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  1. "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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  2. Layers with visibility or printing turned off still appears when printed.

    layers that have visibility turned off and layers with the layer option set to "do not print" don't show up on the monitor but are present when printed.

    Mac Pro 2013, OS 10.12.6
    ID CC 2018, 13.0.1

    4 votes

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  3. package folder name

    INDD 15.1, Mac OS 10.15.5
    With the 15.1 update, when packaging a file, the folder name is no longer highlighted. I, like most people, delete the word "Folder" that INDD adds to the packaged folder name. In previous versions, the folder name was highlighted in the package window so that hitting the right arrow would move the cursor to the end allowing one to delete "Folder." Now one has to click into the name field to change it. This release has added an extra step. Please revert to how it used to work. Or better yet, stop adding "Folder" to…

    3 votes

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  4. Printing error: The Adobe print engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem?

    I cannot print or output PDF file. When printing I get this error........ Printing error: The Adobe print engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem?

    3 votes

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  5. InDesign CC 2020 - Error trying to package editorial projects

    the last few days Ive been trying to package documents and I keep getting the same error (for whatever editorial project I have) that says "Indesign cannot package the document... Cannot copy necessary linked file(s)" (see printscreen) but all files are properly linked, in CMYK and 300dpi's (as I need them to be - never encounter this issue in over a decade of using Indesign) so Im kinda despairing here since Im on a schedule...
    Does anyone know how to help please??
    Thanks in advance.

    3 votes

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  6. Creep leaves a white gap

    Print to Booklet does have a creep setting, to compensate for paper thickness in a saddle stitched booklet. But there is a problem is on the coverpages, since the added creep leaves a white gap on the 'back' where the staples are placed, even when the document has enough bleed to fill this space.

    3 votes

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  7. Typo in ID print settings. Adobe ID -> Print -> Setup -> Paper Size, in the dropdown it should say ‘SRA3’ but it now says ‘<‘

    Typo in ID print settings.

    Adobe ID -> Print -> Setup -> Paper Size, in the dropdown it should say ‘SRA3’ but it now says ‘<‘

    3 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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!

    3 votes

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  11. Printing Documents with VFs directly from InDesign is broken, need to export to PDF first

    Hello support team!
    We at Dalton Maag noticed that we couldn't print documents containing variable fonts directly from InDesign 16.3 on macOS Big Sur. Export to a PostScript file produces a broken file. The document needs to be exported to PDF first. We found this issue on our client font but managed to reproduce it with Source Serif VF from https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-serif/releases/tag/4.004R.

    I sent the following files to Josh Hadley at Adobe:

    • A ZIP containing test documents, a broken exported PostScript file and a correctly exported PDF file
    • An AVI showing how we tested
    • A JPG showing what comes out…
    2 votes

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  12. No preset options showing in InDesign when trying to output high res pdf

    Yes, I'm trying to output a high res pdf for print and I'm attempting to apply the usual Colour conversion / Destination and only offered either CMYK or RGB as an option.
    No other presets. E.G Working CMYK- Coated FOGRA39 etc.
    Any suggestions anyone.. on How I can fix? I have already Uninstalled InDesign 16.1 and then reinstalled. I tried outputting to pdf in Photoshop it seems fine - all options showing.
    I looked in Library in Presets and there only seems to be a in Alias see attached

    2 votes

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  13. 15.1 and 15.1.1 Locking up and freezing when opening packaged files

    Same bug that we had with CS6.

    Basically if a Document Fonts folder exists, then opening the INDD file takes forever and/or freezes up constantly while working. But if we rename the subfolder or delete it altogether, then ID performs normally.

    2 votes

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  14. package file name period

    When packaging an InDesign file, if the filename contains a period, all characters after the period do not become written in the new package folder.

    For example, if I package a file that is named "Project 06.16.20", the new package folder will be named "Project 06."

    It should be named "Project 06.16.20" but for some reason, the name after the initial period gets ignored. User must type in the rest manually.

    2 votes

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  15. Packaging dialogue location default

    Please have the document packaging dialogue default to the folder the InDesign file your packaging from is located in. Up till InDesign 2020 this was the default, now it is packaging things wherever something was saved last.

    2 votes

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  16. Printing in version 15

    every time I try to print any file to our HP printer InDesign crashes.

    2 votes

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  17. spotcolor name in x-4 exported pdf not a valid utf-8 string

    When creating a PDF using german umlauts using InDesign for OS X and export the file as PDF/X-4, the Umlauts are displayed correctly in Acrobat for OS X, but wrong in Acrobat for Windows (and vice versa).

    Acrobat Preflight flags the spot colors as " not a valid UTF-8 string"

    It looks like the spot colors is generated with the coding of the respective OS, which is not valid by the PDF/X-4 specification

    2 votes

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  18. lexmark printer not printing all elements

    We use Lexmark Laser Printer model CS820
    Windows 10 OS

    We use our indesign file as a template to print custom certificates.
    We change the name on the certificate for each customer.
    The printer will not print all elements of a design: i.e. the images and text are missing.

    And

    Files will often not print immediately but will 'sit' in the printer memory for up to several minutes before printing.

    For a print business this is not acceptable. Please advise with working solutions.

    We have a Lexmark CS827 and this works fine.

    2 votes

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  19. Cannot package file, missing plugin error

    InDesign CC 2019, MacOS 10.14 Mojave,
    Trying to package a file and this error shows up that plugins needs to be installed - See attached.

    How can I delete or install them?

    2 votes

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  20. Unable to package some InDesign files, error message appears

    Adobe InDesign CC 2017.1 release, 12.1.0.56 x64 build for Windows
    Open an .indd file, press File menu and select package menu item.
    Expected result: the file (catalog) is packaged.
    Actual result: the file (catalog) is NOT packaged. An error occurs about missing plugins: STEP-N-DESIGN.LOGIC.WIN.CC10.PLN EXTENSISFONTMANAGEMENTIDCC2014X64.APLN. (see attachment).
    Additional information: this problem occurs only by some files, not by all of them.

    2 votes

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