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  1. Hyperlinks and Email addresses not working when exporting interactive PDF from InDesign CC 13.0 x64 on windows platform.

    My department is tasked with creating 508 accessible documents. In 2017 version of InDesign, we did not have any issues exporting documents containing hyperlinks or email addresses. Now when I run the accessibility report, every one of them fail. We absolutely need to find a fix for this so that we can meet our client needs.

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  2. Preferences Reset after working with a large XML based file

    I work with large XML files to create catalogs several times a month. This results in InDesign giving me a lot of "Continue without Undo" prompts anytime I do any action (even scrolling and zooming), so I save the file and quit InDesign. Upon reopening InDesign, it says that it cannot read my preference file and resets everything.

    This is extremely frustrating, as while my workspace is saved, all of the character/paragraph/object styles, swatches, and program settings are completely wiped, as are all the tool tips and notifications. Barring being able to not have this problem occur regularly, is there…

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    Thank you for providing the information. Just copy the preference and try the following workflow –
    • Delete InDesign preferences
    • Copy the InDesign corrupt preferences.
    • Launch InDesign.
    • An alert would come that the preference have been reset.

    If the above workflow works with the copied preference, Zip them and mail it to santalwa@adobe.com.

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    InDesign Team

  3. Scroll + Alt suddenly no longer works as a zoom function

    When I select alt + scroll, it longer zooms in or out on indesign cc. How can I fix this?

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  4. InDesign Crashes on Opening from a Book Panel Multiple INDDs with Modified Links

    Machine: MacBook Pro 13 in mid-2012 (i7, 2.9 GHz, 16 GB RAM)
    OS: macOS 10.13.4
    App: InDesign 13.1.0.76 (but basically every subversion of 13)

    1. I have several INDBs containing from 6 to around 20 INDDs each.

    2. Most INDDs contain from 3 to 60 cross-references (since book-spanning TOCs often crash InDesign, but that’s for another topic) – mostly within the respective INDD, but one INDD per book always has CRs to other INDDs within the same book or in other books.
    (My typical INDD contents: 2–48 facing pages with threaded, 1-column text boxes, therein several dozens of “custom” anchored objects, mostly containing…

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    1 comment  ·  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

  5. in indesign cc2018 GREP

    beginning of paragraph doesn't work!

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  6. Not find unicode Greek when pasted into Find

    When I copy a Greek word (that is entered in unicode) from an InDesign document and paste it into the Find field, InDesign cannot find the word in that document. If I type the Greek word into the Find field, then it does find the word. So there is a defect in the pasting mechanism for the Find function.

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  8. Bad tabulation behavior in ID 13.1

    The filling caracter (.) of a tabulation disappears in function of the value of the 1st line spacing without any reason at all. Please watch the video attached to this bug report. This is a big issue absent in previous versions.

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  9. Several years old bug is still alive in InDesign CC

    InDesign CC shows obscure behavior for Arabic subtending marks. Some times it kerns these marks towards right as shown in line 1, 3 & 4. Sometimes it adds extra space on both sides of these glyphs as shown in the line five and sometimes it automatically makes the digits size smaller as shown in line 1 & 2. While MS Word 2013 shows the correct shapes for all these marks as required. The Arabic script is written in right to left direction.
    Image shows the correct shape in MS Word 2013 and wrong behavior in InDesign CC.
    Test font and…

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  10. Clearly a bug in InDesign CC

    While working on an Arabic font I need to kern the space U+0020 between certain letters. So the required lookup is added to the font, with instructions to apply kerning whether the preceding letter have marks (above or below) or no marks at all i.e. the kerning is not effected by the preceding letter's marks. The Arabic script is written in right to left direction.

