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  1. Spell check for Mandarin Chinese

    I would like InDesign and other products to recognize that I am typing in Chinese. A spell check would also be helpful. Currently, it assumes English UK, no matter what I type. (I'm actually using English USA and sometimes Chinese for clients.)

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  2. Cannot use restrain option or opt/command/shift to make duplicates?

    Something I have been frustrated with since CS 2019 was introduced is starting to really annoy me now. I have not been able to find how to fix the problems but basically ....
    If I draw a rule using the Line tool using 'shift' to restrain the rule to horizontal or vertical does not work, it just floats about at any angle you can think of - I just want to draw a perfect horizontal rule without having to go and edit the position markers!
    Then there's the restrain option to enlarge or reduce shapes/images etc - it no longer…

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  3. Keyboard shortcut for Break Link to Style is not working correctly

    InDesign 14.0.3

    When I use a shortcut for Break Link to Style in the Paragraph Styles Panel, it completely destroys the formatting.

    However, when I select the same command with my mouse - it works as expected - breaks the link with the style, while retaining formatting.

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  4. footnotes in paragraph borders style

    While using paragraph borders and footnotes, borders break as in attached file. It won't display either preview mode properly though sometime exporting to pdf is perfect in other time it's same as attached pdf.

    I'm using Indesign latest 14. 0.3 one in windows 7.

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  5. Only loading icon

    Today (10.10.2019) I tried continuing my work in Adobe InDesign (newest CC version), and it refuses to work at all. Upon opening application there is only loading icon. Restarting system, and reinstalling application wouldnt work

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  6. Link text box with an existing box don't work anymore

    When I try to link a text box with an other existing text box, it doesn't work anymore. It's creating me a new box. In other version of indesign it was not a problem.
    I can't find anything about new features in indesign 2018, can you help me?

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  7. Cursor - Zoom in and out/left and right on trackpad not working

    When using my trackpad on Windows 10, two fingers up and down works when editing a document. Two fingers left and right does nothing and pinching in and out doesnt zoom, it scrolls right to left. This is the same across all my adobe platforms. Everything else on my laptop scrolls accordingly on the trackpad.
    I only downloaded the adobe software last night and my laptop is brand new yesterday. All updates are up to date.

    Thank you for helping in advance.

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  8. InDesign White object exports as RGB in PDF/X 2008 PDF

    Not sure if this is a bug or intended but I don't think I have had this before as I have saved this file in the past for printing.

    InDesign Vers. 14.0.3

    White vector object (outlined text in InDesign not Linked/Placed) is changed to an RGB object when exported as a PDF from InDesign using PDF/X 2008 No Conversion Lab Ink Manager Values for Pantones are Lab for Spots & Convert all Pantones to CMYK.

    Tried a test using the Save for Print default setting and it came out fine, as well as testing the Output Color Conversion set to…

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  9. InDesign White object exports as RGB in PDF/X 2008 PDF

    Not sure if this is a bug or intended but I don't think I have had this before as I have saved this file in the past for printing.

    InDesign Vers. 14.0.3

    White vector object (outlined text in InDesign not Linked/Placed) is changed to an RGB object when exported as a PDF from InDesign using PDF/X 2008 No Conversion Lab Ink Manager Values for Pantones are Lab for Spots & Convert all Pantones to CMYK.

    Tried a test using the Save for Print default setting and it came out fine, as well as testing the Output Color Conversion set to…

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  10. Loss of typographic enrichment (italic, bold, etc.) on import

    On CC2019 14.0.3 but also on previous versions.
    When I import a Miscrosoft Word text I sometimes lose part of the enrichment. On the attached example the majority of Bold are kept but some are gone. This is very problematic when working on documents of several hundred pages.

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  11. No Gpu performance

    Version of Adobe InDesign : 14.0.3
    Version of MacOS : Catalina (10.15)

    Steps to reproduce the issues :
    Go to : preferences , GPU performances

    Expected result :
    Enable Gpu performances

    Actual result :
    Impossible to enable GPU - Performance

    Tested on the Beta of Indesign and it work

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  12. Indesign: Slow performance (solution)

    InDesign documents are almost unavailable (almost every process).

    Problem: Text Frame Options> Balance Colums> Check

    Workaround: Uncheck

    (InDesign CC 14.0.3 - Windows 7)

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  13. Can't Place images after upgrading to Mac Catalina

    Just upgraded my MacBook Pro to Catalina and suddenly I'm unable to place images. When I select Place from the File menu, click on the file I want, the Open command is grayed out. The only way I can get images onto the page is by dragging them from Bridge. I'm running ID 14.0.3, the latest version.

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  14. InDesign does not load printer settings initially

    When opening the print window, InDesign will not use the settings set in the printer driver. But if you switch to a different printer in the drop down list and then back to the first printer again, the correct settings will be loaded.
    Using latest version 14.0.3.
    Printing works fine in other Adobe-softwares and MS Office.

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  15. Merging Border not apply correctly on different paragraphs of the same style

    Indesign CC 2019 (14.0.3)

    The borders don't merge on different paragraphs of the same style , although "merge borders" is checked in the paragraph style. The borders leave a line in the center of the text.

    It's not happen everytime but the bug remains on the PDF export.

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  16. updating a placed multipage pdf

    Hello,
    When a multipage pdf is placed in InDesign, and an update of the pdf is needed, it is possible to do 'update link' in the links panel. But when 'show import options' is ON (in the 'place' window), all of the placed pages of the pdf will be replaced by page 1 of the updated pdf.
    For my opinion, if you want to update the instances of a placed pdf, the responsive pages have to be updated. At least the option must be accessible when updating the link.

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  17. Diaporama - Speech note under pages

    I propose that tool because it can be really useful when you prepare visual of your diaporama the possibility to write your speech under your pages in same time.

    At the ending, you will be able to print a summary of your speech with markers that indicates the page number.

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  18. Wrong font case in TOC when using character style with upper case

    When generating table of contents it fetches the text and ignores paragraph styles, but character styles are left. This must be a misstake.

    I want TOC to be title case and chapter headings to be upper case that is set in a paragraph style. So far so good. But I am adjusting minor words (and, at, etc) with a character style. And for those words the upper case setting also shows in TOC.

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  19. Exporting to PDF with print marks increases page size

    Using CC InDesign 2019 14.0.3 on a Mojave 10.14.6 MacBookPro

    For some unknown reason, for the last 3 months or so every time I export a pdf with any print marks, the page size is increased by 4.4mm on every side of the page ... eg I set up a document as A4 (297x210mm) with a 3mm bleed, set my content and then export it with print marks I get a 4.4mm increase on each side of every page - ie the resulting document size is 311.8 x 224.8mm instead of 303 x 216mm

    This causes major issues with submitting…

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  20. Use of tab key is inserting unwanted numerals into line of copy instead of tab

    When working in InDesign v 14.0.3 x64 on my PC, I've encountered a new problem when trying to align text in a bulleted list using the "tab" key.

    After keying in the text in my list, I create alignment by first inserting tabs using the Type > Tabs command, and then using the "Tab" key on my keyboard to align second and third lines of text. Lately, when I move my cursor down to the second line of text and attempt to use the tab key to align the text with the tab I set in the line above, InDesign…

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