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  1. Links export to PDF creates "Null Alt Text" attribute in tagged PDF

    When an ID 15 file with hyperlinks is exported to Tagged PDF, unless you assign alternative text to the Links in ID, the Link tags will have a "null text" attribute which prevents the content of the Link tag from being read by a screen reader. This is a problem for several reasons. Not everyone chooses to add alternative text to hyperlinks. It's a UA, but not a WCAG 2 requirement. An automated accessibility checker like Acrobat's or even PAC is not going to flag this. Most people do not do a "Jaws check" of the PDF they are remediating…

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  2. Underline disappears when paragraph shading is used I have a paragraph style for text that needs shading and a character style for text wit

    Underline disappears when paragraph shading is used

    I have a paragraph style for text that needs shading and a character style for text with a hyperlink. The underline disappeares when shading is used. This happens when the height of the shading of the next used paragraph style is touching the underline in the previous paragraph.

    The text remains on top so I would expect that the underline (which is part of the text, in my opinion) should also stay on top.
    Strikethrough is not being affected in this way so I use this as a workaround.

    Latest version of InDesign…

    2 votes
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  3. FIle extension should NOT be highlighted in the Save window.

    FIle extension should NOT be highlighted in the Save window.

    This didn't use to happen, but all the adobe apps has started doing this from 2 or 3 updates ago.

    PLEASE REVERT. There's no good reason for the file extension to be highlighted.

    4 votes
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  4. 15.1.1

    15.1.1 is running EXTREMELY slowly.

    2 votes
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  5. Placed PDFs that contain hyperlinks when exported to PDF, links are removed

    InDesign 15.1.1
    macOS Majave
    Acrobat Version (Architecture: x86_64
    Build: 20.9.20067.384717
    AGM: 4.30.101
    CoolType: 5.14.5
    JP2K: 1.2.2.46033)
    ========= END SYSTEM INFO ========

    Step 1: Open Indesign and place the "Placed PDF.pdf" file on a page
    Step 2: Export the PDF using Adobe PDF Presets (High Quality) select Hyperlinks checkbox on export and save
    Step 3: Open exported PDF and put mouse over hyperlink that was present in document from Step 1.

    Expected Result: would expect the hyperlink to remain clickable when exported from originating PDF

    Actual Result: hyperlink was removed on export and is no longer clickable :( See attached document…

    2 votes
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  6. Font name incorrect when a character style is applied

    If you make a character style that applies "Bold" (or some other font style) and then apply it to text, the font name changes incorrectly in the Font field of the Properties panel or Control panel.

    For example, if the character style applies "Bold" and you apply it to text set to Minion Pro, then the font name changes to "Minion Pro Bold" and the style also changes to Bold.

    This is incorrect. In older version of InDesign it worked correctly: The font name should stay "Minion Pro" and the style should change to "Bold"

    5 votes
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  7. Adobe InDesign 15.0.2 x64 too slow when opening two or more InDesign documents

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.2 x64 is too slow, when opening two or more InDesign documents.

    I work with Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1803

    Previously, I could open two or more InDesign documents without noticing any delays.

    5 votes
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  8. Share for Review

    Share for Review does not seem to be working even after another update.

    I sent an invitation by "Invite Only". My client received an email with a link and the only 2 options available for my client are "Sign in with an Adobe ID" – 99% of my clients will not HAVE or NEED an Adobe ID.

    The second option is "Enter a password if one has been shared with you." Unfortunately, I was not given the option to set up a password. However, when posting publicly I could.

    And lastly, when I update the file (link), there was no…

    3 votes
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  9. 4 votes
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  10. Open more than one InDesign file

    InDesign gets really slow after opening more than one document at a time

    The Problem ist, that the Users can open more than one but InDesign get slower an slower, till you have to wait a couple of minutes until you can work on the selected item.
    If we kill the InDesign Process via. TaskMananger an reopen the document, everythings works fine, but this can't be the final solution.
    The problem happens in aller InDesign 15 Versions.
    There ist no performance issue on the Win10 Computers. The Computer is running on 50-70%.
    Anyone got the same Problem and have a…

    4 votes
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  11. Placed PNG in InDesign, than export as PNG ... unfortunately the placed PNG displays as grey box.

    Placed PNG in InDesign, than exported as PNG ... unfortunately the placed PNG displays as grey box. I tested the same file and exported it as a PDF and as a JPG the placed PNG is visible. Hardware and software is up-to-date.

