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  1. When opening InDesign 2020 files I get a message that the file is damaged. See screenshot. The same file will open with Adobe 2019.

    When opening the file in ID 2019, I get the message that links are missing. Perhaps ID 20 thinks that the file is damaged because the links are missing, so I get the damaged message.
    Using InDesign 2020 on a late 2015 iMac running MacOS 10.14.6, 32GB Ram

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  2. Severe performance issues

    Using Version 14.0.3 on a MacBook Pro. Every time I try to switch from one object to another the program gives me a spinning wheel of death for about a minute (sometimes more...sometimes I have to force quit/restart). I've even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app completely. This happens regardless of the document that I have open, even just a text document with no images, etc. There is no crash, the program just freezes entirely.

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  3. InDesign typekit fonts and sometimes activation does not work when network connectivity is lost

    I work during commute and travel on my laptop and the past few versions have not been able to utilize typekit fonts without internet connection.

    Issues often persist even after reconnecting. There are many errors that arise when network switches status.

    This makes me unable to adjust layouts since there is no way to know the space taken up by the font. This has also cost me hours in slow tech support from adobe. Hours of lost productivity because of this bug that has been unbelievably overlooked.

    If there is anything else I can do to help fix this for…

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  4. cmd-J does not make the correct page active

    In a document with facing pages and a wider-than-usual artboard (10in):

    When using cmd-J to navigate to the left page of a spread, the page number indicator at lower left displays the right-hand page number, and the right-hand page is what's active.

    This does not happen at all magnifications.

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  5. Workspace and documents will not open

    My (mac) laptop battery died before I could plug it in. I restarted the computer, opened InDesign, and it appears to start up fine, however no workspace will show up and no documents will open. I cannot work. I restarted, then I opened while holding keys to delete preferences and restarted again and nothing.

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  6. Desempenho de exibição

    Quando Clico com o botão direito sobre uma imagem e peço para o Desempenho de Exibição, mude de Exibição típica para Aperfeiçoada, no menu ele muda, mas na realidade ele mantém a visualização selecionada pelo menu supperior

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  8. spelling issue

    I'm trying to spellcheck but it is defaulting to Dutch 2005 reform even though its set to English UK in preferences. How do I fix this as it used to be fine?

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  9. Windows 10 > Indesign 15.0.1 hidden print window.

    When trying to print on Indesign version 15.0.1, for windows 10, the pop-up windows opens on the back, hidden.

    How to solve without force the closure of the program?
    Any shortcut known?

    This didn't happen on version 15.0.0.

    Thank you

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  10. Packaging dialogue location default

    Please have the document packaging dialogue default to the folder the InDesign file your packaging from is located in. Up till InDesign 2020 this was the default, now it is packaging things wherever something was saved last.

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  11. Exporting from Indesign. Default format is ALWAYS IDML

    we are constantly exporting PDF's from Indesign to place in layouts. The last couple of updates, Indesign insists on having IDML as the default choice. It used to be once you export a PDF, the rest would default to the same format, but now Indesign just defaults to IDML every time & it is infuriating to open the folder that shud B full of PDF's and find one PDF & the rest IDML :>(

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  12. Space bar shortcut for hand tool doesn't work when Chrome is open

    Space bar shortcut for hand tool doesn't work when Chrome is open. (Mac OS X Catalina fully updated, Chrome official build fully updated, InDesign 2020)

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  13. Lag due to "corrupt links"

    Case Number: ADB-10686986-C0K0
    Issue: Performance
    The file I am working on is part of a network located book which included 15 separate indesign documents and links to many images. Working on the file last week everything was fine, however this week when I type even a single character there is a tremendous lag (30 seconds to 2 minutes). This has affected every file in the book that I have opened this week so far.
    The adobe tech had me create a new file and "move" all the pages to that file. This resolved the lag however it also broke the…

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  14. Lag due to "corrupt links"

    Case Number: ADB-10686986-C0K0
    Issue: Performance
    The file I am working on is part of a network located book which included 15 separate indesign documents and links to many images. Working on the file last week everything was fine, however this week when I type even a single character there is a tremendous lag (30 seconds to 2 minutes). This has affected every file in the book that I have opened this week so far.
    The adobe tech had me create a new file and "move" all the pages to that file. This resolved the lag however it also broke the…

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  15. Error message when opening document: InDesign detected file is damaged but we repaired it

    Using InDesign 20 (15.0.1) Trying to open files I get these error messages.
    I have tried opening many documents with ID 20 and get these messages. Files will open fine using InDesign 19 (14.0.3). This issue just started yesterday after using ID 20 for about a month.

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  16. Cannot copy/paste elements from 2019 to 2020 without the element becoming an image

    InDesign 2019 14.0.3 copy/paste issue into InDesign 2020 15.0.01 (and vice-versa).

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. In a 2019 InD doc, copy a text box with text inside it.
    2. Open a new document in InD 2020.
    3. Paste the text box with text inside it into 2020 InD.
    4. The text becomes an image instead of live text. Though, no links show up in the links panel.
    5. This can be reproduced if copying from 2020 into 2019. But it does not happen if copying/pasting from a 2020 doc into a 2020 doc, 2019 doc into a 2019 doc.
    6.…

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  17. indesign cursor lag

    My cursor is lagging while passing over portions of the Layers Panel specifically.
    I'm working on a Macbook Pro, with a BenQ GW2765 external monitor.
    The issue only happens while InDesign is on the external monitor, and it works fine while on the macbook pro.
    I've attached a video sample of the issue in action.

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    We have identified that this occurs when you connect your Macbook Pro with an external monitor using the older, obsolete Apple adapter.

    On using the newer, updated model of the Apple adapter, this issue does not occur. Many of our users have confirmed this.

    Please share what hardware you’re using to connect the external monitor to your MBP.


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  18. Print upside down after rotated the image

    I rotated three images on three different pages. When I printed out the document, those three pages were printed upside down! Not just from inDesign, I exported as pdf file and printed through Acrobat, the same thing happened. They look perfectly fine on screen. Also, if I deleted those rotated images, everything was fine, no upside down pages.

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  19. FERRAMENTAS

    Minhas ferramentas estão todas bloqueadas e não consigo utilizar mais o Indesign.

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  20. blacked out images with no broken links

    InDesign ver 15.0.1
    I have a file that displayed all linked images correctly this morning. 90% of the images are linked from my desktop, which is also where the InDesign file is located. 2 of the linked images are from a network cloud server.

    After disconnecting from the server and then reopening the file, all linked files appear to have broken links. However when, checking the Links panel, only the images that were linked from the server are broken. This makes sense except that all linked images populate the document as either a gray box or a solid black box.

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