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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. There is no InDesign's icon

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

    3 votes
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. 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…

    3 votes
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  7. 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.

    3 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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!

    3 votes
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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.

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

    My Windows 10 laptop simply will not open InDesign.

    3 votes
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  11. Adobe inDesign is shutting down

    Adobe in Design is shutting dow. A serious error was detected. Please restart InDesign to recover work in any unsaved InDesign documents. This happened when importing an image cmd D.

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  12. Dynamic spelling not working

    Dynamic spelling not working.

    2 votes
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  13. harfbuzz

    Compile Harfbuzz with Graphite support enabled.

    InDesign 2020 uses Harfbuzz for complex script rendering. Harfbuzz has the capability to use Graphite instructions for rendering complex scripts, but Adobe has compiled Harfbuzz without Graphite support.

    Graphite is needed for rendering some character combinations used in languages which are not supported by other font technologies.

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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Indesign 15.0.1 EXTREMELY SLOW

    Running Indesign 15.0.1 on Catalina (10.15.3) - Indesign is so slow, that it became unusable!

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  16. 60 Noto (foreign) fonts showing up in middle of drop down font listing.

    I have recently upgraded to Adobe CC 2020, and also upgraded to Mac OS Catalina. when I open my font drop down menu I expect to see all of the 'foreign' (non english) fonts at the bottom of the list. Instead, there is a font 'Noto' with 60 font families in the menu. I've checked in 'Font Book' on my mac, and that font is NOT listed as an 'english' font, so I assume it SHOULD go to the bottom of the menu. These fonts show up in the middle of font listing of other CC programs as well (Photoshop…

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  17. Variable fonts broken with World Ready Paragraph Composer

    Using the World-ready composer essentially breaks the glyph width interpolation of Variable Fonts. The outcome is that text set in a Variable Font will receive the Variable Font's default style's horizontal glyph widths for any axis location, resulting in unusable overlap or gaps.

    Attached you find a sample Indesign file with comparison and a screenshot thereof. This happens with any Variable Font I have tested so var, but to complete the same test case as included, download https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-sans-pro/releases/download/3.006R/source-sans-pro-3.006R.zip and install VAR/SourceSansVariable-Roman.otf as well as OTF/*.otf files.

    2 votes
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  18. 15.0.1 doesn't find fonts in document fonts folder

    If I open a document that has a Document fonts folder [in the same folder as the document itself], InDesign 15.0.1 consistently fails to find those fonts or let me select them. So the document opens showing all those fonts as missing and there's no way to fix the problem.

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  19. Mouse very slow during mail merge

    When exporting to a PDF using Indesign Mail Merge, the mouse is very slow, even if in other programs. That makes the computer unusable during export of large PDF's.

    I found that only when the Windows Task Manager is on the front, the mouse acts normal again, but when I the Task Manager loses focus, the mouse is slow again.

    We have this problem on our Windows PC's. On my Mac it works fine.

    We use the latest Indesign (15.0.1)

    2 votes
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  20. Data merge

    Data merge doesn't work with UTF-8 unicode file (CSV or TXT).
    The sheet file aren't embbed to indesign project and can't use data.

    It only works with ASCII and SHIFT_JIS but they didn't render well special characters.

    Could you please fix this bug please ?
    Best regards

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