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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. unasked for font changes in 15.0.2

    It isn't so much an idea as a major problem. I upgraded to 15.0.2 yesterday and now fonts are being changed involuntarily and when I go into find font, I can't change them back. The names say they are there but the file looks like ****. I've gone back to InDesign CC 2019 to work, because I am completely stuck in CC 2020.

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  6. Character outline aligned center PDF export problem

    Character outline aligned center PDF export problem

    Indesign 15.0.1, Mac Os 10.15.2

    Missing hyphen and some character on line endings has outline color instead fill.

    Explaned on placed PDF.

    Export to PostScript or printing is OK.

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  7. Command-O or command-N doesn't work after Indesign starts up.

    This has been an annoying bug for a while. If you open indesign, then use the command-O or command-N key to open/create a file, nothing happens. You just get an alert sound.

    3 votes
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  8. Indesign color separations preview does not work correctly

    The preview goes haywire when I turn separations on and off in InDesign. See screengrabs. Is there a workaround? I have ben unable to find one so far - are Adobe just choosing to ignore this issue?


    • iMac Reina 5k, 27in, 2017

    • Mac OS 10.14.5

    • InDesign 14.0.2

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  9. 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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  10. 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!!!!!!!!!

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    3 votes
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  14. 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

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. 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.

    3 votes
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  18. Basic Shortcuts Gone

    InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator all lost shortcuts such as spacebar hand, zoom, unable to scale boxes in InDesign or constrain placed images, Photoshop you can't constrain a scale with shift. All same in Illustrator. Just noticed these yesterday and assumed it was Mojave, which I installed Saturday. I updated Adobe upgrades but that didn't help.

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  19. 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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  20. Extension option missing

    Extension option is missing in Window menu. So, i can't the see my added extensions.

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