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  1. 64 votes
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      54 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello All,

      Thank you for your patience all this while.
      This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
      If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

      Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
      Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

      List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

      Regards,
      InDesign Team

    • Typekit (or Adobe Fonts) or Fonts menu collapses while browsing through the list of fonts.

      I am absolutely loving the new InDesign features. But, whilst testing the new Typekit/Adobe Fonts browsing window in InDesign I came across this bug / crash. Instead of allowing me to freely roam the vast selection of fantastic fonts, the window just decides to close and defaults to one of the already synced fonts.

      InDesign version: 14.0, included a screencap.

      41 votes
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        21 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BUG Keypress doesn´t respond

        With updating to 13.1 March 2018 Update: When you type to a text frame you have to do it twice before the character appears in the frame. I have this problem on two Windows 10 machines...

        96 votes
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          94 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hello All,

          Thank you for your support all this while. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
          Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

          If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

          Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

          Thanks,
          Abhinav Kaushik
          InDesign Team

        • Clicking document-installed font from font list gives error to "activate font" and doesn't change font.

          InDesign 14.0 on Windows 10 x64

          I just upgraded to InDesign 14.0, and there appears to be a bug when clicking a document-installed font from the font list. The font list gives an error message to "Click 'Activate' button to activate fonts" and the text frame keeps the existing font, instead of changing to the new font.

          Expected result:
          The expected result would be the same behavior as InDesign 13.1, where you could click a document-installed font from the font list, and the text frame would update to the newly selected font.

          Actual result:
          In InDesign 14.0, clicking a document-installed…

          12 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hello All,

            Thank you for your patience all this while.
            This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
            If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

            Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
            Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

            List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

            Regards,
            InDesign Team

          • Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Right Arrow / Left Arrow in tables

            InDesign version 14.0.

            The keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Right Arrow" to move one word to the right does not work when the text cursor is in a table. Same for "Ctrl+Left Arrow", to move one word to the left.

            6 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 2 Headings in 1 cell is displayed incorrectly in the TOC

              Since InDesign version 14.0 x64 (Windows), when creating or updating a TOC, the second heading is directly connected to the first heading without any distance and without chapter number. This only happens if both source headings are in 1 cell.

              The proof: Documents made before version 14 have a correct TOC. If I open such a document with version 14 and update the TOC, it will break as mentioned above.

              6 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Go back to old method of "space after" paragraphs

                I'm fine with the concept of allowing users to adjust the "spacing between paragraphs using same style." But the way this feature was added doesn't make sense: I think you should have left the old "space after" system the way it was, and allowed users to add the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" box as an extra option. The way you set it up (unless I'm misunderstanding something), anyone wanting to put spacing between paragraphs now has to enter data into two boxes, whether they want certain sections to have custom spacing or not. It makes the "spacing between…

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                • Drop Cap/Nested Style Broken in InDesign CC 2019

                  Since upgrading to InDesign CC 2019, when I edit a paragraph that has a nested style applied to the first line, the entire paragraph takes on the nested style. The paragraph behaves normally until I edit it. Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, the behavior is inconsistent. If I copy and paste the text into a new text box, the behavior does not occur, but if I link the existing text to that new box, it continues to happen.

                  3 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello All,

                    Thank you for your patience all this while.
                    This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
                    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

                    Once the update button is shown against InDesign CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
                    Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

                    List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

                    Regards,
                    InDesign Team

                  • Slow work of Indesign when editing text with large footnotes

                    I'd like to report a bug. Please follow the scenario below:

                    1. In a single column with lots of text in it, make two columns for a fragment of text

                    2. In text within the two-column setup, make a footnote. Add several lines of text to the footnote

                    3. Turn on the "Span Footnotes Across Columns" feature so that footnote ends up in the same group with the footnotes at the bottom of the page rather than below the two-column fragment

                    4. Expected behaviour: normal editing can be performed after these manipulations

                    5. Observed behaviour: any text editing after turning…

                    5 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Moving curser in text box with control key + arrows is not possible anymore

                      Before the update, you could move the curser by pressing the control key and the arrow keys. The Curser would jump one word by another in the appropriate direction. Now, that is not possible anymore. (InDesign 14.00.01)

                      Windows 7 Professional

                      Also the key for the right mouse klick (kontext menue) is not working anymore.

