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  1. Share for Review - Critical Scrolling Bug with Large Documents

    Indesign Version 17.0

    When scrolling in large documents (200-500 pages) the browser-window of Share for Review the screen hops between 3-5 different screens multiple times a second. This bug makes the feature basically unusable. Sometimes it snaps back (maybe after rendering correctly?), sometimes it just doen't.

    The bigger the document, the faster the error seems to occur. Working on my 200 page-document with my team is essentially impossible right now.

    There is a post about this over here with a video: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/share-for-review-scrolling-bug-with-large-document/m-p/12516079#M452898

    Our team has this problem on Mac, Windows - and on Safari, Chrome and Firefox (didn't check other…

    11 votes

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  2. OCR F font is no longer displayed

    InDesign 17.2

    Since I upgraded to InDesign 17.2, the OCR F font is no longer displayed. The font runs perfectly on Illustrator and other programmes.
    I have cleared the font cache, reinstalled InDesign and re-downloaded and reinstalled the font from Lynotype.
    This font simply does not seem to exist for InDesign!

    3 votes

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  3. publish online failure

    When publishing online, objects appear missing, indesign drawn objects, text, placed svgs, etc. Shows a question mark where the object should be
    I'm using latest InDesign CC, have scanned computer for virus/malware, reinstalled Indesign, with no resolution of problem which started on 3rd March. Previous to this I've been using for 8 months with no problems Publishing Online whatsoever, been totally rock-steady.

    See this link from Uwe Launder:
    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

    See this Publish Online with missing InDesign drawn elements:
    https://indd.adobe.com/view/b91790d7-6683-449b-b86c-0b72ed80a746

    Here's how it should look (see attached):

    6 votes

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  4. UI scaling window problems

    There are numerous problems with the new UI Scaling Feature when it is set to any size other than the smallest. I've attached several screenshots and a screen recording.

    Screenshot 1: New document window. Toolbars slightly overlap the buttons and the ruler.
    Screenshot 2: On the right edge of the main window, there is a gap between it and the panels.
    Screenshot 3: Bottom of the main window has a white bar along the bottom.
    Screen recording: Panels that all collapsed down to an Icon or Icon/Name only don't pop up in the right position when you click on them.

    3 votes

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  5. Cannot click top MacOS Menu Bar with Indesign running

    With Indesign 17 running, top menu bar on MacOS Monterey is unclickable (Apple menu onwards - e.g. File, Edit etc). Sometimes releasing the mouse makes the dropdown menu appear - but can't click on items - or the menu next to the one wanted appears). Quitting InDesgn restores the top menu to normal functions for other Apps.

    4 votes

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  6. Hyperlink alt text is ignored in the latest version of Indesign

    When creating or editing a hyperlink there is an option to add alt text. If you add alt text to your link and export an accessible PDF the alt text is ignored. I have a document with a ton of hyperlinks that all need alt text which we have added but don't come through because of this bug. Now I'm forced to add them again to the PDF.

    18 votes

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    According to the ISO-32000, the Hyperlinks are NOT supposed to be populated into the Alt-Text field. They should be entered into the Contents Key (see attachment) instead.
    InDesign currently does place them in the correct place [see screenshot attached].
    While someone using Acrobat can also add them to the Alt-text field, this is technically less correct than entering into the Contents key but either will pass an Accessibility checker.

    InDesign implemented this correctly based on the above information (provided by Accessibility experts, like Dax Castro, thanks Dax).

    Closing this issue.


    Adobe InDesign team

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  8. Can't grab window

    When working on an InDesign file, when I need to grab the InDesign window (by clicking and dragging) and move it, I usually have to make three attempts before my mouse "catches" the window. InDesign 17.2, Mac Studio OS 12.3.1. It's very random when it works and not works, but mostly it doesn't work on the first attempt.

    5 votes

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  9. I have to double click to access menus, drop down doesn't work on one click

    1 . I updated my Mac to Monterey v12.2 and then Indesign issues began. I can not one click on my navigation, I have to double click to access drop down menu and then the menu stays on the screen does not clear.

