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  1. Crash: book-panel shows unopened file as opened, when saving Indesign crashes

    I noticed an issue with the book panel.
    For some reason sometimes it shows the icon for "file is open" on some files even though they're not opened in Indesign.

    When I open and want to save them, Indesign want me to define a filelocation again. It seems that Indesign lost the connection to the original file then.

    When saving the file (I usually overwrite the existing one) Indesign crashes.

    See attached screenshot for the "opened file"-icon in the book panel.

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  2. InDesign book has .INDD file extension

    I noticed that in v. 15.1.2 an InDesign "book" file no longer has the .INDB extension, but is now an .INDD. If that is intentional, Adobe needs to update the User Guide at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/user-guide.html/indesign/using/creating-book-files.ug.html

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  3. Index sorting in Book-document in Danish/Norwegian

    I'm using InDesign version 16.0. There is a problem with sorting alphabetically when using Danish/Norwegian with Book-function. This only happens from the second letter and on.

    The first letters in words sort correctly.

    Here's an example for the letter Ø, which should sort after Z and Æ:

    ‘Tørres’ is sorted before ‘Torstein’ (which means ø is here sorted under o). This only happens when sorting an index from two or more documents linked with the Book-function.

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  4. Images Blurry when PDFing from Book

    I'm working with catalog documents in an .indb file and when PDFing from the book, without any other files open, all of the images come out looking like they are unlinked.

    Images are all high resolution and linked in their individual files
    I am using press quality/X1A presets with no compression set
    Preflight shows no errors

    The only way to get clear images is to have every single INDD from the book open and THEN make the PDF, which, to me, defeats the purpose of the book functionality.

    I don't remember this being an issue in earlier versions but i…

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  5. book fails to synchronize after chapter-file edit

    Win10/64-Pro, InDesign 16.0.1/64

    A book with 53 chapters fails to detect edited chapters when re-synching.

    This problem did not occur with other recent updates of InDesign. Normally, when a chapter-file has been edited, a yellow bullet appears next to the filename in the Book chapter list. This isn't happening, because the files are not being detected as edited. Perhaps the book feature's metadata was corrupted by the update from 16.0.0 to 16.0.1?

    When I rebuild the book, even after full re-synch and renumber operations, chapters whose files have just been edited are not updated.

    The only way I can get…

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  6. ZWJ removed from text variable or TOC "Title"

    Currently using InDesign CC 2021 [ same issue in previous version/s]

    I am working on a SINHALA document and has running headers based on paragraph styles. The ZWJ in the "p-style text" gets omitted in the running header output:
    ක්‍රියා -> ක්රියා

    b:
    The same issue occurs when "ක්‍රියා" is placed TOC" Title block outputs "ක්රියා"

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  7. Paragraph style when grouped with an object loses link on ePub export

    A TOC for image captions that are grouped with their images can be created in ID, but when the document is exported to ePub, the TOC links are non-functional. This is true also for cross-references linked to the caption style. They function properly in the document (were one to move the grouped image, the page reference would update), but the links are non-functional when the document is exported to ePub.

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  9. Adding "Current Page" marker to TOC targeted paragraph doesn't use page numbering format

    InDesign 15.1.2
    Using "Current Page" in text that will be used for the TOC ignores page numbering. If I start a section on page 5, the TOC shows page 1 even though the "Current Page" on the specified page is correct.

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  10. The Book panel does not remember its size and location

    The Book panel is the only panel in InDesign that doesn't remember its size and position when you close and re-open it.

    Steps to reproduce:


    1. Create a new book (File > New > Book). The book panel is shown at the centre of the screen. No need to add documents to it.

    2. Move the panel to another location on the screen, and change its size in the usual way (click-drag on a corner of the panel).

    3. Save the book and close it.

    4. Re-open the book.

    Expected behaviour: the book panel is opened at the same location and at the same…

    5 votes
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    Book panel is a special type of panel that is always associated with the .INDB file – unlike other panels where there is no actual association with a file on disk. The panel also shows the name of the Book file. If that INDB file is deleted, then the panel does not have any meaning.
    Only when the Book file is opened is the Book panel available. So it can’t be part of a workspace & thus its size and location also can’t be fixed as there could be multiple Book files that can be opened simultaneously.


    InDesign team

  11. book

    Os arquivos estão com problema de paginação quando faço o book.

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  12. 목차 업데이트 시 영문 텍스트가 볼드체로 나타다는 문제

    목차 업데이트 시 영문 텍스트가 볼드체로 나타다는 문제

    인디자인2020 - ver. 15.03 x 64

    해당문제 언어: Khmer, Lao, Bengali

    빠른 해결 바랍니다. 제발....

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  13. Suggestion -book (choice of layers)

    I produce several multi-language books & brochures that consists of up to 114 separate documents linked via a Book file. Each language has its' own layer with the same name in all documents while other layers are exclusive to, or only exist in some documents. Currently when I have to Print or create a PDF of a specific language I have to open every single document to activate the layers I want visible, save, and then proceed to output the entire book.

    I would like to propose that Indesign incorporate an additional tab in its' print/pdf dialog boxes that lists…

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  14. Toc bad intraction with buttons

    Hi. I've been having quite a bad weeks because of this. A large catalogue with multiple "indexes" (I manage to made TOCs for differents styles, so I have some "indexes" done) . BUT, when I put them with some interaction buttons in other file of the book, the interactive buttons stop working.
    I try the new 15.1 update, but it was worst!

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  15. missing links in books

    When printing or exporting books to pdf InDesign tells me where to find text overflows. But missing or changed links are only mentioned as "there is a missing link somewhere in this document".
    So please tell me where is this missing link.

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  16. unable to move TOC in ebook

    I am unable to move the TOC from the back of the book even though I put the TOC in front of the book after copyright. When export the book the TOC is still in the back or front of the book and often first pages are moved to the back of the book. Sometimes the entire order of the book gets changed.

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  17. 2 votes
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  18. 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 …

    3 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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