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  1. Bug Copy&past onto Indesign CC 2019

    The copy-paste function from another software (Adobe acrobat, word, pages, etc.) to Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 does not work under mac os 10.12.6. This works very well on the Indesign cc 2018 version. I restart the application with CMD + ALT + CTRL + shift to restore the preferences, but the bug persists. Can you help me ?. Sorry for the quality of my English, I'm French. Thank you

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  2. ALT key results in stall

    Pressing the ALT key - be that for zooming out, using a fitting option, or any other shortcut, slows indesign to the point of non-performance, sometimes for 20 seconds or more. Happens primarily when I'm in a document with more pages/items. Have uninstalled all adobe programs and reinstalled, hasn't fixed.

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  3. Index sorting does not care about language setting


    1. InDesign 14.0.1 x64

    2. Create a document.

    Add an index reference for the word "Skrå".
    Add an index reference for the word "Skrivare".
    Add an index reference for the word "Överleva".
    Add an index reference for the word "Ondska".

    Go to index Sort Settings. Select Header Type Finnish/Swedish for the Roman script.

    Generate an index.

    Observe:
    Ondska is placed under O.
    Överleva is placed under Ö. Which is at the end of the alphabet. This is as it should be, here in Sweden-land.

    However:
    Skrivare is placed below Skrå. Despite å being placed last in the swedish alphabet. We have "å,…

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  4. Paste in place behaves erratically for Word document import

    I have a layout created from Placing a Word document with some vector graphics frames (originally pasted from Excel as a WMF) and text/table frames. These graphics need to be replaced with updated versions each month.

    If I Place a new Word file into a temporary document then try to copy and paste new graphics one-by-one into the older version of the document, it looks like the graphics are updated if I stay on "medium quality" display setting. However if I change to "high quality", the graphics revert to previous versions.
    Export to PDF and Print will also produce the…

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  5. welcome screen won't load

    Welcome screen won't load. It just seems to hang up and I never see my recent files. I can still use InDesign as usual, but this new bug is frustrating.

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  6. Split window re-scrolls after returning from other app and changing other window

    I am running Adobe InDesign CC 14.0.1.x64 on Windows 7 with latest updates (i.e., the most popular platform in the world).


    1. Open the document (see attached).

    2. Split the window (Window > Arrange > Split Window).

    3. Scroll the left window to show page 2, with the Table of Contents.

    4. Scroll the right window to show e.g. page 3, with the cursor in the middle of the page.

    5. With the Type tool active, click the Enter key.

    6. InDesign correctly inserts a new paragraph, with the left window remaining unchanged.

    7. Alt-Tab out of InDesign.

    8. Alt-Tab back into InDesign. The Type tool should still…
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    We have released InDesign CC2019.0.2 with lot of bug fixes. If you are not on 14.0.2.324 then I would recommend you to upgrade to latest version as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please provide more information to santalwa@adobe.com
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when you encountered the issue in InDesign?
    • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If Yes, Can you please provide the document(s)/asset(s)?

    Adobe InDesign Team

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  8. url's not active when publish online feature used

    indesign 14.0.1
    MacOS 10.14.4

    I'm having a problem with the publish online feature. I have a 94 page directory that I published online back in January, which worked perfectly, all url's active and clickable. Today I have updated the print version of the job and created the new interactive version ready to publish online. However, when I 'Publish Online' from indesign and view the document, non of the url's appear to be active and clickable. I have tried creating a new document with just a single url for testing purposes and that doesn't work either. - the problem seems to…

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  9. scrubby zoom will not turn off

    Scrubby/Animated zoom suddenly appeared when I opened Indesign today and I cannot not turn off. The option is no longer in the Preferences (I searched all categories). I have installed no updates recently.

    version 14.0.1
    Mac OS 10.13.6

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  10. Slow start opening files or switching between apps

    The last Indesign version 14.0.1. on my iMacPro 3,2 GHz Intel Xeon W (Radeon Pro Vega 56) running Mojave (10.14.3) shows the rainbow wheel on every startup and on every time switching apps (via command + tab) takes about 30 seconds - impossible to work!

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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 (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

  11. pdf

    Since the last update Indesign export to pdf in all resolutions don't compact the files down. They are huge. Everything up to the last update pdfs even if high resolution would size way down. Now it is almost like it doesn't do anything. Need this fixed. It is almost like the coders for Illustrator went over to Indesign to put in their bad pdf export routine. Illustrator has never compacted pdfs well ever!. I demand that the pdf export get fixed pronto and put back the way it was. Sending pdfs by email is now useless. I shouldn't have to…

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  12. Properties panel - linked panels opening across extended windows

    Win 10 / InDesign cc2019

    I have an issue where the underlined panel options don't respect the boundaries of my extended screen configuration causing the popped out palette to split across windows.

    In illustrator these linked palettes always appear within the confines of a maximised application window's boundary.

    P.S. I hope it is your intention to continue to develop the properties panel so that more of the options appear naturally within its space. Similar to the way the Transform, Character, Paragraph and Align sections do via the 'more options' ellipses.

    I've pointed out your approach on the Illustrator forum in…

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  13. When attempting to 'crop' the INDD window size from bottom rt-corner, the the document's image

    When attempting to taper the (Mac) INDD window's size from bottom rt-corner, the document layout ALWAYS "runs away" from the user (to the upper left direction)… making it impossible to get the doc's layout centred within the window, first time. This is UNLIKE any other Mac application… and is a source of constant frustration!

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  15. Problema ao atualizar arquivos do Illustrator / Problem updating files from Illustrator

    Boa noite. Há dois dias que começou. Depois da última atualização. Quando já tenho uma imagem vetorizado no InDesign, vou reedita-la no Illustrator (por exemplo mudança de cor ou texto) quando atualizo no InDesign ela muda de posição e de tamanho entro da caixa, quebrando todos ajustes de layout.

    Google Translator:
    Good night. Two days have begun. After the last update. You are not illustrated in InDesign, that is, in Illustrator (Korean) when you are not in InDesign and change position and size in the box, breaking all layout adjustments.

    InDesign 2019 (14.0.1)
    Illutrator 2019 (23.0.2)
    MacOS High Sierre 10.13.6 …

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

  19. 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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  20. 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

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