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    1 comment  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    Whenever InDesign 2020 (15.0) crashes or I have to force quit, ALL the preferences switch to default. I always quite then relaunch after changing prefs and it does save them. It's only when it crashes that it then reverts to default.

    It's really annoying having to go back and change everything. I have a workspace setup which saves my panel states so I can choose that again but it definitely feels like a bug to me.

    MacOS 10.14.6

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    0 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    I would also like the ability to change the actions of several buttons at the same time. I'm trying to get buttons on a curve so having to make multiple buttons for the same thing. Being able to batch select a load of shapes and changing them all together would save SO much time!

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    4 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    This is still broken and defeats the point of being able to PDF directly without creating a new InDesign file first.

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    3 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    A5 technically is 148.5mm x 210mm (half of 297mm is 148.5mm). Our systems anyway require documents to be setup at 148.5mm. It would just be useful to be able to change the built in sizes.

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    7 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    0 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » EPub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    69 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    That's been a real issue for us and we end up splitting rows manually which is a pain when you have to do any reformatting. Totally agree that tables in Word are far superior to InDesign. The whole feature could do with a bit of an overhaul.

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    1 comment  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    What were the issues you were having that made you revert to 2018? There are several bugs that have been fixed in 14.0.1 and it's much more usable now.

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    68 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » PDF Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    In using this in the final release of 2019, there are a couple of things I've spotted that could be improved:

    1) The sticky notes icons are VERY large compared to how they look in Acrobat. It's quite difficult to see where the note is actually referring to, especially when working on a document with a lot of comments.

    2) The sticky note icons cannot be moved (only removed by either ticking the Resolved checkbox or by deleting the comment) so it's hard to read the text underneath. When going through comments in the PDF, I would normally move the note I'm working on so I can see what the text used to be and can then make a call on what the change actually is. Our customers aren't always too precise with the changes and it needs a bit of thought!

    In response to the comments (from me as well!) about only being able to use comments from a PDF created in 2019, you can export the comments from the comments panel in Acrobat then reimport them into your PDF created in 2019 and it will then open into InDesign!

    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    I noticed in the beta that it only works on PDFs made from that version of InDesign and then comments added. I tried on an old actual job with the comments on and it wouldn't import. Is that how the final functionality will work? I ask because we do get some customers who update old PDFs (which we still have current InDesign files for) and it would be good to use this new function on those jobs in the future if possible.

    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    Really looking forward to trying this out in the Beta next week!

    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    This sounds really good and I'm keen to get using it as soon as it's available. For us, the workflow would work really well as once we've sent a proof to the customer, it's very rare that we'll keep working on the document.

    The history feature someone suggested would be a great idea too.

    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    This sounds like it would work perfectly for us based on your proposed workflow. Most of the changes we get have other notes that aren't to go into the document so it would be good to be able to cherry pick parts from the comments to then put into the document. It sounds like that's how it's going to work anyway so all good!

    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    I totally agree with this. We have a number of clients that decide not to comment on a PDF but to make the changes themselves. Then the original InDesign file is out of sync with what they've done and we have to go through and copy and paste everything again to make sure we've captured the changes. Especially when the customer doesn't remember what they've changed (that happens a lot!)

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    1 comment  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Graphics/Images/Assets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    Turns out it's a GPU preview problem. Switching to CPU fixes the problem!

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    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    Have you tried saving the document as an IDML and then opening that then resaving as an INDD file. We have some files that have been worked on a lot over the years and they become bloated. Usually doing the IDML save gets rid of a lot of the stuff you don't need. It may not work but I'd give it a go.

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    2 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    Could this work by using Drop Caps in Paragraph Styles?

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    3 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    I've since updated my Mac to HIgh Sierra. It seems to have fixed the missing panels bug but sometimes now when I click on say Swatches (when it's collapsed), it doesn't do anything and neither do any of the other panels that are collapsed. It needs and InDesign (and sometimes complete) restart before it will expand them.

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    4 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    It would be great to have a more graphical way of creating styles for tables. In particular the horizontal/vertical rules which just seems really fiddly to me and quite easy to click on the wrong thing and then mess up the design. I think that Microsoft are on to something with the way Word handles table design. It's not perfect but just seems more intuitive.

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    6 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Feature Requests » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Steve Edwards commented  · 

    If every other program can do it, why not InDesign? All the forums I've found on the subject have had people asking for this feature for at least 6 years. One post back from someone at Adobe basically said, "that's the way it works"! Not very useful.

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