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  1. prompt message

    a prompt appears on the bottom of my indesign screen after opening an old file I need to work on (my portfolio):

    "Type 1 fonts will no longer be supported after 2023

    A blue message box regarding Type 1 not being support starting 2023. Your document contains 0 Type 1 fonts...... more info....."

    That box is not leaving my workspace even after I click for more information; It obstructs my workspace.

    The chat technician says:

    "The message must only be popping up while working on the document. It will not appear once you export it to other file format. I…

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  3. InDesign 16.2.1 + Mojave still missing Create New Folder (cmd+shift+N) and Show Original (cmd+R)

    Adobe please fix this issue. It very frustrating that you can not create folder inside open/save window dialog with a shortcut. Every other program allows that. Am I the only one that is using keyboard shortcuts? This bug is there now for about half a year. Is it really so hard to fix this? Pleeeeeease.

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  4. What if I could double click the application title bar to minimize a window into the dock?

    Dear Adobe,
    Double-clicking a title bar to minimize a window is Mac behavior that goes back to the first release of OS10 in 2001. It is based on an even older behavior from OS9 where double clicking a title bar would "windowshade" the window like a roller blind rolling up into itself.

    Apple and Adobe train us all the time to adapt to new technologies and interfaces. Some behaviors we learn are easy to shake off and adapt to the new ones, especially if we haven't done them for very long. As a creative professional who has obviously done this…

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  5. find/change text missing search: selection

    after making a selection, the Find/Change text dialog sometimes does not offer Selection in the Search dropdown. It will be present under GREP and Object, but not Text and Glyph. Closing/reopening Find/Change does not fix it. Restarting InDesign usually fixes it...until it goes missing again.

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  6. find/change text missing search: selection

    after making a selection, the Find/Change text dialog sometimes does not offer Selection in the Search dropdown. It will be present under GREP and Object, but not Text and Glyph. Closing/reopening Find/Change does not fix it. Restarting InDesign usually fixes it...until it goes missing again.

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  7. Popup menus appearing off screen, and move shortcut not working to move them back to where they are accessible.

    make popup menus either appear on one of my 3 screens, preferably the screen that indesign program is open on. And if that is too hard, let the alt-space-m shortcut to move menus work. One at the moment is the find replace fonts. it's off screen and no way to bring it back that i can find.

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  8. InDesign 16.1 icon shrank

    Just updated to InDesign 16.1. It appears that the app icon underwent significant shrinkage for some reason (at least on Mac, macOS 11.2).

    Please restore its original size!

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  9. Garbled type on "Welcome to Indesign" page

    InDesign 16.0.2

    Not every time, but often the "Welcome to InDesign" page has garbled/overlapping labels under the thumbnails of all the recent documents as shown in the attached screenshot.

    Changing the size of the application frame window moves the overlapping elements around, but they are still largely illegible. See second screenshot.

    Switching to the list view and then back to thumbnails clears the problem.

    --Jim Gibson

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  10. UI Contextual Interface

    Contextual Menu

    In the latest update to the application, support for contextual UI interface management has actually got worse.

    I utilise a 'dual screen' like many, may designer. I find it unbelievable that Adobe continue to ignore professional reporting of your bugs and lack of real support for the program.

    Indesign's lack of contextual UI management is poor, inadequate and pretty much makes using dual screen even more difficult than the last release.

    Today, 31/01/2021 (Australia). I find that clicking on the type panel (which I have setup on the right monitor - displays the dropdown for the font size…

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  11. spacebar used as toggle for hand tool from another tool

    When using any tool—after using the spacebar to access the hand tool temporarily, the hand tool then remains. It does not toggle back to the tool used previously.

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  12. Unable to rename sublayer while panel is docked

    In InDesign 2001 16.0.1 for Mac (and possibly other versions) it is not possible to rename a sublayer when the layers panel is docked.

    Changing sublayer names is only possible when the panel is floating. The sublayer name should be editable whether the panel is docked or floating.

    https://youtu.be/3zWYIAKEqqo

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  13. Relink window too small!

    When I go to relink, which is all the time, I have to resize the window as it defaults to a really small size, and it doesn't remember it so I have to do every. Single. Time.

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  14. Smart guides

    Snap to grid and smart guides or any function where cursor automatically snaps to edge, corner, or center point is not working. I am currently using version 16.0. I have restarted the program 5 times. All of these features are check marked and turned on despite the features not working at all.

    I will not work on my project because of this issue. I need to rely on the precise support of smart guides and snap to guides in order to do what I have to do. I'm very disappointed with this bug and upset I'm set back so much…

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  15. Smart guides

    Snap to grid and smart guides or any function where cursor automatically snaps to edge, corner, or center point is not working. I am currently using version 16.0. I have restarted the program 5 times. All of these features are check marked and turned on despite the features not working at all.

    I will not work on my project because of this issue. I need to rely on the precise support of smart guides and snap to guides in order to do what I have to do. I'm very disappointed with this bug and upset I'm set back so much…

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  16. Measurement tool not working on ID 2021

    The measurement tool does not work very well in Indesign 2021. Most of the time there is no reaction to mouse clicks and if you eventually managed to create a measurement line, it is very hard to move the endpoints to a new location.
    I am working on a Windows PC with Win 10.

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  17. Indesign 2021 nuked my custom workspaces

    Personal saved workspaces do not migrate from 2020 to the new 2021 version of Indesign.

    1. Version: Indesign 2021
    2. Steps: Automatic upgrade from 2020
    3. Expected: user interface continuity
    4. Actual: blew a deadline having to take the time to hunt down and manually move my workspace xml files over to the new version with the help of a reluctant tech via support chat

    Luckily, manually moving the xml files seems to be a viable workaround, but there's no excuse for this bug. If a new version of Indesign is capable of automatically migrating preferences and workspaces, IT SHOULD HAPPEN, and if it…

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  18. CMD-H Hide Indesign not working via keyboard short cut NOR manual point & click

    CMD-H Hide Indesign not working via keyboard short cut NOR manual point & click

    osx 10.14.6 with 2 rounds of recent Mojave updates / total nightmares/ debacles caused by apple and apparently has lingering issues/bugs.
    iMac 27 5k late 2015

    adobe indesign cc 2019 v 14.0
    AND creative cloud updates not working: Page Unavailable, we can't load this content, please try again later. won't allow updates.

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  19. Filenames and Thumbnails on the Home screen are on top of each other

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server: 16.0
    Steps to reproduce the issues: Go to Home Screen
    Expected result: See recent files
    Actual result: I see the recent files but I can't read the filenames properly because they are on top of each other. The thumbnails are not aligned as well. Please see attached screenshot.
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  20. cmd+shift G

    In Place image dialog box, I used to be able to hit cmd+shift+G to pull up the Go to Folder dialog box in order to paste a file path. This no longer works on version 15.1.2.
    I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.4

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