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  1. Creep leaves a white gap

    Print to Booklet does have a creep setting, to compensate for paper thickness in a saddle stitched booklet. But there is a problem is on the coverpages, since the added creep leaves a white gap on the 'back' where the staples are placed, even when the document has enough bleed to fill this space.

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  2. Slow performance

    Lately InDesign is nearly unusable. Almost every action from selecting objects, resizing objects, or moving objects comes with a really slow reaction time. Even when clicking between panels in the toolbar there is a delay of about half a second.

    I have tried ruling out potential issues like updating graphic drivers and embedding all resources into the document. Nothing works it seems like the application is just unstable. Please advise, I love to work with indesign but this is overall a very bad user experience.

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  3. Please change one word in the German Indesign

    The German Word "Abstände" is used two times in the paragraph style panel but with two completely different meanings.

    First use "Einzüge und Abstände" is in English "Indents and Spacing".

    Second use "Abstände" is in English "Justification".

    Please change the second one to "Blocksatz" or "Blocksatzeinstellungen" so that the German users will not be confused anymore.

    Or contact a German speaking InDesign pro user for a better translation.

    Just a small change to make a lot of (German speaking) people happy!

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  4. Cannot save file " " under a new name. The file "DBTmp982766505057" is damaged (Error code: 0).

    I just upgraded to Mac OS 10.14.6 Mojave in order to accommodate the latest Adobe CC 2019, which I also just installed. I have yet to be able to save an InDesign file. I keep getting the above message.

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  5. Making PDFs with files that have EPS graphics is slower than previous

    Since the 14.0.3 update, I've noticed that exporting PDFs that contain EPS graphics is quite slower than under the previous version. Is this able to be confirmed?

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  6. Stop showing the "Setup Libraries Your Way" EVERY TIME I open creative cloud library

    This thing is beyond annoying. Yes it was helpful the first time I saw it. But once I clicked it off once, I never needed to see it again. But this little f***er shows up every time I open the CC libraries after a restart. GIVE ME A DON"T SHOW AGAIN..... Please.

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  7. InDesign Crashing when inserting footnote or carriage return

    Running Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 and inDesign CC 2019.

    I have used InDesign since it replaced PageMaker, and PageMaker for a decade before that. It almost *never* misbehaves ... so I am grieved to report that I just crashed InDesign three times in a row.

    I am editing an existing 20-page, single-column document. The first two times I tried to insert a footnote, InDesign crashed dramatically -- the windows disappeared and the program icon in my Dock no longer showed the dot indicating an open application. The third time I inserted a carriage return and InDesign crashed the same way.

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  8. LENTEUR InDesign

    Bonjour, cela fait 20 n'as que j'utilise InDesign mais depuis 2 ans avec la nouvelle version CC . C'est devenu un calvaire de travailler avec cette application.
    Faîtes quelque chose de sérieux avant que je me tourne vers autre chose... ça devient insupportable.

    La réponse ne peut pas être désactiver des application tierce comme suit case et font explorer, ces applications sont indispensables avec Indesign.

    Donnez moi une solution pérenne. merci

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  9. CC library desconfigured after dragging in a table

    Hi there,
    I dragged a table from one page to the cc library panel and it turned black with code characters in colors. I lost all the libraries... can not find them anymore, not even delete this code or replace. Nothing. Please help

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  10. Cannot save under a new name error code 1, network share, InDesign 2019

    When I am trying to save InDesign document to a network share using Save As or using Save a Copy, InDesign comes up with an error message saying 'Cannot save, file is damaged, error code 1'.
    InDesign 2019 is up to date.

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  11. Buttons losing functionality when updating Table of Contents

    When you have a graphic or textbox and its converted to a button its lossing functionality when updating the Table of Contents.

    Apply go to Destination to the button and pick the text anchor it jumps too, when you update the Table of Contents the drop down list jumps back to the top link in the list. So it loses functionality.

    I found the same thing to happen when you choose show/hide buttons. It clears out what you have picked for showing what buttons you want on the page, it sets them to the normal icon.

    This is very frustrating.…

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  12. Inline vector graphics pixelate while typing in high quality display performance mode

    InDesign 14.0.2 on Windows 10

    1) Set display performance to high quality
    2) Paste an EPS or PDF into a text frame as an inline graphic. It should render crisply as you'd expect in high quality mode..
    3) Start typing in the text frame that contains the inline graphic. The inline graphic pixelates.
    4) Click out of the text frame or stop typing for ~10 seconds. The graphic returns to its unpixelated, high-quality state.

    Context: we are upgrading 100 users from InDesign 2014 to InDesign 2019. This worked perfectly well without any pixelation or lag in InDesign 2014, but is…

    4 votes
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  13. Color Dialog issue

    Right now, the color displayed is not the color of the item selected. The color seems to have frozen. If I attempt to use the eyedropper in the color palette selection dialog, the whole program freezes, and it is unusable.

    Second issue, If I double click to select an item in a group, indesign thinks I want to add text and automatically adds selects with cursor to start typing.

    so, two issues, color and forced type selection.

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  14. Google sheets in xlsx but still "Cannot place... no filter..."

    I try to place a spreadsheet created in Google sheets and saved as xlsx and I get the error message "Cannot place this file. No filter found for requested operation". I am using a Mac & Mojave 10.14.6. My copy of InDesign is subscription.

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  15. Drop cap does not work in Version 14.0.2. It literally does nothing.

    Drop cap does not work in Version 14.0.2. It literally does nothing.

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  16. [Windows] InDesign/InCopy CC2018 is crashing on document close (icml file with anchored pdf file)

    InDesign/InCopy CC2018 have an issue with PDF (and probably AI) files used as anchors in text frames when the Display Performance/Vector Graphics option is set to High Resolution.

    Steps to reproduce:
    As I'm unable to attach a zip file in here (why?) here's the link to the example:
    https://adobe.ly/2Uc2pcN

    1. Start InDesign/InCopy (with settings/cache cleared)
    2. Menu: Edit -> Preferences -> Display Performance -> Adjust View Settings -> Vector Graphics [set to: High Resolution]
    3. Open "crash-example.idml" file.
    4. Select "Update Links" in the dialog (if asked)
    5. Replace crash-example.icml file with a file found in "replace-file-1" folder
    6. Update…

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  17. Easier automatic page numbering

    Make it easier to create automatic page numbering in InDesign. I would not have remembered to select the text frame, then navigate to TYPE > INSERT SPECIAL CHARACTERS > MARKERS > CURRENT PAGE NUMBER if it weren't for Google. This feature should not be an obscure tool, and should not be buried in panels. I feel like this feature should at least be in the Master Page Panel's drop down options (from the hamburger).

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  18. Window size incorrect upon start, hidden menubar.

    When starting InDesign, it as if it incorrectly reads my screensize and includes the space that is taken up by the OSX menubar. When InDesign is running, it's menubar is underneath the OSX menubar, and cannot be accessed without going into System Preferences/General and selecting "Automatically hide and show the menu bar" so that you can click on and move the InDesign menu bar.

    This is terribly annoying, and seems to reoccur randomly.

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  19. Window size incorrect upon start, hidden menubar.

    When starting InDesign, it as if it incorrectly reads my screensize and includes the space that is taken up by the OSX menubar. When InDesign is running, it's menubar is underneath the OSX menubar, and cannot be accessed without going into System Preferences/General and selecting "Automatically hide and show the menu bar" so that you can click on and move the InDesign menu bar.

    This is terribly annoying, and seems to reoccur randomly.

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