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  1. nonprinting text boxes disappear in normal view. Create a text box and type text into it. Select Window/Output/Attributes, and tick the box.

    InDesign 18.2.1, Mac Mini Apple M2 Pro, Ventura 13.3.1 (a). Create a text box in Normal View and type text into it. Select the box, then Window/Output/Attributes, and tick Nonprinting. The text box on the page becomes invisible, although you can still select it if you know where it is. What should happen is that the box and text remain visibile but do not print. This makes the nonprinting feature useless. This was OK in my last version of InDesign, CS6 on a PC.

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  2. share for review: links not working

    I Create a share for review but the links doesn't work after it's been created.

    The link open a page but it don't open the file: spinning blue wheel and "Opening Document” maintain in the center for long…

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  3. Issue with Right clicker users and selecting anything from any menu that requires them to scroll

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    We have 2 Indesign users who users the right click on their mouse as their primary button.

    Both have been having issues when going to swatches for example and they have to scroll to select a swatch, when the mouse cursor moves the selection moves with it.

    We have done these things to try to resolve the issue without any luck.
    - For the first user we gave her a brand new laptop with Windows 11, and installed a fresh install of Indesign 2023, but still has the same issue.
    - The second user is using Windows 10, we…

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  4. Find and replace tab stuck a the top

    The tab is stuck at the top, I cannot move, close it. When restarting indesign, it does the same thing.

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  5. InDesign does not appear in Windows Task Manager when restarted after a crash

    When InDesign freezes or crashes (which happens pretty frequently), I go to Windows Task Manager and end the task. When I reopen InDesign, InDesign does open and has the autosaves of all my ID documents open, but InDesign does not appear in Windows Task Manager at all.

    This is a problem because usually whatever caused InDesign to freeze/hang the first time will occur again very quickly, but this time I can't end the task. Nor can I end the task if anything else goes wrong. The only way to fix this is to restart the computer to force all applications…

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  6. Packaging without fonts folder

    I use Adobe InDesign 17.0.1 versionin Windows. I had to reinstall the program because of my device is new. My problem is during packaging. I use my own font (not an Adobe font) and I have permission to use it. The font family has installed on my device, but the fonts folder is still missing from the final folder after packaging. 'Copy font' is selected during packaging.

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  7. Mozilla firefox not Working

    Several users have reported problems with Mozilla Firefox in Windows 10. Firefox's unanswered error is one of the most common errors associated with this browser. Users report that this is the first time this has happened since Windows Update.
    When Mozilla Firefox stops working, it stops responding to your clicks, keyboard clicks, as if it's doing nothing. Also, the Firefox title bar does not respond, the mouse cursor becomes a spinning wheel on the Firefox window.
    While there are many reasons for this, some common culprits seem to be responsible for the web browser problem.

    malicious attacker files
    Several free…

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  8. karen.whitbread@xerox.com

    Alt text missing on hyperlinks after "Export as Interactive PDF"

    I work primarily in InDesign and create accessible PDFs. During the design stage, I always add the alt text when creating hyperlinks or adding images, and export it as an interactive PDF.

    As we know, after updating beyond InDesign version 16.1, the hyperlink alt text will not appear on the Link tag, but instead, it appears on the "Link - OBJR" (aka "Annotation") tag within the Link tag.

    I work on long reports that usually have hundreds of hyperlinks and this is a big and very time-consuming problem for me,…

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  9. Colors incorrect when HSL Swatch is applied to grayscale image

    When a HSL Swatch is applied to a grayscale image, unexpected colors appear.
    Document is in RGB transparency blending space.

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  10. Black horizontal lines appear on screen when scrolling

    When I expand the Indesign window to fill 90% of my 27" screen, I get numerous black horizontal lines appearing when scrolling. Other editing functions typical when handling type on a layout also produce random broken lines. If I click a page forward or back arrow, the lines disappear. I was first using v16.2 and just upgraded to 16.3.2 today with same results. Just discovered I have to reduce the widow size to about 75% of my screen size for the lines to not appear at all. Never had this happen on previous versions and need almost full screen width…

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  11. footnotes bug

    How do I get footnote #1 in my screenshot to show up with footnotes #2 and #3 at the bottom of the page. For the life of me, I cannot find a setting that makes this possible. Thank you in advance.

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  12. colored areas on the screen

    Indesign version 16.3.2
    Sometimes colored areas appear and disappear automatically on the screen that have nothing to do with the job. I attach photos examples

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  13. InDesign Just Doesn't Work

    In a brand new file with 300 pages, tried placing a 100-page Word file numerous times, and it just wouldn't work. After a certain number of pages, the text would just stop. Sometimes, it would think that there was more text that I could place on the next page frame, and when I'd do those steps, it would just either create another blank frame, or pile multiple new frames of text on a single page. This is basic functionality that should be bulletproof, and it isn't. (For reference, I'm a long-time tech author who even taught PageMaker to clients in…

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  14. Last row of pages panel in horizontal view is missing page numbers under them.

    Currently on Mac OS Big Sur using inDesign 16.1

    When viewing the pages panel in horizontal view and the page count exceeds what the panel can hold the scroll bars appear but then the last row of pages seem to have their page numbers hidden behind the UI and are not visible no matter how much you move the scroll bars down.

    I have seen this behavior since inDesign 15 on Mac OS Catalina.

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  15. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    After few hours with no activity on Mac with Silicon disappear the Selection Tool cursor on the artboard. Quit the app and reopen it works as a solution for now.

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  16. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    After few hours with no activity on Mac with Silicon disappear the Selection Tool cursor on the artboard. Quit the app and reopen it works as a solution for now.

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  17. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    After few hours with no activity on Mac with Silicon disappear the Selection Tool cursor on the artboard. Quit the app and reopen it works as a solution for now.

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  18. Hairlines/artifacts randomly appearing on screen

    Glitches of bands of light or dark pixels may appear over images, in transparencies and effects. These may come and go depending on resolution preview mode, zoom and/or if overprint preview is rendered. (The lines are similar to tiling lines in PDFx1a in that they are rendering glitches presumably caused by floating point calculations)

    See the thread https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/lines-appearing-in-effects-shadow-amp-gradient/m-p/11912229#M419035

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  19. geschwindigkeit /absturz

    programm reagiert oft sehr langsam und stürzt ständig ab. trotz oftmaliger fehlermeldungen habe ich bisher keine info bekommen um das problem beheben zu können

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  20. Locating the correct pin

    When working on corrections to non-linear blocks of text (infographics, maps etc) or where the client corrections are not in order, it would be useful if the colour of the pins changed when the comment was selected

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