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  1. There is no way to cancel "Find similar images"

    InDesign 15.0

    Run "Find similar images" and the candidate images will be displayed in the CC Libraries Panel. If there is no image you want at that time, I want to cancel this. I want to delete candidate images in the CC Libraries Panel and return to My Library. However, there seems to be no other way than adding one of the images to the library or restarting InDesign.

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  2. InDesign 2020 not tagging lists properly on export to Interactive PDF

    If a paragraph style is used to define a tag for export to PDF, all numbered and bulleted lists used with that style inherit the same tag, rather than the list tag <L>, <LI>, etc.

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  3. Proportion lock is ignored when scaling.

    I've placed a bitmap on my page. When scaling it with the scaling tool and the proportion lock engaged, proportions aren't maintained.

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    1 comment  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Scaling with the Scale Tool scales the objects without taking into consideration the Constraint Lock icon, it works independently of the state of this icon. Only when you use the W & H fields, the Constraint icon is used.
    So, it is not a bug. You can also see this work similarly in Adobe Illustrator too.


    Adobe InDesign team

  4. 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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    1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  5. 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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  6. Output intent broken in 2020

    Seems that Indesign 2020 shouldn't have been released since one of the most important things is broken.

    We tell our customers to use PDF/X4 to export pdf's so that we get a correct output intent profile in the pdf.
    The problem is that it doesn't seem to matter what color settings I have, the output intent is always set to US Web Coated in the Output tab of the export window. So now everyone has to change the output profile manually in the output tab to the color profile setup in color settings. This is really bad and alot of…

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    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    It looks like the Synchronize Color Settings in Bridge was not syncing the color settings in InDesign. Changing the settings once again in Bridge sorted out the issue of synchronization.
    Based on this information, closing the thread.
    Thank you Anders for prompt back & forth communication and help in troubleshooting the glitch.


    Adobe InDesign team

  7. exportar a SWF

    Hola!! la nueva versión de indesign no tiene la opción de exportar a SWF !!!!!!

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  8. InDesign 15.0 Smart Guides problem on converted files

    After the 15.0 update InDesign does not show Smart Guides on files that are saved with the older version of InDesign. New blank documents show Smart Guides as they should but if I open (convert) old file to 15.0 Smart Guides stop working. So when I drag elements they don't snap to each other or center to the page for example.

    I'm working on Windows 10.

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  9. error encountered reading image


    1. InDesign CC 2019 (14.0)

    2. Import large clipped .psd file (~880 mb) into mechanical

    3. Image placed as requested

    4. Error message received suggesting image is corrupt (note: export of InDesign file as idml and opened in 2018 to import image achieves desired result, suggesting image is not corrupt)

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  10. Still not fixed—GREP search fails to find all the matching instances in long documents

    An Adobe Indesign CC 2019 (version 14.0.2) file has fewer than 15K characters. A return, followed by the text “ppp”, appears 27 times in the file. They can all be found using the “Text” version of find, searching for “^ppp”. However, using the “GREP” version of find, searching for “\rppp”, only the last one is found. (I am running MacOS Mojave, version 10.14.5 on a MaxBook Pro, retina, 15 inch, mid 2015).

    I followed the purported fix found at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/search-issue-in-long-documents.html but with no success.

    Indesign files are invalid file types for attaching to this bug post; however I have a…

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  11. Export to PDF crashes when Printer's Marks checked on in PDF export window menu (ID 14.02 )

    Reoccurring crash from back in February 2019:
    When I leave Printer's Marks unchecked, Indesign exports effortlessly.

    Crashing while exporting to PDF happens with any design, regardless of the contents in the design (RGB, .ai files, etc.)

    I have tested it on exporting older designs that have already been sent to print with printer's marks, prior to this issue.

    Note: checking or unchecking Bleed and Slug don't interfere – only Printer's Marks do.

    (I have mailed all details in the crash report.)

