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  1. Placing Graphics is missing from online User Guide Manual

    When going to InDesgin online User Guide, the whole section of placing images is missing (Both in English and Hebrew - didn't check other languages).

    I mentions this in Adobe Support Communities on May 22, 2019 Here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-user-guide-search-place/m-p/10535619?page=1#M147718


    1. Adobe InDesign Middle Eastern Version, 2019-2021


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues : Go to InDesign User Guide:
      https://helpx.adobe.com/hken/indesign/user-guide.html/hken/indesign/using/welcome.ug.html


    On the left under the topic list, there is no topic for Placing Graphics.


    1. Expected result: The topic should appear in user guide, in all languages including Hebrew.


    2. Actual result: The topic is missing.


    This topic exist when you google search it,…

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  2. Text originated from MS Word yields problematic results when exported to HTML (excessive <span> statements)

    I’ve stumbled upon a bug evident in text originated from MS-Word, which affects the HTML structure when exported from InDesign. Originally I encountered it with Hebrew text in heavily-style-driven paragraphs, however I re-created it in a completely “clean” style environment as well:

    (1) Create a new file in MS-Word. Type some text into it (as “Lorem Ipsum”).

    (2) Copy the text and Paste into InDesign.

    (3) Reset the Paragraph Style; then apply a Character style to the text (it could be a Character style with no attributes).

    (4) Paste the same text into Notepad, then Copy it again from Notepad…

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    1 comment  ·  ePub/HTML/Publish Online  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. hyperlink conflict when exporting epub

    Indesign 16.01
    manual back-linking of endnotes: since indesign does not generate back links from endnotes in exported pdfs (unlike in epub), I made a manual backlink by defining a text anchor on the endnote reference in the text and hyperlinking the number of the endnote to that anchor.
    After doing this however, if i then try to export as an epub it seems the manual hyperlink causes a conflict with the epub export, which results in the program freezing indefinitely requiring manual shutdown by ending task in Windows (10. 20H2)

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  4. text crash

    Every time I select a text box or select/highlight the content, InDesign crashes.

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  5. Downloading PDF after publishing to Adobe

    when i publish the document to the Adobe - Cloud; it does provide me option to download to PDF; however that PDF is not interactive PDF.. is there a setting for that ?

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  6. iCloud drive

    inDesign thinks links are gone when files are being stored in iCloud Drive (even though the cloud version is still in the same folder on my computer). Please allow inDesign to download linked files in iCloud Drive automatically so I don't have to download and relink manually.

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  7. PDF exports spreads when set to single pages

    In ID2021, when I export this document as single pages in interactive mode, it exports as spreads. When I save as IDML and open in 2020, it works.

    (No attachment because I couldn't post with attachment.)

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  8. PDF exports spreads when set to single pages

    In ID2021, when I export this document as single pages in interactive mode, it exports as spreads. When I save as IDML and open in 2020, it works.

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  10. save window so small and compact

    The new version of InDesign's save window by default is small and compact. Why did it change? I work on Server's and very robust paths. it's a pain to always expand the window to just see further down a path to save.

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  11. hyperlinks

    You create hyperlinks for your pages - and nothing appears in the Hyperlinks panel, so you cannot see what you've already hyperlinked!!!

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  12. Arrows not working in Effects Dialog Box / Drop Shadow section

    In InDesign 16.0.1 x64 in the Drop Shadow section of the Effects Dialog Box, there are some values where the arrows are not working. They are 1) Distance, 2) X Offset, 3) Y Offset and 4) Size (marked on the attached file).
    These values should change(increase/decrease) either by pressing the arrows on the keyboard or the little arrows to the left of the value. This isn't happening in the latest version of InDesign. I looked at other effects sectios and the arrows seem to work everywhere else.

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  13. IndexOptions are lost in IDML when you use styles in a style group

    Version Indesign 2020
    Steps to reproduce.
    1. Create a document with an index
    2. Create styles for the index in a style group
    3. Generate an index with the styles that are in a style group
    4. Save as IDML
    5. Open the IDML
    6. Try to generate the index

    Expected result: The settings/options in 'Generate Index' are kept as they were in the original file.

    Actual Result: The options are reset to the default styles, not the styles inside the style group.

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  14. Option bar on Save and Place windows

    Since the recent update to 2021, when I save, export, or place image, the window that opens is so small and there are now options at the bottom that I don't need and the area to select a file is only big enough to see 3 or 4 files.

    Can you make this window larger so you don't have to expand the window size or hide the options every time? It gets monotonous.

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  15. Ordre de la barre de contrôle

    Serait-il possible que l'on puisse avoir, dans la barre de contrôle, le même ordre des outils que l'on soit en outil paragraphe ou en outils caractère

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  16. (Read-only) files cannot be saved since the latest update

    Im working towards a server and after the latest update i only get (Read-only) files. And have errors where indesign crashes several times.

    No issues when I work and save Ai, Psd och Ae files.

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  17. The "spinning ball" when working with a graphic box!

    I have a serious problem! My InDesign 2021 (version 16.0.1) shows the "spinning ball" every time an image is placed into the graphics box, as well as when duplicating, copying, pasting the image box (with an image inside), as well as when updating the image in the graphics box. The "spinning ball" is shown every time for 11 seconds. However, the image type (psd, tiff or eps / ai / pdf) does not matter. Working with such a performance bug is very difficult. Adobe, I demand to fix this as soon as possible!

    Notes: MacBook Pro 13 Retina (mid 2014),…

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  18. InDesign index entry dialogue box virtually unusable

    Have been using the indices extensively on a project - rarely use it this often - and can't help but notice the size of the dialogue box makes editing virtually impossible. The entry is barely 15-20 characters wide, when a lot of entries I have are more than 50-60 - some 100 or more. Could really use a much better dialogue box - and the index menu itself the type is much too small to work with easily - almost going blind using it! Thanks.

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  19. InDesign file size out of control

    Working on a large 2500+ document and any time I open and make even a minor update - just updated the TOC automatically - the file balloons from 48MB to over 72MB in size. Unnecessary. Please get this under control. Thanks.

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  20. InDesign no longer automatically returns to source folder

    Noticing with the recent updates that InDesign no longer returns to the source folder when opening files and/or importing content. It throws me somewhere else... sometimes root user folder [of no use] sometimes a folder I used days ago, very unstable implementation.

    InDesign has a temp file associated with it - you open an InDesign layout - it creates a file with a garbled filename - no other apps do this, just InDesign. Why does it not use this temp file to help it locate where it should point to?

    I'd really rather eliminate the temp file altogether. Can it…

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