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  1. transparency effects: opacity, feather, outer glow not working

    transparency effects: opacity, feather, outer glow not working when working in / viewing open document or changing settings stays 100% when viewing open document or changing settings stays 100%

    PREVIEW is turned on too.

    INDESIGN 2021 v 16.0
    iMac 27-5K late 2015
    Mojave 10.14.6 (w/ 2 rounds of recent screwy apple updates for Mojave)
    24GB RAM

    if I create a pdf, it seems to. have been applied but I can't see the effects on the monitor display > high quality.

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  2. CMD-H Hide Indesign not working via keyboard short cut NOR manual point & click

    CMD-H Hide Indesign not working via keyboard short cut NOR manual point & click

    osx 10.14.6 with 2 rounds of recent Mojave updates / total nightmares/ debacles caused by apple and apparently has lingering issues/bugs.
    iMac 27 5k late 2015

    adobe indesign cc 2019 v 14.0
    AND creative cloud updates not working: Page Unavailable, we can't load this content, please try again later. won't allow updates.

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  3. When I click on create new a popup window open but it don't show any option....

    When I click on create new a popup window open but it don't show any option....Why this happend I can't understand.... https://prnt.sc/vfezyj
    (version 16)

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  4. Windows 10

    In Windows 10, when I close an InDesign file, and open another without closing InDesign completely, my keyboard functionality ceases to work. I have to relaunch InDesign.

    This happened on my previous laptop of 7 years, and now does the same with my new one which is 2 weeks old. I thought it was just because my old laptop was getting old, but since it's doing the same on a new computer, I figured it must be a bug.

    Using the latest Windows 10 20H2 version, latest InDesign to date of 7 Nov 2020 (v 16.0 x64), Lenovo Legion Y540.

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  5. Indesign 16.0 crashes when copying text with anchored object

    ID crashes every time I try to copy text that includes an anchored object. As soon as I hit CMD+C, it crashes. I can copy the anchor object separately, but trying to grab it inline with text does not work. I've tried it with multiple different areas of text/objects. This has happened over the last two days, repeatedly, after multiple re-starts and prefs updates. ID 16.0 on MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7.
    EDIT: It seems to be an issue with one specific object. I can't seem to even copy that one by itself without crashing. I'll keep playing around to…

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    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…)


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  6. InDesign 2021 goes into non-responding state when trying to close the application

    Version of Adobe InDesign: 16.0
    Steps to reproduce the issues: Unable to quit normally since 16.0 install
    Expected result: Quit normally
    Actual result: App hangs

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  8. Footnote rule styling lost when split

    I have set up formatting for the Rule On line above my footnotes, but when the notes auto-split across pages, the line that is automatically created for the following page has a totally different, default, non-editable format. How do I make auto-appearing lines consistent with the line format I have set in Footnote Options?

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  9. Problème d'affichage des outils de révision dans In Design

    Bonjour, j'ai testé l'outil révision dans In Design avec mes collègues, mais j'ai un problème lorsque je clique sur "Aller à l'examen" pour voir les modifs en ligne, mon ordinateur (PC récent intel Core i9) ouvre par défaut le navigateur Microsoft Edge, et je ne visualise que les 2 premiers outils de révision (la pipette et l'épingle), je ne vois pas les textes surlignés, barrés ou entourés. Sur les nouveaux PC, on ne peut pas changer le navigateur par défaut. Pour visualiser les modifs, il faut que j'ouvre Firefox, que je copie le lien sécurisé produit par le logiciel In…

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  10. Problème d'affichage des outils de révision dans In Design

    Bonjour, j'ai testé l'outil révision dans In Design avec mes collègues, mais j'ai un problème lorsque je clique sur "Aller à l'examen" pour voir les modifs en ligne, mon ordinateur (PC récent intel Core i9) ouvre par défaut le navigateur Microsoft Edge, et je ne visualise que les 2 premiers outils de révision (la pipette et l'épingle), je ne vois pas les textes surlignés, barrés ou entourés. Sur les nouveaux PC, on ne peut pas changer le navigateur par défaut. Pour visualiser les modifs, il faut que j'ouvre Firefox, que je copie le lien sécurisé produit par le logiciel In…

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  11. InDesign crashes on launch on 10.15.6

    BUG REPORT: InDesign 2021 crashes on startup on mac OS 10.15.6. Adobe crash report suggested deleting preferences file. This file no longer exists under this OS. Need workaround, app is unuseable

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  12. My title text boxes have weird word spacing I can't correct

    I was happy with the last version of Indesign which I used on a non-Mac computer. My brand new uptodate version on the Mac is hopeless and I am in despair that I can't get instant help on my issue!

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  13. Indesign Choose Page Size

    Make immediate tabbing between Width and Height without going thru Units.
    Right now goes 1-Width 2-Units 3-Height
    Should tab 1-Width 2-Height --- Units should be separate

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  14. Background Task Seems Stuck

    When I create a PDF using InDesign presets, the background task indicator keeps spinning and spinning. When I click on the indicator, I get a dialog box that tells me the name of the file that I exported with the status "Complete. See Alert." However, the alert area is empty. The only way to get it to stop, is to quit InDesign and restart.

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  15. Document cannot be packaged. missing plugin VIProj.IndesignPlugin

    Document cannot be packaged. missing plugin VIProj.IndesignPlugin.
    Can this plugin be downloaded from Adobe?

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  16. won't open 2020 indd file

    Won't open Indd 2020 files when doubled clicked. Can't make Indd 2021 default program to open InDesign files. Have to open using File > Open menu. All InDesign files have blank white page icons next to them (windows 10). Uninstall/Reinstall doesn't fix problem.

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  17. cc libraries unresponsive

    CC Library Panel becomes unresponsive/renders weirdly. Have to quit out and restart. MANY. TIMES. PER. DAY...

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  18. Absturz InDesign 2021

    Bei Eingabe in InDesign 2021 Absturz: 'Union'-W (hängt mit dem einfachen Schlusszeichen und dem Bindestrich zusammen.

    Ausrichten von Objekten: Unterkante Objekt an Oberkante nächstes Objekt. Also nicht nur mit Abstand "0"

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    0 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  19. saving issue

    When I open my existing files in newer version. and while saving it does not save the files using the same path .

    just give a recent path of the file that were used before. So i have to again search the path and replace my files

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  20. publish online

    In InDesign 2021, publish online refuses to complete. When we close the dialog box and reopen it later, it refuses to let us do another publish online.

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