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  1. 74 votes

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  2. Problem with Variable fonts - some glyphs are displayed with a lighter weight on changing axes.

    Some variable fonts works as expected, but for some, the font displays at a lighter weight (perhaps regular?) when the weight is set for anything heavier than about 750. It appears that the heavier weight's metrics are used.

    In my my limited test, the weight prints properly.

    I'm on a 27-inch, iMac 2020, Mac OS 13.5.1, InD 19.

    Examples:

    64 votes

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    55 comments  ·  Others  ·  Admin →
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    Hi everyone,


    This issue is fixed in the latest InDesign Prerelease Build - InDesign 2024 (19.1.0.037).


    How to join InDesign Prerelease program:

    Go to https://www.adobeprerelease.com/

    * Sign-in with your Adobe ID (the Email ID associated with your Adobe account)

    * Click Available Programs

    * Find InDesign Prerelease and click Join


    Please check if the issue stands resolved for you with this build and share your feedback.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  3. When you place an object with ‘Corner Options’ and ‘Text Wrap (Wrap around object shape)’ on a frame, the text moves.

    Checked on Windows 10 Japanese version, InDesign CS5 to CC2024

    1.Create a new document
    2.Create a frame grid with the Horizontal Grid Tool
    3.Insert a few line breaks at the beginning and assign sample text
    4.Draw a rectangle with the Rectangle Tool
    5.Set the shape in Corner Options to anything other than ‘None’
    6.Set the text wrap to ‘Wrap around object shape’
    7.When the drawn rectangle is placed on the frame, it is pushed out by one character

    It’s strange that the text moves even though the rectangle is not placed on top of the text.

    Conditions for the object…

    29 votes

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  4. Replaced text (when using Track Changes) in a table will crash InDesign/InCopy 2024 when switching to text views

    To recreate (See attached images):

    1. Create a simple table in InDesign and add some content to one cell, then activate Track Changes.
    2. Select the content and replace it with new content, then select to switch to "Story Editor".

    What occurs:
    1. InDesign will completely freeze up and needs to be forced to quit.
    2. This will also happen (in the same set up) if you are using InCopy and switch to either "Story" or "Galley" view.

    Comments:
    It seems that this is triggered by the graphics that highlight the removed/new text. If you are not showing the colors in any…

    41 votes

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  5. You have screwed up Hebrew in InDesign 19.0.1

    There are several very serious bugs with Hebrew that I have reported in Bug ID-4244890

    1. you cannot select diacritics.
    2. when diacritics have mark to mark positioning, the positioning changes.

    The above two very serious bugs can be solved by running your script hidden on your website that disables the harfbuzz engine.

    1. periods that appears at the end of a Hebrew sentence, especially if there is an English word, disappear when exporting to pdf.
    2. Hebrew sentences that have a number of English words can display incorrectly in InDesign with the pillcrow appearing in the middle of the line and when exporting,…
    47 votes

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    8 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Admin →
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  6. Installing InDesign 2024 wiped all my preferences and workspaces

    Just as the title said - preferences and workspaces wiped, despite ensuring the checkbox 'import exisiting preferences' was turned on during install.

    42 votes

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2024(v19.0.1.205). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Adobe InDesign Team

  7. Bug when editing link text when changes are tracked

    There it a bug which occurs when the following takes place.

    1. Track changes is activated for a text frame in InDesign.
    2. A user adds text that will include a hyperlink.

    (See Image1.)

    1. A second user creates the hyperlink in the text.
    2. This user also then makes a change to the text that contains the hyperlink.

    (See Image2)

    1. If the ICML file is exported for editing in InCopy and then placed again into the document the formatting will change in the places where the original content was added - which follow the change in the text which contains the hyperlink. Depending…
    17 votes

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  8. "GREP Load Find with selected text" is incomplete on macOS

    version: any OS: any macOS
    Edit menu > Keyboard Shortcuts > Text and Tables > “GREP Load Find with selected text” also “GREP Load Find and Find Next instance”

    If the selected text contains meta characters that are escaped with a backslash, such as "End of Paragraph" (\r) or tab characters (\t), they are all captured as ¥r and ¥t.
    I’m forced to retype the ¥ into a \ before starting the search.
    On Windows, it works without retyping.

    “Forced line break" (\n) is not a problem as a function, but the display is corrupted, which makes me uneasy.

    It…

    15 votes

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  9. 18.4 and 18.5 exported PDF corrupted

    Hi guys,

    Our books are printed in house with Xerox Nuvera 288 Presses. We recently faced this issue, and tho it should be addressed in 18.5 updated, we're still facing the same problem in 18.4 with 18.5 (Images attached below) where the whole book is printed out, but have left a single page blank.

