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  1. indesign gets stuck in opening a document without the fonts

    The software gets stuck in opening a document without the fonts!!! till the Missing font window will appear
    That's crazy!
    I just want to check an old file or look for a detail and I HAVE TO WAIT A MINUTE and Meanwhile all the documents are STUCK!!
    WHY??

    4 votes

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  2. "Selection" and "Direct Selection" tool icons mixed up in toolbar

    The button images for "selection" and "direct selection" tools are mixed-up. The buttons are still in their correct place, but the "selection tool" button now displays the white arrow in the toolbar, the "direct selection" button the black arrow.

    The mouse arrows themselves remain correct, as do their functions.

    17 votes

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    We're happy to announce that we've reverted the icons of Selection Tool and Direct Selection Tool in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.


    Please update to this latest version to see the change of these tool icons.

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    Adobe InDesign team

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  4. DAY 41 - Slow Publish Online document loading - Case ADB-25741223-T9S3

    This issue is now in it's 41st day since I reported. Also I've recently noticed that when I go to publish online, even that is slow now. Can adobe please sort this out as Publish Online is an important part of my business and slow document speed means poor delivery for clients
    @Derek Cross @Rishabh_Tiwari @Manan Joshi

    2 votes

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  5. InDesign 2022 PDF Export Failure with macOS Monterey

    Since updating to macOS Monterey v. 12.3.1, InDesign (V 17.2) will frequently fail to export a PDF to a data server. I will attempt to export, and it will fail, but when I export to the downloads folder, it works just fine. That issue also extends to when I create an imposed job using the plug-in HP SmartStream. The temporary file will load on the server, but once SmartStream completes, it will disappear. Exporting to the downloads folder works for that too. There's no rhyme or reason as to when it happens, and I never had this issue before updating…

    4 votes

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  6. InDesign should apply variating substitutions from rclt

    Variable fonts may contain location-dependent substitutions, but the rvrn feature runs too early for many real-world substitutions. The solution in font-making land has been to use the rclt or rlig features instead, but at least the former is not supported by InDesign. This is a major headache for e.g. Arabic.

    Technical discussion about this at

    4 votes

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  7. InDesign quitte à répétition

    Bonjour Adobe

    J'ai un problème avec un bloc de texte dans la mise-en-pages d’un livre de 780 pages.
    Lorsque la première fois, j’ai généré la table des matières pour la Liste des figures et tableaux et que j'ai voulu y faire des corrections InDesign a quitté et quand j'ai réouvert le travail, à chaque fois que j'ai voulu enlever du texte le logiciel quitte et requitte.
    Quand j'ai regénéré la Table des matières, je n'ai plus eu ce problème avec la nouvelle Liste, mais je suis toujours pris avec ce bloc de texte problématique.

    J'avais déjà eu ce problème dans…

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  8. Display performance

    after fighting with the display performance for a couple of days, I finally could preview it changing the settings in general settings. I haven't found any other solution for now but at least it works.

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  9. Indesign 2022 - Crashes - Menus not working - and more!!!

    What a joke!
    Crashes randomly
    Menus not working or opening adobe site in safari
    Luckily keyboard commands still work
    Adobe should be billed by all of its users for wasting our time with this garbage
    Worst release EVER!! and I have used it since the beginning.
    Time for a change at the top of the development team.
    and all the way down. DOn't you test this at all!
    SHAME ADOBE take the money and give us rubbish

    16 votes

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  10. InDesign 2023 18.0 /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe InDesign/Version 18.0/en_US/InDesign Recovery/ filling up with DBTmp files

    We have an automated process using InDesign to export the XML out of a .indd files. We are experiencing a scenario where InDesign is leaving behind numerous DBTmp files in /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe InDesign/Version 18.0/en_US/InDesign Recovery/ to the point that our Mac is filling up a 500 Gig SSD. These files do not clean up after Quitting InDesign, a Reboot, attempting the Reset InDesign Preferences Shift-Control-Option-Command startup of InDesign. These files are also locked. In our scenario, we hit 119,000 files or so and InDesign just quit working due to the drive being full. I have attached a list of the…

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  11. Publish Online Embed and Interactivity

    When embedding a Publish Online document in a webpage, "read now" appears in the center of the document, and when the document is clicked, it goes into fullscreen mode. The problem is, once in fullscreen the "read now" button does not go away and prevents any of the interactive features in my document from being used. Once in fullscreen, the "read now" interface needs to go away.

