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  1. Not able to scroll down beyond page 2-3 spread

    I have a 6-page document in spreads. I am unable to scroll down beyond pages 2-3 spread.

    InDesign 15.0.3 x64

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  2. Slow

    Ever since these latest updates to InDesign, the performance is slow even with Display Performance set to Fast. I looked through the RAM and made sure no other settings were making it lag. I've uninstalled and reinstalled with no difference in performance. There shouldn't be a need to update InDesign so frequently, I've used Adobe products for over 10 years and these updates are making the usability go backwards.

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  3. Allow free assignment of keyboard shortcuts to paragraph styles

    Please, can we make it possible to assign any keyboard shortcuts of choice to paragraph styles? Not everyone has a numpad on their keyboard

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  4. performance issues

    I've never been complaining about InDesign, but the last updated version sucks hard. I have issues with my tablet, the smart guides are not measuring right, I got issues with type tool imagining object that doesn't exist. There issues with the other apps as well, the last year with Adobe CC has been really driving me crazy, the quality of performance it's just getting worse!

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  5. 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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  6. Trash performance with Adobe products. All Laggy

    What is wrong with your software? 64 gig of ram and Indesign super slow!!!
    I dont want a sugar coated answer. If nobody there can give an answer to a huge issue with your software, (just google adobe slow for multiple examples of failure in your software), We will cancel our CC Subscription.

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  7. Text-fields behave strange after InDesign 2020 update

    Since the release of InDesign 2020 there frequently appears a circumstantial bug, that is not reasonable in any way:

    When i double click (edit) or just copy any text-box, suddenly the content is moving downwards (about 3pt), so that it disappears in overflow text and has to be realigned. It even happens when I copy and paste those Elements or duplicate the whole page, so one of the most fundamental functions became futile (image "Adobe-Indesign-Bug-duplicate.jpg")!

    Additional the maximum height of the box, before the text disappears in overset, isn't depending on the contents height like in older versions, but is…

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  8. InDesign ability to handle large files with many images / better rendering

    Today in InDesign with large files (e.g. 320 pages, 400 images, many images 10MB JPEGs), presentation mode becomes bogged down with rendering the images and is unusable. Furthermore, using the page view large–jumbo sized views is very slow. On my 5k iMac, I can see that the CPU, the GPU, and the RAM are all available, so there is compute power to be had. Thus the feature request is to enable InDesign to use more HW and/or to have a way to store fully rendered images in a cache.

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  9. [Limited Undo] InDesign CC 2019 (v14.0) strg+z / cmd+z doesn't work properly

    With the new Version the option to go back some steps seems to be cut at some point. I have been working on a couple of files now and going steps back with strg+z works for 2-3 steps. Somehow random but definitely not the way it used to work.

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    Edit:
    Hello All,
    We acknowledge those comments where some of us have mentioned that the issue is still not fixed; we are already working on it.
    Please note that, in the earlier release we had fixed few cases which were leading to the issue.
    There are still few scenarios which are yet to be investigated and fixed.
    Unfortunately, this particular thread has become too generic.
    We request you to provide your comments in below provided new thread. Please do mention your observation while submitting the comment. It will help us in our ongoing investigation.

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/38991835-undo-not-working-properly-in-indd-2020


    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu…

  10. InDesign 2020

    InDesign is shutting down my palettes. So everytime i close out a document, my pallette set up disappears. Every. Time. I have to set up my pallettes every time and it is super frustrating. Is there a way (that I don't know) to keep my pallettes set up the way i want all the time? Also I am not touching tab, either.

    Also, why is there not a mobile InDesign App for ipad?

    2 votes
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  11. When working over VNC, often Tools cannot be chosen

    When I connect to my Mac over macOS-VNC, I can use everything as needed. Unfortunately sometimes Indesign shows the hand and lets me use only the hand to move the page, although I clicked the Arrow e.g. and it is selected. I the cannot select Text, change sizes of boxes etc. The only remedy is to reconnect via VNC, but not every time that works. I do not have this with any other program than indesign, so I am starting my journey of finding the root of this here.

    1 vote
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  12. WE MUST USE A SHARED SERVER

    Files can randomly corrupt when using a shared server? Every respectable business uses a shared server! We can't put confidential info on employee desktops as is recommended by Adobe because they can't support a shared server! At minmum if you can't support a shared server then make back up files which can be accessed if a file is corrupt. And no, your recovery option doesn't work when a back up file is corrupt. I've just missed a deadline, spent a ton of money on lost work and need to recreat all the lost work. Thanks Adobe........for nothing!!! Adapt to your…

    1 vote
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  13. STILL stuck in hand tool InDesign

    Stuck in hand tool... YES I read the existing thread... NO none of those fixes work. Adobe, PLEASE supply a REAL, PERMANENT fix.

    Running 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mojave 10.14 2.8 GHz

    I have NO OTHER programs running. RESTARTING neither the app nor the computer helped. I can't perform ANY tasks in InDesign.

    5 votes
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  14. Username for inCopy Assignments

    Please remove the function that demands a username assignment to each and every inCopy assignment that is exported. It is a ridiculously unnecessary function and completely inhibits workflow. This function, at the very least, should have a disable option. It ridiculously irritating.

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  16. Endnotes with Numbers following Hebrew Script in an English Document Not Working

    I have an issue with Endnotes and how they are working in English following Hebrew inputs into the text. It seems to be isolated to endnotes with or including any kind of numbers. I have attached a WORD document, showing screenshots. This I have to say is quite a needed fix, or a solution. I was informed to submit this as a bug.

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  17. character size

    Hello,
    I have an issue with the size of some panel. For example, the "paragraph" one and the "character" one are oversized, they are too long and I can't reach the end or even redimensionized it. How can I fix that?

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  18. Document slowdown when fonts not activated

    When fonts aren't activated in an InDesign document, InDesign CC2019 slows down and is practically unusable unless you activate most or all of the fonts used in the document. This wasn't the case in previous versions of InDesign, when you could deactivate fonts intentionally in order to troubleshoot files. In long form documents that may use multiple fonts, this was an especially useful tool.

    As InDesign documents are frequently separated from their fonts, especially when using font managers instead of Document fonts, this slowdown becomes a burden when checking files in larger workflows and inhibits font troubleshooting. Could the behavior…

    7 votes
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  19. idlk lock files cause SharePoint to stop syncing

    I am experiencing exactly this issue (see link below).

    I don't understand how you have ignored so many user requests and done nothing about this issue in nearly 7 years!

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/disable-indesign-lock-files/td-p/4846126?page=1

    2 votes
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  20. Increase the size (thickness) of the ruler guides

    Hi,

    Give the possibility to increase the size (thickness) of the ruler guides (all the time / when hovering over the ruler guides or using a shortcuts). This would be present in the software preferences. It's not always easy to see them well. Thanks.

    Bye.

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