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  1. Bug: Schein Nach Aussen -> Größe lässt sich nicht verstellen

    Bug Report (in german):

    Windows 10 / 64-bit,
    Indesign Version: 14.0.2 x64

    Steps to reproduce (in german, because german indesign version):
    1. Erstellen Sie ein Objekt, z.B. eine Ellipse
    2. Auf "Effekte" klicken (Das "fx"-Symbol im Fenster "Steuerung")
    3. "Schein nach außen" auswählen
    4. In "Schein nach außen" lässt sich der Wert "Größe" nicht mit Pfeiltasten (arrow keys)
    verstellen.

    Expected result (german):
    Der Wert "Größe" in "Schein nach außen"-Effekt sollte sich mit Pfeiltasten verstellen lassen.

    Actual result (german):
    Der Wert "Größe" in "Schein nach außen"-Effekt lässt sich NICHT mit Pfeiltasten verstellen (und ist ausgegraut)

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  2. Master page effects don't render properly unless overridden.

    I have a drop shadow on a Current Page Number marker on my Master page.
    On the document pages, the marker renders the correct page number, but the drop shadow is always the character that's rendered on the Master page (In this case, a "B").
    Only if I detach the item from the master page will it render properly.

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  3. Anchored item with white overprints

    This is a 'white' bug.

    I regularly use anchoring to keep items aligned and for spacing.
    Text is black. Art or tables need white in them to knockout the shade beneath.

    When a table is placed inline or a piece of art is anchored in a text box that has a color or a border... the white is ignored in the anchored object.

    There is no reason to ignore a color just because it is inline or anchored.

    This bug forces me to layer the object on a different layer, causing extra work in keeping the item aligned after edits.

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  4. PNG with transparency importing working only with only 24bit images

    Just think it would be better to have the possibility of using high-res PNG pictures with transparency.

    At the moment it is impossible as background becomes white.

    Seems to be working only with 24bit pics.

    Thanks

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  5. IDML save changes Object Styles/Transparency Settings

    When I export a package the resulting IDML and INDD files are different.

    In all cases, the IDML file appears to randomly assign different transparency settings to random objects across any number of pages. One Object Style was changed to 60% opacity when it should have remained at 100%. In another a drop shadow was applied at 75% and Opacity was set to 60% for the image inside a graphic box, when neither effect had been turned on for the content of the box object.

    It has taken me awhile to track down. My partner was opening idml versions of…

    2 votes
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  6. Transparency Effect bug

    Transparency Effect bug - Effects all objects on spread instead of only selected object.

    I select a regular rectangle shape object with a solid fill (yellow) and change it's transparency under the effects menu to 75%. I have another regular rectangle object with a solid fill (turquoise) that's transparency is 100%. However, once I change the yellow rectangles transparency to 75%, the turquoise rectangle appears as if I've also changed it's transparency to 75% - not the desired result. When I change the yellow rectangle object back to 100% transparency, the turquoise rectangle object appears at it's original 100% transparency…

    3 votes
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  7. Shadow Effects Washing Out Image

    I am using InDesign 14.0.2 on a Mac with Mojave 10.14.3.

    When trying to add a drop shadow or inner shadow, the image gets washed out. I've provided screenshots that show the image with and without effects.

    My supervisor also noticed this on her computer. I believe she is on High Sierra and CC2019 but I don't know if it is up-to-date on her machine.

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  8. gradient feather disappears

    The gradient feather disappears when expanding the group with the gradient feather applied.
    グラデーションぼかしを適用したグループを拡大すると、グラデーションぼかしが消える。

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  9. Problem with drop shadow exposure when placing from Illustrator into Indesign

    I am using the latest version of Indesign (14.0.1) and Illustrator (23.0.1).
    When placing a .ai file with transparency in Indesign and then making a drop shadow (in Indesign), the transparant parts of the object has the drop shadow above it, instead of beneath... :0

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  10. tiff transparency

    Transparency of TIFF files does not work in InDesgin. The same files worked well in Windows, Photoshop. I have to get around by batch transform TIFFs into PNGs in order to save the transparency. Please fix it.

