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  1. Doesn't let me save in RGB

    InDesign CC2018

    I'm trying to save a PDF in RGB, but when you are in the output section to change from CMYK to RGB, it doesn't let me, it automatically changes to CMYK.

    Even if I start the file in Web version since the beginning.

    I tried with new files and it still doesn't let me.

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  2. Text box adds extra space...?

    Text Boxes are adding extra space. I do not have any space after or tabs or anything else in my paragraphs.

    I am very keen on having all my text boxes fit to perfect size especially for this file because I am creating a fillable form and don't want oversized text boxes. I also keep them to their size to make sure everything is perfect.
    Anyone else having this issue?

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  3. Dynamic spelling doesn't find repeated word with initial capital letter

    It became apparent yesterday, unfortunately after a brochure had been printed, that InDesign doesn't flag repeated words when one of them starts with a capital letter and, in this case the company has ended up paying for a reprint. Although several people had proof checked the brochure, nobody had noticed and I only had time to view with dynamic spelling, rather than reading the whole thing. Is this a feature for some reason? Personally I'd rather it be flagged with or without caps and be able to make a judgement myself if time is short.

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  4. First baseline offset not being applied

    More than half the time that I try to change the First Baseline Offset in the Text Frame Options panel, the default setting (Ascent) will not change. When I select a different option from the drop-down menu, such as Leading, Ascent stays selected (before I'm even given the chance to click "OK" or "Cancel"). The only solution I've found to this problem is quitting InDesign and reopening it again and again.

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  5. ShortCut with ¨;¨ key on Spanish Keyboard:

    Hi I live in Costa Rica and my Mac have a Spanish Keyboard, Indesign have Commands with ¨;¨ key and the Spanish Keyboard haven´t that key, it have the key ¨ñ¨ , so I can´t use all shortcuts with ¨;¨ key..

    Please Help

    Marvin Montoya
    mar.mv16@gmail.com

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  6. Executing startup services

    Latest version of CC2018. Intel 7th Gen i7 PC with 16gb memory and Nvidia GeForce 1050 video card.

    All other applications installed and run properly but indesign is stuck on splash screen with Executing startup services... Only way to exit it is to run task manager and kill it.

    Removed OOBE and restarted. Logged back into CC. Same issue. Don't want to reset my PC to factory (it's only a couple months old). Thanks Ben

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    CLOSED  ·  amaarora responded

    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

  7. Object does not stay in center of document after resizing document format

    Hello, I found some weird issues in Indesign CC 13.1 on Mac OS El Capitan.
    When I place an object centerd in the middle of a document (for example
    500 x 500 px) and I resize the document size to for example 700 x 700 px (something larger than 500 x 500), the Object won't stay in the middle, but moves to the right or left border - even I set the reference point within the transform-window to "middle" and also disable "double page".

    Why does the object not stay centered at the document format?
    I attached a PDF-File where…

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  8. Licens in Id is for nornal use with two computer, why can I not use this purpuse

    Licens in Id is for nornal use with two computer, why can I not use this purpuse?

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  9. Copy/paste creates <unknown> objects

    InDesign CC 13.1

    When copying text frames from Illustrator to InDesign, type gets outlined, which is fine. For some reason, it is not recognized by InDesign as a compound path, but rather as a group of <unknown> objects. Having many of those in a document slows down InDesign greatly.

    A fix is more than welcome. Thanks.

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  10. new

    when I put the mouse in Archive and try to go to new, the system go to help. so to cant creat a new document or insert a image, except using the keyboard

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  11. Absatzlinie im Text sichtbar, im Absatzformat nicht

    Beim Anlegen des Dokuments habe ich Absatzformate erstellt. Das Absatzformat für Überschriften wurde mit einer grünen Absatzlinie eingerichtet.

    Nach Speichern und erneuten Öffnen des Dokuments haben die Überschriften immer noch die grüne Absatzlinie. Will ich das Absatzformat aber bearbeiten, um die Absatzlinie zu verändern, sieht es im Pannel so aus als wäre gar keine Absatzlinie gesetzt.

