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  1. 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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  2. Print custom page to Xerox 550 using a Creo RIP no longer works

    Recent upgrade from CS4 to CC. When using custom page size although I can print the document it doesn't print correctly. CS4 works perfectly.
    If I print to an SRA3 then the problem doesn't occur.
    I take it an issue/problem is now an idea....really

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  3. Stalling

    Hi My Id is stalling both in opening, archiving and packing mode, after updating to Id CC 2019 14.0.1, working on Mac OS Mojave 10.14.2. The spinning ball continues.....

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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  7. indesign not printing

    I recently upgraded to Mojave. I have the Adobe Creative Suite Premium and a Canon ip3500. Printing from the internet and PDF work fine. Illustrator CC 2019 and InDesign CC 2019 won't print directly from the app. I find it silly and inefficient to save a document as a PDF for printing.What happened and how do I fix it?

    When I send the file to print, the printer goes through the motion but all I get is a super faint outline of the art. The image is a solid fill of 100% black. The printout is a 20% outline of…

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  8. Packaging files problem with CS6 and High Sierra 10.13.6

    I am using CS6 and since upgrading to High Sierra 10.13.6 I can't package files. Error message 'Cannot copy necessary linked file(s). There are 250 linked images I need to package. Please can you tell me what I need to do to fix it?
    Many thanks. Tony

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  9. cannot package files 10.13.6

    InDesign CC 2018/ 10.13.6

    Cannot package files. Ongoing issue.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. 2 votes
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  12. "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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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!

    2 votes
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  16. Paragraph shading disappears when printing to postscript

    We are using InDesign CC 2017. When we have paragraph shading applied in a paragraph style sometimes the shading will disappear in the PDF when printing to postscript. Strange enough, this is not (always) the case for the entire paragraph or all the paragraphs with that style. But just a part of the text.

    4 votes
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  17. cannot print the document grid

    Even with the options for print visible guides at baseline grid and print nonprinting objects selected it will not print the document grid.

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  18. Missing links in packages

    Link paths are the original paths, not the ones redirecting to the package's folder, although 'update graphic links in package' is activated.

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. grey background printed by Mac OS X Preview with PDF exported by Indesign

    PDF files with rotated objects with shadow, printed by Preview, have a grey background (not if printed with Acrobat)

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