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  2. clicking when I don't want it it

    Very jittery, hyperactive indesign. This is happening in Indesign and Illustrator for me.
    Even though I'm only clicking once, Indesign and illustrator will register 2 or 3+ clicks. This happens when I'm changing my point size, when I'm drawing anchor points, moving and image box, or alt-clicking to copy an item. The program will register numerous click even if I'm holding it down and ll get 5 text boxes when I was only trying to copy one.
    I am a windows user.

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  3. 2 votes
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  4. CC library window disappears from workspace

    Every time I start indesign the CC libraries window disappears from my workspace. I add it again and overwrite my workspace, but it disappears again as soon as I quit. Using CC 2018 13.0 on Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

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  5. BUG - Paste in Place not pasting correctly with double page spread

    Latest version (2018) does not correctly locate objects when using the 'paste in place' function.

    Open a double page spread document. Select item from left page spread and paste in place on another spread in same document - locates incorrectly.

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  6. EPS saving as AI or PDF bug then printing in InDesign

    Hi When saving an EPS file to either AI or PDF downloaded from a stock site I have had issues with both the on screen preview and print from InDesign. When I save it as an EPS again it appears to regain the proper appearance both on screen and in print. Is there a transparency issue when converting an EPS to AI or PDF?

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  7. cc library

    InDesign 2018 as soon as its opened the CC Library panel pops up and starts flickering. If you try to do anything in ID it relocates the pointer to the library every few seconds. If you switch to a different program or browser other than ID it takes you back to ID within seconds to the library.

    I've tried closing the panel but it just opens up again. I've restarted my machine a few times. Its always the same. It makes it pretty much unusable.

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  8. Control bar disappears from view when switching applications in cc 2018

    When I switch from an application back to InDesign cc 2018 the control bar/panel will sometimes disappear. The only way I can get it back is to change workspace to "Essentials" and then return it to my custom workspace. This did not happen with InDesign cc 2017.

    My specs are as follows:
    OS 10.11.6 (15G1510)
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
    4 GHz Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon R9 M390 2048 MB

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  9. Object Display Performance

    With an object selected, selecting Object/Display Peroformance/ no matter what setting, nothing happens since the 2018 update. It only works if I use the option in the view menu for the entire document or go to preferences and change the default for Typical to high

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  12. indesign cc 2018 erratic display behaviour

    Issues with linked images and vector shapes just going invisible and unselectable even though they are still in the links panel.

    This bug makes it difficult to work, and leads to adding a huge number of linked images since I think they are not on the page.

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  13. Folder shortcuts for scripts are not copied, updating to ID2017. In new version the shortcut is a folder and all scripts are COPIED there.

    In InDesign, before ver. 2017, I had a folder shortcut in my InDesign scripts folder. It lead to another place, a subfolder under a folder where I've got SVN versioning. When upgrading to CC12.0 (ID2017), the shortcut was not copied. Instead all of the files were copied from the original location to the scripts folder of InDesign 2017. When upgrading the shortcuts should be copied, not the actual files! We've got customers who point their scripts folder to a common network location, using shortcuts and also junctions (a.k.a. symlinks) for easy update. When every user gets a copy of their…

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  14. Extension on top of built-in modal messages can cause deadlock, windows blocking each other

    InDesign's "modal" built-in dialogues can show up BEHIND third party extensions, if the extension is situated in the center of the screen. The extension window can not be moved before the window from InDesign has been handled (you may have to press OK or something like that), and that window is completely hidden. When this situation occurrs, you have to force InDesign to a quit.

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  15. InDesign holds mouse focus

    When using the InDesign CC 2018 (and previously 2017), ID holds the mouse "focus" and doesn't allow me to click in other open windows/programs. I have to right-click, left-click multiple times in another open window before mouse control is released by InDesign. There is no specific time frame after it happens - it can be using program after 5 minutes or 60 minutes.

    I had my machine wiped last week and a fresh install of everything (OS, CC programs, Office suite, etc.), so uninstall/reinstall hasn't fixed the issue.

    Running Window 8.1 on a docked Microsoft Surface attached to two external…

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  16. high cpu usage indesign

    I am periodically experiencing high CPU usage with InDesign 13.0 x64 on Windows 10. The CPU remains high even while not actively using InDesign and doesn't stop until I quit and relaunch the application. This issue only started happening within the past few weeks, probably after the most recent update.

    I'm attaching a screenshot from the Task Manager showing 50% CPU consumption. Please note that my laptop is quad-core. That means InDesign is fully consuming 2 CPUs (4 threads) continuously.

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  18. Page Tab bug

    The deletion of pages in the "pages tab" works only by moving these pages on the trash icon. Selecting pages and then clicking on the trash icon do not work.

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  19. Recent file panel

    When Indesign first opens, the time stamp on the recent file is not correct. Some of the files are marked "in an hour" as when they were opened. Others are just marked as 4 hours ago.

    The normal keyboard shortcut for hide does not work either on this screen.

    Indesign CC 2017.1 release 12.1.0.56 build

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  20. Buttons and Forms

    I am using InDesign CC (13.0) on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 using a MacBook Pro13 in, mid-2012.

    When The Buttons and Forms panel is docked with the other panels, it will usually refuse to expand. There does not seem to be a set pattern to it, but it seems more likely to expand correctly when working with TextFields than when working with Radio Buttons, Check Boxes, or Combo Boxes. I have seen it work correctly when working with a Text Field, then when I select a Radio Button, the Buttons and Forms panel will momentarily populate with the expected content…

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