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  1. Id CC 2022 pdf export and assemblage issue + links not displaying correctly

    Indesign, version 2022 17.2.1. / Mac Monterey version 12.3.1.
    My file's links are not displaying correctly when viewing in high quality. Photos all appear black/gray streaked (see attached files).
    They only display correctly when the display is standard.
    Then, and this is the biggest problem, I can't export pdf or do assembly. When I try to export a pdf, I get the following error message: "This document contains links to files or URLs that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of the content."
    But all my files are linked, there is no error on…

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  2. links problems

    Problem on the new INDESIGN 17.4 update with links panel, all my links are OK and files are in the Link folder but cannot export to PDF due to not accessible URL !

    I've to manually update every files of every In design project !
    It doesn't work either with the update link folder option in the panel !

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  3. I can't see anything except drop down menu items when I create a new document

    That's just it. I create a new document. Put in the pages, margins, units etc.. then.. nothing. Nothing comes up. I can still see the menu items and am able to save the file - but I can't see it or work in it.
    I tried pressing spacebar. nah
    I tried opening from file.. nah
    I tried different views and different previews. Nothing.
    Illustrator works just fine.
    Also, what's the difference between open normal and open original?
    I can't believe I had to waste 30 minutes on this.

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  4. Character style with one attribute "medium" not displaying properly in properties of the style

    InDesign 17.4

    Step 1: choose character style "none"
    Step 2: create new character style
    Step 3: open new character syle and change "Basic Character Formats → Font Style:" to "Medium"
    Step 4: navigate to the "General" tab: the "Style Settings" area shows "[None]" but should display "[None] + Medium"

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  5. InDesign steals focus in Windows 10 - again (2022)

    If you switch to another application, while InDesign is launching, InDesign will steal the focus back, even repeatedly if you are quick enough to switch to the other application more than once, and/or have a slow computer (e.g. battery saver mode while opening a large document may exaggerate the problem).

    I'm fairly certain that this irritating behaviour was gone from late 2017, since the earlier bug report (https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31913773-indesign-steals-focus-in-windows-10) was closed after lack of activity (3 years old) in 2021, and the old thread on the forum https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/how-to-prevent-adobe-software-stealing-focus-in-windows-10-locked/td-p/7773884/page/5 was active until late 2017. At Nov 17th 2017 users edvardkrupke…

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  6. pdf compare

    Hi Team,

    While performing Textual compare in Acrobat DC if there is any changes in optinal hypen in a Paragraph it not shown in the compare report both Textual and Visual.

    But if we perform the same test in Acrobat 7 optional hypen changes show perfectly. We are ready to use Acrobat DC but becuase of this issue we are still using Acrobat 7. We mentioned this compare issue number of times but no action was taken so far.

    I attached Compare report (Text and visual) of Acrobat 7 and DC. I also attched the Acrobat DC version that we…

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  7. 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.

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  8. InDesign doesn't import files

    Hi !
    So my issue is that InDesign doesn't allow me to import files, whether they are .jpg, .png or .eps, or else. I need to use a logo that I have in .png, but InDesign doesn't allow me to select my file to import.

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  9. Alignment of text box ignores anchored objects

    When I have an anchored object (lets say an image) hanging at the bottom of the text box, aligning the text to the bottom of the text box will align the text only, and cuts off the image at the bottom.
    I imagine this also happens to images at the top of the text box, when aligning to the top.
    I think that by design, anchired objects should be calculated as part of the text box's content, and should be aligned to the bottom, as text would.
    If not, it should at least be an option to choose from.

    Thank…

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  10. story editor crash

    Anytime I use the Story Editor there is a high probability Adobe Indesign crashes. I am using the latest version of Adobe Indesign on an Apple Macbook Pro 2017 on OSX 12.5.1 Monterey. This problem seems to happen to others as seen in this forum thread here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-crashing-when-opening-story-editor-mac-m1/m-p/12472886
    Scroll to the bottom of the thread to see others with the same problem which has not been solved by the listed solutions. I have also tried exporting the document as IDML and then opening that with the same problem. I have also tried resetting my preferences. I still have this problem…

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  11. Table of Contents Entry Character Styles

    Table of contents entries (subheading styles in chapters) has a character style applied to it. When I generate TOC, the character styles and anchor markers if any also shows up in generated Table Of Contents. There should be an option to bypass the anchor markers and Character styles. Instead there should be an option given to add a new char style to the TOC entries, like there is for page no and between entry and page no.
    In attached file the underline is getting generated everytime I update the TOC. I have to manually remove the underline. Neither GREP style…

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  12. resize document view

    I am using Indesign 17.2. When I try to resize the art board by clicking on the bottom right corner, the whole thing automatically becomes larger than my screen so that I have no way to adjust it from there.

    The uploaded image shows the bottom of my screen without any way to access the bottom of the document.

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  13. epub and mp3

    To adobe,
    I am an InDesign user, to create the e-book for the publish.

    Today, I face a serious problem and hope to find out a solution.

    It is the problem, I insert mp3, each page around 4, the similar page around 30-40 page.

    The mp3 maybe not the same on each page, it’s may different, test in the InDesign app, and all is fine.

    If exported to PDF, also it is fine and could sound normally.

    However, if exported to EPUB, the first 16 of the mp3 file, also means the first 4 pages can work, the rest of…

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  14. publish online not loading

    Neither my Publish Online dashboard nor any of my documents are loading in a browser anymore. I just get an error "This site cannot be reached". This has been the case for the last few days, haven't been able to view any documents. In fact, I can't seem to view anyone's Publish Online links anymore...just loads for a while then the error message

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  16. Pages navigation jumping two pages at a time

    I've got a strange bug on a 100 single pages document. Sometimes (twice this week) when I'm using the shortcut Fn-option-up/down arrow to jump to the next page, inDesign will jump 2 pages at a time.

    It will behave like this until I double click on a page in the pages panel.

    Weird and annoying, but not sure I can reproduce.

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  17. New Document dialogue allowing impossible column gutter

    When creating a new document in the New Document dialogue, InDesign (17.4) is allowing a impossible column gutters (Page Size: 8.5"x11", Columns: 1, Column Gutter: 12"). The Margins and Columns dialogue will prevent this from happening, the New Document dialogue will not. This causes issues when attempting to change files later using the Document Setup dialogue, even after the Column Gutter is adjusted in the Margins and Columns dialogue.

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  19. missing palette content

    Running InDesign 17.4; just noticed my Character, Glyphs and Attributes panels are blank.
    Corncerned of Yorkshire

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  20. Scripts using BridgeTalk do not work on M1 Macs (regardless of CC version)

    ID version: InDesign CC 2021 (16.3.2)
    OS: macOS Big Sur 11.5.2
    Processor: Apple M1

    When I try to run a script that uses BridgeTalk and works with Photoshop, it does not work.
    Also, a simple script using BridgeTalk will not work as well.
    Those scripts do work in CC 2021 on Intel Mac and macOS Big Sur 11.5.2.

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