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  1. ID 2023 and 2024 issues with variable weight fonts

    In addition to the odd weight mix on screen display or the incorrect spacing for bolder faces on variable fonts in 2024, variable fonts do not outline correctly. The outlined objects do not create compound paths correctly for character elements that join (example: bottom bar of lower case e crosses over onto spine of letter) causing effect and trap errors.

    UPDATE: 19.1 update installed. The font weight issue appears to be fixed, but the font outlines are still an issue, as I reported to Adobe in the bug reports. The characters when outlines do create compound paths, they create overlapping…

    1 vote

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  2. High Cpu Usage indesign 2021-2022-2023-2024 versions...

    Hello, unfortunately I have this problem too, it constantly uses 30% of the processor when idle, I tried everything, but the problem is completely related to the new indesign versions. Adobe has not made a fix on this issue yet, when will you fix it, Adobe?

    I never experienced this problem in old versions. This problem is valid for 2021-2022-2023-2024 versions.

    I tested by installing all Indesign versions on my computer and found that the only problematic versions were versions 2021 and above.

    From the attached images, you can see the CPU usage of the 2020 version and the 2021…

    4 votes

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  3. Indesign Auto-Save No Longer Included in App

    Adobe InDesign Version 19.2
    Using MacBook Pro Max M3 16-Inch, Nov 2023
    Running MacOS Sonoma Version 14.3.1

    Apparently there was previously an option in InDesign which auto-saves your documents as you go (with options in Preferences to specify how often you wished the app to auto-save the active document from 1 to 60 minutes). This feature is similar to what Adobe Premiere Pro app has -- even while saving via the "Save As" feature (which overwrites a previous version with the same file name), the auto-save application feature saves the document as you work with it, so that you can…

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  4. Text wrapping Bug Verson 19,2

    When I tab a text box, Text wrapping an image doesn't work

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  5. M1 Mac Graphic Problems Continue

    As others have mentioned InDesign graphic performance on M1 Macs is unacceptable. This was marked as "fixed" but it continues with macOS Ventura 13.0.1 and InDesign 18. For example, the screen does not always redraw when scrolling or jumping to a different page until you move your pointer. Switching to a different program and then back to InDesign also fixes the problem for a while. It doesn't matter whether GPU Performance is on or off. This is the most fundamental functionality. Please figure it out and fix it once and for all.

    16 votes

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  6. Text Frame Lag when Window > Control (Panel) is enabled.

    When Control Panel is enabled (Window > Control), double clicking into a text frame has a lag for about a second. Turning off the Control Panel helps but this is not a solution.

    I think this lag is related to loading fonts in background for the select field – doesn’t matter how much or how less fonts are installed/loaded on Mac.

    As this is a long existing performance issue yet (available since 2018), could you please consider to optimize the lag for text frames within a future update, finally?

    2 votes

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  7. Dragging the cursor and highlighting text not working

    Hello. I just updated my iMac to Sonoma (14.1.2), and now InDesign (19.0.1) has some new performance bugs.

    When using the "Type tool" and dragging the cursor over the text I want to select, the text flashes, and the page briefly goes completely white. When I stop dragging, the text appears normal, but because the page is a whiteout while dragging the cursor over the text, I have no idea what text I'm selecting or where my cursor is going.

    A similar thing happens when I want to select a few objects using the "Selection tool" to move or copy…

    2 votes

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  8. Need the ability to change colors of SVG files when linked to InDesign from CC Libraries.

    When saving icons from Illustrator as SVG files into CC Libraries, these icons only have the ability to change their color when linked back to Illustrator. If you pull from CC Libraries into InDesign, you are unable to change the color of the icon in InDesign. The ability to do so would be very helpful for workflow when designing print files. This will avoid the need to save icons in multiple color versions in CC Libraries.

    1 vote

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  9. Safari stops rendering while InDesign is open

    macOS Sonoma 14.2.1, M1 Mac mini 16Gb
    InDesign 19.1 AppleSilicon
    Safari 17.2.1

    When InDesign opens, Safari stops rendering pages. Each tab in the web browser window becomes black.

