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  1. Save as... drop-/pulldown menu not working

    Dropdown menu for saving as IDML file is not working. I have this problem for some (2-3?) years now. I have waited in hope it would be solved in a coming update, but after all those years it is still not solved. Therefore this bug entry.

    I tried resetting the preferences (Cmd + Ctrl + Opt + Shift) but this does not change anything and the problem remains.

    Indesign version 15.0.1 on a late 2015 iMac

    Highlighted green pull down menu's work, highlighted red pull down menu's do not work.

    Like said; I tried resetting the preferences (Cmd + Ctrl…

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  2. Install Old version 2019 again

    Hello, I install new version Adobe 2020 Indesign. How i can install pvevious version 2019 again? Regards Mr. Krouzel. Thank s for your info.

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  3. Backwards apostrophe

    The "right-single-quote" mark (i.e. apostrophe) in InDesign is rendering backwards, ONLY with the font that I'm using (Acme Gothic). The apostrophe is correct with other fonts, and on other Adobe products (Illustrator and Photoshop). It's specifically when using this font, and in InDesign. It's even using the correct character (’) but it's appearing backwards. It also exports backwards in a PDF as well. I'm using Adobe InDesign 2020 on a Macbook Pro.

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    The ’ for the font Acme Gothic has been set to Mirrored in your text frame, that’s why it is rendering backwards.

    To change all instances of this, highlight it with the mouse, right-click, the choose ‘Load Selected Glyph in Find’. The Find/Change dialog opens with the selected glyph already in the Find Glyph field – its Unicode ID is 201B. To change the Glyph to the non-mirrored one, just type 2019 in the Unicode ID field . Then click Change All. It will change all instances of the mirrored apostrophe with the non-mirrored apostrophe.

    Hope it helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  4. Dragging images

    I haven't been able to drag photos once I import them into InDesign or even Illustrator. It worked for a split second after restarting my computer, but once I stopped dragging it, I could no longer drag the photo or any other photo.

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  5. The QR code generator is missing the field for a fax number

    The QR code generator (InDesign 2019 & 2020) is missing the field for a fax number. It would be great if this would be integrated! Thank you in advance!

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  6. Open file search

    When I open a file I cannot click in the search field

    InDesign 15.0

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  7. column break

    Adobe InDesign 2020, macOS Mojave
    If you have a very long word or a URL without breaks, if that is inserted into a narrow column, so that it fills the entire column, at the point where hyphenation is forced, a column break also occurs. Obviously, that's wrong.

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  8. Captions box no longer auto fits to box

    When I use the captions feature on a place image, the caption box no longer auto-fits to the size of the image boundary, but rather to the actual size of the image, even though it is scaled down in the box. This was not an issue in previous versions.

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  9. Image catalog Script for Contact Sheets Not Working

    Since update to Adobe CC 2020, Image catalog script in InDesign doesn't work. The Apple Script version of this sample script always gave me an error, but the Java version always worked. I LOVE this script. WAY better than creating Contact Sheets in Photoshop or Bridge. Please fix this. I use it every week.

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  11. custom workspace save overwrites all

    Running ID 15.0 on Mac OS 10.13.6

    I have multiple custom workspaces depending on if I am working at home, the office or remotely.

    Any time I save a workspace, regardless of if it is a new workspace or overwriting an old one, it changes all of my workspaces to the most recent saved version.

    Effectively, I only have one custom workspace now. Any suggestions?

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  12. there isnt' Indesign 2018 (13.0) from Download legacy versions of Creative Cloud apps

    Hi,
    I can't find Indesign 2018 (13.0....) from the page of "Download legacy versions of Creative Cloud apps" after updating to Indesign 2020. I have the same issue for my two account, Windows 10 and macOS 10.14, any idea? Thanks
    Andrea

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  13. InDesign won't find fonts in file package if the file is in a Dropbox folder

    Version: InDesign 14.0.3 macOS Catalina
    Steps: 1. Package a file and include fonts
    2. Move the package anywhere in the local Dropbox folder
    3. Make sure fonts are not locally activated/present
    4. Open file
    Expected result: InDesign opens fonts in the "Document fonts" folder
    Actual result: InDesign reports fonts as missing
    [Same package moved to Desktop, everything works fine]

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  14. assignments not showing or saving with file type .icma or including the whole path in the file name

    With the implementation of ID 2020 my team and I have run into a problem saving .icma files. (We are currently using PC's and I have not experimented with a mac yet.) I have found 2 things that happen based on what you do prior to changing the assignment location.
    We have opened our files (all ID 2019 versions), all of which already have stories and assignments attached to them. After making our changes, and before saving the file I go to "Change Assignment location" and the file name is extremely long as it includes the complete path, along with…

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  15. indesign cc on mac book pro 2017 17": The view with "shift + w" is most of the times full of confudes pixels!

    indesign cc on mac book pro 2017 17": The view with "shift + w" is most of the times full of confudes pixels!

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  16. Sloooooowwwww InDesign CC 2020 :-(

    I've not put this under "Crash" because it isn't a crash, but I updated Creative Cloud yesterday and now InDesign keeps locking up!

    It doesn't seem to be linked to any specific actions, the program just keeps stopping to think. This suggests it's not making efficient use of resources.

    I'm using a Dell Latitude 5591 on Windows 10 Pro 10.0.18362. It worked fine with the previous version of Creative Cloud, but I'm not going back to it because I want to have the latest version.

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  17. Don't work "printPreferences.copies"

    In ExtendScript

    Example
    var pp = app.printerPresets.itemByName("printer_number1");
    var doc = app.open("D:\pub\sample.indd");
    doc.printPreferences.pageRange = "1-3,5";
    doc.printPreferences.copies = 3;
    doc.print(false, pp);

    Don't work printPreferences.copies, as a result, only one copy is printed out.

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  18. Missing part of pdf in indesign

    When I place a pdf in InDesign parts of the pdf is missing. I checked the Show Import Options box and selected all the different settings next to Crop to: under the Options section. None of them worked. I also tried the two different settings under the Layers tab and those didn't work either.

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  19. Latest InDesign closes all open projects when closing one.

    InDesign v 14.0.3
    Open multiple files, ie editing two projects
    Make changes to one and not the other
    Quit the one with NO changes
    InDesign quits all files including the one that has changes without saving it first

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  20. Adobe Customer Service Bug

    Adobe Customer Service and Support is non-existent. As in, no resolutions, no callbacks, constant lies to customers, and zero fixes.

    It's crazy and super lame.

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