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  1. 2 votes
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  2. File name editor in book tool

    It would be incredibly useful if you could use the book editor panel to be able to rename the underlying file. For instance, just before I finalise a textbook, I would like to be able to put chapters numbers in as a prefix to each file.

    At the moment, I have to remove "all" the files from the book. Or rename the files after closing InDesign. Then I patch up the book by using the resultant errors to remind me of which file goes in which sequence in the book. This process is very time consuming and unnecessary, considering the…

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  3. Book / Index

    Indesign 2020 15.0, Indesign CC 2019 14.0.3, Indesign CC 2018:
    Crash when generating the index in a book with many chapters.
    The book has 156 chapters (from 1 page to 30 pages) - when updating the index reproducible crash.
    The book has 822 pages.

    Every time I sent an error report - no reaction. I think it depends on the number of documents.

    1 vote
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  4. Faulty save facility when updating cross references across a book

    When using the update cross-references on the Book panel of CC2020, it opens each chapter, it then updates the references, but then asks you to save and overwrite the chapter that it has updated. Maybe this is suitable for some, but I find it is frustrating when you have to agree to the file's same name and then agree to overwrite when you have over 20 chapters to go through every single time I update cross-references.

    CC2019 used to open, update and save the chapters without questioning you. Maybe this is an option I have missed under Preferences.

    Kind regards …

    2 votes
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  5. Book panel - button "Add documents" does not work properly

    Adobe InDesign, Versions 15.0.0 and 15.0.1
    Steps:
    - Open a book or an indb file, respectively, or create a book (File - New book)
    -> the book is shown in the book panel without content
    - Press button + ("Add documents") at the tool bar at the bottom
    -> the file file selection dialog is opened with label "Add documents"
    - Select an existing indd file and press button "Open"
    Expected result:
    -> The indd file is added to the book
    Actual result:
    -> The indd file is not added to the book; the file selection dialog is opened again,…

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  6. Warnhinweis "Dokument wurde außerhalb des Buches bearbeitet"

    Wird eine Buchdatei bearbeitet und geschlossen ohne das das Fenster Buch geöffnet ist, wird das Dokument mit dem Warnhinweis "Dokument wurde außerhalb des Buches bearbeitet" markiert.
    Dieser Fehler tritt nicht auf, wenn das Fenster Buch beim Schließen oder Speichern geöffnet bzw. angezeigt wird.
    Es ist kein Grund für dieses Verhalten zu erkennen. In den letzten ID Versionen trat dieser Effekt nicht auf.

    7 votes
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  7. [obj] tag appearing in contents of pdf on Windows

    We sometimes use inline images in section titles that are styles used for TOC generation. These "objects" do not appear in the generated pdf bookmarks, so we type the missing words in by hand. An [obj] tag, however, appears in the bookmarks of the generated pdf when viewed on Windows, even though it is not visible in InDesign (and not visible on Mac). This tag needs to be removed or at least made visible in InDesign.

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  8. Lock and Pause the Resynching in a Book

    It would be extremely time and frustration saving if I/users could lock/pause/disable the resynching process. The lock could be manually released once I have re-ordered the chapters in a book as I like them, Then I can allow updates and resynchs to happen en masse rather than whenever I make the tiniest change to the order of the chapters.

    You see: I write textbooks with exercises at the end of each chapter. Often these exercises are taken from previous books I have written. I then customise them for the current book according to the client's requests.

    Once I have imported…

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  9. indesign crashes when deleting marker

    when i delete an index marker, indesign crashes. It's not with all markers, just one word that crashes the document. That word is in my table of contents and in my index so both crash.

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  10. Table of Contents - Allow master page items

    To my knowledge, master page items still don't populate the Table of Contents in Indesign without overriding the master page item.

    Problem with this is it defeats the purpose of the master page item.

    For instance, I have a large manual, in which the chapters are included in a master page layout. The text in the master page item is auto generated using the Special Character - Marker - Section Marker feature, so all I have to do is start a new section in my document.

    But the TOC will not take that text from the master page, unless I…

    4 votes
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  11. Crash when working with book TOC

    I have a book with 10 chapters. I created a TOC earlier and left it for a few months while working on the chapters. When I try to update the TOC, the program crashes. I've tried the create new TOC files. Same result.
    Same issue on both desktop and laptop.

