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  1. Hi, I am using indesign CC 2018. When formatting text as a numbered list, the number is not displayed until I start typing.

    When I hit enter on the numbered text box, I want to see the number I'm about to start entering information for. If I don't see the number, my brain can't move forward onto the next idea.

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  2. Powerpoint document links don't work in Adobe Publish

    When I create a button that links to a Powerpoint document stored on my company OneDrive and publish via Adobe Publish online, the link brings up a black tab once clicked. The buttons work fine for any other document type, such as a PDF, but not with Powerpoint.

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  3. InDesign Export PDF - Misisng font style (i.e., italic, bold, tiny text changed)

    Dear InDesign Folks,

    We've found some font style attribute changed in PDF file, another one issue is Ligature text missed out at PDF file.

    Application: InDesign CC 2015.0 Version 11.0.
    Windows: 7 & 10 Pro

    Steps & Process:
    1. We are generating 2 set of PDF with different Job-options.


    1. PAP Layer enabled PDF (i.e., particular layer enabled and creating the PDF, it's contains Images and Text like water mark).


    2. PRINT Layer disabled PDF (i.e., disabled the layer which we enabled in step 2).


    3. Using JavaScript generating 2 sets of PDF at a time.


    4. PRINT, disabled layer and generating PDF with…

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  4. InDesign Export PDF - Misisng font style (i.e., italic, bold, tiny text changed)

    Dear InDesign Folks,

    We've found some font style attribute changed in PDF file, another one issue is Ligature text missed out at PDF file.

    Application: InDesign CC 2015.0 Version 11.0.
    Windows: 7 & 10 Pro

    Steps & Process:
    1. We are generating 2 set of PDF with different Job-options.


    1. PAP Layer enabled PDF (i.e., particular layer enabled and creating the PDF, it's contains Images and Text like water mark).


    2. PRINT Layer disabled PDF (i.e., disabled the layer which we enabled in step 2).


    3. Using JavaScript generating 2 sets of PDF at a time.


    4. PRINT, disabled layer and generating PDF with…

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  5. Selection of PDF Comments

    InDesign CC2019 (14.02 x64) Windows 10

    I am only able to select the corresponding sticky note icon from imported PDF comments at 100% or less view magnification. This is unhelpful as at this scale, large dimension sized documents the text is greeked out, I need to zoom in to see what is written in my document to compare against the comment, but then have to zoom back out to select the next icon to bring that comment to the fore of the list.

    Please correct so I can select sticky notes while panning throughout a document at >100%.

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  6. Pasting Chinese text from illustrator to Indesign changes the content of the text. Help!

    I have text in Illustrator that are in Chinese, using 苹方-简 typeface. When I copy and paste the same text into Indesign, the text changes into new characters.

    I know you need to expand the characters to use as vectors, but sometimes we need to change the text and go back and forth before finalizing. The question is why does it not do that for english text? I copy and paste between illustrator and indesign all the time, but this is the first time I've come across changing the text content completely.

    Running CC 2019 for all.

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  7. non-functional „Ungroup Remembers Layers“ on duplicated page

    ungroup on duplicated page move all object to one layer (ungroup remembers layers works only on „original“ page or with „copy/paste“)

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  8. raccourcis clavier

    illustrator 14.0.2
    régulièrement les raccourcis clavier ne fonctionnent plus (exemple : command O etc.) il faut aller dans edition > raccourcis claviers pour resélectionner les raccourcis. ensuite cela refonctionne, jusqu'au prochain bug.

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  9. text will only align left in Indesign 14.0.2 on Apple MacOs 10.14.3

    text will only align left in Indesign 14.0.2 on Apple MacOs 10.14.3 after last update

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  10. Library objects jump when being dragged onto the page

    In InDesign CC 14.0.1 objects dragged from a library jump from the designated location to the pasteboard at the top of the spread. They can be repositioned easily enough by dragging but it takes extra time.

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  11. Indesign CC does not open

    Indesign CC 14.0.1 does not open. When I want to open Indesign it shows the loading screen but after that indesign closes.

