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  1. Adding new facing pages moves shape layers on other pages

    I am designing facing pages for a 300 page book layout in InDesign V16.0.1. When I add a new set of facing pages above pages that have existing graphic elements on them, the a few of the shape layers on some of the below pages shift approx. 18 points to the left or right for seemingly no reason. It is not all of the shape layers on all the pages, it's just one here and there, and sometimes it's text layers too. None of these elements are grouped with any others, and they are not Master Page elements. It appears…

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  2. Ordre de la barre de contrôle

    Serait-il possible que l'on puisse avoir, dans la barre de contrôle, le même ordre des outils que l'on soit en outil paragraphe ou en outils caractère

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  3. The "spinning ball" when working with a graphic box!

    I have a serious problem! My InDesign 2021 (version 16.0.1) shows the "spinning ball" every time an image is placed into the graphics box, as well as when duplicating, copying, pasting the image box (with an image inside), as well as when updating the image in the graphics box. The "spinning ball" is shown every time for 11 seconds. However, the image type (psd, tiff or eps / ai / pdf) does not matter. Working with such a performance bug is very difficult. Adobe, I demand to fix this as soon as possible!

    Notes: MacBook Pro 13 Retina (mid 2014),…

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  4. InDesign index entry dialogue box virtually unusable

    Have been using the indices extensively on a project - rarely use it this often - and can't help but notice the size of the dialogue box makes editing virtually impossible. The entry is barely 15-20 characters wide, when a lot of entries I have are more than 50-60 - some 100 or more. Could really use a much better dialogue box - and the index menu itself the type is much too small to work with easily - almost going blind using it! Thanks.

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  5. InDesign file size out of control

    Working on a large 2500+ document and any time I open and make even a minor update - just updated the TOC automatically - the file balloons from 48MB to over 72MB in size. Unnecessary. Please get this under control. Thanks.

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  6. InDesign no longer automatically returns to source folder

    Noticing with the recent updates that InDesign no longer returns to the source folder when opening files and/or importing content. It throws me somewhere else... sometimes root user folder [of no use] sometimes a folder I used days ago, very unstable implementation.

    InDesign has a temp file associated with it - you open an InDesign layout - it creates a file with a garbled filename - no other apps do this, just InDesign. Why does it not use this temp file to help it locate where it should point to?

    I'd really rather eliminate the temp file altogether. Can it…

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  7. command tab

    I'm finding that InDesign is breaking Command+Tab (app switching) in Big Sur, from 11.0 to 11.1, the current version.

    Quitting InDesign brings it back, and simply booting InDesign breaks it. Leaving it open in the background once broken keeps Command+Tab broken until I quit InDesign.

    I went through Keyboard Shortcuts as well as Apple's Shortcuts and found nothing conflicting.

    All 2021 version, and all MacOS 11 versions.

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  8. Pdfs come in upside down and inverted when viewed in 'high quality display' in InDesign, 16.0.. Mac OS, Big Sur 11.01.

    The problem is only in 'high-quality display' It shows normal in 'typical display.' When exporting from InDesign to a PDF there is no issue. This is a display rendering bug. Note: pdf I'm linking to was from Adobe XD.

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  9. Location of link,indd & export files

    INDD CC on PC win10
    Working with local files and 2 LAN locations.
    1) Sick of Indd updating every week and forgetting file locations.
    2) the two options "Original Link folder" and "most recent Relink Folder" are meaningless.
    I would like to be able to drag a job folder from the network and work on it with Indesign first looking in that local folder for its links, link folder and fonts instead of the original job folder on the LAN.

    Why? - lets say I had an idea and want to test it without ruining the Main job. I make…

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  10. Place dialogue blank

    The place dialogue is often a nearly blank/greyed-out box. Sometime ID crashes, sometimes it allows me to a place the file through the dialogue, sometimes the dialogue disappears when I click the pasteboard. It happens seemingly randomly.

    Using Mac 10.14
    ID 2021 multi-installed for CJK settings and English UI

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  11. Issue: InDesign hangs for 30s or so before new document or window appears.

    Issue: InDesign hangs for 30s or so before new document or window appears.

