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  1. InDesign CC2019: Mouse cursor is quickly flashing whenever moving placed objects

    The mouse cursor is quickly flashing and lagging whenever moving placed objects and it makes it really hard to click/drag/edit the image

    7 votes

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  2. SWF export showing blank page

    I have tried to export a 673 pages Indesign file into a SWF file, unfortunately after exporting its showing a blank page. nothing working like the interactivity, page curl etc. Also I need to export it into a Interactive PDF how to do that.. Please help.

    1 vote

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  3. Scaling of arrowheads on paths is so wrong

    If I put an arrow head (or any other of the predefined startings/endings) on a path and scale it, it barlely changes the actuall size of the starting ending, even with crazy huge precentage changes, like 1% and 200%. See screenshot from InDesign CC 2019.

    5 votes

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  4. Anchored Textframes with Auto adjusting height within a Textfreame

    1. CC 2018 – 13.1 (Can't update to CC 2019 right now because of Plugins)
    2. Create a big "master" Text frame
    3. Create 2 more text frames that auto adjust in height and fill them with lorem ipsum or any text.
    4. Paste those two text frames into the first created "master" Text frame
    5. Change the Text in the first Text frame (Add some empty lines or remove text) and see InDesign fail to update.
    6. Expected result: Should be pretty obvious... InDesign should not fail to update the current view.
    7. Actual Result: All Textframes are misaligned because InDesign does not update correctly – If…
    3 votes

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  5. Importing Microsoft Word files doc. and .docx

    Creative Cloud and Office 364 is up-to-date (although this issue happened before the upgrade so it has something to do with the import filter for .docx files into InDesign [this is the first occasion]).

    While importing a .docx file, revisions from the word file appeared in the layout text. I noticed as I started to typeset. Scary.

    Checked the Word file, upon Select All, references in the text were highlighted in a darker gray. There was no extra text appearing and revisions were all approved and accepted.

    Word file was saved as a .dotx file and imported, the mysteriously embedded…

    1 vote

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  6. boxes in all control panels can not be activaded

    In every control panel (no matter where) text or values in the boxes can not be activated. To enter new values or text, I have to delete each letter individually, forwards or backwards. This is very annoying.
    When will this bug finally be fixed?

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  7. Hyperlinks copy/pasted between files *appear* to break after source document is removed.

    Using CC2019 on a Mac running High Sierra

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Create a document with a few hyperlinks in it.
    2) Whilst this document is open, open a 2nd document, and copy/paste the links from one document to the other.
    3) Save both and close.
    4) Trash source document

    Expected result: hyper links should work in Target document as expected.

    Actual result: hyperlinks all appear broken in document. Whilst an exported PDF appears to still work, ID reports all those links as broken.

    Other details:
    If you retrieve the source document from the trash, it the links in the…

    1 vote

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  9. Errors in grep-processing in 2019

    Some days ago was message about error in usage grep-queries and patch to fix it.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/search-issue-in-long-documents.html

    But this patch doesn’t solve all problems, see video:
    https://youtu.be/OD2VFt9auCA

    Attached idml-file and script show error in CC 2019.02.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mg2lfsbvrb4hq20/CC2019%20error.zip?dl=0
    This InDesign is fixed by CopyPlugin.zip

    1 vote

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  10. GREP: Repetition (*, +) at the end of a Positive Lookbehind group doesn't seem to work

    Product: Adobe InDesign CC 2019 (14.01)

    Steps to reproduce:
    - Create a document with the text "abcde"
    - (Case 1) Do a GREP search for "(?<=bc+)d"
    - (Case 1) Do a GREP search for "(?<=bc*)d"

    Expected result: highlight the "d"

    Actual result: Cannot find match.

    Note that searching for "(?<=bc)d" does work, as do of course "(?<b)c*d" and "(?=b)c+d".

    Note also that this applied to GREP Styles in a paragraph style.

    2 votes

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  11. A informação inserida no Separador, em: Opções de Nota de Rodapé, formatação da Nota de Rodapé, Separador, não funciona

    A informação inserida no Separador, em: Opções de Nota de Rodapé, formatação da Nota de Rodapé, Separador, não funciona, não aplica, mesmo confirmando com o botão Ok.

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  12. Indesign: After ok QR generation, danish letters gets replaced with symbols when the code is scanned afterwards

    Fix the bug so that the danish letters æ.ø.å also can be transferred to vCard (business card) unchanged when the vCard generated in the Indesign QRcode generator gets scanned.

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  13. Moving Objects with arrow keys is buggy

    If I try to move and object with the arrow keys, ist does not take effect for several times and then the content of the object suddenly jumps. Same with line height adjustments: nothing happens / value ist not applied. Then ist suddenly jumps in the Layout.
    Impossible to work with the program.

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  14. Font Issues

    InDesign 2019 doesn't recognize Raleway and Ultra Stint fonts when opening documents created in InDesign 2018. Fonts are loaded and active under the Creative Cloud, system has been started/restarted.

    2 votes

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  16. Keyboard commands do not respond in document until text field is selected

    Indesign 14.0.2 x64
    Windows 10

    After opening any document, the keyboard does not work. Print, open, and quick key selections for tool will not register until I select the ​type tool with the mouse, and click on a text field so that the cursor appears.

    I then have to click on the selection black arrow tool for any keys to start working. I use mainly quick key shortcuts and commands all day, so this occurs every new document opened.

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    Need More Info  ·  amaarora responded

    Could you please try clearing up(or renaming) your preferences and cache for InDesign 2019(14.0).
    If you still face the issue after doing the above, please share with us some screenshots and(or) small video demonstrating the problem.

    -InDesign Team

  17. Gradient Angle Resets to Default when Changing Color in Gradient Swatch

    I have an object selected that has a gradient swatch applied to it, and the gradient goes from top to bottom. I then go to the color menu and double-click the gradient swatch. Now when I click on one of the two color squares in the gradient swatch the angle of the gradient on the selected object will revert back to its default angle (left to right). This only happens to objects that I have selected. Both on my macbook and windows pc. InDesign version 14.0.1

    3 votes

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  18. CC19 14.0.1 ISSUES

    Running Indesign CC2019 14.0.1 on a MACBOOK PRO running Mojave - currently having a number of unexpected outcomes - spacebar unable to use to navigate page - SHIFT unable to proportion constrain and ALT unable to drag copy items.

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  19. PageMaker import doesn't work.

    InDesign is supposed to import PageMaker 6.5 documents. Adobe gives instructions for it here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/converting-quarkxpress-pagemaker-documents.html#convert_pagemaker_documents

    This doesn't work. Not only are p65 files not recognized as loadable by default, but attempting to load them forcibly results in an error message from InDesign.

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  20. vertical justification not working with anchored objects

    vertical justification not working with anchored objects

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