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  1. Running Header Removes ZWNJ (Zero-width non-joiner) Character (U+200C)

    I want to use Running Header to have the section name at the top of the pages.
    The section title has Zwnj character (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-width_non-joiner) but running header removes this character (U+200C).
    for more information see the attached image

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • Try opening the document with other option (File→Open(Copy))
    • What were you doing when the issue was observed in InDesign?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Please share sample document(s)/asset(s) with us? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)

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  2. Edit page format: Change Landscape/Height Format

    Changing landscape/portrait format via Pages > Edit Page Format does not change the orientation. Direct input of values does not either, only if the values are not equal to the original format.
    See video.
    Version 17.3. macOS 12.4

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  3. switching between open files

    Version 17.1
    Every time I have two ID files open (or more than one file), switching between them takes approximately 30 seconds. This has been happening on and off for a few months, but now happens every time I have more than one file open.

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  4. Ajouter une fonctionnalité "État d'objet" pour les objets non imprimable en pdf intéractif

    Est-il possible d'ajouter une fonctionnalité sur indesign permettant de rendre un objet (exemple : lignes noirs sur un formulaire interactif) non imprimable lors de l'impression de ce document. Donc attribuer à cet objet un "état à l'impression" dans un sens comme dans l'autre.

    Une fonctionnalité qui permettrait à une entreprise de remplir son document interactif de type formulaire et si elle souhaite l'imprimer sur son copieur, que celui-ci sorte proprement sans les petits lignes. Ou à l'inverse que les lignes ne s'affichent pas en pdf intéractif mais à l'impression s'imprime pour permettre de compléter le document à la main.

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  5. Can't open some Indesign files in finder

    Since the latest 2022 update certain Indesign files will not open via finder - either by double clicking the file icon or going command>O. The app doesn't even acknowledge your action, only workaround is by opening via the app which is an absolute pain. Absolutely ridiculous.

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  6. Weird things happening in layout

    different colors or shapes appear when zooming in or out. It does go away once you move a text box, etc.

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  7. Can't Duplicate multiple Page with Alt + Drag and place them in a specific place just moves to bottom

    This used to work but the past years updates have stopped this function, again another thing that worked removed! You used to be able to shift click on a few pages in the pages panel then alt drag them and place them ANYWHERE in the document, sometimes i liked them straight underneath current pages but now for some unknown reason its doesn't allow me to do this with more than one page? when you try to move the selected pages nothing happens and the pages are just duplicated at the end of the document not very helpful with a 100…

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  8. Random blocks of color, screen skipping

    InDesign v16.2.1 - Started getting large blocks of color in my InDesign docs - never in the same file, appears randomly but always when scrolling. And this morning, a weird "skipping" thing happened - see attached. I've updated my iOS, un- and reinstalled InDesign to no avail.

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  9. Document not opening properly - page is a small icon and whole screen is coloured

    My document was fine, but Indesign was glitchy, so I updated.
    Now I get this when I open the doc.
    Yesterday it did open properly after a wait. But today its the same.

    I've got a deadline follks - this isn't funny.
    Thanks.

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  10. Page tool doesn't allow me to align Pages in Spread.

    When i Disallow Document Pages to Shuffle and Mix 3 Pages in One Spread, lets say as an Example i Want to make a cover, the Page tool doesn't let me align the pages if i need it to, please see the video.

    My InDesign Version is InDesign 2021 - 16.1.x64 - Running on Windows 10 Pro - X64

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  12. NEW DOCUMENT DOES NOT APPEAR AFTER LEAVING DOCUMENT SETUP

    WHEN CREATING A NEW DOCUMENT VIA THE UPDATED DOCUMENT SETUP DIALOG, NO DOCUMENT APPEARS AFTER CONFIRMING CHOICES. PRESSING COMMAND-N TO CREATE A SECOND DOCUMENT MAKES THE FIRST DOCUMENT WINDOW APPEAR UNDER THE NEWLY OPENED DOCUMENT SETUP DIALOG.

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  13. Fails to save, needs to be recovered every time document opened.

    Only way to save is make a small change, repair and recover then do not close until finished.

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  14. Big Sur + Indesign

    Beim Exportieren bzw. PDF Schreiben ist das Fenster JEDES MAL "klein" und zusammengeschoben. Soll man jedes Mal das Fenster maximieren?

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  15. Choose Anchor point when changing Document size

    When changing the Document Size, Id always crops/adds equal parts on all sides. It would be nice to choose whether to crop to center or from a specific corner or side (see the Photoshop Legacy Crop interface)

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  16. Alt-PgDn inserts glyph after moving to next spread

    InDesign 16.0 x64

    Normally (and on the MAC), the user can press Alt/Opt+PgDn to center the next spread on the screen.

    This is now broken on Windows. At least on the 2 PC's I use, both of which are up to date on Windows and Creative Cloud.

    What happens now is that when the Alt key is released, a glyph is inserted into the text. And this causes the display to jump back so the insertion point is visible on screen.

    Of course, if I'm not currently editing inside a text frame, the glyph doesn't appear, because there's no place for it…

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  17. InDesign: Nach Update auf 2021 ist komplettes Dokument zerschossen

    Hallo,
    nach dem wir von 2020 (15.1.2) auf 2021 (16.x.x) upgedatet hatten, hat es unsere kompletten Magazinseiten zerschossen. Headlines // Fließtexte etc wurden komplett durcheinander gerührt und nicht mehr an der richtigen Stelle stehend angezeigt.

    Unsere kompletten Stilvorlagen (Absatz- und Zeichenformate) wurden total zerschossen.

    InDesign erschwert uns von Update zu Update unsere tägliche professionelle Arbeit.

    Wir sind nun erstmal wieder auf die alte Version gegangen, das hat zum Glück funktioniert – aber der Frust in der täglichen Arbeit bleibt!

    Wir können nicht ständig unseren kompletten Workflow umstellen! Das geht einfach nicht.

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  18. InDesign 2021 is not displaying my documents correctly

    I just opened my CV created in InDesign 2020 and after the update to 2021 font styles have changed and text is partially not displayed at all. This leads to the document's layout being off and not usable.

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  20. Y coordinates incorrect when pasting objects on pages with different heights

    I have several pages with different heights. If I paste an object using "paste in place" from page to page, they do not paste in the correct Y location from the original. However, the X location is correct.

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