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  1. Inconsistent unit names in Czech version

    The "points" are called "body" in the Czech langauge., the short version is "b". Unfortunately Adobe CC apps are very inconsistent and you can find "b" (InDesign, Photoshop), "b." (InDesign) or even not translated "pt" (Illustrator).

    Please make it consistent. If you can't change it in all Adobe apps, at least make it "b" in InDesign. (Adobe CS 6 is correct, line thickness is represented as "b" while CC displays "b.".

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  3. ADOBE INDESIGN AND ILLUSTRATOR COMPATABILITY ISSUE

    In Adobe indesign, if we decreased Horizontal scale in Indesign and saving that template and generate PDF. If we open the same generated PDF in Adobe illustrator font size is decreasing and vertical scale is increasing and horizontal scale showing 100%. I think It's totally mis-matching with indesign and illustrator. Not only this we're facing many issues like this i.e resizing issue for example if label size is "50Wx100H" in indesign, same file showing in illustrator is 50Wx120H and some times more. Please help to fix this issue. It'll be helpful

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  4. FONT ISSUE IN ADOBE INDESIGN CC 2014

    Hi All,

    Unable to install "Seagull Textile care v1.0" font in Adobe Indesign CC 2014. Font is not supporting. Please help to fix this issue

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  5. ID 13.1 – no longer accepts mp4 media format?

    InDesign 13.1

    EXISTING mp4s placed in ID file (for viewing in exported Interactive PDF) no longer work (link not found (yellow triangle), and then when manually re-linked, link shows error in palette (red circle question mark).

    Trying to place NEW mp4s, and although file(s) can be found, nothing is placed. Have googled and found nothing.

    Updates to CC appear to have happened overnight, and I didn't have any issues last week.

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  6. Unable to create text anchor from text with an apostrophe in it.

    Anytime I create a text anchor out of a piece of copy with an apostrophe in it (ex. What's New) and use it as the destination for a button or hyperlink, the interactive PDF does not redirect to the anchor. My workaround has been to select everything but the word with the apostrophe in it, but I would love to see this fixed in the next version.

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  7. Alt text transposition issue with book files

    I'm using a book file to organize a number of interactive forms.

    When I export out the forms as interactive PDFs, the alt text that was designated in the "button and forms" panel for that form field sometimes gets switched out for alt text that is used in another form if the fields share the same name. This happens on export whether I use the"Export book to PDF" option in the book panel or I use the "File" option export (ctrl+E keyboard shortcut).

    The alt text remains correct in the InDesign file and only gets switched out upon export.

    For…

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  8. Make editing text faster

    When I want to, for example, remove all "m2" from "### m2" in table rows (20+ rows of table), I have to slow down my clicking, because InDesign doesn't register a selection change (double click to select), if I do it too fast. Woud be good if it was instantaneous like Word.
    My process: 1. Double click to select m2. 2. Press backspace or delete. 3. Double click to select next m2. And so on.

    I know I could find-replace, but sometimes I don't want to set up a find and replace. And it just a little annoyance, which not…

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  9. Mistake in Dutch Tool Hints

    In the Dutch version of Indesign, the Tool Hints say that Ctrl+drag copies the item while dragging. This should be Alt+drag.

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  10. Converting text cell to graphic cell

    If you convert a graphic cell to a text cell the vertical justification gets locked, cell appears to be anchored and is unable to be converted back to a graphic cell.

    1) Create table
    2) Select cell > context menu > convert cell to graphic cell
    3) Select cell/object > convert to text cell
    4) Unable to convert back to graphic cell or adjust vertical justification within cell (options greyed out) and anchor symbol on top right of frame

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  11. Indesign window appears on many desktops as identical

    Indesign window appears on multiple desktops on MacOS 10.13.6 When changing desktop the window stays on top of everything

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  14. mergeRecords() breaks InDesign Server CC 2018

    Reference two forum posts:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52388399/indesign-server-crashing-on-data-merge
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2536427

    Posting as bug for the following reasons:
    1) Nobody seems to know why it's happening
    2) The script executes successfully with InDesign Desktop, but Server crashes (not just an error, full on stops).
    4) It's the only method that crashes InDesign Server I've found. I'm able to perform frame creation, image placement, find / replace, export PDF, etc... which leads me to conclude it's not an issue with my installation.
    3) Tested on 3 different computers

    The following .jsx will crash InDesign Server (replace paths with any of your own merging document files):
    var…

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  15. change of page dimensions won't resize alternate layout

    changed page dimensions but indesign won't resize alternate layout
    changed to 5.5" from 5" and it won't re-size the alternate vertical layout.

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    We have released an update for InDesign CC2019 (v 14.0.1) which contains fixes for some key issues. 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 send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps –
    • 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? Please package the entire document(To package the document, Go to File → Package)

    Adobe InDesign team

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  18. Placed illustrator .ai color dodge layers in Indesign don't display/print correctly

    Placing .ai stock files which have soft 'color dodge' layer highlights display and print as hard masks in Indesign. The solution I've found is re-saving the file as an EPS. Attached is a sample image (.ai on left, .eps on right).

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  19. text

    I am having text problems when regular text is near an image and the text which is within the boundary box of the image then text prints out bold. It does not appear bold on screen and the font is definetly regular but ive done some test and where the boudnary image box over hangs into text it then prints out bold mid word or wherever the image boudnary box is. This happens on psd images which have been deppetched and have no background.

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  20. Preferences won't fully show text

    Preference menu truncates the preferences option so it can not be read. Unable to resize window to see the text.

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