    Also I cannot access sub-menus in the drop. ie: FILE > OPEN RECENT

    First off I have to double click to access the FILE drop down menu and then when i scroll down to OPEN RECENT, i cannot access that menu

    1. When I have selected multiple objects and short key COPY or CUT... Indesign shuts down and…
    3 votes

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  10. Persistent graphics issues

    There are STILL graphics problems in Indesign 17.2. Things disappearing off the screen that don't reappear unless you try and move them (zooming in and out doesn't work), streaks appearing across the screen.

    I am so bored of the constant bugs in this app.

    3 votes

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  11. resize document view

    I am using Indesign 17.2. When I try to resize the art board by clicking on the bottom right corner, the whole thing automatically becomes larger than my screen so that I have no way to adjust it from there.

    The uploaded image shows the bottom of my screen without any way to access the bottom of the document.

    3 votes

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  12. High CPU use with version 17.1

    This has already been posted for 17.0 by another user. I installed 17.1 yesterday, because I needed to open a specific file and compared to the 14.0.3 which I use all the time, the 17.1 uses 1/4 of CPU power after start while no document is opened and it actually does nothing. This remains for several minutes, then goes down to 0. The attached picture shows that both versions are running (no files open).

    5 votes

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  13. Actual Size is not Actual Size

    I was trying to view art at "Actual Size" under "View" and using the shortcut. The art is 9" and it is showing 11.0625" instead in InDesign 2022 (v17.2). I would really appreciate this being fixed as soon as possible. Or a solution as to why this is happening to be forthcoming. Thanks!

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  14. Option Type > Fill with Placeholder Text doesn't work

    Nothing happens when I click on the menu option "Type > Fill with Placeholder Text". Version: Indesign 17.3 x64, System: Windows 10 Pro.

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  15. Share for review comments disappear when updating link

    I am currently working with a 102 page document that is shared with several customers. Once I make edits and I update the link, all comments from myself and the customers disappear. Even after restarting my computer, updating InDesign, signing out and signing in of Creative Cloud, the problem still persists. I am working on a MAC and InDesign version 17.2.1. This problem is only happening with one project file, and I've also tried moving all of the pages to a new document with no luck. I appreciate any help.

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  16. Scripts using BridgeTalk do not work on M1 Macs (regardless of CC version)

    ID version: InDesign CC 2021 (16.3.2)
    OS: macOS Big Sur 11.5.2
    Processor: Apple M1

    When I try to run a script that uses BridgeTalk and works with Photoshop, it does not work.
    Also, a simple script using BridgeTalk will not work as well.
    Those scripts do work in CC 2021 on Intel Mac and macOS Big Sur 11.5.2.

    22 votes

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  17. Creating QR code for UK text message using 11 numbers (‭07875701049‬), but get error message. 'No useable data found' on iPhone camera

    Hmm very limited characters to describe the bug!? I just want to report the bug, or find out if I just need to include certain UK or International telephone codes, i.e. I have used the standard 11 numbers for a UK mobile/cell phone, but have also tried adding country and area codes... but still get the same result. Why is it only giving me an option to send this message with a, 'Post idea' button?? I just want to report a bug!

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  18. 72 DPI images not placing at 100%, scaling to 216 DPI

    This has apparently been a discussion since at least 2019 and has not yet found a solution:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/jpg-not-placing-at-proper-dimensions/m-p/12933878/page/3#M476611

    When placing certain jpg images saved to 72 DPI, In Design frequently places them at 1/3 actual size, or down to 216 DPI. This is including if the ID document's increments/document size are set to pixels. It seems most common with jpgs saved in a standard "Save As" format from Photoshop vs. the legacy "Save for Web."

    1. Versions 14.02 to 17.1 - Edit - issue continues after update to 17.2.1.
    2. Steps to reproduce: place a jpg image saved to 72 dpi resolution
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  19. footnote

    body text is overlapping with my footnote. I have to readjust the text box very slightly to reset or something to make sure it doesnt overlap and go to the next page. I am dealing with hundreds of foots and having to check each pages for this issue is taking considerable amount of my time. Kindly fix thank you.

    I am using indesign 2022 17.3
    I am using Macos catalina ver 10.15.7

    2 votes

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  20. Edit page format: Change Landscape/Height Format

    Changing landscape/portrait format via Pages > Edit Page Format does not change the orientation. Direct input of values does not either, only if the values are not equal to the original format.
    See video.
    Version 17.3. macOS 12.4

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