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  1. FindChangeByList not working

    1 The script stopped working. Doesn’t do anything.

    2 Please let the updater copy the FindChangeList.txt from the previous version. In most cases it’s part of a workflow that breaks with each update.

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  2. Insertion point with more than one text style range

    An insertion point can have more than one TextStyleRange, e.g.

    InsertionPoint.textStyleRanges.length // Result: 779

    These are the TextStyleRanges of the entire text (of the story) that follows the insertion point.

    Expected is one TextStyleRange for one InsertionPoint.

    InDesign 18.5.1, MacOS, UXP and ExtendScript

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  3. indesign 19 0.1 version the vbscripts don't work when pressing it gives me the window error sound and nothing happens

    indesign 19 0.1 version the VB scripts don't work when pressing it gives me the window error sound and nothing happens. I try to place multiple pdf and it gives me the window error sound please help

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  4. Error 104705 when using script with app.doScript()

    InDesign 19.0.1 shows the error 104705 when using my script.
    In German:
    Fehlerzeichenfolge: Adobe InDesign 2024 Type Library kann nicht geladen werden (Version 1.0).

    Engine: myengine
    Zeile: 4
    Quelle: clipboard = app.doScript(script,ScriptLanguage.VISUAL_BASIC);

    In InDesign 19.0 there is no error and all works fine.

    This also works in 18.5 but not in 18.5.1

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  5. Multi-Find/Change crashes

    Windows 11
    Indesign 19 x64

    Multi-Find/Change 3.0 crashes in the latest version of Indesign after the searches are complete and you press OK indesign crashes.

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  6. Actions Panel like in Photoshop and Illustrator

    If this existed in Indesign like it does in Photoshop and Illustrator it would save me HOURS of time. Please please make this happen,

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  8. IOS picking up URL in plain Text

    Creating a QR using the "Plain Text" option, to generate a note when scanned. There are a few URL's within the plain text. Android phones are picking up the QR code as intended, opening a note on their phone. However, iPhones are picking up the first URL in the plain text, despite it being 1/3 of the way down the text. It doesn't matter what the URL is. Third party cameras and Android cameras work fine, iOS cameras don't.

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  9. ID crashes when call method "createHyperlinkQRCode" on Rectangle from "afterOpen" event handler

    ID 18.1 Windows 10

    I'm trying to develop a script that updates the QR code (creates anew in the same Rectangle ) when the document is opened.

    The Startup Script sets the event handler of the "afterOpen" event, where the "createHyperlinkQRCode" method is called on the found Rectangle object.

    In this case, InDesign crashes with an error
    <crash exception="EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION" exceptionCode="0xc0000005" instruction="0x00007FFD49229914">

    Creating a QR code manually through the main menu does not cause errors. The error does not occur when the script calls the "createHyperlinkQRCode" method on the Document object. But in this case, I have to point with the…

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  10. Duplicated AllPageItems collection when nesting Table inside another Table

    1 create new blank document, 1 page, no primary textframe
    2 creatte empty TextFrame,
    3 insert Table [2x2],
    4 insert another Table [2x2] to the 1st table - into 1st cell,
    5 insert another Table [2x2] to the 2nd table - into 1st cell,
    6 now insert image into 3rd table - from step 5 - as InLine object after a space - so the cell is not converted into Graphics cell,
    7 run script:

    var items = app.activeDocument.allPageItems;
    for (var i = 0; i < items.length; i++)
    $.writeln(items[i].toSpecifier());

    Expected result:

    /document[@id=1]//text-frame[@id=246]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]
    /document[@id=1]//image[@id=282]

    Actual result:

    /document[@id=1]//text-frame[@id=246]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]
    /document[@id=1]//image[@id=282]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]…

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  11. Print Booklet

    Print Booklet error .. Won't print PDF, stops loading at page 6 of 16 page document quoting unknown error
    InDesign 2023 updated
    Critical document .. No Errors in document

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  12. ScirptUI: in events `app.activate();` doesn’t work on Mac

    Version of Adobe InDesign
    all

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    * Build a ScriptUI palette with a button (or any other element).
    * Give the button a .onClick event with a app.activate; to give the programm’s focus back to InDesign.
    * Try to perform an InDesign shortcut (such as "command f" to show the built-in find dialog or any other you prefer).

