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  1. Major System Font Issue!

    WHAT THE FONT!?!

    Our publishing company recently ran the InDesign update (to 15.0.2) and have discovered some major font issues. I have narrowed it down to InDesign 15.0.2, macOS Catalina 10.15.3, and Suitcase Fusion 21.0.0. I actually don't think Suitcase has too much to do with this, because the problem occurred after the InDesign update, but it's our font management software so I'm including it. Basically it appears system fonts have become problematic with InDesign. Packaged files are suddenly showing up with lots of the dreaded pink. I have tested about everything I can. I even created some very simple…

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  2. Data Merge function "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" deletes the wrong paragraph

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.1

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

    iMac 27 Zoll End 2012

    Steps to reproduce the issues

    See also attached video

    Open Document "02VKLeerzeilenTEMPEnde.indd"
    Open Data-Merge Panel
    Generate a merged document with click on the button
    Uncheck "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" in Content Placement Options
    Press [OK]
    Repeat Step 3 this time Check "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" in Content Placement Options
    Press [OK]
    Put the documents side by side
    Activate "Show Style override" in the paragraph panel
    Jump to page 2
    On the left…

    19 votes
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  3. Thumb nail of indesign saved files not appearing after 2019 to 2020 update

    Can anyone help me with this issue, since I update to the 2020 InDesign from 2019 all my icons in saved files don't show the InDesign thumbnail is this a bug or just me being dumb?

    note -
    -Files still open as normal.
    -Even if I save them in 2020 formate still no icons
    -Other adobe programs since update show Icons.

    23 votes
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    Hi,
    Can you please let us know if any of the below workarounds help:
    1. On refreshing the contents of the folder (where these indesign files and idml are saved), the icons of indd and idml files should appear again

    2. On the 2nd launch of InDesign the folder icons should reappear.

    Thanks

  4. Drag-Duplicating using Alt/Opt key does not work if key is pressed after dragging

    InDesign 2020 OPTION Duplicate is now broken, just like Photoshop has always been.

    Don't make me commit to the duplicate before moving an item.

    Sometimes I'll move a box, then realize I intended to duplicate it, so then I'll press OPTION... now I have to commit to it FIRST.

    Fix this and stop breaking things!

    17 votes
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    While we’re still working to make the fix available for this issue, we suggest a workaround to overcome it.

    Open Preferences > Interface. At the bottom of this dialog, change “Live Screen Drawing” to “Never”.

    As mentioned above, we’re working to fix this issue.
    Hope this helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  5. Live Preflight reporting a false error with OpenType Type 1 fonts

    InDesign's Live Preflight will wrongly flag an OpenType Type 1 (PostScript flavored) font as invalid when the font appears in a linked graphic.

    To recreate:
    1. Create an InDesign Preflight Profile
    2. Set it to flag Type 1 fonts as Font Type Not allowed.
    3. Create a new InDesign document.
    4. Add text using an OpenType Type 1 font.
    5. Turn on the preflight.
    The preflight will not signal an error. This is expected and correct.
    6. Now export a PDF of the document created.
    7. Create a new InDesign document.
    8. Place the PDF as a linked graphic into…

    15 votes
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  6. Cells formatted as Number/Currency etc. in Excel without decimal places or as Date not imported correctly into InDesign.

    InDesign CC : 2020 / 15.0.0.155
    MacOS : 10.13.6
    MS Excel : 16.30 for Mac

    We were able since ever (last version ID CC 2019) to import Excel data-cells by InDesign with the placing functionality. With the actual version of InDesign CC 2020 numbers without any decimal places (e.g. 153) are not imported from Excel files and are displayed in InDesign with a "0" - (e.g. 153 imports to InDesign as 0). If the numbers in the Excel files have at least 1 decimal place numbers are imported correctly (e.g. 153.6 imports to InDesign as 153.6). Please fix this InDesign…

    14 votes
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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  7. missing fonts that are installed on my machine

    Keep getting error that fonts are missing even thought fonts are installed and available/activated. When i select the correct font and select change all, nothing seems to happen.

    8 votes
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  8. CC2020: Alternate text for hyperlinks

    In CC2020 a new function for writing alternate text for links was introduced.
    Using this function and generating a PDF Leeds to wrong PDF notation. The alt text in PDF is presented by alt text, which is forbidden in the PDF world, where alt text only should be used for non text elements, e.g. pictures. By presenting only the alt text the accessibility is lost – this is against the goal to hav a better output!
    A correct output would lead to a content entry.

