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  1. Turn off Hyphenation across Page Breaks

    I love the don't hyphenate across column breaks, however in some instances I have a 2-column setup and hyphens on the page is ok, but across page breaks is not. Please add this as an option in the hyphenation options. OR add it as something you can check in pre-flight.

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  2. InDesign 2020 freezes when placing articles with endnotes (big file)

    Working with a approximately 500 paged book, 30 articles with endnotes.

    Now with 20 articles / 300 pages done, InDesign 2020 freezes when placing new articles.

    Please, please, please: fix the issue with a possibility to keep all endnotes in a separate ID-file (linking endnotes to other ID-files)! Because of this, now forced to have the whole, massive book in one ID-file.

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    2 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

  3. 15.0.1 - can't copy any aspect of a table and paste into another row/column/etc

    You can no longer copy a cell or row or column and paste into another table. Allows you to copy but when you highlight the new row/cell/column to paste into it, both the quick key and also Edit > Paste do not work.

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  4. Working with files from a very fast server,

    We are having issues with using files on server with someone who has a file open in indd and while watching their own computer screen see someone else actually changing text in the file on their computer. How is this possible, we never had this problem before until 2 weeks ago. I thought that when the first person opens a file and the ldbk file is created, only the first person has full access. Everyone else would then have read only access?? Help? By the way we have been using this method for 14 years without issues until now>>

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  5. tabs in table

    It is not possible to tabulate within a table of In 2020. When you perform Control + Tab, you jump and open another document in the background. Tabs can only be entered manually via the Type - insert spicial charecter - tab .
    In the previous version 2019 when I used shortcut of ctrl+tab the tab was adgusted and the defenition was kept and I was able to place text the way I wanted, now when I press ctrl+tab as I mentioned it throws out to other doc

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  6. Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working

    Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working.
    Some Alt Codes Short Cuts not working in Indesign, but the same font is working fine in Pagemaker, Adobe CC Acrobat DC Pro, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word, and all other applications, but not working Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro as well as Indesign CC.

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  7. Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working

    Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working.
    Some Alt Codes Short Cuts not working in Indesign, but same font is working fine in Pagemaker, Adobe CC Acrobat DC Pro, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word and all Other applications, but not working Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro as well as Indesign CC.

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  8. Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working

    Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working.
    Some Alt Codes Short Cuts not working in Indesign, but same font is working fine in Pagemaker, Adobe CC Acrobat DC Pro, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word and all Other applications, but not working Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro as well as Indesign CC.

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  9. InDesign 15.0.1 Find/Change dialog does not show on OSX Catalina 10.15.2

    InDesign 15.0.1 Find/Change dialog does not respond to either keyboard prompt nor to pulldown menu choice. Was working fine all morning. Just stopped. Strange?? Any cure??

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  10. hangs on export to epub3

    I have one file that will not export at all. InDesign hangs every time and I have to force quit. I have tried not including the cover, the fonts, the TOC, in all combinations. I was able to export by opening the IDML in CS6. Mac OS 10.3.6 and InDesign CC 15.1

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  11. Printing error with Acrobat

    I get the following error message when I try to print InDesign documents to Acrobat.
    %%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
    %%[ Error: ioerror; OffendingCommand: readstring ]%%

    Stack:

    (› PoÈsKÖnµÐY5Âê2¢ ÷Fmø-êíöYJ
    øR½=Ö¤%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
    %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

    Getting frustrating. Any ideas on how to repair it?

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  12. Proportion lock is ignored when scaling.

    I've placed a bitmap on my page. When scaling it with the scaling tool and the proportion lock engaged, proportions aren't maintained.

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    1 comment  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Scaling with the Scale Tool scales the objects without taking into consideration the Constraint Lock icon, it works independently of the state of this icon. Only when you use the W & H fields, the Constraint icon is used.
    So, it is not a bug. You can also see this work similarly in Adobe Illustrator too.


    Adobe InDesign team

  13. Bounding box is always on the outside of the stroke

    Ever since I updated to the latest InDesign (InDesign 15.0.1), the bounding box is always on the outside of the stroke so instead of objects snapping to the box they are snapping to the outside of the stroke.

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  14. Can't change bounding box size when stroke is applied

    InDesign 15.0.1

    When I create a rectangle with fancy corners, when I change the stroke to the outside it won't let me adjust the size of the box. If I grab the side and drag it to where I want it snaps into place smaller. If I go up to the tool bar at the top & try to change it that way regardless of whether I try to change it bigger or smaller it just makes it smaller & it doesn't just go 1px at a time it changes 6px+ & if I try to just do vertical it…

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  15. 12/05/19 Updates in Indesign

    Update on 12/05/19 caused stability issues in Indesign. Since this update, my indesign has been crashing, unresponsive, and about as bad as AI. This program is my workhorse and I need it to function. Documents take about 5-10 minutes to open, even longer to save, and scrolling in multi-page documents is tough because it lags so hard.

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    2 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

  16. InDesign 15.0.1 create new guides stops working and all guides disappear

    Mac 10.13.6, InDesign 15.0.1. Repeatable bug. Not related to having any browsers open.

    Create new document, can drag guides to page and see them OK. Paste elements on to page, still OK to create guides Adjust margins and columns, still OK.

    THEN, adjust Document Setup (for me, adding bleed) and all guides disappear. You can drag a guide from rulers and it looks like it is there, but when you click elsewhere on the screen then that guide disappears.

    Please get this sorted. I am sorry to say that this version of InDesign appears to be the buggiest version in…

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  17. triple click paragraph takes next paragraph style instead of selected

    Triple click paragraph and paste new text takes paragraph style from next paragraph instead of the selected paragraph meaning you have to manually select the paragraph if you have a header or different paragraph style immediately after the text you wish to replace.

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  18. swatches

    When trying to change color values on a existing color in the swatches options panel the number and text apear all scrambled. If I change any value of the color and it save InDesign collapse every time.

    Two issues:
    • text scrambled
    • app closes when changing color values

    Any help we be greatly appreciated.

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  19. zooming at high percents very slow and beach ball

    Hello,
    when I’m zooming in Indesign like in an Poster or Flyer with some images and some other objects at 2400 % Indesign get very slow and when I move an object, the beach ball comes up.
    At 3200% and 4000% its not possible to move any objects without struggling with the beach ball.

    I’m using an 2017 MacBook Pro
    Indesign CC 2020

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  20. Master page shadow/effects cause white knockouts when published online

    When using the Publish Online feature, effects applied to elements on a master page is causing white knockouts in the online viewer. Further testing showed that having type behind the master page effects appears to make the knockout go away.

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