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  1. Text margins don't change when master pages are applied

    Version: InDesign CC2019
    Steps to reproduce: Apply a new Master page, with different margins, to a document page with text frame
    Expected result: Text frame should resize to fit the new margins of the master page (as before with Layout Adjustment enabled)
    Actual result: Page margins change but text frame stays the same. Useless! I have to manually adjust the text block to fit the new margins.

    I work in book publishing. When laying out a book, it's often necessary to make changes to the margins of certain pages, either to accommodate the dropped opening of a chapter, or to…

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  2. Footnotes Issue

    Dear Sir or Madame,

    since the automatic End-/footnotes have been implemented in indesign we have critical issues working with the program.
    We are a publishing company with several designers and do also publications with different languages (CC2014 was the last version, which worked without problems, as there have not yet been automatic footnotes).
    If we have a publication/book with two or more languages we work with different layers in indesign – for each language one layer. The problem starts, when we have also footnotes to work with. After finishing the layout in the first language, we have to duplicate the…

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  3. screen mode CC 2020

    I miss the screen mode and arrange windows buttons in the top toolbar in CC InDesign 2020! I know they are located in the left toolbar and the windows menu, but I want them back on the top!

    3 votes
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  4. With Adjust Layout ON, Text Frames shrink to extremely tiny size on changing Margins.

    I am working in Adobe InDesign CC 2019 14.0.1. When I have a manuscript already flowed into my document and try to adjust the margins on the master page with Adjust Layout enabled, when the new margins are applied to the document, all the existing text boxes "disappear." From what I can tell, they have been resized down to an infinitely small point in the middle of the spread. Obviously, this is not useful. I used to be able to adjust the margins across an entire book-length document in one go with layout adjustment, and the text on every page…

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  5. Window positions on Mac triple screen don't hold

    On V. 15.0 I use a 27" 4K monitor arranged above two smaller HD monitors when using InDesign and Premiere Pro, for generous screen real estate. PrePro remembers to place the Program monitor on the big screen when a project is loaded. InDesign, even when the workspace is saved explicitly as "Triple," with Panel Locations and menu Customizations options checked, does not respond and loads only into the two lower HD monitors.

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  6. RotatedTable-BaseLineGrid-NOT-WORKING.PNG

    ( InDesign 2020 version 15.0.0.155 on Windows 10 ).

    The custom baseline grid is not working at all if a table's text frame is rotated.

    It is working with text outside a table if the frame is rotated.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/InDesign/baseline-grid-landscape/m-p/10717436#M159385

    2 votes
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  7. Different views when switching between preview and normal mode

    Strange behavior. I recently switched between preview and normal mode and InDesign showed me an older version of the document.

    Most recent MacOS and InDesign Version.

    3 votes
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  8. Fit frame to content shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Fit frame to content keyboard shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Running InDesign Version 15.0.1

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  9. InDesign 15.0.1 create new guides stops working and all guides disappear

    Mac 10.13.6, InDesign 15.0.1. Repeatable bug. Not related to having any browsers open.

    Create new document, can drag guides to page and see them OK. Paste elements on to page, still OK to create guides Adjust margins and columns, still OK.

    THEN, adjust Document Setup (for me, adding bleed) and all guides disappear. You can drag a guide from rulers and it looks like it is there, but when you click elsewhere on the screen then that guide disappears.

    Please get this sorted. I am sorry to say that this version of InDesign appears to be the buggiest version in…

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  10. adjustLayout Doesn't work when used in an Extendscript

    In InDesign 2014 I used Document.layoutAdjustmentPreferences.enableLayoutAdjustment to make text boxes and images adjust to new measurements of a page and it worked pretty well.

    In InDesign 2019 I understand it has been replaced with Document.adjustLayoutPreferences.enableAdjustLayout and I can trigger it with my script but it doesn't work as before - text boxes and images remains on the original place.

    If I use the function manually, without scripting, it works fine, text and images adjusts to the new measurements.

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  12. Adjust Layout cuts off images

    When using adjust layout, no matter what setting are used and even when images all have "auto-fit" checked, the adjust layout function cuts off many images instead of resizing them with the frame.

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  13. indesign canvas can not be 6500mm in CC

    can not create a canvas with 6500mm, it reverts back to 5486.4 mm

    As an industry standard software, you would expect that there is no limitations to the canvas size.

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  15. Centering lines have disappeared.

    vertical and horizontal centering lines have disappeared. Pink lines used to show up when I was centering an object. Any way to get them back?

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  16. Please bring back the Layout Adjustment!!!

    I'm a typesetter that misses this feature to adjust the sink on Chapter Openers. It is the main reason why I do not use CC19.

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  17. column line

    You cant make the column lines shorter in the top of a textframe when you have a preamble text in the frame. How ever, you can make the column lines shorter in the bottom of the frame. And you can make them longer in any direction. The function is there for making them shorter in the top but it¨s out of order.

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  18. Disappearing objects

    I'm finding several of my indesign documents now have this lovely helpful trait where random objects dissappear and reappear off the page depending on zoom or moving other objects near it making it near unusable as a program unless I waste time copying and pasting everything on to a new document. Sort it out adobe this program should NOT have this level of bug at v14!

    Running a late 27" 4.2GHz i7 iMac with 24GB RAM 512BG SSD and Radeon 575

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  19. Ungrouping deletes all items

    Using Adobe InDesign CC up-to-date on a PC running Windows 10.


    1. Ungrouped group of text boxes + image boxes.

    2. All text in boxes disappeared but outlines remained. However in the layers you could see that they were deleted.

    Strangely enough, by deleting a different hidden layer, I could ungroup the group and they would not be deleted.

    Definitely the weirdest InDesign bug I've seen to date.

    Any help would be appreciated!!

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  20. the document window extends below the bottom of screen

    One file is open and you have the document window filling all available real estate besides the tool windows, when a second file is opened, the document window extends below the bottom of screen and must be resized again to view the info at the base. This issue was not apparent on pre CC Indesign

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