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  1. Inside, Outside, Upside Down

    InDesign 14.0.2 (and earlier)

    In File > New, the Bottom Margin is in the upper right and the Inside Margin is in the lower left.

    In File > Document Setup, these two controls are reversed. The Bottom Margin is in the lower left and the Inside Margin is now in the upper right.

    File > Edit Document Presets matches File Document Setup.

    Please make the positions of these four controls consistent every place they appear.

    ~ Jane Edwards

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  2. CS6 won't start because it can not load png import filter.indesign plugin

    The start-up screen says: png import filter.indesign plugin requires the debug version indesign.
    I have the plug-in installed. So I expected the program to open as always.
    I did update to MacOS Mojave 10.14 recently.

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  4. Footnote reference disappears when adding Unicode 1D513 into line

    I am using InDesign 14.0.2.

    We are a book publisher, and we sometimes use a special character in some of our academic work: a gothic P—the Unicode character 1D513 (Mathematical Fraktur Capital P). See: https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/1d513/index.htm

    However, it does something very wonky with footnotes, which seems to be a bug. If we insert this character—Unicode 1D513—in the same line as a footnote reference, it makes the footnote reference disappear. The footnote stays in place. We have tried different fonts, but it doesn't seem to be font dependent. However, if it is in the same line, but after the footnote reference, it…

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  5. Export to PDF crashes when Printer's Marks checked on in PDF export window menu (ID 14.02 )

    Reoccurring crash from back in February 2019:
    When I leave Printer's Marks unchecked, Indesign exports effortlessly.

    Crashing while exporting to PDF happens with any design, regardless of the contents in the design (RGB, .ai files, etc.)

    I have tested it on exporting older designs that have already been sent to print with printer's marks, prior to this issue.

    Note: checking or unchecking Bleed and Slug don't interfere – only Printer's Marks do.

    (I have mailed all details in the crash report.)

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  6. "PUBLISH ONLINE" - DESCRIPTION FEATURE

    INDESIGN > PUBLISH ONLINE > GIVEN OPTIONS - Title & description fields = what is the intention behind these options?

    My intention to use these would be, to supply additional information within the document/ link to my client, whom I share this link with.

    Client opens the document > but the provided information are not displayed anywhere... so what's the point?

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  7. Relink to folder and filenames with accents doesn't work

    Relink to folder doesn't work for filenames with accents, it just doesn't find such files, but relinking every single file separately (very annoying) works.

    Adobe InDesign 14.0.2. x64, Win 10 Pro

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  8. Control panels can't be scaled

    A couple of days ago I switched from InDesign CS 6 to InDesign CC 2019. I wanted to arrange my working area in the way I had before, but couldn't because the control panels could not be scaled as narrow as before. Because of this I can't fit all needed control panels on my second monitor.

    I have contacted support but they could not offer any solution to my problem.

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  9. Image catalog script - For creating Contact Sheets

    Under Scripts, my image catalog script does not complete the place command to create an image catalog for me. When bug is worked out, I would also like an option to number each image, instead of only placing file names.

    To recreate: Create new document, letter size. Open scripts, and run Imagecatalog.applescript. Set rows and columns( doesn't matter, also doesn't matter if labels is checked or unchecked) . Page will populate rectangle boxes, but not graphic frames nor insert images.
    Indesign CC.

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  10. sign out

    Trying to sign out of my personal account and log into the agency account. When I click "sign out" a window pops up and then disappears. I don't get signed out. I cleared cookies and signed out on web- no dice. Think I have to delete and reinstall software just to sign into a different login...

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  11. Accessible PDF Alternative Text Fail When Object Set to Multiply

    InDesign 14.0.2

    When an object is set to "multiply" in Effects and exported to Interactive PDF, there is a Alternative Text fail reported when running Accessibility Full Check. When the "multiply" effect is removed, there is a clean report. Please fix.

    Attached are both the original file (with multiply on) and the PDF generated. If you remove multiply, it works.

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  13. print booklet

    InDesign CS6, ver. 8.1 both skips and reorders booklet pages.
    In a sixteen-page booklet Print Booklet prints only eight pages and those out of order.
    Sheet A ought to print p. 16 and p. 1 on the obverse and p.2 and p. 15 on its reverse.
    Instead it prints p. 3 and p. 1 on the obverse and p. 4 and p. 3 on the reverse.
    Sheet B continues the confusion, printing p. 6 and p. 5 on the obverse and p. 8 and p. 7 on the reverse.
    .Same results whether I choose 2-up saddle stitch or 2-up perfect…

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  14. custom ruler increments not used in object dimensions

    InDesign 14.0.2 (MacOS)
    Right-click on ruler (e.g., vertical ruler on left)
    set units to custom (e.g., 14 points)
    select object on page

    expected result: The dimensions (like the height field) should be in custom units
    actual result: The dimensions are shown in points

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  15. XSL used to export XML, replace function causing issues

    Here’s the issue: in the process of exporting XML using XSL, extended characters (like fancy quotes and em-dashes) are being replaced incorrectly. Basically, while replacing the character with it's corresponding HTML entity, the character plus two more characters get replaced.

    The problem is caused by a difference between the way Adobe is handling XSL in older versions 2014 vs. 2018 or newer. Attached you will find an example export of the 2014 export and the 2018 export using the exact same XSL. Notice that in the 2018 TWO characters after every special character are getting replaced. I have also attached…

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  16. Clicking on bookmark in bookmark panel resizes view

    When you double-click on a bookmark in the Bookmarks Panel to go there, the view resizes to a random zoom. (Random as far as I can tell, anyway, there is probably a reason for the zoom level deep in the code).

    Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request, but navigating a long document via the Bookmarks Panel would be much more useful if the view stayed at the same zoom level.

    See: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2630317

    Thank you.

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  17. Custom Thai character set does not display properly in composite font

    In the Composite Font Editor, I defined a custom character set that includes all of the characters in Noto Sans Thai and tried specifying various Thai fonts to that character set as part of a composite font.

    However, regardless of the font I specified and regardless of what fonts I specified for the other parts of the composite font in certain circumstances three Thai tone characters would not display (U+0E48, U+0E49, and U+0E4C). As far as I can tell, they do display when they are above another tone character, but they do not display if they are the only tone…

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  18. CC Libraries Saved Text issue

    In CC Libraries I have pre-set headlines text set with font and kerning. When I drag and drop desired headline into page layout, the font is changed out to something completely different. I've double check the save CC text file is it's as it's should be. I'm not sure what happened or how to fix it. These headlines I use on a daily bases have have hand kerning needed to each, which is time consuming to do each time.

    Screen shots are with a headline what I'm looking to change from "All you need." to "The real deal." Both are…

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  19. cc libraries deletes my text

    Hello.

    When adding my own text to a file in InDesign/CC Libraries (See attached image) - it deletes part of the text so I have to rewrite it again.

    Example:
    'Saks' becomes 'ks'

    There's a glitch and the text disappears.
    It's a collaboration work account, but can't it get more stable?

    best regards.

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  20. Drive File Stream causing InDesign to crash

    InDesign v 14.0.2

    We use Drive File Stream for all of our file storing - which has been working great until last week when opening certain files made InDesign crash repeatedly. I have tried to save as an IDML, download locally and still have the crashing problem.

    When I go to open the file it will just freeze the application window, no panels visable and just the spinning Mac ball. Force quit and then reopen InDesign - then it freezes again each time upon reopening, before trying to open any files and I have to force quit again. The second…

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    CLOSED  ·  amaarora responded

    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

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