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  1. Image date merge

    Since InDesign 16.4 the image data merge won't work. The images are not displayed on the screen and not in 'links'.
    After merging there are also no pictures.

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  2. Premier Pro style file linking

    I recently had the joy of relinking a project I was working on in Premier Pro. Right click, "Link Media...", the gui opens, I click "locate", hit "search" and hey presto! The experience is blissful.

    Please do this everywhere! Especially in InPhosTrator.

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  3. [INDD 2020 and 2021] Placed SVG InDesign ignores code dominant-baseline="hanging"

    It seems that the SVG import filter ignores code:
    dominant-baseline="hanging"
    when rendering text in the placed SVG graphic.

    For full details see the following discussion at the Adobe InDesign Forum:

    Error in text when placing SVG file
    henriettel95062788, Aug 01, 2021
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/error-in-text-when-placing-svg-file/td-p/12221523

    SVG graphic is attached to the first post. Or download it directly from the forum:
    https://community.adobe.com/havfw69955/attachments/havfw69955/indesign/439638/2/144781.139522.140088.2.2_FILE.svg

    Needed font Lemon-Regular can be downloaded from Google-Fonts:
    https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Lemon

    Regards,
    Uwe Laubender
    ( ACP )

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  4. InDesign 16.3.2 Poor Graphics Performance - MacOS BigSur

    When background assets have transparency applied, dragging and positioning foreground assets causes a corrupted display.

    MacOS BigSur 11.5 Late 2015 iMac Retina 5K Core i7 32GB AMD Radeon R9 M390

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  5. InDesign 16.3.2 Poor Graphics Performance - MacOS BigSur

    When background assets have transparency applied, dragging and positioning foreground assets causes a corrupted display.

    MacOS BigSur 11.5 Late 2015 iMac Retina 5K Core i7 32GB AMD Radeon R9 M390

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  6. bug: start/end line not clickable in Indesign

    Indesign 16.3.2, Apple Silicon M1 chip, MacBook Pro macOS Big Sur 11.5

    I've discovered a bug. When I try to click on the option to add a start or end to a line, the option disappears directly. So it's not possible to click on one of the options. Right now I can't add a arrow to the end of my line. I hope it will be fixed really soon!

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  7. Can't place an image from a shortcut created on a server ?

    Why can't we import an image from a shortcut folder on a server ?

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  8. Edge smoothing in Indesign 16.3.2 creates lines where there should be none!

    Something that is extremely annoying and obstructive when designing. This was once different and better!

    No matter if e.g. black or dark frames with white "narrow - narrow" outline or areas that cover others, hairlines appear everywhere where there shouldn't be any.

    I don't know with which update this has crept in. But it nevt infinitely and it was no improvement.

    The only way to get rid of these lines is to disable edge smoothing completely. But then you have a pixelated view with the charm of the 80s. So this is not an alternative either!

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  9. Edge smoothing in Indesign 16.3.2 creates lines where there should be none!

    Something that is extremely annoying and obstructive when designing. This was once different and better!

    No matter if e.g. black or dark frames with white "narrow - narrow" outline or areas that cover others, hairlines appear everywhere where there shouldn't be any.

    I don't know with which update this has crept in. But it nevt infinitely and it was no improvement.

    The only way to get rid of these lines is to disable edge smoothing completely. But then you have a pixelated view with the charm of the 80s. So this is not an alternative either!

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  10. Drag-Duplicating using Alt/Opt key does not work if key is pressed after dragging

    I am working on Mac OS Big Sur v 11.3.1 using Indesign CS 2020 16.2.1.
    I cannot duplicate images using the command option shift key.
    I have also noticed that holding the shift key down to proportionately size images is also not working. Could you advise if this issue can be solved? I have read the thread posted in 2020 and it said it was under review. I tried the workaround suggested changing live Screen drawing to "never" but this has not changed anything. Please help! Thanks.

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  11. Linked PDF images not exporting to PDF correctly

    InDesign (16.2.1), Windows 10

    Logos saved as PDFs and placed in an InDesign file appear with a gray vertical line on the right side of the image frame when the file is converted to PDF. There is no stroke or fill on the image frame; further, I checked a PDF with the same PDF logo in it that I created a month ago and it did not have the line. The line appears when the PDF is printed.

    We found that reverting back to v16.1 resolved the issue. Also, relinking a JPG or TIF of the logo worked in 16.2.1,…

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  12. File viewing corrupt

    After a file has been open for a while, the image becomes distorted and gets worse as you scroll

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  13. No frame edges for lines or ankerpoint visible anymore?

    Problem: Line objects no longer have "frame edges" in the normal view! Lines without line thickness, white lines (which do not lie over a background), individual nodes are thus invisible in the layout!

    To find slipped lines again or to find several rest fragments like single nodes again becomes a patience and search game!

    The (line-) or frame edges appear only if you either select everything or if you move the mouse over the line or the single node randomly (mouseover). Simple is different!

    This was not always so! No idea when this was changed! But it was a very…

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  14. the pdf don't come out clear on the indesign 2021

    after importing my pdf or jpg on the Indesign 2021, the image don't come clear. it's half blurry. I don't know if the pdf is too heavy.

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  15. Compound path stroke incorrect

    InDesign version 16.1 macOS. Haven't tested Windows, could be same.
    Steps to reproduce:
    In a new document, create a box.
    Create a second, smaller box, inside the first box.
    Select both and create a compound path (Object menu, Paths, Create Compound Path).
    Select the object.
    Give it a large stroke, for example, 10 points.
    Set align stroke to outside shape.
    Result: smaller, inner box (the "hole") has the stoke going same direction as larger box, when it should be reversed, going "outward" (toward the hole) instead of into the shape.

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  16. Library panel not registering licensed images

    Hi, for a while now the Library panel does not register when I license an image from Adobe Stock. I search for an image and place a watermarked thumbnail into the document (InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop). When the draft is approved I click on the license image icon on the image in the Library (or on the thumbnail image in the document) and the license process happens but the library does to update to show the licensed image. I have to go to Adobe stock in a web browser, find the specific library and download the image manually. The cloud…

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  17. Thick-thin rule appears backwards in counters of a compound path

    When the thick-thin rule style (or another that’s similarly asymmetrical) is applied to a compound path, the thick part is the outermost toward the outside of the shape, but not the innermost toward the holes or counters as one would expect. (I don’t recall seeing this in earlier versions, but I don’t use these rule styles very often.) To make the insides match (mirror) the outsides I have to stack copies of the object, each with its own simple rule.

    Using v16.1 on MacOS v10.15.7.

    P.S. Not sure what category this belongs in—sorry if it’s out of place.

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  18. Images not importing within frame

    Indesign has started randomly importing images incorrectly - sometimes with the frame much larger than the image, sometimes with the image out of the frame bounds, forcing me to resize each frame to fit the image. Very frustrating.

    See screenshot of image as it should import on the left, and on the right how it actually imports.

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  19. CC Libraries placing permission error

    Indesign Version 16.1
    Mac OS 10.14

    Indesign doesn´t let me place graphics (testet JPG, PSD, PDF files) trough the CC Libraries panel. I can open/edit them, via double click, in Photoshop/Acrobat/Illustrator though.

    I tested this with older libraries I already had a few versions of Indesign before. I also testet this with a library I just created. Still the same error .

    I attached a Screenshot of the error message.

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  20. 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.

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