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  1. 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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  2. Stop hiding the known issues, and release notes for each release

    Where's the link that leads to the latest releases known issues list? It's hard enough to find the release notes for the newest version release.

    It should be a simple link right under the is this compatible with your computer info in The creative cloud desktop app.

    I need the list of known issues with the latest release to determine whether or not I'm going to upgrade to it or wait until a critical issue is resolved.

    Sometimes an issue will not be in the feature I use so I will update other times it is something that will majorly…

    2 votes
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  3. Indesign incredibly slow or crashes with more than one document open

    InDesign (15.0.2) becomes almost unusable with more than (1) document open. Trying to copy text or images from one document to the next or just work in one of the documents while the other is open results in minutes-long wait times (or complete crash) to even select a text box, type a character, etc.

    Steps to reproduce:
    Open INDD doc (either on network or desktop)
    Open second INDD doc
    Attempt to edit text in either doc or copy over text from one document to the next

    Set-up info:
    InDesign 15.0.2
    Windows 10 Enterprise // 10.0.17763

    Trouble-shooting included:
    - Turned off…

    5 votes
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  4. 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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  5. InDesign v15.0.3 Wants to Save with No Changes

    InDesign v15.0.3 wants to save the document on closing, even if no edits are made to the file.

    In addition, the folder the file is in is changed to the date opened.

    This did not occur with v15.0.1 or 15.0.2

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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. 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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  8. Adobe InDesign 15.0.2 x64 too slow when opening two or more InDesign documents

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.2 x64 is too slow, when opening two or more InDesign documents.

    I work with Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1803

    Previously, I could open two or more InDesign documents without noticing any delays.

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  9. 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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  10. Adobe InDesign 2020 Super Slow

    InDesign 2020 is super slow. I cannot have two files open at the same time anymore (a problem for me). The response time between mouse clicks is up to 10-30 sec! I have moved my files to an external drive (off of the network to eliminate VPN as the problem), still no improvement. It has crashed, and when prompted I have sent a report. My program is current 15.0.2.

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  11. Slow & stuttering performance since using 4K monitor

    Hi

    I've recently upgraded to a Dell UP2720Q 4K monitor.
    Since the upgrade i've notices that inDesign has become nearly unusable, Its slow when selecting objects, editing text, moving things around...

    When moving Indesign to my second monitor (eizo s2433w) the problem goes away.

    The only fix I have found is to change the display profile to "Apple RGB" in the display settings. This fixes the problem immediately, but now the colours look horrible...

    I've also notices this problem with other Adobe apps like, illustrator and photoshop. But Indesign seems to have the worst of it.


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign,…

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  12. 15.0.2

    When pasting a group of layers from one document to another it would be great of InDesign would honor the sort order when the layers land in the receiving document. Also if the layer colors can stay the same.

    I often paste between documents and it is not fun having the manual sort the layers. How about a sort selected layer by "X' as an option. Typically I number these direct mail layers in numerical order.

    This is very important with direct mail clients with variable data. The printers prefer all versions for the different branch offices in a 2-page…

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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…

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  15. 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. Type Tool Deselecting Itself

    Pressing T on the keyboard makes the type tool activate, but only for a second before it switches back to the previous tool.

    Running Indesign 15.0.2, so this issue was not fixed as stated in a previous thread.
    Running Mac OS 10.13.6

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Trackpad scroll issues with InDesign v15.0.2 on new MacBook Pro 16" 2.4 GHz 8 core processor 64GBmemory. .

    InDesign v15.0.2 Trackpad is not scrolling well on new MacBook Pro 16" 2.4 GHz 8 core processor 64GBmemory. I just upgraded my equipment to top of line MacBook Pro. and bought the subscription to Adobe all apps. I have been using 2013 MacbookPro with CS6. My files are unresponsive in Indesign. I typically collage with 600+ photoshop images to make is single design on multiple pages. On my old system I was not running into problems except new OS was incompatible with CS6.

    This is unacceptable. I called Adobe and they were not helpful.

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  20. Power Efficiency

    Since I've moved to working remotely entirely, I've noticed how quickly using several Adobe programs burns through my laptop battery. I'm running a brand new 16" Macbook Pro with the latest MacOS Catalina version, and I'm lucky if I get an hour and a half of battery life while running InDesign and Illustrator at the same time. When I review what is using the most battery life, my Mac lists InDesign, Illustrator, and Core Sync as the main culprits.

    Now, I understand that these programs at times are fairly graphically intensive, but the battery life I'm getting is absymal, and…

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