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  1. Cursor is very laggy when Photoshop is Open

    When photoshop is open my mouse is extremely laggy in InDesign and Illustrator. Makes the program unusable. The problem is fixed when I close out Photoshop. I would like to be able to have all three programs open since I use each of them at my work. I've reported this already and nothing had been done and only found one forum thread and no one has responded to them. Any ideas or help?

    Ive attached a video below of the problem.

    - All my apps are up to date
    - My computer is up to date

    Computer Specs:
    MacBook Pro…

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  2. Content Aware Constantly Crashes

    Windows 10 - i7 6700 with a Nvidia Quadro graphics card, and 16gb RAM.

    Layout images in a spread and some dummy text.
    Select image and press teh Content aware fit button
    InDesign crashes

    Expected result
    Image fits with no crashing

    Actual result
    InDesign crashes everytime

    It's a newly created document.

    Images are stored on server - thought this was the problem - moved all images to desktop - still crashes.

    Saved the file to IDML and opened that and resaved it.

    Reset the preferences

    Shut down/End Task of all non-essential programms, including anti-virus.


    CC2019 build 14.0

    File attached (embedded…

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  3. Step and repeat Bug

    Step and repeat is not working correctly.

    If you have an object, whilst holding option, drag the object to a new position and release, the object is duplicated. This works correctly. If i then select Duplicate from the Edit menu, it should repeat the the last duplication. It does not! It uses the last step and repeat measurement. This is a bug.

    This is using indesign 2019.

    The bug is not in indesign 2018, it works correctly here

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  4. Canvas does not update

    On opening a document, the area where the page/canvas would display is transparent (desktop is visible behind). Moving the view causes the canvas appear. When editing the document, the cursor does not appear and text does not appear highlighted until the view is moved. Objects do not display correctly after being moved - sometimes this is fixed by moving the view, sometimes not.

    This is InDesign CC 14.0 on a MacBook Pro 13" 2017 model with MacOS Mojave.

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  6. InDesign 14.0 x 64 Margin won't change since software update

    When I try to increase or decrease margins, nothing happens. It used to work great until my last software update.

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  8. Invisible window when disconnected from external monitor - Id v13.1

    I use a MacBook Pro for work and use an external monitor in my office. My issue is that whenever I quit InDesign while using it on my external monitor and then disconnect, I cannot open it again on just my laptop. When I launch the program, the menu bar shows up but the program window is nowhere to be found. This is problematic when I am trying to work on the go (which happens often) and can't access my work until I hunt down a monitor to connect to.

    2015 MacBook Pro
    High Sierra - 10.13.6
    Indesign - 13.1

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  9. I can't zoom in.

    I can't zoom in. I'm used to use command and + but that is not default. When I'm trying to use command and = it doesn't work either. Is that

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  10. Move Page bug, can't select Start or End

    When attempting to move a page to either Start or End of document, I select those options, but it continually reverts back to Before or After page. InDesignCC.

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  11. IndesignCC blurry text

    Text in IndesignCC is fat/blurry. See compared to the same file output in Acrobat.

    IndesignCC 13.1
    Windows 10
    NVidia Graphic

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  12. Licens in Id is for nornal use with two computer, why can I not use this purpuse

    Licens in Id is for nornal use with two computer, why can I not use this purpuse?

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  13. Copy/paste creates <unknown> objects

    InDesign CC 13.1

    When copying text frames from Illustrator to InDesign, type gets outlined, which is fine. For some reason, it is not recognized by InDesign as a compound path, but rather as a group of <unknown> objects. Having many of those in a document slows down InDesign greatly.

    A fix is more than welcome. Thanks.

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  14. Modal disappearing, causing deadlock

    Sometimes the Options-Window I have to frequently use to change the baseline-grid (sic!) disappears miraculously thus disabling any input (thankfully I hit save regularly).

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  15. alt/spacebar navigation

    WTF has happened to the alt/spacebar shortcut for navigating pages with the T tool? It's suddenly become much more sensitive to release timing, so if my finger comes off the alt button a split-second early I end up with rogue spaces in text. Never used to be a problem.

    InDesign CC 2017.1, 12.1.0.56 Build.

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  16. US Dictionary continues to use UK spellings

    My Indesign Dictionary is set to English: USA, but it still regularly corrects to UK spellings i.e. enrol vs. enroll. I am running Indesign 13.1. Can this be fixed?

    https://highgatecreative.d.pr/4tqesc

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    The Dictionary section in Preferences dialog shows the Dictionary that is in use for a particular Language. The path (which looks like /Linguistics/UserDictionaries/Adobe Custom Dictionary/…) shown in the dialog is the location of the dictionary that is being used. You can add your own custom User Dictionary by clicking on the + button.
    The Language used for Spell check is NOT the one chosen in the Preferences dialog.

    To specify the default Language used for Spell check for all documents, you should close all documents and select the Type Tool. The Control panel (when Character Formatting Controls – ‘A’ button is selected at the left) shows the Default Language set for all documents. This is the language used for Spell Check. You can also open the Paragraph Styles panel, double-click on the [Basic Paragraph] style and under Advanced Character Formats section, change the Language.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,
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  17. The Application frame need many clicks before it wants to move.

    I have to click about 5-10-20 times on the Application Frame of InDesign CC 2018 to make it move. I tried to click on different places and it still the same problem. Sometimes it works on the first clic, but more often i have to click many times. I'm on Mac OS 10.11.6, InDesign 13.1. I had the problem on the trial version, i called Adobe Technical service, and they told me to update when my licence will be activated... but it is now, i'm on the last version, and i still have the same problem.

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  18. Preferences Reset after working with a large XML based file

    I work with large XML files to create catalogs several times a month. This results in InDesign giving me a lot of "Continue without Undo" prompts anytime I do any action (even scrolling and zooming), so I save the file and quit InDesign. Upon reopening InDesign, it says that it cannot read my preference file and resets everything.

    This is extremely frustrating, as while my workspace is saved, all of the character/paragraph/object styles, swatches, and program settings are completely wiped, as are all the tool tips and notifications. Barring being able to not have this problem occur regularly, is there…

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    Thank you for providing the information. Just copy the preference and try the following workflow –
    • Delete InDesign preferences
    • Copy the InDesign corrupt preferences.
    • Launch InDesign.
    • An alert would come that the preference have been reset.

    If the above workflow works with the copied preference, Zip them and mail it to santalwa@adobe.com.

    Regards
    InDesign Team

  19. Scroll + Alt suddenly no longer works as a zoom function

    When I select alt + scroll, it longer zooms in or out on indesign cc. How can I fix this?

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  20. Not find unicode Greek when pasted into Find

    When I copy a Greek word (that is entered in unicode) from an InDesign document and paste it into the Find field, InDesign cannot find the word in that document. If I type the Greek word into the Find field, then it does find the word. So there is a defect in the pasting mechanism for the Find function.

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