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  1. Fit frame to content shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Fit frame to content keyboard shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Running InDesign Version 15.0.1

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  2. Please bring back the Layout Adjustment!!!

    I'm a typesetter that misses this feature to adjust the sink on Chapter Openers. It is the main reason why I do not use CC19.

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  3. 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!!

    2 votes
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  4. InDesign 15.0.1 create new guides stops working and all guides disappear

    Mac 10.13.6, InDesign 15.0.1. Repeatable bug. Not related to having any browsers open.

    Create new document, can drag guides to page and see them OK. Paste elements on to page, still OK to create guides Adjust margins and columns, still OK.

    THEN, adjust Document Setup (for me, adding bleed) and all guides disappear. You can drag a guide from rulers and it looks like it is there, but when you click elsewhere on the screen then that guide disappears.

    Please get this sorted. I am sorry to say that this version of InDesign appears to be the buggiest version in…

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  5. 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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  7. Adjust Layout cuts off images

    When using adjust layout, no matter what setting are used and even when images all have "auto-fit" checked, the adjust layout function cuts off many images instead of resizing them with the frame.

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Data Merge should support Line Breaks (New lines) in the data field without needing new field

    I understand you can create a new field in order to make a new line but each field has a different number of lines that becomes difficult.

    I am inserting lyrics for a client and they want each line to have a break in between. Some are short (2 lines) and others may be as long as 20 lines. multiple fields would be a ridiculous solutions. Data merge should support it with a special character like /n or the like. It would make things way easier. Thank you.

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  10. Centering lines have disappeared.

    vertical and horizontal centering lines have disappeared. Pink lines used to show up when I was centering an object. Any way to get them back?

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  11. column line

    You cant make the column lines shorter in the top of a textframe when you have a preamble text in the frame. How ever, you can make the column lines shorter in the bottom of the frame. And you can make them longer in any direction. The function is there for making them shorter in the top but it¨s out of order.

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  12. Disappearing objects

    I'm finding several of my indesign documents now have this lovely helpful trait where random objects dissappear and reappear off the page depending on zoom or moving other objects near it making it near unusable as a program unless I waste time copying and pasting everything on to a new document. Sort it out adobe this program should NOT have this level of bug at v14!

    Running a late 27" 4.2GHz i7 iMac with 24GB RAM 512BG SSD and Radeon 575

    2 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.

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  14. "Unable to adjust document layout due to an error."


    1. Adobe InDesign CC 2019

    2. File >Adjust Layout > I select Custom page size; Auto-adjust margins to page size change; Options - adjust font size, adjust locked content.

    3. Expected result: page and all objects and fonts shrink from those I needed for a 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) doc. to 7.222" x 6" (6-column newspaper ad size) I need to produce a print-ready PDF for newspaper layout.

    4. Actual result: the error message "Unable to adjust document layout due to an error." (note: the preflight shows no errors, all links working, everything copacetic).

    5. See screen shots.

    4 votes
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  15. the document window extends below the bottom of screen

    One file is open and you have the document window filling all available real estate besides the tool windows, when a second file is opened, the document window extends below the bottom of screen and must be resized again to view the info at the base. This issue was not apparent on pre CC Indesign

    2 votes
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  16. Hello. The keyboard shortcut for text incrementing (Ctrl + Shift +>) doesn't work. Someone something ?

    Hello. The keyboard shortcut for text incrementing (Ctrl + Shift +>) doesn't work. Someone something ?

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  17. Shortcut for duplicate in InDesign doesn't work on MacBook Pro

    The keyboard shortcut for Duplicate (option+command+shift+D) in Indesign 14.0.1 doesn't work on my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.14.3).
    The work around is to either Alt+Drag or to select the item, select the Edit Menu and then hit the shortcut.

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  18. The crop marks in Indesign are inaccurate by 0.04” on the horizontal plain.

    The crop marks in Indesign are inaccurate by 0.04” on the horizontal plain. This is a big issue!!!

    I just wanted to get this info to the developers, in hopes of a quick fix.

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  19. layer

    When you remove a part of a grouped object, the rest of the object moves to another layer, even when that's locked!

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  20. не активируются кнопки на панели инструменты кроме текстового фрейма

    не активируются кнопки на панели инструменты кроме текстового фрейма

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