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  1. composer breaks urls when line breaks

    Using InDesign 15.0.2 on Mac Catalina, URLs break if divided by composer over two lines when exported to PDF. My workaround is to add a linefeed before the URL (and hope it is shorter than one line). Some I can replace with bit.ly links, but these also fail if the display text breaks over two lines.

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  2. Missing fonts, spell checking not working with InDesign 2020 build 15.0.2

    There are two bugs with InDesign 2020, build 15.0.2, which make it unusable for me. I have reverted to build 15.0, and the two bugs are not in that build.

    Bug 1 is that often when I export pages as a pdf, or I package the document, the fonts I am using in the document become missing afterward. I need to quit InDesign in order to have InDesign find those fonts again.

    Bug 2 is that spell checking no longer works. The spell checking window comes up, but it never catches any misspellings.

    Reverting InDesign to build 15.0 takes care…

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  3. The hyphenation don't work properly in portuguese syllabic Division

    The Hyphenation breaks on vowels and consonants what is wrong on portuguese, there was not that in old versions of Indesign.

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  4. PDF comments made in Acrobat are not matched in my InDesign

    Hi !

    Since a couple of weeks comments PDF made by my client are not matched in my indd files.

    I have the latest version of inDesign and my client's Acrobat is up to date to.

    We are use to work on long files about 400 pages… pages can have different sizes. We didn't change anything in our workflow… I don't understand why it doesn't work anymore. About only 10% of comments matches… the other ones are (?)…

    Thank you for helping and fixing this bug.

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  5. Spellcheck

    Spellcheck in InDesign 2020 build 15.0.2 doesn't work. It acts like it is working, but it never finds any misspellings. I noticed it yesterday when I sent an article to the proof reader and it came back with errors InDesign should have detected. I purposely put in misspellings, but InDesign found no spelling mistakes.

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  6. display artifact

    Viewing this document, which is still in draft form, the bleed area contains a dark gray horizontal line across the top and a larger dark gray rectangle near the top of the right-hand side. There are no unseen objects in the design that could be causing this.

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  7. Adobe 2020 build 15.0.2 - loses installed fonts

    When working with InDesign 2020, fonts that are installed on the system, go missing especially if I either export some pages as a PDF, or package the file. If I quit InDesign and restart, InDesign finds the fonts and I can work with the document until I do another PDF export or package the file.
    I never had this problem with InDesign 2019 and earlier. It just started with InDesign 2020 and build 15.0.2.

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  8. Linked text block loses link if replaced.

    InDesign Version 15.0.2
    Steps to reproduce issue:
    a.) drag a formatted dummy text block to page from CC Library
    b.) select dummy text block, CMD + D, select copy file to place.
    c.) select same dummy text block, CMD + D, select any copy file and place again.
    Expected result: Copy file link should be shown in links panel.
    Actual result: Copy file link dissappears during step "C".
    *This issue doesn't happen when dummy text block is pulled from a local library.

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  11. inDesign not showing all typekit activated fonts

    Typekit shows fonts activated but they are missing from "find font" windows.

    Font in adobe typekit.
    Font: In adobe type kit, turned ON.

    Font: shown as MISSING in indesign
    Font: not able to replace because it does not show up in "FIND FONT" dialogue

    Available in standard pulldown tab.

    ATTEMPTS TO FIX:
    1 - turned off suitcase
    2 - cleared font cache and rebooted
    3 - unsintalled indesign and preferences, reinstalled fresh
    4 - installed this patch https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/font-manager-crash.html

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  12. InDesign Script - find/replace - store in a variable what is in "find what", "find format"

    Tested in InDesign, any from CC to CC2020.

    I was needed a script which can store whatever is there in one or more variables the following:
    - the format from "find format",
    - the format from "change format".
    The code below doesn't works if the paragraph (character) style is in a group style.

    var currFindPrefs = app.findGrepPreferences.properties;
    var currChangePrefs = app.changeGrepPreferences.properties;
    //do something
    //reset preferences
    app.findGrepPreferences.properties = currFindPrefs;
    app.changeGrepPreferences.properties = currChangePrefs;
    The variables can't store the style that are in group styles.
    Only those that are outside of any group.

    Please see attached Image.
    Thanks!

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  13. PDF EXPORT AND ASSEMBLY FILE NEAR EMPTY

    When exporting a PDF file, In design recreates a sort of assembly folder but which only contains a "fonts" sub-folder !!!

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  14. story editor cursor block cursor disappears

    InDesign 15.0.2 on OS X 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro with an external display.

    Go into Preferences and set the story editor cursor to "block," the fattest size.

    Put the cursor toward the righthand side of a longer line, and use the arrow keys to navigate the cursor up and down.

    The cursor should stay visible at the end of the line, as the default cursor does.

    Instead, when the cursor is at the end of the line, it disappears, making editing and navigation by arrow keys difficult.

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  15. In the Table of Contents panel, make the 'Include Book Documents' option persistent and part of the style

    I am writing a book, with 18 chapters, each as a separate InDesign document, but all collected in a single Book.indb.

    I just now returned to writing the book after a several months break. Wanting to update my structure, I did Layout > Table of Contents and clicked 'OK'. My Table of Contents disappeared!

    After investigating, I realized that the 'Include Book Documents' option in that panel had become unchecked.

    I checked that option, ran Table of Contents again, and found all my table of contents entries generated successfully. Yay!

    HOWEVER, when I went to regenerate the Table of Contents,…

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  16. Version 15.0.2 - Duplicate folder saving to desktop

    After moving a packaged folder from the desktop, if I go back to edit the file it creates a duplicate folder to the desktop with only the contents of Document fonts (which does not include all fonts). Definitely a concern of saving over existing data.

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  17. Version 15.0.2 - Images are pixelated after exporting file to PDF.

    The work around I've found is to go to Compression and turn off Bicubic downsampling. And select Do not downsample.

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  18. copy/paste of URL loses character style

    ID 15.0.2; Mac OS 10.14.6


    1. copy a passage containing a URL formatted with a character style


    2. paste the passage


    expect char. style to be retained

    actual: char.. style is eliminated; reverts to [None]

    This happens when char. style is named 'Hyperlink' or when a char. style with another name is used.

    Related issue: 'New Hyperlink from URL' always creates and applies default char. style Hyperlink unless I name my char. style for URLs 'Hyperlink'; 'hyperlink', for example, will not be applied.

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  19. In Design 15.0.2 freezes up and is extremely slow

    It takes quite a while to do simple things like create a text box, move the boxes around, cutting and pasting, moving from the selection tool to the type tool, etc. It will even freeze up moving from page to page. It takes forever to get any work done. Please help!

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  20. InDesign, InCopy: linked copy and image files randomly broken

    We are a group of 16 graphic designers working on Macs. Our OS are varied between Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. We work in InDesign 14.03 and 15.02 (with linked InCopy assets), Bridge 9.1 and 10.03, Photoshop 20.0.8 and 21.1, and Illustrator 23.1.1 and 24.1. We work on Box Drive and store our layout files and absolute-linked image assets there. It is critical that we are able to work on each others’ files in a high-volume, high-production environment. We don’t believe this is an issue related to our connection speeds.

    Looking for a resolution to these issues:

    InDesign: Not all…

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