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  1. objects do not snap to objects within a group

    When scaling or repositioning objects contained within a group, the object should snap to other objects within that group (when smart guides are enabled)

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  2. erratic and missing cursor in text frames

    My setup: Windows 10 Pro, InDesign CC 14.0.2 x64, Ben-Q monitor.
    My cursor behaves properly when I use the Select tool, but when I use the Type tool, the cursor becomes very tiny outside of a text frame. If I click within a text frame, a vertical cursor blinks. However, to maneuver within the text frame, I need to use the cursor keys on my keyboard! I've tried changing the cursor settings for my system and restarting my computer to no avail. Please do not tell me to "trash" my preferences. I've spent a lot of time setting up a…

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  3. Conditional text prevents smart text reflow.

    Conditional text prevents smart text reflow.

    When using Smart Text Reflow with conditional text and the "delete empty pages" option selected—Hiding conditional text works as expected removing the empty pages. However, when conditional text is unhidden, Smart Text Reflow does not repopulate the pages.

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  4. Anchored item with white overprints

    This is a 'white' bug.

    I regularly use anchoring to keep items aligned and for spacing.
    Text is black. Art or tables need white in them to knockout the shade beneath.

    When a table is placed inline or a piece of art is anchored in a text box that has a color or a border... the white is ignored in the anchored object.

    There is no reason to ignore a color just because it is inline or anchored.

    This bug forces me to layer the object on a different layer, causing extra work in keeping the item aligned after edits.

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  5. Email Hyperlinks Not Responding in Published Online File

    I have a document that contains some email hyperlinks throughout it. I set up the hyperlinks with the link to "email" option, and then the address as the destination. Creating a "mailto:xyz@xyz.com" link.

    After publishing online, when the links are clicked on, it takes the page to a "could not connect" page and does not respond correctly. BUT all email links work completely fine when copied and pasted, right click and opened up in a new tab, when clicking directly from an exported PDF, when clicking from the downloaded PDF from the published online document, etc. It's only…

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  6. hyperlink is present for imported document outside of visible cropped area

    I have 1 document (doc1) placed into another (doc2). In doc2, doc1 is cropped to not include a footer, which happens to have text in the form of URL, but not explicitly set as a hyperlink in the document. When a PDF of doc2 is exported, a hyperlink is created on the page where the URL would be if it were visible. The link is in the table at the end of the Jordan row over 0.086.

    Files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s88rtkmh5hz525e/Archive.zip?dl=0

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  7. Tutorial sample files will not open

    I've got version 14.0.2
    In Turtorial, I click Get Files in order to download the files that carry the examples to be used in the tutorial. They download okay, but I can Open them (either from InDesign itself or by clicking the Explorer).
    I get a dialog box reading:

    Adobe InDesign:
    "Cannot open the file "._Apply_color.indd". Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."

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  8. PDF Place only shows document - not generic PDF icon

    BUG? CC 2019. When placing a PDF file we used to get generic PREVIEW icon which was preferred. Now every "place" only shows the actual contents of the PDF document. This is in the FILE -> PLACE -> "Choose PDF" dialog window

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  9. pages missing

    Entire pages are missing under the Hyperlink destination tab running v. 14.0.2 on MacBook Pro. Steps to produce - Document with over 300 pages/spreads (non-facing pages), hyperlinking a text box to a page location in the document, pulling the menu to select page number and hundreds of pages are missing.

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  10. Input field sizes in the "Document setup" pop-up.

    The sizes of width and height input fields are different. Make them the same.

    macOS Mojave version 10.14.5
    InDesign version 14.0.2

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  11. InDesigns gives me random stuff when clicking on an option

    Recently, I'm in for a surprise when trying to use InDesign. I click on a certain option, and something random pops up, for example while typing this, I'm clicking on "Window > Pages", I'm getting redirected to Adobe website to buy InDesign (note, I already bought the license). Clicking again, redirected to another InDesign file, clicking another time, now I get my Table Style, basically I get everything except the Pages.

    It's always a surprise what I get and I don't know how to get rid of this issue once and for all. This is the case for every option.…

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  12. Animation preview window does not resize in Windows

    The animation window does not maximise or even resize in Windows. The issue doesn't seem to be in Mac devices

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  13. Bugs with GPU, Bugs without GPU (zoom, moving objects, create text)

    (Working on Adobe InDesign 14.0.2.)

    Hi there,

    so for a couple of weeks, my Indesign behaves quite badly.
    For demonstration purposes, I created a new blank file but these bugs also occur in existing work projects.

    Case 1: GPU switched on (Image: GPU on):
    Zooming does not show any effect, only when I click in and change something. The rulers change, but my board/document is not zooming in (Video: Zooming with GPU). As soon as I found my page, the objects don't really move that well, more in a lagging, stocking way. (Video: Moving Objects with GPU).

    This leads to…

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  14. InDesign won't import Microsoft Word Equations, even as graphics

    Take the following word file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sta1b2iqhtx72if/basic%20word%20fail.docx?dl=0
    it contains two equations that I've highlighted in the original.png file so their locations can be identified (I've only done this to the screen capture, they're not highlighted in the word file).
    Now, place this word file into InDesign and the result as shown in result.png is that the equations are missing.
    The version of Word used is Microsoft Word for Mac 16.16.11 (190609) but I'm sure the same thing will happen from Word for Windows

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  15. Data Merge won't include emoji unicode characters

    I've created a test file with links and images and test text to try and replicate the fault. Follow the steps in the InDesign file attached.

    Put simply, text – whether it is UTF-8 or UTF-16 can import unicode characters that are meant to represent emojis etc, and this is demonstrated in the test file. While not in the minion character set, I've created a GREP style that looks for unicode characters and changes them to apple color emoji. That bit works.
    What does NOT work is when importing the text as part of a data merge... instead the unicode…

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  16. Swatches panel locked in Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Win 10

    When editing colours into the swatches panel, the entire panel will be blocked, the colours greyed-out. After having deleted the cache it's OK for a moment, but the problem re-appears regularly. In the specification panel the colours can be nevertheless selected. Who knows the solution to this problem?

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  17. Pointer cursor stuck in hand mode when holding Cmnd with Pen Tool

    I am using the Pen Tool and holding Command to get the pointer. My cursor is shown as a hand, and does not allow me to select path points. Other users have flagged this bug. Here are my details and screenshot.

    OS 10.14.5
    InDesign 14.0.2
    Screenshot
    Spell check utility installed on system : Antidote Agent 4.4.4

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  18. Ctrl + Tab Keyboard Shortcut Bug

    I tried to assign "Ctrl"+"Tab" to "Window Next" (to get the same shortcut as OS-default) but Indesign seems not to do anything when hitting this shortcut. When assigning other shortcuts to the same action it works.

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  19. Indesign CC 2015

    When editiing text and applying styles using the eyedropper tools some users in my production team are using the colour theme tool by accident.

    This is then applying the rich black colour swatch to pages that should only be using true black. Can you change the default colour to true black or allow the default colour to be changed.

    Alternatively could you add a feature to customise the toolbar so you can remove/add tools that you want.

    Thanks

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  20. "Same" font sizes, but they're not

    In the most recent version of indesign, when I copy or duplicate a text box, the font size says it's the same, but it is about 2-3 points bigger. Even after eyedorpping the previous style, it doesn't change. I have to manually make a new text box, recreate the font details before copying and pasting it into the box.

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