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  1. Word Lookup / Search with Google for text

    How about adding a 'word lookup' OR 'search with Google' for words while working with text copy in Indesign and InCopy? I know there is a default dictionary integrated, but I'm talking about the way you can search any sentence or word in the most browsers just by right-clicking.

    Basically, just a feature to add a search engine for text lookups directly from Indesign and InCopy - it will help a lot working with text copies and editing text stories directly from the program.

    Merci beaucoup !

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  2. InDesign Documentation

    I found out through Adobe support that page transitions in an interactive PDF created using InDesign only work in full screen mode. If this is true, your documentation should state this.

    I also found out that the SWF function has been removed for InDesign 2020. Please update your documentation to let users know that this is no longer available in 2020, but is still available in 2019.

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  3. not displaying all fonts

    I install fonts from various sources and with various methods and INDD never shows all the fonts in the family. I just installed all 18 fonts from Montserrat through the Typekit site and INDD display 14 installed fonts. Same thing using Extensis Suitcase. I can activate 10 fonts and only 6 will display. Where are the rest of my weights?????

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  4. Style Override Highlighter not highlighted when in use

    When I make some style changes in my text, the "Style Override Highlighter" marks theses changes. Great feature, no problem at all.

    But when I 1) quit InDesign and 2) start it again, the changed text is highlighted but the "Style Override Highlighter" icon [+a] is highlighted not at all.

    Solution shortcurt: Click on [+a] in character style panel, then on [+a] in paragraph style panel and it should behave the way it should. But it would be better if it'd be working the way it should.

    German InDesign 2020, Mac OSX 10.14.16

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  5. Comp to InDesign

    InDesign V 15.0.1
    Comp V 3.0.5.16
    Brand new iPad Pro, up to date

    Tried to send layouts from Comp on iPad to InDesign on iMac and noting happens. Comp confirms sent, nothing appears anywhere in InDesign. Both apps signed into same ACC account.

    When I get into my Creative Cloud, Under the "Your Work" tab, I then click on the Globe and go to Cloud Documents and then Mobile Creations, and they seem to be there, but if there is a way to get it from there into indesign I am unaware.

    All the tutorials seem to display the layout…

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  6. Exported text missing Endnotes

    Exported text missing Endnotes
    We work with Footnotes and Endnotes a lot. And when everything is OK, but after going in print, the text is exported so that the autor can edit it for a next release (Law text and commented law so it changes often). I was very happy when InDesign did begin to work with Endnotes but ... it does not export them. Not even in Version 15.0.1. Footnotes are exported, Endnotes are missing. This is a big bug or an even bigger oversight.

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  7. FERRAMENTAS

    Minhas ferramentas estão todas bloqueadas e não consigo utilizar mais o Indesign.

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  8. não consigo caracter especial

    não consigo inserir número de paginas como caracter especial. Faço o procedimento correto mas no final ele não insere o caracter.
    só fica o prompt piscando dentro da caixa de texto.
    E não sei porque a minha master page está cinza quando eu seleciono ela em vez de estar azul!!!

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  9. Fit frame to content shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Fit frame to content keyboard shortcut causes pasteboard to jump around.

    Running InDesign Version 15.0.1

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  10. Mystery white hairlines showing up on edges of Published Online Document

    I am having an issue with documents published online and viewed in Google Chrome. For some reason there are thin white hairlines showing up on the edge of certain pages that are not in the actual InDesign document. On a couple of pages in my book, I have made the background color the same as the background color that shows up in the browser, but these hairlines are still showing the edge of the page.

    Screenshots of the white hairlines attached.

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  11. invalid index reference

    Can´t create Index!
    Error message is (Translations): Can´t create index. At Least one reference contains faulty markers. Delete faulty markers from index references.

    HOW DO I FIND THESE? Can´t find anything wrong in the Index list or the document.

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  12. Footnote numbering in InDesign does not heed setting

    I have a single indd-document containing a book with 300+ footnotes in it. I have set the footnote numbering to "Restart numbering at every --> Section" (i.e. Chapter).

    But when I export the document to an EPUB file, InDesign does not heed this setting but keep running the numbering up to "348".

    I suspect this is a bug in inDesign 2020 (15.0.1), as there seem to be no good reason for this behavior.

