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  1. Command-N for "New Folder" within "Save" dialogue box doesn't work

    This is a bug – or at least, it doesn't adhere to the Mac standard for commands for "new folder." Such basic commands seem to fall by the wayside for flashy new features – but, why? It impedes workflow.

    It hasn't worked for a number of versions.

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  2. create new file / indesign 16.0.2

    I can't create a new document. I can open an existing document, but not create a new one...

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  3. Autosave issues? More frequent spinning beach ball for 15-20 seconds - unable to do anything

    I assume this is related to Autosave because it only happens in Adobe products. I just upgraded to Big Sur (another buggy and annoying "upgrade") and the spinning beach ball happens twice as often now, and it lasts almost twice as long.

    It's so f*cking annoying because I'm unable to do anything. It just happened and lasted 20 grueling seconds.

    I bought a new MacBook Pro (late 2019) and I've never had more annoying bugs and intrusive, workflow-killing weirdness going on in the 15 years I've been using both. Apple blames Adobe and Adobe blames Apple.

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  4. Keyboard shortcuts do not work at startup

    All keyboard shortcuts — including cmd-K for Preferences and cmd-N for New Document no longer work at program startup. They become functional again after a document is created or opened. Please restore this functionality.

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  5. Keyboard Shortcut for Type Tool

    Using the keyboard shortcut for Type Tool activates tool for a second then it switches to Selection Tool automatically making it very frustrating to layout and adjust text boxes.

    MacOS Catalina
    InDesign 16.0.2

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  6. InDesign 2021 will not open and can't uninstall

    After I installed the 2021 version of InDesign, it stopped functioning. It will not open and won't uninstall (all attempts through Creative Cloud and Windows have failed in errors).

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  7. Verifying "Adobe InDesign 2021"

    Since updating to 2021 versions of Creative Cloud applications, there's a persistent 'Verifying "Adobe _____ 2021" message that pops up frequently.

    Once you see these, you can't get rid of them. A restart is required.

    The version is the latest version (16.0.2)

    Steps to reproduce: Update and then open InDesign

    Expected result: InDesign opens normally, verifies and the verification message disappears

    Actual result: The verification message never goes away. The cross icon doesn't work.

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  8. Font no longer recognized. FIX NOW......

    Prior to the InDesign 16.0.2 update, fonts worked fine. Now - fonts I've used for years (such as Futura Extra Bold) no longer work.

    This needs to be fixed. NOW..

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  9. when creating new document the bottom of that window doesn't appear

    I just downloaded Indesign but when creating new document the bottom of that window doesn't appear, so can't press "Create"

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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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  14. Adding new facing pages moves shape layers on other pages

    I am designing facing pages for a 300 page book layout in InDesign V16.0.1. When I add a new set of facing pages above pages that have existing graphic elements on them, the a few of the shape layers on some of the below pages shift approx. 18 points to the left or right for seemingly no reason. It is not all of the shape layers on all the pages, it's just one here and there, and sometimes it's text layers too. None of these elements are grouped with any others, and they are not Master Page elements. It appears…

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  15. InDesign Slow in MacOS Catalina when using a calibrated screen profile.

    I am an experienced user of Adobe products for over 20 years. My current subscription is to Adobe Creative Suite (full). I am using a Mac Pro running MacOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) on NVMe SSD with 48 GB RAM and AMD 5700 XT GPU with 8GB VRAM. All Adobe apps are up to date.

    If I use a calibrated screen profile, InDesign becomes extremely slow, so that every selection of a menu item, every key-press, every pan or drag, becomes incredibly slow.

    This fault is independent of document size (it happens with a new document, with one blank page). It is…

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  16. Ordre de la barre de contrôle

    Serait-il possible que l'on puisse avoir, dans la barre de contrôle, le même ordre des outils que l'on soit en outil paragraphe ou en outils caractère

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  17. The "spinning ball" when working with a graphic box!

    I have a serious problem! My InDesign 2021 (version 16.0.1) shows the "spinning ball" every time an image is placed into the graphics box, as well as when duplicating, copying, pasting the image box (with an image inside), as well as when updating the image in the graphics box. The "spinning ball" is shown every time for 11 seconds. However, the image type (psd, tiff or eps / ai / pdf) does not matter. Working with such a performance bug is very difficult. Adobe, I demand to fix this as soon as possible!

    Notes: MacBook Pro 13 Retina (mid 2014),…

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  18. InDesign index entry dialogue box virtually unusable

    Have been using the indices extensively on a project - rarely use it this often - and can't help but notice the size of the dialogue box makes editing virtually impossible. The entry is barely 15-20 characters wide, when a lot of entries I have are more than 50-60 - some 100 or more. Could really use a much better dialogue box - and the index menu itself the type is much too small to work with easily - almost going blind using it! Thanks.

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  19. InDesign file size out of control

    Working on a large 2500+ document and any time I open and make even a minor update - just updated the TOC automatically - the file balloons from 48MB to over 72MB in size. Unnecessary. Please get this under control. Thanks.

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  20. InDesign no longer automatically returns to source folder

    Noticing with the recent updates that InDesign no longer returns to the source folder when opening files and/or importing content. It throws me somewhere else... sometimes root user folder [of no use] sometimes a folder I used days ago, very unstable implementation.

    InDesign has a temp file associated with it - you open an InDesign layout - it creates a file with a garbled filename - no other apps do this, just InDesign. Why does it not use this temp file to help it locate where it should point to?

    I'd really rather eliminate the temp file altogether. Can it…

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