    Wenn ich die Absatzlinie nun erneut einrichte, haben die Überschriften im Text zwei Absatzlinien. Die grüne alte und die 'neue'.

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  12. ePub

    I create very simple ePubs in Indesign CC 2018. When I export them as ePub version 3 they print perfectly from Adobe Digital Editions on a Mac but print as blank pages or spool to postscript indefinitely from Adobe Digital Editions, on a PC, in Windows. When exported in the older version ePub 2.01 they work and print fine on both Mac and Windows. So my question is: why is ePub version 3 an option from Indesign when it isn't fully supported in Adobe Digital Editions on the Windows platform most popular with the user base? Is there a solution/workaround…

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  13. InDesign 13.1 and osX 10.13.5 - missing print package menu

    With this version of InDesign and osX there's no Print package menu item in the Files menu?

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  14. Modal disappearing, causing deadlock

    Sometimes the Options-Window I have to frequently use to change the baseline-grid (sic!) disappears miraculously thus disabling any input (thankfully I hit save regularly).

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  15. Place PDF causes InDesign to fail requiring force quit.

    InDesign CC 13.1, OSX 10.13.5 on iMac Retina 5k 27-inch Late 2014.

    All updates are latest available. Attempting to place a PDF file (single page) into an InDesign document with "Show Import Options" selected (only) results in a mostly-empty "Place PDF" dialog box. Mousing over the box causes missing parts to appear one-by-one, except the "Place" button. Clicking "cancel" closes the dialog box but then many/most InDesign functions no longer work, including menu items. InDesign won't quit, either from the File/Quit menu item or command-Q. Only way to restore the application is to force quit. This bug is 100% repeatable.…

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    CLOSED  ·  amaarora responded

    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

  16. swatches don't merge when importing paragraph styles

    When importing paragraph styles from the CC Library, the swatch colors for the styles get added to already existing swatches creating duplicates rather than merging. By the time all paragraph styles are added, there are 10+ swatches of the exact same color....

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    The PANTONE 540 CP swatch, when added in InDesign, is a CMYK ‘Process’ Color swatch – it comes from the PANTONE Color Bridge Coated library. This swatch was used in a Paragraph Style and this style was added to the CC Libraries.

    You also created another swatch (a custom swatch) which has the same name – PANTONE 540 CP but it is a CMYK ‘Spot’ Color swatch. This was present in the document when the Paragraph Style (created above) was added from CC Libraries to the Paragraph Styles panel.

    When the Paragraph Style was added from CC Libraries to the Paragraph Styles panel, it found that a swatch with the name “PANTONE 540 CP” already exists in the document. Since swatches with the same name but different definitions cannot exist together in a document, it added the incoming swatch with a different name – “PANTONE 540 CP 2”…

  17. InDesign CC 2017.1 12.1.0.56 build links panel redraw issue

    InDesign CC 2017.1 12.1.0.56 build links panel redraw issue. My links palette will not display correctly, even after closing and reopening. Sometimes I can't really use it at all. The divider between the links list and links info moves up and down, but it's hard to read and I can't always select an image or mulitple images. Restarting the app, restarting my computer, seems to make no difference.

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  18. Duplicate Page Sizes

    If I go to add a new page, for some reason all my page sizes are duplicated.

    The secondary one don't do anything and can't be clicked on, the first one works correctly as it should.

    InDesign 13.1 MacOS 10.13.5

    Done all the usual restarts, check for updates etc.

    Any ideas?

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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 an 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 upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2023(v18.5.0.057) as it is more robust and contains a lot of bug fixes.

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.

    Adobe InDesign Team

  19. alt/spacebar navigation

    WTF has happened to the alt/spacebar shortcut for navigating pages with the T tool? It's suddenly become much more sensitive to release timing, so if my finger comes off the alt button a split-second early I end up with rogue spaces in text. Never used to be a problem.

    InDesign CC 2017.1, 12.1.0.56 Build.

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  20. when I export to pdf or jpeg, ID says file already exists!

    when I try to export a file to pdf or jpeg, InDesign tells me file already exists. How can I fix this?? Also, I'm getting messages that I don't have permission to open or modify files. Using ID 2018

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