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  1. glitchy grey squares and triangles popping up under images when placed, they also sometimes pop up under the cursor.

    I keep getting grey squares and triangles pop under the cursor or under images when I place them on my document and Its very distracting. Im not sure if its anything to do with the new update?

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  2. Dialog Box Disappears

    From time to time the Move dialogue box will not show up when called using the hotkey Shift-Command-M. InDesign then thinks a dialogue box is open and will not perform other tasks. You cannot exit the phantom dialogue box with escape. You cannot save your document. You cannot quit InDesign without manually force quitting.

    I am on Mac High-Sierra OS 10.13.1 (17B1003) and the latest Creative Cloud version of InDesign. I have had this happen on multiple computers and on multiple versions of InDesign.

    I do not have multiple monitors - however, I do use the Spaces function on the…

    2 votes
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  3. InCopy Assignments Updates Crash InDesign

    I have an InDesign book file housing several InDesign files that are news page documents with InCopy assignments. When I open the .indd files from the .indb file and a story has been updated (update links dialogue) when I click on "update links" InDesign crashes. I've clicked "don't update links" and it doesn't crash. However, when I go to the page that needs updating and I click update in the assignments panel, InDesign crashes.
    This all happened before and after I reset my InDesign preferences.

    3 votes
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  4. When I try to switch between blending modes in the panel - I do not see the changes in real time in the file. I have to click outside the wi

    When I try to switch between blending modes in the effects panel - I do not see the changes in real time in the file.
    I have to click outside the window every time to see what it looks like

    1 vote
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  5. cannot place XLSX table

    I'm unable to place an Excel file/table. When I choose Place...select any Excel file (.xls or .xlsx) and check "Import Options":
    - Options dialog appears, but no fields are selectable, except decimal places.
    - Click OK, and I get nothing. No error message, and no content.

    If I place a file WITHOUT options, I get the content of the Excel NOT as a table, but as tab-delimited text. This is not acceptable, as the integrity of the table is lost when I "convert text to table." Where there are (supposed to be) empty cells, data from other cells appears where…

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  6. presentation mode toggle stuck on black background

    InDesign v. 13.0.1
    shift + w for presentation mode
    shift +w to escape presentation mode

    expected result: user interface would return to Preferences provided in the application (white or gray respectively)

    actual result: shortcut key to change the background of presentation mode does not work.

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  7. XML output from CC2018 lacks Optimized image path

    When exporting XML from InDesign you can choose to export optimized images. In CC2017 and earlier the image element would include a href_opt attribute with the path to the exported optimized image.

    In CC2018, this attribute is not included.

    The href_FMT and href attributes do carry through.

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  8. Publish Online Dialog Box is Completely Blanked Out Except Top Border and Minimize X

    While in InDesign CC 2018 (13.0.1 x64) and selecting the "Publish Online" button or drop down menu command, the dialog box that pops up is completely blacked out. The only discernable features are the border and the "X" to close out of the dialog box. When hovering the mouse over the dialog box, it responds in ways that alert you to the fact all the features are still there and active - you just cant see them. The text field curser and the hand with a pointing finger appear at different spots. To see what would happen, I clicked in…

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  9. adobe color theme

    Version of Adobe InDesign : 13
    
    Steps to reproduce the issues

    1 - create a new document
    2 - Import or draw something
    3 - Select element you want to move or made a snippet
    4 - move them to the Adobe color Theme panel and drop.

    Expected result : a sound like other pannels
    
    Actual result : The Snippet code will be displayed in the Adobe Color Theme panel.

    3 votes
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  10. paragraph styles panel

    InDesign CC
    Expected: Paragraph Styles Panel opens to a list of my styles
    Actual: Panel opens and the list cannot be seen until the panel is widened to 3x its normal size.

    The panel appears to be split into two columns with the styles in the left column. When the panel is narrowered (ie normal size), the styles column collapses and the styles list cannot be seen. The only way to access the styles list is to enlarge the width of the panel to about 3x its normal size. Please see the attached image showing the action of the styles…

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  11. Selection Toll

    My Selection Tool, does not display properly and makes this wield yellow/green did like image. This means, I can not select objects properly and this is affecting the speed I'm working at.

    Please Help!

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  12. Primary Text Frame auto flow does strange things

    Auto text-flow suddenly produces this result while auto-adding new pages to fit the text-length.

    Maybe it wants me to produce more "experimental books"… who knows.

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  13. drag in picture size and Frame Fitting bug

    when I drag in a photo into indesign, I normally can resize the frame to adjust the size of it by dragging the frame box. But at the newest indesign 13.0.1 , this option wont 100% fit in the frame box. whatever frame I tried to make, the photo just won't fit 100%. High Sirra system

    2 votes
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  14. Cursor vanishes when over frames

    My cursor is vanishing in InDesign when I move it over a frame (or object inside a frame). It is almost like it is underneath or behind the frame/object.

    3 votes
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  15. Texte disappear when replacing font by another using Find a font in the Texte menu

    Using the command "Search for a font" in the "Text Menu" to replace a font (Times New Roman for example) by another (Adobe Garamond Pro for example), the texte disappear, it is erased if I valid "Replace All".
    I have to verify it works for the first occurrences before to validate "Replace All" to be sure the bug will not occur.
    This is very insecure if we don't verify and trust the command "eyes closed" !

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  16. Place Multipage PDF script not performing how it should

    Hi,

    I am experiencing trouble within my InDesign using the "PlaceMultipagePDF" java script under the scripts panel. My issue is that when I go to choose my file for my document and choose which page I want the PDF to start on (like page 5 out of 130) it no longer goes to the page I choose, but adds on top of the content on the last page (like page 105) and adds extra pages with the rest of the import of the pdf at the END of the document and not the one I chose.

    Thughts?

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  17. high sierra and Creative Suite

    I discovered an interesting bug concerning the Adobe CC suite and the HighSierra OS. Let me explain :
    I'm using a LaCie Firewire 800 external hard drive on which I'm recording completed jobs.
    Regularly, but not always, when using the InDesign or PhotoShop drop-down menu, the cursor takes the form of the multi-color wheel and blocks any action until I force the external hard drive to eject.
    I use many other software publishers such as Panic, Apple, Google, GitHub, ... that never presents this dysfunction.

    Here is the LaCie drive information:
    Volume Name: LaCie
    Volume type: Physical volume
    BSD device…

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  18. arabic letters hah from Damascus regular font are not correctly rendered in indesign 2018

    arabic letters hah from Damascus regular font are not correctly rendered in a text box (always the same glyph instead of various glyphs

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  19. hatched stroke styles

    Hatched stroke styles aren't distributed evenly around ellipses and circles. The last segment appears twice. Works fine with dotted line, though.

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  20. Indesign as smart object in Photoshop

    Hi is it possible to place Indesign doc as smart object in Photoshop?
    And so that it will remain Indesign an not converted to Illustrator when I will edit the smartlayer in Photoshop...

    Best Regards
    Philip

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