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  1. Still not fixed—GREP search fails to find all the matching instances in long documents

    An Adobe Indesign CC 2019 (version 14.0.2) file has fewer than 15K characters. A return, followed by the text “ppp”, appears 27 times in the file. They can all be found using the “Text” version of find, searching for “^ppp”. However, using the “GREP” version of find, searching for “\rppp”, only the last one is found. (I am running MacOS Mojave, version 10.14.5 on a MaxBook Pro, retina, 15 inch, mid 2015).

    I followed the purported fix found at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/search-issue-in-long-documents.html but with no success.

    Indesign files are invalid file types for attaching to this bug post; however I have a…

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  2. Optical Kerning Indesign Plugin (missing)

    CC 2019. Mac OSX 10.14.6

    We have encountered a file corruption whereby we are now unable to open an indesign doc. We get the error message as shown in the screen shot however nobody in our office has this plugin. The operator who created the file cannot even open the file - we are lost as to what has happened to this file as nobody in the team has any additional plugins. We are running the latest version of CC.

    Has anybody else come across this issue as we cannot even search online for such a plugin - does it…

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  3. Distorted Text and Graphics in high sierra

    When opening a previously created file, I noticed small visual artifacts in the rendering of vector graphics in the file. As I zoomed in to inspect it, the artifacts began jumping all over the place, and as I zoomed in further, text on the page began presenting the same behavior.

    Using InDesign 2017.1, Build 12.1.0.56 on a 2016 Macbook Pro (2.9 GHz Intel Core i5, 16 GB RAM), running macOS High Sierra 10.13.

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    Closed: Fixed  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    This is a macOS10.13 issue, specific for some Intel GPU cards. Apple has fixed(partially) this issue inside macOS10.13.4 released build.

    Following are the workaround for resolving this issue.
    1) Update your mac machine to latest macOS10.13.4. Here, Apple has fixed this issue to some extent. You will face very less number of rendering issues.
    2) Disable GPU preview and set display performance as typical.

    Once you have updated to macOS10.13.4 .You might still face some rendering issues. Since, Apple has not fixed this issue completely.
    Please switch off GPU rendering for these cases and report a separate post for tracking.

  4. Text cursor disappears - Mojave and InDesign CC 13.1

    After upgrading to Mac OSX Mojave (10.14), using InDesign CC 13.1 ME, the text cursor disappears. All other cursors appear as expected. This happens both with the standard Text tool, and the ME Text tool.

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  5. InDesign totally unusable for large threaded tables after 2015 version

    Using Windows 10 Pro, high end computer (Ryzen 1800X, 32Gb RAM, NVMe SSD, 1080Ti)

    Create an Excel file with 8000 rows of random data, place into InDesign with as unformatted table.

    Use shift-click to create pages and thread the table to each page.

    Try to scroll without InDesign freezing for 30 seconds. I can't.

    I have tried:
    - Cleaning preferences / logging on different username to have a fresh profile
    - Using a different computer
    - Turning off preflight
    - Using fast display performance
    - Change the composer away from world ready, trying single line instead of paragraph
    - Turned…

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  6. Can't scroll Pages Window when Export dialogue box is up

    Can't scroll Pages Window when Export dialogue box is up

    When exporting certain pages from a large document it was handy being able to scroll through the pages window while the export dialogue was open. This was possible on pre CC indesign copies.
    Issue apparent using OSX Mojave 10.14.5 and Indesign CC 14.0.2

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  7. ID can't import multiple PDF (with multiple pages) into frames placed in master

    InDesign 14.0.2 french
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 1903 - 18362.239

    I need to import 148 PDF with 5 pages into each files.
    I prepare 5 frames into the A-master.
    CTRL+D from the 1st page to select my files.
    For the demo, I use 3 files.

    Only the second PDF is imported.
    All other PDF are visible in Links panel, but with no pages imported.

    If I do an the same import without frames on the A-master, I am able to place 5 pages per ID page. But it's longer, without the same scale, etc.

    Please check my video attached.
    I…

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  8. Flashing screen

    When trying to open Illustrator AND InDesign, the "new document" window that automatically pops up is white and just flashes on and off the screen. If I try to click out of the screen, it closes the whole program. I can't access any of my files.

