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  1. Placed graphic displays and exports outside stroke.

    A placed graphic will show onscreen and in graphic exports like PNG and JPG outside the stroke when the stroke is aligned to the inside of the frame. InDesign 2020 and earlier. To reproduce: place a graphic, add a stroke to the frame, align stroke to inside, export the page to jpg or png. A thin portion of the image is visible outside the stroke. Obviously, this is most noticeable when the stroke is thick and white.

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  2. Incorrect re-linking of image files with rotation metadata

    This bug occurs in all versions of InDesign.

    InDesign reflects the EXIF orientation in the transform panel when an image file is placed. However, under the following conditions, the result of relinking will be incorrect.


    • The image file is rotated 90 degrees with EXIF orientation.

    • In the transform panel, the vertical and horizontal percentage values are different.

    Image files taken with an iPhone often retain the EXIF orientation rotation. If such a file is placed in indd by the client and the vertical and horizontal percentage values are different, there will be a problem that will cause drastic changes in…

    21 votes
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  3. InDesign 2020 v 15.0.1, Mac OS Catalina, indd/idml legacy layouts within packaged folders, images disappear

    InDesign 2020 v 15.0.1, Mac OS Catalina. When opening legacy versions of indd or idml documents within packaged folders, images flash/display briefly, then most if not all, disappear. The only solution seems t be to re-link each graphic individually.

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  4. Can't Place Images with Applescript on MacOS 10.15 Catalina

    InDesign 15.0.1

    The Place command now fails in Applescript, following an upgrade to Catalina.
    The "Image Catalog" sample script also fails to place the images in the same manner. Image placement fails with an error 1708, <<the file string>> doesn't understand the "place" message.

    3 votes
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  5. Links doensn't update, even when I click on the yellow sign

    ID Version 15.0.1 (Windows)
    IL Version 24.0.2 (Windows)

    I placed an Illustrator document in my indd file. When I change something in the Illustrator file, ID recognizes this with the yellow sign. If I click on this ID should refreshes the link, but instead nothing happened. Also if I try to relink the file in the Links menu nothing happened despite the yellow sign disappears.

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  6. Open Asset Plugin window keeps opening up even though I keep shutting it. It continuously interrupts my flow.

    The Open Asset plugin for Indesign continuously pops up. I don't use it. I don't want to use it. I want it to stop popping up and interrupting my workflow. If I close the window, it should stay CLOSED.

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  7. Links are not displayed

    Although all my images and graphics are linked correctly and there are no errors, when opening a file, they are appearing as grey boxes. Some images are working but most of them are not. Also PDF export is therefore not working (error message attached). It doesn't matter which file type my links are as it's happening to all kinds of them (mostly TIFF and AI). Perhaps worth mentioning that this problem didn't occur in ID2019.

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  8. Dropbox indesign

    Indesign won't 'reveal in Bridge' if the file is in a business shared Dropbox folder

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  9. return, tab not working after placing object from library, until mouse is clicked somewhere in text

    InDesign 15.0.1, Mac
    After placing item from libary inline into the text, tab and return keys have no effect until the mouse is clicked somewhere in the text.

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  10. Indesign 2020 issue importing illustrator files, ignoring visible layers

    when importing .ai files, InDesign 2020 seems to ignore layers that are not visible on the illustrator file, it imports it all, unless you check import options as well, so they need to be done individually, rather than a bulk update if the .ai file is updated

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  11. Placed graphic displays and exports outside stroke.

    A placed graphic will show onscreen and in graphic exports like PNG and JPG outside the stroke when the stroke is aligned to the inside of the frame. InDesign 2020 and earlier. To reproduce: place a graphic, add a stroke to the frame, align stroke to inside, export the page to jpg or png. A thin portion of the image is visible outside the stroke. Obviously, this is most noticeable when the stroke is thick and white.

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  13. Proportion lock is ignored when scaling.

    I've placed a bitmap on my page. When scaling it with the scaling tool and the proportion lock engaged, proportions aren't maintained.

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    Scaling with the Scale Tool scales the objects without taking into consideration the Constraint Lock icon, it works independently of the state of this icon. Only when you use the W & H fields, the Constraint icon is used.
    So, it is not a bug. You can also see this work similarly in Adobe Illustrator too.


    Adobe InDesign team

  14. Bounding box is always on the outside of the stroke

    Ever since I updated to the latest InDesign (InDesign 15.0.1), the bounding box is always on the outside of the stroke so instead of objects snapping to the box they are snapping to the outside of the stroke.

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  15. InDesign makes incorrect QR code words and we can't decode QR codes correctly.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Object->Make QR Code...
    2. Input strings "問題は日本語を正常に扱えるかどうか。".
    3. Result QR Code is incorrect.

    Actual Result:
    Sometimes, we got the wrong code in Japanese locale.

    Any Workarounds:
    Here is Japanese character strings "問題は日本語を正常に扱えるかどうか。".
    This was coded into the InDesign try and get "image1.png".
    Then, we try to decode it at ZXING decoder. Here is a decoded result (image2.png)

    42 1e 59 58 fe 9a 18 ce 38 1a fe 69 7a 5e 69 ca
    ce 8a a9 ee 38 29 2e 6a da 3e 5b 8b 8e 38 1a be
    68 9b 1 8 0a ce 09…

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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

  16. AIGPUSniffer crashing while launching InDesign 2020 on macOS Catalina

    I was wondering if anyone can help me when I startup Indesign 2020. The AIGPUSniffer quits unexpectedly. I am running Mac Catalina 10.15.3. You could see it because a system icon jumps at the dock, and if I try to reopen, it keeps quitting.

    I have a new Macpro 16inch with the GPU AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB.

    This problem is only happening in Indesign, no in other adobe applications.

    I even tried to uninstall Indesign and reinstalled, but the problem persists.

    I also tried the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool, where I have to uninstall everything.

    Also, try turning off…

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  17. A white border is added to all exported .jpeg files

    I've been selecting objects and exporting them as 72 / 96ppi jpegs. Whenever I inspect these files, there's a small white border added to the top and bottom. It's bizarre and i'm at a loss for why this would happen.

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  18. Google File Stream Images taking a long time to update in Indesign

    Since upgrading to Mac OSX Catalina and adobe 2020 I have issues with google file stream and indesign.

    When I open a document with images that are saved on google drive and then open in photoshop or illutrator to edit and then save and go back to indesign, the images are showing as needing updated by indesign (yellow triangle) however the rotating / update round arrows icon is greyed out and I can't update the image. I have to wait several minutes before the image updates on indesign.

    I have contacted Adobe support and apple support and neither is claiming…

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  19. rotating arrows for image not showing

    When selecting an image inside a frame using the A shortcut, or the white arrow, the rotating arrows (that should appear when hovering over the corners of that image) don't show up. It works fine when using the Content Grabber and the black arrow.

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  20. Links within linked Indesign files appear pixellated even if the links are updated.

    Linked images within linked Indesign files appear pixelated, even if the links are updated. It's temporarily fixed by relinking the file – but it goes back to appearing pixelated when the file is reopened. This has only happened recently and has never been a problem in the past.

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