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  1. pdf export fail

    When exporting some InDesign files to PDF, the export fails without any specific reason given. The PDF export settings are "Press Quality" and does not fail when selecting a lower quality export setting. I was able to export fully when changing the downsampling image settings to "do not downsample" and I was able to export without fail. However, this produces a massive file, and obviously is not what I want and will not work. I need the "Press Quality" settings.

    This issue appears on Windows 10 (latest release as of this writing) and I have not had any problems using…

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    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. White shows as black

    All white (pure white such as paper, 0000, ffffff, etc.), shapes and even within linked images are showing black. Some pages are affected and some are not. If I go into the swatch slider CMYK mode, sliding K from 100 to 13 is normal, however, 12-0 starts scaling back down to black. I've tried linking to all types of images (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, transparencies). The file was fine last time I worked in it, but upon reopening this is happening. Is this a bug or a corrupt file?

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  3. "Unable to adjust document layout due to an error."

    1. Adobe InDesign CC 2019
    2. File >Adjust Layout > I select Custom page size; Auto-adjust margins to page size change; Options - adjust font size, adjust locked content.
    3. Expected result: page and all objects and fonts shrink from those I needed for a 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) doc. to 7.222" x 6" (6-column newspaper ad size) I need to produce a print-ready PDF for newspaper layout.
    4. Actual result: the error message "Unable to adjust document layout due to an error." (note: the preflight shows no errors, all links working, everything copacetic).
    5. See screen shots.

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  4. reference point

    Reference Point moves on objects when one object on page is rotated. Indesign 2019 (14.0.1) If one (or more) objects on a page is rotated, then the reference point on other objects on the page changes as you select through the different objects. This applies to text, picture, and tint boxes. If you try and make the reference point the same on all objects on a page, say the upper left point, then select other objects, they have changed to a different reference point. This makes it very difficult to align objects from page to page.
    Mac OS 10.12.6

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  5. Pasteboard not centered in layout view

    I'm not sure if this is the right bug category, but when trying to view spreads, no matter what view option I pick, the pasteboard is aligned right only, with lots of extra room on the left. If I scroll all the way left, the left edge of the pasteboard is about in the middle of the view area and if I scroll all the way right, nothing past the right edge of the pasteboard is visible. It should be the other way around if not centered, because at least then, all my tool panels wouldn't cover up what I…

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  6. GREP: Repetition (*, +) at the end of a Positive Lookbehind group doesn't seem to work

    Product: Adobe InDesign CC 2019 (14.01)

    Steps to reproduce:
    - Create a document with the text "abcde"
    - (Case 1) Do a GREP search for "(?<=bc+)d"
    - (Case 1) Do a GREP search for "(?<=bc*)d"

    Expected result: highlight the "d"

    Actual result: Cannot find match.

    Note that searching for "(?<=bc)d" does work, as do of course "(?<b)c*d" and "(?=b)c+d".

    Note also that this applied to GREP Styles in a paragraph style.

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  7. New, based-on Object style isn't "based on"

    Take an Object Style and create a new style based on that style. When the new dialog opens with the based-on name present, it has a number of items chosen and selected, but it's not the same as the based on item.

    You could try Duplicate Object Style and then add the based on-name, but while there is no error, any change made to the based-on object does not change the new object style.

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  8. InDesign False Ligatures Bug

    InDesign sometimes, seemingly randomly, replaces pairs such as hn, il, io, sy, ek, etc. with completely wrong glyph, such as accented Y, U, etc., when regular Ligature setting is applied. This has been a problem since CS5 and we recently had it occur in CC2015, so it is still there. Affected fonts have been many over the years, including licensed Adobe fonts. Fonts can be Open Type or PostScript. Language setting can be English US, UK, or seemingly anything else. The only thing that works to avoid it is to turn off Ligatures which is generally unacceptable, so the only…

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    11 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Fermeture du logiciel INDESIGN avec l'outil Ligne

    Crash with the lign tool and arrow
    Indesign 14.0.1

    steps to reproduce the issues :
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15ccJfKeoi1dw3gDSCZ-jcjhNdT9qPkkm?usp=sharing

    best regards,

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    3 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please submit the crash report to us.
    (Guidelines to submit crash are available at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  10. Keyboard commands do not respond in document until text field is selected

    Indesign 14.0.2 x64
    Windows 10

    After opening any document, the keyboard does not work. Print, open, and quick key selections for tool will not register until I select the ​type tool with the mouse, and click on a text field so that the cursor appears.

    I then have to click on the selection black arrow tool for any keys to start working. I use mainly quick key shortcuts and commands all day, so this occurs every new document opened.

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    0 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Could you please try clearing up(or renaming) your preferences and cache for InDesign 2019(14.0).
    If you still face the issue after doing the above, please share with us some screenshots and(or) small video demonstrating the problem.

    -InDesign Team

  11. panels / windows won't open, InDesign doesn't launch 80% of the time

    Honestly wasn't sure what to file this under. I am running the latest version of InDesign (version 14.0.2). About 4/5 times when I click to launch InDesign, it bounces for several minutes and then nothing happens... and then it stops bouncing and the dot under the app also goes away, yet the app says its open - still no windows. Eventually - usually after about 10-15 minutes of waiting - I have to right click, quit, and start again.

    But this is the part that really bothers me: When it finally does open properly and loads a document, many of…

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    0 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Could you please try reinstalling InDesign application after clearing up(or renaming) your preferences and cache for InDesign 2019(14.0).
    If you still face the issue after doing the above, please share with us some screenshots and(or) small video demonstrating the problem.

