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  1. Text margins don't change when master pages are applied

    Version: InDesign CC2019
    Steps to reproduce: Apply a new Master page, with different margins, to a document page with text frame
    Expected result: Text frame should resize to fit the new margins of the master page (as before with Layout Adjustment enabled)
    Actual result: Page margins change but text frame stays the same. Useless! I have to manually adjust the text block to fit the new margins.

    I work in book publishing. When laying out a book, it's often necessary to make changes to the margins of certain pages, either to accommodate the dropped opening of a chapter, or to…

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    Hello All,

    The fix for this issue is now available in the beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.

    1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
    2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
    3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
    4. Click on the program to join the same.
    5. You can now download the build (14.0.3.422) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
    6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes

  2. With Adjust Layout ON, Text Frames shrink to extremely tiny size on changing Margins.

    I am working in Adobe InDesign CC 2019 14.0.1. When I have a manuscript already flowed into my document and try to adjust the margins on the master page with Adjust Layout enabled, when the new margins are applied to the document, all the existing text boxes "disappear." From what I can tell, they have been resized down to an infinitely small point in the middle of the spread. Obviously, this is not useful. I used to be able to adjust the margins across an entire book-length document in one go with layout adjustment, and the text on every page…

    14 votes
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  3. Adjust Layout: add an option to ignore objects anchored in text or bring back legacy (2018) layout adjustment

    I always made extensive use of the old layout adjustment feature in 'margins and columns', yet the new 'adjust layout' gives inconsistent and confusing results, resizing objects that never used to get changed.

    It's gone from being very useful to a liability.

    For me it was great for resizing the main text frame on multi-page (100s+ pages) books, but leaving the objects pasted into the text frame alone (figures, etc). Also moving page numbers aligned with margins, but not changing the sizes.

    The new feature stretches and distorts carefully measured objects/figures, changes anchored object settings (at least, things move about…

    6 votes
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  4. Shortcut for duplicate in InDesign doesn't work on MacBook Pro

    The keyboard shortcut for Duplicate (option+command+shift+D) in Indesign 14.0.1 doesn't work on my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.14.3).
    The work around is to either Alt+Drag or to select the item, select the Edit Menu and then hit the shortcut.

    3 votes
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  5. spinning beach ball when clicking into text box

    When clicking on a text box to edit text or move box, spinning beach ball delays response by 5 seconds to over a minute. Happens with text tool or select tools. Only way to solve this issue is to work offline. My internet is fine. I use many other apps besides indd and do not have delay issues. Never had a problem prior to the integration of Typekit in most recent versions. MacOS 10.14.3.
    Attached are some screen grabs showing recent freezes. Spinning beach ball is not visible, but that's what I am seeing. Thank you for your attention.

    3 votes
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  6. "Unable to adjust document layout due to an error."

    1. Adobe InDesign CC 2019
    2. File >Adjust Layout > I select Custom page size; Auto-adjust margins to page size change; Options - adjust font size, adjust locked content.
    3. Expected result: page and all objects and fonts shrink from those I needed for a 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) doc. to 7.222" x 6" (6-column newspaper ad size) I need to produce a print-ready PDF for newspaper layout.
    4. Actual result: the error message "Unable to adjust document layout due to an error." (note: the preflight shows no errors, all links working, everything copacetic).
    5. See screen shots.

    3 votes
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  7. Can't move multiple objects after 14.0.1 of Indesign. And it's sloooowww!

    Trying to move multiple objects, mostly boxes of type. One or several items does not move although selected. Upon undo and trying to move again, other objects doesn't move. And it has gotten so slow but that might be after Mojave 10.14.3 and not Adobe :)

    3 votes
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  8. Different views when switching between preview and normal mode

    Strange behavior. I recently switched between preview and normal mode and InDesign showed me an older version of the document.

    Most recent MacOS and InDesign Version.

