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  1. link resize

    We had a booklet that the client wanted to swap the position of two ads. I copied the ad from one page pasted onto the desired page and vice versa with the other ad. At some point those ads resized inside their boxes to 114% which caused information to be cut off in the ad. The ad was given to us with a bleed and crop marks which is what we cropped out with the frame. The 114% that the ad enlarged to is the amount of space the bleed and crop marks would take up. We do have the…

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  2. grep query doesn't work to delete multiple page breaks

    Hi,
    I wanted to delete all page breaks (manual, odd, even) in an InDesign document with Grep:

    Find: [~P~L~E]+
    Replace: \r

    This query doesn't work, it finds nothing.
    If I use one by one it's prefect. What' wrong?

    (Attached test-file)

    Best regards,

    Egyed Serf

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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 2020.0.1 (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

  4. font

    Indesign 13.0.1 x64
    Windows 10 64

    Can't get a drop down of all my fonts in Find Font- Replaced with Font Family.
    I only see minion pro and can only select a font by clicking on minion pro and using the up and down arrows to navigate.

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  5. Gradient Feather -180° Shows Hard Edge

    Gradient Feather Bug @ -180°

    This bug has been in InDesign for many years.

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  6. Wrong characters exported to PDF.

    My InDesign-Document uses 1 font only. After exporting a PDF, some character-combinations are replaced by a special character (see Screenshot). After closing and re-opening the document, the error doesn't appear again and the PDF file is exported normally.

    InDesign Mac CC 2018 (13.0.1)
    OS X Sierra 12.12.5
    Monotype Fontexplorer 6.0.3

    Thank you all!

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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

  7. Changing Font Family on Bullet Options causes my computer to immediately crash and logout?

    In the "Bullets and Numbering" section of the Paragraph Style Options, when I try to open the dropdown for Font Family, it seems to crash, and my computer acts like it logged out.

    Screen goes black, then shows the user login screen. When I log in, it's like my computer was shut down unexpectedly. All other application windows reappear but have to reload, like it was shut down, not just logged out.

    Why's this happenning?

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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 2020.0.1 (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

  8. multiple display drop down issue

    When using two displays extended vertically rather than horizontally (eg, Display 1 arranged to be above Display 2 rather than to the left or right of), if a dialog drop down is longer than can be fit on one of the displays and is positioned in screenspace such that it should spill onto the other display, it is cut off at the edge instead. Screenshot attached. Running latest OS X and latest InDesign CC. Only occurs in dialogs: parent window drop downs don't try to extend beyond the active display.

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  10. crash font style

    Unfortunately, the Mac crashes when you want to create a new character format in Indesign. I deleted the default settings and restarted Indesign -Mac. But unfortunately that didn't help.

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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 2020.0.1 (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

  11. postscript file

    Print dialog set to print 3 x 3 thumbnails. I selected Postscript File in the Printer menu, and it blocked the thumbnails options. I saved the .ps file, but it was not usable:

    When the file was converted [whether with Acrobat Distiller or Preview], the layout was for a vertical page layout, with the right page of each spread cut off.

    Question: How can I create a usable Postscript or PDF file for thumbnails?

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  12. Choosing a link's page or layer right in the links panel

    I would love to be able to change the page of my links without having to replace the file and select the page through import options. I use a lot of nested indesign files where I'm duping up business cards with multiple sides. It gets timely when I have 4 sides and I have to replace them all 8 times. Keep it in mind guys! You're doing an awesome job! I <3 adobe people!

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  13. No longer able to use arrow keys in outer glow size

    I used to be able to arrow up or down in the "size" for an outer glow and other transparency effects and the increment would increase or decrease. I am no longer able to do that. It is a bit frustrating. I'm working on a Mac with the latest operating system and my programs are all up to date. Please fix this bug!

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  14. index

    RE: Index / Table of Contents

    When creating an Index, you are limited to populate ONLY one Index style format. MS Word, it is greatly inferior program, and yet you can create a General Index, a Index of Cases and Index of Figures. Indesign is the leading industry program for designers and writers, NOT MS word.

    What happens if have lots of illustrations, data tables graphs and flowcharts all numbered accordingly. For example, an illustration (Figure 20 or Table 7), maybe on page 40, but there are 40 mentions throughout the document. Thus, in Indesign, you can not create a…

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  16. Germandbls in all caps with Adobe Composer

    This is to report that the "World-Ready Composers" and the regular "Composers" do not behave in sync concerning the Germandbls (upper case German sharp s) in all caps. More precise: The "World-Ready Composers" do it right, while the regular "Composers" do it wrong:
    Using the latter and applying all caps, the germandbls is generally substituted by SS, which shouldn't be. Modern fonts leave the decision to the typographer whether a Germandbls or SS is applied. In any case the first choice should be the Germandbls.

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  17. Window freezes

    the indesign document window tends to freeze, I can fix it by creating a new window for the document and closing the old one. But it's pretty annoying, as you can imagine.

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  19. Font appearance issues in Id 2018

    I have recently purchase a new Mac. Running High Sierra 10.13.2 and Id 2018. Any time I open a file with Helvetica in it the font is garbled. Is this one of the issues that people have been experiencing with the upgrade to High Sierra? How can this be fixed?

    I can't downgrade my operating system as the computer is brand new and I need to use this computer for work. Any help would be much appreciated.

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  20. Alternate text added to graphic missing in exported PDF when using Articles panel.

    1.) Apply alternate text to graphic using Object > Object Export Options.

    2.) Anchor graphic into frame

    3.) Add containing text frame to Articles panel.

    4.) Export to PDF including tags

    The result is that the exported PDF file doesn't have the alternate text applied

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