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  1. pdf export failure background task

    hello,

    my indesign (19.4) doesn't want to export the pdf file for print, which is really annoying.

    1) all photos are cmyk;
    2) all colors are cmyk;
    3) if i export the pdf in pages as separate files, it works.

    otherwise no can do. pic attached.

    it is the second project this situation occurs and the first time the workaround was to save the file again, with another name, then work with this new copy.

    also i mention that the indesign file seems very large (177 mega), although it has 42 pages only... may be some pics are big and…

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  2. world composer opentype

    InDesign 19.4.0.63, two different Mac Studio M2, MacOS 13 and 12.7.4

    1 - Create new document
    2 - Go to Parent, in either page of the default spread, create a text object
    3 - Add TYPE -> ADD SPECIAL CHARACTER -> CURRENT PAGE NUMBER
    4 - Select all, change font of this text object to Minion Pro
    5 - Finally, change it to SMALL CAPS
    6 - Add PAGES -> add over 100 pages

    RESULT:

    • IF the Composer is set to ADOBE PARAGRAPH for that text object,
      • it will appear fine on page 100... the three digit number is properly…
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  3. 'Text style' (Character/Paragraph) Drop Down Visual Bug

    Adobe InDesign 19.4, Apple M3 Max, Sonoma 14.4 and 14.5 (at least).

    'Text Style' drop downs for character and paragraph show persistent white box, without any of the styles showing. White box blocks UI actions below.

    Occurs randomly, resolves randomly. Restart not guaranteed to fix the issue.

    Expected result: The drop down displays the relevant text styles...
    Actual result: Empty white box...

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  4. Text justification algorithm is *really* sloppy.

    When the justification is set to "justified," when I add or delete text, text moves down from previous lines, making those earlier lines look really stretched out with huge spaces. This happens constantly. It looks really bad, and there's no logical reason for it.

    This happens whether "Hyphenate" is on or off.

    Each line of text should always hold as many words as it can hold (without shrinking anything to fit). What happens on any later line should never cause any change in previous lines.

    I'm using InDesign v. 19.3 x64 in Windows.

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  5. footnote end article in InDesign 19.4

    InDesign 19.4 | Sonoma | Mac M2Pro
    Incremential bug appears in article's note creation :
    When created, the new line (n+1) is full of text of precedent note !
    Line n become empty.

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  6. Crash on object state rename

    This happens to me regularly. With an object selected, I use the button for Convert selection to multi-state object from the Object States panel. If I then try to rename the states, InDesign immediately quits. Reopening InDesign takes me back to just before I created the MSO.

    I've learned to save immediately after creating MSOs and then rename states. That's my workaround. I thought it would be good to mention though, as it seems related to the old inability to rename states bug that was fixed.

    I'm using ID 19.4 on MacOS Sonoma 14.4.1

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  7. Two Monitors - UI Window Always Loads Off Screen - Can't Resize Mac OS 14.5

    This has been a bug for at least 5 years with InDesign (see link at the bottom of the post).

    When a Mac user has two monitors, if the primary monitor is situated "lower" than the secondary monitor in a side-by-side configuration in the Display "Arrange" setting (see screenshot, main display is laptop, on right), then the windows will always load slightly off screen, locking the user out of moving them or rearranging them.

    There is a temporary fix to put the main monitor "higher" than the secondary monitor in the horizontal arrangement.

    However, this is an unacceptable long term…

    5 votes

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  8. Design flaw and bug: empty table cells can have a font assigned

    Found in: ID 2022
    If you have a table and put text into a cell, the text has at least one font assigned. When removing the text again, the cell becomes empty but seems to keep the font assignment, which is illogical. No text, no font. Later, if you open the document on another PC which doesn't have that font would cause a missing font issue for no reason.

    Even worse: going into the "Find/replace font" dialog you can find the empty cell with the missing font, but you cannot fix it, because Change or Change all have no effect.…

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  9. Publish online - Play videos

    I was trying to play a video in Publish Online there are 4 buttons to play each video but every time I click on one button, it all comes out in one click.

