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  1. Text wrap on anchored frame causes InDesign to freeze


    1. InDesign CC 2018 13.1 on macOS 10.13.6

    2. When placing an object in a text frame, thus creating an anchored object, and then applying to the latter a text wrap method that is different from default (none), either via application ui, script or object style;

    3. Expected to apply the wanted text wrap option;

    4. Application freezes.

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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

  2. Tagged Text file import randomly places URLs throughout text

    I can't import an InDesign Tagged Text file without getting randomly inserted footnote URLs placed throughout the text and all footnote links being broken.

    Since I'm working on a book and have hundreds of footnotes, I thought AITT would be my best option for backing up and recovering chapter text.

    InDesign 13.1.0.76
    macOS 10.13.6

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  3. Text Wrap is no longer available or working on our IMacs. Please help!

    This major feature no longer works and has left us without one of the most important layout tools. Please fix ASAP!

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  4. spreadsheet

    InDesign CS4 - CC2018
    j'ai créé un tableau sous indesign sur le plan de montage et dès que je le glisse sur la page les spécifications de cellules n'agissent plus. (cf capture ecran) certain textes sautent. avez-vous deja rencontré ce probleme?
    et trouvé une solution ?

    InDesign CS4 - CC2018
    I created a table under indesign on the timeline and as I drag it on the page the cell specifications no longer work. (see screenshot) some texts jump. have you ever encountered this problem?
    and found a solution?

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    2 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. 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 send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • 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? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)

    Adobe InDesign team

  5. do not show underlien

    When I used a picture to (inline anchored object) and my text has underlined, if pictures send to the back of text (no text wrap) underline do not show.

    I send a film to show this bug.
    thnaks a log.

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  8. Hyperlink shows up red in hyperlinks panel despite the URL working

    The following URL shows up in the hyperlinks panel as red (meaning it should not work) but actually works when a PDF is made:
    https://academic.oup.com/journals
    This is the same for any links based on the above URL.
    Is there anything that would cause this?

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  9. search all documents

    Search / Find "All Documents" opens unrelated docs, causes error crash.

    Sometimes, when doing a "find" on "All Documents," InDesign will suddenly open a document (a document that is linked in my current document, but that wasn't open before) that has the looked-for text in it. Attempting to close this unwanted document causes a crash error.

    This has been a problem since at least CS6 if not earlier. Shocked to find it in CC.

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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

  10. incopy workspace bar crash

    InCopy CC 13.0.1 and InDesign CC

    When clicking on Character, Character style or Paragraph style the program freezes for 20 secs or more, and this bar appears. (See image)

    It happens when I open a New file, as well as InDesign linked.

    It disappears if I wait, and click to reset workspace. Then it returns.

    I have tried reinstalling software (and switching PC off and on again)

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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

  11. Data Merge is not working as expected on Windows 10 - but fine on Mac Book Pro

    Data merge is not working as it was previously or as described in Help for Windows 10 - it works fine on Mac Book Pro - High Sierra... see attached images... on Windows it creates individual pages for each mail label instead of multiple instances of the text field on the same page... please repair... I have used this feature many times in the past - it is not working as expected.

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  12. InDesign suddenly has problems selecting the most basic things

    For about the past two weeks, I've been experiencing a frustrating problem on two Mac installations of InDesign 13.1. When an object is selected and I click on a color swatch to change its color, about 30% of the time it will not take effect. If I have multiple objects selected and I click on one of those objects again, instead of assigning that object as the key object like it should, the entire group of objects moves slightly to the left. I am absolutely sure I am not moving the mouse when this happens. Also, regarding the color change…

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  13. can't load paragraph styles from another document


    1. Potential bug in InDesign CC version 13.1:


    2. Open a book, select a document from the list, add a paragraph style, and save. Open another document and attempt to load paragraph styles from first document.


    3. Expect new paragraph styles to be added to the second document.


    4. Actual result, new paragraph styles are not even listed in the dialog.


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  14. InDesign crashes when highlighting open Acrobat comment text

    This is a wild one that has happened multiple times now. InDesign will crash on my machine in the following specific circumstance:
    1) I have a text box selected in a file that I want to copy text into,
    2) I navigate to an ultimately unconnected PDF in Acrobat that has text I want to copy from,
    3) the PDF has an open comment box with currently highlighted text,
    4) I try to highlight other text within the comment box in order to copy that instead,
    5) and InDesign crashes hard (closes completely).

    In case it matters, InDesign crashes before…

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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

  15. paste illustrator path

    Copy/pasting a stroked path from Illustrator works OK only if the stroke is centred on the path.

    If the stroke is set in Illustrator to align with inside or outside of path, inDesign pastes a closed shape. Means to get an accurate path you have to changed the stoke alignment in Illustrator, then copy/paste, then change the stroke alignment back in inDesign...

    Illustrator CC2018 v22.1
    inDesign CC2018 v13.1

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  16. paste illustrator path

    Copy/pasting a stroked path from Illustrator works OK only if the stroke is centred on the path.

    If the stroke is set in Illustrator to align with inside or outside of path, inDesign pastes a closed shape. Means to get an accurate path you have to changed the stoke alignment in Illustrator, then copy/paste, then change the stroke alignment back in inDesign...

    Illustrator CC2018 v22.1
    inDesign CC2018 v13.1

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  17. Cursor (arrow is way to big) and offset/ misses target in dropmenues

    Cursor (arrow is way to big) and offset/ misses target in dropdown-menues

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  18. I can't zoom in.

    I can't zoom in. I'm used to use command and + but that is not default. When I'm trying to use command and = it doesn't work either. Is that

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  19. When dragging/rearranging object styles in Object Styles panel, it doesn't scroll.

    When dragging/rearranging object styles in Object Styles panel, it doesn't scroll. I have to drop the selected item at the top of the list, scroll up & then repeat until I get it to the position in the list that I'm after.

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  20. Adobe Indesign CC 2018: Export to pdf does not maintain Indesign file layers structure

    Creating interactive pdf in InDesign may require controls to be placed in a strict vertical sequence.

    Exporting to interactive pdf from InDesign re-orders the layers and elements within those layers. This may break the functionality of the original structure as some buttons which control the appearance of others may no longer be accessible. The structure then has to be modified in Adobe Acrobat which is time consuming and awkward to do.

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