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  1. Relink is broken

    Hi, I have an existing linked file (PDF) already contained within a document, for example PDF_a.pdf in the links panel. The original link generates the graphic and displays on the page.

    I want to update that link to now link to PDF_b.pdf. I choose the relink button from the links panel, the file name updates in the links panel to display PDF_b.pdf, however the graphic displayed on the page remains that of PDF_a.pdf.

    If I save the file, close InDesign and reopen it, the link remains PDF_b.pdf, while the graphic shows PDF_a.pdf on the page.

    If I export the file…

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  4. xml

    Version : Indesign CC 2018

    Steps to reproduce the issues :
    - create a XML file with a InDesign table and two cells (see attached file)
    - in first cell add a image
    - in second cell add a text
    - in a InDesign document, place the structure root tag in a textframe
    - import XML file in structure
    - BUG : the style in the first cell is missing (because there is a image)
    - if you doesn't place the root tag in a textframe before importing the file, the XML file is loaded correctly

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  5. Data Merge - Images

    Upon upgrading from CC2017 to CC2018, I am unable to data merge images. Opened previous files and the link PDF (image of QR Code) will not display.

    I've re-installed 2017 and problem is solved.

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  6. Using tabs with right-aligned text causes crash - CC2017

    When I build a paragraph with tabs and right-aligned text, making any edits to the paragraph at all causes InDesign CC2017 to crash. My co-worker experiences the same problem.

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. 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 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 to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • 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?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

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  7. Cursor Shape Change or Indesign Bug

    Has Adobe changed the cursor icon?

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  8. high cpu usage indesign

    I am periodically experiencing high CPU usage with InDesign 13.0 x64 on Windows 10. The CPU remains high even while not actively using InDesign and doesn't stop until I quit and relaunch the application. This issue only started happening within the past few weeks, probably after the most recent update.

    I'm attaching a screenshot from the Task Manager showing 50% CPU consumption. Please note that my laptop is quad-core. That means InDesign is fully consuming 2 CPUs (4 threads) continuously.

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  9. Every time there's a new update I lose all my saved templates.

    If I'm missing something I'd like to know. Otherwise, I'm tired of having to recreate these templates every time there's an update.

    IAF.

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  10. Zoom

    macOS High Sierra
    Adobe InDesign CC 2017

    In an open document, press Command + Space to activate the

    Temporarily Select Zoom In Tool

    Does not Temporarily Select Zoom In Tool

    I have disabled the Spotlight keyboard shortcuts as well as the Siri shortcut, and I am still unable to use this feature. Was it removed? Am I able to make it work again, somehow?

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  11. I am Korean, but I can not write vertically. I can not rotate the left menu bar, upper menu bar, letter tab character. There is no language

    I am Korean, but I can not write vertically. I can not rotate the left menu bar, upper menu bar, letter tab character. There is no language or oriental language choice. Please make sure you have made the capture
    The company had access to the same ID.
    But you should not come home.

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  12. Object Display Performance

    With an object selected, selecting Object/Display Peroformance/ no matter what setting, nothing happens since the 2018 update. It only works if I use the option in the view menu for the entire document or go to preferences and change the default for Typical to high

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  13. Find/Change built in GREP queries not working

    InDesign says it performed the action (multiple space to single space, remove trailing whitespace, etc) but looking in the document nothing changed.

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  14. Balance Ragged Lines and Nested Line Styles

    1. All Versions of Adobe InDesign up to CC 2018. macOS.
    2. A paragraph is formated with "Balance Ragged Lines" and single lines are formated with "Nested Line Styles"
    3. The lines shoud be formated as they are actual wrapped.
    4. The words are formated, as they would built lines, if balance ragged lines were not enabled.
    5. In the screenshot the second line is colored by a nested line style. The first word in the second line remains black, because it is wrapped around by balance ragged lines.

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  15. Indesign

    I have updated from CC 2017 to CC 2018 and opened an existing 740 page book. This is an indesign book file .INDB with 25 chapters and numerous index entries.
     
    When I view the index panel in CC 2017 all the entries are there. Screenshot index-cc2017
     
    When I view the same files in CC 2018 the index panel is completely empty and there is no index at all. Screenshot index-panel2018
     
    AND YES
    I rebuilt the preferences and the exact same thing happens. These screenshots were done after the pref rebuild when I noticed the problem.
    Is there…

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  16. Select pages in a multi document file not displaying graphics or text.

    Select pages in a multi-document file not displaying graphics or text. Layers display the links to text and graphics but does not display in Indesign nor after when it is PDF.

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    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

  17. Page Tab bug

    The deletion of pages in the "pages tab" works only by moving these pages on the trash icon. Selecting pages and then clicking on the trash icon do not work.

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  18. The File size increases after the document is curved and exported.

    Once the document is curved and exported the PDF file size is more then the uncurved PDF

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  20. Export PDF, *.ai files with masks areas are inbverted if cropping marks set

    If I export my indesign file with straight page format is ok, but when I want to export my printer's cutting marks and bleed then my *.ai files that were contained in the indesign files are not good anymore: the mask areas that were previously correct are now inverted...

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