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  1. You seem to have gotten rid of the 'Recent Items' workspace!!! I loved that feature!@!

    I used to love being able to quickly switch to a visual look at my recent files and then load one and it would go back to my previous workspace... Its now gone!!!! Upsetting....

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  2. GREP queries not saving correctly

    I'm having a GREP issue in InDesign CC2017.1, I tried saving three different GREP queries but it saved the first one three times. I tried about three times to go back and correct the other two, but it would just remain the first GREP query. It seemed to only affect the Find field, what I saved in the Change field seemed to be fine. The only way I could get them all to save correctly was to physically go into the GREP XML files and enter my GREP query and save. I'm using OSX 10.10.5

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  3. indesign add text tutorial

    The new Indesign "add text" tutorial on the Adobe site has the incorrect practice files linked to it. I'd like to be able to download the correct files to work with. Thank you.

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  4. InDesign - Incorrect Spelling Field in SpellCheck NOT FIXED CC2018

    The incorrect spelling field in spellcheck is still not fixed. I have had communication via twitter stating it has been and a screen shot showing difference between 2017 & 2018 releases.

    It maybe slightly better but still not bright enough. This could be a very expensive issue if an incorrect spelling slips through.

    Better still the field should be a different colour all together ie red text on white field background so this stands out as a possible error.

    attached 2018 version and the tweet received from Adobe

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  5. amstelvarAlpha

    Activating font "AmstelvarAlpha" crashes inDesign CC 13.0. Having the font activated on startup also Crashes inDesign.

    Disabling the font fixes the problem.

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

    We’ve fixed the issue with InDesign’s latest Mar’18 update.
    Please download the latest InDesign version (InDesign CC 13.1) for the fix.

    List of crashes and other issues that have been fixed with the update can be found at the below provided link:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/release-note/indesign-cc-march-2018-13-1-release-notes.html

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud application, click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  6. Bookmark Can't Deselect

    In the Bookmarks panel, when trying to set a bookmark, occasionally, a bookmark will be selected and there is no way to "deselect" it so you can create another top-level bookmark. Any bookmark you create becomes a child of the currently selected bookmark. There should be a way to deselect the current bookmark from the panel so you can add another bookmark without it being a child of the selected one.

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  7. Import XLS with coupled cells

    InDesign cannot import a XLS with "coupled" cells (Sorry - I don`t know what it is named in the english software).

    If e.g. "B2" and "B3" are coupled in the XLS, the content will appear in InDesign only in "B2", "B3" is emty and the cells are not coupled. The same is up in cells over lines.

    The Bug is not new. Is it really hard to repair?

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  8. All External Links (Bug Report, Tutorial, InDesign Help, etc..) Fail

    Links from Help menu that open browser cause a Safari popunder, Indesign refresh, and no link being loaded in Safari.
    InDesign 13.0
    macOS High Sierra 10.13

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  9. Part of the content disappears in high detail mode (300% and more)

    This bug is appear after my last update to CC 2018 in October 2017. Part of content is disappears when I change scale toward high details. In example, from 200 to 300%. Moving a sheet or another manipulation are not help. The computer is good enough with 16Gb memory under Windows 10.

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  10. CC2018 Swatch panel bug

    The InDesign CC 2018 swatch panel displays different sets of swatches when set to different view options. “Small name” seems the most complete. Swatches are missing with the other settings especially after opening a document from a previous version of InDesign.

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  11. hyperlink that is not used in data merge causing incorrect data reception

    If data is not available in the document, extra hyperlink is not used.

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  12. EPUB Export: Toc wird nicht korrekt ausgegeben

    Ausgang: InDesign Dokument mit automatischen Inhaltsverzeichnis. Titel befinden sich nicht im gleichen Textrahmen (screenshot Layout).
    Das generierte toc sieht gut aus.
    Beim EPUB Export wird das Toc, aber nicht korrekt in der Reihenfolge ausgegeben. Siehe Screenshot Toc_Bug-ID: links das Toc im InDesign; rechts das toc.xhtml aus dem EPUB.

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  13. Numbered list gets corrupted when saved and opened as idml

    Version: Indesign CC 13.0 x64 Windows (and Indesign CC 2017)


    1. Create 2 paragraphstyles

    2. For ParagraphStyle 1 set bullets and numbering To List Type 'Numbers' and name it 'Multiple Choice' (or something else) and Level 1

    3. For ParagraphStyle 2 base it on ParagraphStyle 1 and change the text color

    4. Create some paragraphs with different combinations of these styles.

    5. Save as idml

    6. Open the idml

    7. Look at the paragraphs of the second paragraphstyle, you will notice that paragraphStyle 2 has a numbering of his own and no longer the mix with paragraphstyle 1.

    Expected result: Same as before the save to idml.…

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  14. Text engine buffer breaks if text contains diacritics

    I regularily edit pages with fairly long text in Icelandic, a language which uses diacritics quite a bit. If the text gets to be more than a few hundred words, the text engine buffer starts acting up, especially when using accents. It will enter two or more accents in addition to the intended accented letter, sometimes mangling the order of letters too, always being laggy too. This is NOT a new problem, but I feel it has become much more pronounced in CC 2018.

    In the attached screenshot the intended text "fréttastjóra að gefa því" has appeared as "´fr´´éttastj´ór´a að…

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  15. Nach Installation von Indesign ist die Tastaturbelegung vertauscht (Querty statt Quertz)

    Nach der Installation von Indesign CC ist die englische Tastatur installiert obwohl eine deutsche Installation eingestellt war. Die Funktionalitäten sind alle auf Deutsch. Leider finde ich nirgends die Einstellung, wo ich es umstellen kann. Kann mir da Jemand helfen?

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  16. OSX 10.11.6 : javascript error 55

    At the opening of the application, a window opens like in InDesign 2015 (not in the latest version 2017)

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  17. Cannot choose "Page Number: Before Entry/No Page Number" when creating table of contents


    1. Version: 13.0 (macOS High Sierra)

    2. Steps: From a new document, choose Layout > Table of Contents, from "Page Number" drop down, choose "Before Entry" or "No Page Number".

    3. Expected result: change to "Before Entry" or "No Page Number".

    4. Actual result: Stays at "After Entry" - no change happens

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  18. Out of Memory when printing to a postscript file indesign 2018

    I have large school yearbook with over 500 high res colour photos. Since installing Indesign 2018 when I print to a postscript file to then distill in Acrobat Distiller, I am getting and "Indesign out of Memory" error and the file crashes.

    This did not happen on the previous editions of Indesign.

    Running on Windows 10 with 16gb RAM and plenty of HDD space

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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

  19. transform

    Special Character Current page numbers, double digits loose all kerning. Not able to adjust.

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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

  20. Height and Width-Bug in object styles with anchored images in CC 2018

    I want to apply an object style, the size and position options are set to "width only" (nothing else is set).

    If i apply this style to a normal frame or a frame with a placed image, everything is fine. But if it's a frame of an anchored image, the height is changing too!

    Example: A frame with 100x100mm should be changed to 200mm width after the applied style. If it's a frame of an anchored image, it will become 200x155mm. (?!)

    CC 2018, OSX Version

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