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  1. Page Hyperlinks Defaulting to page 1 when Exporting to PDF

    I have a multiple documents in a InDesign book. Each document has several page hyperlinks between all of the documents. I have exported this in the past and everything worked fine. Since updating to CC2018 the page hyperlinks no longer work. They all default to page 1.

    I had to update some image links and make some text changes so the books and documents are all now in CC2018. I do not see a way to save the indb file as a idml so I think I am stuck on CC 2018.

    I am exporting as a print pdf and…

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  2. Downsampling of coloured greyscale-Images

    ... does not work correctly.

    Example:
    An uncolored grayscale image and the same colored grayscale image are reduced differently

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  3. hyperlink

    Interactive PDF not exporting hyperlinks correctly

    Everytime I export an interactive PDF with hyperlinks, the links have %0D automatically at the end. The hard return code is not in the link in InDesign, I've tried to remove it several times within the working document and Acrobat with no luck. Seems to be a bug.

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  4. Dotted line looks pixelated in pdf

    When I export a Indesign file to pdf that has lines in it with japanese dot style, the dots appear pixelated in the pdf. But only the dots on a straight line, the dots in the rounded corner (see attached screenshots) look good, as do the dots on a circle line.

    When I print the file they look good. But as I need to show this document on screen as well it has to look good on screen too.

    Could you please fix this?

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. empty pdf

    Bonjour, J'utilise votre logiciel Indesign pour un publipostage avec environ 350 lettres. Mon publipostage est terminé et j'aimerais exporter en PDF mon travail. Malheureusement, à chaque fois que je l'exporte et que j'essaie de l'ouvrir, un message d'erreur apparait "le fichier n'a pas pu être ouvert car il est vide". Avez-vous une explication ?

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  11. Bleed applies wrong when exporting as spreads

    Indesign document with 2 pages in a spread, 5 mm bleed on all sides.

    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the left side: The PDF has no bleed.
    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the right side: The PDF has 5 mm bleed on both left and right side.

    Indesign v 14.0.3

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  12. Bleed applies wrong when exporting as spreads

    Indesign document with 2 pages in a spread, 5 mm bleed on all sides.

    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the left side: The PDF has no bleed.
    Export to PDF as spreads with 5 mm bleed on the right side: The PDF has 5 mm bleed on both left and right side.

    Indesign v 14.0.3

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  13. Export pdf dialogue box gets stuck

    When export to pdf, the dialogue box gets stuck so that I cannot fill it in.
    I enclose a screenshot.

    Best regards
    /Helena Mannerblad

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  14. pdf export crops images

    Indesign import this PDF and export PDF, result: images are cropped !!!

    Same result Acrobat Pro optimising this PDF !!!

    Acrobat Pro or Indesign print this PDF ok !!!

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  15. PDF export from 14.0.3 3x slower than from CS6

    Export same file from 14.0.3 is sometimes 3x slower than from CS6. Same file, same export settings.

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  16. InDesign White object exports as RGB in PDF/X 2008 PDF

    Not sure if this is a bug or intended but I don't think I have had this before as I have saved this file in the past for printing.

    InDesign Vers. 14.0.3

    White vector object (outlined text in InDesign not Linked/Placed) is changed to an RGB object when exported as a PDF from InDesign using PDF/X 2008 No Conversion Lab Ink Manager Values for Pantones are Lab for Spots & Convert all Pantones to CMYK.

    Tried a test using the Save for Print default setting and it came out fine, as well as testing the Output Color Conversion set to…

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  17. InDesign White object exports as RGB in PDF/X 2008 PDF

    Not sure if this is a bug or intended but I don't think I have had this before as I have saved this file in the past for printing.

    InDesign Vers. 14.0.3

    White vector object (outlined text in InDesign not Linked/Placed) is changed to an RGB object when exported as a PDF from InDesign using PDF/X 2008 No Conversion Lab Ink Manager Values for Pantones are Lab for Spots & Convert all Pantones to CMYK.

    Tried a test using the Save for Print default setting and it came out fine, as well as testing the Output Color Conversion set to…

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  18. Exporting to PDF with print marks increases page size

    Using CC InDesign 2019 14.0.3 on a Mojave 10.14.6 MacBookPro

    For some unknown reason, for the last 3 months or so every time I export a pdf with any print marks, the page size is increased by 4.4mm on every side of the page ... eg I set up a document as A4 (297x210mm) with a 3mm bleed, set my content and then export it with print marks I get a 4.4mm increase on each side of every page - ie the resulting document size is 311.8 x 224.8mm instead of 303 x 216mm

    This causes major issues with submitting…

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  19. export pdf slows down the computer

    After the last update InDesign, exporting to pdf slows down the computer.
    Sometimes InDesign breaks down

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  20. Missing Objects in Word pdf printing

    The file prints the banner and logo okay in pdf. But when I place them in Indesign 14.0.3 x64, and print them from there, two objects disappear. I'm also using Windows 7 7601 and latest Suitcase Fusion.

    It seems to happen with pdf files that are exported from Word from my clients.

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