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  1. Clearing effects applied to an object causes InDesign to hang.

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1): Get the spinning beachball of death when I try to clear effects to an object. Specifically gradient feather for opacity. Just started happening.

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  2. IDML Table style EndColumnStrokeType attribute missing

    When an Alternating Column Pattern is created in a Table style any value for Type does not get exported to IDML.

    I would expect to find the EndColumnStrokeType attribute, but it is never created. The equivalent StartColumnStrokeType, StartRowStrokeType and EndRowStrokeType attributes do exist.

    The missing attribute is not documented in the IDML specification PDF.

    Using version: 13.1 x64

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  3. Printing scale issues when printing with different color output options for composites

    Hello everyone,
    spotted nasty printing bug.
    When printing using "scale to fit", OUTPUT->Color: Composite and OUTPUT->Color: InRip or just Separations then the prints do not match (crop marks, image etc.) between "Composite*" and "*Separations".
    Paper size and printer model doesn't matter.
    Versions tested: InDesign CS6, CC17, CC18 all on OS X 10.10, 10.13
    Test file attached.

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  4. merging cells in a table

    I am trying to create a 9x12 horizontal postcard with 4 vertical columns and 5 horizontal rows. Then I merge cells to create different size ad boxes. By the time I get to the last merge, it pulls everything up and looks like it is adding another row at the bottom. For example: merge the whole bottom row into one ad box; merge the right column 4 boxes into one ad box; merge the left 3 boxes beginning from the top into one ad box; merge the center 6 boxes into one large ad box. So, there should be a…

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    0 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. text wrap detect edges

    ID 13.1 x64, Win 7, AI 22.1 64 bit
    Text wrap w/detect edges may not detect text in AI file, may not detect shapes well. Have AI file with graphic and text placed in anchored frame in ID doc. If set to wrap around shape, detect edges, text in ID doc runs through text in AI graphic. Also (noted in in forums ) text may not wrap around white or nearly white shapes in AI graphic.

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  6. constrain proportions (& other hold-shift-to-use features) intermittent

    I don't have the Webroot software described in the fix so it must be something else!

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  7. ne

    Using current version of InDesign (2018). Everything up-to-date.

    Headers disappear on 2nd page of copied tables. Similar to problem seen

    This happens every time a copied table goes to 2 or more pages.

    Tried resizing frame but nothing changed. Attempted to install 2017 fix file but will not load.

    Any ideas/help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  8. Graphic Frame Text Wrap in Find/Change Object

    I'm running InDesign 12.0.0.1 (2017) on mac OS 10.12.6 (Sierra). I was originally trying to write a script to automate changing text wrapping on all graphic frames in the active document to wrap to the largest area (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). When I couldn't get a script that should have worked to function properly, I decided to try automating Find/Change Object queries. That's when I discovered that the manual queries weren't function. Allow me to elaborate:

    Here's what I want to do:
    Change the "Wrap Options > Wrap To" setting (TextWrapSideOption) for all graphic frames to "Largest Area" (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). This should really only…

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  9. HSB Color Slider Not Working

    The HSB/ CMYK Color slider window hasn't been working for months, every project has this window grayed out and disabled with no options to turn it back on.

    If you want to change your colour you have to use the Color Picker, which in comparison, isn't good.

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    0 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Cmd/Ctrl+Backspace and Cmd/Ctrl+Delete bugs

    Hi,

    Cmd/Ctrl+Backspace and Cmd/Ctrl+Delete bugs act erratically in latest InCopy (13.1) on Mac and Windows: contrary to all other apps and InDesign Story Editor, they delete words from seemingly random side of the cursor.

    See https://forums.adobe.com/message/10524905

    Actual result: Cmd+Del often deletes from left hand side, Cmd+Backspace often deletes from right hand side of the cursor.

    Expected result: Cmd/Ctrl+Del always deletes the word to the right of the cursor; Cmd/Ctrl+Backspace always deletes a word from to the left of the cursor.

    Regards
    m.

