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  1. spell checking for hyphenated expressions

    Spell checking has changed with the most recent release, and expressions which were previously acceptable (and which the Oxford Dictionary of Amercican English thought were correct are now being rejected. For instance: crash-landed.

    The same problem appears with French text, and there the problem is more difficult, as French has lots and lots of hyphenated expressions. "bric-à-brac" is one I've come across already. Le Petit Robert thinks this is correct, and all previous versions of InDesign did too. Please fix. :)

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  2. Crash when copy/paste table cells in InDesign (15.1)

    Application crashes when copying/pasting table cell attributes.

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  3. Cross reference anchors are not sorted alphabetically

    When adding a cross reference into the text pointing to a certain text anchor, the list of anchors is not sorted alphabetically. The anchors starting with accented letters are wrongly placed at the end of the list. The alphabet order should respect the language setting of UI.

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  4. For text frames with inset spacing and shaped corners, the text frame can auto-size to be much wider than the actual text

    InDesign: 15.0.1 x64
    Creative Cloud: 5.1.0.407

    This behavior varies depending on the combination of:
    - typeface
    - font size
    - corner size
    - inset spacing
    - actual text contents in text frame


    1. Put a few words in a text frame, and keep the text frame selected. I can trigger this easily with Minion Pro, Roboto, and Inconsolata.



    2. In Object -> Text Frame Options:


      • In the General section, set Inset Spacing to some nonzero value.

      • In the Auto-Size section, set Auto-Sizing to Height and Width, and enable No Line Breaks.



    3. Select the text frame with the Selection Tool. Set the corners…

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  5. Impossible to modify the text

    When reopening an iD file, it is impossible to select and modify the text inside the text boxes.

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  6. Adobe Fonts Not Activating

    Seems like InDesign is having a hard time connecting to the Adobe Font Library, when I try to activate fonts it is never successful and shows an error, same happens when I go onto the web page to activate.

    InDesign 15.0.3
    Font: Eurostile
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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  7. BUG: spell-checker not automatically applied after pasting text

    When pasting text into a new frame, the correct language (german 2006 in my case) for spellchecker is selected, but not applied to the new text. I need to select the the text and choose a different language for spell-check and then change back to the correct language, then it works.

    A pain in the a**, if you have to copy-n-paste many snippets from different documents to single frames.

    INDD 15.0.3 x64 on Win 10 x64 (1909)

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  8. Selecting all and then deselecting some text in one go

    I have been using InDesign since forever. Since the very first versions. But something has changed in the update to version 15.0.3.

    When I select text, I often want to select an entire paragraph, except for the hidden character "paragraph return". I do that by holding Shift+Command+Arrow Down. That selects the entire paragraph including the hidden character. Then I would normally just let go of the command button and still hold Shift and then push the Arrow left button. That way I had selected the entire paragraph without the hidden character.
    But in the latest update, 15.0.3 I now suddenly…

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  9. Checkbox option to remove widows

    Add a checkbox feature like Paragraph>Hyphenate but one that removes widows (one word on their own line).

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  10. Impossibility to download polices in Adobe InDesign 2020

    I've try many times but I can't activate a police that's presented in a example document. I liked a lot the example but it's impossible to use it.
    (Police : Raleway, model : following image)

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  11. Alternate filling function of table rows doesn't work on styled cells

    Please see the attached video to fully understand what is the issue about: the alternate filling function doesn't work on previously styled cells.

    PS: Your server didn't allow me to upload the .indd file where the bug appeared and displayed the following error message: «Invalid file type: .indd files not allowed.» I can't believe my eyes. This is incredible! It's impossible to upload an .indd file on the bugs forum of InDesign! How ironic.

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  12. Alternate filling function of table rows doesn't work on imported Word table

    Please see the attached video to fully understand what is the issue about: the alternate filling function doesn't work on an imported Word table. Also I attach the InDesign file to help you solve this bug.

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  13. Alternate filling function of table rows doesn't work on imported Word table

    Please see the attached video to fully understand what is the issue about: the alternate filling function doesn't work on an imported Word table. Also I attach the InDesign file to help you solve this bug.

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  14. La vérification orthographique ne fonctionne plus. Les mots mal orthographiés ne sont plus surlignés !

    La vérification orthographique en français n'opère plus sous InDesign (y compris dans la correction d'anciens documents lors d'une nouvelle intervention) ! Merci de résoudre ce bug

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  15. Text formatting is lost when copy/pasting a text box to another document.

    When Copying a text box from one document to another, the formatting is lost and is highlighted red (indicating missing font?). The font changes to from Arial to Helvetica as substitution.
    Both documents are updated to the current file format.
    The box copies and pastes as a basic text frame.

    I'm able to reformat everything to match the other document, but I don't know why it's losing the formatting.
    I'm using Windows 10 Pro version 1909.

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  16. shortcuts: shift + end / shift + pos1 does not work any more

    It was handy to activate all Text with shift + end or shift + pos1. This does not work any more and should be fixed.

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  17. Alphabetical order is wrong

    When building an Index, the alphabetical order imposed is not correct (I'm working in Spanish). Specifically, spaces should be counted before words ("A Song" should go before "Ableton", for example), at least in Spanish, whilst now it's doung the opposite, counting "A Song" like it was "Asong" and putting it after "Ableton".

    Please make the modification, or allow the user to change the order manually, or access the language "alphabetical order" if that's possible. Thanks!

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  18. Smart Quotes in Footnote

    Smart Quotes in Footnote

    I use Indesign in a Mac mini. The automatic typographical smart quotes do not work when I type in the footnotes i.e. During normal typing in a page a straight single or double quote is automatically changed to smart quotes. But in the footnote it does not seem to do it automatically.

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  19. Open Type fractions create single digit numerators

    When applying the Open Type fractions option to a text block, as in menu ingredients (see attached), the single numbers are changed into superscript numerators, as well as some punctuation (notice the comma).

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  20. Table rows distribution

    Hi,
    I ask the question.
    The table inserted in a text box does not allow me to generate lines that exceed the text box to continue in the box linked on the next page. How come?
    And how come a row of the table must be fully visible only on 1 page and not break on several pages?

    Thank you

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