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  1. Ligatures do not appear

    I need to use a barcodes font that contains ligatures of pairs of digits. this ligatures are not recognized by InDesign. it works in Illustrator and eg. MS Office so its not an issue of that font but may be a bug in InDesign. Name of the font ist 2of5.ttf

    InDesign 19.4 x64, Window10

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  2. InCopy: Notes in text shifting randomly when exported as PDF.

    InCopy version 18 and 19.

    To recreate the issue : add a note to any point of a text paragraph in InCopy and export the document as PDF. This results in the note (yellow sticky note) shifting randomly within the PDF document.

    What should happen is that the yellow sticky note should be in the area of where the note was initially anchored in InCopy, after you export it as PDF.

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  3. table of contents

    Updating table of contents causes InDesign 2024 [19.4.0.63] to crash. Over & over.

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  4. Page navigation counter resets for each chapter

    When exporting a reflowable EPUB from InDesign (19.4), the "Page Navigation" checkbox in Export Options → General generates accessible and usable doc-pagebreak markers and corresponding page link entries in a TOC.

    The minor issue I'd love to see resolved is that the ID counter of page numbers resets back to 1 with every chapter/file when exporting a .indb Book file, making all page numbers mismatched from Chapter 2 and forward.

    Technically, the page links "work" from the TOC because they link to both a unique file and a unique marker within the EPUB. But the page ID#s don't match the…

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  5. InDesign 2024 19.4 crashes if you apply a Style Pack to multiple selected unthreaded text frames. In previous versions this worked just fine

    InDesign 2024 19.4 (Mac M2 Max chip, macOS Ventura 13.6.7) crashes if you apply a Style Pack to multiple selected unthreaded text frames. In previous versions this worked just fine.

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  6. Indesign 2024 not working with window-snapping apps

    I recently upgraded to InDesign 2024. I use BetterSnapTool to arrange my app-windows in order to have a efficient and practical workflow. But InDesign 2024 does not work with BetterSnapTool (BST) or any other window-snapping apps due to this reason I received from the BST support:
    "Unfortunately all window manager apps on macOS are affected by this, Adobe has broken their window resizing behavior in their recent updates. Their products do not respond correctly to window resizing requests using the macOS Accessibility API anymore. As of now I don't think there is anything I can do to fix this. If…

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  7. Images or graphics disappear (Mac M1; Sonoma 14.5) (ID V19.4)

    Hi, It
    This Problem happen >> InDesign performance issue: Text disappears while editing <<
    I'm unable to copy images or certain objects.
    Images or graphics disappear, and I can't click or select them, even though they're still visible in the layer panel.
    I've tried using the "Alternate" function, but the image still disappeared.

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  8. Find Color not working

    Find Color [in document] fails to find specific color swatches.

    1- I deleted all unused swatches.
    2- I tried to track down redundant or undesired swatches that remained (in example, it was a pantone red/orange)
    3 -"Find color" could not locate where swatch was used
    4- I deleted the pantone swatch and converted to magenta in order to visually locate magenta in my document since "find color" did not do so.
    5- Found the color in a text field

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  9. Running Header issue with anchored textframes (for alternative titles)

    If I use an anchored textframe to have abbreviated versions of the headlines as running head, they override every following trigger until the end of the story.

    I use character styles as trigger set to 'last on page'.

    Please fix this. (Or configure a better way for customizable running headers. Preferable in combination with the table of content)

    See also the following post:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-randomly-skipping-text-variable-triggers-for-running-headers/m-p/11700448#M408635

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  10. Text and picture boxes flash white when selecting and moving

    This is a problem I’ve been experiencing for some time and it’s still present in the latest version I’ve updated to.

    Whenever I select any item on the page - a picture box or text box - and I drag to another position, the item flashes white for a frame as I move it. This occurs whether I move the item with or without holding down the Shift key. It is only the item that flashes, not the rest of the page, but if I am moving a large shape or the background image, it becomes uncomfortable to the eye.

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  11. Colours not previewing when changing Paragraph rules and text colours

    When changing the colour of text or paragraph rules in my document, the colours are not changing on the page - they are still showing as white, even though both rules and titles have been changed to orange.

    If I drag the text block off the page to the bleed/slug area, the correct colour change can be seen. When I export the pages to PDF the colour is also showing up correctly, yet I can’t see them when working in the document. See screen shot below.

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  12. Cannot load PPD file in the Print dialogue box when choosing PostScript file, ID 19.4 version

    When generating postscript file from the print dialogue box, one needs to choose a custom PPD file. This was possible up to the previous version. Now the drop down box does not have an option to load a PPD file. Adding a PPD folder under the preset folder with your custom ppd file also does not work (this also worked up to the previous version). That is a big departure from the previous version and brakes my workflow.

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  13. Reflowable EPUB3: "Page Navigation" export option adds a space inside hyphenated words at page breaks

    1. Version of InDesign: 19.4

    2. steps to reproduce

      • create a new InDesign file
      • add a text frame to the blank page
      • add enough text so some words are hyphenated at the page breaks for the next pages
      • export to epub3
      • enable "Page Navigation" on EPUB export
    3. Expected result
      Page navigation markers are added without interrupting the hyphenated words at the page breaks.

    4. Actual result

      When using the "Page Navigation" export option for reflowable EPUB exports, InDesign adds a <span> and </span> tag pair with a blank space character in the HTML export instead of simply dropping the soft hyphen that was…

    3 votes

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  14. opening an IDML zeroes the pasteboard dimensions

    EVERY time when I open the IDMLs (probably from previous version of indesign - now I have 19.4 x64) the pasteboard dimensions are set to zero.
    And only with IODML - opening INDD goes normal.

    I think its a last update issue.

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  15. Find/change

    Find/Change is really slow to search when i add a Find Format style [None] in the search.

    The search works fine in my document if I just search on a text word or other styles but when I add [None] to ensure it doesn't change other character formats applied it then takes forever to find it.

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  16. InDesign black screen after I disconnect from the external monitor

    Black screen in InDesign after disconnecting from external monitor. If I close InDesign and restart it, it works again. But that's very annoying for my colleagues and me.

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  17. Publish Online

    When creating a document using Publish Online, there are several pages with graphical issues / glitches that aren't reflected in the original working file. We would like a fix for this please! I've got the published link below so you can A-B it against some of the attached screenshots from the original working file.

    Indesign v: 19.4 x64

    Here is the online published doc: https://indd.adobe.com/view/c2dd71db-83fc-48e7-a917-86440f6ed2cf

    2 votes

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  18. InDesign 19.4 crashing when clicking on text box

    I have a Lenova ThinkPad Windows laptop on Win 10 Enterprise, Build 19045. After updating from 19.3 to 19.4, the program began crashing whenever I clicked on a text box.

    I tested with different documents with the same results. I tried a few of the "usual" fixes for crashes (including removing the prefs folder and exporting to IDML) with no success, so I downgraded to 19.3. Downgrading fixed the problem, so there appears to be a compatibility problem with my system.

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  19. undesired text reflow

    When anchoring an object to which text wrap has been applied, the text in the paragraph receiving the anchor reflows in an undesired manner, affecting layout in minute but important ways. Trying to fit book copy around an image without creating spaciness within the shortened lines is hard enough without having all one's adjustments made null when the text shifts due to an anchor that has nowhere else it can be placed.

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  20. Logical error: searching words in selected text with Find/Change unselects text

    When using the Find/Change dialog to find text, there is an option to only search in a "Selection" of text. When the word is found, Indesign will mark that word, which would also unselect the text and no further search in the selection could be done. This is a logical bug.

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