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  1. Problem with shadows under tools, but maybe it is just me...

    Could someone confirm?
    As on zoomed screenshots... W11. ID 17.3

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  2. 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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  3. Image copyright notice in EPUB exported images removed by ID

    If you create an InDesign ePub that contains images with copyright notices, inspection of the exported image files within the EPUB (ie. OEBPS/image/*) shows that the embedded images have had the copyright notice removed.

    Ideally, copyright messages should be retained throughout the export process.

    The TIFF source file has an IPTC Copyright message.

    macOS Big Sur, ID 17.3

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  4. freezes at (starting up service registry) Indesign (17.3)

    HI.

    I suffer from a problem that some people talked about, and I tried all the solutions proposed by the community.

    But unfortunately, to no avail.

    The problem is that InDesign won't open, even though I have the latest version (17.3).

    The problem is that the start screen freezes at (starting up service registry)

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  5. InDesign responsiveness is very slow

    All the adobe apps are working fine aside from InDesign. It keeps on crashing when I am working and when it is not, the response is so slow. Tried to re-install but did not really help at all.

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  6. Caption Metadata in Text Variables

    InDesign version 17.3
    A Metadata Caption set in Text Variables can be on a layer separate from an image. In my workflow, this is good!

    Unfortunately, InDesign treats images on layers that are turned off as if they are on, and hence a text box containing a Metadata Caption is presented with multiple images to read from and delivers the message <Multiple intersecting links>.

    I discovered this by having a square image on one layer and a 4:3 image on another layer, a layer turned off. When the text box containing the caption touched the top or bottom of the…

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  7. Creating QR code for UK text message using 11 numbers (‭07875701049‬), but get error message. 'No useable data found' on iPhone camera

    Hmm very limited characters to describe the bug!? I just want to report the bug, or find out if I just need to include certain UK or International telephone codes, i.e. I have used the standard 11 numbers for a UK mobile/cell phone, but have also tried adding country and area codes... but still get the same result. Why is it only giving me an option to send this message with a, 'Post idea' button?? I just want to report a bug!

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  8. Nach Update fehlt die Möglichkeit ein Bild im Text zu verankern

    Seit dem Update auf InDesign 17.3. fehlt all meinen Bildrahmen das kleine grüne Kästchen das man zur Verankerung von Grafiken in Texten verwenden konnte. Auch das Einfügen eines verankerten Bilder per rechten Mausklick funktioniert nicht mehr. Vor zwei Tagen war die Funktion noch wie gewohnt vorhanden. Gibt es evtl. einen ShortCut, um diese Funktion wieder zu aktivieren oder die Möglichkeit die Software darauf hin zurück zusetzen, dass die gewohnte Funktion wieder vorhanden ist?

    Leider kann ich außerdem in diesem Webformular mit dem unten stehenden Button weder PNG-Dateien noch JPG-Dateien uploaden, um ihnen ein Bild von meinem Problem zu zeigen :-(…

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  9. InDesign freezes when trying to edit styles

    InDesign 2022 (17.3) freezes and becomes unresponsive when trying to edit styles of any kind.

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  10. Display settings affect Epub output

    I just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out why one of my images (placed Illustrator file) was pixelating in EPub output. The same image is placed in 6 places, and only in three of those instances was the output incorrect. Image is identically placed in all six instances (size and scaling), the link is valid (not missing), and all export settings were correct. As a last resort troubleshooting this, I realized that in the three locations that were pixelated, the display setting for those three was set to Typical rather than High Quality. I set them to…

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  11. footnote

    body text is overlapping with my footnote. I have to readjust the text box very slightly to reset or something to make sure it doesnt overlap and go to the next page. I am dealing with hundreds of foots and having to check each pages for this issue is taking considerable amount of my time. Kindly fix thank you.

