Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Indesign 16.1 Insert new cross reference takes 20 minutes for the panel to load

    Indesign version: 16.1
    Steps to reproduce: Insert new cross reference
    Expected result: New Cross-Reference panel should load within an acceptable delay
    Actual Result: New Cross-Reference pane takes extremely long time to load.

    To add a new cross reference takes about 20 minutes for the panel to load, while editing an existing cross reference is normal. The issue is common to many documents.

    I tried to go back to versions 16.0 and 16.01, but had the same issue.

    I have used this feature in the past and every thing was normal.

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  2. Can't see highlighted input numbers in Medium Interface after upgrading to Mac OS 11.2.1

    I just upgraded my Mac to OS 11.2.1 on Sunday and noticed that when I try to highlight numbers in the medium interface in both InDesign and Illustrator I can't see what I've selected. I think the highlight color is too close to the background color. The attached file shows that Photoshop has an option for "highlight" that is not available in Indesign or Illustrator and I have also included what it looks like when I try to highlight a number. You will see a tiny blue border on the boxes where I have highlighted the numbers.

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  3. Adobe Publish Online lacks a search bar

    Having used InDesign 16.0.2 to successfully publish my document, I discovered, unlike "other" online publishing tools, the end-user has no search bar. Worse yet, typing "command" + "k" — while it does work in all browsers and in all PDF files — does NOt work in an online published document. Basically, the document is NOT searchable? That is a critical misfire for an "online" publication. Please add a search bar immediately, if not sooner. I love this new publish online feature, but cannot justify an unsearchable web document to my higher-ups.

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  4. dialog window of Export

    I have noticed a very troublesome change in the export window.
    In CS6, which I use frequently, the "range" item lists the prefixes used in the document.
    There is no hint in CC; ranges must be entered "manually" each time

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  5. PDF comment zoom changes

    Steps to reproduce: .When clicking through the list of PDF comments and a new entry is called there is a chance that the zoom level of the Indesign view is being changed from its original setting. Expected result: the zoom level should be kept in line with the users setting. The focus should jump to the position even when a marked area might not be visible in full in that zoom level. Actual result: Zoom level changes, sometimes even when only a full stop has been marked in the PDF comment to e.g. full page view zoom which is time…

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  7. last window size unremembered when application frame turned off

    InDesign on Mac 16.102 will not remember last open document size when Application Frame is turned off. When no document is currently open and I want to open a new document it always fills the entire space on my monitor between the tools on the left and the pallets on the right. I have to manually drag the new document window to the size I want. It's not convenient and user friendly! If the Application frame is turned on - it WILL remember. But as a Mac user I want that frame turned off - like it used to be.

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  8. Option key shortcuts not working 2/3/21

    Option key shortcuts are currently not working. I have the most up to date version of the Cloud. It's 2/3/21. Thanks!

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  9. Selecting 'Save as' from drop-down – nothing happens

    Using InDesign 16.0.2, opened a local .indd file, made an iterative change and selected 'Save As' to create a derivative file. Nothing happened, no save dialog box at all. I quit InDesign and relaunched, and that seemed to clear the problem. This has happened at least once before in the last month. Though that might have been in the previous build before the most recent InDesign update (18days ago). The app wasn't frozen or inactive in other ways, it just wouldn't let me 'Save as' until I relaunched the app. So no crash report to send on. I use the…

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  10. Command-N for "New Folder" within "Save" dialogue box doesn't work

    This is a bug – or at least, it doesn't adhere to the Mac standard for commands for "new folder." Such basic commands seem to fall by the wayside for flashy new features – but, why? It impedes workflow.

    It hasn't worked for a number of versions.

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  11. create new file / indesign 16.0.2

    I can't create a new document. I can open an existing document, but not create a new one...

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  12. Autosave issues? More frequent spinning beach ball for 15-20 seconds - unable to do anything

    I assume this is related to Autosave because it only happens in Adobe products. I just upgraded to Big Sur (another buggy and annoying "upgrade") and the spinning beach ball happens twice as often now, and it lasts almost twice as long.

    It's so f*cking annoying because I'm unable to do anything. It just happened and lasted 20 grueling seconds.

    I bought a new MacBook Pro (late 2019) and I've never had more annoying bugs and intrusive, workflow-killing weirdness going on in the 15 years I've been using both. Apple blames Adobe and Adobe blames Apple.

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  13. Keyboard shortcuts do not work at startup

    All keyboard shortcuts — including cmd-K for Preferences and cmd-N for New Document no longer work at program startup. They become functional again after a document is created or opened. Please restore this functionality.

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  14. Keyboard Shortcut for Type Tool

    Using the keyboard shortcut for Type Tool activates tool for a second then it switches to Selection Tool automatically making it very frustrating to layout and adjust text boxes.

    MacOS Catalina
    InDesign 16.0.2

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  15. InDesign 2021 will not open and can't uninstall

    After I installed the 2021 version of InDesign, it stopped functioning. It will not open and won't uninstall (all attempts through Creative Cloud and Windows have failed in errors).

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  16. Verifying "Adobe InDesign 2021"

    Since updating to 2021 versions of Creative Cloud applications, there's a persistent 'Verifying "Adobe _____ 2021" message that pops up frequently.

    Once you see these, you can't get rid of them. A restart is required.

    The version is the latest version (16.0.2)

    Steps to reproduce: Update and then open InDesign

    Expected result: InDesign opens normally, verifies and the verification message disappears

    Actual result: The verification message never goes away. The cross icon doesn't work.

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  17. Font no longer recognized. FIX NOW......

    Prior to the InDesign 16.0.2 update, fonts worked fine. Now - fonts I've used for years (such as Futura Extra Bold) no longer work.

    This needs to be fixed. NOW..

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  18. when creating new document the bottom of that window doesn't appear

    I just downloaded Indesign but when creating new document the bottom of that window doesn't appear, so can't press "Create"

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  19. Upside down graphics in CC library Indesign version 16.0.2

    I am trying to click and drag graphics from my document into a CC library and while the graphic is added, it is added upside down. When I double click on the graphic a new document opens up with just the graphic and it is once again upside down.

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  20. Presentation mode does not show latest text

    This has been happening intermittently across the last several versions of indesign:
    When entering presentation mode, I am shown an outdated version of my page. It is as if there is some kind of rendered page view cache that is not being cleared.

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