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  1. InDesign 13.0.1 Crashes when saving older documents

    InDesign crashes when saving older documents to the newest version. Any suggestions? Fix?

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. 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 submit the crash report to us.
    (Guidelines to submit crash are available at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

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  2. Google File Stream error code: 14

    My InDesign (2018) document is synced for offline use in Google Drive. (We've just begun using Google File Stream). I go to open the document with WIFI disabled and this error message appears (see attachment).
    When I enable WIFI again, the document opens without issue.
    I'd appreciate any help please! Thank you.

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  3. Selection Toll

    My Selection Tool, does not display properly and makes this wield yellow/green did like image. This means, I can not select objects properly and this is affecting the speed I'm working at.

    Please Help!

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  4. Table with Alternating Row Stroke

    When using a table with alternating row strokes, the stroke between the first and second rows is always 1pt, not matter what the cell or table style is set to.

    In this example, every other row of the body should be stroked at .5pt. Everything works except the first row, which is 1pt.

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  5. The book palette must be locked. (move the documents palette)

    a momentary unwanted user error.

    We should be able to move documents by option or command key.

    To make a small correction before printing. We move accidentally while working on files. We do not notice this. It's printing like this.

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  6. Printer configuration

    Since the updates on Tuesday, January 23 2018, I am unable to print using my printer's fold and staple feature, which has never been a problem in the past. Also, I now have a notice that fonts are missing from my computer, and these are fonts I have used for several years.

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  7. It is impossible to export iframes to ePub

    To Adobe
    It is well known, that Apple blocks iFrames. But when you can insert youtube codes into an iframe in InDesign and see it work perfect in "Public Online", then why do the video disappear when I export InDesign files to the ePub format.

    Claus Bangsholm

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  8. QR-Code Generator

    Opening the window «create QR-Code» makes thr function «copy / paste» inactiv. This is uselessly.
    Please fix this bug.
    Thx

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  9. [Indesign CS6-CC 2018][BUG] Wrong objects in array after moving page item to layer using Javascript

    When running a script to process page items stored in a custom array and after moving a page item to another layer, the array contents changes. Objects are removed and other objects which where not put in the array are suddenly located inside the array.

    See also: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2438907

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  10. Open Sans

    Open Sans not working in Indesign 13.0.1. Have cleared font cache, reinstalled clean font from google and still it doesn't recognise it.

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  11. InDesign Shortcuts set to retro QuarkXPress Shortcuts not working after High Sierra update

    Edit/Keyboard Shortcuts/Set to [Shortcuts for QuarkXPress 4.0]

    InDesign CC shortcuts set to retro Quark shortcuts not working after updating to High Sierra 10.13.2

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  12. Applying Master Page covers Document Pages

    Version: InDesign CC
    Steps to Reproduce: Apply the Master page
    Expected Result: Master page would be in the background
    Actual Result: Master page is in the foreground

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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 –
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • 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)

    Adobe InDesign team

  13. nested hyperlinks

    Currently, hyperlinks in InDesign documents don't survive import/nesting into other InDesign documents. It would be great if they did -- it's the only thing preventing me from nesting pages from a "base" document into multiple localized versions...

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  14. Endnotes fail to import from .doc if no master page is applied in InDesign 2018

    If placing a word doc that contains endnotes in cc2018, the text will import but all endnotes will be missing is there is no master page applied within the InDesign file.

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  15. Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share)

    Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share).
    User receives the message, "Import failed." when placing a .indd file inside of another InDesign file.

    If this is a limit of InDesign it would be helpful if the error message was more detailed. If this error prompted the user to close the open file, it would be clear what is causing the issue. I believe that I have been able to place an open InDesign file in the past.

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  16. image position changes on pdf export

    I am creating a 'flipbook' of images in InDesign, when I fullscreen the flipbook in InDesign all the image positions are correct and do not move, however when I export to a PDF and preview the flipbook using acrobat, the images do not retain their exact positions and move 1px or 2px on some pages. I have repeatedly checked the image positions in InDesign and and they are all fixed in the same position. Is there any option in the PDF output settings that ensures that the images will be 'anchored' to the correct position?

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  17. caps

    Everytime I type a capital "I" all letters following are all CAPS. It only does it when I type that letter. Then after I select the text to change it to lower case the only way to get the cursor back in my control is to do a DESELECT ALL COMMAND. Otherwise the sentence stays selected and stuck. Another thing it does if not all caps is it changes to first letter in the entire sentence will be Capitalized like a title character style. My text is a set character style that I have set to be regular format, not…

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  18. InDesign CC 2018 Application frame will not fill screen

    Hi Folks

    Having an issue since InDesign 2018 with sizing the app window.

    When in Application Frame mode, the frame will not expand horizontally to fill the screen — it will only expand vertically.

    It expands normally up to about 80% of the screen width, but then becomes unresponsive to any attempt to make it wider - so I'm working in a dinky little workspace.

    The app seems to think my display is narrower than it really is.

    Windows expand normally when application frame is turned off, and return to the problem width when app frame is turned back on.

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  19. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Label info empty on library item when running javascript

    When running a Javascript which checks a library item, the label property is always empty. Script labels can be applied on items on a page and dropped in a library. When adding the item to the page again, the label is still present. But when checking the label of an item using a script when the item is still in the library, the label property is empty.

    Just test this using ....
    alert(app.libraries[0].assets[0].label);

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  20. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Offset tables not detected when running Javascript

    When running a script which processes tables in textframes, offset tables are not detected. If you have a text frame which contains 5 tables, of which are only 3 visible, and 2 are offset. The script detects only 3. You can test this using ...

    alert(app.activeDocument.allPageItems[0].tables.length);

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