                      3 votes
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                      • InDesign False Ligatures Bug

                        InDesign sometimes, seemingly randomly, replaces pairs such as hn, il, io, sy, ek, etc. with completely wrong glyph, such as accented Y, U, etc., when regular Ligature setting is applied. This has been a problem since CS5 and we recently had it occur in CC2015, so it is still there. Affected fonts have been many over the years, including licensed Adobe fonts. Fonts can be Open Type or PostScript. Language setting can be English US, UK, or seemingly anything else. The only thing that works to avoid it is to turn off Ligatures which is generally unacceptable, so the only…

                        8 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi,
                          We are looking at this issue. But because of its intermittent nature, we are unable to reproduce the issue.
                          Can you share the sample files with which you are facing the issue?
                          Are there any specific softwares installed on your system?
                          You can mail me the files and information at amaarora@adobe.com

                          Thanks,
                          Aman

                        • Static Endnotes

                          When importing Word files with Static Endnotes ticked from Word .doc files the endnote indicators within the text are no longer superior. There is no character style to be able to change these back. Without these indicators remaining superior makes the Static Endnotes a waste of time if you work in .doc instead of .docx. We always use .doc files as there are too many bugs using .docx - bits of text missing; loss of italics here and there etc. Using .doc files are always foolproof. We are typesetters manipulating text 12 hours a day and know all the pit…

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                          • Placed ICML files do not appear in the Assignments panel

                            Placed InCopy ICML files should appear in the Assignments panel. They do not. This is under InDesign CC2018.1.

                            The only step needed to reproduce this is to create an InCopy file. Save it and then place in InDesign.

                            10 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hello All,

                              Thank you for your support. The issue is now fixed in the latest update of InDesign.
                              Please upgrade to the new InDesign 14.0 from your Creative Cloud Application.

                              If you are unable to see the update yet, click on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner of Creative cloud app and click on “Check for App Updates”.

                              Let us know your feedback in the comment section.

                              Thanks,
                              Abhinav Kaushik
                              InDesign Team

                            • Changing font using only the keyboard

                              In previous versions of InDesign, I could select text, click into the Character Panel, and begin typing the font name. Eventually, after I had typed in enough of the font name, I could hit "Return" and it would choose the top suggestion and change the text accordingly (without using my mouse to select the font name).

                              However, if there is only one font left as the suggested font option, this does not work in the latest version of InDesign. (So, rather than hitting "Return", I have to go back to my mouse and click on the font name.)

                              It does…

                              3 votes
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                              • Fonts Menu: Selection jumps to another font automatically

                                When I select a font or a font weight in the fonts menu after a few seconds it jumps back to another font. Every time – its annoying …

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                                • Keyboard shortcuts to change case not working on Windows

                                  Keyboard shortcuts to change case of lines of text is no longer working. Apart from Alt-T to get up the text menu, I'm now having to use the mouse to select the further options to change to Title case. The sequence Alt-T-E-T, no longer works. As I frequently have many entries which need unifying each time I use it, this once useful feature is sorely missing. Please can you fix it Adobe?

                                  1 vote
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                                  • cannot place this file (xlsx). No filter for requested operation

                                    When trying to place a xlsx file I get the error "Cannot place this file. No filter for requested operation".

                                    I'm running the latest version of InDesign CC on a MacOS Mojave.

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                                    • Cross reference takes more space than its text

                                      A cross reference sometimes takes up more space than its actual text.

                                      In the attached shows a frame with text with the right side of the text frame visible and the word "with" (above) extending well beyond the 2nd to last line in the frame. The "112" in the picture is a cross reference. When that cross reference is removed and "regular" text is typed in the 112 fits on the line.

                                      Question first posted and confirmed by another here: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10908454#10908454.

                                      This happens in CS6 and in CC2019, 14.0.1 x64.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • space before/after paragraph is suddenly not working

                                        when i try to add space before or after a paragraph, it shows up in the tools panel and in style sheets as being there, but it is not reflected in the actual text.

                                        indesign cc 14.0.1

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                                          1 comment  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          In your example, the paragraph ‘Introduction: My Life…’ and ‘Update’ use the same Paragraph Style and the setting ‘Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style’ is set to 0p0. That’s why the Space After setting of 1p4 is having no effect.
                                          To make it to work, change the ‘Space Between…’ back to its default setting of ‘Ignore’.
                                          Hope this helps.

                                          Adobe InDesign team

                                        • Проблема с текстовым фреймом и редактированием текста внутри него

                                          Проблема с текстовым фреймом и редактированием текста внутри него на рабочей области. Один и тот же текст выглядит в рабочей области и вне рабочей по разному. В рабочей области невозможно редактировать текст. (((

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