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  1. Locked objects get selected

    Not sure why adobe changed the lock of an item. It used to work perfect to lock my background objects. Now, it I have background objects; they still get selected even if they are locked; it's such a huge inconvenience and waste of time to sort selected objects. Please fix or put back the lock object.

    4 votes

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  2. selecting objects

    If I want so select one or multiple objects with the arrow courser the workspace gets white when I press the mouse button until I release it. So I can't se my graphics. This is since the 23.0 version.

    3 votes

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  3. heic

    When importing HEIC image files, the orientation of the picture stored in the metadata is being ignored. This is very annoying, since one has to rotate the image manually each time this is imported.

    3 votes

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  4. Page tool causes layout shifts on parent pages

    When the Page Tool is used to resize parent (master) pages, unwanted shifts of page items may occur. These can occur directly in the document or also after an IDML export. Whereby with the IDML export the order of the sample pages plays a role

    Concrete example: When the right bottom corner of the Page Tool is selected and the page size is changed, a position mismatch occurs on the inherited master page.

    It is expected that on master pages of the same size the position of objects and inherited object is the same.

    This does not occur if the…

    3 votes

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  5. GPU preview malformed

    Graphics displayed with GPU are malformed. Please refer to the attached screenshots – the same view with and without GPU enabled.

    MacBook Pro w/Apple M1 Pro, macOS Ventura 13.3.

    3 votes

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  6. Placed PDFs and Images Not Rendering

    I'm on InDesign 2022 (17.2) and have started recently having issues with placed images and PDFs after an update. I have a 2021 silicon Mac Mini for Travel and an Intel 2019 iMac for home use. Both on Monterey 12.3.1

    The rendering issue began after certain documents originally worked on in the silicon version had issues when opening in the Intel version.

    This happened with both images (TIFs, JPGs) and PDF files. After placing the files in InDesign (in the mac mini) they rendered fine. Upon opening the files though in InDesign on my iMac. The renderings did not appear.…

    3 votes

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  7. Persistent graphics issues

    There are STILL graphics problems in Indesign 17.2. Things disappearing off the screen that don't reappear unless you try and move them (zooming in and out doesn't work), streaks appearing across the screen.

    I am so bored of the constant bugs in this app.

    3 votes

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  8. Linked EPS appears with jagged/rough edges even on High Quality Display

    I've never seen this before, but linked vector EPS files aren't previewing properly in InDesign. The edges are super jagged when they should be smooth lines.

    3 votes

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  9. Can't select gradients from swatches

    Since installing the new InDesign 2021, I'm not able to apply my colour swatches to the gradient bar. When I click on a colour swatch, it changes the main fill rather than the gradient colour.

    This was working before the update.

    3 votes

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    To apply a swatch to one of the gradient stops, you have to hold down the Alt key and then click on a Swatch in the Swatches panel. Clicking directly on any of the swatches changes the fill color of the object to the Swatch color instead of changing the color of the gradient stop.
    Please confirm the above in the previous release as well as InDesign 2021.


    Adobe InDesign team

  10. Clipping paths with inset frame only use the main clipping path.

    I have many photos with clipping paths that exactly outlines the garments. When using these against a backdrop, there is a thin white remnant of the white backdrop. To avoid this I can use INSET FRAME on the clipping path.

    But, if I use inset frame, the "internal" paths are disregarded and it only uses the first clipping path.

    I know I should fix the images, but it would take me ages. I have requested the different photographers to make the paths correctly, but they tend to revert to setting the paths at the garment edge. I do not know…

    3 votes

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  11. InDesign doesn't sort numbers at the beginning of filenames naturally when placing multiple files, instead opting for alphabetical

    InDesign CC 2020, 15.1.2 (Mac, but possibly Windows, I can't test)
    Place multiple image files where filenames start with increasing numbers (e.g. page numbers).
    Expected: files get placed in order 1, 2, 3, ..., 10, 11, ..., 100, 101, etc.
    Actual: files get placed in order 1, 10, 100, ..., 2, 20, 200, 201, 3, ..., etc

    It doesn't follow the OS implementation of natural order sorting, so placing a lot of images doesn't match the Finder. It instead uses alphabetical sorting, which is counterintuitive.

