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  1. 13.1

    Sometimes when I open a document that I've worked on, some frames (text or/and pictures) have moved 5 mm horizontally. Its random, not all pages but some. This is a great concern since we are doing 164 pages magazines for a client and we have to manually look through every page every time we open the magazine.

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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 –
    • What were you doing when the issue was observed in InDesign?
    • 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)
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

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  2. PDf

    I have updated to OSX 10.14 and now my InDesign freezes when I export a PDF. iMac specs attached. I have to force quit the application each time. The strange thing is that even though the app has frozen and the background task shows the PDF as partially complete it seems the PDF is actually being fully created.

    Running InDesign 13.1

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    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released InDesign CC2019.0.2 with lot of stability fixes. If you are not on 14.0.2.324 then I would recommend you to upgrade to latest version as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If Yes, Can you please provide the document(s)/asset(s)? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)
    • Does Trashing preference and cache, please create a backup of Preference and cache before trashing them, help to resolve the issue?

    Adobe InDesign Team

  3. Publish Online Effects Not Displaying

    I've published my document online, and when I do the image overlay isn't showing. It just shows my color block, but not the image below.

    It displays properly in the thumbnail preview though. See attachment for behavior issues.

    How do I resolve this?

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  4. vertical justification not working with anchored objects

    vertical justification not working with anchored objects

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  5. grey background printed by Mac OS X Preview with PDF exported by Indesign

    PDF files with rotated objects with shadow, printed by Preview, have a grey background (not if printed with Acrobat)

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  6. span footnote

    "span footnotes over columns" works well (Indesign 2018) but when I print with HP Laserjet pro M252 I get only the first column of notes printed (the other blank) also if the text is ok and the PDF export and printing is ok.
    Please, help.

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  7. auto sized frame cuts off text descenders

    When a text frame is set to auto resize by height, the descenders are cut off the last line of text.

    Indesign 13.1 running on late 2015 iMac, High sierra 10.13.6

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  8. Placed type from Word comes in as 'none'

    When I place text from a Word doc into my magazine template, the type comes in with the color 'none'. Even when I use a paragraph style that has black specified as the type color, it still stays as none. So I have to select all of the copy and manually change it to black. This doesn't seem to happen in other documents -- just my magazine template. I don't know how to fix it. Using latest version of ID.

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  9. Inconsistent unit names in Czech version

    The "points" are called "body" in the Czech langauge., the short version is "b". Unfortunately Adobe CC apps are very inconsistent and you can find "b" (InDesign, Photoshop), "b." (InDesign) or even not translated "pt" (Illustrator).

    Please make it consistent. If you can't change it in all Adobe apps, at least make it "b" in InDesign. (Adobe CS 6 is correct, line thickness is represented as "b" while CC displays "b.".

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  10. FONT ISSUE IN ADOBE INDESIGN CC 2014

    Hi All,

    Unable to install "Seagull Textile care v1.0" font in Adobe Indesign CC 2014. Font is not supporting. Please help to fix this issue

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  11. ID 13.1 – no longer accepts mp4 media format?

    InDesign 13.1

    EXISTING mp4s placed in ID file (for viewing in exported Interactive PDF) no longer work (link not found (yellow triangle), and then when manually re-linked, link shows error in palette (red circle question mark).

    Trying to place NEW mp4s, and although file(s) can be found, nothing is placed. Have googled and found nothing.

    Updates to CC appear to have happened overnight, and I didn't have any issues last week.

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  12. Unable to create text anchor from text with an apostrophe in it.

    Anytime I create a text anchor out of a piece of copy with an apostrophe in it (ex. What's New) and use it as the destination for a button or hyperlink, the interactive PDF does not redirect to the anchor. My workaround has been to select everything but the word with the apostrophe in it, but I would love to see this fixed in the next version.

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  13. Alt text transposition issue with book files

    I'm using a book file to organize a number of interactive forms.

    When I export out the forms as interactive PDFs, the alt text that was designated in the "button and forms" panel for that form field sometimes gets switched out for alt text that is used in another form if the fields share the same name. This happens on export whether I use the"Export book to PDF" option in the book panel or I use the "File" option export (ctrl+E keyboard shortcut).

    The alt text remains correct in the InDesign file and only gets switched out upon export.

    For…

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  14. Make editing text faster

    When I want to, for example, remove all "m2" from "### m2" in table rows (20+ rows of table), I have to slow down my clicking, because InDesign doesn't register a selection change (double click to select), if I do it too fast. Woud be good if it was instantaneous like Word.
    My process: 1. Double click to select m2. 2. Press backspace or delete. 3. Double click to select next m2. And so on.

    I know I could find-replace, but sometimes I don't want to set up a find and replace. And it just a little annoyance, which not…

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  15. Mistake in Dutch Tool Hints

    In the Dutch version of Indesign, the Tool Hints say that Ctrl+drag copies the item while dragging. This should be Alt+drag.

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  16. Converting text cell to graphic cell

    If you convert a graphic cell to a text cell the vertical justification gets locked, cell appears to be anchored and is unable to be converted back to a graphic cell.

    1) Create table
    2) Select cell > context menu > convert cell to graphic cell
    3) Select cell/object > convert to text cell
    4) Unable to convert back to graphic cell or adjust vertical justification within cell (options greyed out) and anchor symbol on top right of frame

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  19. mergeRecords() breaks InDesign Server CC 2018

    Reference two forum posts:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52388399/indesign-server-crashing-on-data-merge
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2536427

    Posting as bug for the following reasons:
    1) Nobody seems to know why it's happening
    2) The script executes successfully with InDesign Desktop, but Server crashes (not just an error, full on stops).
    4) It's the only method that crashes InDesign Server I've found. I'm able to perform frame creation, image placement, find / replace, export PDF, etc... which leads me to conclude it's not an issue with my installation.
    3) Tested on 3 different computers

    The following .jsx will crash InDesign Server (replace paths with any of your own merging document files):
    var…

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  20. change of page dimensions won't resize alternate layout

    changed page dimensions but indesign won't resize alternate layout
    changed to 5.5" from 5" and it won't re-size the alternate vertical layout.

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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

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