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  1. 139 votes

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    161 comments  ·  Share for Review  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The issue has been fixed in the latest Prerelease Build (# 15) of InDesign.

    To make sure that the fix works correctly, you can Delete the App Prefs & Cache from the following locations (replace yourname with your personal name):

    on Mac:
    /Users/yourname/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign /Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign /Users/yourname/Library/Caches/CSXS/cep_cache on

    on Win: C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign
    C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Adobe\InDesign C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Temp\cep_cache

    Also Sign-out and Sign-in back again into your Creative Cloud Desktop app.

    You can download the latest PreRelease build from the Creative Cloud Desktop application.

    Kindly check if the issue is resolved for you & let us know if you still experience it.


    Adobe InDesign team

  2. Navigation Points Not Available to Scripting in InDesign 2021 (16.0)

    Problem Description:
    Querying navigation points inside a movie trigger errors from InDesign 16.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Query movie.navigationPoints.length or movie.navigationPoints.count() with Extendscript.

    The following script shows this issue(s) with simple document containing a move and one button with a play at navigation point action applied.

    var btn = app.activeDocument.buttons[0];
    var beh = btn.behaviors[0];
    var mov = beh.movieItem;
    var navPts = mov.navigationPoints;
    try{

    alert(navPts.length); /*doesn't exist*/
    

    }catch(err) { alert([err,err.line])}

    try{

    alert(navPts.count()); /*Give incorrect error - Error: Request failed because the underlying functionality is no longer available in the current version of the application */
    

    }catch(err) { alert([err,err.line])}

    alert(navPts.everyItem().getElements().length); /incorrectly

    62 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Scripting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Share for Review strikethrough & highlight from online edits aren't visible in InDesign

    InDesign Vs. 16 Share for Review: if the reviewer uses the strikethrough text or highlight option, I don't see these in my indesign doc. I can see the strikethrough text on the browser version, but the highlight disppears completely. The review comment is in both places, just not what it's referencing.

    48 votes

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  4. Serious problem of "^" for GREP search

    Enter only "^" in the GREP search string field and click the search button to select the insertion point at the beginning of the paragraph. But this cannot be used for replacement. The replacement result is 0.
    I gave up that it was only useful for simple pointing tricks, but when I run it from a script the application hangs.

    It is like this. (When executed, the rainbow cursor will rotate forever.
    Please be careful. )

    app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "^";
    var res = app.activeDocument.findGrep ();

    If the replacement string field is "~ c" (the contents of the clipboard), the first character…

    27 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Type library is not automatically created by CC2020 installation. Error 104705: Unable to load Adobe InDesign Type Library (Version 1.0)

    Extensions and scripts halting or crashing after installing CC2020, due to a missing type library.
    Our customers report errors after updating to CC2020, and I got the same error when I tried. Our script make a halt at a DoScript call, with this error: 104705: Unable to load Adobe InDesign Type Library (Version 1.0)
    After starting InDesign CC2020 "AS ADMINISTRATOR", a missing type library is obviously created: the message and error disappears after doing that once.
    It was not enough for my user just to have administrator privileges on my computer and in the domain, I had to explicitly start…

    7 votes

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  6. The character sequence -xx'-x crashes InDesign 2021 (v 16.0) on Mac

    The sequence of letters -xx'-x crashes InDesign 2021 (v 16.0) as soon as you write this sequence yourself, copy or mark a letter from it (e.g. to change the text size) or do a search for this string, in a normal text field.

    To reproduce the issue, simply write -xx'-x into a text field in InDesign 2021 or copy it into the text field. The X'x can be replaced here by other normal letters, upper and lower case doesn't seem to matter. The crash seems not to happen if the last X is a special character like ";" or "!…

    2 votes

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  7. HSB Swatch Displays incorrectly with Color Settings OFF

    On Mac, when using the setting "Emulate Adobe InDesign 2.0 CMS OFF" in Color Settings, HSB color swatches display incorrectly on the page. For example, a light pastel would display as royal blue. When using "North American Prepress 2" or "North American General Purpose 2" settings, the color is displayed correctly.

    Also, the automatic names InDesign provides when using "Add Unnamed Colors" in the Swatches panel show incorrect values. See attached.

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    0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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