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  1. Data merge not working for absolute paths on macOS

    With the latest update of 19.4, image paths no longer work for merge documents. I installed the latest update, which went back to 19.3, and have had no issues; therefore, I have isolated the issue with the update. I currently usean Excell file with an image field and the path to the image associated with each record. I have not changed anything in the file but with the new update I get the error message indicating the file is missing.

    13 votes

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    The fix for this issue is available in the InDesign PreRelease build(v19.5.0.030) and above. Please check if the issue now stands resolved.

    Download/Update the latest InDesign PreRelease build in Creative Cloud under the “Prerelease” category(Refer to “Prerelease_CreativeCloud.png” for reference)

    Please apply to the InDesign PreRelease in case you don’t have access to InDesign PreRelease build – https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/C6DFA254-C40C-4EEB-8F6D-F4AEDA2E6171

    If you still encounter any issues, please drop a mail to sharewithID@adobe.com.

    Adobe InDesign team

  2. Alert is shown on opening documents in InDesign(v19.4.0.63) - "This file is already open by another user or another application."

    After updating InDesign to V19.4, I'm now locked out of many of my previous design files. I'm receiving the error, "This file is already open by another user or another application. This file may be stored on a network server and cannot be opened until the other user closes it."

    I reinstalled V19.3 and can now access these old files but I would prefer to use the most up to date version if possible. happy to provide a sample if needed.

    12 votes

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  3. Adobe InDesign 2024(v19.0) - Users are facing issues while scrolling using Trackpad/Touchpad

    I have installed the upgrade to Adobe InDesign 2024 (build 19.0) while keeping version 2023 (build 18.5) and have encountered the following problem:

    • After opening a document, the mouse scroll wheel does not seem to work (i.e. it is not possible to scroll up or down the contents of a page). However, this condition still works in InDesign version 2023.

    Has anyone encountered the same problem and found a solution?

    22 votes

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  4. current page marker font malfunction if 3 digits or more

    The third digit and beyond in the "current page number" marker is distorted in certain fonts, and almost appears to be an old style number (shifted down and squished), even when I set the font's Figure Style to "Proportional Lining" under Paragraph Style > OpenType Features > Figure Style. In fact, it also seems to do it in automated footnote reference numbers, where control of the Figure Style doesn’t seem to work either. However, when I just type out the number using the same style, it appears correct. This issue appears to be in Adobe InDesign 2024 (19.3), but when…

    4 votes

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  5. When duplicating page(s) the layout breaks

    I'm on windows 11.
    Since updating to 19.4 i noticed that everytime i duplicate a page it moves my whole layout around. It happens not only if i alt drag the page, also if i right click duplicate and when i made an alternate layout in the page panel. It also doesn't matter if i lock a layer. Everything gets moved a little bit to the right or the left, to the top or bottom. Sometimes it also slightly scales an image i believe. The only thing i can do against it, is copy the whole spread and paste it…

    2 votes

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  6. HarfBuzz introduced in v2024 is not honouring the spacings properly

    Harfbaaz text engine is not taking care of spacings properly specially when using Arabic or Urdu script. Files attached before and after. Without harfbaaz, settings look more natural. On tweaking the settings further does not make much difference.

    4 votes

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  7. footnote end article in InDesign 19.4

    InDesign 19.4 | Sonoma | Mac M2Pro
    Incremential bug appears in article's note creation :
    When created, the new line (n+1) is full of text of precedent note !
    Line n become empty.

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  8. Design flaw and bug: empty table cells can have a font assigned

    Found in: ID 2022
    If you have a table and put text into a cell, the text has at least one font assigned. When removing the text again, the cell becomes empty but seems to keep the font assignment, which is illogical. No text, no font. Later, if you open the document on another PC which doesn't have that font would cause a missing font issue for no reason.

    Even worse: going into the "Find/replace font" dialog you can find the empty cell with the missing font, but you cannot fix it, because Change or Change all have no effect.…

    1 vote

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  9. Request: import of layers when placing a child INDD

    At the moment, there is only the option in the extended Place dialog to switch layers of the placed child INDD on or off. Switching layers of a child object should be possible in the parent INDD. Would be way more convenient than right-clicking every child object and select the Layer options.

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  10. Can't add a single page to the end of a document with spreads. Pages add at weird locations.

