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  1. Red stripes in InDesign document

    Why do I get red stripes in the indesign document when I have more than two files open?

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    We're happy to announce that the fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.

    Please update to this latest InDesign version to get the fix.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  2. Document.metadataPreferences and linkXMP entries only return first delimited value

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create new Indesign document
    2. Choose File menu > File Info
    3. In the Author field, enter "Jack; Jill" (excluding quotes)
    4. Click OK
    5. Run script "alert(app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.author);"

    Result:
    "Jack"

    Expected result:
    Either "Jack; Jill" or ["Jack","Jill"]

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  3. Edit page format: Change Landscape/Height Format

    Changing landscape/portrait format via Pages > Edit Page Format does not change the orientation. Direct input of values does not either, only if the values are not equal to the original format.
    See video.
    Version 17.3. macOS 12.4

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  4. ID 2020 15.1 - All text variables (including page numbers) replaced by "ss" text

    Just updated to ID 2020 15.1 and found a bug which makes the program unusable forcing me to immediately downgrade.
    When I open on of my ID documents created in previous version of ID, all of my defined text variables as well as page numbers are corrupted and replaced by the "ss" text. Changing the style has no effect. I can create page number based on the 'Basic Paragraph' style but when i choose any other previously created style, the number changes to 'ss'.
    Even the variable field preview shows 'ss' text instead of variable name.
    The same document opens…

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  5. Please fixz Indesign so that the font (Source sans pro) has all options. It changes itself to Source sans Pro (OTF) and then has only light

    Fonts missing in Indesign but they work OK in Illustrator and in Affinity Designer. If I drop down the menu every time to more fonts they seem to appear for that instance.

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  6. scroll bar disappears

    My scroll bars are CONSTANTLY disappearing when working in InDesign and using key commands to zoom in and out. This is SO annoying, and I am always having to reset my workspace. Literally fix your buggy software or I'm leaving. This is ridiculous.

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  7. InDesign hyphenates certain words incorrectly

    InDesign hyphenates certain words incorrectly. Examples include "worldview" and "Princeton," which InDesign hyphenates as "worl-dview" and "Princ-eton." I'm in InDesign 17.2.1, but this has been the case for all versions. It would be understandable if these were foreign or unusual words, but common words like this should never break this way.

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  8. InDesign 15.1.4 / MacOS 10.13.6 / Auslassen von verbundenen Textrahmen

    Bei kleinsten Änderungen am Fließtext werden sporadisch einzelne verbundene Textrahmen übersprungen! Und zwar im gesamten folgenden Textabschnitt! Ständig muss das Dokument auf leere Textrahmen geprüft werden. Das ist bei 500 Seiten kein Spaß und macht ein professionelle Arbeiten nahezu unmöglich!
    Gibt es eine Lösung?

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    With the smallest changes to the continuous text, individual connected text frames are sporadically skipped! And throughout the following section of text! The document must be constantly checked for empty text frames. That's no fun with 500 pages and makes professional work almost impossible!
    Is there a solution?

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  9. Opening (book) document of same name but different path overwrites existing open file

    Finalizing a book with 15 chapters, each about 15 - 30 pages (total 505 pages in book). Have several different versions, in separate folders; all with same file names and book names. Recently discovered that some files in the "FINAL" folder had been overwritten with earlier versions.

    Is is sporadic and I have not been able to fully duplicatie. Looks like if A/chapter1 is open and then B/chapter1 is opened, A/chapter1 is overwritten with the content from B/chapter1. Something also occurs that causes A/chapter1 to get flagged as "possibly damaged" when next opened.

    I cannot tell if this occurs only…

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  10. Data Merge to PDF duplicating fields

    When using Export to PDF directly from the Data Merge tab the first 3 records are duplicated on each page. It uses the same data on every single page. If you first create an InDesign merged document the data is correct

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  11. On master page spread, items get applied to the wrong page

    Say I have a two-page master, with facing pages turned on.
    And say I have a rectangle spanning the top edge of my left page, and say the right page is empty.

    When I apply this master to a right sided page (thus using only the right side master), the left rectangle will be rendered onto the left page, even though it shouldn't (as the rectangle belongs to the left handed master, which isn't applied).

    This happens when the rectangle is touching the spine, and it's probably rendered by indesign as being part of the right master.
    This happens even…

    3 votes

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  12. 2021 cannot create new document

    I just updated from 2020 to 2021 version.
    Now, when trying to create a new document, the dialogue works as expected but when clicking "erstellen" (create) nothing happens.
    Even after restarting the whole system (Mac Catalina).

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  13. switching between open files

    Version 17.1
    Every time I have two ID files open (or more than one file), switching between them takes approximately 30 seconds. This has been happening on and off for a few months, but now happens every time I have more than one file open.

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  14. Scaling issues in Indesign 2022 17.02

    After innstalling the 17.2 version the page/artwork will no longer be shown in 100% on the screen. After deleting the version and going back to 17.1 the problem is solved.

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  16. 추가 기능 건의

    윤곽선 만들기 기능에서,

    현재는 하나 하나 선택을 해서 윤곽선을 만들어 주고 있습니다.

    바로 이 부분에서,

    윗첨자로 바꾸어준 부분들이 많이 있을 때,

    이러한 윗첨자들을 한꺼번에 선택을 해서,

    한꺼번에, 윤곽선 만들기가 진행이 되어서,

    한꺼번에 윤곽선으로 만들어지는 기능이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

    이 부분이 가능해지도록 추가 기능이 설치되면 좋겠습니다.

    또 마스터 페이지 기능에서

    현재는 마스터 페이지 기능을 해체해서,

    한 페이지씩 윤곽선 만들기를 해 주고 있는데,

    이 부분에서도

    한꺼번에 윤곽선 만들기가 기능해지면 좋겠습니다.

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  17. Weird things happening in layout

    different colors or shapes appear when zooming in or out. It does go away once you move a text box, etc.

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  18. Cannot open file up. You may not have permission or the document may already be open.

    I wish Adobe would fix the issue cannot openn file up. You may not have permission or the document may already be open so people like me don't have to rename the file that wouldn't open up or change the location where the file is saved at all.

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  19. Document Information disappearing InDesign on macOS Monterey

    1. InDesign 2022 v17.1
    2. Reproduce the issue: Create a text block and start typing.
    3. Expected result: you to see what you're typing / what has been placed on the page - all the information
    4. Actual result: the information I have put on the page disappears. I have to scroll away and back in order for the information to reappear.
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  20. Chinese character page number rule needs to following Chinese grammar

    Chinese page number grammar after 10 is not following Chinese grammar.
    For example, page 21 in Chinese is written as 第二十一页, instead of 第二一页.

    It's horrifying seeing Chinese is been butched likt this.

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