    1. Using InDesign 16.0.1 on PC (Win10)
    2. Steps: Create new document or create new window for existing document.
    3. Expected: Prompt appearance of new blank document or additional window.
    4. Actual: InDesign hangs for 30s or so before new document or window appears.
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  12. InDesign task remains active when application is completely closed on Windows

    Steps to reproduce:

    • Currently running Windows 10 Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042
    • Indesign v16.0
    1. Open InDesign
    2. Open any file and make edits.
    3. Close application
    4. Click on InDesign from program list on Windows to reopen

    Problem: InDesign task remains active in task manager when application is fully closed, giving impression that application may either be slow or inaccessible next time the user select applications from their list of programs.

    Expected result: Once the user closes the program, the task appears terminated from task manager, and application can be started the next time user clicks on its icon from the list of applications.

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  13. Publish Online roll over bug

    I'm using InDesign 2021 version 16.0.

    I seem to be running into an issue with the roll over effect in Publish Online. The issue seems sporadic, but once the bug happens, it doesn't fix itself.

    I've setup a timeline so that when you roll over the date, info will be visible. This works initially, but then when I try to go back to some dates that I've previously rolled over, the info does not show up. Expected result is to have the info shown when you roll over the date. Actual result shows that the button to trigger the roll…

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  14. Each time I'm importing a picture or try to relink a picture it crashes

    I have the last version (16.0) and each time I'm trying to upload a picture on my document or relink a picture, my program is crashing.

    Look at here : https://www.loom.com/share/1244543c5d3742babcdc2948ec9bae65

    How can I fix this please.

    Thanks

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  15. Preflight panel Overset text not showing page number

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    Preflight panel Overset text not identifying page number

    For a couple different files, I got an error message in the Preflight panel, indicating the presence of Overset text, but NO page number. In both files, it said it was an issue with footnotes, but not where. One of the suggested fixes is to allow Split Footnotes, but that option is already checked.

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    After a lot of sleuthing, we eventually found the error. In one of the two files there were multiple errors in multiple locations. The entire footnote had vanished. The footnote reference was still there, but…

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  16. Permission issue when opening first time from OSX server

    Permission issue when opening first time from OSX server.
    When opening Indesign file from OSX server, it gives error message: "Cannot open the document ”Xxxx: Xxxxx: Xxxxxx: Xxxxx: Xxxxxxx.indd”. You may not have permission or the document may be open already." When trying again, the file open normally. File is not open already, permissions are ok. Other versions of InDesign opens file ok. Indesign CC2020 / macOS Big Sur 11.0.1.

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  17. Creative Cloud hijacks my entire computer - slow to the point of unworkable

    I see this issue so HUGE in forums everywhere and find it frustrating with the support team coming up with lame answers every time, mostly blaming the user and with micro solutions that are temporary. These issues are known issues and keep coming back. Support close the tickets too readily and we can't re-open those cases to demonstrate how this is unresolved.

    I've tried every remedy including:

    • Uninstall Creative Cloud and all apps and reinstall
    • Many times 'Repaired' - pretty much every restart it needs 'repairing'
    • Used the cleaner tool
    • Cleaned specific cache as instructed
    • Made a second user to…
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  18. bad hyphenations in english

    InDesign CC2021 (16.0) is making very bad hyphenations in English: Great Britain. Some examples in the Screenshot. Thanks for solving.

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  19. Option-Click/Drag to duplicate spread does not work anymore with MacOS 11.0.1 update

    1. InDesign 15.1.3
    2. To Duplicate Spreads in Pages Panel — Option-Click/Drag to duplicate spread does not work anymore with MacOS 11.0.1 update. It used to with previous MacOS.
    3. Expected Result: the grab hand would have a plus sign, then duplicate spread.
    4. Actual Result: The grab hand operates as "Move" not "Duplicate".

    Right/Click Duplicate does, however (but who has that much time? : )

    Thank you

    InDesign 15.1.3

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  20. Bug with InDesign 16 Word and Textedit

    I noticed a huge performance bug.

    When I am working on a book with many pages and switch to an app like Word or Textedit and then back to InDesign, I get a beach ball for 30–60s. Only in InDesign. When I quit Word or Textedit, the beach ball disappears and InDesign runs normal again.
    Restart eg. doesn't help!

    System: Big Sur
    InDesign 16.0
    MacBook Pro 16"

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