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  1. Presentation mode (shift+w) glitch in catalina

    Indesign CC 2019 running on a 15-inch, 2018 Mac, 2,6 GHz Intel Core i7 6 core, 32GB memory, with Catalina iOS 10.15.

    Every time i enter the "presentation mode", the first page i visualize looks good, when i move with the keyboard arrows to another page it visualizes glithces.

    41 votes
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  2. Serious problem of "^" for GREP search

    Enter only "^" in the GREP search string field and click the search button to select the insertion point at the beginning of the paragraph. But this cannot be used for replacement. The replacement result is 0.
    I gave up that it was only useful for simple pointing tricks, but when I run it from a script the application hangs.

    It is like this. (When executed, the rainbow cursor will rotate forever.
    Please be careful. )

    app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "^";
    var res = app.activeDocument.findGrep ();

    If the replacement string field is "~ c" (the contents of the clipboard), the first character…

    26 votes
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  3. Data Merge function "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" deletes the wrong paragraph

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.1

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

    iMac 27 Zoll End 2012

    Steps to reproduce the issues

    See also attached video

    Open Document "02VKLeerzeilenTEMPEnde.indd"
    Open Data-Merge Panel
    Generate a merged document with click on the button
    Uncheck "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" in Content Placement Options
    Press [OK]
    Repeat Step 3 this time Check "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields" in Content Placement Options
    Press [OK]
    Put the documents side by side
    Activate "Show Style override" in the paragraph panel
    Jump to page 2
    On the left…

    15 votes
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  4. Split column doesn't work correctly.

    Urgent: ID 2020 splitting multiple columns doesn't work!
    I attach screenshot showing:
    - paragraph style split column
    - screenshot with style applied in ID 2019 14.3
    - screenshot with the same style and same text in ID 2020

    10 votes
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  5. Id CC 2020 pdf export failure

    I get an error "Failed to Export the PDF file" when exporting file previously created in Id CC 2019.
    Id does not give any details about the error. It simply stops exporting. I've never seen such a message before (I've been working with Id since version 1.0).
    The same file is exported from CC2019 without any problems.
    Windows 10 with all updates.

    13 votes
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  6. Thumb nail of indesign saved files not appearing after 2019 to 2020 update

    Can anyone help me with this issue, since I update to the 2020 InDesign from 2019 all my icons in saved files don't show the InDesign thumbnail is this a bug or just me being dumb?

    note -
    -Files still open as normal.
    -Even if I save them in 2020 formate still no icons
    -Other adobe programs since update show Icons.

    17 votes
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  7. 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…

    10 votes
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  8. skew in character style for numbered list - does not skew


    1. Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 x64

    2. Create a character style with skew i.e 10%. Create a paragraph style with a numbered list. Apply the character style to the numbered list.

    3. skewed numbers

    4. does not skew

    5. -

    8 votes
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  9. Drag-Duplicating using Alt/Opt key does not work if key is pressed after dragging

    InDesign 2020 OPTION Duplicate is now broken, just like Photoshop has always been.

    Don't make me commit to the duplicate before moving an item.

    Sometimes I'll move a box, then realize I intended to duplicate it, so then I'll press OPTION... now I have to commit to it FIRST.

    Fix this and stop breaking things!

    10 votes
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  10. CC2020: Alternate text for hyperlinks

    In CC2020 a new function for writing alternate text for links was introduced.
    Using this function and generating a PDF Leeds to wrong PDF notation. The alt text in PDF is presented by alt text, which is forbidden in the PDF world, where alt text only should be used for non text elements, e.g. pictures. By presenting only the alt text the accessibility is lost – this is against the goal to hav a better output!
    A correct output would lead to a content entry.

    Note: Alt text for links is under discussion, as such alt text is not present…

    11 votes
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  11. Variable Fonts don't display correct via PDF export

    I'm very excited to see variable fonts in InDesign, thank you!

    However, when using variable fonts in an InDesign document, exported PDFs show overlaps (as in the crossbar of /A), as well as inconsistent stem weights, spacing, and alignments in various glyphs. These issues occur in multiple variable fonts I've tested.

