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  1. Bug with 'based on' paragraph styles: selected style doesn't show 'activated' after mouse over

    I have some Indesign documents (CC 2019 and CC 2020, version doesn't matter) where I have a lot (+ 300) of paragraph styles. Most par styles are based on other styles. I can see the name of the style another par style is based on in the dialogue window 'paragraph styles options'.

    All my styles are placed in style groups, according to levels.
    Within these groups, there are a lot of styles that have the same names as styles in another group. So for instance, I have some 30 styles that are called 'p'. Renaming is in my case no…

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  2. Dictionary language list is grayed out everywhere in InDesign ME 2019, 2020 macOS Mojave


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
      Adobe InDesign Middle Eastern Version 2020 15.0.1.209


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      Install InDesign Middle Eastern Version, open the language List, all languages are greyed out.


    3. Expected result
      Not to be greyed out


    4. Actual result
      Language list is greyed out


    5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
      Screenshot attached


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  3. enableRedraw = false ignored during script run

    During a loop to load text snippets to my page ID 2020 ignores the fact that enableRedraw=false and DOES redraw the page on every loop

    app.scriptPreferences.enableRedraw = false;

        do {
    
    app.doScript(insertTexts2, ScriptLanguage.JAVASCRIPT, undefined, UndoModes.ENTIRE_SCRIPT, "Insert Texts " + C2Place + ":" + V2Place);
    } while (libs[8][3].geometricBounds[0] < pageTextBottom);
    app.scriptPreferences.enableRedraw = true;

    The text is inserted into 8 different frames -- during the loop it SHOULDN'T redraw the page -- but it does (slowing the script down)

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  4. Exporting from Indesign. Default format is ALWAYS IDML

    we are constantly exporting PDF's from Indesign to place in layouts. The last couple of updates, Indesign insists on having IDML as the default choice. It used to be once you export a PDF, the rest would default to the same format, but now Indesign just defaults to IDML every time & it is infuriating to open the folder that shud B full of PDF's and find one PDF & the rest IDML :>(

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  5. Cross-references in a table breaks when moving table-cell.

    When moving a table-cell that contains a cross-reference, it breaks and becomes a ”red flag”. What happens is that a text-anchor gets a "1" added to its name. A paragraph anchor just breaks.

    CC2020 15.0.1

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  6. Can't copy paste elements in Indesign 2020 - results in crash

    When I try to copy some elements a message appears that I'm tryging to paste something, but I'm tryging to copy. If I press ok then it crashes. So, again, if I press CMD-C for copy, then I get the message that I'm about to paste something.. PLEASE FIX it soon - what ever it is..

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.2

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the update process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  7. Add option to allow non-rounded inset text inside a text box with rounded corners.

    Please add an option to allow inset spacing on a text box with rounded corners to follow the rectangular shape of the box, rather than the shape of the rounded corners.

    ie. Make it act like the example on the left of my image, rather than like the right, which is the current behaviour.

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  8. flash 2020

    With Flash ending in 2020. What is going to happen to the feature to export an interactive workbook?

    I have tested and exported as an HTML but the site still asked me to use Flash. The look and interactive abilities where not there. It was a grey screen.

    What is an alternative way to export an InDesign file to have the same abilities of an interactive workbook? (same look and interactive buttons)

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  9. translate

    Very often I need to translate booklets that were designed in InDesign. Some booklets can be huge containing many text fields. Many translators request to send them the text in a MS Word file. Therefore, i have to copy-paste all the text text-box by text-box. And then repeat the same process to transfer the translation back to InDesign from MS Word.
    It would have been nice if InDesign could automatically export ONLY the text from text boxes into MS Word using HTML tags. Like:

    <textbox00001> text text text</textbox00001>
    <textbox00002> abc</textbox00002>
    <textbox00003> text 2</textbox00003>

    And…

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  10. export to PDF

    Why has the export changed?
    Exporting the catalog directly from InDesign in August 2019 was 6MB.
    Why, the same catalog, export Jan 2020 is 35 MB?
    Everything is fine, same setting, quality, .. but the size is bigger and it is impossible to get to the original size.

