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  1. book workspace

    The Book window should be mappable to saved workspaces. I use custom workspaces and books, but the book window placement/size does not get recorded when creating a custom workspace.

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  2. Book panel - button "Add documents" does not work properly

    Adobe InDesign, Versions 15.0.0 and 15.0.1
    Steps:
    - Open a book or an indb file, respectively, or create a book (File - New book)
    -> the book is shown in the book panel without content
    - Press button + ("Add documents") at the tool bar at the bottom
    -> the file file selection dialog is opened with label "Add documents"
    - Select an existing indd file and press button "Open"
    Expected result:
    -> The indd file is added to the book
    Actual result:
    -> The indd file is not added to the book; the file selection dialog is opened again,…

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  3. [obj] tag appearing in contents of pdf on Windows

    We sometimes use inline images in section titles that are styles used for TOC generation. These "objects" do not appear in the generated pdf bookmarks, so we type the missing words in by hand. An [obj] tag, however, appears in the bookmarks of the generated pdf when viewed on Windows, even though it is not visible in InDesign (and not visible on Mac). This tag needs to be removed or at least made visible in InDesign.

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  4. Lock and Pause the Resynching in a Book

    It would be extremely time and frustration saving if I/users could lock/pause/disable the resynching process. The lock could be manually released once I have re-ordered the chapters in a book as I like them, Then I can allow updates and resynchs to happen en masse rather than whenever I make the tiniest change to the order of the chapters.

    You see: I write textbooks with exercises at the end of each chapter. Often these exercises are taken from previous books I have written. I then customise them for the current book according to the client's requests.

    Once I have imported…

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  5. indesign crashes when deleting marker

    when i delete an index marker, indesign crashes. It's not with all markers, just one word that crashes the document. That word is in my table of contents and in my index so both crash.

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  6. Book / Index

    Indesign 2020 15.0, Indesign CC 2019 14.0.3, Indesign CC 2018:
    Crash when generating the index in a book with many chapters.
    The book has 156 chapters (from 1 page to 30 pages) - when updating the index reproducible crash.
    The book has 822 pages.

    Every time I sent an error report - no reaction. I think it depends on the number of documents.

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  7. Excluding nummering of numbered paragraph titles in TOC does not work when a script generates TOC

    Current behavior:
    The TOC style specifies to exclude the nummering of numbered paragraph titles (NumberedParagraphOptions.EXCLUDE_NUMBERS).
    However, when the TOC is generated by a script via a call to createToc(), the TOC includes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles.

    Expected behavior:
    The TOC excludes the nummering of numbered paragraph titles, as specified in the TOC style.

    When the TOC is updated manually afterwards, the nummering disappears.

    When Googling for this problem, I saw that this issue was mentioned in the old archive. See attachment. Unfortunately, that archive is not available anymore.

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  8. Ability to Add more than One Page at a Time

    I have a "large" technical textbook, in my case 20 chapters and at least 22 indd files, if I wnt to add a page or two to an existing chapter, each time I click the new page icon, it takes a while for InDesign to reassess page and section numbers. Ten clicks of "new page later", it rather timeconsuming.

    How about an option, similar to adding rows/columns to a table, that allows you to specifiy how many pages you would like to add?

    At the moment, adding 10 pages means watching it update section numbers 10 times.

    Kind regards
    Mike…

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  9. Cross references break when layer is duplicated

    Indesign version 14.0.3 x64

    Issue reproduction: Create a page number cross references that links to a text anchor on a different InDesign document. Close all documents except for the one on which the cross reference is, and then duplicate the layer.

    Expected result: the cross refereferences should be preserved.

    Actual result: The cross references will break and display <?> on the new layer.

    Work-around: open ALL documents that are referenced first (in my case up to 100), then duplicate the layer. Cross references will be preserved.

    Sample docs attached... oops "Invalid file type: .indd not allowed"
    I guess I'll attach…

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  10. Multiple variables cause issues when creating a Table of Contents

    Version 14.02, Mac
    I have a chapter title with nested character styles. Parts of the chapter titles are used to create headers on the subsequent pages. When I try to create a table of contents that includes those headers, there are multiple page numbers coming in. (The page numbers come in twice). I can see this is a known bug since ID 2015, but thought I would mention it is still a problem.

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  11. comics

    How to impaginate comics books and comics rewiews is not present on your examples.

    Thank You and Best Wishes

    Pierpaolo

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  12. short name in wrong order in TOC

    In an index listing by surname of the author the name Li, J. is wrongly placed after Libeau, M. I put this to the forum but nobody can find a fault or fix. See https://forums.adobe.com/message/10822337#10822337

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  13. numbers being added to end of toc

    Bug issue: about midway through my toc headings, the page headers are getting the page number plus 20 added to the end of it. See screenshots. I've replaced the text, removed and reapplied styling. You'd think it'd apply to the whole group, but it's just this section. Thanks

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  14. Book closing on File>Close

    Book is closing when CTRL+W or File>Close. Book is supposed to stay open

    both windows 7 and Mac OS High Sierra

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  15. index does not update

    currently Indesign CC2018 and 2019 does not update an existing index but leaves empty text fields....confused

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  16. Alt text transposition issue with book files

    I'm using a book file to organize a number of interactive forms.

    When I export out the forms as interactive PDFs, the alt text that was designated in the "button and forms" panel for that form field sometimes gets switched out for alt text that is used in another form if the fields share the same name. This happens on export whether I use the"Export book to PDF" option in the book panel or I use the "File" option export (ctrl+E keyboard shortcut).

    The alt text remains correct in the InDesign file and only gets switched out upon export.

    For…

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  17. Updating table of contents causes a previously placed graphic to be placed in the table of contents

    Updating the table of contents causes InDesign to place a previously placed Illustrator file into the table of contents area. It also adds a new link in the document for this duplicated graphic.

    I'm running Windows 10 on a Dell Precision 670 workstation with 32 Gb of ram and a few terrabytes of storage.

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  18. index

    RE: Index / Table of Contents

    When creating an Index, you are limited to populate ONLY one Index style format. MS Word, it is greatly inferior program, and yet you can create a General Index, a Index of Cases and Index of Figures. Indesign is the leading industry program for designers and writers, NOT MS word.

    What happens if have lots of illustrations, data tables graphs and flowcharts all numbered accordingly. For example, an illustration (Figure 20 or Table 7), maybe on page 40, but there are 40 mentions throughout the document. Thus, in Indesign, you can not create a…

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  20. supscript

    When building (or rebuilding) an index all the "see abc" entries using in place of "current page" have the "see" in superscript. I've written a GREP to correct, but it is annoying. Also get some random superscripts in various places in the main text.

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