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  1. Paragraph Style won't override


    1. InDesign 2020 (15.0)

    NOTE: I'm a designer with 22 years experience. I know part of this is 'sloppy' formatting on my part. But since switching to InDesign from QuarkXPress 15 years ago, I've never encountered this 'bug' before.


    1. I have a document with multiple 'old' Paragraph Styles. It's a multiple page document. A number of paragraphs have a style applied, but I've overridden them with other formatting.

    The easy but lengthy fix would be to fix the Paragraph Style, but I was on a tight deadline.

    PROBLEM:
    When I try to override the Paragraph Style with other formatting, the Character…

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  2. custom workspace save overwrites all

    Running ID 15.0 on Mac OS 10.13.6

    I have multiple custom workspaces depending on if I am working at home, the office or remotely.

    Any time I save a workspace, regardless of if it is a new workspace or overwriting an old one, it changes all of my workspaces to the most recent saved version.

    Effectively, I only have one custom workspace now. Any suggestions?

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  3. Indesign freezes when loading .indd files from server

    Every time I try to open a file with .indd extension from our server the program crashes-stops working, therefore I "force quit".
    It starts loading up to the point of the "missing links" notification message (if there are any) and it stops responding-freezes.

    Tho when this same file is copied to the desktop it opens just fine.

    Why and what is the reason and most importantly what is the solution for this problem?

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    1 comment  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released InDesign 2020.0.1 with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com:
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when the issue was encountered?
    • Video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  4. Background tasks has crashed and I am no longer able to export .pdf's

    The background tasks window is not letting me export to .pdf

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  5. Book / Index

    Indesign 2020 15.0, Indesign CC 2019 14.0.3, Indesign CC 2018:
    Crash when generating the index in a book with many chapters.
    The book has 156 chapters (from 1 page to 30 pages) - when updating the index reproducible crash.
    The book has 822 pages.

    Every time I sent an error report - no reaction. I think it depends on the number of documents.

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  6. Output intent broken in 2020

    Seems that Indesign 2020 shouldn't have been released since one of the most important things is broken.

    We tell our customers to use PDF/X4 to export pdf's so that we get a correct output intent profile in the pdf.
    The problem is that it doesn't seem to matter what color settings I have, the output intent is always set to US Web Coated in the Output tab of the export window. So now everyone has to change the output profile manually in the output tab to the color profile setup in color settings. This is really bad and alot of…

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    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    It looks like the Synchronize Color Settings in Bridge was not syncing the color settings in InDesign. Changing the settings once again in Bridge sorted out the issue of synchronization.
    Based on this information, closing the thread.
    Thank you Anders for prompt back & forth communication and help in troubleshooting the glitch.


    Adobe InDesign team

  7. there isnt' Indesign 2018 (13.0) from Download legacy versions of Creative Cloud apps

    Hi,
    I can't find Indesign 2018 (13.0....) from the page of "Download legacy versions of Creative Cloud apps" after updating to Indesign 2020. I have the same issue for my two account, Windows 10 and macOS 10.14, any idea? Thanks
    Andrea

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  8. InDesign won't find fonts in file package if the file is in a Dropbox folder

    Version: InDesign 14.0.3 macOS Catalina
    Steps: 1. Package a file and include fonts
    2. Move the package anywhere in the local Dropbox folder
    3. Make sure fonts are not locally activated/present
    4. Open file
    Expected result: InDesign opens fonts in the "Document fonts" folder
    Actual result: InDesign reports fonts as missing
    [Same package moved to Desktop, everything works fine]

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  9. shared destination hyperlinks do not get inserted into exported epub 3 (InDesign CC 2020 v15.0)

    I have a document with many shared destination hyperlinks. When I go to export this document out to an epub 3 file, non of the shared destination hyperlinks are inserted into the epub file. This is a huge problem.

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  10. epub 3 footnote hyperlink character style html is broken (InDesign CC 2020 v15.0)

    epub 3 footnote hyperlink character style html is broken. When exporting to an epub 3 with footnotes that contain hyperlinks, the html output is acting strange. See the below for an example as it applies a separate span character style to each word or string.

