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  1. PDF comment panel resets when moving back and forth to the doc

    The website is too awkward to search quickly, if this has been posted/mentioned before, so apologies if this has been covered.

    I'm working on a catalogue I have PDF Comments on, and I'm sourcing content from other ID files. When flicking back and forth, the PDF Comment panel resets back to the top and opens up each page tab, after I've minimised that page, because it's so long.

    It's making it really annoying to go from the cat to a doc, come back, and have to scroll down dozens of pages' worth of comments, to get back to where I…

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  3. No visable PDF comments in PDF Comments Window

    ID 15.1.1, Win10

    31.8.2020 The problem exist also in New-File Window: only the black window, one can see in the attachment

    After importing the comments from a PDF file there is nothing in the PDF Comments Window. Although the comments are visable in main text, I cannot accept them in PDF comments windows, because I don't see them there.

    I have the same problem with the main InDesign window: when no file is opened, I see only black flat, no icons of previously opened files, as it was in previous versions...

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  5. InDesign 2020 • Script • PlaceMultiplePDF

    I've called a few times about this and this is the fastest way I've been shown to do Place MultiplePDF, resize pdf and fit proportionally:
    • Script
    • PlaceMultiplePDF
    • New document
    • Document Settings – deselect facing pages
    • Move master page to this document and apply to all pages
    • First page re-size PDF to margins
    • Fit Page Proportionally
    • CTRL ALT 4 to each page (document 898 pages)

    Can you come up with a script where you can re-size the pdf to the margins and fit the page proportionally? The CTRL ALT 4 is helpful but…

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  7. Text disappears after hitting 'Accept' in PDF comments

    ID 15.0.3

    Just started getting our client to use PDF Comments (instead of printing, writing on, then B&W scanning, then emailing back), I've imported the comments, then hit 'Accept' over the text amends he's made, the text then deletes/disappears. There's no styling or rules or anything else applied, it's just straight text.

    Screen shot had 4 price points on, but after hitting accept, it's gone. If I change the price manually and leave any original text (to see what happens) such as the $ symbol, then hit 'Accept', the manually altered text stays, but the $ disappears.

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  8. PDF comments: Delete <FEFF> marker after removal of all comments

    After choosing »Delete all comments« from the fly-out menu of the PDF comments panel at every position, where a comment was before the removal, a <FEFF> char is left behind, which shows up as a zero-width colon (:), when special characters are turned on.

    Since this is a useless char after deleting the comments, the <FEFF> should also be removed, when selecting the removal in the fly-out.

    <FEFF> shows up with XML tags, notes and index markers, so we can’t simply do a TEXT search for <FEFF> to remove it.
    BTW:
    \x{feff} doesn’t work in GREP search, which is kind…

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  9. Mapping errors of PDF comments for deletion when applied to list items (CC 2020)

    PDF comments for deletion of list items get wrongly mapped to InDesign when importing to CC 2020; e.g. include the last character from previous list item if bullet point / numbering was included in selection to be deleted, or may be mapped to a completely wrong part of another list in the document (Although this is likely due to confusion by text duplication, it shouldn't happen nevertheless).

    Haven't tested with older versions of ID.

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  10. Mapping errors of PDF comments for deletion when applied to list items (CC 2020)

    PDF comments for deletion of list items get wrongly mapped to InDesign when importing to CC 2020; e.g. include the last character from previous list item if bullet point / numbering was included in selection to be deleted, or are mapped to a completely wrong part of a document.

    Haven't tested with older versions of ID.

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  11. PDF Comments

    I really like this feature and it is a big benefit to my workflow. However, I find the ability to cut or copy from the comments virtually impossible. Would be great if you guys could make this aspect more user-friendly.

    Many thanks and stay safe
    Euan

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  12. Indesign quitting and slow while shooting PDF's

    InDesign 15.0.2 slow PDF creation, gets worse the more PDF's i shoot in a row, finally indesign quits.

    It all started when indesign was working very slowly.
    I fixed this issue by turning off GPU and Preflight.

    I have to regularly shoot Hi and Lo res PDF's, 50 at a time, 2 page brochures, 100 pages in the document, the first 3-5 pdf's shoot fine, then it starts to slow down, i spend 30 seconds on each pdf just watching the spinning progress wheel before it will even let me type in the page numbers, this gets worse and worse…

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  13. Please cancel the card payment.

    I didn't want to, but the card was paid. I thought it was a trial version.
    Card payment 24000 won minimum request

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  14. PDF comments made in Acrobat are not matched in my InDesign

    Hi !

    Since a couple of weeks comments PDF made by my client are not matched in my indd files.

    I have the latest version of inDesign and my client's Acrobat is up to date to.

    We are use to work on long files about 400 pages… pages can have different sizes. We didn't change anything in our workflow… I don't understand why it doesn't work anymore. About only 10% of comments matches… the other ones are (?)…

    Thank you for helping and fixing this bug.

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  15. Import PDF Comments - New issues

    We are facing below issue with PDF Comments option. Please check and resolve the same in next release.

    Point1: We received the insert marking with space, but the insert correction not imported in correct place in InDesign. It's moved to after the actual character. I've attached screen shot and samples FYR...

    Point2: We have PDF corrections in figure group. While importing the PDF corrections in InDesign, the imported correction not placed to correction position as per PDF. It's moved to some other place.

    Point3: We marked the deletion correction in PDF for entire sentence include period. But InDesign deleted the…

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  16. PDF Comments Unmapped / Adobe Indesign 2020, 15.0.1 (latest issue)


    1. Adobe Indesign 2020, 15.0.1 (latest issue, updated)

    2. Several files opened and attempted to edit with PDF markups. Have checked the PDF file in acrobat and correct.

    3. Comments should be mapped to identical document but are not.

    4. Most, if not all comments are unmapped (latest document completely unmapped - 50!!).

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  17. Printing error with Acrobat

    I get the following error message when I try to print InDesign documents to Acrobat.
    %%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
    %%[ Error: ioerror; OffendingCommand: readstring ]%%

    Stack:

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    øR½=Ö¤%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
    %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

    Getting frustrating. Any ideas on how to repair it?

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  18. PDF Comments not working

    ID 15.0.1 Mac

    Import PDF comments from file, including strikethroughs, replaced text, comments

    Faithful transfer of all edits to ID file

    Edits not being applied properly in ID file, though clearly present when PDF is viewed in Acrobat. It usually just deletes the text rather than replacing it.

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  19. PDF Comment Loading in the Master Page

    We have recently updated to 2020 version. In the previous version when I load PDF comments in InDesign they appear in the pages where they are suppose to appear. Now, in the 2020 version, they appear in the Master Page. Why is it like this?

    Also may I suggest when copying text in the PDF Comments panel that the "Command+C" be activated as this is more instinctively than clicking the "Copy" button from the panel.

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  20. formatted text


    1. 14.0.2

    2. importing pdf comments that have bold and italic text in the replacement text

    3. that it would show as bold or italic in the pdf comment dialog box

    4. shows all text as none formatted

    I can understanding it would be difficult to get that text to change to bold/italic when i click accept, but if i at least saw that it was bold/italic in the preview box i'd know to make that edit manually.

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