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  1. scale tool freeze

    I am using the latest InDesign CC 2021 and my operating system is: MacOS Catalina version:10.15.4. I can't use the scale tool very often. It happens to any file, not limited to a specific file. What happens is if I use scale tool for more than 3-4 times, the software will freeze. So in the dialogue box, I am not able to click into and enter any number, it is just frozen. I can't even right-click at the app icon to select "quit", I can only force quit through Apple command.
    Guess what! I just create a new Indesign file,…

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  2. v. 16.0 updated backwards to v. 15.1.3

    Hi! My team and I uses InDesign on an everyday basis, and today we ran into a problem.

    A few weeks ago we updated InDesign to the newest version (Version 16.0) - but this morning our Creative Cloud told us there's been a new update and then it updated automatically to 15.1.3?

    We tried to open one of our InDesign files, but it told us that it has been created in a newer version and wanted us to update to that version (Or we could just convert our files and maybe face the consequences of losing some of our content).

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  3. won't open 2020 indd file

    Won't open Indd 2020 files when doubled clicked. Can't make Indd 2021 default program to open InDesign files. Have to open using File > Open menu. All InDesign files have blank white page icons next to them (windows 10). Uninstall/Reinstall doesn't fix problem.

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  4. saving issue

    When I open my existing files in newer version. and while saving it does not save the files using the same path .

    just give a recent path of the file that were used before. So i have to again search the path and replace my files

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  5. this update is terribly slow

    this update (16,0 x64) is terribly slow
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

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  6. Copy paste not working

    I was designing a book by copying the text from word and pasting in indesign it was working fine. But now when I am trying to paste it, it is not working. At first I thought it is the systems problem and I tried troubleshooting but still the problem persists. I am able to paste the copied text in other docs but it is not working in indesign. Please provide a solution as soon as possible.

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  7. [BUG] Text from pdf disappears when placing a pdf

    When placing a (PitStop server certified) PDF some texts in the placed PDF disappear (on screen as well as print).
    Only happens in latests Indesign/photoshop/illustrator, older versions work fine.

    PDF has no errors or problems in Acrobat pro preflight and PitStop server.

    Confirmed by several users in community forum:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/placed-pdf-file-into-indesing-part-of-pdf-file-disappear/m-p/11258536?page=3

    Sample file attached.

    3 votes

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  8. The app.doScript () statement no longer works since version 15.1.1...

    The script that I am attaching works up to version 15.0 and does not work with the next versions (certainly with version 15.1.1). The error that returns is "Unable to load Adobe Indesign Type Library 1.0" (translated from Italian). It does not seem to me that there are incompatibilities with the app.doScript () statement that generates the error.

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  9. Character Alternates Contextual Menu not working in InDesign with Hebrew Support

    Note the following checkbox:

    Preferences > Advanced Type > Type Contextual Controls > Show for Character Alternates, Fractions, Ordinals and Ligatures

    If checked, whenever a character is selected a contextual menu with alternates should appear (if supported by the font, of course).

    It's working in the English (International) version, but not in the English (Hebrew Supporting) version.

    More details:
    InDesign 15.0.2 English (Hebrew Supporting)
    macOS Catalina 10.15.4

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  10. BUG - 2020 - Scripting - GREP - Can't replace by empty string

    In Indesign 2020, changing a GREP search result to an empty string doesn't work.

    app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo = "";

    In a Text search it does work perfectly...
    app.changeTextPreferences.changeTo = "";

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  11. avenir font glitch, HELP

    Recently did Indesign update, now my Avenir font glitches across all of my documents and comes up as gibberish. Sometimes if I close Indesign and reopen it will view fine, other times it will not. Typically it will not view correctly. This is a basic system font. I cleared all fonts on my system and did a restart incase an installed font was causing the issue, it was not the issue. My co-worker is having the same issue as well on her end.

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  12. Adobe 2020 build 15.0.2 - loses installed fonts

    When working with InDesign 2020, fonts that are installed on the system, go missing especially if I either export some pages as a PDF, or package the file. If I quit InDesign and restart, InDesign finds the fonts and I can work with the document until I do another PDF export or package the file.
    I never had this problem with InDesign 2019 and earlier. It just started with InDesign 2020 and build 15.0.2.

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  13. enableRedraw = false ignored during script run

    During a loop to load text snippets to my page ID 2020 ignores the fact that enableRedraw=false and DOES redraw the page on every loop

    app.scriptPreferences.enableRedraw = false;

        do {
            app.doScript(insertTexts2, ScriptLanguage.JAVASCRIPT, undefined, UndoModes.ENTIRE_SCRIPT, "Insert Texts " + C2Place + ":" + V2Place);
        } while (libs[8][3].geometricBounds[0] < pageTextBottom);
        app.scriptPreferences.enableRedraw = true;
    

    The text is inserted into 8 different frames -- during the loop it SHOULDN'T redraw the page -- but it does (slowing the script down)

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  14. Character outline aligned center PDF export problem

    Character outline aligned center PDF export problem

    Indesign 15.0.1, Mac Os 10.15.2

    Missing hyphen and some character on line endings has outline color instead fill.

    Explaned on placed PDF.

    Export to PostScript or printing is OK.

    Thank you.

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  15. horizontal line appears in overprint preview

    when I enter overprint preview, a white thin horizontal line appears towards the top of my page. It appears in different spots on different pages. one image shows the page normally not in overprint, the other shoes in overprint with a white line towards the bottom of the photo. the line moves to different places when i go back and forth from overprint view.

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  16. "Windows version 1709 not supported" yet, "You must update your system to install InDesign v15.0"

    Hi Adobe Team - Searching your site it sounds like Windows 10 should not be a barrier to working in the latest version of InDesign, but I am unable to install InDesign v15.0 on my work computer.

    My Creative Cloud Desktop window displays the below message in quotes:

    "Update required
    You must update your system to install lnDesign. Please check the following:
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 or later (Note: Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 version 1507, Windows 10 version 1511, Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1709 are not supported)"

    I just spoke…

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  17. Type tool hotkey still not working

    When moving from the direct selection tool to try to make a text box with the type tool hotkey (T), the hotkey still isn't working in InDesign. It shows temporarily as the I bar icon, and then keeps reverting to the direct selection tool or sometimes a disappearing + icon. It doesn't matter how long I wait or if I select the page or the pasteboard for the new text box (although I seem to have more succes on the pasteboard than on the page).. Also the direct selection key and the text tool frequently do not respond to the…

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  18. Cursor - Zoom in and out/left and right on trackpad not working

    When using my trackpad on Windows 10, two fingers up and down works when editing a document. Two fingers left and right does nothing and pinching in and out doesnt zoom, it scrolls right to left. This is the same across all my adobe platforms. Everything else on my laptop scrolls accordingly on the trackpad.
    I only downloaded the adobe software last night and my laptop is brand new yesterday. All updates are up to date.

    Thank you for helping in advance.

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  19. zoom

    Animated (GPU) zoom doesn't work in Separations view.

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  20. cc library displays mainframe type screen

    indesign cc library wont show anymore i keep getting a black screen with colourful text

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