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  1. English (UK) dictionary apparently not working

    Why, when I have set things to PROPER English rather than American English, is the spellchecker still working in Mericanese?

    The attached will show British spellings being highlighted as wrong, yet PROPER English selected in preferences.

    Thank you!

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

    You can select the text frame and change the language in the Control panel
    or you can select a specific portion of text, say a word, in a frame and change the language for that in the Control panel.

    If you want to change the application’s default language, in a no document state, edit the [Basic Paragraph] style in the Paragraph Styles panel (in Advanced Character Formats) category.

  2. Missing ALT-Text in PDF

    Since the latest update to InDesign 16.3.2 alternative text to hyperlinks and cross-references is not included in the <Link> tag of the exported PDF-document.

    2 votes

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    1 comment  ·  PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Share For Review, only getting shape tool and pin tool.

    In share for review, I only see the pin tool and the shape tool. All of the other reviewing tools that I should be seeing are missing. They appear briefly and then disappear.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Share for Review  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If the Share for Review was created using the previous version of InDesign – InDesign 2020 (v 15.1/v15.1.1/v15.1.2), then only 2 Tools are visible in the browser – Pin and Draw.

    The new Text Tools in Share for Review – Highlight, Strikethrough, and Replace are available ONLY if :
    1) Share for Review is initiated from InDesign 2021.
    2) Opening a document that was created in an earlier version and initiating Share for Review from InDesign 2021.
    3) For Share for Review created from InDesign 2020 (v 15.1/v15.1.1/v15.1.2), you click on the Update Link button in the Share for Review panel in InDesign 2021. (You may have to hit the Refresh button in the browser if the Review was already open there).


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  4. 2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. File Info box not displaying CC2020 15.1.1

    File Info box not displaying when trying to add metadata. CC2020 15.1.1, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5, external Dell monitor. I have tried reopening and overwriting preference files then restart. I have tried deleting library cache for cc15 and then restart. I have disconnected external monitor and restarted. Only solution has been to reopen as cc2019 doc and add there, but some clients make additional changes in 2020 and send back so I still have same issue. I keep having to force quit to get program to restart each time I try and open file info.
    I saw someone had issue…

    2 votes

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  6. Resizing object with 'Auto-Fit' enabled now broken in 15.1

    In version 15.0.3 and earlier, if you enabled the 'Auto-Fit' option and then resized an object by entering values in the Width or Height fields the content would resize along with the frame (as expected).

    With 15.1 this no longer works. The frame resizes but the content doesn't. Only way for 'Auto-Fit' to behave as expected is to drag the frame handles.

    2 votes

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  7. "Balance Ragged Lines" does nothing

    When activating it on the Paragraph panel or in the Paragraph styles, there's no change in the paragraph at all.

    I'm using MacOS 10.15.4 (19E287), and the latest version of InDesign 15.0.2.

    2 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Loading icon animation

    The spinning icon dots are off-centred and rotate awkwardly. It's only visible briefly, but looks clumsy in a premium app.

    2 votes

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    1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. space before/after paragraph is suddenly not working

    when i try to add space before or after a paragraph, it shows up in the tools panel and in style sheets as being there, but it is not reflected in the actual text.

    indesign cc 14.0.1

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    6 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In your example, the paragraph ‘Introduction: My Life…’ and ‘Update’ use the same Paragraph Style and the setting ‘Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style’ is set to 0p0. That’s why the Space After setting of 1p4 is having no effect.
    To make it to work, change the ‘Space Between…’ back to its default setting of ‘Ignore’.
    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  10. Page Margins Bug

    I am having a bug/issue with margins. In the page setup and the properties dialogues the measurements are showing as the defaults, but clearly they have been changed as noted in the attached file. This file was created in an earlier version of INDD.

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Adjust Layout  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The Document Setup shows the Margins of the document when it was created or margins that will be assigned to any new pages you add to the document. However, you can override margins of individual pages by using the Margins and Columns dialog. And this is what has been done for the Page – the Top and Outside margins have been set to 25mm and 45mm respectively (changed from their default setting of 12.7mm).
    Hope this helps.

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  11. "Select all unused" triggers "Small panel rows" in Styles palette

    Version: 14.0.0.130

    STR: Select "Select all unused" in Paragraph or Character Styles pallet

    ER: Should select all styles not used in current document

    AR: Triggers "Small panel rows" instead

    2 votes

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    Resolved For User  ·  2 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. PDF comment import does not show regular sticky notes.