    3 votes
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  12. TOC is insanly hard to figure out.

    TOCs in inDesign is the most confusing piece of software I have ever whitnessed. Nothing makes sense. I change the little drop downs in the TOC popup. Click DONE. Close it open it back up nothing is changed. I cannot figure out how to do anything in there at all. And I have googled and watched videos about it for last 2 years of my life. Still have to create TOCs manually. Just a horrible horrible piece of software UX wise. This needs to be fixed. You guys need to take TOC creation and rethink it completely from group up.

    3 votes
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  13. Excluding nummering of numbered paragraph titles in TOC does not work when a script generates TOC

    Current behavior:
    The TOC style specifies to exclude the nummering of numbered paragraph titles (NumberedParagraphOptions.EXCLUDE_NUMBERS).
    However, when the TOC is generated by a script via a call to createToc(), the TOC includes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles.

    Expected behavior:
    The TOC excludes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles, as specified in the TOC style.

    When the TOC is updated manually afterwards, the nummering disappears.

    When Googling for this problem, I saw that this issue was mentioned in the old archive. See attachment. Unfortunately, that archive is not available anymore.

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  14. Ability to Add more than One Page at a Time

    I have a "large" technical textbook, in my case 20 chapters and at least 22 indd files, if I wnt to add a page or two to an existing chapter, each time I click the new page icon, it takes a while for InDesign to reassess page and section numbers. Ten clicks of "new page later", it rather timeconsuming.

    How about an option, similar to adding rows/columns to a table, that allows you to specifiy how many pages you would like to add?

    At the moment, adding 10 pages means watching it update section numbers 10 times.

    Kind regards
    Mike…

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  15. Cross references break when layer is duplicated

    Indesign version 14.0.3 x64

    Issue reproduction: Create a page number cross references that links to a text anchor on a different InDesign document. Close all documents except for the one on which the cross reference is, and then duplicate the layer.

    Expected result: the cross refereferences should be preserved.

    Actual result: The cross references will break and display <?> on the new layer.

    Work-around: open ALL documents that are referenced first (in my case up to 100), then duplicate the layer. Cross references will be preserved.

    Sample docs attached... oops "Invalid file type: .indd not allowed"
    I guess I'll attach…

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  16. Creating TOC cause InDesign crash

    I have a document of 97 pages and I need to create the TOC with one single style (it's a list of product SKUs).
    Every time I click OK on my TOC dialog to create the TOC InDesign crashes.
    I tried to convert the document in IDML and reopen it but I have no luck.

    2 votes
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  17. Table of contents and variables weird behaviour

    When some of my titles have Variables in the TOC (variables that I have created) they appear in the TOC incorrectly. My Variable here is a dash date i.e. 2019-2020. At first I used "–" rather than "-" but both ended up with the same result. I've uploaded all screenshots to demonstrate what I'm talking about: The variable with the longer dash, the variable in the heading and the TOC that relates to it. Notice that some TOC's are affected, but not others, so I'm at a loss.

    3 votes
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  18. 'Even' and 'odd' pages from consecutive files in an InDesign book will not combine on a spread when exporting to PDF

    When exporting a book with multiple InDesign files to PDF the last 'even' page from document 'x' needs to combine with the first 'odd' page of the next document on a spread.
    So let's say document 1 is from page 1-6 and document 2 is from page 7 to page 50, pages 6 and 7 need to merge onto a spread when exporting to PDF. It will now make separate pages, while the pages from one and the same document do come out as spreads.

    4 votes
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  19. Table of contents problem

    Hi.
    i am concerned about table of contents generation under indesign cc 2019 (14.0.1).
    When the titles to be placed in the table of contents are in a text box, everything happens normally. On the other hand, when the titles are in a table, the generation of the table of contents does not happen properly. See attached example.
    Thank you in advance for your answers.
    Christophe.

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  20. button links missing after TOC update

    If I use TOC bookmarks as my destinations for interactive buttons, the Button destinations get lost after updating the TOC. All the button destinations revert to the first item on the buttons and forms list. So it makes it impossible/hard to create a working interactive pdf.

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