Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Red stripes in InDesign document

    Why do I get red stripes in the indesign document when I have more than two files open?

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  2. ID 2020 15.1 - All text variables (including page numbers) replaced by "ss" text

    Just updated to ID 2020 15.1 and found a bug which makes the program unusable forcing me to immediately downgrade.
    When I open on of my ID documents created in previous version of ID, all of my defined text variables as well as page numbers are corrupted and replaced by the "ss" text. Changing the style has no effect. I can create page number based on the 'Basic Paragraph' style but when i choose any other previously created style, the number changes to 'ss'.
    Even the variable field preview shows 'ss' text instead of variable name.
    The same document opens…

    217 votes

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  3. 2021 cannot create new document

    I just updated from 2020 to 2021 version.
    Now, when trying to create a new document, the dialogue works as expected but when clicking "erstellen" (create) nothing happens.
    Even after restarting the whole system (Mac Catalina).

    45 votes

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  4. Weird things happening in layout

    different colors or shapes appear when zooming in or out. It does go away once you move a text box, etc.

    2 votes

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  5. Vector Objects changing size when page layout is duplicated

    While using InDesign v17 I've encountered a bug where some small rectangular vector objects will get larger when a page is duplicated using the "Create Alternate Layout" feature in the "Pages" tab. This has also occurred when a page or layout is dragged and dropped to the "Create New Page" icon to create a duplicate in the "Pages" tab. Design elements should not change when a layout is duplicated, and this did not happen in previous versions.

    This first appeared in an .idml file that was created in 2019, and carries over to new files based on that .idml. It…

    3 votes

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  6. Can't open some Indesign files in finder

    Since the latest 2022 update certain Indesign files will not open via finder - either by double clicking the file icon or going command>O. The app doesn't even acknowledge your action, only workaround is by opening via the app which is an absolute pain. Absolutely ridiculous.

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  7. Dragging the mouse to select text randomly moves the entire sheet

    When dragging the mouse to select text in a text box it would sometimes move the entire page and pasteboard to the left or right when reaching the text box frame. This is a very old, extremely annoying behavior. It exists at least since CS4.
    The biggest question: why does it move at all?

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  8. Child masters don't update

    I have child masters that are based on a parent master. When I update margins etc on the parent, the child masters are not inheriting those settings as they do in InDesign 2021. The only resolution appears to be changing 'based on' to something else, and then going back and changing 'based on' to its original parent.

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  9. Pages palette not populating

    imac 10.11.6 (El Capitan) Using 2nd admin, InD files from 1st admin not populating Pages palette. Page icons appear but are blank.
    100pp magazine with many images prepped for offset printing.
    However 1st admin InD files with only text pages open fine in 2nd admin.

    1 vote

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  10. Intel iRIS XE graphic graphic bugs using dual monitors

    Sometime its glitch graphic appear, i had to zoom in and out to sort it out, and i didnt screenshot this time (it was big one) but sometime it does appear similar like this screenhot.

    Spec: Lenovo i7 1165G, 16GB ram, 512GB NVME, IRIS XE Graphic, one laptop screen and one 24" 1080P

    Does anyone experience with glitch graphic?

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  11. Thumbnails in Pages Panel are blank even though pages have content (Id 17.0, Mac Big Sur)

    The thumbnails displayed in the Pages Panel show up blank even though there is content in the pages themselves. See attached. This is most likely a bug.

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  12. smart text reflow

    With linked Text Frames on a Parent Page > importing a Word uses Smart Text Reflow when unnecessairy. Please fix.

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  13. InDesign ignores colore profile settings

    When I create a new document, InDesign no longer uses my default color profile settings. InDesign uses the default settings (sRGB/Fogra39). I can't switch it around either. I always have to manually assign my color profiles. All other apps are using fine my settings.

    InDesign 17, MacBook Pro, OS 12.0.1

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  14. InDesign ignores colore profile settings

    When I create a new document, InDesign no longer uses my default color profile settings. InDesign uses the default settings (sRGB/Fogra39). I can't switch it around either. I always have to manually assign my color profiles. All other apps are using fine my settings.

    InDesign 17, MacBook Pro, OS 12.0.1

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  15. Document not opening properly - page is a small icon and whole screen is coloured

    My document was fine, but Indesign was glitchy, so I updated.
    Now I get this when I open the doc.
    Yesterday it did open properly after a wait. But today its the same.

    I've got a deadline follks - this isn't funny.
    Thanks.

    2 votes

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  16. Just upgraded and the first file I open is duplicating lines and parts dissappear

    Scrolling is impossible - I get duplicated lines and parts of the document page disappears. In order to correct I have to do command "0" and the problem clears, but the second I try to scroll to the next set of pages it does the same thing

    1 vote

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  17. Weird things happening in layout

    different colors or shapes appear when zooming in or out. It does go away once you move a text box, etc.

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  18. Anomalous character missing glyph in the Story editor – Serious file problems

    I report a bug regarding an InDesign document of an anomalous character that is found in the "Story editor", which has already been reported in older versions of Adobe Indesign.
    (OS version: BigSur 11.3.1)
    (Adobe InDesign version: 16.2)

    As you can see in the examples that I attach, the text presents problems and I believe it is caused (or highlighted) by the missing glyph signs in each line of the "story editor", which does not appear to exist in the text.

    The problem is not solved by making the file idml.
    I tried to fix it by copying the text…

    5 votes

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  19. Shortcuts for view at 200% 400% & 50% not working correctly

    Windows 10 - Indesign CC 16.4 (only just updated today 8/10)

    Issues - shortcuts
    Ctrl+5 (view @ 50%)
    Ctrl+2 (view @200%)
    Ctrl+4 (view @400%) not working properly.

    Ctrl+5 is now view @ 33.33%
    Ctrl+4 is now view @ 266.67%
    Ctrl+2 is now view @ 133.33%

    The issue doesn't seem to be a thing for Mac, they work fine.

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  20. Random blocks of color, screen skipping

    InDesign v16.2.1 - Started getting large blocks of color in my InDesign docs - never in the same file, appears randomly but always when scrolling. And this morning, a weird "skipping" thing happened - see attached. I've updated my iOS, un- and reinstalled InDesign to no avail.

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