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  1. Broken endnote tagging

    When you use real endnotes in InDesign and export as a tagged PDF, the resulting tag tree is not generated properly.
    This behavior can be reproduced for at least for InDesign 16, 17, 18.

    Result now:
    <P>
    --<Note>
    ----<Link>
    ------OBJR
    --ALL CONTENT

    Minium correct result:
    <Note>
    --<P>
    ----<Link>
    ------OBJR
    ------Endnote number
    ----Endnote content

    In addition: The placement attribute for <Note> should be "Block".

    This can only be fixed with a lot of work in the PDF.

    Best, Klaas

    12 votes

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  2. accessibility export to pdf worked before in 18.5 its now broken in v19

    Working in v19 with an exsiting file and when exporting to PDF it lists dozens of problems in the accessibility check which did not happen previously.
    Gone back to version 18.5 which works fine with exactly the same file.

    4 votes

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  3. Paint and lines disappear

    Indesign 2023, Mac OS 12 Monterey (other similar reports in Catalina and win10)

    Phenomenon
    Fill and line disappears when copying an object.

    Reproduction procedure
    1. Select an object with fill and line to surround it with the direct selection tool.
    2. Grab the anchor point and copy by option+drag.
    3. The object without fill or line is copied.

    The same result can be obtained by selecting an object to enclose with the direct selection tool, and then copying with the Object menu > Transform > Move.
    If you select an object by clicking directly on the fill area without surrounding…

    4 votes

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  4. Reading order issue when a footnote is split over to next page or column

    When a footnote split over to next page or column, the accessible PDF generated from InDesign CC 2023 has notes reading order messed up. The first note reference on the page where the portion of a note comes in from the previous page/column reads the continued note text and likewise the second note reference reads the first note and so on. Eventually the last note is read at the end regardless it's note reference. It's a serious issue because not only the reading order needs to be fixed for the last note on the page that has splitting to the…

    4 votes

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  5. Incorrect reading order for anchored objects

    InDesign is placing text and objects in the incorrect reading order when exporting to accessible PDF when an anchored object is anywhere but at the bottom of the page. Instead of placing the anchored object/group of objects in the correct order, it is placing them at the end of the reading order. An example would be an anchored group of a placed Illustrator graph and it's title text box.

    3 votes

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  6. Scripting bug with Book files and the new EPUB Page Navigation option

    In InDesign 19.4 on macOS 14.4.1, the document.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation and book.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation properties are supposed to allow scripts to toggle the reflowable EPUB "page navigation" option on and off. However, only the document.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation property functions properly. The book.epubExportPreferences.epubCreatePageNavigation doesn't do anything. Regardless of whether it is "true" or "false", the output always includes the page break markers when outputting reflowable ePub from a book file via scripting.

    2 votes

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  7. Apple's Spoken Content not functioning in InDesign 19.2

    I use Apple's Spoken Content to have my Mac read my documents back to me as a way of proof reading sections at a time for continuity and structure (something no spell check provides). When I highlight text I want read aloud and hit the keyboard commands for Spoken Content, the Mac reads the actual file name of the document! If I copy and paste the text into a .indd file for InDesign 18.5.1 and repeat the steps, it works correctly and reads my text out loud. It works if I open any .indd file that is not saved in…

    2 votes

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  8. cursor stuck on hand

    My system has just updated InDesign to 19.1 (08/01/24) and I now have a grabber hand cursor appearing every time I try and click on anything in my file.

    This also happens if I have another tool selected such as text box. The tool icon appears but if I click on a text box the hand comes back. It's rendered doing anything in InDesign files useless. I can't find a setting for it and I have tried resetting preferences but it is still happening. My computer system is running Ventura 13.6.

    Does anyone have a work around?

    2 votes

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  9. InDesign Not Exporting Forms Correctly

    InDesign 18.5 is not exporting form fields correctly. The fields have a description, which corresponds to a tooltip in Acrobat. The fields fail the Acrobat accessibility checker, which states they do not have a description. They do, but InDesign is not exporting it correctly. The only way to correct this is to delete and rebuild the form fields over and over and over until the error clears.

