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  2. Document Window and Pasteboard Disappear

    When clicking and dragging to select objects or dragging an image into the document, the document window and pasteboard turn blank, so I can't see what I'm selecting or where the dropped object will go.

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  3. Data Merge will not load a new file since the most recent update ran

    Data Merge will not load a new csv file since the most recent update ran this morning. version 19.0.1 running on Windows 11 Pro, Version 10.0.22621 Build 22621

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  5. Recent File menu text garbled

    When opening InDesign and seeing the Recent File menu filter screen before opening a document, the text is garbled, almost as if it's layered over previous versions of the same file. See screengrab attached.

    Running 19.01 on Mac Mini M1 2020 Mac OS Ventura 13.6

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  6. Design disappears in workspace, only selections are visible

    This issue seems to happen out of nowhere. Sometimes when revisiting InDesign, sometimes when zooming in or out. My whole design disappears into the workspace, only showing the selections when I click them.

    The only fix for now is saving and restarting InDesign, but it's very inconvenient.

    I am using macOS Sonoma 14.1, and InDesign 18.5.1.

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  7. Adobe InDesign list panels unusable + Mouse click outside InDesign window not working.

    After I type any value by keyboard entering on a dialogue box (like font size, transparency, color tone, font spacing etc), all InDesign list panels become unusable: list elements (swatches, fonts etc) slip away from mouse selection like they were anchored to cursor.

    In the video:
    1. two panels working correctly (not important which panels, the issue appears on ANY panel);
    2. typing of a random value on a random box (not important which box, the issue appears after ANY keyboard entering on ANY box);
    3. the same panels not working anymore (in the video I am only moving the…

    2 votes

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  8. indesign won't start

    InDesign 18.5 will not start/open - need to uninstall & reinstall everyday.

    I have tried
    - switching off Connect Fonts (Suitcase)
    - restarting computer and opening InDesign as first app
    - opening through double clicking on a .indd file

    2 votes

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  9. 18.1 Workspace resets to 'essentials'

    I'm working with Indesign 18.1 (issue also has occured with other older versions).

    My custom workspace utilizes a two-screen setup, one screen for the actual layout and the other screen for all the menus/palettes etc.

    Everytime I close out of a document and reopen a new document, the custom workspace resets from my custom workspace to a generic one-screen workspace. In previous versions, that reverted workspace was 'essentials' but with 1.81 it seems to be a partially custom / nondescript workspace....most likely because I went and deleted the 'essentials' workspace here:

    /Applications/Adobe InDesign 2023/Presets/InDesign_Workspaces

    I am working with a lot…

    7 votes

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  10. Incopy hyperlink Ok Button Grayed Out

    When trying to add a hyperlink to a page in InCopy, the Ok button is grayed out. All the other Link To Options appear to work fine, it is only the Page option that is graying out the Ok button.
    InDesign is allowing me to link it with no problem.
    I'm using InCopy & InDesign 2024, but also opened an old document that was done in the 2023 versions and noticed the same issue.

    1 vote

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  11. indesign crashes when copying value in width field

    indesign crashes when copying value in width field (CC2020 to 2024…)

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  12. Shortcuts assigned to custom menus lost after opening Keyboard Shortcuts again, clicking Cancel [Mac]

    In brief: If user assigns a shortcut to a menu created by a script, the shortcut will be lost after opening the Keyboard Shortcuts window again and clicking Cancel.

    A detailed description of the bug is here:
    https://forums.adobeprerelease.com/indesign/discussion/2354/shortcuts-assigned-to-custom-menus-lost-after-opening-keyboard-shortcuts-again-clicking-cancel#latest

    Affects both InDesign 2023 and 2024.

    It appears that it only happens on Mac.

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  13. relink with file extension bug

    Relink File Extension is not working. This bug seems persistent so I can only assume not too many people are reporting it, but it's slowing down my productivity. When I try to use Relink File Extensions and choose the option to link images that have the .psd extension rather than a .jpeg I get the error message "Failed to find 1 links in new folder. These links have not been relinked, and will remain selected in the Links panel." Each time I've attempted to do this over the last couple of months, I double-check that the only difference in the…

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  14. Drag copying to move the duplicate object no longer shows the original during the move.

    Bug, or simply changed way to do this with modifier keys? I've noticed that lately when I drag copy an object to its new position, the original vanishes during the drag. Often I need to drag it and still see the original while dragging for an exact placement in relationship to the original being copied. Has that vanished from InDesign? If not, I've not been able to find a list of modifier keys for drag copying variations.

    2 votes

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  15. InDesign 18.5 saving/exporting/packaging/importing location behavior

    The way Indesign navigates folders has become very inconsistent and is creating a lot of extra work. For the most part, they are not defined by the files themselves nor InDesign (historically it has been one of those two).
    Now it is defined by the specific tool which is taking a lot of time extra navigating when switching between multiple projects or clients, and makes it very easy for files to end up in the wrong places. Below is a list of the how each tool is navigating.

    File Save As:
    a. New File: Last folder Indesign save to by…

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  16. Image Frame distorts with customization

    I'm trying to change the width and height of an image (cropping), and it used to never change the image within the frame. Now whenever I change the frame, the image inside changes proportion instead of cropping. Very frustrating.

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  17. open file multiple times

    19.0
    InDesign will open the same file multiple times. In the past, if you have a file open and accidentally double-click the file in the finder to open that same file, it'll just open the window that is already open. In the 19.0 update, it'll open multiple versions of the same file (only if the file is from a version pre 19.0 – pre-converted), which can create issues if changes are made to one file (and they aren't updated in the other). Version control nightmare!

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  18. Slow performance, only using 100% of one logical processor

    Since the update in March, InDesign (v 18.2.1 x64) runs extremely slow on my Windows 11 laptop. Never experienced such delays before. I have 16GB RAM and a AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics processor. InDesign appears to only use one of the sixteen logical processors and it slows down my entire system. Overall processor use may only be 34%, but the system is slowed down to the point where the mouse pointer doesn't even move.

    4 votes

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  19. Saving activates the scale tool next time…

    I've been encountering this for some time now. Might seem insignificant but can actually hinder workflow. When closing one InDesign file if the modal dialog appears and I hit 'S' on the keyboard to Save (rather than clicking) the next time I open an InDesign file the scale tool has become active. As I never use the scale tool, this can be a bit annoying if I don't spot it straight away

    1 vote

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  20. ID window stutters when minimizing on MacBook Air M2 running StageManager

    I know you're working on making ID run natively on the M2 chip. One glitch...when minimizing the app on my new MacBook Air M2 /Ventura, the ID window stutters as it shrinks to the desktop -- instead of smoothly moving as other apps. This happens with all my Adobe apps, but it's most noticeable with InDesign. It's a minor glitch but visually annoying.

    2 votes

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