Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Laggy Swatches panel

    Can't smoothly scroll on swatches panel as seen on video. Everything was perfect before last update.

    I did try to change workspace, closed swatched panel etc. but no luck?

    My system is Mac os Mojave 10.14.1 - iMac18,3
    Indesign version: 14.0

    Has anyone run into this problem?

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  2. eyedropper

    I'm experiencing all sorts of odd behavior in INDD CC v.14.01, particularly when using the eye dropper to copy text attributes.

    Things that happen: text will be given a stroke when the text that I'm copying has no stroke applied; text will go from Align Top to Align Bottom; random colors and sizes applied.

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  3. cannot save again if file is moved whilst file is open - 2019 Indesign CC

    I moved my working folder to another drive as quickly needed space. I accidentally didn't close my file in InDesign before doing this... kept working on the file then went to save it to new location... But it won't let me.
    Says file is missing from original location... put it back (which I tried but didn't work) So I had to export as idml to save it... Never encountered this in previous releases please fix.

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  4. 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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  5. incopy 2019 and indesign 2017

    I have recently upgraded both my INDESIGN AND INCOPY to 2019 .... and the edited INCAP files coming back to me via email are not opening when I double click them .... I get the attached error - WHEN I BROWSE and locate file its just a horrible circle - nothing happens ... Please let me know if there is a bug fix or plug in - was all working fine before the upgrade...

    OS is SIERRA 10.12.6

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  6. slow performance

    my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) is super slow when importing word documents, search and replace styles or adapting styles. Does it improve when changing to the Mojave system? Or is there a conflict with FontExplorer X Pro. Any suggestions are welcome. I'm suffering…

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  7. 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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    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

  8. InDesign Crash with Outlook

    I am working on a Mac (Mojave - 10.14) using InDesign CC 2019. The bug is that when I open InDesign with Outlook already open, InDesign all of a sudden begins eating up memory, at about 1 GB every few seconds, until it reaches about 130 GB then force-quits not only InDesign but Outlook. However, after rebooting, if I first launch InDesign THEN Outlook, this doesn't happen.

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

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.2) which contains some stability fixes. If you are not already on 14.0.2 (build 324), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

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

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • 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?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  9. 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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  11. index

    If a Word file has an Index built within it, InDesign can only see it if it is a .doc file. This is a bug with CC2019-CC2014 and earlier. If you import the .docx file there are no index entries in the index panel, but there are if the file is converted to .doc.

     The only way you can use a .docx file is to open it in Word and then cut and paste all the Word file text into InDesign. This way InDesign sees the Index, but I would not want to import this way, so I convert to
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  12. InDesign hangs while exporting to ICML

    CC 2018 – ICML Export is hanging when trying to export.

    See attached example file*, the text box highlighted on page 4 is what is causing the problem. In the export file produced (if this box is removed) the other boxes are incorrectly formatted.


    • An .indd or .idml file was not allowed so unable to attach this but can provide if required.

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  13. 14.0.1 x64 running on Windows 10 Pro ver 17763.165 and when explorer is launched it makes the screen flicker and you cannot close InDesign

    I'm running Win 10 Pro version 17763.165 and had iTunes open and had just started Adobe InDesign version 14.0.1 X64 and then launched win file explorer and that came up but then the explorer window kept flickering. It did it so much I couldn't close the window. Now I have settings open and the about window in InDesign froze and doesn't close. But some of this my be a design flaw in the Adobe program. Only way to close was by Task manager. Report also sent to MS support to let them know as this may be a beta build

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  14. Content not updating when changes are committed

    When making revisions to a layout—I'll use a table as an example—the table won't update to show a modification to the element (a row being deleted, for example). Only upon taking another action does the table reflect the user action. Until another action is taken, it will show the content as still being there. FYI: this bug has been present since the previous version of ID..

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  15. BUG: Imported InDesign file gives wrong preview

    When I create an InDesign 'web'-file and apply a gradient feather the preview of this file does not show the elements which have the effect applied to.
    When I create a new 'print'file with the same dimensions and elements the preview is correct.
    It seems strange that these files seem different in their backbone somehow.

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  16. iMac, High Sierra, InDesign 2019. Error inserting images into rotated document pages.

    iMac, High Sierra, InDesign 2019. Error when inserting images into a document (starting from the second page), in which they have an attribut page - turns the speed view = 90 degrees CW. At the same time increases the pasteboard and the image is inserted outside pasteboard.

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  17. InDesign CC2019 PDF comments pallet closing when douments close closes all attached/combined pallets

    The PDF Comments pallet automatically closes when you close a document, any document, no matter if it has PDF comments or not, which closes any pallet that is either combined or attached to it, which, if you don't want to keep opening and closing it all the time is annoying as I tend to keep pallets I use regularly or semi-regularly open all the time.

    System:
    macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)
    Late 2014 27" iMac Retina 5K
    3.5GHz i5
    16GB DDR3

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  18. table changes format for no reason

    When I create a new table and attempt to drop it into an Indesign CC 2019 layout, it completely changes format and cell sizes and is missing type in some cells.... I've attempted to place it into a new doc, and old doc it isn't staying formatted.

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  19. PDF comments panel starts scrolling on it's own

    At random the panel starts scrolling whenever the mouse is over the panel.

    Moving the mouse off the panel for a few seconds usually stops it and I can continue working

    On OSx and 2019

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  20. pen tool

    When modifying a container box by adding points with the pen tool, the points wont select individually and the pen changes to the hand tool and will only select the object in the container. At first I thought it might be my Wacom, but the mouse also will not select points as (option pen) or using the point selection tool.

    At the same time when trying to clip an object set to transparency, so an object below can be seen so I can clip around it. The object becomes opaque making the task impossible.

    I am running a the latest…

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