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  1. Resized vectors not displaying properly in high quality display mode on drag

    14.0.2 x64 on Windows 10

    Steps:
    1. High Quality display mode (default settings)
    2. Place any EPS vector file.
    3. Attempt to resize it while holding ctrl-shift to maintain ratios.

    Expected result:
    The vector file, resized.

    Actual result:
    Grey box. I have to zoom in or out to get the screen to "refresh" and show the correct image.

    Similar issue happens with placed AI file. Very simple, clearly. Just a triangle. Made in the latest version of Illustrator.

    The Youtube button is an EPS.

    Related: If I use the option "Greek Vector Graphics on Drag" it performs correctly, only now…

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  2. 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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  3. I have Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 x64, and my book chapters keep showing a spinning wheel when i try to make any change

    I have Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 x64, and my book chapters keep showing a spinning wheel when i try to make any change. Say I need to add one letter, after doing so the ball has to spin 10 times until i can do anything else. This is extremely time consuming and is wasting my time when I have to wait 2 minutes after any tiny change before I can make another. I have seen others posting issues about this over a year ago. All fixes people have suggested do nothing for me. Please help.
    In reading that it could be…

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  4. 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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  5. InDesign doesn't display files or any kind of Interface I can work with.

    InDesign doesn't display the files I want to work on.
    InDesign Version I use is 14.0.2
    Steps to reproduce:
    Open InDesign by clicking on the app icon or double click an InDesign file, none works.
    Expected result: To see the file I want to open and be able to work on it.
    Actual result: InDesign window seems hidden and doesn't display my file which means I can't edit it.
    I tried to clear preferences & cache but there's no InDesign file in the cache folder.

    5 votes
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  6. Indesign causes screen to enter a strobe flicker effect and no choice but to shut down

    Sometimes when I drag a text box to a different position the screen starts to flicker then goes crazy - like a strobe effect. It's applied to all software that's open and there is no choice but to have a frenzied time trying to shut down applications and saving work before the screen either goes completely blank or white. There is no choice but to restrt the imac.

    It happened around 5 times in the space of an hour and then won't happen for weeks.

    iMac - Intel Core i7 - 4 GHz - Memory 32 GB - AMD Radeon…

    5 votes
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  7. Converted file saves in wrong folder

    When I open a previous version ID project and click convert, the option to save the project opens the previous file folder I was working in and not the one I have open at the time (where the document is actually located). This is very frustrating. The project I open should save to the file I opened to find it. I have spent a lot of time retracing my steps to find out what file I had opened previously to locate my errant project. Idea: please fix this.

    2 votes
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  8. Indd file size optimization

    The filesize of the .indd file increases with every new linked image and is not reset after deleting old images from the workspace.
    If you use the save as function and overwrite the file, the size of the .indd file is much smaller (like 190 MB before and 12 MB after).

    InDesign should clean up the file with every normal saving process !

    2 votes
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  9. Printing seems to change a document

    When the only thing done is printing an InDesign document, the app acts if there were any changes made: when closing, it asks wheter to save the changes.
    This is very confusing, since it makes the user think something was changed by accident. Please make InDesign close the document without the save dialog, if nothing was changed.

    1 vote
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  10. InDesigns gives me random stuff when clicking on an option

    Recently, I'm in for a surprise when trying to use InDesign. I click on a certain option, and something random pops up, for example while typing this, I'm clicking on "Window > Pages", I'm getting redirected to Adobe website to buy InDesign (note, I already bought the license). Clicking again, redirected to another InDesign file, clicking another time, now I get my Table Style, basically I get everything except the Pages.

    It's always a surprise what I get and I don't know how to get rid of this issue once and for all. This is the case for every option.…

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  11. Bugs with GPU, Bugs without GPU (zoom, moving objects, create text)

    (Working on Adobe InDesign 14.0.2.)

    Hi there,

    so for a couple of weeks, my Indesign behaves quite badly.
    For demonstration purposes, I created a new blank file but these bugs also occur in existing work projects.

    Case 1: GPU switched on (Image: GPU on):
    Zooming does not show any effect, only when I click in and change something. The rulers change, but my board/document is not zooming in (Video: Zooming with GPU). As soon as I found my page, the objects don't really move that well, more in a lagging, stocking way. (Video: Moving Objects with GPU).

    This leads to…

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  12. properties panel tab order for changing document size

    In the properties panel, please change the tab order for document size/number of pages.

    When typing new dimensions for a document I would expect to type the new width for the layout and press tab to then type the new height for the layout, instead, tab takes you to number of pages!

    Madness!!!

    The number of times I have gone to resize a document and changed the width to a new measurement and then added 594 new pages instead of altering the new height to 594mm.

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  13. Programs hangs after having selected a text and then opening the font drop down list.

    After having selected some text and then opening the drop down font menu, the program starts doing an infinte number of calculations and never stops (the CPU core being used is maxed and remains like that).

    FFS hire someone who can fix it.. its been ages.

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  14. after indesign is open I try to open a 2nd file; it attempts to open another instance of indesign (but I only have license for 1 station)

    When I already have Indesign open, I try clicking (within windows file explorer) on an Indesign file in an attempt to open it. When I do this an attempt is made to open another instance of Indesign instead of opening the file with the instance of Indesign already open. I only have a license for 1 station of Indesign and so the new instance of Indesign crashes. The result is I am unable to open the Indesign file this way when always before I was able to.

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  15. Workspace not loading correctly

    I use multiple screens on my Mac running 10.13.6 OS.
    I continually loose one of my palette sets from view. When I load my custom workplace the character \ paragraph / etc appear as I have saved them, but this randomly disappears - if I go to window and select character the spinning wheel tales 10 - 15 seconds to load up the pallet again and all is Ok for a while, then it disappears again - Tried saving a new workspace many times but always same thin happens - this is only happening after the last update.
    Running ID…

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  16. excel sheet names

    InDesign doesn't show named cell ranges for excel sheet tabs that start with a number. If the sheet name starts with a number the named cell ranges on that sheet will not show up in the import drop down.

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  17. print dialog offset greyed out

    The offset, gap and transverse options in the Setup section of the Print Dialog are not greyed out and so available. I tried various document presents, print presets and printers - and no matter what settings are selected these features remain greyed out. I cannot find in help pages or anywhere online how to activate this feature. Please help or fix.

    Adobe InDesign CC 2019 14.0.2 x64

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  18. InDesign Is Still Unusably Slow

    Despite this forum being filled with "solved" reports of InDesign being unusably slow, it remains so.
    I am editing a 4 page document that is almost all text, and yet I get the spinning ball after each and every keystroke. It can take 5-10 seconds just to complete typing a word, and heaven help me if I make a mistake and need to backspace.

    I just updated InDesign this morning so I am on 14.0.2. I'm running Windows 10 1903. The machine is an MSI laptop with an i7 processor and 12GB of RAM.

    I have attempted to edit the…

    3 votes
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  19. InD responding slowly

    This isn't a "bug" per se, but InD has slowed to a crawl when using. Doesn't matter if I am trying to select text, change tools, or click on a menu item. It's been going very slow for a while now, doesn't matter the file. I have tried to trash preferences and reinstall InD, and nothing has changed it. Oh, and I just have major lag, not a spinning ball.

    I am Win10, InD CC 14.0.2. The only plug-in I am running is Suitcase Fusion, and that is up to date as well.

    Help please, as InDesign is unusable at…

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  20. 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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