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  1. InDesign Crashes when Scrolling the document

    My file continually crashes whenever I attempt to scroll down on the document.

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    We’ve fixed the issue with InDesign’s latest Mar’18 update.
    Please download the latest InDesign version (InDesign CC 13.1) for the fix.

    List of crashes and other issues that have been fixed with the update can be found at the below provided link:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/release-note/indesign-cc-march-2018-13-1-release-notes.html

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud application, click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  2. Glyphs panel scroll doesn't work in CC2017

    Fix scroll feature in Glyphs panel; it worked in CC 2015. Broken in CC2017 on both Mac and Windows.

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  3. Folio overlays

    Abode indesign CC 2017 - 08/30 - Windows
    My colleague and I are trying to make a folder with Publish online, and sometimes we need 'Folio Overlays' tool - but it doesn't work. For me it's too big to see on the screen, makes everything slow - and for her, it doesn't work at all, it doesn't show anything at all.

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  4. New Format in InDesign CC

    Beim Anlegen eines neuen Formats kann man rechts oben im Optionsmenu die genauen Masse eingeben. Mit der TAB-Taste kommt man dann ja immer eine Option weiter. In Adobe Illustator und in Photoshop funktioniert das in der gewünschten Reihenfolge, im InDesign (deutsche Version) nicht: da folgt nach der Breitenangabe bei betätigter TAB-Taste die Frage nach der Einheit (z.B. mm etc.) und dann (nach weitere TAB-Taste) erst die zweite Grösse des Dokuments (also die Höhenangabe). Eigentlich sollte die logische Reihenfolge ja lauten: Breite > Höhe > Einheit.

    In english:
    When creating a new format, you can enter the exact mass in the…

    1 vote

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  5. Locked objects get selected

    Not sure why adobe changed the lock of an item. It used to work perfect to lock my background objects. Now, it I have background objects; they still get selected even if they are locked; it's such a huge inconvenience and waste of time to sort selected objects. Please fix or put back the lock object.

    4 votes

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  6. grey box under workspace tab

    I have a grey dialog box that appears under the workspace selection tab, and Im not sure how to make it go away. There is now dialogue in the box ever. Thanks everyone!

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  7. Enable Layout Adjustment Fails

    After Enabling Layout Adjustment, then changing the page size, I get an error message that reads "Internal error communicating with AI rulebase. Layout adjustment could not be performed."

    The document page size does in fact change, but pages in spreads actually overlap. Rulers at top of page do not show correct page size except on single pages (for instance, the first and last page of a facing-pages document).

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  8. Surface Pro 4 And Gestures

    I have a new Surface Pro 4. When using Adobe applications, gestures on the touch pad (for example pinching or scrolling) either don't work or are really bugy with little control. I was told by Adobe that this is due to the detachable keyboard on the Surface Pro.

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  9. Multiple Bugs in CC17

    Display issue 1
    Random lines appeared on my screen. Baseline grid and guides were hidden as I was in Preview Mode, no explanation for these lines.

    Display issue 2
    Text doesn’t display correctly when I apply a different Paragraph Style Sheet. (It displays the text in both the original Paragraph Style and new paragraph style on top of one another, even though the new Paragraph Style is selected). I needed to deselect and reselect another paragraph of text to rectify the issue.

    Dialogue box issues
    Both videos show how I’m unable to select from the drop down menu in InDesign.…

    2 votes

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  10. There is a chance you close your file without knowing you have not saved it!

    It is very simple, just follow the steps below:

    1. Create a new file.

    2. Type a letter (lets say "A" for example) and save your file.

    3. Change the letter to "B" [Notice the "*" beside the file name and the "Save" Option being enabled in the file menu, since the file has been changed]

    4. Save the file again. ["Save" command and "*" disappear]

    5. Now, undo the last change (Back to "A") and save.

    6. Now if you redo the change, you will have "B" in the screen, Notice that the file has changed since your last save, but you neither see the…

    1 vote

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  11. Shortcuts messed up after update to CC

    InDesign CC 12.1.0.56 (2017.1)
    MacOS Sierra 10.12.5

    (1) The default super- and subscript shortcuts (cmd+shift+= and ctrl+cmd+shift+=) do not work on mac num keyboard. Had to change shortcuts.
    (2) When using the default shortcut for italics (cmd+shift+I) the text is changed to "Heavy Italic" instead of "Italic" with the (legal) Avenir Next font family.

    3 votes

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  12. Profiles equal to the Output-Intend get lost on PDF-Export

    When exporting a PDF all profiles equal to the Output-Intend (which in my case is the Document-Colorspace PSO Coated V3) get lost when exporting.

    I have created a small test-file with an PSO Coated V3 Image and an ISO Coated V2 Image.

    When Exporting as PDF X4 with Output-Intend Set to PSO Coated V3 the Image that IS PSO Coated V3 looses its profile and the same for the ISO Coated V2 when the Output-Intend is set to that.

    This is horrible for Colormanagement. I've been in contact with "Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG" and they suggested to report this to Adobe…

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  13. print dialog page size

    Since the latest version, the print dialog box no longer clearly shows when the image area exceeds the page size on the preview in the lower left. Before, the image area that would not print would be greyed. That is no longer the case.

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  14. "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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  15. ID CC crashes when edit original is clicked from right-click context dialog in Win 10

    Running CC 2017.1 on Win 10 with tons of memory. After ID has been running for a couple of hours and I right-click edit original on a l inked AI element it instantly crashed. However, choosing edit original from the links menu does not crash. Have deleted cashes and recovery, turned off plugins. Nothing works. See attached error message.

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  16. Character missing in Adobe Devanagari font

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    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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  17. When I start inDesign (12.1.0.56 x 64 build, English Windos version), I get a message from Windows Script Host code 800A0035

    Everytime I start inDesign (12.1.0.56 x 64 build, English Windows version), I get a message from Windows Script Host code 800A0035 (see attached). How can i get rid of this bug?

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  18. "align to document guide" function menu is inverted

    The menu says "align to document guide" but it disables this function

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  19. Horizontal page display in Pages pane should be spine aligned

    When View Pages Horizontally is chosen in the Pages pane, the ('floating left'—CSS speak) spread thumbnails should all align on their spines, making the first odd-numbered page flushed to the right as the even page to the left.

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  20. Interactive elements do not export to interactive PDF

    Version - Adobe Indesign CC
    2015.3 Release
    11.3.0.34 Build
    operating on Mac OS X El Capitan, Version 10.11

    Steps to reproduce issues:

    Create a new document with a double-page spread in Indesign.
    Import four images into document and arrange on spread.

    Import a shape into Indesign that will be assigned as a pop up box that will appear above Image 1 when rolled over, and place shape next to Image 1.
    Place some text (e.g. "Image credit') on top of shape and group text with shape.
    Open Buttons and Forms dialogue box:
    - Convert group to a button.
    - Set…

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