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  1. 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.

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  2. Font Issue InDesign 2022 (working in InDesign 2021)

    I'm having an issue with a font, which isn't recognized in Adobe InDesign 2022 but is perfectly working in InDesign 2021.

    Font Name: Mark OT
    InDesign 17.2
    macOS Monterey 12.3.1
    MacBook Pro 14" 2021

    The font is installed on my mac and available in InDesign 2021.

    Any solutions for this issue?

    7 votes

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  3. "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.

    16 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

  4. High CPU usage

    High CPU usage on Win 10 (Asus NB) since version 17. Still remains (after many updates, 17.3 included). Not usable software.

    So I'm using version 16, and there is no problem with CPU.

    4 votes

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  5. All of the sudden font doesn't appear

    v17.2 InDesign
    MAC OS Big Sur 11.6.5
    Opening documents to make changes and fonts are missing. They are activated in Suitcase 22.0.4 and appear in Illustrator when I open a document.
    Have redone preferences, caches in both InDesign and Suitcase. Tried placing the fonts in the InDesign fonts folder and the Adobe fonts folder.
    Have restarted several times.
    Uninstalled InDesign and reinstalled.
    Not sure what to do! Please help!!

    7 votes

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  6. Menu bar gets stuck - Indesign on M1 Pro mac

    On a regular basis the pull down menus in Indesign will stop reacting properly: Clicking menu item will select the topic (screenshot 1), but not pull down the menu. A second click AND hold will pull down the menu, but all the sub-menus remain unavailable, they will not pull out. The issue is persisent: Restarting Indesign does not fix it once it starts occuring, but restarting the computer will fix it. The issue may be OS related, but it only occurs in Indesign, and only on my M1 Pro computer, not my older Intel mac.

    The issue usually occurs after…

    4 votes

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  7. Deactivate start page setting is missing

    Under gobal settings there are 2 checkboxes missing:
    - show startpage if no document...
    - use old open dialog

    Deinstallation and new InDesign installation brought nothing.
    What could be the reason?

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  8. indesign gets stuck in opening a document without the fonts

    The software gets stuck in opening a document without the fonts!!! till the Missing font window will appear
    That's crazy!
    I just want to check an old file or look for a detail and I HAVE TO WAIT A MINUTE and Meanwhile all the documents are STUCK!!
    WHY??

    3 votes

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  9. problem with optical margin alignment and world-ready paragraph composer

    1. This happens in multiple versions of InDesign. I've reproduced it in ID CS 6 (8.1.0.420), ID CC 2019 (14.0.3.433), ID 2021 (16.4.0.55), and ID 2022 (17.0.0.68).

    2. Steps to reproduce:
      (1) Open InDesign
      (2) Create a new empty document
      (3) Create a text frame that is 100 mm by 100 mm
      (4) Place Text4.txt
      (5) Go Type > Story > check Optical Margin Alignment

    3. Expected result:
      The left margin should be somewhat ragged because the * character needs to be shifted left to make the margin appear straight. The right margin should be completely even because each line ends with the…

    24 votes

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  10. appliedLanguage property of text-related objects returns language from application, not document

    When I do configuration for a language in a document, such as setting doubleQuotes, this language can be found in the document object's list of languages and has a different id than the language with the same name in the application object's list.

    But when I access text inside the document – regardless what I inspect, paragraph, words, character, textStyleRange – I expect to get the language properties as set in the document, but instead I get those as set in the app.

    I believe this to be a software bug.

    More information as well as a workaround can be…

    4 votes

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  11. InDesign 2022 PDF Export Failure with macOS Monterey

    Since updating to macOS Monterey v. 12.3.1, InDesign (V 17.2) will frequently fail to export a PDF to a data server. I will attempt to export, and it will fail, but when I export to the downloads folder, it works just fine. That issue also extends to when I create an imposed job using the plug-in HP SmartStream. The temporary file will load on the server, but once SmartStream completes, it will disappear. Exporting to the downloads folder works for that too. There's no rhyme or reason as to when it happens, and I never had this issue before updating…

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  12. No multicore, no gpu support this is RIDICULOUS

    Okay hear me out, I know for a fact this has been brought up I know.

    However in 2022 a multinational company doesn't support multicore and gpu performance for windows this is just insane, it's the biggest F U to the community.
    How I'm supposed to work on anything if my performance is garbage with VERY FEW OBJECTS, now you might say ah yes just press typical performance or fast perfomance if your pc is struggling. I have a proper pc (i9 9900k, 32gb ram, rtx 2080) really if this gear STRUGGLES with TEXT editing I'm speachless, for the sake…

    3 votes

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  13. text wrap panel grayed out

    I do not have access to any functions of text wrap panel in Indesign 2022. Please see attached image. I really need this to work as I use text wrap often!

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  14. 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.

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  16. submitting an idea to the this form gives 404 error

    When submitting a post to this forum instead of a confirmation page you see a page saying "page not found". When I check my activity the submission shows up there.

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  17. Load DTD throws error in InDesign 2022 (17.0)

    When using the structure menu to load a DTD , the latest version of InDesign sometimes throws an error with a single period as the message. I'm using the same DTD I've used successfully in previous versions of InDesign.

    Error text:
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    Line 941, Column: 18

    In the context of this DTD, line 941 column 18 points to the % sign used to refer to an earlier parameter entity. This has never been a problem for InDesign before:

    <!ELEMENT sam (%paragraph_styles; | table | footnote | endnote)+ >

    Even using the same DTD in the same file, this issue doesn't…

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  18. Can't type letter "n" in text boxes

    For some reason I can't type the letter "n" in text boxes in indesign v 17.3 on Windows 10.

    In some text boxes, typing "n" does not generate the letter. In tables, typing "n" can sometimes change the cell style or paragraph style, and does not generate the letter.

    I don't have caps lock or a stuck control / alt key ... Everything else is working fine.

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  19. Critical Bug with Font embedding on PDF Export - InDesign 17.2 and up

    OS: Windows 10
    Version: InDesign 17.2 and 17.2.1

    After the update to 17.2 and 17.2.1 the font embedding is not working properly anymore on PDF Export. It does not matter if we export to PDF/X-3 or smallest file size.

    The font in question here is Roboto Slab.
    After a downgrade to 17.1 everything worked properly. An upgrade to 17.2.1 again produced the same error.

    Expected result: propper font integration
    Actual result: Missing embedded font, text is torn apart, missing characters

    Please see attached images for export result and error message

    5 votes

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  20. Indesign 2022 - Crashes - Menus not working - and more!!!

    What a joke!
    Crashes randomly
    Menus not working or opening adobe site in safari
    Luckily keyboard commands still work
    Adobe should be billed by all of its users for wasting our time with this garbage
    Worst release EVER!! and I have used it since the beginning.
    Time for a change at the top of the development team.
    and all the way down. DOn't you test this at all!
    SHAME ADOBE take the money and give us rubbish

    11 votes

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