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  1. InDesign 13.1 Crash when show "Margins and Columns" Dialog and click "OK"


    1. Version InDesign 13.1
      Testing Windows 10(1709) and macos 10.13.4, same results


    2. Steps
      1 Execute InDesign 13.1
      2 Show "Margins and Columns" Dialog (Application Default)
      3 Click "OK" button


    3. Expected result
      Crash InDesign

    4. Actual result
      Don't crash

    15 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support. 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

  2. Hypernation

    Indesign 13.0.1.

    Bug: Hypernation in Slovenian language doesnt works

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. alt text issues

    I'm trying to apply alt text to vector objects and some elements in a table manually in indesign. The "object export options" window isn't allowing me to change the alt text source to custom or anything else besides structure and I am unable to edit/add anything in regards to alt text. I've tested it on other text and images/elements within the document and still run into the same issue.

    I'm having a difficult time trying to create an accessible tagged PDF due to this issue and many of the tutorials or help documents are outdated for CC capabilities. Any help…

    3 votes
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  4. locked into program

    While working in InDesign, I have to right click anywhere in the window to be able to access anything else on my computer. It's like it doesn't want me working in any other program except InDesign so it's trapping me. This has been a problem since pretty much the first day I started using creative cloud. There are 6 other people in my office that have never had this problem and we all use the same version of InDesign.

    1 vote
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  5. If Paragraph Format uses Shade, only the first line is underlined (instead of all) (Layer Problem!)

    Its not a suggestion, its a bug.
    Under Indesign 13.1, when e.g. a whole page is styled to have a gray shade behind it, and some paragraphs have to be undelined, then ALWAYS the Line before a hard return does not show the underline, because I suppose a layer problem occurs. Indesign seems to see the text on top, then applies the shade and under that the underlining for the text, which won't be shown then. The descenders are shown normally, since they are on top in the text layer. I have not found a way to tell the underline…

    4 votes
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  6. InDesign 2018 crashing when I go to linked endnote text

    I'm working with linked endnotes in InDesign 2018 (version 13.1), but my file originated in InDesign 2015 (I skipped 2017). I have already saved the document as an InDesign 2018 file but seem to be having problems importing a document with linked endnotes.

    I'm starting with an old InDesign file because I'm working on volume 2 of a multi-book series and want to maintain all my old styles. I don't know if that's relevant, but I have worked successfully placing linked endnotes from word in previous books already. In this one, the endnote references appear to have links but when…

    1 vote
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  7. Rollover images "stick" in Interactive PDF

    Hi, I am working on the document that contains multiple rollovers. All of them "stick" at one point or another, the images will change to "rollover" state but not to the normal state when hovering off. This is very confusing for the end-users. Please see attached pdf. I am using InDesign CC 2018.

    16 votes
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    8 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for reporting the issue to us.
    We have concluded our investigation into the issue. As per our findings, the bug belongs to Acrobat and there is little that can be done at InDesign’s end.

    We have already notified the concerned team, internally and they would be working on the same.

    For now we are closing this thread for InDesign.

    -InDesign Team

  8. BUG: Changes aren't tracked for bottom-right table cell

    The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. Likewise, inserting a new row in a table as the last row via drag and drop isn’t marked as an insertion at all. Inserting a new column in a table as the last column via drag and drop is tracked as an insertion for…

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We have been able to reproduce the issue.

    “The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. "
    This issue seems to be present since CS 6

    -Aman

  9. Place .ai file indesign loses layers!

    Idea? This is a bug. I followed bug link...
    Placing .ai file into indesign cc preview is perfect until release. Shows random white spots &yellow.
    Renamed file. Same problem. The red is in new layer above the diamond. Normal layer with several overlays. Turned off overlays and same. Why is it that normal layer allows white through? Just when you think you’re an intermediate this happens.
    Red low quality diamond is illustrator.
    The rest is self explanatory assuming the other two files uploaded. One was import dialog box for placing with shift. Everything looks fine until I place it.

    1 vote
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  10. Fullscreen Application Frame Under Menu Bar

    When opening the program, occasionally the top bar of the interface is under the menu bar. Being as that also contains the portion of the interface used for moving the whole window, I must change my System Settings to hide the menu bar to move it back down. This also happens in a couple other CC programs as well.

    1 vote
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  11. Embedded images in InDesign are not printing and only preview in Typical Display Mode.

    Need assisistance on MAC OS 10.13.4 running CC Version 13.1 InDesign will not print embedded images. It prints grey boxed with the X though it.
    Will only preview in Typical Display mode but not on High Quality Resolution.
    Please assist asap.
    John

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Hand Tool/Help Menu Shortcuts Mixed Up

    In their default states, the Hand Tool and Help menu options are bound to H and F1 respectively, but pressing H during normal use of the program consistently uses Help instead of the Hand tool.

    Removing the F1 shortcut from the Help menu fixes this issue. I've experienced it in other areas, and I assume this solution will work for those as well.

    2 votes
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  13. Indesign freeze my iMac when launching

    I can't launch InDesign. It just freeze my entire computer and I am forced to restart the iMac. Any idea?

    I reinstalled it and it didn't make any change...

    1 vote
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  14. InDesign fails to launch

    I cannot start InDesign on my Windows 10 notebook even though the rest of the Adobe apps work relatively well. On my main PC it runs without any problems. I tried re-installing the software, but it didn't help.

    2 votes
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    3 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

  15. publish online

    There is an issue with interactions and Chrome on Windows 10 platform. Initial load shows all toolbars and navigation arrows, as soon as you try to interact with any element on the screen toolbar and nav arrows disappear. I get an angular error (attached screenshot). It happens on multiple devices. Any thoughts? I looked around on the forum and there was no real solution. Notice in the screenshot how the toolbar disappears from the bottom of the browser page.

    4 votes
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  16. CC libraries

    CC Libraries doesn't load up properly, the drop down menu only stays open if I hold down left click on the mouse and doesn't load the library I want when I release.

    This bug has only come since the most recent update to CC2018 13.1. Running High Sierra on an iMac Pro 2017

    3 votes
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  17. Table Eyedropper crash

    Running High Sierra 10.13.2

    InDesign version CC2018 13.1

    Crashes when trying to select text within a table with the eyedropper tool, InDesign immediately crashes. This has been a problem for a couple of versions.

    2 votes
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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

  18. graphics change when scrolling


    1. Adobe InDesign 2018

    2. whenever I scroll through the spread the color fill in the graphics becomes distorted

    3. nothing should change

    4. all the fill colors in the text and graphics becomes distorted
      5

    1 vote
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  19. Cannot change printer or centering options on occasion

    This happens in both the print module and the print booklet module.

    I click on the printer's name in the standard InDesign print dialog box, go to select the new one, click on the new printer, and it acts like it selects that printer only to see that it reverts back to the printer that was previously selected. I try multiple times and it still does the same thing. I have to try different printer menus to get it to stick.

    This issue also happens when I try to change the centering option for the document. There is clearly excess…

    2 votes
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  20. Windows recents files (at opening)

    Sometimes the files are two times on the panel (same file) and sometimes is a wrong link (opening an other file the icon seems to be).
    Quit, refresh, open an other file : nothing to get the right link.
    Since the late update march 2018 ; I am on 13.1.
    Thank you for resolving idea,
    Pierre

    5 votes
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