    It may also be useful to change how a user accesses fullscreen from an embedded document. They may not want to use fullscreen but are forced to when they interact with the document.

    1 vote

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  12. 2023 InDesign PDF:

    Bleeds are not appearing when importing InDesign PDF into 2023 InDesign document using Monterey 12.2.1, even though we have accepted the document bleed settings in the preferences. The same exact file works in the previous versions (2022, 2020, 2019)

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  13. consecutive Footnote numbering across book file with multiple sections

    Currently InDesign can't have consecutive numbering across it's footnotes if you have a publication made up of a number of book files.
    It always restarts at one.
    That's hopeless if you're doing an annual report where you need consecutive numbering across the entire book.

    2 votes

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  14. Mysterious page breaks

    Through several InDesign versions there is a problem with unintended page/column breaks. The bug is discussed in this forum thread:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/trouble-with-quot-mystery-quot-page-breaks-in-indesign/m-p/10838596
    The workaround to remove Keep options and Balance ragged lines isn't a good one, I really need those options in a lot of my styles.
    Sometimes it's enough to type a space at the end of the paragraph before the mysterious break for everything to pop back. This bug is a huge problem in collaboration with our InCopy clients who are not experienced users.
    The bug is currently frequently encountered in both ID 17.4 and 18.0, but have been…

    1 vote

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  15. Image catalogue script only has Desktop as a folder option. InDesign 2023

    When I've used this in previous editions, I was able to pick any folder on my computer. Now it only has Desktop as an option.

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  16. Crash on HTML export when notes contain hyperlinks, and messed up HTML

    Steps to reproduce
    1. Export the attached file starting with "B272" as HTML
    2. BUG: ID crashes
    3. EXPECTED: No crash
    4. QUICK FIX: Remove all notes that contain hyperlinks
    5. RESULT: No crash on export

    Note: The reason for crashing is NOT that many of the URLs contain a colon in a non-standard place. You can enter any URL and it will still crash.

    This problem happens with about 80% of files with links in endnotes. It will not happen when endnotes are converted to footnotes. 20% of the files do export without crashing, but the HTML of endnotes…

    1 vote

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  17. Indesign crashes when pressing the hot keys for copy

    Indesign 18.0 (Apple Silicon/Intel)
    Mac OS Monterey Version 12.6
    Macbook Pro (16 Inch, 2021)
    Chip Apple M1 Max

    Brand new Macbook Pro, brand new installation of Indesign. It crashes every time I press hotkeys for copy. When it re-opens it crashes again. Everything is delayed and slow when I reopen, so I save, close Indesign and re-open. I get a good 5-10 minute run and it crashes again. Crashed 10 times today.

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  18. All of the sudden font doesn't appear

    v17.2 InDesign
    MAC OS Big Sur 11.6.5
    Opening documents to make changes and fonts are missing. They are activated in Suitcase 22.0.4 and appear in Illustrator when I open a document.
    Have redone preferences, caches in both InDesign and Suitcase. Tried placing the fonts in the InDesign fonts folder and the Adobe fonts folder.
    Have restarted several times.
    Uninstalled InDesign and reinstalled.
    Not sure what to do! Please help!!

    8 votes

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  19. bug: stroke and fill not showing / error

    Fill and stroke is not showing when I create a shape / use a template that already has a shape in it.
    Additionally, images held in frames with those effects don't show correctly - when opening a file the placeholder frame which has an image in it will then show with a. white fill over the image, and no stroke effect.
    However, when you export as a .pdf all the file looks fine.

    2 votes

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  20. 2 votes

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