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  1. Preview glitches.

    ID 17.2.1
    Zooming in/out in a document sometimes displays glitches/artifacts that block the view of the actual design.
    Moving the window or dragging the document around the pasteboard fixes the issue; still, it's annoying because it blocks one from working properly.

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  2. anchoredObjectSettings SpaceBelow is missing in the DOM

    The space below is missing for anchored Object Settings

    I can only find this:
    anchoredObjectSettings.anchorSpaceAbove

    (INDD17.1 + Javascript)

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  3. Bug: Find/replace fonts doesn't work on conditional text

    Version: Indesign 17.x
    Problem: when opening a document that reports a missing fonts, replacing all instance with "Replace all" buttons might not work or not replace all when the text is conditional and currently hidden.
    It's understandable that "Find first" cannot work on hidden text, because that would mean to reveal it, but "Replace" all wouldn't jump to any text part in the document, so it should work.

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  4. Text glitch in paragraph following uneven 2 column text

    This is from InDesign version 17.3 but it's happened in earlier versions of InDesign CC. Text paragraph after an uneven 2-column list is overlapped onto a single line. Happens only when the right-hand column is longer than the left. This error was from a 500-page hardcover book where the author printed 100s of copies!

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  5. image trace

    I am unable to access image trace. All tutorials say it is through object or through window. Its not even an object for me.

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  6. Image Trace

    Hi there,

    I am unable to image trace. All tutorial say image trace is though pressing object first. It doesn't even pop up for me.

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  7. Unable to print using Separations with trap Application Built In

    When sending a 2+ color job with trap to RIP via Indesign, I keep getting "Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem." This seems to be an issue with the last 3 versions, along with the updates. I've uninstalled print drivers and reinstalled. Deleted cache files. For a short time I was able to print using an older version on Id but its no longer and option. My coworker who is on Mac has no problem printing with trap. Not sure what's going on. I contacted Adobe when the problem…

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  8. high CPU usage version 17.2

    as referred in these posts there is a performance problem with indesign that coming from version 17.0 and still exist(version 17.2):

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/44374644-high-cpu-usage-2022-17-0-x64

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/44775886-high-cpu-use-with-version-17-1

    No answer from Adobe , No fix , nothing unfortunately. It uses about 20 % of CPU when you open Indesign , it does not matter there is a document that is opened or not , it uses 20% of CPU all the time. non of other Adobe's 2022 apps have this weird problem.

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  9. Default underline position misinterprets font’s specification

    InDesign interprets the underline position as the center of the line (from which the "thickness" extends outward), whereas the OpenType spec calls for it to be the top of the line (from which the thickness extends downward). This causes inconsistencies with other application’s interpretation of the same font’s metadata.

    See here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/typography/opentype/spec/post#header

    Quote:

    underlinePosition

    This is the suggested distance of the top of the underline from the baseline (negative values indicate below baseline).

    The PostScript definition of this FontInfo dictionary key (the y coordinate of the center of the stroke) is not used for historical reasons. The value of the…

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  10. text lag is severe in 17.3 compared to slight lag in 17.2

    Mac OS 12.5, Indesign 17.3

    anything that makes text reflow: Text edits, style changes, text wrap around an object lag severely in 17.3. The more text the longer the lag. Can be multiple seconds on a single page doc up to just crashing on an edit to a 50+ page doc when reflowing text.

    I have reverted to 17.2 their is still a little lag but only a second or 2.

    The forum interfacer won't let me upload indesign format files so I cannot provide test files. Email me if you need them.

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  11. Dropdown Menu "Type" Text Not Consistent

    Currently using v17.3 and I believe the "Find/Replace Font..." (under "Type" menu bar) should be with initial caps and not what I'm currently seeing. It should be the same style as "Find/Change", right?

    Checked with my fellow InDesign users and seems like it's only me.
    Anybody else has this issue?

    Thanks!

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  12. Resizing table cell causes InDesign to crash

    1. Adobe InDesign 17.0 x64 (2022).
    2. Resize the single-cell table so that the content overflows.
    3. Content should disappear and overflow symbol should appear.
    4. InDesign crashes.
    5. Uservoice doesn't allow .idml attachments, so the document is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ui8zrhk5ibm1kt/overflowCrash.idml?dl=0
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  13. »Create outlines« of text on a circle path is making weird things

    v 17.0.1
    Intel Mac
    Big Sur

    If you have a longer text written on a circle path and try to »Create Outlines« it fails at one area: The text gets smaller and is kind of turned around.

    This only happens with longer text: Short text seems to work ok.

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  14. InDesign Window Moves Slightly Offscreen (So I Can't Adjust Window Size) When Plugged Into External QHD Display

    I'm using a 14" M1 Pro Macbook Pro, and when plugging into an external display (QHD), Indesign's top window moves slightly offscreen (see attached picture). Goes away when I unplug the display, but quite annoying to have to remember to resize the window before plugging it into a display since I can't resize the window another way without that top bar accessible.

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  15. can't resize window on left or right edge

    Can not resize document window from left or right edge when document is maximized. Top, bottom and corner resizing works fine. If I resize from one of those first, all works well and left/right edges can be resized. If I then maximize the window again, left and right edge resize stops working.
    I've had this problem with CC 2021 and 2022.

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  16. "Small cap" with some fonts doesn't works

    Version of Indesign: 17.3

    Steps:
    - write a text in Arial (or Bahnschrift, Calibri, Times new roman)
    - select text and activate "Small caps",
    - go to Preference -> Advanced type -> Character setting,
    - Change "Small cap" value to 40% (from 70%),
    - NOTHING CHANGE!

    Do the same with InDesign 15.3.1 and it works.

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  17. Crash after sleep mode external drive OS X - lost network vonnection (Indesign only!)

    After getting awake from sleep mode Indesign will constantly (and only Indesign!) crash because of a lost network connection!

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  18. Acrobat freezes/crashes when exporting as PDF from InDesign

    When we export PDFs with "View PDF after Exporting" checked, Acrobat sometimes freezes up and we need to force-quit it. InDesign also freezes. During the crashing process, the PDF is created normally. Our workaround is to uncheck that box, but that's not ideal because we've always had it on for 10+ years and are used to automatically reviewing the PDFs before sending them to clients, etc. We are saving to a NAS Drobo using AFP. Can this be fixed?

    InDesign 17.3, Acrobat 22.1.20112.0, Apple M1 Pro, macOS 12.2

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  20. Space Bar Shortcut for Hand Tool frequently stops working (MacOS)

    About once a week I find that the hand tool shortcut stops working.
    Restarting InDesign doesn't resolve the issue, however restarting the computer does.

    Space bar continues to work in all other capacities (including as a spacebar, as I'm experiencing the bug right now and yet still able to add spaces into this text box)

    macOS Big Sur 11.6.7
    (Not updating to Monterey due to cloud services bugs in the operating system)

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