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  1. Inline vector graphics pixelate while typing in high quality display performance mode

    InDesign 14.0.2 on Windows 10

    1) Set display performance to high quality
    2) Paste an EPS or PDF into a text frame as an inline graphic. It should render crisply as you'd expect in high quality mode..
    3) Start typing in the text frame that contains the inline graphic. The inline graphic pixelates.
    4) Click out of the text frame or stop typing for ~10 seconds. The graphic returns to its unpixelated, high-quality state.

    Context: we are upgrading 100 users from InDesign 2014 to InDesign 2019. This worked perfectly well without any pixelation or lag in InDesign 2014, but is…

    4 votes
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  2. File name editor in book tool

    It would be incredibly useful if you could use the book editor panel to be able to rename the underlying file. For instance, just before I finalise a textbook, I would like to be able to put chapters numbers in as a prefix to each file.

    At the moment, I have to remove "all" the files from the book. Or rename the files after closing InDesign. Then I patch up the book by using the resultant errors to remind me of which file goes in which sequence in the book. This process is very time consuming and unnecessary, considering the…

    2 votes
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  3. Adding items to the CC Library

    I've noticed when adding items to the CC Library that chasing squares icon doesn't stop, giving the impression that the addition has not finished. Quitting and restarting InDesign seems to settle it.

    2 votes
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  4. InDesign typekit fonts and sometimes activation does not work when network connectivity is lost

    I work during commute and travel on my laptop and the past few versions have not been able to utilize typekit fonts without internet connection.

    Issues often persist even after reconnecting. There are many errors that arise when network switches status.

    This makes me unable to adjust layouts since there is no way to know the space taken up by the font. This has also cost me hours in slow tech support from adobe. Hours of lost productivity because of this bug that has been unbelievably overlooked.

    If there is anything else I can do to help fix this for…

    2 votes
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  5. Align the Arabic text dots

    In Arabic
    When more than one line of dots
    The text is not aligned correctly

    Previous versions do not have this problem

    1 vote
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  6. Copying anchored object from one ID doc to another crashes ID 15.0 on WIN 10

    An anchored object text frame, with content and formatting copied from one ID Doc to another, will crash ID (15.0 x64 WIN 10). Same action in ID (14.03) works perfectly.

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  7. Adobe 2020 Crashes with copy & paste

    Whenever I try to copy/paste small elements from adobe illustrator onto Adobe InDesign, indesign will automatically quit. If I try to recover the file after it has crashed, it crashes again...

    What is happening here? This is an ongoing issue since the update.

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  8. "Windows version 1709 not supported" yet, "You must update your system to install InDesign v15.0"

    Hi Adobe Team - Searching your site it sounds like Windows 10 should not be a barrier to working in the latest version of InDesign, but I am unable to install InDesign v15.0 on my work computer.

    My Creative Cloud Desktop window displays the below message in quotes:

    "Update required
    You must update your system to install lnDesign. Please check the following:
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 or later (Note: Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 version 1507, Windows 10 version 1511, Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1709 are not supported)"

    I just spoke…

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  9. InDesign 2020:

    Does not link to the LINKS folder on reboot

    2 votes
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  10. Backwards apostrophe

    The "right-single-quote" mark (i.e. apostrophe) in InDesign is rendering backwards, ONLY with the font that I'm using (Acme Gothic). The apostrophe is correct with other fonts, and on other Adobe products (Illustrator and Photoshop). It's specifically when using this font, and in InDesign. It's even using the correct character (’) but it's appearing backwards. It also exports backwards in a PDF as well. I'm using Adobe InDesign 2020 on a Macbook Pro.

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    The ’ for the font Acme Gothic has been set to Mirrored in your text frame, that’s why it is rendering backwards.

    To change all instances of this, highlight it with the mouse, right-click, the choose ‘Load Selected Glyph in Find’. The Find/Change dialog opens with the selected glyph already in the Find Glyph field – its Unicode ID is 201B. To change the Glyph to the non-mirrored one, just type 2019 in the Unicode ID field . Then click Change All. It will change all instances of the mirrored apostrophe with the non-mirrored apostrophe.

    Hope it helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  11. 14.0.3 Crashes and wipes all preferences (17th October 2019)

    On closing a document on a mac (using the red dot) inDesign suddenly crashes. When I re-open it, all my preferences have been reset to default - including the animated tool tips returning.

