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  1. 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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  2. [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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. [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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  13. [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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  15. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Indesign crashes when using script to remove table row

    When using a javascript to remove a table row, Adobe Indesign crashes.
    This happens when a table has only 2 rows. The table contains a header row and your script tries to remove the only body row.

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  16. Story Editor not close during export

    Impossible to close the story editor dialog when a backgroud task is active.
    Indesign returns an error like this: "Impossible to close indesign when a backgroud task is active"

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  17. images pixelated when rotated

    When I place an image into InDesign it imports high res, but when the image is rotated, it becomes severely pixelated. Even when the image rotation is a small degree - just a few degrees even. The image preview becomes distorted severly and changes distortion with every degree of rotation. I should mention that I am a professional graphic designer with over 20 years of experience so I have tried all of the obvious fixes - switched view to "overprint preview", set display performance to "High Quality", deleted preferences.. I have done everything imaginable. Running a machine with 3 GB…

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  18. ALL DAY pdf export

    It took 5 HOURS to convert a file to pdf 1. ID had a terrible time reading an Illustrator vector -- same vector on every page. Felt like I was back in 1999.

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  19. paragraph styles convert everything to italic

    When I attach a style to a paragraph, all the text changes to italic even though the style is not italic. (I have character styles in place.) I use updated Creative Cloud and High Sierra.

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  20. Compression settings almost ignored when exporting to PDF

    For some weeks now, compression settings (almost) do not apply when I export a PDF.
    When I use "300dpi-maximum quality" a pair of pages weight 105Mo, but if I use "130dpi-medium quality", the same pair of pages weights 103,8Mo, not exactly the same, but not what's expected..
    And If I "optimize" the 130-medium file in ACROBAT PRO at identical 130-medium settings, it reduces to 1,1Mo (which add a step before I can send each PDF by mail to someone)
    This apply as well to the ID I receive from other people than to my own creations.
    I'm used to ID…

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