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  1. When exporting a PDF to Adobe Indesign CC 14.0 (German), you can not enter individual pages in the area. The name "Custom" remains in the fi

    Version: Adobe Indesign CC 14.0 (German)
    Export -> Benutzerdefinierte Seiten
    you can not enter individual pages in the area. The name "Benutzerdefinierte Seiten" remains in the field.

    Result: a complete pdf with all pages

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    The export specific pages of a document to PDF, you have to enter them after selecting the ‘Range’ option.

    As for the name shown in the field when you select the ‘Create Separate PDF Files’ option, it is just for display, letting you know how the individual pdf files get named upon export.

    Adobe InDesign team

  2. Cell styles are not selected in the panel when applied through a Table style

    InDesign CC 2018
    Set up a table style and apply it to a table.
    In the Table style, define a Cell style to be used.
    In the CELL style, define a Paragraph style to be used. In the same Cell style also set a Text inset (to be sure you see that the cell style is in effect).

    Now put the text cursor inside a table cell, and notice how the currect Table style is selected in the Table styles panel, and also the correct paragraph Style in the Paragraph Panel.
    But in the Cell Style panel, there is no…

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  3. how about a recipe for porting InDesign CC 2018 plugins to InDesign CC 2019 running Win10

    Well, I can't seem to get my plugin to build w/o errors in the adobe boost library, would like explicit recipe to setup vs 2017 environment to build w/o errors.

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  4. I am running InDesign CC 2019 v. 14.0, and in one occasion photoshop document that is placed in Indesign does not look the same once placed.

    I am running InDesign CC 2019 v. 14.0, and on one occasion, my photoshop document that is placed in Indesign does not look accurate. The only workaround I found was to place the file, use import options, and turn one of my photoshop layers off. It was very strange. I tried exporting jpegs and tiffs from my PS doc, and though the preview image looked accurate when placed in InDesign, it did not look correct (background gradient color was changed to a flat color). When I exported a pdf, the same result occurred.

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  5. Cannot package file, missing plugin error

    InDesign CC 2019, MacOS 10.14 Mojave,
    Trying to package a file and this error shows up that plugins needs to be installed - See attached.

    How can I delete or install them?

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  6. font size

    InDesign 13.1.x64

    When you have two monitors, the main with 125% font size and the secondary with 100% font size, the mouse pointer didn't work well on secondary screen when selecting menu options.

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  7. library

    the drag-and-drop function no longer works in the library in the new Adobe Indesign cc 2019 14.0

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  8. No brake style broke All Caps style

    In Polish language I'm using no break GREP in style to automatically correct hanging letters at the end of the line. When I have this GREP and change style to 'all caps' it doesn't affect letters with 'no break'!
    It worked fine with all CC versions till latest update! Why Adobe with the latest version release always broke something that work for years

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  9. Gradient background missing when export as PDF

    I just updated to the 2019 version of Adobe InDesign and was sent a file that was created with the same version. Some of the background was made using a gradient and disappears (becomes white) when I export to PDF. My colleague is able export and retain the gradient no problem, so it seems like it is a bug or setting that got changed. My InDesign expert colleagues tried basic troubleshooting and couldn't find the answer, so it doesn't seem to be obvious. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  10. 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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  11. Page-jump dialog disappears, leaving ID non-interactive

    On three occasions since installing CC 2019, I've:

    - selected [command+j] to jump to a page

    - had the page-jump dialog appear, grab focus, and then immediately disappear

    - this has left InDesign in a non-interactive state, where I have to force-quit.

    Running on a 2017 5K iMac/High Sierra

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  12. Libraries menu name

    The menu name for the CC Libraries needs to be consistent across programs... Photoshop/Illustrator it is called "Libraries" in Windows -> Libraries

    In InDesign it is called "CC Libraries". It should be called "Libraries" just like the others.

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  13. page number in page manu not shown

    Hallo. Leider werden die letzten Seitenzahlen im Seitenmenü abgeschnitten.

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  14. Interface not accurately displaying position of objects.

    This has been happening ever since CC was released, and it drives me nuts.
    Example: I have a rectangle perfectly aligned to the grid, but the frame edge does not share the same screen pixel as the grid line when zoomed out. Check the image examples:

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  15. "Punched-in" values are not properly input. Possible latency issue.

    For example, when punching in numbers to resize an object, the first number will often go ignored.

    Also, when punching in new values for type (Font Size and Leading), when hitting TAB (from Font Size) to punch in a new Leading value, the value will not completely replace the current value if currently an "auto" value if I begin typing immediately. This results in an unwelcomed and unwarranted "invalid numeric value" popup.

    This has been happening ever since I can remember (all CC versions)

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  16. images oversized on text import

    This is not a new issue. Just haven't reported it before.
    I work on educational books. Text comes in Word files.
    Almost every time I place a Word file with graphics, the graphics show up HUGE. Some are so big, the only way I've been able to deal with is create a huge file, open the text box up to include every bit of space.
    Today... the only size that would allow me to see the graphic was 400p x 400p!

    Not an isolated issue. I receive Word files from multiple sources, and every Word file upon import has graphics…

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  17. Edit original not launching native application

    Edit original was easy to access using option + click linked image.
    Since the latest update InDesign v14.10 and Mac OS Mojave, this action opens the 'Import PDF' dialogue and if you click 'Ok' launches Photoshop. The linked image is an Illustrator .ai file. All used to work, why the change?

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  18. Assert after closing InDesign CC 2019 Debug.

    After clear installation Adobe InDesign CC 2019 Debug every time when I am closing application I have this Assert dialog box:

    Interface kLanguageImpl changed but not marked dirty. First difference occurrs at offset 54

    d:\development\siriusr14\source\omlib\session\pmpersist.cpp (1425)

    I have only Skip and Debugger buttons. Skip open new dialog box (the same information).

    There are no plugins. Only clear install.

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  19. .ai imported file bounding box turns solid black when printed

    .ai imported file bounding box turns solid black when printed. The previous version of ID left me choose "the printer determines colors" under Color Handling. After the recent upgrade that selection is no longer available.

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  20. exporting a book to PDF (dialogue box

    When exporting a book to PDF from Indesign CC2019 on Mac OSX Mojave, the export pdf dialogue box ("Generating PDF") displays (showing progress / page count) but it can't be hidden (or covered over) by switching to another app or browser window like it used to. Eg if it was z layers in CSS, it is always sitting on top and getting in the way of multi-tasking whilst exporting the book file.

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