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Missing Paragraphs / Interactive

Community Beginner ,
Jan 06, 2024 Jan 06, 2024

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Someone has stolen four paragraphs from my manuscript with an interactive program. Fortunately I have a .pdf of the manuscript, yet there should not be any interactive programs disrupting the writing process, or making clumsy gestures with a mouse. How can I secure my In Design document from unwanted users?

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Community Expert , Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

@David W Detrich . You have posted more than a couple of times over the last few years of similar so-called hacking. None of these had any evidence to that, or it turned out it was a simple matter of an improper setting.

In any case, what makes you say paragrphs were stolen? Did you find them somewhere they shouldn't be?

If you truly are being remotely accessed, your problem isn't with Adobe but with your own computer's security and a possible malware infection or worse. I recommend you get your

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Jan 06, 2024 Jan 06, 2024

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Where is your InDesign document stored - locally on your computer, or on a server? 

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Jan 06, 2024 Jan 06, 2024

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My InDesign document is stored on my computer, while some people interact
with the program through the mouse. I think this interaction is improper,
leading to the loss of two pages.

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Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

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I have never heard a report before in all the years I've used InDesign that someone or some software as "stolen" paragraphs of text from an InDesign file store on a local computer. Perhaps you have a computer virus. Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.

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Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

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Thinking more about your problem: I think it's likely that you are encountering corruption in the InDesign file where you find a chunk of text missing. Especially if it only happens with this particular file.

 

Sometimes file corruption can be fixed by saving the file as an IDML file so the file can be cleaned up and rewritten. 

 

Try this with the document: Choose File > Save As > InDesign CS4 or Later [IDML] . This writes an IDML file. Then in InDesign open up the IDML file to see if the corruption is fixed. No guarantees but it can often work in a file that isn't too damaged.

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My InDesign document is stored on my computer, while some people interactwith the program through the mouse. I think this interaction is improper,leading to the loss of two pages.
By @David W Detrich

 

Is someone connected to your computer via VNC or other remote control or screen sharing services?

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While the OP is... curious, the comment "clumsy gestures with a mouse" leads me to think someone is remoting in on this system.


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@David W Detrich . You have posted more than a couple of times over the last few years of similar so-called hacking. None of these had any evidence to that, or it turned out it was a simple matter of an improper setting.

In any case, what makes you say paragrphs were stolen? Did you find them somewhere they shouldn't be?

If you truly are being remotely accessed, your problem isn't with Adobe but with your own computer's security and a possible malware infection or worse. I recommend you get yourself professionally checked out for this.

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