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  1. InDesign book has .INDD file extension

    I noticed that in v. 15.1.2 an InDesign "book" file no longer has the .INDB extension, but is now an .INDD. If that is intentional, Adobe needs to update the User Guide at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/user-guide.html/indesign/using/creating-book-files.ug.html

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  2. Crash: book-panel shows unopened file as opened, when saving Indesign crashes

    I noticed an issue with the book panel.
    For some reason sometimes it shows the icon for "file is open" on some files even though they're not opened in Indesign.

    When I open and want to save them, Indesign want me to define a filelocation again. It seems that Indesign lost the connection to the original file then.

    When saving the file (I usually overwrite the existing one) Indesign crashes.

    See attached screenshot for the "opened file"-icon in the book panel.

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  3. Adding "Current Page" marker to TOC targeted paragraph doesn't use page numbering format

    InDesign 15.1.2
    Using "Current Page" in text that will be used for the TOC ignores page numbering. If I start a section on page 5, the TOC shows page 1 even though the "Current Page" on the specified page is correct.

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  4. book

    Os arquivos estão com problema de paginação quando faço o book.

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  5. Suggestion -book (choice of layers)

    I produce several multi-language books & brochures that consists of up to 114 separate documents linked via a Book file. Each language has its' own layer with the same name in all documents while other layers are exclusive to, or only exist in some documents. Currently when I have to Print or create a PDF of a specific language I have to open every single document to activate the layers I want visible, save, and then proceed to output the entire book.

    I would like to propose that Indesign incorporate an additional tab in its' print/pdf dialog boxes that lists…

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  6. Toc bad intraction with buttons

    Hi. I've been having quite a bad weeks because of this. A large catalogue with multiple "indexes" (I manage to made TOCs for differents styles, so I have some "indexes" done) . BUT, when I put them with some interaction buttons in other file of the book, the interactive buttons stop working.
    I try the new 15.1 update, but it was worst!

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  7. missing links in books

    When printing or exporting books to pdf InDesign tells me where to find text overflows. But missing or changed links are only mentioned as "there is a missing link somewhere in this document".
    So please tell me where is this missing link.

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  8. 목차 업데이트 시 영문 텍스트가 볼드체로 나타다는 문제

    목차 업데이트 시 영문 텍스트가 볼드체로 나타다는 문제

    인디자인2020 - ver. 15.03 x 64

    해당문제 언어: Khmer, Lao, Bengali

    빠른 해결 바랍니다. 제발....

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  9. unable to move TOC in ebook

    I am unable to move the TOC from the back of the book even though I put the TOC in front of the book after copyright. When export the book the TOC is still in the back or front of the book and often first pages are moved to the back of the book. Sometimes the entire order of the book gets changed.

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  10. The Book panel does not remember its size and location

    The Book panel is the only panel in InDesign that doesn't remember its size and position when you close and re-open it.

    Steps to reproduce:


    1. Create a new book (File > New > Book). The book panel is shown at the centre of the screen. No need to add documents to it.

    2. Move the panel to another location on the screen, and change its size in the usual way (click-drag on a corner of the panel).

    3. Save the book and close it.

    4. Re-open the book.

    Expected behaviour: the book panel is opened at the same location and at the same…

    3 votes
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  11. book workspace

    The Book window should be mappable to saved workspaces. I use custom workspaces and books, but the book window placement/size does not get recorded when creating a custom workspace.

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  12. Book panel - button "Add documents" does not work properly

    Adobe InDesign, Versions 15.0.0 and 15.0.1
    Steps:
    - Open a book or an indb file, respectively, or create a book (File - New book)
    -> the book is shown in the book panel without content
    - Press button + ("Add documents") at the tool bar at the bottom
    -> the file file selection dialog is opened with label "Add documents"
    - Select an existing indd file and press button "Open"
    Expected result:
    -> The indd file is added to the book
    Actual result:
    -> The indd file is not added to the book; the file selection dialog is opened again,…

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  13. 2 votes
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  14. [obj] tag appearing in contents of pdf on Windows

    We sometimes use inline images in section titles that are styles used for TOC generation. These "objects" do not appear in the generated pdf bookmarks, so we type the missing words in by hand. An [obj] tag, however, appears in the bookmarks of the generated pdf when viewed on Windows, even though it is not visible in InDesign (and not visible on Mac). This tag needs to be removed or at least made visible in InDesign.

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  15. Lock and Pause the Resynching in a Book

    It would be extremely time and frustration saving if I/users could lock/pause/disable the resynching process. The lock could be manually released once I have re-ordered the chapters in a book as I like them, Then I can allow updates and resynchs to happen en masse rather than whenever I make the tiniest change to the order of the chapters.

    You see: I write textbooks with exercises at the end of each chapter. Often these exercises are taken from previous books I have written. I then customise them for the current book according to the client's requests.

    Once I have imported…

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  16. File name editor in book tool

    It would be incredibly useful if you could use the book editor panel to be able to rename the underlying file. For instance, just before I finalise a textbook, I would like to be able to put chapters numbers in as a prefix to each file.

    At the moment, I have to remove "all" the files from the book. Or rename the files after closing InDesign. Then I patch up the book by using the resultant errors to remind me of which file goes in which sequence in the book. This process is very time consuming and unnecessary, considering the…

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  17. indesign crashes when deleting marker

    when i delete an index marker, indesign crashes. It's not with all markers, just one word that crashes the document. That word is in my table of contents and in my index so both crash.

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  18. Book / Index

    Indesign 2020 15.0, Indesign CC 2019 14.0.3, Indesign CC 2018:
    Crash when generating the index in a book with many chapters.
    The book has 156 chapters (from 1 page to 30 pages) - when updating the index reproducible crash.
    The book has 822 pages.

    Every time I sent an error report - no reaction. I think it depends on the number of documents.

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  19. Faulty save facility when updating cross references across a book

    When using the update cross-references on the Book panel of CC2020, it opens each chapter, it then updates the references, but then asks you to save and overwrite the chapter that it has updated. Maybe this is suitable for some, but I find it is frustrating when you have to agree to the file's same name and then agree to overwrite when you have over 20 chapters to go through every single time I update cross-references.

    CC2019 used to open, update and save the chapters without questioning you. Maybe this is an option I have missed under Preferences.

    Kind regards …

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  20. Excluding nummering of numbered paragraph titles in TOC does not work when a script generates TOC

    Current behavior:
    The TOC style specifies to exclude the nummering of numbered paragraph titles (NumberedParagraphOptions.EXCLUDE_NUMBERS).
    However, when the TOC is generated by a script via a call to createToc(), the TOC includes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles.

    Expected behavior:
    The TOC excludes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles, as specified in the TOC style.

    When the TOC is updated manually afterwards, the nummering disappears.

    When Googling for this problem, I saw that this issue was mentioned in the old archive. See attachment. Unfortunately, that archive is not available anymore.

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