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  1. [Limited Undo] InDesign CC 2019 (v14.0) strg+z / cmd+z doesn't work properly

    With the new Version the option to go back some steps seems to be cut at some point. I have been working on a couple of files now and going steps back with strg+z works for 2-3 steps. Somehow random but definitely not the way it used to work.

    36 votes
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      37 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Typekit (or Adobe Fonts) or Fonts menu collapses while browsing through the list of fonts.

      I am absolutely loving the new InDesign features. But, whilst testing the new Typekit/Adobe Fonts browsing window in InDesign I came across this bug / crash. Instead of allowing me to freely roam the vast selection of fantastic fonts, the window just decides to close and defaults to one of the already synced fonts.

      InDesign version: 14.0, included a screencap.

      41 votes
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        21 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Text margins don't change when master pages are applied

        Version: InDesign CC2019
        Steps to reproduce: Apply a new Master page, with different margins, to a document page with text frame
        Expected result: Text frame should resize to fit the new margins of the master page (as before with Layout Adjustment enabled)
        Actual result: Page margins change but text frame stays the same. Useless! I have to manually adjust the text block to fit the new margins.

        I work in book publishing. When laying out a book, it's often necessary to make changes to the margins of certain pages, either to accommodate the dropped opening of a chapter, or to…

        31 votes
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          13 comments  ·  Adjust Layout  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • content aware fit and linked images problem

          Content aware fit is a great idea and is potentially a real timesaver when importing images but I've had to disable it as when updating existing linked images that have been adjusted, rather than keep their size/scale as before they all auto-fit and this is a nightmare when you have carefully placed images such as logos in a long document.

          Could do with an option to auto fit on image import only, or an option to override when updating image links. Unless I've missed something?

          24 votes
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            12 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • InDesign in Windows ALWAYS forgets app size and position!

            This has been a persistent pain for many YEARS. Everyone knows that an app should open to the last position and size. That's what the double-box icon is for in the upper right corner of the window border. Every single application in WIndows honors this "requirement" for Windows conformance.

            InDesign forces Windows users to reposition and resize the program every single time it is opened. This becomes a tremendous nuisance, and in any other program would be considered incomplete and unprofessional. PLEASE, for all the users who don't know how to report this bug, and for those of us who…

            14 votes
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              under review  ·  12 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Imported PDF comments not accurate

              1. ID 14 Mac
              2. Import PDF comments from file, including strikethroughs, replaced text, comments
              3. Some edits NOT SHOWN in ID file, though clearly present when PDF is viewed in Acrobat
              4. Faithful transfer of all edits to ID file
              (note non-transferred strikethrough of Highlights of Baltics in bottom quarter of screendump)

              18 votes
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                6 comments  ·  PDF Comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • serial number changed on cc2019

                User is not required to fill-in a serial number on CC apps, but nevertheless the numbers still exist and are used by 3rd party script creators to identify the user and license the script.
                this SN was kept the same on all CC versions but now it was changed. this means I need to repurchase my scripts licenses.
                the 3rd party programmer can't use just username becuase there may be more than one indesign license under one username.
                suggested solution: just keep the SN as it was on CC2018 and don'r make us pay for nothing

                22 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Drop-down menu options not highlighting

                  Visual feedback of selected item works when moving down through list using Down Arrow Key. Visual feedback does not work when moving back up through the list using Up Arrow Key. It will select the correct item, it just doesn't show that the correct item is currently highlighted.

                  7 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 2019 workspace not sticking

                    upon opening a new document in Indesign 2019, workspace needs to be reset every time to return to preferred working environment.

                    16 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Right Arrow / Left Arrow in tables

                      InDesign version 14.0.

                      The keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Right Arrow" to move one word to the right does not work when the text cursor is in a table. Same for "Ctrl+Left Arrow", to move one word to the left.

                      6 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Align toolbar: "Use Spacing" is greyed out

                        Version: Adobe InDesign cc 2019 (v 14.0)

                        Steps to reproduce:
                        I'm not sure how to reproduce it. After some minutes of working, the checkbox for "Use Spacing" in toolbar Align/Distribute Spacing is greyed out and inactive. Not sure when it happens or what makes it happen.
                        But: in the Properties toolbar, "Use Spacing" is not greyed out and it is working normal, as seen in the attached picture. If I click the checkbox in the Properties toolbar, then the checkbox in the Align toolbar is activated and not greyed out anymore.

