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  1. 18.1 Workspace resets to 'essentials'

    I'm working with Indesign 18.1 (issue also has occured with other older versions).

    My custom workspace utilizes a two-screen setup, one screen for the actual layout and the other screen for all the menus/palettes etc.

    Everytime I close out of a document and reopen a new document, the custom workspace resets from my custom workspace to a generic one-screen workspace. In previous versions, that reverted workspace was 'essentials' but with 1.81 it seems to be a partially custom / nondescript workspace....most likely because I went and deleted the 'essentials' workspace here:

    /Applications/Adobe InDesign 2023/Presets/InDesign_Workspaces

    I am working with a lot…

    7 votes

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  2. text wrap panel grayed out

    I do not have access to any functions of text wrap panel in Indesign 2022. Please see attached image. I really need this to work as I use text wrap often!

    7 votes

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  3. can't see content when opening file, covered with red or black blocks or lines

    Issue started with upgrade to InDesign 16.2.1 that when I open file, content appears blank or covered with red or black blocks or lines. I have to repeatedly resize the window in order to work on the page. I also noticed issues when editing text. It only allows me to edit text that is one or two lines above where the cursor appears—very frustrating!

    7 votes

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  4. Recent files panel is unreadable

    InDesign Version: 16.1

    Steps to reproduce the issues: Open InDesign

    Expected result: Text of recent files would be readable and not stacking text on top of itself

    Actual result: Text stacks on itself and is completely unreadable.

    7 votes

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  5. 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!

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We are reviewing the issue.
    -InDesign Team

  6. Right to Left direction select opposite direction

    When we want to select a character or word by using cursor key in Arabic text, it select the opposite direction, i.e. Ctrl + Left arrow key, Shift + Left arrow key, Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow key, or Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow key, will select a character or word on the right of cursor, even if already set to "Visual" in preference for cursor movement.

    7 votes

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  7. Separation Preview Bug

    Separation preview will scrambled when you jump to next page and turn any colour separation off, the text and image from previous page will show on the current display page.

    This issue has beed existed since version 2017 to 2020. I saw some users are facing same issue from previous version and not been fix all these years.

    7 votes

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  8. Spellcheck

    Spellcheck in InDesign 2020 build 15.0.2 doesn't work. It acts like it is working, but it never finds any misspellings. I noticed it yesterday when I sent an article to the proof reader and it came back with errors InDesign should have detected. I purposely put in misspellings, but InDesign found no spelling mistakes.

    7 votes

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  9. Flashing screen

    When trying to open Illustrator AND InDesign, the "new document" window that automatically pops up is white and just flashes on and off the screen. If I try to click out of the screen, it closes the whole program. I can't access any of my files.

    7 votes

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  10. Vector graphics randomly vanish upon transformation in high quality display mode

    If I have a simple InDesign document with a placed .ai or .pdf graphic, and set display quality to "high quality", then proceed to transform the frame using ctrl+shift+drag, the content of the frame will randomly disappear. To get it to display again I have to zoom in or out, or toggle between preview mode. Where multiple objects are on the page sometimes just the one I'm transforming will go, and sometimes others will vanish as well. See the attached video for a demonstration.

    7 votes

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  11. Presentation mode is not entering fullscreen and hiding the UI

    Using InDesign on Windows 10. Recently (perhaps with the last CC update to 13.0.1 x64?) preview mode is no longer working as expected.

    Whether using shift+W or via the menu, instead of full-screen document + black background (expected behaviour for Presentation mode), InDesign instead appears to be going into Preview mode, where the UI remains onscreen. The pasteboard is changing to black, however, the UI remains instead of full-screen mode.

    7 votes

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  12. Disturbed InDesign workflow with several Macs on Apple Server

    All Macs in the network are running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and InDesign CC 2018 13.01 – Server is running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and Apple Server 5.1.5.

