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  1. InDesign CC Server 2018.1 crashes when applying masterSpread to a page

    InDesign CC Server 2018.1 crashes when applying masterSpread to a page.
    The code attached in file "Script.txt" crashes when executing "item.appliedMaster = masterSpread;".
    The file "File.indd" is on which I execute the script.
    I works properly in InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2018.1.
    I've been searching on Internet and I couldn't find any issue similar to mine.
    I think it is a bug but maybe I'm missing something prior to execute that sentence.
    Thanks.

    10 votes
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    FIXED  ·  1 comment  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Anchored objects in text on path have inconsistent vertical & horizontal positioning

    Pasting the same graphic in text on a path appears at different vertical and horizontal locations relative to the baseline depending on where on the path it's pasted. CC 14.0.1, no character or paragraph styles applied.

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  3. InDesign CC 2018—Page shifts when browsing with key commands

    Browsing pages using Command+Page Up/Down or Fn+Shift+Arrow Up/Down shifts page slightly left and down. Infuriating when trying to see if elements are properly aligned between pages. The rulers seem to shift as well.

    I'm using Indesign CC 2018 version 13.1

    My document size is 4k 3840 x 2160 px. When my doc is 1920 x 1080 px the page shifting does NOT happen.

    Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix it?

    1 vote
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  4. In all Windows 10 Adobe CS products, scroll goes in the opposite direction of Windows setting.

    In all Windows 10 Adobe CS products, scroll goes in the opposite direction of Windows setting.

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  5. InDesign produces 'failed to open the pdf file' error when importing pdf with dotted lines

    Using InDesign v13.1 on a MacBook Air (12 inch, 2017) running iOS 10.13, importing a .pdf generated using attached MS Powerpoint file LA02examplerunFigure.pptx resulted in 'failed to open the pdf file' error if the lines added to the graphic are dotted lines as shown (see attachment). Changing these lines to solid lines before exporting to .pdf solved this (see 'LA02examplerunFigure(noDotted).pptx). Upon experimentation, addition of any dotted line to the graphic in Powerpoint results in this error when the file is exported to a .pdf and imported to InDesign.

    3 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Size and Position Missing from Object Styles

    "Size and Position Options" are missing from Object Styles. The option is simply not listed in the Object Styles options and I cannot find a reason for it anywhere. Everywhere I've searched says it should be there so that I can set a specific placement for an object with that style applied, but it's missing.

    I'm using the software at work. It's Adobe InDesign CC - 2017.1 release. 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

    1 vote
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  8. 13 votes
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    12 comments  ·  ePub/HTML/Publish Online  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Basic Shortcuts Gone

    InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator all lost shortcuts such as spacebar hand, zoom, unable to scale boxes in InDesign or constrain placed images, Photoshop you can't constrain a scale with shift. All same in Illustrator. Just noticed these yesterday and assumed it was Mojave, which I installed Saturday. I updated Adobe upgrades but that didn't help.

    3 votes
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  10. No Panels at Start

    Many times CC apps start with no panels at all or panels which won't expand when clicked.

    Also happens in Photoshop, Illustrator in my experience and on different machines (Mac Pro at home, different iMacs at the office).

    Has been going on for many iterations of CC apps.

    macOS High Sierra 13.13.3 / CC 2018 InDesign 13.0.1

    13 votes
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  11. Fermeture du logiciel INDESIGN avec l'outil Ligne

    Indesign 14.0 (x64) - Windows 10 pro x64 - Core i7 4770k - 32Go DDR3

    Bonjour, juste après avoir utilisé l'outil LIGNE, le logiciel se ferme. cette panne est arrivée avec la dernière mise à jour.
    Merci de votre retour.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. blocks are moved to another layer

    When grouped blocks are moved to another layer and then ungrouped, they return to their original layer

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    1 comment  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is a Feature of InDesign and not a bug.

    If you want to stop this from happening, go to the Layers panel flyout menu and uncheck the option called “Ungroup Remembers Layers”. When this option is unchecked, the ungrouped items remain on the same layer as they were (when grouped) and will not return to their original layer.

    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  14. Where can I get Zusatzmodul Intents and Tabs.InDesignPlugin for my Adobe Indesign CS6

    I installed macOS Mojave and the tabulator does not work anymore. Indesign CS6 asks for Zusatzmodul Intents and Tabs.InDesignPlugin. Where can I get it?

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  16. Book closing on File>Close

    Book is closing when CTRL+W or File>Close. Book is supposed to stay open

    both windows 7 and Mac OS High Sierra

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  17. FileInfo

    File Info dialog box is not displayed when selecting File > File Info. The dialog is active but is somewhere off screen. (OS is OS X/High Sierra.)

    This problem has existed for some time; in previous versions the problem was solved by deleting the file "DVADialogPrefs.xml" but this file no longer exists.

    2 votes
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  18. Upon opening app 'Pages panel' does not launch

    InDesign doesn't seem to record the preference of keeping open the 'pages panel'. On each app launch (despite on closing the last session with the pages panel open), the pages panel does not appear.

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    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 –
    • What were you doing when the issue was observed in InDesign?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue.
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.
    • Is the issue related to a specific workspace(s)? If yes, can you please provide the workspace(s) available at following location:
    o Windows: “%APPDATA%\Adobe\InDesign\Version 14.0\en_US\Workspaces”
    o Macintosh: "~/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 14.0\en_US\Workspaces”

    Adobe InDesign team

  19. qr code special character problem

    qr code business card generated don´t read in correct form. Specials characters like á or é are incorrectly presented in iphone qr code readers.

    3 votes
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  20. spinning ball every minute

    InDesign CC 13.1
    When using InDesign, doesn't matter which file, or file size, every minute on the minute I encounter a spinning ball for 10 seconds.

    I use InDesign for a majority of my work, so there is almost an hour of work time lost each day.

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    0 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    We had launched our investigation into the matter to get to the root cause of the problem. As the part of our investigation, we had reached out to many of you personally over email.
    We have concluded our investigation and have come up with few findings.

    1. For many of the users the issue got fixed after updating InDesign to a newer version.
    2. For some, the issue got resolved after disabling a third-party application such as Suitecase fusion etc.
    3. For few, the issue was intermittent and is no longer reproducible.
    4. For majority of the users, the underlying cause of the performance issue was identified to be related to span columns, cross-references, third party plugin etc.

    We have created separated threads for these issues and we are now working towards resolving them.

    However, over the time this thread…

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