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  1. XMP file info dialog box (for linked images) no longer shows up

    I clicked the flyout menu in the Links panel, and choose to display the XMP file info and the dialog box doesn't show up. It's like it is off screen somewhere, as all the menus are then grayed out. I can hit Escape a few times to get out of it. But sometimes InDesign totally locks up and I have to force quit.

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  2. Problem with Picture Moving / InDesign 2019/14.01

    With Indesign 14.01 have problems when I move a picture.
    Is there distortion up to 30 sec.
    Document has 120 page. Picture setting is "Normal" preview
    Adobe installs with Surface Book 2
    Here's a link to look closely at: https://adobe.ly/2QlvWkO

    Thank you
    Skender

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  3. Assembled files in assignments crash regularly when updated

    Assignments in Indesign regularly crash the program when parts need updating This is especially bad when an assigned part has been worked on in the assigned file or if the respective file runs over various pages or if it contains complex .ai-images. As soon as you click on the yellow icon to update a part Indesign crashes again and again. To solve the problem I have deleted certain text files completely from the assembly and reentered them afterwards, which is much more effort and doesn't always work.
    I had this problem before, a few months ago, but lately it has…

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

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020.0.1 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, please submit the crash report to us. (The guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  4. cut off the text After dash (place from clipboard)

    At text insertion through a clipboard the text after a strange dash is cut off.
    When placing through drag&drop everything is normal.

    Bug dush from Word's XML
    - <w:r w:rsidRPr="00981F9F">
    <w:sym w:font="Symbol" w:char="F02D" />
    </w:r>
    - <w:r w:rsidRPr="00981F9F">
    - <w:rPr>
    <w:color w:val="000000" />
    </w:rPr>

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  5. Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 xmp-information for images cannot be copied

    1: Indesign 14.0.1
    2: open any link details for any placed image/XMP-information
    3: I want to copy text from this window to clipboard (like credit-information). This was possible in Indesign 2015.
    4: it is not possible to copy text.

    14 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  6. Fails with certain Illustrator images

    It happened a few times to me that Indesign keeps crashing when certain (complex) .ai images are used - which shouldn't be as I thought Adobe files would perfectly interact with other Adobe programs.
    When these are changed to png images and I am able to open the Indesign file and update them, Indesign works perfectly well again. At times it is not possible at all to open the file or change the image and the file needs to be reacreated.

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

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020.0.1 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, please submit the crash report to us. (The guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  7. Properties Panel captures mouse scrolling inside fields

    The Properties Panel inside InDesign 2019 is meant to be the new central location for most of the common settings in InDesign. So it is accessed pretty frequently by most users on a daily basis.

    However if you happen to use InDesign on a low-res monitor, or have increased UI text for accessibility purposes, or even just use InDesign in a non-maximised window, it suffers from a big flaw.

    These scenarios require the user to scroll the panel up or down to access hidden properties. However, the mouse scroll action is inadvertently captured by the various fields on the panel,…

    12 votes
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  8. There isn't vertical justification in the control panel

    There isn't vertical justification in the control panel, and I've no idea how to fix that...

    2 votes
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  9. GREP: Repetition (*, +) at the end of a Positive Lookbehind group doesn't seem to work

    Product: Adobe InDesign CC 2019 (14.01)

    Steps to reproduce:
    - Create a document with the text "abcde"
    - (Case 1) Do a GREP search for "(?<=bc+)d"
    - (Case 1) Do a GREP search for "(?<=bc*)d"

    Expected result: highlight the "d"

    Actual result: Cannot find match.

    Note that searching for "(?<=bc)d" does work, as do of course "(?<b)c*d" and "(?=b)c+d".

    Note also that this applied to GREP Styles in a paragraph style.

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  11. Publish Online is converting two pages of a spread into one wide page, and overriding PDF settings on the download

    I am publishing a document that is made up of 8.5 x 11" pages, set up as spreads. I want to publish it online with the view setting set to spreads, but be able to download it as a normal single page PDF.

    When I publish the document, I have to choose export as spreads so that two pages show up side by side on screen. The PDF export settings I am using under advanced are for single pages, but for some reason the PDF that is created is combining pages. So, for example, my 9 page document (a cover…

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

    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  12. Raleway no longer a font

    Raleway has been a font I've used for a week. I used it this morning and came back after lunch and it's no longer an option.

    Can I please have this font back?

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  13. can't move elements

    I could not move an element on a page (happens to be a circle, with a stroke applied to it). I tried creating a new circle with the ellipse tool and copying the attributes with the eye dropper tool; this too I could not move. I tried creating a new circle and applying the attributes manually; again, this too I could not move.

    I must say, I am REALLY not impressed with this latest "update" to inDesign. The amount of bizarre behavior by the software is making my work a struggle lately.

    2 votes
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  14. Unable to update to latest InDesign version

    I am trying to open an organizational chart file that was last edited 2 months ago on InDesign 13.1, but I get a prompt that the file was created in 14.0 so I need to convert it.

    In the Creative Cloud desktop app, there are no available updates for me to install, so I am stuck with converting the file and having to manually re-link the 20 profile pictures in the document. I would rather just update the InDesign version to be able to properly open and edit the file, if that was actually the issue.

    I have already restarted…

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  15. PDF image import appears corrupt

    BUG: Importing PDF images into InDesign 2019, after the update today, and they appear corrupt when rendered on screen (see screenshot) but when I export out PDFs they appear okay..

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  16. Placing objects with gradient from illustrator.

    Hi, I - and not only I - expierenced ugly 'new feature' that is can't copy objects with gradients from Illustrator 23.0.1 to new version of InDesign 14.0.1 (in previous version all works fine) in editable format. Yes I heard about placing ext. file - but this not the sollution. For many version of InDesign this works perfectly then why now this feature is broken?

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    1 comment  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  17. import resetted

    Import a photoshop file into Indesign, adjust size and detail selection of the picture. Then Opt-double-click the picture in Indesign to work on the imported file. The file opens in Photoshop and you can work on it, like adding filters, layers etc. Save youor modifications in Photoshop and go back to Indesign. You will notice that all adjustments in Indesign are resetted and you have to do it all again: select detail, adjust size etc.
    This really sucks!!!

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  18. Laggy Swatches panel

    Can't smoothly scroll on swatches panel as seen on video. Everything was perfect before last update.

    I did try to change workspace, closed swatched panel etc. but no luck?

    My system is Mac os Mojave 10.14.1 - iMac18,3
    Indesign version: 14.0

    Has anyone run into this problem?

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  19. eyedropper

    I'm experiencing all sorts of odd behavior in INDD CC v.14.01, particularly when using the eye dropper to copy text attributes.

    Things that happen: text will be given a stroke when the text that I'm copying has no stroke applied; text will go from Align Top to Align Bottom; random colors and sizes applied.

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  20. cannot save again if file is moved whilst file is open - 2019 Indesign CC

    I moved my working folder to another drive as quickly needed space. I accidentally didn't close my file in InDesign before doing this... kept working on the file then went to save it to new location... But it won't let me.
    Says file is missing from original location... put it back (which I tried but didn't work) So I had to export as idml to save it... Never encountered this in previous releases please fix.

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