Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. 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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  2. There is no InDesign's icon

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

    3 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. 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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  5. GREP variables $1 (and so on) not working

    GREP variables $1 (and so on) are not working. $0 brings the found text, $1 just replaces with $1.
    Indesign CC 13.0 2018

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. InDesign: 2018, newest update erases all user-saved Workspaces

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

    3 votes
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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. 3 votes
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  12. 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.

    3 votes
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  13. page pallet


    1. Indesign 15.1.1 and earlier versions - English supporting Hebrew.


    2. When I create a document with binding right-to-left the page pallet numbers are blurry and hard to read this is not an issue when the document has binding left-to-right. See screen video and screen shot attached.


    I am using Windows 10 latest version, but this has been an issue for many year now

    2 votes
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  14. Unable to Save Document

    Indesign 15.1
    Opened file I have worked on before. Added some text. Went to 'undo' an action and couldn't with key command or 'Edit>Undo'.
    Then thought I would try and close out of Indesign and restart to see if that helped. Tried to save file. Could not save file with key command or 'File>Save'.
    Options—Save, Save As, CheckIn, Save A Copy, and Revert—are all grayed out and unusable, as well as many options under the Edit menu as well.

    2 votes
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  15. Can't get Catalina Voice Control to work with InDesign 2020

    I can get Voice Control to work in other apps, but not in InDesign.

    2 votes
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  16. Spelling

    Dynamic spelling is not working in the latest edition of InDesign

    2 votes
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  17. Character Alternates Contextual Menu not working in InDesign with Hebrew Support

    Note the following checkbox:

    Preferences > Advanced Type > Type Contextual Controls > Show for Character Alternates, Fractions, Ordinals and Ligatures

    If checked, whenever a character is selected a contextual menu with alternates should appear (if supported by the font, of course).

    It's working in the English (International) version, but not in the English (Hebrew Supporting) version.

    More details:
    InDesign 15.0.2 English (Hebrew Supporting)
    macOS Catalina 10.15.4

    2 votes
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  18. Button: Delete optional state and its content

    In the Button and Forms panel, the button [Delete optional state and its content] is always gray, it will not delete the selected button states.

    This is in ID2018, 2019, 2020 Mac & Windows. I have to go back to CS6 to see it working.

    2 votes
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  19. Problème fonction assemblage

    Avec in Design 15.0.2, lors de l’assemblage d’un fichier : je n’arrive plus à avoir un dossier complet qui regroupe la mise en page , le dossiers de polices et les liens : les liens (images et logos) du fichier ne sont pas intégrés dans le dossier Link alors que tout est bien liés dans la mise en page (les images ne sont pas manquantes).

    Le problème n'existe pas avec la version précédente.

    Pouvez-vous m'aider ?

    Arnaud M

    2 votes
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  20. Missing fonts, spell checking not working with InDesign 2020 build 15.0.2

    There are two bugs with InDesign 2020, build 15.0.2, which make it unusable for me. I have reverted to build 15.0, and the two bugs are not in that build.

    Bug 1 is that often when I export pages as a pdf, or I package the document, the fonts I am using in the document become missing afterward. I need to quit InDesign in order to have InDesign find those fonts again.

    Bug 2 is that spell checking no longer works. The spell checking window comes up, but it never catches any misspellings.

    Reverting InDesign to build 15.0 takes care…

    2 votes
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