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  1. Why does InDesign not include all new Pantone colors?

    I have 2 year old Pantone book and InDesign doesn't even include all of those colors. Fix your stupid software so it is up to date. Paying for this lousy software every month makes me feel like I am being robbed.

    4 votes

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  2. In the latest version of the In Design software, the color of the black and white arrow are inverted when you choose the dark themes in the

    correctly reconfigure the arrows of the selection tool (black) and the direct selection tool (White)

    3 votes

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  3. Applying a different swatch not always working (bug?)

    It happens every now and then that changing the color of text by selecting the text with the text tool and clicking on the desired swatch does not change anyting. You can select the desired color, but the text color stays the same. It does not seem to be document related and is not always happening. If you use the color picker to select a random color from the document, the problem disappears. You can find more comments and examples on this issue in the Support Community: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/can-t-change-colors-from-the-swatch-panel/m-p/11859690
    At this moment I am running ID CC 16.1 on a fully…

    3 votes

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  4. Gradient scaling breaks/does not work when copying from Illustrator

    OS: Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101)
    InDesign: 15.1.1
    Illustrator: 24.2.1

    I think InDesign has a bug. Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a shape in Illustrator (RGB OR CMYK) and insert a color gradient.
    2. Copy it and paste in in InDesign Document
    3. Scale it (bigger) in InDesign and it breaks the vector apart (the part with the gradient)
    4. See Video attached

    3 votes

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  5. Eyedropper doesn't pick up the correct color

    I'm trying to select a color in a pdf that was placed in an InDesign document. The eyedropper won't pick up the correct color. It's consistently choosing a color that's darker than the color I want. I have zoomed in all the way so I can click on individual pixels, but that doesn't make a difference. I'm clicking on a light gray (almost white) pixel and the eyedropper is choosing a dark gray.

    The layer with the pdf is the active layer and it is unlocked. I'm using InDesign CC 14.0.1

    3 votes

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  6. HSB Color Slider Not Working

    The HSB/ CMYK Color slider window hasn't been working for months, every project has this window grayed out and disabled with no options to turn it back on.

    If you want to change your colour you have to use the Color Picker, which in comparison, isn't good.

    3 votes

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  7. Exported PNGs or JPEGs RGB Colors Slightly Different Versus Illustrator Export For Screens

    So here is the situation and setup.

    Illustrator File with Pantone Colors (Book LAB colors)
    Color Settings are synced via Bridge (NA General Purpose)
    Illustrator file is in CMYK Mode

    In Illustrator File is exported to PNG (via Exported for Screens)

    In InDesign the same Illustrator file is placed in InDesign and then Exported as PNG file.

    When looking at the attached image the RGB values are slightly different most noticeably in the red. When looked at with the eyedropper in PS the CMYK values read as the same on both but the RGB is slightly different.

    For example:

    InDesign…

    2 votes

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. Background Color changes to something crazy

    Background colors (that should just be white) go crazy on tables and other pages until InDesign is quit and re-opened. There's no specific action that seems to trigger the issue, and it appears intermittently. This is happening on version 16.4.0.54.

    2 votes

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  10. FILL/STROKE BOX MISSING

    Fill/stroke boxes missing in the swatch panel. You have to go to the left panel to change colours.

    INDESGING 2021 / 16.1

    2 votes

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  11. Make Color Picker pickup actual color

    On an RGB-image it should take an RGB color. Escpecially when the document is set to 'RGB Blend Space'.

    2 votes

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  12. Unreliable color management with object layer options

    (Indesign-Version 16.2)

    Hello. I've already posted in the Community and we think, it's a bug in Indesign. This was the description of my post:


    The problem is: When I use Object > Object Layer Options to show and hide layers in a .psd file, I have had the problem that the color management isn‘t working reliably.

    Sometimes, the ICC profile „Document RGB“ is displayed in the InDesign document by mistake, even though the linked image is using the ICC profile „sRGB“.

    If I do the same with placing (File -> Place -> Show Import Options -> Layers), it works.

    So…

    2 votes

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  13. New Color Swatch button greyed out

    When color None is active, the New Color Swatch button is greyed out, while in the menu New Color Swatch can still be accessed. Please make the button work always.

    2 votes

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  14. overprint function works wrong! > Illustrator & Indesign

    As Indesign & Illustrator unfortunately is doing right now:
    If the overprinted area contains a smaller amount of the same base colour (c/m/y/k) than the overprinted area, the overprint function mutates into a kind of cut-out function:
    in which case Adobe replaces the area of the cutoff area with the lower color value of the area to be overprinted.

    Example 1
    Area below to be overprinted (cmyk): 20/0/100/0
    Area at the top that is to overprint (cmyk): 40/0/0/0
    A.) Current result cut surface: 40/0/100/0 (okay)
    B.) Correct result cut surface: 40/0/100/0
    or C.) alternative result* cut surface: 60/0/100/0
    (*where the…

    2 votes

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  15. eyedropper

    Eyedropper tool inside colour palette for text (double click on the T in the foreground background colour selection) doesn't function on Mac. Also crashes the application.

    2 votes

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  16. Column Rule colour is inconsistent vs. Fill and Stroke

    The colour applied to a Column Rule is darker than elsewhere applied, e.g., Fills and Strokes.

    1. New file.
    2. Draw a text frame (no text needed) and set the Columns to 2 and turn ON the Column Rule with default values. However, set the Colour to 10% Black.
    3. Set the Fill and the Stroke of the text frame to the very same 10% Black.

    Notice that the Column Rule is darker than the Fill and Stroke. It shouldn't be.

    Hope this helps.

    Allan

    P.S. See the attached screenshot - I'm using Magenta rather than Black. Same results.

    2 votes

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  17. Color Dialog issue

    Right now, the color displayed is not the color of the item selected. The color seems to have frozen. If I attempt to use the eyedropper in the color palette selection dialog, the whole program freezes, and it is unusable.

    Second issue, If I double click to select an item in a group, indesign thinks I want to add text and automatically adds selects with cursor to start typing.

    so, two issues, color and forced type selection.

    2 votes

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  18. Radial gradient becomes oval when rectangle frame is vertical

    Radial gradient becomes oval when rectangle frame is vertical

    1) Version: InDesign CC 2018
    2) Draw a vertical rectangular shape and insert a radial gradient
    3) Expecting the gradient to be a perfect circle.
    4) Actual result is an oval gradient that is impossible to change into a perfect circular gradient, even when holding the Shift key while using the Gradient Swatch Tool.
    5) No matter what I do, the gradient remains an oval, unless I stretch the shape back to a square or a horizontal rectangle.

    The only annoying way I found to temporarily solve this problem is to…

    2 votes

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  19. White shows as black

    All white (pure white such as paper, 0000, ffffff, etc.), shapes and even within linked images are showing black. Some pages are affected and some are not. If I go into the swatch slider CMYK mode, sliding K from 100 to 13 is normal, however, 12-0 starts scaling back down to black. I've tried linking to all types of images (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, transparencies). The file was fine last time I worked in it, but upon reopening this is happening. Is this a bug or a corrupt file?

    2 votes

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  20. cannot save swatches. missing several options

    unable to save or load. the option is "greyed" out.

    2 votes

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