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  1. roman punctuation

    It would be great if InDesign had a Roman punctuation (hanging punctuation) option similar to Illustrator, where it was set with a toggle. The optical alignment in Story is useful; however, the Illustrator implementation of hanging punctuation is useful in many situations, too.

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  3. Solved PDF comments become unmapped

    Some solved PDF comments shows up as unmapped and unresolved.
    I often end up with a long list of unmapped comments after I am done solving the list of comments.

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  4. GREP failure

    InDesign 2019 14.0.2 has created a new bug with GREP. If you search for any character, InDesign jumps half way through the file.

     So, for example, if you click the cursor at the start of the document, instead of GREP finding the very first character that you search for, it instead jumps towards the end of the document.
    
    So, for example, if you do a search for the letter 'a' in GREP, it will miss most of the document out and find the first one towards the end of the document.
    To confirm this, if you do a search and
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  5. text color not selected in swatches

    In both these images the text selected is black fill (100% K) with no stroke, but the text color is displaying both fill and stroke as NONE. in one instance the paragraph style is overridden, but the other example the paragraph style of 100% K fill is NOT overridden.

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  6. InDesign 14.02 NOT PRINTING

    Adobe InDesign 14.02

    Only prints a solid line at the top of the page.
    No text, diagrams, etc being printed.
    When I try exporting to pdf, views OK on screen, but only blank pages will print.

    (Also, when I tried reverting to previous version, got message saying could not be done because file too complex or similar. Will try this option again, because I have GOT TO PRINT my files

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  7. Drag or transform creates unwanted duplicate of object

    Moving any object (text, image, etc) with either the Move tool or Direct Selection tool creates a duplicate without having any other keys pressed (eg, option/alt).
    Also when repositioning an object with Properties > Transform it also creates a duplicate of the object.

    Mac OS 10.14.4
    Indesign 14.0.2.324

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  8. Package command, distorted vector graphics in pdf

    Indesign 14.0.1. MacOS 10.14.4.

    Using Package command with Include Pdf option outputs linked .AI vector logo low resolution / distorted. No error messages.
    No problems with normal pdf export with same Pdf Preset.

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  9. rectangle tool not showing stroke and fill in Preview mode

    Since the last update the rectangle tool does not show strokes and fills on rectangles and ovals when I switch from Normal to Preview/bleed/slug/presentation mode. The only way I can make a rectangle that shows correctly (and prints) is to create a text box. It is an okay workaround for a while, but I cannot do ovals.

    I am on CC, version 14.0.2 x64, and have done all updates.

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  10. reverse layout crash

    InDesign CC14.0.1 ME always crashes when using the Reverse Layout option if you click on "yes" when the message "The publication contains frame linked between pages. Would you like to break the link?"

    If you click "no" it works OK, but "Yes" crashes. Even happens if there is only one page in the document.

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

    We have released an update for InDesign 2019 — that is 14.0.2 – which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.2 (build 324), we recommend you to update to this latest version.

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

    Also, please send the following information at sharewithID@adobe.com, with the Subject line – Reverse Layout crash:

    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • If the issue is specific to a document(s)/asset(s), see if you could share the document(s)/asset(s) with us.


    Adobe InDesign team

  11. HSV

    Add HSV to Indesign!

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  12. Properties Panel snaps closed inconveniently

    I must admit, I was not a huge fan of the new properties panel, as I found having the properties at the top of my workspace quick, convenient and more easily accessible. In working with typography I've encountered a few issues with the latest release of CC (working on iMac High Sierra):


    1. If I try to open the character panel, there is a lag time with the dreaded rainbow spinning wheel that either takes way to long to load and sometimes crashes the program.

    So, to get around that, I've adopted using the properties panel for type changes, which opens…

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  13. Start freeze

    When I start InDesign 2019 a pop-up appears that's white. After a while the Adobe logo appears and the loading icon. But that's it. No other menu entries are active
    If I close the pop-up the programm closees

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    4 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 (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

  14. Copying Table content from Excel to Indesign leaves the first row blank. Why?

    Hello,

    InDesign has a strange behavior when copying content from an Excel Table to an InDesign table. When I mark the rows it copies the content not in the first row, instead it leaves it blank and starts with the second one. So all the content moves one row lower than I want.

    This is a very annoying behavior which makes working with tables really difficult and uncomfortable. Can you please fix this?

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  15. Text auf Pfad ist derzeit nicht anwählbar.

    Text auf Pfad ist derzeit nicht anwählbar.
    Das kleine Dreieck bei Textwerkzeug hat keine Funktion. Das sonst gewohnte Text auf Pfad-Icon erscheint nicht.

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  16. find change

    'Change' button is greyed out when attempting to find and replace text. I'm using ID 11.0.0.72 x64 build on Windows 10. This is a very old issue.

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  18. Infinite recompose hangs CC15/18

    The attached IDML test case (also applicable to CC15/18 clients) enters an infinite recompose loop directly after opening. The second text column repaints continuously. This in itself doesn't directly block interactive use of the InDesign client since recomposing is a background task, but as soon as one tries to save/export the document to disk the application hangs (most likely waiting for a stable document state).

    It's notable that the exact placement of the small text frames containing arrows are a necessary piece of the puzzle. Moving them outside of the main text column stops the recompose loop, but then moving…

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  19. ScriptUI: Opening Dialog while dialog is open breaks InDesign

    I'm running InDesign 14.0.2 on a macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)

    In a script i created I have a Dialog. It has a button that opens another dialog.

    Before my last indesign-update (CC 14.0.2) the second dialog would open and when i closed it, i could use the previous dialog window again.

    Now with the Update when I open the second dialog and close it again, i cant use (or close) the previous dialog and it blocks me from using InDesign. I can move the dialogwindow around but thats it so i have to restart indesign.

    I tested this on two…

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  20. text skalierung

    In InDesign ist es zum Teil nicht mehr möglich, Textfelder so zu skalieren, dass sich Zeilenumbrüche etc. verändern. Das ist ein übler Fehler!!!

    Und wieso gibt es das Programm auf Deutsch, aber diese Webseite nicht???

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