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  1. User Interface got large

    The User interface got large and many commands in the control bar have been hidden even if I set it on Small in the preferences!
    I can't get the small interface that was in the previous version.

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  2. Indesign Effect Not working

    Screen Under Effect dropdown is not working. Please see the difference before and after screenshots. My InDesign is the latest 17.0. Please let me know the solution ASAP. Thank you.

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  3. Linked EPS appears with jagged/rough edges even on High Quality Display

    I've never seen this before, but linked vector EPS files aren't previewing properly in InDesign. The edges are super jagged when they should be smooth lines.

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  4. menu size too small

    The menu titles and every icon on indesign is far too small, could be that my laptop screen is high resolution so it thinks the screen is bigger than it is? it is frustratingly small.

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    We have released InDesign 2022(v17.0.0.96) with “Scalable user interface” feature. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue?


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  5. Text frames in Object Libraries won't retain style settings

    Version: InDesign, version 16.4 on Mac OS Big Sur, version 11.6

    I am encountering an issue involving text frames that do not retain their object style settings when inserted and/or saved within object libraries. Font/paragraph styles are unaffected, but object style attributes such as vertical justification, text wrap, fill, stroke and inset spacing are all lost (revert to defaults) upon being added to the library. The same is true for settings made while editing the library items directly.

    This problem only involves individual text frames, and does not seem to affect any other type of graphic added to the library…

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    After setting the desired properties for the Text Frame, select the text frame object and in the CC Libraries panel, click on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the panel – here you will see various options like Fill color, Text, Character style, Paragraph style, and Graphic.
    You can also choose to Add all.
    Choosing ‘Add all’ will add separate items in the CC Libraries – you will find Fill color, Text, any Char/Para style, and a Graphic. Use any of these according to your needs.

    Hope it helps.


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  6. Major Preview Glitch

    I'm having a major glitch with preview screen mode in InDesign. When you toggle it on multiple elements on the page disappear, and this is happening on most documents and has only started within the last few days since the the last update. This is a major glitch when working on clients work when tings just start disappearing and not knowing if that is how it will print etc. I have uploaded a before and after image to show what disappears.

    5 votes

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  7. Effects / blending mode

    InDesign 16.4 x Windows 64: Cannot scroll the list of blending modes with arrow key(s) and preview the results in a selected box. I've always been able to do this in the past (InDesign CS 2, 4, 6). New laptop, new Adobe subscription. I can 'scroll,' but no preview. Window closes each time, so at least 30 clicks to re-open and select through the list.

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    Hi everyone,

    The behavior mentioned here has been there since InDesign CC (that came out more than 8 years ago in 2013).
    Behavior in InDesign CS6 (and earlier) was different.

    Please confirm if you were seeing different behavior in any of the CC versions. Illustrator also behaves the same way.


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  8. 2 votes

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    Please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  9. Hyperlink window causing crash/lockup

    Hello,

    I'm working on a file from February 2020 that contains hyperlinks. Every time I click to use the Hyperlink window to edit/update urls my InDesign locks up. However, when I try this in a new file I created in December, I'm not having any issues with the hyperlinks window/tool.

    I'm using the latest version of InDesign CC (16.1).
    I open the file, click the Hyperlinks window and the program locks up to where I have to force quit.

    (Not sure if it matters - I'm adding this comment from my Mac, but I'm trying to do this work on…

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Video recording of the crash?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  10. indesign crashes when inserting copied text from an external document

    indesign cc 2021 16.1

    I open an existing indesign document
    I copy text from a google doc / external file
    I insert text into existing connected text frame with the text spreading over both frames

    -> indesign crashes

    (restarting indesign did not help. restarting the mac did not help. wirting text by hand without copying works. copying text within the document works.)

    3 votes

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
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    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  11. Version 16.1.0.20 installiert - jedes geöffnete Dokument wird beim Speichern als defekt angezeigt

    Gestern Abend die Version 16.1.0.20 installiert - heute wird jedes geöffnete Dokument beim Speichern als defekt angezeigt und soll repariert werden. Bitte um Hilfe!

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    Please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

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  12. share for review not working

    So first, i made my link and everything went fine. Then after a few times updating it, it started saying that there was an error, and now, there's just nothing that appears in the panel.

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    Try the following solutions:

    SOLUTION 1
    -———
    1. Close InDesign.
    2. Bring up Creative Cloud Desktop (CCD) and Sign out.
    3. Launch InDesign and Sign in here (not from the CCD).
    4. Create a new document.
    5. Open Share for Review panel.

    SOLUTION 2
    -——-
    1) Close InDesign.
    2) Close Creative Cloud desktop app.
    3) Navigate to the OOBE folder located here:
    Windows: [System drive]:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE
    Mac OS: /Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE
    4) Delete the opm.db file.
    5) Launch Creative Cloud desktop app.
    6) Launch InDesign

    Please let us know if the above solutions work for you.


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  13. 2 votes

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
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    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  14. Visibility of levels of embedded AI files are not kept

    When I use an AI file with multiple layers, InDesign 2020 (v. 15.1.3) doesn't keep the right visibility of layers when I update the AI file. The same is true when I re-open the InDesign file.

    Same for InDesign 2021 (v. 16.0)

    Not sure if this also happens with multilayered PSD files, I didn't checked yet.
    Tried to recreate the file from scratch, no way to solve the issue.

    The problem never occurred in previous version of InDesign.

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  15. 1 vote

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
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    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  16. Indesign 16.0 crashes when copying text with anchored object

    ID crashes every time I try to copy text that includes an anchored object. As soon as I hit CMD+C, it crashes. I can copy the anchor object separately, but trying to grab it inline with text does not work. I've tried it with multiple different areas of text/objects. This has happened over the last two days, repeatedly, after multiple re-starts and prefs updates. ID 16.0 on MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7.
    EDIT: It seems to be an issue with one specific object. I can't seem to even copy that one by itself without crashing. I'll keep playing around to…

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

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  17. Absturz InDesign 2021

    Bei Eingabe in InDesign 2021 Absturz: 'Union'-W (hängt mit dem einfachen Schlusszeichen und dem Bindestrich zusammen.

    Ausrichten von Objekten: Unterkante Objekt an Oberkante nächstes Objekt. Also nicht nur mit Abstand "0"

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  20. InDesign crashes and content disappears

    InDesign sometimes crashes when saving, packaging, or exporting a file. It then corrupts file, removing content (entire text boxes are now empty). This is destroying files and setting me back hours in my workflow.

    1. Adobe InDesign 16.0
    2. Save/export/package
    3. Should have stable, usable files
    4. InDesign crashes and corrupts my source file
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