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  1. Arrowhead scaling percentage no longer accurate

    I have just realised that the arrowhead scaling percentage no longer works as it should.

    Scaling an arrowhead to 50% no longer means that the size is reduced to 50%, it the arrowhead only shrinks to something like 90%.

    Similarliy, a 200% size adjustment gives me around 110% the original size. See image.

    Not even a 1% setting gives me the 50% size I'm looking for.

    I'm on a MBP M3 Max with InDesign 19.1.

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  2. Copying originally English text in InDesign and it's pasting as Chinese characters

    Really weird - been trying to copy and paste directly from an indesign file to external documents while sub-editing a page, and noticing it's pasting as a string of Chinese characters.

    E.g. see attached screenshot is pasting as:
    渀 倀愀爀椀猀 琀栀攀爀攀ᤠ猀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 爀漀洀愀渀挀攀 愀渀搀 栀攀爀攀 椀琀 挀愀洀攀 椀渀 愀 樀漀礀昀甀氀 挀漀氀氀愀戀漀爀愀琀椀漀渀 戀攀琀眀攀攀渀 䜀倀 ☀ 䨀 䈀愀欀攀爀 愀渀搀 椀渀琀攀爀椀漀爀 瘀椀猀椀漀渀愀爀礀 䬀椀琀 䬀攀洀瀀⸀ 䤀渀昀甀猀攀搀 眀椀琀栀 眀栀椀洀猀礀 愀渀搀 䬀椀琀ᤠ猀 琀爀愀搀攀洀愀爀欀 猀琀漀爀礀琀攀氀氀椀渀最Ⰰ 琀栀攀 挀漀氀氀攀挀琀椀漀渀 椀渀挀氀甀搀攀猀 愀 昀愀戀甀氀漀甀猀 猀攀氀攀挀琀椀漀渀 漀昀 猀欀椀渀渀礀 愀渀搀 昀愀琀 氀椀渀攀渀 猀琀爀椀瀀攀猀 瀀氀甀猀 愀 瀀爀椀渀琀攀搀 挀攀氀攀戀爀愀琀椀漀渀 漀昀 刀漀戀椀渀愀 䨀愀挀欀 挀攀爀愀洀椀挀猀

    But only into certain programmes. Pastes in English in google search or directly into a google chat, but pasted into Whatsapp desktop or a fresh email or apple notes app (etc) it pastes as Chinese characters...

    For reference, using InDesign 2023, font is Adobe Caslon Pro, language is set to UK English...

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  3. story direction missing indesign 19.2

    I don’t know how, but I activated story direction right to left when i created a frame with columns. I went crazy to disable it, so i found that there is an option which is missing in my indesign version (19.2. italian language). Is there a way or a keyboard shortcut to fix it? Thanks for your help

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  4. Anchor a group of texts in a text

    I use Indesign 19.1. I have a group of texts that I need to anchor in the main text frame. As there is no anchor point on my group, I try to cut it and paste it where I need it to be anchored. I place my cursor where it should be, and paste, but nothing happens. So, I tried the same manipulation in Indesign 18.1 and it works. Can you tell me why it doesn't work anymore, and how can I anchor my group of texts. Is there another way?

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  5. schikken

    Wanneer ik mijn interface groter dan 100% heb staan en vervolgens bij venster kies voor schikken, dan schikt hij de pagina's niet over de volle breedte van het scherm

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  6. change date (Ändringsdatum) in window when open och import a picture is missing

    InDesign 19.1
    MacOS Sonoma
    In Finder you can choose to sort with the choice Change date, but when you work in InDesign and open or want to import a picture you can‘t sort the list after Change date (Ändringsdatum) anymore.
    I wan‘t the choice to use change date to come back.

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  7. InDesign V19.1 Updated Jan 18 2024 Bug: Double click on text frame moves the frame every time

    With the new version 19.1, every time I double click on a text box to change text, after each double click the text box is moving a tiny bit. This happens every time in any document and after a program restart.

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  8. layer visibility of placed ai file is not updated when edited in Illustrator.

    When layer visibility of a placed Illustrator (.ai) file is edited in Illustrator, InDesign does not update. The layer that is not visible in the .ai file is still visible in the InDesign file.
    Manually placing the revised .ai file into InDesign shows the file correctly.
    Windows
    ID v 19.0.0 x64
    AI v28.1 (64-bit)

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  9. line thickness

    1. Adobe Indesign 19.1 Dutch version but problem occurs also in previous versions. OS Sonoma 14.1
    2. Double click on 'line' then I try to fill in 0,5 pt for the thickness.
    3. I would expect 0,5 pt for the thickness.
    4. but I get ',t' instead. After trying '5' and press 'enter' I get '5 pt' and after that I can choose anything I want.
    5. See screenshot
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  11. Hyperlinks split when importing and mapping styles of a rtf file

    context: Using the place menu, and importing a rtf file, and mapping styles to indesign styles
    hyperlinks of each string of charaters are split in several hyperllink entity

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  12. Page Links not working – Can't assign a page as a link – Crashes InDesign when attempting to select a page from Hyperlink settings

    Page Links not working – Can't assign a page as a link – Crashes InDesign when attempting to select a page from Hyperlink settings

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  13. Export - Jpg - Page Size - Suffix

    Love the new update where you can change the export options to include a specific Suffix, however could you remove the spaces between the sizes in the Page Size Suffix export? For example, 700 x 200 would be 700x200. This will help speed up the process in file naming as we can not have spaces in files names in any graphics for our websites.

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  14. Tools disappear in InDesign Beta

    My tools that are supposed to be on the left side disappear sometimes. I close the app and open it again but still nothing. I'm using the normal InDesign now and it's working well. I'm using an Intel Mac.

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  15. Missing Option to assign key to "insert footnote"

    On InDesign 19.0.1 (german version) I am missing the option to assign a key to "Fußnote einfügen" (insert footnote). For "insert endnote" the option is there.

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  16. Footnote: Problems with Small caps when using World-Ready Paragraph Composer

    ID 23 and 24: When the Footnote Text Paragraph Style has World-Ready Paragraph Composer enabled, then there is a problem with formatting in the first line of the footnote: Starting from Footnote 10, the problem appears. When Small Caps is applied (via open type font) then the style is applied to 1 letter before the styled text range and 1 letter at the end of the text is not styled as should be. So the staling is shifted for 1 letter regarding the applied style. When the footnote number is 3 digits, then the styling is shifted by 2 letters.

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  17. Language

    Add the possibility for different languages to switch between on adobe.link's from AdobeIndesign for more possibilities.

    LANGUAGE #INDESIGN LINKS

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  18. Stile di carattere

    Non è una nuova idea. è un bug dall'ultimo aggiornamento. Se faccio una stringa di testo e seleziono stile di carattere ad esempio corsivo, tondo chiaro ecc. selezionando la singola parola e applico lo stile influisce sull'intera strinca a differenza della precedente versione che teneva lao stile solo sul testo selezionato pur nella stressa riga.

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  19. Publish Online not working

    Images and text not coming through when publishing online.

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  20. eyedropper + shift

    Eyedropper tool bug, when I'm trying to use the optionnal command "Shift" (the eyedropper become a target), it supposed to grab only color, which is not the case on 19.0 on mac, it seems to work as a normal eyedropper :s

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