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  1. InDesign CC2019: Mouse cursor is quickly flashing whenever moving placed objects

    The mouse cursor is quickly flashing and lagging whenever moving placed objects and it makes it really hard to click/drag/edit the image

    7 votes
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  2. InDesign 2019 Fails to open properly and freezes.

    I recently updated to InDesign 2019 and had no problem using it last week.
    Today it is not opening properly, taking around 10 minutes to open a file, then freezes the second I try to do anything in a text box.

    It has occurred with every file I've tried, multiple times.
    I have also tried ending all InDesign processes and restarting my computer.

    Not sure if anyone else has come across this issue?

    InDesign CC 2019: v 14.0
    Windows 10: v 1803

    41 votes
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    49 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
    Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

    List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    Regards,
    InDesign Team

  3. 2019 workspace not sticking

    upon opening a new document in Indesign 2019, workspace needs to be reset every time to return to preferred working environment.

    22 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Others  ·  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 14.0.3

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

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    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 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  4. A2

    When choosing the A2 format in a new document you get the following tallllll document

    1 vote
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  5. Content Aware Constantly Crashes

    Windows 10 - i7 6700 with a Nvidia Quadro graphics card, and 16gb RAM.

    Layout images in a spread and some dummy text.
    Select image and press teh Content aware fit button
    InDesign crashes

    Expected result
    Image fits with no crashing

    Actual result
    InDesign crashes everytime

    It's a newly created document.

    Images are stored on server - thought this was the problem - moved all images to desktop - still crashes.

    Saved the file to IDML and opened that and resaved it.

    Reset the preferences

    Shut down/End Task of all non-essential programms, including anti-virus.

    CC2019 build 14.0

    File attached (embedded…

    1 vote
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  7. PDF Comments not hiding

    PDF Comment import does not hide comments on the layout after the Hide Comments on Layout button is pressed.

    The following is the process I followed:
    - Displayed the PDF Comments pane in InDesign.
    - Imported comments from PDF's.
    - Selected the Hide Comments on Layout Button in the PDF Comments pane.
    * Comments are hidden from view.
    - Leave the InDesign window
    - Return to InDesign, and some of the comment boxes are shown, some are not shown, and some are partially shown (the box is cut in half).
    - Move cursor over the Show Comments on Layout button.…

    4 votes
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  8. Step and repeat Bug

    Step and repeat is not working correctly.

    If you have an object, whilst holding option, drag the object to a new position and release, the object is duplicated. This works correctly. If i then select Duplicate from the Edit menu, it should repeat the the last duplication. It does not! It uses the last step and repeat measurement. This is a bug.

    This is using indesign 2019.

    The bug is not in indesign 2018, it works correctly here

    1 vote
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  9. Canvas does not update

    On opening a document, the area where the page/canvas would display is transparent (desktop is visible behind). Moving the view causes the canvas appear. When editing the document, the cursor does not appear and text does not appear highlighted until the view is moved. Objects do not display correctly after being moved - sometimes this is fixed by moving the view, sometimes not.

    This is InDesign CC 14.0 on a MacBook Pro 13" 2017 model with MacOS Mojave.

    1 vote
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  10. Text cursor position not accurate

    Using Text on Path (Circle), every time. If I click in specific area to make a text correction the cursor shows in the correct area needing change but when typing it is actually 4 characters out of place affecting text not needing changes.

    2 votes
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  11. palettes stay closed/hidden when I open documents

    Version of InDesign: 14.0

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Close documents so that all documents are closed. (All palettes close.)
    2. Open a document.

    Expected Result: I expect the palettes I last had open to be there automatically.

    Actual Result: The document opens, but the palettes stay closed/hidden.

    Any Workarounds: Currently, my workaround is to hit Command-Shift-D to bring up the Links palette. When I do that, all the palettes appear. I could, of course, select any palette from the menu, but a keyboard shortcut is so much quicker than mousing around to a menu item. This behavior didn't happen in…

    2 votes
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  12. Printing Error: ^1

    Ever since the 2019 update nearly all of our inDesign files refuse to print, you get error message ^1. We are running MacOS Mojave printing to a Cannon Image Runner Advance

    7 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you please look at the separations plate and let us know the color values.

    You just have to follow simple steps:

    1. Launch your InDesign
    2. Create an object say rectangle and fill your color
    3. Go to Window→Output→Separations Preview
    4. Select the drop down of View to Separations
    5. Hover over your object. The separations will show you how much % of which color component comprises the color.

    Also, let me know the Platform and OS version that you are working on.
    A short video showing the issue will be very helpful.
    You can directly reach me out at sakverma@adobe.com

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  14. Layers panel is always minimized upon start

    After launching InDesign the panel group with the panels "Layers/Scripts" is always minimized (AID2.png) although I saved my workspace with expanded panels (AID1.png). Tried to resave my workspace or create a new one, but the issue remains. When I reset my workspace the panel gets expanded, but only until the next launch of InDesign. It's not severe bug, but a bit annoying to reset the workspace on every launch of the program, because a workspace actually is dedicated to help avoid setting the workspace again and again, shouldnt' it?

    1 vote
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  15. InDesign opens destination folder when exporting.

    My InDesign opens the destination folder when exporting PDF-files. In my work I export files daily and I have to export them separately. So when I do this, after the export has completed successfully, the destination folder opens up automatically, which is very annoying. I can't seem to find any place, where I can turn this off. I can only turn it ON, if I don't export separately.


    1. brand new update CC 2019

    2. Create a document with more than 2 pages. Export all the pages separately.

    3. That it exports the pages separately into the destination folder without having the need…
    4 votes
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  16. InDesign Enlarges New Assets larger than their Bounding Box

    Since the new update, every time I drag an image or logo, etc. into Indesign and drag out how large I want the asset to be displayed....
    - Indesign places it (after a short delay), but makes the bounding box smaller than the actual asset. So the logo gets partially covered by the bounding box.

    I'm not using the content aware sizing or anything. The bounding box should exactly match the asset as its being dragged in for the first time. Very frustrating.

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Patrick,
    We’re sorry to hear that the latest version of InDesign is not behaving as per your expectations.
    You said that you are not using Content Aware Sizing. However, could you check once again to see if you have enabled the setting ‘Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option’ in the Preferences dialog (under General section)?
    Also it would be helpful if you can show us a quick demo of the issue and/or share the file (along with the asset).

    Ravi Kiran
    Adobe InDesign team

  17. Lose tabs when converting to curves in document since new update

    I have noticed since I updated to the newest 20.0 version yesterday that every job that I have used set up tabs in and then convert to curves to go to print production (avoids any font reflow issues when processing film) the tabs do not hold. This has never been an issue before this update. Please fix this bug.

    1 vote
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  18. Footnote links lost when exporting to HTML

    Randomly the number and link are both missing, not all but some. Sometimes there could be just one footnote number or 10...but some or all are missing. The footenote references are there with the links, just not the footenote number/link.

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  19. PDF Export

    InDesign CC2019 / PDF Export Print (Druck)
    It is no longer possible to export correctly to PDF x3 or x4; and it is no longer possible to change the export settings of colour profiles (for example to FOGRA 39 or ISO Coated etc…)

    24 votes
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  20. Imported PDF not previewing in high quality

    When placing exported PDFs from Adobe XD, High Quality Display previews don't show properly when GPU Performance is selected. You must turn off GPU performance or select Typical Display.

    MacOS 10.12.6 mid 2015 MacBook Pro.

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