Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Save window file name AND extension are highlighted by default.

    Before upgrading to Catalina, when I go to save a file or export the name of the file will be highlighted.

    I can then tap the right arrow and the cursor (blinking line) will go to the end of the file name but BEFORE the file extension.

    But after upgrading to Catalina, the file name AND the file extension are both highlighted by default so when pressing the arrow key, the cursor goes to the end AFTER the file extension.

    4 votes
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  2. Data Merge multiple records not working properly at all

    Data Merge is very buggy on latest update, makes tool useless:

    1/ repeating same record over (with multiple records)
    2/ records are not imported in order of source document
    3/ preview and results do not match (alignment, records, etc)

    tested with both txt and csv

    3 votes
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  3. Extensions isn't working on the last Indesign versions

    Using Indesign 2019 or 2020 on the MacOS, trying to install any extension, opening the menu Window > Extensions > Selecting an extension: nothing happens.

    4 votes
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  4. [Limited Undo] InDesign CC 2019 (v14.0) strg+z / cmd+z doesn't work properly

    With the new Version the option to go back some steps seems to be cut at some point. I have been working on a couple of files now and going steps back with strg+z works for 2-3 steps. Somehow random but definitely not the way it used to work.

    59 votes
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    67 comments  ·  Performance/Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Edit:
    Hello All,
    We acknowledge those comments where some of us have mentioned that the issue is still not fixed; we are already working on it.
    Please note that, in the earlier release we had fixed few cases which were leading to the issue.
    There are still few scenarios which are yet to be investigated and fixed.
    Unfortunately, this particular thread has become too generic.
    We request you to provide your comments in below provided new thread. Please do mention your observation while submitting the comment. It will help us in our ongoing investigation.

    https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/38991835-undo-not-working-properly-in-indd-2020


    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

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

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu…

  5. 65 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, 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 CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
    Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

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

    Regards,
    InDesign Team

  6. screen mode button is gone

    Screen mode button has been removed from tool bar and there's no way to add it back in MUST HAVE SCREEN MODE BUTTON IN TOP TOOLBAR where it has always been in the past.

    2 votes
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  7. Optical Kerning issues after recent v15 update

    After the recent update (v15.0), I am having issues with Optical kerning, specifically with the font Noto Serif Khmer (Cambodian font). The kerning is completely off. I've opened the file in v14.0.3 and everything works fine in that version.

    2 votes
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  8. InDesign 2020 (v15.0) everything slow compared to 2019 (v14.0.3)

    Since upgarding to InDesign 2020 performance has slowed considerably. Selecting a frame takes ages, clicking the cursor in a different part of a text frame takes ages for the cursor to appear etc. Almost every action has a 2 or 3 second delay; whereas it would fly along on v14.

    I have 20-core Xeon PC with 64 GB RAM and Nvidia Quadro K5000 graphics; so no slouch!

    3 votes
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  9. Adobe Fonts don´t load

    Adobe Fonts don´t load. When I click to activate a font it changes icon to "activating" but it never activates.

    3 votes
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  10. Crash when generating Table of Contents

    Right what it says on the tin: When I try to generate a Table of Contents from a large Book file (about 14 chapters, maybe 180ish pages total) , InDesign abruptly crashes.

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

    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com:
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Video recording of the crash?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


    Adobe InDesign Team

  11. Export PDF crashes InDesign

    Tried to export a PDF (smallest file size) with links & bookmarks active. Once I click the Export button, InDesign crashes.

    InDesign 14.0.3 running on Catalina OS.

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released InDesign 2020.0.1 with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com:
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Video recording of the crash?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)

  12. Merging Border not apply correctly on different paragraphs of the same style

    Indesign CC 2019 (14.0.3)

    The borders don't merge on different paragraphs of the same style , although "merge borders" is checked in the paragraph style. The borders leave a line in the center of the text.

    It's not happen everytime but the bug remains on the PDF export.

    4 votes
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  13. Type Tool Deselects Itself

    InDesign 14.0

    When selecting the Type Tool by using the keyboard shortcut (T), it briefly activates, then deactivates itself and the previous tool selected is made active again. I am unable to use the type tool in the brief period of time it is made active. I can select it successfully by clicking on the icon on the sidebar.

