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  1. Pop ups fail

    Hi, I have Id cc 13.0.1 by Adobe Creative Cloud. When I double clic on an indd file all pop up menus from differents windows don't work, I can choose (e.g. vertical alignment from framework option or multiply from effects) but the original option remains. If I open the app first and the file later it works perfectly.
    Hope this helps. Bye!

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  2. Hyperlink

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

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  3. Dialog Box Disappears

    From time to time the Move dialogue box will not show up when called using the hotkey Shift-Command-M. InDesign then thinks a dialogue box is open and will not perform other tasks. You cannot exit the phantom dialogue box with escape. You cannot save your document. You cannot quit InDesign without manually force quitting.

    I am on Mac High-Sierra OS 10.13.1 (17B1003) and the latest Creative Cloud version of InDesign. I have had this happen on multiple computers and on multiple versions of InDesign.

    I do not have multiple monitors - however, I do use the Spaces function on the…

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  4. Converting 2018 to 2017

    Most times when trying to open indd 2018 files from indd 2017, it gives the option to convert. Then says unable to convert because I'm not signed in when in fact...I am.

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  5. 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.

  6. Outside aligned strokes are buggy

    After outlining text, putting an outside or inside stroke on it produces odd results. It seems it aligns to the absolute outside of the object, rather than the edges like it does in other Adobe programs. I've attached an example of what adding an outside stroke to an outlined 'e' looks like in both Indesign and Ilustrator looks like. This seems to effect any object that has a section cut out.

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  7. Google File Stream error code: 14

    My InDesign (2018) document is synced for offline use in Google Drive. (We've just begun using Google File Stream). I go to open the document with WIFI disabled and this error message appears (see attachment).
    When I enable WIFI again, the document opens without issue.
    I'd appreciate any help please! Thank you.

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  8. It is impossible to export iframes to ePub

    To Adobe
    It is well known, that Apple blocks iFrames. But when you can insert youtube codes into an iframe in InDesign and see it work perfect in "Public Online", then why do the video disappear when I export InDesign files to the ePub format.

    Claus Bangsholm

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  9. Open Sans

    Open Sans not working in Indesign 13.0.1. Have cleared font cache, reinstalled clean font from google and still it doesn't recognise it.

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  10. 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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  11. Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share)

    Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share).
    User receives the message, "Import failed." when placing a .indd file inside of another InDesign file.

    If this is a limit of InDesign it would be helpful if the error message was more detailed. If this error prompted the user to close the open file, it would be clear what is causing the issue. I believe that I have been able to place an open InDesign file in the past.

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  12. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Label info empty on library item when running javascript

    When running a Javascript which checks a library item, the label property is always empty. Script labels can be applied on items on a page and dropped in a library. When adding the item to the page again, the label is still present. But when checking the label of an item using a script when the item is still in the library, the label property is empty.

    Just test this using ....
    alert(app.libraries[0].assets[0].label);

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  13. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Offset tables not detected when running Javascript

    When running a script which processes tables in textframes, offset tables are not detected. If you have a text frame which contains 5 tables, of which are only 3 visible, and 2 are offset. The script detects only 3. You can test this using ...

    alert(app.activeDocument.allPageItems[0].tables.length);

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  14. Hyperlinks not detected

    The "Convert URLs to Hyperlinks" function in the hyperlinks panel is not working properly in CC 2018. Not all the links are detected. There doesn’t seem to be any logic in which links are detected and which are not, it seems very random.

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    Hi,

    I tried out with various hyperlinks and the function is working fine for me.

    Please try it out with the latest release and even then if you encountering the same issue,
    please provide sample documents with which you are facing the issue or just add a small video (on WeTransfer/Youtube/Dropbox) and share the link.

    Please do mention your machine configuration like OS, Locale.

    You can also send files/links directly to paawasth@adobe.com

    Thanks & Regards
    Payal Awasthi (InDesign Team)

  15. Linking Issues Between Mack and Windows

    Our team is experiencing broken links in files saved on our network between Mac and Windows users. How do we seamlessly link documents between the two different operating systems? When I open a file on my Mac and save it and a Windows user tries to access the same file, the links are broken. The type of server we are on is a Windows Server 2008 R2.

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  16. Fonts and content

    DISAPPEARING FONTS AND CONTENT CENTRING

    Fonts are becoming unavailable in a combination of High Sierra, InDesign CC 2018 and FontAgent. Franklin Gothic ITC has disappeared completely and will not import.

    Secondly the content centre button appears got have been discontinued. Why?

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  17. installed font missing

    InDesign 13.0.1 on macOS 10.12.6

    One installed font from a family of 6 suddenly started showing as not found. Frutiger LT Pro 67 Bold Condensed was correctly showing, now not.

    I have re-installed InDesign twice, reinstalled the font, and rebooted several times. Font is correctly showing still in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    This is impacting client files and while I have a workaround, I am concerned the problem will occur with other fonts where I don't have a viable solution. (I have another foundry version of that particular font.)

    Screen shots attached.

    many thanks

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    Hi,

    Please try it out with the latest release and if even then you encountering the same issue, please share the font file of that particular font with which you are facing the issue.

    Please do mention your machine configuration like OS, Locale. You can also send files/links directly to paawasth@adobe.com.

    Thanks,
    Payal

  18. control

    InDesign CC 2018

    Control palette will not change from floating to dock top or bottom.

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  20. when I click on Indesign document, the program oben but nut the the documents

    Have had to restart computer twice now to get latest update of InDesign to open and/or create any documents at work.

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