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  1. New Document Setting

    While setting for a new document, if i pick letter or tabloid size and then create, it wont open. I can only open a document from the "Recent" section, or the three preset sizes which are iPad Pro, Web 1920 or A4.

    But i can't really set the size i am looking for.

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  2. Page Size Changes- Sometimes don't work, sometimes bug, InDesign is as confused as I am.

    I'm using InDesign 2021. I have been using the option at the bottom the Pages window ("edit page size") to change the size of my document from US Letter to A4 as I offer both sizes of printables in my shop. I noticed tonight that this sizing is being buggy. I went to change my Letter size doc to an A4 size, but A4 was already checked. The rulers confirmed my doc was in Letter. I then tried to change it, but no selections held from that menu. Finally, I just went to the "adjust layout" menu option and changed…

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  3. My title text boxes have weird word spacing I can't correct

    I was happy with the last version of Indesign which I used on a non-Mac computer. My brand new uptodate version on the Mac is hopeless and I am in despair that I can't get instant help on my issue!

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  5. Duplicating pages moves content

    It seems duplicating pages in Indesign 2019 or 2020 moves content around the page. This is the first time I have experienced this after opening an old file, saving it as a new file and then trying to duplicate a page. The fix I found for this is to UNTICK 'Adjust layout' in the 'Layout/Margins and Columns' dialogue box and then try duplicating the page again. This time the content should not move. Definitely an adjust layout bug.

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  6. Resizing object with 'Auto-Fit' enabled now broken in 15.1

    In version 15.0.3 and earlier, if you enabled the 'Auto-Fit' option and then resized an object by entering values in the Width or Height fields the content would resize along with the frame (as expected).

    With 15.1 this no longer works. The frame resizes but the content doesn't. Only way for 'Auto-Fit' to behave as expected is to drag the frame handles.

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  7. 2020 Line bugs

    A bug that caused the position to change when drawing a line and increasing the length of the line.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Text margins don't change when master pages are applied

    Version: InDesign CC2019
    Steps to reproduce: Apply a new Master page, with different margins, to a document page with text frame
    Expected result: Text frame should resize to fit the new margins of the master page (as before with Layout Adjustment enabled)
    Actual result: Page margins change but text frame stays the same. Useless! I have to manually adjust the text block to fit the new margins.

    I work in book publishing. When laying out a book, it's often necessary to make changes to the margins of certain pages, either to accommodate the dropped opening of a chapter, or to…

    86 votes

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  10. 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.

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  11. [ Versions 14 and 15 ] Adjust Layout | Liquid Page Rule "Scale" is affecting the result

    Hi together,
    as it seems feature Adjust Layout is actually affected by Liquid Page Rule.

    Two identical pages will scale type differently if Liquid Page Rule is set to "Based on Master" on one page and "Scale" on the other page.

    This seems to be a bug. Liquid Page Rule should not affect the result of Adjust Layout. Applied my test documents from my German InDesign 2020 15.0.2.310 on Windows 10:
    200206-1-Wrong-Text-Size-with-LayoutAdjustment-INDD-2020.zip

    NOTE: I renamed the zip file to .zip.txt because this site will NOT allow to attach zip files.

    Also see into this thread at Adobe InDesign Forum where…

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  12. lay out

    when overlay is opend

    the system takes a minut to load it in its longer than your screen when you dont close it soon enoug it fixes it self on your screen i tryd to close it in varios ways but it would not work. now its stuck on it and i dont get it off

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  13. overlay glitch

    when overlay is opend

    the system takes a minut to load it in its longer than your screen when you dont close it soon enoug it fixes it self on your screen i tryd to close it in varios ways but it would not work. now its stuck on it and i dont get it off

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  14. Table second row incorrect spacing by default

    After including the table in the InDesign, I noticed that the second row bottom and top spacing gets automatically adjusted even if I try to adjust it manually or even after deleting the second row, the spacing on the second row is not showing up correctly. Please check attached screenshot for your review - check the second and third row spacing. Also, please check the table border lines as it is confusing.

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  15. Ungrouping deletes all items

    Using Adobe InDesign CC up-to-date on a PC running Windows 10.


    1. Ungrouped group of text boxes + image boxes.

    2. All text in boxes disappeared but outlines remained. However in the layers you could see that they were deleted.

    Strangely enough, by deleting a different hidden layer, I could ungroup the group and they would not be deleted.

    Definitely the weirdest InDesign bug I've seen to date.

    Any help would be appreciated!!

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  16. reverse layout

    Where is the Reverse Layout option in Adobe Indesign 2020? I am trying to create an arabic version of a book and have to mirror the layouts previous versions had this option. I do not seem to find this option anywhere.

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  17. Incorrect text wrap with anchored objects

    In Indesign 15.0.2 a bug has arisen in the text wrap of objects anchored in the text. The images show the difference between the old in the new version of Indesign. (OS X Catalina).

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  18. Numpad bug with paragraph styles

    Loading an old Indesign file (version 2016 or older) in the new Version Indesign CC2020 causes a new bug.
    1.) I use Indesign CC 15.0.1 (2020)
    2) Open an old file of Indesign with many defined paragraph styles (from 2016 or older) --> try to edit some texts use text cursor klick in a textbox and type a 1, a 3 or a 4 on the numpad.
    3) I expect that the numbers 1, 3 or 4 to be typed.
    4) The paragraph style changes to another style without any shortcut set in the file or the paragraph style.
    5)…

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  19. adjustLayout Doesn't work when used in an Extendscript

    In InDesign 2014 I used Document.layoutAdjustmentPreferences.enableLayoutAdjustment to make text boxes and images adjust to new measurements of a page and it worked pretty well.

    In InDesign 2019 I understand it has been replaced with Document.adjustLayoutPreferences.enableAdjustLayout and I can trigger it with my script but it doesn't work as before - text boxes and images remains on the original place.

    If I use the function manually, without scripting, it works fine, text and images adjusts to the new measurements.

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  20. With Adjust Layout ON, Text Frames shrink to extremely tiny size on changing Margins.

    I am working in Adobe InDesign CC 2019 14.0.1. When I have a manuscript already flowed into my document and try to adjust the margins on the master page with Adjust Layout enabled, when the new margins are applied to the document, all the existing text boxes "disappear." From what I can tell, they have been resized down to an infinitely small point in the middle of the spread. Obviously, this is not useful. I used to be able to adjust the margins across an entire book-length document in one go with layout adjustment, and the text on every page…

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

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