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  1. Cannot delete blue/teal guides

    Have no problem creating guides but cannot get rid of them once they are in place. I've tried every suggestion I could find on the internet in addition to restarting my computer, updating the software, etc etc etc and nothing will work.

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  2. Crash when searching for column break

    Indesign 2018 crashes when searching for column break (~M) – with Find/Change dialog box or via script. It works for me with CC 2017. Not yet tested with CC2019.

    The document with 500 pages was newly created with CC2018. It was tested with several computers, always with the same result.

    Example document can be downloaded here: https://adobe.ly/2SGVPsy.

    Happens in CS6, CC 2019 as well.

    Find/Change for Column Break in GREP tab of Find/Change crashes InDesign.

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    0 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.

    If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -Aman

  3. convert

    Click "convert" to open this document..... doesn't do anything!!

    The error message then tells you "You are not currently signed in to the
    CC (which I already am). Please go to Help- > Sign In and enter your Adobe ID. Restart InDesign, then try opening the document again."

    Performing this action does nothing, the error never goes away, you just go in circles.

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  4. beim sRGB jpg export ist Adobe RGB Profil eingebettet

    Beim Export eines sRGB-JPG's aus InDesign 2019 ist in dem Foto dann Adobe RGB-Farbraum eingebettet.
    Die Farben sind eigentlich korrekt (entsprechen dem sRGB-Farbraum), aber es ist eben fälschlicherweise das Adobe RGB-Etikett eingebettet, so dass die Farben dann falsch interpretiert werden.

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  5. English:UK spelling currently not picking up US spellings 'ize', 'izing'

    InDesign is not currently detecting US spellings that use 'ize' in text that is set as 'English: UK'. (example 'organize'). We have checked to make sure there are no local overrides, such as paragraph or character styles set to 'English: USA' (there aren't), and that the undetected spelling has not been added to the custom dictionary (they haven't been). Failure to pick up 'ize' spellings is a departure from previous behaviour and is quite problematic for our workflow. Other US English spellings (such as 'behavior') are being detected.

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  6. Paragraph style changes when copy/pasting

    Indesign 13.1/13.0.1, macOS, UTS 6.1.5

    When copy-pasting text or text frames from one document to another or even in the same document, paragraph style is changed to "standard copy".
    The correct paragraph style is present, allocated and identical in all documents.
    The paragraph style "standard"/"standard copy" is not present in any document (german version) before copy-pasting.

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  7. InDesign performance issue: Text disappears while editing

    When editing a text box, the text disappears.
    I have to switch the display mode (Overview > Normal or Normal > Overview) to make the text appear again.

    This bug occurs frequently (10~20 times a day) but I did not identify what is the trigger.

    Version 2017.1
    Build 12.1.0.56 x64
    Windows 10 x64

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    50 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue. Our investigation revealed that the problem manifests in multiple use cases.
    We have fixed the issue in some of the use cases and are currently working on the remaining ones.
    Please update your InDesign to the latest version, id 14.0.3 to try out the fix.

    We shall update here once we have addressed all the remaining use case

    We appreciate your cooperation.

    -InDesign Team

  8. Blank swatches panel

    Swatches do not show at all in multiple documents. Closing and reopening has no effect.

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  9. InDesign CC1019 - Import function of PDF comments on graphics are incorrect

    Step 1: Export PDF x4 from ID 14.0.1
    Step 2: Correction of the PDF file with Acrobat DC 2019.008.20080
    Step 3: Import PDF comments into ID file from before (ID 14.0.1)

    Comments within graphics are not clearly assignable after import in InDesign.

    In Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, the corrections are displayed correctly

    If in PDF text corrections to graphics are marked with the PDF correction function, they will not be displayed completly when importing to InDesign. Or these are displayed in the wrong position.

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  10. GREP "Any Double Quotation Marks" wildcard not working as expected

    Version: CC (14.0.1.209)

    While using InDesign's Find/Change GREP feature:

    The following GREP query wont find the matching string even if it exists in the document: (Any White Space) followed by (Any Double Quotation Marks) followed by (Any Uppercase Letter)

    \s"[A-Z]

    This should find any white space followed by any double quotation mark followed by any uppercase letter, however it shows no match.

