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  1. 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
    - Create 2 more text frames that auto adjust in height and fill them with lorem ipsum or any text.
    - Paste those two text frames into the first created "master" Text frame
    - Change the Text in the first Text frame (Add some empty lines or remove text) and see InDesign fail to update.
    3. Expected result: Should be pretty obvious... InDesign should not fail to update the current view.
    4. Actual Result: All Textframes are misaligned…

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  2. Critical : can't sync fonts from Adobe

    Critical : can't sync fonts from Adobe :

    Hello, just like this guy below :

    Help! Unable to activate fonts InDesign 2019

    I can't sync fonts on indesign from Adobe Fonts. Nothing works. Tried everything.

    Tried syncing them from the Adobe Font website, tried in Indesign, uninstalled all indesign versions, restarted preferences, uninstalled adobe cloud.

    tried everything,

    Deactivating fonts on adobe font website, reactivating them. Doing the same in the cloud app. No fix.

    FONTS HAVING ISSUES : Source Sans pro, Open Sans, League Gothic, Fire Sans , Fire Sans 2.

    The error message is : "unable to sync one…

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    We’ve seen this issue happen when you have the same Font already installed on your machine.

    So you may try going to where your Fonts are installed on Windows machine – (Control panel > Fonts) and uninstall/remove the Fonts that you are unable to Sync from Adobe Fonts.

    Hopefully, the problem should get resolved.

    Adobe InDesign team

  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. qr code special character problem

    qr code business card generated don´t read in correct form. Specials characters like á or é are incorrectly presented in iphone qr code readers.

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  6. If Paragraph Format uses Shade, only the first line is underlined (instead of all) (Layer Problem!)

    Its not a suggestion, its a bug.
    Under Indesign 13.1, when e.g. a whole page is styled to have a gray shade behind it, and some paragraphs have to be undelined, then ALWAYS the Line before a hard return does not show the underline, because I suppose a layer problem occurs. Indesign seems to see the text on top, then applies the shade and _under_ that the underlining for the text, which won't be shown then. The descenders are shown normally, since they are on top in the text layer. I have not found a way to tell the underline…

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  7. CC libraries

    CC Libraries doesn't load up properly, the drop down menu only stays open if I hold down left click on the mouse and doesn't load the library I want when I release.

    This bug has only come since the most recent update to CC2018 13.1. Running High Sierra on an iMac Pro 2017

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  8. 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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  9. Pallette pop-up menus appear on dual monitor

    I'm using InDesign CC (latest version) on a Macbook Pro 15" (OS 10.13.3) together with a Dell 24" monitor. Most of my pallettes (except the very basic ones) are on my Macbook, while I have my workfield on the bigger monitor. What happens is that the pop-up menus of the pallettes i keep on the on the Macscreen appear on the big monitor, for instance all the transparancy-options. Very annoying and time-consuming!
    I tried resetting the prefs, re-installed InDesign, but no effect. Does anybody recognize this and have a fix? Thanks a lot!

    3 votes
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  10. Extendscript : impossible to add word to user dictionnary with respect to upper/lower case

    Using the following script portion :

    app.userDictionaries.item('Français').addWord ([ "~Crescrire"]);

    the data added to the dictionnary is "~crescrire" and the the upper case C is lost.

    3 votes
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  11. There is no InDesign's icon

    InDesign's icon is broken in the alt-tab menu on Windows.

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  12. Hyperlink

    Hyperlinks are not working when exporting to PDF from InDesign.Please fix this bug.

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  13. Data Merge: Remove blank lines for empty fields no longer works in CC2018

    InDesign CC2018 English latest update. Since the update when data merging from a CSV file blank lines are not deleted. Yes, Remove Blank Lines is checked in the options.

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    Please refer to this article : https://indesignsecrets.com/rid-empty-lines-data-merge.php for more information on how the feature ‘Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields’ work. Basically, if there are some fields that don’t have data in the CSV file, InDesign will remove the blank line in the merged document that is created. However, if you have an entire record(row) missing in the CSV file, it won’t remove that record in the merged document – you will still see an empty record in the merged document.

  14. InDesign Lock File does not go away

    Lock File (0 KB) remains after InDesign file is closed. Lock File does not go away. Oldest lock file is 10 days old. PC Laptop shut down every night.

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  16. Hunspell dictionaries cannot be added in Sierra or High Sierra

    Adding Hunspell dictionaries breaks code-signing, and results in the whole of InDesign's spelling system being sand-boxed by OSX.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. On High Sierra and InDesign CC, add a Hunspell dictionary, as detailed here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/add_cs_dictionaries.html

    2. Spell-check any InDesign document using the new dictionary and spell-checking then becomes unusable, until InDesign is uninstalled then re-installed.

    The following types of errors are produced in the console, showing that it's a code-signing issue, caused by dictionaries being installed within the Hunspell plugin bundle.

    Can I suggest that there should be another place to install additional languages, outside the InDesign application.

    The…

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  17. Missing item in startup screen should be removed

    If I move a document on my hard drive, of course it’s gonna be missing in the recent items of inDesign. (normal)
    At that moment, instead of « missing doc -> OK » i should have :
    « missing doc -> remove from recent docs / Ok »
    * OK would do the exact same thing, closing the message window and leaving the icon/item there.
    * remove would remove it from the list so that I don’t see it again and mistakenly click it again.
    Why keeping the « OK » item at all ? So that I can keep…

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  18. 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.

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  19. English (UK) dictionary apparently not working

    Why, when I have set things to PROPER English rather than American English, is the spellchecker still working in Mericanese?

    The attached will show British spellings being highlighted as wrong, yet PROPER English selected in preferences.

    Thank you!

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    You can select the text frame and change the language in the Control panel
    or you can select a specific portion of text, say a word, in a frame and change the language for that in the Control panel.

    If you want to change the application’s default language, in a no document state, edit the [Basic Paragraph] style in the Paragraph Styles panel (in Advanced Character Formats) category.

  20. Incompatible with Windows 10, won't even open

    My Windows 10 laptop simply will not open InDesign.

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