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. crash Indesign CC 2020 – Mojave 10.14.6

    Hi,

    I have the following situation.

    Still working on Mojave 10.14.6, but using Indesign 2020.
    (iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017, iMac18.3, Intel Core i5, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4)
    As a precaution, I did not want to upgrade to Catalina 15.00 until I completed my current work.

    Description of the Indesign file:
    Folder, 20 pages, complex data from Photoshop and Illustrator, various layers in Indesign.

    Situation in Indesign 2020:
    unexpected, frequent crashes, especially when copying and pasting elements, when scrolling quickly within pages or when creating PDFs.

    Situation in Indesign 2019:
    I then created an idml-file and opened it in Indesign 2019.

    2 votes
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  14. export folder

    Just installed InDesign CC 2020 and I cannot export to the recent folders. The same folder appears no matter which recent place I choose. I don't even remember saving anything to the folder that shows up.

    See what is happening here. Any help would be great so I don't have to navigate through a million folders to save and export my work.

    https://www.loom.com/share/773d77ea449444de884f606f75f1e741

    2 votes
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  15. Column Rule colour is inconsistent vs. Fill and Stroke

    The colour applied to a Column Rule is darker than elsewhere applied, e.g., Fills and Strokes.


    1. New file.

    2. Draw a text frame (no text needed) and set the Columns to 2 and turn ON the Column Rule with default values. However, set the Colour to 10% Black.

    3. Set the Fill and the Stroke of the text frame to the very same 10% Black.

    Notice that the Column Rule is darker than the Fill and Stroke. It shouldn't be.

    Hope this helps.

    Allan

    P.S. See the attached screenshot - I'm using Magenta rather than Black. Same results.

    2 votes
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  16. Longtime UI spelling error "Centre"

    Why is it that for many years now the spelling of "Centre" (as in: Centre Justify) has not yet been fixed in the Windows versions of InDesign? The MacOS versions are correct.

    "Centre" is "re" when used in "Shopping Centre".
    Center is "er" when used in the middle of something, such as Alignment.

    All of your other products properly use "Center" ... but, for whatever reason, InDesign (including the latest CC 2020) for Windows has failed to fix this.

    Please keep in mind that it's fixed on the MacOS versions. Thus, it MUST be considered an inconsistency and a bug.

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  17. Duplicating Pages scales down content

    Duplicating Pages scales down content. I haven't figured out why this happens as it doesn't happen with all documents.

    It shouldn't happen with any document, however. It's just duplicating a page. Should not transform in any way.


    • Adobe InDesign 15.0 (has happened with earlier versions as well)

    Screencast video: https://cl.ly/5f8054d781a5

    2 votes
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  18. JavaScript not work When mounting /Volumes/users

    MacOS 環境で /Volumes/users が存在すると(サーバーに users でマウントすると)ユーザーが作成した javascript (.jsx ファイル)が動作しなくなります

    /Users/(UserName)/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 15.0-J/ja_JP/Scripts/Scripts Panel/(ScriptName).jsx

    が /Volumes/users フォルダにマウントしていないと正常動作するのですが /Volumes/users フォルダが存在しているとエラーのビープ音がなって何も行われないです

    /Volumes/users フォルダにマウントしていると Macintosgh HD の /Users フォルダが /Volumes/Users フォルダと見なされているようです

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    OS: macOS Mojave(10.14.6)
    Indesign Version: Adobe Indesign 2020 (15.0), CC 2019 (14.0.3)
    再現性:必ず、再インストールしても発生します

    2 votes
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  19. Links within linked Indesign files appear pixellated even if the links are updated.

    Linked images within linked Indesign files appear pixelated, even if the links are updated. It's temporarily fixed by relinking the file – but it goes back to appearing pixelated when the file is reopened. This has only happened recently and has never been a problem in the past.

    3 votes
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  20. Mongolian

    Issue: InDesign does not support Mongolian vertical text direction from left-to-right.

    Version: InDesign 2019, 14.0.2 x64

    Steps:
    1. Place or paste Mongolian text into an InDesign text frame by using the attached Word document
    2. Skew the text frame 90 degrees (as done with vertical Chinese and Japanese).

    Expected result: Please see the attached Word document and screenshot.

    Actual result: Notice that the vertical text direction is right-to-left and not left-to-right. Even if the text frame is skewed in the opposite direction (minus 90 degrees) the text is just mirrored and thus not readable.

    Test files and screenshot: They are…

    5 votes
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