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  1. Apple's Spoken Content not functioning in InDesign 19.2

    I use Apple's Spoken Content to have my Mac read my documents back to me as a way of proof reading sections at a time for continuity and structure (something no spell check provides). When I highlight text I want read aloud and hit the keyboard commands for Spoken Content, the Mac reads the actual file name of the document! If I copy and paste the text into a .indd file for InDesign 18.5.1 and repeat the steps, it works correctly and reads my text out loud. It works if I open any .indd file that is not saved in…

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  2. InDesign Not Exporting Forms Correctly

    InDesign 18.5 is not exporting form fields correctly. The fields have a description, which corresponds to a tooltip in Acrobat. The fields fail the Acrobat accessibility checker, which states they do not have a description. They do, but InDesign is not exporting it correctly. The only way to correct this is to delete and rebuild the form fields over and over and over until the error clears.

    2 votes

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  3. accessibility export to pdf worked before in 18.5 its now broken in v19

    Working in v19 with an exsiting file and when exporting to PDF it lists dozens of problems in the accessibility check which did not happen previously.
    Gone back to version 18.5 which works fine with exactly the same file.

    4 votes

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  4. Paint and lines disappear

    Indesign 2023, Mac OS 12 Monterey (other similar reports in Catalina and win10)

    Phenomenon
    Fill and line disappears when copying an object.

    Reproduction procedure
    1. Select an object with fill and line to surround it with the direct selection tool.
    2. Grab the anchor point and copy by option+drag.
    3. The object without fill or line is copied.

    The same result can be obtained by selecting an object to enclose with the direct selection tool, and then copying with the Object menu > Transform > Move.
    If you select an object by clicking directly on the fill area without surrounding…

    4 votes

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  5. Actual text duplicated as Alt-text on images in a list

    When setting only actual text on images in a list, the images output with actual text but also Alt-text. This unnecessarily repeats information to assistive technology.

    When the same image with only actual text is inside a paragraph instead, the actual text (and no Alt-text) correctly outputs to the PDF.

    This happens in 19.0.1 (2024), and it happens in 2023.

    1 vote

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  6. cursor stuck on hand

    My system has just updated InDesign to 19.1 (08/01/24) and I now have a grabber hand cursor appearing every time I try and click on anything in my file.

    This also happens if I have another tool selected such as text box. The tool icon appears but if I click on a text box the hand comes back. It's rendered doing anything in InDesign files useless. I can't find a setting for it and I have tried resetting preferences but it is still happening. My computer system is running Ventura 13.6.

    Does anyone have a work around?

    1 vote

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  7. Reading order issue when a footnote is split over to next page or column

    When a footnote split over to next page or column, the accessible PDF generated from InDesign CC 2023 has notes reading order messed up. The first note reference on the page where the portion of a note comes in from the previous page/column reads the continued note text and likewise the second note reference reads the first note and so on. Eventually the last note is read at the end regardless it's note reference. It's a serious issue because not only the reading order needs to be fixed for the last note on the page that has splitting to the…

    4 votes

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  8. Incorrect reading order for anchored objects

    InDesign is placing text and objects in the incorrect reading order when exporting to accessible PDF when an anchored object is anywhere but at the bottom of the page. Instead of placing the anchored object/group of objects in the correct order, it is placing them at the end of the reading order. An example would be an anchored group of a placed Illustrator graph and it's title text box.

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  9. Reading order of footnotes is incorrect for multi-column layouts

    InDesign is not placing footnotes correctly in the reading order when generating accessible PDFs for layouts with more than one column. Instead of placing the footnotes at the bottom of the page's reading order, InDesign is placing them at the end of the first column, interrupting the reading order.

    Also, after correcting the reading order by placing the footnote(s) at end, Acrobat reports a 'Tagged Annotations - Failed' error for the footnote or the first footnote in a block of footnotes when it is a hyperlink.

    1 vote

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  10. Incorrect coding of ligatures in placed Illustrator files

    InDesign is not encoding ligatures in placed Illustrator files correctly when generating accessible PDFs via the Export/Adobe PDF (Interactive) command. Accessibility Check in Acrobat reports all ligatures in Illustrator files as 'Character Encoding - Failed'.

    macOS 14, all CC apps up to date.

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  12. portrait mode - Whether at 125% or 100% the Indesign Interface scaling option under Preferences does not work.

    BUG DETAILS- On a Monitor that is setup in a Portrait configuration, whether at 125% or 100% display scale in Windows Settings, the Indesign Interface scaling option under Preferences does not work.

    Adobe is a publishing software, especially InDesign. Book Publishers and their graphic design team need to have the option of working in a monitor setup in a Portrait configuration for the purpose of full vertical page (height) dimensions. I cannot get Indesign to Scale the Interface at all under Preferences when monitors are set in Portrait configuration. This is a bug because the InDesign interface does scale (as…

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  13. Article "Use for Tagging Order" not working

    ID 2024 19.0 The "Use for Tagging Order in Tagged PDF" no longer works. There are no tags present when I check the PDF. This is a huge accessibility issue!

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  14. Broken endnote tagging

    When you use real endnotes in InDesign and export as a tagged PDF, the resulting tag tree is not generated properly.
    This behavior can be reproduced for at least for InDesign 16, 17, 18.

    Result now:
    <P>
    --<Note>
    ----<Link>
    ------OBJR
    --ALL CONTENT

    Minium correct result:
    <Note>
    --<P>
    ----<Link>
    ------OBJR
    ------Endnote number
    ----Endnote content

    In addition: The placement attribute for <Note> should be "Block".

    This can only be fixed with a lot of work in the PDF.

    Best, Klaas

    11 votes

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  15. Selection tool issue

    The selection tool don't allow to move objects but only to select and resize them.
    Also, moving a selection of multiple objects, with images in it, with the Direct Selection tool it only move the frames but not the images inside them.
    This is a BIG problem, how can i fix it??

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  16. Alt text is lost when content is edited in InCopy

    When a file containing content which includes anchored objects (images or groups) which have alt text applied is edited in InCopy, alt text is destroyed.

    InDesign/Incopy 2023 & 2022

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Create a new INDD file
    2) Place an image
    3) Add alt text to the image
    4) Create a text frame with some placeholder text
    5) Anchor the image into the text frame
    6) Export the story for editing in InCopy
    7) Open the file in InCopy
    8) Edit the content (Don't touch the image)
    9) Check in the file
    10) Reopen the file in InDesign and…

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  18. Tagged PDF

    The document will not export to PDF when "create tagged pdf" is selected. Program crashes every time before exporting is complete. Have tried on different computers. Applications are up to date. Have tried exporting from .indd and .idml file types. Mac OS 13.3.1, Indesign 2023 fully updated.

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  19. InDesign Beta doesn't open my file

    When Indesign Beta is open and I want to open an additional file, Indesign doesn't open the new file, but seems to ignore tha prompt to open the additional file. If the program is closed, the files will open the program and pop up, but if the program is already open with or without a file, InDesign ignores the opening of the new file.

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  20. .INDD Mac OS Finder Preview STILL not working.

    The finder preview does not work and has not worked for some time. I had even updated my os to the latest version and there is still no finder preview?

    IND 2023 (18.2.1) Mac OS 13.3.1 (22E261)

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