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  1. repeatedly opening a template in a loop eventually crashes at app.open

    Repeatedly opening and closing a template via extendscript code (for means of batch production) causes InDesign to crash at and only at app.open(PATH).

    attached file is a bare bones jsx that opens/closes the accompanying blank template either 100000 times or until it crashes (which it has done within an hour each time I have run it)

    Seems to crash anywhere from 40 to 1500 iterations in.

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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 2020.0.1 (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

  2. adobe 2017 exporting pdfs are terrible in any colour profile. Printing and rgb pdf is fine.

    no ideas - need help! Indeign is useless to me without being able to make good pdfs in both cmyk and rgb

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  3. Personalization of the Fontsize is not working in the Main Menu

    I have issues with glasses and therefore set the fontsize of menus etc higher, however in the main menu Indesign is just ignoring me, while in the sub menu it works fine. Plus in the formats and other tool boxes it isn'T working either. Please fix, it makes working with this program harder than it should be.

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  5. Missing menu

    I'm trying to insert a text variable (last page number) in my document but the menu doesn't appear.

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  6. Exported JPG and PNG are not recognised when trying to Insert Image in Word 2011

    Indesign 12.1.0.56 on macOS Sierra 10.12.5. Exporting as jpg or png files are not recognised when I go to insert them into Word 2011 on Mac.
    However, files are recognised when:
    - exported from Indesign 12.1.0.56 x64 on PC and inserted into Word 2011 on Mac
    - exported from Mac and inserted into Word 2010 on PC
    - I had no problems when using indesign 2015 on Mac and inserting into Word 2011 on Mac.

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  7. Issues with quick apply

    Quick apply is very slow the first time that you've opened it after a while. In addition, if you switch to another document that you haven't viewed in a while and you click quick apply, InDesign crashes.

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  8. Too slow to shut down

    If you've opened a document, InDesign is very slow to shut down.

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  9. Increase space in "Delete Style" replacement dialog box

    If I am deleting/replacing Styles that are in folders, there is not enough room to show the entire Style name in the dialog box where I am supposed to choose a replacement Style. I can only see a handful of characters in the name. If I can't see what Style is being replaced, how can I choose a replacement?
    This only seems to happen if the folder name is longer than a few characters. I am running Windows 10 and CC 2017.1

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  10. My version is the latest, but I still can't use scripts "multipage importer". When I click on the script, the in-design program stops. I

    My version is the latest, but I still can't use scripts "multipage importer". When I click on the script, the in-design program stops.

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  11. Cross-references Feature is Not Fit For Purpose

    Cross-references are by their very nature linked with long documents. Adobe claims InDesign has "…powerful features for creating longer documents" but, as long as the cross-references feature remains so painfully slow, that statement does not stand up to scrutiny.

    Just opening a cross-reference in a long document (2,000 pages) is taking four hours on a Mac Studio with 64 GB memory. How long it takes to actually edit it is, as yet, unknown – I gave up after 90 minutes watching the spinning beachball of death to work on another project.

    As it stands, the cross-references feature is bordering on…

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  12. Packaging with Include PDF (Print) selected doesn't properly render .ai images

    I have never been able to successfully use the "Include PDF" option when packaging files. I usually package, then export the pdf using my presets, then combine the files in the finder because the pdfs never come out correctly. It seems the problem is only with how it renders ai files. Color mode doesn't matter. The same thing happens whether or not I choose High Quality Print, Press Quality, PDFx1a, etc. Any solutions for this yet? It has been the case since the "Include PDF" feature was first released.  Example has exported pdf on the left, and package generated pdf…

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  13. Indesign 18.5 crashing on launch on M2 machine

    Hi ID keeps crashing on my OS machine with M2 also after unistalling it and reinstalling, deleting the files in library, fixing the issues of the fonts. Can anyone help to solve it?

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  14. InDesign 18.4 crashes/fails during PDF export for documents containing placed indd with HEIC images

    I've tried exporting every INDD separately with HEIC images in and it exports fine. The file that contains the INDD with HEIC images in always hangs and eventually crashes.

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  15. nonprinting text boxes disappear in normal view. Create a text box and type text into it. Select Window/Output/Attributes, and tick the box.

    InDesign 18.2.1, Mac Mini Apple M2 Pro, Ventura 13.3.1 (a). Create a text box in Normal View and type text into it. Select the box, then Window/Output/Attributes, and tick Nonprinting. The text box on the page becomes invisible, although you can still select it if you know where it is. What should happen is that the box and text remain visibile but do not print. This makes the nonprinting feature useless. This was OK in my last version of InDesign, CS6 on a PC.

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  16. share for review: links not working

    I Create a share for review but the links doesn't work after it's been created.

    The link open a page but it don't open the file: spinning blue wheel and "Opening Document” maintain in the center for long…

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  17. Issue with Right clicker users and selecting anything from any menu that requires them to scroll

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    We have 2 Indesign users who users the right click on their mouse as their primary button.

    Both have been having issues when going to swatches for example and they have to scroll to select a swatch, when the mouse cursor moves the selection moves with it.

    We have done these things to try to resolve the issue without any luck.
    - For the first user we gave her a brand new laptop with Windows 11, and installed a fresh install of Indesign 2023, but still has the same issue.
    - The second user is using Windows 10, we…

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  18. Find and replace tab stuck a the top

    The tab is stuck at the top, I cannot move, close it. When restarting indesign, it does the same thing.

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  19. InDesign does not appear in Windows Task Manager when restarted after a crash

    When InDesign freezes or crashes (which happens pretty frequently), I go to Windows Task Manager and end the task. When I reopen InDesign, InDesign does open and has the autosaves of all my ID documents open, but InDesign does not appear in Windows Task Manager at all.

    This is a problem because usually whatever caused InDesign to freeze/hang the first time will occur again very quickly, but this time I can't end the task. Nor can I end the task if anything else goes wrong. The only way to fix this is to restart the computer to force all applications…

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  20. Packaging without fonts folder

    I use Adobe InDesign 17.0.1 versionin Windows. I had to reinstall the program because of my device is new. My problem is during packaging. I use my own font (not an Adobe font) and I have permission to use it. The font family has installed on my device, but the fonts folder is still missing from the final folder after packaging. 'Copy font' is selected during packaging.

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