Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. 61 votes

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    The fix for this issue is available in the latest Prerelease build for InDesign – build 16.3.0.24.

    InDesign Pre-release build availability
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    To download and install a prerelease build from the Creative Cloud desktop app, go to Apps > Categories > Prerelease. If you are unable to see the Prerelease tab or the InDesign and InCopy builds, do the following:
    Go to adobeprerelease.com and login with your Adobe ID, go to the InDesign Prerelease program and accept the Prerelease Agreement if shown
    In the Creative Cloud Application, go to Help > Check for app updates
    Logout of the Creative Cloud Application and login again
    Note:
    In order to access the Prerelease build make sure you have registered for the Prerelease program with the same id which you use to login on Creative Cloud.


    Please try out the build and tell us if the fix is working alright for you.

  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. 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.

    7 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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

    2 votes

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. 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.

    1 vote

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  11. 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…

    1 vote

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  12. 1 vote

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  13. tables jumping to next page

    Sometimes tables that fit on one page jumps to the next page causing reflow. It does this randomly and can't figure out why. This has to be caused by bug in indesign. I really wish Adobe would focus more on fixing the many bugs in its programs rather than adding new features.

    1 vote

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  14. Page/Spread Duplicate and Place doesn't work after last update update

    When duplicating pages (or spreads) using Option (on Mac) and dragging inside "Pages" window, it no longer allows you to drag this duplicate anywhere in the page order list, but all the way at the end. This is extremely inefficient now and a lot more work to re-organize pages again after the duplicate is made. This is frustrating since this was a feature before and now it's gone. Please, bring it back.

    Using InDesign 16.1

    1 vote

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  15. Impossible to type the dimensions of a document

    When you want to personalize your own dimension on a document, you cannot just click on the sizes and enter the number, you have to put the cursor, then errase and then write, it is not convenient at all !

    1 vote

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  16. when we display the pages panel on the left tool, no design/picture/element appears, in HD or Low definition

    when we display the pages panel on the left, no design/picture/element appears, in HD or Low definition

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  17. I can't open files created by Indesign cs5.5

    i created files with Indesign cs5.5 but i can't open them with Indesign cc14 15 or 16. What is the solution ?

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  18. Pages Palette Bug

    Hello,


    1. Create a new document with 5 pages.

    2. Draw out a text frame on each page and insert a number starting with "5" on page 1, "4" on page 2, "3" on page 3, "2" on page 4 and "1" "on page 5.

    3. Now try to sort the numbers into the correct order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) by dragging the thumbnails to the correct place in the Pages palette. You will not succeed because the respective side always jumps one position too far.
      I reported this bug over a year ago and it still isn't fixed! (Indesign version 16.1)
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  19. ID 2021 16.1 - Text variable shows wrong content randomly

    When I use filename as text variable on the master template, the variable's output shows an incorrect value. On some pages (even Master) there are wrong letters in the filenames output, on other pages the filename ist correctly. It happens randomly in the same document. I've seen it in several documents.

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  20. Fails to save, needs to be recovered every time document opened.

    Only way to save is make a small change, repair and recover then do not close until finished.

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