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  1. Incorrect re-linking of image files with rotation metadata

    This bug occurs in all versions of InDesign.

    InDesign reflects the EXIF orientation in the transform panel when an image file is placed. However, under the following conditions, the result of relinking will be incorrect.


    • The image file is rotated 90 degrees with EXIF orientation.

    • In the transform panel, the vertical and horizontal percentage values are different.

    Image files taken with an iPhone often retain the EXIF orientation rotation. If such a file is placed in indd by the client and the vertical and horizontal percentage values are different, there will be a problem that will cause drastic changes in…

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  2. Identical shapes on different layers end up different sizes when scaled together using the selection tool

    1) This bug occurred on InDesign cc2017 and CS6. 2) Follow these steps to replicate the bug: create a shape, let's say a circle, and then copy this circle and paste it in a separate layer directly over the top of the first. To better see the effects of the bug, make the fill of the top circle red, and the bottom blue. At this point, the bottom blue circle is completely hidden by the red circle above it. Now put a 4pt stroke with an outside alignment on the bottom blue circle. The blue circle is still hidden, and…

    8 votes
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  3. Multi-state objects and animated elements not working on State 1

    InDesign CC 2019 14.0:

    I have a 4 state multi-state object. Each state has a full-screen image with a text title and description which animates in (Fly-in from top) for each state upon load. Left/Right buttons control the interactivity.

    However, when I add an animation to the text title/description in State-1 it causes the full-screen image to not load and the test/description text doesn't appear either. (Tested in Indesign in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and on iPad/iBooks)

    When testing it in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and I go to State-2 using the buttons and then return to State-1…

    5 votes
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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. svg mask

    InDesign does not keep masks that are embedded in the SVG. It ungroups them, causing hidden parts of the SVG to display.

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  6. thumbnails of links not available in Indesign 2020

    when i'm placing images (psd files) in indesign, there are no thumbnails of the links.

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  7. text wrap detect edges

    ID 13.1 x64, Win 7, AI 22.1 64 bit
    Text wrap w/detect edges may not detect text in AI file, may not detect shapes well. Have AI file with graphic and text placed in anchored frame in ID doc. If set to wrap around shape, detect edges, text in ID doc runs through text in AI graphic. Also (noted in in forums ) text may not wrap around white or nearly white shapes in AI graphic.

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