Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Updated my Indesign to 15.0.3, now constant FREEZING, SLOW, NOT RESPONDING

    after updating to 15.0.3, I have had CONSTANT issues with Indesign. (and Adobe Acrobat Pro) . Receive a CONSTANT not responding message. Extremely frustrated. Cannot get my work finished. Things are taking more than double the time they should. Something as simple as turning a page can take a entire minute or two. Wish I never updated.

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  2. can't open file format psd, jpeg or in design file

    in design will not open my jpeg files and I'm using the latest of in design cc 2021

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  3. fonts activate

    Indesign 15.0.1: Hello, I have the same problem. Adobe Fonts don´t load. When I click to activate a font it changes icon to "activating" but it never activates.

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  4. Search tool not showing up

    When I go to help in order to search it doesn't let me. The search tool is not there.

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  5. InDesign Server taking long time to initialize

    SUMMARY
    Recently it's been taking longer than 5 minutes for InDesign Server to spin up a new instance when executed by Windows system. This issue appears to be user specific. 

    SYSTEM
    Operating system version: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Processors: Intel Xeon CPU E5-2690 v4 @ 2.60GHz x 4
    Adobe InDesign CC Server 2017 12.0.0.81

    ISSUE:
    InDesign server seems to be taking a long time (> 5 minutes) during initialization.

    COMMAND:
    ./InDesignServer.exe -configuration [name] -port [number]

    OUTPUT:
    Initializing InDesignServer for port 57106: ================================================================================
    InDesign CC Server Version 12.0 x64 .
    Copyright 1999-2016 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors. 
    All rights…

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  6. Indesign exporting PNG, colours look off

    Trying to export some PNGs with RGB colour for web but every time I export the colours look CMYK. Had no issues yesterday, haven't tweaked with any settings since. I saw they fixed the yellow streak bug but maybe now this is a new issue. Anyone else?

    Left, what it should look like. Right, what it keeps exporting as.

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  7. Cannot open 10 year old file using InDesign

    I wanted to complain about the fact that I cannot open an ID-file created in 2011 using an 2021, just updated program (16.1-version), even though I need to pay for it a lot. I am working as a volunteer for a non profit organisation that operates worldwide. I am translating materials. Our organisation is small so it takes time to do the translations. How dare you change the systems so that I have less than 10 years time to benefit from the files that others in Europe have created. I think this is pathetic and greedy. Now I need to…

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  8. IDS 2021 (16.x Windows) Locks up when loading indd file with missing font in paragraph style

    InDesign Server 2021 Windows Edition (16.x)

    We had several indd files that had a Paragraph Style listing a font that was not actually used anywhere in the document (no text in the file was using that font.). In other words, the Style said it used "font a", but there was never ANY text actually using "font a" in the file. "Font A" is a non-system font that was installed on the desktop. If you load the indd file in InDesign Desktop, no errors occur, and Preflight says there are no errors, as expected.
    If you remove the file from the…

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  11. IDS on Windows: Extreme slowness in ExtendScript execution via SOAP connection (with weird workaround)

    SETUP


    • IDS Server 14.0.3.433 running on Windows Server 2019 (build 17763.864)


    • Local connection using "sampleclient.exe"


    • Two test scripts (attached):
      Slow script: "adobe-ids-win-slow.js" (approx 275 KB in size)
      Fast script: "adobe-ids-win-fast.js" (approx 275 KB in size)


    PROBLEM

    There are two scripts to compare. They are both of identical size, does nothing but declare a variable and return a string value. However, while execution of one of the scripts take a fraction of a second, the other script typically runs for > 10 seconds before completing.

    TESTS AND OBSERVATIONS

    1) This takes excessive time to run (typically 13 seconds on my test…

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  12. nDesign 2020 fonts don't work

    When working with InDesign 2020, fonts that are installed on the system, go missing - I HAVE THE SAME ISSUE and its very frustrating and wastes a lot of time -

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  13. Backup

    I recently lost an important job that I developed in InDesign, due to failure in the external hard drive. I use other programs that make automatic backups and that create a backup copy of the file, thus making it possible to recover lost work through an automatic copy made by the program. Would it be possible to have this mechanism in InDesign?

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  14. Infinite loading menu

    My indesign application will not load after launching the app how can this be fix?

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  15. Mcafee activate product key

    if you are looking for mcafee product key then you can simply visit our website where we cover the full process to get product key.
    for more help, you can call our technical assistant.we are 24*7 available for our users. https://e-mcafee.com/activate/

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  16. flash 2020

    With Flash ending in 2020. What is going to happen to the feature to export an interactive workbook?

    I have tested and exported as an HTML but the site still asked me to use Flash. The look and interactive abilities where not there. It was a grey screen.

    What is an alternative way to export an InDesign file to have the same abilities of an interactive workbook? (same look and interactive buttons)

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  17. Working with files from a very fast server,

    We are having issues with using files on server with someone who has a file open in indd and while watching their own computer screen see someone else actually changing text in the file on their computer. How is this possible, we never had this problem before until 2 weeks ago. I thought that when the first person opens a file and the ldbk file is created, only the first person has full access. Everyone else would then have read only access?? Help? By the way we have been using this method for 14 years without issues until now>>

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  18. Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working

    Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working.
    Some Alt Codes Short Cuts not working in Indesign, but the same font is working fine in Pagemaker, Adobe CC Acrobat DC Pro, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word, and all other applications, but not working Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro as well as Indesign CC.

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  19. Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working

    Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working.
    Some Alt Codes Short Cuts not working in Indesign, but same font is working fine in Pagemaker, Adobe CC Acrobat DC Pro, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word and all Other applications, but not working Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro as well as Indesign CC.

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  20. Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working

    Symbol Font Character Set Alt Codes not working.
    Some Alt Codes Short Cuts not working in Indesign, but same font is working fine in Pagemaker, Adobe CC Acrobat DC Pro, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word and all Other applications, but not working Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro as well as Indesign CC.

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