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  1. Colour swatch problem. CMYK Sliders have changed to DIC colour system and I can't change them back

    Colour swatch problem. CMYK Sliders have changed to DIC colour system and I can't change them back.
    2019 Indesign CC Mac version.

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  2. type kits

    The option to have Adobe typekits is not showing up on any of my CC applications. I have the latest version of the CC subscription, however I no longer have the option to get adobe type kits.

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  3. STILL stuck in hand tool InDesign

    Stuck in hand tool... YES I read the existing thread... NO none of those fixes work. Adobe, PLEASE supply a REAL, PERMANENT fix.

    Running 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mojave 10.14 2.8 GHz

    I have NO OTHER programs running. RESTARTING neither the app nor the computer helped. I can't perform ANY tasks in InDesign.

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  4. find/change search selection changes randomly

    ID 14.0.2

    I use certain Find/Change queries repeatedly.

    The queries are saved with the SEARCH option set to SELECTION.

    Normally I select a portion of text and run the F/C query to automatically make changes.

    Recently however, the query is sometimes applied to the WHOLE DOCUMENT.
    I haven't found a pattern, but maybe once out of every 4 tries. It seems it randomly defaults to SEARCH=DOCUMENT, instead of the way the query was saved.

    Hope I have described it clearly enough...

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  5. Superscript numers will not carry over from mounted Excel-file

    When placing a link to excelfiles that has a cell with superscript numbers the superscripted number will not carry over to the Indesign document. For instance 1234[2] will just show 1234 in Indesign.

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  6. Interactive fields - FontSize too small when populated from Database

    Dear sir or madam,

    we've updated our InDesign from Version 13.x to 14.0.2. Now we encountered a problem with our interactive fields. The fontsize in our generated interactive PDFs is extremely small when populated with values out of our database. In contrast the fontsize is normal when the interactive textboxes are filled manually inside Adobe Reader.

    When we export an interactive PDF from our same source-InDesign file, the problem occurs only with the export from InDesign 14.0.2. No fields or any settings were changed.

    We're using iTextSharp for populating the interactive "AcroFields".

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  7. Still not fixed—GREP search fails to find all the matching instances in long documents

    An Adobe Indesign CC 2019 (version 14.0.2) file has fewer than 15K characters. A return, followed by the text “ppp”, appears 27 times in the file. They can all be found using the “Text” version of find, searching for “^ppp”. However, using the “GREP” version of find, searching for “\rppp”, only the last one is found. (I am running MacOS Mojave, version 10.14.5 on a MaxBook Pro, retina, 15 inch, mid 2015).

    I followed the purported fix found at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/search-issue-in-long-documents.html but with no success.

    Indesign files are invalid file types for attaching to this bug post; however I have a…

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  8. Still not fixed—GREP search fails to find all the matching instances in long documents

    The attached Adobe Indesign CC 2019 (version 14.0.2) file has fewer than 15K characters. A return, followed by the text “ppp”, appears 27 times in the file. They can all be found using the “Text” version of find, searching for “^ppp”. However, using the “GREP” version of find, searching for “\rppp”, only the last one is found. (I am running MacOS Mojave, version 10.14.5 on a MaxBook Pro, retina, 15 inch, mid 2015).

    I followed the purported fix found at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/search-issue-in-long-documents.html but with no success.

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  9. The crop marks in Indesign are inaccurate by 0.04” on the horizontal plain.

    The crop marks in Indesign are inaccurate by 0.04” on the horizontal plain. This is a big issue!!!

    I just wanted to get this info to the developers, in hopes of a quick fix.

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  10. "Add all stories to assignment" doesn't include content of anchored text boxes

    1) I'm using InDesign CC 2019 (14.0.2) under MacOS 10.14.6.
    2) - Open an INDD document with various text boxes
    - Execute Edit -> InCopy -> Add All Stories to Assignment
    3) I would expect this command to include also the content of text boxes that are anchored to other text boxes.
    4) However, it doesn't. The content of such text boxes is missing. However, when I go through the document and release all anchored text boxes before executing the command, it will work properly
    5) I'd love to attach an indd or idml test file but these file types…

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  11. "Add all stories to assignment" doesn't include content of anchored text boxes

