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  1. Hide Frame Edges Keyboard Shortcut is Not Working

    Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6
    Adobe InDesign 15.1.2
    Expected result: The keyboard shortcut (Control + Command + H) is supposed to show and hide frame edges.
    Actual result: The keyboard shortcut does not work. I've tried quitting InDesign and restarting. I've tried shutting down my Macbook and restarting. The keyboard shortcut still does not work.

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  2. Missing icon

    In the latest version on InDesign on cloud, the InDesign icon is missing when you save the file as document or template.
    If you save as IDML, then the icon is purple. If save as Document the windows icon is blank white.

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  3. Effects Pallet is constantly disappearing from InDesign

    I don't know why, often after a restart of InDesign and sometimes while I'm using it the Effects Pallet disappears and no matter how many times I use the Windows> Effects menu item and it's shortcut Cmd + Shift + F10 I will not appear. It also isn't in the sidebars. I end up having to go through a bunch of preset workspaces until it turns up and then rebuild the workspace.

    Big waste of my time.

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  4. I've lost all save, save as, anything in the file menu. Nothing works. I can't close or save or export.

    Opening another thread because this is not solved despite them closing the other thread.

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  5. Problem with New File/PDF comments/Main windows: nothing there visable

    ID 15.1.1, Win10

    In this windows I see nothing, only the black window, one can see in the attachments:

    New File: no possibility to choose anything

    PDF Comments Window. Although the comments are visable in main text, I cannot accept them in PDF comments windows, because I don't see them there.

    The main InDesign window: when no file is opened, I see only black flat, no icons of previously opened files, as it was normally...

    Help me, please :)

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  6. CEPHtmlEngine

    CEPHtmlEngine (as seen in activity monitor)

    What's this??

    Using Indesign CC 2020 on Macos Catalina 10.15.1

    Sometimes one of these CEPHtmlEngines (7 or 8, I don't know what these processes do, and 'helpers') uses to 80%, the fan goes up, sometimes a beachball. What can I do to ged rid of this??

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  7. CMD+O (Open File) STILL Doesn't Work in 15.0.3 on first launching InDesign

    This still hasn't been fixed!! When first opening InDesign 15.0.3 CMD+O just gives a 'dead key' beep, and it doesn't bring up the 'Open File' dialog. You must use the MENU to open the first file. After you have opened a file from the MENU, the CMD+O will then work. PLEASE FIX, for us long-time users this is painfully annoying! I have reported this in previous releases.

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  8. TYPO IN POLISH LANGUAGE VERSION

    There's a typo in polish language version (marked on the picture).
    It should be "powiel" not "powile".

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  9. Scrolling with mouse wheel

    While using mouse wheel on InDesign 15.1 to scroll down to pages, chunks of my artwork overlap even setting everything to the lowest display performance possible. This only happens with the mouse wheel, works fine using the hand tool.

    No issues with previous InDesign versions.

    My setup: OS 10.15.5 on Mac Mini Late 2014, 2.6 Ghz, Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB memory, Intel Iris 1536MB, 500GB SSD

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  10. INDESIGN CRASHING WHEN TRYING TO THREAD OR BREAK TEXT THREAD BOX

    SINCE LAST THURSDAY WHEN I AM WORKING WITH A FILE AND I AM TRYING TO BREAK BEFORE OR AFTER A THREADED TEXT BOX IT CRASHES WHEN USING SCRIPT. HOWEVER ALSO WHEN I TRY TO THREAD A TEXT BOX SO THE TEXT CAN KEEP FLOWING IT CRASHES AS WELL. THIS IS MAJOR MAKING INDESIGN PRACTICALLY UNUSABLE.

    BEEN REPORTING CRASH REPORTS BUT COMING BACK ON MONDAY AND SEEING NO UPDATES TO FIX THIS ISSUE

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  11. Slow InDesign

    This latest update for late August/September is really really really slow. It lags crazy. It's not efficient to work in. Even with small documents.
    It's the most unpleasant InDesign experience ever!

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  12. Thesaurus

    Hi
    I have just spent 1.5 hours on a chat with your team re using a thesaurus function in InDesign (which there isn't one)
    In design is a great product and amazingly intuitive with (almost) all the functions you need to create great documents however to use a simple function like a thesaurus I need to export to a .icml thingy which creates individual files for every chapter or section (filling up my files). Then you have to open each section individually in InCopy, which then creates a document that looks more like a 80' dot-matrix print out with no…

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  13. Hi, I have recently started using InDesign for our Digital Magazine. This is only our second issue and there seems to be rendering issues o

    Hi, I have recently started using InDesign (latest Version) for our Digital Magazine. This is only our second issue and there seems to be rendering issues on IOS 8+ devices, particularly mobile. Some of the Text is missing or bits of clipped text appears. Two of our clients have come back to us. Have you any ideas how to sort this problem? We publish the magazine through Issuu. I have attached a screen shot of one of the articles a client sent to me, it is missing the headline and some text throughout.

    Any advice most welcome as we are…

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  14. Type Tool Deactivates Itself

    v15.0.3
    When selecting the Type Tool by using the keyboard shortcut (T), it briefly activates, then deactivates itself and the previous tool selected is made active again. I am unable to use the type tool in the brief period of time it is made active. I can select it successfully by clicking on the icon on the sidebar.

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  15. InDesign lock file corrupted when computer sleeps

    InDesign lock file is corrupted if computer sleeps with an open document with pending changes. App instructs to close the app and try again. When InDesign starts and you try to open last opened file, App states that I don't have permission or the file may already be opened. All you can do is copy the file, but all pending changes have been lost. Cannot delete the lock file in order to access original file. This is a continuing problem. (Surface Book, Win 10 2004 release)

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  16. Arrow Functions

    Why did you reverse the arrow colors? These were so primary to the use of the program its just a mind bend. I'm not finding the new functions to be very useful. The second arrow doesn't seem to have any valid use. Its harder to move the boxes with the first arrow because it jumps to the underlaying image and moves it instead. Trying to build a polygon and move the points to add highlight to irregular shapes and cannot move the points without it shifting other points that were set in place where they were needed. Not helpful.

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  17. spell check

    Hi

    Please help

    Half way through spell checking a document, InDesign has just stopped recognising plurals and suggesting spelling the word with a gap and then the 's'

    I'm up to date with InDesign and have been using it for over 15 years and never seen this

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  18. InDesign Stalls when Network Volume Disconnected

    Whenever I have a linked/placed file on a shared network volume (Mac) and I disconnect from that volume InDesign stalls, it doesn't crash, it does usually recover but takes several minutes. This is even if the ID file containing the linked item has been closed. I think this could be fixed.
    Current Mac OS, Current ID.

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  19. control panel disappears

    Have upgraded to InD 2020 v 15.0.3 -- whenever i close all documents and then open a new one (i.e. when there is not already a doc open in InD), my control panel disappears and wont re-appear via tab or reset workspace. I have it set to floating. I have to close and restart my InD for the control panel to reappear again. Never had this problem before! Is this just my Mac or is it InD?

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  20. Modifier keys for transform not working

    Transforming a selection normally can be influenced by holding down Shift and/or Command to respectively Constrain Rroportions and choose to Scale from center.

    But in InDesign 2020 on Mac OS Catalina this stopped working. Maybe due to a system setting (no antivirus is active at the moment).

    Does anyone know how to get back this essential functionality?

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