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  1. 2021 cannot create new document

    I just updated from 2020 to 2021 version.
    Now, when trying to create a new document, the dialogue works as expected but when clicking "erstellen" (create) nothing happens.
    Even after restarting the whole system (Mac Catalina).

    42 votes

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  2. Text wrapping has changed to before 2019 use textFrame based indent

    To place a graphicItem with text wrap, it is not an object-based indent like 2020, but a text frame-based indent before 2019.

    1 Version
    16.0.1(macOS10.14/10.15.6)

    2 Steps to reproduce the issues
    1. Make TextFrame. To places graphicItem above the textFrame and set text wrap.
    2. The indent set in the textFrame does not take effect for the object for which wrap text is set like before 2019.

    3 Expected result
    Indent set in the textFrame does take effect for the object for which wrap text is set like 2020.
    Please refer below Community article.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesignフォーラム/indesign2020ではできていた回り込み時のインデント設定の維持が2021ではなくなっている/m-p/11677071

    4 Actual result
    The indent…

    52 votes

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  3. Do not use Osaka font for PDF page information

    When exporting a PDF with the Japanese version of InDesign for Mac, the Osaka font is used for the characters in the page information. If there are voiced or semi-voiced sound marks of Japanese characters in the file name, an error will be displayed and the characters will be garbled because Osaka does not support those characters.


    1. Name the indd file "だじづでど.indd".

    2. Export the PDF.

    3. An error is displayed and the file name of the page information is garbled.

    Osaka is no longer a very old font on the Mac. Don't use Osaka now.

    Use a font that supports semi-voiced…

    47 votes

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  4. Find Format and Change Format option unavailable in Find/Change-文字種変換

    Version : Adobe InDesign 2021(ver.16.0.1 ja_JP)
    OS : macOS10.15.6

    1.Steps to reproduce the issues

    1. Open Find/Change Window.
    
    2. Select "文字種変換" and click "Specify attributes to Find" and Select Style button.
    3. The selected Style does not shown in "Find Format" area and we can't apply it. However, click the button, we can see selected Style we selected previouse step.
    4. The Change Format in "文字種変換" also unavailable.

    2.Expected result
    The selected style is displayed correctly in Find Style area and is correctly apply.
    Also, the replacement style is set correctly in Change Style and replaced as well like InDesign…

    19 votes

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  5. Indesign 2021 (16.0) IDLK file do not lock

    It is currently possible that two users are able to open the same Indesign file. I am working on a network volume via VPN and it was possible for my colleague to open the same file i was working with. The *.idlk file was generated but it seems that it would not be recognized from the other Indesign my colleague was using.

    I tried to reproduce this issuue with Indesign 2020 and all worked fine as expected.

    This is an enormous issue for collaboration with other colleagues at the same projects.

    19 votes

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  6. InDesign 16.0 Ignores Lock File on Network Share

    InDesign 16.0 on MacOS 10.15.7, several different machines, all experience this issue where InDesign has changed its behavior regarding locked files. Our machines are networked and share a drive across a gigabit intraoffice connection to collaborate on work. It's important for our workflow that work is done sequentially, with one person handing off a project to another. There is no non-sequential work.

    On previous versions of ID, when trying to open a .indd file while a corresponding .idlk file is present, InDesign would give an error. This was the expected behavior, as it prevented two people working on the same…

    12 votes

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  7. Type tool still deselects itself InDD 15.0.1

    The bug has been already reported, it's been claimed to be fixed in 14.0.1, but actually still persists and never was corrected.

    Typing "T" just selects the type tool very briefly, then changes back to the previous tool. Clicking inside a text frame has the same result, even if you get to select some part of the text, it just changes back tot he previous tool in most of the cases. The only way to get it work, is to select the tool in the sidebar, however even there it takes several seconds to become active.

    Using InDD 15.0.1 on…

    82 votes

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  8. GREP position marker "^" = Beginning of Paragraph (not beginning of a new line after a forced line break)

    Dear Support,

    with the GREP position marker "^" for "Beginning of Paragraph", the GREP-search should consider the position of the beginning of a paragraph.
    But this marker does not only recognize the beginning of a paragraph, but also the beginning of a new line after a forced line break (SHIFT-RETURN).

    This is not correct: A forced new line is not the beginning of a paragraph.
    The only correct way would be to consider the beginning of a paragraph (RETURN).

    Sometimes you can use "(?=\r)\w+" to look for a word behind a Return instead of "^\w+" to find only the hits…

    14 votes

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  9. Text formatting can break backlinking endnote texts to endnote refs when exported to PDF (Print)

    Hi together,
    to explain the issue:

    Sometimes backling from endnote text to endnote reference number will not work.

    To make it work at all I found the following minimum requirements for PDF export:

    PDF Export (Print)

    Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)

    [x] Create Tagged PDF

    [x] Hyperlinks enabled

    Even with that sometimes only linking from the endnote reference number to the endnote text will work, but not backlinking from the endnote number in the endnote text to the reference in the main text.

    What I found:

    If you want linking back from the endnote number at the start of the…

    7 votes

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  10. Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height" causes InDesign 2020 to freeze

    Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height", text aligned to baseline and anchored object settings "anchored position: custom", "anchorPoint: bottom left/center/right" causes InDesign 2020 (15.0.1) to freeze (on Mac and PC).


