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  1. Hello. The keyboard shortcut for text incrementing (Ctrl + Shift +>) doesn't work. Someone something ?

    Hello. The keyboard shortcut for text incrementing (Ctrl + Shift +>) doesn't work. Someone something ?

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  2. proportional scaling and Opt + drag copy feature not working

    Some, but not all, shift and option key functionality not working. I've tried both the Webroot SecureAnywhere fix (don't have this on my computer) and the keyboard unicode fix. Neither have helped. it's also inconsistent. it was working fine last night at home but not working this morning in my office.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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,…

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. pasteboard

    what have you done to the pasteboard??
    why do I have to jump through hoops to see objects off my pages? I routinely put things there I might need and now I have to rework my layouts too see the pasteboard.

    IF I DON'T WANT TO SEE THE PASTEBOARD, I HAVE PRESENTATION VIEW.

    stop with the needless changes and do some real improvements,ents, like allowing me to select various points (from different strokes) and align them without moving all the strokes.

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  8. pasteboard

    Nearly every Indesign document I open now the pasteboard jumps about in size as soon as you do anything on the page. It's really distracting and interferes with my workflow.

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  9. Pasteboard not centered in layout view

    I'm not sure if this is the right bug category, but when trying to view spreads, no matter what view option I pick, the pasteboard is aligned right only, with lots of extra room on the left. If I scroll all the way left, the left edge of the pasteboard is about in the middle of the view area and if I scroll all the way right, nothing past the right edge of the pasteboard is visible. It should be the other way around if not centered, because at least then, all my tool panels wouldn't cover up what I…

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  10. Edges of images not showing

    Edges of images (usually around a few mm) are randomly not showing in various documents, I have to nudge the image to make it appear - switching between display performance modes sometimes makes it display correctly, sometimes not. This has only been the case since the 2019 update.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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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

  13. InDesign 2021: Application Frame

    Set the application to not separate and hide document window from the Application Frame.

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  14. alt drag

    Alt + drag doesn't copy anymore, it only moves objects.
    Indesign 16.0.1 / MacBook Pro (late 2009), MacOS 10.15.7 (19H114).

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  15. Organize styles per book, not per file.

    Having to synch the styles manually instead of just having the styles available throughout the book is a pain. Also I cannot synch single styles. There is an object style I use for chapter headings, the objects get displaced everytime I synch.

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  16. save window so small and compact

    The new version of InDesign's save window by default is small and compact. Why did it change? I work on Server's and very robust paths. it's a pain to always expand the window to just see further down a path to save.

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  17. Option bar on Save and Place windows

    Since the recent update to 2021, when I save, export, or place image, the window that opens is so small and there are now options at the bottom that I don't need and the area to select a file is only big enough to see 3 or 4 files.

    Can you make this window larger so you don't have to expand the window size or hide the options every time? It gets monotonous.

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  19. Shift and Alt keys not working.

    This seems to happen randomly, but while working on an InDesign doc these keys will stop working and the only fix is to restart my entire laptop. This doesn't really fix anything though because the issue can happen again within minutes of starting back up.

    I use shift and alt a lot to align assets on my pages as well as duplicate certain assets. Among a bunch of other things.

    This happens across all version I use (2019, 2020 and 2021)

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  20. Hi Team, InD CS -yes I know it's from the ark but I love it! It still does a great job!!

    When placing an item from Library (in this case formatted Text Boxes), what do they actually link to?
    I have them marked "lock position" but then I find them scattered all over the document (a quite long one).
    Is there any way to link them (position them) relative to a paragraph mark or some other text item on the page.

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