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  1. Column Rule colour is inconsistent vs. Fill and Stroke

    The colour applied to a Column Rule is darker than elsewhere applied, e.g., Fills and Strokes.


    1. New file.

    2. Draw a text frame (no text needed) and set the Columns to 2 and turn ON the Column Rule with default values. However, set the Colour to 10% Black.

    3. Set the Fill and the Stroke of the text frame to the very same 10% Black.

    Notice that the Column Rule is darker than the Fill and Stroke. It shouldn't be.

    Hope this helps.

    Allan

    P.S. See the attached screenshot - I'm using Magenta rather than Black. Same results.

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  2. Color theme tool pop-up window unable to be closed

    I'm running Adobe Indesign 14.0.1
    To recreate, select the color theme tool and click anywhere on a placed image, a small horizontal color theme menu pops up with five swatches and a few other buttons to the right of the swatches, and then never goes away. Ever. There is no option to hide or close the window and while I appreciate having a palette to pick from on my screen, I went with my own palette for this project and the color theme tool was unnecessary.

    There needs to be some way to hide or close this small window that…

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  3. swatches

    When trying to change color values on a existing color in the swatches options panel the number and text apear all scrambled. If I change any value of the color and it save InDesign collapse every time.

    Two issues:
    • text scrambled
    • app closes when changing color values

    Any help we be greatly appreciated.

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  4. Find/change for object changes fill color from what you enter

    You enter a gradient swatch and when you go to click find next, program changes it to a random gradient. Indd ver. 14.0.3. Need to quit and restart program to reset.

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  5. indesign 2020 vignette issue

    Vignettes created in the new indesign 2020, then exported to PDF and opened in illustrator disappear!

    Have tested with different macs and operators. All get the same result

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  6. "Load paragraph styles" changes CMYK numbers


    1. Version 15.0.1, Windows. (Tested with some previous versions also.)


    2. Steps to reproduce:
      First: I'm using "Europe General Purpose 3" colour settings, which should, in general, preserve CMYK numbers during workflows.
      Create a new document A.indd. Define a new CMYK swatch S (for example, C50-M0-Y0-K0). Define a new paragraph style P which uses S as character colour.
      Create another document B.indd. Assign it some different CMYK profile than A.indd has assigned.
      Use "Load Paragraph Styles" to copy style P from A.indd to B.indd.


    3. Expected result:
      In B.indd, I expect to have swatch S with exact the same CMYK numbers than in…

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  7. Can't able to delete swatches

    I am using the Indesign CC 2015. My template document contains multiple swatches. I can't able to delete some of the swatches(PANTONE 7731 C, PANTONE 646 C,..). Even the delete option is also not shown for that swatches. Please check and provide the guidelines to handle this case.

    Thanks,
    Dillibabu

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  8. Non consistent display of PMS colors across applications

    InDesign 15.0 / Illustrator 24.0
    Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO12647-2:2004)
    PMS 3262U

    Object on the right is an imported Illustrator EPS with PMS 3262U and Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO12647-2:2004) profile.

    InDesign document also has the Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO12647-2:2004) profile, object is placed above the illustration: same PMS color but display of completely different color.

    Export to print pdf = correct color

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  9. Copying RGB from Illustrator to Indesign no longer working. (Comes out CMYK)

    When I copy an RGP element from Illustrator and paste it into InDesign, it comes out in CMYK (much more dull, and less vibrant than the RGB image). I have assured that my document is setup correctly and even had Adobe Support check it out and said that everything was setup correctly but the claimed that "copy and paste isn't the way to do it", and I need to "Place" the file every time. Am I the only one that finds this unacceptable? (Running the latest version of Adobe products and the latest MacOS Catalina)

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  10. Color Dialog issue

    Right now, the color displayed is not the color of the item selected. The color seems to have frozen. If I attempt to use the eyedropper in the color palette selection dialog, the whole program freezes, and it is unusable.

    Second issue, If I double click to select an item in a group, indesign thinks I want to add text and automatically adds selects with cursor to start typing.

    so, two issues, color and forced type selection.

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  11. Colour swatch problem. CMYK Sliders have changed to DIC colour system and I can't change them back

    Colour swatch problem. CMYK Sliders have changed to DIC colour system and I can't change them back.
    2019 Indesign CC Mac version.