    3 votes

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  12. Viewing page with linked image causes file to be marked as dirty (needs saving)

    InDesign version: 15.1.1
    Additional versions tried: 15.0.3, 15.0, 14.0.3
    MacOS Mojave (10.14.6) on two different computers

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a new empty document.
    2. Add a second page to the document.
    3. Place Image, onto the page you're viewing (I did a PNG)
    4. Save and close the document.
    5. Open the document.
    6. Wait 2-20 seconds, doing nothing to change the document.

    Expected result: document opens to page with placed image, nothing else happens / changes.

    Actual result: document opens to page with placed image, and after a delay the document is marked as changed (asterisk appears in…

    3 votes

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  13. Problem with changing the cursor to text - Indd 2020

    Hello. After running the latest version of InDesign CC 2020 v. 15.03. x64, I have a problem with changing the cursor to text and to back. It takes about 40-50 seconds. This happens each time you launch InDesign. The size of the processed file does not affect the error. Thanks for feedback.

    3 votes

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  14. Variable font doesn't...vary.

    I just installed the new Macklin variable fonts from Monotype. They work as expected in Illustrator, and the "regular" cut works as expected in InDesign. However, the Macklin Sans font dosen't work well in InDesign: the prebuilt weights are functional, but when one varies the axis sliders, they seem to have no effect. Bug in the font or in InDesign?

    InDesign 15.0.2, Mac OS 10.15.4

    3 votes

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  15. CC Libraries panel gets stuck when Relinking

    Sometimes the CC Libraries panel gets stuck with the 'Select a graphic to relink' message when relinking. Can't select any options when this message is displayed.

    3 votes

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  16. Linked AI / vector file previews with jagged bezier curves when rotated 90 degrees

    Bezier curve of linked AI file previews as jagged/tangent straight lines when rotated 90 degrees. Looks fine at all other angles.

    Linked file is saved as AI 2020.

    3 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    We have verified this issue using customer document.Issue is reproducible in InDesign’s 15.0.2 and 14.0.3 versions.
    We will update this thread once we have proper fix for this issue.

    Workaround:
    Please switch to CPU rendering and change display performance to typical.

  17. InDesign won't import Microsoft Word Equations, even as graphics

    Take the following word file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sta1b2iqhtx72if/basic%20word%20fail.docx?dl=0
    it contains two equations that I've highlighted in the original.png file so their locations can be identified (I've only done this to the screen capture, they're not highlighted in the word file).
    Now, place this word file into InDesign and the result as shown in result.png is that the equations are missing.
    The version of Word used is Microsoft Word for Mac 16.16.11 (190609) but I'm sure the same thing will happen from Word for Windows

    3 votes

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  18. disappearing images

    Images randomly disappear when I try and nudge them with the cursor keys. Very frustrating

    3 votes

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  19. XMP file info dialog box (for linked images) no longer shows up

    I clicked the flyout menu in the Links panel, and choose to display the XMP file info and the dialog box doesn't show up. It's like it is off screen somewhere, as all the menus are then grayed out. I can hit Escape a few times to get out of it. But sometimes InDesign totally locks up and I have to force quit.

    3 votes

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  20. missing dialog box

    When i clicked on the effect (example; gradient feather) for my image, there is no dialog box popping out. I'm unable to click on other tools and I've to use the escape key to close the 'invisible' dialog box before I can use the other tools. Hence, I'm unable to apply any effect on my image.

    I'm using the Indesign CC (13.0.1) on Windows.

    It feels like it's a programme bug. I've tried to reinstall the programme but it still persists.

    Please assist.

    3 votes

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