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  1. InDesign 16.0 saves Converted files in last used folder, not containing folder

    On Catalina OSX (10.15.7), InDesign 2021 (16.0) saves a Converted file to the last used Finder folder, rather than the folder the document is contained in.

    Happens with 'Save As...', as well as saving InCopy assignments.

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  2. Type 1 font warning for no reason

    I am getting a warning that my document contains type 1 fonts (10 of them) when they do not (contains 4 OTF fonts).

    As far as I know, I have never used a type one font in any document on my current computer which is only a few weeks old ... Mac mini with t1 chip.

    InDesign version 17.0.1

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  3. All of the sudden font doesn't appear

    v17.2 InDesign
    MAC OS Big Sur 11.6.5
    Opening documents to make changes and fonts are missing. They are activated in Suitcase 22.0.4 and appear in Illustrator when I open a document.
    Have redone preferences, caches in both InDesign and Suitcase. Tried placing the fonts in the InDesign fonts folder and the Adobe fonts folder.
    Have restarted several times.
    Uninstalled InDesign and reinstalled.
    Not sure what to do! Please help!!

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  4. Load DTD throws error in InDesign 2022 (17.0)

    When using the structure menu to load a DTD , the latest version of InDesign sometimes throws an error with a single period as the message. I'm using the same DTD I've used successfully in previous versions of InDesign.

    Error text:
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    Line 941, Column: 18

    In the context of this DTD, line 941 column 18 points to the % sign used to refer to an earlier parameter entity. This has never been a problem for InDesign before:

    <!ELEMENT sam (%paragraph_styles; | table | footnote | endnote)+ >

    Even using the same DTD in the same file, this issue doesn't…

    16 votes

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  5. OCR F font is no longer displayed

    InDesign 17.2

    Since I upgraded to InDesign 17.2, the OCR F font is no longer displayed. The font runs perfectly on Illustrator and other programmes.
    I have cleared the font cache, reinstalled InDesign and re-downloaded and reinstalled the font from Lynotype.
    This font simply does not seem to exist for InDesign!

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  6. I have to double click to access menus, drop down doesn't work on one click

    1 . I updated my Mac to Monterey v12.2 and then Indesign issues began. I can not one click on my navigation, I have to double click to access drop down menu and then the menu stays on the screen does not clear.

    Also I cannot access sub-menus in the drop. ie: FILE > OPEN RECENT

    First off I have to double click to access the FILE drop down menu and then when i scroll down to OPEN RECENT, i cannot access that menu

    1. When I have selected multiple objects and short key COPY or CUT... Indesign shuts down and…
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  7. Creating QR code for UK text message using 11 numbers (‭07875701049‬), but get error message. 'No useable data found' on iPhone camera

    Hmm very limited characters to describe the bug!? I just want to report the bug, or find out if I just need to include certain UK or International telephone codes, i.e. I have used the standard 11 numbers for a UK mobile/cell phone, but have also tried adding country and area codes... but still get the same result. Why is it only giving me an option to send this message with a, 'Post idea' button?? I just want to report a bug!

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  8. »Create outlines« of text on a circle path is making weird things

    v 17.0.1
    Intel Mac
    Big Sur

    If you have a longer text written on a circle path and try to »Create Outlines« it fails at one area: The text gets smaller and is kind of turned around.

    This only happens with longer text: Short text seems to work ok.

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  12. Find Font bug when multiple fonts begin with same name

    When a document contains multiple fonts with same family names (e.g. Arial and Arial Hebrew), the search font dialog box only makes available one of the fonts (e.g. if I want to search Arial, even if I select Arial in the available fonts in the search dialog box, the Search Font line will automatically show Arial hebrew so i can't just find Arial. I also have the same problems with multiple Helvetica Family fonts.

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  13. Problem with shadows under tools, but maybe it is just me...

    Could someone confirm?
    As on zoomed screenshots... W11. ID 17.3

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  14. Caption Metadata in Text Variables

    InDesign version 17.3
    A Metadata Caption set in Text Variables can be on a layer separate from an image. In my workflow, this is good!

    Unfortunately, InDesign treats images on layers that are turned off as if they are on, and hence a text box containing a Metadata Caption is presented with multiple images to read from and delivers the message <Multiple intersecting links>.

    I discovered this by having a square image on one layer and a 4:3 image on another layer, a layer turned off. When the text box containing the caption touched the top or bottom of the…

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  15. Display settings affect Epub output

    I just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out why one of my images (placed Illustrator file) was pixelating in EPub output. The same image is placed in 6 places, and only in three of those instances was the output incorrect. Image is identically placed in all six instances (size and scaling), the link is valid (not missing), and all export settings were correct. As a last resort troubleshooting this, I realized that in the three locations that were pixelated, the display setting for those three was set to Typical rather than High Quality. I set them to…

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  16. pages panel scrollbar and accents in spanish

    Hi. indesign 17.3 has been giving a lot of problems lately. The page panel has no sidebar to scroll down and up. There are pages that go blank and I have to restart the program to get the information back. If I type text, the Spanish accents "'" appear in triplicate. Could you please solve these problems?

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  17. Problem with *.wmf files in InDesign 16.3

    I've got a file with many equations created in MathType, exported as *.wmf files and placed in Adobe In Design. Until today everything was fine. But after a new update to version 16.3 all my equations were destroyed. In the attachment I'm sending the same page exported to PDF before and after update. Please help me.

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  18. Stripped down workspace when opening document

    1. Using 17.1 x64 on a Windows 10 machine
    2. When InDesign is closed, if I double click on a file to open it, the program opens with a minimal workspace; no panels, no toolbar at the top of the screen, nothing. If I open the program first, and then open a file (either through the file menu, or by doubleclicking on the icon in File Explorer, the program opens with my correct workspace.
    3. Opening the program, no matter how I access it, should open with my selected workspace.
    4. It opens without any panels, toolbars or the option to change to a…
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  19. Type 1 font warning

    The type 1 font warning pops up at inappropriate times. If you open docs with type 1 fonts and docs without type 1 fonts and then close the type 1 docs, the warning remains for the valid doc. Close the valid doc and reopen it to make the warning go away.

    Found an OTF font misidentified as Type 1 font when exporting to Acrobat Pro. Not sure if it is a font issue of a program bug.

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  20. Indesign 2021 (16.0) IDLK file do not lock

    It is currently possible that two users are able to open the same Indesign file. I am working on a network volume via VPN and it was possible for my colleague to open the same file i was working with. The *.idlk file was generated but it seems that it would not be recognized from the other Indesign my colleague was using.

    I tried to reproduce this issuue with Indesign 2020 and all worked fine as expected.

    This is an enormous issue for collaboration with other colleagues at the same projects.

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2022(v17.0.0.96). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.


    Adobe InDesign Team

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