    1. create an new document (size doesn't matter)

    2. create an new textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    3. create a second textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    4. insert some text in second generated textframe

    5. select the text and apply the option "align to baseline".

    6. anchor second textframe into the first created textframe

    7. set anchored object settings of the anchored textframe to: "anchored position: custom" and "anchorPoint: bottom left or bottom center or bottom right"

    8. select the anchored…

    101 votes

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  11. Exclude color fields in book synchronization synchronized nevertheless

    I have book files and do not want to synchronize the colors. I disable this in the synchronization options.
    The colors will still be transferred/synced to all synchronized documents.
    ID CC 2018/2019/2020

    32 votes

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  12. Drop shadow in exported PDF is a different size

    Certain drop shadows have a different size when they appear in an exported PDF.

    In the attached example, the black shapes each have a drop shadow effect in yellow. When exported, the shadows appear shorter and narrower. The difference is approximately 20 pt narrower and 1 pt shorter. (Note the difference in proportion of the yellow drop shadow and black shape in the screenshots.) I've also included the drop shadow effect attributes.

    This occurs with multiple PDF export settings including the default [High Quality Print]. I am able to reproduce this behavior in both InDesign versions 15.1.2 and 16.0.

    11 votes

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  13. QR-Code Generator Problems with Umlauts in vCards

    In the actual version of indesign (16.0) there is still an issue with internal generated vCard-QR-Code scanned by an iphone.

    In germany there are special Characters called "Umlaute" (ü, ö, ä) or the "sharp s" (ß). If these characters are used in an vCard generated within the buildin function from indesign, they are replaced with other symbols on the iPhone QR-Code-Camera Reader.

    I think this is only a Problem of the used vCard-Version. I think indesign uses Version 2.1 if you would just use Version 3.0 this issue does not appear.

    please see attached one example

    Kind regards from germany

    9 votes

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  14. GREP search failed to match all text in a story

    We use to be able to search all text in a story by using this (?s).+ code. It’s working fine in CS6. But in CC2019, 2020, and 2021 on both Mac and Windows it will fail to select all text in the story if there is more than ~ 50000 character. Only the first ~ 50000 will be selected.

    This might be related to an old bug that was introduced in 14.0.2 that was fixed in 14.0.3.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create a document with one story containing more than 50000 characters
    2. Do a GREP Find using (?s).+

    A…

    8 votes

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  15. Translation bug : Spread -> Grossi instead of Planche (in french)


    1. Click on publish online button
      Single Page is well translated as "Un(e) seul(e)" (page)
      Spread is wrongly translated as "Grossi"
      Grossi means bigger (or what we had with trapping : spreading inks, so making ink marks bigger)
      Planche which has been the accepted term in inDesign for ages.

    (also known as 09/01/2017 #ID-4199114)

    11 votes

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  16. InDesign freezes while working with "Scale Tool"

    When using the "Scale Tool", every 4 or 5 times or so the app freezes at the dialog box and there's no way to exit. You have to force quit the app and hope that your work is autosaved. Unacceptable and only started happening recently.

    InDesign 15.1.1 on macOS Mojave 10.14.6

    HELP!

    12 votes

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  17. BUG (since CS6!): Nonbreaking Space (^S) Issue with World-Ready-Composer

    Issue:
    When using the ›World-Ready Composer‹, the character ›Nonbreaking Space‹ (^S) behaves exactly like the character ›Nonbreaking Space (Fixed Width)‹ (^s); i.e.: in justified paragraphs, its width does not adjust (like regular spaces do), but it is fixed and unchanging.
    This only occurs with the ›Adobe World-Ready Composer‹ (both ›Paragraph‹ and ›Single-line‹) and not with the regular ›Adobe Composer‹ (neither ›Paragraph‹ nor ›Single-line‹).
    It is not related to the font used, it has been tested with many different fonts.


    1. Versions with this bug, tested and confirmed by myself or colleagues:
      InDesign (Standard Version) CS6, CC2015.0
      InDesign (Middle Eastern Version) CC2020…

    10 votes

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  18. Exporting accessible PDF – wrong BoundingBox

    InDesign Version: All

    Background:
    An accessible PDF needs for all graphics and pictures a bounding box.
    This is used by AT e.g. to set a focus to a visual impaired user.
    Using the PDF export a bounding box is defined for all linked images.

    Problem:
    Often the bounding box does not fit to the visible area.
    AT user get wrong information, in fact the file is not accessible.

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    Place an asset, where only a part of the linked asset is visibily placed in InDesign, the rest is cropped.

    Expected result:
    Bounding box fits to visible…

    16 votes

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  19. Flipped text in PDF created from Canva

    When placing a PDF with certain stylized fonts, the text is being flipped and enlarged. Seems to be specific to Mac OS.

    PDF docs have been created in Canva. They appear correctly when opened in Adobe Acrobat Pro, both on Windows and Mac. They are being placed in InDesign, and at that time the text titles being flipped and enlarged. I am working from v. 16.0.1. This was not an issue in previous versions. When I use png docs instead, and place those, I have no issues. I have been an Indesign user for about 3 years.

    3 votes

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  20. Underline with variable font

    When the underline of a variable font is activated, the underline takes the whole height of the page. (Indesign 15.1.2)

    6 votes

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