Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. 89 votes

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  2. 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…

    217 votes

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  3. 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).

    45 votes

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  4. Document not opening properly - page is a small icon and whole screen is coloured

    My document was fine, but Indesign was glitchy, so I updated.
    Now I get this when I open the doc.
    Yesterday it did open properly after a wait. But today its the same.

    I've got a deadline follks - this isn't funny.
    Thanks.

    2 votes

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  5. Anomalous character missing glyph in the Story editor – Serious file problems

    I report a bug regarding an InDesign document of an anomalous character that is found in the "Story editor", which has already been reported in older versions of Adobe Indesign.
    (OS version: BigSur 11.3.1)
    (Adobe InDesign version: 16.2)

    As you can see in the examples that I attach, the text presents problems and I believe it is caused (or highlighted) by the missing glyph signs in each line of the "story editor", which does not appear to exist in the text.

    The problem is not solved by making the file idml.
    I tried to fix it by copying the text…

    5 votes

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. InDesign v16.4 corrupts my files while I'm working in them. It will try to recover the information but the same thing happens. Using 16.3.2

    InDesign v 16.4 corrupts my files while I'm working on them. It will try to recover the information but the same thing happens over and over so I'm using v 16.3.2 for now.

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  8. Random blocks of color, screen skipping

    InDesign v16.2.1 - Started getting large blocks of color in my InDesign docs - never in the same file, appears randomly but always when scrolling. And this morning, a weird "skipping" thing happened - see attached. I've updated my iOS, un- and reinstalled InDesign to no avail.

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  9. Having problems naming alternate layouts within the pages panel since update to Big Sur

    Problems started after updating to MacOS Big Sur
    Indesign 2021 - (2020 same problem)

    I can't rename the alternate layouts in the PAGES panel when the panel is docked. If the panel is floating free, there is no problem.
    I never had this issue before, it al started after updating to Mac OS Big Sur.

    8 votes

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  10. Can't Duplicate multiple Page with Alt + Drag and place them in a specific place just moves to bottom

    This used to work but the past years updates have stopped this function, again another thing that worked removed! You used to be able to shift click on a few pages in the pages panel then alt drag them and place them ANYWHERE in the document, sometimes i liked them straight underneath current pages but now for some unknown reason its doesn't allow me to do this with more than one page? when you try to move the selected pages nothing happens and the pages are just duplicated at the end of the document not very helpful with a 100…

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  11. page number

    Dear Adobe Team,

    InDesign 16.3.2 seems to have an issue showing previous and next page numbers.

    I draw a textbox > special characters menu > mark > previous/next page number > page number is included. Except it only shows the current page number.

    It would be nice know if I made a mistake or if this is a bug.

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  12. copy and paste. Text disappears from google docs to InDesign

    Hello,
    When I copy and paste from google docs to Adobe InDesign the text pastes in but then the page goes white and all the text disappears. If I click the text frame the words reappear and the text frame re-sizes and snaps down.

    I am currently on the latest version of Mac Big Sur and have updated to the latest version of Adobe InDesign of 16.3.2. Here are screenshots of the issue.

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  13. copy and paste. Text disappears from google docs to InDesign

    Hello,
    When I copy and paste from google docs to Adobe InDesign the text pastes in but then the page goes white and all the text disappears. If I click the text frame the words reappear and the text frame re-sizes and snaps down.

    I am currently on the latest version of Mac Big Sur and have updated to the latest version of Adobe InDesign of 16.3.2. Here are screenshots of the issue.

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  14. 3 page master page spread (book cover). Unable to resize just the spine, the page tool selects ALL pages on the spread.

    3 page master page spread (book cover). Unable to resize just the spine, the page tool selects ALL pages on the spread. I have discovered that the page tool works as expected when using any of the 'canned' workspaces, but using my (or any) custom workspace 'breaks' the page tool's functionality of being able to select a single page of a spread. Liquid Layout on or off makes no difference.
    InDesign 16.3.2 on Mac OS Catalina.

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  15. missing text and images

    I have a multiple facing page doc that is missing text boxes and images. seems like a rendering issue but I cant fix the bug. any ideas? things I have tried are: preference reset, exporting the doc as an IDML file, moving pages to a new doc. nothing is fixing the bug.

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  16. Page tool doesn't allow me to align Pages in Spread.

    When i Disallow Document Pages to Shuffle and Mix 3 Pages in One Spread, lets say as an Example i Want to make a cover, the Page tool doesn't let me align the pages if i need it to, please see the video.

    My InDesign Version is InDesign 2021 - 16.1.x64 - Running on Windows 10 Pro - X64

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  18. pages shuffle

    Indesign 16.2.1

    When trying to move spreads around in the pages panel when small thumbnails are used and "allow document pages to shuffle" turned on, I'm unable to move them in between spreads because there's not enough room for the cursor – I'm only able to attach them to either side of an existing spread.

    Turning the thumbnails to medium or larger alleviates this problem.

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  19. table content moving even if there is enough room

    This is getting ridiculous, there are so many bugs in this program it's barely usable anymore. I have a 2 column layout, some content spans to 1 column. Sometimes when there is a table that spans it moves the table to the next page even if there is enough room. The only way to fix this is to make another text box and link them together. This is a huge pain ********** and makes it difficult when there are footnotes. It's a span bug and has been around for a while. Instead of making new features can you fix the…

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