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  1. Images scaled 6%

    Version 16.1 x 64

    After update, images that are relink are automatically scaled an additional 6% within their frames.

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  2. hand tool

    Since one week my hand-tool doesn't work anymore. After restarting my computer it works for one or maybe two minutes. Then again no hand tool with the space-bar. This is a problem Indesign has for almost 10 years now. Please help

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  3. ID 2021 16.1 - Text variable shows wrong content randomly

    When I use filename as text variable on the master template, the variable's output shows an incorrect value. On some pages (even Master) there are wrong letters in the filenames output, on other pages the filename ist correctly. It happens randomly in the same document. I've seen it in several documents.

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  4. textframe loses focus

    Since having my computer upgraded to Catalina (10.15.7), InDesign (both 14.0.2 and 16.1) loses focus when I click off of a text frame. I’ve attached a video made in 16.1.
    When I click off a graphic frame, behavior is normal—I can immediately click another element on the page. But when I click off a text frame, note how the Swatches panel disappears and I must click again on the page so InDesign regains focus so that I can then select another element on the page.

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  6. textframes lose focus

    Since having my computer upgraded to Catalina (10.15.7), InDesign (both 14.0.2 and 16.1) loses focus when I click off of a text frame. I’ve attached a video made in 16.1.
    When I click off a graphic frame, behavior is normal—I can immediately click another element on the page. But when I click off a text frame, note how the Swatches panel disappears and I must click again on the page so InDesign regains focus so that I can then select another element on the page.

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  7. Letters 'fl' become invisible

    Adobe CC 16.1 x64

    Paragraph style applied to text in text frame:
    [No Paragraph Style] + next: [Same style] + Helvetica Narrow + Oblique +size: 10 pt + left indent: 0.4375 in + first indent: -0.125 - hyphenation + tint: 90% + list: bulleted

    When I type "cash flow" the fl both become invisible as soon as I type the 'l'. Does not happen with any other paragraph style. Does not show as being a different style or color or anything. Letters are still there because I can highlight the space they take up.

    How can these become visible?

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  8. Can't read XML attributes from tagged image contained into table

    Can't read XML attributes from tagged image contained into table.

    Hello, I have some problems when I use one script Javascript to read XML attributes of tagged images contained into tables.
    One XML file with data is imported into document with existing XML structure. In attached example there is a simply structure with one tagged text frame. When importing XML data, text frame contain one simply tagged table with one tagged image into one cell.
    In earlier versions of Indesign (up to CC 9.2) this script works fine.
    In later versions this script not read correctly these attributes: in CC2020…

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  9. blank panel

    Paragraph panel not loading. It's been like this for month. Restarting or logging out/into CC doesn't help.

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  10. Cannot open 10 year old file using InDesign

    I wanted to complain about the fact that I cannot open an ID-file created in 2011 using an 2021, just updated program (16.1-version), even though I need to pay for it a lot. I am working as a volunteer for a non profit organisation that operates worldwide. I am translating materials. Our organisation is small so it takes time to do the translations. How dare you change the systems so that I have less than 10 years time to benefit from the files that others in Europe have created. I think this is pathetic and greedy. Now I need to…

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  11. InDesign 16.1 - nested styles read line break as Paragraph return.

    If I place a shift-return in a paragraph with a nested style, the program reads it as a paragraph return and behaves as if the new line is an new paragraph, adding the starting nested style to the new line.

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  12. '안내선에 스냅' 기능이 윈도우에서 강도가 너무 약해요.

    '보기' - '격자및안내선' - '안내선에 스냅' 위 기능이 Mac에서 아주 좋은데 Windows용은 강도가 너무 약해요. 좀 강하게 할 수 없나요?

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  13. African Ajami diacritics not shaping properly

    InDesign Version 16.01 and 16.1

    InDesign is not properly shaping Arabic diacritics that are used for African languages. When typing the African diacritics they do not attach properly to the base letter and they break script connection. If they African diacritics are substituted for MSA diacritics using Stylistic Sets then it works properly. This problems occurs for all variants of the African Damma.

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  14. control palette disappears

    When the system comes out of screen saver or sleep mode, the Control palette has disappeared. The only way to make it visible again is to quit and restart the program. InDesign Version 16.1, macOS 10.14.6 Mojave, 2013 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). Two monitors: built-in retina display 15.4-inch (2880 x 1800) with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB graphics and 19.5-inch (1920 x 1080) DELL D2015H Display also using NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB graphics. Problem seems to be related to the use of two monitors.

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  15. PDF Files Not Exporting

    When I try to export any file in InDesign to a PDF of any type or size nothing happens. No error messages pop up and nothing happens. My background tasks say export failed but no indication why. Also there are no corrupted files, disconnected links or errors in my document and it has been exported before.

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  16. IDS 2021 (16.x Windows) Locks up when loading indd file with missing font in paragraph style

    InDesign Server 2021 Windows Edition (16.x)

    We had several indd files that had a Paragraph Style listing a font that was not actually used anywhere in the document (no text in the file was using that font.). In other words, the Style said it used "font a", but there was never ANY text actually using "font a" in the file. "Font A" is a non-system font that was installed on the desktop. If you load the indd file in InDesign Desktop, no errors occur, and Preflight says there are no errors, as expected.
    If you remove the file from the…

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  17. Type 1 Fonts

    Preflight has the ability to flag Type 1 fonts. This is a great way to see if you are using fonts in a document that will not be supported in the future. The problem is there are OpenType Type 1 fonts and PostScript Type 1 fonts. In Preflight, when you click on Type 1 fonts not allowed, it also flags OpenType Type 1 fonts.

    Would be very important to identify exactly what fonts will not be supported in the future.

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  18. InDesign's eyedropper tool is inaccurate. Photoshop's eyedropper tool is perfect.

    First off, thanks for the wonderful apps! This is about the eyedropper tool featured in both InDesign and Photoshop. The eyedropper tool in InDesign does not grab the exact color from a source image, yet the eyedropper tool in Photoshop works perfectly. Is there a way to use the Photoshop eyedropper code in InDesign, so that it will acquire an accurate color, and users don't have to open Photoshop to acquire the correct color when working in InDesign? Thanks!

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  19. Overlapping type in "Recents" window

    The "recents" window that shows after all Indesign documents are closed often displays overlapping text under the images making it unreadable.

    Indesign 16.1

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  20. CC Libraries placing permission error

    Indesign Version 16.1
    Mac OS 10.14

    Indesign doesn´t let me place graphics (testet JPG, PSD, PDF files) trough the CC Libraries panel. I can open/edit them, via double click, in Photoshop/Acrobat/Illustrator though.

    I tested this with older libraries I already had a few versions of Indesign before. I also testet this with a library I just created. Still the same error .

    I attached a Screenshot of the error message.

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