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  1. Column Rule colour is inconsistent vs. Fill and Stroke

    The colour applied to a Column Rule is darker than elsewhere applied, e.g., Fills and Strokes.


    1. New file.

    2. Draw a text frame (no text needed) and set the Columns to 2 and turn ON the Column Rule with default values. However, set the Colour to 10% Black.

    3. Set the Fill and the Stroke of the text frame to the very same 10% Black.

    Notice that the Column Rule is darker than the Fill and Stroke. It shouldn't be.

    Hope this helps.

    Allan

    P.S. See the attached screenshot - I'm using Magenta rather than Black. Same results.

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  2. Color Dialog issue

    Right now, the color displayed is not the color of the item selected. The color seems to have frozen. If I attempt to use the eyedropper in the color palette selection dialog, the whole program freezes, and it is unusable.

    Second issue, If I double click to select an item in a group, indesign thinks I want to add text and automatically adds selects with cursor to start typing.

    so, two issues, color and forced type selection.

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  3. Radial gradient becomes oval when rectangle frame is vertical

    Radial gradient becomes oval when rectangle frame is vertical

    1) Version: InDesign CC 2018
    2) Draw a vertical rectangular shape and insert a radial gradient
    3) Expecting the gradient to be a perfect circle.
    4) Actual result is an oval gradient that is impossible to change into a perfect circular gradient, even when holding the Shift key while using the Gradient Swatch Tool.
    5) No matter what I do, the gradient remains an oval, unless I stretch the shape back to a square or a horizontal rectangle.

    The only annoying way I found to temporarily solve this problem is to…

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  4. White shows as black

    All white (pure white such as paper, 0000, ffffff, etc.), shapes and even within linked images are showing black. Some pages are affected and some are not. If I go into the swatch slider CMYK mode, sliding K from 100 to 13 is normal, however, 12-0 starts scaling back down to black. I've tried linking to all types of images (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, transparencies). The file was fine last time I worked in it, but upon reopening this is happening. Is this a bug or a corrupt file?

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  5. Eyedropper doesn't pick up the correct color

    I'm trying to select a color in a pdf that was placed in an InDesign document. The eyedropper won't pick up the correct color. It's consistently choosing a color that's darker than the color I want. I have zoomed in all the way so I can click on individual pixels, but that doesn't make a difference. I'm clicking on a light gray (almost white) pixel and the eyedropper is choosing a dark gray.

    The layer with the pdf is the active layer and it is unlocked. I'm using InDesign CC 14.0.1

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  6. cannot save swatches. missing several options

    unable to save or load. the option is "greyed" out.

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  7. Help with Swatches

    InDesign CC 2018
    Trying to create a new swatch with "none" selected, but when I roll over "new swatch" button I get this symbol 🚫. On another forum, the correct answer was to select a user defined swatch; however, I am new to InDesign and working on my first project, so I don't have any user defined swatches.

    Please help. TIA

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  8. Hex Value in Swatch Dialog Does Not Update

    InDesign 13.1 Create a new RGB or edit an existing RGB swatch. Note the Hex value in the dialog box. Switch to a different color mode and change the color values. Switch back to RGB mode. The Hex value does not update to match the new color values.

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

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

    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 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  9. Specific circumstances where an RGB black cannot change to CMYK

    To replicate this fault, please do the following:
    1) Create a new document using the web workspace.
    2) In the new document, open the swatches palette and note that the default colours show the RGB color spaces.
    3) From the Edit Menu, go to transparency blend space and change it from RGB to CMYK.
    4) Go to document setup and change the intent of the document from web to print.

    What SHOULD happen:
    All colours in the swatches panel should go to CMYK;

    What ACTUALLY happens:
    All colours in the swatches panel remain RGB. This results in an RGB black…

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  10. Color Mode listings are all out of order

    The order of Color Mode options (Pantone, TOYO, etc.) are listed in a seemingly random order after updating to InDesign CC 2018 (13.0).

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  11. adobe color themes sign in

    In Indesign, the Adobe Color Theme panel says that I need to sign in to access my swatches. I am already signed in, so what is the issue?

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  12. Swatch shortcuts missing

    Hi,

    I've just notice that shortcut menu to delete, group etc has gone missing from my swatch panel. I can't find any way of getting this back.

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  13. Gradient scaling breaks/does not work when copying from Illustrator

    OS: Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101)
    InDesign: 15.1.1
    Illustrator: 24.2.1

    I think InDesign has a bug. Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a shape in Illustrator (RGB OR CMYK) and insert a color gradient.
    2. Copy it and paste in in InDesign Document
    3. Scale it (bigger) in InDesign and it breaks the vector apart (the part with the gradient)
    4. See Video attached

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  14. Gradient scaling breaks/does not work when copying from Illustrator

    OS: Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101)
    InDesign: 15.1.1
    Illustrator: 24.2.1

    I think InDesign has a bug. Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a shape in Illustrator (RGB OR CMYK) and insert a color gradient.
    2. Copy it and paste in in InDesign Document
    3. Scale it (bigger) in InDesign and it breaks the vector apart (the part with the gradient)
    4. See Video attached

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  15. Swatch Fill and Stroke

    Line and Fill UI in the swatch panel is blank and missing.

    InDesign 15.0.3

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  16. Error with Illustrator & Indesign in the overprint function

    As Indesign & Illustrator unfortunately is doing right now:
    If the overprinted area contains a smaller amount of the same base colour (c/m/y/k) than the overprinted area, the overprint function mutates into a kind of cut-out function:
    in which case Adobe replaces the area of the cutoff area with the lower color value of the area to be overprinted.

    Example 1
    Area below to be overprinted (cmyk): 20/0/100/0
    Area at the top that is to overprint (cmyk): 40/0/0/0
    A.) Current result cut surface: 40/0/100/0 (okay)
    B.) Correct result cut surface: 40/0/100/0
    or C.) alternative result cut surface: 60/0/100/0
    (
    where…

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  17. paper swatch tint

    There is strange bug at the paper swatch.
    The tint of the paper swatch should not be customizable, but it can happen.

    Try this in the latest Indesign:
    - Make a shape.
    - Give it a swatch, a cmyk one which you can delete.
    - Set the tint on 25%
    - Than delete the swatch from the list - and let the paper swatch replace it when you delete it.
    - The paper swatch takes over the 25% (though it isn't changeable after it)

    When you change this CMYK-swatch to the paper swatch instead of delete it, the tint jumps…

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  18. eyedropper

    Eyedropper tool inside colour palette for text (double click on the T in the foreground background colour selection) doesn't function on Mac. Also crashes the application.

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  19. Can't open Colour Book as it's own panel, therefore can't save to Workspace

    Can't open colour books as it's own panel (unlike Illustrator which allows you to). This would be useful because it would potentially allow you to save a colour book in an InDesign workspace, saving a lot of time if you consistently work in a single colour book/space.

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  20. The color Picker is in RGB instead of CMYK

    Every inDesign (my version Adobe inDesign CC 2020 15.0.2)

    To open the color picker, go to the toolbar on the left of the screen and double-click on the colored square.

    It would be nice if the color picker is the same in inDesign as the one in Illustrator and Photoshop. The color picker opens in RGB while we are on a document in CMYK.
    We are graphic designers and we use this software because it is designed for printing professionals. The printer works in CMYK so why have a color picker with an RGB color space?

    Or have the possibility…

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