    44 votes
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  14. Non Breaking Space is smaller than regular space when text is full justified with Adobe World ready Paragraph Composer


    1. Adobe InDesign Middle Eastern Version, 2019-2020

    Non Breaking Space is smaller than regular space when text is full justified with Adobe World ready Paragraph Composer


    1. Steps to reproduce the issues
      2.1 Create a paragraph with some lines
      2.2. Define it with: Paragraph pannel>Justification>Composer>Adobe World Ready Paragraph Composer
      2.3 Full justify the Paragraph and change one space to non breaking space.


    2. Expected result
      Non breaking space should be the same width like all the spaces in the same line.


    3. Actual result
      Non Breaking Space is smaller than regular space in the same line


    4. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the…

    2 votes
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  15. InDesign 2020 Middle Eastern, Arabic language causes reversed numbers order

    When working with Arabic and wanting to have Roman Digits, one needs to choose the "Arabic" digits option.
    More option that should be set for Arabic are:
    Character direction should be set to "default"
    Paragraph direction should be set to "Right to Left"
    Paragraph composer should be set to "Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer"
    Language should be set to "Arabic"
    Ligatures should be "On"

    BUT
    If I type a date that suppose to be presented like this:
    9/1/2020
    as soon as selecting "Arabic" for language the order is reversed to this:
    2020/1/9

    As digits has a built in Left to Right…

    2 votes
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  16. IDML: missing Font Style property in Character Style after export

    Version: InDesign CC 2020 15.0.1

    How to reproduce the bug:
    1. Create a Character Style with "Bold" Font Style and apply it to a word/character range
    2. Save in INDD file format
    3. Export the IDML
    4. Open the IDML and you will notice that the bold property for the Character Style was lost

    Expected result: the Character Style should be the same as in the original INDD file

    Actual result: the "bold" property was lost during the export process. The INDD file is fine.

    I verified that InDesign CC 2019 14.0.3 is not affected by this bug.

    3 votes
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  17. Adding text to "chained" anchored textframes causing complete crash when text is added to one of the first three frames

    Indesign 2020, Version 15.0.1, iMac with Mac OS 10.15.1:

    We have hundreds of documents created in Indesign 2019 with "chained" anchored textframes, sometimes 4, sometimes 5 frames in a row. Frames are set to automatical height adjust. When text is added to one of the first three frames causing the frame to become higher than before Indesign chrashes completely without warning. Adding text to frame 4 or 5 does NOT create a crash! Same files work perfectly under Indesign 2019. Problem occured with first version of Indesign 2020, and remains after recent update.

    Would love to attach an Indesign testfile,…

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

    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com:
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


    Adobe InDesign Team

  18. Save functions unavailable

    I'm using a Mac and running Catalina, have ID 2020. Yesterday, an existing file of 33 pages stopped allowing me to save it. I had no idea it wasn't saving and lost hours worth of work by the time I realized what was happening. I tried starting a new document and pasting the text into it, but same problem. I started a new document again and it allowed me to save immediately, but the second I dropped in text (different text this time), I lost the ability to save the file. I can export to PDF or IDML, but cannot…

    2 votes
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  19. Slow performance

    Lately InDesign is nearly unusable. Almost every action from selecting objects, resizing objects, or moving objects comes with a really slow reaction time. Even when clicking between panels in the toolbar there is a delay of about half a second.

    I have tried ruling out potential issues like updating graphic drivers and embedding all resources into the document. Nothing works it seems like the application is just unstable. Please advise, I love to work with indesign but this is overall a very bad user experience.

    5 votes
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  20. Deselecting "Use Typographer's Quotes" for Excel import doesn't work... unless the paragraph style is set to Language: [No Language]

    TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM:
    1. Import an Excel document that includes straight quotation marks.
    2. In the Import Settings dialogue, uncheck "Use Typographers Quotes."
    RESULT:
    The quotation marks will be converted from straight to curly.

    WORKAROUND:
    1. Define a paragraph style with "Language" set to "[No Language]."
    2. Create a cell style using that paragraph style.
    3. Create a table style using that cell style.
    4. When importing the Excel content, select that table style (as well as unchecking "Use Typographer's Quotes").
    RESULT:
    The straight quotation marks will not be converted.

    NOTES:
    • Changing the paragraph Language to [No Language]…

    2 votes
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