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  1. 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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  2. Smart folder (Mac) not showing items

    When trying to place a file with "File/Place", smart folders in the file browser do not load any items to select from. Same also with image relinks.
    Strangely the same thing with "File/Save as" works fine.

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  3. InDesign totally unusable for large threaded tables after 2015 version

    Using Windows 10 Pro, high end computer (Ryzen 1800X, 32Gb RAM, NVMe SSD, 1080Ti)

    Create an Excel file with 8000 rows of random data, place into InDesign with as unformatted table.

    Use shift-click to create pages and thread the table to each page.

    Try to scroll without InDesign freezing for 30 seconds. I can't.

    I have tried:
    - Cleaning preferences / logging on different username to have a fresh profile
    - Using a different computer
    - Turning off preflight
    - Using fast display performance
    - Change the composer away from world ready, trying single line instead of paragraph
    - Turned…

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  4. Can't press 'Done' in Adobe Comp after adding columns and guides

    If I go to settings, add guides, I will not be able to get out of the settings as the done button does not work

    Worked with support and they are saying it is not a bug, but offered no further steps other than posting here

    Case ADB-7060282-R3X8

    2 votes
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  5. "paragraph style options" window size

    Paragraph Style Options window opens bigger than my screen (regardless of the size screen I'm working on) and there is no way to resize the window or set the default size of the window? In order to work with Paragraph Styles, I am constantly having to move the window around so I can see all the options there, then move it again to see the preview in my document.

    WHY CAN'T WE RESIZE THIS WINDOW? There's no reason it needs to be this large; most of the space is blank.

    2 votes
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  6. missing fonts

    CC 2019 - MISSING FONT MESSAGE OPENING FILES

    InDesign files opened on pc's after upgrading to Windows ver1809 cannot load fonts - upon opening file, missing fonts error with option to substitute fonts. The same files will open correctly on Windows ver1803 pc's. These results can be duplicated on multiple pc's.

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  7. InDesign CC 2019 No search results when trying to place a file

    When I try to place a file in InDesign CC 2019 (or ANY CC 2019 app) and I enter text in the search box to find my file it defaults to "my Mac" instead of the folder I want it to search. Then when I select the folder I want to search it yields no results even though I KNOW there is a file there containing that word in the name. The folder I want it to search is on a remote server. I have tried to reindex the remote server in Spotlight (by adding it to the privacy tab…

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  8. Type Tool Flicker

    Specs:

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1)

    Mac Pro Late 2013

    Mac OS Mojave (10.14.3)

    64 GB RAM

    AMD FirePro D300 2048 MB

    Any document when first opened will blink the document window (not the entire screen - just the document) when clicking into a frame with the Type tool.

    It occurs one time only then the remainder of work on that document is fine.

    Open another document, issue reoccurs.

    Double-clicking a text frame with the Selection tool will not blink and take you into the text frame without issue.

    I've reset ID Prefs, removed all third party plugins and zapped my PRAM…

    2 votes
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  9. Updating to Mac OSX Mojave, Indesign now behaving slow and shortcut make new document does not work anymore

    Drawing a box, moving it around etc is now a kind of laggy. Moves but slow and kind of stuttering.

    The GUI overall, menus etc, behaves a bit slower as well. Not much but not as quick and responsive at it was in Sierra.

    Have tried de-activating GPU but that has no difference at all.

    I have the latest version, 14.0.2.
    Updated to Mojave because the Adobe chat support suggested that would help out some other issues I have had.
    One reason was that command + new shortcut stopped working. And now it stopped working again...

    Same thing happens in…

    2 votes
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  10. InDesign opens two files when only one selected.

    When I open a file, InDesign will open another file at the same time, one that I didn't select. Not a horrible inconvenience, but why is this happening?

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 x 64

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  11. Unusable actual InDesign CC 2019

    Actually InDesign is not production ready. Every few seconds the beach ball spins. I found a workaround which is … well ok but not satisfying: As long as I work in the idml-file it works but as soon as I'm opening an indd file the program slows down extremely.

    That can't be the solution! Why don't you see that?

    2 votes
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  12. InDesign performance issue: Lags when selecting and moving items using wacom tablet

    On a iMac with 32 GB RAM running under macOS 10.14.4 (18E226) InDesign v.14.0.2.324 with Wacom Intuos Pro tablet (6.3.24-1) in some documents cursor / items handling is unresponsive, lagging or too sensitive (click is registered when there was no click, dragging happens yet it wasn't been ignited).

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  13. Alt key modifier keeps toolbar active after use when zooming in using scroll wheel

    Not sure when this started happening, I only know that it's started irritating the heck out of me quite recently. I'm on Win 10 using InDesign 14.0.2

    Whenever I alt+scroll using the mouse wheel to zoom in/out, InDesign switches focus to the toolbar so that the next keyboard press will enact the menu.

    It becomes an issue when for example zooming into an active text box, if you need to type F, E, L, T, O, A, V, W, or H, after using alt+scroll you end up bringing up the View menu as soon as you hit the V key.

    2 votes
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    Hi,
    As per our understanding the issue is as follows:
    Launch InDesign.
    1. Press alt+scroll using the mouse wheel to zoom in/out.
    2. InDesign switches focus to the menu-bar so that the next keyboard press will enact the menu shortcut.
    3. Type F, E, L, or T after using alt+scroll

    Result:
    Menu entry is opened from the control strip (example View menu as soon as you hit the V key).

    Expected:
    Key press should select the suitable tool denoted by that key

    This has been the behavior since quite long and does not look like a break in behavior.
    Please can you confirm?

    Thanks

  14. 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…

    2 votes
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  15. Snapping objects is funky

    When moving or scaling objects and aligning (snapping) them to guides or objects, they don't snap to the guides or objects exactly. I regularly
    need to zoom in and visually align them correctly.

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  16. Use of CC Library Items - EPS files Export as grey boxes and are not properly linked and do not package properly

    When using CC Libraries logos, those logos being used are EPS files.
    Those files will export and be grey boxes as if a broken link.
    Try and access said file in the CC library and sometimes work and doesnt.

    Also these are not collected for output and saved as EPS files when packaging.

    We need to make sure the files are pulled from the CC library and included in the Package. THis would help when we send files to outside companies so they can utilize original content that has been created and put into CC Libraries.

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  17. shortcuts, backspace, arrows left right up down stopped working

    InDesign 14.0.1 x64 (PC) Keyboard shortcuts, text backspace, arrows left-right-up -down stopped working

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  18. locked objects

    InDesign CC 2019 14.01, iMac OSx 10.13.6

    Serious lag (+10 seconds) and inability to move or edit objects occurs whenever there are locked objects in the layout. I was able to select (after a long delay) but not move or edit a simple text+shape group while I had background and secondary elements locked. Once those were unlocked, the app started to work again as normal.

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  19. can't move elements

    I could not move an element on a page (happens to be a circle, with a stroke applied to it). I tried creating a new circle with the ellipse tool and copying the attributes with the eye dropper tool; this too I could not move. I tried creating a new circle and applying the attributes manually; again, this too I could not move.

    I must say, I am REALLY not impressed with this latest "update" to inDesign. The amount of bizarre behavior by the software is making my work a struggle lately.

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  20. some pages are not displayed

    when scrolling, some pages are not displayed (always the same). The work plan remains black. You have to double-click twice in the pages panel (where they remain displayed) to see them displayed on the desktop.
    My document has 116 pages and 18 layers.

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