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  1. Dialog open to custom location on click of place option in indesign

    Click on place option in indesign.

    Dialog should open with custom location set from the script, not the previous opened location.

    Is there a way to control place dialog, to always show my custom location??

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  2. Running Header Variable (First in Page)

    Missing TextVariable values (First on Page) in Running Heads

    Adobe Indesign 13.1 version.
    MacOs 10.13.4

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  3. Bug no longer able to import .emf files after update 13.0.1.

    After the update all the .emf files I had imported into my layout were gone (showed a grey box with cross). I also could not import any of the old emf files into any documents.

    I re-installed the older version and everything worked well again. So must be a bug in the latest update.

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  4. OSX Ruler units can't be changed using mouse button

    1. Indesign CC 13.1
    2. Try to change using mouse: Ruler units to (fe.) millimeters
    3. The units change
    4. The dropdown menu opens, but units won't change (scrolling and arrow keys works)
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  7. Update InDesign Developer Documentation

    Current documentation refers to this page: https://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/documentation.html

    But all the documentation there is from Adobe InDesign CS6 -- five major versions ago. Also, the documentation on tagged text seems to be missing.

    Can updates be made so new features and changes are documented?
    Thank you,

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  8. export to text creates errors

    When I export a story to text, the resulting file contains errors:
    • Extra ¶ break when text starts a new column in InDesign
    • No space when there was a non-standard space in InDesign, i.e. ⅓ space, en space,....

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  9. renumbering pages during optimization

    I combined single pdf pages into a new binder. Labeled page numbers, and some with prefix. Saved it out as a optimized file and the numbers are now relabeling themselves. Tends to happen when I have created a prefix in the page labels. Never happened before Adobe CC 2018.

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  10. dictionary

    Dictionary does not use USA English. Settings are for USA but dictionary finds error in spelling of "labor" only accepting "labour"

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  11. 2018 Indesign/Incopy Check In Prompt On Close Does Not Actually Check in.

    If we close Indesign or Incopy without checking in, the program will ask us if we want to. When we choose to check in, Adobe will act like it Checks In and then closes, but the changes are never saved back to the original file. Check In only works if we choose Check In manually before closing.

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  12. postscript file

    Print dialog set to print 3 x 3 thumbnails. I selected Postscript File in the Printer menu, and it blocked the thumbnails options. I saved the .ps file, but it was not usable:

    When the file was converted [whether with Acrobat Distiller or Preview], the layout was for a vertical page layout, with the right page of each spread cut off.

    Question: How can I create a usable Postscript or PDF file for thumbnails?

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  13. Margins Dialogue boxes

    Make the new document margins and the drop down menu for margins the same. Top, bottom, inside, outside are indifferent places if you are tabbing thru to fill. So frustrating...

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  14. arabic letters hah from Damascus regular font are not correctly rendered in indesign 2018

    arabic letters hah from Damascus regular font are not correctly rendered in a text box (always the same glyph instead of various glyphs

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  15. Pop ups fail

    Hi, I have Id cc 13.0.1 by Adobe Creative Cloud. When I double clic on an indd file all pop up menus from differents windows don't work, I can choose (e.g. vertical alignment from framework option or multiply from effects) but the original option remains. If I open the app first and the file later it works perfectly.
    Hope this helps. Bye!

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  16. It is impossible to export iframes to ePub

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    It is well known, that Apple blocks iFrames. But when you can insert youtube codes into an iframe in InDesign and see it work perfect in "Public Online", then why do the video disappear when I export InDesign files to the ePub format.

    Claus Bangsholm

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  17. Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share)

    Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share).
    User receives the message, "Import failed." when placing a .indd file inside of another InDesign file.

    If this is a limit of InDesign it would be helpful if the error message was more detailed. If this error prompted the user to close the open file, it would be clear what is causing the issue. I believe that I have been able to place an open InDesign file in the past.

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  18. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Label info empty on library item when running javascript

    When running a Javascript which checks a library item, the label property is always empty. Script labels can be applied on items on a page and dropped in a library. When adding the item to the page again, the label is still present. But when checking the label of an item using a script when the item is still in the library, the label property is empty.

    Just test this using ....
    alert(app.libraries[0].assets[0].label);

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  19. [Indesign CC 2018][BUG] Offset tables not detected when running Javascript

    When running a script which processes tables in textframes, offset tables are not detected. If you have a text frame which contains 5 tables, of which are only 3 visible, and 2 are offset. The script detects only 3. You can test this using ...

    alert(app.activeDocument.allPageItems[0].tables.length);

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  20. Linking Issues Between Mack and Windows

    Our team is experiencing broken links in files saved on our network between Mac and Windows users. How do we seamlessly link documents between the two different operating systems? When I open a file on my Mac and save it and a Windows user tries to access the same file, the links are broken. The type of server we are on is a Windows Server 2008 R2.

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