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  1. Inner glow size reverts to default value

    When saving as Idml all inner glow effects size reverts to default value. This has been happening in all versions as far as I can remember.

    I have attached two screenshots, one of the Indd file and one of the Idml file.

    I am using version 15.0.2

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  2. IDML Export Adding Feather Effect to Elements Randomly

    After exporting .indd to .idml and reopening the file has gradient feather effect applied to linked elements. Even when there was no previous effect put on those elements.

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  4. Incorrect stroke styles when opening CC 2019 document in CC 2018

    This is not an idea. It's a bug. When opening Indesign files built in CC 2019, from either the INDD or IDML file, often times the stroke style does not translate properly.

    For example, often a line or a shape with a 1px Black stroke will import with no stroke at all.

    I have never had this sort of incompatibility with IDML files in the past. I do not use CC 2019 because it hangs on every move I make.

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  5. Idml export issues

    I have a file that won't export a fully formed .idml file. Here's my setup.

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.4
    InDesign 14.0.2.324

    Steps to reproduce: export or save one particular file as .idml format; open resulting .idml file.

    Expected result: file should open as a new document.

    Actual result: an error dialog pops up saying the file cannot be opened, with the error 'not well formed.'

    This only occurs with one particular file, but it occurs on any Mac used to export the file, and with InDesign version 14.0.3

    I have also tried to open the CC 2019 file in CC 2018,…

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    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, please submit the crash report to us. (The guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)
    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  6. IDML Table style EndColumnStrokeType attribute missing

    When an Alternating Column Pattern is created in a Table style any value for Type does not get exported to IDML.

    I would expect to find the EndColumnStrokeType attribute, but it is never created. The equivalent StartColumnStrokeType, StartRowStrokeType and EndRowStrokeType attributes do exist.

    The missing attribute is not documented in the IDML specification PDF.

    Using version: 13.1 x64

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  7. Inner shadow applied to all images in document

    I have a long document that crashed when I attempted to export to interactive pdf. I saved the file to IDML to fixed the problem. However, a new issue has been introduced. Many of the placed images and some graphic boxes, including master pages items have an inner shadow effect applied to them. I am using the current CC version of inDesign

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  9. Numbered list gets corrupted when saved and opened as idml

    Version: Indesign CC 13.0 x64 Windows (and Indesign CC 2017)


    1. Create 2 paragraphstyles

    2. For ParagraphStyle 1 set bullets and numbering To List Type 'Numbers' and name it 'Multiple Choice' (or something else) and Level 1

    3. For ParagraphStyle 2 base it on ParagraphStyle 1 and change the text color

    4. Create some paragraphs with different combinations of these styles.

    5. Save as idml

    6. Open the idml

    7. Look at the paragraphs of the second paragraphstyle, you will notice that paragraphStyle 2 has a numbering of his own and no longer the mix with paragraphstyle 1.

    Expected result: Same as before the save to idml.…

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