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  1. Phantom lines are appearing on export that do show up on print

    Phantom lines around boxes are appearing on export. Some of these are appearing when printed from Nitro Pro. This may be a Nitro Pro issue?

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  2. Datamerge

    Version: Indesign CC 2017.1. Same behaviour in both Windows 7 and El Capitan 10.11.6.

    Steps to reproduce: Create a layout file and a tab delimited text file like the ones seen on the info images.

    Expected result: A pdf with the same data as the text file and preview.

    Actual result: A pdf with its first record correct, but the following two incorrect. See description image.

    Solutions/workarounds

    1. Decrease the column names number of characters and/or make sure no placeholder has overset text (used solution).

    2. Create a merged document. The values seem to work as expected then (this solution…

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  3. AGLFN: ZWJ, ZWNJ, ZWS in PDF

    Indesign is not written ZWJ (U+200D), ZWNJ (U+200C), ZWS (U+200B) with its glyph name uni200D, uni200C, uni200B respectively.

    This is not helping in copying the text with ZWJ (U+200D), ZWNJ (U+200C), ZWS (U+200B) from PDF.

    These non-printing characters are copied has "space" instead.

    These non-printing characters in Indic scripts are part of text. With and without these characters, text can changes its meaning.

    Please support these characters with AGLFN glyph names in fonts in Indesign, PDF export feature.

    More info

    https://github.com/adobe-type-tools/agl-aglfn/issues/1#issuecomment-323822117

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  4. Profiles equal to the Output-Intend get lost on PDF-Export

    When exporting a PDF all profiles equal to the Output-Intend (which in my case is the Document-Colorspace PSO Coated V3) get lost when exporting.

    I have created a small test-file with an PSO Coated V3 Image and an ISO Coated V2 Image.

    When Exporting as PDF X4 with Output-Intend Set to PSO Coated V3 the Image that IS PSO Coated V3 looses its profile and the same for the ISO Coated V2 when the Output-Intend is set to that.

    This is horrible for Colormanagement. I've been in contact with "Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG" and they suggested to report this to Adobe…

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  5. Missing color in PDF from InDesign

    I have an InDesign file with a placed PSD file in it, which contains two spot colors. When I save the file as a PDF out of InDesign, only one of the two spot channels is visible.

    I'm running the latest versions of InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. To reproduce, open the attached InDesign file and save as a PDF. The resulting PDF should show a yellow and blue spot, but only the blue is visible. (The PDF generated during packaging also exhibits the problem.)

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  6. Placed vector graphics show as low-resolution previews on export of book to pdf

    In InDesign 14.0.2 on macOS 10.14.6, when an InDesign indd file containing placed vector graphics (PDF or Illustrator files) is part of an InDesign book, and the entire book is exported to PDF, some graphics in the PDF show as low-resolution previews.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    Create two or more InDesign files with placed vector PDFs, and save and close them.
    Add these InDesign files to an InDesign Book file.
    Export the Book as a PDF.

    Expected result:
    Placed vector PDFs show as vector graphics in the exported PDF.

    Actual result:
    Some placed vector PDFs show as low-resolution previews…

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  7. Accessibility and data merge

    Windows 10, ID 14.0.2 (2019), Acrobat Pro DC 2019.012.20036.
    Using Data Merge to create many pages of text from a large Excel file. Each row produces two pages. I have set up all the tags, reading order, bookmarks etc for the file but they are not reproduced for subsequent pages. When testing in Acrobat, the screen reader only reads the first two pages. There are no tags or bookmarks for subsequent pages. Can this be resolved?

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  8. pdf Export funktioniert nicht

    der pdf export funktioniert bei einigen Dokumenten nicht /Adobe CC 2019

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  9. Text Alignment Issues on PDF

    Mac OS (Mojave version 10.14.6) 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, Radeon Pro Vega 16 4 GB Intell UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

    InDesing CC totally up to date, uninstalled and cleaned multiple times.

