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  1. Objects on the page jump if a left-hand page becomes a right-hand page and vice versa

    Hi developers,
    this is a longstanding bug:

    With facing pages documents on EVERY document page there is a zone where jumping of objects will happen.

    I call this the jump zone. All objects on a page that will jump are clearly inside the page's area. The bug has nothing to do with rounding errors where object edges are at the edge of a page.

    The objects should not move if pages are added or removed, if numbering of pages is changing. Nevertheless they do. Always. Unless, the zone has a width of zero.

    Below all the details.

    What is a…

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  2. Save functions unavailable

    I'm using a Mac and running Catalina, have ID 2020. Yesterday, an existing file of 33 pages stopped allowing me to save it. I had no idea it wasn't saving and lost hours worth of work by the time I realized what was happening. I tried starting a new document and pasting the text into it, but same problem. I started a new document again and it allowed me to save immediately, but the second I dropped in text (different text this time), I lost the ability to save the file. I can export to PDF or IDML, but cannot…

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  3. next page doesn't work

    Hi there,

    When inserting Type=>Special Characters=>Marker=>Next page InDesign inserts the CM marker which is the current page. Consequently where I need the next page number to appear it displays the current page number.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

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    The text frame containing the Next Page Number Marker has to just touch the text frame and the correct page number gets picked. No need to link the text frames together. Just the fact that it touches the text frame will make it automatically pick the correct next page number that the text flows to in the document.

    Hope that helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  4. primary text frames threading is not honored on document pages


    1. Adobe InDesign 15.0.1 x64 (Windows 10)

    2. Facing pages document. I create a master page that includes two text frames per page--creating a two column spread on each page. I designate the leftmost frame as the primary text frame, and then manually link it to the frame just to its right. That frame is then linked to the leftmost frame on the right side page, and that one is linked to the frame furthest to the right. So the frames are linked, from left to right: frame 1 is primary, which is linked to frame 2, then to frame 3 (on…
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  5. Resize Pages Tool does not work

    The resize pages tool does not work. The page size always jumps back to its initial size. You always have to enter the size manually. Also the resizing from an anchor point of the page does not work properly. Especially elements outside the artboard (for example in the info section) don't place accordingly.

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  6. Opening Files InDesgin Freezes

    Adobe InDesign CC 2020 15.0.01 Mac

    Trying to open a file that was packaged in Indesign CC 2018, When opening Indesign Freezes and does nothing.

    Expected result: opening a file correctly with minor delay
    Actual Result: Indesign just freezes.

    NOTE: in the video an other file that i tried to open earlier but after force quiting the file opens as an Untitled file.

    2 votes
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  7. Source Serif Pro font baseline not consistent

    I'm using Indesign 15.0 on MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running Mojave version 10.14.6

    I'm experiencing a bug with the Source Serif Pro font , which I use extensively in a particular project.

    I open an existing document, and the text in Source Serif Pro looks as you'd expect it to. When I start to edit the text however, it all jumps down as if the baseline settings of the text frame has been changed (although checking in the settings confirms they haven't been).

    Copying and pasting the frame, or the text into a new frame, doesn't help.

    It only…

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  9. Can't share from Adobe Comp CC on the iPad (which is the whole reason I signed up for a trial)

    Sharing to InDesign causes Comp CC to Crash! The whole reason I signed up for the InDesign trial is to see how it works with Comp. Please fix or extend my trial until this has ben handled!

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  10. Saving document presets always changes back to pica units

    When creating and saving new document presets, despite choosing a different unit such as inches or points, after hitting the save button, the document preset is only saved in picas unit measurement

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  11. Go to page doesn't accept RTL number on mac

    I work with Persian keyboard and when I press Cmd + J to go to a page, then entering the page number, because the keyboard is Persian it types Persian numbers, but ID doesn't accept the number and can't find the page I want!

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  12. 15.0.2 Margins & Columns Issue on Body Page 1 (Windows only)

    Version: 15.0.2

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    I was teaching 3 students on 15.0.2 (all on Windows) how to create a new document. We set up a 12-page file and specified 3 columns and changed the top margin in the New Document dialog box. With the preview checkbox on, body page 1 did not reflect the changes. We could see the bleed and slug lines appearing when defined. We could also see the A in the corner of the the body page 1 icon in the Pages panel, indicating that A-Master was assigned.

    Expected result
    When you define a new…

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  13. verankerte objekte

    Wenn die Verankerungsposition von Objekten in der 1. Zeile des Absatzes liegt, wir diese Zeile nicht beim Textumfluss berücksichtigt:

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  14. weird space between 2 spreads

    The screen copy shows a big space between spreads...

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  15. Moving a page in the Pages tab moves half the contents on the page

    When you move a page (in the 'Pages' tab) half of the contents will move 3mm off like it's connected to the bleed on the background image, but half won't. My work around at the moment is to: create a new page > copy & paste in place.

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  16. Need Permissioning for File Access and Edit for In Design File. WE should be allowed to set up security to prevent unauthorized access to

    We should be able to create optional security in terms of file opening, file edit and file save/print fo all In Design Files. Permissions should be able to be modified from remote location, if for example a former employee with previous permissions copies file and takes proprietary template. This should be for desk top and remote server accessed files. Especially Server hosted files. I cannot believe this is not possible. Similar to PDF Files which are password protected. In Design files should have same security feature set as PDFs. This is critical and urgent.

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  17. Duplicating Pages scales down content

    Duplicating Pages scales down content. I haven't figured out why this happens as it doesn't happen with all documents.

    It shouldn't happen with any document, however. It's just duplicating a page. Should not transform in any way.


    • Adobe InDesign 15.0 (has happened with earlier versions as well)

    Screencast video: https://cl.ly/5f8054d781a5

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  18. Strange Whitespace areas

    I am using CC2019 and the have the same issue in CC2020. I have mysterious areas of whitespace that I can't use appearing on my pages. Please see the attached file. The file is part of a book. Page 110 (relative to book's start, the third spread in the file) is where the trouble starts.

    I don't mean to be a nuisance but sorting this out is rather urgent. I am going to destroy the document and start again out of desperation.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

    I have tried reducing image sizes.
    I have tried analysing the story.
    I have…

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  19. opens two documents

    When i open a document a random second document opens, usually something i had been working on earlier. Double click file A and it opens, and then File Z opens as well without the command to do so

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  20. Presentation

    When changing to the presentation mode the side visualization glitches. Same happen when I want to scroll through some pages. Even if the first page looks finde the second one isn't.
    With only one side the problem isn't there every time I use the presentation mode. But you can see the visualization glitch for a seconds before it goes back to normal.

    MacBook Pro 2019 16"
    2,3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 / AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
    macOS Catalina 10.15.2
    InDesign 2020 15.0.1

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