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  1. Unable to package files - program freezes creating IDML

    Unable to package documents since 14.0.2 x64 update. Freezes on create IDML. When you try to cancel app hangs. Have to crash service to get the app to close.

    Windows 10 - 1809 17763.437

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  2. Conditional text is not applied correctly after line break in IDMLs

    If Unconditional text follows a line break where another Paragraph Style is applied with Conditional text, making an IDML out of the document will change the Unconditional text to Conditional.

    Please see example screenshots.

    4 votes
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  3. Idml export issues

    I have a file that won't export a fully formed .idml file. Here's my setup.

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.4
    InDesign 14.0.2.324

    Steps to reproduce: export or save one particular file as .idml format; open resulting .idml file.

    Expected result: file should open as a new document.

    Actual result: an error dialog pops up saying the file cannot be opened, with the error 'not well formed.'

    This only occurs with one particular file, but it occurs on any Mac used to export the file, and with InDesign version 14.0.3

    I have also tried to open the CC 2019 file in CC 2018,…

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  4. Paragraph Return is changed into Paragraph Separator (U+2029)

    Version: Indesign CC 2018 and Incopy CC 2018

    The bug as described on https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2344905 still exists in the latest version.

    During the exporting INDD into IDML, the error below occurs.
    Certain Paragraph Return (\r) is changed into 'PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR'(U+2029) and the first sentence’s paragraph style is changed into the paragraph style of the second sentence which makes two sentences into one.
    Every time this bug occurs, we have to open the INDD file and change “U+2029” into another character such as “space” and export it again.
    Finally we found out that this error occurs when 8000th character is “Paragraph Return…

    11 votes
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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 yet, 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.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  5. Exporting ICML with cross-references on macOS

    1. InDesign CC 2019 for macOS
    2. When you export any ICML on macOS containing a cross-reference,
    3. The ICML should contain a full path to the referenced file.
    4. Instead, the referenced file's name is included, but not its path.

    Cross-references exported as ICML on macOS get a simple filename and not the full path to the destination. When the ICML is placed, the cross-reference will be broken because the file pointed to will not be found. (Unless the ICML is in the same folder as referenced document or some subfolder of that.)

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  6. Embedded PDF/AI images causes documents created from IDMLs to double in size

    File size almost doubles when exporting an INDD document to IDML and then re-save it as an INDD if it has embedded PDF or AI images.

    Create a new InDesign document.
    Place a PDF/AI image in it.
    Embed the image in the InDesign file.
    Save the InDesign file.
    Export the InDesign file to IDML.
    Open the IDML and save it as an INDD document.

    The resulting INDD document will have a file size of almost double the size of the original INDD document. This affects all versions of InDesign (CS6-CC2019) and embedded PDFs created in different applications (Illustrator, Acrobat, Preview).

    4 votes
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  7. Space converting to line break in .idml

    Imported Word documents sometimes include invisible character Unicode 2028. In InDesign CC2018 and in Word it looks like a space. When exported to .idml and reopened in client's CS6, it is converted to a Forced Line Break, which is problematic. Can you set 2028 to convert to a space in .idml?

    2 votes
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  8. InDesign hangs while exporting InDesign document as IDML

    Every time I try to save or export my InDesign document to idml it never finishes. It immediately goes to 27%, and then it never progresses.

    2 votes
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  9. CC2018 IDML files not compatible with CS6

    Clients who have CS6 can't open any IDML files I create/export in CC2018. They receive an error message saying the format is unsupported or a plug-in is missing. IDML files created/exported from an earlier version of CC (2017) work fine.

    6 votes
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  10. "Preview images" not updated or created in certain circumstances

    Description: The previews are not updated in the following cases:

    - When the file is saved in IDML file format (you need to save in in INDD format before)
    - When the saving options are changed (under "Preferences > File handling") and the file is saved. You need to save the file with another name or make changes in order to have InDesign updating the previews.

    Basically, from our tests, the preview images are only generated when the file is changed and saved in INDD format.

    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
    13.1 (but past CC releases…

    2 votes
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  11. IDML Table style EndColumnStrokeType attribute missing

    When an Alternating Column Pattern is created in a Table style any value for Type does not get exported to IDML.

    I would expect to find the EndColumnStrokeType attribute, but it is never created. The equivalent StartColumnStrokeType, StartRowStrokeType and EndRowStrokeType attributes do exist.

    The missing attribute is not documented in the IDML specification PDF.

    Using version: 13.1 x64

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  12. ICML export doesn't include <HyperlinkPageDestination> elements

    (Affects all versions of InDesign that support ICML export)

    Export the story in the attached document to ICML. Delete the story in InDesign and then re-import the ICML. The Hyperlinks panel shows "The referenced paragraph or text anchor is missing".

    This is only a problem for the ICML export of internal links. Hyperlinks to pages in external documents are exported correctly. The information is also correctly stored when saved to IDML.

    5 votes
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  13. idml does not support different page sizes within a single document

    When exporting from InDesign, idml does not support different page sizes within a single document. The is a HUGE problem that Adobe needs to solve. It also means you cannot get rid of the missing plugin Alert if you have a document with different sizes, or package those documents.

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  14. Inner shadow applied to all images in document

    I have a long document that crashed when I attempted to export to interactive pdf. I saved the file to IDML to fixed the problem. However, a new issue has been introduced. Many of the placed images and some graphic boxes, including master pages items have an inner shadow effect applied to them. I am using the current CC version of inDesign

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  15. indesign cc2018 - IDML EXPORT INCORRECTLY

    indesign cc2018 - IDML EXPORT INCORRECTLY
    Some paragraph and text format was changed

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  17. IDML custom page sizes

    When using an INDD file with custom page sizes, IDML export does not keep Master Page and Document Pages aligned properly, because it registers them as different sizes.

    Even if the pages are the same.

    3 votes
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  18. Numbered list gets corrupted when saved and opened as idml

    Version: Indesign CC 13.0 x64 Windows (and Indesign CC 2017)

    1. Create 2 paragraphstyles
    2. For ParagraphStyle 1 set bullets and numbering To List Type 'Numbers' and name it 'Multiple Choice' (or something else) and Level 1
    3. For ParagraphStyle 2 base it on ParagraphStyle 1 and change the text color
    4. Create some paragraphs with different combinations of these styles.
    5. Save as idml
    6. Open the idml
    7. Look at the paragraphs of the second paragraphstyle, you will notice that paragraphStyle 2 has a numbering of his own and no longer the mix with paragraphstyle 1.

    Expected result:…

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