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  9. InDesign CC 2019 No search results when trying to place a file

    When I try to place a file in InDesign CC 2019 (or ANY CC 2019 app) and I enter text in the search box to find my file it defaults to "my Mac" instead of the folder I want it to search. Then when I select the folder I want to search it yields no results even though I KNOW there is a file there containing that word in the name. The folder I want it to search is on a remote server. I have tried to reindex the remote server in Spotlight (by adding it to the privacy tab…

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  10. Type Tool Flicker

    Specs:

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1)

    Mac Pro Late 2013

    Mac OS Mojave (10.14.3)

    64 GB RAM

    AMD FirePro D300 2048 MB

    Any document when first opened will blink the document window (not the entire screen - just the document) when clicking into a frame with the Type tool.

    It occurs one time only then the remainder of work on that document is fine.

    Open another document, issue reoccurs.

    Double-clicking a text frame with the Selection tool will not blink and take you into the text frame without issue.

    I've reset ID Prefs, removed all third party plugins and zapped my PRAM…

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  11. Relink to folder and filenames with accents doesn't work

    Relink to folder doesn't work for filenames with accents, it just doesn't find such files, but relinking every single file separately (very annoying) works.

    Adobe InDesign 14.0.2. x64, Win 10 Pro

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  12. Placed Illustrator files do not show transparency correctly on GPU Preview

    When placing an .ai file with transparency, the file renders without any alpha channel at all in GPU Preview. Switch to CPU Preview, and the .ai files render correctly. Transparency should be shown in both modes, right?

    iMac 27 High Sierra 10.13.6

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  13. Macintosh InDesign V14.0.2. Freezes everytime I open it. Mojave operating system.

    I can't use InDesign as it freezes everytime I open it. I have a brand new Mac Mini with Mojave. I have removed 14.0.2 and am loading an older version that actually worked - 13.1. Please let me know when 14.0.2 is working.

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  14. CC Libraries fail to load or connect during launch even when CC is running in the background

    CC Library associated link resource images causes error messages during launch of program or file even when CC is running in the background.

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  15. Updating to Mac OSX Mojave, Indesign now behaving slow and shortcut make new document does not work anymore

    Drawing a box, moving it around etc is now a kind of laggy. Moves but slow and kind of stuttering.

    The GUI overall, menus etc, behaves a bit slower as well. Not much but not as quick and responsive at it was in Sierra.

    Have tried de-activating GPU but that has no difference at all.

    I have the latest version, 14.0.2.
    Updated to Mojave because the Adobe chat support suggested that would help out some other issues I have had.
    One reason was that command + new shortcut stopped working. And now it stopped working again...

    Same thing happens in…

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  16. Text selection selects whole document AND cursor jumps to top of document after saving

    InCopy 14.0. MacOs Mojave 10.14.4
    I work in a icml-document which was assigned to me from InDesign. It contains references to other documents and a lot of comments (for the designer).
    After I have made the third or later comment, it becomes impossible to select text. InCopy selects the text from the top of the document upto the point where I click the mouse. When I try Option+Shift+Arrow, the cursor jumps to the top of the document. I can save the document, after which the issue is away until I have made a few extra comments, but which also puts…

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  17. InDesign opens two files when only one selected.

    When I open a file, InDesign will open another file at the same time, one that I didn't select. Not a horrible inconvenience, but why is this happening?

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 x 64

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  18. Resizing Text boxes causes text to disappear/flow oddly

    Narrowing the text box causes text to disappear and not have the correct leading. Never have had this happen. It almost seems like it's automatically adding it's own "Space After".

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  19. InDesign performance issue: Lags when selecting and moving items using wacom tablet

    On a iMac with 32 GB RAM running under macOS 10.14.4 (18E226) InDesign v.14.0.2.324 with Wacom Intuos Pro tablet (6.3.24-1) in some documents cursor / items handling is unresponsive, lagging or too sensitive (click is registered when there was no click, dragging happens yet it wasn't been ignited).

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  20. Smart folder (Mac) not showing items

    When trying to place a file with "File/Place", smart folders in the file browser do not load any items to select from. Same also with image relinks.
    Strangely the same thing with "File/Save as" works fine.

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