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  1. find/change missing from menu (PC)

    I am using Adobe inDesign CC 2018 on a PC and since the most recent update (March 2018), I have lost the Find/Change option from the Edit menu. I have searched all over in case it was moved somewhere else, and also tried different workspaces, to no avail. Old document, new, it doesn't make a difference. Where did this go? I use it all the time. :( The keyboard shortcuts related to Find/Change don't work either. (Spellcheck isn't working correctly either--I posted a separate bug report about that. Are these related issues?)

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  2. Datamerge Slow

    The datamerge feature is unacceptable. I am creating about 100 nametags for a small event, and am merging data from a Tab Delimited Text file (CSV files DO NOT work apparently). I even replaced the 3x4 nametag graphics (.ai) with a frame to minimize graphics usage. I am only including first and last names, and it can’t even merge that!!! Any suggestions or is this feature just complete garbage?

    I’m on a late 2014 15” MB Pro with NVIDIA graphics card, running High Sierra with APFS.

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  3. Separations Preview

    Like previous versions of InDesign CC the color separations preview still does not work correctly.

    When user tries to view separations by turning a color separation off, or toggling back and forth between colors, the visible page in the document goes completely haywire - scattering elements and superimposing images from other nearby pages. See attached screenshots of the issue.

    This has been an issue for awhile and I am dismayed it still has not been addressed as it is a very useful function in the printing industry. Since the launch of CC I have had to check my separations in…

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  4. finding font instance

    Using the Find Font menu utility, I highlight the missing font then click Find Next, which many times does not work even if there are many instances of the font. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Very frustrating.

    IDCS13.0.1, mac

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    THIS IS NOT AN IDEA -- it is a BUG ... try saying "BUG". Now write it out. See, it's hot so hard, is it?

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  6. Numbering and section options

    If you have multiple types of numbering options in one document, (say using Roman for your intro pages, and then convert to regular numbers for the main document) you can't change them even though the option is not grayed out in the Numbering and Sections Options dialogue box. If you click on it, it just reverts back to what the document started as and won't select that other numbering option.

    Exact same document, and I (on 13.1) cannot change it, but my co-worker who has 13.0.1 can.

    Adobe INDD CC 13.1

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  7. Indesign files are getting massive when saved - why?

    With each new version - InDesign files are becoming more and more bloated. I'm fed up with more and more features being added when the basics aren't right - some of us have work to do and don't have time to trash prefs every five minutes and then wait 10 minutes for a 3+Gig file to open which in earlier versions would have been less than 500megs! Please address this!

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  8. Can't move InDesign window when clicking on the top bar where the words "Adobe InDesign CC 2018" appear.

    There is an area including the words "Adobe InDesign CC 2018" on the top menu bar which is not clickable. All of the other gray areas around it allow the user to move the window; however, that one area does nothing when you click and drag. This doesn't make sense because it's the largest area that you can click on, AND it's the only area you can click on without selecting a tool up there.

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  9. Choosing a link's page or layer right in the links panel

    I would love to be able to change the page of my links without having to replace the file and select the page through import options. I use a lot of nested indesign files where I'm duping up business cards with multiple sides. It gets timely when I have 4 sides and I have to replace them all 8 times. Keep it in mind guys! You're doing an awesome job! I <3 adobe people!

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  10. No longer able to use arrow keys in outer glow size

    I used to be able to arrow up or down in the "size" for an outer glow and other transparency effects and the increment would increase or decrease. I am no longer able to do that. It is a bit frustrating. I'm working on a Mac with the latest operating system and my programs are all up to date. Please fix this bug!

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  11. Window freezes

    the indesign document window tends to freeze, I can fix it by creating a new window for the document and closing the old one. But it's pretty annoying, as you can imagine.

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  12. presentation mode toggle stuck on black background

    InDesign v. 13.0.1
    shift + w for presentation mode
    shift +w to escape presentation mode

    expected result: user interface would return to Preferences provided in the application (white or gray respectively)

    actual result: shortcut key to change the background of presentation mode does not work.

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  13. Place Multipage PDF script not performing how it should

    Hi,

    I am experiencing trouble within my InDesign using the "PlaceMultipagePDF" java script under the scripts panel. My issue is that when I go to choose my file for my document and choose which page I want the PDF to start on (like page 5 out of 130) it no longer goes to the page I choose, but adds on top of the content on the last page (like page 105) and adds extra pages with the rest of the import of the pdf at the END of the document and not the one I chose.

    Thughts?

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  14. Indesign as smart object in Photoshop

    Hi is it possible to place Indesign doc as smart object in Photoshop?
    And so that it will remain Indesign an not converted to Illustrator when I will edit the smartlayer in Photoshop...

    Best Regards
    Philip

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  15. Button area changes size when adding object that only appears on rollover

    Hello!
    I am having issues with buttons, rendering my project entirely unusable.

    When creating buttons on a map:
    - Each button is a building on the map.
    - When you rollover the building with your mouse, a box appears that gives more information about the building.

    To accomplish this, I create the button, set it to change on rollover, and drag my additional graphic into the rollover state for that button on the layers panel.

    The issue I'm having is that instead of the overall button size staying the same, once I add that additional graphic in the rollover, the…

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  16. high sierra and Creative Suite

    I discovered an interesting bug concerning the Adobe CC suite and the HighSierra OS. Let me explain :
    I'm using a LaCie Firewire 800 external hard drive on which I'm recording completed jobs.
    Regularly, but not always, when using the InDesign or PhotoShop drop-down menu, the cursor takes the form of the multi-color wheel and blocks any action until I force the external hard drive to eject.
    I use many other software publishers such as Panic, Apple, Google, GitHub, ... that never presents this dysfunction.

    Here is the LaCie drive information:
    Volume Name: LaCie
    Volume type: Physical volume
    BSD device…

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  17. XML tagging with GREP

    GREP is a great tool, but when we use GREP to highlight more than one character style in a paragraph there is an issue with the XML tagging tool.

    Only the first GREP expression applies a character style that can be automatically tagged by character style. All further GREP expressions apply the character style but don't then go on to automatically tag by character style.

    Currently we have to work around it with scripting, but it is a very strange bug to have.

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  18. Selection Toll

    My Selection Tool, does not display properly and makes this wield yellow/green did like image. This means, I can not select objects properly and this is affecting the speed I'm working at.

    Please Help!

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  19. QR-Code Generator

    Opening the window «create QR-Code» makes thr function «copy / paste» inactiv. This is uselessly.
    Please fix this bug.
    Thx

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  20. [Indesign CS6-CC 2018][BUG] Wrong objects in array after moving page item to layer using Javascript

    When running a script to process page items stored in a custom array and after moving a page item to another layer, the array contents changes. Objects are removed and other objects which where not put in the array are suddenly located inside the array.

    See also: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2438907

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