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  1. Photoshop .psb files grayed out in InDesign Open window.

    Hi,
    Photoshop .psb files grayed out in InDesign Open window. You cannot place PSB images using the "Place" command. However, you can drag and drop the file from the desktop into a InDesign picture box.

    Photoshop version is 22.1.1
    InDesign version 16.0.2
    macOS Catalina v10.15.7

    In fact, graying out of legitimate files happens on Catalina with other software. Excel sometimes cannot access to .xls or .xlsx files via the Open window.

    Sometimes legitimate files appear grayed out when the Open window is first opened but may turn black after few seconds.

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  2. The "Object Export Options" menue will not open in german InDesign-Version 16.0.1

    Das Kontextmenue "Objekt Exportoptionen" lässt sich nicht öffnen.
    Bei einem Click darauf bzw. mit rechter Maustaste ausgewählt, gefriert InDesign ein und crasht.
    Da ich barrierearme pdf-Dokumente erstellen muss, ist diese Funktion extrem wichtig für mich.

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  4. InDesign _ images in viewport changes scale, even if loacked

    I have an seem to be running into this issue on multiple occasions. I lock the viewport, save file/close the InDesign file.
    When I go to open the file again, the scale of the image in the locked viewport is changed, and goes outside the viewport. I am forced to rescale the images again. Is this a bug? How can I prevent this from happening?

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  5. Color changes when overprint preview is switched on.

    Hi,

    With the latest version of InDesign v16.0.1 running on macOS Catalina, a strange phenomenon appeared. When "Overprint Preview" in switched on displayed colors change. Oranges become reddish. When the images/vector graphics are checked in Photoshop or Illustrator they look OK.

    When Overprint Preview is OFF, colors are displayed correctly. But when OP is turned on, they change. Most drastic change takes place in the orange-red region.

    Attached are two screen shots.

    Bet regards,

    Refik Telhan
    rtelhan@icloud.com

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  6. Color changes when overprint preview is switched on.

    Hi,

    With the latest version of InDesign v16.0.1 running on macOS Catalina, a strange phenomenon appeared. When "Overprint Preview" in switched on displayed colors change. Oranges become reddish. When the images/vector graphics are checked in Photoshop or Illustrator they look OK.

    When Overprint Preview is OFF, colors are displayed correctly. But when OP is turned on, they change. Most drastic change takes place in the orange-red region.

    Attached are two screen shots.

    Bet regards,

    Refik Telhan
    rtelhan@icloud.com

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  7. Copy and paste from InDesign 15.1.3 to InDesign 16.0

    When copy pasting from 1 version to the other, Objects (including Text Frames) are getting pasted as an embedded EPS without showing as so in the Links Panel.

    See https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/eea13e06-534d-4ceb-6101-48e05c1370fb

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  8. Cannot recognize/package .ai files from .indd files linked to another .indd file

    See this forum post:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/is-it-possible-to-package-an-indesign-document-that-has-linking-indesign-documents/m-p/11629673?page=1#M405575

    When linking to another .indd file, and then creating a package, the package will include .psd, .jpg and .png files from the linked .indd file. However, it appears that .ai files are not recognized in the main file's link panel and are not packaged. The other non-.ai links to the sub-file's assets are included in the main file's links panel as well.

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  9. When relinking images, skip button does not work.

    When relinking images, skip button does not work. In fact, it does nothing. InDesign 16.0.2 / macOS 10.15.7.

    To reproduce, select links (missing or present, no difference) in the links panel, click relink then click skip...

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  11. Danish translation in 'EPUB Export Options' is wrong

    In the EPUB Export Options window - Metadata - two fields are translated into Danish. But this is not done correctly.
    Re: field 3 "Created by" and 7 "Rights".

    This Text: > should be translated into this

      Oprettet af: > Forfatter:
    
      Højre: > Copyright:
    

    (because 'Forfatter' means 'Author' and this metadata information is requied in EPUBs.. and 'Højre' means the opposite of left ... so this is NOT the case here ;)

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  12. CMYK images displaying like RGB (despite CMYK display settings) when using GPU

    When using GPU - does not display images in CMYK, but always only in RGB (even if you select transparent filling space CMYK)

    It only works when switching to CPU usage

    It's a bit anoying. Working with CPU is much slower, especially with big CMYK pictures....

    My setting:

    I Mac 5K / late 2019 / Radeon Pro 580X
    Catalina Mac OS 10.15.7

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  13. Line not staying put

    Hi all,

    I updated InDesign this morning to the latest version. However, I can't get lines to stay put. I click on the line tool, drag the cursor across to where I want it. Then click on the selection tool and click somewhere else in the document and the line disappears. I can't get the line to stay in the document not can I add a second line - any ideas on what the issue is?

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  14. Font issues

    You spend a few hours in InDesign working on font title layout... come in the next morning to work on the document and the fonts you selected were no longer available...
    back to illustrator.... because in InDesign, this is frustrating

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  15. Random pdfs displaying weird text placement

    Since Adobe updated my InDesign to 2021, I have been having issues with fonts showing correctly in placed pdfs. Sometimes text will be completely removed. Other times text is displayed enlarged, upside down and reversed. It is not all pdfs. Sometimes it is just one page in a pdf that displays badly. Please fix this bug. It is very annoying when I'm trying to paginate and print files for clients.

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  16. Visibility of levels of embedded AI files are not kept

    When I use an AI file with multiple layers, InDesign 2020 (v. 15.1.3) doesn't keep the right visibility of layers when I update the AI file. The same is true when I re-open the InDesign file.

    Same for InDesign 2021 (v. 16.0)

    Not sure if this also happens with multilayered PSD files, I didn't checked yet.
    Tried to recreate the file from scratch, no way to solve the issue.

    The problem never occurred in previous version of InDesign.

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  17. Visibility of levels of embedded AI files are not kept

    When I use an AI file with multiple layers, InDesign 2020 (v. 15.1.3) doesn't keep the right visibility of layers when I update the AI file. The same is true when I re-open the InDesign file.

    Same for InDesign 2021 (v. 16.0)

    Not sure if this also happens with multilayered PSD files, I didn't checked yet.
    Tried to recreate the file from scratch, no way to solve the issue.

    The problem never occurred in previous version of InDesign.

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    Please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  18. Visibility of levels of embedded AI files are not kept

    When I use an AI file with multiple layers, InDesign 2020 (v. 15.1.3) doesn't keep the right visibility of layers when I update the AI file. The same is true when I re-open the InDesign file.

    Same for InDesign 2021 (v. 16.0)

    Not sure if this also happens with multilayered PSD files, I didn't checked yet.
    Tried to recreate the file from scratch, no way to solve the issue.

    The problem never occurred in previous version of InDesign.

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  19. OPACITY STOPS WORKING InDesign CC 2019

    OPACITY STOPS WORKING InDesign CC 2019
    comes & goes.

    osx 10.14.6 (w/ most recent security supplemental updates that are causing tons of problems)
    indesign cc 2019
    iMac late 2015 27"5K

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  20. imported PDF version 16

    Screen images show up wrong when PDFs are placed into Indesign 16.

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