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  1. The Application frame need many clicks before it wants to move.

    I have to click about 5-10-20 times on the Application Frame of InDesign CC 2018 to make it move. I tried to click on different places and it still the same problem. Sometimes it works on the first clic, but more often i have to click many times. I'm on Mac OS 10.11.6, InDesign 13.1. I had the problem on the trial version, i called Adobe Technical service, and they told me to update when my licence will be activated... but it is now, i'm on the last version, and i still have the same problem.

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  2. hand tool

    Hand tool icon not appearing under random conditions CC 2018.

    Very confusing when you hit spacebar and move icon does not change, yet functionally still works.

    EXAMPLE: move icon is still there despite pressing spacebar. I wait for it to change to the hand icon, but nothing. Then i try to use it as 'normal', and it works as the hand tool, then changes at last.

    It should change when you press it. NOT not wait, until you USE it.

    Mac High Sierra

    2 votes

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  3. Preferences Reset after working with a large XML based file

    I work with large XML files to create catalogs several times a month. This results in InDesign giving me a lot of "Continue without Undo" prompts anytime I do any action (even scrolling and zooming), so I save the file and quit InDesign. Upon reopening InDesign, it says that it cannot read my preference file and resets everything.

    This is extremely frustrating, as while my workspace is saved, all of the character/paragraph/object styles, swatches, and program settings are completely wiped, as are all the tool tips and notifications. Barring being able to not have this problem occur regularly, is there…

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    Thank you for providing the information. Just copy the preference and try the following workflow –
    • Delete InDesign preferences
    • Copy the InDesign corrupt preferences.
    • Launch InDesign.
    • An alert would come that the preference have been reset.

    If the above workflow works with the copied preference, Zip them and mail it to santalwa@adobe.com.

    Regards
    InDesign Team

  4. Scroll + Alt suddenly no longer works as a zoom function

    When I select alt + scroll, it longer zooms in or out on indesign cc. How can I fix this?

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  5. InDesign CC ability to "constrain" with keyboard shortcuts lost

    Using InDesign CC 13.1, since latest update (5/31/18) all attempts to "constrain" with time saving keyboard shortcuts do not work as before. Shift to constrain horizontal or vertical position when moving an item. Command, Option, Shift to constrain while enlarging or reducing images. Cannot constrain in Illustrator with keyboard shortcuts either.

    6 votes

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  6. Not find unicode Greek when pasted into Find

    When I copy a Greek word (that is entered in unicode) from an InDesign document and paste it into the Find field, InDesign cannot find the word in that document. If I type the Greek word into the Find field, then it does find the word. So there is a defect in the pasting mechanism for the Find function.

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  8. Opened files become modified (unsaved asterisk appears) without any modification

    I'm working with file A, but I keep open the B and C files (either I didn't close those or I'm copying content from those), after some time B and C becomes modified (unsaved, the asterisk after the name appears). The Edit→Undo does not show any alteration (it's grayed).

    May it be the problem that A, B and C belongs to a Book?

    1 vote

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  9. gpu

    system: mac-osx-10.12.6 (sierra)
    software: indesign-cs6 ver 8.0
    software: indesign-cc(2018) ver 13.0.0

    when in gpu-preview mode … center-line 'node' does not appear. when in cpu-preview mode … center-line 'node' does appear. the center-line 'node' has appeared in cs-versions and previous versions … and disappeared in the cc-versions.

    i have outlined the steps, and included screen-caps, to reproduce the issue within my post to adobe-forums:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2492437

    further info about my environment:
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac18,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3…

    2 votes

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  10. Group in Old Layer -> Ungroup in New Layer = Error

    I like to layer different styles of content. I'll have a background layer for images, etc., that I want to not touch later so I can lock/unlock while I work with my content over the top of it. Sometimes, I accidentally am in the background layer and create content that needs to be moved to another layer. I would love for a feature like Illustrator that allows me to highlight an object or group of objects, click an opposing layer, and then right-click > arrange > move to selected layer.

    Also, there is a slight bug I've found, but it…

    1 vote

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    There is an option in the Layers panel flyout menu called “Ungroup Remembers Layers”. This is ON by default. That’s why when you ungroup, the objects go back to the layers to which they belonged prior to the grouping. You can uncheck this option if you want to have the objects get ungrouped on the same layer as the group.

  11. Menu select font, bug in multiples monitors

    If you use multiple monitors and go select font in menu. The position is wrong, the menu of fonts appeared to top, but the correct position is for bottom. So view font list is very bad.

