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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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    9 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. InDesign Enlarges New Assets larger than their Bounding Box

    Since the new update, every time I drag an image or logo, etc. into Indesign and drag out how large I want the asset to be displayed....
    - Indesign places it (after a short delay), but makes the bounding box smaller than the actual asset. So the logo gets partially covered by the bounding box.

    I'm not using the content aware sizing or anything. The bounding box should exactly match the asset as its being dragged in for the first time. Very frustrating.

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    Hi Patrick,
    We’re sorry to hear that the latest version of InDesign is not behaving as per your expectations.
    You said that you are not using Content Aware Sizing. However, could you check once again to see if you have enabled the setting ‘Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option’ in the Preferences dialog (under General section)?
    Also it would be helpful if you can show us a quick demo of the issue and/or share the file (along with the asset).

    Ravi Kiran
    Adobe InDesign team

  16. Color Settings Not Sticking

    Upon updating to InDesign 2019 (14.0) my color settings are no longer retained.

    As soon as I quit the app and restart the color settings go back to "Emulate Adobe InDesign 2.0 CMS Off"

    I have reinstalled the app.
    I have wiped all settings.
    I have cleared the Adobe Color Cache folder.

    18 votes
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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
    Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

    List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    Regards,
    InDesign Team

  17. Clicking on image doesn't show it in the Links panel

    Clicking on an image within a frame doesn't show it in the Links panel, so I have to scroll through the list of links to find the image - This sometimes works, sometimes does not.

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  18. can't place image on rotated page

    When placing an image on to a rotated page the image is placed outside the work area! Does not mater if I choose place from the File meny or drag and drop from the desktop. No mater where I place it on my page it gets sent way out with no chance of selecting it. InDesign CC 2019 (14.0)

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  19. Curves from Illustrator are straight lines in InDesign but fine when exported to PDF

    I have a graphic that I've created in Illustrator that one of the curves displays as straight lines when viewed in InDesign. Export it to PDF and it displays as it should. The grey circle that this element sits on renders correctly in both. We have had this on files in the past. Any ideas?

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  20. Placed illustrator .ai color dodge layers in Indesign don't display/print correctly

    Placing .ai stock files which have soft 'color dodge' layer highlights display and print as hard masks in Indesign. The solution I've found is re-saving the file as an EPS. Attached is a sample image (.ai on left, .eps on right).

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