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  1. Cannot "place" MathType eps file correctly into InDesign - InvalidFont error

    InDesign CC 13.1

    Steps to Reproduce

    1.In a ID document, use File > Place
    2.Select the attached eps file, which is an eps file created by MathType
    3.Place the eps file

    Expected Result: The eps to place the image correctly

    Actual Result: Before the eps is placed, the error is seen: "InvalidFont error occurred creating the screen display for the imported EPS. The EPS will draw as a gray box. The actual EPS may not print and will not export as PDF. Do you still want to place this file? Yes/No?

    Clicking Yes results in only a gray box.

    *Cannot…

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  2. High Quality Display Not working

    I have used INDD for about 15 years. Very experienced. but just upgraded it to CC2019 along with Mac OS Mojave 10.14.1. I can no longer see images in high quality (since the upgrades). I have triple checked everything. (image res, all INDD settings etc..) Is this a known issue?

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  3. benjamin.schenk

    Content-Aware Fit-Problem with INDD CC2019, 14.0.1
    I had images to link again after receiving a layout from a customer. In some cases, I had massive changes, different sections of images, with the new option activated. I'm not shure about the reason, but if I don't activate the automatic fit, the picture sections are correct in the same layout with the same images.

    All the best
    Benjamin

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  4. updating links

    When updating links in InDesign CC 14.0 (an InDesign file linked to 4 instances) the update comes in too large for the frame. So you have to Fit Content Proportionally. This happens with PSD and AI files as well.

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  5. updating links

    When updating links (an InDesign file linked to 4 instances) the update comes in too large for the frame. So you have to Fit Content Proportionally. This happens with PSD and AI files as well.

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  6. updating links

    When updating links (an InDesign file linked to 4 instances) the update comes in too large for the frame. So you have to Fit Content Proportionally. This happens with PSD and AI files as well.

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  7. 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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  8. Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 xmp-information for images cannot be copied

    1: Indesign 14.0.1
    2: open any link details for any placed image/XMP-information
    3: I want to copy text from this window to clipboard (like credit-information). This was possible in Indesign 2015.
    4: it is not possible to copy text.

    14 votes
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    Hello All,

    The fix for this issue is now available in the beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to https://www.adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can now download the build (14.0.3.418) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes

  9. PDF image import appears corrupt

    BUG: Importing PDF images into InDesign 2019, after the update today, and they appear corrupt when rendered on screen (see screenshot) but when I export out PDFs they appear okay..

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  10. import resetted

    Import a photoshop file into Indesign, adjust size and detail selection of the picture. Then Opt-double-click the picture in Indesign to work on the imported file. The file opens in Photoshop and you can work on it, like adding filters, layers etc. Save youor modifications in Photoshop and go back to Indesign. You will notice that all adjustments in Indesign are resetted and you have to do it all again: select detail, adjust size etc.
    This really sucks!!!

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  11. export jpg

    Hi!
    Found major of bugs in the new upgrade of Creative Suite. This is one.
    When I create a document with a background image and duplicate the background and mirror it to fill the complete background. A thin line will appear when I export it to JPG but not PDF.

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  12. iMac, High Sierra, InDesign 2019. Error inserting images into rotated document pages.

    iMac, High Sierra, InDesign 2019. Error when inserting images into a document (starting from the second page), in which they have an attribut page - turns the speed view = 90 degrees CW. At the same time increases the pasteboard and the image is inserted outside pasteboard.

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  13. After adjusting a link and renewing it, indesign fits automatically fits it to frame

    I did notice that the link options weren't turned on properly but i turned them on and the result was the same.
    Also figured it might have to to with the auto-fit option but i double checked and it's not turned on... this is super annoying. I'm honestly afraid that it'll juggle everything about when i make a minor change.....

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  14. Color Reading Completely Incorrectly

    Adobe. This is an insane problem to have not fixed.

    Colors are seriously displaying incorrectly. From one program to another the colors look different and they do not at all match the way the color read in 2018.

    The attached shows the same color in Indesign 2019 (left) and Illustrator 2019 (right)

    This is a serious issue that people have been having since the 2019 update and I cannot believe there is not an update to fix this yet.

    Every time Adobe releases an update lately I hesitate to download. The ideas behind the updates are intended to increase functionality…

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  15. I am running InDesign CC 2019 v. 14.0, and in one occasion photoshop document that is placed in Indesign does not look the same once placed.

    I am running InDesign CC 2019 v. 14.0, and on one occasion, my photoshop document that is placed in Indesign does not look accurate. The only workaround I found was to place the file, use import options, and turn one of my photoshop layers off. It was very strange. I tried exporting jpegs and tiffs from my PS doc, and though the preview image looked accurate when placed in InDesign, it did not look correct (background gradient color was changed to a flat color). When I exported a pdf, the same result occurred.

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  16. error encountered reading image

    1. InDesign CC 2019 (14.0)
    2. Import large clipped .psd file (~880 mb) into mechanical
    3. Image placed as requested
    4. Error message received suggesting image is corrupt (note: export of InDesign file as idml and opened in 2018 to import image achieves desired result, suggesting image is not corrupt)

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  17. Edit original not launching native application

    Edit original was easy to access using option + click linked image.
    Since the latest update InDesign v14.10 and Mac OS Mojave, this action opens the 'Import PDF' dialogue and if you click 'Ok' launches Photoshop. The linked image is an Illustrator .ai file. All used to work, why the change?

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  18. images are missing

    When opening v.2018 Indesign files or new v.2019 files, bitmap images are not displayed. Images are shown as gray boxes with an X across the box (see attached). Display settings changes do not remedy the problem.

    I have to work in v.2018 until this is fixed.

    ID version 14.0

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  19. fitting rotatet bitmaps

    I do not know if it's a bug or feature request:
    Rotated bitmaps should be fitted to fill its box completely. After fitting no box-backgraund or transparency inside the box should to bee seen.
    Was it not in former versions possible?

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  20. No longer scroll to select items with the arrow keys

    With import of several items you can no longer scroll to select items with the arrow keys?

    It work if i use place CMD+D but doesn't work with CC libraries.

    If i use more than 1 items in the CC libraries i need to place one of the items in the layout and after i can scroll to select items with the arrow keys on the keyboard

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