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  1. Data Merge to PDF (using the new single page export feature) does not work properly

    Using the packaged folder attached, go to the Data Merge panel and select Export to PDF. Click OK on the first dialog box and in the second dialog box, make sure the "Create Separate PDF files" checkbox is checked.
    Expected result - 6 PDFs that have correct content in each PDF.
    Actual result - 6 PDFs that have incorrect content. PDF 1 is fine, but PDFs 2-6 are the same content as PDF 2.

    3 votes
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  2. arabic

    Cursor Direction when typing Arabic or other RTL languages. in Middle Eastern version ONLY.

    1. All Middle Eastern versions (English يدعم العربية)

    2. Type Arabic text. Place the cursor within text. Hold "Shift" key and click on right arrow key on the keyboard to select/highlight text. Cursor moves left and select next character on the left while clicking on right arrow.

    3. To select a character to the left of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+left arrow) To select a character to the right of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+right arrow)

    4. What actually is happening now and for…

    3 votes
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  3. Hunspell dictionaries cannot be added in Sierra or High Sierra

    Adding Hunspell dictionaries breaks code-signing, and results in the whole of InDesign's spelling system being sand-boxed by OSX.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. On High Sierra and InDesign CC, add a Hunspell dictionary, as detailed here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/add_cs_dictionaries.html

    2. Spell-check any InDesign document using the new dictionary and spell-checking then becomes unusable, until InDesign is uninstalled then re-installed.

    The following types of errors are produced in the console, showing that it's a code-signing issue, caused by dictionaries being installed within the Hunspell plugin bundle.

    Can I suggest that there should be another place to install additional languages, outside the InDesign application.

    The…

    3 votes
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  4. Font size of colored menu items becomes too low on high-res devices

    I prefer customizing my menu and colorizing but the menu text does not align up quiet neatly in my InDesign CC 2018, same issues can also be seen at some context menu like the Layer panel

    3 votes
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  5. Spanning columns crashes program

    Working with span columns with large documents creates a bug invested document. I'm working on a document now that crashes everytime I make any change to it. So much for professional program.

    3 votes
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  6. Bug in Adobe World-Ready Composer for Kannada Language

    Attached are Adobe Indesign document, Scribus (v1.5.3) document, PDF outputs.

    Fonts used: Hubballi available at https://github.com/erinmclaughlin/Hubballi/blob/master/build/Hubballi-Regular.otf

    Tunga: Available in Windows 10 as part of Kannada language pack.

    Scribus uses "Harfbuzz" text shaping engine. It doesn't any issue shaping Kannada text, except for one case; U+0CCD U+200D which is canonical equivalence of U+200D U+0CCD. Harfbuzz has accepted this bug and will be fixed in the next release. https://github.com/behdad/harfbuzz/issues/435 https://github.com/behdad/harfbuzz/issues/341

    Adobe indesign Adobe World-Ready Composer has lots of bugs with shaping Kannada text.

    Please rectify as soon as possible.

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We have verified this issue and forwarded this issue to our Indic languages expert team for investigation.

    Once investigation is complete, We will definitely update this post.

  7. Create outlines in a document with conditional text crashes

    I have four InDesign templates created, two use conditional text while the other two do not. I have no problem creating outlines of the document without the conditional text. Every time I try to create outlines of a page in a document with conditional text, I get the endless spinning wheel and have to force quit.

    2 votes
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  8. Creating a catalogue with a large table FREEZING in indesign CC 2019

    We've been making a large catalogue pricelist for over 13 years using indesign.

    We're now stuck on the 2017 (12.1.0) version.
    We want to update it, but in the latest version, importing our pricelist from excel into a table, slows the whole thing down to an unworkable speed.

    info:
    the table is around 13000 rows by 10 columns. so not small.
    it does import in the 2017 version. slow to import in both, but can use and work on after import in 2017 version.
    2019, freezes when scroll used, and take 1-3 mins to unfreeze. Scroll again or do anything…

    2 votes
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  9. InDesign totally unusable for large threaded tables after 2015 version

    Using Windows 10 Pro, high end computer (Ryzen 1800X, 32Gb RAM, NVMe SSD, 1080Ti)

    Create an Excel file with 8000 rows of random data, place into InDesign with as unformatted table.

