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  1. Clipping paths with inset frame only use the main clipping path.

    I have many photos with clipping paths that exactly outlines the garments. When using these against a backdrop, there is a thin white remnant of the white backdrop. To avoid this I can use INSET FRAME on the clipping path.

    But, if I use inset frame, the "internal" paths are disregarded and it only uses the first clipping path.

    I know I should fix the images, but it would take me ages. I have requested the different photographers to make the paths correctly, but they tend to revert to setting the paths at the garment edge. I do not know…

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  3. discrepancy with the unit of measurement v15.1.2 on macOS Mojave v10.14.6

    There is a discrepancy with the unit of measurement. Even tho it is set up to inches, the "new document" dialog box keeps the bleed, margins, and gutter in millimeters.

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  4. zoom scroll pan

    Make it so Windows version of Adobe programs are capable of all gestures such as zoom and pan/scroll. This works perfectly fine on my MacBook, but on Windows I'm only able to chose if I can scroll/pan or zoom, but cannot zoom and pan. This makes working with the program extremely difficult and infuriating when it's such a simple feature that works in every other basic program.

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  5. Find text and replace doesn't work (When Finding Czech language word)

    Find text and replace doesn't work (When Finding Czech language word)

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  6. Even though the book contains three chapters, bookmarks only appear for two chapters

    InDesign 2020 - I have create a multi-chapter book. When I use the function "Esporta libro su PDF…" the file PDF obtained has the summary correct (all the chapters are dysplayed) but bookmarks only appear for two chapthers.
    I've tried changing the order of the chapters to see if it's a file problem, but the result doesn't change. The last chapter does not appear in bookmarks list.

    I remain at disposal for any clarification

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  7. Text Wrap causes InDesign to Crash and yes it is up to date

    No it isn't intermittent. It's every time.
    Yes my InDesign is up to date.
    Obviously that means the latest release has not fixed the problem.

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    We have released InDesign 2020.1.2(v15.1.2.226) with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    Video recording of the crash?
    Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)

    Adobe InDesign Team

  8. Crash when placing DOCX with character styles

    Steps:
    1. Attempt to place place Word.docx in an InDesign 2020 document.
    2. InDesign spends a long time parsing character styles.
    3. Resaved Word file as .doc file and was able to import it. I don't know what information (if any) in the Word file was lost. This is not an ideal solution.

    Link above "How to Submit Crash Report" is dead. I have previously submitted several crash reports through the InDD/system interface.

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    We have released InDesign 2020.1.2(v15.1.2.226) with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    Video recording of the crash?
    Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)

    Adobe InDesign Team

  9. Page number underline

    Page numbering with underline aligned left and centre has a horizontal offset underline. Only aligned right seems to be working correctly.

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  10. Styles for buttons and forms

    It would be nice to be able to create styles for the buttons and forms so you don't have to manually adjust it when your document has heaps of the same fields.
    Even just being able to change the default settings would be useful. I have to waste so much more time having to manually change each field setting.

    Who decided that Minion Pro, 12pt and scrollable was what people wanted?
    Also, why would a checkbox by default be checked, most of the time you want a checkbox not to be checked when creating a form??

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  11. layout moves when dragging pictures from windows explorer

    When I have a grid of empty frames that I wish to populate with images that I am dragging from windows explorer, as I fill them the view of the layout shifts meaning I have to keep adjusting my view as items move outside the view. Everything is visible at the start so this auto view shift is really unhelpful and considering the volume of work this affects it would be a real time saver if it didn't happen.

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  12. tabs in summery with bullets just works in the first sentence, in the second sentence there is no tab (the sentence is starting without tab)

    Tabs in summery with bullets just works in the first sentence, in the second sentence there is no tab (the sentence is starting without tab)

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  13. Script | Selection on merged row makes indesign crash

    Hi everyone,

    I'm facing a new problem with a script I was working on, it is supposed to read every cells I selected and let me apply a cell and paragraph style. It works fine unless my first selection is a merge row and the second one a row without any merge.

    so selecting this two rows with this code makes indesign crash (see: rows.png):

    try {

    var mySelection = app.selection[0];
    
    alert(app.selection[0].contents)

    } catch (e) {

    alert("error\n" + e.number + ": " + e.message)
    

    }

    Thanks for your help,
    Nicolas

    here's an example of my selection that crashes (error.png)

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  15. Based on paragraph style doesn't show group the style is in

    In Indesign 2020 when paragraph styles are based on other paragraph styles that are within a group, the based on area does not indicate which group the style is in, it only shows the name of the style. Which makes it difficult to know which actual style it's based on if you have multiple styles with the same name that are in various groups. Screen shots of Indesign 2020 attached and Indesign CS6 where it did show the group name in the based on area.

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  16. new folder

    command Shift N – new folder when trying to save/export a file - it doesn't work for me in Indesign 2020 with Mojave.

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  17. big sur

    Graphics problem in Big Sur B7 and latest Indesign CC.

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  18. shift command does not work for scaling

    I think others have had this problem but I can't find a current stream. I can not scale proportionately an image or text by holding the Shift and Command keys and dragging. I am running CC 15.1.2 I tried to revert back to the previous version with no luck. I tried this with a couple of versions. Is there an issue with IOS 10.15.6? I think that just updated as well.

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  19. Unable to drag & drop images within text frame through custom plugin on Indesign CC2020

    We have a custom plugin, we are using this plugin since Indesign CS4. We have an option to drag & drop images from this plugin pallet into Indesign Layout. With the latest CC2020 SDK, we have upgraded our plugin from CC18 to CC2020 & it works fine on all other functionality except "Drag & drop" within text frame.

    We didn't made any update to the code, the same option works fine till CC2019. Is there any known issue with CC2020 sdk for drag & drop?

    Note: Drag & drop Images from custom plugin into Text Frame. Center Point is not…

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  20. Unable to drag & drop images within text frame through custom plugin on Indesign CC2020

    We have a custom plugin, we are using this plugin since Indesign CS4. We have an option to drag & drop images from this plugin pallet into Indesign Layout. With the latest CC2020 SDK, we have upgraded our plugin from CC18 to CC2020 & it works fine on all other functionality except "Drag & drop" within text frame.

    We didn't made any update to the code, the same option works fine till CC2019. Is there any known issue with CC2020 sdk for drag & drop?

    Note: Drag & drop allows us to place the image at left top corner of…

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