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  1. The Recent file view does not support files in apple iCloud (Optimize Mac Storage)

    I am unable to open files that are automatically moved to iCloud using the Optimise Mac Storage default feature. I have to manually reload them to the local computer and then restart Indesign. Adobe CC - 2018 Indesign 13.1

    It seems really lame that Adobe doesn't keep up with Mac OS developments. Every designer that I know who uses Adobe CC has a Mac. Every time Apple changes something it takes Adobe a year to catch up. This really hurts my workflow and leaves me with a poor opinion of Adobe.

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  2. cannot copy/paste endnotes into new doc

    We cannot copy endnotes from one Indesign file to another without losing the numbers and getting [?] instead. Also, the endnotes insist on being on a new page; we cannot bring them up to be under the text

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  3. Top Selection Bar Glitch

    1. InDesign 208
    2. For example, let's say I have a file open and I want to create a new file without using the shortcut CTRL+N. When I bring my cursor to the top bar containing File, Edit, Layout, Type, Object, etc... it selects the correct category which results in a dropdown menu, but as soon as I move my cursor a little, the system throws the cursor over like 2 tabs at a time. So for example, I click File, the menu drops down, I move the cursor to select the type of New file I want and then…

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  4. InDesign application does not render correctly upon program launch in Windows 10

    When launching InDesign in Windows 10, the window renders with missing icons, input boxes (eg: coordinates and size boxes) and backgrounds. When a new document is opened and it launches, random graphics from the document also are displayed.

    Please see attached image for example. I am able to reproduce. Each time, the window must be moved or hovered over by mouse to fix.

    This has been going on since upgrading from CS6 to CC from CC 2017 to CC 2018 (current) in Windows 10. Please let me know if you require details of my hardware or software specifications.

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  5. Cannot change printer or centering options on occasion

    This happens in both the print module and the print booklet module.

    I click on the printer's name in the standard InDesign print dialog box, go to select the new one, click on the new printer, and it acts like it selects that printer only to see that it reverts back to the printer that was previously selected. I try multiple times and it still does the same thing. I have to try different printer menus to get it to stick.

    This issue also happens when I try to change the centering option for the document. There is clearly excess…

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  6. Open Recent numbering goes from 1 to 9, then 0 and then repeats 1 to 9, 0.

    When selecting File > Open Recent, and there are more than 9 items (I have it set to 20), the items are listed numerically from 1 to 9 and then 0. Then it repeats 1-9, 0. One would expect 1-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, etc.

    Obviously not a showstopper, but just something to fix.

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  7. locked into program

    While working in InDesign, I have to right click anywhere in the window to be able to access anything else on my computer. It's like it doesn't want me working in any other program except InDesign so it's trapping me. This has been a problem since pretty much the first day I started using creative cloud. There are 6 other people in my office that have never had this problem and we all use the same version of InDesign.

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  8. CTRL + SHIFT + T tab panel shortcut gone

    Bring back the CTRL + SHIFT + T tab panel shortcut!

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  9. Fullscreen Application Frame Under Menu Bar

    When opening the program, occasionally the top bar of the interface is under the menu bar. Being as that also contains the portion of the interface used for moving the whole window, I must change my System Settings to hide the menu bar to move it back down. This also happens in a couple other CC programs as well.

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  10. Separations Preview

    Like previous versions of InDesign CC the color separations preview still does not work correctly.

    When user tries to view separations by turning a color separation off, or toggling back and forth between colors, the visible page in the document goes completely haywire - scattering elements and superimposing images from other nearby pages. See attached screenshots of the issue.

    This has been an issue for awhile and I am dismayed it still has not been addressed as it is a very useful function in the printing industry. Since the launch of CC I have had to check my separations in…

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  11. InDesign CC UI scaling problem on multiple monitors with different resolutions

    InDesign Version: Adobe InDesign CC 13.1 x64
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro build 1709.
    Monitors: Portrait orientated Dell U2415 24 inch (1200x1920) with 100% windows scale option and Landscape orientated Dell UP3216Q (3840x2160) with 150% (Recommended) scale.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    1. Open InDesign CC on the 32 inch monitor
    2. Move all or some of the panels to the 24 inch monitor

    Expected result:
    Panels in the 24 inch monitor should adapt to the resolution of the monitor the same way Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC does – crisp and nice.

    Actual result:
    Panels don't adapt to monitor's…

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  12. find/change missing from menu (PC)

    I am using Adobe inDesign CC 2018 on a PC and since the most recent update (March 2018), I have lost the Find/Change option from the Edit menu. I have searched all over in case it was moved somewhere else, and also tried different workspaces, to no avail. Old document, new, it doesn't make a difference. Where did this go? I use it all the time. :( The keyboard shortcuts related to Find/Change don't work either. (Spellcheck isn't working correctly either--I posted a separate bug report about that. Are these related issues?)

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  13. Numbering and section options

    If you have multiple types of numbering options in one document, (say using Roman for your intro pages, and then convert to regular numbers for the main document) you can't change them even though the option is not grayed out in the Numbering and Sections Options dialogue box. If you click on it, it just reverts back to what the document started as and won't select that other numbering option.

    Exact same document, and I (on 13.1) cannot change it, but my co-worker who has 13.0.1 can.

    Adobe INDD CC 13.1

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  14. Datamerge Slow

    The datamerge feature is unacceptable. I am creating about 100 nametags for a small event, and am merging data from a Tab Delimited Text file (CSV files DO NOT work apparently). I even replaced the 3x4 nametag graphics (.ai) with a frame to minimize graphics usage. I am only including first and last names, and it can’t even merge that!!! Any suggestions or is this feature just complete garbage?

    I’m on a late 2014 15” MB Pro with NVIDIA graphics card, running High Sierra with APFS.

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  15. finding font instance

    Using the Find Font menu utility, I highlight the missing font then click Find Next, which many times does not work even if there are many instances of the font. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Very frustrating.

    IDCS13.0.1, mac

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    THIS IS NOT AN IDEA -- it is a BUG ... try saying "BUG". Now write it out. See, it's hot so hard, is it?

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  17. LAYERS

    Hi, dragging objects to another layer with the small rectangle in the layerpanel is not secure... it seems that the hotspot or trigger is out of range..
    When i click-drag at the left-side of the filled rectangle it works sometimes but is not easy way to order objects like before.

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  18. Indesign files are getting massive when saved - why?

    With each new version - InDesign files are becoming more and more bloated. I'm fed up with more and more features being added when the basics aren't right - some of us have work to do and don't have time to trash prefs every five minutes and then wait 10 minutes for a 3+Gig file to open which in earlier versions would have been less than 500megs! Please address this!

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  19. Choosing a link's page or layer right in the links panel

    I would love to be able to change the page of my links without having to replace the file and select the page through import options. I use a lot of nested indesign files where I'm duping up business cards with multiple sides. It gets timely when I have 4 sides and I have to replace them all 8 times. Keep it in mind guys! You're doing an awesome job! I <3 adobe people!

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  20. No longer able to use arrow keys in outer glow size

    I used to be able to arrow up or down in the "size" for an outer glow and other transparency effects and the increment would increase or decrease. I am no longer able to do that. It is a bit frustrating. I'm working on a Mac with the latest operating system and my programs are all up to date. Please fix this bug!

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