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  1. Export PDF causes unresponsiveness when clicking "same as Document Name" box and changing the filename manually

    InDesign freezes and becomes unresponsive when...

    Using the latest version of InDesign 14.0.1 on macOS Mojave 10.14.3 and exporting a press ready PDF (setting modified to include bleed and crop marks), checking "Using InDesign Document Name as the Output Filename" and then adding some text or changing the filename manually in the save dialog, InDesign freezes afterwards. The PDF is exported successfully, but the program locks up.

    When not checking the box and exporting a PDF there are no problems.

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  2. Read only randomly occurs when saving

    InDesign CC randomly goes into read only mode when we go to File>Save. Our only option at that point is to go to Save As and rename the file. This is clunky, scary, and should not be happening. We have new iMacs with Mojave OS.

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  3. table header image not showing PDF

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/029f4fe9-1108-4554-ba34-c8e4c510750c
    Use the link to see the document all correct however when exporting to PDF the images in the header for pages 2 & 3 disappear. You can test this using the link or by using the attached file. Both get the same result. But looks perfect in inDesign.

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  4. table header image not showing PDF

    https://indd.adobe.com/view/029f4fe9-1108-4554-ba34-c8e4c510750c
    Use the link to see the document all correct however when exporting to PDF the images in the header for pages 2 & 3 disappear. You can test this using the link or by using the attached file. Both get the same result. But looks perfect in inDesign.

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  5. The most unhelpful error mistake ever made - 1 problem (1 failute) was found with background task:

    What I should do with this error? When I save each page separately the pdf export works fine)

    Please give more specific error warnings! Thanks


    1 problem (1 failute) was found with background task:

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  6. control panel not showing up

    every time i open indesign cc 2019 my control panels are gone. i can get them back with shortcut (cmd t). this happens for every document (new and already existing). it happens also not only at indesign startup, but also when i open close documents during work. it work in two different offices and it happens in both indesigns. any clue?

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  7. Paragraph style naming field typed text overwrites itself


    1. Double click style name

    2. Attempt to rename style

    3. Text field appears limited to 1-3 characters.

    4. As text is entered into the field, each character deletes and replaces the previous (ie overtype mode).

    This occurs only randomly and only inside of InDesign. My keyboard or OS settings can be ruled out as a cause.

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  8. Indesign CS5 Extended crashes while launching

    https://pastebin.com/HecDn9ag

    I hope someone can help me here, as I couldn't find a solution in other threads. I run CS on Mac OS X 10.9.5. All other programs run fine, except InDesign.

    All help is much appreciated!

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

    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

  9. direct selection tool only activates with "v" key

    When text tool is active, direct selection tool can't be selected with mouse pointer. It looks like it's active but text tool is still active. Must type "v" to activate the direct selection tool.

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  11. windows 10

    I am opening InDesign from the start menu but it crashes each time. it will open ok from CC.
    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server- InDesign CC 2019 14.0
    2. Steps to reproduce the issues – Tried installing oolder versions but seeing the same issue
    3. Expected result – Indesign to open
    4. Actual result – Crash report page appears

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

    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

  12. Crash on deleting duplicated XML tag

    Indesign CC 2019 (Version 14.0.1)
    Mac OS Mojave on Mac mini (Late 2014)

    Hello, I have a document ready to import XML data, with existing XML structure and tagged elements in page.
    Afterwards I import XML data into XML structure and then duplicate (copy and paste) text frame that contains a table with an image placed into a cell table.
    If I try to delete resulting duplicated XML tag, application crashes.
    Same result if I duplicate (copy and paste) XML tag directly.

    These are the steps:

    1) Open document with prepared XML structure and tagged elements in page.
    2) Import…

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  13. Images with transperencies and placed in formular fields are separeted wrong when exported as PDF.

    PNGs and PSDs with transparency and directly imported in an InDesign formular field are separeted wrong when exported as a PDF and separeted to cmyk. The images are too dark with a green tone.

    This happens in the last InDesign versions til the last CC2019 (14.01).
    Mac OS 10.14.3 and also in El Capitan

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  14. Keyboard shortcuts don't work if only one file is open.

    When I have just one file open in Indesign, the keyboard shortcuts don't work. Open another file, they start working again. Or, wait long enough, then they start working with just one file open. All keyboard shortcuts, not just some.

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  15. create outlines


    1. cmd + A = select all objects on the page.

    2. menu / type / Create Outlines

    Error. Not all text-based texts on the page have been converted into curves. Consequence. Time to search for other items and individual conversion. Waste of time and the risk of file defects for the printing process.

    Best regards!

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  16. feed back

    I have a multiple page text document in indesign, I want to spell check only the text in the panels, so manual selection is the best option in this scenario. But what happens is the spell checker always reverts back to document. how do you set it to stay on selection mode?

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  17. formatting linked pictres lost by updating picture

    When i update linked pictures (where i used bevore a special formatting for example size in frame) then i loose this formatting by refreshing the picture in the link-tool. i testet all the preferenzes but every time it resets the size.

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  18. illustrator

    When importing .ai files it doesn't load correctly and even when exporting to pdf if displays it pixelated.

    This image is not just on typical view, but even on high quality or even exporting as pdf X-1a.

    I'm on InDesign cc 2019

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  19. PDF export - massive file size difference between 143 and 144 dpi

    I've been exporting a couple of display stand artwork pieces from inDesign cc19. My background flattened jpeg in the inDesign document is 200dp and the rest is a few vector objectsi. I export using the PDFX1a:2001 spec as this is what the printer requested. By default the file size for 1.07GB, which is huge. I adjusted the downsampling on export and found that setting it 143dpi produces a 15.3MB PDF, yet changing it 144dpi makes the file hundreds of MBs. So 1 dpi changes drastically how big the PDF output file size is. Why is this?

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  20. PDF Export Formatting Issue

    I found that no matter what export options I use or how I format my file, it exports incorrectly. My content is in 2 columns on InDesign but when exported it seems pretty random how the PDF is structured (see the image).

    This poses a problem for parsing software to be able to read the document in the correct order. It's common practice within most companies to use this for resumes. I'm sure it's also used elsewhere as well.

    I've contacted support and they tried to resolve the issue by using my computer remotely. They found that this feature is…

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