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  1. hebrew support

    hello,
    we are an israeli book publisher
    we work a lot with spelling marks on letters.
    on last versions of photoshop and illustrator and older indesign versions we are pressing alt + different letters and it gives us the letter with marks.
    but only on indesign 2018 it doesnt work..
    we have to do it through gylphs all the time.
    it costs us a lot of time. plaese fix it and let us know. we tried to do it with the indian support and they couldnt do it...

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  2. swatch alias

    When exporting a PDF and ik want to alias extra Spot-swatches to a FC-colour-Swatch.
    But these Swatch stetting should not be in the saved indesign file.
    I want to be able to only merge the swatch-alias in de PDF export (setting).

    When I those it during the PDF-export.
    It should only apply on de PDF export.
    Not in the design file Swatch setting.
    Otherwise I should have edited it Swatch-setting of my design.

    Thanks

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  3. SuperMegaBlack

    You have added a new color swatch called "SuperMegaBlack." WHY?!?!? It has precisely the same CMYK values as simple "Black." Very misleading, and a very stupid idea.

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  4. Transparency Bug

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    Periodically, transparency function stops working. Objects previously displayed as transparent no longer render that way. Usually restarting indesign fixes it.

    Indesign CC2018
    Mac iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
    3.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    24 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB
    Plug in - suitcase fusion Version 19.1.0 (7201)

    6 votes
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  5. Indesign cc 2018 crash mounted volume on "Save As..."

    Environment:
    - Adobe InDesign CC 2018 13.1 (13.1.0.76),
    - MacOS v 10.12.6.
    - Mounted SMB share (Windows Server 2012 R2 full share permissions).

    When editing a document on the mounted SMB share, then doing a "Save As...", there's a delay, then pinwheels, then crashes.

    Attached are the screen shots of the dialog boxes that occurs as it crashes, plus the Apple crash report.

    It does NOT crash on "Save".

    It does NOT crash on "Save A Copy..." UNLESS - sometimes you try to save over a pre-existing document. It will complain that the file is open even if it isn't…

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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

  6. inDesign Form Fields are Hidden in Acrobat after Export

    I created two form fields in inDesign using the Buttons and Forms panel. When I export my pdf (interactive), I cannot see the form fields. Interestingly enough, when I click "Prepare Form" in Acrobat, the form fields appear, and without doing anything, I can save the pdf and the form fields will continue to work as expected. Obviously this is much more time-consuming than if the fields were just visible by default.

    My document is very simple: 1 page, a couple lines, minimal text, some hyperlinks (which all function correctly), and the two form fields.

    I believe it has something…

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    The way you have described the issue you are facing is pretty simple and straight-forward. You don’t need to toggle any specific setting to specify Form Fields in InDesign or view them in Acrobat. The Form Fields are visible with a light-bluish background in Acrobat. Wonder what could be causing the issue to happen for you.
    Even though there doesn’t appear to be anything special in the document you are creating, could you share the same so that it can be looked at for troubleshooting?

    Adobe InDesign team

  7. Edit with other - doesn't see Photoshop as an application

    I use the Indesign feature on the links menu to Edit With, either using the default application or another. We just updated to the latest CC (ps, il, in) and the other application isn't the same. For any jpg or pdf, it shows Photoshop or illustrator or Acrobat as available to open the image selected. However, if I select an ai. file, it shows Illustrator as the default, and Preview as another option - no Photoshop. I select Other to add Photoshop, go to the applications folders, click on Photoshop and it's only seeing it as a folder, not as…

    2 votes
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  8. InDesign crashes while Editing Cross-Reference


    1. InDesign 13.1

    2. Select text, got to Type > Hyperlinks & Cross-References > Insert Cross-Reference

    3. Should be able to open/edit Cross-References

    4. Entire program freezes and has to be force quit.

    2 votes
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  9. Crash ID2018 with a right click

    InDesign 2018 (latest update) on macOS Sierra (latest update) crashes when right-clicking a text box with Apple Magic Mouse. Text box could be empty or full, same result. Help please!

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  10. Move Page bug, can't select Start or End

    When attempting to move a page to either Start or End of document, I select those options, but it continually reverts back to Before or After page. InDesignCC.

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  11. Color and Swatch in control panel extends pass screen edge


    1. Indesign CC V13.1 on Windows 8.1 Pro

    2.When selecting the fill or stroke for a shape in the control panel at the top, the pop out panel with swatches extends beyond screen edge


    1. I expect the entire pop out panel to show with the swatches displayed

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  12. Images with same name confusion

    We've had a couple of instances in the past month with InDesign documents linking to different images that happen to have the same name and are in 2 different file locations. It seems that in some instances, InDesign will take it upon itself to relink the wrong images even though those images haven't been touched (either on the file system or in the InDesign file). There has been one occasion where this happened and it wasn't spotted until the document was printed with the wrong images in and today someone noticed while working on the file that an image had…

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  13. adobe stock pricing

    When licensing an Adobe Stock library image from within Indesign I am charged $9.99 but if I but the image on the adobestock.com site it is $2.99. This is recent and is highly annoying.

    2 votes
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  14. placed indesign shows all layers in file

    It will show all the layers in the placed InDesign file despite the fact on import the option to use document layers visibility is selected. You have to manually select which layers you want visible on import.

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

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support all this while. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
    Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

    Let us know if the issue is resolved for you in InDesign 14.0.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  16. 字符表字間過大

    it is hard to see chars even enlarge (space too big)

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  17. InDesign performance issue: Slow on documents present on server

    it's not an idea, but a problem. Indesign creates problems on the network and is very slow with server documents, as never before. The media told me to work locally, but I ask Adobe to solve the problem. Windows 10 64 bit - Intel processor 32 GB of ram.

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  18. audio

    when I publish on line the first page will not play audio unless you click off it and click on it again.

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  19. The pdf file I export is not the same with the file I saw in my screen!

    The pdf file I export is not the same with the file I saw in my screen. The preview when I working in indesign is wrong. So when I put my cursor in a line to make a corrections this correction is done about 3 or 4 lines below my selection.

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  20. type shifting

    Type in indesign 13.1 constantly shifting - it as though there is a text wrap that causes it to "bump down" a space. There is no rhyme or reason to it - it is happening every time I pace a text box. SOMETIMES zooming out will fix it, but is is a real drag to not have WYSIWYG. Annoying

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