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  1. InDesign performance issue: New document window gives blank screen

    Latest version of InDesign supplied by Creative Cloud installer on 64-bit Windows 10 PC.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. File - New Document.
    2. Bingo...

    Expected result:
    A useful window with options to create a new document.

    Actual result:
    A useless blank screen (see attached screenshot).

    16 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  2. Publish Online Incorrect German translation

    Publish Online.
    As reported in the forums:
    In the "readerView" is a translation error in the "language-dropdown-content"
    it should read "Deutsch" (without the "e" at the end)!!
    "Deutsche" would be reffering to "several German people" not the German language. That is ALWAYS "Deutsch" only.
    Looks weird for a "Deutsche" :-) Would be like reading "Englishes" as a language option...

    5 votes
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  3. InDesign 13.0.1 Crashes when saving older documents

    InDesign crashes when saving older documents to the newest version. Any suggestions? Fix?

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    2 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020.0.1 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, please submit the crash report to us. (The guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  4. Google File Stream error code: 14

    My InDesign (2018) document is synced for offline use in Google Drive. (We've just begun using Google File Stream). I go to open the document with WIFI disabled and this error message appears (see attachment).
    When I enable WIFI again, the document opens without issue.
    I'd appreciate any help please! Thank you.

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  5. Selection Toll

    My Selection Tool, does not display properly and makes this wield yellow/green did like image. This means, I can not select objects properly and this is affecting the speed I'm working at.

    Please Help!

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  6. Start Page is Blank on 30" Monitor

    On my 30" Monitor, the ID start page is blank. When I make my workspace smaller, say closer to 27", the start page appears, showing me recent files, etc.

    2 votes
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  7. Table with Alternating Row Stroke

    When using a table with alternating row strokes, the stroke between the first and second rows is always 1pt, not matter what the cell or table style is set to.

    In this example, every other row of the body should be stroked at .5pt. Everything works except the first row, which is 1pt.

    1 vote
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  8. footnote

    Does InDesign plan to update its footnote options so that a single column text can have 2-column footnotes at the bottom?

    3 votes
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  9. The book palette must be locked. (move the documents palette)

    a momentary unwanted user error.

    We should be able to move documents by option or command key.

    To make a small correction before printing. We move accidentally while working on files. We do not notice this. It's printing like this.

    1 vote
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  10. InCopy Assignments Updates Crash InDesign

    I have an InDesign book file housing several InDesign files that are news page documents with InCopy assignments. When I open the .indd files from the .indb file and a story has been updated (update links dialogue) when I click on "update links" InDesign crashes. I've clicked "don't update links" and it doesn't crash. However, when I go to the page that needs updating and I click update in the assignments panel, InDesign crashes.
    This all happened before and after I reset my InDesign preferences.

    3 votes
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  11. cannot click through InDesign to desktop or other apps after using Mission Control's window exposé feature in macOS

    It seems that after using Mission Control to thumbnail all open windows, InDesign no longer allows me to click onto other application windows that I can see underneath InDesign. So If I click on any window or desktop item visible, I get caught switching to InDesign, almost as though there's an invisible window still open and becoming activated. I can be in another app, try to click to my desktop, and it'll switch over to InDesign instead.

    Currently using InDesign CC v 13.0.1
    macOS 10.12.6

    If I quit InDesign and relaunch, it'll work again for a while. I think until…

    2 votes
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  12. Printer configuration

    Since the updates on Tuesday, January 23 2018, I am unable to print using my printer's fold and staple feature, which has never been a problem in the past. Also, I now have a notice that fonts are missing from my computer, and these are fonts I have used for several years.

    1 vote
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  13. It is impossible to export iframes to ePub

    To Adobe
    It is well known, that Apple blocks iFrames. But when you can insert youtube codes into an iframe in InDesign and see it work perfect in "Public Online", then why do the video disappear when I export InDesign files to the ePub format.

    Claus Bangsholm

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  14. Applying a paragraph style causes text to appear duplicated on screen, but it's not really.

    CC 2018, OS High Sierra, both most current, brand new install on a brand new iMac Pro.

    If I apply a style using a key command, 90% of the time the text from the cursor down goes crazy, looks duplicated. But if I hit the key command again, or click off the paragraph, or scroll, it goes away and is normal. So it's not really duplicating anything as far as I can tell. I screen captured exactly what it looks like.

    10 votes
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  15. Dragging the zero point to a new location will not work in rotated spreads

    If you rotated a spread view and you want to move the zero point from the origin to a different location the landing point is never the one you dragged the cross-hairs of the rulers to.

    It needs a sophisticated script that will workaround this bug. Currently I'm writing one, that should overcome this issue.

    Nevertheless, that should be fixed.

    Watch the movie clip where I like to drag the zero point to a new loaction and always fail.

    Regards,
    Uwe

    2 votes
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  16. Auto-sizing text frames not working

    When I try to auto-size a text box in "Text Frame Options," nothing happens. I generally click on the text box, open the text frame options panel with command-B and click on the auto-size tab. Once inside that panel, I attempt to auto-size. Nothing is grayed out so it appears as if it would work, but when I click on "width only" (or any other option), nothing happens and it just stays on the original selection. And I can't seem to find a work around either.

    2 votes
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  17. paragraph styles panel

    InDesign CC
    Expected: Paragraph Styles Panel opens to a list of my styles
    Actual: Panel opens and the list cannot be seen until the panel is widened to 3x its normal size.

    The panel appears to be split into two columns with the styles in the left column. When the panel is narrowered (ie normal size), the styles column collapses and the styles list cannot be seen. The only way to access the styles list is to enlarge the width of the panel to about 3x its normal size. Please see the attached image showing the action of the styles…

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  18. alt text

    Also category: Accessibility

    I'm having a problem with the PDF tags when applying alt text to a group of items- a feature introduced in the most recent version of Indesign. Even though our articles panel shows separate articles, ALL of the content that comes AFTER a group tagged with alt text will have their exported tags all appear nested within that group as well, ignoring the structure set up in the Article panel. For example:

    Article 1

     Group with alt tag
    
    

    item in group

    Item in group

    more content

    Article 2

     Article 2 content
    

    Will in the exported PDF appear…

    3 votes
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  19. Image tagged with sRGB, but InDesign assigns AdobeRGB (Workspace) and displays incorrect colors

    I´m using Indesign 13.0.1 x64

    To recreate please use the following steps (I have AdobeRGB as Working-space and preserve profiles):
    1. Create a new document
    2. Place the attached Image "Portrait_Edip-original.jpg"
    3. Look for the Profile in the links-panel

    The image has sRGB but displays as Workspace RGB but my workspace is AdobeRGB and also the colors are incorrect.
    Bridge and Photoshop both show the right profile.
    When i open the image in Photoshop and save it as jpeg it works in InDesign.

    I have this issue from time to time but now i´m sure it´s a bug.

    I work…

    4 votes
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  20. Recent files panel

    the link to the files in the Home panel is broken or inoperative.
    If I close a job under Ind (cc2018- 13.0.1), it is not possible to return to it, even immediately afterwards. I didn't move the file from his folder, but Ind can't find it.

    I tried to put "0" in the number of files in the preferences, then to quit Ind, then to reopen Ind, to put "1" file in preference and to reopen this same file by the browser, without success.
    The pop-up indicates the file moved or locked, which is not the case.
    Can "recent files"…

    2 votes
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