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  1. InDesign 2024 starts with "CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2023")" in an environment where 2023 and 2024 coexist.

    Reproduction steps
    1. InDesign 2023 (18.x) is installed on Windows
    2. Install InDesign 2024 (19.0) there.
    3. Run the following code in VBScript.
    Set myInDesign = CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2023")

    Expected result
    InDesign 2024 (19.0) will start.

    Actual result
    InDesign 2023 (18.0) will start.

    cause
    InDesign 2024 installer is overwriting the 2023 registry.
    \HKCR\CLSID{231441AB-8969-4F6D-8CD1-B596C4047898}
    is the registry for InDesign 2023, but the InDesign 2024 installer has rewritten the contents to InDesign 2024. The same goes for related registries.

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2024(v19.0.1.205). 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

  2. InDesign incorrect font.version when SUBSTITUED

    In an InDesign document when a font.status is SUBSTITUED, both the xmpTPg:Fonts/Resource/stFnt:versionString and also font.version property show the value of the font which is used by InDesign for the substitute font, and not the original (now missing) font version.

    As anyone who has worked with font purchasing knows, the font version is extremely important. Both because of licensing reasons (previously purchased font licenses for font versions may need to be repurchased with newer versions), and also because even in a font produced by the same foundry or designer, a minor version change can include optical differences, spacing differences causing text…

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  3. [Scripting] Document.findObject() incorrectly targets activeDocument

    System: Indesign 18.4, MacOS 13.4.1

    To reproduce:
    1. Open two documents, each with a filled frame 100% tint.
    2. Run attached script "findObject bug.js"
    3. Note the console output.
    4. Refer to this forum post for notes and commentary.

    Expected result:
    doc.findObject() will return found items from both open documents.

    Actual result:
    doc.findObject() returns only items from active document.

    Note that using app.findObject() is not a viable workaround in some cases, such as the issue in this post.

    4 votes

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  4. Insertion point with more than one text style range

    An insertion point can have more than one TextStyleRange, e.g.

    InsertionPoint.textStyleRanges.length // Result: 779

    These are the TextStyleRanges of the entire text (of the story) that follows the insertion point.

    Expected is one TextStyleRange for one InsertionPoint.

    InDesign 18.5.1, MacOS, UXP and ExtendScript

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  5. indesign 19 0.1 version the vbscripts don't work when pressing it gives me the window error sound and nothing happens

    indesign 19 0.1 version the VB scripts don't work when pressing it gives me the window error sound and nothing happens. I try to place multiple pdf and it gives me the window error sound please help

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  6. Error 104705 when using script with app.doScript()

    InDesign 19.0.1 shows the error 104705 when using my script.
    In German:
    Fehlerzeichenfolge: Adobe InDesign 2024 Type Library kann nicht geladen werden (Version 1.0).

    Engine: myengine
    Zeile: 4
    Quelle: clipboard = app.doScript(script,ScriptLanguage.VISUAL_BASIC);

    In InDesign 19.0 there is no error and all works fine.

    This also works in 18.5 but not in 18.5.1

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  7. Multi-Find/Change crashes

    Windows 11
    Indesign 19 x64

    Multi-Find/Change 3.0 crashes in the latest version of Indesign after the searches are complete and you press OK indesign crashes.

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  8. Actions Panel like in Photoshop and Illustrator

    If this existed in Indesign like it does in Photoshop and Illustrator it would save me HOURS of time. Please please make this happen,

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  10. email QR Codes don't work with MATMSG formatting

    InDesign 18.1 on Mac OS 13.2.1 Ventura - Data merge for email QR codes specifically doesn't work, and your documentation is frankly non-existent. Using the MATMSG format doesn't produce a working QR with Data Merge, but using HTML format mailto in Plain Text does. I'm sure I'll run into the wrong version VCARD problem soon, too.

    This is consistent using the MATMSG format in a .csv with data Merge. Using the manual entry isn't a workable option due to the quantity of codes being generated.

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  11. InDesign: Insert authors document's metadata without quotes

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    Adobe InDesign up to 2023.

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    Setting the active document’s metadataPreferences.author with multiple authors, separated by comma or semicolon in a string via extendscript:

    app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.author = "Elric Wade; Anne Emu; Sophie Kumpir";

    Expected result
    The authors should be placed into the "Author" metadata field, separated by comma or semicolon.

    Actual result
    The authors are placed into the "Author" metadata field, but all set within double quotes, so they appear to be one author, not multiple authors.

    Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
    See attached screenshot.

    Please make it possible to add…

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  12. IOS picking up URL in plain Text

    Creating a QR using the "Plain Text" option, to generate a note when scanned. There are a few URL's within the plain text. Android phones are picking up the QR code as intended, opening a note on their phone. However, iPhones are picking up the first URL in the plain text, despite it being 1/3 of the way down the text. It doesn't matter what the URL is. Third party cameras and Android cameras work fine, iOS cameras don't.

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  13. matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor resets pasteboardMargins to [0,0]

    In a script, app.activeDocument.pasteboardPreferences.matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor to 1 causes app.activeDocument.pasteboardPreferences.pasteboardMargins to reset to [0,0].

    Furthermore, setting the pasteboardMargins doesn't work after setting app.activeDocument.pasteboardPreferences.matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor to 1.

    (While matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor is set to 0 everything works fine.)

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  14. masterSpread.primaryTextFrame can't be set in jsx

    See: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/create-primarytextframe/m-p/13362907#M503701

    The primaryTextFrame property under masterSpread doesn't seem to work. If there is an existing PTF on the spread, then mySpread.primaryTextFrame.isValid resolves as true, but it cannot be set to NothingEnum.NOTHING/null, and a non-PTF on the spread cannot be assigned to mySpread.primaryTextFrame.

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  15. ID crashes when call method "createHyperlinkQRCode" on Rectangle from "afterOpen" event handler

    ID 18.1 Windows 10

    I'm trying to develop a script that updates the QR code (creates anew in the same Rectangle ) when the document is opened.

    The Startup Script sets the event handler of the "afterOpen" event, where the "createHyperlinkQRCode" method is called on the found Rectangle object.

    In this case, InDesign crashes with an error
    <crash exception="EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION" exceptionCode="0xc0000005" instruction="0x00007FFD49229914">

    Creating a QR code manually through the main menu does not cause errors. The error does not occur when the script calls the "createHyperlinkQRCode" method on the Document object. But in this case, I have to point with the…

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  16. Duplicated AllPageItems collection when nesting Table inside another Table

    1 create new blank document, 1 page, no primary textframe
    2 creatte empty TextFrame,
    3 insert Table [2x2],
    4 insert another Table [2x2] to the 1st table - into 1st cell,
    5 insert another Table [2x2] to the 2nd table - into 1st cell,
    6 now insert image into 3rd table - from step 5 - as InLine object after a space - so the cell is not converted into Graphics cell,
    7 run script:

    var items = app.activeDocument.allPageItems;
    for (var i = 0; i < items.length; i++)
    $.writeln(items[i].toSpecifier());

    Expected result:

    /document[@id=1]//text-frame[@id=246]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]
    /document[@id=1]//image[@id=282]

    Actual result:

    /document[@id=1]//text-frame[@id=246]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]
    /document[@id=1]//image[@id=282]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]…

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  17. Cell object is null!

    I get the third merged cell as null. Why is that?

    Please to get the error First create new document and table 3 by 3 and merge and select cells like screenshot. Execute the script.

    var sel = app.selection[0];
    var queuedCells = getQueuedCells ([sel]);
    function getQueuedCells (deepCells) {
    var queuedCells = new Array;
    if (deepCells.length > 0) {
    targetIndex = null;
    targetIndex = deepCells[0].parentRow.index;
    for (var dcs = 0; dcs < deepCells.length; dcs++) {
    for (var dcc = 0; dcc < deepCells[dcs].cells.length; dcc++) {
    alert ("(deepCells[" + dcs + "].cells[" + dcc + "] != null) " + (deepCells[dcs].cells[dcc] !=…

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  18. Print Booklet

    Print Booklet error .. Won't print PDF, stops loading at page 6 of 16 page document quoting unknown error
    InDesign 2023 updated
    Critical document .. No Errors in document

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  19. AdobeXMPScript v 17.2.0.20

    Windows 10

    Adobe InDesign CC2022 (v 17.2.0.20)

    ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript = new ExternalObject( "lib:AdobeXMPScript" )

    returns

    ERROR: 52, I/O error
    Unable to load the AdobeXMPScript library!

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  20. document.marginPreferences fails (at least on Mac0S)

    with (doc = app.documents.add()){
    with (marginPreferences){
    top = 10;
    left = 10;
    bottom = 10;
    right = 10;
    }
    }

    Results: margins are not set

    Expected: margins set

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