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  1. story editor cursor block cursor disappears

    InDesign 15.0.2 on OS X 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro with an external display.

    Go into Preferences and set the story editor cursor to "block," the fattest size.

    Put the cursor toward the righthand side of a longer line, and use the arrow keys to navigate the cursor up and down.

    The cursor should stay visible at the end of the line, as the default cursor does.

    Instead, when the cursor is at the end of the line, it disappears, making editing and navigation by arrow keys difficult.

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  2. Version 15.0.2 - Duplicate folder saving to desktop

    After moving a packaged folder from the desktop, if I go back to edit the file it creates a duplicate folder to the desktop with only the contents of Document fonts (which does not include all fonts). Definitely a concern of saving over existing data.

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  3. InDesign, InCopy: linked copy and image files randomly broken

    We are a group of 16 graphic designers working on Macs. Our OS are varied between Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. We work in InDesign 14.03 and 15.02 (with linked InCopy assets), Bridge 9.1 and 10.03, Photoshop 20.0.8 and 21.1, and Illustrator 23.1.1 and 24.1. We work on Box Drive and store our layout files and absolute-linked image assets there. It is critical that we are able to work on each others’ files in a high-volume, high-production environment. We don’t believe this is an issue related to our connection speeds.

    Looking for a resolution to these issues:

    InDesign: Not all…

    17 votes
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  4. Text-fields behave strange after InDesign 2020 update

    Since the release of InDesign 2020 there frequently appears a circumstantial bug, that is not reasonable in any way:

    When i double click (edit) or just copy any text-box, suddenly the content is moving downwards (about 3pt), so that it disappears in overflow text and has to be realigned. It even happens when I copy and paste those Elements or duplicate the whole page, so one of the most fundamental functions became futile (image "Adobe-Indesign-Bug-duplicate.jpg")!

    Additional the maximum height of the box, before the text disappears in overset, isn't depending on the contents height like in older versions, but is…

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  5. Major performance issues in 15.0.2 with multiple large documents open

    I'm on a Windows laptop with a Core i7, 16 gb of ram and a dedicated GPU. Up until the 15.0.2 update there was some hitching and slowdown with these large files (and I noticed a weird bug where hitting T to use the Type tool doesn't actually change the tool) but now editing text can take up to 10 minutes with more than one file open. I can't make a screencast at the moment since I had to reinstall 15.0.1 to complete the project on time but the filesize we're talking about is 50-75mb, ~60 pages or so with…

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  6. Zoom Shortcuts Won't Work

    The shortcuts for zooming in and out will not work (Ctr l+ +/-) very frequently. I have to quick the program every time.

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  7. Extension not working in Adobe Indesign 2019 and later

    Using Indesign 2019 or 2020 on the MacOS, trying to install any extension, opening the menu Window > Extensions > Selecting an extension<name>: nothing happens. and it doent launch extension.

    I have below configuration in my Mainfest.xml

       Version=11.0,99.0

    CSXS Version=9.0

    I have provided self signed certificate for my extension and installing the signed extension via zxp installer

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  8. 2 votes
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  9. InDesign tries to display interactive help while a script is running

    I've done a fresh install of InDesign and I run a (lengthy) script. InDesign is trying to display some interactive help (and failing to do so) while the script is running.

    Interactive help must be suppressed during script execution!

    The empty help frame stays visible while the script is running.

    This is on Windows 10x64 with InDesign 2020 15.0.1

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  10. spell check

    Spell check highlights correctly spelled words. Dictionary set to English USA but suggesting non english USA words.

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  11. stall

    InDesign stalls most of the time for more than a minute after nearly every clic on any part of the screen : menus, boxes, objects, pannels... Even on buttons when saving or exporting.
    I have two macs with the most recent version of InDesign and Mojave 10.14.6.
    I complained about this a few months ago. We has to wait several weeks to get an improvement, but now it is starting again.
    Please do somethiing quickly, we lose a great amount of time and money.

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  13. Suddenly my document reverts to an earlier version

    Ever since I updated Adobe InDesign to version 15.0.1, my current document suddenly reverts to a state from several minutes prior. All of my recent changes are gone, up to ten minutes, and they are not even available under Edit > Redo.

    I've started saving more often now. Recently, this problem happened again. It suddenly went back to an earlier state than I had last saved, so I closed without saving, reopened, and the file was exactly in the state I expected, which was a LATER state than my document had reverted itself to (thank goodness), but not where I…

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  14. idlk lock files cause SharePoint to stop syncing

    I am experiencing exactly this issue (see link below).

    I don't understand how you have ignored so many user requests and done nothing about this issue in nearly 7 years!

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/disable-indesign-lock-files/td-p/4846126?page=1

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  15. Screen error with High Quality Display turned ON

    Pages do not display correctly when viewing ("High Quality Display" with "Overprint Preview" turned OFF). Bands of blank screen occur randomly on the screen.
    However objects display correctly when "Overprint Preview" is turned ON.

    This occurs in both InDesign 14.02 and continues to 15.0.1

    See attached files including MAC info.

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  16. CC 2020 + Catalina makes computer really slow

    On a brand new iMac (Catalina), opening CC 2020 apps makes everything lag. When Adobe apps are not open, computer performance is fine. According to the Adobe Support Community, this issue seems pretty widespread and Adobe's suggested fixes do not help.

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  17. Poor performance with placed InDesign documents

    When placing a really large dimensioned InDesign document into a smaller document the performance of that smaller document is crippled to the point where it becomes unusable, especially when there are many placed InDesign documents.

    To test:
    Create 4 different InDesign documents that are 3600 x 2580mm in size.
    Create an A4 booklet with 4 pages.
    Place a different one of the larger InDesign documents on each page of the A4 booklet.
    Try and navigate from the first page to the last page of the A4 document.

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  18. InDesign CC 2020 lagging between actions

    Upgraded from InDesign 2019 and now I have an annoying lagging issue between actions like zooming, page scrolling, selecting objects, etc. Searched and many seem to be experiencing the same thing. I did everything mentioned... deleted, reinstalled, deleted cache, deleted preferences, etc with no luck. I'm on a late 2015 mac using Catalina.

    I Reinstalled 14.0.3 and and there is no lag on that version and works great. Seems to be only in v 15.0.x

    FYI, I temporarily resolved the lag issue in v15.0.1 by disconnecting the computer from the internet and work offline. Doing so resolved the lag issue…

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  19. Incopy 2020. Please fix glitch. You have to use scroll bar to click "up" through queue lists - no longer able to click list.

    Incopy 2020. Please sort unclickable queue list on northward direction. Now you have to use scroll bar to access queues "higher" up. Revert to system as in previous version? Use of scroll bar is waste of energy. Thanks

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  20. Hot Keying the Text Tool has been broken for 2020 versions

    The hot key for the Text tool is broken. I've tried the steps of resetting preferences the issue still persists - ever since the 2020 updates, hot keying to the text tool is broken. The tool is selected for a mini second before going back to the selection tool or other previous tool - there are plenty of mentions on this site with very little feedback on if the issue is going to be fixed - please give the community an update.

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