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  1. InDesign v15.1 slow to open and poor performance generally

    Another decrease in performance between v15.0 (whcih was already very slow compared to v14) and v15.1 on Windows 10 x64 with a very high-spec workstation.

    Particularly frustrating is when you click on the icon in the taskbar to launch the app it appears as though nothing has happened and takes 30 seconds or so before the splash screen appears and the app appears to have launched. By which time you usually tried launching it again a few times!

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We are reviewing the issue.
    -InDesign Team

  2. Export PDF crashes InDesign

    Tried to export a PDF (smallest file size) with links & bookmarks active. Once I click the Export button, InDesign crashes.

    InDesign 14.0.3 running on Catalina OS.

    7 votes

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  3. Footnote marker is replaced with an unknown character if preceded by a character with a specific Unicode pattern

    Footnote marker is replaced with an unknown character if preceded by a character with a specific Unicode pattern. Unicode pattern is U+##1a. Here are some of those characters:

    U+011a
    U+021a
    U+031a
    U+041a
    U+051a
    U+061a
    U+071a
    U+081a

    You could try the attached test file for placement in to an InDesign document. Unicode of the character following the footnote marker is : U+011a

    This happen when file format of the file is either RTF or DOC. Its not a issue with DOCX.

    7 votes

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  4. Crash when working with book TOC

    I have a book with 10 chapters. I created a TOC earlier and left it for a few months while working on the chapters. When I try to update the TOC, the program crashes. I've tried the create new TOC files. Same result.
    Same issue on both desktop and laptop.

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks, we were able to reproduce the issue and looking into it.

    -Aman

  5. Import PDF Comments not working correctly for Tables.

    PDF comment import not working accurately on tables

    1. ID 14 Mac
    2. Import PDF comments to layout including simple 2-column tables in which an entire row is marked as deleted/struck through
    3. Expected that the entire row would be deleted upon acceptance of edit via PDF Comments palette
    4. In fact Accepting edit only deletes the contents of the first cell of the row, leaving the orphaned data behind.
    7 votes

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  6. CC library color swatches doesn't work with table cells.

    Applying a color from CC library to table cell does not work.

    Reproduce:

    1. Select a cell in the table
    2. Click on the color from the CC libarry

    Expected - cell (fill/stroke switchable by pressing X) is recolored to the clicked color
    Observed - nothing happens.

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anasuiya Gupta responded

    Hi Dixy

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    This is a known issue and is currently under review.

    Regards
    Anasuiya Gupta

  7. Anchored frame looses the XML tag information as soon as anchor is released/anchor point is moved forward.

    Steps to reproduce

    1. Create an anchored text/graphic frame with some inline text/image. Tag the frame with some XML Tag (say 'tag1').

    2. Now release the anchor.

    Expected output
    - On releasing the anchor, there should be no changes in the XML tag on frame.

    Actual output
    - On releasing the anchor, the frame gets untagged.

    Additional note: Similar thing happens when anchor is moved forward to another position in inline text. In this case also, frames gets untagged

    7 votes

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  8. Underline with variable font

    When the underline of a variable font is activated, the underline takes the whole height of the page. (Indesign 15.1.2)

    6 votes

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  9. "Update Library Item" option missing in context menu of Libraries

    I am trying to update a library item. It's a previously created library item that I've made changes to. There used to be a contextual menu item called "Update Library Item" but it's gone.

    When resetting the prefences with Shift+Option+Command+Control at the start of InDesign or (for me) uninstalling and reinstalling a certain plugin, that menu item appears again.
    One user found out this:
    Renamed Adobe Indesign folder in ~/Library/Caches. That did the trick for me !!
    For the ultimate test, I put back the "old" Adobe Indesign folder and the issue was back again.

    Link to the old forum…

    6 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We will review the bug shortly

    -InDesign Team

  10. Extensions isn't working on the last Indesign versions

    Using Indesign 2019 or 2020 on the MacOS, trying to install any extension, opening the menu Window > Extensions > Selecting an extension: nothing happens.

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it.

    -InDesign Team

  11. Shortcut for duplicate in InDesign doesn't work on MacBook Pro

    The keyboard shortcut for Duplicate (option+command+shift+D) in Indesign 14.0.1 doesn't work on my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.14.3).
    The work around is to either Alt+Drag or to select the item, select the Edit Menu and then hit the shortcut.

    6 votes

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  12. arabic harakats moving

    Hi!

    There is interesting bug with arabic letters. When we have aleef-lyam-aleef with harakats + footnote references with more than one symbol (from 1 to 9, no problem, 10+ or (1), problems starts) on the line, harakats swap together. Have tried with multiple fonts, most of them (adobe font too) got this error.

