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  1. Presets did not export to CC 2020

    None of my workspace, grep, place from Word, or postscript presets exported from the previous version.

    Also there is no more option to save a custom print to postscript setting.

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  2. Locked to dell canvas screen, can't move to other screens

    On a multiscreen system, when InDesign starts up on the Dell Canvas drawing tablet screen, the window can't be moved to any other screen in the system. If the Dell Canvas is turned off then on, InDesign automatically moves to another screen. At that point, the window can be moved to any other screen in the system. However, if you move it totally onto the Canvas screen, it will be pinned to that screen, unable to move back to the other screens.

    InDesign 15.01 x64. Dell Canvas screen is the primary screen for windows. Other monitors are 32" 4k+ monitor…

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  3. Windows 10 is not supported on our enterprise CS account???

    I received a notice that an update is required, but Windows 10 is not supported on our enterprise Adobe CS account on my work computer??

    "Update required
    You must update your system to install lnDesign. Please check the following:
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 or later (Note: Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 version 1507, Windows 10 version 1511, Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1709 are not supported)"

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  4. InDesign typekit fonts and sometimes activation does not work when network connectivity is lost

    I work during commute and travel on my laptop and the past few versions have not been able to utilize typekit fonts without internet connection.

    Issues often persist even after reconnecting. There are many errors that arise when network switches status.

    This makes me unable to adjust layouts since there is no way to know the space taken up by the font. This has also cost me hours in slow tech support from adobe. Hours of lost productivity because of this bug that has been unbelievably overlooked.

    If there is anything else I can do to help fix this for…

    3 votes
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  5. experiencing bug when sending project from Adobe Comp CC to Indesign CC

    I get a dialouge box in Indesign CC when eksportering/transferring project from Adobe Comp cc on my mobile device to laptop with InDesign CC.

    It says - losely translated from danish:
    "The file "filename.idml" can not be opened. Adobe Indesign doesn't support this file format. You might be missing an extra module that supports this format or the file is possibly open in another program.

    See attached screenshot.

    How do I solve this? It works when sending to photoshop and illustrator. Used to work with InDesign too.

    5 votes
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  6. Indesign ALWAYS forgets app size and position

    Indesign always forgets app size and position in latest 2020, V15.0, Windows.
    I thought that this issue was well and truly over after update patch with previous versions but here we are again, 2020 version 15.0 and still happening.
    Please fix as very annoying, also, this may be related but indesign main frame (top tool bars) completely disappear when first minimising the application, leaving the vertical tool bars behind, the only way to retrieve the main top toolbar is to re-start the application. Amateurish!

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  7. CEPHtmlEngine

    CEPHtmlEngine (as seen in activity monitor)

    What's this??

    Using Indesign CC 2020 on Macos Catalina 10.15.1

    Sometimes one of these CEPHtmlEngines (7 or 8, I don't know what these processes do, and 'helpers') uses to 80%, the fan goes up, sometimes a beachball. What can I do to ged rid of this??

    6 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Removable Device Warning

    I have been working with InDesign for many years and have learned to store my files on a removable device. This is because I have found them to be more stable than my computer and if the computer goes down, the data is fine. Now, I find myself getting a constant message telling me that I should not do this (which is Adobe's opinion and they are entitled to it) with a check box for me to select if I don't want to receive these messages again. Why, when I check this box, do I keep getting these messages? Sadly…

    2 votes
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  10. Indesign 2020 keeps asking me to save files

    It says it has been altered (asterisk next to name) immediately after I open a file
    even I haven't made any changes. After I save it , the asterisk shows up again as soon as I scroll down!

    I am using InDesign 2020, Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

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  11. Packaging dialogue location default

    Please have the document packaging dialogue default to the folder the InDesign file your packaging from is located in. Up till InDesign 2020 this was the default, now it is packaging things wherever something was saved last.

    2 votes
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  12. Undo Not Working properly in InDesign 2020

    InDesign CC 2020 Undo goes back to last saved version. It does not go back one step with Command-Z. Therefore, I lose all edits made since last save. It also crashes frequently

    93 votes
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  13. Problem with changing the cursor to text

    Spinning wheel of death on cursor tool. Running latest version and catalina.

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  14. InDesign 15.0 Smart Guides problem on converted files

    After the 15.0 update InDesign does not show Smart Guides on files that are saved with the older version of InDesign. New blank documents show Smart Guides as they should but if I open (convert) old file to 15.0 Smart Guides stop working. So when I drag elements they don't snap to each other or center to the page for example.

    I'm working on Windows 10.

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  15. Reveal in Finder on NAS Server not working

    When using InDesign 14.0.3, on mac OS X Catalina (10.15.1), ctrl clicking the .indd file's title bar to reveal in finder doesn't work (switches to finder but doesn't reveal) if the .indd file is stored on NAS RAID server. Server connection is afp://
    Revel in Finder command works fine if the .indd file is stored locally.

    8 votes
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  16. Live-Linking Word Document

    Since updating to 14.0.3 the live linking function for text documents no longer works.

    Since updating to 14.0.3 if I place a word document into my Indesign Document and ensure that the link text setting is turned on in file handline it places the word document but is unable to update the file when changes are made in word. It won't even allow for manual updating and you have to re-place the document every time you make an update. This means our project is going to take a lot longer to finish as we have to re-map our paragraph styles…

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  18. Neues Dokument lässt sich nicht erstellen ....leeres Fenster mit %CCX_FNFT_DIALOG_NAME

    Es lässt sich kein neues Dokument erstellen weder über die Schaltfläche noch über Datei neu.... Stattdessen kommt ein leeres Fenster mit %CCXFNFTDIALOG_NAME

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  19. Only loading icon

    Today (10.10.2019) I tried continuing my work in Adobe InDesign (newest CC version), and it refuses to work at all. Upon opening application there is only loading icon. Restarting system, and reinstalling application wouldnt work

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  20. No Gpu performance

    Version of Adobe InDesign : 14.0.3
    Version of MacOS : Catalina (10.15)

    Steps to reproduce the issues :
    Go to : preferences , GPU performances

    Expected result :
    Enable Gpu performances

    Actual result :
    Impossible to enable GPU - Performance

    Tested on the Beta of Indesign and it work

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