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  1. 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.

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  2. Please Support Folder Tags for Mac OS

    Finder Tags in Mac OS are used to quickly filter documents and folders in Application dialog boxes, as well as in the finder itself. Folder tags have never worked with InDesign, despite the function being supported by other CC apps. I use folder tags all of the time to organize artwork, as well as documents. Please fix this.

    4 votes

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  4. 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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  5. Flashing screen on selecting text

    Adobe InDesign 2024

    When highlighting text with text tool or selecting multiple items with the selection tool and dragging with the mouse held down, the screen flashes rapidly between the document and plain white - this makes the ID document contents not visible on the screen so you can't actually see what you are doing - eg can't see what text is being highlighted

    Please fix asap - it is making ID virtually unusable!

    11 votes

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  6. inDesign screen flashing on M2 Mac mini

    InDesign screen flashing on M2 Mac mini.

    The screen flashed when selecting text, moving objects, using marque select.
    Turning off rulers helps a lot. I've read that turning on/off GPU performance will solve this issue. The option is grayed out within inDesign but is available on Illustrator and Photoshop.

    inDesign version: 19.0.1
    OS version: Sanoma 14.1.1
    Mac mini M2

    4 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 1 vote

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  9. OPTION TO: turn off share for review????

    turn off share for review???? I HATE IT DON'T USE OR NEED IT. IT INTERFERES with constant popup window (lags, freezes, stalls, empty frame takes up space & time) so intrusive. I should be able to TURN OFF!!! IF I EVER NEED IT, toggle back on.

    it is a time & space waster!!! hate it!!!

    3 votes

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  10. 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

    1 vote

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  11. 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.

    1 vote

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  12. Cross-references Feature is Not Fit For Purpose

    Cross-references are by their very nature linked with long documents. Adobe claims InDesign has "…powerful features for creating longer documents" but, as long as the cross-references feature remains so painfully slow, that statement does not stand up to scrutiny.

    Just opening a cross-reference in a long document (2,000 pages) is taking four hours on a Mac Studio with 64 GB memory. How long it takes to actually edit it is, as yet, unknown – I gave up after 90 minutes watching the spinning beachball of death to work on another project.

    As it stands, the cross-references feature is bordering on…

    0 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. indesign crashes when copying value in width field

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

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    1 vote

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  18. 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…

    1 vote

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  19. shortcut presets resets to default

    Several people in our team have the problem.
    That every time we restart InDesign CC23 (18.5) the shortcut set is reset to default. the saved shortcut set is still availlable but we have to select it again.

    We work on MacOS 13.6 with Apple M1 Chips.

    Thanks and regards
    Dominique

    5 votes

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  20. 2024 lag

    InDesign 2024 is lagging a lot—there's a delay in response when clicking onto a text or content box to edit the content. Even moving from page to page (at typical or fast display) there's a lag.

    13 votes

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