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  1. UI Artifact on Apple M1 Max with ultrawide screen

    Display Artifacts

    • Macbook Pro (2021)
    • Apple M1 Max
    • macOS 12.6
    • Display: C49RG9X @ 5120x1440 120Hz
    • App: Adobe Indesign 2023 v18.0

    Ever since switching from an Intel mac to M1 mac, indesign randomly display this artifact anywhere when I scroll thru my working document. Previous 2022 version also suffer this problem, it's totally random. Only way I can get rid of this is zoom in and out and the artifact will go away. (Screenshot blur out some element for privacy purpose).

    Also maybe this is also related to sleep & wake up of the mac on ultrawide resolution, after waking up…

    2 votes

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  2. Pasteboard flashes in sync cursor with GPU performance enabled

    In my experience, this is a new issue arising with InDesign 2023. Anytime the cursor is active in a text frame, the pasteboard flashes in sync with the cursor. If I click another application so the cursor stops flashing, the pasteboard also stops flashing. If I select the frame or something else in InDesign so the cursor disappears, it stops flashing. But anytime the cursor is active and flashing, the pasteboard also flashes. It's very annoying and distracting, and assuming it's a graphics issue, I deactivated GPU Performance. This fixed the issue. I'm on iOS 11.6.7 (with Apple M1 chip…

    1 vote

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  3. Indesign M1 Beta expired

    The beta suddenly stopped working and won't allow med to access InDesign on the M1 machine, no update on the Creative cloud installer beta section, and removing and reinstalling the app doesn't solve it.

    Will there come a new beta update soon?

    12 votes

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  4. Text box disappears, styling not displayed in real time

    I am using the latest Indesign update for M1, 16.3.2 (Big Sur 11.4)
    I am now having problems where the text box that I am styling disappears. I either have to zoom in or out, flip pages, or now go as far as closing the file and opening it, because Indesign is either not displaying the changes made, or the text disappears. Placing a cursor within text is also not accurate, and either a character to the left or right.
    These are new issues, please advise.

    11 votes

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  5. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    After few hours with no activity on Mac with Silicon disappear the Selection Tool cursor on the artboard. Quit the app and reopen it works as a solution for now.

    3 votes

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  6. Speed up cross references

    Opening the cross reference panel can be painfully slow. This has been an issue since at least InDesign CC, but maybe now is another chance to fix this.

    Behaviour is triggered by size of document and/or number of cross references. E.g. I'm working on a ~200+ pages document with about 150 cross references – both of which isn’t that extreme – and opening the panel takes around 4 minutes (yes, minutes). Interestingly enough, if the panel once opens and I change "Link to" from "paragraph style" to "text anchor", next time the panel opens instantly. Change it back to "paragraph…

    5 votes

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  7. Kashida and Diacritical Positioning dialogues no longer available

    Hi InDesign team, I do not have the Arabic language support dialogues available any longer on M1 Mac which where available to me on Intel previously. Specifically, my Kashida dialogue in Character menu, and Diacritical Positioning also are not available. Please rectify this.

    1 vote

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  8. PAGES DRAG AND MOVE

    Please improve the pages drag and move feature.

    2 votes

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  9. Scrolling redraw errors

    Scrolling quickly thru a document created for dummying a magazine, and the screen did not redraw parts of the document correctly. Happened twice before reporting. Tried uploading a screenshot, but would not post with it.

    InDesign (Beta 16.3), OS 11.2.3

    2 votes

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  10. right click on the REVEAL in BRIDGE

    When I go to the LInks Panel and right click on Reveal in Bridge, both the 2021 version and this beta take me to the CC App screen, Not Bridge. Bridge is installed and is current
    M1Mac mini-
    Browse in Bridge brings me to the same place- the app

    1 vote

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  11. No cursor in Story Editor?

    Steps to reproduce:
        1. Open a story in Story Editor
     
    Result: No cursor visible
    Expected: Cursor visible
     
    System info
        Application: InDesign v16.3.0.5
        OS: macOS v11.2.3, RAM: 8.00 GB, CPUs (logical): 8

    2 votes

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  12. Remove file extension in Captions

    I want to set up Captions to have the filename beneath the image, but I want an option to hide the extension.

    2 votes

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  13. InDesign links and Box Drive

    This appears to be an issue only with InDesign and Box Drive.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. In InDesign, link to an Illustrator file or PDF with multiple artboards, layers, or pages from the Box Drive folder.
    2. Place the file and select a single artboard or page.
    3. Save, close, and re-open the file.

    Result:
    The linked file will no longer update. Perpetually needs updating even though the file hasn't changed.
    The workaround is to save the linked file to Adobe Libraries.

    Expected:
    The file link should show that it is updated in the links panel.
     
    System info
        Application:…

    3 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. Looking for InDesign 2020 to install on new MacBook Air

    Hi there, I just got a new MacBook Air and searching my CC for Versions of InDesign 2020. I need it to work together with the publisher app «Wood Wing Studio» which doesn't work on InDesign 2021. But my Creative Cloud only show's me Versions to intall from InDesign 16.0 upwards. I also had InDesign 2020 installed on my old MacBook Pro running on Big Sur and had no problems with it. Is there any solution for this? Thanks!

    1 vote

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  16. Can't save a PDF (low res)

    I am trying to save a PDF (low res) and it stops and spins at 28% complete. It won't save.

    1 vote

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  17. Picture box, dragging/moving is erratic and tricky

    There is no ghosting or even greeking of the images during a move, scale, and the box often sticks and can't be dropped.
    ID 16.3, MB Pro, M1 chip

    1 vote

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  18. Crashed dialog windows

    Steps to reproduce: First time launch, opened file and didnt dismiss tour window, then opened second file with missing font
     
    Result: both the tour window and the missing font window became stuck open with no way to dismiss either

    Expected: To be able to clear one, then the other
     
    System info
        Application: InDesign v16.3.0.5
        OS: macOS v11.2.3, RAM: 16.00 GB, CPUs (logical): 8

    1 vote

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  19. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    Reposting this issue from Beta Version as it has not been resolved
    I am using Indesign Prelease 16.3
    Cursor disappears after period of inactivity.
    Cursor will appear if hovering over an object, otherwise invisible.
    A restart will resolve this which is not ideal

    1 vote

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  20. InDesign Beta Critical for Many M1 users.

    I can't stress enough how important this is for many M1 users.

    I have a $1.5 million grant proposal due in 6 weeks and depend critically on InDesign to draft the proposal. Things were going along great until a day or two ago when the beta expired.

    Why not renew it until the public Beta is released? Or at least update the beta.

    The non-M1 (Rosetta) version is very buggy and adds at least 10% extra effort to my workflow. Please help!

    1 vote

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