    <a href="https://naturalhealthcourses.com/2015/06/cellular-memory-and-how-it-works/"><span class="Hyperlink">https:</span><span class="Hyperlink">/</span><span class="Hyperlink">/naturalhealthcourses</span><span class="Hyperlink">.</span><span class="Hyperlink">com</span><span class="Hyperlink">/</span><span class="Hyperlink">2015</span><span class="Hyperlink">/</span><span class="Hyperlink">06</span><span class="Hyperlink">/</span><span class="Hyperlink">cellular</span><span class="Hyperlink">-</span><span class="Hyperlink">memory</span><span class="Hyperlink">-</span><span class="Hyperlink">and</span><span class="Hyperlink">-</span><span class="Hyperlink">how</span><span class="Hyperlink">-</span><span class="Hyperlink">it</span><span class="Hyperlink">-works/</span></a>

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  11. Text on path do not export to PDF inDesign 2020

    Text on path with outline do not export, only first letter. Even if I change the font, reimport from idml. Only if changing alignment of outline to exterior is working

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  12. Mysterious blocks of whitespace appearing in tables

    Yesterday I reported mysterious blocks of white space appearing between paragraphs and images. They are now starting to appear between my tables. Please see the attached figure. There is no indication of them in the story. Has this got something to do with the footnotes which are behaving very strangely. Maybe I have misconfigured them somehow?

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

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  13. Highlighting text in a table does not highlight the corresponding text in the story editor

    CC2020

    When I highlight text in a table, I would expect the same text to appear highlighted in the story editor. Instead, the story editor jumps to the beginning of the document.

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    Mike Howell

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  14. thumbnails of links not available in Indesign 2020

    when i'm placing images (psd files) in indesign, there are no thumbnails of the links.

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  15. Window positions on Mac triple screen don't hold

    On V. 15.0 I use a 27" 4K monitor arranged above two smaller HD monitors when using InDesign and Premiere Pro, for generous screen real estate. PrePro remembers to place the Program monitor on the big screen when a project is loaded. InDesign, even when the workspace is saved explicitly as "Triple," with Panel Locations and menu Customizations options checked, does not respond and loads only into the two lower HD monitors.

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  16. Strange Whitespace areas

    I am using CC2019 and the have the same issue in CC2020. I have mysterious areas of whitespace that I can't use appearing on my pages. Please see the attached file. The file is part of a book. Page 110 (relative to book's start, the third spread in the file) is where the trouble starts.

    I don't mean to be a nuisance but sorting this out is rather urgent. I am going to destroy the document and start again out of desperation.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

    I have tried reducing image sizes.
    I have tried analysing the story.
    I have…

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  18. assignments not showing or saving with file type .icma or including the whole path in the file name

    With the implementation of ID 2020 my team and I have run into a problem saving .icma files. (We are currently using PC's and I have not experimented with a mac yet.) I have found 2 things that happen based on what you do prior to changing the assignment location.
    We have opened our files (all ID 2019 versions), all of which already have stories and assignments attached to them. After making our changes, and before saving the file I go to "Change Assignment location" and the file name is extremely long as it includes the complete path, along with…

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  19. Glyph substitution not working with certain Oriya and Bengali glyphs

    The following words in cannot be reproduced in InDesign. It seems the glyph substitution is not working in about 1% of cases.

    র‍্যানিবিজুমাব — Bengali
    ମହତ୍ଵପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ — Oriya
    ସ୍ଵେଚ୍ଛାକୃତ — Oriya
    କିମ୍ଵା — Oriya

    It looks fine above, in any text editor, or in any Microsoft app, but does NOT look right in any Adobe app I tested, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop CC 2019 and 2020 of each.
    I am applying the World-Ready Composers.
    I have tried copy+pasting the text from Word and also tried the Place command in InDesign.
    I've tested in both the English North America and…

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  20. indesign cc on mac book pro 2017 17": The view with "shift + w" is most of the times full of confudes pixels!

    indesign cc on mac book pro 2017 17": The view with "shift + w" is most of the times full of confudes pixels!

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