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  1. Editing font in table and it crashes

    Selecting multiple cells and changing font, Indesign keeps crashing

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

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    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?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  2. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Horizontal and vertical measurements switched in Move dialog

    I’m one of the dinosaurs who started out in the trade on a typesetting machine, and my preferred system of units uses picas for horizontal measures and points for vertical. This has mostly worked fine for years, but since the most recent update I notice that the Move dialog is using points for X and picas for Y. Not a major issue, but somewhat annoying. (ISTR previous versions with a similar bug in the Cell Options > Text dialog, where the left & right insets were in points and the top & bottom in picas, but that one now behaves…

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Tab controls are buggy. InDesign CC 2018

    When using the Tabs control dialogue box all sorts of problems begin to manifest. First, as you are working with the tabs controls page elements go sideways. Text overlaps, sometimes entire paragraphs preceding the area you are working in.

    On occasion, the tabs simply don't line up to where you assign them, even when you do so numerically. (See screenshot)

    Settings for paragraph styles take precedence over tabs settings (even though tabs traditionally were the opposite, taking precedence.)

    10 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. xml

    I have updated to the Indesign 2018 version and the text of the XML files is not imported

    Because it can be? So far I have imported it without any problema.

    Thanks

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    1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Fehlercode 4/Errorcode 4 for not damaged documents

    1. Adobe Indesin CC 13.01
    After the last Update of Indesign time by time suddenly Indesign report a damaged file if you try to open any InDesign-Document.

    Everytime after restarting the Mac everything is good and I'm fortunally able to open all o these documents.

    Sometimes restarting Indesign helps, but not always.

    The last 3 days it happens much to often und it nervs.

    52 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve been able to identify one scenario in which the cache folder is not accessible while InDesign is launched, resulting in the issue. The issue seems to be specific to MAC OS.

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.2) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.2, then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still encounter the issue again, try to access the location “/Users//Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version/14.0/en_US/InDesign Recovery/*” and create a file in the directory.

    Workaround – Quit & relaunch the application, Cache folder gets created and the problem is resolved.

    -InDesign Team

  7. InDesign 2018 still crashing when updating in links panel after 13.0.1 update

    InDesign 2018 still crashing when updating in links panel after 13.0.1 update. Running Mac OS High Sierra. It's one thing after another since updating to 2018.

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  8. Control bar disappears from view when switching applications in cc 2018

    When I switch from an application back to InDesign cc 2018 the control bar/panel will sometimes disappear. The only way I can get it back is to change workspace to "Essentials" and then return it to my custom workspace. This did not happen with InDesign cc 2017.

    My specs are as follows:
    OS 10.11.6 (15G1510)
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
    4 GHz Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon R9 M390 2048 MB

    1 vote
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  9. why doesn't works Suitcase Fushion 8 newest version improperly?

    Can you realise that the Suitcase Fushion 8 plugin works properly in InDesign 2018. Now it's nt working!

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

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    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?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  11. InDesign changing opacity for an unselected item

    I am trying to place a slightly opaque rectangle over an image but when I select to lower the opacity on the rectangle, the image (regardless if it's above or below) changes as well.

    What's more odd is when I select that photo after I do the action, the image says it is at 100%. The "change" has not been reflected. I have uploaded a 1-2-3 photo demo. Note the photo's slight change in transparency although set at 100%.

    This happens when the photo and rectangle are in separate layers, as well. The two items are not placed within each…

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Effects/Transparency  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is expected behavior.
    There is something called as Transparency Blend Space in InDesign (see under Edit menu) which is either set to Document RGB or Document CMYK. When you change the Transparency of any element on the page, the RGB or Grayscale Images suddenly change – they become muted. The color space you choose as your transparency blend space will determine a lot about the look of your transparency effects. Everything on a spread is converted to the transparency blend space, regardless of whether that object is actually involved in the effect.

  12. InDesign CC 2018/High Sierra - Cannot package files

    Since updating to High Sierra I am not able to package files. The error message is simply "Unable to package the document. InDesign cannot access '(file name'.indd).

    I am using InDesign CC 13.0.1 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

    Don't know if this is of any use or not, but also if I try using my bulk packaging script, the error I get is "undefined is not an object (line 186)

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    107 comments  ·  Print/Packaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    The issue has been fixed with Apple’s MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Beta (17E139).

    You can try out the fix by updating your machine to the beta update from Apple.
    Let us know if the issue is fixed for you after aforementioned High Sierra beta update.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  13. Preferences Color

    Color settings and profile preferences were not kept during the last update. This could have been a very expensive problem. My workspaces were kept, so it seems like a bug.

    2 votes
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  14. Bad performance InDesign to InCopy

    InDesign 13.0.1 and InCopy 13.0.1.
    I right click multible text blocks in InDesign to export them to InCopy and then save.
    After saving I inmediately get and new window asking to save the links again with a different name. I have to cancel the second save dialog window.
    The InCopy links do work in InCopy, but My collegues complain that InCopy is slow!

    3 votes
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  15. object feather tool is no longer working properly

    why is the object feather tool is no longer working properly?

    2 votes
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  16. file name variable shows extension when placed in another document

    This is specific use that may not apply to most users, but it did work in previous versions. In Indesign 13.0.1, create a file that uses the file name text variable and then place this document into another document. The text variable should show the name of the file minus the file extension, and it shows correctly in the first file. But when you place the ID file into another file, the extension shows. This worked in previous versions of ID and caught me by surprise when it didn't work in the latest version, forcing me to use the additional…

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  17. Error on Inset Spacing on Text Frame

    The Inset spacing on a Text Frame can be set to keep text from the edge of a box as in previous versions. However I am finding that when I request the frame be resized to fit the text exactly the bottom inset is not being recognised. Is this an recognised issue?

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  18. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    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?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  19. 2 votes
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  20. The button malfunction in Indesign CC

    The button sometimes function in Epub and sometimes it does not work.

    If I restart the software, it works. There is a bug.

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    1 comment  ·  ePub/HTML/Publish Online  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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