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  1. 3 votes

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  2. Pasteboard size difference between CC 2017 and 2018 causes page view jump

    This occurs when I begin to work on a document that was made in a previous version of InDesign, which by default had smaller top and bottom pasteboard margins. The first actual action I perform on a spread — not just clicking; something like moving an object, editing text and deselecting the text box, or creating a new object — causes the pasteboard to increase in size vertically to what I presume is the new default, which also causes the page view itself to jump down. This only happens on the active spread. This also produces a graphical error if…

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    CLOSED  ·  amaarora responded

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020 (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, start a new thread by adding all the relevant details. We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


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  3. Master-double-page with bleed makes mistake in assigning a single page

    1. InDesign 2017.1
    2. DIN A5 document with double-page and 3 mm bleed. On master-double-page A is no background and on master-double-page B is a full-faced background on the left page and a full-faced background on the right page. If I assign the right page of master-page B, the left page-background will also displayed on the left page (assigned with master page A, where is no background!!!). This just happens if the background of the master-page is set to the bleed (on top-left and bottom). The backgrounds are exact positioned and are not on the opposite page. See screenshots!
    3. On the left…
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  4. Running Header Removes ZWNJ (Zero-width non-joiner) Character (U+200C)

    I want to use Running Header to have the section name at the top of the pages.
    The section title has Zwnj character (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-width_non-joiner) but running header removes this character (U+200C).
    for more information see the attached image

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • Try opening the document with other option (File→Open(Copy))
    • What were you doing when the issue was observed in InDesign?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Please share sample document(s)/asset(s) with us? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)

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  5. 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

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  6. 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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  7. Hide pages in InDesign

    In adobe Design there is no way to hide pages. Meaning if the documents has a number of pages, i should be able to hide a page from the rest of the document. In this way the program will show only all visible pages and page numbering will automatically adjust for the visible pages. This feature should also affect printing documents.

    You can use example Microsoft PowerPoint, where you can hide or unhide a slide. The slide is hidden but when printing or displaying it does not show the hidden slide.

    Reason this feature is needed, sometimes you may have…

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  8. Ajouter une fonctionnalité "État d'objet" pour les objets non imprimable en pdf intéractif

    Est-il possible d'ajouter une fonctionnalité sur indesign permettant de rendre un objet (exemple : lignes noirs sur un formulaire interactif) non imprimable lors de l'impression de ce document. Donc attribuer à cet objet un "état à l'impression" dans un sens comme dans l'autre.

    Une fonctionnalité qui permettrait à une entreprise de remplir son document interactif de type formulaire et si elle souhaite l'imprimer sur son copieur, que celui-ci sorte proprement sans les petits lignes. Ou à l'inverse que les lignes ne s'affichent pas en pdf intéractif mais à l'impression s'imprime pour permettre de compléter le document à la main.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Can't Duplicate multiple Page with Alt + Drag and place them in a specific place just moves to bottom

    This used to work but the past years updates have stopped this function, again another thing that worked removed! You used to be able to shift click on a few pages in the pages panel then alt drag them and place them ANYWHERE in the document, sometimes i liked them straight underneath current pages but now for some unknown reason its doesn't allow me to do this with more than one page? when you try to move the selected pages nothing happens and the pages are just duplicated at the end of the document not very helpful with a 100…

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  16. NEW DOCUMENT DOES NOT APPEAR AFTER LEAVING DOCUMENT SETUP

    WHEN CREATING A NEW DOCUMENT VIA THE UPDATED DOCUMENT SETUP DIALOG, NO DOCUMENT APPEARS AFTER CONFIRMING CHOICES. PRESSING COMMAND-N TO CREATE A SECOND DOCUMENT MAKES THE FIRST DOCUMENT WINDOW APPEAR UNDER THE NEWLY OPENED DOCUMENT SETUP DIALOG.

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  17. Fails to save, needs to be recovered every time document opened.

    Only way to save is make a small change, repair and recover then do not close until finished.

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  18. Guides/Grids not showing

    InDesign16.02 & 16.01

    For some reason today, when I opened an InDesign file from a packaged InDesign folder in the latest version of InDesign, I could not view the page margins, document grid, baseline grid or ruler guides. I tried toggling them with the shortcuts and by directly selecting them from the InDesign menu. I uninstalled the latest version and tried the previous to make sure it wasn't a version issue. I had the same result. No grids or guides would show no matter what I tried. I checked the threshold and made sure I was within it which I…

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  19. Big Sur + Indesign

    Beim Exportieren bzw. PDF Schreiben ist das Fenster JEDES MAL "klein" und zusammengeschoben. Soll man jedes Mal das Fenster maximieren?

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  20. Choose Anchor point when changing Document size

    When changing the Document Size, Id always crops/adds equal parts on all sides. It would be nice to choose whether to crop to center or from a specific corner or side (see the Photoshop Legacy Crop interface)

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