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  1. book sync object-format does not work as it should

    InDesign CC 2018 (13.1)
    MacOSX 10.12.6

    Hello

    We often use the InDesign book functionality for very large and complex documents. In these documents we use also a nested/grouped object for images containing a frame for image caption and a frame for the image. Where the caption frame does not have a contour, the frame for the image has a contour. For every frame we have created an appropriate named object format. As long we use this nested/grouped objects in a single document, the appropriate object formats work as espected. When we use a clone of this "master" document for further…

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  2. Hyperlinks between documents in a book file don't work

    I am producing an interactive pdf with hyperlinks to move between pages within the pdf.

    I am doing this using a book file containing 22 indesign documents however some of the links do not work.

    All of the hyperlinks within each document work fine but any that link between the documents just send you to the first page in the book and not to the specified page.

    I am using InDesign CC 13.0.1 on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3

    I have produced interactive pdfs in this way before without any issues so this has become broken in one of the…

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  3. book file don't work

    Hi,

    unfortunately it looks like the book file isn't work anymore with InDesign CC 2018.1 in Windows 10.

    On my Mac it is working! I have attached two hardcopies (the one with correct page numbers is from Mac, the other from Windows 10 pro).

    Obviously I tried to create a new book file and added files manually – same result.

    As a result all cross-references between documents are wrong.

    Any ideas?

    Ulrich

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  4. Links on TOC doesn't work

    Interactive links on the TOC does't work when I publish online or export to ePub. Even with “Create PDF Bookmarks” checked. The link itself is created, but it has no effect.

    I'm using a Mac with InDesign CC 2018. (Until CC 2017 it was working fine).

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  6. Bookmark Can't Deselect

    In the Bookmarks panel, when trying to set a bookmark, occasionally, a bookmark will be selected and there is no way to "deselect" it so you can create another top-level bookmark. Any bookmark you create becomes a child of the currently selected bookmark. There should be a way to deselect the current bookmark from the panel so you can add another bookmark without it being a child of the selected one.

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  7. Every time I create a table of content document in my book and save it in the book, it become unopenable afterwards.

    The table of contents document in my book continues to fail over and over again. I have recreated it 4 times today.

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  8. Export from book file default to wrong filetype

    CC 2017 12.0.0.81
    Using the regular export menu, export an interactive PDF. That becomes the default. But now I want to export a Print PDF from the book panel, it keeps defaulting back to interactive PDF. So to make its I don't have to remember to choose Print PDF (for every single export), I have to first export a random Print PDF using the regular export menu, just to switch the default in the Export Selected files to PDF option.

    The two export locations: File > Export and using the flight from the Book panel, shouldn't be tied together. They…

    4 votes

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  9. index does not update

    currently Indesign CC2018 and 2019 does not update an existing index but leaves empty text fields....confused

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  10. Alt text transposition issue with book files

    I'm using a book file to organize a number of interactive forms.

    When I export out the forms as interactive PDFs, the alt text that was designated in the "button and forms" panel for that form field sometimes gets switched out for alt text that is used in another form if the fields share the same name. This happens on export whether I use the"Export book to PDF" option in the book panel or I use the "File" option export (ctrl+E keyboard shortcut).

    The alt text remains correct in the InDesign file and only gets switched out upon export.

    For…

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  11. Updating table of contents causes a previously placed graphic to be placed in the table of contents

    Updating the table of contents causes InDesign to place a previously placed Illustrator file into the table of contents area. It also adds a new link in the document for this duplicated graphic.

    I'm running Windows 10 on a Dell Precision 670 workstation with 32 Gb of ram and a few terrabytes of storage.

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  12. index

    RE: Index / Table of Contents

    When creating an Index, you are limited to populate ONLY one Index style format. MS Word, it is greatly inferior program, and yet you can create a General Index, a Index of Cases and Index of Figures. Indesign is the leading industry program for designers and writers, NOT MS word.

    What happens if have lots of illustrations, data tables graphs and flowcharts all numbered accordingly. For example, an illustration (Figure 20 or Table 7), maybe on page 40, but there are 40 mentions throughout the document. Thus, in Indesign, you can not create a…

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  14. supscript

    When building (or rebuilding) an index all the "see abc" entries using in place of "current page" have the "see" in superscript. I've written a GREP to correct, but it is annoying. Also get some random superscripts in various places in the main text.

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  15. Indesign

    I have updated from CC 2017 to CC 2018 and opened an existing 740 page book. This is an indesign book file .INDB with 25 chapters and numerous index entries.
     
    When I view the index panel in CC 2017 all the entries are there. Screenshot index-cc2017
     
    When I view the same files in CC 2018 the index panel is completely empty and there is no index at all. Screenshot index-panel2018
     
    AND YES
    I rebuilt the preferences and the exact same thing happens. These screenshots were done after the pref rebuild when I noticed the problem.
    Is there…

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  16. Cannot choose "Page Number: Before Entry/No Page Number" when creating table of contents

    1. Version: 13.0 (macOS High Sierra)
    2. Steps: From a new document, choose Layout > Table of Contents, from "Page Number" drop down, choose "Before Entry" or "No Page Number".
    3. Expected result: change to "Before Entry" or "No Page Number".
    4. Actual result: Stays at "After Entry" - no change happens
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