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    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

  12. Standard shortcuts cannot be substituted

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 x64 - It appears that as-standard shortcuts cannot be substituted, even though they show as if they have been. Specifically the 'W' shortcut. I want to substitute Ctrl+Alt+W in a new custom list based on the default list. This avoids any possibility of entering W in text. Even though I substitute the new command and remove the standard command, the new command does not work but the old one still does. I previously was able to do this with my previous version software.

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  13. I emphasize enough how much I dislike the new styling on the text/paragraph style dialogues

    It is SOO much harder to select the paragraph (or whatever) style I need now. The key information in that dialogue is the style name, which I know you know because that's what you show when it's selected. But that style name isn't the most visible part of the drop-down. In my case, it's darn hard to see. This is slowing me way down and I'm feeling very grumpy about it.
    I was also really irritated when the resize quick keys did a switcheroo here after 20+ years, but I can get over that. This one -though! Apologies for the…

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    Hi,
    This new menu you are seeing is only visible from the properties panel.
    You can still see the list of paragraph styles from the Paragraph Styles menu (Type→Paragraph styles) in the same way as it used to be in previous years.
    Please let us know if you still face the problem

    Thanks,
    Aman

  14. disappearing images

    Images randomly disappear when I try and nudge them with the cursor keys. Very frustrating

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  15. text bold italic regular

    Cannot easily change text with bold italics and bold regular to non-bold italics and non-bold regular.


    1. On Windows 7, InDesign 14.0.1 x64:

    2. In a normal text window, type "regular" in non-bold regular Times New Roman font.

    3. Then type "italics" in non-bold italic Times New Roman Font.

    4. Select the entire "regularitalics" phrase.

    5. Click Ctrl-B. The entire phrase correctly becomes bold.

    6. Click Ctrl-B again.
      Expected behavior: The entire phrase should revert back to regular.
      Actual behavior: Only "italics" reverts back to regular. The "regular" remains bold.

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  16. Color printing in black and white

    Files are printing in black & white when printing directly from InDesign. They print properly in color when I save a PDF and print from Acro

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  17. Bug Copy&past onto Indesign CC 2019

    The copy-paste function from another software (Adobe acrobat, word, pages, etc.) to Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 does not work under mac os 10.12.6. This works very well on the Indesign cc 2018 version. I restart the application with CMD + ALT + CTRL + shift to restore the preferences, but the bug persists. Can you help me ?. Sorry for the quality of my English, I'm French. Thank you

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  18. ALT key results in stall

    Pressing the ALT key - be that for zooming out, using a fitting option, or any other shortcut, slows indesign to the point of non-performance, sometimes for 20 seconds or more. Happens primarily when I'm in a document with more pages/items. Have uninstalled all adobe programs and reinstalled, hasn't fixed.

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  19. Index sorting does not care about language setting


    1. InDesign 14.0.1 x64

    2. Create a document.

    Add an index reference for the word "Skrå".
    Add an index reference for the word "Skrivare".
    Add an index reference for the word "Överleva".
    Add an index reference for the word "Ondska".

    Go to index Sort Settings. Select Header Type Finnish/Swedish for the Roman script.

    Generate an index.

    Observe:
    Ondska is placed under O.
    Överleva is placed under Ö. Which is at the end of the alphabet. This is as it should be, here in Sweden-land.

    However:
    Skrivare is placed below Skrå. Despite å being placed last in the swedish alphabet. We have "å,…

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  20. Paste in place behaves erratically for Word document import

    I have a layout created from Placing a Word document with some vector graphics frames (originally pasted from Excel as a WMF) and text/table frames. These graphics need to be replaced with updated versions each month.

    If I Place a new Word file into a temporary document then try to copy and paste new graphics one-by-one into the older version of the document, it looks like the graphics are updated if I stay on "medium quality" display setting. However if I change to "high quality", the graphics revert to previous versions.
    Export to PDF and Print will also produce the…

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