Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. windows moving out of sight

    I work with 2 screens. After a timeout (screen wakes up from afterdark), the floting tool windows jumped back to the main screen, partly out of sight. I can't use them anymore because the upper handle jumped above the workfield.
    The problem is not solved with returning to my saved workspace.
    I can only choose a standard wordspace, and have to order my tools again as prefered. (Quit anoying).
    I solution could be, that you can pick up a window also at its bottom. (Is now only at the top).

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  2. Data merge and EXIF

    Presumably this is a bug. If you place a portrait photo from a camera in an InDesign document, InDesign will respect the EXIF information included with the file, and orientate the image accordingly.

    However, if you use Data Merge and import photos dynamically via an image field, those same photos will be imported with the incorrect orientation, i.e. it ignores the rotation specified in EXIF. This can be very laborious to correct if not all photos are taken with the same orientation.

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  3. Object layer states

    InDesign isn't allowing me to rename the different states in "object layer states". I have looked this up and there are a couple of other people who have posted about the same thing. I am running InDesign 16.0.2 and its on a MacBook Pro running the OS BIg Sur.

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  4. Tracker laden beim Start

    Das Laden von InDesign (aktuell Abo) dauert zu lange. Tracking... werden geladen - ca. 70 Sekunden lang!
    Was tun? Neuinstallation macht es nicht besser.

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  5. Self-closes or crashes when computer sleeps

    InDesign 15.1.1
    Windows 10
    After putting computer to "Sleep", InDesign is closed upon wakening the computer. Sometimes says "crashed" (10% of the time). Other Adobe applications are still open where left off.

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  6. scale tool freeze

    I am using the latest InDesign CC 2021 and my operating system is: MacOS Catalina version:10.15.4. I can't use the scale tool very often. It happens to any file, not limited to a specific file. What happens is if I use scale tool for more than 3-4 times, the software will freeze. So in the dialogue box, I am not able to click into and enter any number, it is just frozen. I can't even right-click at the app icon to select "quit", I can only force quit through Apple command.
    Guess what! I just create a new Indesign file,…

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  7. Text anchors in alternate layouts break

    If I create a document with text anchors and then make an alternate layout, InDesign gets confused as to where the links should go. I would love to be able to create the alternate layout and have InDesign understand that those links go to the locations in the newly created layout.

    Apparently, the broken text anchors in alternate layouts have been an issue for a while. Here's a thread on Creative Pro (https://creativepro.com/topic/text-anchors-in-alternate-layouts-broken/) from 2013 about it.

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  8. Wiew - Grids & Guides - Hide Guides TAB Ctrl+; - it does not work on my keyboard

    Wiew - Grids & Guides - Hide Guides TAB Ctrl+; - it does not work on my keyboard

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  9. color profile problem

    what's happening?
    the same file, but on one page - one color profile,
    and on the second page - already a different color profile ??????

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  10. Indesign 2021 keeps crashing & closing for no reason

    I have been working on the same document for a few days, and ever since the update of Indesign, it crashes at random instances.
    It has crashed when I'm doing the following:
    - Highlighting text
    - Resizing text
    - Moving an image
    - Drawing a shape
    - Just opening the document with inactivity for about 3 mins

    These are small things & it is very time-consuming having to redo things several times.

    2 votes

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  11. Data Merge function "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" deletes the wrong paragraph

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.1

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

    iMac 27 Zoll End 2012

    Steps to reproduce the issues

    See also attached video

    Open Document "02VKLeerzeilenTEMPEnde.indd"
    Open Data-Merge Panel
    Generate a merged document with click on the button
    Uncheck "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" in Content Placement Options
    Press [OK]
    Repeat Step 3 this time Check "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" in Content Placement Options
    Press [OK]
    Put the documents side by side
    Activate "Show Style override" in the paragraph panel
    Jump to page 2
    On the left…

    20 votes

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  12. Fonts wont apply

    InDesign wont apply a font change. I can highlight text and select a new font but the xhamge wont apply. It immediately reverts to the original font

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  13. Opening ID files from server: Missing required parameter

    I've been using my Apple Time Capsule connected to my WiFi-Router as a wireless HD for a couple of years now. Since I updated to Mac OS 11 (Big Sur) I cannot open InDesign (v 16.0.1) files directly from my Time Capsule. I get an error which should translate to something like "Missing required parameter "form" for method "open" (see attached). When I copy the file on my desktop everything works like a charm.


    MacBook Pro (Retina 13 Zoll, Anfang 2015)
    3,1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
    16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB

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  14. Find text plays an error sound when I press Return, even though it finds the text

    I have been working with indesign for a few months and already sent in about 10 bug reports. I feel like everytime I open the program I find a new issue. My colleagues say I have a knack for crashing programs or finding issues. I have a very similar problem with PS. I'm really frustrated with the UI and I can't imagine I'm the only one. I know this is a long shot, but feel free to contact me if you need a bug-spotter, because it feels like I found a lot already. And I have more issues that probably…

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  15. Paragraph style outline cuts through text

    After reopening chapters I sometimes find the outline of a paragraph going through the text instead of below it. I can't relyably reproduce it, but it has happened several times.

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  16. Cannot delete empty pages

    I have empty pages at the end of my chapter. There are text frames on them, because they got created automatically. There is no content in the text frames. If I delete the page, it's gone until I scroll, then it re-appears. If I delete the text frame, the page duplicates itself. I've seen the issue described in the forums, but the solution is such a hack.

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  17. Rounded corners i Tables... I really need it :)

    Rounded corners i Tables... I really need it :)
    Is it possible to get in an update of Indesign!!

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  18. v. 16.0 updated backwards to v. 15.1.3

    Hi! My team and I uses InDesign on an everyday basis, and today we ran into a problem.

    A few weeks ago we updated InDesign to the newest version (Version 16.0) - but this morning our Creative Cloud told us there's been a new update and then it updated automatically to 15.1.3?

    We tried to open one of our InDesign files, but it told us that it has been created in a newer version and wanted us to update to that version (Or we could just convert our files and maybe face the consequences of losing some of our content).

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  19. key commands randomly stop working

    This is in InDesign version 16.0.1.
    Key commands randomly stop working for zoom (command + spacebar), proportional sizing (command + shift and command + option + shift), and even just using shift to move on a vertical or horizontal line.
    I use these constantly and the only way I have found to fix them is to restart my machine. restarting the program does not work and I can't find any conflict that may be causing this.

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  20. Reopen last closed/unsaved document(s)

    You should be able to reopen the last closed/unsaved document(s) in case you accidentally close a document and click "Don't Save."

    The Chrome browser has a similar feature: "reopen closed tabs." And Google Docs allows you to view and restore all previous versions of a document.

    With Indesign, if you accidentally click "don't save" the document is gone forever, according to the support person I spoke to. You can't find it in the archive folder and you can't "undo" that either.

    I was on deadline and accidentally closed a large car dealer ad with 20 cars in it and in…

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