    Now the MS Word is showing the correct behavior as shown in the image. The first pair (without marks) and the second pair (with brown marks) both are kerned as instructed by font but the…

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  11. Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some common Arabic Marks

    Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some commonly used Quranic Arabic marks like uni08F0, uni08F1 and uni0F82, though these are added to Unicode several years ago. Images, test file and test font "Uthman" are added.
    First image shows these marks.
    Second image shows their correct placement above or below the letters in MS Word and the wrong result in InDesign CC.
    Test font "Uthman" and test indesign document are attached.

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  13. Opened files become modified (unsaved asterisk appears) without any modification

    I'm working with file A, but I keep open the B and C files (either I didn't close those or I'm copying content from those), after some time B and C becomes modified (unsaved, the asterisk after the name appears). The Edit→Undo does not show any alteration (it's grayed).

    May it be the problem that A, B and C belongs to a Book?

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  14. Assigned Shift+Delete to Edit→Cut; it does not work

    It's quite annoying that Adobe products doesn't support the Ctrl+Insert, Shift+Delete and Shift+Insert (Copy, Cut and Paste) operations by default. All other software on Windows does support so everybody is used with this.

    So I assigned the above shortcuts via Edit→Keyboard Shortcuts...
    The Ctrl+Insert and Shift+Insert works, but the Shift+Delete (Cut) doesn't. It seems to me a bug, Shift+Delete being hard-coded and it's taking precedence over the assigned key combination.

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  15. gpu

    system: mac-osx-10.12.6 (sierra)
    software: indesign-cs6 ver 8.0
    software: indesign-cc(2018) ver 13.0.0

    when in gpu-preview mode … center-line 'node' does not appear. when in cpu-preview mode … center-line 'node' does appear. the center-line 'node' has appeared in cs-versions and previous versions … and disappeared in the cc-versions.

    i have outlined the steps, and included screen-caps, to reproduce the issue within my post to adobe-forums:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2492437

    further info about my environment:
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac18,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3…

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  16. Group in Old Layer -> Ungroup in New Layer = Error

    I like to layer different styles of content. I'll have a background layer for images, etc., that I want to not touch later so I can lock/unlock while I work with my content over the top of it. Sometimes, I accidentally am in the background layer and create content that needs to be moved to another layer. I would love for a feature like Illustrator that allows me to highlight an object or group of objects, click an opposing layer, and then right-click > arrange > move to selected layer.

    Also, there is a slight bug I've found, but it…

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    There is an option in the Layers panel flyout menu called “Ungroup Remembers Layers”. This is ON by default. That’s why when you ungroup, the objects go back to the layers to which they belonged prior to the grouping. You can uncheck this option if you want to have the objects get ungrouped on the same layer as the group.

  17. First page of a linked PDF file repeats itself throughout layout.

    I have a 20 page template where each page has two image boxes that links to a 40 page PDF for a printer spread setup. But on random occurrences, the first page of the PDF file repeats itself throughout the layout. Has anybody else experienced this?

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  18. Constantly crashing for me and colleague

    HELP!
    InDesign crashes pretty much everytime I open it, or try to open two documents at once.

    I have looked into it and apparently it could be a problem with a recovery file. How can I clear all my recovery files? I have tried to find the path from the preferences but it wont let me view the whole path.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks

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    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

  19. Converting all URLs to links is converting anything with dot between two words

    When trying to convert all URLs to links, it seems that the regex used also targets things like V.ii and converts that into a link. Shouldn't it be looking for anything with http or www?

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  20. Control characters breaks 'regular' font rendering

    I pasted some cells from Excel into an Indesign text box. After that, the text rendering was completely distorted garbage text). Worse, I couldn't select the "Roman" font anymore, in any open document. Upon testing, that included many "normal" fonts like Georgia Regular, Minion Pro Regular and Warnock Pro Regular. I tried switching to International English MacOS and Indesign, I tried several versions from Indesign 13.1 back to CS6, and on Mac and Windows – same thing.

    Finally, I discovered the control characters in the Layout text editor, and when I removed them (and restarted Indesign), everything was back to normal.

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