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  1. Improve/Simplify Gradient and Gradient Feather tools

    Why is it so hard to create a simple Colour to Transparent gradient in InDesign? Why can’t we select 'None' in Gradients instead of having to revert to the Gradient Feather Tool to do the same job? And even then it’s difficult to change the colours because you can’t simply just drop an alternative colour swatch onto the Effect.

    Unlike Illustrator, in Gradient Feather, you cannot click on a selected colour in the slider to access your colour palette to change the colour. In fact, you cannot even edit the colour selection. 2 Tools, 2 ways of creating a gradient…

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  2. Object effects has stopped working

    Trying to add a drop shadow to text and non of the Objects/Effects capability are available. Links non-responsive. WHY?

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  3. Indesign transparency effect doesnt work when published online

    My Indesign is the newest version,19.4.
    The text transparency effect (multiply) doesn't appear in the online published version. it goes back to the solid color, not the color + multiply effect
    Preview is working fine and I had no problem when its exported to PDF

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  4. Transparency not working on Illustrator files

    Using ID 19.1 and Illustrator 28.2 I'm no longer able to view transparency on imported Illustrator files. Toggling CPU or GPU or Overprint Preview selection doesn't help. Changing color profiles as suggested by a similar bug report in the past doesn't help either.

    This issue only started in the past few days A recent Adobe update probably caused this since I haven't updated my OS recently.

    Note: updating to MacOS 14.3 didn't fix issue. My machine is a 2019 iMac with Vega 48. Problem doesn't appear on 2017 iMac or an M1 Mac mini.

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  5. MacOS Ventura 13.6.1, InDesign 19.1: fx (multiply, overlay, saturation etc) unavailable.

    Working with images/objects: When I try to select options below Normal in the Effects dropdown (multiply, overlay, saturation etc), the dropdown snaps back to Normal. It's also impossible to change the Effect's opacity.

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  6. Windows<Effect

    Can't move the slider by mouse in the Effect panel tool

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  7. Stripes in objects that have transparency

    Dear Indesign community,

    I have installed the latest version of Indesign and always have these stripes in those objects that have transparency. The level of transparency does not matter. I set the screen display performance to the highest quality. I've already uninstalled and reinstalled Indesign, but nothing has changed.These stripes can no longer be seen in the exported PDF.I use Windows 11, 64 bit, an Asus G814JV laptop with a 13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-13980HX 2.20 GHz processor. 32GB RAM. And an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card. Indesign version 19.0
    I don't have the option to turn GPU performance…

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  8. Parent page export differently gradient levels left to right

    When exporting facing pages with mirrored background images and gradient settings, all left pages seem to be darker and slightly warmer. The files are placed and linked to the same image from my hard drive and even swapping each image left to right causes the same bug. I even made a new parent page from scratch with the same issue. Pages look exactly the same in Indesign preview. The issue reverses when exporting a JPEG, where the left page is lighter and the right is darker.

    Indesign CC

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  9. Effect color cannot be changed, InDesign freezes

    Version 18.2.1 on Windows 11

    Steps:
    1. Open a new document
    2. Create a rectangle
    3. Right-click on it, browse to "Effects" and select "Drop Shadow"
    4. Click on the shadow color

    Expected:
    "Effect color" window opens

    Actual:
    "Effects" window is disabled (grey header), but no window opens. Furthermore, no InDesign window can be enabled when clicking on it. Documents can also not be saved via Ctrl+S. I have to close InDesign in Task Manager.

    1 vote

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  10. The Tiny Line Occured When Applied the Drop Shadow, Outer Glow Effect to Text

    1. Adobe InDesign version 18.1 for Windows
    2. The Tiny Line Occured When Applied the Drop Shadow, Outer Glow Effect and maybe for another effect to Text (as per screeenshot attached).
    3. Please advise there is a bug or something else?

    Awaiting the reply and advise to resolve it.

