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  1. I can't see anything except drop down menu items when I create a new document

    That's just it. I create a new document. Put in the pages, margins, units etc.. then.. nothing. Nothing comes up. I can still see the menu items and am able to save the file - but I can't see it or work in it.
    I tried pressing spacebar. nah
    I tried opening from file.. nah
    I tried different views and different previews. Nothing.
    Illustrator works just fine.
    Also, what's the difference between open normal and open original?
    I can't believe I had to waste 30 minutes on this.

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  2. I can't see anything except drop down menu items when I create a new document

    That's just it. I create a new document. Put in the pages, margins, units etc.. then.. nothing. Nothing comes up. I can still see the menu items and am able to save the file - but I can't see it or work in it.
    I tried pressing spacebar. nah
    I tried opening from file.. nah
    I tried different views and different previews. Nothing.
    Illustrator works just fine.
    Also, what's the difference between open normal and open original?
    I can't believe I had to waste 30 minutes on this.

    1 vote

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  3. Alignment of text box ignores anchored objects

    When I have an anchored object (lets say an image) hanging at the bottom of the text box, aligning the text to the bottom of the text box will align the text only, and cuts off the image at the bottom.
    I imagine this also happens to images at the top of the text box, when aligning to the top.
    I think that by design, anchired objects should be calculated as part of the text box's content, and should be aligned to the bottom, as text would.
    If not, it should at least be an option to choose from.

    Thank…

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  4. New Document dialogue allowing impossible column gutter

    When creating a new document in the New Document dialogue, InDesign (17.4) is allowing a impossible column gutters (Page Size: 8.5"x11", Columns: 1, Column Gutter: 12"). The Margins and Columns dialogue will prevent this from happening, the New Document dialogue will not. This causes issues when attempting to change files later using the Document Setup dialogue, even after the Column Gutter is adjusted in the Margins and Columns dialogue.

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  5. Place (cmd+D) can't see tagged folders on mac

    Place command (cmd+D) can't see the tagged folders, so i can't find my documents quickly as it should be...

    All other commands (export cmd+E for exemple) allow me to navigate from my tagged folders.

    Please add the same option to place command.

    8 votes

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  6. Boards are not displaying

    All I can see is a grey screen surrounded by my tools and panels, as though I had hidden my pages. My cursor works as normal, identifying objects and texts, and can even select and move them, but nothing is shown. Occasionally a pdf file will be visible as part of a glitch. I have tried updating my Mac, Indesign, and restarting both.

    Version: Adobe InDesign 2022
    Steps: opening any of my files
    Result: empty screen

    1 vote

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  7. can't resize window on left or right edge

    Can not resize document window from left or right edge when document is maximized. Top, bottom and corner resizing works fine. If I resize from one of those first, all works well and left/right edges can be resized. If I then maximize the window again, left and right edge resize stops working.
    I've had this problem with CC 2021 and 2022.

    2 votes

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  8. Actual Size Error

    It shows 20% larger when the actual size is at 100%. When the View Size is at 80%, it gives an image close to 100%. Command + 1 (⌘ + 1) brings the screen to 100%, but the dimensions are wrong.

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  9. InDesign overset text copies entire document

    InDesign is creating a problem wherein I finish an entire document and it still says there is overset text. When I create a new frame to put it into to see what it is, I find that InDesign has duplicated the text of the entire document. When I try to delete the extra, it just copies the text over and over and puts it right back, including if I try to delete the frame that the extra text is inside of. How do I make this stop?

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  10. Ctrl-0 then paste no longer quite centres

    It appears the latest version doesn't quite centre when doing the normal 'cut object > ctrl/cmd-0 to centre and fill the page on the viewport > paste'. On a 210mm x 280mm layout it's giving a centre co-ordinate of 105.112mm x 140.112mm rather than 105mm x 140mm.

