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  1. Menu drop down

    My drop down menus do not work, they will open after double clicking and holding down on second click, but any secondary menus will not open. I'm using Mac OS Monterey 12.4, and InDesign 17.3.

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  2. GREP Error: one or more times - shortest match, not working with end of paragraph ($ sign)

    one or more times - shortest match, not working with end of paragraph ($ sign)
    Indesign find the expression, but ignore the shortest match.

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  3. Having issues updating files which are published online.

    Hi there, I am having problems trying to amend (override) an already 'published online' indesign file. I really liked the capability of this function as it means that other sites where my file is embedded, do not need to be updated and I can go directly to the source without the html link changing. Version 17.3

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  4. Window and panels moving when Mac goes to sleep

    There is an issue with Adobe apps while using Mac M1 with an external monitor. When put in sleep, the windows and palettes move to the bottom half of the screen.

    There are comments on this thread that confirm

    this is an issue with specifically Adobe apps(illustrator, photoshop and indesign at least):

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/window-and-panels-moving-when-mac-goes-to-sle...

    please, Adobe support, address this issue.

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  5. keyboard shortcut

    Hello. keyboard shortcut do not work. I think it is due to the fact that the default set is devoted to windows and not to OS.
    Can you produce a Default ME.txt devoted to OS 12.1 ?
    Have you an other explaination ?

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  6. All adobe apps temporarily freeze when another adobe app is saving.

    I've noticed this since the last update. When InDesign is saving, all other Adobe apps temporarily freeze until InDesign completes saving. Not a problem most of the time for quick saving documents, but for larger projects like catalogs, I can be stuck for 5-10 minutes until INDD completes saving.

    Windows 11

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  7. idml letter spacing

    Hi Team ID,
    We love the IDML export because we can send that to our translation office and get close to final-artwork-files back. But we realized paragraph and character styles which include letter spacing values do not have letter spacing any more after export. Can you fix this please?

    Thank you

    TA

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  8. Page display distortion – psychedelic patterns

    Page distortion when editing or resizing. Usual clears when changing pages or screen magnification. Becoming more frequent with version 17.3, using macOS 12.4.

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  9. Page display distortion – psychedelic patterns

    Page distortion when editing or resizing. Usual clears when changing pages or screen magnification. Becoming more frequent with version 17.3, using macOS 12.4.

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  10. Share for review missing annotations

    Using 17.1 and just upgraded to 17.3. Have loved share for review, but recently I'm unable to see location of annotations from inside ID app or multiple web browsers: Editor leaves a note, I can see the note, but there's nothing to indicate where the note belongs on the page--not all of A's comments but many of them. Other editors also can't see the annotations either.

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  11. PDF/X-1a運用において、危険度が高い「画像の配置方法」を発見しましたので報告させていただきます。

    Indesign (15.1.3)(16.4)(17.3)などで以下の現象を確認できます。
    表を作成し、「セルをグラフィックセルに変換」という機能を使用せずに、空のままのセル内に画像を配置します。
    配置方法は、何も選択していない状態で「ファイル」、「配置」、画像を選択して「開く」、配置先のセルをクリックといったものです。
    この配置方法でドキュメントを作成し、「プリント」より出力して確認したところ何の問題もありません。
    印刷会社へ渡すためのPDF/X-1aを「書き出し」より出力します。
    期待する結果としては、「プリント」からの出力結果と同等のPDFが作成されることです。
    実結果は、Illustratorのドロップシャドウが黒ベタに、同ぼかし効果が無効に、Photoshopのレイヤマスクが黒ベタになったPDFが作成されてしまいます。
    以上です。

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  12. Massive Graphics Glitches

    OSX 12.4
    InDesign 17.3
    2019 Retina 5K iMac 19,1 w/64 GB RAM

    This issue seems to persist despite the most current updates. At first, I thought my video card was dying, but as it does not happen with any other product I feel it is strictly an InDesign issue.

    This most often happens when I am close up working on a document. Sometimes I might nudge the view (either accidentally or on purpose) and the screen redraws with massive sections missing or rendering in bizarre geometric patterns. If I scroll away and come back... it's fine.

    This appeared to be…

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  13. indesign gets stuck in opening a document without the fonts

    The software gets stuck in opening a document without the fonts!!! till the Missing font window will appear
    That's crazy!
    I just want to check an old file or look for a detail and I HAVE TO WAIT A MINUTE and Meanwhile all the documents are STUCK!!
    WHY??

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  14. Find and replace tab stuck a the top

    The tab is stuck at the top, I cannot move, close it. When restarting indesign, it does the same thing.

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  15. Error al abrir archivo

    Hola buenos dias, al abrir un archivo en otro servidor me indica este error. Si alguien puede ayudarme.. Gracias!

    "No tiene permisos para abrir este archivo"
    "Solicite permiso al propietario del archivo o a un administrador"

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  16. In tagged PDF, selecting a tag highlights multiple paragraphs - Indesign/Acrobat Bug

    In an Indesign document, suppose a hyperlink exists in a line with shift-enter at the end of that line. In tagged PDF, the <p> tag of a paragraph that has hyperlink with shift-enter, highlights including the content of the next paragraph and leaving the tag of that next para empty.

    The same issue will not occur when we remove the shift-enter in that line and export the Tagged PDF.

    The hyperlink may be in single or multi-line.

    Attached sample PDF file and screenshots.

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  17. Publish Online - Hyperlink download lässt sich in Chrome nicht öffnen

    Hallo,
    hier wurde eine Diskussion zum Thema Publish Online und einem möglichen Bug geführt: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-interaktiv-hyperlinks/m-p/13042834

    Es geht darum, dass integrierte Download Hyperlinks in Publish Online in Chrome und Edge nicht richtig gedownloaded werden können.

    Die Downloadlinks an sich funktionieren (z.B. in Firefox) in Chrome und Edge öffnet sich leider nur ein leerer Tab und kein Download beginnt.
    https://indd.adobe.com/view/eff43047-dc7b-4048-ade4-369cfe76592a

    Könnt ihr das einmal nachvollziehen und eventuell beheben?

    Vielen Dank & Grüße
    Gina-Marie

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  18. Error message when trying to open InDesign file

    I continually get an error that InDesign cannot open a file because it was created in a newer version and that I need to update...the problem is that I created the file 10 minutes ago and there is no update to be done.

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  19. InDesign overset text copies entire document

    InDesign is creating a problem wherein I finish an entire document and it still says there is overset text. When I create a new frame to put it into to see what it is, I find that InDesign has duplicated the text of the entire document. When I try to delete the extra, it just copies the text over and over and puts it right back, including if I try to delete the frame that the extra text is inside of. How do I make this stop?

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  20. InDesign does not appear in Windows Task Manager when restarted after a crash

    When InDesign freezes or crashes (which happens pretty frequently), I go to Windows Task Manager and end the task. When I reopen InDesign, InDesign does open and has the autosaves of all my ID documents open, but InDesign does not appear in Windows Task Manager at all.

    This is a problem because usually whatever caused InDesign to freeze/hang the first time will occur again very quickly, but this time I can't end the task. Nor can I end the task if anything else goes wrong. The only way to fix this is to restart the computer to force all applications…

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