    Thanks & B/regards,
    Handjojo

    1 vote

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  11. Object effects not scaling when using numeric adjustment

    When I scale an object using the actual size of the object, say I have a rectangle 40x40mm with a stroke size of 4 point, and I increase the size to say 80x80mm the stroke still stays at 4 points. This also applies to effects that I have given the object, like a drop shadow. All the effects are not scaled if I scale the object numerically. No matter which panel I use and of course the transformation panel is marked to scale strokes and effects. The effects do scale if I scale it by percentage like they should.
    The…

    2 votes

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  12. Indesign Documents placed in Indesign do not show used effect after reopening

    … and also export "sometimes" the wrong rendering as PDF.

    After reopening the saved File with the Placed Indesign-File it always displays in a wrong way! Thats quite new! look screenshot below

    I also recognized that sometihing changed in handling with the effects in Indesign. Especially if I copy objects from Indesign to Photoshop (a thing i made over years without problems) .... the look as it was in Indesign changes unfortunally. The only solution is at the moment to export the parts as pic and open it than in Photoshop, to be save evrything is as wanted.

    This tells…

    1 vote

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  13. No transparency when placing vector objects from CC library

    All of a sudden InDesign does not support transparency from the CC library. Any object in the library with transparency no comes with a white background. I'm not sure why randomly this has started, but it's extremely annoying and a giant workflow hang-up.

    InDesign version: 17.3

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  14. Text appears heavier over a transparent image

    When text is in a layer above an image that has its basic blending mode set to "multiply" the text is rendered with a darker outline. This does not appear in the final PDF, only the preview, but it makes it extremely difficult to judge font sizes and whether text is bold.

    To reproduce:

    1. Create text in a text box.
    2. Insert a JPEG image on the page.
    3. Use the Arrange option on the image to "send to back" so that it is in a layer below the text
    4. Use Effects > Transparency on the image and set its blending mode…
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  15. enorme problème d'affichage dès que je scrolle ou zoome

    J'ai un énorme problème d'affichage depuis quelques temps, lorsque je scrolle mes pages sont illisibles, comme si il manquait des morceaux comme si elles s'auto-aspiraient par leur centre... ça se décale par le bord et le milieu.
    ca m'est devenu très difficile de travailler, je ne sais pas comment faire.
    Régulièrement ma barre d'outils disparait également.

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  16. InDesign 17.2 Gradient Feather and other effects DO NOT WORK

    Gradient Feather and other effects DO NOT WORK in InDesign 17.2
    macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017).

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  17. Paragraph borders and shading

    Corner size and shape arrows don't work. You have to manually type in a value. I thought that in doing so it would activate the arrows but no.

    IND 2022 17.1

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  18. Drop Shadow is Very Buggy Within the App for Text

    The drop shadow effect is very buggy in the editor and has been for quite some time. I just dealt with it for the longest time but it seriously slows down production when I'm constantly having to "fix" it by making a change to the text then Undoing it (i.e. delete a character, then press Command+Z). The bug happens when Drop Shadow is applied to text and you scroll down the page a bit. The attached images show the before and after. If I scroll down the page after "fixing" it, it just re-bugs out. I work with white text…

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  19. InDesign Effects applied directly to Text do not update when the text is changed

    Some effects that are applied directly to the text do not update when the text is changed. If the same effect is assigned to the text frame (object), this error does not occur. Switching to GPU Preview or GPU Acceleration on the Mac or turning off the same option has no effect on the error.

    Windows 10 mit InDesign Version 16.2.1 x64, only a time delay is noticeable.

    On Mac
    Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.7 mit InDesign 2021, 16.4
    Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.7 mit InDesign 2022, 17.0
    the effect remains for the old text until you save the file…

    5 votes

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  20. Transparency from PSD or PNG not showing in InDesign 17.0.1

    Since InDesign updated to v17.0.1 (from the v17 before this), transparency on pngs and psd's has stopped working. Instead it drops in a black background and messes with the colours.
    The image on blue shows how it should work (using a workaround dropping it onto white and setting the transparency to darken), the other is with the PNG or PSD imported with transparency. It was fine yesterday before updating.

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