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  1. installed font missing InDesign 17.2 macOS 12.3 (Monterey) and macOS Catalina

    Different clients have the same problem. Installed fonts on the system are not recognised by InDesign 17.2. Other Adobe applications recognise the font and it can be used in those applications. I can recreate the problem, my colleague not. After downgrading InDesign to version 17.01 everything works fine.

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    We've just released InDesign 17.2.1 version which addresses this issue.

    Please update to this latest version using Creative Cloud Desktop application.


    In case the fix does not work immediately for you, please try the following:

    1) Quit InDesign.

    2) Delete the following:

    on Mac:

    /Users/[yourname]/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign

    /Users/[yourname]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign


    on Win:

    C:\Users\[yourname]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign

    C:\Users\[yourname]\AppData\Local\Adobe\InDesign



    Relaunch InDesign & see if it works properly now.


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    InDesign team

  2. Place multi-page PDF pages: Place Gun will be unloaded after first page is placed to a frame

    New bug with InDesign 17.2 that I cannot see with InDesign 17.1.

    [1] Load multiple PDF pages from a multi-page PDF to the place gun.
    [2] Hover the loaded cursor over a graphic frame to place the first page in that frame
    [3] Click to place the first page.

    Result:
    The first page is placed to the frame

    BUG: The rest of the loaded PDF pages in the place gun are unloaded. The place gun is empty after you placed the first of several pages to a frame.

    WHAT WORKS:
    [1] Load multiple PDF pages from a multi-page PDF to…

    82 votes

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  3. Turning on [Remove Blank Lines For Empty Fields] in Data Merge causes anomalies in the preview display

    InDesign 2022 v17.3

    Procedure
    1. Download and extract DataMerge-sample.zip.
    2. Open DataMerge-sample-Id2022.indd in InDesign v17.3.
    3. Make sure Remove Blank Lines For Empty Fields in the Content Placement Options in Data Merge panel is ON.
    4. Click Preview at the bottom of the Data Merge panel, or choose Preview from the Data Merge panel menu.
    5. Click on the navigation buttons in the preview to cycle through the data in the record.

    Expected Results
    Only the content changes. Each line retains its formatting.

    Actual Results
    If the content changes, the formatting of some lines will also change.

    DataMerge-sample.zip
    https://app.box.com/s/r2bovwm8xy2qrbj2ldlrepme48atnh92


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    42 votes

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  4. Need Alternative Launch images

    I do not think the launch images in photoshop, indesign and illustrator are culturally sensitive. They should not include any people especially not raunchy females (as in photoshops blonde superhero type) female. Who needs that in their life? It doesn't help people be happy with their own partner or spouse to have some perfect looking woman staring at them! They should be totally neutral - landscapes, nature, no people please!! I posted this as a feature request too to at least have the option to disable this launch image. Thank you for your consideration on this issue.

    14 votes

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  5. InDesign publish online broken links and missing objects

    Have major problem with publish online, missing objects and links with question marks showing. This comes after 8 months working on this document with no issues at all. Really need this sorting by Adobe as I have to deliver project at end of this month latest.
    Here's how it appears
    https://indd.adobe.com/view/b91790d7-6683-449b-b86c-0b72ed80a746
    If you look at attached image, that's how it appears within InDesign

    26 votes

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  6. Type on a Path Tool interrupter flow text

    When there is a story (on parent page) with some 'text on a path' above:

    You can't use 'Flow text automatically' to exist pages (by alt\opt+shift) - because it moves the text in the next stories TO THE PATH!

    Note: 'Smart text reflow' *to new pages works well

    11 votes

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  7. Export and Save As dialogs not showing up in MacOS Monterey

    1. 16.4
    2. Installed MacOS Monterey then InDesign Export or Save As dialogs stopped working.
    3. Export or Save As dialogs should be showing up
    4. Export or Save As dialogs not showing up with either keyboard shortcuts or when using the dropdown menu.
    5. The issue was validated by your support staff Lakshay (Adobe) through remote access 26.10.2021
    52 votes

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  8. PDF/X-1a運用において、危険度が高い「画像の配置方法」を発見しましたので報告させていただきます。