    The following GREP searches will work, but when combined they do not work:

    \s" will find the white space and the double quotation mark

    "[A-Z] will find the double quotation mark and any uppercase letter

    It seems to…

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  11. missing dialog box

    When i clicked on the effect (example; gradient feather) for my image, there is no dialog box popping out. I'm unable to click on other tools and I've to use the escape key to close the 'invisible' dialog box before I can use the other tools. Hence, I'm unable to apply any effect on my image.

    I'm using the Indesign CC (13.0.1) on Windows.

    It feels like it's a programme bug. I've tried to reinstall the programme but it still persists.

    Please assist.

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  12. spreadsheet

    InDesign CS4 - CC2018
    j'ai créé un tableau sous indesign sur le plan de montage et dès que je le glisse sur la page les spécifications de cellules n'agissent plus. (cf capture ecran) certain textes sautent. avez-vous deja rencontré ce probleme?
    et trouvé une solution ?

    InDesign CS4 - CC2018
    I created a table under indesign on the timeline and as I drag it on the page the cell specifications no longer work. (see screenshot) some texts jump. have you ever encountered this problem?
    and found a solution?

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    2 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Is the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, can you please share the document(s)/asset(s) with us? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)

    Adobe InDesign team

  13. Based-on Master Pages don't inherit Primary Text Frame

    When we create new documents with facing pages and Primary Text Frames on, new master pages are then created based on that original master page.

    I would expect them to inherit the same threading and Primary Text Frame designation as the original, but they don't. Only the text frame on the right hand master page is designated as part of the primary text flow, and the frames are no longer threaded. Designers have to check every based-on master, re-designate the primary text flow, and re-thread the frames.

    The steps to reproduce are:
    1. Create a new document with Facing Pages…

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  14. benjamin.schenk

    Content-Aware Fit-Problem with INDD CC2019, 14.0.1
    I had images to link again after receiving a layout from a customer. In some cases, I had massive changes, different sections of images, with the new option activated. I'm not shure about the reason, but if I don't activate the automatic fit, the picture sections are correct in the same layout with the same images.

    All the best
    Benjamin

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  15. text wrap issues

    Having text wrap issues. I tell the box to ignore text wrap but it seems to still be affected by text wrapping from other objects. OS10.14.1. InDesign14.0

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  17. World-Ready Composer Is messing up the kerning in Latin fonts

    I have reported a variation of this—back with CS6—but it seems not to have been fixed. I assume it's a bug, but if someone can enlighten me about what I might be doing wrong and how I can fix this, I'd appreciate it.

    I often work on books that include Arabic and Hebrew words and phrases in the middle of English text. They only way to get the Arabic ligatures to form is to use one of the World Ready composers. When I do that, though, the kerning around some English characters often—but not always—is affected. I have tried turning…

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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 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    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 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  18. Spell Check changing to Catalan (Spanish) half-way through

    Spell check is changing from English to Catalan on a particular page of my document every time I check it. I have tried changing it back and will select English and then it will still say Catalan and try to change all of my words to Spanish.

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  19. Clicking on master page items with type tool


    1. InDesign CC2019

    2. clicking on master page items on a page with the text tool selected should make that text box active – like it has done for so many years

    3. it doesn’t. You have to change to the main selection tool, then click on the text box, then click back on the type tool to edit the text. Creating a pain when you have a lot of master pages set up.

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  20. Margins – Irrelevant error message

    CC2019 14.0.1 MacOS
    If I have a custom size page in the document (with it's own custom margins), that is smaller than the documents default margins – I get an error message every time I make InD active.

    To repoduce:
    -Make new document – A4 with 20 mm margins
    -Add one page
    -Change margins on new page to 0 mm
    -Change with of new page to 10 mm width
    -Hide InDesign
    -Reactivate InDesign – Error message shown

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    0 comments  ·  Adjust Layout  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    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 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

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