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  1. Properties Panel Missing in Indesign CC 2018 (v 14.0)

    Properties Panel is not available under Window>
    I'm on a Windows 10 Ent, Adobe Suite CC; Indesign 2018.

    I have restarted the PC; deleted opm.db; tried different documents. BTW this is the first time I was using Indesign. I am working with the Adobe Tutorials.

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      0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Size and Position Missing from Object Styles

      "Size and Position Options" are missing from Object Styles. The option is simply not listed in the Object Styles options and I cannot find a reason for it anywhere. Everywhere I've searched says it should be there so that I can set a specific placement for an object with that style applied, but it's missing.

      I'm using the software at work. It's Adobe InDesign CC - 2017.1 release. 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

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        0 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • new document dialogue wont accept size

        INdesign 14.0.1
        File > New Document
        In the new document dialogue box:

        I want to create a custom document 190mm wide and 25 mm high.
        I enter the 190mm in Width box
        I enter 25mm in Height Box
        I move out of the Height box and figure I have entered changes to 211.667 mm.

        this happens no matter if I use the print or web dialogue window.

        This makes it impossible for me to start a new document in the size I want

        ... so that's not a total pain in the **** is it?

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          0 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • InDesign crashes

          InDesign 14.0.1 MacOS Mojave

          Program crashes every time I open it, with any file. It tried to recover the last file it opened but nothing works.

          Tried: erasing prefs, cache, dumped the Recovery files, Uninstall, Reinstall. Still having the same issue. This is happening on two of my Computers at work.
          Tried the same solutions on both computers and still having the same crash issues.

          PS: Program was working OK yesterday, 1-8-2019.

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          • Text Form Fields do not export with inDesign CC 2018 14.0

            Form Fields do not export at all in the PDF when exported in the current version of inDesign. I am using the same exact settings as I did before I updated, and links DO work. Form fields just do not appear.

            To recreate:
            1) Make boxes where fields are required (in this case, on its own layer, which is visible and active)
            2) Using the Buttons and Forms panel, convert them to text boxes
            3) Export to PDF, making sure that the boxes for exporting interactive elements are checked, and the dropdown says to include appearance

            Resulting PDF does not…

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              1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • eyedropper not working correctly

              That's version 14.0.1.209

              When I create a NEW document — there is no problem, the eyedropper working correctly.
              BUT...
              When I work in a document that was previously in an earlier version (for example, CC 2018), then this problem is present.

              If I CREATE a new text box in a document that has been re-saved from an earlier version (IC 2018), then the eyedropper will not work correctly.

              If I CREATE a new text box in a NEW document (CCP 2019), and then transfer it to an old document, then the eyedropper in the new box will not work.

              If…

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                2 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Go back to old method of "space after" paragraphs

                I'm fine with the concept of allowing users to adjust the "spacing between paragraphs using same style." But the way this feature was added doesn't make sense: I think you should have left the old "space after" system the way it was, and allowed users to add the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" box as an extra option. The way you set it up (unless I'm misunderstanding something), anyone wanting to put spacing between paragraphs now has to enter data into two boxes, whether they want certain sections to have custom spacing or not. It makes the "spacing between…

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                  5 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • space before/after paragraph is suddenly not working

                  when i try to add space before or after a paragraph, it shows up in the tools panel and in style sheets as being there, but it is not reflected in the actual text.

                  indesign cc 14.0.1

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                    1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    In your example, the paragraph ‘Introduction: My Life…’ and ‘Update’ use the same Paragraph Style and the setting ‘Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style’ is set to 0p0. That’s why the Space After setting of 1p4 is having no effect.
                    To make it to work, change the ‘Space Between…’ back to its default setting of ‘Ignore’.
                    Hope this helps.

                    Adobe InDesign team

                  • Page Margins Bug

                    I am having a bug/issue with margins. In the page setup and the properties dialogues the measurements are showing as the defaults, but clearly they have been changed as noted in the attached file. This file was created in an earlier version of INDD.

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                      2 comments  ·  Adjust Layout  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      The Document Setup shows the Margins of the document when it was created or margins that will be assigned to any new pages you add to the document. However, you can override margins of individual pages by using the Margins and Columns dialog. And this is what has been done for the Page – the Top and Outside margins have been set to 25mm and 45mm respectively (changed from their default setting of 12.7mm).
                      Hope this helps.

                      Adobe InDesign team

                    • Fermeture du logiciel INDESIGN avec l'outil Ligne

                      Indesign 14.0 (x64) - Windows 10 pro x64 - Core i7 4770k - 32Go DDR3

                      Bonjour, juste après avoir utilisé l'outil LIGNE, le logiciel se ferme. cette panne est arrivée avec la dernière mise à jour.
                      Merci de votre retour.

