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  1. arabic harakats moving

    Hi!

    There is interesting bug with arabic letters. When we have aleef-lyam-aleef with harakats + footnote references with more than one symbol (from 1 to 9, no problem, 10+ or (1), problems starts) on the line, harakats swap together. Have tried with multiple fonts, most of them (adobe font too) got this error.

    Tested this in 2014 and 2018 ME versions of Indesign.

    Hope you can easily fix it, cause it's a real problem for book publishing.
    Thank you!

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  2. Problems with zoom on tablets wacom

    The Zoom function (Zoom In and Zoom Out) made with two fingers directly on the Wacom tablet (in my case an Intuos Pro L) or made using the Wacom Touch Ring tablet still does not work in InDesign, for a long time, with different versions of InDesign and with different operating systems (OS Mavericks - Sierra-High Sierra and now also Mojave ...).
    All this is very frustrating, because it eliminates a very important function for those who have to paginate!
    On all other programs (Illustrator, Photoshop and competition programs - Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher Beta) it works regularly: I…

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  3. Ctrl + Tab Keyboard Shortcut Bug

    I tried to assign "Ctrl"+"Tab" to "Window Next" (to get the same shortcut as OS-default) but Indesign seems not to do anything when hitting this shortcut. When assigning other shortcuts to the same action it works.

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  4. Indesign CC 2015

    When editiing text and applying styles using the eyedropper tools some users in my production team are using the colour theme tool by accident.

    This is then applying the rich black colour swatch to pages that should only be using true black. Can you change the default colour to true black or allow the default colour to be changed.

    Alternatively could you add a feature to customise the toolbar so you can remove/add tools that you want.

    Thanks

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  5. Variable chapter number

    The variable 'chapter number' gives a problem, wherever it is used it is represented as '1'.
    Because chapter numbers and paragraph numbers are not included in the Continuous header, it is useful if it can be displayed separately.
    Is it possible to include this numbering in the variable in the future (as an option)?

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  6. 'Remember last export format' still not working

    I posted a bug report on this a while back but I can't find it now.

    This feature still isn't functioning for us.

    InDesign only remembers the format of the last file exported.

    So I just exported an InDesign file as a JPEG, and then when I returned to a file I worked on an hour ago, that I last exported as a PDF, the 'remembered' last export format is JPEG.

    So NOTHING is being remembered across individual files at all.

    This would be a great feature if we could get it working, but it simply doesn't work. Deleting preferences…

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  7. Text blue highlights in Screen Mode "Normal" view

    Using iMac 2013 with High Sierra 10.13.6
    InDesign CS 2019 up-to-date 14.0.2

    In View drop-down menu, Screen Mode "Normal" selection, blue boxes appear over some text and behind some text boxes. It is intermittent, no real common denominator. It disappears when Screen Mode "Preview" is selected.

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  9. Redirects illustrator files to the wrong workspace with edit

    we saved a multi-page ai file (30 pages). we've imported these pages into indesign separately. When we open the 15th illustrator page in indesign, it should go to the 15th workspace in the illustrator.
    searches every time.

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  10. cc library displays mainframe type screen

    indesign cc library wont show anymore i keep getting a black screen with colourful text

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  11. InDesign-window "Missing Links in document" does not appear when Microsoft DFS-Links not available

    SITUATION
    We migrated our old Active Directory "OldAD.ads" to a complete new one "NewAD.ads"
    We use InDesign CC2019 (latest Version)

    All out file-shares are mounted on client computers with Microsoft DFS-Links.
    - Old DFS-Link: \\OldAD\DFS\OldShare - The DFS-Links points to a share on our old fileserver: \\OldFileServer.OldAD.ads\Share_OLD
    All shares on the old fileserver are closed, so the DFS-Links have no destination but are still "available".

    - New DFS-Link: \\NewAD\DFS\NewShare - The DFS-Links points to a share on our new fileserver: \\NewFileServer.NewAD.ads\Share_NEW

    Both fileservers hold "their" (Active Directory based) DFS-structure.

    Of course, all users open their files on the new fileserver,…

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  12. InDesign Fonts folder no longer respects symlinks (2019, Mac)

    The Fonts folder in the InDesign 2019 application folder no longer follows symlinks, as previous versions did.

    I prefer to keep my InDesign fonts separate from my system fonts, and in previous versions placed a symlink to my font folder in the InDesign application folder, titled "Fonts." InDesign would follow that link, and I would have access to all of my fonts within InDesign, without needing to install them user- or system-wide.

    In InDesign 2019, no symlinks are followed - not on the top level, and not inside the folder either. (Tested by symlinking one font or one folder inside…

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  13. Layers

    I was trying to export my design to a PDF (for print) when this happened (see first attachment). The elements in the two circles (far right) went missing (these circles should look like the circle on the far left - i used a red arrow to show what I'm talking about). And also, the (black) layers containing these missing elements were locked and cannot be opened/deleted/edited/moved.

    After a few minutes, even the white circle disappeared (see second attachment).

    Then the program finally crashed and gave me the option to reopen the recovered file but it was damaged (see third attachment).

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  14. Indesign CC2019 (oct) - "Do you want to save changes to "-/*TempScratchDocument*/-" on close

    Indesign 14.0.1 x64, german, Windows8 as "Admin"

    On closing Indesign with its "×" button, a dialog popped up asking:

    Do i wanna save changes to "-/*TempScratchDocument*/-", Yes | No | Cancel.

    This is the first time i have this error. I can not recreate it. Prior to the error i did: made some changes to an open documents spellchecking and hyphenisation settings. I also edited a paragraph format in the doc to use Duden instead of Proximity as Spellchecking/Hyphenisation. I let it re-calculate the flow of the document and saved the document. I closed the doc ument and made changes…

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  15. Restrict the selection area on PDF comments to the comment only

    Restrict the selection area on PDF comments to the comment only, so that I can't accidently select the comment date (or line break after the comment).

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  16. QR code generation updates

    I love using the QR code generation. However, I am limited to only a few options. My suggestion is to add more options such as, upon scanning the code it would play an audio or a video file. Or, an option to redirect upon scanning to the App Store, or Play Store etc.

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  17. 勝手に多言語対応段落コンポーザーに変わってしまいます。

    勝手に多言語対応段落コンポーザーに変わってしまいます。環境設定→高度なテキスト→デフォルトのコンポーザー は日本語段落コンポーザーになっています。

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  18. Fonts say they are activating but never activate

    Indesign 14.0.1 : When you click to activate a font it changes icon to "activating" but it never actually activates. this is happening across all 60 plus computers at my organistaion.

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  19. Properties Panel captures mouse scrolling inside fields

    The Properties Panel inside InDesign 2019 is meant to be the new central location for most of the common settings in InDesign. So it is accessed pretty frequently by most users on a daily basis.

    However if you happen to use InDesign on a low-res monitor, or have increased UI text for accessibility purposes, or even just use InDesign in a non-maximised window, it suffers from a big flaw.

    These scenarios require the user to scroll the panel up or down to access hidden properties. However, the mouse scroll action is inadvertently captured by the various fields on the panel,…

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  20. Not able to create new guides

    I am seeing many issues with the new updated InDesign - it seems a lot of the issues are solved if you have no browsers open. But let's be honest that is ridiculous! First I was not able to scale items proportionately while holding down the shift key. Now I can't create new guides, however the minute I close out all my browsers this functionality begins to work.

    Please fix the many conflicts between INDD and the web browsers. I am on a MacBook Pro using High Sierra. The conflicts appear when either Chrome or FireFox are open. I need…

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