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  1. Export Icon

    the icon while exporting PDFs has an animation next to the "arrange documents" icon at the top. this is minor but the last two frames of the saving animation are switched around. i dont know how to explain it so i guess you should just try saving a big PDF yourself and paying attention to the bar. again really minor but for a product meant for design, it feels like it could have been seen beforehand

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  2. Dragging guides from ruler restricts placement to only to three decimal points

    When dragging a guide from the rulers, ID only allows placement to three decimal points. Most often I find the need for the full four decimal points -- like trying to match the baseline of a line of type. So I have to drop the guide imprecisely, then adjust using the control panel. Can you please fix this?

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  3. Object Style — Frame Fitting Options — Crop Amount: Does not respect set measurements

    Object Style — Frame Fitting Options — Crop Amount: Does not respect set measurements.

    The Object size is fixed at 300px height, with total crop of -60px.

    The Image Size within should amount to 240px after crop, but it is as shown in image 4 attached here.

    Autofit is ON.

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  4. Pressing shift quickly after clicking and holding a frame handle deselects it

    Say I have a simple rectangular frame that I want to resize (bear with me: I know I can use the black arrow but this is just an example). I choose the white arrow tool, select the two right-hand handles, click and hold one of the selected points, hold down shift to constrain the direction, then drag to the right. So far so good in theory. However, if I press shift within a few seconds of the click+hold, the handle I click on is deselected as if I had performed a simple shift+click. The order that I perform the operations…

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  5. Combination of characters crashing ID

    When I type or paste or apply style, or try anything in this paragraph, InDesign crashes. ("SUMARIVA, Paulo Henrique. Inquérito policial deixa de ser inquisitivo: Lei 13.245/16 altera as regras da investigação criminal. Jusbrasil, 19 jan. 2016. Disponível em: <http://paulosumariva.jusbrasil.com.br/artigos/296224010/inquerito-policial-deixa-de-ser-inquisitivo-lei-13245-2016-altera-as-regras-da-investigacao-criminal>. Acesso em 18 fev. 2016.").

    Maybe a combination of characters is causing the crash. I also ask for a friend to paste the paragraph (I sent using Skype) and his InDesign crashes too.

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    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

  6. INDESIGN KEEPS CRASHING

    I’m working on an IMAC (late 2014) running OS 10.13.4.

    I’m finding that this new version, as well as the one which preceded it, are very slow to process “saving” or “re-saving” files.

    I have a feeling that the newest software is getting quite bloated with code: InDesign seems to get very confused if I work too quickly, ultimately resulting in my FORCE-QUITTING the program. The mouse just freezes and sometimes different tools seem to appear, as well as tooltips. This type of thing has never happened before, just with the NEWEST version.

    I have much worry about files becoming…

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    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

  7. The Recent file view does not support files in apple iCloud (Optimize Mac Storage)

    I am unable to open files that are automatically moved to iCloud using the Optimise Mac Storage default feature. I have to manually reload them to the local computer and then restart Indesign. Adobe CC - 2018 Indesign 13.1

    It seems really lame that Adobe doesn't keep up with Mac OS developments. Every designer that I know who uses Adobe CC has a Mac. Every time Apple changes something it takes Adobe a year to catch up. This really hurts my workflow and leaves me with a poor opinion of Adobe.

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  8. Keyboard bold shortcut uses wrong font weight

    When I press Cmd+B to unbold Helvetica, it makes it UltraLight instead of regular. How weird! The old CS6 InDesign seemed to know what non-bold was better than the new font selector. Please take its information and make the new tool smarter. Thx

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  9. space

    I use a personal shortcut for "insert 1/8 quarter space" since many, many years. Doesn't work since InDesign CC 2018 (but is designed in shortcuts-list): NOTHING happens while pressing my definied keys.

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    Habe 2004 aus dem Standardbefehl Wahl-Umschalt-Befehl-M (Leeraum 1/8 Geviert einfügen) Alt-Umschalt-Befehl-Space gemacht (M ist ein Buchstabe, kein Leeraum…). Hat tadellos funktioniert.

    Befehl funktioniert NICHT MEHR bei InDesign CC 2018 - obwohl hinterlegt erfolgt keine Reaktion bei Tastaturnutzen; Befehl muss immer über "Leerraum einfügen" gemacht werden.
    Auch alle anderen selbstkreierten Tastaturbefehle mit Space funktionieren NICHT.

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  10. Running Header Variable (First in Page)

    Missing TextVariable values (First on Page) in Running Heads

    Adobe Indesign 13.1 version.
    MacOs 10.13.4

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  11. Bug no longer able to import .emf files after update 13.0.1.

    After the update all the .emf files I had imported into my layout were gone (showed a grey box with cross). I also could not import any of the old emf files into any documents.

    I re-installed the older version and everything worked well again. So must be a bug in the latest update.

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  12. cannot copy/paste endnotes into new doc

    We cannot copy endnotes from one Indesign file to another without losing the numbers and getting [?] instead. Also, the endnotes insist on being on a new page; we cannot bring them up to be under the text

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  13. UI not displaying

    ui is not displaying correctly, panels, tools dissapeared. Please watch link.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5NRsHuoL3E

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  14. Inner shadow applied to all images in document

    I have a long document that crashed when I attempted to export to interactive pdf. I saved the file to IDML to fixed the problem. However, a new issue has been introduced. Many of the placed images and some graphic boxes, including master pages items have an inner shadow effect applied to them. I am using the current CC version of inDesign

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  15. Cannot enter text size if document is on second display

    When using 2 displays, if the document is not on the same page as the menu bar, typing a new text size in the text-size field does not work. Moving the document to the same page as the application frame makes the bug go away.

    InDesign CC 2018 13.1
    Mac iMac 27 Late 2013, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 4GB

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  16. proof colors grayscale

    Indesign 13.1, OSX

    Placed grayscale images are not displayed correctly when Proof colours is on. In fact, their appearance does not chang in any way when proofing is turned on. I'm using the WAN-IFRANewspaper profile.

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  17. OSX Ruler units can't be changed using mouse button


    1. Indesign CC 13.1

    2. Try to change using mouse: Ruler units to (fe.) millimeters

    3. The units change

    4. The dropdown menu opens, but units won't change (scrolling and arrow keys works)

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  18. gabarit

    je ne peux plus changer le gabarit d'une page

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. If you are not already on 14.0.1 (build 209), then we recommend you to update to latest version.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • 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? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)

    Adobe InDesign team

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  20. Paste/ paste in place doesn't paste properly

    when I try to copy, either one or several objects at one page in indesign. Either paste or paste in place, won't paste the whole text or image as their original format. When I paste it will paste and combine everything as one Image. which I couldn't edit anymore. also paste in place doesnt work.

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