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  1. Unable to package a file to a server after upgrading to Mojave.

    Dear Adobe,
    Yesterday we upgraded to 10.14 Mojave and I am not able to package files from windows server. Indesign freezes every time.
    I can make packeges from my MAC or from external hard drives. The network is working correctly. On High Sierrea everything worked properly.

    Indesign CC 2018: 13.0
    Mac: 10.14

    38 votes

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    Hello All,

    We have concluded our investigation into the issue and found that the issue is specific to few versions of MacOS 10.14.×.
    As a part of our investigation we had reached out to many of you, where many of you have confirmed that the issue gets resolved after upgrading to MacOS 10.14.5.

    Note:
    If you are NOT using MacOS 10.14.5 and still facing this issue, please upgrade your MacOs to 10.14.5 version.
    In case you continue to face the same issue after the upgrade, you may reach out to us at sharewithid@adobe.com.

    For any other problem related to packaging workflows please create a new thread.

    We are closing this thread for now.

    Thank you for your patience all this while.

    -InDesign Team

  2. ID - CMYK separation preview vs. RGB illustrations

    Hey there,

    1. every InDesign Version (my Version Adobe InDesign CC 2018 13.1)

    2. a) open new print CMYK document
      b) place a Ai object like .eps or .ai with RGB modus (with a black element – in RGB 0/0/0 – but in CMYK 88/79/65/93)
      c) now copy the object and convert the same object into CMYK modus and place them too
      d) start the CMYK separation preview in InDesign and disable the black color
      e) at the end only the CMYK object is separated and the RGB object is totally away

    3. I wish the RGB object would separated like the rectangle –…

    3 votes

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  3. linked files ignored upon packaging

    1. Adobe InDesign Version 13.1 x64 on Windows
    2. images are linked within the document and shown as such. When I package the document, it shows "0 links found" and no linked files are packaged
    3. This is the first time I've packaged a document since upgrading to INDD 2018. Have never had it ignore links before
    4. No linked files are packaged
    5. It sees the links... but not in the "package" menu
    4 votes

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  4. cannot package files 10.13.6

    InDesign CC 2018/ 10.13.6

    Cannot package files. Ongoing issue.

    2 votes

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  5. printer

    InDesign fails to print on networked printer.

    Installed HP OfficeJet 6958 using HP "Wizard" to download drivers and install.
    Printer is installed over wireless network (connected through router).

    Same error occurred when installing Canon iP110 using downloaded installer (it installed as Canon iP110 Series WS) (But CAN print to Canon iP110 installed through "add printer")

    All other applications print fine, including PhotoShop and Acrobat.
    InDesign goes through print process (window pops up to show pages being processed), but does not print. File does not appear in printer queue.
    This occurs with all documents - graphics, non-graphics, etc.

    I have:
    -…

    1 vote

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  6. Get error message when exporting document to PDF

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1) -- will get an error message when exporting a document to PDF, especially if it is saving over and replacing a previous PDF version. Then both versions disappear from the finder, and then I can sometimes successfully export the document. Usually takes a couple of attempts before it can export a viable PDF. This just started happening.

    2 votes

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  7. Printing scale issues when printing with different color output options for composites

    Hello everyone,
    spotted nasty printing bug.
    When printing using "scale to fit", OUTPUT->Color: Composite and OUTPUT->Color: InRip or just Separations then the prints do not match (crop marks, image etc.) between "Composite" and "Separations".
    Paper size and printer model doesn't matter.
    Versions tested: InDesign CS6, CC17, CC18 all on OS X 10.10, 10.13
    Test file attached.

    1 vote

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. Image color settings get lost when duplicating image or when data merging

    If a placed image has an icc-profile different from the documents' profile, that profile assigment will get lost when the image is being duplicated. The same thing is going to happen if the document is being data merged for variable data printing. The image will have a wrong profile assignment in the additional records when creating the merged document. Only the first record will be properly printed, the duplicates won't. Test files attached.

    6 votes

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    By default color profiles are not maintained while copy-pasting and this behavior exists since CS6.
    To enable the behavior of maintaining a color profile while performing copy-paste action, we need to apply the required settings at the application/document level under the color settings dialog from the edit menu.
    To do so, open color settings and set color management policies for CMYK to preserve embedded profiles.

    Closing the issue as designed.


    InDesign team

  10. ePub

    I create very simple ePubs in Indesign CC 2018. When I export them as ePub version 3 they print perfectly from Adobe Digital Editions on a Mac but print as blank pages or spool to postscript indefinitely from Adobe Digital Editions, on a PC, in Windows. When exported in the older version ePub 2.01 they work and print fine on both Mac and Windows. So my question is: why is ePub version 3 an option from Indesign when it isn't fully supported in Adobe Digital Editions on the Windows platform most popular with the user base? Is there a solution/workaround…

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  11. InDesign 13.1 and osX 10.13.5 - missing print package menu

    With this version of InDesign and osX there's no Print package menu item in the Files menu?

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  12. layer

    A non-visible layer makes background printing from an imported illustrator file disappear on 2nd page. Was printing using the 'print' indd file.
    Also, hidden layers can also show the text as rasterized boxes if not updated.

    I lost money and a print task because of it.

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  13. Issues printing with Xerox C75. Duplex printing, save and print features don't work. Doesn't save print settings.

    Issues printing with Xerox C75. Duplex printing, save and print features don't work. Doesn't save print settings. Prints fine with a pdf.

    2 votes

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  14. Indesign doesn´t load printer configuration

    When I try to print and go to printer preferences, InDesign does not load the preferences saved in the driver for printing modes, paper sizes, etc. It is an Epson SC-P800.

    3 votes

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  15. "Print Booklet..."

    Print Booklet not observing changes to printer preferences with existing files.

    InDesign 13.0.1 x64
    Windows 10.0.16299.309
    Xerox Versant 180 with Fiery EX-i 1.1

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Open existing document.
    2) File -> Print Booklet...
    3) Print Settings
    4) Setup...
    5) Preferences
    6) Change anything in printer preferences.
    7) OK
    8) Print
    9) OK

    Expected Result:
    Document should print using printer preferences that were specified.

    Actual Result:
    Document prints incorrectly using printer's default preferences, completely ignoring any preferences changed.

    NOTE: This issue is not observed with new files. It is observed with multiple existing files.

    4 votes

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  16. When stepping an repeating

    Not really a bug, but would make more sense to put the dimensions before the number to step or have it default to a blank palette every time. If the values exceed the page then it automatically converts it back to the previous numbers. While it's an easy fix, it is still frustrating. Still, indd by far one of my faves of all time. Very artist friendly!

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  17. Index Sorting is not matching with Microsoft Word Sorting feature

    We received an escalation from our client that sorting on the index entries generated from InDesign is not matching with MS-Word sorting. Attached the marking received from client for your quick reference, please confirm whether we can consider this as Bug and can be fixed in the upcoming versions?

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  18. Files with special characters

    When linking files with special characters in their name (German umlauts, to be precise) on an Apple Macintosh system, exporting the project and transferring the whole stuff to a windows system, everything looks perfect, but
    - links in the indd file to assets with umlauts are recorded as missing
    - relinking on a per-folder-basis does not find them, either

    Workaround: re-link each file on a per-file basis.

    Guess there is something wrong in the way indesign handles the file names internally (i.e. some encoding issue).

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  19. Printer configuration

    Since the updates on Tuesday, January 23 2018, I am unable to print using my printer's fold and staple feature, which has never been a problem in the past. Also, I now have a notice that fonts are missing from my computer, and these are fonts I have used for several years.

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