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  1. Command-O or command-N doesn't work after Indesign starts up.

    This has been an annoying bug for a while. If you open indesign, then use the command-O or command-N key to open/create a file, nothing happens. You just get an alert sound.

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  2. Wrong translation of “rule” in Czech version of InDesign 2020

    Please stop using Google Translate to translate Adobe UI to Czech language.

    The new feature Column Rules is translated into Czech language as Regulations for Columns! (Pravidla pro sloupce) This is totally wrong! It should read “Linky mezi sloupci” (lines in between columns). Also the word “linie” is wrong, it is not used by designers. You should use “linka” as it is already in use in other UI dialogs in InDesign.

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  3. When converting files to a new version, some converted files have "copy" added to the name.

    Opening a book from a previous version, with automatic doc conversion selected, causes some files to be overwritten when saved with "copy" added to the name. This nuance has caused a cascading calamity for our file management. If this function is intended, then it's execution is downright dumb. Nowhere was this pitfall mentioned when opening the files and saving them. Automatic Document conversion should be just that, automatic. Not 'automatically' mess up my naming conventions and filing system.

    Shame on you Adobe.

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  4. InDesign app opens on my Mac but pages of document will not display

    InDesign app opens on my Mac (Running OS Mojave). Thumbnails appear in pane but actual layout pages of document will not display. I've closed app, rebooted and even deleted and reloaded InDesign but no change to the problem. I'm paying a subscription but not getting an app. Not at all happy.

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  5. I can't open any file after upgrading to Catalina 15.10.1

    Yesterday I switched from Mojave to the new version of MacOS Catalina (15.10.1), and InDesign CC 2019 (updated to version 14.0.3) immediately after switching to the new operating system started to no longer open the files, either from the "Open file" both by double clicking on the file (I also tried to open the files as a copy, but InDesign also crashes in that case).
    Point out that I also tried uninstalling InDesign and erasing all preferences, but the situation is not solved.
    I kindly ask you to resolve the situation (which is not the downgrade to the old Mojave…

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  6. Y axis value changes when resizing document

    Recently, we updated Indesign CC 2015 to CC 2018. Unfortunately we discovered a little flaw. When resizing a document (for instance A4 -> A3), objects like text boxes keep their X axis value, but the Y axis value changes! Since CC 2015 is obsolete and we couldn't reinstall it, we hoped CC 2017 would work correct, but this version has this bug as well.

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  7. Excluding nummering of numbered paragraph titles in TOC does not work when a script generates TOC

    Current behavior:
    The TOC style specifies to exclude the nummering of numbered paragraph titles (NumberedParagraphOptions.EXCLUDE_NUMBERS).
    However, when the TOC is generated by a script via a call to createToc(), the TOC includes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles.

    Expected behavior:
    The TOC excludes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles, as specified in the TOC style.

    When the TOC is updated manually afterwards, the nummering disappears.

    When Googling for this problem, I saw that this issue was mentioned in the old archive. See attachment. Unfortunately, that archive is not available anymore.

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  8. pdf proof settings

    Easier way for artists who dont understand prepress to provide print ready pdf proofs with the correct settings that match pressready or digital print without causing issues. Reduces issues with colors or layering not set correctly by the artist.

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  9. Reveal in Finder on NAS Server not working

    When using InDesign 14.0.3, on mac OS X Catalina (10.15.1), ctrl clicking the .indd file's title bar to reveal in finder doesn't work (switches to finder but doesn't reveal) if the .indd file is stored on NAS RAID server. Server connection is afp://
    Revel in Finder command works fine if the .indd file is stored locally.

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  10. Live-Linking Word Document

    Since updating to 14.0.3 the live linking function for text documents no longer works.

    Since updating to 14.0.3 if I place a word document into my Indesign Document and ensure that the link text setting is turned on in file handline it places the word document but is unable to update the file when changes are made in word. It won't even allow for manual updating and you have to re-place the document every time you make an update. This means our project is going to take a lot longer to finish as we have to re-map our paragraph styles…

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  11. Content Collector Linked Images Not Updating

    OS: Windows 10
    InDesign Version: 14.0.3
    Folder: Our folders are saved on Dropbox using desktop app
    Who has the problem: My whole team at work.

    My team runs static banner ads in automotive. The auto brands have event logos each month. We have several vehicles in running. Each file contains one vehicle and five different ad sizes. To update the logos faster we have them linked to a single InDesign file. That way we only have to relink the logo images in the one file. On original setup the links naturally are direct links, but since we archive each month…

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  13. pagebreak

    pagebreak is not under control, in new files also. Please see example (at the end of page 2) in annex.

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  14. pagebreak

    pagebreak is not under control, in new files also. Please see example (at the end of page 2) in annex.

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  15. Embedding links won’t work, if you do not inbed each links manually

    If you choose multiple pictures in your links-panel and click “embedding all instances”, it does show the “embedded in document”-icon, but this is a false information. It only works, if you embed every image individually after selecting one by one image.

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  16. Book/Index

    Indesign CC 2019 und Indesign CC 2018:
    Absturz beim Generieren des Index bei einem Buch mit vielen Kapiteln.
    Das Buch hat 156 Kapitel (von 1 Seite bis 30 Seiten) - beim Aktualisieren des Index reproduzierbarer Absturz.
    Das Buch hat 822 Seiten.
    Kein Crashreport möglich - der Dialog erscheint nicht (auch nach REG Datei nicht).

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  17. Typekit keeps breaking sync and deleting downloaded fonts

    Typekit keeps breaking sync and deleting downloaded fonts.

    When I open Indesign, the fonts I previously downloaded are nonexistant which makes working with my document impossible! This happens at least once a week and persists after multiple uninstalls, system restarts and re-installs. Sometimes, it does not sync (or only some fonts sync) even after logging in again.

    On a side note, Adobe CC downloader constantly logs me out.

    With all the--excessive--background processes adobe now forces us to run you would think there shouldn't be an issue. I am more than happy to provide feedback and system information to fix this…

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  18. indesign created white pages when I imported a Word text. There's 1311 endnotes....

    I already start and stylize them... I remarked after the summary a page named endnote text. I never asked this. If if drop off this page, all the link will don't work. My question is how to delete this page without delete the link of the endnote text?
    Thank a lot

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  19. Objects disappear and/or duplicate from 2 differing masters on consecutive, facing pages

    1. Version: InDesign CC 2019 14.0.3

    2. Place an object (usually any kind of graphic or text frame), on or near the gutter line between facing pages or exactly on the outer page edge on a master page. Create at least 2 differing masters.

    3. Expected result: Ability to use 2 different masters on 2 consecutive facing pages without any objects disappearing or duplicating when applied to the pages. The objects cannot overlap 2 sides of the facing pages master (never cross the gutter line).

    4. Actual result: If I apply one master, say, for chapter openers (master B in…

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  20. Export PDF crashes InDesign

    Tried to export a PDF (smallest file size) with links & bookmarks active. Once I click the Export button, InDesign crashes.

    InDesign 14.0.3 running on Catalina OS.

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