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InDesign 2020 (version 15.1.1)

Stability

InDesign 2020 (version 15.1)

Stability

Core feature and workflow

InDesign 2020 (version 15.0.3)

Stability

  • InDesign crashes when you use long string in Text variables
  • InDesign crashes in the workflows involving progress bar.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting the document as PDF.
  • InDesign crashes on using Adjust Layout, if the document has an overset table.
  • InDesign crashes due to clash in the dialogs displayed for PDF export and open file operations. 
  • InDesign crashes while re-linking the child assets of a placed  indd, if the same asset is already available in the document. 
  • InDesign crashes when you try to select any text with the Type tool. 
  • InDesign crashes when you try to traverse back and forth between linked indd files through Hyperlinks Panel. 
  • InDesign crashes when you rename any folder within the User Library Fonts folder.
  • InDesign crashes during the workflow involving selection of objects. 
  • InDesign randomly crashes on re-sizing a text frame with auto-size applied.
  • InDesign crashes when you try to open an older version document with a double-click over a network. 
  • [Windows only] Unexpected crashes reported while working with InDesign 15.0.2. 
  • Corrupt documents are created in InDesign 15.0.1.
  • If InCopy Bridge.InDesignPlugin is not loaded during launch, InDesign crashes on endnote's textframe deletion. 
  • InDesign randomly crashes when you use the printing workflow for the documents. 

Improvement to new features

Core feature and workflow

Accessibility

InDesign 2020 (version 15.0.2)

Stability

Improvement to new features

Core feature and workflow

User experience improvements

  • Thumbnail image is not displayed in Recent list of Home screen.
  • [macOS only] Original length of menu is not retained in the Home screen without application frame.
  • InDesign does not return focus to the cursor location in the text frame after committing a tab stop.
  • [macOS only] GPU Performance option in Preferences grays out in 15.0.1 even if there is a compatible hardware.

Accessibility

InDesign 2020 (version 15.0.1)

Stability

  • InDesign crashes on moving or resizing tables when the text in a cell is aligned using cell options
  • InDesign crashes on clicking "Column Rule" tab in the Text Frame Options dialog when multiple text frames are selected with different states
  • InDesign crashes on launch due to an unexpected issue in Font Manager module
  • InDesign crashes randomly while you work on a document

Core Features and Workflow Fixes

InDesign 2020 (version 15.0)

Core Features and Workflow Fixes

Stability Fixes

Performance Improvements

User Experience Improvements

Improvements to Id 14.0 Features

Accessibility Fixes

  • Ability to add alternate text to links
  • Paragraph styles refuse to set Export tags
  • Alt text added to group of nested groups will not tag them as figure in exported tagged PDF
  • Missing Alt+text on some Graphics 
  • Wrong tag for endnotes in the tagged PDF
  • Bullets are voiced twice
  • List should not export as List Tag if another tag is assigned

Scripting

Production
  • Interactivity does not work in Publish online
  • Numbers in text move on printing to PostScript
  • Missing font appears even after the font is packaged
  • PDF exported from InDesign renders unreadable text since two different color profiles with the same name were used in a single page of a document
  • Semi-colon appears in front of first keyword (File Info) when exporting to PDF

Previous releases

InDesign 2019 (version 14.0.3)

Stability fixes

  • InDesign Server crashes when applying master spread to a page
  • InDesign crashes when exporting the document as PDF and name starting with .pdf
  • InDesign crashes when pasting text in another application
  • InDesign crashes while saving documents that contain placed indd
  • InDesign crashes when pasting a frame containing cross-references
  • InDesign crashes on clicking a link in the Links panel if its metadata info is missing or corrupt
  • InDesign crashes due to corrupt hyperlinks
  • [macOS only] InDesign crashes on dismissing dialogs that show up on opening a document with missing font and unavailable plugin
  • InDesign crashes when adding note on empty frame grid
  • InDesign crashes during save with low disk space
  • InDesign crashes while performing copy and paste operations in specific documents
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive on closing the nested ScriptUI dialog
  • InDesign hangs when running a script using findGrep() on any document
  • InDesign hangs while copying Anchored text frame with autosize enabled and pasting it into a table cell
  • Limited number of undo steps
  • InDesign hangs on scrolling the Font field of Control or Properties panel
  • InDesign hangs on closing the Adobe InDesign window from the taskbar
  • [macOS only] InDesign hangs on adding glyphs of a missing font
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive when text spanned across columns moves to overset in non-rectangular multi-column textframe that has vertical justification applied on it
  • InDesign hangs on exporting the text frame to icml/idms or on exporting the document to idml
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive on creating text on path with text frame set to auto size 
  • InDesign hangs on IDML export of a document that has text frame, with track changes enabled, in which a table is inserted and tagged and some text deleted
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive on closing subsequent Missing fonts dialog while opening multiple files
  • InDesign hangs when editing Char Style used in nested Style
  • InDesign hangs when changing the size and position option in Object Styles on Anchored Text Frame including text wrap with visible Text Threads
  • Stopping InDesign service does not kill the InDesignService.exe

