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  1. eyedropper changing bevel/emboss object effects in InDesign 18.4

    1. Create new blank document
    2. Draw 2 shapes and assign different bevel/emboss to each.
    3. Use eyedropper (with all objects settings checked) to copy and paste style from one shape to another.

    I expect the other shape to take on the same bevel/emboss settings as the first

    But the other shape does not always take on the same bevel/emboss opacity settings. I find the higher opacity percentage shadow overrides the lower percentage, but not vice versa.

    I've not done extensive testing but prior to ID18.4 the eyedropper was consistent in copying styles from one object to another, now it isn't

    1 vote

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  2. ID window stutters when minimizing on MacBook Air M2 running StageManager

    I know you're working on making ID run natively on the M2 chip. One glitch...when minimizing the app on my new MacBook Air M2 /Ventura, the ID window stutters as it shrinks to the desktop -- instead of smoothly moving as other apps. This happens with all my Adobe apps, but it's most noticeable with InDesign. It's a minor glitch but visually annoying.

    2 votes

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  3. After Update to Indesign 18.4.: Bad Performance with anchored TextFrames and vertical jusitification

    I have a document with a text frame which is vertically justified and contains some anchored objects. Editing text in this text frame works but it is very slow in 18.4
    In version 18.3 it runs quicker.

    2 votes

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  4. version 18.4

    In version 18.4 the character window does not show the content, it is empty.

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  5. Optimize Indesign for Ultra Chipset

    Please optimize Adobe Indesign / Acrobat for the Apple M1 / M2 Ultra Chipset. We work with huge files with several big images, but when we check the activity of the unit, it only uses only half of the cores and the machine is far away from the limit. But still just export a pdf or reload some images take super long time.

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  6. Bug: file conversion from newer ID version fails when done in a specific way

    ID version: 17.1
    System: Windows 10
    Steps:
    1. Double-click an INDD saved by a newer version of ID, perhaps 18, while ID isn't running yet.
    2. ID will start, try to open the file and come ip with the conversion dialog. If you then click "Convert", it won't actually convert the file, but do nothing. In this case you would have to close the conversion window and while ID is now running, double-click the INDD again.

    1 vote

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  7. Bug: Merge cells deletes table

    Bug in Indesign 18.3 x64 for Windows
    If you select cells in a table to merge them, it deletes the entire table instead.
    If you merge one row of cells, it behave normally. If you merge two rows of cells, the entire table is deleted.

    1 vote

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  8. Preview settings are not beeing saved anymore

    For years I set my preview size to 1024x1024px, which is the largest option. Since InDesign 18.2.1 the preview size setting resets itself after a restart of InDesign to 512x512px.

    2 votes

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  9. Major Bugs Lately in InDesign

    I have noticed some major issues with InDesign lately. Today I uninstalled InDesign completely and reinstalled it, but I am still having some problems. My computer is barely a year old, MacBook Pro, so it shouldn't be a computer/power issue.

    The first thing I noticed was duplicate pages appearing in a long document I was working on. I deleted the "extra" pages and continued working on the document until I realized now I didn't have those pages at all! So I had to go back and add them back in all over again and reformat everything and add in hyperlinks.…

    1 vote

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  10. Slow performance, only using 100% of one logical processor

    Since the update in March, InDesign (v 18.2.1 x64) runs extremely slow on my Windows 11 laptop. Never experienced such delays before. I have 16GB RAM and a AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics processor. InDesign appears to only use one of the sixteen logical processors and it slows down my entire system. Overall processor use may only be 34%, but the system is slowed down to the point where the mouse pointer doesn't even move.

    4 votes

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  11. can't paste from indd 2023 (or idml) into indd 2022 via pasteboard copy paste!

    can't paste from 2023 into 2022 either! Not from idml or indd file.
    won't paste from pasteboard images, text, borders, NOTHING!!!!

    this is absolutely ridiculous !!!!!

    1 vote

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  12. After typing values in dialogue boxes, InDesign list panels unusable + Mouse click outside InDesign window not working

    Hi all,
    I have a persistent issue with scrolling some InDesign panel lists such as swatches, font list, font weight.
    After I type any set value on a dialogue box (like font size, transparency, color tone, font spacing etc), some fundamental InDesign panels become unusable: list elements (swatches, fonts etc) slip away from mouse selection like they were anchored to cursor.
    Mouse click outside InDesign window to desktop or other apps also doesn't work.
    Functionality can be restored only by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Canc and then Esc.

    I attach a sample video of the issue:
    1. two panels working correctly (Font panel…

    1 vote

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  13. Adobe InDesign list panels unusable + Mouse click outside InDesign window not working.

    After I type any value by keyboard entering on a dialogue box (like font size, transparency, color tone, font spacing etc), all InDesign list panels become unusable: list elements (swatches, fonts etc) slip away from mouse selection like they were anchored to cursor.

    In the video:
    1. two panels working correctly (not important which panels, the issue appears on ANY panel);
    2. typing of a random value on a random box (not important which box, the issue appears after ANY keyboard entering on ANY box);
    3. the same panels not working anymore (in the video I am only moving the…

    2 votes

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  14. Give us the option to disable Power Zoom.

    Give us the option to disable Power Zoom.

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  15. Previews are blank

    Switching on preview mode yields blank designs (artboards go totally white). Document previews in Mac finder also blank. Design mode appears normal and documents are saving fine.

    2 votes

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  16. Match pasteboard to screen color fails with dark theme under normal/preview

    I have the pasteboard (Interface/Appearance/Color Theme) set to the darkest of dark, and I have Dark Mode on. (Ventura 13.3.3, InDesign 18.2.1). In Normal (w) file, it's the darkest color I selected, but when I switch to Preview, Bleed or Slug (w) the pasteboard turns a light gray. I don't see anything under preferences to correct this.

    1 vote

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  17. frozen

    The screen does not update/move when zooming or scrolling the pages. The rulers indicate that I am moving between pages in the document, but the screen stays frozen on one page. After clicking and opening menus a number of times, the screen eventually updates. This happens intermittently, on various documents, no matter the complexity/file-size. Indesign is up-to-date. (MacOS Big Sur 11.7.4)

    1 vote

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  18. Hover Scrolling Disabling

    PLEASE introduce an option to disable hover scrolling on selection. If I have selected a text box and want to scroll down to align options in Properties, I always end up changing the leading, language, font, etc. I don't know anyone that would want to use hover scrolling to make those changes. Maybe click and drag like the other apps would work. Please look into this issues as it has been years and this has not been fixed.

    1 vote

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  19. eyedropper still not picking up font type style weight -- adds a stroke to outside or color to the text box.

    eyedropper not picking up font or style; it picks up color sometimes & stroke sometimes. it is glitchy to the max. unstable, unreliable. USED TO WORK. a long time ago...in a land far, far away.

    It generally succeeds picking up object styles. otherwise BIG FAIL regarding fonts, font colors, font weight. it misses completely.

    INDESIGN 2022 INTEL IMAC MONTEREY 12.6.4

    2 votes

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  20. macOS menu bar covers InDesign title bar (multi-screen setup)

    When running multiple screens connected to my MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1 Pro), InDesign's title bar will frequently get stuck under the macOS menu bar on the built-in screen, making it impossible to move the window either to another screen or within the built-in screen. I have to arrange the screens so the built-in screen is slightly above the others (even though it's below them physically) to get the title bar visible so I can move it.

    Interestingly, this phenomenon only occurs on the built-in screen. It's likely that InDesign doesn't know how to handle the macOS menu bar being taller…

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