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  1. Das Fenster Dateininformationen ist unsichtbar! Aber man muss es mit "Enter" bestätigen, um weiterarbeiten zu können.

    Fenster zeigen, dass die Metadaten wieder angepasst werden können (wie bei früheren Versionen).

    Indesign CC 2017.1

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  2. Interface while using : no preview

    When I use the scale tool with MORE than one text block, I can't see the block content while checking the "preview" box. I can only see changing the size of the blocks but they seem empty up to clicking on "OK" button. This happens only with many text boxes (or block, I don't know how you call them in english) . You can see a screenshot linked to my message. If I do the same with many image boxes, all is ok. If I do the same with only one text bloc, all is ok.

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  3. hotkeys aren't working

    displaying high quality images
    export file

    The hotkey for both of these features is not working most of the time.

    Also, hitting enter for saving files in the save window isn't working either. But it does work in Illustrator.

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    0 comments  ·  UI/UI Scaling  ·  Admin →
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  4. crash

    After the opening of the 5° files Indesign Crashes, i have to open a massive number of files. I make a fast check on my PC and the system works with half of the resources available. So i think the problem is not my pc but the program. I have an HPZ240 Tower Workstation. RAM 16GB. Processor Inte(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @4.20GHz and the Hard disk it's an SSD 500gb. The operative sistems it's a Windows 10 pro. The version of the program InDesign build 12.1.0.56 release 2017.1.

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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

  5. Problem with publish online

    Hello, I want to publish online my brochure, but there are display errors with places images with layer-effects (multiplicate) see the screenshots. Please fix it! Thanks

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  6. Character missing in Adobe Devanagari font

    Please review the attachment.

    I am unable to locate or reproduce the character after the = using the Adobe Devanagari script. Need it urgently as I am working on a book.

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  7. repeatedly opening a template in a loop eventually crashes at app.open

    Repeatedly opening and closing a template via extendscript code (for means of batch production) causes InDesign to crash at and only at app.open(PATH).

    attached file is a bare bones jsx that opens/closes the accompanying blank template either 100000 times or until it crashes (which it has done within an hour each time I have run it)

    Seems to crash anywhere from 40 to 1500 iterations in.

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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

  8. adobe 2017 exporting pdfs are terrible in any colour profile. Printing and rgb pdf is fine.

    no ideas - need help! Indeign is useless to me without being able to make good pdfs in both cmyk and rgb

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  9. Personalization of the Fontsize is not working in the Main Menu

    I have issues with glasses and therefore set the fontsize of menus etc higher, however in the main menu Indesign is just ignoring me, while in the sub menu it works fine. Plus in the formats and other tool boxes it isn'T working either. Please fix, it makes working with this program harder than it should be.

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  11. Missing menu

    I'm trying to insert a text variable (last page number) in my document but the menu doesn't appear.

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  12. Exported JPG and PNG are not recognised when trying to Insert Image in Word 2011

    Indesign 12.1.0.56 on macOS Sierra 10.12.5. Exporting as jpg or png files are not recognised when I go to insert them into Word 2011 on Mac.
    However, files are recognised when:
    - exported from Indesign 12.1.0.56 x64 on PC and inserted into Word 2011 on Mac
    - exported from Mac and inserted into Word 2010 on PC
    - I had no problems when using indesign 2015 on Mac and inserting into Word 2011 on Mac.

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  13. Issues with quick apply

    Quick apply is very slow the first time that you've opened it after a while. In addition, if you switch to another document that you haven't viewed in a while and you click quick apply, InDesign crashes.

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  14. Too slow to shut down

    If you've opened a document, InDesign is very slow to shut down.

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  15. Increase space in "Delete Style" replacement dialog box

    If I am deleting/replacing Styles that are in folders, there is not enough room to show the entire Style name in the dialog box where I am supposed to choose a replacement Style. I can only see a handful of characters in the name. If I can't see what Style is being replaced, how can I choose a replacement?
    This only seems to happen if the folder name is longer than a few characters. I am running Windows 10 and CC 2017.1

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  16. My version is the latest, but I still can't use scripts "multipage importer". When I click on the script, the in-design program stops. I

    My version is the latest, but I still can't use scripts "multipage importer". When I click on the script, the in-design program stops.

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  17. Cross-references Feature is Not Fit For Purpose

    Cross-references are by their very nature linked with long documents. Adobe claims InDesign has "…powerful features for creating longer documents" but, as long as the cross-references feature remains so painfully slow, that statement does not stand up to scrutiny.

    Just opening a cross-reference in a long document (2,000 pages) is taking four hours on a Mac Studio with 64 GB memory. How long it takes to actually edit it is, as yet, unknown – I gave up after 90 minutes watching the spinning beachball of death to work on another project.

    As it stands, the cross-references feature is bordering on…

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  18. Packaging with Include PDF (Print) selected doesn't properly render .ai images

    I have never been able to successfully use the "Include PDF" option when packaging files. I usually package, then export the pdf using my presets, then combine the files in the finder because the pdfs never come out correctly. It seems the problem is only with how it renders ai files. Color mode doesn't matter. The same thing happens whether or not I choose High Quality Print, Press Quality, PDFx1a, etc. Any solutions for this yet? It has been the case since the "Include PDF" feature was first released.  Example has exported pdf on the left, and package generated pdf…

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  19. Indesign 18.5 crashing on launch on M2 machine

    Hi ID keeps crashing on my OS machine with M2 also after unistalling it and reinstalling, deleting the files in library, fixing the issues of the fonts. Can anyone help to solve it?

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  20. InDesign 18.4 crashes/fails during PDF export for documents containing placed indd with HEIC images

    I've tried exporting every INDD separately with HEIC images in and it exports fine. The file that contains the INDD with HEIC images in always hangs and eventually crashes.

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