Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Find/change: Search popup—not all options show

    Many times, I have gone to the Find/Change dialog box and not seen any options in the Search popup other than "All Documents or "Document."

    "Story," "End of Story," etc. are missing.

    7 votes
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  2. 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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  3. presentation mode toggle stuck on black background

    InDesign v. 13.0.1
    shift + w for presentation mode
    shift +w to escape presentation mode

    expected result: user interface would return to Preferences provided in the application (white or gray respectively)

    actual result: shortcut key to change the background of presentation mode does not work.

    2 votes
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  4. Indesign becomes slower after working on document over short duration. CC 13.0.1

    Indesign becomes slower after working on document over short duration. CC 13.0.1
    App is OK after restart. Once working on the document for 10 min the navigation around the document and any command request, ie duplicate a image slows down and becomes sluggish until app is restarted once more.
    Im working on a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015), 4 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB.
    (Display performance at "Typical Displace)

    3 votes
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  5. Bad performance InDesign to InCopy

    InDesign 13.0.1 and InCopy 13.0.1.
    I right click multible text blocks in InDesign to export them to InCopy and then save.
    After saving I inmediately get and new window asking to save the links again with a different name. I have to cancel the second save dialog window.
    The InCopy links do work in InCopy, but My collegues complain that InCopy is slow!

    4 votes
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  6. Copying from Illustrator pastes with strange colors

    I used to be able to do this with no problem: copy a vector from Illustrator into InDesign and it look the same. Now, when I paste a logo, say, a teal and yellow one, into InDesign, the teal turns red! I have color swatches created in the Illustrator file, but even when I haven't done that, I've never seen this happen before. I now have to import many vector images instead, which is a huge inconvenience.

    2 votes
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  7. pipette does not work in cells of tables

    pipette does not work in cells of tables

    2 votes
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  8. view mode blue shape

    when switching view mode using W key, saw a large blue shape covering half the screen

    2 votes
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  9. Locked text and image boxes

    Text and image boxes are locked to the page and can't be moved with the mouse, only with the arrow tools

    5 votes
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    Need more info  ·  ansjain responded

    Hi all,

    Can you please provide some more information to help in reproducing the issue at our end:
    - InDesign version
    - OS
    - Language
    - If document specific, please share a document with me
    - Starts happening after doing some particular steps, please let me know what all things you were performing before this issue happens

    Appreciate your help in reproducing this issue.

    Thanks
    -Anshul

  10. [InCopy] is very slow with some projects, even on a very fast Computer

    We often see a pretty significant drop in performance in InCopy for no apparent reason. This seems to occur on random Projects. As far as i could test there was no correlation with the number of InCopy Files or the complexity of the layout.

    5 votes
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  11. 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.

    2 votes
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  12. 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

    1 vote
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  13. beachballs

    Beach balls, beach balls and beach balls and wait for the next move in indesign. We do not find a solution to this problem on the Internet. Can Adobe solve this?

    5 votes
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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    We had launched our investigation into the matter to get to the root cause of the problem. As the part of our investigation, we had reached out to many of you personally over email.
    We have concluded our investigation and have come up with few findings.

    1. For many of the users the issue got fixed after updating InDesign to a newer version.
    2. For some, the issue got resolved after disabling a third-party application such as Suitecase fusion etc.
    3. For few, the issue was intermittent and is no longer reproducible.
    4. For majority of the users, the underlying cause of the performance issue was identified to be related to span columns, cross-references, third party plugin etc.

    We have created separated threads for these issues and we are now working towards resolving them.

    However, over the time this thread…

  14. Scrolling too slow

    Adobe needs to improve scrolling speed. When using the slider, InDesign can't keep up with it.

    6 votes
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  15. InDesign interface has issues after exiting touch mode

    To replicate the bug, have at least two documents open.
    After using touch mode and then switching to normal (essentials), the status bar at the end of the current document (contains pages, etc.) will look a little rough. In the document that was not focused, the entire status bar background is missing. In addition, on that document the scrollbars disappear and flash while you scroll, which is a little disturbing for your eyes.

    3 votes
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  16. Temp InDesign 2018 file

    Temp InDesign 2018 file does not go away after closing ID file and trying to delete it, the Finder generates an error" -80" (?). By the way, what is the reason for such file to be visible at all? Why does the user even care to behold that file at all?

    2 votes
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  17. File Info (description) on placed photographs in indesign CC 14 is unable to be copied to clipboard when selected.

    File Info (description) on placed photographs in indesign CC 14 is unable to be copied to clipboard when selected. This means we are unable to caption images using metadata in our newsroom workflow. Is anyone else having this issue.

    3 votes
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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. font size

    InDesign 13.1.x64

    When you have two monitors, the main with 125% font size and the secondary with 100% font size, the mouse pointer didn't work well on secondary screen when selecting menu options.

    1 vote
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  20. library

    the drag-and-drop function no longer works in the library in the new Adobe Indesign cc 2019 14.0

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