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  1. Interface not accurately displaying position of objects.

    This has been happening ever since CC was released, and it drives me nuts.
    Example: I have a rectangle perfectly aligned to the grid, but the frame edge does not share the same screen pixel as the grid line when zoomed out. Check the image examples:

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  2. palettes stay closed/hidden when I open documents

    Version of InDesign: 14.0

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Close documents so that all documents are closed. (All palettes close.)
    2. Open a document.

    Expected Result: I expect the palettes I last had open to be there automatically.

    Actual Result: The document opens, but the palettes stay closed/hidden.

    Any Workarounds: Currently, my workaround is to hit Command-Shift-D to bring up the Links palette. When I do that, all the palettes appear. I could, of course, select any palette from the menu, but a keyboard shortcut is so much quicker than mousing around to a menu item. This behavior didn't happen in…

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  3. After pressing "Cancel" in "Relink..." dialog, the item is no longer selected in the Links panel


    1. InDesign 13.1 x64, WIndows 10

    2. Select an image on the page, and it is highlighted in the links panel. Press "Relink...". Press "Cancel".

    3. The link should be highlighted in the links palette so I could press "Relink..." again immediately

    4. The frame is still selected but the image is no longer highlighted in the Links panel. You have to deselect the frame and re-select it (or manually click the link in the panel) to highlight it again.

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  4. Color and Swatch in control panel extends pass screen edge


    1. Indesign CC V13.1 on Windows 8.1 Pro

    2.When selecting the fill or stroke for a shape in the control panel at the top, the pop out panel with swatches extends beyond screen edge


    1. I expect the entire pop out panel to show with the swatches displayed

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  5. Recent Files thumbails don't match corresponding documents

    When choosing an ID document to open from the "recent files" screen, the wrong file opens; i.e., the document that opens does not match the document that I clicked on. Or, sometimes I get an error claiming that the document cannot be found, but the file is indeed right where I left it. This does not happen every time...sometimes the right document does open from the recent files screen, but not usually. This has only been happening to me only for the past week or two. I have not moved my files, changed folder names, replaced hard drives, or any…

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  6. title bar icons

    Editable Title bar ... let us firstly remove the Br and St icons (really that stock stuff!!!) ... and possibly add our own buttons ... Primarily though allow us to disable stock throughout CC ...

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  7. Character, paragraph menus too long and getting longer on every open

    The Character and Paragraph menus, anchored to the right side of my InCopy, pop out with extra empty space to the right of the menu options. And the extra space has grown each time I've opened InCopy on a fresh open. So when I just opened it today, the character menu is beyond the left edge of InCopy and beyond the left side of my laptop screen even. Paragraph styles menu, in the same grouping of menus, is fine, because it has a corner I can grab to resize it. And they also are still too wide when I un-anchor…

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  8. XMP

    In InDesign CC, I can not open the information tab anymore (mac)

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  9. Assigned Shift+Delete to Edit→Cut; it does not work

    It's quite annoying that Adobe products doesn't support the Ctrl+Insert, Shift+Delete and Shift+Insert (Copy, Cut and Paste) operations by default. All other software on Windows does support so everybody is used with this.

    So I assigned the above shortcuts via Edit→Keyboard Shortcuts...
    The Ctrl+Insert and Shift+Insert works, but the Shift+Delete (Cut) doesn't. It seems to me a bug, Shift+Delete being hard-coded and it's taking precedence over the assigned key combination.

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  10. Docked palettes are collapsed when InDesign opens

    This is a problem that occurs randomly and has been happening (I think) ever since I upgraded to CC. I open up InDesign and all my palettes docked at the right of the screen are "rolled up" and I have to expand them myself. I have tried deleting preferences, deleting caches and then re-creating the palette configuration from scratch and saving it as a new workspace. This lasted for a few days and now it's back to opening like this again. I expanded them all by resetting the workspace, quit InDesign, opened it again and they were collapsed.

    Strangely, you…

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  11. Hand Tool/Help Menu Shortcuts Mixed Up

    In their default states, the Hand Tool and Help menu options are bound to H and F1 respectively, but pressing H during normal use of the program consistently uses Help instead of the Hand tool.

    Removing the F1 shortcut from the Help menu fixes this issue. I've experienced it in other areas, and I assume this solution will work for those as well.

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  12. Unable to apply multiple character styles after last update

    I used to be able to select a piece of text, then open the Character Styles panel and select multiple character styles using the control key. I can successfully click. However, the styles selected are not retained. Only the first style I had selected is still applied. This is a huge bug affecting my impending book publishing.

    I even cross confirmed it with two simple character styles - one [embolden] and one [italica] (aka bold and italic) expecting to be able to select both.

    This DID work around October 2017 - we just did not notice that it had stopped…

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  13. Start Page is Blank on 30" Monitor

    On my 30" Monitor, the ID start page is blank. When I make my workspace smaller, say closer to 27", the start page appears, showing me recent files, etc.

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  14. [Indesign CC2018] [Os X] Can't move application window when clicking on application name

    Users are not able to drag and move the application window when click/drag on the application name, located at the top of the main application window. When click/drag on the left or the right of the application name, moving the window is possible.

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  15. Find/Change Menu (Mac) doesn't appear


    1. InDesign CC 2018, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

    2. The menu Find/Change is not accessible through either the Edit menu or through shortcut Cmd+F. Few restarts of the program and of the computer, InDesign is up to date with the latest version. Menu appears about a second, but afterwards disappear. I've tried to access it few times in existing and also to newly created document.

    3. Expected result is menu to appear

    4. Video with reproduction of the issue is attached

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  16. Separations palette without numbers

    At some point the numbers go missing from the separations preview, when separations is chosen from the palette menu. This applies also to the Ink Limit view. Resetting preferences will help for a while.

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  17. muy dificil cambiar de capa los elementos

    Es muy complejo el mover elementos de una capa a otra, ya que el boton de color no responde de inmediato, ni hablar de usar el stylus, con el es imposible hacer, al cabo de varios intentos recien es posible mover, o simplemente hay que darse por vencido

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  19. Creative Cloud Panel Broken

    Creative Cloud panel won't let me change libraries from the drop down menu. ID was working perfectly fine before Mac iOS High Sierra. Having to close down ID every 5 minutes due to the cursor issue combined with the CC panel issue makes ID almost impossible to use.

    Seriously, please get ID fixed.

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  20. Issue with Presentation Screen Mode with the Dock shown

    Exactly the same as with Photoshop in Full-Screen, described here - https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macoshighsierra.html - in Presentation Screen Mode, the InDesign Document does not expand to fill the entire display when the macOS Dock is shown. The problem does not occur if the Dock is set to “Automatically hide and show”

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