    2 votes

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  10. portrait mode - Whether at 125% or 100% the Indesign Interface scaling option under Preferences does not work.

    BUG DETAILS- On a Monitor that is setup in a Portrait configuration, whether at 125% or 100% display scale in Windows Settings, the Indesign Interface scaling option under Preferences does not work.

    Adobe is a publishing software, especially InDesign. Book Publishers and their graphic design team need to have the option of working in a monitor setup in a Portrait configuration for the purpose of full vertical page (height) dimensions. I cannot get Indesign to Scale the Interface at all under Preferences when monitors are set in Portrait configuration. This is a bug because the InDesign interface does scale (as…

    2 votes

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  11. .INDD Mac OS Finder Preview STILL not working.

    The finder preview does not work and has not worked for some time. I had even updated my os to the latest version and there is still no finder preview?

    IND 2023 (18.2.1) Mac OS 13.3.1 (22E261)

    2 votes

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  12. Scrollbar is hidden upon defocusing the InDesign window

    Upon defocusing the InDesing window, the scrollbar disappears.

    This issue is creating usability problems - working on 2 monitors, clicking on the other monitor to grab some image or text, then trying to return to InDesign by clicking the scrollbar to scroll to the desired position does not work. Instead, randomly clicking the empty scrollbar randomly scrolls to the left or to the right.
    Whoever had the idea to hide the scrollbars had a very bad decision. None of known apps are hiding the scrollbar upon defocus, also, hiding the scrollbar has absolutely no benefits, just drawbacks.
    Please stop hiding…

    2 votes

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  13. Half of the Tools Don't Work!!

    This issue used to only happen sparingly and now its happens almost every time i try to use InDesign — making a 5 min edit take over an hour!

    Here are the common uses I experience...
    - I can't click on the bottom that lets you toggle from preview and regular mode, I have to right click it
    - Changing a color gets very glitchy, doesn't actually change the color to what I tell it to, just says the same
    - Can't click on the toggle to get the shape tool
    - When I click export or "save as" literally…

    2 votes

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  14. Tool Palettes Not Expanding

    Not an "idea" but a huge bug. In Design 2023 (v18.0) just updated today. Since update, no tool palettes expand. The step to reproduce my issue is to try and use any palette. The expected result was for the palettes to operate normally, like prior to the update. The actual result was a stack of 100% useless tool palettes.

    2 votes

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  15. InDesign palettes/panels do not expand or open when Application frame is off 2023

    The side panels will not open unless the application frame is on. It has been this way for over a year now and no updates have solved it. I am sick of having to have the toolbar floating instead of fixed to the side. Have just updated to InDesign 2023 and still a problem. And yes, I have deleted / reset my preferences several times which has done nothing.

    2 votes

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  16. object export options does not open

    Click on Object export options (I assigned ALT+E) does not respond either from shortcut key or from menu, therefore unable to assign alternative text, any structure instructions for export to accessible pdf. Using latest version and only a problem since new licence deal signed with NSW DPI.

    2 votes

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  17. find/change

    My Find/Change box is not working. Need help with this. It's worked previously.

    2 votes

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  18. scroll arrows missing

    Here is a new bug in InDesign 2022
    This bug didn't exist in InDesign 2019
    Here isi it :
    In OBJECT menu > Object's layers options :
    The small window doesn't have scroll arrows anymore. They are very usefull to scroll the list screen per screen.
    Now, ther is only a vertical scroll cursor and it isn't precise at all : impossible to use with a list of 40, 50 layers.

    The window should be resizable too please.
    Thank you for reading

    2 votes

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  19. User Generated Templates that can be Accessed from the Home Screen

    It would be very helpful to be able to access user generated templates from the home screen, similar to presets. This will allow teams to quickly access documents and keep layouts consistent, instead of taking time to search for templates on the network.

    1 vote

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  20. Table Stroke adjusment panel

    On the Table Stroke adjustment panel, the thin blue lines are difficult to see for someone with color deficient vision or reduced visual acuity. I suggest increasing the width of the highlighted stroke to indicate which are selected.

    1 vote

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