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  1. text typed on path distorts when converted to outlines

    Using InDesign v17.2.1, text typed on a path becomes distorted when converted to outlines. As you'll see in the attached before/after images, the converted text is mostly okay, but the last few words become almost illegibly small. The characters also become reoriented relative to the path ... some characters are vertical, others upside-down. I've tried changing fonts, creating new documents, and typing on paths of different shapes, but the problem persists. I was hoping that this problem would be addressed in the latest update, but it wasn't.

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  2. Indesign 2023 options de style de paragraphe “Puces et numérotation”

    Bonjour,
    je me permets de vous solliciter suite à un problème rencontré sur la nouvelle version d’InDesign 2023 (version 18.0).
    Lors de l’utilisation de l’option “puces et numérotation” style de paragraphe dans un tableau, impossible de reduire la colonne sans que le texte disparaisse > PDF explicatif ci-dessous.

    Dans l’attente de vos remarques/retours.

    Bien à vous,
    Alexia

    1 vote

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  3. InDesign stops reacting to paste, export and save commands!

    This happens sometimes even several times a day! There's no trigger to this that I can detect.

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  4. Object effects not scaling when using numeric adjustment

    When I scale an object using the actual size of the object, say I have a rectangle 40x40mm with a stroke size of 4 point, and I increase the size to say 80x80mm the stroke still stays at 4 points. This also applies to effects that I have given the object, like a drop shadow. All the effects are not scaled if I scale the object numerically. No matter which panel I use and of course the transformation panel is marked to scale strokes and effects. The effects do scale if I scale it by percentage like they should.
    The…

    2 votes

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  5. 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…

    9 votes

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  6. AdobeXMPScript v 17.2.0.20

    Windows 10

    Adobe InDesign CC2022 (v 17.2.0.20)

    ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript = new ExternalObject( "lib:AdobeXMPScript" )

    returns

    ERROR: 52, I/O error
    Unable to load the AdobeXMPScript library!

    7 votes

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  7. Type 1 font warning for no reason

    I am getting a warning that my document contains type 1 fonts (10 of them) when they do not (contains 4 OTF fonts).

    As far as I know, I have never used a type one font in any document on my current computer which is only a few weeks old ... Mac mini with t1 chip.

    InDesign version 17.0.1

    18 votes

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  8. Major delay when changing page via the page up/down or double-clicking on the page icon

    Major delay when changing page via the page up/down or double-clicking on the page icon. Usually happens when you have first opened a document. For example when you apply the keyboard command Opt-Pagedown, the icon on the bottom left of the screen immediately shows the page has changed but nothing happens. Sometimes it wont redraw the new page until you click on the screen and this only works after some time has passed (approx 6-8 seconds after). This was always instant in previous versions. My settings for view are on >Typical and I have Type Contextual Control set to >OFF.

    2 votes

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  9. Indesign GPU enablement on Windows

    InDesign 17.4 x64

    It would be nice and desirable if there was also GPU support in Indesign and Windows 11 Pro like Photoshop and Illustrator.

    2 votes

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  10. EPUB – Endnote backlink issues for INDB files

    When exporting EPUB 3.0 (and 2.01) from an InDesign(2022, version 17.4) book file, endnotes only link in the first chapter where they are found. Subsequent chapters reveal <a> tags with empty href attributes.
    Backlinks are required by virtually all ebook publishers. For academic books, endnotes are essential and the request for EPUB formats is only increasing.

    So far Adobe Car's response: "Currently, we do not have a workaround for this issue other than creating a single document instead of book or manually modifying backlink in the exported EPUB file." This isn't acceptable or even always possible.

