Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. shift key no longer works to gather objects into a group

    shift key no longer works to gather objects into a group

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  3. Error Message "you cannot reverse this change with the edit > undo command".

    This comes up continuously. The only way you can dispose of it is by shutting the program down. Apparently I am not the only person, as it been reported before. See the Adobe forum the same problem - forums.adobe.com/thread/2292990

    This makes it an official problem not exclusive to my experience.

    Do we have fix???

    David

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  4. Story that spans several pages not adding to InCopy Assignment.

    When I create an InCopy file the bulk of the document does not add to the assignment. When I right click on the story there is no InCopy option in the drop down. If I go to the assignments panel I cannot add the story to the assignment.

    Just updated to InDesign cc 2018. (13.0.1) Running El Capitan.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. The "Find" function doesn't work properly. It writes backward or not at all

    The "Find" function doesn't work properly. It writes backward or not at all

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  8. 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…

    3 votes
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  9. Google sheets in xlsx but still "Cannot place... no filter..."

    I try to place a spreadsheet created in Google sheets and saved as xlsx and I get the error message "Cannot place this file. No filter found for requested operation". I am using a Mac & Mojave 10.14.6. My copy of InDesign is subscription.

    3 votes
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  10. Data Merge won't include emoji unicode characters

    I've created a test file with links and images and test text to try and replicate the fault. Follow the steps in the InDesign file attached.

    Put simply, text – whether it is UTF-8 or UTF-16 can import unicode characters that are meant to represent emojis etc, and this is demonstrated in the test file. While not in the minion character set, I've created a GREP style that looks for unicode characters and changes them to apple color emoji. That bit works.
    What does NOT work is when importing the text as part of a data merge... instead the unicode…

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Stop making InDesign preferences default to rich black

    Stop making the InDesign preferences default back to "rich black" under appearance of black whenever InDesign is updated, or the preferences are cleared. InDesign was originally created for print designers despite this expanding in this screen it should still default to " display all Blacks accurately", and "output all Blacks accurately". Since the change in the setting for print designers could end up costing quite a lot of money if not caught before it goes to press.

    3 votes
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  13. Lag in InDesign 14.0.1 when doing ANYTHING.

    Lag in InDesign 14.0.1 when doing ANYTHING. Every time I click my mouse, make a move, do a single thing there is a 20-40 second LAG. This is beyond annoying. I am on a very tight deadline just like 99% of your other users. YOU NEED TO FIGURE THIS OUT ADOBE!!!!! And don't you dare tell me it's been figured out. I'm starting a new post per your request on March 26, 2019. FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

    3 votes
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  14. Can't open .idap files

    We can package .icap files and send them to the proofreader, but when we get the .idap files back we can't open them. We get the error "The selected package file requires an InDesign document “^1” that cannot be found."

    Others seem to be having the same issue here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2551100
    The plugin listed in that forum thread does not fix the problem either.

    The problem started when our team updated to CC 2019... had no problems until the update. We're on Apple's Mojave OS and 2019 InDesign.

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Adobe Fonts wont load

    Hello,

    While creating a document I was trying to discover a new font. I clicked Fonts > Find More and where a list of adobe fonts usually pops up, I got nothing. I tried creating a new text box, signing in and out of adobe, and closing / opening the document.

    Attached please find a screen grab of the issue.

    I'd love an assist if possible.

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  17. Footnotes flows on the following page even if there is still space on the page where is the reference number

    Indesign CC 14.0.1
    MAC OS High Sierra 10.13.6

    unfortunately it happens very often that the text of the footnotes flows on the following page even if there is still space (several lines) on the page where is the footnote’s reference number.
    for this bug, the result of many jobs is very bad

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  18. 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…
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  19. PDF

    When placing a PDF of stylized text into ID2019, some text flips upside down. But it works fine in ID2018.

    3 votes
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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  20. Data Merge ignores files when a header field is called 'table'

    If Data Merge tries to select a data source where one of its header fields is called 'table' (all lowercase), it fails to import (InDesign v 13.0.1). It doesn't seem to matter which column it's in, but changing it to anything else (e.g. 'Table' with uppercase 'T') seems to fix it.

    Tried it on 2 machines, same result. Adobe Customer Care on Twitter confirmed they could replicate it and suggested I post it here.

    Short video attached illustrating the issue.

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