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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    2 votes
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  4. 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

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 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…

    4 votes
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  7. You seem to have gotten rid of the 'Recent Items' workspace!!! I loved that feature!@!

    I used to love being able to quickly switch to a visual look at my recent files and then load one and it would go back to my previous workspace... Its now gone!!!! Upsetting....

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  8. GREP queries not saving correctly

    I'm having a GREP issue in InDesign CC2017.1, I tried saving three different GREP queries but it saved the first one three times. I tried about three times to go back and correct the other two, but it would just remain the first GREP query. It seemed to only affect the Find field, what I saved in the Change field seemed to be fine. The only way I could get them all to save correctly was to physically go into the GREP XML files and enter my GREP query and save. I'm using OSX 10.10.5

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  9. indesign add text tutorial

    The new Indesign "add text" tutorial on the Adobe site has the incorrect practice files linked to it. I'd like to be able to download the correct files to work with. Thank you.

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  10. hyperlink that is not used in data merge causing incorrect data reception

    If data is not available in the document, extra hyperlink is not used.

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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. File rename

    InDesign 13.0 running Mac OX 10.12.6

    If and INDD file is renamed in the Finder when it's open in InDesign, saving the file will cause an error dialog to appear saying "Changes cannot be save as InDesign can no longer access the '[filepath:newfilename]' file. Place the file in the original location and try again." This error message appears whether trying to do a simple save or even Save As.

    This error appears even though both the window header and the file name in the error message both reflect the changed (not the original) file name.

    Unless file is restored to…

    8 votes
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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  13. Nach Installation von Indesign ist die Tastaturbelegung vertauscht (Querty statt Quertz)

    Nach der Installation von Indesign CC ist die englische Tastatur installiert obwohl eine deutsche Installation eingestellt war. Die Funktionalitäten sind alle auf Deutsch. Leider finde ich nirgends die Einstellung, wo ich es umstellen kann. Kann mir da Jemand helfen?

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  15. missing scripts after installation ID CC13.0/ID2018 Windows

    Startup scripts are no longer running after installation. The Scripts folder is empty.
    Indesign copies the folder from version 12 and creates the folder C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 13.0\de_DE
    But Indesign-scripts now are saved in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC 2018\Scripts
    So you have to copy the script folders by yourself.

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    Need more info  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting this issue. Just wanted to confirm few things:

    1) Was there some scripts present in folder C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 12.0\de_DE and these are not copied to 13.0 folder?
    2) Is your problem just limited to folder movement or you are facing the issue that your startup scripts are not running?

    Please provide more detail about the issue. Also, It would be useful if you can provide steps to reproduce the issue.

  16. InDesign: 2018, newest update erases all user-saved Workspaces

    Newest update erases all user-saved Workspaces. Newest update to Photoshop 2018 doesn't...argh.

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  17. "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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  18. Search field does not work in Open dialogue box

    Simple search filename request in the Open dialogue box and the search does not work in InDesign. This works in EVERY SINGLE OTHER APPLICATION KNOWN TO MAN. Just not in InDesign. InDesign is becoming the most unstable app I have ever worked within in over 10 years. Come on Adobe - this is Mac App 101 and you are FAILING MISERABLY. Fix this embarrassment immediately.

    9 votes
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  19. 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

    5 votes
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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

  20. Page wont show in page panel

    There are some pages that are created from before. They even have a master applied on them but the page panel wont show all my pages. I can not select them or move them. Please help.

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