    3 votes

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  11. document.marginPreferences fails (at least on Mac0S)

    with (doc = app.documents.add()){
    with (marginPreferences){
    top = 10;
    left = 10;
    bottom = 10;
    right = 10;
    }
    }

    Results: margins are not set

    Expected: margins set

    1 vote

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  12. distribute

    document.distribute() doesn't allow aligning of pages.

    doc.distribute (doc.pages.everyItem(), DistributeOptions.HORIZONTAL_SPACE, true, 0)

    RESULT:
    Error: Invalid value of parameter "alignDistributeItems" of method "distribute". Expected array of PageItems, but received (Page,Page,Page).

    Expected: I can align pages in the UI via Align panel so I expect I can do the same in scripting.

    1 vote

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  13. Half of the Tools Don't Work!!

    This issue used to only happen sparingly and now its happens almost every time i try to use InDesign — making a 5 min edit take over an hour!

    Here are the common uses I experience...
    - I can't click on the bottom that lets you toggle from preview and regular mode, I have to right click it
    - Changing a color gets very glitchy, doesn't actually change the color to what I tell it to, just says the same
    - Can't click on the toggle to get the shape tool
    - When I click export or "save as" literally…

    2 votes

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  14. Font issue inDesign 2023

    I'm getting a font issue when I use 2023. If I go back to 2022 the issues disappears. The font is loading fine in both versions. Any idea why this is happening?

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  15. custom dictionary

    We had spent a lot of money creating user dictionaries for Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu many years back. The dictionaries that worked with CC 2014 are not working now. I have tried many times and my complaints get closed. I have even given ideas of how to solve the problem, but no response. I

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  16. Graphics glitches galore on M1 MacBook Air + external 4K monitor

    InDesign 17 on an M1 MacBook Air with Big Sur is barely usable with an external 4K monitor. There are graphic artifacts everywhere, especially near the margins/edge of boxes which makes it hard to know if anything is aligned properly. Everything looks okay on the laptop's built-in display but is distorted on the external.

    Also, when scrolling, the screen updates sporadically and usually does the Windows 95-looking stuck window effect.

    If I turn off the GPU it looks better when working statically but when scrolling it is even worse.

    12 votes

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  17. Upon adding pages Share for Review comments and pins are mapped incorrectly.

    We have a 100+ page user guide that was marked up with many comments. All of these were mapped correctly. Upon introducing 6 new pages (3 spreads) early in the document all of the comments are now mapped 3 spreads out of sync. Removing the 3 spreads did not resolve the issue and now our comments are all mapped to the wrong pages. This is strange as I really would imaging that comments are mapped to specific object ID's rather than a 'physical location'.

    2 votes

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  18. GREP Error: one or more times - shortest match, not working with end of paragraph ($ sign)

    one or more times - shortest match, not working with end of paragraph ($ sign)
    Indesign find the expression, but ignore the shortest match.

    5 votes

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  19. Error converting when linking Excel data with a formula returning a blank cell (i.e. "")

    1. InDesign Version: 17.4 x64

    2. When importing data from an Excel document, an error message is received on InDesign whenever the data includes a formula which returns a blank cell (i.e. using IF formula and returning "").

    3. Expected result: All data from range is imported, regardless of whether cells are blank or not.

    4. Actual result: Error message reading: "Cannot convert document. An unknown error occurred during the conversion."

    5. Unable to upload jpeg or GIF (not supported, apparently)!

    3 votes

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  20. Spinning Beach Ball appears every time I try to highlight text

    1. InDesign 18.0
    2. Seems just clicking with the Text Tool gets a spinning ball. Even worse if I try to highlight after clicking. 30-60 second wait. 3, Expect to highlight text as in the past.
    3. Once the ball stops spinning, maybe one character has been highlighted.

    Troubleshooting steps:

    Tried resetting preferences. No change.
    Checked for corrupted fonts and removed. No change. (I'm using fonts from TypeKit, which don't appear to be installed in FontBook.)
    Uninstalled InDesign. Shut down computer. Reinstalled InDesign.
    Checked for corrupted file. (Saved copy. No change. Saved to imdl. No change.)
    Tried opening file on different computer. Same…

    1 vote

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