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  13. Right swiping a hyperlink and then right clicking produces inconsistent context menu

    Hi there,

    If I have a hyperlink as plain text and then highlight it, then right-click the area, I sometimes get an option to turn it into a hyperlink and other times I get the spell checker menu with not such option.

    It would be good if the option to turn text into a hyperlink was always visible when you right-clicked highlighted text. I have dynamic spell checking turned on.

    Kind regards
    Mike H

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  14. Poor consistency between menus and short cut key mappings

    Hi there,

    It is very difficult or obscure to map a short cut key. This is because the drop- down boxes in the short cut key editor consistently don't match the menus.

    I am trying to match the menus to the short-cut-key editor. I am trying to map a short-cut key to Type->Hyperlinks...=>New Hyperlink.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

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  15. blacked out images with no broken links

    InDesign ver 15.0.1
    I have a file that displayed all linked images correctly this morning. 90% of the images are linked from my desktop, which is also where the InDesign file is located. 2 of the linked images are from a network cloud server.

    After disconnecting from the server and then reopening the file, all linked files appear to have broken links. However when, checking the Links panel, only the images that were linked from the server are broken. This makes sense except that all linked images populate the document as either a gray box or a solid black box.

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  16. Turn off Hyphenation across Page Breaks

    I love the don't hyphenate across column breaks, however in some instances I have a 2-column setup and hyphens on the page is ok, but across page breaks is not. Please add this as an option in the hyphenation options. OR add it as something you can check in pre-flight.

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  17. Adobe Fonts automatically substituting versions of fonts that are document-stalled

    When I open an InDesign file that has been packaged with all the fonts (non-Adobe Fonts) included in the Document fonts folder, if I happen to have the same version of the font activated in Adobe Fonts, InDesign automatically, and without warning, substitutes the Adobe Fonts version. This is a major problem. The heirarchy should be document-installed fonts FIRST, then InDesign can look in Adobe Fonts and suggest replacing it. This should not be done without warning in the background. It means that the person who was working in a package workflow without using any Adobe Fonts can send a…

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  18. Export to HTML of Tables structure is incorrect

    InDesign CC2019+2020

    Create a table
    Convert first row to Header row type
    Convert last row to Footer row type
    Export to HTML

    you get (simplified)
    <table>

    &lt;thead&gt;
    
    &lt;td&gt;
    &lt;p&gt;Text&lt;/p&gt;
    &lt;/td&gt;
    &lt;/thead&gt;
    &lt;tfoot&gt;
    &lt;td&gt;
    &lt;p&gt;Text&lt;/p&gt;
    &lt;/td&gt;
    &lt;/foot&gt;
    &lt;tbody&gt;
    &lt;td&gt;
    &lt;p&gt;Text&lt;/p&gt;
    &lt;/td&gt;
    &lt;/tbody&gt;

    The HTML spec specifies that tfoot should appear AFTER tbody.
    Also the <td> in <thead> should be <th>.

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  19. Export to HTML of Tables structure is incorrect

    InDesign CC2019+2020

    Create a table
    Convert first row to Header row type
    Convert last row to Footer row type
    Export to HTML

    you get (simplified)
    <table>

    &lt;thead&gt;
    
    &lt;td&gt;
    &lt;p&gt;Text&lt;/p&gt;
    &lt;/td&gt;
    &lt;/thead&gt;
    &lt;tfoot&gt;
    &lt;td&gt;
    &lt;p&gt;Text&lt;/p&gt;
    &lt;/td&gt;
    &lt;/foot&gt;
    &lt;tbody&gt;
    &lt;td&gt;
    &lt;p&gt;Text&lt;/p&gt;
    &lt;/td&gt;
    &lt;/tbody&gt;

    The HTML spec specifies that tfoot should appear AFTER tbody.
    Also the <td> in <thead> should be <th>.

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  20. InDesign 2020 freezes when placing articles with endnotes (big file)

    Working with a approximately 500 paged book, 30 articles with endnotes.

    Now with 20 articles / 300 pages done, InDesign 2020 freezes when placing new articles.

    Please, please, please: fix the issue with a possibility to keep all endnotes in a separate ID-file (linking endnotes to other ID-files)! Because of this, now forced to have the whole, massive book in one ID-file.

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    1 comment  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released InDesign 2020.0.1 with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com:
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign freeze?
    • Video recording of the issue?
    • 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

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