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  1. some pages are transparent in Preview Mode

    In preview mode, most empty pages are white (as they should be), but some are transparent -- the pasteboard color theme shows through.

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  2. Share for Review (15.1, ie. June 2020) color shift due to corrupt blend mode overlays

    I feel like we've seen these kinds of issues before. But I noticed in the new "Share for Review" (InDesign 15.1) colors in a test document are shifting. A quick comparison shows that blend modes aren't been exported properly when sending a document up for "Share for Review."

    In the screen shot, you can see what I mean: Top is the Review version as viewed in browser, bottom is the correct version as seen in InDesign. Some of the modes seem ok (Multiply, Normal opacity adjustments). But most blending modes aren’t rendering correctly (Hard and Soft Light look identical; Difference…

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  3. i can't press shortcut

    i can't press shortcut "ctl-alt-m" to drop shadow effect

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  4. Disable object stroke effects is not working

    I'm trying to disable strokes inner and outerglows in a specific object style using the code:

    var doc = app.activeDocument;

    var myObject = doc.objectStyles.item("box");

    myObject.strokeEffectsEnablingSettings.enableInnerGlow = false;
    myObject.strokeEffectsEnablingSettings.enableOuterGlow = false;

    But all I got is the behavior in the attached image. Is not really disabling and the effects is still active in the object.

    Posted the issue in a forum and we all realize that's a bug.

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  5. Indesign

    Dear Adobe Team,

    Kindly add options with page turn effect in Publish online Dashboard.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Siva Matta
    9885567899

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  6. "Hue" effect on rectangle breaks anti-aliasing of text

    Description: "Hue" effect on rectangle breaks anti-aliasing of text
    Version: InDesign 2020 (15.0.2. x64)
    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.18363 Build 18363)

    Reproduction:
    1. Create a text frame and fill it with any text
    2. Create a rectangle on the same page and go to Window -> Effects, and set the rectangle's effect to "Hue"
    3. Text on that same page no longer appears anti-aliased

    Figured this out while trying to find out why all the text looked so bad. Ended up copying things to a new document (where text wasn't jagged) one by one, and eventually narrowed it down to the…

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  7. Transparency on top of Pantone spot colors does not export correctly

    When I export a design that has an element with transparency on top of a Pantone solid, the element with transparency disappears in the output PDF.
    I tried different PDF settings but all have the same result. Changing the filetype of the element with transparency (PSD, PNG, PDF, …) does not change the result.
    I found that, when converting the Pantone solid to Lab or CMYK, the element with transparency appears again. But this workaround also means that I cannot use the Pantone library.
    Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

    2 votes
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  8. Box Overlay Not 100% Transparent When Printed (solved)

    Finding that grouping items and then applying an effect (like outerglow) to the group causes transparency issues when printed. I have a graphic created with multiple paths, grouped it, applied outer glow, and now when printing, the overlay "box" of the grouped item interacts incorrectly with the layers below it when printed.

    In the attached image:
    1. Design without grouped elements - the white burst in the background looks fine
    2. Design with the grouped elements with effect applied, notice how the "box" around the mask is sort of visible? Like there is an effect on the box causing it…

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  9. fx

    In Indesign, the fx effects on text is not available. It does not com up as an option, and when I find it under Window, it is not available to use.
    I have tried Essentials and Typography and other working space without better results.

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  10. If there is white text on a colored background InDesign thinks there's nothing at all

    If there's only white text on a page but this text has a colored "paragraph shading" ("Absatzschattierung" in German), InDesign does not recognize this color and thinks the page is still empty.

    I reported this in the old "wish form" about four years ago: https://rainerklute.de/bug-report/

    The dialogue shows a way to solve this but why is it not implemented?

    7 votes
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  12. Darstellungsfehler in der neuen Review-Funktion

    Problem: Platzierung einer (sehr einfachen) nativen Illustrator-Grafik mit einigen Deckkraftmasken funktioniert in InDesign prima, aber in der Review-Darstellung sind plötzlich Elemente halbtransparent zu sehen, die ganz bzw. gar nicht dort sein dürften. Offenbar ist diese Voransicht deutlich weniger präzise als ein erzeugtes PDF ... ?!?

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  13. opacity

    when I change the opacity of an object, it changes the opacity of everything on the same page when viewing them. It also export the whole page in PDF to a different opacity/color compare to other pages. Please fix this bug. Thank you

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  14. 2020 InDesign Mac OS Catalina Layers

    layers are not working in the correct order using Indesign 15.0 (2020) and Mac OS Catalina 10.15.3. ALso transparency and FX effects are not working correctly.

    Also, When opening a packaged file the Images are not displaying in the document, just gey blocks where images should display. All links are correct in the Links tool palette.

    I need help with ll these problems

    3 votes
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  17. Ai Transparency blends, placed into ID, exported to png w anti-alias on -> color mismatch

    Ai 2019 files, when opacity is set on parent group item and child items, and laid over a white background -- when placed into ID 2019 and exported to png w anti-alia on, there is a significant color mismatch. Strangely, when exported to png w anti-alias turned off, the correct color results. The ID export to png anti-alias code must have a bug in it. The same for jpg export. PDF export is fine.

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  18. Ai Transparency blends, placed into ID, exported to png w anti-alias on -> color mismatch

    Ai 2019 files, when opacity is set on parent group item and child items, and laid over a white background -- when placed into ID 2019 and exported to png w anti-alia on, there is a significant color mismatch. Strangely, when exported to png w anti-alias turned off, the correct color results. The ID export to png anti-alias code must have a bug in it. The same for jpg export. PDF export is fine.

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  19. Ai Transparency blends, placed into ID, exported to png w anti-alias on -> color mismatch

    Ai 2019 files, when opacity is set on parent group item and child items, and laid over a white background -- when placed into ID 2019 and exported to png w anti-alia on, there is a significant color mismatch. Strangely, when exported to png w anti-alias turned off, the correct color results. The ID export to png anti-alias code must have a bug in it. The same for jpg export. PDF export is fine.

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  20. Ai Transparency blends, placed into ID, exported to png w anti-alias on -> color mismatch

    Ai 2019 files, when opacity is set on parent group item and child items, and laid over a white background -- when placed into ID 2019 and exported to png w anti-alia on, there is a significant color mismatch. Strangely, when exported to png w anti-alias turned off, the correct color results. The ID export to png anti-alias code must have a bug in it. The same for jpg export. PDF export is fine.

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