    5 votes
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  12. publish online

    I have used Publish Online many times in the past. I am trying to locate an older document that I published two years ago. When I click on the previous link, I receive a 404 message.

    So, I attempted to publish it again directly from InDesign, but the function sent an error unable to complete message.

    So, I tried to access the publish dashboard, and then I receive a "You Do Not have access to Publish Online service."

    2 votes
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  13. CC2020: Alternate text for hyperlinks

    In CC2020 a new function for writing alternate text for links was introduced.
    Using this function and generating a PDF Leeds to wrong PDF notation. The alt text in PDF is presented by alt text, which is forbidden in the PDF world, where alt text only should be used for non text elements, e.g. pictures. By presenting only the alt text the accessibility is lost – this is against the goal to hav a better output!
    A correct output would lead to a content entry.

    Note: Alt text for links is under discussion, as such alt text is not present…

    18 votes
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  14. Defining a stroke beginning with a gap does not work

    If you define a stroke you can set the length of the first stroke to zero. But as you can see in the screenshot there is still some stroke visible.

    Best solution: Make a "zero stroke" possible, a stroke which starts with a gap.

    Second best solution: Change the minimum in the "length"-field to something > 0.

    11 votes
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  15. Publish Online feature has issues when viewed in iOS 13

    We are using the "Publish Online" feature inside Adobe Indesign to make some of our content available on our website. We've recently received reports from users with Apple iOS 13 mobile devices that the content is not displaying properly on those types of mobile phones. When the content first opens, if you double tap the page zooms in ok and double tapping again zooms out ok. However, if you try to pinch/zoom, the page blows up very large such that you can only see a couple words and you cannot pinch to get back out. Sometimes double-tapping again takes it…

    12 votes
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  16. InDesign performance issues: text tool

    InDesign performance issues (version 15.1.1 x64 - 32GB RAM installed - Win 10 - Adobe Creative Cloud).
    From the previous version the Text tool slows down the program considerably; it is not possible to work with at least two open files (I work with multiple open files, never a problem).
    So the work is very slow !!! Please provide a solution. Thank you!

    2 votes
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  17. unwanted space at line beginning (Thai language)

    when paragraph contain Latin text or number or space at end of the line, many times when shrinking or expanding text frame, indesign cut the line and put space at beginning of the next line where those Latin text or number goes.

    5 votes
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  18. Variable Font: top of "U" wiggles as you change weight (FreeType bug)


    1. Download and unzip https://www.dropbox.com/s/3b6k0izkm5ma3dy/200719-AdobeVFBug.zip?dl=1


    2. Install the font from font/DaikonVF-mini.ttf


    3. Run InDesign 15.1.1


    4. Type "AU" and choose the Daikon VF font


    5. Click the Variable Font button and move the weight slider between the extreme locations. Observe how the top of "U" "wiggles" (jumps up and down). This is shown in videos/DaikonVF-InDesign-15.1.1.mp4


    6. The same problem occurs in Illustrator 24.2.1 and I have logged it at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/40945024-variable-font-bug-wiggling-top-of-u


    7. The same problem occurs in DTL OTmaster 7.9 and in FontView 2019 (an open source app built from https://github.com/googlefonts/fontview ) — both apps use older versions of the FreeType library.


    8. The problem no longer occurs in…

    3 votes
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  19. Adobe InDesign (Build 15.0.3) - Italian UI Translation issue

    Good morning,

    I have found a (severe) translation bug in the InDesign 15.0.3 Italian User Interface,

    In the dialog "Text Frame Column Rule Options", in Italian UI "Opzioni regola colonna frame di testo", of "Object Styles" the English term "Rule/Rules" has been erroneously translated as "Regola/Regole" instead of "Filetto/Filetti".

    Thank you for amending it in a future CU, as it is really misleading.

    Claudio Nasso
    Professional translator and DTP specialist

    5 votes
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  20. Share for Review (15.1, ie. June 2020) color shift due to corrupt blend mode overlays

    I feel like we've seen these kinds of issues before. But I noticed in the new "Share for Review" (InDesign 15.1) colors in a test document are shifting. A quick comparison shows that blend modes aren't been exported properly when sending a document up for "Share for Review."

    In the screen shot, you can see what I mean: Top is the Review version as viewed in browser, bottom is the correct version as seen in InDesign. Some of the modes seem ok (Multiply, Normal opacity adjustments). But most blending modes aren’t rendering correctly (Hard and Soft Light look identical; Difference…

    4 votes
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