    Tested this in 2014 and 2018 ME versions of Indesign.

    Hope you can easily fix it, cause it's a real problem for book publishing.
    Thank you!

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  13. Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem

    Since I update indesign to CC 2019 I can't print to booklet all of my .indd files which were overwrited in .indd version CC 2019 (and even the older versions can't be printed to booklet...).
    I got the error message : "printing error : The Adobe Print engine has failed to output your data due to an unknow problem"

    indesign 14.0.1
    Windows 7 version 6.1
    printer : Adobe PDF

    Here is the error log :

    %%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
    %%[Page: 1]%%

    %%[ Error: invalidrestore; OffendingCommand: restore ]%%

    Stack:

    -save-

    %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%% …

    6 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    We have been able to reproduce the issue and it is currently under investigation.

    Customers facing similar issue, please share the document with santalwa@adobe.com

    Regards
    InDesign Team

  14. AIGPUSniffer quit unexpectedly every time I launch Indesign CC 14.0.1

    I am using Indesign CC14.0.1 on a MAC - OS Mojave V 10.14.1
    Whenever I launch Indesign I get a crash pop up saying AIGPU Sniffer has quit unexpectedly.
    Indesign is fine to work in however I am fed up with this AIGPU issue coming up all the time and don't know if it is effecting anything else?
    I've had loads of issues with the latest CC - really not impressed Adobe! Any suggestions on how to stop this happening?

    6 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue to us. We are currently investigating the issue.

    Adobe InDesign Team

  15. InDesign opens destination folder when exporting.

    My InDesign opens the destination folder when exporting PDF-files. In my work I export files daily and I have to export them separately. So when I do this, after the export has completed successfully, the destination folder opens up automatically, which is very annoying. I can't seem to find any place, where I can turn this off. I can only turn it ON, if I don't export separately.

    1. brand new update CC 2019
    2. Create a document with more than 2 pages. Export all the pages separately.
    3. That it exports the pages separately into the destination folder without having the need…
    6 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue. We will look into this

    -Aman

  16. Object Style Options: XY Offset < 1440

    MacOS High Sierra
    InDesignCC 2018 13.1

    When setting up Object Style Options > Size and position options > Position > Adjust X OR Y,
    it’s impossible to manually enter any value bigger than 1440 px (pt), regardless of page size.

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  17. Excel filter rejects custom Cell Range for 26-column sheets (.xlsx-only)

    Excel filter rejects custom Cell Range for 26-column sheets (.xlsx-only)

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    1. Create a new document.
    2. Select File > Place, check Show Import Options, select attached Columns_26.xlsx file.
    3. Note nonstandard default Cell Range: A1:A@10 (should be A1:Z10).
    4. Enter custom (valid) Cell Range "A1:E5"

    Expected result:
    No error and a table containing cells A1 through E5.

    Actual result:
    Error message, "You have not entered a valid 'Cell Range'. (See attached screenshot.)

    This error is given for any sheet whose right-most column is a multiple of 26 (so Z, AZ, BZ, etc.). Place the attached…

    6 votes

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  18. Anchored text box in a table cell with text threads crashes when cutting

    As the title says. It sounds similar to past bugs.

    First, create a text box and add a table.
    Create a separate, new text box and add a single character in it.
    Anchor the text box to any cell in the table.
    Enable "Show Text Threads" from the View > Extras menu.
    Selecting and attempting to cut the table will lead to a long hang and crash.

    This is on the latest version of InDesign at the moment, 17.0. I am on Windows 10 20H2 19042.1288. I can verify this occurring on two separate systems.
    I've included a video walking…

    5 votes

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  19. Endnotes are tagged incorrectly when exporting to Accessible PDF from InDesign 2021

    In InDesign 2021, endnotes are not nested inside of a <Note> tag like they should be. Now only the Endnote number is in a <Note> tag and everything else is in a <P> tag. Normal behavior is to put each Endnote in its entirety within a <Note> tag. In addition, for several versions Endnotes and Footnotes are in a <Note> tag but then there's a <P> tag within the <Note> tag. The <P> tag is unnecessary and causes an error when trying to validate Accessible PDF. Please remove the <P> tag within <Note> tags when exporting to tagged PDF.

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  20. placing text at cursor jumps in rtl in InDesign 15.1.1.103

    When placing a story at cursor using a right-to-left story frame, the cursor is in the wrong place.

    This has also been filed as Bug ID-4219127

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

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