    2 votes

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  12. Dragging guides from ruler restricts placement to only to three decimal points

    When dragging a guide from the rulers, ID only allows placement to three decimal points. Most often I find the need for the full four decimal points -- like trying to match the baseline of a line of type. So I have to drop the guide imprecisely, then adjust using the control panel. Can you please fix this?

    1 vote

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  13. Copy/Paste of image/graphic blocks very slow

    Adobe InDesign CC 13.1 on Sierra
    The copy and paste of graphic blocks in the same doc is very slow. When there is not a large number of links, it is pretty ok BUT when adding a lot of new picture links, the wheel keeps turning during ca. 10/15 seconds after each copy and paste of a graphic block also.

    The temporary solution is to change the name of the image folder so to disable the dynamic links to pictures. But not ideal.

    3 votes

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  14. Vector graphics randomly vanish upon transformation in high quality display mode

    If I have a simple InDesign document with a placed .ai or .pdf graphic, and set display quality to "high quality", then proceed to transform the frame using ctrl+shift+drag, the content of the frame will randomly disappear. To get it to display again I have to zoom in or out, or toggle between preview mode. Where multiple objects are on the page sometimes just the one I'm transforming will go, and sometimes others will vanish as well. See the attached video for a demonstration.

    7 votes

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  15. Pointer stuttering in layers panel

    1. Id, Ai, Ps 2018 - Mac OS 10.13.4 - Logitech MX Master mouse

    2. Cursor/pointer stutters badly when having over toggle & lock fields in layers panel

    3. Pointer shouldn't stutter

    4. Pointer badly stutters

    4 votes

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  16. stuck on type tool

    I'm stuck on the Type tool. It won't let me select or change my tools at all. I've had to shut down and restart three times now. Whenever I get into the type tool, it stays and I can't get out or click anywhere else. Keyboard shortcuts do not work

    20 votes

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    We had launched our investigation into the matter to get to the root cause of the problem. As the part of our investigation, we had reached out to many of you personally over email.
    We have concluded our investigation and have come up with few findings.

    1. For many of the users the issue got fixed after updating InDesign to a newer version.
    2. For few, the issue was intermittent and is no longer reproducible.
    4. For majority of the users, the underlying cause of the performance issue was identified to be related to switching between tools, or other lags

    Over the time this thread has become too generic to serve its purpose effectively. As per your feedback and the outcome of our investigation we have created multiple threads to address each root cause separately and effectively.

    If you are…

  17. The Recent file view does not support files in apple iCloud (Optimize Mac Storage)

    I am unable to open files that are automatically moved to iCloud using the Optimise Mac Storage default feature. I have to manually reload them to the local computer and then restart Indesign. Adobe CC - 2018 Indesign 13.1

    It seems really lame that Adobe doesn't keep up with Mac OS developments. Every designer that I know who uses Adobe CC has a Mac. Every time Apple changes something it takes Adobe a year to catch up. This really hurts my workflow and leaves me with a poor opinion of Adobe.

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  18. InDesign application does not render correctly upon program launch in Windows 10

    When launching InDesign in Windows 10, the window renders with missing icons, input boxes (eg: coordinates and size boxes) and backgrounds. When a new document is opened and it launches, random graphics from the document also are displayed.

    Please see attached image for example. I am able to reproduce. Each time, the window must be moved or hovered over by mouse to fix.

    This has been going on since upgrading from CS6 to CC from CC 2017 to CC 2018 (current) in Windows 10. Please let me know if you require details of my hardware or software specifications.

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  19. mouse lag in indesign when photoshop window open

    Experiencing terrible mouse lag in indesign, the cursor flickers constantly and it feels like the mouse is swimming through mud. Nearly enough to make the program unusable. Reinstall fixes the problem temporarily but it returns within 30mins.

    I have identified that this only happens when a photoshop window is open behind or next to the indesign window.

    Indesign 13.1
    Photoshop 19.1.2
    Mac os sierra 10.12.6

    18 votes

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  20. Open Recent numbering goes from 1 to 9, then 0 and then repeats 1 to 9, 0.

    When selecting File > Open Recent, and there are more than 9 items (I have it set to 20), the items are listed numerically from 1 to 9 and then 0. Then it repeats 1-9, 0. One would expect 1-9, 10, 11, 12, 13, etc.

    Obviously not a showstopper, but just something to fix.

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