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  1. Duden-Hyphenation changes the language in preferences

    After setting Duden hyphenation in Preferences, the next time the menu is opened, it will change to "1996 Alte Rechtschreibung" instead of "2006 Neue Rechtschreibung". (only on WIN-machines?!?)
    Regards Frank Muenschke (IDUG Rhein/Ruhr)

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  2. Pages/spread overlapping after changing page size

    InDesign 2018 CC 13.0.1

    Pages and spreads are doing weird things when I resize my document. It creates some odd margin after resize of pages. I start out with 2 pages, document shuffling allowed, facing pages turned off.

    Page_spread_01_112617 - shows the page spread I was working with; each page is 10”x12.25”.
    Page_spread_02_112617 - after I changed the size to 10.68”x11.239” for another ad spread, a weird margin showed up. The content boxes show how there is an odd overlap; each box is 10.68" wide.
    Page_spread_03_112617 - If I move page 2 down in the Pages panel, and realign it…

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  3. BUG Make "Fit Frame to Content" finally work with rotated/skewd content

    1. Version: CS4 and above
    2. Steps: Just rotate/skew a picture within its box and use "FitFrameToContent" and watch the *content* gets cropped!
    3. Expected Result: The picture frame gets fit…
    4. Actual result: The content gets cropped.

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  4. Printing seems to change a document

    When the only thing done is printing an InDesign document, the app acts if there were any changes made: when closing, it asks wheter to save the changes.
    This is very confusing, since it makes the user think something was changed by accident. Please make InDesign close the document without the save dialog, if nothing was changed.

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  6. objects do not snap to objects within a group

    When scaling or repositioning objects contained within a group, the object should snap to other objects within that group (when smart guides are enabled)

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  8. can't export tagged pdf

    Much time has been spent setting up accessible document in InDesign - added export tagging instructions to paragraph styles, added alt text to all images and figures, anchored images and objects to text, set up reading order using articles. The document will not export to PDF when "create tagged pdf" is selected. Program crashes every time before exporting is complete. Have tried on different computers. Applications are up to date. Have tried exporting from .indd and .idml file types.

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  9. Adding htmlItem then closing document crashes inDesign on Mac

    We are developping a plugin for inDesign and while testing a new feature on a Mac we noticed that sometimes InDesign was crashing. We managed to reproduce this bug in a very simple indesign script that make inDesign crash 100% of the time and I'm looking for a way to get around this inDesign bug.

    The crash occurs when we programatically add an htmlItem to a pageItem then close the document too quicky, It's only on Mac, doing that on windows works perfectly. The crash error seems to be a memory usage problem on inDesign's side.

    Here is the script…

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  10. windows 10 - paste number from clipboard history into X/Y-object coordinates

    How to repeat the issue:

    0. Activate Clipboard history in windows settings (win 10)
    1. Copy a random number to your clipboard (my testnumber "-2,375")
    2. Create a new document and place a rectangle (or random object) on your page
    3. Select the object and click (focus) in the field for the y-coordinates
    4. hit "windows+V" to open your clipboard history (must be activated in the settings)
    5. Click on your previous copied number.

    6-Bug. The number has been pasted two times in the y-coordinates field.

    Test system:
    - Win 10 pro (1809)
    - current Indesign CC version (how to…

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  11. Bug: Mac AppleScript change text returns replacement except last character

    Search ("find what") and replace ("change to") does not return the expected results when replacing text. It truncates the replacement by one character.

    Steps to reproduce
    1. Create a new InDesign file (see attached test.indd)
    2. Create a text box
    3. Add text in the text box including the word "test"
    4. Run the following script (see attached) test.scpt
    5. Expected the return results to be "foo" but it returns "fo"

    tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2019"
    set find text preferences to nothing
    set change text preferences to nothing
    set properties of find text preferences to {find what:"test"}
    set properties…

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  12. Crash on deleting duplicated XML tag

    Indesign CC 2019 (Version 14.0.1)
    Mac OS Mojave on Mac mini (Late 2014)

    Hello, I have a document ready to import XML data, with existing XML structure and tagged elements in page.
    Afterwards I import XML data into XML structure and then duplicate (copy and paste) text frame that contains a table with an image placed into a cell table.
    If I try to delete resulting duplicated XML tag, application crashes.
    Same result if I duplicate (copy and paste) XML tag directly.