    Use shift-click to create pages and thread the table to each page.

    Try to scroll without InDesign freezing for 30 seconds. I can't.

    I have tried:
    - Cleaning preferences / logging on different username to have a fresh profile
    - Using a different computer
    - Turning off preflight
    - Using fast display performance
    - Change the composer away from world ready, trying single line instead of paragraph
    - Turned…

    2 votes
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  10. Anchored Object Lock/Prevent Manual Position Override

    The Prevent Manual Positioning creates a Locked Object, but unlocking the widget doesn't remove the Prevent manual override.

    When you check to "Prevent Manual Override" an anchored object receives a lock adornment. An object Style can be created from this object. If that lock is unlocked the Object style shows as override, but the "Prevent Manual Override" is still checked.

    If the object style is redefined. The lock adornment is still unlocked, and the "Prevent Manual Positioning" is still checked. Reapplying the style locks the object.

    There should be more consistent behaviour of "Prevent Manual Positioning" and the "Lock". Even…

    2 votes
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  11. Typo in ID print settings. Adobe ID -> Print -> Setup -> Paper Size, in the dropdown it should say ‘SRA3’ but it now says ‘<‘

    Typo in ID print settings.

    Adobe ID -> Print -> Setup -> Paper Size, in the dropdown it should say ‘SRA3’ but it now says ‘<‘

    2 votes
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  12. InDesign crashes while closing the application

    Nine times out of ten, Mac generates a crash report when closing InDesign CC 2019. InDesign closes fine, but Mac believes it crashed.

    Mac Mojave 10.14

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  13. ID crashes when pasting text

    ID becomes very unstable if you copy and paste text from one text box to
    another that contains a paragraph style with a nested line format.
    If it doesn‘t crash immediately, move around the cursor with the arrow keys and try to paste text again.
    Please find attached a document to reproduce this bug

    2 votes
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  14. crash on create merged document

    Indesign 2018 cc on mac os 10.12.6, crash on "create merged document" in data merge menu if more than approx 100 records in data file . "export to pdf" works. We have some files that need editing after merge so need this to work. Worked before 2018 update on same files that are causing crashes now. Seems to crash at point its going from a temp file to creating the finished file after the merge has happened. Tries unsucessfully to "recover" a temp file on startup after crash. Is entirely repeatable. System and user usage together never goes above 60%…

    2 votes
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  15. idml file with frontend xml crashes with lower version indesign

    when ever we try to make idml files with frontend xml, which required to open lower version of indesign file, it get crashes. Now i got in a conclusion idml files with frontend xml does not work... can you fix.

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  16. Hex Value in Swatch Dialog Does Not Update

    InDesign 13.1 Create a new RGB or edit an existing RGB swatch. Note the Hex value in the dialog box. Switch to a different color mode and change the color values. Switch back to RGB mode. The Hex value does not update to match the new color values.

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  17. Dictionary Hyphenation in Uppercase ignored (German)

    Custom hyphenation settings are ignored for uppercase words in user dictionary (at least in german).

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    Example:
    dictionary entry: "kro~~~nach" (select field "case-sensitive" not set)

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    Expected behaviour:

    Lorem ipsum Kro-
    nach dolor sit amet kro-
    nach

    ----

    Actual behaviour:

    Lorem ipsum Kron-
    ach dolor sit amet kro-
    nach

    ----

    Workaround:

    Enabling "Case-sensitive" and adding lowercase and uppercase version leads to correct hyphenation.

    2 votes
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  18. BUG: Changes aren't tracked for bottom-right table cell

    The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. Likewise, inserting a new row in a table as the last row via drag and drop isn’t marked as an insertion at all. Inserting a new column in a table as the last column via drag and drop is tracked as an insertion for…

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    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We have been able to reproduce the issue.

    “The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. "
    This issue seems to be present since CS 6

    -Aman

  19. 2 votes
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  20. [Indesign CC2018] [Os X] Can't move application window when clicking on application name

    Users are not able to drag and move the application window when click/drag on the application name, located at the top of the main application window. When click/drag on the left or the right of the application name, moving the window is possible.

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