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  1. copy and paste. Text disappears from google docs to InDesign

    Hello,
    When I copy and paste from google docs to Adobe InDesign the text pastes in but then the page goes white and all the text disappears. If I click the text frame the words reappear and the text frame re-sizes and snaps down.

    I am currently on the latest version of Mac Big Sur and have updated to the latest version of Adobe InDesign of 16.3.2. Here are screenshots of the issue.

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  2. 3 page master page spread (book cover). Unable to resize just the spine, the page tool selects ALL pages on the spread.

    3 page master page spread (book cover). Unable to resize just the spine, the page tool selects ALL pages on the spread. I have discovered that the page tool works as expected when using any of the 'canned' workspaces, but using my (or any) custom workspace 'breaks' the page tool's functionality of being able to select a single page of a spread. Liquid Layout on or off makes no difference.
    InDesign 16.3.2 on Mac OS Catalina.

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  3. missing text and images

    I have a multiple facing page doc that is missing text boxes and images. seems like a rendering issue but I cant fix the bug. any ideas? things I have tried are: preference reset, exporting the doc as an IDML file, moving pages to a new doc. nothing is fixing the bug.

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  4. InDesign Just Doesn't Work

    In a brand new file with 300 pages, tried placing a 100-page Word file numerous times, and it just wouldn't work. After a certain number of pages, the text would just stop. Sometimes, it would think that there was more text that I could place on the next page frame, and when I'd do those steps, it would just either create another blank frame, or pile multiple new frames of text on a single page. This is basic functionality that should be bulletproof, and it isn't. (For reference, I'm a long-time tech author who even taught PageMaker to clients in…

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  6. pages shuffle

    Indesign 16.2.1

    When trying to move spreads around in the pages panel when small thumbnails are used and "allow document pages to shuffle" turned on, I'm unable to move them in between spreads because there's not enough room for the cursor – I'm only able to attach them to either side of an existing spread.

    Turning the thumbnails to medium or larger alleviates this problem.

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  7. 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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    We're happy to announce that the fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.

    Please update to this latest InDesign version to get the fix.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. table content moving even if there is enough room

    This is getting ridiculous, there are so many bugs in this program it's barely usable anymore. I have a 2 column layout, some content spans to 1 column. Sometimes when there is a table that spans it moves the table to the next page even if there is enough room. The only way to fix this is to make another text box and link them together. This is a huge pain ********** and makes it difficult when there are footnotes. It's a span bug and has been around for a while. Instead of making new features can you fix the…

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  11. 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…

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  12. Page tool doesn't allow me to align Pages in Spread.

    When i Disallow Document Pages to Shuffle and Mix 3 Pages in One Spread, lets say as an Example i Want to make a cover, the Page tool doesn't let me align the pages if i need it to, please see the video.

    My InDesign Version is InDesign 2021 - 16.1.x64 - Running on Windows 10 Pro - X64

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  14. Impossible to type the dimensions of a document

    When you want to personalize your own dimension on a document, you cannot just click on the sizes and enter the number, you have to put the cursor, then errase and then write, it is not convenient at all !

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  15. when we display the pages panel on the left tool, no design/picture/element appears, in HD or Low definition

    when we display the pages panel on the left, no design/picture/element appears, in HD or Low definition

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  16. I can't open files created by Indesign cs5.5

    i created files with Indesign cs5.5 but i can't open them with Indesign cc14 15 or 16. What is the solution ?

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  17. Pages Palette Bug

    Hello,

    1. Create a new document with 5 pages.
    2. Draw out a text frame on each page and insert a number starting with "5" on page 1, "4" on page 2, "3" on page 3, "2" on page 4 and "1" "on page 5.
    3. Now try to sort the numbers into the correct order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) by dragging the thumbnails to the correct place in the Pages palette. You will not succeed because the respective side always jumps one position too far. I reported this bug over a year ago and it still isn't fixed! (Indesign version 16.1)
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  18. ID 2021 16.1 - Text variable shows wrong content randomly

    When I use filename as text variable on the master template, the variable's output shows an incorrect value. On some pages (even Master) there are wrong letters in the filenames output, on other pages the filename ist correctly. It happens randomly in the same document. I've seen it in several documents.

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  19. URL link loses its link info

    When importing a Word file whose text includes over 150 URLs, the link info gets dropped for some of those links. This has happened with several competely different projects for me. I am including the Word file, and also a PDF -- exported from the INDD file. The bad links are circled in the PDF (as comments).
    Evidently this site does not allow me to upload the INDD file (even when it is Zipped) -- which seems odd, since you might need it to diagnose the problem.
    THIS IS A BUG REPORT, not an "idea". Prior versions of InDesign did…

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  20. no openned the last files.

    files not exist or removed

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