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  1. Imported PDF comments not accurate


    1. ID 14 Mac

    2. Import PDF comments from file, including strikethroughs, replaced text, comments

    3. Some edits NOT SHOWN in ID file, though clearly present when PDF is viewed in Acrobat

    4. Faithful transfer of all edits to ID file
      (note non-transferred strikethrough of Highlights of Baltics in bottom quarter of screendump)

    29 votes
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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. Import PDF Comments - New Bugs identified

    We're facing below issues in the new feature, called 'Import PDF Comments':

    (1) If text frames are overlapped and grouped, PDF comments are not embedding correctly, also updating in wrong places (please refer the attachment 1Error1.png)
    (2) PDF comments are not embedding correctly for the grouped frames (please refer the attachment 2
    Error2.png)
    (3) PDF comments are not embedding correctly for the sub-frames (please refer the attachment 3Error3.png)
    (4) PDF comments are not embedding correctly inside table cells (please refer the attachment 4
    Error4.png)
    (5) PDF comments are not embedding correctly when the fonts are missing (please refer…

    11 votes
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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

  3. import pdf comments


    1. ID 14 Mac

    2. Copy text out of a comment to paste into layout

    3. Would expect that the cursor could be used to select all or part of an imported PDF comment

    4. In fact it is EXTREMELY difficult to get the palette to recognize that text is selected in the palette interface. The "Copy" popup does not appear a large proportion of the time, or you can't select the range of characters you need. Even though Acrobat is terrible at the same process, it is significantly faster to copy the needed range of characters from the comment in Acrobat and switch…
    11 votes
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  4. Import PDF Comments not working correctly for Tables.

    PDF comment import not working accurately on tables


    1. ID 14 Mac

    2. Import PDF comments to layout including simple 2-column tables in which an entire row is marked as deleted/struck through

    3. Expected that the entire row would be deleted upon acceptance of edit via PDF Comments palette

    4. In fact Accepting edit only deletes the contents of the first cell of the row, leaving the orphaned data behind.

    7 votes
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  5. PDF comments panel does not stick in workspace

    We have discovered that the PDF Comments panel disappears when a document is closed.

    But we have also found that any panels that are grouped with the PDF Comments panel in a saved workspace disappear when the document is closed.

    Refreshing the workspace brings them all back.

    6 votes
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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

  6. PDF Comment Loading in the Master Page

    We have recently updated to 2020 version. In the previous version when I load PDF comments in InDesign they appear in the pages where they are suppose to appear. Now, in the 2020 version, they appear in the Master Page. Why is it like this?

    Also may I suggest when copying text in the PDF Comments panel that the "Command+C" be activated as this is more instinctively than clicking the "Copy" button from the panel.

    5 votes
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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  7. Unable to Import PDF Comments from Acrobat 2019 Shared Review

    PDFs with shared Reviews running off the Adobe Document Cloud are not able to import comments into InDesign.

    Since Acrobat 2019, we are no longer able to use our own review server. There's now a big blue button to share the review using the Adobe Document Cloud. While this simplifies using Shared Reviews, the review PDF is now hosted and maintained by Adobe. Then, there is no longer a way to import the comments into InDesign.

    To import a PDF's Shared Review Comments, InDesign requires access to the copy of the PDF containing the comments. With Acrobat 2019, this copy…

    5 votes
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  8. export

    My inDesign file won't export to PDF. it says it has an error but no exact details.
    Also when I want to make a package it stops while exporting

    3 votes
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  9. Can't accept "highlighted" text (with replacement text) using Import PDF Comments

    For years I have taught my clients to not use insert or strike through, simply because they are hard to see and click on, especially on a laptop. I much prefer the old school way, highlighted text, with an attached replacement text. Now with Import PDF comments, I see them but can't accept them. Can you make that work?
    INDD 14.0.2, MacOS 10.14.5, iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)

    3 votes
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  10. Restrict printing of PDF until all mandatory fields are filled in.

    I have designed a CC authorization form that all fields are set to mandatory and with a PRINT button at the bottom. However I want to restrict printing until all fields are filled out. What's the sense of making fields mandatory if, basically, they aren't?