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  12. PDF export name

    Since the latest updated InDesign doesn't remember the the export name, it just reverts back to the indd's file name. It was super useful when using version numbers.

    For example, when exporting from "file.indd" a "file-print (5).pdf", it remembered that name. Now it just goes back to "file.pdf" each time.

    Using 14.0.2 x64 on Windows 10.

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  13. Proportional Scaling Using Shift Button Not Working

    In the 2017.1 release of InDesign, the ability to hold Shift and scale objects proportionally seems to have disappeared. I know for me this is a major functionality problem that is increasing the time I have to spend on current projects. I've checked support forums and others are encountering this problem, but I haven't yet seen a solution.

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    248 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while; we really appreciate your support!

    Our investigation suggests that one of common reasons for the problem is that certain software (mostly antivirus and other security applications) and browser extensions happen to enable “Secure Keyboard Entry” on Mac machines due to which some keys such as Shift key in this case do not perform the desired action in InDesign.

    For now I request you to follow the below provided KB doc for the quick workaround of the problem.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/features-do-not-work-keyboard-keys-mac.html

    In the comments section many of the users have confirmed that disabling Webroot SecureAnywhere (a security app) has resolved the issue for them. Please note that, the problem may not be related to a particular software; there could be a different application or antivirus which might be causing the problem by enabling Secure Keyboard Entry on Mac.

    Regards,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  14. Table of contents and variables weird behaviour

    When some of my titles have Variables in the TOC (variables that I have created) they appear in the TOC incorrectly. My Variable here is a dash date i.e. 2019-2020. At first I used "–" rather than "-" but both ended up with the same result. I've uploaded all screenshots to demonstrate what I'm talking about: The variable with the longer dash, the variable in the heading and the TOC that relates to it. Notice that some TOC's are affected, but not others, so I'm at a loss.

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  15. Properties Panel snaps closed inconveniently

    I must admit, I was not a huge fan of the new properties panel, as I found having the properties at the top of my workspace quick, convenient and more easily accessible. In working with typography I've encountered a few issues with the latest release of CC (working on iMac High Sierra):


    1. If I try to open the character panel, there is a lag time with the dreaded rainbow spinning wheel that either takes way to long to load and sometimes crashes the program.

    So, to get around that, I've adopted using the properties panel for type changes, which opens…

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  16. Go back to old method of "space after" paragraphs

    I'm fine with the concept of allowing users to adjust the "spacing between paragraphs using same style." But the way this feature was added doesn't make sense: I think you should have left the old "space after" system the way it was, and allowed users to add the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" box as an extra option. The way you set it up (unless I'm misunderstanding something), anyone wanting to put spacing between paragraphs now has to enter data into two boxes, whether they want certain sections to have custom spacing or not. It makes the "spacing between…

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  17. Loading icon animation

    The spinning icon dots are off-centred and rotate awkwardly. It's only visible briefly, but looks clumsy in a premium app.

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  18. A5 paper size wrong

    The paper size for A5 in the presets is technically wrong as it should be 148.5mm wide and not 148mm. You can't change the built-in presets but it would be really helpful to do so as our onward print workflow relies on 148.5mm wide files and it's really annoying to have to change it after it's all been designed if you forget to change the page size at the beginning.

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  19. Keyboard shortcuts to move around Layout not working (listed under Layout Menu)

    These page and spread move shortcuts, listed under the Layout Menu, aren't working, making it very laborious to move through my 80 spread layout.

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  20. GREP failure

    InDesign 2019 14.0.2 has created a new bug with GREP. If you search for any character, InDesign jumps half way through the file.

     So, for example, if you click the cursor at the start of the document, instead of GREP finding the very first character that you search for, it instead jumps towards the end of the document.
    
    So, for example, if you do a search for the letter &#39;a&#39; in GREP, it will miss most of the document out and find the first one towards the end of the document.
    To confirm this, if you do a search and
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