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  1. 2020 moving pages

    If I move pages that have hyperlinks from a 2019 ID version (converted), the move crashes ID 2020. The only way to get the move to stop crashing ID 2020 is to delete all the hyperlinks in the source ID doc that was converted from ID 2019.

    Version is ID 15.0.1 ... and doing a reboot didn't fix it. I also saved the converted file as IDML to try and remove the "corruption" (that has worked in the past) and the re-constituted INDD file still crashes ID 2020.

    If I try to copy and paste a text block with links…

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    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 (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. Footnotes disappear

    v. 15.0.1 x64, Windows

    I am working on a multichapter magazine.

    Every chapter starts with a title and the author’s name. After the name comes a footnote call.

    If I make changes that add or remove a page in a chapter, all the footnotes on the following chapters disappear. They can be recover by removing the asterisk and inserting it again.

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    0 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Part of this issue was fixed with the latest release of InDesign 15.0.1

    For all new files created with ID 15.0.1 the issue will not come. For older files opened in ID 15.0.1, you will have to resize, move or do some text editing operation to make the footnote appear

    In case you are still facing the issue in new files created post ID 15.0.0 , please share a sample file

    Thanks
    amaarora@adobe.com

  3. Dropbox indesign

    Indesign won't 'reveal in Bridge' if the file is in a business shared Dropbox folder

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  4. rotating arrows for image not showing

    When selecting an image inside a frame using the A shortcut, or the white arrow, the rotating arrows (that should appear when hovering over the corners of that image) don't show up. It works fine when using the Content Grabber and the black arrow.

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  5. Indesign creates blank pages

    While I type, in some pages, Indesign moves the text to next page, and creates a blank page. With each letter I type the texts keeps moving on from page to page. I live this in several documents with different layouts.

    The version I'm using is 15.0.1, win 10 x64

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  6. Ghost text

    When I select all the text, the text that appears on the screen is not the one that really exists on that page. I place the cursor in a random place, press a letter and the vision of the true text appears. Then I delete the letter that I have previously put.

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  7. Font variant not working since Catalina upgrade

    I have an issue/bug that is causing significant workflow issues and stress, and I have brought this up with support, as well as with the font foundry, for months without resolution.

    A font variant that I have used regularly (as part of a corporate identity) has disappeared from the font drop down list after I upgraded to macOS Catalina. This issue is happening in all the latest versions of Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.) Only ONE variant is missing -- 'Folio Bk BT - Book'. 'Folio Bk BT - Bold', as well as another similar font 'Folio Lt BT…

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  8. In a pixel-dimensioned InDesign document the pixels are always magnetic. There is no option like in Illustrator to deselect 'magnetic pixels

    In all version of InDesign, as far as I can remember, pixel dimensioned documents have magnetic pixels. In Illustrator there is an option to deselect magnetic pixels. In InDesign it fails. At least, I think. And the technical assistant from Adobe thinks so.
    For instance: if you try to draw a rectangle 3.4 x 4.2 pixels, you can not.

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  9. Scrolling and zoom issue

    Scrolling and zoom won't work all of a sudden. The ruler shows I am scrolling or zooming, but the pages remain stationary. This is happening while indexing. I have to close file and re-open

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  10. "Edit Page Size" drop down list; each entry duplicated

    When using the "Edit Page Size" button/drop down on the Pages panel, the list of page sizes has begin showing duplicate entries, and I'm not sure why. It seems to have started out of nowhere.
    To select an item in the list, you can see in the screenshot that each entry is doubled, and sometimes the "top" item is the correct one to click, other times it is the "bottom" item. In each pairing, one of them does nothing when selected.
    I've attached an image to show what I mean.

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  11. BUG REPORT - WINDOWS - STORY EDITOR

    The decimal point on the number keypad does not register while in Story Editor.

    This bug has been present since 2017 and STILL has not been addressed. I reported it then but I don't see my report here in this forum. I was using Windows 7 at that time.

    InDesign CC ver 15.01 x64
    Want to enter 139.99 while in Story Editor
    Result is 13999

    Windows 10 x64

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  12. Duplicating pages moves content

    It seems duplicating pages in Indesign 2019 or 2020 moves content around the page. This is the first time I have experienced this after opening an old file, saving it as a new file and then trying to duplicate a page. The fix I found for this is to UNTICK 'Adjust layout' in the 'Layout/Margins and Columns' dialogue box and then try duplicating the page again. This time the content should not move. Definitely an adjust layout bug.

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  13. book workspace

    The Book window should be mappable to saved workspaces. I use custom workspaces and books, but the book window placement/size does not get recorded when creating a custom workspace.

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  14. "Option - Click' to resize page

    Version 15.0.1 Indesign 2020

    When resizing the page, the 'shortcut' of 'Option - Click' to resize the page is now not working. It now just springs back to the size it was.

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  15. "Load paragraph styles" changes CMYK numbers


    1. Version 15.0.1, Windows. (Tested with some previous versions also.)


    2. Steps to reproduce:
      First: I'm using "Europe General Purpose 3" colour settings, which should, in general, preserve CMYK numbers during workflows.
      Create a new document A.indd. Define a new CMYK swatch S (for example, C50-M0-Y0-K0). Define a new paragraph style P which uses S as character colour.
      Create another document B.indd. Assign it some different CMYK profile than A.indd has assigned.
      Use "Load Paragraph Styles" to copy style P from A.indd to B.indd.


    3. Expected result:
      In B.indd, I expect to have swatch S with exact the same CMYK numbers than in…

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  16. Dynamic Spelling not working with Case Sensitive words

    InDesign version 2020 15.0.1

    We researched how to use Dynamic Spelling to pick up words that should have Title Case, but are lowercase in the document, followed their steps and the result doesn't work.
    The words we added in the dictionary with Capital letters, don't get highlighted with dynamic spelling.
    Also when we add our own dictionary, InDesign defaults back to User Dictionary.

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    We have released InDesign 2020.1.1(v15.1.1.103) with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    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?
    • Video recording of the crash?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


    Adobe InDesign Team

  18. Jpeg exported by Indesign have wrong dimensions when combined into PDF in Acrobat

    A company needs to export Indesign documents in jpeg format. The jpeg files produced must be combined into a single PDF file. The problem is that the produced PDF does not maintain the original dimensions of the Indesign file.
    The same files opened and saved again by Photoshop, instead, produce PDFs with correct dimensions when processed by Acrobat.
    Instead of 480.00 x 330.00 mm, the file appears to have the dimensions of 1,999.99x1,374.8 mm.
    It should be noted that by exporting the files in PNG format, the problem does not occur.
    They required to export in JPEG format because they…

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  19. reverse layout

    Where is the Reverse Layout option in Adobe Indesign 2020? I am trying to create an arabic version of a book and have to mirror the layouts previous versions had this option. I do not seem to find this option anywhere.

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  20. Can not open new document or a new file I'm working on.

    It happens once in a while. It has no connection to corrupted files.
    The Indesign is open, but the document it self doesn't show! Also if I ask to open a new document.
    Tried Relaunching, Tried Updating to Version.
    It all seems to work as a VOODOO ... Very annoying!
    Is this a bug you have?

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