    Indesign (15.1.3)(16.4)(17.3)などで以下の現象を確認できます。
    表を作成し、「セルをグラフィックセルに変換」という機能を使用せずに、空のままのセル内に画像を配置します。
    配置方法は、何も選択していない状態で「ファイル」、「配置」、画像を選択して「開く」、配置先のセルをクリックといったものです。
    この配置方法でドキュメントを作成し、「プリント」より出力して確認したところ何の問題もありません。
    印刷会社へ渡すためのPDF/X-1aを「書き出し」より出力します。
    期待する結果としては、「プリント」からの出力結果と同等のPDFが作成されることです。
    実結果は、Illustratorのドロップシャドウが黒ベタに、同ぼかし効果が無効に、Photoshopのレイヤマスクが黒ベタになったPDFが作成されてしまいます。
    以上です。

    16 votes

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  9. Red stripes in InDesign document

    Why do I get red stripes in the indesign document when I have more than two files open?

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    We're happy to announce that the fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.

    Please update to this latest InDesign version to get the fix.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  10. 13 votes

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    Closed: Fixed  ·  14 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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  11. Place (cmd+D) can't see tagged folders on mac

    Place command (cmd+D) can't see the tagged folders, so i can't find my documents quickly as it should be...

    All other commands (export cmd+E for exemple) allow me to navigate from my tagged folders.

    Please add the same option to place command.

    8 votes

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  12. Return the use of "master pages" instead of "parent pages"

    In the latest version Adobe decided that their job was to educate us to speak proper language, which is why the word "master pages" was replaced with "parent pages".
    We do not find any problem with the phrase "master pages" and believe that it is not Adobe's role to dictate policy according to progressive agendas.
    We demand to return to the previous concept of "master pages".
    The term "parent pages" is confusing and misleading, with all the documentation of the software on the web for 2 decades referring to master pages.

    22 votes

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  13. 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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  14. Font not working after InDesign 17.2 upgrade

    The font "AlteHaasGroteskBold" worked with the previous version of InDesign. It is open in FontExplorer X Pro (7.3.0) and works in Illustrator and Photoshop (current versions).

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  15. Opening a file with missing fonts freezes InDesign

    Opening a file that has missing fonts freezes InDesign for a minute or so. Every document with missing fonts does this. If I manually activate the font and then try opening the same document again, there is no freeze.

    InDesign 17.2.1, macOS Monterey (latest)
    My coworker is on Catalina and has the same freeze too.

    8 votes

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  16. 81 votes

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    FIXED  ·  amaarora responded

    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2021 – that is, InDesign 16.2.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you still face this problem.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  17. Khmer Line-Breaking Regression Bug

    While much has been fixed, the current version of InDesign 2022 still line-breaks Khmer words/punctuation incorrectly (this used to work in InDesign 5.5 but has been broken since CS 6).

    Here are some sample words/puncuation that break incorrectly (many are names):
    យេស៊ូវ
    អ៊‌ីស្រាអែល
    គ្រីស្ទ
    «...ទោះ
    ជាម្ចាស់
    អាន់ទីយ៉ូក
    ៗ (this should stay with the previous word not break on to its own line)
    អា​កំណា
    គ្រី‌ស្ទបរិស័ទ
    បន្សុស
    ខគម្ពីរ
    បូគោ
    ... (should stay together and stay with previous word like in English)
    បូគោ
    ឰយុកោ

    Easiest way to fix this is don't break a line unless there is a zero-width space (U+200B) or a…

    4 votes

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  18. text typed on path distorts when converted to outlines

    Using InDesign v17.2.1, text typed on a path becomes distorted when converted to outlines. As you'll see in the attached before/after images, the converted text is mostly okay, but the last few words become almost illegibly small. The characters also become reoriented relative to the path ... some characters are vertical, others upside-down. I've tried changing fonts, creating new documents, and typing on paths of different shapes, but the problem persists. I was hoping that this problem would be addressed in the latest update, but it wasn't.

    7 votes

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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!

    7 votes

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  20. EPUB 3.0 endnote link issues in INDB files

    When exporting EPUB 3.0 (and 2.01) from an InDesign(2022, version 17.4) book file, endnotes only link in the first chapter where they are found. Subsequent chapters reveal <a> tags with empty href attributes.
    Backlinks are required by virtually all ebook publishers. For academic books, endnotes are essential and the request for EPUB formats is only increasing.

    So far Adobe Car's response: "Currently, we do not have a workaround for this issue other than creating a single document instead of book or manually modifying backlink in the exported EPUB file." This isn't acceptable or even always possible.

    3 votes

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