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  1. InDesign Fonts folder no longer respects symlinks (2019, Mac)

    The Fonts folder in the InDesign 2019 application folder no longer follows symlinks, as previous versions did.

    I prefer to keep my InDesign fonts separate from my system fonts, and in previous versions placed a symlink to my font folder in the InDesign application folder, titled "Fonts." InDesign would follow that link, and I would have access to all of my fonts within InDesign, without needing to install them user- or system-wide.

    In InDesign 2019, no symlinks are followed - not on the top level, and not inside the folder either. (Tested by symlinking one font or one folder inside…

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  2. Data Merge ignores files when a header field is called 'table'

    If Data Merge tries to select a data source where one of its header fields is called 'table' (all lowercase), it fails to import (InDesign v 13.0.1). It doesn't seem to matter which column it's in, but changing it to anything else (e.g. 'Table' with uppercase 'T') seems to fix it.

    Tried it on 2 machines, same result. Adobe Customer Care on Twitter confirmed they could replicate it and suggested I post it here.

    Short video attached illustrating the issue.

    4 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are able to reproduce the bug.

    -Aman

  3. Basic Shortcuts Gone

    InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator all lost shortcuts such as spacebar hand, zoom, unable to scale boxes in InDesign or constrain placed images, Photoshop you can't constrain a scale with shift. All same in Illustrator. Just noticed these yesterday and assumed it was Mojave, which I installed Saturday. I updated Adobe upgrades but that didn't help.

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  4. changes reverting back?

    Beginning yesterday, anytime I edit my document, the changes momentarily take place and then the changed or deleted items reappear. If I switch between preview and normal, the changes will show.

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  5. Links panel sorting

    InDesign CC 2018, 13.1 (mac os 10.13.4)

    panels: links: panel options: show column: Scale.

    Bug:
    The sorting function for "Scale" in links panel doesn't work properly.
    If I sort by scaling percentages, they list incorrectly.

    Example: 187 % comes between 21 % and 15 %.
    That means it sorts them alphabetically as digits, but should sort them as numbers. Please fix.

    4 votes

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    FIXED  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  6. Extendscript : impossible to add word to user dictionnary with respect to upper/lower case

    Using the following script portion :

    app.userDictionaries.item('Français').addWord ([ "~Crescrire"]);  
    

    the data added to the dictionnary is "~crescrire" and the the upper case C is lost.

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  9. Story that spans several pages not adding to InCopy Assignment.

    When I create an InCopy file the bulk of the document does not add to the assignment. When I right click on the story there is no InCopy option in the drop down. If I go to the assignments panel I cannot add the story to the assignment.

    Just updated to InDesign cc 2018. (13.0.1) Running El Capitan.

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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    4 votes

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  12. open copy

    Adobe InDesign CC v 13.0 - macOS 10.9 - 10.13

    I feel like this was a previously fixed bug in an older version, but may well be back with the latest 2018 update.

    After upgrading InDesign to v 13.0, we are now not longer able to open a copy of files in use, neither duplicate the file in Finder.

    When we try to open a copy we get this error message: “Cannot open file [filename.indd]. The file [filename.indd] is incompatible with Adobe InDesign (Error code: 14).”

    When we try to duplicate the file, we get this error message: “The operation…

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  13. 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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  14. The "Find" function doesn't work properly. It writes backward or not at all

    The "Find" function doesn't work properly. It writes backward or not at all

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  15. OCR F font is no longer displayed

    InDesign 17.2

    Since I upgraded to InDesign 17.2, the OCR F font is no longer displayed. The font runs perfectly on Illustrator and other programmes.
    I have cleared the font cache, reinstalled InDesign and re-downloaded and reinstalled the font from Lynotype.
    This font simply does not seem to exist for InDesign!

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  16. I have to double click to access menus, drop down doesn't work on one click

    1 . I updated my Mac to Monterey v12.2 and then Indesign issues began. I can not one click on my navigation, I have to double click to access drop down menu and then the menu stays on the screen does not clear.

    Also I cannot access sub-menus in the drop. ie: FILE > OPEN RECENT

    First off I have to double click to access the FILE drop down menu and then when i scroll down to OPEN RECENT, i cannot access that menu

    1. When I have selected multiple objects and short key COPY or CUT... Indesign shuts down and…
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  17. Stop adding the word "Folder" to packaged file names.

    Stop adding the word "Folder" to packaged files. My folder names are already long enough and I can tell by the icon that my end product is a folder without it ending in the word "Folder." Would be thrilled if you removed this automatic addition from InDesign.

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  18. Latest Indesign Slowdown on M1 Chip

    I am on the Macbook M1 Air with 16.2 and still experiencing random slowdowns when editing text, moving images, all the basic functions of InDesign.

    I have removed all Adobe CC apps, removed all plugins, used a cleaner. I am now running the latest clean Silicon version of InDesign and experiencing the same issues.

    I turned off GPU enhancements as folks recommended, which helped, but it still shows the beachball from time to time whenever I try a simple task.

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  19. graphic screen glitch

    Indesign 16.3.2 Big sur

    Another update, another graphical glitches.
    Your updates are only for new errors and glitches?
    For 60 euros a month?

    See screenshot!

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  20. Object States panel - Renaming is not working

    InDesign isn't allowing me to rename the different states in "object layer states". I have looked this up and there are a couple of other people who have posted about the same thing. I am running InDesign 16.0.2 and its on a MacBook Pro running the OS BIg Sur.

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