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  1. 5 votes
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  2. 32 votes
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    49 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support all this while. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  3. Persistent startup screen

    When opening old ID documents frequently the startup screen hangs on the main screen. This happens specially after missing images, plug-ins an fonts warnings. Have to quit and relaunch ID...

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  4. There is a chance you close your file without knowing you have not saved it!

    It is very simple, just follow the steps below:

    1. Create a new file.

    2. Type a letter (lets say "A" for example) and save your file.

    3. Change the letter to "B" [Notice the "*" beside the file name and the "Save" Option being enabled in the file menu, since the file has been changed]

    4. Save the file again. ["Save" command and "*" disappear]

    5. Now, undo the last change (Back to "A") and save.

    6. Now if you redo the change, you will have "B" in the screen, Notice that the file has changed since your last…

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  5. Placing and Moving Images Changes Opacity

    If I place an image and then try to move it within the bounding box, the opacity appears to change to around 50%. However, the opacity is still set to 100%. I can correct it by hitting Undo which reverts the image back to normal. From what I can tell, it is only a visual bug. Exporting the image doesn't show the change in opacity.

    I haven't been able to reproduce this issue consistently but would say it happens around 80% of the time I try to move an image. Another interesting thing is that if the issue happens and…

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Effects/Transparency  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Closed: Fixed  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    Hi ,
    Thanks for reporting this issue. We are already aware about this issue inside “InDesign CC2017”.
    Hence, we have fixed this issue inside our latest release “InDesign CC2018”. Please try it out.

    If you still face this issue inside our new release please do let us know.

  6. AGLFN: ZWJ, ZWNJ, ZWS in PDF

    Indesign is not written ZWJ (U+200D), ZWNJ (U+200C), ZWS (U+200B) with its glyph name uni200D, uni200C, uni200B respectively.

    This is not helping in copying the text with ZWJ (U+200D), ZWNJ (U+200C), ZWS (U+200B) from PDF.

    These non-printing characters are copied has "space" instead.

    These non-printing characters in Indic scripts are part of text. With and without these characters, text can changes its meaning.

    Please support these characters with AGLFN glyph names in fonts in Indesign, PDF export feature.

    More info

    https://github.com/adobe-type-tools/agl-aglfn/issues/1#issuecomment-323822117

    2 votes
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  7. "Show Asian Text Options" setting not appearing in Perferences

    "Show Asian Text Options" setting not appearing in Preferences after I looked under "Type" and everywhere else - make it unable to type in Chinese with InDesign

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  8. ID CC crashes when edit original is clicked from right-click context dialog in Win 10

    Running CC 2017.1 on Win 10 with tons of memory. After ID has been running for a couple of hours and I right-click edit original on a l inked AI element it instantly crashed. However, choosing edit original from the links menu does not crash. Have deleted cashes and recovery, turned off plugins. Nothing works. See attached error message.

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  9. When I start inDesign (12.1.0.56 x 64 build, English Windos version), I get a message from Windows Script Host code 800A0035

    Everytime I start inDesign (12.1.0.56 x 64 build, English Windows version), I get a message from Windows Script Host code 800A0035 (see attached). How can i get rid of this bug?

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  10. "align to document guide" function menu is inverted

    The menu says "align to document guide" but it disables this function

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  11. 2 votes
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    Need more info  ·  4 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Horizontal page display in Pages pane should be spine aligned

    When View Pages Horizontally is chosen in the Pages pane, the ('floating left'—CSS speak) spread thumbnails should all align on their spines, making the first odd-numbered page flushed to the right as the even page to the left.

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  13. Interactive elements do not export to interactive PDF

    Version - Adobe Indesign CC
    2015.3 Release
    11.3.0.34 Build
    operating on Mac OS X El Capitan, Version 10.11

    Steps to reproduce issues:

    Create a new document with a double-page spread in Indesign.
    Import four images into document and arrange on spread.

    Import a shape into Indesign that will be assigned as a pop up box that will appear above Image 1 when rolled over, and place shape next to Image 1.
    Place some text (e.g. "Image credit') on top of shape and group text with shape.
    Open Buttons and Forms dialogue box:
    - Convert group to a button.
    - Set…

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  14. Text Frame Otpion

    Text hops around in text box from top to bottom when moving text frame. I have seen a lot people online having the same issue. Only work around, and it's just that a work around not a fix, every time you place text you have to go to Object>Text Frame Options>Baseline Option and click "Use Custom Baseline Grid". Doing this every single time I place text is getting rather tedious. Just encountered bug today, restarted both indesign and imac, the bug stayed. About to re-install indesign all together.

    4 votes
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  15. Surface Pro 4 And Gestures

    I have a new Surface Pro 4. When using Adobe applications, gestures on the touch pad (for example pinching or scrolling) either don't work or are really bugy with little control. I was told by Adobe that this is due to the detachable keyboard on the Surface Pro.

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  16. InDesign Publish Online positions incorrectly...

    If you follow the below link in Safari (Mac Desktop), any spread that contains an ad repositions itself in the top left corner of the screen instead of centered. Additionally, in all browsers, the videos all autostart at the same time when the publication opens for the first time. Anyone have any ideas?

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/fc04e8a4-61f4-4c44-b306-0a01723b11ed

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  17. Multiple Bugs in CC17

    Display issue 1
    Random lines appeared on my screen. Baseline grid and guides were hidden as I was in Preview Mode, no explanation for these lines.

    Display issue 2
    Text doesn’t display correctly when I apply a different Paragraph Style Sheet. (It displays the text in both the original Paragraph Style and new paragraph style on top of one another, even though the new Paragraph Style is selected). I needed to deselect and reselect another paragraph of text to rectify the issue.

    Dialogue box issues
    Both videos show how I’m unable to select from the drop down menu in InDesign.…

    2 votes
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  18. window

    Fuck You Adobe

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  19. wont activate clipping path in InDesign

    shows clipping path available under options, but will only activate if done thru Phototshop

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  20. The lists of entries for a cross reference is not ordered

    Some panels with items (e.g. links) can be ordered by clicking the column header. Others cannot. Among these are the lists of references to choose from when inserting a cross-reference. These seem to be totally unordered. As a result, it is a pain to look for the right one (e.g. choose from a few hundred in a large document). I consider this a bug because other panels do have this ordering

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