    Note: Alt text for links is under discussion, as such alt text is not present…

    16 votes
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  9. Endnote references are not importing when placing word documents

    I am placing a word 365 document into InDesign 2020 with endnotes ticked to be included and the endnote references are not importing. In the past the endnote references will display in-text and a full endnote reference list will display on the last page in one text box. I have tried using 2018/2019 with the same result. This appears to be a new bug. I have attached screenshots of the Word document with endnotes displayed and the InDesign document after placing the same word document which shows the endnotes have not been imported. Also an anchored text box is also…

    6 votes
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  10. Bug: InDesign Index page ranges not working when using "Next use of Style" options

    Adobe InDesign 2020
    15.0.2 x64

    Issue:

    I am trying to create index entries that include a page range (such as 26-29) instead of a single page number using paragraph styles.

    I am having trouble getting the page ranges for my indexed content to update correctly. Specifically, the index entry always only shows the first page of the range in the index pane on the first attempt.

    I can sometimes (but not always) trick it into updating the page range correctly. I attached a video of it finally working after five failed attempts.


    Here is what I tried:

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  11. All InDesign 15.0x EXTREMELY SLOW

    All InDesign 15.0x is EXTREMELY SLOW, almost unusable.
    I had to go back to version 14.03 to be able to work. This is on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, v1909. It takes minutes to paste a picture.
    Something has gone wrong in the Adobe world!

    4 votes
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  12. Mouse very slow during mail merge

    When exporting to a PDF using Indesign Mail Merge, the mouse is very slow, even if in other programs. That makes the computer unusable during export of large PDF's.

    I found that only when the Windows Task Manager is on the front, the mouse acts normal again, but when I the Task Manager loses focus, the mouse is slow again.

    We have this problem on our Windows PC's. On my Mac it works fine.

    We use the latest Indesign (15.0.1)

    7 votes
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  13. avenir font glitch, HELP

    Recently did Indesign update, now my Avenir font glitches across all of my documents and comes up as gibberish. Sometimes if I close Indesign and reopen it will view fine, other times it will not. Typically it will not view correctly. This is a basic system font. I cleared all fonts on my system and did a restart incase an installed font was causing the issue, it was not the issue. My co-worker is having the same issue as well on her end.

    2 votes
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  14. Data Merge not populating correctly when placeholder curse overflow

    When using Data-Merge with an .txt/.csv and using export as pdf, indesign (still) merge the fields wrong (only use the first data-entry), if the placeholder and not the data curse an frame-overflow.

    Detailed description:
    You have a textframe with enough space to place the string "888", but not enough space to place "8888".
    You have a .csv table with a colum named "number" and values from "1" to "999".
    You select the file with data-merge and get a placeholder "<<number>>" and replace the "888" with it. Now you got a frame overflow.
    You select preview, and all values (1 -…

    5 votes
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  15. Data Merge function "Honor existing frame fitting option" is not working on master pages

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.1

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

    iMac 27 Zoll End 2012

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    See also attached video

    Open the file > 01ExposeTEMPXMLStart.indd
    Generate a merged document by clicking the button
    Choose "Honor existing frame fitting" in Content Placement Options
    Click [OK]
    Jump to page 1 in the merged document
    The pictures are placed without honoring the existing frame fitting options from the object style
    This only happens with frames that are placed on a master page. The same frame on a document page works…

    4 votes
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  16. installed 2020 and uninstalled 2019, no files not associating with the app

    After installing 2020 to edit files created in the latest version, all .indd files are not associated with Indesign at all. When I try to update default settings to associate .indd files with InDesign, the file type .indd is not listed.

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  17. unasked for font changes in 15.0.2

    It isn't so much an idea as a major problem. I upgraded to 15.0.2 yesterday and now fonts are being changed involuntarily and when I go into find font, I can't change them back. The names say they are there but the file looks like ****. I've gone back to InDesign CC 2019 to work, because I am completely stuck in CC 2020.

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  18. Spelling

    Dynamic spelling is not working in the latest edition of InDesign

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  19. In version 2020 I do not find the control button on the Media panel as in the previous version

    In version 2020 I do not find the control button on the Media panel as in the previous version

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  20. workspace problems in Indd 2020

    I am working on two major projects and have created my custom workspace that gives me the panels needed for these projects. After saving the changes made for the day and closing InDesign, upon opening Indd for the next session, the work space has been set to Essentials, even though the files that require my s=custom workspace are open. I go to the workspace menu and change the work space to my working workspace and it does change, but the menu still says Essentials.

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