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  1. Adobe color theme - my theme

    unable to load or add themes, keeps asking to log in when im already logged in.

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  2. Changing text color with properties panel.

    This is about changing the text color of a selected text field through the properties panel.

    Current behaviour:
    When a text field is selected the properties panel shows just the color of the box not the text. To change the text color a number of clicks through two submenus are necessary.

    Suggested behaviour:
    Text and box color are displayed directly in the properties panel.

    Thanks!

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  3. eye dropper tool missing

    Return the eyedropper to the tool panel. I rely on this tool daily and suddenly, it is gone. Why would Adobe take this away? I'm really annoyed. It looks like other people posted this same question a year ago, but mine was here on Friday and today it's not.

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  4. When choosing "stroke" and other tools in "window" the tool "glyphs" comes up..... the same happens when choosing "swatches"

    When choosing "stroke" and other tools in "window" the tool "glyphs" comes up..... the same happens when choosing "swatches"

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  5. Swatch shortcuts missing

    Hi,

    I've just notice that shortcut menu to delete, group etc has gone missing from my swatch panel. I can't find any way of getting this back.

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  6. Gradient scaling breaks/does not work when copying from Illustrator

    OS: Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101)
    InDesign: 15.1.1
    Illustrator: 24.2.1

    I think InDesign has a bug. Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a shape in Illustrator (RGB OR CMYK) and insert a color gradient.
    2. Copy it and paste in in InDesign Document
    3. Scale it (bigger) in InDesign and it breaks the vector apart (the part with the gradient)
    4. See Video attached

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  7. Exclude color fields in book synchronization synchronized nevertheless

    I have book files and do not want to synchronize the colors. I disable this in the synchronization options.
    The colors will still be transferred/synced to all synchronized documents.
    ID CC 2018/2019/2020

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  8. Error with Illustrator & Indesign in the overprint function

    As Indesign & Illustrator unfortunately is doing right now:
    If the overprinted area contains a smaller amount of the same base colour (c/m/y/k) than the overprinted area, the overprint function mutates into a kind of cut-out function:
    in which case Adobe replaces the area of the cutoff area with the lower color value of the area to be overprinted.

    Example 1
    Area below to be overprinted (cmyk): 20/0/100/0
    Area at the top that is to overprint (cmyk): 40/0/0/0
    A.) Current result cut surface: 40/0/100/0 (okay)
    B.) Correct result cut surface: 40/0/100/0
    or C.) alternative result cut surface: 60/0/100/0
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    where…

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  9. paper swatch tint

    There is strange bug at the paper swatch.
    The tint of the paper swatch should not be customizable, but it can happen.

    Try this in the latest Indesign:
    - Make a shape.
    - Give it a swatch, a cmyk one which you can delete.
    - Set the tint on 25%
    - Than delete the swatch from the list - and let the paper swatch replace it when you delete it.
    - The paper swatch takes over the 25% (though it isn't changeable after it)

    When you change this CMYK-swatch to the paper swatch instead of delete it, the tint jumps…

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  10. swatches

    Im using Indesign 15.0.2

    I the swatches palette I am missing the place where I see and change if a certain colour should be in fill or stroke ...

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  11. eyedropper options

    I'm using InDesign 2020 and lately when I (accidentally) double click the eyedropper tool in the toolbar, it opens the Eyedropper Options window. There's an "OK" and "Cancel" button. When I click on either I can't close the window. It stays in the foreground in all applications. I can move it around, but not close it. The only way I've been able to get rid of the window is to force quit InDesign.

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  12. eyedropper

    Eyedropper tool inside colour palette for text (double click on the T in the foreground background colour selection) doesn't function on Mac. Also crashes the application.

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  13. Can't open Colour Book as it's own panel, therefore can't save to Workspace

    Can't open colour books as it's own panel (unlike Illustrator which allows you to). This would be useful because it would potentially allow you to save a colour book in an InDesign workspace, saving a lot of time if you consistently work in a single colour book/space.

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  14. Find/change for object changes fill color from what you enter

    You enter a gradient swatch and when you go to click find next, program changes it to a random gradient. Indd ver. 14.0.3. Need to quit and restart program to reset.

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  15. "Load paragraph styles" changes CMYK numbers


    1. Version 15.0.1, Windows. (Tested with some previous versions also.)


    2. Steps to reproduce:
      First: I'm using "Europe General Purpose 3" colour settings, which should, in general, preserve CMYK numbers during workflows.
      Create a new document A.indd. Define a new CMYK swatch S (for example, C50-M0-Y0-K0). Define a new paragraph style P which uses S as character colour.
      Create another document B.indd. Assign it some different CMYK profile than A.indd has assigned.
      Use "Load Paragraph Styles" to copy style P from A.indd to B.indd.


    3. Expected result:
      In B.indd, I expect to have swatch S with exact the same CMYK numbers than in…

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  16. Can't able to delete swatches

    I am using the Indesign CC 2015. My template document contains multiple swatches. I can't able to delete some of the swatches(PANTONE 7731 C, PANTONE 646 C,..). Even the delete option is also not shown for that swatches. Please check and provide the guidelines to handle this case.

    Thanks,
    Dillibabu

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  17. swatches

    When trying to change color values on a existing color in the swatches options panel the number and text apear all scrambled. If I change any value of the color and it save InDesign collapse every time.

    Two issues:
    • text scrambled
    • app closes when changing color values

    Any help we be greatly appreciated.

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  18. indesign 2020 vignette issue

    Vignettes created in the new indesign 2020, then exported to PDF and opened in illustrator disappear!

    Have tested with different macs and operators. All get the same result

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  19. Column Rule colour is inconsistent vs. Fill and Stroke

    The colour applied to a Column Rule is darker than elsewhere applied, e.g., Fills and Strokes.


    1. New file.

    2. Draw a text frame (no text needed) and set the Columns to 2 and turn ON the Column Rule with default values. However, set the Colour to 10% Black.

    3. Set the Fill and the Stroke of the text frame to the very same 10% Black.

    Notice that the Column Rule is darker than the Fill and Stroke. It shouldn't be.

    Hope this helps.

    Allan

    P.S. See the attached screenshot - I'm using Magenta rather than Black. Same results.

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  20. Non consistent display of PMS colors across applications

    InDesign 15.0 / Illustrator 24.0
    Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO12647-2:2004)
    PMS 3262U

    Object on the right is an imported Illustrator EPS with PMS 3262U and Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO12647-2:2004) profile.

    InDesign document also has the Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO12647-2:2004) profile, object is placed above the illustration: same PMS color but display of completely different color.

    Export to print pdf = correct color

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