    If I use static fonts or convert fonts to outlines using Type > Create Outlines these issues don't show up. These issues are present when viewing PDFs in both Acrobat and Preview (see screenshots attached). These variable fonts work fine in web browsers and other applications that support variable…

    9 votes
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  12. A splitted footnote with three lines violates keep options and makes a widow instead of an orphan


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign
      This issue appears in every InDesign versions since footnotes are supported.
      Bug reports / feature requests (from CS3 up to CS6) have been ignored in the past.


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      given:
      a) a footnote with three text lines
      b) splitting footnotes allowed in the footnote options
      c) keep options: at start/end of Paragraph 2/2 (2 lines at start, 2 lines at end)


    Play with the textframes hight so that the footnote is forced to be splitted. It will only split 2/1, not 1/2.


    1. Actual result
      The footnots splits with 2 lines in the textframe…

    12 votes
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  13. Variable Fonts stem weight issue, even when Create Outlines is used

    When using a variable font in InDesign, some glyphs collapse even when I use Type > Create Outlines, so it's not just a display issue. The same glyph in the same named instance displays correctly in browsers, Chrome and Safari, and other apps that support variable fonts, like FontView. (screenshots are attached)

    Please fix this so that variable fonts display the same in InDesign as they do in other applications, thank you!

    8 votes
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    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it

    As per discussion, the bug occurs for all Adobe applications and is not specific to InDesign.
    Furthermore, the issue is not related to Create Outline workflow

    -InDesign Team

  14. Data Merge function "Honor existing frame fitting option" is not working on master pages

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server

    Adobe InDesign 15.0.1

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

    iMac 27 Zoll End 2012

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    See also attached video

    Open the file > 01ExposeTEMPXMLStart.indd
    Generate a merged document by clicking the button
    Choose "Honor existing frame fitting" in Content Placement Options
    Click [OK]
    Jump to page 1 in the merged document
    The pictures are placed without honoring the existing frame fitting options from the object style
    This only happens with frames that are placed on a master page. The same frame on a document page works…

    4 votes
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  15. ID 2020 - Indent in combination with wrap text around an image not working

    In Indesign 2020, whenever I want to wrap text next to an image, but the text also has an indent the text jumps from the supposed position.
    In Indesign 2019 this did not happen. The text was wrapped nicely next to the image, the way you should expect.

    My guess what happens here, is that the indent specs are applied not the the edge of the frame, but to the edge of the text. Which corrupts the spacing between the image and the text.

    I'm working with the latest 2020 version on iMac with Catalina

    4 votes
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  16. ALT Text not appearing in group

    InDesign 2020

    Issue: I have a screenshot with alt text included (typed in the Object Export Options dialogue). I then have a simple red box (rectangle tool, no fill, 2pt stroke) highlighting a section of that screenshot. When I group those objects, and export a tagged PDF, I get an error in Acrobat stating that no alt text exists.

    Expected result: Alt text should appear.

    Actual result: No alt text is present, or the assigned alt text is not recognized and is flagged by Acrobat's accessibility checker.

    This issue did not exist with ID 2019.

    7 votes
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  17. Text frame rules dialog

    To Adobe:

    do you find the color drop-down in the insert column rules dialog wide enough?

    The whole contour group box is not perfectly arranged...

    5 votes
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  18. Extensions isn't working on the last Indesign versions

    Using Indesign 2019 or 2020 on the MacOS, trying to install any extension, opening the menu Window > Extensions > Selecting an extension: nothing happens.

    4 votes
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  19. Multiple listings of same font in Find Font menu

    There are multiple listings of the same font in the Find Font menu in CC2019. All information is the same, all applied characters are the same, but there is odd behavior.

    --FileACC2019WithDocumentsfontsfolder.png shows double listing of Trade Gothic LT Pro Roman.

    --FileACC2019WithoutDocumentfontsfolder.png (when I take away access to Document fonts folder, no other changes), one instance switches to "Regular" instead of "Roman"

    --FileACC2017WithDocumentfontsfolder.png shows what happens with I open this file in CC2017 (no double listing)

    --FileACC2017WithoutDocumentfontsfolder.png (Document fonts folder hidden) shows what happens with I open this file in CC2017 (no…

    11 votes
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  20. Optical Kerning issues after recent v15 update

    After the recent update (v15.0), I am having issues with Optical kerning, specifically with the font Noto Serif Khmer (Cambodian font). The kerning is completely off. I've opened the file in v14.0.3 and everything works fine in that version.

    2 votes
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