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  1. For some reason my design in indesign is not fully visible when i am working on it, even when i select fast display or high quality display

    it is so annoying to be working on my design and not to be able to see all of my work on my screen as so much of it is blank, and is only visible when i export it as a jpeg. THis is so unprofessional and inconsistent when trying to design that i can clearly see all of my work as i edit and improve it. Can you please investigate and improve the software so my work is visible as i continue to edit. Also have the screen is in grey and the other half in white like a…

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  2. Weird display bug in bookmark panel


    1. Latest Indesign on Windows 10 (1709)

    2. Open document, open bookmark panel

    3. Show all bookmarks correctly

    4. Bookmarks are randomly cut in the middle of letters

    5. Screenshot attached.

    Info: the INDD file was made in ID CS6 and now opened in ID CC, then saved. TOC and bookmarks have been recreated after this, but the problem remains. The weird thing is, this suddenly happened today. I've been using CC since 11-30-17 and before today it was OK.

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  3. Find Missing Pathfinder

    Please restore now Missing Pathfinder in CC 2018
    I teach InDesign and the practicality of Pathfinders in InDesign.
    Now it’s gone missing, no explanation !!
    Disappointed and worried. What is your point ?

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  4. New / Edit Table Style Crash

    Creating a new table style using the hold-option-key + click page icon method and/or editing an existing table style in the palette crashes indesign instantly.

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    2 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

  5. Object style size property crashes InDesign when used with Libraries

    I have recreated this bug on both Mac and PC InDesign 13.0


    1. Create a text box

    2. Insert a table with any number of table cells

    3. Draw a rectangle anywhere

    4. Create a new Object Style and set Size and Position Options -> Size -> Adjust: to Height Only

    5. Apply the Object Style to the rectangle

    6. Cut and past the rectangle into one of the cells of the table

    7. Create a new Library file

    8. Drag the text box into the Library

    9. Try drag the Library item back out onto the page... It should crash.

    This has become very problematic for us because…

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  6. clicking when I don't want it it

    Very jittery, hyperactive indesign. This is happening in Indesign and Illustrator for me.
    Even though I'm only clicking once, Indesign and illustrator will register 2 or 3+ clicks. This happens when I'm changing my point size, when I'm drawing anchor points, moving and image box, or alt-clicking to copy an item. The program will register numerous click even if I'm holding it down and ll get 5 text boxes when I was only trying to copy one.
    I am a windows user.

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  7. supscript

    When building (or rebuilding) an index all the "see abc" entries using in place of "current page" have the "see" in superscript. I've written a GREP to correct, but it is annoying. Also get some random superscripts in various places in the main text.

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  8. InDesign CC2018 – loss of Options from text frames when copy a frame from an older version

    All the formattings of text frames, which I have entred in for example CC2017 or earlier, will not be transfered to CC2018.

    This is scarry, and as I do not have any idea, I'll change back my work zu CC2017.

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  9. cmd+v not working in scripts


    1. InDesign 2015, 2017 and 2018 on Mac OS (only on Mac. Works on Windows)

    2. Run the sample script "ImageCatalog.jsx". When the save dialog opens create a new folder. Name the folder by pasting a text using cmd+v.

    3. Any copied text would be expected to be pasted to name the folder.

    4. Nothing happens. But if you right click and choose "Paste" it works fine.

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  10. Print Settings do not apply the first time

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 4008 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB

    Indesign 13.0.1

    Choose File/Print
    Select Paper Size: Defined by Driver
    Click the Setup button
    Click the Preferences button in the Print window
    Change the paper size using your print driver
    Click OK
    Click Print in the Print window

    Now the print area will be mis-aligned, and centering will not work correctly

    Workaround:
    Open the driver interface again, then close it. Paper settings will be correct.

    Tested on drivers:
    Canon ipf…

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  11. glow

    I had created a 1-up postcard for a proof in InDesign, and then placed it in a second InDesign document 3-up. When I exported it to PDF from the 3-up document using "Fiery Optimized" settings, the resulting PDF was missing all outer glow effects. Looking at the PDF, the outer glow on page one was on the "Sacramento Investor" logo on the lower left positions, and on page two, on that same logo, plus the text on top of all the property photos

    I packaged the doc and links, which are attached. As part of that process, I created a…

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  12. Type on path ID CC 2018

    creating a path then adding type to the path causes the terminal beachball of death– tried 4 times, restarted app and Mac tried again. Force quit required each time. I was able to copy a path with type on it from an older document. Very painful

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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

  13. Problem with Ctrl+A

    When you select a file with more than 500 pages with the command Ctrl + A, (to export RTF) Indesign hangs for many minutes. It did not happen in previous versions. Problem detected in Win10 64bit, the last 2 versions of Indesign.

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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)
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  14. The killing of hard returns in ToC

    This is a new feature with version 13 ... but (I think only on WIN machines) that can not be stored with the rest of the settings. After saving and creating a table of contents, the check mark is no longer set.
    regards Frank Muenschke (IDUG Rhein/Ruhr)

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  16. Microsoft word

    bug in program InDesign CC 2018 (?)

    Can not import Microsoft Word file in CC 2018 (system Windows 10 Version 1703)

    send a screenshot in Czech language

    translate screenshot: This file can not be placed. No filter was found for the requested operation

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  17. Links on TOC doesn't work

    Interactive links on the TOC does't work when I publish online or export to ePub. Even with “Create PDF Bookmarks” checked. The link itself is created, but it has no effect.

    I'm using a Mac with InDesign CC 2018. (Until CC 2017 it was working fine).

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  18. pdf display default

    When I try to export an InDesign file in PDF, it automatically saves it as a 2-page folder booklet.
    The display and layout options in Export to PDF are "default" and cannot be changed to "1 page".
    How can I change this and have a regular 1-page document?

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  19. Clicking between windows changes page on previous active window

    Is anyone else having this odd behavior where clicking between windows change page shown on previous active window?

    https://cl.ly/3N0L3G25150U

    This happens on both new InDesign CC 2018 and CC 2017. I'm running:


    • InDesign CC 2018 (Build 13.0.1)

    • InDesign CC 2017.1 (Build 12.1.0.56)

    • macOS 10.12.5

    • iMac 27" Early 2013

    I've post this here as well: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2417538

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