usefully broken on this terrible app is I can select a link from the links pallet, right click to relink it and Indesign will handily decide to relink a different linked file on the page forcing me to repeat the process. This is happening every now and again and not every time I relink files.

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  13. Nach Update fehlt die Möglichkeit ein Bild im Text zu verankern

    Seit dem Update auf InDesign 17.3. fehlt all meinen Bildrahmen das kleine grüne Kästchen das man zur Verankerung von Grafiken in Texten verwenden konnte. Auch das Einfügen eines verankerten Bilder per rechten Mausklick funktioniert nicht mehr. Vor zwei Tagen war die Funktion noch wie gewohnt vorhanden. Gibt es evtl. einen ShortCut, um diese Funktion wieder zu aktivieren oder die Möglichkeit die Software darauf hin zurück zusetzen, dass die gewohnte Funktion wieder vorhanden ist?

    Leider kann ich außerdem in diesem Webformular mit dem unten stehenden Button weder PNG-Dateien noch JPG-Dateien uploaden, um ihnen ein Bild von meinem Problem zu zeigen :-(…

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  14. freeze when resizing svg

    v 17.2.1 x64, Windows 10
    When I manually resize a linked SVG (in a "X" frame), the interface freezes for a couple minutes, then unfreezes.

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  15. linked file corruption apron opening .ind file

    IND document with successful linked images will result in corrupt files.
    Please see attachment.

    also exporting packages failed with error message that the linked files are missing.

    Indesign version: 17.2.1.

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  16. InDesign 2022 - Arrows are not showing up when selected in the Stroke dialogue box. Also can't change stroke type.

    InDesign 2022 - Arrows are not showing up when selected in the Stroke dialogue box. Also can't change stroke type.

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  17. InDesign library with images linked to server disappears on placement

    An InDesign library with entries that contain images LINKED TO A SERVER will not drag-and-drop to the InDesign page. The library entry disappears upon releasing the mouse button and a Mac system alert sounds. Repeatable in CC2020, CC2021, and CC2022 in Big Sur and Monterey. This doesn't happen in OS Catalina.

    Using SMB protocol to connect to image server.

    Repro Steps:
    1) Put images on a server. Use different image formats (.ai, .eps, .jpg, etc.)
    2) Link those images from the server to image boxes in InDesign.
    3) Add those images boxes to an InDesign library.
    4) Drag/drop those entries…

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  18. V2022 - Museo Sans fonts not working after InDesign update

    I recently upgraded my InDesign on my PC, running Windows 10 Enterprise, from Version 2019 to Version 2022.

    After the update, my Museo Sans from Adobe fonts stopped working in Version 2022. I couldn't convert my InDesign file back to 2019, so I ended up pulling it into a Mac environment and re-saving successfully from V2021 to an IDML file and re-opening it in InDesign V2019 on my PC. The fonts are visible in the newly re-opened V2019 file.

    I've included screen shots of what I see in V2022 (most Museo Sans text missing) and V2019 (all Museo Sans text…

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  19. scrolling causes screen distortion of document pages

    Adobe Indesign 17.0.1 on a M1XMax 16" 2021 MacBook Pro. MacOS = 12.1

    When scrolling through a document, the screen becomes distorted (per the attached video screen recording). The distortion becomes worse the more you scroll. Closing and re-opening the document is a (very) temporary fix but the distortion reappears almost immediately.
    Theory: May be associated with using a 1x resolution on the screen display, rather than one of the 2x retina display resolutions.

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  20. Missing or Damaged Links in 17.0.1

    Just opened file created two years ago in InDesign. Links panel shows links ok, but pages show gray rectangles. Replacing the link seems to help, except if the link is a PDF. Those are not working at all. They show up on screen as pixelated, even at high screen resolution setting; but print as gray rectangles.

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