Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Can't change bounding box size when stroke is applied

    InDesign 15.0.1

    When I create a rectangle with fancy corners, when I change the stroke to the outside it won't let me adjust the size of the box. If I grab the side and drag it to where I want it snaps into place smaller. If I go up to the tool bar at the top & try to change it that way regardless of whether I try to change it bigger or smaller it just makes it smaller & it doesn't just go 1px at a time it changes 6px+ & if I try to just do vertical it…

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  3. 12/05/19 Updates in Indesign

    Update on 12/05/19 caused stability issues in Indesign. Since this update, my indesign has been crashing, unresponsive, and about as bad as AI. This program is my workhorse and I need it to function. Documents take about 5-10 minutes to open, even longer to save, and scrolling in multi-page documents is tough because it lags so hard.

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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 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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  4. InDesign 15.0.1 create new guides stops working and all guides disappear

    Mac 10.13.6, InDesign 15.0.1. Repeatable bug. Not related to having any browsers open.

    Create new document, can drag guides to page and see them OK. Paste elements on to page, still OK to create guides Adjust margins and columns, still OK.

    THEN, adjust Document Setup (for me, adding bleed) and all guides disappear. You can drag a guide from rulers and it looks like it is there, but when you click elsewhere on the screen then that guide disappears.

    Please get this sorted. I am sorry to say that this version of InDesign appears to be the buggiest version in…

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  5. triple click paragraph takes next paragraph style instead of selected

    Triple click paragraph and paste new text takes paragraph style from next paragraph instead of the selected paragraph meaning you have to manually select the paragraph if you have a header or different paragraph style immediately after the text you wish to replace.

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  6. swatches

    When trying to change color values on a existing color in the swatches options panel the number and text apear all scrambled. If I change any value of the color and it save InDesign collapse every time.

    Two issues:
    • text scrambled
    • app closes when changing color values

    Any help we be greatly appreciated.

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  7. zooming at high percents very slow and beach ball

    Hello,
    when I’m zooming in Indesign like in an Poster or Flyer with some images and some other objects at 2400 % Indesign get very slow and when I move an object, the beach ball comes up.
    At 3200% and 4000% its not possible to move any objects without struggling with the beach ball.

    I’m using an 2017 MacBook Pro
    Indesign CC 2020

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  8. Master page shadow/effects cause white knockouts when published online

    When using the Publish Online feature, effects applied to elements on a master page is causing white knockouts in the online viewer. Further testing showed that having type behind the master page effects appears to make the knockout go away.

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  9. InDesign hyperlink testing swamps my website and triggers my site's denial-of-service-attack banning on my IP

    InDesign does checking of hyperlinks to see if they are valid and indicates the result in the hyperlinks list with a green dot (good) or a red dot (bad).

    The problem is my document has 500+ hyperlinks to my website and when Adobe tests these hyperlinks (when I open up the hyperlinks list dialog), it swamps my website with hundreds of hyperlink hits all at once and triggers the denial-of-service-attack IP banning code on my website.

    The end result is any time I'm editing hyperlinks in my Adobe InDesign document, I get banned from my website! When I check the…

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  10. InDesign hyperlink %0D bug

    When I cut and paste URLs from a text document into the hyperlink dialog box, I can accidentally get a carriage return included. InDesign "includes" the carriage return in the one-line dialog box field but gives no indication that it's there.

    Once I export the InDesign document to a PDF and then click on the link in the PDF, the link shows with a %0D at the end and it fails with a 404 not found.

    This is extremely annoying because InDesign gives no indication that the carriage return is there with its one-line link dialog box field.

    What should…

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  11. Find/Change Search field always switches to "Story" after I choose to "Change All"

    When using the Find/Change box on a text selection, the "Search:" field gets changed from "Selection" to "Story" after I press the "Change All" button.
    This is incredibly annoying when I'm trying to change multiple things in the same selection, since I have to switch the option back between every change I make.
    I'm not sure if this is a bug, or how it's intended to work, but I hope it can be revised so that InDesign remembers my choice between changes.
    I am using the most current version of InDesign at this moment, 15.0.1

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  12. InDesign 2020 v 15.0.1, Mac OS Catalina, indd/idml legacy layouts within packaged folders, images disappear

    InDesign 2020 v 15.0.1, Mac OS Catalina. When opening legacy versions of indd or idml documents within packaged folders, images flash/display briefly, then most if not all, disappear. The only solution seems t be to re-link each graphic individually.

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  13. PDF Comments not working

    ID 15.0.1 Mac

    Import PDF comments from file, including strikethroughs, replaced text, comments

    Faithful transfer of all edits to ID file

    Edits not being applied properly in ID file, though clearly present when PDF is viewed in Acrobat. It usually just deletes the text rather than replacing it.

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  14. ralewey

    Hi,
    I've a problem with Ralewey Google Font on inDesign. It seems that it does't work when I choose the italic version of the font with Cyrillic. but Boogle provide the italic version of the font.
    Could you please help me?
    ciao
    luca

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  15. Ceñir texto

    Hola,
    al actualizar documentos anteriores a la versión 15.01 de InDesign las imagenes con ceñir texto el sangrado es incorrecto, provocando cambios en la maquetación.
    Si ese mismo documento se abre en la versión 14.03 la función de ceñir texto funciona correctamente.
    Enviamos dos ejemplos.

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  16. Indents Break Burmese Type

    Applying an indent to Burmese type in InDesign makes the text render incorrectly. Please see the example in the attached file.

    InDesign 15.0.1 x64

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  17. Unpinning of Adobe Cloud Folder in Windows Explorer is not working

    The Adobe Cloud Folder at the Windows Explorer can not be removed. The instruction on https://helpx.adobe.com/de/creative-cloud/kb/remove-cc-files-folder-shortcut-navigation-panel.html is not working.

    Adobe CC 2020
    Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.17763

    Please, for the future: Don't change anything on users computers without asking for permission! It's my computer, not yours. I do not change anything on your computers without first asking.
    Thank you.

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  18. [obj] tag appearing in contents of pdf on Windows

    We sometimes use inline images in section titles that are styles used for TOC generation. These "objects" do not appear in the generated pdf bookmarks, so we type the missing words in by hand. An [obj] tag, however, appears in the bookmarks of the generated pdf when viewed on Windows, even though it is not visible in InDesign (and not visible on Mac). This tag needs to be removed or at least made visible in InDesign.

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  19. Links export to PDF creates "Null Alt Text" attribute in tagged PDF

    When an ID 15 file with hyperlinks is exported to Tagged PDF, unless you assign alternative text to the Links in ID, the Link tags will have a "null text" attribute which prevents the content of the Link tag from being read by a screen reader. This is a problem for several reasons. Not everyone chooses to add alternative text to hyperlinks. It's a UA, but not a WCAG 2 requirement. An automated accessibility checker like Acrobat's or even PAC is not going to flag this. Most people do not do a "Jaws check" of the PDF they are remediating…

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  20. not exporting to jpg

    Since the most recent update, I can no longer export ID file to jpg or png. The files just shows as zero bytes. I am able to save as pdf and then save as image. But need to be able to export to jpg and png. Please fix. Thanks

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