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  1. Image Links

    After an image is placed in a document (first selected as "Place" in Bridge") the image is then selected, using the label "Select" in Bridge. In the InDesign document the link will become brokenand needs to be relinked. If the marking of the image in Bridge is not done then the linking problem doesn't not occur.

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  2. new features popup cannot be disabled

    The New Features popup dialog boxes are ******* annoying as **** and cannot be turned off. They can in photoshop with the "enable rich *****" but cannot in InDesign. Can you fix this **** pain *******? No one wants this *.

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  3. new version switches back to older version

    I use InDesign for our school newsletter. I'm having issues with it switching from 2017 version to 2018 on any given day. This could be a department issue or could it be the program. Very frustrated with it at the moment. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

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  4. Bug - Crop image data exceeding frame

    Objects outside of the frame are still showing as hidden objects in a PDF. During export I made sure the Crop image data exceeding frame box was checked. However objects are still seen as ghost text.

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  5. Page palette

    My page palette shows both the master-pages and the document pages outside the palette margins in vertical view. I can sort of work around it when selecting horizontal view but it is messy and still cuts of some of the pages on the outside.
    Restoring the preferences when opening Indesign fixes this bug but it's annoying. Is there a permanent solution for this?

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  6. Not compatible with Win10 1809?

    On Windows 10 v1809 trying to start Indesign v14.0.1 - crashes "dll is either not designed to run on windows 10 or it contains an error .... Error 0x000008b ... please contact vendor"

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  7. Assets renamed in web view of CC Libraries don't retain name when imported into document

    I've been creating some CC Libraries with quite a few logo assets and have found it easier to do the renaming of the files in web view because it lets me copy/paste a file name, whereas the CC Libraries panel does not.

    I've just come across the issue that even though the names appear to have synced when I view the files in the Libraries panel, when I drag/drop or right-click > Place a file into my actual document, the name disappears from the asset in the Links panel. It defaults to whatever it was when i created the asset…

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  8. Custom story editor text color to does not change picture box icon color rendering invisible on black background

    When changing the Story Editor Display text color to something other than black, the picture box icon color does not change to match. If the background is set to black (such as with the "Terminal" theme), picture boxes are no longer visible in the story editor. Only can be seen when highlighting the text.

    Would like the picture box color to match the text color when using story editor.

    InDesign CC 14.0.1 on Mac OS 10.13.6

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  9. New Document Thumbnails

    I don't see the added value of the 'Thumbnails' in the New Document panel.
    Those are rather confusing than functional, since all have the same aspect ratio.
    Won't it be nice when the default icon reflects the actual orientation and aspect ratio?

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  10. A5 paper size wrong

    The paper size for A5 in the presets is technically wrong as it should be 148.5mm wide and not 148mm. You can't change the built-in presets but it would be really helpful to do so as our onward print workflow relies on 148.5mm wide files and it's really annoying to have to change it after it's all been designed if you forget to change the page size at the beginning.

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  11. Master page bug

    When I try to adjust a master page in Indesign cc2019 (14.0.1) it makes a real mess. It used to be that if I had, for instance, a master page with a 6p margin on all sides and including threaded text boxes across the spread, if I changed the outer margin to 7p instead, the text box would automatically fit the new space. Now, the text box box turned into a very tiny box in the inner margin that has no relation to the margins I have set. In addition, other boxes on the page which are not part of…

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  12. Adobe InDesign 14 always launches on a wrong monitor out of two.

    All good with Photoshop, Illustrator, etc, but Indesign keeps opening every time on a wrong monitor no matter what. Plus, even when you drag it to another display, all the dialog boxes keep appearing on a different monitor. Moreover, it resets your workspace to Essentials every time and it take you some time to set it up again after start. Annoying and counterproductive

    Thanks,
    Henry

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  13. Export defaults are not sticky anymore after update

    When you hit Ctrl+E it used to use the last [pdf] export profile that had been used, but now it's always 'Adobe (Interactive) PDF' now. Might sound like a minor issue, but when you have to go through lots of pages one by one it just a massive waste of time going each time through File-Adobe PDF Presets-Needed One (using mouse).

    Can't see where it can be backed? Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Henry

    p.s. Thought it could be resolved through Keyboard shortcut, but apparently you can't make it for a specific preset, and Ctrl+E [as mentioned] is not "sticky" anymore

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  14. Landing page form doesn't work when accessed by Publish Online link

    But, the form does work when accessed by ePub and PDF.

    I suspect this issue is with the landing page, which my client had another contractor create, and the page is unsecure, FWIW.

    But, it just seems odd, that the form works (accepts and sends user info) coming from ePub and PDF, but does not when coming from the Publish Online link on browsers Firefox and Chrome. Safari does work.

    Any ideas?

    I've included links to the PDF and the Publish Online file. The link to the landing page/form in question is on the last page (page 8), click the…

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  15. Won't open some .indd files

    CC 2019 14.0.1
    Some .indd files will not open. They've opened previously, and SOME very similar files will still open. When I doulble-click or open from the ID app, nothing happens. No errors. Just nothing. Tried copying files to desktop or duplicating/re-naming with no luck. Tried copying and changing extension to .idml, still no luck. Rebooted my machine, same. Deleted preferences, same. Uninstalled and re-intalled the app, same.

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  16. Unable to type the í character

    When typing, inDesign doesn't receive the í character. On the Hungarian keyboard the í can be entered as AltGr+J. When typing the text, and pressing AltGr+J, sometimes the í doesn't appears, but the Paragraph options dialog pops up. Pressing one more time the AltGr+J types the í. This is a problem in the newer versions, in the CS6 version this wasn't a problem.

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  17. Object distribution disapeared from Advanced Settings

    Even object distribution has been removed from the Advanced layout and can only be seen in Essentials or Essentials Classic. I updated InDesign 2019 on 02/02/2019 and this issue suddenly appeared.

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  18. Allow for updating text thread when rearranging pages.

    Allow for a more efficient way to rearrange pages and page content once page layouts have been created. Currently, rearranging pages breaks numbered lists and moving text within story editor breaks the visual layout.

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  19. Quadclick to edit text in grouped textframes doesn't work anymore

    (14.0.1 x64, Windows):

    Switching from CS6 to CC.
    The Task: you have a group of items. The groupd also contains a textframe with some text. You want to edit this text. There is a change in the way you can "click-into" the group and into the text edit mode.

    In CS6
    - you doubleclicked on the textframe in the group (that selected the textframe in the group), and you doubleclicked again onto the text to get to edit the text (textcursor). It was fast. Basicly a quad-click.

    In CC:
    - That quad-click doesn't work. You have to doubleclick-PAUSE-doubleclick. And that…

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  20. Problem aligning workspace elements on second screen 14.0.1

    Working on a second screen with my MacBook Pro laptop, elements of the workspace are not moveable. Please see image to understand the moveable points on those tabs appear to be off-screen and are not on the laptop either. I've tried numerous workspaces, but this problem persists.

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