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  1. scale tool freeze

    I am using the latest InDesign CC 2021 and my operating system is: MacOS Catalina version:10.15.4. I can't use the scale tool very often. It happens to any file, not limited to a specific file. What happens is if I use scale tool for more than 3-4 times, the software will freeze. So in the dialogue box, I am not able to click into and enter any number, it is just frozen. I can't even right-click at the app icon to select "quit", I can only force quit through Apple command.
    Guess what! I just create a new Indesign file,…

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  2. Text anchors in alternate layouts break

    If I create a document with text anchors and then make an alternate layout, InDesign gets confused as to where the links should go. I would love to be able to create the alternate layout and have InDesign understand that those links go to the locations in the newly created layout.

    Apparently, the broken text anchors in alternate layouts have been an issue for a while. Here's a thread on Creative Pro (https://creativepro.com/topic/text-anchors-in-alternate-layouts-broken/) from 2013 about it.

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  3. Wiew - Grids & Guides - Hide Guides TAB Ctrl+; - it does not work on my keyboard

    Wiew - Grids & Guides - Hide Guides TAB Ctrl+; - it does not work on my keyboard

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  4. Fonts wont apply

    InDesign wont apply a font change. I can highlight text and select a new font but the xhamge wont apply. It immediately reverts to the original font

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  5. Opening ID files from server: Missing required parameter

    I've been using my Apple Time Capsule connected to my WiFi-Router as a wireless HD for a couple of years now. Since I updated to Mac OS 11 (Big Sur) I cannot open InDesign (v 16.0.1) files directly from my Time Capsule. I get an error which should translate to something like "Missing required parameter "form" for method "open" (see attached). When I copy the file on my desktop everything works like a charm.


    MacBook Pro (Retina 13 Zoll, Anfang 2015)
    3,1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
    16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB

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  6. Find text plays an error sound when I press Return, even though it finds the text

    I have been working with indesign for a few months and already sent in about 10 bug reports. I feel like everytime I open the program I find a new issue. My colleagues say I have a knack for crashing programs or finding issues. I have a very similar problem with PS. I'm really frustrated with the UI and I can't imagine I'm the only one. I know this is a long shot, but feel free to contact me if you need a bug-spotter, because it feels like I found a lot already. And I have more issues that probably…

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  7. Paragraph style outline cuts through text

    After reopening chapters I sometimes find the outline of a paragraph going through the text instead of below it. I can't relyably reproduce it, but it has happened several times.

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  8. Cannot delete empty pages

    I have empty pages at the end of my chapter. There are text frames on them, because they got created automatically. There is no content in the text frames. If I delete the page, it's gone until I scroll, then it re-appears. If I delete the text frame, the page duplicates itself. I've seen the issue described in the forums, but the solution is such a hack.

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  9. key commands randomly stop working

    This is in InDesign version 16.0.1.
    Key commands randomly stop working for zoom (command + spacebar), proportional sizing (command + shift and command + option + shift), and even just using shift to move on a vertical or horizontal line.
    I use these constantly and the only way I have found to fix them is to restart my machine. restarting the program does not work and I can't find any conflict that may be causing this.

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  10. Reopen last closed/unsaved document(s)

    You should be able to reopen the last closed/unsaved document(s) in case you accidentally close a document and click "Don't Save."

    The Chrome browser has a similar feature: "reopen closed tabs." And Google Docs allows you to view and restore all previous versions of a document.

    With Indesign, if you accidentally click "don't save" the document is gone forever, according to the support person I spoke to. You can't find it in the archive folder and you can't "undo" that either.

    I was on deadline and accidentally closed a large car dealer ad with 20 cars in it and in…

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  11. metadata delimiter

    Hello, This is to report an ID behavior that constitutes a bug (to my thinking). This behavior has existed in every version of ID that I'm familiar with from the beginning through CC 2021. Documentation states that you can use any delimiter character you prefer in File Info. But it doesn't tell you that it will change your delimiters to semicolons as soon as you hit OK on the File Info dialog. This has been a thorn in my side for many years. I produce periodical scientific journals using InDesign as my layout tool. And ID is awesome for that.…

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  12. Placing Graphics is missing from online User Guide Manual

    When going to InDesgin online User Guide, the whole section of placing images is missing (Both in English and Hebrew - didn't check other languages).

    I mentions this in Adobe Support Communities on May 22, 2019 Here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-user-guide-search-place/m-p/10535619?page=1#M147718


    1. Adobe InDesign Middle Eastern Version, 2019-2021


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues : Go to InDesign User Guide:
      https://helpx.adobe.com/hken/indesign/user-guide.html/hken/indesign/using/welcome.ug.html


    On the left under the topic list, there is no topic for Placing Graphics.


    1. Expected result: The topic should appear in user guide, in all languages including Hebrew.


    2. Actual result: The topic is missing.


    This topic exist when you google search it,…

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  13. (Read-only) files cannot be saved since the latest update

    Im working towards a server and after the latest update i only get (Read-only) files. And have errors where indesign crashes several times.

    No issues when I work and save Ai, Psd och Ae files.

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  14. No one else can open my files

    I've had several recent designs that I've been the author on, that when I share the working file can't be opened by other users. This has occurred with a company work design file and a personal project design. In both cases, these files were made with InDesign 2021 on Windows 10. The other users that tried to access my files were on Macs (unknown OS) using InDesign 2021 as well. This is problematic and damaging to workflows if other users can't open and work in files created by someone else.

    PS. It is unclear if this is an issue between…

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  16. Purchasing Stockphoto's doesnt work

    When clicking on the shopping chart, by selecting a picture from adobe stock, nothing happens.

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  18. Update not working through Creative Cloud

    When I try to update from InDesign 16.0 to 16.0.1 trough Creative Cloud nothing happens?

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  19. Tutorial image link is broken.

    I can't find InCopy UserVoice, so leave a message here.
    The image display on the page below is not working properly.
    Why don't you check the link again?

    https://helpx.adobe.com/kr/incopy/using/workspace-basics.html

    And if you have InCopy UserVoice, please tell me where it is.

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  20. AOL Mail Service Error

    You may face an AOL mail service error during composing or replying to an email message. This error can be occurred due to an outdated browser, poor internet connection, and stuck cookies and caches in your browser. This error can also crash your AOL login site and blocks you from receiving and sending email messages. Before you face more issues because of this error, try the enlisted troubleshooting tips and deal with the AOL email login service error.

    Change Internet Browser settings.
    Enable the Protected Mode option.
    Launch Browser without Add-ons mode.
    Add AOL to the list of trusted websites. …

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