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  1. Cannot open InDesign - error 0xc000012f

    For the last week or so, I have not been able to open InDesign. It seems it is the only Adobe programme causing me problems.
    I've tried uninstalling and installing InDesign - nothing happens. I've sent a few bug reports, but haven't received any answer to how I get the programme to work.

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  2. Weird display bug in bookmark panel


    1. Latest Indesign on Windows 10 (1709)

    2. Open document, open bookmark panel

    3. Show all bookmarks correctly

    4. Bookmarks are randomly cut in the middle of letters

    5. Screenshot attached.

    Info: the INDD file was made in ID CS6 and now opened in ID CC, then saved. TOC and bookmarks have been recreated after this, but the problem remains. The weird thing is, this suddenly happened today. I've been using CC since 11-30-17 and before today it was OK.

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  3. Microsoft word

    bug in program InDesign CC 2018 (?)

    Can not import Microsoft Word file in CC 2018 (system Windows 10 Version 1703)

    send a screenshot in Czech language

    translate screenshot: This file can not be placed. No filter was found for the requested operation

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  4. InDesign CS6 will not open as of 12/13/17 for MAC 10.12.6, is there an update somewhere? maybe thats the problem. please help!

    InDesign CS6 will not open as of 12/13/17 for MAC 10.12.6, is there an update somewhere? maybe thats the problem. please help!

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  5. file name variable shows extension when placed in another document

    This is specific use that may not apply to most users, but it did work in previous versions. In Indesign 13.0.1, create a file that uses the file name text variable and then place this document into another document. The text variable should show the name of the file minus the file extension, and it shows correctly in the first file. But when you place the ID file into another file, the extension shows. This worked in previous versions of ID and caught me by surprise when it didn't work in the latest version, forcing me to use the additional…

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  6. cmd+v not working in scripts


    1. InDesign 2015, 2017 and 2018 on Mac OS (only on Mac. Works on Windows)

    2. Run the sample script "ImageCatalog.jsx". When the save dialog opens create a new folder. Name the folder by pasting a text using cmd+v.

    3. Any copied text would be expected to be pasted to name the folder.

    4. Nothing happens. But if you right click and choose "Paste" it works fine.

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  7. open copy

    Adobe InDesign CC v 13.0 - macOS 10.9 - 10.13

    I feel like this was a previously fixed bug in an older version, but may well be back with the latest 2018 update.

    After upgrading InDesign to v 13.0, we are now not longer able to open a copy of files in use, neither duplicate the file in Finder.

    When we try to open a copy we get this error message: “Cannot open file [filename.indd]. The file [filename.indd] is incompatible with Adobe InDesign (Error code: 14).”

    When we try to duplicate the file, we get this error message: “The operation…

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  8. xml

    Version : Indesign CC 2018

    Steps to reproduce the issues :
    - create a XML file with a InDesign table and two cells (see attached file)
    - in first cell add a image
    - in second cell add a text
    - in a InDesign document, place the structure root tag in a textframe
    - import XML file in structure
    - BUG : the style in the first cell is missing (because there is a image)
    - if you doesn't place the root tag in a textframe before importing the file, the XML file is loaded correctly

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  9. Mp4s don’t appear in exported swfs in indd 2018

    The mp4s did work in indd 2017 and they do still in epub preview. I made identical indd files in 2017 and 2018 and placed several MP4s in both. they all worked in 2017 but in 2018 when activated by a click, button, or controller the poster disappears and the mp4 doesn’t play.
    This happened at school some students were working on the classroom 2017 macs and others their own 2018 windows and mac laptops the test I ran was on windows 10

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  10. preferences update

    Preferences, templates, custom sizes, actions should be carried forward as standard. Having to reset everything every update is excruciating and a large waste of unnecessary time.

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  11. pen constraining and / or snapping

    Drawing with the pen tool snaps / constrains to fixed increments rendering it useless. This occurs even after turning off snap to guides and smart guides and using control to disable.

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  12. Every time there's a new update I lose all my saved templates.

    If I'm missing something I'd like to know. Otherwise, I'm tired of having to recreate these templates every time there's an update.

    IAF.

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  13. Data Merge, Export To Pdf - Record Limit per Document

    The "Record Limit per Document" feature, when doing as Export to PDF data merge, does not work. If I try to export a 6 record pdf, with the Record Limit per Document set to 1, instead of 6 files, I get one.

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  14. InDesign steals focus in Windows 10

    Whenever InDesign launches or performs a task such as PDF export, if the user switches to another application, InDesign will steal the focus back.

    This annoyance has been around for quite some time as outlined in this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2001514

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    On Windows 10, the focus stealing does not happen with InDesign CC 2018. Same with Illustrator CC 2018.
    However, as some users have noted, focus stealing happens with Photoshop CC 2018.

    We’d like to know if you are still experiencing this issue with InDesign.

    Thanks,
    Adobe InDesign team

  15. Data missing when importing a spreadsheet (Exel) into InDesign

    When I insert an excel document into my indesign document some values of some cells do not appear in Indesign document. I tried to save the excel document in an older version and that's the only way it worked.I think it's a compatibility issue. See this link that have the same problem: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/65160/data-missing-when-importing-a-spreadsheet-into-indesign
    I need that this issue resolved to can work in editorial work design.

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  16. Cursor Shape Change or Indesign Bug

    Has Adobe changed the cursor icon?

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  17. Find/Change built in GREP queries not working

    InDesign says it performed the action (multiple space to single space, remove trailing whitespace, etc) but looking in the document nothing changed.

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  18. "Copy Links To" option in the Links panel does not flag as a change in the document.

    Therefore, InDesign does not prompt to save the change and the document continues to link to the previous location if closed. I was able to reproduce this problem on MacOS High Sierra and Windows 10 with both InDesign CC 2017 and 2018.

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  19. Saving INDD to Cloud. Most of the time the ID file refuses to save and a message states that the file may be open elsewhere. This means

    Saving INDD to Cloud. Most of the time the ID file refuses to save and a message states that the file may be open elsewhere. This means

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  20. splash

    Title: Splash screen/Startup Screen won't go away.

    Description: Whenever InDesign is launched by a script the splash screen stays open indefinitely.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Quit InDesign
    2) Make a new AppleScript, with the content:

    "tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2017"

    launch
    

    end tell"

    3) Run the script

    Result: InDesign launches, but the splash screen never close

    Expected result: InDesign should launch, but the splash screen should hide, once the launch is completed.

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