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  1. Paragraph and Character styles lost during copy and paste

    When text frames are copied and pasted between documents style are lost. This is happening in version 15.1.1

    Copy and paste within same document works fine.

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  2. 'Justify All Lines' Not Working Properly

    The 'Justify All Lines' paragraph option does not work properly when applied to objects within a text frame. The attached example image should help to explain.

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  3. Spinning Ball Every Couple of Keystrokes

    I get the spinning ball every few seconds with InDesign - extremely frustrating! I've tried everything suggested in the community forums.

    I'm running a brand new MacBook Pro (16" 2020 with 2.3GHz/Radeon Pro 5500M/32GB/2TB), with Catalina 10.15.6 and InDesign CC 15.1.2. I've used this MBP for LESS THAN A WEEK, and have NO preferences established-it's super clean right now.

    So frustratingly slow! Spinning ball every couple of keystrokes. Productivity killed.

    I tried everything people have recommended in the community forum including dumping preferences; turning off GPU Performance; changing color preferences to Apple RGB; I have no 3rd party applications running;…

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. profil

    Bonjour, Le souci est que sur BR mes fichiers Indd et les exports pour impression en PDF ne contiennent aucune mention de "Profil Colorimétrique", alors que mes logiciels Adobe ont bien la même gestion de couleur à savoir : PREPRESSE EUROPE > COATED FOGRA39
    J'ai beau Attribuer ou Convertir en profil cela ne fonctionne pas !
    Sinon, pouvez-vous me donner la manipulation à faire ?
    Merci
    Cela est très ennuyeux pour les imprimeurs.

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  6. ID very slow on creating packages

    ID 15.1.2 on MBP 15" 2019 macOS Catalina 10.15.6
    Since updating to ID 15.1.2 creating packages (File > Package) takes sooooo much time – especially collecting image files into the Links-folder. Feels like using a last century internet connection to copy them instead of a ssd. Really bad: There's no progress shown on the progress bar. The only way to figure out that ID still works ist to check the Links-folder again and again where you can see the files dropping in one after another …

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  7. unable to open old pagemaker files in In

    Unable to open old pagemaker files in InDesign with .PM5, .p65 and .pmd formates

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  8. "Hue" effect on rectangle breaks anti-aliasing of text

    Description: "Hue" effect on rectangle breaks anti-aliasing of text
    Version: InDesign 2020 (15.0.2. x64)
    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.18363 Build 18363)

    Reproduction:
    1. Create a text frame and fill it with any text
    2. Create a rectangle on the same page and go to Window -> Effects, and set the rectangle's effect to "Hue"
    3. Text on that same page no longer appears anti-aliased

    Figured this out while trying to find out why all the text looked so bad. Ended up copying things to a new document (where text wasn't jagged) one by one, and eventually narrowed it down to the…

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  9. Endnotes with links incorrect when exporting to an accessible PDF file.

    When exporting an InDesign file to an accessible PDF file (tagged PDF), if any endnotes contain hyperlinks, the tagging structure is messed up. Starting with the first hyperlink (not the links for the endnote references), all of the endnotes from that point on are in the link tag for that first hyperlink. I encountered a very similar bug a few years ago when exporting to the EPUB format with documents that contained endnotes that finally got resolved a year or so after the bug was reported.

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  10. Traduction problems with french version

    There is a problem of traduction here (french version)
    Objet>Masque>Option
    The title of the popup is in English

    There is an other problem in the menu "Fenêtre"
    A cap is missing in the line "commentaires"

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  11. high quality pdf setting hangs up with no pdf result

    CC2020 I just updated to v15.01 and exporting to Adobe preset high quality pdf hangs up with no pdf result.

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  12. Problem with variable fonts letter tracking


    1. Adobe Indesign 15.1.2


    2. There is a problem with letter tracking in variable fonts (please see attached photo)
      I've tried two licensed variable fonts and it occurs with all of them
      (Myriad Variable & 29lt Bukra Variavle)
      I've not changed the default values for letter kerning nor tracking.


    3. Expected results: I expect the text to have the correct letter tracking


    4. Actual results: bad letter tracking (please see attached photo)

    5. Test file: screenshot from my indesign.

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  13. Indesign to Illustrator die line wrong dimensions

    Indesign 15.1.2
    At times, when exporting cut paths via PDF from Indesign to Illustrator, the cut paths will come in smaller than they should be. See attached screenshot. Both the red trapezoid and black rectangle say they are 36" x 24" in Indesign. When exported via PDF to Illustrator, the trapezoid is 35.875" x 24" but the rectangle stays true to 36 x 24.
    I can see why this is, Indesign isn't reading the true dimensions of the rounded corner object. It's reading them as if it still has "none" applied to the corners. This could cause issues with fit…

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  14. Exporting to ePub (reflowable) when document has endnotes containing hyperlinks causes InDesign to hang

    Version of Adobe InDesign: 15.1.2 / macOS 10.15.6

    Steps to reproduce the issues: When exporting a document with endnotes containing hyperlinks to ePub (reflowable), InDesign hangs and needs to be force quit. Have tested removing all hyperlinks to tests, and document exports correctly. Have tested putting hyperlinks outside of endnotes and document exports correctly. The bug is specific to hyperlinks which are part of the endnote text.

    Expected result: Successful export with endnotes reciprocally linked to text, and hyperlinks in endnote text active to respective URLs.

    Actual result: InDesign hangs and needs to be force quit.

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  15. Textskalierung mit shortcut und mouse funktioniert nicht mehr


    • InDesign 14.0.3.


    • Textrahmen mit Text aktivieren, gedrückten Taste (cmd und alt soweit ich mich noch erinnere), mit Maus Textrahmen Ecke anfassen und ziehen um zu skalieren
      -> Das ging früher, ist aber seit einigen Versionen nicht mehr verfügbar oder verändert. Ich finde es nicht mehr und auch keinen Hinweis darauf, wo es jetzt ist


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  16. can't enter text in find/change field

    Mac 10.13.6 InDesign 15.1.2
    Can't enter text in find/change fields
    Open document
    Select text tool
    Select find/change from pull down menu
    Attempt to enter text in find field.

    Won't accept text in find field

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  17. can't enter text in find/change field

    Mac 10.13.6 InDesign 15.1.2
    Can't enter text in find/change fields
    Open document
    Select text tool
    Select find/change from pull down menu
    Attempt to enter text in find field.

    Won't accept text in find field

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  18. Indesign crashes when opening two files at once that have to be converted

    ID 14.0.3
    Yes, I know it's an old version, but I use it for a specific reason: the newer versions have even more bugs and I think this one is still in there.
    Problem: when opening INDDs saved from a previous version it would convert them and if you open two of them at once, ID would always crash.

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  19. Textgröße, Kerning etc. im vorgesehenen Menüfeld nicht mehr frei wählbar - Feld ausgegraut

    Hallo,

    seit geraumer Zeit gibt es immer wieder ein Problem in Indesign, welches in Foren meist mit der Hilfe "Caches & Preferences löschen" kommentiert wird. Aber keiner hat je eine Erklärung gefunden oder die Entstehung des Problems lokalisiert.

    Folgende Situation: Man möchte die Schriftgröße, das Kerning, die Laufweite oder sonst etwas in den dafür vorgesehenen Feldern in der Menüleiste ändern - und diese sind plötzlich ausgegraut und können nicht geändert werden. Eigentlich sind sie hellblau und man kann einen beliebigen Wert eingeben.

    Ich habe gerade herausgefunden, an welcher Stelle, in welcher Situation Indesign so reagiert. Es liegt an der Einstellung,…

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