    3 votes
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  11. Copy in Indesign layout is menu clicked "All Caps". PDF comments does not work. Only when copy is set to normal

    When my copy in Indesign layout is menu clicked "All Caps" from tool bar or Character menu. I make a change request in the PDF. Like "remove" a word. Then Import the PDF comments. Accept does not work. The only time it works is if the copy is set to regular copy or if you type the copy in "All Caps". No menu changes.

    3 votes
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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

  12. PDF Comments not hiding

    PDF Comment import does not hide comments on the layout after the Hide Comments on Layout button is pressed.

    The following is the process I followed:
    - Displayed the PDF Comments pane in InDesign.
    - Imported comments from PDF's.
    - Selected the Hide Comments on Layout Button in the PDF Comments pane.
    * Comments are hidden from view.
    - Leave the InDesign window
    - Return to InDesign, and some of the comment boxes are shown, some are not shown, and some are partially shown (the box is cut in half).
    - Move cursor over the Show Comments on Layout button.…

    3 votes
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  13. formatted text


    1. 14.0.2

    2. importing pdf comments that have bold and italic text in the replacement text

    3. that it would show as bold or italic in the pdf comment dialog box

    4. shows all text as none formatted

    I can understanding it would be difficult to get that text to change to bold/italic when i click accept, but if i at least saw that it was bold/italic in the preview box i'd know to make that edit manually.

    2 votes
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  14. PDF comment: need Insert Text at Cursor tool

    People who are reviewing now only can add a sticky note, , highlight text, underline text (and add a comment), strikeout text and draw. Adding text. The regular Comment toolbar also contains the Insert Text at Cursor tool. This must be added to the review features when documents are sent for review via the new Send for Review feature.

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  15. Imported drawn PDF comments don't adjust in ID layout


    1. ID 14

    2. Import a batch of PDF comments into layout, including edits made using the Oval and Arrow tools to show placement. Then proceed to apply edits, thereby adjusting the location of the text on the page.

    3. I would expect the drawn edits to be tagged to a location in the text, and to track with the copy as it reflows. If this feature is going to be available, that is.

    4. Actual result: the markup remains on the page at the coordinates at which it was imported. By the time to you get to that location, if you've been making…
    2 votes
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  16. "PUBLISH ONLINE" - DESCRIPTION FEATURE

    INDESIGN > PUBLISH ONLINE > GIVEN OPTIONS - Title & description fields = what is the intention behind these options?

    My intention to use these would be, to supply additional information within the document/ link to my client, whom I share this link with.

    > Client opens the document > but the provided information are not displayed anywhere... so what's the point?

    1 vote
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  17. Import PDF Comments - New Bugs identified - Part 3

    We're also facing below issues in the new feature, called 'Import PDF Comments':

    (1) [CRITICAL ERROR] When any insertion is happening at the end of paragraph, InDesign is swapping the last character after the new insertion

    (2) When any PDF comments appeared within the tinted panel, it's not replacing properly

    Please let me know for any clarifications on the above given feedback.

    1 vote
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  18. Import PDF Comments - New Bugs identified - Part 2

    We're also facing below issues in the new feature, called 'Import PDF Comments':

    (1) Formatting properties are getting removed after importing the PDFs into InDesign, for example, if editor marking the contents in Bold format, is getting removed automatically
    (2) When contents are getting overset during Comments accepting, throwing error ‘Comment cannot be accepted’
    (3) Unable to select the comment one-by-one thro’ COM
    (4) Unable to navigate the comment to respective position in the InDesign file thro’ COM
    (5) Unable to get the page numbers thro’ COM

    Please let me know for any clarifications on the above given feedback.

    1 vote
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  19. Solved PDF comments become unmapped

    Some solved PDF comments shows up as unmapped and unresolved.
    I often end up with a long list of unmapped comments after I am done solving the list of comments.

    1 vote
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  20. Selection of PDF Comments

    InDesign CC2019 (14.02 x64) Windows 10

    I am only able to select the corresponding sticky note icon from imported PDF comments at 100% or less view magnification. This is unhelpful as at this scale, large dimension sized documents the text is greeked out, I need to zoom in to see what is written in my document to compare against the comment, but then have to zoom back out to select the next icon to bring that comment to the fore of the list.

    Please correct so I can select sticky notes while panning throughout a document at >100%.

    1 vote
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