    1) I'm using InDesign CC 2019 (14.0.2) under MacOS 10.14.6.
    2) - Open an INDD document with various text boxes
    - Execute Edit -> InCopy -> Add All Stories to Assignment
    3) I would expect this command to include also the content of text boxes that are anchored to other text boxes.
    4) However, it doesn't. The content of such text boxes is missing. When I go through the document and release all anchored text boxes before executing the command, it will work properly
    5) See attached test file, text box "Quick tips"

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  12. "Add all stories to assignment" doesn't include content of anchored text boxes

    1) I'm using InDesign CC 2019 (14.0.2) under MacOS 10.14.6.
    2) - Open an INDD document with various text boxes
    - Execute Edit -> InCopy -> Add All Stories to Assignment
    3) I would expect this command to include also the content of text boxes that are anchored to other text boxes.
    4) However, it doesn't. The content of such text boxes is missing. When I go through the document and release all anchored text boxes before executing the command, it will work properly
    5) See attached test file, text box "Quick tips"

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  13. layer

    When you remove a part of a grouped object, the rest of the object moves to another layer, even when that's locked!

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  14. Nested Line Styles interfere with Grep Styles

    I'm experiencing a bug where Nested Line Styles are interfering with Grep Styles.

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a Character Style "Small Caps" that only applies OpenType All Small Caps.
    2. Create a Character Style "No Break" that only applies the No Break rule.
    3. Create a Paragraph Style "Test":
        a. In Nested Styles, add Small Caps for 1 line
        b. In Grep Styles, add:
            i. Small Caps: ([\u\d&@#\$%/]{2,}(?!\l{2,}))|([\d\&@#$%]+)|(I'D)
            ii. No Break: (?<=.{55}).{15}$
    4. Fill with placeholder text, and add a string of capital letters (something that matched the Small Caps grep) somewhere in the middle

    You'll notice that the line…

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  15. Nested Line Styles interfere with Grep Styles

    I'm experiencing a bug where Nested Line Styles are interfering with Grep Styles.

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a Character Style "Small Caps" that only applies OpenType All Small Caps.
    2. Create a Character Style "No Break" that only applies the No Break rule.
    3. Create a Paragraph Style "Test":
        a. In Nested Styles, add Small Caps for 1 line
        b. In Grep Styles, add:
            i. Small Caps: ([\u\d&@#\$%/]{2,}(?!\l{2,}))|([\d\&@#$%]+)|(I'D)
            ii. No Break: (?<=.{55}).{15}$
    4. Fill with placeholder text, and add a string of capital letters (something that matched the Small Caps grep) somewhere in the middle

    You'll notice that the line…

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  16. when I place an A3 illustrator file into in-design A4 it scales down the content. The content should stay the same size

    when I place an A3 illustrator file into in-design A4 it scales down the content. The content should stay the same size as it does if I place it into an A3 in-design document. Is this a bug or can I stop the scaling down?

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  17. Font menu on the Control bar - using the keyboard to replace missing fonts fails

    If you attempt to use the keyboard to amend the missing [square bracketed] font in a given instance, by typing the name, using the cursor keys to select and then pressing enter to confirm, it reverts back to the missing font; rather than the normal behaviour (when a font isn't missing) of designating the font/weight chosen.

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  18. no opening screen

    When ID opens there is no splash screen. I have to click the task bar icon for a small box to appear top left of screen. Then I have to repeat and only then can I drag it open across the screen.

    Additionally the man splash scree has an endless loading animation of the rotating circle. Nothing loads into it. However once I have overcome the initial boot so far the version is usable, albeit with some functions not responding to keyboard shortcuts.

    Windows 10 latest updates ID 14.0.2 x64

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  19. InDesign randomly replaces placed images with grey boxes

    Indesign 14.0.2
    Max OS 10.13.6

    Indesign will on occasion replace all placed images in document with grey boxes.

    Issue occurs seemingly randomly when moving elements in the document.

    Issue affects all placed images in document, including .ai and .png images.

    Issue is not document-specific, although seems to affect documents containing transparency more frequently.

    Additional new images placed while issue is ongoing results in a grey box.

    Changing Display Performance settings does not resolve issue.

    Restarting InDesign resolves the issue.

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  20. Data Merge should support Line Breaks (New lines) in the data field without needing new field

    I understand you can create a new field in order to make a new line but each field has a different number of lines that becomes difficult.

    I am inserting lyrics for a client and they want each line to have a break in between. Some are short (2 lines) and others may be as long as 20 lines. multiple fields would be a ridiculous solutions. Data merge should support it with a special character like /n or the like. It would make things way easier. Thank you.

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