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  1. publish online

    Unable to create a URL from the Publish Online button. Does not complete task. Freezes at 98%. I have tried restarting (app and computer both) using a different file extension, etc.

    1. Indesign CC 2018 13.1.0 x64 Windows
    2. Click "publish online" from INDD or IDML file
    3. URL from the "publish online" command.
    4. Hangs out at 98% and doesn't produce a URL, but doesn't totally freeze the program. I can still use the program while this happens.
    3 votes

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  2. Find Missing Pathfinder

    Please restore now Missing Pathfinder in CC 2018
    I teach InDesign and the practicality of Pathfinders in InDesign.
    Now it’s gone missing, no explanation !!
    Disappointed and worried. What is your point ?

    1 vote

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  3. InDesign palettes/panels do not expand or open when Application frame is Off

    These small panels that you can attach to the large panels would not expand now after the update to 13.0.1
    I had problems with it already 2 updates back.

    20 votes

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    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

  4. Text in placed Illustrator object extends out of frame in PDF

    I have a map done in Illustrator, saved as an .ai file. This has been placed into InDesign and slightly cropped so that one of the text labels is cut off. When I export this to PDF, the complete line of text shows on the page, extending out past the edge of the frame. The line and shape objects are cropped to the frame though.

    The attached PDF shows screenshots illustrating this.

    I have had the same thing happen in the same InDesign file (well, the same map template) with a placed InDesign document instead of a placed Illustrator file.

    2 votes

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  5. World Ready Paragraph Composer not working for Tibetan

    Adobe 2017.1 release, build 12.1.0.56

    Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer (AWRPC) for Tibetan fonts does not work in InDesign. While this was not an issue in CS4 since the Adobe Paragraph Composer (APC) was working well for at least two fonts (Jomolhari-ID and SambhotaUnicode), it has become an issue preventing us from using any later versions of InDesign: the APC became unusable for Jomolhari (our main font), and since the AWRPC was never completely working, we are now in a situation where neither APC or AWRPC works… (though SambhotaUnicode still works for APC only).

    Jomolhari-ID can be downloaded here: https://collab.its.virginia.edu/access/content/group/26a34146-33a6-48ce-001e-f16ce7908a6a/Tibetan%20fonts/Tibetan%20Unicode%20Fonts/Jomolhari-ID-a3d.zip

    Attached…

    5 votes

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  6. "Rolloff" in Animationpanel not working in CC2017 / CC2018 / MAC / WINDOWS

    I am working on a diplom project right now, and faced a really annoying bug in InDesign. I want to create a rollover bar, wich slides up when I rollover / hover with my mouse over a certain object. I know without any kind of problems how I am able to create something like this, but my problem is, that the object simply wont return to its destination where it came from, when I rolloff it again, like going away with my mouse. It stays on its place once the animation has been completed, and when I hover over it…

    6 votes

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  7. New / Edit Table Style Crash

    Creating a new table style using the hold-option-key + click page icon method and/or editing an existing table style in the palette crashes indesign instantly.

    1 vote

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    CLOSED  ·  amaarora responded

    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. Object style size property crashes InDesign when used with Libraries

    I have recreated this bug on both Mac and PC InDesign 13.0

    1. Create a text box
    2. Insert a table with any number of table cells
    3. Draw a rectangle anywhere
    4. Create a new Object Style and set Size and Position Options -> Size -> Adjust: to Height Only
    5. Apply the Object Style to the rectangle
    6. Cut and past the rectangle into one of the cells of the table
    7. Create a new Library file
    8. Drag the text box into the Library
    9. Try drag the Library item back out onto the page... It should crash.

    This has become very problematic for us because…

    1 vote

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  9. clicking when I don't want it it

    Very jittery, hyperactive indesign. This is happening in Indesign and Illustrator for me.
    Even though I'm only clicking once, Indesign and illustrator will register 2 or 3+ clicks. This happens when I'm changing my point size, when I'm drawing anchor points, moving and image box, or alt-clicking to copy an item. The program will register numerous click even if I'm holding it down and ll get 5 text boxes when I was only trying to copy one.
    I am a windows user.

    1 vote

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  10. Unable to scroll after zooming in.

    Often times, after I have zoomed into a page, I lose the ability to scroll up and down through the page. This happens to both my scroll wheel and the hand tool. I have attached a video demonstrating it.

    I'm on a macbook pro OS X

    4 votes

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  11. Placed Image uploads distorted

    Dont get this in Keynote...!

    Distorted placed image or 'blacked out'. Is this to do with High Sierra?!

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  12. 2018 Indesign CC Libraries panel turns black after expanding it out

    After installing the newest version of Indesign on my Mac Pro I've noticed an issue with the CC Libraries panel turning black when I expand the panel outwards.

    3 votes

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  13. supscript

    When building (or rebuilding) an index all the "see abc" entries using in place of "current page" have the "see" in superscript. I've written a GREP to correct, but it is annoying. Also get some random superscripts in various places in the main text.

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. Layers with visibility or printing turned off still appears when printed.

    layers that have visibility turned off and layers with the layer option set to "do not print" don't show up on the monitor but are present when printed.

    Mac Pro 2013, OS 10.12.6
    ID CC 2018, 13.0.1

    4 votes

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  16. Errorcode 2 too now.. (in Addition to Errorcode 4).. Database // Writing Rights...

    After having troubles with errorcode 4 since CC17 and High Sierra, now Errorcode 2 enters the stage :(.

    First Symptoms: If you are working on a document and you have to re-save it under different names, e.g. you are working with a kind of template and have to import assets and save the INDD files... you always stay in the folder of the file after using "save as" ... but in this case the Indesign points to something like "documents" or another default folder after clicking "save as".

    After that i am not able to save the files or load…

    2 votes

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  17. Crop to settings not changing from Bounding Box

    While placing an image, after choosing Show Import Options, I try to select something other than Bounding Box in the Crop to settings and it won't let me change how it is inserted. I have tried this with both PDFs and AI files, and it is a problem for my coworkers as well who are using 2018. After restarting InDesign, I didn't have the problem anymore.

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  18. InDesign CC2018 – loss of Options from text frames when copy a frame from an older version

    All the formattings of text frames, which I have entred in for example CC2017 or earlier, will not be transfered to CC2018.

    This is scarry, and as I do not have any idea, I'll change back my work zu CC2017.

    1 vote

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  19. cmd+v not working in scripts

    1. InDesign 2015, 2017 and 2018 on Mac OS (only on Mac. Works on Windows)
    2. Run the sample script "ImageCatalog.jsx". When the save dialog opens create a new folder. Name the folder by pasting a text using cmd+v.
    3. Any copied text would be expected to be pasted to name the folder.
    4. Nothing happens. But if you right click and choose "Paste" it works fine.
    1 vote

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  20. Print Settings do not apply the first time

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 4008 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB

    Indesign 13.0.1

    Choose File/Print
    Select Paper Size: Defined by Driver
    Click the Setup button
    Click the Preferences button in the Print window
    Change the paper size using your print driver
    Click OK
    Click Print in the Print window

    Now the print area will be mis-aligned, and centering will not work correctly

    Workaround:
    Open the driver interface again, then close it. Paper settings will be correct.

    Tested on drivers:
    Canon ipf…

    1 vote

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