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  1. InDesign publish online broken links and missing objects

    Have major problem with publish online, missing objects and links with question marks showing. This comes after 8 months working on this document with no issues at all. Really need this sorting by Adobe as I have to deliver project at end of this month latest.
    Here's how it appears
    https://indd.adobe.com/view/b91790d7-6683-449b-b86c-0b72ed80a746
    If you look at attached image, that's how it appears within InDesign

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  2. publish online failure

    When publishing online, objects appear missing, indesign drawn objects, text, placed svgs, etc. Shows a question mark where the object should be
    I'm using latest InDesign CC, have scanned computer for virus/malware, reinstalled Indesign, with no resolution of problem which started on 3rd March. Previous to this I've been using for 8 months with no problems Publishing Online whatsoever, been totally rock-steady.

    See this link from Uwe Launder:
    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

    See this Publish Online with missing InDesign drawn elements:
    https://indd.adobe.com/view/b91790d7-6683-449b-b86c-0b72ed80a746

    Here's how it should look (see attached):

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  3. translation German

    See here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/wrong-translation-in-german-version-of-indesign/td-p/12853784

    Object→Object Export Options: EPUB tab:
    epub:type should be translated to epub:Typ and not "Schrift" which is basically the font type.

    17.2

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  4. ID 17 English LTR document with any RTL text exports as RTL epub

    I edited this to remove the urgent notice. The publisher does not want to publish this book as an epub.

    The basic problem remains, however.

    When exporting an epub 3.0 from an academic book written in English with some RTL text sections, typically tables with Hebrew and English text, the epub exports in reverse order. That is, the title page is at the end of the epub, and the last page of the text is the first in the epub. So far it seems that the presence of any RTL elements, even a single character, causes the epub to export…

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  5. Adobe Digital Editions bug in Windows

    Fixed-format epubs created by InDesign (17.2.1) show correctly in Adobe Digital Editions (14.5) on Mac (OS 12.3) but incorrectly in Adobe Digital Editions (14.5) on Windows (10). I have attached screenshots that show the difference. I was unable to upload the original files.

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  6. Arabic exported to EPUB (Fixed Layout) doesn't show properly

    • InDesign 15.1.2 / Mac OS 10.15.6

    • Create an InDesign document with Arabic content. Apply any Arabic font.

    • When exporting to EPUB (Fixed Layout) we should see the Arabic text appear in the epub viewer in similar manner as it shows in InDesign document.

    • The exported epub document is viewed in Apple's Books application, and Adobes Digital Editions 4.5 with similar problems in both epub viewers, where all Arabic text is either invisible or messed up and shifted from its location.

    • Attached images from InDesign document, and epub file which was exported from InDesign.

    • Links from…

    62 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will look into the issue shortly.

    -InDesign Team

  7. Swipe gesture not working in Android Chrome.

    Swipe gesture not working in Android Chrome.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/us/indesign/using/publish-online.html
    Among the contents of the above page, "Smoother page transitions with swipe gesture improvements" is specified.

    However, the swipe gesture function works normally in IOS-based browsers, but does not work in Android-based browsers (Chrome).

    Very inconvenient for Android based customers/clients.

    To go to the next page, touch the bottom of the screen to bring up the navigation menu/button that disappears every time, and then press the "next page button". The customer/client should repeat this behavior on every page.

    This is a very serious bug and must be fixed asap.

    I've tested it…

    1 vote

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  8. pali

    INDD 2019 v14.0.2 x64.

    I have an INDD book. I export the book to PDF and everything is fine. I export it to ePub and many things go wrong:
    (1) spacing between words goes haywire. This appears to happen when they are Small Caps.

    (2) Certain characters are missing and not rendered - for example ḷ, ṇ, ṃ, ṭ, etc.
    (3) Footnote hyperlinks are no longer working.
    (4) ToC hyperlinks are not working.

    I attach both PDF and ePub files. System doesn't let me attach epub or zip files si I renamed epub file to "Udana-Master-epub.pdf" - please change file…

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  9. Swipe Gestures not working

    'Swipe Gestures to navigate within pages' used to work earlier in both mobile phones and laptops.
    But recently when I tried, Swipe Gestures are not working at all.
    Adobe clearly mentions that publish online supports smooth gesture controls : https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/using/publish-online.html

    Please fix this ASAP.

