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  1. .ai layers lose the geometry when placed in ID with object-leayers-option

    Phänomen bei der Zusammenarbeit ID&AI.
    Beim Ein- und Ausblenden von Illu-Ebenen in ID zerschiesst es mir das Illu-Layout. CC2018 AI 22.1 & ID 13.1 Win 10 (Siehe Video)
    only Windows.

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  2. I'm using Windows with InDesign cc 2018, but I can't seem to export a single page from a multipage document.

    I know I can export separate pdf files, but I don't want 90 separate pages, I should be able to simply select one page and export it, with the printer's marks. I also tried to print to pdf using the print settings, but was unable to create a pdf file with the printer's marks and bleed, even though these were selected in the dialogue box.

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  3. Indic script rendering issue

    It seems that Indic Scripts should be supported by default in InDesign, without having to separately check boxes in preferences or select "World Ready Paragraph Composer" in the paragraph window's menu.

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  4. will not find/change text in locked boxes. why is there an option to find/changed locked text if it does not work?

    My idea is if you have a feature in the find/change panel that ostensibly allows you to find and change text in locked layers or boxes....that it should work to change the text! Trying to change locked section heds, but the feature won't find and change them unless they are unlocked. Which. IS. Not. Helpful.

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  5. After pressing "Cancel" in "Relink..." dialog, the item is no longer selected in the Links panel


    1. InDesign 13.1 x64, WIndows 10

    2. Select an image on the page, and it is highlighted in the links panel. Press "Relink...". Press "Cancel".

    3. The link should be highlighted in the links palette so I could press "Relink..." again immediately

    4. The frame is still selected but the image is no longer highlighted in the Links panel. You have to deselect the frame and re-select it (or manually click the link in the panel) to highlight it again.

    2 votes
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  6. Clearing effects applied to an object causes InDesign to hang.

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1): Get the spinning beachball of death when I try to clear effects to an object. Specifically gradient feather for opacity. Just started happening.

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  7. Get error message when exporting document to PDF

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1) -- will get an error message when exporting a document to PDF, especially if it is saving over and replacing a previous PDF version. Then both versions disappear from the finder, and then I can sometimes successfully export the document. Usually takes a couple of attempts before it can export a viable PDF. This just started happening.

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  8. InDesign crashes on Hyperlink panel open

    Latest version of InDesign 2018.

    Process video:
    https://cl.ly/0y1V3z190L0O

    I'm trying to add hyperlink to a text but it leads to a program crash. This happens only for 3 close lines of text in a one single file. The file has been sent to mr. Sushil's email.

    4 votes
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  9. 6 votes
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  10. InDesign produces 'failed to open the pdf file' error when importing pdf with dotted lines

    Using InDesign v13.1 on a MacBook Air (12 inch, 2017) running iOS 10.13, importing a .pdf generated using attached MS Powerpoint file LA02examplerunFigure.pptx resulted in 'failed to open the pdf file' error if the lines added to the graphic are dotted lines as shown (see attachment). Changing these lines to solid lines before exporting to .pdf solved this (see 'LA02examplerunFigure(noDotted).pptx). Upon experimentation, addition of any dotted line to the graphic in Powerpoint results in this error when the file is exported to a .pdf and imported to InDesign.

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  11. IDML Table style EndColumnStrokeType attribute missing

    When an Alternating Column Pattern is created in a Table style any value for Type does not get exported to IDML.

    I would expect to find the EndColumnStrokeType attribute, but it is never created. The equivalent StartColumnStrokeType, StartRowStrokeType and EndRowStrokeType attributes do exist.

    The missing attribute is not documented in the IDML specification PDF.

    Using version: 13.1 x64

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  12. Printing scale issues when printing with different color output options for composites

    Hello everyone,
    spotted nasty printing bug.
    When printing using "scale to fit", OUTPUT->Color: Composite and OUTPUT->Color: InRip or just Separations then the prints do not match (crop marks, image etc.) between "Composite" and "Separations".
    Paper size and printer model doesn't matter.
    Versions tested: InDesign CS6, CC17, CC18 all on OS X 10.10, 10.13
    Test file attached.

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  13. 2 votes
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  14. merging cells in a table

    I am trying to create a 9x12 horizontal postcard with 4 vertical columns and 5 horizontal rows. Then I merge cells to create different size ad boxes. By the time I get to the last merge, it pulls everything up and looks like it is adding another row at the bottom. For example: merge the whole bottom row into one ad box; merge the right column 4 boxes into one ad box; merge the left 3 boxes beginning from the top into one ad box; merge the center 6 boxes into one large ad box. So, there should be a…

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  15. text wrap detect edges

    ID 13.1 x64, Win 7, AI 22.1 64 bit
    Text wrap w/detect edges may not detect text in AI file, may not detect shapes well. Have AI file with graphic and text placed in anchored frame in ID doc. If set to wrap around shape, detect edges, text in ID doc runs through text in AI graphic. Also (noted in in forums ) text may not wrap around white or nearly white shapes in AI graphic.

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  16. constrain proportions (& other hold-shift-to-use features) intermittent

    I don't have the Webroot software described in the fix so it must be something else!

    2 votes
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  17. indesign cc transparencies have lines

    InDesign CC 13.1 renders transparencies with lines running through them. Appear to be just in screen display. Transparency does not print or export with lines. It's
    still very annoying. Is this a bug that is being worked on?

    6 votes
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  18. ne

    Using current version of InDesign (2018). Everything up-to-date.

    Headers disappear on 2nd page of copied tables. Similar to problem seen

    This happens every time a copied table goes to 2 or more pages.

    Tried resizing frame but nothing changed. Attempted to install 2017 fix file but will not load.

    Any ideas/help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  19. Graphic Frame Text Wrap in Find/Change Object

    I'm running InDesign 12.0.0.1 (2017) on mac OS 10.12.6 (Sierra). I was originally trying to write a script to automate changing text wrapping on all graphic frames in the active document to wrap to the largest area (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). When I couldn't get a script that should have worked to function properly, I decided to try automating Find/Change Object queries. That's when I discovered that the manual queries weren't function. Allow me to elaborate:

    Here's what I want to do:
    Change the "Wrap Options > Wrap To" setting (TextWrapSideOption) for all graphic frames to "Largest Area" (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGESTAREA). This should really

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  20. HSB Color Slider Not Working

    The HSB/ CMYK Color slider window hasn't been working for months, every project has this window grayed out and disabled with no options to turn it back on.

    If you want to change your colour you have to use the Color Picker, which in comparison, isn't good.

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