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  2. CC Library Issues

    2 CC Libraries bugs since the new update:
    - "Search current library" not working, you aren't able to type anything in
    - When opening the CC libraries window, if you have multiple monitors the window will appear blank, but the thumbnails of all your items in the library will be on the other monitor. Adobe Illustrator does the same. The only fix I've found so far is snapping the window to the other monitor.

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  3. Dots below Arabic yeh out of alignment in text variable

    1. InDesign version is 17.4, Font is Myriad Arabic. MacOS 12.4.

    2. a. Set up a text variable to pick up a head from a page and insert it into a running head.
      b. Add a running head to a page that includes the text variable.
      c. Key Arabic text on a page including a yeh character

    3. See attached image "Yeh as text - Correct alignment.jpg." Note that two dots are centered below the base of the yeh glyph.

    4. See attached image "Yeh as variable text - Incorrect alignment.jpg." Note that the two dots below the base of the yeh glyph are…

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  4. インデザインの画面上に常に存在する黒ベタのバー

    画像のように作業中常に黒ベタのバーのようなものがずっとあります。
    スクロールしても一定の位置にずっとありパフォーマンスが落ちて困っています。(起動時によって下半分の画面の左右中央らへんにいつも出てきます。)
    再起動してもあります。
    これを見えなくする方法はありますか?
    よろしくお願いします。

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  5. High CPU use with version 17.1

    This has already been posted for 17.0 by another user. I installed 17.1 yesterday, because I needed to open a specific file and compared to the 14.0.3 which I use all the time, the 17.1 uses 1/4 of CPU power after start while no document is opened and it actually does nothing. This remains for several minutes, then goes down to 0. The attached picture shows that both versions are running (no files open).

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  6. Actual Size is not Actual Size

    I was trying to view art at "Actual Size" under "View" and using the shortcut. The art is 9" and it is showing 11.0625" instead in InDesign 2022 (v17.2). I would really appreciate this being fixed as soon as possible. Or a solution as to why this is happening to be forthcoming. Thanks!

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  7. Rulers exceeding text boundaries, only paragraph shading or offsets seem to be able to limit them

    The issue is described in this thread (sample .INDD file link included in the thread to reproduce the issue):

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/can-all-column-rules-height-be-re-adjusted-at-once-after-changing-the-copy-text-font-size/m-p/13139262#M488618

    The excess rulers that go beyond the text boundary can only be removed (or masked, not sure which is actually happening) with paragraph shading.

    As a rule, rulers should not go beyond the text boundary, and they should adapt to the text boundary (if font size have been changed, or if other changes have been made that affect the layout).

    But the green arrows show that in some cases the boundary is correct.

    It shouldn't be necessary to add both…

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  8. 17.4 x64 Popup Survey Spam

    17.4 x64 When using InDesign, popup: "thnk u 4 using share 4 review; take a survey." Not sharing, advised by Manan Joshi: is bug, file bug accordingly, Now More surveys. Please stop.

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  9. Table border selector problem

    Table border selector lines are extremely thin at minimal UI scaling, hard to select and see. In previous Indesign versions versions it was much thicker. Screenshot attached.

    MacOS 12.5..1, iMac 27" 5K, InDesign 17.4.0.51

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  10. Bug: Conditional text not shown as underlined when text is marked otherwise

    Version: Indesign 17.x on Windows 10
    Problem: Sometimes text is being marked in bright yellow by Indesign. This is something related to character spacing and hyphenation and set. If that text is also set to be conditional, the underlines are not shown. In the attached picture you see it. This is a continuous conditional text.

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  11. Option Type > Fill with Placeholder Text doesn't work

    Nothing happens when I click on the menu option "Type > Fill with Placeholder Text". Version: Indesign 17.3 x64, System: Windows 10 Pro.

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  12. Workspace not being saved

    In 17.4, the workspace is not being saved. You have to go to Windows and pick a workspace in order to do anything. What comes up is nothing, no menu bars at all.

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  13. avoid incorrect sentence breaks

    Hello, on your next in design update, I suggest an improvement that would be very useful for correct typographic formatting! For the formatting of a flagged text, it would be nice to be able to prevent line breaks before a two/three letter word, to avoid that the pronoun is separated from the subject (ex: "the" (line break) "house", to have "the house" on one line. I hope you will be able to add this feature, which I think is essential. Thanking you for your help

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  14. share for review comments are unmapped

    my editors are able to add comments to a share for review pdf in a browser without choosing a tool. they highlight text and add a comment, click submit, and the comments come up as unmapped. i'm on InDesign 17.4.

    i was able to replicate this problem myself by opening the share for review pdf in my browser (both chrome and safari) and adding comments without selecting a tool. there should be a bubble tool or something for general comments. as is, users believe they are leaving comments on specific words.

    expected: users should not be able to highlight text…

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  15. Conditional text paste problem

    I use conditional text quite a bit… it’s a really useful feature.
    However, if you have to edit the text there is an issue (for me anyway). If you “type” new/replacement text everything is fine. But more often than not I am pasting text from a marked UP PDF or an email or Word file… when you paste, it automatically defaults to unconditional, even though what it is replacing is all a specific condition. Is that a bug? Or is it just me?
    Latest InDesign, late 2015 27″ iMac Retina 40GB RAM, latest MacOS Monterey

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  16. Share for review comments disappear when updating link

    I am currently working with a 102 page document that is shared with several customers. Once I make edits and I update the link, all comments from myself and the customers disappear. Even after restarting my computer, updating InDesign, signing out and signing in of Creative Cloud, the problem still persists. I am working on a MAC and InDesign version 17.2.1. This problem is only happening with one project file, and I've also tried moving all of the pages to a new document with no luck. I appreciate any help.

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  17. "Missing font" dialog design error

    In the "Missing Fonts" dialog box, the "Skip" button (B: Überspringen) is clearly highlighted. So you might think that you activate this button with "Enter". Instead, pressing "Enter" opens the "Replace Fonts" (A: Schriften ersetzen…) dialog, which has a slightly bold border.
    This is visually completely nonsensical and confusing.

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  18. Text wrap around anchored objects needs to work according to settings. It is inconsistent and erratic.

    Text wrap refuses to wrap properly around my anchored objects regardless of anchor placement in the paragraph or text wrap offset settings.

    This causes the object to overlap the text and/or have inconsistent margin offset around the object. It's erratic and inconsistent among the various objects, even though they all have the exact same object style applied.

    Some of the objects wrap a little better than others - at least they're not overlapping on top of text - but the wrap margins are still inconsistent. Not a single object wraps how I believe it should based on the style attributes…

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  19. 2nd print job doesn't print completely

    IN Design 10.4.2. Every time I print a booklet the 2nd time, the left page of the middle spread leaves gaps or doesn't print at all. I have to Reprint the range that includes that page. I am not able to upload the file here. I get the message the file Transformation8.indd is not supported.

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  20. 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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