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  1. Share for Review -Disappearing tools

    I have Indesign 16.0.
    On my first test of share for review, all the tools appeared.
    after saving it they disappeared. Then I saw that save as function disrupts the process.
    Then I signed out of my account and rebooted.
    When I signed back in the tools were there again.
    I opened another document (made in InDesign 16.0) and the tools were gone.

    THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!
    How do I get the tools to stay consistently?

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  2. Accessibility Tags order to match in InDesign and PDF

    Accessibility tag tree is not matching as per InDesign XML tag structure. We are doing more manual work to re-arrange the tag tree as per PDF view in Acrobat. We need to fix this bug in InDesign and match the tag tree as per InDesign tag structure for the accessibility PDF.

    Attached sample file and screen shot FYR....

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  3. update package

    Instead of making a new package every time it would be really handy to be able to update an existing package.
    proposed Use Case/action:
    a new menu item: Update Package… > Show package in Finder/Windows Explorer > Only the items that are not in the existing package will be added (the items in the package that are not used will be kept in the updated package)
    Thank you

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  4. scale tool freeze

    I am using the latest InDesign CC 2021 and my operating system is: MacOS Catalina version:10.15.4. I can't use the scale tool very often. It happens to any file, not limited to a specific file. What happens is if I use scale tool for more than 3-4 times, the software will freeze. So in the dialogue box, I am not able to click into and enter any number, it is just frozen. I can't even right-click at the app icon to select "quit", I can only force quit through Apple command.
    Guess what! I just create a new Indesign file,…

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  5. spinning ball

    mac mid 18, os 10.15.7, indesign 2021 (16.0.1).

    spinning ball coming every now and then … not able to reproduce, behaviour is arbitrary. but happens often when needing to do something creative or fast, which then is always VERY annoying to wait. I wish you could solve that behaviour or REALLY rework indesign, since it seems to hapen to a lot of other people too.

    thanks in advance.

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  6. Upside down graphics in CC library Indesign version 16.0.2

    I am trying to click and drag graphics from my document into a CC library and while the graphic is added, it is added upside down. When I double click on the graphic a new document opens up with just the graphic and it is once again upside down.

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  7. Photoshop .psb files grayed out in InDesign Open window.

    Hi,
    Photoshop .psb files grayed out in InDesign Open window. You cannot place PSB images using the "Place" command. However, you can drag and drop the file from the desktop into a InDesign picture box.

    Photoshop version is 22.1.1
    InDesign version 16.0.2
    macOS Catalina v10.15.7

    In fact, graying out of legitimate files happens on Catalina with other software. Excel sometimes cannot access to .xls or .xlsx files via the Open window.

    Sometimes legitimate files appear grayed out when the Open window is first opened but may turn black after few seconds.

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Exporting Fixed Layout ePub files from InDesign has errors

    A document exported from InDesign with a fixed layout selected has errors included in the file. Actually, the fixed layout epub is not able to be opened even in Adobe Editions PC version. Can this error be addressed and fixed?

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  11. Text anchors in alternate layouts break

    If I create a document with text anchors and then make an alternate layout, InDesign gets confused as to where the links should go. I would love to be able to create the alternate layout and have InDesign understand that those links go to the locations in the newly created layout.

    Apparently, the broken text anchors in alternate layouts have been an issue for a while. Here's a thread on Creative Pro (https://creativepro.com/topic/text-anchors-in-alternate-layouts-broken/) from 2013 about it.

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  12. Presentation mode does not show latest text

    This has been happening intermittently across the last several versions of indesign:
    When entering presentation mode, I am shown an outdated version of my page. It is as if there is some kind of rendered page view cache that is not being cleared.

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  13. Document Fonts slows everything down

    There is a huge speed / usability problem with text boxes that happens when there is a Document Fonts folder contiguous to the InDesign file. I think it doesn't even have to be a text box with a font from Document Fonts.

    Clicking into or escaping out of text boxes impossible or freezes InDesign. Whole app is super slow, and unusable.

    Id v 16.0.1

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  14. Wiew - Grids & Guides - Hide Guides TAB Ctrl+; - it does not work on my keyboard

    Wiew - Grids & Guides - Hide Guides TAB Ctrl+; - it does not work on my keyboard

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  15. revisions are not showing

    When my collaborators comment with a pin everything works but when they highlight a text, I see the comment but 1 time out of 2 the highlighted text is not highlighted. So I can't see where my collaborator wants me to make changes.

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  16. InDesign publish online is not working.

    I had been using it successfully all day, now it just says "document not found." Or it will partially load but certain frames will have a broken icon. Then as I click through it will suddenly stop working again and say "page not found."

    HELP PLEASE!! I am working on a deadline

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  17. spacebar used as toggle for hand tool from another tool

    When using any tool—after using the spacebar to access the hand tool temporarily, the hand tool then remains. It does not toggle back to the tool used previously.

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  18. 2 votes
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  19. alt drag

    Alt + drag doesn't copy anymore, it only moves objects.
    Indesign 16.0.1 / MacBook Pro (late 2009), MacOS 10.15.7 (19H114).

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  20. Broken Creative Cloud links when linking to InDesign documents after InDesign 2021 Update

    I work for a global creative agency. We use Creative Cloud for all of our lockups, logos and vector artwork.

    Since updating to InDesign 2021, we've noticed that all Creative Cloud links are broken and when we export a file with embedded InDesign documents within it, we need to go through and open every single InDesign file again.

    We now have to check every single link in every single exported PDF as there is almost always some broken assets that show up as white boxes.

    InDesign doesn't give any alerts for broken links in this instance either.

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