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  11. Space bar shortcut for hand tool doesn't work when Chrome is open

    Space bar shortcut for hand tool doesn't work when Chrome is open. (Mac OS X Catalina fully updated, Chrome official build fully updated, InDesign 2020)

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  12. quarkxpress

    When importing files from QuarkXPress into InDesign, clipping masks on placed images end up completely out of whack. See the attached screenshot.

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  13. quarkxpress

    When importing files from QuarkXPress into InDesign, clipping masks on placed images end up completely out of whack. See the attached screenshot and the QXD file that produced this problem when imported (and the PDF which illustrates what the correct appearance of the document should be).

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  14. Lag due to "corrupt links"

    Case Number: ADB-10686986-C0K0
    Issue: Performance
    The file I am working on is part of a network located book which included 15 separate indesign documents and links to many images. Working on the file last week everything was fine, however this week when I type even a single character there is a tremendous lag (30 seconds to 2 minutes). This has affected every file in the book that I have opened this week so far.
    The adobe tech had me create a new file and "move" all the pages to that file. This resolved the lag however it also broke the…

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  15. Lag due to "corrupt links"

    Case Number: ADB-10686986-C0K0
    Issue: Performance
    The file I am working on is part of a network located book which included 15 separate indesign documents and links to many images. Working on the file last week everything was fine, however this week when I type even a single character there is a tremendous lag (30 seconds to 2 minutes). This has affected every file in the book that I have opened this week so far.
    The adobe tech had me create a new file and "move" all the pages to that file. This resolved the lag however it also broke the…

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  16. When opening InDesign 2020 files I get a message that the file is damaged. See screenshot. The same file will open with Adobe 2019.

    When opening the file in ID 2019, I get the message that links are missing. Perhaps ID 20 thinks that the file is damaged because the links are missing, so I get the damaged message.
    Using InDesign 2020 on a late 2015 iMac running MacOS 10.14.6, 32GB Ram

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  17. spelling

    I am using InDesign 15.0.1 with the English (UK) dictionary. The spell check doesn't work at all - the dynamic spelling feature underlines every single word. I finally upgraded to CC from CS6 because InDesign v8.0 had started doing the same thing, but it still has the same issue.

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  18. Wrong Swedish translation (greyscale downsampling) - very old bug!

    InDesign 15.0.1
    MacOS 10.15.2

    The word "under" marked with red should say "över" not "under".
    There should be three "över" "över" "över".
    The English version use "above" "above" "above".
    The Swedish version of Illustrator and Acrobat use "över" "över" "över".

    It's a clear mistake in the translation. No debate needed.

    I found the file below with Google. It's made in 2005 with InDesign CS. The same error can be seen at page 20.
    https://docendo.se/ovningsfiler/Färghantering.pdf

    So it's a stupid irritating error in the Swedish translation that no-one ever bothered to fix.

    Could you please just do it now?

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  19. Missing Plugin's

    I currently have Adobe InDesign version 15.0.1 x64 and when I log in it tells me that I have missing plugin's (see below for a list). I am still able to do all other functions but then when I go to package my document it is unsuccessful. The research I have done says I need to add these plugin's but I can't find where to do that in the Help section. I have even uninstalled the app and reinstalled it and I'm still experiencing this issue.

    Missing Plugin's:
    Jobs Model.InDesignPlugin
    Imposition Model.InDesignPlugin
    Channels Model.InDesignPlugin

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  20. Text Box Cutting off Copy with Auto Height On

    I am using version 15.0.1 but this also happens in previous versions. We use multiple paragraph styles to format our text. We have noticed in some cases, not all when we copy the text frame the text box cuts off the last line when copied. Also when you click in a text box and begin to edit the last line disappears. We use many layers and many versions so we copy the text very often, this is causing problems with missing text.

    To get our text formatted we use paragraph styles, we hit enter to go to the next style,…

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