    3 votes

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  10. navigation

    The navigation bar at the bottom of the screen is visible as soon as we hit a key.
    It is a bit annoying when you use this tool to make a presentation..
    Can we add an option to hide it ?

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  11. Some hyperlinks/cross-references lost in HTML export

    When exporting a document containing hyperlinks and/or cross-references to HTML, some hyperlinks are lost.

    See the screenshot of an example InDesign document attached. (This is an anonymised excerpt from a much larger document.) The index item at the bottom contains cross-references to numbered/lettered paragraphs in the text above.

    In the actual HTML output files from both InDesign 2020 and 2021, some of those cross-references have not been correctly converted into hyperlinks. (Compare the links in the expected HTML output file.)

    Ugly workaround: insert extra characters immediately before and after each distinct hyperlink/cross-reference. In the actual 'bookended links' HTML file you…

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  12. Restore video from URL media option

    For some unexplained reason the Video from URL option has been removed from InDesign 2020. This needs to be restored ASAP as there are people using this feature.

    Moveover, it needs a minor improvement to allow HTTPS links (https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/37474690-place-a-video-from-a-url-with-https).

    It was a big mistake to not query the community before removing this and it should be a simple thing to restore.

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  13. Publication Analytics

    We need reliable analytics on epublished documents to show to our clients. Over time we update the documents and for some mysterious reason the "Originally Published" date is wrong. How am I supposed to know if the numbers are from the update I made a week ago or or from our first publishing last september. And no... There are no dublicates of that document.

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  14. browser console errors caused by Adobe code

    Adobe code loaded via iframe causes errors in browser console. See screenshot attached. We also see this in the examples on Adobe website: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/publish-online.html

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  15. publish online mobile

    InDesign 16.4

    When i publish a document using 'publish online' it doesn't work correctly on mobile. When you first load it up on mobile the navigation bar at the bottom is there, but if you click anything on the page the navigation bar disappears. This then means you can't navigate through the rest of the brochure.

    I've tried this on multiple mobile browsers including Chrome, Edge & Brave and the same happens on each.

    This is a major issue for us as a lot of people will want to view this document on mobile.

    I've attached a couple of screenshots

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  16. Publish Online is a total disappointment

    Publish Online is an unreliable source for analytics, one its touted features, and it needs to be resolved immediately.

    Here's an idea: make it function in ANY web browser or get rid of it entirely. I don't care if it has a 90-minute lag time, please just start somewhere and fix this issue. I am so unbelievably frustrated that I was able to provide analytics after one hour of publishing my document and now, three days later, nothing appears. It's embarrassing and humiliating when part of my job relies on this to function as expected and it NEVER does when…

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  17. Bug affichage éléments graphiques

    Bonjour. Je rencontre un bug d'affichage à l'export avec Publish Online. (cf pj) Je ne sais pour quelle raison sur toutes mes publications, le graphisme est découpé de façon étrange une fois publié, alors que sur le PDF tout est OK... c'est très embêtant car les usagers pensent qu'il y a un problème sur les documents alors que ce n'est pas le cas... Je rentre ce problème depuis plusieurs versions d'InDesign.

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  18. publish online shrunk window

    My publish online window looks shrunk and i can't see the percentage or the sharing icons.

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  19. Error 39 - An error occurred while uploading your document. Please try again.

    Hey all,

    Really seeking some help or guidance here, we've been experiencing issues with all of our users attempting to upload/publish a document within InDesign (This is occurring with all InDesign files and on all machines I've tested so far).

    I have performed a fresh installation into a virtual machine running Windows 10 (10.0.18363.1854) and version 17.0 of InDesign where the issue is occurring also.

    I have followed https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/upload-error-publishing-indesign-document.html#sa_src=web-messag... however disabling network proxy is not an option as we're an enterprise environment.

    I can see 200's for reaching the endpoints mentioned in various Adobe support documentation however I have…

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  20. Bullet/number markers included in adjacent hyperlinked text when exported as HTML

    When exporting content containing bulleted/numbered lists to HTML (using the Bullets/Numbers: Convert to Text option in HTML Export Options), bulleted or numbered list item markers that are immediately followed by hyperlinked text get included with the text inside an <a /> tag. It would be more predictable (and easier to format with CSS) if the bullet/number markers remained outside of the <a /> tag.

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