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                      • blocks are moved to another layer

                        When grouped blocks are moved to another layer and then ungrouped, they return to their original layer

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                          1 comment  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This is a Feature of InDesign and not a bug.

                          If you want to stop this from happening, go to the Layers panel flyout menu and uncheck the option called “Ungroup Remembers Layers”. When this option is unchecked, the ungrouped items remain on the same layer as they were (when grouped) and will not return to their original layer.

                          Hope this helps.

                          Adobe InDesign team

                        • "Select all unused" triggers "Small panel rows" in Styles palette

                          Version: 14.0.0.130

                          STR: Select "Select all unused" in Paragraph or Character Styles pallet

                          ER: Should select all styles not used in current document

                          AR: Triggers "Small panel rows" instead

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                            Resolved For the User  ·  1 comment  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Content Aware Constantly Crashes

                            Windows 10 - i7 6700 with a Nvidia Quadro graphics card, and 16gb RAM.

                            Layout images in a spread and some dummy text.
                            Select image and press teh Content aware fit button
                            InDesign crashes

                            Expected result
                            Image fits with no crashing

                            Actual result
                            InDesign crashes everytime

                            It's a newly created document.

                            Images are stored on server - thought this was the problem - moved all images to desktop - still crashes.

                            Saved the file to IDML and opened that and resaved it.

                            Reset the preferences

                            Shut down/End Task of all non-essential programms, including anti-virus.


                            CC2019 build 14.0

                            File attached (embedded…

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                              2 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Step and repeat Bug

                              Step and repeat is not working correctly.

                              If you have an object, whilst holding option, drag the object to a new position and release, the object is duplicated. This works correctly. If i then select Duplicate from the Edit menu, it should repeat the the last duplication. It does not! It uses the last step and repeat measurement. This is a bug.

                              This is using indesign 2019.

                              The bug is not in indesign 2018, it works correctly here

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                                Resolved For the User  ·  1 comment  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • PDF comment import does not show regular sticky notes.

                                The new PDF comment feature imports the comments just fine, but regular sticky note comments are not displaying. They show up in the list, but do not point to where they are on the document.

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                                • 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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                                    2 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Object does not stay in center of document after resizing document format

                                    Hello, I found some weird issues in Indesign CC 13.1 on Mac OS El Capitan.
                                    When I place an object centerd in the middle of a document (for example
                                    500 x 500 px) and I resize the document size to for example 700 x 700 px (something larger than 500 x 500), the Object won't stay in the middle, but moves to the right or left border - even I set the reference point within the transform-window to "middle" and also disable "double page".

                                    Why does the object not stay centered at the document format?
                                    I attached a PDF-File where…

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                                    • InDesign 2018 13.1 crashing when saving back to Studio Server

                                      We've just updated our studio with new macs, running High Sierra Version 10.13.4 and the most recent InDesign Version 13.1.

                                      When we open a .indb document and edit one of the individual .indd files within it and attempt to save back to our Studio NAS drive/Server on our ethernet network the program crashes, corrupts the entire file and makes no effort to restore the file.

                                      We are also running our old Macs, on Yosemite 10.10.5 with Indesign 2017 and have not experienced this issue at all for the 7 years we have used these machines.

                                      We’ve looked on various forums…

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                                      • Can't Open JPEG file

                                        Hi there

                                        I am having trouble opening up .jpeg files from Indesign. It is installed as a part of my Creative Cloud subscription. Please see attached for the error that pops up. Your help will be appreciated.

                                        Thanks
                                        G

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                                          2 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          JPEG files cannot be opened directly in InDesign. They can only be placed.
                                          Create a new document and from the File menu, select the Place option. Select a JPEG file and click Open.

                                          Hope this helps.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Adobe InDesign team

                                        • swatches don't merge when importing paragraph styles

                                          When importing paragraph styles from the CC Library, the swatch colors for the styles get added to already existing swatches creating duplicates rather than merging. By the time all paragraph styles are added, there are 10+ swatches of the exact same color....

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                                            0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            The PANTONE 540 CP swatch, when added in InDesign, is a CMYK ‘Process’ Color swatch – it comes from the PANTONE Color Bridge Coated library. This swatch was used in a Paragraph Style and this style was added to the CC Libraries.

                                            You also created another swatch (a custom swatch) which has the same name – PANTONE 540 CP but it is a CMYK ‘Spot’ Color swatch. This was present in the document when the Paragraph Style (created above) was added from CC Libraries to the Paragraph Styles panel.

                                            When the Paragraph Style was added from CC Libraries to the Paragraph Styles panel, it found that a swatch with the name “PANTONE 540 CP” already exists in the document. Since swatches with the same name but different definitions cannot exist together in a document, it added the incoming swatch with a different name – “PANTONE 540 CP 2”…

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