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    • Incompatible with Windows 10, won't even open

      My Windows 10 laptop simply will not open InDesign.

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      • Digits after spaces appear out of order

        1. InDesign CC 2017.1
        I had previously used Arabic support, and this may be contributing to the problem, even after changing Preferences back to "English (North America)" the problem persists.

        2. Create text box. Type any digit, then a space, then any digit.

        3. Digits should appear left to right.

        4. The digit after the space jumps to the left of the first digit and includes a space after. Cursoring with arrow keys through the type makes the cursor position jump around, so the misplaced digit is still reading as after sequentially, but is now to the left of the…

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          Need more info  ·  3 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Can't scroll through pages in presentation mode

          2017.1 Release, 12.1.0.56 Build
          macOS Sierra version 10.12.6

          When I go to the presentation mode, I am not able to scroll through the pages. Whether i use the trackpad, arrow keys, or change the keyboard shortcuts.

          6 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hello All,
            There has to be a scenario in which the scrolling of the document is not working in presentation mode because, otherwise it is not reproducible at our end.
            I can observe that, pages do not scroll while making a vertical gesture on the mouse, but through other methods such as, click, arrow key pages can be scrolled easily.

            Are you able to scroll using clicks and arrow keys?
            Is it the case that, the issue is intermittent or only happens in a specific scenario?
            Also, let us know your machine details such its configuration, OS version and Id version

            This can help us to get to the bottom of the issue

            Thanks,
            Abhinav

          • Welcome screen freezes and does not disappear blocking workspace InDesign CC 2017

            Work space is not visible and welcome screen doesn't disappear

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              Need more info  ·  2 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • search

              I use CC 2017, but of course have seen this issue in other versions, Mac, and PC. When typing in a search term, like search term, the letters I type in show up backward, if at all, so mret chraes... which of course makes searching impossible. I can close the program, close the dialog box, and it still keeps coming up. It's so frustrating when you have 1000s of pages and need to find multiple words in between to keep opening/closing/shutting down

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                Need more info  ·  2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Spanning columns crashes program

                Working with span columns with large documents creates a bug invested document. I'm working on a document now that crashes everytime I make any change to it. So much for professional program.

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                  4 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We would need additional information to resolve the issue.
                  Is the crash consistent? Please share a sample test file that we can use to reproduce the issue.
                  You can either attach the document here or upload the document to file sharing platform and then share a link.

                  It would help us to reproduce the issue and fix it.

                  Thanks,
                  InDesign team

                • pipette does not work in cells of tables

                  pipette does not work in cells of tables

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                    4 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Rendering of Bitmaps with High Sierra not as smooth as they should be.

                    Since upgrading to High Sierra, I am finding in High Quality Display, bitmaps are not rendering smoothly on screen or in print.

                    Exporting to PDFs gets over this, but not great when composing, and needing to see images as they will be.

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                      0 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Need more info  ·  Sumit Garg responded

                      Hi,

                      Can you please add a screenshot for this issue.
                      Also, is GPU enabled on your machines?

                    • Indesign freezing when trying to change leading in style

                      Indesign CC 2017.1 release

                      12.1.0.56 64 build
                      I am trying to change the leading for a particular style that is used in footnotes and when I attempt the change Indesign simply freezes. At the moment the leading is 9 pt but I want to increase to 11 pt. I don't have this problem with ordinary styles

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                        Need more info  ·  1 comment  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CC library tab won't select?

                        When clicking on the dropdown menu to select a CC library, the tabs do not open unless I hold down the ^ button. When opened, I cannot select a CC library. Have refreshed several times but it still doesn't let me change the library! This is on InDesign for Mac.

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                          6 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi

                          Please provide the following information:
                          1. Is InDesign installed on the default path?
                          2. Do you have any special character in the path where InDesign is installed? Like username has special characters.

                          Also, please provide a copy of you preferences, you can zip them and email to anasgupt@adobe.com.