    When I try to add single page to the end of a document with spreads, either nothing happens, it adds a spread, the single page adds itself to the second spread instead of at the end, or if I try to delete a page, InDesign crashes. This on top of not being able to save PDF settings, and not being able to rearrange the "parent" pages.

    I'm reverting back to 2023. 2024 is nothing but bugs. Had enough.

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  11. Request: import of conditions of conditional text when placing an INDD

    When placing an INDD in another document, layers of the placed INDD are imported, so content in the placed INDD can be hidden or unhidden. The same doesn't work with conditional text, but the principle is the same. Hide/unhide text, for instance in a table, by switching conditions. Handling this by using layers is possible, but way more effortive.

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  12. Some pages/spreads are turning black/gray and page numbers are registering as PB

    When scrolling through a document, the backgrounds on some pages turn black/gray, and the page numbers on those pages register as "PB" instead of the correct page number.

    Restarting InDesign did not solve the problem, and opening the file in regular InDesign also did not correct the problem. I could only recover the file by saving it as a .idml and reopening it.

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  13. Placing a Word document into Indesign not working

    When attempting to load a Microsoft Word document into am Indesign document All I get is the title then 3 blank pages. The word document is 43 pages, A5, long and contains some images. I am using Place and Shift Click to place it into the document. I have attache the word document here.

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  14. Wrong alphaphetic order in index

    Alphaphetic index order is wrong in Finnish InDesign 19.3.

    For example this is the result:

    Koivu, Jukka 143, 208, 209
    Koivula, Pauli 80
    Koivu, Saku 132, 142
    Koivusalo, Timo 110, 111
    Koivu, Tuire 143
    Kolmonen, Jaakko 17, 18

    Should be this:

    Koivu, Jukka 143, 208, 209
    Koivu, Saku 132, 142
    Koivu, Tuire 143
    Koivula, Pauli 80
    Koivusalo, Timo 110, 111
    Kolmonen, Jaakko 17, 18

    Also the W-beginnings word should be in own section, not in V-beginnings.

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  15. Mac OS. The floating windows for Text Wrap, Paragraph, etc. go blank over time.

    Mac OS 14.3.1. InDesign 19.3. The floating windows for Text Wrap, Paragraph, and possibly others go blank over time. The only way to fix it is to quit, and relaunch while deleting preferences. Then preferences have to be redone. This has been happening for several years, over several operating systems, many InDesign versions, and at least two different iMacs.

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  16. Page Label Not Inherited from Parent to Document Page

    I'm assigning a page label to a parent page using by script like

    myParentPage=app.activeDocument.masterSpreads.itemByName("PRD-Products").pages[0];
    myParentPage.insertLabel("page", "products");

    When I insert a new document page based on this parent page, the page label is NOT inherited but just empty.

    WIN 11 Pro, ID 19.1

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  17. InDesign 2024 - Home and New Docs Problem

    Hi!
    I have installed on windows the Adobe InDesign 2024 version. For several days, i've been having trouble opening the program because it doesn't show me the 'home' and doesn't allow me to create new documents, even though i can open documents that are already saved on my PC.

    What can I do?

    Thank you so much!

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  18. Shared destination URLs link back to old INDD files and stop working in PDF

    INDD 2024 v19.3 Mac
    I'm not sure if this is a bug or intentional by design but it has caused us no end of problems
    I create 1 working template - often this template is a recycled and updated file from the previous year. When approved by the client I then "Save as" with different names for different regions.
    Unfortunately when I do this, the "Shared hyperlink destinations" link back to the original InDesign document. When working with multiple designers across multiple machines, the links cannot be edited by anyone who does not have the original file so every hyperlink…

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  19. Margins not honored when duplicating pages

    When duplicating a page in a document with different Inside/Outside margins, the content of consecutive pages moves out of the margins.

    Create/Insert New Page works as expected though.

    InDesign 19.2

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  20. Color tags for pages in the Pages palette do not shift when page order changes automatically

    Color tags for pages in the Pages palette do not shift when the page order is changed due to changes in the text flow. Changes in text flow can add or remove a page automatically. A certain headline, for instance, then can move from page 19 to page 20. I wanted to tag the page that holds this headline. When text flow adds a page, the headline is moved from page 19 to page 20, but the color tag is still shown for page 19. It is not “linked” to the page content.
    This behavior is different from adding or…

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