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  1. BUG: Imported InDesign file gives wrong preview

    When I create an InDesign 'web'-file and apply a gradient feather the preview of this file does not show the elements which have the effect applied to.
    When I create a new 'print'file with the same dimensions and elements the preview is correct.
    It seems strange that these files seem different in their backbone somehow.

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  2. Effects not working correctly

    Some of the "effects" (inner glow, outer glow, basic feather, etc.) do not work as they are supposed to. For example, I cannot get the "outer glow" effect to apply only to text, it either applies itself to the whole object or it applies a very faint glow that can hardly be seen and that no amount of adjusting will fix (yes, I know that I have to choose "text" from the drop-down menu and unclick the effect for the "object"). And, just now (11/8/2018, 1:30 pm), I was trying to apply a gradient feather to just the "fill" of…

    4 votes

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  3. Objects with Opacity Fill below 100%, appear as 100% when PDF proof placed in a layout file.

    Created ad with objects containing simple color fills below 100% (50% and 30%) opacity. Exported proofs to use in a Indesign magazine layout file. Once the PDF was dropped into a frame, those faded opacity values jumped back to 100%. Fix was to re-edit the original files, change Opacity values, re-save, re-export proof, drop proof back into main layout. Very annoying.

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  4. eyedropper

    The eyedropper suddenly stopped working correctly. See attached images to show which eyedropper options are selected and what the result is. The color should be a flat blue and instead a gradient effect is being applied. This is happening repeatedly throughout many charts within this document. I'm in InDesign CC and it's up to date. I just reset all of my preferences manually as the shortcut keys have never worked for me and my pages panel stopped working.

    4 votes

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  5. Clearing effects applied to an object causes InDesign to hang.

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1): Get the spinning beachball of death when I try to clear effects to an object. Specifically gradient feather for opacity. Just started happening.

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  6. indesign cc transparencies have lines

    InDesign CC 13.1 renders transparencies with lines running through them. Appear to be just in screen display. Transparency does not print or export with lines. It's
    still very annoying. Is this a bug that is being worked on?

    6 votes

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  7. Transparency Bug

    BUG
    Periodically, transparency function stops working. Objects previously displayed as transparent no longer render that way. Usually restarting indesign fixes it.

    Indesign CC2018
    Mac iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
    3.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    24 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB
    Plug in - suitcase fusion Version 19.1.0 (7201)

    8 votes

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  8. Place .ai file indesign loses layers!

    Idea? This is a bug. I followed bug link...
    Placing .ai file into indesign cc preview is perfect until release. Shows random white spots &yellow.
    Renamed file. Same problem. The red is in new layer above the diamond. Normal layer with several overlays. Turned off overlays and same. Why is it that normal layer allows white through? Just when you think you’re an intermediate this happens.
    Red low quality diamond is illustrator.
    The rest is self explanatory assuming the other two files uploaded. One was import dialog box for placing with shift. Everything looks fine until I place it.

    1 vote

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  9. Gradient Feather -180° Shows Hard Edge

    Gradient Feather Bug @ -180°

    This bug has been in InDesign for many years.

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  10. drop shadow issues

    Hello!

    I'm trying to do an A3 poster with two layers:
    Layer one: A rectangle a white-black gradient fill and some line option and drop shadow applied.
    Layer two: Some text frames with white text with black strokes.

    When I add drop shadow to the text it looks just as intended on screen.

    But when I print it out on a big, expensive Samsung X7600 Series printer, I get a kind of gradient color in bottom of text frames. As if I had applied some color to the frame.
    (Please see the attached file "indd cc print screen".)

    I have…

    5 votes

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  11. When I try to switch between blending modes in the panel - I do not see the changes in real time in the file. I have to click outside the wi

    When I try to switch between blending modes in the effects panel - I do not see the changes in real time in the file.
    I have to click outside the window every time to see what it looks like

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  12. eyedropper

    Eyedropper not working in CC2018 (ME enabled). When I click a blank square then use eyedropper tool to copy color values from an existing vector graphic, the vector graphic container changes color instead. And while testing just now, if I draw two squares, one black one white, then select one to copy the color of the other, the selected square disappears. Text blocks fail to copy too and all eyedropper options are selected. This wasn't an issue with CC17.