    The new PDF comment feature imports the comments just fine, but regular sticky note comments are not displaying. They show up in the list, but do not point to where they are on the document.

    2 votes

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  13. InDesign 2018 13.1 crashing when saving back to Studio Server

    We've just updated our studio with new macs, running High Sierra Version 10.13.4 and the most recent InDesign Version 13.1.

    When we open a .indb document and edit one of the individual .indd files within it and attempt to save back to our Studio NAS drive/Server on our ethernet network the program crashes, corrupts the entire file and makes no effort to restore the file.

    We are also running our old Macs, on Yosemite 10.10.5 with Indesign 2017 and have not experienced this issue at all for the 7 years we have used these machines.

    We’ve looked on various forums…

    2 votes

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  14. Can't Open JPEG file

    Hi there

    I am having trouble opening up .jpeg files from Indesign. It is installed as a part of my Creative Cloud subscription. Please see attached for the error that pops up. Your help will be appreciated.

    Thanks
    G

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  15. high sierra 13.5

    I have a MacBook Pro 2018 and upgraded my OS to 10.13.5 last week. Ever since upgrading to High Sierra originally I had some issues with the program freezing when my computer was running lots of programs. However, after upgrading the OS last week now Indesign has become almost non-functional (I have CC v. 13.1 ). Every time I click to simply type or scroll pages the colour wheel spins and it takes literally minutes to make a single click.

    I have restarted my computer, tried using different files locally on my machine and an our company server. Documents with…

    2 votes

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  16. master override

    Applied master pages (spread) to all pages which includes a table along page edges for navigation. On a normal page when I attempt to override by Ctrl+Shift click the edge table from the master element to override, Indesign hangs or crashes and prompts a crash report. Only happening on the left side page of the spreads for some reason???

    The subsequent launch of the program also crashes, I assume because it attempts to resume. Using the recovered version will not launch either. Must remove recovery data.

    2 votes

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  17. Stroke Alignment Changes Shape Size

    InDesign 13.0.1

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create a shape (Rectangle, Circle, Polygon)
    2. Add stroke to shape
    3. Change stroke alignment

    Expected Result:
    - Stroke changes alignment to what the user set (inside, outside, centered).

    Actual Result:
    - Shape size (and bounding box) change, while stroke remains aligned inside the bounding box.

    2 votes

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    The stroke is always shown inside the bounding box for all three types of stroke alignments. But if you check the size of the object, it will be different for different stroke alignments.
    For example, if you have a square of 100 pt x 100 pt with a 20 pt stroke weight aligned to Center, its W & H = 120 pt. Similarly for the same square, if the stroke is aligned to Inside, its W & H = 100 pt while for stroke aligned to Outside, its W & H = 140 pt.

    This is how it has been designed.

  18. BUG - Paste in Place not pasting correctly with double page spread

    Latest version (2018) does not correctly locate objects when using the 'paste in place' function.

    Open a double page spread document. Select item from left page spread and paste in place on another spread in same document - locates incorrectly.

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  19. help

    Indesign help takes me to webpage that does not exist.
    http://community.adobe.com/chcservices/services/redirect?u=http://help.adobe.com&p=InDesign_12.0&l=en_US&id=AH_HOME

    Browser shows:
    Safari can’t open the page “‎community.adobe.com/chcservices/services/redirect?u=http://help.adobe.com&amp;amp;p=InDesign_12.0&amp;amp;l=en_US&amp;amp;id=AH_HOME” because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection. This sometimes occurs when the server is busy. Wait for a few minutes, and then try again.

    2 votes

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  20. indesign 16.0 - new bug - text-wrap with image not correct

    If i place an image into a frame and set text-wrap on that frame, it works correct and text breaks fine. If however i set the same text-wrap on the image (double click image or select content) instead of the frame, it will not wrap the text at the correct width. See attached screenshot.

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    The values that are shown in the Text Wrap panel & also the Frame Fitting Options dialog for Crop amounts relate to the inherent image size, not to the size it appears within InDesign – that is, they refer to the image as though it were placed at 100% scale. That means it’s based on the image resolution and the scaling at which it is placed.
    To see how this works, when you place an image, just click on the document – it will come at its 100% scale. Now select the Image contents, open the Text Wrap panel, and input 30mm in one of the fields, the value will be correct. Now scale down the image contents to 50% of its size – now measure the text wrap – it will be roughly 15mm in size.

    Hope it helps.


    InDesign team

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