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  1. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  ePub/HTML/Publish Online  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Hidden content in pdf export

    Adobe InDesign CC 2017. While exporting the file into a PDF. In the PDF while searching for a word I found some sort of ghost fields (picture ghostfields.png). Then I found out that the problem is caused by graphics that we use internally. There are mostly more than just one graphic in one Illustrator file (picture illustratorfile.png). It is saved as an ai, not eps. InDesign exports the parts of those graphics that are actually not visible in InDesign (picture error2.png). I could not find out why, or how to solve it. And because of those ghost field you can…

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  3. Indesign Crashes when updating any document which uses SkyFonts fonts.(Provided that SkyFont is exited)

    Steps:
    SFC Build: 5.9.2.0(Prod build- also from long time before that) 5.9.2.118
    Indesign Build: 2017.1 Release (12.1.0.56 x64 Build)

    Steps:
    Launch SkyFonts and Indesign.
    Create a new document in indesign and use some trial fonts which are available in skyfonts.
    Exit the SkyFont client.
    Try to update the document.
    See that Indesign crashes.

    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

  4. beachballs

    Beach balls, beach balls and beach balls and wait for the next move in indesign. We do not find a solution to this problem on the Internet. Can Adobe solve this?

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    We had launched our investigation into the matter to get to the root cause of the problem. As the part of our investigation, we had reached out to many of you personally over email.
    We have concluded our investigation and have come up with few findings.

    1. For many of the users the issue got fixed after updating InDesign to a newer version.
    2. For some, the issue got resolved after disabling a third-party application such as Suitecase fusion etc.
    3. For few, the issue was intermittent and is no longer reproducible.
    4. For majority of the users, the underlying cause of the performance issue was identified to be related to span columns, cross-references, third party plugin etc.

    We have created separated threads for these issues and we are now working towards resolving them.

    However, over the time this thread…

  5. Your decision to demand reactivation of a working program AND THEN NOT ALLOW THE REACTIVATION TO TAKE PLACE is reprehensible.

    Your technical rep called the CS3 suite an "end of life" product but it wasn't; it was enjoying a productive middle age until you put a bullet through its head. "End of life" should mean when new operating systems won't support it, not when you arbitrarily decide to kill it. I purchased that program outright and at significant cost, and you just stole it from me. I've always admired Adobe products but everyone involved with your business models should be ashamed of themselves. I plan to make my case against you LOUDLY on social media and in any other way…

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  6. Spanning columns crashes program

    Working with span columns with large documents creates a bug invested document. I'm working on a document now that crashes everytime I make any change to it. So much for professional program.

    4 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Crash  ·  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

  7. Find/Change crashes InDesign

    InDesign crashes immediately when attempting to search for words within my established file.

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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

  8. Second window-column disappears

    On the right side I have two columns of windows (colors paragraph effects pathfinder and so on …). I stick them together. From time to time the second, inner column disappears when I start ID. So I have to collect the windows again. But when I collect one window I need the whole Window collection appears suddenly …

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Pagina on Master page - deleted on one page

    Pagina is on Master page, and deleted on one page.
    In version 12.0.0.81 the pagina that is deleted still shows.
    In version 12.1.0.56 the pagina is not there.
    I do not know which version the designer used when creating the document, some version of 2017.
    The pagina block is from the edge to spine.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. The "Find" function doesn't work properly. It writes backward or not at all

    The "Find" function doesn't work properly. It writes backward or not at all

    4 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Object Layer Options not working using Photoshop files

    I've placed the same layered photoshop files into ID three times to show how an animation works. Going to 'Object Layer Options' and clicking 'Keep Visibility Layer Overrides' is meant to keep your selected layers visible, even if the Photoshop is resaved. This no longer works. Once the link updates, all three update to look the same and forget which layers i've told it to show. Why?

    4 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. story editor

    In my notes, the first character is always substituted with a missing font symbol. It looks fine in the main layout window, but this odd behavior occurs both in the Notes panel, as well as the same note when displayed in the story editor.

    4 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. : Balboa extra condensedFont continues to be missing after indication that it is synced

    Font: Balboa extra condensed continues to be missing after indication that it is synced

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  14. Data Merge causes crash/lock-up when displaying panels on second screen

    When displaying my panels on a second monitor using InDesign and then trying to begin a data merge the application crashes and becomes unresponsive.

    If I change the layout of the panels to one screen (the default layout) it works fine.

    I've uninstalled InDesign and reinstalled, also deleting my preferences folders/files.

    I can select the data source and insert one field, but then clicking on anything else after the first field has been inserted causes the application to stop responding.

    I've attached a screenshot of the panels on the second screen for your reference - there are no panels on…

    3 votes
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    5 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 (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. Can't scroll through pages in presentation mode

    2017.1 Release, 12.1.0.56 Build
    macOS Sierra version 10.12.6

    When I go to the presentation mode, I am not able to scroll through the pages. Whether i use the trackpad, arrow keys, or change the keyboard shortcuts.

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

    Hello All,
    There has to be a scenario in which the scrolling of the document is not working in presentation mode because, otherwise it is not reproducible at our end.
    I can observe that, pages do not scroll while making a vertical gesture on the mouse, but through other methods such as, click, arrow key pages can be scrolled easily.

    Are you able to scroll using clicks and arrow keys?
    Is it the case that, the issue is intermittent or only happens in a specific scenario?
    Also, let us know your machine details such its configuration, OS version and Id version

    This can help us to get to the bottom of the issue

    Thanks,
    Abhinav

  16. PDF export with hyperlink incorrect when hyphenation is used in URL

    When hyphenation is used within the URL the link will become corrupted. Using PDF Export with option Hyperlink ON.
    CC2017.1 (build 12.1.0.56) Mac and Win.

    3 votes
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  17. Rounded corners aren't perfectly rounded

    Why aren't rounded corners perfectly rounded? I created a 100x100px square, rounded the corners to 50px which should give me a perfect circle except it doesn't.

    46 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  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

  18. On the Radar? New character for uppercase "ß" in germany – dont forget to be able to disable auto-"ß" into SS…

    If I use shift+"ß", InDesign changes to "SS" – so far so good. But that got revised 29.7.2017. I hope thats on InD's radar.

    "Anfang 2008 wurde das große ß als neues Zeichen in den internationalen Standard Unicode für Computerzeichensätze aufgenommen, am 24. Juni 2008 trat die entsprechende Ergänzung der Norm ISO/IEC 10646 in Kraft.[1] Seit dem 29. Juni 2017 ist das ẞ Bestandteil der amtlichen deutschen Rechtschreibung.[2][3]"
    from
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro%C3%9Fes_%C3%9F

    http://www.rechtschreibrat.com/DOX/rfdrPM2017-06-29AktualisierungRegelwerk.pdf

    1 vote
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  19. BUG Make "Fit Frame to Content" finally work with rotated/skewd content


    1. Version: CS4 and above

    2. Steps: Just rotate/skew a picture within its box and use "FitFrameToContent" and watch the content gets cropped!

    3. Expected Result: The picture frame gets fit…

    4. Actual result: The content gets cropped.

    2 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Copy or duplicated text box not longer editable

    Any text box which is copied or duplicated becomes uneditable.

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