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  1. Export and Save As dialogs not showing up in MacOS Monterey

    1. 16.4
    2. Installed MacOS Monterey then InDesign Export or Save As dialogs stopped working.
    3. Export or Save As dialogs should be showing up
    4. Export or Save As dialogs not showing up with either keyboard shortcuts or when using the dropdown menu.
    5. The issue was validated by your support staff Lakshay (Adobe) through remote access 26.10.2021
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  2. Return the use of "master pages" instead of "parent pages"

    In the latest version Adobe decided that their job was to educate us to speak proper language, which is why the word "master pages" was replaced with "parent pages".
    We do not find any problem with the phrase "master pages" and believe that it is not Adobe's role to dictate policy according to progressive agendas.
    We demand to return to the previous concept of "master pages".
    The term "parent pages" is confusing and misleading, with all the documentation of the software on the web for 2 decades referring to master pages.

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  3. "Selection" and "Direct Selection" tool icons mixed up in toolbar

    The button images for "selection" and "direct selection" tools are mixed-up. The buttons are still in their correct place, but the "selection tool" button now displays the white arrow in the toolbar, the "direct selection" button the black arrow.

    The mouse arrows themselves remain correct, as do their functions.

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    We're happy to announce that we've reverted the icons of Selection Tool and Direct Selection Tool in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.


    Please update to this latest version to see the change of these tool icons.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  4. UI scaling window problems

    There are numerous problems with the new UI Scaling Feature when it is set to any size other than the smallest. I've attached several screenshots and a screen recording.

    Screenshot 1: New document window. Toolbars slightly overlap the buttons and the ruler.
    Screenshot 2: On the right edge of the main window, there is a gap between it and the panels.
    Screenshot 3: Bottom of the main window has a white bar along the bottom.
    Screen recording: Panels that all collapsed down to an Icon or Icon/Name only don't pop up in the right position when you click on them.

    3 votes

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  5. Can't grab window

    When working on an InDesign file, when I need to grab the InDesign window (by clicking and dragging) and move it, I usually have to make three attempts before my mouse "catches" the window. InDesign 17.2, Mac Studio OS 12.3.1. It's very random when it works and not works, but mostly it doesn't work on the first attempt.

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  6. An error icon for Background Tasks Circle progress element.

    Try to include one Caution or Exclamation Icon near to the circle progress bar to understand it is not progressing but stuck with error.

    Otherwise users get confused with that the process is going on, and wasting too much time. Presently it is shown only on the Background Task window.

    1 vote

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  7. effects panel blank

    InDesign 17.2
    Effects panel randomly went blank inside. Shows the panel itself, but no options or buttons inside of it. Tried closing and reopening panel and restarting indesign. Still blank. Been using InDesign for 20+yrs never seen this particular problem before.

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  8. file name

    I'm in InDesign 17.1. File names under Recent Files are overlapping and become illegible. Restarting the device and application doesn't solve this issue.

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  9. PDF-Comments Panel - Buttonclicks don't register - click several times + SOLUTION

    Report a minor issue in Indesigns PDF-Correction-Panel.

    SOMETIMES in the PDF-correction panel my mouseclicks on the "accept"-Button wouldn't register reliably and i have to click several times in order for the correction to be made. Solution: The clickable area in the button is wrong. You have to click on the "accept"-TEXT inside the button, you can't click somewhere in the outer highlighted area of the button (which would be the expected behaviour).

    (Bug in latest version of Indesign CC, as of May2022, german locale)

    kinds regards,
    Stephan

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  10. inaccurate view

    Latest version of InDesign does not show an accurate view. At 100% view or ACTUAL SIZE, it is significantly larger. I was on with Adobe tech services for about an hour as he tried to find a fix. He noticed that the problem does not happen with older versions of InDesign, only the latest version (17.2.1)

    The issue does not exist in Illustrator or Photoshop.

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  11. Pages, view

    When viewing Pages, the page numbers are cut off at the bottom.

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  12. Text of title of Open file dialog window is too close to the edge

    Text of title of Open file dialog window is too close to the edge.

    Though rather cosmetic issues, it’s annoying to the eye of a designer. ;-) (InDesign 17.2.1, macOS 12.3, Czech language)

    Tags: ui open file dialog window insufficient margin text distract

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  13. Bottom of links palette not clickable/acessible

    The items at the bottom of the links palette are not accessible, I can't scroll all the way down to select them, they seem to be trapped under the line that divides the list from the info area. There's no way of relinking or updating links these links, which is very frustrating. The is happening on all my versions of indesign on all computer for at least two years (on Mac).Is this not happening to anyone else?

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  14. open file message damaged

    when opening files via IndeSign, every files is mentionned as damaged and IndeSign try to repair it and the last version of the files is not saved. But when opening the same file via the finder (mac os) the file is OK.
    Mac book pro M1 2021
    Mac OS Monterey 12.3.1
    Indesign : last version 17.2.1

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  15. Bug: Find/Change resets search mode

    Windows 10, Indesign 17.x
    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a table with several columns, fill column(s) with text
    2. Mark any column, open Find/Change
    3. Set search mode to "Selection", put the find word and change word, then click "Change all"

    Expected result: nothing changes in Find/Change
    Current result: search mode changes back to "Story"

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  16. Type 1 font warning on Macbook 13"

    The Type1 font warning doesnt fit macbook 13 screen. The CLOSE button doesnt appear. I have to switch to bigger screen resolution to see it.

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  17. historique

    Un panneau historique (comme dans Photoshop) serait intéressant dans Indesign.
    Ou au moins la possibilité de contrôler le nombre de CTRL + Z dans le logiciel

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  18. Tab order window is not resizable

    I design a lot of long forms inside of InDesign. Part of this process is getting the tab order correct. The Tab Order window only displays 9 rows and is not resizable. This makes at a glance review of the tab order impossible.

    Additionally, dragging and dropping rows above/below each other is broken. The blue line that signifies where I am about to drag something to does not always match up with where the drop actually happens. Sometimes it can be above another field.

    Similarly, if I move a block of rows at once, the view of the window will…

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  19. Highlight filename in save window

    Just upgraded to the M1 Mac version 17.0.1, and the file name is not highlighted by the default.

    Please fix. AND ONLY THE FILE NAME. NOT THE EXTENSION.

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  20. Backgroundtask keep spinning while not active

    For several versions, the blue backgroundtask circle keeps spinning forever, even when no tasks are running.

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