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  1. Reading order issue when a footnote is split over to next page or column

    When a footnote split over to next page or column, the accessible PDF generated from InDesign CC 2023 has notes reading order messed up. The first note reference on the page where the portion of a note comes in from the previous page/column reads the continued note text and likewise the second note reference reads the first note and so on. Eventually the last note is read at the end regardless it's note reference. It's a serious issue because not only the reading order needs to be fixed for the last note on the page that has splitting to the…

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  2. InDesign Beta doesn't open my file

    When Indesign Beta is open and I want to open an additional file, Indesign doesn't open the new file, but seems to ignore tha prompt to open the additional file. If the program is closed, the files will open the program and pop up, but if the program is already open with or without a file, InDesign ignores the opening of the new file.

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  3. Error when trying to read an accessible PDF generated by Indesign with a screen reader.

    I'm using CC 2023, InDesign. I made a PDF accessible through InDesign, however, when opening it in Acrobat and trying to read it with assistive technology (NVDA) the PDF gives an error and closes.

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  4. couleur de l'onglet du fichier en cour

    Je souhaiterai pouvoir régler la couleur de l'onglet du fichier en cour. Car gis foncé sur gris plus foncé on peut chercher un moment de même pour les autres couleur de'interface. Pas assez de contraste.

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  5. Tagged PDF

    The document will not export to PDF when "create tagged pdf" is selected. Program crashes every time before exporting is complete. Have tried on different computers. Applications are up to date. Have tried exporting from .indd and .idml file types. Mac OS 13.3.1, Indesign 2023 fully updated.

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  6. decimals after zero for baseline grid

    The pitch of the baseline grids being in pt, I want to be able to adjust my layout in millimeters to this grid. My conversion gives me a match of 7.0866pt for 2.5mm. However, indesign rounded this measurement from 7.0866 to 7.087. Perhaps it would be interesting to offer the possibility of increasing the possible decimals after the comma?

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  7. .INDD Mac OS Finder Preview STILL not working.

    The finder preview does not work and has not worked for some time. I had even updated my os to the latest version and there is still no finder preview?

    IND 2023 (18.2.1) Mac OS 13.3.1 (22E261)

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  8. 1 vote

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  9. 한글 입력 모드 인지, 영어 입력 모드인지, 알려주는 부분이 필요합니다.

    인디자인 프로그램 사용할 때,

    현재 한글 입력 모드인지, 영어 입력 모드

    알려주는 표시가 안보이는 것으로 보아서,

    이런 기능이 없는 것으로 생각하고 있습니다.

    인디자인에서 글자를 입력할 때,

    한글 모드 인지, 영어 모드 인지 표시가 항상 있어서,

    글자를 입력할 때,

    사전에

    어느 입력 모드 상태인지

    인식을 한 상태에서

    한글이나 영어를 정확하게 입력이 될 수 있도록

    이 기능이 보완이 되면 좋겠습니다.

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  10. Menu et fonctions invisibles

    Lorsque je clique sur les fonctions d'InDesign dans le menu, les panneaux sont invisibles. Je ne les vois pas mais quand je clique plus bas, ça clique sur les options du panneaux.
    Même problème pour le click droit, rien ne s'affiche mais quand je descend et clique là où devrait apparaitre le menu, ça clique sur les fonctions.

    C'est très handicapant, je ne peux pas travailler.

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  11. Scrollbar is hidden upon defocusing the InDesign window

    Upon defocusing the InDesing window, the scrollbar disappears.

    This issue is creating usability problems - working on 2 monitors, clicking on the other monitor to grab some image or text, then trying to return to InDesign by clicking the scrollbar to scroll to the desired position does not work. Instead, randomly clicking the empty scrollbar randomly scrolls to the left or to the right.
    Whoever had the idea to hide the scrollbars had a very bad decision. None of known apps are hiding the scrollbar upon defocus, also, hiding the scrollbar has absolutely no benefits, just drawbacks.
    Please stop hiding…

    2 votes

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  12. Using the Keyboard to pan (Space bar) has stopped working

    Using the Keyboard to pan (Space bar) has stopped working

    Using InDesign Version 8.1 and MacOS Monterey Version 12.6

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  13. Shift scroll Horizontal ctrl scroll zoom

    On nearly every program I have ever used, Shift + scroll = horizontal scrolling, and Ctrl + scroll = zoom. I would like there to be a way to adjust this to make page navigation much faster and easier for me.

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  14. 1 vote

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  15. Broken endnote tagging

    When you use real endnotes in InDesign and export as a tagged PDF, the resulting tag tree is not generated properly.
    This behavior can be reproduced for at least for InDesign 16, 17, 18.

    Result now:
    <P>
    --<Note>
    ----<Link>
    ------OBJR
    --ALL CONTENT

    Minium correct result:
    <Note>
    --<P>
    ----<Link>
    ------OBJR
    ------Endnote number
    ----Endnote content

    In addition: The placement attribute for <Note> should be "Block".

    This can only be fixed with a lot of work in the PDF.

    Best, Klaas

    12 votes

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  16. Half of the Tools Don't Work!!

    This issue used to only happen sparingly and now its happens almost every time i try to use InDesign — making a 5 min edit take over an hour!

    Here are the common uses I experience...
    - I can't click on the bottom that lets you toggle from preview and regular mode, I have to right click it
    - Changing a color gets very glitchy, doesn't actually change the color to what I tell it to, just says the same
    - Can't click on the toggle to get the shape tool
    - When I click export or "save as" literally…

    2 votes

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  17. Tool Palettes Not Expanding

    Not an "idea" but a huge bug. In Design 2023 (v18.0) just updated today. Since update, no tool palettes expand. The step to reproduce my issue is to try and use any palette. The expected result was for the palettes to operate normally, like prior to the update. The actual result was a stack of 100% useless tool palettes.

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  18. InDesign palettes/panels do not expand or open when Application frame is off 2023

    The side panels will not open unless the application frame is on. It has been this way for over a year now and no updates have solved it. I am sick of having to have the toolbar floating instead of fixed to the side. Have just updated to InDesign 2023 and still a problem. And yes, I have deleted / reset my preferences several times which has done nothing.

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  19. Layer Menu not showing drop down

    I have a number of Layer menus in my presentation template with choices under each category. When I click the > arrow to hide or show the contents the meun items do not appear.

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  20. Alttext missing when image is covering spine

    When you have a spread with an image that is partially covering both pages, the image gets split into two images when making the PDF. Even when adding alttext to the image, this alttext gets Applied only to the first/left half of the image. The part on the right page has no alttext and is not an artefact. This way you will allways end up with a rejected PDF in terms of Accessibility.

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