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  1. Chapter number variable doesnt change

    I tried to make the chapter numbers automatic in each chapter, but it doesn't change; it just says "1" in all chapters.

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  2. Unable to Re-Order Master Pages

    When dragging Master Pages, you can no longer re-order them. In pervious versions, you used to be able to move Master pages to different spots in the order by dragging them between other pages. This feature no longer works. Please bring it back so we can have documents with some better structure and order.

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  3. Can't add a single page to the end of a document with spreads. Pages add at weird locations.

    When I try to add single page to the end of a document with spreads, either nothing happens, it adds a spread, the single page adds itself to the second spread instead of at the end, or if I try to delete a page, InDesign crashes. This on top of not being able to save PDF settings, and not being able to rearrange the "parent" pages.

    I'm reverting back to 2023. 2024 is nothing but bugs. Had enough.

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  4. No Way to Place Files Saved as "Cloud Documents" (.aic, .psdc, etc.)

    Why is there no apparent way to place files saved as "Cloud Documents"? Eg. I save an Illustrator file as a cloud document on my account (.aic, no local copy), but then there is no way for InDesign to locate that file and place it as a linked or embedded file.

    Illustrator has a button in the file picker window that allows selecting "cloud documents" instead of browsing local files, but there is no such button in the InDesign workflow (as far as I can tell). Photoshop also has a similar button (though only if you choose "Place Embedded", not…

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  5. Indesign Version 19 - Still can't reorder parent pages via drag and drop or otherwise

    Please fix this bug!! We used to be able to reorder the parent pages and for the last two versions it's impossible to do. This is necessary because parent pages can be used for elements that repeat throughout the document - like Appendixes. It would be nice to have them in order so that other designers will know what they're looking at! Thanks!

    FYI - I believe this is only an issue on Mac. A coworker using a PC has no problem.

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  6. Page Label Not Inherited from Parent to Document Page

    I'm assigning a page label to a parent page using by script like

    myParentPage=app.activeDocument.masterSpreads.itemByName("PRD-Products").pages[0];
    myParentPage.insertLabel("page", "products");

    When I insert a new document page based on this parent page, the page label is NOT inherited but just empty.

    WIN 11 Pro, ID 19.1

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  7. Indesign file shows as modified upon opening a page with placed PNGs

    1. InDesign 19.0.1
    2. Steps to reproduce: open an InDesign file with a placed PNG.
    3. Expected result: file opens, no asterisk appearing next to file name.
    4. Actual result: file opens, PNG re-renders in high quality, asterisk suddenly appears next to file name.

    As of this morning, every time I open a file that has placed PNGs, InDesign flags the document as modified, with the asterisk and asks me if I want to save the document before closing, even I made zero edits. To give even more credence, it only happens when I navigate to a page that has a linked PNG file…

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  8. Footnotes won't number sequentially; cannot select multiple or all footnotes

    When I place a Word document with footnotes into InDesign, the footnote paragraphs become separated from each other. I cannot click and drag to highlight text from more than one footnote, and I cannot use Command>A to select all the footnotes. Command>A only highlights all the text from the single selected footnote. Furthermore, the numbered paragraph style applied to the footnote paragraphs won't recognize that there was a previous paragraph flowing to it, so each paragraph is numbered as number 1. Even though "continue from previous" is selected in the numbering options. Also, the numbering style from Word imports as…

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  9. Page tool will not select a single page on a parent spread when Properties panel is open

    1. Create a Document with Spread and go to parent pages.

    2. Open the Properties Panel, select the Page tool and try to select a single page.

    3. Result: All pages are selected.

    4. Override: Close the Properties panel to be able to select a single page

    A similar post was reported in User Voice in 2021 it was not investigated and never got fixed.
    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/43850073-3-page-master-page-spread-book-cover-unable-to

    Discussion in Adobe Community:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/page-tool-is-unable-to-select-a-single-page-in-a-spread-when-using-a-custom-workspace/m-p/14285496#M553817

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  10. Scrolling issues

    Scrolling up and down in a document and in the pages widow etc stopped working after v 19.0.1 was installed. Same with alt + scroll to zoom in and out. (PC/Windows).

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  11. Master page Items on left page missing when overriden on right page's master page when both master pages are based on the same parent

    OK, this bug is INCREDIBLY specific, but unfortunately is completely breaking my project. Example PDF below and INDD file in Google Drive folder here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1teEtxzm5lT5PnwsZ6BKToDpSXgAx4D9d?usp=sharing

    I'm trying to make a multilingual instructions manual (A4, facing pages, 3mm bleed on all sides) with tabs on the page edges for each language. I have one master page "A-Gabarit" which has all the general layout elements and all the language tabs grayed out, and for each language, I have a master page based on A where I override the one tab for that language to color it black (so the EN master page…

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  12. Adobe must immediately prioritize the RENDER OF FILE THUMBNAIL PREVIEW of .indd file on Mac Desktop/finder

    How can a an application of visual asset creation not render a visual preview thumbnail on Mac OS Finder? This is patently absurd and frustrating beyond comprehension! Please prioritize the RENDERING OF A THUMBNAIL PREVIEW for all INDD Files on Mac OS!!

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  14. Missing feature: Embed INDDs placed in an INDD

    So far, you can embed sort of all linked file types in an INDD, but not other INDDs. This should be possible to save a 100% fixed snapshot of a document.

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  15. pages disappear

    When scrolling around a document through many pages, they suddenly disappear. I'm left with a grey background.

    Indesign v19

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  17. HarfBuzz introduced in v2024 is not honouring the spacings properly

    Harfbaaz text engine is not taking care of spacings properly specially when using Arabic or Urdu script. Files attached before and after. Without harfbaaz, settings look more natural. On tweaking the settings further does not make much difference.

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  18. Links appears OK but doesn't work when exporting in pdf

    Using Indesign 2023 18.0 on macOs Ventura 13.6

    I have my portfolio file correctly packed and well organized, everytime i open my idml file to make modifications, the link panel appears all OK but i cannot export because of this same links.
    I found a solution is to re-import every files one by one, but i cannot do this anymore, it's too long and this need to be fixed.
    Thanks

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  19. Indesign 18.5 on MAC 13.5.2_conflicting fonts

    Why am I getting different results than the clients pdf?

    Using same fonts as client. The word IMPACT REPORT is different when I export it.

    The clients font is Gotham Bold but when I open the Indesign, the font shows up as Gotham Distress even though I don't have that font in my Document font folder.

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  20. Adobe InDesign 2024(v19.0) - Users are facing issues while scrolling using Trackpad/Touchpad

    I have installed the upgrade to Adobe InDesign 2024 (build 19.0) while keeping version 2023 (build 18.5) and have encountered the following problem:

    • After opening a document, the mouse scroll wheel does not seem to work (i.e. it is not possible to scroll up or down the contents of a page). However, this condition still works in InDesign version 2023.

    Has anyone encountered the same problem and found a solution?

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