    These are the steps:

    1) Open document with prepared XML structure and tagged elements in page.
    2) Import…

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  13. Creating New Hyperlink - doesn’t copy the full selected URL

    InDesign CC 13.1
    Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

    I discovered this lately due to client complaining about URLs not working after export to PDF.

    As per my video, I select the full URL in the text box, select New Hyperlink, and the field doesn’t populate with full URL.
    After some testing, the cut off point seems to be random and don’t happen specifically at hyphens or periods.

    Whether the URL flows to multiple lines or is on the same line, I get the same result.

    What is causing this? This is a big issue since I work on documents that…

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    Thanks for reporting this issue. We’re going to look into it.

    For now though, you can use this workaround to overcome this issue:
    After you select the URL text and before you choose Hyperlinks→New Hyperlink, hit Cmd-C (to Copy the entire string) and then in the New Hyperlink dialog box, select the URL string that is displayed and hit Cmd-V (Paste).
    This will replace the truncated URL with the complete URL that you just pasted.

    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  14. Crash when placing DOCX with paragraphStyles

    Version: InDesign 14.0.1, macOS 10.14.3

    Steps:
    1. Open attached InDesign document (please rename .jpg in .indd, there was a bug while uploading the file)
    2. Place "ThisDocumentHasParagraphStyles.docx" in the document
    3. InDesign crashes :-(

    It seems it has something to do with the ParagraphStyles that are in the Word document. If I try to place the DOCX file named "ThisDocumentDOESNTHaveParagraphStyles.docx", then InDesign doesn't crash.

    Attached is a screen video capture of the process (rename .jpg in .mp4 please)

    Please help!

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  15. Turning facing pages back on makes first Master page a spread

    This is a new issue that did not exist before: 1. I have a facing-page document with single Master pages (one for the left and one for the right). see "step-1.jpg"
    2. I turn off facing pages. see "step-2.jpg" 3. I turn on facing pages again and it automatically turns the first Master page into a spread (which in-turn alters the layout of the entire document). see "step-3.jpg" How do I fix this so that re-checking facing pages keeps that Master pages as singles?

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  16. PDF Comments Insert Issues

    PDF Comments do not insert at the correct location when the Insert is marked at the start or the end of a paragraph. The insert at the start of the paragraph instead gets inserted at the end of the previous paragraph. The insert at the end of a paragraph instead gets inserted *before* the final character (tested with period and question mark and happened with both).

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  17. Margins – Irrelevant error message

    CC2019 14.0.1 MacOS
    If I have a custom size page in the document (with it's own custom margins), that is smaller than the documents default margins – I get an error message every time I make InD active.

    To repoduce:
    -Make new document – A4 with 20 mm margins
    -Add one page
    -Change margins on new page to 0 mm
    -Change with of new page to 10 mm width
    -Hide InDesign
    -Reactivate InDesign – Error message shown

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  18. InDesign hangs while exporting to ICML

    CC 2018 – ICML Export is hanging when trying to export.

    See attached example file*, the text box highlighted on page 4 is what is causing the problem. In the export file produced (if this box is removed) the other boxes are incorrectly formatted.

    * An .indd or .idml file was not allowed so unable to attach this but can provide if required.

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  19. False layer gets duplicated through context menu

    If for example layer 1 is selected in the layers panel and layer 2 is right-clicked, the context menu for layer 2 appears. If you choose to duplicate the layer 2, the selected layer 1 gets duplicated. Deleting works as expected.

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  20. crash when deleting line

    InDesign crashes on selecting a specific line in TOC

    Hi! When trying to delete some lines in the TOC, some lines cause crashes. For one line it seems impossible to delete it. When selecting the line or the space the cursor freezes within seconds and a crash report appears.
    On reopening the file an error message appears, though the file can be opened.
    Attached are two screenshots and the file.
    Regards,
    Peter

    version 13.1x64

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