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  1. Running head containing forced line break inserts space incorrectly

    When a Running Head text variable is generated, under certain (common) conditions, a double-space is inserted where a forced linebreak is used.

    To reproduce bug:

    1. Insert a Running Head text variable into a master page running head position.

    2. Specify the first instance of, say, Level-One paragraph style.

    3. In a multi-page text flow, insert a Level-One styled paragraph with enough text to force a line wrap.

    4. Within the Level-One paragraph, insert a Forced Line Break (FLB) character.

    5. Scroll text back and forth to force update of the text variable display.

    Result: On the page containing the Level-One paragraph, the running head…

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  2. Google sheets in xlsx but still "Cannot place... no filter..."

    I try to place a spreadsheet created in Google sheets and saved as xlsx and I get the error message "Cannot place this file. No filter found for requested operation". I am using a Mac & Mojave 10.14.6. My copy of InDesign is subscription.

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  3. 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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  4. shift key no longer works to gather objects into a group

    shift key no longer works to gather objects into a group

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  5. Indesign not working with macOS High Sierra download

    My Adobe InDesign is showing blank window and no tools after downloading macOS High Sierra. Help?

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  6. InDesign steals focus in Windows 10

    Whenever InDesign launches or performs a task such as PDF export, if the user switches to another application, InDesign will steal the focus back.

    This annoyance has been around for quite some time as outlined in this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2001514

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  7. Variable Font (Source Sans 3) some Characters not available

    macOS Ventura 13.5.2 (22G91), InDesign 19.0
    Since the update to Indesign 2024 (or version 19.0), some letters can no longer be selected in bold or black for the variable version of the font "Source Sans 3". When adjusting the slider, they become thinner again (instead of thicker) from a weight of 600. It affects e.g. the small a, e and l, but not the i, s... etc. they are also not displayed in the glyphs. With font weights below 600 (up to and including semibold) everything works fine (variable and with font weights). This applies to both the TT-version (download)…

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  8. Unrecognizable when Color Setting is set to Japanese name

    OS : Windows 10/11
    InDesign : 18.1/ 17.4/16.4.3 (probably all versions)

    If I save a color setting with a Japanese name, the next time I open the color setting, an error occurs and it is not recognized.
    When I check the list, it is garbled and cannot be loaded.
    The same problem does not occur when the same color settings are used in Illustrator.

    Since this problem occurs in a Japanese environment, the contents of the screenshots and attached file names are in Japanese.

    Original Message :
    カラー設定を日本語名で保存した場合、次にカラー設定を開いたときにエラーが発生して認識できません。
    リストを確認すると文字化けしているため、読み込めない状態となっています。
    同じカラー設定をIllustratorで利用した場合は同じ問題は発生しません。

    日本語環境で起きる問題であるため、スクリーンショットの内容や添付ファイル名は日本語です。

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  9. GREP Error: one or more times - shortest match, not working with end of paragraph ($ sign)

    one or more times - shortest match, not working with end of paragraph ($ sign)
    Indesign find the expression, but ignore the shortest match.

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  10. I have to double click to access menus, drop down doesn't work on one click

    1 . I updated my Mac to Monterey v12.2 and then Indesign issues began. I can not one click on my navigation, I have to double click to access drop down menu and then the menu stays on the screen does not clear.

    Also I cannot access sub-menus in the drop. ie: FILE > OPEN RECENT

    First off I have to double click to access the FILE drop down menu and then when i scroll down to OPEN RECENT, i cannot access that menu

    1. When I have selected multiple objects and short key COPY or CUT... Indesign shuts down and…
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  11. Vcard QR code : the title text field is not filled in correctly

    If I create a Vcard QR code with Indesign the title text field is not filled in correctly if I scan with an iphone.

    Test 1 :
    Id 17.0.1
    Mac os Monterey 12.1
    MBP pro M1 MAX

    Test 2 :
    Id 17.0.1
    Mac os Monterey 12.1
    MacPro 2019 16 cores

    5 votes

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  12. line break within Hebrew word

    InDesign frequently breaks lines of Hebrew text in the middle of words. The work around is to add a Zero Length Joiner, but that can be a tedious process, especially when InDesign keeps that word together but breaks the line in the middle of a different word.

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  13. when I hold shift or shift+command and try to scale it doesn't work

    When I try to scale something using shift or command+shift it does not scale proportionately. Unsure what to do.

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  14. this update is terribly slow

    this update (16,0 x64) is terribly slow
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

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  15. MacOS Big Sur Creative Cloud Download Manager iCon not clearly visible in Apple Menu

    MacOS Big Sur Creative Cloud Download Manager iCon is barely showing up at the top of my screen. Since the top control bar in Big Sur is now transparent, I am using a black background so its quite faint. Attaching screen shot. This wasn't an issue with previous OS and had the same black background.

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  16. qr

    Hi,

    We created a business card for our employee, that includes QR code generated within InDesign. When we tested it with Android it reads everything correctly, but when reading QR code with iPhone, it only reads first and last name and job title. We tested with several different Iphones and everywhere the same result. But when we've tested a similar business card from a colleague, it worked ok. Sending both business cards in the attachment. Daniel Fischer's business card is not working correctly on the iPhone.

    We are using InDesign 15.1.1 x64

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  17. Update to the latest version not possible

    After reinstalling Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe InDesign CC 2018 (version 13.1) on a new Windows computer, it is not possible to update to the latest version 13.1.1.
    Even with a new installation of Adobe InDesign, version 13.0, no update is offered.
    All update installers should be available for all authorized versions * of the Creative Cloud.

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  18. 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.

    Link to Indesign file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8fpld7ks7k8rb4/bug-report-variable-font-world-ready-composer.indd?dl=0

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

  19. installed 2020 and uninstalled 2019, no files not associating with the app

    After installing 2020 to edit files created in the latest version, all .indd files are not associated with Indesign at all. When I try to update default settings to associate .indd files with InDesign, the file type .indd is not listed.

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  20. Scrolling and zoom issue

    Scrolling and zoom won't work all of a sudden. The ruler shows I am scrolling or zooming, but the pages remain stationary. This is happening while indexing. I have to close file and re-open

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