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  1. Mp4s don’t appear in exported swfs in indd 2018

    The mp4s did work in indd 2017 and they do still in epub preview. I made identical indd files in 2017 and 2018 and placed several MP4s in both. they all worked in 2017 but in 2018 when activated by a click, button, or controller the poster disappears and the mp4 doesn’t play.
    This happened at school some students were working on the classroom 2017 macs and others their own 2018 windows and mac laptops the test I ran was on windows 10

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    • preferences update

      Preferences, templates, custom sizes, actions should be carried forward as standard. Having to reset everything every update is excruciating and a large waste of unnecessary time.

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      • pen constraining and / or snapping

        Drawing with the pen tool snaps / constrains to fixed increments rendering it useless. This occurs even after turning off snap to guides and smart guides and using control to disable.

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        • GREP variables $1 (and so on) not working

          GREP variables $1 (and so on) are not working. $0 brings the found text, $1 just replaces with $1.
          Indesign CC 13.0 2018

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          • Every time there's a new update I lose all my saved templates.

            If I'm missing something I'd like to know. Otherwise, I'm tired of having to recreate these templates every time there's an update.

            IAF.

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            • Data Merge, Export To Pdf - Record Limit per Document

              The "Record Limit per Document" feature, when doing as Export to PDF data merge, does not work. If I try to export a 6 record pdf, with the Record Limit per Document set to 1, instead of 6 files, I get one.

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              • InDesign steals focus in Windows 10

                Whenever InDesign launches or performs a task such as PDF export, if the user switches to another application, InDesign will steal the focus back.

                This annoyance has been around for quite some time as outlined in this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2001514

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                  On Windows 10, the focus stealing does not happen with InDesign CC 2018. Same with Illustrator CC 2018.
                  However, as some users have noted, focus stealing happens with Photoshop CC 2018.

                  We’d like to know if you are still experiencing this issue with InDesign.

                  Thanks,
                  Adobe InDesign team

                • Data missing when importing a spreadsheet (Exel) into InDesign

                  When I insert an excel document into my indesign document some values of some cells do not appear in Indesign document. I tried to save the excel document in an older version and that's the only way it worked.I think it's a compatibility issue. See this link that have the same problem: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/65160/data-missing-when-importing-a-spreadsheet-into-indesign
                  I need that this issue resolved to can work in editorial work design.

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                  • Cursor Shape Change or Indesign Bug

                    Has Adobe changed the cursor icon?

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                    • Find/Change built in GREP queries not working

                      InDesign says it performed the action (multiple space to single space, remove trailing whitespace, etc) but looking in the document nothing changed.

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                      • "Copy Links To" option in the Links panel does not flag as a change in the document.

                        Therefore, InDesign does not prompt to save the change and the document continues to link to the previous location if closed. I was able to reproduce this problem on MacOS High Sierra and Windows 10 with both InDesign CC 2017 and 2018.

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                        • Saving INDD to Cloud. Most of the time the ID file refuses to save and a message states that the file may be open elsewhere. This means

                          Saving INDD to Cloud. Most of the time the ID file refuses to save and a message states that the file may be open elsewhere. This means

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                          • splash

                            Title: Splash screen/Startup Screen won't go away.

                            Description: Whenever InDesign is launched by a script the splash screen stays open indefinitely.

                            Steps to reproduce:
                            1) Quit InDesign
                            2) Make a new AppleScript, with the content:

                            "tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2017"
                            launch
                            end tell"

                            3) Run the script

                            Result: InDesign launches, but the splash screen never close

                            Expected result: InDesign should launch, but the splash screen should hide, once the launch is completed.

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                            • InDesign: 2018, newest update erases all user-saved Workspaces

                              Newest update erases all user-saved Workspaces. Newest update to Photoshop 2018 doesn't...argh.

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                              • You seem to have gotten rid of the 'Recent Items' workspace!!! I loved that feature!@!

                                I used to love being able to quickly switch to a visual look at my recent files and then load one and it would go back to my previous workspace... Its now gone!!!! Upsetting....

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                                • Page wont show in page panel

                                  There are some pages that are created from before. They even have a master applied on them but the page panel wont show all my pages. I can not select them or move them. Please help.

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                                  • GREP queries not saving correctly

                                    I'm having a GREP issue in InDesign CC2017.1, I tried saving three different GREP queries but it saved the first one three times. I tried about three times to go back and correct the other two, but it would just remain the first GREP query. It seemed to only affect the Find field, what I saved in the Change field seemed to be fine. The only way I could get them all to save correctly was to physically go into the GREP XML files and enter my GREP query and save. I'm using OSX 10.10.5

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                                    • indesign add text tutorial

                                      The new Indesign "add text" tutorial on the Adobe site has the incorrect practice files linked to it. I'd like to be able to download the correct files to work with. Thank you.

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                                      • hyperlink that is not used in data merge causing incorrect data reception

                                        If data is not available in the document, extra hyperlink is not used.

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                                        • English (UK) dictionary apparently not working

                                          Why, when I have set things to PROPER English rather than American English, is the spellchecker still working in Mericanese?

                                          The attached will show British spellings being highlighted as wrong, yet PROPER English selected in preferences.

                                          Thank you!

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                                            You can select the text frame and change the language in the Control panel
                                            or you can select a specific portion of text, say a word, in a frame and change the language for that in the Control panel.

                                            If you want to change the application’s default language, in a no document state, edit the [Basic Paragraph] style in the Paragraph Styles panel (in Advanced Character Formats) category.

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