    The links to each button seem all correct but when it comes to playing online it seems the button doesn't control the videos

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  10. Glitching while working and problems while exporting in PDF

    glitching while working and problems while exporting in PDF

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  11. hyperlink removes style

    This is ID 19.4.

    Hello– I have a character style applied to some (but not all) of the text in a TOC (see Attachment 1). As a test, we'll consider the word BELFAST, which has this specific style applied to it: font Roboto Bold, size 10, leading 12, All Caps, PMS 5275 CMYK.

    However, when I use the 'Add Hyperlink' function to the entire text block (from BELFAST to the page #), the previously described style I have applied onto BELFAST is removed (see second attachment).

    The particular TOC I'm showing you is short so no biggie, but I have…

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  12. Scripting bug with Book files and the new EPUB Page Navigation option

    In InDesign 19.4 on macOS 14.4.1, the document.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation and book.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation properties are supposed to allow scripts to toggle the reflowable EPUB "page navigation" option on and off. However, only the document.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation property functions properly. The book.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation doesn't do anything. Regardless of whether it is "true" or "false", the output always includes the page break markers when outputting reflowable ePub from a book file via scripting.

    3 votes

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  14. When duplicating page(s) the layout breaks

    I'm on windows 11.
    Since updating to 19.4 i noticed that everytime i duplicate a page it moves my whole layout around. It happens not only if i alt drag the page, also if i right click duplicate and when i made an alternate layout in the page panel. It also doesn't matter if i lock a layer. Everything gets moved a little bit to the right or the left, to the top or bottom. Sometimes it also slightly scales an image i believe. The only thing i can do against it, is copy the whole spread and paste it…

    2 votes

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  15. OpenType features bug, missing glyphs on PDF export and convert to outlines

    I've run into a bug when converting text to outlines, and PDF export, relating to OpenType Features.

    I have a font, Chartwell, that has worked perfectly in InDesign for 13+ years. I recently received this bug report from a customer, but am able to recreate it on my end.

    In InDesign’s UI, everything still seems to work correctly. However, when exporting a PDF or converting the text to outlines, some glyphs disappear completely. (See image)

    The font uses complex Discretionary Ligatures to pull off substituting pie chart shapes. The issue doesn't appear for all discretionary ligatures, but something about this…

    4 votes

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  16. when importing documents from Word and mapping to paragraph styles

    Everytime I start mapping styles on import InDesign crashes. This is taking up too much time, I have tried exporting/saving the doc as an rtf etc but to no avail. I am running Sonoma 14.4 on a brand new Macbook Pro 16"

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  17. UI settings greyed out

    No one EVER solves this. Those of us who work on TV monitors (for the large size) can never get the panels text (among other things) to scale up so they are legible. This causes great eyestrain and is just terrible, over all. Usually, it is suggested that I change my resolution, but I can't do that, because it would ***** up everything else on my computer, including ID. This problem has been around for about 20 years, and the folks at InDesign don't care. They have never fixed it.

    2 votes

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  18. Indesign transparency effect doesnt work when published online

    My Indesign is the newest version,19.4.
    The text transparency effect (multiply) doesn't appear in the online published version. it goes back to the solid color, not the color + multiply effect
    Preview is working fine and I had no problem when its exported to PDF

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  19. InDesign resets window position set by Magnet utility on macOS

    In the current v19.4 (2024), when I use the common utility Magnet to resize the InDesign window (i.e. the Application Frame) to full screen, InDesign itself will reset the window position as soon as I ⌘-tab out of InDesign and return to it. No other app on my Mac does this, and it's very frustrating. Manual window size changes are honoured.

    There are other inconcistencies about InDesign's window positioning on macOS too — if it opens on my laptop screen, the application bar (above the control panel) appears under the menu bar and is almost invisible.

    Please fix.

    3 votes

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  20. CC Libraries palette vibrates nonstop

    InDesign ver 19.4, when I click on the CC Libraries palette, the scroll bar and the bottom of the palette vibrates or jumps vertically up and down nonstop. I can't get it to stop. Closing and re-opening the palette didn't help. Restarting ID didn't help. Very distracting when using your libraries palette.

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