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  1. 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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  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. PANTONE PALETTE COLOR

    COLORS PANTONE UNCOATED
    WHY the same palette on ILLUSTRATOR have a pantone 540 and InDesign there isn't? can you alligned the palette? For we that work with this struments are so time expensive... find in InDesign.. find on Internet, on Illustrator etc etc..
    When it is also simply to alligned the 2 applications.. no?
    sorry for my bad english

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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Swatches panel not displaying correctly

    My swatches panel is not displaying correctly. In order to view my current swatches, I have to extend the width of the panel. When the swatch panel is the same width as the other panels, the swatches are completely hidden. Also missing at any size are the buttons for new swatch, delete swatch, etc. These buttons appear on other panels but not swatches. Quitting InDesign and rebooting my computer did not resolve the issue.

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  14. Can't delete InDesign color swatch

    Documents inherit a swatch from a picked-up file and the swatch can not be deleted.

    1) This problem has existed for us since at least InDesign CS4 and persists through the current CC 2018 build (13.1).

    2) In the attached file, "Select All Unused" in the Swatches panel. There is no content at all in the file. All objects have been deleted, as have all text and object styles. Try to delete the unused process color swatch, "C=80 M=76 Y=70 K=73."

    3) We expect the unused swatch to be deleted.

    4) Trash can icon in Swatches panel is grayed out…

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    Hello All,

    The fix for this issue is now available in the beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can now download the build (14.0.3.418) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes

  15. Placing objects with gradient from illustrator.

    Hi, I - and not only I - expierenced ugly 'new feature' that is can't copy objects with gradients from Illustrator 23.0.1 to new version of InDesign 14.0.1 (in previous version all works fine) in editable format. Yes I heard about placing ext. file - but this not the sollution. For many version of InDesign this works perfectly then why now this feature is broken?

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  16. Our photos keep coming back from the printer w too much red/magenta

    Our photos keep coming back from the printer w too much red/magenta

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  17. Adobe Color Themes pop up is unnecessary and obstructive.

    When using the Adobe Color Themes panel, there's a pop up that says "Click to set active color" when you hover over color swatches. You can't click on the color beneath the pop up without first moving the mouse off of the pop up. It makes using the color themes panel slow and obnoxious. Please either move the location of the pop up off of the swatches one is trying to access, or remove it altogether (or give us an option to disable it)

    Turning off "Show Tool Tips" in preferences doesn't fix the issue.

    It is also an issue…

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  18. Laggy Swatches panel

    Can't smoothly scroll on swatches panel as seen on video. Everything was perfect before last update.

    I did try to change workspace, closed swatched panel etc. but no luck?

    My system is Mac os Mojave 10.14.1 - iMac18,3
    Indesign version: 14.0

    Has anyone run into this problem?

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  20. cannot save swatches. missing several options

    unable to save or load. the option is "greyed" out.

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