    2 votes
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  9. indesign cc distribute spacing shortcuts doesn't work

    indesign CS4 〜 CC2019
    MAC OS

    Distribute spacing shortcuts doesn't work.

    The specified interval is ignored and it is arranged at 0 mm.

    There is no problem pressing the button of the panel.

    It is only when using shortcuts.

    2 votes
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  10. Page Margins Bug

    I am having a bug/issue with margins. In the page setup and the properties dialogues the measurements are showing as the defaults, but clearly they have been changed as noted in the attached file. This file was created in an earlier version of INDD.

    2 votes
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    The Document Setup shows the Margins of the document when it was created or margins that will be assigned to any new pages you add to the document. However, you can override margins of individual pages by using the Margins and Columns dialog. And this is what has been done for the Page – the Top and Outside margins have been set to 25mm and 45mm respectively (changed from their default setting of 12.7mm).
    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  11. the document window extends below the bottom of screen

    One file is open and you have the document window filling all available real estate besides the tool windows, when a second file is opened, the document window extends below the bottom of screen and must be resized again to view the info at the base. This issue was not apparent on pre CC Indesign

    1 vote
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  12. не активируются кнопки на панели инструменты кроме текстового фрейма

    не активируются кнопки на панели инструменты кроме текстового фрейма

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  13. When moving object or multiple objects with arrow keys odd results, sometimes scale, sometimes alignment, sometimes jumps pages

    Mac OS - Updated version of InDesign CC

    Too many to list but here are a few.

    Nudge object with arrow keys, the height but not the width changes
    Nudge multiple objects, one changes alignment
    Click and drag to select object, jumps pages down in the doc
    Moving object with mouse, jumps around the page
    Placing image by drag and drop screen jumps around
    Selecting Text , jumps around screen

    I have videos of all these but they are too large to post apparently.

    These are a small list of issues, i get crazy things constantly, this is the buggiest…

    1 vote
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  14. When moving object or multiple objects with arrow keys odd results, sometimes scale, sometimes alignment, sometimes jumps pages

    Mac OS - Updated version of InDesign CC

    Too many to list but here are a few.

    Nudge object with arrow keys, the height but not the width changes
    Nudge multiple objects, one changes alignment
    Click and drag to select object, jumps pages down in the doc
    Moving object with mouse, jumps around the page
    Placing image by drag and drop screen jumps around
    Selecting Text , jumps around screen

    I have videos of all these but keep getting errors when trying to submit, must be too big?

    These are a small list of issues, i get crazy things constantly,…

    1 vote
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  15. Disappearing objects

    I'm finding several of my indesign documents now have this lovely helpful trait where random objects dissappear and reappear off the page depending on zoom or moving other objects near it making it near unusable as a program unless I waste time copying and pasting everything on to a new document. Sort it out adobe this program should NOT have this level of bug at v14!

    Running a late 27" 4.2GHz i7 iMac with 24GB RAM 512BG SSD and Radeon 575

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  16. tiny ui

    My UI is tiny and I can't work out how to increase the size of the menus etc

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  17. Cannot find Layout Adjustments options

    I am using Adobe InDesign 2019 and cannot find "Layout Adjustments options" in no menu on my Mac. I am attaching a screenshot of my Layout menu. Why is this happening?

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  18. JavaScript appliedMaster override causes textFrame to move on X axis

    When overriding via JavaScript, the same elements (textFrames) move 0.75" to the right on the x axis!

    This does not happen when overriding master elements on a page manually - everything works as expected i.e. the textFrames don't move.

    I'm using InDesign 14.0.2 x64 on Windows 10.

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  19. objects do not snap to objects within a group

    When scaling or repositioning objects contained within a group, the object should snap to other objects within that group (when smart guides are enabled)

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  20. Please bring back the Layout Adjustment!!!

    I'm a typesetter that misses this feature to adjust the sink on Chapter Openers. It is the main reason why I do not use CC19.

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