Adobe InDesign: Bugs

When filing a new bug, please provide:

  1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
  2. Steps to reproduce the issues
  3. Expected result
  4. Actual result
  5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
If you are facing a crash in InDesign, please submit the crash report as well. How to Submit Crash Report
Join the InDesign Prerelease Program to try out the new features and the bug fixes that are available in beta builds.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Menu item "Convert footnotes and endnotes" missing

    Although my software is up to date, the option "Convert footnotes to endnotes" is missing from my "Type" menu item (image). The interface is in portuguese, but you can see there are only four itens on the footnote/endnote area, the fifth ("Convert footnote to endnote") is really missing...
    I tried unistalling and installing InDesign again from Creative Cloud but it didn´t solve this issue. This menu item is also unavailable on Edit>Menus...
    System: Windows 10 / 64 bits
    Adobe Indesign (2020): 15.1.1 x64

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Objects on the page jump if a left-hand page becomes a right-hand page and vice versa

    Hi developers,
    this is a longstanding bug:

    With facing pages documents on EVERY document page there is a zone where jumping of objects will happen.

    I call this the jump zone. All objects on a page that will jump are clearly inside the page's area. The bug has nothing to do with rounding errors where object edges are at the edge of a page.

    The objects should not move if pages are added or removed, if numbering of pages is changing. Nevertheless they do. Always. Unless, the zone has a width of zero.

    Below all the details.

    What is a…

    19 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. InDesign Freeze when anchored objects are 'Fit Frame to Content'

    Whenever fitting Frame to Content with an anchored object, InDesign freezes and I have to force-quit. This is really annoying, since I work with a lot of anchored objects that include text and need to be resized a lot of times.

    Working with InDesign 2020, 15.1.2 on Windows 10

    1 vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Reveal in Finder on NAS Server not working

    When using InDesign 14.0.3, on mac OS X Catalina (10.15.1), ctrl clicking the .indd file's title bar to reveal in finder doesn't work (switches to finder but doesn't reveal) if the .indd file is stored on NAS RAID server. Server connection is afp://
    Revel in Finder command works fine if the .indd file is stored locally.

    12 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    13 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Translation typo

    Your missing a capital on the "commentaires" option in the French translation of window menu

    1 vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Adobe 2020 Crashes with copy & paste

    Whenever I try to copy/paste small elements from adobe illustrator onto Adobe InDesign, indesign will automatically quit. If I try to recover the file after it has crashed, it crashes again...

    What is happening here? This is an ongoing issue since the update.

    12 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    8 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Slow performance

    Lately InDesign is nearly unusable. Almost every action from selecting objects, resizing objects, or moving objects comes with a really slow reaction time. Even when clicking between panels in the toolbar there is a delay of about half a second.

    I have tried ruling out potential issues like updating graphic drivers and embedding all resources into the document. Nothing works it seems like the application is just unstable. Please advise, I love to work with indesign but this is overall a very bad user experience.

    22 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    15 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Save window file name AND extension are highlighted by default.

    Before upgrading to Catalina, when I go to save a file or export the name of the file will be highlighted.

    I can then tap the right arrow and the cursor (blinking line) will go to the end of the file name but BEFORE the file extension.

    But after upgrading to Catalina, the file name AND the file extension are both highlighted by default so when pressing the arrow key, the cursor goes to the end AFTER the file extension.

    10 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. InDesign 2020 15.0.1 CEP panel size bug on Windows HiDPI with scaling > 100%

    On some Windows workstations, my InDesign CEP panel has the wrong size (way too large). This looks like a re-surfacing of the old bug mentioned here:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/get-started/cep-panel-wrong-size-in-cc2018/td-p/9660228?page=1


    • Version:

    InDesign version 15.0.1


    • Steps to reproduce:

    Install this dummy sample 'Hello World' panel into InDesign 15.0.1 on Windows 10 on a workstation with a HiDPI display. Make sure the Windows Display Scaling it set to 100%

    https://rorohiko.com/downloads/ID2020PanelSizeBug/ID2020PanelSizeBug.1.0.0.zxp

    Run InDesign, open the panel -> should be OK.