    When I export a PDF, both with my own settings and the default High Quality Print the text will randomly not be aligned, for example I exported the attached page 5 times with the exact same setting and sometimes it was fine but a few it was messed up. No noticeable pattern, happens when exporting Print PDF and Interactive.

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  10. Export to PDF crashes when Printer's Marks checked on in PDF export window menu (ID 14.02 )

    Reoccurring crash from back in February 2019:
    When I leave Printer's Marks unchecked, Indesign exports effortlessly.

    Crashing while exporting to PDF happens with any design, regardless of the contents in the design (RGB, .ai files, etc.)

    I have tested it on exporting older designs that have already been sent to print with printer's marks, prior to this issue.

    Note: checking or unchecking Bleed and Slug don't interfere – only Printer's Marks do.

    (I have mailed all details in the crash report.)

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  11. Accessible PDF Alternative Text Fail When Object Set to Multiply

    InDesign 14.0.2

    When an object is set to "multiply" in Effects and exported to Interactive PDF, there is a Alternative Text fail reported when running Accessibility Full Check. When the "multiply" effect is removed, there is a clean report. Please fix.

    Attached are both the original file (with multiply on) and the PDF generated. If you remove multiply, it works.

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  12. InDesign CC 2019 export to PDF - certain colors not exporting

    I am trying to export a flyer to PDF but the background color (Pantone 2955 C) isn't displaying on the PDF. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  13. InDesign CC 2019 export to PDF - certain colors not exporting

    I am trying to export a flyer to PDF but the background color (Pantone 2955 C) isn't displaying on the PDF. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  14. Appearance of Black set to "Ouput all Blacks accurately" will produce 95% Black Text in PDF

    We use the Setting "Output all Blacks accurately" in the ID Preferences.
    If we output a greyscale PDF. Black text is rendered as 95% Black not as 100% as intended.

    I think this constitutes as a Bug.

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  15. InDesign 2019 PDF

    InDesign 2019 is changing PDF colours completely. Background is orange but on the PDF it's teal. Only PDFX1-a fixed the problem.

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  16. hyperlink is present for imported document outside of visible cropped area

    I have 1 document (doc1) placed into another (doc2). In doc2, doc1 is cropped to not include a footer, which happens to have text in the form of URL, but not explicitly set as a hyperlink in the document. When a PDF of doc2 is exported, a hyperlink is created on the page where the URL would be if it were visible. The link is in the table at the end of the Jordan row over 0.086.

    Files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s88rtkmh5hz525e/Archive.zip?dl=0

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  17. use file name

    Last week when I exported to PDF a tick box was available to use the file name.
    This week I don't have that option - (and INDD is newly updated.)
    a) the option was useful
    b) is this a local problem or was it removed on purpose?

    running under win7
    thanks

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  18. PDF Export displays grey box

    Adobe InDesign CC 2019 on macOS High Sierra

    Currently working in a layout where I'm exporting a PDF, but one image in the document shows as a missing link (grey box) in the export.
    I've tried saving the image as a png, relinking from a different location, changing the display to high quality, checked my preferences, preflight errors, and display settings, and nothing has fixed this.

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  19. Saved PDF export profiles change their settings without warning

    I have saved pdf profiles that arbitrarily change some of their settings without warning. Specifically, the profile inclusion policy changes from "include all RGB and tagged source profiles" to "include all profiles", and marks change from only crops and bleeds being checked, to also include page information. I go back and edit the profile to fix them back the way I need them, then some time down the road they change again. This happens on all of our workstations, and has been happening for years. If we don't catch it when these arbitrarily change, it can cause major color and…

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  20. Saved PDF export profiles change their settings without warning

    I have saved pdf profiles that arbitrarily change some of their settings without warning. Specifically, the profile inclusion policy changes from "include all RGB and tagged source profiles" to "include all profiles", and marks change from only crops and bleeds being checked, to also include page information. I go back and edit the profile to fix them back the way I need them, then some time down the road they change again. This happens on all of our workstations, and has been happening for years. If we don't catch it when these arbitrarily change, it can cause major color and…

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