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  1. The link is set to "anyone with link can comment" but it's still requiring a password

    I have created a share for review link for others to comment on, however it's requiring them to log into an account even though it's set to "Anyone with the link can comment". This was not the case before, others could comment as a guest. Using InDesign 2024 v19.0.1

    12 votes

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  2. "Insufficient data for an image" error is shown on opening PDF in Acrobat

    We are experiencing issues with exporting to PDF. Hi res PDF Compatibility Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6).
    The PDF is created normally, but when opening the PDF, it sometimes happens that the image is not displayed on one or more pages. The error message for this specific page is: ERROR: Insufficient data for an image.
    We tried to solve this problem within our team. Eventually, we discovered that the issue did not occur for one of our colleagues. Further investigation revealed that this colleague was still using an older version of InDesign (18.3). The colleagues experiencing problems had automatic updates enabled…

    17 votes

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    11 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Admin →
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  3. 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.

    135 votes

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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

  4. InDesign opens documents in read only after upgrading to InDesign 2023(18.0)

    Indesign CC 2023 version 18.0 Files open as “Read Only”
    As soon as updated, some files have started to open “Read Only” (RO)
    My OS: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19044 or 21H2
    PC Desktop
    I am working remotely through a VPN to a server IP address
    I have Indesign 2023 18.0 , and Indesign CS6 installed. I have not opened the CS6 in years. Also noted: My machine does not automatically uninstall the former version when it updates. I manually uninstalled Indesign 2022 after I started using the 2023. At first I thought the RO problem was a conflict, so that…

    25 votes

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  5. Gray boxes behind photos in Share for Review

    I have been using the new Share for Review for the last little while and am enjoying receiving feedback directly on my documents for import into InDesign. However, I recently went to a published file and noticed that all of the images in my design now have a light gray square behind them. Additionally, the colours and blending on some of the images are all off or look odd. The gray boxes appear on all of my previously uploaded documents, and I've checked from multiple computers and they all appear to show these boxes.

    Please refer to this thread for…

    4 votes

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  6. 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…

    83 votes

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  7. InDesign 18.2 crashes/fails during PDF export for documents containing placed indd containing Adobe Fonts

    Problem/Actual Result
    I have Indesign files that have .indd files linked as images. Each time I export an Indesign file that has an .indd links, I receive the attached messages saying that the file cannot be exported.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    - I have exported each page to find out which assets are causing Indesign not to export, it is always an .indd asset.
    - I have tried removing any transparency from each of the .indd linkages
    - I have removed any transparency or object style on any bounding box an .indd file sits in.
    - I have tried…

    7 votes

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  8. GPU Performance makes colours dull/desaturated

    With GPU Performance enabled, all colours appear desaturated. In fact, it looks like colour management is simply turned off. Please note, this is not a Transparency Blend Space issue. It affects Spot, RGB and CMYK colours.

    With GPU Performance disabled, colours appear vibrant and correct. It would be great to have this issue resolved, as I certainly want to take advantage of the GPU when using InDesign.

    InDesign 2023 v18.0
    MacOS Ventura 13.0
    MacBook Pro M1 Max 32GB RAM

    12 votes

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  9. Hanging drop cap has wrong indents in 2023 v18

    In v18 (2023), when a paragraph has both a drop cap and a hanging indent (negative first line indent), the indent gets messed up on subsequent lines.

    This came from a bug report by Lut Van Nooten on the InDesign Secrets LinkedIn group:
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7006264075831648258/

    The solution is to disable the new Composition Preference: "Honor Text Indents in addition to Text Wrap"

    However, in this case, this is clearly a bug because there is no text wrap!

    11 votes

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  10. 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

    33 votes

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  11. 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
    53 votes

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  12. Unable to see Preset Templates in New Document

    When I try to open a New Document and find a template, all I can see are black boxes with a description. If I click on Preview I do not get one. Please see screenshot. How can I fix this?

    3 votes

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  13. Red stripes in InDesign document

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

    100 votes

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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

  14. Importing Excel unformatted table text-based formulas import as "-1"

    1. Indesign 17.4

    2. steps to reproduce:
      a) In Microsoft Excel (for Mac version 16.63.1), in cell A1 add "Some text"
      b) in cell B1 add formula "=A1"
      c) save excel document .xlsx
      d) Import into indesign as Unformatted Table

    3. expected result: table cell A2 contents should be "Some text", same as A1

    4. Actual result: table cell A2 contents is "-1"

    1 vote

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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. Graphics glitches galore on M1 MacBook Air + external 4K monitor

    InDesign 17 on an M1 MacBook Air with Big Sur is barely usable with an external 4K monitor. There are graphic artifacts everywhere, especially near the margins/edge of boxes which makes it hard to know if anything is aligned properly. Everything looks okay on the laptop's built-in display but is distorted on the external.

    Also, when scrolling, the screen updates sporadically and usually does the Windows 95-looking stuck window effect.

    If I turn off the GPU it looks better when working statically but when scrolling it is even worse.

    13 votes

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  18. InDesign 16.0 saves Converted files in last used folder, not containing folder

    On Catalina OSX (10.15.7), InDesign 2021 (16.0) saves a Converted file to the last used Finder folder, rather than the folder the document is contained in.

    Happens with 'Save As...', as well as saving InCopy assignments.

    245 votes

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  19. "Selection" and "Direct Selection" tool icons mixed up in toolbar

    The button images for "selection" and "direct selection" tools are mixed-up. The buttons are still in their correct place, but the "selection tool" button now displays the white arrow in the toolbar, the "direct selection" button the black arrow.

    The mouse arrows themselves remain correct, as do their functions.

    17 votes

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    We're happy to announce that we've reverted the icons of Selection Tool and Direct Selection Tool in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.


    Please update to this latest version to see the change of these tool icons.

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    Adobe InDesign team

  20. Missing Glyphs on PDF export in InDesign v17.0

    using the google font Signika, quotation marks and colons give me a missing glyph upon export to pdf. When using v16.4, this is not an issue.

    12 votes

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