                          Regards
                          Anasuiya Gupta

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                            Need more info  ·  3 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Command + option + drag no longer copies text box

                            Have used this feature for 20 years and now the double arrow indicating that a box is being copied shows up, but the text box is not actually copied--the box just moves.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              This is working as it should – that is, duplicating the selected object.

                              Please update to the latest available version of InDesign (13.1) via Creative Cloud application. Before launching InDesign, delete the Application Preferences and Caches to ensure that any corrupt preferences are not causing this issue to happen.

                              Please let us know if you still experience this issue.

                              Thanks,
                              Adobe InDesign team

                            • "Show Asian Text Options" setting not appearing in Perferences

                              "Show Asian Text Options" setting not appearing in Preferences after I looked under "Type" and everywhere else - make it unable to type in Chinese with InDesign

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                                Need more info  ·  1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Character missing in Adobe Devanagari font

                                Please review the attachment.

                                I am unable to locate or reproduce the character after the = using the Adobe Devanagari script. Need it urgently as I am working on a book.

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                                  Need more info  ·  3 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • repeatedly opening a template in a loop eventually crashes at app.open

                                  Repeatedly opening and closing a template via extendscript code (for means of batch production) causes InDesign to crash at and only at app.open(PATH).

                                  attached file is a bare bones jsx that opens/closes the accompanying blank template either 100000 times or until it crashes (which it has done within an hour each time I have run it)

                                  Seems to crash anywhere from 40 to 1500 iterations in.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

                                    If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us.
                                    (Guidelines to submit crash are available at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

                                    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

                                    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
                                    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
                                    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
                                    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

                                    Adobe InDesign team

                                  • create new document dialog

                                    When I clicked create new documents button the new dialog not shown and no templates available like photoshop or illustrator and only show the old new document dialog and when I checked my preferences I could not find Use legacy option check box at all in General Tab

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                                      1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,
                                      Are you on Japanese or MENA feature set of InDesign?
                                      Japanese feature set – Japanese, Korean, Chinese (zh_CN and zh_TW)
                                      MENA feature set – Arabic, Hebrew, French (Morocco)

                                      Currently we have the new “Create new document” dialog only for the Roman feature set.
                                      We have however have working to get the new “Create new document” for Japanese and MENA feature sets as well with the upcoming CC 2018.0 release.
                                      You can test and try the new “Create new document” for MENA feature set in the Beta build posted on the InDesign Pre-Release program. Follow the below link for joining InDesign Pre-Release program and getting access to the Beta build of InDesign.

                                      https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/C6DFA254-C40C-4EEB-8F6D-F4AEDA2E6171/participate/F2ECD64C-FC6A-411F-B75E-B662ADCDDEA8

                                      If it is otherwise, please let us know.

                                      -Aman

                                    • Scrolling too slow

                                      Adobe needs to improve scrolling speed. When using the slider, InDesign can't keep up with it.

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                                      • Missing menu

                                        I'm trying to insert a text variable (last page number) in my document but the menu doesn't appear.

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                                          Need more info  ·  1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • missing scripts after installation ID CC13.0/ID2018 Windows

                                          Startup scripts are no longer running after installation. The Scripts folder is empty.
                                          Indesign copies the folder from version 12 and creates the folder C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 13.0\de_DE
                                          But Indesign-scripts now are saved in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC 2018\Scripts
                                          So you have to copy the script folders by yourself.

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                                            Need more info  ·  Sumit Garg responded

                                            Hi,

                                            Thanks for reporting this issue. Just wanted to confirm few things:

                                            1) Was there some scripts present in folder C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 12.0\de_DE and these are not copied to 13.0 folder?
                                            2) Is your problem just limited to folder movement or you are facing the issue that your startup scripts are not running?

                                            Please provide more detail about the issue. Also, It would be useful if you can provide steps to reproduce the issue.

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