Performance improvements

Core feature or workflow fixes

User experience improvements

Export enhancements

Improvements to InDesign 14.0 features

InDesign 2019 (version 14.0.2)

  • Properties Panel ‘More Options’ should remember user settings in every session
  • Turn OFF the Adjust Layout by default in Margins and Columns dialog
  • Unable to open .icap file in InCopy 2019
  • Paragraph Return (\r) changes to ‘paragraph separator’ and the paragraph style of the first sentence changes to the paragraph style of the second sentence when the 8000th character is a Paragraph Return
  • [macOS] Text/Typeface inside the PDF turns upside down when importing
  • InDesign crashing while moving the page between two documents using the mouse pointer
  • Copying gradient from Illustrator to InDesign is not working
  • Dragged images are not placed at the right position when the spread is rotated
  • InDesign crashes on searching for Column Break character in GREP tab
  • Navigating in drop-down menus via keyboard does not show 'Highlight' of selected entry
  • New character color created in Paragraph Styles dialog is not added to the list of colors
  • Updating TOC makes some child entries merge with the parent entry
  • InDesign document looks bad if Preview background is set to ‘Match to Theme color’ at the application level
  • Same serial number should be available per user for InDesign current and older versions
  • Live font preview resets after sometime and becomes difficult to work with
  • InDesign hangs while importing a Word document containing a large number of fonts
  • During Word document import, endnotes are converted to a static text and the character style of the endnote reference number is not applied
  • Insert Text comment at the end of the paragraph is added at an incorrect place on importing PDF comments
  • Use Spacing option in Align panel becomes grayed out
  • InDesign on Windows should always remember the application size and position
  • PDF setting of Pages/Spreads from Preset is not honored in Publish Online.
  • Content Aware Fit should not be applied when links are updated.
  • InDesign crashes while deleting a text frame that contains an inline
  • InDesign crashing while adding a QR code in the last cell of the table
  • InDesign crashes when any other dialog, such as File > Open, Preferences, etc. is invoked while the packaging and exporting PDF workflow is in progress
  • Intermittent crashes on invoking ‘Relink File’ from Properties panel
  • [Windows Only] Trying to open a file from ‘Recent’ tab of Start workspace, while quit for InDesign has been started, crashes the application
  • InDesign crashing when deleting and reimporting pdf comments
  • [Windows only] InDesign crashes on launch with "PlugPlugOwl.dll"
  • InDesign hangs on launch due to some specific set of fonts
  • InDesign crashes while saving when the disk space is low
  • InDesign crashes on clicking distribute space
  • InDesign crashing while opening the file with missing fonts
  • Font menu is showing only 6-10 fonts with 2x resolution
  • On Control panel, use spacing number field for page tool is disappeared
  • [macOS only] InDesign fails to create or open a document greater than 4.3 GB in size
  • InDesign crashing when switching to Custom Workspace
  • No space exists when an outline is created for the vertical footnote or endnote text
  • Incorrect tabbing order in Properties panel
  • Scroll bar is appearing in Font menu on applying Show favorite font filter, even when the number of fonts in the filtered list is small
  • Keyboard shortcut for 'EPUB Interactivity Preview' panel gets unassigned on clicking cancel in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog
  • Overset text in a table cell causes issues in updating the TOC
  • InDesign Server losing license frequently in production
  • Admin port does not open when InDesign Server launches using Window Service
  • Performance impact when using proxy images in print workflow
  • [macOS only] Panel text field problem with TextEditBoxWidget and MultilineTextEditBoxWidget
  • Content Aware Fit crashing InDesign Server
  • Text composition expected in threaded text frames
  • InDesign not responding when the snippet is placed twice over a document
  • Tagged text containing merged rows creates an unexpected table when placed in InDesign
  • ccolwidth attribute for cells is not honored with XML import
  • InDesign crashing while importing IDMS containing a tagged text frame
  • In Properties Panel, "Footnote and Endnote" strings are inconsistent
  • Network usage optimization to improve font menu performance in InDesign

