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  1. Viewing page with linked image causes file to be marked as dirty (needs saving)

    InDesign version: 15.1.1
    Additional versions tried: 15.0.3, 15.0, 14.0.3
    MacOS Mojave (10.14.6) on two different computers

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a new empty document.
    2. Add a second page to the document.
    3. Place Image, onto the page you're viewing (I did a PNG)
    4. Save and close the document.
    5. Open the document.
    6. Wait 2-20 seconds, doing nothing to change the document.

    Expected result: document opens to page with placed image, nothing else happens / changes.

    Actual result: document opens to page with placed image, and after a delay the document is marked as changed (asterisk appears in…

    3 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Cannot place this file. Invalid PNG file

    In 15.0.3, my publication was print ready

    I updated to 15.1 as I normally would.

    In 15.1, particular .png files were missing. I tried to place the missing images as usual but got the error - Cannot place this file. Invalid PNG file'.

    I rolled back to 15.0.3 and am now able to place the self same files.

    Update bug?

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  4. InDesign doesn't sort numbers at the beginning of filenames naturally when placing multiple files, instead opting for alphabetical

    InDesign CC 2020, 15.1.2 (Mac, but possibly Windows, I can't test)
    Place multiple image files where filenames start with increasing numbers (e.g. page numbers).
    Expected: files get placed in order 1, 2, 3, ..., 10, 11, ..., 100, 101, etc.
    Actual: files get placed in order 1, 10, 100, ..., 2, 20, 200, 201, 3, ..., etc

    It doesn't follow the OS implementation of natural order sorting, so placing a lot of images doesn't match the Finder. It instead uses alphabetical sorting, which is counterintuitive.

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  5. 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…

    20 votes
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    Hi all,

    We tried various scenarios with the attached file and got the following results:

    1. Placed the ‘EXIF-Orientation-6.jpg’ file shared in the thread.
    -Rotation angle of the content was shown as -90°

    2. Edited the .jpg file in Photoshop to just change the color and Updated the link in InDesign.
    -Rotation angle of the content was changed to 0°

    3. Then placed this edited file again, as a new link, in InDesign.
    -Rotation angle was shown as 0°

    Are you also seeing the same results?

    -InDesign Team

  6. Problem with changing the cursor to text - Indd 2020

    Hello. After running the latest version of InDesign CC 2020 v. 15.03. x64, I have a problem with changing the cursor to text and to back. It takes about 40-50 seconds. This happens each time you launch InDesign. The size of the processed file does not affect the error. Thanks for feedback.

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  7. Round Picture Frame with Inner Stroke Leaks

    Using a circular Image Frame with an Inner Stroke, let some of the placed graphics (in this case an .ai) leak outside.

    This makes it useless, and causes the need to add extra elements to cover the artifacts.

    It is visible in both InDesign preview (High Quality) and the exported .pdf.

    2 votes
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  8. 'Reveal in CC Libraries' Doesn't Work

    Selecting a link and clicking 'Reveal in CC Libraries' opens the Libraries panel but doesn't actually find or reveal the asset, which is the functionality I would expect from such a button.

    InDesign version 15.1.2 on MacOS High Sierra

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  9. Clipping paths with inset frame only use the main clipping path.

    I have many photos with clipping paths that exactly outlines the garments. When using these against a backdrop, there is a thin white remnant of the white backdrop. To avoid this I can use INSET FRAME on the clipping path.

    But, if I use inset frame, the "internal" paths are disregarded and it only uses the first clipping path.

    I know I should fix the images, but it would take me ages. I have requested the different photographers to make the paths correctly, but they tend to revert to setting the paths at the garment edge. I do not know…

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  10. big sur

    Graphics problem in Big Sur B7 and latest Indesign CC.

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  11. Unable to drag & drop images within text frame through custom plugin on Indesign CC2020

    We have a custom plugin, we are using this plugin since Indesign CS4. We have an option to drag & drop images from this plugin pallet into Indesign Layout. With the latest CC2020 SDK, we have upgraded our plugin from CC18 to CC2020 & it works fine on all other functionality except "Drag & drop" within text frame.

    We didn't made any update to the code, the same option works fine till CC2019. Is there any known issue with CC2020 sdk for drag & drop?

    Note: Drag & drop Images from custom plugin into Text Frame. Center Point is not…

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  12. Unable to drag & drop images within text frame through custom plugin on Indesign CC2020

    We have a custom plugin, we are using this plugin since Indesign CS4. We have an option to drag & drop images from this plugin pallet into Indesign Layout. With the latest CC2020 SDK, we have upgraded our plugin from CC18 to CC2020 & it works fine on all other functionality except "Drag & drop" within text frame.

    We didn't made any update to the code, the same option works fine till CC2019. Is there any known issue with CC2020 sdk for drag & drop?

    Note: Drag & drop allows us to place the image at left top corner of…

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  13. 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.

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  14. Indesign to Illustrator die line wrong dimensions

    Indesign 15.1.2
    At times, when exporting cut paths via PDF from Indesign to Illustrator, the cut paths will come in smaller than they should be. See attached screenshot. Both the red trapezoid and black rectangle say they are 36" x 24" in Indesign. When exported via PDF to Illustrator, the trapezoid is 35.875" x 24" but the rectangle stays true to 36 x 24.
    I can see why this is, Indesign isn't reading the true dimensions of the rounded corner object. It's reading them as if it still has "none" applied to the corners. This could cause issues with fit…

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  15. PDF with Identity-H encoded fonts not rendering in 2020

    PDFs with certain Identity-H encoded fonts do not display in InDesign 2020 (Windows, v 15.1.2), but work fine in InDesign 2019.

    The issue seems to be font encoding related – InDesign 2020 doesn’t like the Museo Sans 500 (and some other OpenType) fonts being embedded into the PDF using the Identity-H encoding. If the encoding is changed to ANSI encoding, then the PDFs render fine.

    Preflighting the PDF shows the problem fonts as Type 0.

    Conversion of the PDF using Acrobat to PDF/X appears to rebuild the PDF in such a way as InDesign is able to render it (although…

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  16. PSD reset to default look after updating layers into

    In inDesign (any version) :

    1- Import a PSD file with at least 3 layers and duplicate it,
    2- via the menu, for each duplicated image, hide and show different layers to make different visual / images with the same PSD file,
    3- via the menu in inDesign, modify 1 image to open it into Photoshop , then add 1 new layer into the PSD and hide it, then save

    Back in inDesign, every image will reset to the default look of the PSD.

    Why don't you warn with a message in this kind of cases, but keeping names of…

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  17. Objects won't snap in digital document (video provided)

    Whether I'm moving or resizing my document, the object boundaries refuse to snap. Video is provided showing the issue. In this video, I'm zoomed in as far as I can go:

    https://youtu.be/wPycRStK364

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  19. Image Zoom Feature for Publishing

    Would love the ability to create simple zoom options for exporting images. For example in Epub format for viewing in iBooks on the Mac. It is very difficult to see some of the smaller images after publishing and iBooks will not let you zoom.

    When utilizing multiple images, it would be great to be able set up a simple way to make images interactive so that they can be zoomed into or popped up in a larger format for viewing.

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  20. Variable font doesn't...vary.

    I just installed the new Macklin variable fonts from Monotype. They work as expected in Illustrator, and the "regular" cut works as expected in InDesign. However, the Macklin Sans font dosen't work well in InDesign: the prebuilt weights are functional, but when one varies the axis sliders, they seem to have no effect. Bug in the font or in InDesign?

    InDesign 15.0.2, Mac OS 10.15.4

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