    Quit InDesign, change the Windows display scaling to 200%

    Run InDesign, open the panel -> panel is extraordinary large. See screenshots on

    https://coppieters.nz/?p=333


    • Expected result:

    Panel…

    10 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. ID 2020 bug - checkbox not shown.

    in ID2019 everything is Ok - the checkbox is visible. But in 2020 - not!

    var w = new Window("dialog");
    var list = w.add ("listbox", undefined, ["One", "Two", "Three", "Four"]);
    list.items[1].checked = true;
    w.show();

    8 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Scripting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Saving document presets always changes back to pica units

    When creating and saving new document presets, despite choosing a different unit such as inches or points, after hitting the save button, the document preset is only saved in picas unit measurement

    10 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    9 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Adobe Fonts automatically substituting versions of fonts that are document-stalled

    When I open an InDesign file that has been packaged with all the fonts (non-Adobe Fonts) included in the Document fonts folder, if I happen to have the same version of the font activated in Adobe Fonts, InDesign automatically, and without warning, substitutes the Adobe Fonts version. This is a major problem. The heirarchy should be document-installed fonts FIRST, then InDesign can look in Adobe Fonts and suggest replacing it. This should not be done without warning in the background. It means that the person who was working in a package workflow without using any Adobe Fonts can send a…

    13 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Mouse very slow during mail merge

    When exporting to a PDF using Indesign Mail Merge, the mouse is very slow, even if in other programs. That makes the computer unusable during export of large PDF's.

    I found that only when the Windows Task Manager is on the front, the mouse acts normal again, but when I the Task Manager loses focus, the mouse is slow again.

    We have this problem on our Windows PC's. On my Mac it works fine.

    We use the latest Indesign (15.0.1)

    8 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. skew in character style for numbered list - does not skew


    1. Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 x64

    2. Create a character style with skew i.e 10%. Create a paragraph style with a numbered list. Apply the character style to the numbered list.

    3. skewed numbers

    4. does not skew

    5. -

    10 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Variable fonts broken with World Ready Paragraph Composer

    Using the World-ready composer essentially breaks the glyph width interpolation of Variable Fonts. The outcome is that text set in a Variable Font will receive the Variable Font's default style's horizontal glyph widths for any axis location, resulting in unusable overlap or gaps.

    Attached you find a sample Indesign file with comparison and a screenshot thereof. This happens with any Variable Font I have tested so var, but to complete the same test case as included, download https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-sans-pro/releases/download/3.006R/source-sans-pro-3.006R.zip and install VAR/SourceSansVariable-Roman.otf as well as OTF/*.otf files.

    Link to Indesign file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8fpld7ks7k8rb4/bug-report-variable-font-world-ready-composer.indd?dl=0

    4 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. ALT Text not appearing in group

    InDesign 2020

    Issue: I have a screenshot with alt text included (typed in the Object Export Options dialogue). I then have a simple red box (rectangle tool, no fill, 2pt stroke) highlighting a section of that screenshot. When I group those objects, and export a tagged PDF, I get an error in Acrobat stating that no alt text exists.

    Expected result: Alt text should appear.

    Actual result: No alt text is present, or the assigned alt text is not recognized and is flagged by Acrobat's accessibility checker.

    This issue did not exist with ID 2019.

    11 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. BUG: spell-checker not automatically applied after pasting text

    When pasting text into a new frame, the correct language (german 2006 in my case) for spellchecker is selected, but not applied to the new text. I need to select the the text and choose a different language for spell-check and then change back to the correct language, then it works.

    A pain in the a**, if you have to copy-n-paste many snippets from different documents to single frames.

    INDD 15.0.3 x64 on Win 10 x64 (1909)

    1 vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Slow InDesign

    This latest update for late August/September is really really really slow. It lags crazy. It's not efficient to work in. Even with small documents.
    It's the most unpleasant InDesign experience ever!

    15 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    9 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. CMD+O (Open File) STILL Doesn't Work in 15.0.3 on first launching InDesign

    This still hasn't been fixed!! When first opening InDesign 15.0.3 CMD+O just gives a 'dead key' beep, and it doesn't bring up the 'Open File' dialog. You must use the MENU to open the first file. After you have opened a file from the MENU, the CMD+O will then work. PLEASE FIX, for us long-time users this is painfully annoying! I have reported this in previous releases.

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Objects won't snap in digital document (video provided)

    Whether I'm moving or resizing my document, the object boundaries refuse to snap. Video is provided showing the issue. In this video, I'm zoomed in as far as I can go:

    https://youtu.be/wPycRStK364

    1 vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base