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  1. Graphics glitches galore on M1 MacBook Air + external 4K monitor

    InDesign 17 on an M1 MacBook Air with Big Sur is barely usable with an external 4K monitor. There are graphic artifacts everywhere, especially near the margins/edge of boxes which makes it hard to know if anything is aligned properly. Everything looks okay on the laptop's built-in display but is distorted on the external.

    Also, when scrolling, the screen updates sporadically and usually does the Windows 95-looking stuck window effect.

    If I turn off the GPU it looks better when working statically but when scrolling it is even worse.

    10 votes

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  2. Missing or Damaged Links in 17.0.1

    Just opened file created two years ago in InDesign. Links panel shows links ok, but pages show gray rectangles. Replacing the link seems to help, except if the link is a PDF. Those are not working at all. They show up on screen as pixelated, even at high screen resolution setting; but print as gray rectangles.

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  3. [INDD 2020 and 2021] Missing font in placed SVG is not detected by Preflight or Type > Find Fonts…

    [ 2020 ][ 2021 ] A missing font in a placed SVG does not show

    If you open a document with a placed SVG where a font is not embedded the missing font does not show with:
    [1] Type > Find Fonts…
    [2] Preflight

    If you export that InDesign document to IDML and open the IDML file with InDesign the missing font is showing as missing in Preflight and Type > Find Fonts… .
    As soon as you save the IDML as InDesign document, close and open it again, the missing font is not detected again. Neither with Preflight nore…

    4 votes

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  4. Linked EPS appears with jagged/rough edges even on High Quality Display

    I've never seen this before, but linked vector EPS files aren't previewing properly in InDesign. The edges are super jagged when they should be smooth lines.

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  5. Can not open heic

    It would be really nice to be able to import heic-pictures to indesign.

    3 votes

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  6. multiple files not placing correctly when multi-page pdf is present

    when placing multiple PDF files, after placing a multi-page PDF, the next file in sequence is skipped.

    InDesign v 17.0.1

    to reproduce:
    - open place dialogue and select multiple files from same folder (with options)
    - apply options for 'all' pages
    - place the sequence

    We would expect all pages of all files to place.

    Instead, some files are not placed but remain in the links window without a selectable link on the page.

    In the screenshot you can see that after each multi-page PDF the following file is not loaded into the placegun.

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  7. Tiff alpha channel not working

    A Tiff exported with Alpha channel from Solid Works do not support the transparency. It works ok when opened with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. Also working fine in Affinity Photo, Pixelmator Pro, Mac OS Preview and Mac OS Finder.

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  8. cms not working correctly in InDesign 17.01

    Images with different RGB colorprofiles look completely different when mounted in Indesign 17 compared to how it works (correctly) in Indesign 16.4.
    if not Adobe RGB the conversion doesnt seem to work. See images below from ID 16 & 17 with apple RGB colorprofile (same problem with Colormatch profile)

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  9. place window preview

    When placing picture there is no preview for placed picture, in previous versions there were on the bottom of placing dialog window... very annoying

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  10. Layer visibility toggle should indicate mixed visibility status of sub layers

    InDesign V 16.4, Current Creative Cloud as of 2021-11-14.
    Currently - The top Layer visibility icon (within the layers palette) does not indicate a mixed visibility status of sub layers.
    I have a rather complex layer set in a document I'm working on where I have master pages with master pages based on other master pages and linked objects within the document.
    I just spent over an hour trying to locate a hidden object. I incorrectly assumed that, when looking at the layers palette, with all the layer stacks closed (layer list contracted where only the top level was shown)…

    2 votes

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  11. links empty

    Open Indd on my MacBook, no problems. Open the same file on my new IMac and the links panel shows nothing.

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  12. Placed/Imported Photos glitching, changing colors, white noise effect

    File> Placed Photos glitching, changing colors, white noise effect, or turn black. Tried dragging and dropping onto artboard but pictures keep importing distorted. Reset all presets and preferences. Uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck. Photos should import as is instead of glitching and most of all changing colors. This started happening after I updated InDesign beginning of this month (November 2021).

    Using Adobe InDesign 17.0.1 x64

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  13. 2022 InDesign bugs

    when using ID 2021 and before, When I sized a graphic, say, from 100 to 50%, the info box would say the graphic is now 50%. In ID 2022, when I reduce a graphic, the box says it is 100%. I am not liking this.

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    Please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  14. Verknüpfungen werden nach jeder Aktivität neu aufgebaut // InDesign 17.0 x64 // running on Win 10 Pro

    Aktuell laden sich die verknüpften Bilder nach jedem Doing in InDesign (Also egal was ich mache, Textverschieben, von einem anderen Programm zurück zu InDesign wechsle oder was auch immer, 1 Sache mache ich und schon laden die ganzen Verknüpfungen neu. In den alten Versionen lief das ohne Probleme. Ich konnte ohne Störungen arbeiten. Dies scheint ein BUG zu sein, denn das macht das Arbeiten mit dem neuen InDesign unmöglich. Ich kann nicht jede Sekunde warten, bis sich der Screen neu aufgebaut hat und ich weiterarbeiten kann. Die Bilder komplett auszugrauen ist auch keine Option, da es für unsere Gestaltung wichtig…

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  15. InDesign 16.3.2 on Mac: with GPU, won't render images in frames with a fill applied

    InDesign 2021 16.3.2
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G9323)
    MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
    MacBookPro10,1
    Intel Core i7, 2.7 GHz
    16 GB RAM
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1536 MB VRAM)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1 GB VRAM)


    With "GPU Performance" enabled (or with "GPU Preview" on) images will not render if the containing frame has a fill applied. Note: InDesign reports that a compatible GPU and monitor are detected. Also, it doesn't matter whether "Animated zoom" is enabled or not. See screenshots 1–3.

    With GPU Preview disabled (or with CPU Preview on) the images render correctly. See screenshots 4–5.

    3 votes

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  16. Image mislocation (Myanmar, Khmer, Lao, Thai)

    Image mislocation (Myanmar, Khmer, Lao, Thai)

    In Myanmar (Burmese) Unicode, there is an error where the image overlaps the text.
    In the example, the red box should not overlap the text.
    For reference, Khmer, Lao, and Thai have the same problem.
    Please check.

    Thank you.

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  17. [INDD 2020 and 2021] Document fonts folder does not work with fonts for placed SVGs

    Provide a font file with the Document fonts folder for a placed SVG graphic where the font is not embedded.
    RESULT: InDesign will not use the font for rendering text with the placed SVG graphic.

    ALSO: Even if the font is installed for ALL USERS in the system on Windows 10 InDesign will not package the font that is needed with the placed SVG graphic.

    One cannot be sure what fonts are needed with placed SVG graphics. When InDesign documents are saved, closed and re-opened, Preflight and Type > Find Fonts… will not show them.

    The only check you can…

    2 votes

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  18. InDesign 16.3.2 Poor Graphics Performance - MacOS BigSur

    When background assets have transparency applied, dragging and positioning foreground assets causes a corrupted display.

    MacOS BigSur 11.5 Late 2015 iMac Retina 5K Core i7 32GB AMD Radeon R9 M390

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  19. 2 votes

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  20. Image date merge

    Since InDesign 16.4 the image data merge won't work. The images are not displayed on the screen and not in 'links'.
    After merging there are also no pictures.

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