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  1. 15.1 MacBook Pro Fan now running full time since updating to latest version.

    Since installing 15.1 and the update the fan is now running full time. This was not the case in the previous builds of Indesign CC

    MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 64GB RAM

    Thanks.

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  2. package folder name

    INDD 15.1, Mac OS 10.15.5
    With the 15.1 update, when packaging a file, the folder name is no longer highlighted. I, like most people, delete the word "Folder" that INDD adds to the packaged folder name. In previous versions, the folder name was highlighted in the package window so that hitting the right arrow would move the cursor to the end allowing one to delete "Folder." Now one has to click into the name field to change it. This release has added an extra step. Please revert to how it used to work. Or better yet, stop adding "Folder" to…

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  3. Presentation Mode Glitch

    When entering presentation mode, the first page appears as it should, but when scrolling to the second page the image gets completely corrupted and has red and white bars all across it. This issue has been ongoing for several versions of InDesign now, even after a fix was supposedly released...

    Issue appears normal upon taking a screenshot, but reappears when changing pages again.

    2017 MacBook Pro running Catlina 10.15
    InDesign version 15.1

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  4. Text lag/slow when Documents Folder is present (package)

    Since 15.03 there is a Text lag after opening documents that are in a folder that has a Documents folder. This delay has gotten worse in 15.1. If you're working from packaged InDesign folder, try deleting the document fonts folder inside it. Lagging was caused because of a double up in fonts on my computer. This took a month of testing by myelf and IT team to finally figure out!

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  5. Very Slow Performance

    Very Slow Performance

    Yes, InDesign is extremely slow today 2020-06-19, almost unusable, even many months after being discovered.
    The most worrying is that it seems that this bug was discovered in September 2019.

    As David wrote 2019-09-04: “Almost every action from selecting objects, resizing objects, or moving objects comes with a really slow reaction time”.

    Behaviour:
    > InDesign freezes, and my cursor starts spinning around (CPU jumps to 95-98%) for almost 30-45 seconds before I can continue with next command.
    > The behaviour is random, but when it starts working slow, then it continues. It usually happens when I open…

    6 votes
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  6. Disappointed with Adobe

    For me the last 2-3 InDesign updates have been just misery; I cannot work without the spinning wheel showing for every little change I do, so I have had to work on an older version. I was hoping the last update (15.1) would fix this, but no; I had to install an older version again. When will you fix this lagging problem which has been present in every update the last 1-2 years?

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  7. InDesign 15.1 : Workspace doesn't load. Document not launching from Finder.

    When I double-click on an InDesign file to open it , InDesign opens, but the document doesn't launch. I have to open the document within InDesign. AND each time I open a document (if no other documents are open) all my palettes disappear, I have to reload my workspace -- even if I had been working in a different document, but had closed it. (Running OS 10.13.6)

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  8. In the latest update 15.1 - text and graphics of previous files display pixelated

    I ran the latest 15.1 update to InDesign. I opened several existing file all with text and graphics (images and placed EPS files). In each file, either the text appears aliased and the graphics look ok, OR the graphics display pixelated and poo quality but the text renders correctly. Changing the "display performance" slider make no difference.

    I opened a brand new document and typed in some text and imported a graphic and all displays correctly. But if i create a new file and copy and paste text and graphics from one of my previous files that does NOT display…

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  9. InDesign v15.1 slow to open and poor performance generally

    Another decrease in performance between v15.0 (whcih was already very slow compared to v14) and v15.1 on Windows 10 x64 with a very high-spec workstation.

    Particularly frustrating is when you click on the icon in the taskbar to launch the app it appears as though nothing has happened and takes 30 seconds or so before the splash screen appears and the app appears to have launched. By which time you usually tried launching it again a few times!

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  10. Fonts list incomplete

    Scrolling down the fonts list looking for a particular type of font, the fonts list down arrow greys out once the list reaches 'M'.
    There are hundreds of fonts in my system font folder past this point...

    Windows 10 X64
    16GB Ram
    Core I7 4770R
    in Design 15.0.2

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  11. Workspace Panels sending to back of main worksheet

    Since today's update of Indesign, when I select a panel from the workspace , the panel is going behind my working document which is floating in the window.
    If I unfloat the window of the working document, all panels are visible, but the bottom horizontal scroll bar is not visible. Quite difficult to explain, but causing usability problems

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  12. 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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  13. Spinning wheel keeps running make program not responding

    When starting up InDesign 2020 (15.0.3) it runs a ok for a couple of minutes, then the spinning wheel comes on/off randomly. When on its impossible to use the program.
    Its the program CEP Html Engine causing the problem. A lot of instances is started up (se attached image). Tried to debug the problem and found that its the file cef.pak (in CEP Program folder) that’s the problem. When removing this, everything is fine except that the startup popup is missing.

    4 votes
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  14. Toolbar is unusable.

    Please help. See image. No Tools are selectable for use.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software. But nothing changed. I had to revert to CC 2019 to complete my work. My entire toolbar is unusable and not highlighted like its supposed to be. I'm in the middle of a deadline.

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  15. Please add a thesaurus to Indesign (not Incopy), if MS word can do it why can't Adobe?

    Please add a thesaurus to Indesign (not Incopy), if MS word can do it why can't Adobe?

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  19. GREP Begining of STORY not Working in InDesign 2020 15.0.3

    GREP (Begining of STORY) not Working in InDesign 2020 15.0.3

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  20. Right to Left direction select opposite direction

    When we want to select a character or word by using cursor key in Arabic text, it select the opposite direction, i.e. Ctrl + Left arrow key, Shift + Left arrow key, Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow key, or Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow key, will select a character or word on the right of cursor, even if already set to "Visual" in preference for cursor movement.

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