    -InDesign Team

  12. GREP, odd behaviour in InDesign v. 14.0.2

    Search and replace with GREP in InDesign version 14.0.2 behaves oddly.

    This simple GREP used to work fine:
    (?<=\s)([\u\s\,]+)$

    It matches upper case letters, commas and space between them at the end of a paragraph. But now it only matches some of them.

    Really strange.

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  13. Bug when converting text into curves

    Bug when converting text into curve
    result MOVING

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  14. InDesign 14.02 NOT PRINTING

    Adobe InDesign 14.02

    Only prints a solid line at the top of the page.
    No text, diagrams, etc being printed.
    When I try exporting to pdf, views OK on screen, but only blank pages will print.

    (Also, when I tried reverting to previous version, got message saying could not be done because file too complex or similar. Will try this option again, because I have GOT TO PRINT my files

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    0 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We need more information to look into this issue. Please provide the following information:
    - Does it print OK from previous version(s) of InDesign – that is, 14.0.1 or earlier?
    - After exporting to PDF and opening in Acrobat, does it print fine from there?
    - What is the printer you’re using? Do you have updated printer drivers for this printer?
    - What happens if you print to this same printer from other Adobe apps (try Illustrator/Photoshop, etc.)? What happens if you print to this same printer from other non-Adobe apps (try Word, Powerpoint, etc.)?


    Adobe InDesign team

  15. scripts panel not sorted by name

    Using: InDesign 2019 (v14.0.2); macOS Mojave 10.14.4

    I want to sort script files by name.

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31660828-scripts-panel-sorting

    This is a previously fixed issue...
    But it has the same issue again.

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    0 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    We were unable to reproduce the issue inhouse. Please can you share the below pieces of information
    1. Which locale of InDesign you are using?
    2. Have you tried to delete the cache and Preferences folder of InDesign and then see whether the issue is happening again?
    3. Can you provide the screen-shot of Script Panel?
    You may mail the information at the email sharewithID@adobe.com

    Thanks,
    Aman

  16. Can't drag objects

    I am unable to drag objects/textbox/etc in InDesign. I can resize using corner handles but I'm unable to click and drag object to desired location I've uninstalled, reinstalled, shutdown, restarted, cleared all settings, etc and nothing seems to work. I have never encountered this issue in all my years of using InDesign. Please help!

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    141 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    We understand that issue must be slowing you down and we need your help in reproducing the issue at our end. It will enable us to investigate the problem much faster.
    1. Have your observed that closing any open browser fixes the problem?
    2. When the movement of the object is disabled using mouse, but do you continue to move around the object using keyboard arrow keys?
    3. Have you observed that restarting InDesign fixes the problem momentarily?
    4. Are you able to create a new document when the movement of objects is disabled?
    5. On which device are you using InDesign?

  17. Online Published Documents show a blank screen after clicking PDF download button.

    Online Published Documents show a blank screen after clicking PDF download button. Mac Safari & Chrome, Windows 10 & Chrome.

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/023d4ab5-2ffd-4a9c-9b15-cc64ef1d4c27

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    9 comments  ·  ePub/HTML/Publish Online  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for reporting the issue. We need some information around the issue which may help us in narrowing down the root cause:

    1. Does it happen with the latest InDesign version 14.0.1 ?
    2. Is it document specific or happens with all the documents with PDF download capability ?
    3. Which type of accounts are you using : Paid or Trial or something else ?
    4. Please specify your Platform, OS version and Browser information

    A short video depicting the issue will be very helpful

  18. InDesign, latest version. GREP: find period (.) character followed by endnote reference number. Should be (\.)(~U) but doesn't seem to work.

    GREP: find period (.) character followed by endnote reference number. Should be (\.)(~U) but doesn't seem to work.

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    0 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Please can you confirm if this GREP query works for small text ranges? (for example text selection containing around 10K characters)
    For me, the query works for just in a document containing one (.) followed by one endnote marker

    If it works for you as well on small documents, your issue may be same as https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/37286893-cc-14-0-2-grep-search-not-working

    -Adobe InDesign Team

  19. Adjust Layout: add an option to ignore objects anchored in text or bring back legacy (2018) layout adjustment

    I always made extensive use of the old layout adjustment feature in 'margins and columns', yet the new 'adjust layout' gives inconsistent and confusing results, resizing objects that never used to get changed.

    It's gone from being very useful to a liability.

    For me it was great for resizing the main text frame on multi-page (100s+ pages) books, but leaving the objects pasted into the text frame alone (figures, etc). Also moving page numbers aligned with margins, but not changing the sizes.

    The new feature stretches and distorts carefully measured objects/figures, changes anchored object settings (at least, things move about…

    5 votes
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  20. I emphasize enough how much I dislike the new styling on the text/paragraph style dialogues

    It is SOO much harder to select the paragraph (or whatever) style I need now. The key information in that dialogue is the style name, which I know you know because that's what you show when it's selected. But that style name isn't the most visible part of the drop-down. In my case, it's darn hard to see. This is slowing me way down and I'm feeling very grumpy about it.
    I was also really irritated when the resize quick keys did a switcheroo here after 20+ years, but I can get over that. This one -though! Apologies for the…

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    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    This new menu you are seeing is only visible from the properties panel.
    You can still see the list of paragraph styles from the Paragraph Styles menu (Type→Paragraph styles) in the same way as it used to be in previous years.
    Please let us know if you still face the problem

    Thanks,
    Aman

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