    In this example, this page 85 went blank every time we ran it through the press when exported with 18.4 and 18.5, but got no problem with 18.3. This error also happened to 9 out of 10 book titles (exported with 18.4 and 18.5) that we…

    31 votes

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    54 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Admin →
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  10. Adobe InDesign 2024(v19.0) - Users are facing issues while scrolling using Trackpad/Touchpad

    I have installed the upgrade to Adobe InDesign 2024 (build 19.0) while keeping version 2023 (build 18.5) and have encountered the following problem:

    • After opening a document, the mouse scroll wheel does not seem to work (i.e. it is not possible to scroll up or down the contents of a page). However, this condition still works in InDesign version 2023.

    Has anyone encountered the same problem and found a solution?

    22 votes

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  11. Version 18.5.1 freezes when closing a document

    When you close a document, the software freezes. It is not possible to exit, it is not possible to open a new document or click on any command in the menu. I downgraded to version 18.5 and it is fine.

    18 votes

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  12. 24 votes

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  13. InDesign 2024 starts with "CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2023")" in an environment where 2023 and 2024 coexist.

    Reproduction steps
    1. InDesign 2023 (18.x) is installed on Windows
    2. Install InDesign 2024 (19.0) there.
    3. Run the following code in VBScript.
    Set myInDesign = CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2023")

    Expected result
    InDesign 2024 (19.0) will start.

    Actual result
    InDesign 2023 (18.0) will start.

    cause
    InDesign 2024 installer is overwriting the 2023 registry.
    \HKCR\CLSID{231441AB-8969-4F6D-8CD1-B596C4047898}
    is the registry for InDesign 2023, but the InDesign 2024 installer has rewritten the contents to InDesign 2024. The same goes for related registries.

    25 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Scripting  ·  Admin →
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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2024(v19.0.1.205). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Adobe InDesign Team

  14. BUG: Small Caps not applied correctly to Variable Text with World-ready Composer

    Using Adobe Indesign 19.3 on MacOS 14.4, Apple M1.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Make new document.
    2. Define a text variable "Test" with custom text "Handgloves".
    3. Insert variable in text frame.
    4. Set the composer for that paragraph to "World-ready..."
    5. Set the paragraph in Small Caps
    6. Try different fonts.

    Expected result: small caps.

    Actual Result: only first two characters are changed to small caps. Typing characters after the variable placeholder changes how many characters are changed to small caps. See attached video.

    Workaround is to change the paragraph to a non World-ready composer.

    Note: may be related…

    8 votes

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  15. Problem in the ME version in the latest update 19.0

    In the latest update of the InDesign 19.0 there is a problem with paragraph direction. Even if it is set to right to left it still remains left to right

    21 votes

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  16. Fully justified Arabic text drops the final period of paragraph when kashidas are on

    In InDesign 19.00 and 19.01, if you set Arabic text to justify with last line aligned right and kashidas turned on, the final period of the paragraph drops from PDF output. This seems to happen only in RTL scripts; I can't recreate it in Latin script. Thread with details:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/missing-dots-at-the-end-of-pharagraph-when-exporting-a-pdf-from-indesign/m-p/14265941#M552557

    I've uploaded a PDF showing the missing periods, but when attempting to upload the corresponding INDD file, I get an error dialog claiming that "the following files are not supported and have been removed". Same is true if I zip it before attempting to upload... and I can't find a…

    8 votes

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  17. When you wake up, open documents are not visible on the external monitor. Everything is just greyed out.

    If I put my MacBook Pro to sleep with work on an external monitor, when I turn it on at another place with an external monitor, all open documents are grayed out and do not display any object. The objects are selectable, but I can't see what's in them. Switching display modes, minimizing or dragging between displays doesn't help either.
    Apple M1 Max, Sonoma 14.0, InDesign 19.0

    9 votes

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  18. RTL in Indesign 2024

    I'm from Israel and use Adobe Cloud English supports Hebrew.
    In InDesign 2024 (19) I see a bug, that the alignment to RTL does not work correctly. Even documents created properly in 2023 (18) appear distorted. The Hebrew text loses its position in relation to punctuation marks, numbers and foreign letters.

    18 votes

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  19. Flashing screen on selecting text

    Adobe InDesign 2024

    When highlighting text with text tool or selecting multiple items with the selection tool and dragging with the mouse held down, the screen flashes rapidly between the document and plain white - this makes the ID document contents not visible on the screen so you can't actually see what you are doing - eg can't see what text is being highlighted

    Please fix asap - it is making ID virtually unusable!

    10 votes

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  20. Multi-character input from Indic keyboards failing

    Tested in InDesign 2023 18.5.1 and 2024 19.1, on Mac OS Ventura 13.4

    Several Indic keyboard layouts include keys that input a sequence of more than one character as a shortcut for typing the common –ra,, r–, or other syllabic forms that Unicode encodes as a sequence of multiple characters. So, for example, the Mac Sinhala keyboard assigns the following multi-character sequences to individual keys:

    [`] = ්‍ර (rakārānsaya, U+0DCA U+200D U+0DBB)

    [Shift]+[`] = ර්‍ (repaya, U+0DBB U+0DCA U+200D)

    [Shift]+[H] = ්‍ය (yansaya, U+0DCA U+200D U+0DBA)

    But in InDesign only the first character of each sequence is input, the second…

    9 votes

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