    The attachment is one of my TIFF files that doesn't work with InDesign only.

    2 votes
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  11. BUG: Imported InDesign file gives wrong preview

    When I create an InDesign 'web'-file and apply a gradient feather the preview of this file does not show the elements which have the effect applied to.
    When I create a new 'print'file with the same dimensions and elements the preview is correct.
    It seems strange that these files seem different in their backbone somehow.

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  12. Effects not working correctly

    Some of the "effects" (inner glow, outer glow, basic feather, etc.) do not work as they are supposed to. For example, I cannot get the "outer glow" effect to apply only to text, it either applies itself to the whole object or it applies a very faint glow that can hardly be seen and that no amount of adjusting will fix (yes, I know that I have to choose "text" from the drop-down menu and unclick the effect for the "object"). And, just now (11/8/2018, 1:30 pm), I was trying to apply a gradient feather to just the "fill" of…

    4 votes
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  13. Objects with Opacity Fill below 100%, appear as 100% when PDF proof placed in a layout file.

    Created ad with objects containing simple color fills below 100% (50% and 30%) opacity. Exported proofs to use in a Indesign magazine layout file. Once the PDF was dropped into a frame, those faded opacity values jumped back to 100%. Fix was to re-edit the original files, change Opacity values, re-save, re-export proof, drop proof back into main layout. Very annoying.

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  14. eyedropper

    The eyedropper suddenly stopped working correctly. See attached images to show which eyedropper options are selected and what the result is. The color should be a flat blue and instead a gradient effect is being applied. This is happening repeatedly throughout many charts within this document. I'm in InDesign CC and it's up to date. I just reset all of my preferences manually as the shortcut keys have never worked for me and my pages panel stopped working.

    4 votes
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  15. Clearing effects applied to an object causes InDesign to hang.

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1): Get the spinning beachball of death when I try to clear effects to an object. Specifically gradient feather for opacity. Just started happening.

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  16. indesign cc transparencies have lines

    InDesign CC 13.1 renders transparencies with lines running through them. Appear to be just in screen display. Transparency does not print or export with lines. It's
    still very annoying. Is this a bug that is being worked on?

    3 votes
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  17. Transparency Bug

    BUG
    Periodically, transparency function stops working. Objects previously displayed as transparent no longer render that way. Usually restarting indesign fixes it.

    Indesign CC2018
    Mac iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
    3.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    24 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB
    Plug in - suitcase fusion Version 19.1.0 (7201)

    6 votes
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  18. Place .ai file indesign loses layers!

    Idea? This is a bug. I followed bug link...
    Placing .ai file into indesign cc preview is perfect until release. Shows random white spots &yellow.
    Renamed file. Same problem. The red is in new layer above the diamond. Normal layer with several overlays. Turned off overlays and same. Why is it that normal layer allows white through? Just when you think you’re an intermediate this happens.
    Red low quality diamond is illustrator.
    The rest is self explanatory assuming the other two files uploaded. One was import dialog box for placing with shift. Everything looks fine until I place it.

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  19. Gradient Feather -180° Shows Hard Edge

    Gradient Feather Bug @ -180°

    This bug has been in InDesign for many years.

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  20. drop shadow issues

    Hello!

    I'm trying to do an A3 poster with two layers:
    Layer one: A rectangle a white-black gradient fill and some line option and drop shadow applied.
    Layer two: Some text frames with white text with black strokes.

    When I add drop shadow to the text it looks just as intended on screen.

    But when I print it out on a big, expensive Samsung X7600 Series printer, I get a kind of gradient color in bottom of text frames. As if I had applied some color to the frame.
    (Please see the attached file "indd cc print screen".)

    I have…

    5 votes
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