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  11. hebrew support

    hello,
    we are an israeli book publisher
    we work a lot with spelling marks on letters.
    on last versions of photoshop and illustrator and older indesign versions we are pressing alt + different letters and it gives us the letter with marks.
    but only on indesign 2018 it doesnt work..
    we have to do it through gylphs all the time.
    it costs us a lot of time. plaese fix it and let us know. we tried to do it with the indian support and they couldnt do it...

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  12. swatch alias

    When exporting a PDF and ik want to alias extra Spot-swatches to a FC-colour-Swatch.
    But these Swatch stetting should not be in the saved indesign file.
    I want to be able to only merge the swatch-alias in de PDF export (setting).

    When I those it during the PDF-export.
    It should only apply on de PDF export.
    Not in the design file Swatch setting.
    Otherwise I should have edited it Swatch-setting of my design.

    Thanks

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  13. SuperMegaBlack

    You have added a new color swatch called "SuperMegaBlack." WHY?!?!? It has precisely the same CMYK values as simple "Black." Very misleading, and a very stupid idea.

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  14. Indesign cc 2018 crash mounted volume on "Save As..."

    Environment:
    - Adobe InDesign CC 2018 13.1 (13.1.0.76),
    - MacOS v 10.12.6.
    - Mounted SMB share (Windows Server 2012 R2 full share permissions).

    When editing a document on the mounted SMB share, then doing a "Save As...", there's a delay, then pinwheels, then crashes.

    Attached are the screen shots of the dialog boxes that occurs as it crashes, plus the Apple crash report.

    It does NOT crash on "Save".

    It does NOT crash on "Save A Copy..." UNLESS - sometimes you try to save over a pre-existing document. It will complain that the file is open even if it isn't…

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

    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains some stability fixes. 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 submit the crash report to us.
    (Guidelines to submit crash are available at https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • 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?
    • Does trashing InDesign Preferences and Cache help resolve the issue? Please take a backup of the same before trashing them.

    Adobe InDesign team

  15. inDesign Form Fields are Hidden in Acrobat after Export

    I created two form fields in inDesign using the Buttons and Forms panel. When I export my pdf (interactive), I cannot see the form fields. Interestingly enough, when I click "Prepare Form" in Acrobat, the form fields appear, and without doing anything, I can save the pdf and the form fields will continue to work as expected. Obviously this is much more time-consuming than if the fields were just visible by default.

    My document is very simple: 1 page, a couple lines, minimal text, some hyperlinks (which all function correctly), and the two form fields.

    I believe it has something…

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    The way you have described the issue you are facing is pretty simple and straight-forward. You don’t need to toggle any specific setting to specify Form Fields in InDesign or view them in Acrobat. The Form Fields are visible with a light-bluish background in Acrobat. Wonder what could be causing the issue to happen for you.
    Even though there doesn’t appear to be anything special in the document you are creating, could you share the same so that it can be looked at for troubleshooting?

    Adobe InDesign team

  16. Crash ID2018 with a right click

    InDesign 2018 (latest update) on macOS Sierra (latest update) crashes when right-clicking a text box with Apple Magic Mouse. Text box could be empty or full, same result. Help please!

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  17. Move Page bug, can't select Start or End

    When attempting to move a page to either Start or End of document, I select those options, but it continually reverts back to Before or After page. InDesignCC.

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  18. Color and Swatch in control panel extends pass screen edge

    1. Indesign CC V13.1 on Windows 8.1 Pro

    2.When selecting the fill or stroke for a shape in the control panel at the top, the pop out panel with swatches extends beyond screen edge

    3. I expect the entire pop out panel to show with the swatches displayed

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  19. Images with same name confusion

    We've had a couple of instances in the past month with InDesign documents linking to different images that happen to have the same name and are in 2 different file locations. It seems that in some instances, InDesign will take it upon itself to relink the wrong images even though those images haven't been touched (either on the file system or in the InDesign file). There has been one occasion where this happened and it wasn't spotted until the document was printed with the wrong images in and today someone noticed while working on the file that an image had…

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  20. 字符表字間過大

    it is hard to see chars even enlarge (space too big)

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