    I am using indesign 2022 17.3
    I am using Macos catalina ver 10.15.7

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  12. Document.metadataPreferences and linkXMP entries only return first delimited value

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create new Indesign document
    2. Choose File menu > File Info
    3. In the Author field, enter "Jack; Jill" (excluding quotes)
    4. Click OK
    5. Run script "alert(app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.author);"

    Result:
    "Jack"

    Expected result:
    Either "Jack; Jill" or ["Jack","Jill"]

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  13. Switching between Cross Reference "Link To" types causes Crash

    InDesign 17.3 x64
    Edition Windows 10 Enterprise
    Version 20H2
    Installed on ‎4/‎26/‎2022
    OS build 19042.1706
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0
    Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1185G7 @ 3.00GHz
    Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.7 GB usable)

    1. New Hyperlink Destination: saved a Text Anchor (paragraph includes a graphic so I don't want to use the Cross Reference > Link To Paragraph option in this instance.)
    2. Cross-References palette hamburger
    3. Insert Cross-Reference...
    4. Change Link To from Paragraph to Text Anchor and it crashes. (I want to use Cross Reference instead of Hyperlink so it will include dynamic page number.)

    See attached crash reports…

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  14. Parent page issues Indesign 2022

    Indesign 17.3
    Mac OS 12.4

    Facing page document using 4 parent pages. All pages become left pages when converting to single pages. This has never happened in over 20 years of working in Indesign.

    Solution?

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  15. Turning on [Remove Blank Lines For Empty Fields] in Data Merge causes anomalies in the preview display

    InDesign 2022 v17.3

    Procedure
    1. Download and extract DataMerge-sample.zip.
    2. Open DataMerge-sample-Id2022.indd in InDesign v17.3.
    3. Make sure Remove Blank Lines For Empty Fields in the Content Placement Options in Data Merge panel is ON.
    4. Click Preview at the bottom of the Data Merge panel, or choose Preview from the Data Merge panel menu.
    5. Click on the navigation buttons in the preview to cycle through the data in the record.

    Expected Results
    Only the content changes. Each line retains its formatting.

    Actual Results
    If the content changes, the formatting of some lines will also change.

    DataMerge-sample.zip
    https://app.box.com/s/r2bovwm8xy2qrbj2ldlrepme48atnh92


    Japanese

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  16. Edit page format: Change Landscape/Height Format

    Changing landscape/portrait format via Pages > Edit Page Format does not change the orientation. Direct input of values does not either, only if the values are not equal to the original format.
    See video.
    Version 17.3. macOS 12.4

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  17. pages panel scrollbar and accents in spanish

    Hi. indesign 17.3 has been giving a lot of problems lately. The page panel has no sidebar to scroll down and up. There are pages that go blank and I have to restart the program to get the information back. If I type text, the Spanish accents "'" appear in triplicate. Could you please solve these problems?

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  18. Style mapping no longer seems to work between Word and InDesign

    Previously I was able to import Word (v16.62) documents into InDesign and map its Paragraph Styles to my INDD template's Paragraph Styles.

    In the latest version of InDesign (17.2.1), this does not seem to work, and the Paragraph Styles only come in in a single style.

    I have gone back and tested this using old files, which previously worked, but they now do not work: the Style Mapping doesn't seem to register at all.

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  19. Form elements are not exported correctly into PDF and fail Acrobat accessibility checker

    When I try to produce an accessible PDF form from InDesign, all of the form elements fail Acrobat accessibility checker. In my case, I have checkboxes and text fields.

    For example when looking into a check box element in Acrobat, the text label gets a <Section> and a child <P> tag and the actual form element a separate <form> tag (including the OBJR). How can this be?

    Using MacOS Monterey 12.2, InDesign 2022 version 17.3

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  20. arbeitsbereich erweitert

    Hallo,

    leider habe ich im Indesign CC, aktuelle Version auf Win10 - 64 Bit, immer wieder das Problem dass Indesign beim Neustart bzw. Start einer bestehenden Indesign-Datei keinen Arbeitsbereich lädt.
    Wie kann eine Einstellung treffen dass der Arbeitsbereich (z.B. Erweitert) automatisch mit jedem Start von Indesign oder Öffnen einer bestehenden Indesign Datei geladen wird.

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