                        Expected result:
                        "Use Spacing" in Align toolbar should not…

                        10 votes
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                        • Shape sizing bug that has been around since at least CS6 is STILL not fixed in CC2019!!

                          1) Version of Adobe InDesign...

                          This bug has plagued InDesign from at least CS 6.2 all the way to the current CC2019 version. I filed a bug report in 2017, and @Abhinav Kaushik claimed the bug was solved, but this was straight-up NOT TRUE. The bug persists to the present software.

                          2) Follow these steps to replicate the bug:

                          Create a shape, let's say a circle, and then copy this circle and paste it in a separate layer directly over the top of the first. To better see the effects of the bug, make the fill of the top circle…

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2 Headings in 1 cell is displayed incorrectly in the TOC

                            Since InDesign version 14.0 x64 (Windows), when creating or updating a TOC, the second heading is directly connected to the first heading without any distance and without chapter number. This only happens if both source headings are in 1 cell.

                            The proof: Documents made before version 14 have a correct TOC. If I open such a document with version 14 and update the TOC, it will break as mentioned above.

                            6 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Import PDF Comments not working correctly for Tables.

                              PDF comment import not working accurately on tables

                              1. ID 14 Mac
                              2. Import PDF comments to layout including simple 2-column tables in which an entire row is marked as deleted/struck through
                              3. Expected that the entire row would be deleted upon acceptance of edit via PDF Comments palette
                              4. In fact Accepting edit only deletes the contents of the first cell of the row, leaving the orphaned data behind.

                              6 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  PDF Comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Embedded Publish Online doc fails in Firefox

                                Embedded Publish Online pages do not behave properly (i.e., go to full screen mode) in the latest release of Firefox 62.0.3 on Mac.

                                Please go to these two websites and click on the embedded document. It will attempt to go to full screen, but the cover only is jammed in the upper left corner of the screen. You can't navigate or do anything to fix that I've found. This is a serious problem, as many people have embedded Publish Online pages in their websites.

                                http://www.andreanienhaus.de/
                                http://www.atlasdergisi.com/dijital/yaban-karacadag.html

                                Could someone else check this with Firefox and let me know the result?

                                And…

                                4 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  ePub/HTML/Publish Online  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Can't open .idap files

                                  We can package .icap files and send them to the proofreader, but when we get the .idap files back we can't open them. We get the error "The selected package file requires an InDesign document “^1” that cannot be found."

                                  Others seem to be having the same issue here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2551100
                                  The plugin listed in that forum thread does not fix the problem either.

                                  The problem started when our team updated to CC 2019... had no problems until the update. We're on Apple's Mojave OS and 2019 InDesign.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • InDesign crashes on launch with Faulty module "PMRuntime" unless launched as Administrator or Creative Cloud Application

                                    Issue: InDesign CC will not open from the Start Menu unless "Run as administrator" is selected. This is not an option for standard users.

                                    It will open OK from the Creative Cloud Desktop App.

                                    Event viewer log is generated showing the following:
                                    Faulting application name: InDesign.exe, version 13.1.0.76
                                    Faulting module name: PMRuntime.dll, version 5.0.0.191

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                                    Version: InDesign CC 2018, 13.1.076
                                    Also occurs with version 12.1.0.56
                                    Windows OS: Windows 10, version 1803 (Build 17134.165)

                                    2.
                                    Select InDesign CC from the start menu. The application does not open and no messages appear. Check Event Viewer > Application to see the error.

                                    There…

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Crash on using Align Distribute option

                                      Help!! I used to be able to get the page tool, highlight multiple pages across a spread in the pages palette, then set the space between pages in the toolbar and use the distribute button to get even spacing between pages. Since updating to InDesign 2019 (v14.0.1), the “use spacing” measurement field never completely shows in the info bar, and every time I hit the “distribute horizontal” button, InDesign IMMEDIATELY crashes. I am using MacOS 10.13.6. Please help, I use this feature A LOT.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • can't place image on rotated page

                                        When placing an image on to a rotated page the image is placed outside the work area! Does not mater if I choose place from the File meny or drag and drop from the desktop. No mater where I place it on my page it gets sent way out with no chance of selecting it. InDesign CC 2019 (14.0)

                                        2 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • InDesign crashes on Hyperlink panel open

                                          Latest version of InDesign 2018.

                                          Process video:
                                          https://cl.ly/0y1V3z190L0O

                                          I'm trying to add hyperlink to a text but it leads to a program crash. This happens only for 3 close lines of text in a one single file. The file has been sent to mr. Sushil's email.

                                          4 votes
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