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  1. Copying Table content from Excel to Indesign leaves the first row blank. Why?

    Hello,

    InDesign has a strange behavior when copying content from an Excel Table to an InDesign table. When I mark the rows it copies the content not in the first row, instead it leaves it blank and starts with the second one. So all the content moves one row lower than I want.

    This is a very annoying behavior which makes working with tables really difficult and uncomfortable. Can you please fix this?

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  2. find change

    'Change' button is greyed out when attempting to find and replace text. I'm using ID 11.0.0.72 x64 build on Windows 10. This is a very old issue.

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  4. For long documents containing more than 50K characters, GREP search fails to find all matching instances

    Since updating to CC 14.0.2 on Windows, GREP search is no longer functioning properly. Not all instances of queries are found, or not found at all.
    I believe this is the case when working on documents created in an older version. In a newly created document it does work as it should.

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    The fix of the issue is now available and can be downloaded using the link below.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/search-issue-in-long-documents.html

    You may click on the link and follow the quick steps to fix the issue in latest id 14.0.2 update.
    Let us know if you face any problem while using the link.

    Please note that, as of now the fix is available only via KB doc. Installation of the fix via KB doc does not require any action other than what is mentioned in the KB doc. Only prerequisite is that, Id 14.0.2 should be installed before applying the fix.

    -InDesign Team

  5. cannot undo or save

    I have InDesign CC 2019 installed and updated, and it is completely unusable. Cannot undo or save my work. This is more than a bug. Advice?

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  6. Standard shortcuts cannot be substituted

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 x64 - It appears that as-standard shortcuts cannot be substituted, even though they show as if they have been. Specifically the 'W' shortcut. I want to substitute Ctrl+Alt+W in a new custom list based on the default list. This avoids any possibility of entering W in text. Even though I substitute the new command and remove the standard command, the new command does not work but the old one still does. I previously was able to do this with my previous version software.

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  7. Can't move anything with selection tool

    Mac OS Sierra v 10.12.6 and Indesign 2019
    Since yesterday I can't work. I can use the selection tool to move things around. I only can move things using the X and Y boxes or the arrows. It is impossible to work. Who do I have to call? There is no solution anywhere, after trying so many things. I finally installed and then installed back InDesign and nothing has changed.

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  8. ALT key results in stall

    Pressing the ALT key - be that for zooming out, using a fitting option, or any other shortcut, slows indesign to the point of non-performance, sometimes for 20 seconds or more. Happens primarily when I'm in a document with more pages/items. Have uninstalled all adobe programs and reinstalled, hasn't fixed.

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  9. Project won't open form 'Recent' page

    Upon launching InDesign, I'm prompted the startup page with my most recent projects. When I click on any of those projects I get a dialogue box that says, "Either the file does not exist, you do not have permission, or the file may be in use by another application"

    The files have not been moved or modified. When I go up to the menu bar at the top and do File > Open Recent and choose the same project there, it opens just fine.

    Any reason it would be doing this?

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  10. scrubby zoom will not turn off

    Scrubby/Animated zoom suddenly appeared when I opened Indesign today and I cannot not turn off. The option is no longer in the Preferences (I searched all categories). I have installed no updates recently.

    version 14.0.1
    Mac OS 10.13.6

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  11. anchored text boxes move unexpectedly when resized

    For some time, when you anchor a text box within a table cell or another text box and resize it, it does not appear to have a fixed point that it is resizing from so dragging from any point causes the anchored text box to jump up or move in an unexpected direction. Thus, to make a tiny tweak to the size of the anchored box requires a lot of effort (multiple nudges in various directions) to get it to where it should be instead of just one click and drag and it staying put as you resize.

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  12. fi creates embedded subset

    When I use the two letters "fi" in that order, when I export PDF, I get embedded subsets. This is on multiple fonts.
    if I switch the case of f"I" to fI upper case (EYE), then the embedded subset issue goes away. (the case of the first letter "f" does not matter.
    example so words:
    first
    fit
    profit
    indentifies

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  13. No Break slows down InDesign CC 2019

    When No Break is added to multiple words, it slows down InDesign CC 2019 14.01 tremendously.
    We use No Break very often in our texts, e.g. to keep web site addresses, email addresses and allergens together as this is a requirement from our customer.
    This was never a problem in older versions but something seems to be changed in InDesign.
    Below I added a dropbox link to an .idml file containing an auto-size text frame filled with text. The highlighted words (allergens) have No Break applied. Editing the text frame in an older version of InDesign works smoothly. Doing the…

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  14. No Break slows down InDesign CC 2019

    When No Break is added to multiple words, it slows down InDesign CC 2019 14.01 tremendously.
    We use No Break very often in our texts, e.g. to keep web site addresses, email addresses and allergens together as this is a requirement from our customer.
    This was never a problem in older versions but something seems to be changed in InDesign.
    I added an .idml file containing an auto-size text frame with some text (allergens). Editing the text frame in an older version of InDesign works smoothly. Doing the same thing in CC 2019 goes very slow.

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  15. Read only randomly occurs when saving

    InDesign CC randomly goes into read only mode when we go to File>Save. Our only option at that point is to go to Save As and rename the file. This is clunky, scary, and should not be happening. We have new iMacs with Mojave OS.

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  16. Keyboard shortcuts don't work if only one file is open.

    When I have just one file open in Indesign, the keyboard shortcuts don't work. Open another file, they start working again. Or, wait long enough, then they start working with just one file open. All keyboard shortcuts, not just some.

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  17. create outlines

    1. cmd + A = select all objects on the page.
    2. menu / type / Create Outlines

    Error. Not all text-based texts on the page have been converted into curves. Consequence. Time to search for other items and individual conversion. Waste of time and the risk of file defects for the printing process.

    Best regards!

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  18. AIGPU sniffer

    Hi I keep having two problems with CC. It seems that Every adobe product that I use opens AIGPU sniffer in ICONS of "last used". Kind of annoying to see that on my OS toolbar all the time.

    Second problem is a spacebar hand problem - even I have seen some solutions it seems it is always something different that interrupts this feature - this is crucial tool to use.

    Both of those bugs I noticed right after I downloaded another update for CC that I always do and I expect to have some bugs on the start - got…

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  19. content aware fit and EXIF information

    Content aware fit works fine with landscape oriented pictures. And with pictures saved from Photoshop, even if in portrait mode. But when I place a picture in portrait mode which has not been saved by Photoshop yet, there is a problem: Content aware fit seems to ignore the EXIF information in the picture, and treats the picture as landscape-oriented.
    I get the same problem when using portrait mode pictures in an ePub with flexible layout. So I think InDesign should read the information of a picture more accurate than it does now.
    Similar but on a different part of the…

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  20. InCopy character panel blank

    My coworker is on a PC running InCopy 2019 and has had an issue with InCopy since CC2017. The panels (not sure which ones are there other than the character panel) move from the side to the top and go blank and are utterly unusable. Turning them off and on again doesn't do anything. Any ideas on making it usable again?

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