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  1. indesign mouse cursor disappear on the layout design

    when i open an indesign layout and try to choose an item on design elements my cursor disappeared. i already re-deleted my preferences and tried some other elements on the internet i found. Please help :) wish you luck

    3 votes

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  2. Presentation Mode makes InDesign window smaller

    InDesign 2023 18.2.1
    Monterey 12.1 Apple M1

    I always work with my InDesign window taking up the full area of my monitor, meaning the window fills the screen.

    After viewing a document in Presentation Mode (Shift+w) and exiting, it shrinks the InDesign window and I have to double click the top of the window to max expand it again. This seems to be an apple silicon only bug as I have an intel mac and don't experience this problem.

    3 votes

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  3. Exiting presentation mode on external monitor brings InDesign window to primary monitor.

    Exiting presentation mode on external monitor brings InDesign window to primary monitor. I am working on a macbook laptop with an external apple screen. I work on the external monitor and when i enter presentation mode and exit InDesign is brought down to my laptop screen.

    3 votes

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  4. Adjust Layout Options - retain object adjustment but lock ruler guides in place

    When ruler guides are locked and the option to adjust locked content is deselected, the guides still move proportional to the margins. There needs to be an option to treat ruler guides as objects are treated, where it's possible to actually lock the ruler guides in place while still utilizing Adjust Layout.

    3 votes

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  5. Workspace not being saved

    In 17.4, the workspace is not being saved. You have to go to Windows and pick a workspace in order to do anything. What comes up is nothing, no menu bars at all.

    3 votes

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  6. InDesign Application Frame cannot be moved between desktops on macOS Monterey, via Mission Control

    The InDesign application frame cannot be moved between desktops on macOS Monterey via dragging the top edge of the window to the top of Mac desktop and then selecting a different desktop to drop it into in Mission Control. This is contrary to behavior in other programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. InDesign can be moved to a different desktop by dragging it to the left or right edge of the screen but it is preferable to have the functionality using the top of edge of the current desktop so the desired window can be chosen. I am…

    3 votes

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  7. resize document view

    I am using Indesign 17.2. When I try to resize the art board by clicking on the bottom right corner, the whole thing automatically becomes larger than my screen so that I have no way to adjust it from there.

    The uploaded image shows the bottom of my screen without any way to access the bottom of the document.

    3 votes

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  8. Margins cannot be adjusted via the Document setup window

    Version: 16.3.2
    When trying to change the margins via the Document setup (alt+command+p) dialogue, nothing happens; the margins don't change. The only way is to go through Layout > Margins and columns...

    3 votes

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  9. Drop down menu

    The drop down menus are not responding when I hover over. I'm using InDesign 2021 16.01 and have recently updated to OS Big Sur, this is when the issues began.

    3 votes

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  10. Shift and Alt keys not working.

    This seems to happen randomly, but while working on an InDesign doc these keys will stop working and the only fix is to restart my entire laptop. This doesn't really fix anything though because the issue can happen again within minutes of starting back up.

    I use shift and alt a lot to align assets on my pages as well as duplicate certain assets. Among a bunch of other things.

    This happens across all version I use (2019, 2020 and 2021)

    3 votes

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  11. proportional scaling

    When I click and drag to re-size a text box or picture box, the proportions are constrained even though I'm NOT holding shift, and the lock button next to width and height is NOT selected.

    Just started today. I've shut down and re-started my computer. I've closed and re-opened InDesign. I've downloaded the most recent update for InDesign.

    3 votes

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  12. Objects can't be moved with the mouse cursor

    It's not possible to move objects with the mouse cursor, only by keyboard. (on windows 11pro) Thank you for helping soon.

    3 votes

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  13. proportional scaling and Opt + drag copy feature not working

    Some, but not all, shift and option key functionality not working. I've tried both the Webroot SecureAnywhere fix (don't have this on my computer) and the keyboard unicode fix. Neither have helped. it's also inconsistent. it was working fine last night at home but not working this morning in my office.

    3 votes

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  14. When moving object or multiple objects with arrow keys odd results, sometimes scale, sometimes alignment, sometimes jumps pages

    Mac OS - Updated version of InDesign CC

    Too many to list but here are a few.

    Nudge object with arrow keys, the height but not the width changes
    Nudge multiple objects, one changes alignment
    Click and drag to select object, jumps pages down in the doc
    Moving object with mouse, jumps around the page
    Placing image by drag and drop screen jumps around
    Selecting Text , jumps around screen

    I have videos of all these but keep getting errors when trying to submit, must be too big?

    These are a small list of issues, i get crazy things constantly,…

    3 votes

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  15. Panel Keyboard shortcuts don't work if panel is minimized

    If I have a keyboard shortcut assigned to a Panel item, then that shortcut ONLY works if the Panel is visible (i.e. not minimised).

    Please allow all Panel Keyboard shortcuts to work wether the panel(s) are minimised or not

    3 votes

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  16. pasteboard

    Nearly every Indesign document I open now the pasteboard jumps about in size as soon as you do anything on the page. It's really distracting and interferes with my workflow.

    3 votes

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  17. Pasteboard not centered in layout view

    I'm not sure if this is the right bug category, but when trying to view spreads, no matter what view option I pick, the pasteboard is aligned right only, with lots of extra room on the left. If I scroll all the way left, the left edge of the pasteboard is about in the middle of the view area and if I scroll all the way right, nothing past the right edge of the pasteboard is visible. It should be the other way around if not centered, because at least then, all my tool panels wouldn't cover up what I…

    3 votes

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  18. Can't move multiple objects after 14.0.1 of Indesign. And it's sloooowww!

    Trying to move multiple objects, mostly boxes of type. One or several items does not move although selected. Upon undo and trying to move again, other objects doesn't move. And it has gotten so slow but that might be after Mojave 10.14.3 and not Adobe :)

    3 votes

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  19. Edges of images not showing

    Edges of images (usually around a few mm) are randomly not showing in various documents, I have to nudge the image to make it appear - switching between display performance modes sometimes makes it display correctly, sometimes not. This has only been the case since the 2019 update.

    3 votes

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  20. indesign cc distribute spacing shortcuts doesn't work

    indesign CS4 〜 CC2019
    MAC OS

    Distribute spacing shortcuts doesn't work.

    The specified interval is ignored and it is arranged at 0 mm.

    There is no problem pressing the button of the panel.

    It is only when using shortcuts.

    3 votes

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