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  1. Request for a Save All facility

    It would be very useful to have a "save all" facility as do Microsoft's and other's products: Pressing Ctrl+Shift+S saves all open documents in sequence.
    It is very disconcerting to realise I have 7-8 documents open from a book at the same time and none of them has been saved, sometimes for days.

    I have once or twice been caught out by Windows crashing with a large set of documents open and then found their contents in various confusing states.

    It would be so much easier if I could watch the stars slowly disappear from my tabs/eyes by pressing a…

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  2. Swatch window can't type in tint %

    Swatch window allows you to set a Tint percent, but it can only be controlled via slider, which jumps in strange increments. It will not allow you to type in an exact percentage for the tint. Why does this one critically important window not work as well as every other tool?

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  3. Swatch window can't be expanded

    The fill and stoke windows cannot be expanded like all other tool windows, this is really annoying. I want to be able to look at 10-20 swatches at a time, not 5.

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  4. Longtime UI spelling error "Centre"

    Why is it that for many years now the spelling of "Centre" (as in: Centre Justify) has not yet been fixed in the Windows versions of InDesign? The MacOS versions are correct.

    "Centre" is "re" when used in "Shopping Centre".
    Center is "er" when used in the middle of something, such as Alignment.

    All of your other products properly use "Center" ... but, for whatever reason, InDesign (including the latest CC 2020) for Windows has failed to fix this.

    Please keep in mind that it's fixed on the MacOS versions. Thus, it MUST be considered an inconsistency and a bug.

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  5. Black artifacts appear on rulers

    When opening an older ID document and working on it, moving the mouse pointer around leaves black artifacts on the rulers, top and left. It also distorts the 0 point of the ruler in the upper left corner.

    A quick zoom and return to 100% size will clear it, but with use, the rulers will accumulate black marks again.

    This bug has persisted in many previous versions of ID, and is alive and well in v15 (2020).

    I hope you can fix this quickly.

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  6. indesign tool "Scale objects" freezing

    I using ID 14.0.3 in Mac OS 10.15.1 (but this issue also appear in Mac OS 10.14)
    When use "Scale object" tool, sometime the "Scale objects" UI can't fill in anything and indesign app have be freezes, and than I only force quit the Indesign app...

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  7. Keyboard Shortcut cmd-alt-shift-D does not work

    This shortcut to copy elements on a page does not work on Mac. Different Versions and OS-Versions tested.

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  9. Wrong translation of “rule” in Czech version of InDesign 2020

    Please stop using Google Translate to translate Adobe UI to Czech language.

    The new feature Column Rules is translated into Czech language as Regulations for Columns! (Pravidla pro sloupce) This is totally wrong! It should read “Linky mezi sloupci” (lines in between columns). Also the word “linie” is wrong, it is not used by designers. You should use “linka” as it is already in use in other UI dialogs in InDesign.

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  10. INDESIGN WINDOWS FAILING

    Everytime I open a new document ALL MY MENUS/BOXES GO AWAY! Control, Tools, Color Swatches, etc. I have to open them EVERY SINGLE TIME I open a new document. This is completely destroying my workflow and efficiency. PLEASE FIX NOW!!!!

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  11. font

    I just downloaded version 14.0.3, working on Mac Sierra v. 10.14.6. I can no longer click in the font size box and change point size. In previous versions I could create font sizes such as 11.5, 12.5, etc., but now when I click in the font size box, it turns white and does not allow me to enter a number.

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  12. Style names truncated unnecessarily

    The UI for the styles palette truncates the names of the styles to an unusable length if a keyboard shortcut is assigned (even when no truncating is needed).

    In the attached image, we see that there's a lot of space to the right.

    The keyboard shortcuts could also be shortened using the relevant symbols instead of words. eg

    "⌥⇧⊞1"

    instead of

    "Opt+Shift+Num 1"

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  13. a hand appears as a hover effect

    Hello,

    for both of my employees, a hand appears as a hover effect as soon as they move the mouse pointer into the Layers menu or the Pages menu. Then the mouse pointer freezes or slows down considerably.

    Both use OSX Mojave together with the latest InDesign CC version.

    How can we fix this problem?

    Thank you for your forthcoming help

    Tobias Engelhardt
    HOLTZ OFFICE SUPPORT Germany

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  14. Renaming CC Library Elements

    Renaming elements that have been stored in the Creative Cloud Libraries panel is unstable and can use improvements.
    • There is no clear cursor to know where you are in the name.
    • Double clicking to highlight a word, once in the rename mode, common practice everywhere else, ends up opening the library item, not selecting the word you intended.
    • Doing a slow double click on the name, like you can do in the Layers panel to rename a layer doesn't work either.

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  15. Window size incorrect upon start, hidden menubar.

    When starting InDesign, it as if it incorrectly reads my screensize and includes the space that is taken up by the OSX menubar. When InDesign is running, it's menubar is underneath the OSX menubar, and cannot be accessed without going into System Preferences/General and selecting "Automatically hide and show the menu bar" so that you can click on and move the InDesign menu bar.

    This is terribly annoying, and seems to reoccur randomly.

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  16. Control panels can't be scaled

    A couple of days ago I switched from InDesign CS 6 to InDesign CC 2019. I wanted to arrange my working area in the way I had before, but couldn't because the control panels could not be scaled as narrow as before. Because of this I can't fit all needed control panels on my second monitor.

    I have contacted support but they could not offer any solution to my problem.

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  17. custom ruler increments not used in object dimensions

    InDesign 14.0.2 (MacOS)
    Right-click on ruler (e.g., vertical ruler on left)
    set units to custom (e.g., 14 points)
    select object on page

    expected result: The dimensions (like the height field) should be in custom units
    actual result: The dimensions are shown in points

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  18. Clicking on bookmark in bookmark panel resizes view

    When you double-click on a bookmark in the Bookmarks Panel to go there, the view resizes to a random zoom. (Random as far as I can tell, anyway, there is probably a reason for the zoom level deep in the code).

    Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request, but navigating a long document via the Bookmarks Panel would be much more useful if the view stayed at the same zoom level.

    See: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2630317

    Thank you.

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  19. Can no longer filter on fonts with lining figures

    Adobe InDesign version 14.0.2

    I don't know when this started happening, but it's a big issue. It's no longer possible to filter fonts based on lining figures (that is, filter out old style figures). Here's what happens:


    1. With a text box selected, I click the dropdown arrow next to the font name in the Control palette.

    2. I click the Filter dropdown.

    3. With no filters selected, the font list looks as shown in the screenshot I'm attaching called Unfiltered. That screenshot shows a mix of fonts that have lining figures and those that don't.

    4. I select just the Lining Figures filter.
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