    Expected result
    The focus of the programm should be given back to InDesign and the called action in InDesign should be performed (such as showing the find dialog).

    Actual result
    The focus remains on the ScriptUI palette and…

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  13. Image catalogue script only has Desktop as a folder option. InDesign 2023

    When I've used this in previous editions, I was able to pick any folder on my computer. Now it only has Desktop as an option.

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  14. document.marginPreferences fails (at least on Mac0S)

    with (doc = app.documents.add()){
    with (marginPreferences){
    top = 10;
    left = 10;
    bottom = 10;
    right = 10;
    }
    }

    Results: margins are not set

    Expected: margins set

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  15. distribute

    document.distribute() doesn't allow aligning of pages.

    doc.distribute (doc.pages.everyItem(), DistributeOptions.HORIZONTAL_SPACE, true, 0)

    RESULT:
    Error: Invalid value of parameter "alignDistributeItems" of method "distribute". Expected array of PageItems, but received (Page,Page,Page).

    Expected: I can align pages in the UI via Align panel so I expect I can do the same in scripting.

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  16. Section addition applescript splits last spread (applescript only)

    1. Version
      InDesign 16.4.1 CC2021 (macOS 10.16 Mojave)
      Only in applescript, not in javascript.

    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      step1. prepare a spreads document. Total number of pages must be an odd number.
      step2. Use AppleScript to set the new section at even-numbered page.

    3. Expected result
      The state of the spread is not changed.

    4. actual result
      The spread at the end is split into two spreads.

    5. --code

    main()

    on main()
    mySetup() of me

    tell application "Adobe InDesign 2021"
    
        set mydoc to document 1
        set mypage2 to page 2 of mydoc
    
        tell mydoc
            set newsection to make section with properties {continue numbering:false,
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  17. cells selection

    Bug 1:

    See "Table 1" in the provided screenshot.
    Make a table with 3 columns and 3 rows.
    Merge the first 2 cells of the first row.
    Now you have 2 cells in the first row. (A and B).
    Set the contents of other cells to C, D, E, F, G, H.
    Now select cells B, D and E.
    If you click on the Edit menu, InDesign crash.
    If you choose File -> Export, InDesign crash.
    On the scripting side, calling document.selection throw an exception and it is not possible to get the current selection.

    Bug 2:
    See "Table 2"…

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  18. findGrep() causes Indesign to hang and consume all available resources, eventually crashing the entire computer

    This code will cause InDesign 17.1 to hang and consume all available resources until the computer eventually runs out of both real and virtual memory and then crashes.

    app.findGrepPreferences = app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
    app.findChangeGrepOptions.properties = { includeMasterPages: true, kanaSensitive: true, widthSensitive: true };
    app.findGrepPreferences = null;
    app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = '^(.*)$';

    var found = app.documents[0].changeObject.findGrep();

    If the runaway app is terminated using Task Manager (Windows 10), a stack of message boxes appear with the following message:
    Unable to terminate process
    The operation could not be completed
    The operation is not valid for this process

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  19. Custom menus created by script stay after relaunching InDesign

    There's a bug in InDesign 2022 where custom menus created by a script stay after relaunching InDesign.

    How to reproduce:

    -Run this AppleScript script which will create a menu titled Custom Menu:

    tell application "Adobe InDesign 2022"
    tell menu "$ID/Main" to make submenu with properties {title:"Custom Menu"}
    end tell

    -Relaunch InDesign

    The menu Custom Menu will still be there. While it should NOT be there unless explicitely created by a script again.

    The only way to remove it is to run a separate script that specifically removes the menu.

    It's a big problem for third-party software: for example, where users…

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