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  1. 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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  2. InDesign 2023 Unable to use Publish Online feature

    osx Montery 12.3 (M1 Max)
    InDesign 2023 (v 18.0)

    Updated to 2023 this morning and am now getting the following error message when I try to use publish online "Error #0: This service is not available for your account. Contact your Administrator or Customer Support for further assistance."

    Have never received this prior to the update and I seem unable to find any information regarding it (most likely because the update is so fresh). I have already restarted fully, quit and reopened indesign.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    3 votes

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  3. Window and panels moving when Mac goes to sleep

    There is an issue with Adobe apps while using Mac M1 with an external monitor. When put in sleep, the windows and palettes move to the bottom half of the screen.

    There are comments on this thread that confirm

    this is an issue with specifically Adobe apps(illustrator, photoshop and indesign at least):

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/window-and-panels-moving-when-mac-goes-to-sle...

    please, Adobe support, address this issue.

    5 votes

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  4. tool bars

    Tool bars do not appear when opening InDesign 18.0 CC 2023. I have to go to Window, turn on Show Application Frame, then flip that off to have my tool bars visible. This is the case in Photoshop and Illustrator 2023

    3 votes

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  5. PDF Export sous Indesign 2023

    avec la nouvelle version 2023, impossible de faire des PDF ou TRES TRES LONG à faire même des Basses définitions.
    les tâches en arrière plan (copie d'écran jointe) mouline pendant des minutes et des minutes, les polices et le fichier restent "en file d'attente".
    Je vais tenté de réouvrir mon fichier sur la version 2022.

    2 votes

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  6. InDesign 18.0 (2023): still having issue where certain weights of fonts won't load/work (other weights/styles in the family do work).

    The only way I've been able to solve this is to revert to version 17.1 (had same issue with 17.2).

    4 votes

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  7. masterSpread.primaryTextFrame can't be set in jsx

    See: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/create-primarytextframe/m-p/13362907#M503701

    The primaryTextFrame property under masterSpread doesn't seem to work. If there is an existing PTF on the spread, then mySpread.primaryTextFrame.isValid resolves as true, but it cannot be set to NothingEnum.NOTHING/null, and a non-PTF on the spread cannot be assigned to mySpread.primaryTextFrame.

    3 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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] !=…

    2 votes

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  10. 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).

    13 votes

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  11. 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"

    2 votes

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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. Exported PNGs or JPEGs RGB Colors Slightly Different Versus Illustrator Export For Screens

    So here is the situation and setup.

    Illustrator File with Pantone Colors (Book LAB colors)
    Color Settings are synced via Bridge (NA General Purpose)
    Illustrator file is in CMYK Mode

    In Illustrator File is exported to PNG (via Exported for Screens)

    In InDesign the same Illustrator file is placed in InDesign and then Exported as PNG file.

    When looking at the attached image the RGB values are slightly different most noticeably in the red. When looked at with the eyedropper in PS the CMYK values read as the same on both but the RGB is slightly different.

    For example:

    InDesign…

    2 votes

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Why does ID now need new filetype with every yearly release?

    I don't remember ID needing a new filetype with every release in the past. A (perhaps cynical) part of me says new filetypes are designed to incentivize users to upgrade. This drive for new filetypes every year seems especially capricious when fundamental new ID features are few and far between over the past 5+ years. (Ex: one of the top billed features last year was renaming Master pages to Parent pages...)

    New filetypes with every release is a source of friction to my team, especially when several users work on a project and one or more suddenly find they can…

    3 votes

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  18. Endnotes in ePub use identical id's where an id should be Unique

    When InDesign 18.0 and earlier versions make a reflowable ePub, the endnotes cause the file to be rejected when checked by https://www.ebookit.com/tools/bp/Bo/eBookIt/epub-validator. The reason: each endnote reference is embedded in a span with an id twice, and the name or identifier of that id is the same. In HTML (which is the construct of an ePub) each id should be unique. You cannot have a HTML file with two elements with the same id-name. The next line can be found at the endnote reference, but a similar thing coccurs on the backlink, back from the endnote text to the…

    3 votes

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  19. InDesign 2023 18.0 x64 with too much CPU in idle

    InDesign 2023 18.0 x64 is consuming too much CPU in idle, without any file open.

    System: Windows 10 Pro 2H22 x64, SO 19045.2130, Workstation Dell Precision Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2603 v2 @ 1.80GHz, 16 GB RAM.

    2 votes

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  20. Page number truncated exporting to PDF (when using HarfBuzz and World-Ready Composer)

    Summary: When using HarfBuzz and the World Ready Composer, automatic fields such as the current page number are truncated to their first character when exporting to PDF.

    Steps to reproduce the problem:
    1. Enable HarfBuzz rendering mode. (Script: app.textPreferences.shapeIndicAndLatinWithHarbuzz = true;)
    2. Create a new document.
    3. Add a text frame.
    4. In the text frame, insert a marker for the current page number. (Type > Insert Special character > Markers > Current page number.)
    5. Set the paragraph justification to use Adobe World Ready Composer.
    6. Change the page numbering in some way so that the page number will…

    3 votes

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