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  1. Edit with other - doesn't see Photoshop as an application

    I use the Indesign feature on the links menu to Edit With, either using the default application or another. We just updated to the latest CC (ps, il, in) and the other application isn't the same. For any jpg or pdf, it shows Photoshop or illustrator or Acrobat as available to open the image selected. However, if I select an ai. file, it shows Illustrator as the default, and Preview as another option - no Photoshop. I select Other to add Photoshop, go to the applications folders, click on Photoshop and it's only seeing it as a folder, not as…

    3 votes

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  2. 'Move Pages' causes the position of content to shift to the right on right-side pages, master same for both files

    'Move Pages' causes the position of content to shift to the right on right-side pages, even though the master pages are the same for both files.

    I am trying to take several page sets and combine them in one file, but I have to manually fix them after moving the pages over. Very concerning as I'm not sure if anything else is breaking or getting lost in the move.

    3 votes

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  3. InCopy assignment names don't change with file name

    Backstory:
    We have particularly formatted files that we use to create new versions for new products. The copy isn't created new, but modified from the old version that was already used in InCopy.

    The Issue:
    My InCopy guy FREAKS OUT when he sees the name of the assignment assets (attached screenshot) are that of a previous project not at all related to the file he's currently working on.

    The Long and Complicated Solutions:
    I know there's a way in InCopy to rename these, but it's long, complicated and outside of a standard workflow. A shorter and easier method would be…

    3 votes

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  4. Relink is broken

    Hi, I have an existing linked file (PDF) already contained within a document, for example PDF_a.pdf in the links panel. The original link generates the graphic and displays on the page.

    I want to update that link to now link to PDFb.pdf. I choose the relink button from the links panel, the file name updates in the links panel to display PDFb.pdf, however the graphic displayed on the page remains that of PDF_a.pdf.

    If I save the file, close InDesign and reopen it, the link remains PDFb.pdf, while the graphic shows PDFa.pdf on the page.

    If…

    3 votes

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  5. 3 votes

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  6. BUG Make "Fit Frame to Content" finally work with rotated/skewd content

    1. Version: CS4 and above
    2. Steps: Just rotate/skew a picture within its box and use "FitFrameToContent" and watch the content gets cropped!
    3. Expected Result: The picture frame gets fit…
    4. Actual result: The content gets cropped.
    3 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We have been able to reproduce it and will consider it for fixing.

    -Aman

  7. Library assets missing in InDesign 2024 v19.3 but visible in Creative Cloud

    Many assets that i've made and added into my libraries that we use for production are now missing for me in InDesign, v19.3, although they are still present in the Creative Cloud app, and my coworker using the same library but on InDesign v19.1 does not have this issue so far.

    Both of us are on the latest version of MacOs, v14.4.

    2 votes

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  8. Black Backgrounds When Copying PNG from Web to Indesign (Return of Bug)

    This is a recurring bug that was solved in a few past updates, but, it's back in InDesign V. 18.5.

    When you copy a transparent background PNG from Google Images (or any website) and paste it into InDesign, it will display a black box as the background.

    If you paste the same image into Photoshop, copy that, paste it into InDesign, it will not show the black background.

    This was working 100% flawlessly over the last year, but, is now broken in this new version on multiple Macs. Tried different browsers. Reset preferences, same issue.

    This was a bug that…

    2 votes

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  9. Datamerge QR-code cannot be colored

    When performing a datamerge, the generated QR-codes are black (C0 M0 Y0 K100) and cannot be set to another color prior to merging. This video shows the issue (and complex workaround).

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. set up a datamerge with a qr-code field in data source.
    2. try to color the QR-code any color not black (eg. using Object > Edit QR-Code > Color)
    3. execute datamerge

    Actual result:
    All QR-codes are black.

    Expected result:
    To set the color of the QR-code placeholder the same as a normal QR-code, and for the QR-codes to be colored after the merging.

    MacOS…

    2 votes

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  10. Align panel issues

    I'm using v 18.3 on mac.

    My align panel isn't completely viewable and looks different that it ever has before. The normal options are gone. Also, in the top toolbar, the align tools only show up when I try to align objects. The tools don't appear when I attempt to align text boxes.

    I've attached a screenshot showing how the toolbar has always looked when I've selected assets to align, one showing how those options are gone unless I'm aligning objects, and a final one of the align panel. This has been very frustrating.

    2 votes

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  11. Screen Draws Bizarre Patterns

    This has been happening for the past several versions. Im using ID 2023 on a 27" 2019 31. Mhz iMac with 64GB. It runs a Raedon Pro 575X 4GB.

    While I am moving the document, sometimes these bizarre dark patterns form. Sometimes it happens when just an item is moved on the document. But it appears to be random. Scrolling off the page and back onto it seems to solve it.

    This only happens in InDesign. None of the other Adobe apps or other graphic apps have this issue. So it leads me to believe it is not the video…

    2 votes

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  12. Links not accessible

    Since the 18.2.1 update, new links show up grayed out and inaccessible for placing or updating or anything when they are usable files.

    2 votes

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  13. problem of distorted previews even though their link is correct

    I am on indesign 18.1. Mac OS ventura 13.1.
    I have a problem displaying the images once I re-open my document. They appear stretched and refuse to export the pdf. The image links are correct and I have not moved the images from their original location. I have to manually update the links each time for the pdf to work. Can you help me?

    2 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. Massive Graphics Glitches

    OSX 12.4
    InDesign 17.3
    2019 Retina 5K iMac 19,1 w/64 GB RAM

    This issue seems to persist despite the most current updates. At first, I thought my video card was dying, but as it does not happen with any other product I feel it is strictly an InDesign issue.

    This most often happens when I am close up working on a document. Sometimes I might nudge the view (either accidentally or on purpose) and the screen redraws with massive sections missing or rendering in bizarre geometric patterns. If I scroll away and come back... it's fine.

    This appeared to be…

    2 votes

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  16. Relinking incorrect files

    Today's thing that is usefully broken on this terrible app is I can select a link from the links pallet, right click to relink it and Indesign will handily decide to relink a different linked file on the page forcing me to repeat the process. This is happening every now and again and not every time I relink files.

    2 votes

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  17. linked file corruption apron opening .ind file

    IND document with successful linked images will result in corrupt files.
    Please see attachment.

    also exporting packages failed with error message that the linked files are missing.

    Indesign version: 17.2.1.

    2 votes

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  18. importing multiple illustrator artboards into empty frames no longer works

    With the 2021 version of indesign I could 'load' my cursor with an illustrator file and select 'all' artboards, then i could 'drop' each artboard into an empty indesign frame - this no longer works in the 2022 version (17.2). Instead it just drops the first image in and the loaded cursor 'cancels'.

    2 votes

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  19. InDesign 2022 - Arrows are not showing up when selected in the Stroke dialogue box. Also can't change stroke type.

    InDesign 2022 - Arrows are not showing up when selected in the Stroke dialogue box. Also can't change stroke type.

    2 votes

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  20. Fixing images and text wrap

    Since a longer time there is a bug, that makes it impossible to let the text flow around beside an image, while this image is fixed with a anchor mark. The line, where the anchor mark is set doesn’t flow around. That makes an unhappy compronise necessary: Either you don’t set the anchor mark and the image doesn’t flow with the text or you set an manual word wrap.

    This should be fixed because in other programs it also works.

    2 votes

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