Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Problem aligning workspace elements on second screen 14.0.1

    Working on a second screen with my MacBook Pro laptop, elements of the workspace are not moveable. Please see image to understand the moveable points on those tabs appear to be off-screen and are not on the laptop either. I've tried numerous workspaces, but this problem persists.

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  2. Major lagging/hanging when typing text and selecting objects

    InDesign 14.0.1; Windows 10

    I was experiencing some major lag when typing text, up to 30 seconds. Even when text started to appear, words would appear only one letter at a time with significant delay in between. The problem then expanded to selecting and moving objects around on a page. InDesign for me has been unusable for the past few hours (Jan. 25, 2019 from 1:30 - 4:30pm EST). I even tried reverting back to version 14.0 and had no luck. Rebooted several times. I then went into my system restore and saw that earlier today a Microsoft Visual C++…

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  3. Color Managment plugin (CS6)

    Upon getting the new Apple update for the MacOS Mojave (version 10.14.2) Most of my programs from my Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, including, but not limited to Indesign CS6 are no longer supported, do to the Update not running anything less the 64-Bit (intel).
    The message that comes up is in the attached file
    It follows with a contact the App company for further support.

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  4. InDesign is very slow when all or most of the fonts in the document are missing

    This problem occured for the first time already in the 14.0 version and version 14.0.1 didn't fix the problem. When all the fonts or most of the fonts are missing in the document, scrolling between spreads is very, very slow. InDesign freezes for few seconds when scrolling from spread to another (see the attached video file). Please let me know if you need more details.

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  5. Bug - Indesign loses almost all settings when crashing

    When InDesign crashes (harder than usual) it loses almost all personal settings.
    Example:
    Saved document presets
    Some shortcut bindings

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  6. Random text appears in the filename field when editing filenames during Save As


    1. ID 14.0.1, OS 10.14.2

    2. Save as. When dialog appears, filename is highlighted so that it can be edited. Use RIght arrow key to put cursor at end of filename to append text.

    3. Expected result, which occurs about 90% of the time, is that the cursor moves to the end of the filename and you can enter text.

    4. Actual result, about 10% of the time, is that pressing the Right arrow key erases the entire filename in the field and replaces it with the words "Adobe Stock".

    (Another version of this error occurs in the exact same scenario with Illustration 2019,…

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  8. Pasting objects from Illustrator extremelly slow

    Pasting objects from Illustrator is extremelly slow for me. It takes up to 10 seconds. The issue only occurs in direction. Copying graphics from Photoshop or Powerpoint to Indesign does not produce this issue. Copy paste from Indesign to Illustrator also has no issue. I have reinstal both the latest Illustrator and Indesign CC. See the video and my system performance. Clipboard settings are set to what worked recommended and what worked for me fine on a slower machine before.

    Thank you for help

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  9. Entire page missing elements and objects, and unable to select objects

    After updating to 14.0.1, I opened a project and found that one of the pages (just this one page for some reason) had missing objects, missing elements, and the objects on the page were unable to be selected unless I clicked and dragged from the outside of the page to select everything at once. The missing images showed up elsewhere in the catalog and appeared in the links panel under the correct page, but did not appear in the page. After closing and re-opening the same file in InDesign CC 2018, everything was intact and totally fine. This issue rendered…

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  11. incopy

    InCopy is going SO slow it's greatly reduced our efficiency in editing magazine text. Every text box takes at least 1 whole minute to check in and out of, and even when I've opened the text box, it takes ages for me to move my cursor to make an edit. I can barely move my mouse without it freezing up. This is happening on all of our work computers and my laptop at home, so it's not an isolated issue. Also three of our computers are brand-new and those computers are also having the same issues with InCopy. This started…

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  12. InDesign CC 2019: shift-draw (forcing direction) fail

    The sliding of objects by shift mouse draw (forcing direction to horizontal, vertical and 45 degree) does not work anymore. Serious mistake!

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  13. InDesign CC 2019: alt-draw duplication fail

    The duplication of objects by alt mouse draw does not work anymore.

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  14. InDesign CC 2019: zoom with cmd-space-draw fail

    The quick zoom function by cmd space mouse draw does not work anymore. Serious mistake!

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  15. Mouse Lags when Browsing Over Pages Panel

    When mousing over the pages panel, the mouse movements slow to a crawl. Mousing over the rest of InDesign UI is fine and acts as expected; it is only when trying to navigate the pages panel; at this point the cursor slows down and becomes difficult to move around.

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  16. Cannot use libraries in InDesign 2018

    Hi, i am having issues when trying to use Text from CC Libraries in InDesign 2018. Dragging content to CC Libraries are working fine, but when i try to use the elements in another document, it shows up blank. I can see the Cloud icon, that shows that the element has been linked with the CC library.

    Also if i edit the element in CC Libraries it also shows blank.

    This is working fine for InDesign 2017 and 2019, but not 2018 where i have my server plugin.

    Have tried to reinstall InDesign 2018

    Deleted the folder
    ~/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign

    Quitted…

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  17. Cannot delete blue/teal guides

    Have no problem creating guides but cannot get rid of them once they are in place. I've tried every suggestion I could find on the internet in addition to restarting my computer, updating the software, etc etc etc and nothing will work.

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  18. Clicking on master page items with type tool


    1. InDesign CC2019

    2. clicking on master page items on a page with the text tool selected should make that text box active – like it has done for so many years

    3. it doesn’t. You have to change to the main selection tool, then click on the text box, then click back on the type tool to edit the text. Creating a pain when you have a lot of master pages set up.

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  19. eyedropper

    I'm experiencing all sorts of odd behavior in INDD CC v.14.01, particularly when using the eye dropper to copy text attributes.

    Things that happen: text will be given a stroke when the text that I'm copying has no stroke applied; text will go from Align Top to Align Bottom; random colors and sizes applied.

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  20. incopy 2019 and indesign 2017

    I have recently upgraded both my INDESIGN AND INCOPY to 2019 .... and the edited INCAP files coming back to me via email are not opening when I double click them .... I get the attached error - WHEN I BROWSE and locate file its just a horrible circle - nothing happens ... Please let me know if there is a bug fix or plug in - was all working fine before the upgrade...

    OS is SIERRA 10.12.6

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