    Prior to InDesign CC 2018 everything went fine. Now, users in the network (SMB share) are having issues opening/editing files saved by another user (with the same macOS and Indesign version, as mentioned above).

    I knew that the initial High Sierra upgrade could break file sharing, but all Macs have the latest macOS security update installed (hence version 10.13.1).

    Sometimes, if a user waits for up to 30 minutes, he/she can…

    7 votes

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  13. Gray box replaces images

    Adobe InDesign 13.0.1
    Mac OS 10.11.6

    Today for first time, I had three similar 8-page newspaper documents open and one of them displayed only a gray box where the front page photo (full page image) had displayed before. I tried checking all display settings and could not bring the image back. Meanwhile, other full page ads got gray boxes also. The other two documents displayed similar content with no problem.

    I quit InDesign, and re-opend problem document. It then displayed all of the images properly.

    7 votes

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  14. Mouse Latency Issues

    Indesign 13.0; macOS High Sierra 10.13; Macbook Pro 15" 2015

    When using the trackpad the cursor lags even when the display mode is changed to fast. This lag is quite visible even in small size documents.

    7 votes

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  15. high CPU usage version 17.2

    as referred in these posts there is a performance problem with indesign that coming from version 17.0 and still exist(version 17.2):

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/44374644-high-cpu-usage-2022-17-0-x64

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/44775886-high-cpu-use-with-version-17-1

    No answer from Adobe , No fix , nothing unfortunately. It uses about 20 % of CPU when you open Indesign , it does not matter there is a document that is opened or not , it uses 20% of CPU all the time. non of other Adobe's 2022 apps have this weird problem.

    6 votes

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  16. Major Preview Glitch

    I'm having a major glitch with preview screen mode in InDesign. When you toggle it on multiple elements on the page disappear, and this is happening on most documents and has only started within the last few days since the the last update. This is a major glitch when working on clients work when tings just start disappearing and not knowing if that is how it will print etc. I have uploaded a before and after image to show what disappears.

    6 votes

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  17. Black horizontal lines appear on screen when scrolling

    When I expand the Indesign window to fill 90% of my 27" screen, I get numerous black horizontal lines appearing when scrolling. Other editing functions typical when handling type on a layout also produce random broken lines. If I click a page forward or back arrow, the lines disappear. I was first using v16.2 and just upgraded to 16.3.2 today with same results. Just discovered I have to reduce the widow size to about 75% of my screen size for the lines to not appear at all. Never had this happen on previous versions and need almost full screen width…

    6 votes

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  18. InDesign Slow in MacOS Catalina when using a calibrated screen profile.

    I am an experienced user of Adobe products for over 20 years. My current subscription is to Adobe Creative Suite (full). I am using a Mac Pro running MacOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) on NVMe SSD with 48 GB RAM and AMD 5700 XT GPU with 8GB VRAM. All Adobe apps are up to date.

    If I use a calibrated screen profile, InDesign becomes extremely slow, so that every selection of a menu item, every key-press, every pan or drag, becomes incredibly slow.

    This fault is independent of document size (it happens with a new document, with one blank page). It is…

    6 votes

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  19. INDESIGN CRASHING WHEN TRYING TO THREAD OR BREAK TEXT THREAD BOX

    SINCE LAST THURSDAY WHEN I AM WORKING WITH A FILE AND I AM TRYING TO BREAK BEFORE OR AFTER A THREADED TEXT BOX IT CRASHES WHEN USING SCRIPT. HOWEVER ALSO WHEN I TRY TO THREAD A TEXT BOX SO THE TEXT CAN KEEP FLOWING IT CRASHES AS WELL. THIS IS MAJOR MAKING INDESIGN PRACTICALLY UNUSABLE.

    BEEN REPORTING CRASH REPORTS BUT COMING BACK ON MONDAY AND SEEING NO UPDATES TO FIX THIS ISSUE

    6 votes

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  20. 15.1.1

    15.1.1 is running EXTREMELY slowly.

    6 votes

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