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  11. Pages panel doesn't show scroll wheel

    The scroll wheel on the pages panel is not showing up and my pages are all off to the right side. Restarting indesign does not fix this issue and restarting the computer also does not fix this issue.

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  12. Appliquer des gabarit à des pages selon des conditions

    Bonjour, après de longues recherches, je remarque qu'il n'y a aucune possibilité d'appliquer des gabarits selon des règles (présence de texte, grep, présence d'image, pourcentage du bloc de texte rempli, présence d'un style, etc.) à des pages spécifiques (à la première/dernière page, entre certaines pages, fonctionnement similaire au grep, etc.). On pourrait réaliser cela en donnant plusieurs gabarits à une page et donner des règles pour choisir lequel appliquer (avec une option pour choisir les pages de manière dynamique).
    Pour ma part, je cherche désespérément un moyen dynamique et automatisé de cacher le folio/numéro de page lorsque que c'est une…

    1 vote

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  13. Document.metadataPreferences and linkXMP entries only return first delimited value

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create new Indesign document
    2. Choose File menu > File Info
    3. In the Author field, enter "Jack; Jill" (excluding quotes)
    4. Click OK
    5. Run script "alert(app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.author);"

    Result:
    "Jack"

    Expected result:
    Either "Jack; Jill" or ["Jack","Jill"]

    5 votes

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  14. Edit page format: Change Landscape/Height Format

    Changing landscape/portrait format via Pages > Edit Page Format does not change the orientation. Direct input of values does not either, only if the values are not equal to the original format.
    See video.
    Version 17.3. macOS 12.4

    2 votes

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  15. scroll bar disappears

    My scroll bars are CONSTANTLY disappearing when working in InDesign and using key commands to zoom in and out. This is SO annoying, and I am always having to reset my workspace. Literally fix your buggy software or I'm leaving. This is ridiculous.

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  16. InDesign hyphenates certain words incorrectly

    InDesign hyphenates certain words incorrectly. Examples include "worldview" and "Princeton," which InDesign hyphenates as "worl-dview" and "Princ-eton." I'm in InDesign 17.2.1, but this has been the case for all versions. It would be understandable if these were foreign or unusual words, but common words like this should never break this way.

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  17. InDesign 15.1.4 / MacOS 10.13.6 / Auslassen von verbundenen Textrahmen

    Bei kleinsten Änderungen am Fließtext werden sporadisch einzelne verbundene Textrahmen übersprungen! Und zwar im gesamten folgenden Textabschnitt! Ständig muss das Dokument auf leere Textrahmen geprüft werden. Das ist bei 500 Seiten kein Spaß und macht ein professionelle Arbeiten nahezu unmöglich!
    Gibt es eine Lösung?

    trnaslate.google:
    With the smallest changes to the continuous text, individual connected text frames are sporadically skipped! And throughout the following section of text! The document must be constantly checked for empty text frames. That's no fun with 500 pages and makes professional work almost impossible!
    Is there a solution?

    1 vote

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  18. Opening (book) document of same name but different path overwrites existing open file

    Finalizing a book with 15 chapters, each about 15 - 30 pages (total 505 pages in book). Have several different versions, in separate folders; all with same file names and book names. Recently discovered that some files in the "FINAL" folder had been overwritten with earlier versions.

    Is is sporadic and I have not been able to fully duplicatie. Looks like if A/chapter1 is open and then B/chapter1 is opened, A/chapter1 is overwritten with the content from B/chapter1. Something also occurs that causes A/chapter1 to get flagged as "possibly damaged" when next opened.

    I cannot tell if this occurs only…

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  19. Data Merge to PDF duplicating fields

    When using Export to PDF directly from the Data Merge tab the first 3 records are duplicated on each page. It uses the same data on every single page. If you first create an InDesign merged document the data is correct

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  20. Scaling issues in Indesign 2022 17.02

    After innstalling the 17.2 version the page/artwork will no longer be shown in 100% on the screen. After deleting the version and going back to 17.1 the problem is solved.

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