    1 vote

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  10. Intervertir

    Bonjour,
    Il serait très utile d'avoir un raccourci (bouton ou raccourci clavier) pour réaliser cette action :
    Intervertir l'emplacement de deux objets (un bloc de texte, une image, une forme...). L'objet A et B : L'objet A passe à la place de l'objet B et vise versa en cliquant sur un boutant. Ce bouton aurait tout son sens de figurer dans le volet "Alignement"
    Merci pour votre réponse.

    1 vote

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  11. InDesign 2023 (18.0) Screen not refreshing

    Half the time or more, page down/up and zoom do not refresh the screen. Attempting to select something just draws the rectangle around nothing. Finally through a variety of erratic body movements, thrashing and random gestures, ID wakes up. This is a huge step backward from v17. Productivity severely hampered.

    19 votes

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  12. Red shapes appear on Indesign Pages

    • Indesign 18.3 (but problem has persisted from earlier versions)
    • Mac Book Pro with M1 Max running Ventura 13.4.1 (but problem has persisted from earlier versions)

    This bug has persisted since I upgraded to my current MacBook. When dealing with (usually large) documents, strange red shapes appear on the pages in . Zooming in or out or changing the view or Display Performance settings can get them to disappear, but they eventually return. They are not actual objects and I have not had any issues with crashes or with the resulting files. See the attached screen shot for an…

    3 votes

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  13. InDesign 2024 Can't Scroll

    I was forced to download the newest InDesign software by creative cloud and since doing so am unable to use my mousepad or mouse to scroll through documents. I have to use the side and bottom slider and thats the only way it will work. I have seen other students having the same issue, this makes the program way less efficient and time consumptive to use.

    1 vote

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  14. Trackpad Scroll Not Working

    Trackpad scrolling in Indesign 19.0.1 is unusable both horizontally and vertically. It sometimes works if I place my curser directly in the scroll bar, but outside of that when I try to scroll it either has a huge lag and skips around or just refuses to move my page. I work on a laptop with 100+ page documents daily so this is massively impacting my workflow.

    PC laptop running windows 10

    1 vote

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  15. workspace

    Hi
    Since the last update of InDesign to 19.0 version, every time that I don't have any document open the workspace changes to [Aspectos esenciales], my system is in spanish, and open a window to create a new document...
    This is more anoying...
    How can I fix my workspace permanently and closed permanently too the create new document window...

    Thanks in advance

    2 votes

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  16. Adobe InDesign v18.1 is not saving file previews.

    Updated to v18.1 and file previews are no longer visible in the finder. Mac OS 12.6.1

    10 votes

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  17. Missing the option to fill / stroke selection in the Swashes panel

    In my version of the InDesign, since the last update, is missing the option to fill / stroke selection in the Swashes panel.
    Version installed: 19.0.1

    1 vote

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  18. InDesign links panel not working since 12/8/2023 update

    Since updating Classic InDesign yesterday, I cannot create links at all, not in the menu and not in the links panel. Win11, InDesign 18.5.1x64. Lost all linkage functioning within InDesign files.

    1 vote

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  19. Super heavy single page indesign file; add a purge button

    This single page file without any image or vector has 398 MB. How is it possible?

    I found a solutionL I exported a IDML file and then opened it on ?Indesign and saved a new INND. It worked.

    But it still: Indesign needs a "purge" button.

    You may find the file below
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oxAI4bmDdQzrY8_xCgdlDZE_37GjIzdE/view?usp=share_link

    1 vote

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  20. Fonts only showing in drop down, cannot type them directly in

    InDesign 18.5

    Issue:
    Highlight text
    Click on the font Window (mine is displayed on right)
    begin to type in installed or adobe font, font does not populate

    When I type in a font, I expect to be able to populate it

    Wen I try to finish typing the font in the searchbar, it doesn't let me type in the next letter and just gives me a different font. Some fonts don't show up or do once and never again, yet are in font dropdown. This includes both installed OTC and installed Adobe fonts.

    screenshot 1: Trying to type in LTC…

    2 votes

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