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  1. Indesign screen doesn't always refresh

    This happens to me since long, first time I report it here:
    Working in a document of ± 40pages. When I change the para style of one or more paragraphes, Indesign can't keep up the screen display with this change and shows the old AND the new situation at the same time on the screen. When moving to a new spread and going back to this page, MOST OF THE TIME it's alright. But very annoying. This has been happening at least since versions 2019.

    Using iMac 2015, 24 GB RAM, latest macOS, ID 15.1.1

    PS: this bug-page is also…

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  2. Jumping to wrong tabs

    Hi, when I try to click on the File menu, it keeps jumping to Window instead. That goes for any menu item I try to open. I'm using the 2018 version of InDesign on Windows.

    Thanks

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  3. Deleting Preference files

    I crashed when I boot up and the message says I need to delete the Preferences files but Alt-Ctl-Shift doesn't show the expected Preferences file message upon startup. Is there another way to delete Preference files?

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  4. Emojis cropped

    INDD 15.1, Mac OS 10.15.5

    Some emojis character are cropped at the bottom, see attachment. Please fix.

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  5. rotate canvas in InDesign

    It would be great in the next version on InDesign if they included a rotate canvas function like in Photoshop. I use that function so much when I need the right angle to do my work.

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  6. Find/Change queries are changing font (INDD 15.0.3)

    When I save a named find/change query, the font family Clickbits is replaced with Myriad. Individual find/changes work fine, but the queries just won't retain the correct font name.

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  7. InDesign 15.1.1 - Fonts not activating - stuck on spinning circle background tasks

    I have a problem on InDesign 15.1.1 - My Creative Cloud fonts are not activating... How can I sort this out? It's stuck on the spinning blue circle of doom - the background task has been saying queued for hours now.

    I need my fonts not sure what to do?? Help.

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  8. Mouse cursor disappears after change text

    Indesign 15.1, 15.1.1 Windows 10
    When I change text, mouse cursor disappears for few seconds (sometimes less, sometimes more). In this time I can't select anything.
    Please don't tell me: - reset preferences. I did it.
    Version 15.0.3 working OK.

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  9. Fan still running high in latest version of Indesign CC 15.1.1

    Many people have commented in the user forums about this.

    Have just installed the latest update and it's still happening. CPU processes listed for Indesign between an average of 94.1 to 104.6, sometimes dropping for a brief second to around 90.

    MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9, 64GB RAM

    Hopefully this can get fixed as it was not an issue in the pre-June release.

    Many thanks.

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  10. Scrolling with mouse wheel

    While using mouse wheel on InDesign 15.1 to scroll down to pages, chunks of my artwork overlap even setting everything to the lowest display performance possible. This only happens with the mouse wheel, works fine using the hand tool.

    No issues with previous InDesign versions.

    My setup: OS 10.15.5 on Mac Mini Late 2014, 2.6 Ghz, Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB memory, Intel Iris 1536MB, 500GB SSD

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  11. 15.1 MacBook Pro Fan now running full time since updating to latest version.

    Since installing 15.1 and the update the fan is now running full time. This was not the case in the previous builds of Indesign CC

    MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 64GB RAM

    Thanks.

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  12. package folder name

    INDD 15.1, Mac OS 10.15.5
    With the 15.1 update, when packaging a file, the folder name is no longer highlighted. I, like most people, delete the word "Folder" that INDD adds to the packaged folder name. In previous versions, the folder name was highlighted in the package window so that hitting the right arrow would move the cursor to the end allowing one to delete "Folder." Now one has to click into the name field to change it. This release has added an extra step. Please revert to how it used to work. Or better yet, stop adding "Folder" to…

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  13. Presentation Mode Glitch

    When entering presentation mode, the first page appears as it should, but when scrolling to the second page the image gets completely corrupted and has red and white bars all across it. This issue has been ongoing for several versions of InDesign now, even after a fix was supposedly released...

    Issue appears normal upon taking a screenshot, but reappears when changing pages again.

    2017 MacBook Pro running Catlina 10.15
    InDesign version 15.1

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  14. Text lag/slow when Documents Folder is present (package)

    Since 15.03 there is a Text lag after opening documents that are in a folder that has a Documents folder. This delay has gotten worse in 15.1. If you're working from packaged InDesign folder, try deleting the document fonts folder inside it. Lagging was caused because of a double up in fonts on my computer. This took a month of testing by myelf and IT team to finally figure out!

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  15. Very Slow Performance

    Very Slow Performance

    Yes, InDesign is extremely slow today 2020-06-19, almost unusable, even many months after being discovered.
    The most worrying is that it seems that this bug was discovered in September 2019.

    As David wrote 2019-09-04: “Almost every action from selecting objects, resizing objects, or moving objects comes with a really slow reaction time”.

    Behaviour:
    > InDesign freezes, and my cursor starts spinning around (CPU jumps to 95-98%) for almost 30-45 seconds before I can continue with next command.
    > The behaviour is random, but when it starts working slow, then it continues. It usually happens when I open…

    6 votes
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  16. Disappointed with Adobe

    For me the last 2-3 InDesign updates have been just misery; I cannot work without the spinning wheel showing for every little change I do, so I have had to work on an older version. I was hoping the last update (15.1) would fix this, but no; I had to install an older version again. When will you fix this lagging problem which has been present in every update the last 1-2 years?

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  17. InDesign 15.1 : Workspace doesn't load. Document not launching from Finder.

    When I double-click on an InDesign file to open it , InDesign opens, but the document doesn't launch. I have to open the document within InDesign. AND each time I open a document (if no other documents are open) all my palettes disappear, I have to reload my workspace -- even if I had been working in a different document, but had closed it. (Running OS 10.13.6)

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  18. In the latest update 15.1 - text and graphics of previous files display pixelated

    I ran the latest 15.1 update to InDesign. I opened several existing file all with text and graphics (images and placed EPS files). In each file, either the text appears aliased and the graphics look ok, OR the graphics display pixelated and poo quality but the text renders correctly. Changing the "display performance" slider make no difference.

    I opened a brand new document and typed in some text and imported a graphic and all displays correctly. But if i create a new file and copy and paste text and graphics from one of my previous files that does NOT display…

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  19. InDesign v15.1 slow to open and poor performance generally

    Another decrease in performance between v15.0 (whcih was already very slow compared to v14) and v15.1 on Windows 10 x64 with a very high-spec workstation.

    Particularly frustrating is when you click on the icon in the taskbar to launch the app it appears as though nothing has happened and takes 30 seconds or so before the splash screen appears and the app appears to have launched. By which time you usually tried launching it again a few times!

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  20. Fonts list incomplete

    Scrolling down the fonts list looking for a particular type of font, the fonts list down arrow greys out once the list reaches 'M'.
    There are hundreds of fonts in my system font folder past this point...

    Windows 10 X64
    16GB Ram
    Core I7 4770R
    in Design 15.0.2

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