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  1. 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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    2 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  2. 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.

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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

  3. 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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  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. text

    I am having text problems when regular text is near an image and the text which is within the boundary box of the image then text prints out bold. It does not appear bold on screen and the font is definetly regular but ive done some test and where the boudnary image box over hangs into text it then prints out bold mid word or wherever the image boudnary box is. This happens on psd images which have been deppetched and have no background.

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  8. Clippingpath inset

    I don't really know if its a bug or a feature:

    If I set an inset for a clippingpath (made in Photoshop) by for example 3mm, it sets the inset based on the scaling of the image. Means: if my image is scaled by 50% the inset will only be 1,5mm. As I have a document with multiple scale ratios it is not possible to maintain a coherent inset amount.

    I use the clipping-path frame to generate a cutting contours for stickers which all have to have a specific inset to avoid "blank streaks".

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  9. illustrator pattern

    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
    Illustrator 22.1 Mac
    InDesign 13.1 Mac

    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
    i. Create a pattern fill in Illustrator with some part of the pattern using an overprinting fill or stroke in the Attributes panel.
    ii. Place the Illustrator file in InDesign.
    iii. The file does not preview unless Overprint Preview or Separation Preview is on.

    3. Expected result
    The file previews normally and objects below can be seen through transparent parts of the graphic.

    4. Actual result
    The graphic does not preview. Objects above (yes, above) the graphic are hidden…

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  10. missing dialog box

    When i clicked on the effect (example; gradient feather) for my image, there is no dialog box popping out. I'm unable to click on other tools and I've to use the escape key to close the 'invisible' dialog box before I can use the other tools. Hence, I'm unable to apply any effect on my image.

    I'm using the Indesign CC (13.0.1) on Windows.

    It feels like it's a programme bug. I've tried to reinstall the programme but it still persists.

    Please assist.

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  11. paste illustrator path

    Copy/pasting a stroked path from Illustrator works OK only if the stroke is centred on the path.

    If the stroke is set in Illustrator to align with inside or outside of path, inDesign pastes a closed shape. Means to get an accurate path you have to changed the stoke alignment in Illustrator, then copy/paste, then change the stroke alignment back in inDesign...

    Illustrator CC2018 v22.1
    inDesign CC2018 v13.1

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  12. paste illustrator path

    Copy/pasting a stroked path from Illustrator works OK only if the stroke is centred on the path.

    If the stroke is set in Illustrator to align with inside or outside of path, inDesign pastes a closed shape. Means to get an accurate path you have to changed the stoke alignment in Illustrator, then copy/paste, then change the stroke alignment back in inDesign...

    Illustrator CC2018 v22.1
    inDesign CC2018 v13.1

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  13. Photo in frame showing outside of stroke

    Buggy thin line (part of the photo inside frame) is visible If frame have stroke aligned inside of the frame. See the screenshot and photo of issue. Photo present proof from printed after RIP in printing house.
    Problem is known from 2009 and still exist!

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  14. .ai layers lose the geometry when placed in ID with object-layers-option

    Phänomen bei der Zusammenarbeit ID&AI.
    Beim Ein- und Ausblenden von Illu-Ebenen in ID zerschiesst es mir das Illu-Layout. CC2018 AI 22.1 & ID 13.1 Win 10 (Siehe Video)
    only Windows.

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  15. .ai layers lose the geometry when placed in ID with object-leayers-option

    Phänomen bei der Zusammenarbeit ID&AI.
    Beim Ein- und Ausblenden von Illu-Ebenen in ID zerschiesst es mir das Illu-Layout. CC2018 AI 22.1 & ID 13.1 Win 10 (Siehe Video)
    only Windows.

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  16. text wrap detect edges

    ID 13.1 x64, Win 7, AI 22.1 64 bit
    Text wrap w/detect edges may not detect text in AI file, may not detect shapes well. Have AI file with graphic and text placed in anchored frame in ID doc. If set to wrap around shape, detect edges, text in ID doc runs through text in AI graphic. Also (noted in in forums ) text may not wrap around white or nearly white shapes in AI graphic.

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  17. constrain proportions (& other hold-shift-to-use features) intermittent

    I don't have the Webroot software described in the fix so it must be something else!

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  18. Graphic Frame Text Wrap in Find/Change Object

    I'm running InDesign 12.0.0.1 (2017) on mac OS 10.12.6 (Sierra). I was originally trying to write a script to automate changing text wrapping on all graphic frames in the active document to wrap to the largest area (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). When I couldn't get a script that should have worked to function properly, I decided to try automating Find/Change Object queries. That's when I discovered that the manual queries weren't function. Allow me to elaborate:

    Here's what I want to do:
    Change the "Wrap Options > Wrap To" setting (TextWrapSideOption) for all graphic frames to "Largest Area" (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). This should really only…

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  19. Edit with other - doesn't see Photoshop as an application

    I use the Indesign feature on the links menu to Edit With, either using the default application or another. We just updated to the latest CC (ps, il, in) and the other application isn't the same. For any jpg or pdf, it shows Photoshop or illustrator or Acrobat as available to open the image selected. However, if I select an ai. file, it shows Illustrator as the default, and Preview as another option - no Photoshop. I select Other to add Photoshop, go to the applications folders, click on Photoshop and it's only seeing it as a folder, not as…

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  20. Images with same name confusion

    We've had a couple of instances in the past month with InDesign documents linking to different images that happen to have the same name and are in 2 different file locations. It seems that in some instances, InDesign will take it upon itself to relink the wrong images even though those images haven't been touched (either on the file system or in the InDesign file). There has been one occasion where this happened and it wasn't spotted until the document was printed with the wrong images in and today someone noticed while working on the file that an image had…

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