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  1. InDesign 2023 crashes when opening older InDesign files

    Can't open older version files in InDesign 2023. Using Microsoft Office 2016 64-Bit Edition (yes, I know we're really behind in our operating system). It looks like it's going to open the file, and then it crashes InDesign. Have tried restarting, re-installing InDesign and no go. Have even tried saving the old file as an IDML mark-up file and it still won't open.

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  2. Moving to the next page lag and sometimes doesn't even happen

    When I scroll to the next page the display doesn't change, it stays as the page I was originally on. Sometimes I have to close the document and reopen to access the page I want.

    2 votes

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  3. Tool Palettes Not Expanding

    Not an "idea" but a huge bug. In Design 2023 (v18.0) just updated today. Since update, no tool palettes expand. The step to reproduce my issue is to try and use any palette. The expected result was for the palettes to operate normally, like prior to the update. The actual result was a stack of 100% useless tool palettes.

    1 vote

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  4. Document.metadataPreferences and linkXMP entries only return first delimited value

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create new Indesign document
    2. Choose File menu > File Info
    3. In the Author field, enter "Jack; Jill" (excluding quotes)
    4. Click OK
    5. Run script "alert(app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.author);"

    Result:
    "Jack"

    Expected result:
    Either "Jack; Jill" or ["Jack","Jill"]

    5 votes

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  5. won't shut down

    InDesign 18.0 will not shut down without force quitting.

    2 votes

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  6. Crash on Importing Large Word File

    InDesign v17.4
    macOS 12.6 Monterey
    Mac Studio (2022)

    InDesign is crashing on importing a large (859-page) Word .docx file. The document begins to import for a couple of seconds but then InDesign crashes and there is a 'may be damaged' warning on reopening the file.

    Attempts were made to import into a completely new document and multiple variations of import settings have been tried, as has resaving, duplicating and deleting comments and saving the Word file. Smart Text Reflow has also been turned off but this hasn't helped.

    2 votes

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  7. InDesign 2023 crashing when using links panel

    Though it rights itself occasionally, this happens only when I use the links panel. I am having to cmd-D to import, but that is adding lots of time I don't have.

    Restarts of both InDesign and my latest model MacBook Pro are not fixing this.

    What can I do?

    2 votes

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  8. text wrap panel grayed out

    I do not have access to any functions of text wrap panel in Indesign 2022. Please see attached image. I really need this to work as I use text wrap often!

    6 votes

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  9. Object Styles within Object Style Groups cannot be set to Document.pageItemDefaults (Scripting)

    See this thread in community forum: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/script-cannot-set-an-object-style-as-a-default-frame-style-if-this-style-is-inside-a-folder/td-p/13062809

    If an object style is within a group, it cannot be assigned as the appliedTextObjectStyle in Document.pageItemDefaults. Have not checked whether the same is true for appliedGraphicObjectStyle

    4 votes

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  10. Corrupt pages of a document

    Corrupt pages of a document

    Goodnight,

    I have spent several months trying to solve a problem that I have only in 4 pages (pp. 226-229) of a 400-page doctoral thesis.

    The problem is that these 4 pages are not printed, nor can they be exported to pdf, nor can I touch anything within the pages themselves, as if these pages were corrupted.

    When you search for those 4 pages, the text is not visible, EVEN THOUGH IT EXISTS. If you click inside the frame, if you can write.

    I have tried absolutely everything: I have updated to the latest version…

    2 votes

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  11. .idlk files not recognized/ignored when .indd files are in a Dropbox directory

    InDesign 2023 v18.00
    .idlk files are not recognized when working from a shared Dropbox folder. This issue appears to be very extensive and well documented. While I understand the many different use cases (synced/not synced, not connected to the internet, etc..) It would just make sense for InDesign to check for .idlk files within Dropbox directories and let Dropbox/Users figure out the potenetial for syncing errors and find a solution when those issues arise.

    This causes very frustrating issues for collaborative teams.

    2 votes

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  12. InDesign 16.0 saves Converted files in last used folder, not containing folder

    On Catalina OSX (10.15.7), InDesign 2021 (16.0) saves a Converted file to the last used Finder folder, rather than the folder the document is contained in.

    Happens with 'Save As...', as well as saving InCopy assignments.

    237 votes

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  13. InDesign palettes/panels do not expand or open when Application frame is off 2023

    The side panels will not open unless the application frame is on. It has been this way for over a year now and no updates have solved it. I am sick of having to have the toolbar floating instead of fixed to the side. Have just updated to InDesign 2023 and still a problem. And yes, I have deleted / reset my preferences several times which has done nothing.

    1 vote

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  14. library assets unlink

    CC Library assets stay linked

    1 vote

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  15. Activated Fonts aren't showing in the font drop down

    The activated fonts aren't showing in the font drop down. They are showing under the Type menu at the top though. Nothing that I can't work with, Just very inconvenient

    2 votes

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  16. Script editor doesn't open when JSX menu is activated

    The menu Edit Script (from JSX file, under script palette) doesn't open the file in the script editor. Instead, the CC App pops-up which is very annoying and time consuming (InDesign 17.4).

    2 votes

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  17. Deactivate start page setting is missing

    Under gobal settings there are 2 checkboxes missing:
    - show startpage if no document...
    - use old open dialog

    Deinstallation and new InDesign installation brought nothing.
    What could be the reason?

    1 vote

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  18. Font Issue InDesign 2022 (working in InDesign 2021)

    I'm having an issue with a font, which isn't recognized in Adobe InDesign 2022 but is perfectly working in InDesign 2021.

    Font Name: Mark OT
    InDesign 17.2
    macOS Monterey 12.3.1
    MacBook Pro 14" 2021

    The font is installed on my mac and available in InDesign 2021.

    Any solutions for this issue?

    7 votes

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  19. When exporting a Thai document to PDF, footnote numbering goes wrong after the ninth footnote.

    When exporting a Thai document to PDF, footnote numbering goes wrong after the ninth footnote.

    InDesign 17.4 (on Apple M1)

    To reproduce,

    1. Create nine footnotes however.
    2. Create a new paragraph wholly in Thai (which you can do by copying something over from the Thai Wikipedia, or just the following text: ย่อหน้า.)
    3. Place a cursor behind some distinctly Thai character (i.e., a consonant or vowel, not a punctuation mark).
    4. Insert the tenth footnote.
    5. Write the tenth footnote wholly in Thai.
    6. Export the document to PDF

    The footnote number (as a superscript) in the body should be 10, and the corresponding footnote…

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  20. InDesign panels do not expand or open when Application frame is Off

    This problem has happened before and now its back in version 17.4 you click custom panels and nothing happens, you can only switch them in 'Application Frame' mode

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