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  1. color theme tool doesnt work

    Click the color theme tool icon
    Use it to pick up color from an image
    The usual mini color palette doesn't show up, just nothing
    A while later the mini palette appears and then won't go away even with ESC or clicking away

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  2. anchored text boxes move unexpectedly when resized

    For some time, when you anchor a text box within a table cell or another text box and resize it, it does not appear to have a fixed point that it is resizing from so dragging from any point causes the anchored text box to jump up or move in an unexpected direction. Thus, to make a tiny tweak to the size of the anchored box requires a lot of effort (multiple nudges in various directions) to get it to where it should be instead of just one click and drag and it staying put as you resize.

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  3. InDesign 2019 keeps crashing when I change the document size in the properties panel.

    Every time I want to change the document/page size in the properties panel so I can have different page sizes in the document InDesign crashes. Over and over.

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

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020.0.1 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

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

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  4. Stroke on outside of shape breaks for compound paths

    This bug has existed for some time and is still in InDesign 14.0.1.209 for Macintosh.

    A stoke aligned to the outside of a compound path is on the outside of the outer paths, but on the inside of the inner paths. The attached image shows a stroke on the outside of text, as it should appear, and on the outside of the same text converted to paths. The stroke on the counters of A, O, and R is on the wrong side of the path.

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  5. Bug: Mac AppleScript change text returns replacement except last character

    Search ("find what") and replace ("change to") does not return the expected results when replacing text. It truncates the replacement by one character.

    Steps to reproduce
    1. Create a new InDesign file (see attached test.indd)
    2. Create a text box
    3. Add text in the text box including the word "test"
    4. Run the following script (see attached) test.scpt
    5. Expected the return results to be "foo" but it returns "fo"

    tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2019"

    set find text preferences to nothing
    
    set change text preferences to nothing
    set properties of find text preferences to {find what:"test"}
    set properties
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    2 comments  ·  Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

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

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  6. Changing the cursor to text AND changes it self to cursor

    Always when i'm going change to text but it changes it self back to cursor. really annoying bug. everytime when i do this.

    My indesign is version 14.0.1

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  7. fi creates embedded subset

    When I use the two letters "fi" in that order, when I export PDF, I get embedded subsets. This is on multiple fonts.
    if I switch the case of f"I" to fI upper case (EYE), then the embedded subset issue goes away. (the case of the first letter "f" does not matter.
    example so words:
    first
    fit
    profit
    indentifies

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  8. No Break slows down InDesign CC 2019

    When No Break is added to multiple words, it slows down InDesign CC 2019 14.01 tremendously.
    We use No Break very often in our texts, e.g. to keep web site addresses, email addresses and allergens together as this is a requirement from our customer.
    This was never a problem in older versions but something seems to be changed in InDesign.
    I added an .idml file containing an auto-size text frame with some text (allergens). Editing the text frame in an older version of InDesign works smoothly. Doing the same thing in CC 2019 goes very slow.

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  9. gradient feather disappears

    The gradient feather disappears when expanding the group with the gradient feather applied.
    グラデーションぼかしを適用したグループを拡大すると、グラデーションぼかしが消える。

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  10. variable barcodes not centered in frame and not always appearing in print files

    Recently upgraded to InDesign CC 14.0.1 x64, HP SmartStream Designer 14.0.6, and Tech It Barcode Studio 15.11.1.23277.

    Existing variable barcodes in InDesign documents are now not centered left to right in their frame.

    Sometimes they are not appearing in the JLT print files created using SSD. They do appear in PDF print files created in SSD.

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  11. Export PDF causes unresponsiveness when clicking "same as Document Name" box and changing the filename manually

    InDesign freezes and becomes unresponsive when...

    Using the latest version of InDesign 14.0.1 on macOS Mojave 10.14.3 and exporting a press ready PDF (setting modified to include bleed and crop marks), checking "Using InDesign Document Name as the Output Filename" and then adding some text or changing the filename manually in the save dialog, InDesign freezes afterwards. The PDF is exported successfully, but the program locks up.

    When not checking the box and exporting a PDF there are no problems.

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  12. Read only randomly occurs when saving

    InDesign CC randomly goes into read only mode when we go to File>Save. Our only option at that point is to go to Save As and rename the file. This is clunky, scary, and should not be happening. We have new iMacs with Mojave OS.

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  13. table header image not showing PDF

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/029f4fe9-1108-4554-ba34-c8e4c510750c
    Use the link to see the document all correct however when exporting to PDF the images in the header for pages 2 & 3 disappear. You can test this using the link or by using the attached file. Both get the same result. But looks perfect in inDesign.

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  14. table header image not showing PDF

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/029f4fe9-1108-4554-ba34-c8e4c510750c
    Use the link to see the document all correct however when exporting to PDF the images in the header for pages 2 & 3 disappear. You can test this using the link or by using the attached file. Both get the same result. But looks perfect in inDesign.

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  15. The most unhelpful error mistake ever made - 1 problem (1 failute) was found with background task:

    What I should do with this error? When I save each page separately the pdf export works fine)

    Please give more specific error warnings! Thanks


    1 problem (1 failute) was found with background task:

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  16. control panel not showing up

    every time i open indesign cc 2019 my control panels are gone. i can get them back with shortcut (cmd t). this happens for every document (new and already existing). it happens also not only at indesign startup, but also when i open close documents during work. it work in two different offices and it happens in both indesigns. any clue?

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  17. Paragraph style naming field typed text overwrites itself


    1. Double click style name

    2. Attempt to rename style

    3. Text field appears limited to 1-3 characters.

    4. As text is entered into the field, each character deletes and replaces the previous (ie overtype mode).

    This occurs only randomly and only inside of InDesign. My keyboard or OS settings can be ruled out as a cause.

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  18. Indesign CS5 Extended crashes while launching

    https://pastebin.com/HecDn9ag

    I hope someone can help me here, as I couldn't find a solution in other threads. I run CS on Mac OS X 10.9.5. All other programs run fine, except InDesign.

    All help is much appreciated!

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

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020.0.1 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

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

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  19. direct selection tool only activates with "v" key

    When text tool is active, direct selection tool can't be selected with mouse pointer. It looks like it's active but text tool is still active. Must type "v" to activate the direct selection tool.

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