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  1. Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share)

    Import failed when placing .indd file, while user has file open. (on SMB share).
    User receives the message, "Import failed." when placing a .indd file inside of another InDesign file.

    If this is a limit of InDesign it would be helpful if the error message was more detailed. If this error prompted the user to close the open file, it would be clear what is causing the issue. I believe that I have been able to place an open InDesign file in the past.

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  2. Story that spans several pages not adding to InCopy Assignment.

    When I create an InCopy file the bulk of the document does not add to the assignment. When I right click on the story there is no InCopy option in the drop down. If I go to the assignments panel I cannot add the story to the assignment.

    Just updated to InDesign cc 2018. (13.0.1) Running El Capitan.

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  3. InDesign crashes on launch with clean preference if Brother Printer is default printer

    On STRG+P InDesgin (CC18 / 13.0.1 x64) crashes! Working on PC WIN7 64 bit. It happens on existing Document choosing Printer Brother MFC-6890. If I create a new Document ans I can choose PDF oder other, it works. Choosing Brother-Printer -> Crash!

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    1 comment  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have fixed the issue with InDesign’s Mar 2018 update.
    Please download the latest InDesign version (InDesign CC 13.1) for the fix.

    List of crashes and other issues that have been fixed with the update can be found at the below provided link:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/release-note/indesign-cc-march-2018-13-1-release-notes.html

    If you’re unable to see the update, go to Creative Cloud application, click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  4. Indesign 2018 is a disaster, full of bugs and crashes at any time. This was a good program, but now it's just a misery. Costs both time and

    Indesign 2018 is a disaster, full of bugs and crashes at any time.
    This was a good program, but now it's just a misery. Costs both time and money.
    I will work with older versions in the future and hope that any new player will find a better software.

    It would not be wrong with a phone number on the website, but you're probably ashamed.

    Peter

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

    Hello All,

    We have fixed a number of crashes with InDesign’s latest Nov’18 update.
    Please download the latest InDesign version (InDesign CC 14.0.1) for the fix.

    List of crashes and other issues that have been fixed with the update can be found at the below provided link:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud application, click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Regards,
    InDesign Team

  5. caps

    Everytime I type a capital "I" all letters following are all CAPS. It only does it when I type that letter. Then after I select the text to change it to lower case the only way to get the cursor back in my control is to do a DESELECT ALL COMMAND. Otherwise the sentence stays selected and stuck. Another thing it does if not all caps is it changes to first letter in the entire sentence will be Capitalized like a title character style. My text is a set character style that I have set to be regular format, not…

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  7. Story Editor not close during export

    Impossible to close the story editor dialog when a backgroud task is active.
    Indesign returns an error like this: "Impossible to close indesign when a backgroud task is active"

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  9. ALL DAY pdf export

    It took 5 HOURS to convert a file to pdf 1. ID had a terrible time reading an Illustrator vector -- same vector on every page. Felt like I was back in 1999.

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  10. paragraph styles convert everything to italic

    When I attach a style to a paragraph, all the text changes to italic even though the style is not italic. (I have character styles in place.) I use updated Creative Cloud and High Sierra.

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  11. Compression settings almost ignored when exporting to PDF

    For some weeks now, compression settings (almost) do not apply when I export a PDF.
    When I use "300dpi-maximum quality" a pair of pages weight 105Mo, but if I use "130dpi-medium quality", the same pair of pages weights 103,8Mo, not exactly the same, but not what's expected..
    And If I "optimize" the 130-medium file in ACROBAT PRO at identical 130-medium settings, it reduces to 1,1Mo (which add a step before I can send each PDF by mail to someone)
    This apply as well to the ID I receive from other people than to my own creations.
    I'm used to ID…

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  12. Fonts and content

    DISAPPEARING FONTS AND CONTENT CENTRING

    Fonts are becoming unavailable in a combination of High Sierra, InDesign CC 2018 and FontAgent. Franklin Gothic ITC has disappeared completely and will not import.

    Secondly the content centre button appears got have been discontinued. Why?

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  13. Based on paragraph styles have issues when created by script

    When creating styles via a script, styles that are based on other styles are not overwriting style attributes properly. i.e.:
    p - font: Arial, size: 10.5, leading: 13, indent 8
    p-first: based-on, p, indent 0
    The indent may or may not actually be set to 0 if those two styles are created by a script. If I fix the indent manually in InDesign, any of the styles that are based off of p-first would update properly.

    2 votes
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  14. Extension Manager can't be found in Mac version of Indesign 2018

    I'd noticed that OpenAsset was always opening without me installing it. I close the window, it pops back up. I don't want to use that extension, but can no longer find the extension manager to turn it off. I tried using the extension dropdown to uncheck OpenAsset, but it just reopens a few minutes later.

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  15. text outside of text frame

    Text suddenly appears outside of frame. This happened on two different pages. In one instance, the number (which is the result of a numbered list) did not appear at all, but it had been previously there, and in other instances, the number appeared outside of the text frame. There were no overrides on the style. This suddenly happened. If i placed my cursor and started typing where the number should have been (and was with all other numbered bullets), then the disappearing number reappeared in the one case, and, in the others, the number moved back into the text frame.…

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  16. Update images

    ⌘-u should invoke the "Update Links" command in this dialogue. ⌘-d should invoke "Don't update".

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  17. Note strip content in cross references panel varies


    1. Indesign CC 2018

    2. Open a document with cross refs.

    3. When hovering with the mouse over a cross ref in the cross ref panel a note strip appears, showing some information about the page it points to and also the page of the source.

    4. On some cross refs it does not. There it shows the cross ref text. This seems to be due to the cross ref format being slightly different, but all pointing to level 3 headlines.

    5. See attached images adobeerror5.1.jpg (correct note strip) and adobeerror5.2.jpg (false note strip)

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  18. Endnotes not accessible in InCopy

    I finally figured out where the endnotes disappeared to when I imported a document from Word, only to find out that they will not link to the story text boxes and are inaccessible from InCopy. This adds all sorts of problems to our workflow.

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  20. Caret symbol doubling in Index panel

    InDesign v.13.01, Macintosh, client.

    I'm listing the caret symbol in the Index but when I create an index entry for it, it appears on the Index panel as two carets (see attached). However, it shows up as a single caret in the generated index so the panel's where the problem is.

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