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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. Place (cmd+D) can't see tagged folders on mac

    Place command (cmd+D) can't see the tagged folders, so i can't find my documents quickly as it should be...

    All other commands (export cmd+E for exemple) allow me to navigate from my tagged folders.

    Please add the same option to place command.

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  3. 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"]

    5 votes

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  4. I can't see anything except drop down menu items when I create a new document

    That's just it. I create a new document. Put in the pages, margins, units etc.. then.. nothing. Nothing comes up. I can still see the menu items and am able to save the file - but I can't see it or work in it.
    I tried pressing spacebar. nah
    I tried opening from file.. nah
    I tried different views and different previews. Nothing.
    Illustrator works just fine.
    Also, what's the difference between open normal and open original?
    I can't believe I had to waste 30 minutes on this.

    1 vote

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  5. 2022 gpu

    InDesign CC2022 - v 17.3 on Mac Mini with Intel UHD Graphics 630 BenQ dual displays attached.

    Multiple users reporting screen redraw issues with GPU Performance turned on.
    Resolves with a view change or toggling GPU off an on.

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  6. Problem with going back and forth between Mac created files and PC created files

    Updated to InDesign 17.4 and now can not work between Mac files and PC files created in this version. I keep getting the beach ball spinning. And images are shown with bands of color and I have to relink all images.

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  7. links problems

    Problem on the new INDESIGN 17.4 update with links panel, all my links are OK and files are in the Link folder but cannot export to PDF due to not accessible URL !

    I've to manually update every files of every In design project !
    It doesn't work either with the update link folder option in the panel !

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  8. I can't see anything except drop down menu items when I create a new document

    That's just it. I create a new document. Put in the pages, margins, units etc.. then.. nothing. Nothing comes up. I can still see the menu items and am able to save the file - but I can't see it or work in it.
    I tried pressing spacebar. nah
    I tried opening from file.. nah
    I tried different views and different previews. Nothing.
    Illustrator works just fine.
    Also, what's the difference between open normal and open original?
    I can't believe I had to waste 30 minutes on this.

    1 vote

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  9. Alignment of text box ignores anchored objects

    When I have an anchored object (lets say an image) hanging at the bottom of the text box, aligning the text to the bottom of the text box will align the text only, and cuts off the image at the bottom.
    I imagine this also happens to images at the top of the text box, when aligning to the top.
    I think that by design, anchired objects should be calculated as part of the text box's content, and should be aligned to the bottom, as text would.
    If not, it should at least be an option to choose from.

    Thank…

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  10. New Document dialogue allowing impossible column gutter

    When creating a new document in the New Document dialogue, InDesign (17.4) is allowing a impossible column gutters (Page Size: 8.5"x11", Columns: 1, Column Gutter: 12"). The Margins and Columns dialogue will prevent this from happening, the New Document dialogue will not. This causes issues when attempting to change files later using the Document Setup dialogue, even after the Column Gutter is adjusted in the Margins and Columns dialogue.

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  11. Boards are not displaying

    All I can see is a grey screen surrounded by my tools and panels, as though I had hidden my pages. My cursor works as normal, identifying objects and texts, and can even select and move them, but nothing is shown. Occasionally a pdf file will be visible as part of a glitch. I have tried updating my Mac, Indesign, and restarting both.

    Version: Adobe InDesign 2022
    Steps: opening any of my files
    Result: empty screen

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. can't resize window on left or right edge

    Can not resize document window from left or right edge when document is maximized. Top, bottom and corner resizing works fine. If I resize from one of those first, all works well and left/right edges can be resized. If I then maximize the window again, left and right edge resize stops working.
    I've had this problem with CC 2021 and 2022.

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  15. Actual Size Error

    It shows 20% larger when the actual size is at 100%. When the View Size is at 80%, it gives an image close to 100%. Command + 1 (⌘ + 1) brings the screen to 100%, but the dimensions are wrong.

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  16. InDesign overset text copies entire document

    InDesign is creating a problem wherein I finish an entire document and it still says there is overset text. When I create a new frame to put it into to see what it is, I find that InDesign has duplicated the text of the entire document. When I try to delete the extra, it just copies the text over and over and puts it right back, including if I try to delete the frame that the extra text is inside of. How do I make this stop?

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  17. Ctrl-0 then paste no longer quite centres

    It appears the latest version doesn't quite centre when doing the normal 'cut object > ctrl/cmd-0 to centre and fill the page on the viewport > paste'. On a 210mm x 280mm layout it's giving a centre co-ordinate of 105.112mm x 140.112mm rather than 105mm x 140mm.

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  18. 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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  19. Pages panel doesn't show scroll wheel

    The scroll wheel on the pages panel is not showing up and my pages are all off to the right side. Restarting indesign does not fix this issue and restarting the computer also does not fix this issue.

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  20. 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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