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    Hi

    There are two different issues mentioned here, and let me address them separately:
    1. Clicking a blank square then using eyedropper tool to copy color values from an existing vector graphic, the vector graphic container changes color instead.
    >>> Are you facing this problem with a specific vector graphic or with any graphic as I am unable to reproduce this issue with InDesign CC (13.0.1)? If possible, please share your indd file as a package with anasgupt@adobe.com and a small video demonstrating the issue will be really helpful.

    2. If I draw two squares, one black one white, then select one to copy the color of the other, the selected square disappears.
    >>> With InDesign CC (13.0) the transform options have been added to the Eyedropper settings, this includes size and position. It seems that these options for you are checked and when you click on the square to…

  13. effects panel blank

    Effects panel is blank for the last month or two. Inconvenient.

    Indesign 2018, 13.0.1
    Mac OS 10.13.1

    2 votes

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  14. InDesign changing opacity for an unselected item

    I am trying to place a slightly opaque rectangle over an image but when I select to lower the opacity on the rectangle, the image (regardless if it's above or below) changes as well.

    What's more odd is when I select that photo after I do the action, the image says it is at 100%. The "change" has not been reflected. I have uploaded a 1-2-3 photo demo. Note the photo's slight change in transparency although set at 100%.

    This happens when the photo and rectangle are in separate layers, as well. The two items are not placed within each…

    8 votes

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    The magic of InDesign’s effects all happens via Adobe’s transparency technology, which allows us to blend colors and detail from different objects. In order for it to all work there has to be a consistent color space for InDesign to use when it blends colors. This is called the Transparency Blend Space and it’s really important that you understand it in order to get the most out of InDesign’s effects. When we use transparency effects, InDesign compares different objects and combines their colors and detail. In order for objects to be blended, they have to be in the same color space. So when you apply transparency, InDesign converts everything on a spread to the Transparency Blend Space, regardless of whether that object is actually involved in the effect. And it’s important to note that when we say things are converted, we don’t mean that InDesign alters your placed files; they…

  15. object feather tool is no longer working properly

    why is the object feather tool is no longer working properly?

    3 votes

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  16. png transparent background showing black

    Importing this icon and the transparent background is showing as black in current inDesign CC. Didn't have issues with similar icons from same site.

    37 votes

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  17. drop shadow effect bug - in NEW 2018 Indesign

    The Blend Mode in DROP SHADOW is FROZEN on MULTIPLY.. I cannot choose any other blend option... i.e. screen, darken, lighten..and it defaults to MULTIPLY...

    I tried drop shadow filter on multiple elements and documents.. STILL FROZEN... BIG BUG..

    I'll go back to using the older version until you get your issues fixed.

    5 votes

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    Hi,
    Can you add a video showing the issue? and some steps to reproduce the issue…
    We are unable to reproduce this bug.
    Are you on MAC or Win? Does it happen with all documents?
    You can add a video to WeTransfer/Dropbox etc and add a link here as comment.

    Also, please confirm if your issue is similar to one mentioned here.. https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31964464-blending-effects

    -Aman

  18. Placing and Moving Images Changes Opacity

    If I place an image and then try to move it within the bounding box, the opacity appears to change to around 50%. However, the opacity is still set to 100%. I can correct it by hitting Undo which reverts the image back to normal. From what I can tell, it is only a visual bug. Exporting the image doesn't show the change in opacity.

    I haven't been able to reproduce this issue consistently but would say it happens around 80% of the time I try to move an image. Another interesting thing is that if the issue happens and…

    7 votes

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    Closed: Fixed  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    Hi ,
    Thanks for reporting this issue. We are already aware about this issue inside “InDesign CC2017”.
    Hence, we have fixed this issue inside our latest release “InDesign CC2018”. Please try it out.

    If you still face this issue inside our new release please do let us know.

  19. Text rendered bold when using transparencies

    When using transparent boxes or png images, InDesign will randomly render some text bold. This occurs both on screen and when printing. The only way to avoid it is by not using transparencies, which is annoying. People have been complaining about this since 2011! Get your sh*t together adobe. Come on.

    11 votes

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  20. Path ≠ line if you have a round arrow with an arrowhead as part of the path

    If you have a "round" arrow with the arrowhead as part of the path, the path (in my screenshot: blue) is no longer the same as the shown line of the arrow (black).
    This effect does not occur if the arrowhead is added to the path.

    6 votes

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