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  12. White shows as black

    All white (pure white such as paper, 0000, ffffff, etc.), shapes and even within linked images are showing black. Some pages are affected and some are not. If I go into the swatch slider CMYK mode, sliding K from 100 to 13 is normal, however, 12-0 starts scaling back down to black. I've tried linking to all types of images (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, transparencies). The file was fine last time I worked in it, but upon reopening this is happening. Is this a bug or a corrupt file?

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  13. Swatches panel locked in Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Win 10

    When editing colours into the swatches panel, the entire panel will be blocked, the colours greyed-out. After having deleted the cache it's OK for a moment, but the problem re-appears regularly. In the specification panel the colours can be nevertheless selected. Who knows the solution to this problem?

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  14. full swatch list not displaying bug

    In the first image, the scroll bar is all the way to the bottom, but it's not showing the rest of the list, when I expand the box (image 2) it displays them... please help/fix?

    IndesignCC 13.1 osx high sierra.

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    Thank you for reporting the issue. We need some information around the issue which may help us in narrowing down the root cause:

    1. Does it happen with the latest InDesign version 14.0.1 ?
    2. Is it document specific or happens with all the documents?
    3. Does it happen with Swatches panel only or all other panels while expanding ?
    4. Have you added any extra swatches or it happens with the default swatches ?
    5. Please specify your Platform, OS version and InDesign version.

    A short video depicting the issue will be very helpful.

  15. color theme tool doesnt work

    Click the color theme tool icon
    Use it to pick up color from an image
    The usual mini color palette doesn't show up, just nothing
    A while later the mini palette appears and then won't go away even with ESC or clicking away

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  16. Pantone Solid Spot colors added from InDesign to a CC Library become Magenta Process colors in Illustrator

    I already reported this on the Illustrator uservoice site, but did not see any reaction so far. I think it is a big bug when (spot) colors color cannot be shared reliably between Adobe applications:
    A Pantone Solid Spot color (or any Lab spot color) added to a CC library in InDesign will become 100% Magenta CMYK Process color in the Swatches panel when added from the CC library by double clicking in Illustrator.
    See also: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/34291627-pantone-solid-spot-colors-added-from-indesign-to-a?tracking_code=8ff2c6d23ad86db2b07d1c16c7e36e2d

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  17. Radial gradient becomes oval when rectangle frame is vertical

    Radial gradient becomes oval when rectangle frame is vertical

    1) Version: InDesign CC 2018
    2) Draw a vertical rectangular shape and insert a radial gradient
    3) Expecting the gradient to be a perfect circle.
    4) Actual result is an oval gradient that is impossible to change into a perfect circular gradient, even when holding the Shift key while using the Gradient Swatch Tool.
    5) No matter what I do, the gradient remains an oval, unless I stretch the shape back to a square or a horizontal rectangle.

    The only annoying way I found to temporarily solve this problem is to…

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  18. Eyedropper doesn't pick up the correct color

    I'm trying to select a color in a pdf that was placed in an InDesign document. The eyedropper won't pick up the correct color. It's consistently choosing a color that's darker than the color I want. I have zoomed in all the way so I can click on individual pixels, but that doesn't make a difference. I'm clicking on a light gray (almost white) pixel and the eyedropper is choosing a dark gray.

    The layer with the pdf is the active layer and it is unlocked. I'm using InDesign CC 14.0.1

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  19. Swatches should show text colour when character style is applied

    When a GREP Style applies a character style that includes a colour change the Swatches panel and the Fill in the Control Panel do not show the applied swatch. The swatch shown is for the base style without the GREP Style applied.

    In the attaches screen shot the green text is affected by a GREP Style. As you can see the Swatches panel shows the text is black, not the applies swatch.

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  20. rectangle tool not showing stroke and fill in Preview mode

    Since the last update the rectangle tool does not show strokes and fills on rectangles and ovals when I switch from Normal to Preview/bleed/slug/presentation mode. The only way I can make a rectangle that shows correctly (and prints) is to create a text box. It is an okay workaround for a while, but I cannot do ovals.

    I am on CC, version 14.0.2 x64, and have done all updates.

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