InDesign 2019 (version 14.0.1)

Stability fixes

  • InDesign crashes while importing certain word files.
  • InDesign crashes while switching context after dismissing Tint slide in the Properties panel.
  • Adding or changing formatting of text in an anchored text box with Auto-fit Height enabled causes InDesign to crash.
  • InDesign crashes on launch in certain scenarios.
  • InDesign crashes while importing some PNG files.
  • InDesign crashes while opening Styles drop-down from Properties panel for some specific fonts.
  • InDesign crashes while using Content-Aware Fit in certain conditions.
  • InDesign crashes while moving text frames with Indent To Here and Baseline Grid alignment.

Key issues fixed

  • Text tool response is delayed on application start up and while switching to Text tool.
  • Color settings in InDesign revert to default.
  • Applying font style from the Find More tab appends style name in the font family field.
  • Unable to apply font if fonts are filtered by Activated Adobe Fonts in Find More tab.
  • Unable to export PDF with some presets, when a PDF containing embedded Type 3 fonts is placed in the document.
  • Control Panel, when un-docked, becomes blank upon resizing.
  • Extra space is added between characters while creating outline.
  • Clicking document installed font from the fonts list displays a message to "Activate Font" and does not change font.
  • Export to PDF converts text with certain fonts to All Caps.
  • Nested styles do not work as expected.

InDesign 2019 (version 14.0)

Stability fixes

  • InDesign crashes while activating or deactivating fonts, if the Find Font alert is active.
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive on launch with corrupt preferences.
  • InDesign crashes when you hit escape on a word file in placegun, if the Import Options dialog box is open.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes while applying small caps in a specific document.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes while trying to open documents from Google Drive.
  • InDesign crashes on clicking Change All while changing footnote reference to double-byte character.
  • InDesign crashes if PDF preset name contains CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B characters.
  • InDesign crashes while moving a row having footnote and endnote.
  • InDesign crashes while using Find/Change for a table having endnotes.
  • InDesign crashes while rotating a PDF using Transform panel or Properties panel.
  • InDesign crashes on opening a specific document and working with fonts.
  • InDesign crashes on typing a character in a document in converted state.
  • InDesign crashes while placing a TIFF image with complex clipping path.
  • InDesign crashes while sorting bookmarks in a specific document.
  • InDesign crashes while scrolling in the Links panel with custom-data assets.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes on immediate click after text selection.
  • InDesign crashes while performing transform operation on a page.
  • InDesign crashes on launch in a particular proxy environment.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes on launch due to specific color profiles.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes while trying to open a template.
  • InDesign crashes while working with a XML file having a tag that ends with a letter with accent.
  • [Win] InDesign crashes when Ctrl + Z is pressed after moving a page from one document to another.
  • InDesign crashes after deleting a hyperlink in a specific document.
  • InDesign crashes when copying table with graphic cell having grouped images/text.
  • InDesign crashes on launch in a particular environment.
  • [Win] InDesign crashes while deleting an object.
  • InDesign crashes while toggling App Frame On and Off.
  • InDesign crashes while creating notes in the Notes panel. 

