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  1. Unable to drag nodes text frame

    InDesign 15.0.2, running Catalina 10.15.4

    I can easily add/remove nodes to a text frame but I have tremendous difficulty trying to move a node with the direct selection cursor. When I click and drag the node, the entire frame moves, indicating the node never got selected. A node seems to only manage to get selected about 10% of the time. I am not doing anything special for that to happen. It randomly works and 90% of the time it doesn't. Very frustrating.

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  2. Table second row incorrect spacing by default

    After including the table in the InDesign, I noticed that the second row bottom and top spacing gets automatically adjusted even if I try to adjust it manually or even after deleting the second row, the spacing on the second row is not showing up correctly. Please check attached screenshot for your review - check the second and third row spacing. Also, please check the table border lines as it is confusing.

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  3. proportional scaling

    When I click and drag to re-size a text box or picture box, the proportions are constrained even though I'm NOT holding shift, and the lock button next to width and height is NOT selected.

    Just started today. I've shut down and re-started my computer. I've closed and re-opened InDesign. I've downloaded the most recent update for InDesign.

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  4. Incorrect text wrap with anchored objects

    In Indesign 15.0.2 a bug has arisen in the text wrap of objects anchored in the text. The images show the difference between the old in the new version of Indesign. (OS X Catalina).

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  5. Objects can't be moved with the mouse cursor

    It's not possible to move objects with the mouse cursor, only by keyboard. (on windows 11pro) Thank you for helping soon.

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  6. Numpad bug with paragraph styles

    Loading an old Indesign file (version 2016 or older) in the new Version Indesign CC2020 causes a new bug.
    1.) I use Indesign CC 15.0.1 (2020)
    2) Open an old file of Indesign with many defined paragraph styles (from 2016 or older) --> try to edit some texts use text cursor klick in a textbox and type a 1, a 3 or a 4 on the numpad.
    3) I expect that the numbers 1, 3 or 4 to be typed.
    4) The paragraph style changes to another style without any shortcut set in the file or the paragraph style.
    5)…

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  7. Numpad bug with paragraph styles

    Loading an old Indesign file (version 2016 or older) in the new Version Indesign CC2020 causes a new bug.
    1.) I use Indesign CC 15.0.1 (2020)
    2) Open an old file of Indesign with many defined paragraph styles (from 2016 or older) --> try to edit some texts use text cursor klick in a textbox and type a 1, a 3 or a 4 on the numpad.
    3) I expect that the numbers 1, 3 or 4 to be typed.
    4) The paragraph style changes to another style without any shortcut set in the file or the paragraph style.

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  8. Numpad bug with paragraph styles

    Loading an old Indesign file (version 2016 or older) in the new Version Indesign CC2020 causes a new bug.
    1.) I use Indesign CC 15.0.1 (2020)
    2) Open an old file of Indesign with many defined paragraph styles (from 2016 or older) --> try to edit some texts use text cursor klick in a textbox and type a 1, a 3 or a 4 on the numpad.
    3) I expect that the numbers 1, 3 or 4 to be typed.
    4) The paragraph style changes to another style without any shortcut set in the file or the paragraph style.

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  9. [ Versions 14 and 15 ] Adjust Layout | Liquid Page Rule "Scale" is affecting the result

    Hi together,
    as it seems feature Adjust Layout is actually affected by Liquid Page Rule.

    Two identical pages will scale type differently if Liquid Page Rule is set to "Based on Master" on one page and "Scale" on the other page.

    This seems to be a bug. Liquid Page Rule should not affect the result of Adjust Layout. Applied my test documents from my German InDesign 2020 15.0.2.310 on Windows 10:
    200206-1-Wrong-Text-Size-with-LayoutAdjustment-INDD-2020.zip

    NOTE: I renamed the zip file to .zip.txt because this site will NOT allow to attach zip files.

    Also see into this thread at Adobe InDesign Forum where…

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  10. Indesign 2020 file opens off screen and HUGE

    I am using Windows 10, I upgraded to indesign 2020 and even before this my files open off screen and much larger than my monitor. I thought this would have been fixed in the 2020 version. Anyone know a fix for this?

    So I tried everything even working full screen, and files still open HUGE, like 2 monitors worth, and off the screen. I attached a shot of how files open when, desktop is in view with no background screen, and in full screen.

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  11. Duplicating pages moves content

    It seems duplicating pages in Indesign 2019 or 2020 moves content around the page. This is the first time I have experienced this after opening an old file, saving it as a new file and then trying to duplicate a page. The fix I found for this is to UNTICK 'Adjust layout' in the 'Layout/Margins and Columns' dialogue box and then try duplicating the page again. This time the content should not move. Definitely an adjust layout bug.

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  12. reverse layout

    Where is the Reverse Layout option in Adobe Indesign 2020? I am trying to create an arabic version of a book and have to mirror the layouts previous versions had this option. I do not seem to find this option anywhere.

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  13. Fit frame to content shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Fit frame to content keyboard shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Running InDesign Version 15.0.1

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  14. screen mode CC 2020

    I miss the screen mode and arrange windows buttons in the top toolbar in CC InDesign 2020! I know they are located in the left toolbar and the windows menu, but I want them back on the top!

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  15. InDesign 15.0.1 create new guides stops working and all guides disappear

    Mac 10.13.6, InDesign 15.0.1. Repeatable bug. Not related to having any browsers open.

    Create new document, can drag guides to page and see them OK. Paste elements on to page, still OK to create guides Adjust margins and columns, still OK.

    THEN, adjust Document Setup (for me, adding bleed) and all guides disappear. You can drag a guide from rulers and it looks like it is there, but when you click elsewhere on the screen then that guide disappears.

    Please get this sorted. I am sorry to say that this version of InDesign appears to be the buggiest version in…

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  17. Adjust Layout cuts off images

    When using adjust layout, no matter what setting are used and even when images all have "auto-fit" checked, the adjust layout function cuts off many images instead of resizing them with the frame.

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  19. Centering lines have disappeared.

    vertical and horizontal centering lines have disappeared. Pink lines used to show up when I was centering an object. Any way to get them back?

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  20. Footnotes Issue

    Dear Sir or Madame,

    since the automatic End-/footnotes have been implemented in indesign we have critical issues working with the program.
    We are a publishing company with several designers and do also publications with different languages (CC2014 was the last version, which worked without problems, as there have not yet been automatic footnotes).
    If we have a publication/book with two or more languages we work with different layers in indesign – for each language one layer. The problem starts, when we have also footnotes to work with. After finishing the layout in the first language, we have to duplicate the…

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