Key issues fixed

  • Paragraph composer changes when text frame is copied to different document.
  • Unable to place some of the images, encoded using progressive JPEG, in InDesign.
  • Specific fonts are not detected accurately when disabled from FontBook.
  • Unable to modify buttons with Link action and space at the end.
  • Custom baseline grid of a frame is not visible unless the frame is moved.
  • InDesign incorrectly clips text from a placed PDF or Ai file.
  • InDesign hangs on Windows and tool become non-responsive on Mac.
  • Slide bar of sample text in composite font disappears.
  • InDesign crashes while deleting a character in specific documents.
  • Unable to edit graphics, containing some special GB18030 characters in the file name, in InDesign.
  • New Layout Grid dialog box is displayed along with the Cmd-N dialog box when "Preview" is checked in the Document Setup dialog box.
  • Unable to open a file, containing some special GB18030 characters in the file name or file path, in InDesign.
  • Garbage characters are displayed in HTML preview when a HTML code containing GB18030 characters is inserted in InDesign.
  • Convert URLs to Hyperlink does not work for specific documents on a 64-bit system.
  • Installing InDesign 2015 over InDesign 2017 makes InDesign 2015 as the default application to open InDesign documents.
  • Layout grid does not resize on undo, if the page size is changed from document setup.
  • The translation of spreads is incorrect In the Export dialog box of Japanese version of InDesign.
  • The unit of stroke weight does not link with Format section in the Object tab of the Find/Change dialog box.
  • Text in a placed PDF using Type 3 fonts gets incorrectly converted to filled polygons.
  • Few projects are missing from SDKSample.sln.
  • LayersPanel open SDK project fails to compile.
  • Documents created using a template have the same documentID as that of the template.
  • InDesign crashes while inserting tab leader after text variables, in a specific custom tab spacing setting,
  • Text in a frame does not recompose on deleting text from it, if second text has balance columns applied to it.
  • InDesign does not create correct Kannada language character.
  • InDesign crashes when you right-click a table in Story Editor.
  • Combination of Keep with Next and Span All table options causes InDesign to crash.
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive while performing Select All operation on a large file. 
  • Incorrect ME characters appear in a table when opened in Story Editor.
  • Text box from a placed InDesign file ignores cropping.
  • Cannot copy or paste structure element if the content is from data source of data merge.
  • Unable to export the combination of XML tag and Aki before char to PDF.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes on launch on macOS 10.14 (Mojave).
  • Data with number formatting in Excel is imported incorrectly in InDesign.
  • InDesign becomes unresponsive while exporting a specific document to PDF.
  • Panels are not loaded properly in custom workspace.
  • Unable to copy and paste XML elements in an InDesign document.
  • Ignore All does not work during spellcheck.
  • InDesign crashes after making changes in the Margins & Columns dialog box.
  • Edit Cross-Reference dialog box opens at [All Paragraphs] instead of the selected cross reference.
  • Single-page PDF exported from Data Merge has duplicate content after second page.
  • Mouse pointer position is not aligned with InDesign menus on external HDMI monitor due to which wrong menu is expanded.
  • Assignment panel is blank after an .icml document is placed in InDesign.
  • [Mac] InDesign crashes while changing the font or working with the font drop-down.
  • Frame fitting is not honored when object style is applied.
  • [Win] Unable to create some type of objects in a new document.
  • InDesign crashes on closing a document when modal dialog appears.
  • Data merge panel does not contain all the data placeholder instances when the .idml version of the file is opened.
  • PDF created using Export to PDF from Data merge panel does not contain the text on path or regular text objects placed on a master page.
  • PDF exported from InDesign does not display the effects properly.
  • Unable to add a paragraph style to the CC Libraries when Kerning is set as None.
  • [Mac] Unable to save a file if its name has been renamed manually from Finder while it is still open.
  • The size of certain panels, such as Tool Hints, Adobe Color Theme, and EPUB Preview, changes to default after resizing and opening them again.
  • [Mac] Panels linked to the left of panels do not open from the Icon view when App Frame is off.
  • [Win] Font size changes after changing color of a menu command in the Menu dialog.
  • Text appears jumbled if a marker is placed in a text frame from Properties panel. 

Scripting fixes

  • endnote.storyOffset returns wrong value in stories with tables.
  • story.endnoteRanges.everyItem().getElements() only returns the first endnoteRange in the story.
  • InDesign crashes while removing text range in loaded place gun containing endnotes in table.
  • findgrep() function does not return correct value of footnotes.
  • Unable to find an endnote in a table via scripting.
  • InDesign crashes on importing excel file via script when incorrect sheet name or range is set.
  • [Win] VB Script can be executed only after InDesign is launched in admin mode at least once.