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  1. A new Switch tool

    Instead of ctrl+c, and ctrl+v, it could be invented a new function that switches existing text from a sentence to another. I would find it particularly useful in tables.
    Ex:
    I would like green apples
    I would like yellow lemons

    Select green, ctrl+whatever, select yellow

    Now I have

    I would like yellow apples
    I would like green lemons

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  2. Hebrew Vowel Points Incorrectly Positioned

    When keying (or importing) Hebrew text, InDesign often misplaces vowel points when two or more vowel points are attached to a single base character unless the base character and vowel points are keyed in a specific order. I don't totally understand it, but it has something to do with Unicode normalization. Microsoft Word gets around this problem, but I can't say how. It would be nice, however, if InDesign could get around it, too.

    One Hebrew font, SBL Hebrew, has written Unicode features (?) to prevent the normalization problem, but most fonts cannot do this on their own in InDesign.…

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  3. Find text and replace doesn't work (When Finding Czech language word)

    Find text and replace doesn't work (When Finding Czech language word)

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  4. 'Justify All Lines' Not Working Properly

    The 'Justify All Lines' paragraph option does not work properly when applied to objects within a text frame. The attached example image should help to explain.

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  5. Problem with variable fonts letter tracking


    1. Adobe Indesign 15.1.2


    2. There is a problem with letter tracking in variable fonts (please see attached photo)
      I've tried two licensed variable fonts and it occurs with all of them
      (Myriad Variable & 29lt Bukra Variavle)
      I've not changed the default values for letter kerning nor tracking.


    3. Expected results: I expect the text to have the correct letter tracking


    4. Actual results: bad letter tracking (please see attached photo)

    5. Test file: screenshot from my indesign.

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  6. Textgröße, Kerning etc. im vorgesehenen Menüfeld nicht mehr frei wählbar - Feld ausgegraut

    Hallo,

    seit geraumer Zeit gibt es immer wieder ein Problem in Indesign, welches in Foren meist mit der Hilfe "Caches & Preferences löschen" kommentiert wird. Aber keiner hat je eine Erklärung gefunden oder die Entstehung des Problems lokalisiert.

    Folgende Situation: Man möchte die Schriftgröße, das Kerning, die Laufweite oder sonst etwas in den dafür vorgesehenen Feldern in der Menüleiste ändern - und diese sind plötzlich ausgegraut und können nicht geändert werden. Eigentlich sind sie hellblau und man kann einen beliebigen Wert eingeben.

    Ich habe gerade herausgefunden, an welcher Stelle, in welcher Situation Indesign so reagiert. Es liegt an der Einstellung,…

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  7. Stroke Drawing Order | Row Strokes In Front issue

    Hi everyone,

    I'm facing a problem in indesign and I assume this should be reported as a bug unless someone has a solution to it, so…

    I work with a lot of tables, and sometimes, for more lisibility, I have a insert "gutters" to table columns (actually it's white right strokes on my cells), sometimes it's just the client who wants them everywhere on tables. Anyway, there's a great feature in table styles that let me decide whether the row stroke is above the column stroke or the other way.

    it works perfectly when choosing Column Strokes In Front, every…

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  8. White boxes appear above and under the text boxes. How do get rid of them?

    I have placed a word-document into InDesign. It worked fine, except that above and under the textboxes there now is white boxes that makes the page numbers not show, even when exported. How do I get rid of them?

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  9. RTL quote reverse

    The right and left single and double quotes (U+2018, U+2019, U+201C, U+201D) are displaying (and outputting) reversed in InDesign 14 and 15 when bringing in RTL text. I see no way via a style or setting to fix them, I can only use the wrong ones to make them look correctly. It is not only difficult to fix, but it introduces an opportunity for error, means I am editing the text supplied by my client (something that is very bad policy for us), and makes my file underlyingly inaccurate for archiving.
    In the attached screenshot, you can seen the the…

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  10. indesign CC 2020 15.1.1 not recognizing font

    document will work fine, then randomly a window will pop up saying that it is missing a font that I have been working with. Restarting Indesign usually works for a brief amount of time

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  11. Right-to-left

    Text setting RTL text in Adlam is completely usable in ID 2020 and ID 2020 ME. It used to mostly serviceable in prior editions. Postional forms are incorrect with the initial forms becoming medial and final forms becoming initial. In addition, the cursor is always on the wrong side of the letter making marks failing to attach correctly. Finally, text cannot be selected at all.

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  12. Paragraph bottom border overlaps the text

    As I mentioned here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/paragraph-bottom-border-overlaps-the-text/m-p/11348398?page=1 the issue occurs when I set a paragraph style with a border and additionally anchor a text frame at the end of it. The border overlaps each time changes to text are made (additional lines, adding a page, deleting a page – everything that causes the flow of the text).

    Some similar issue was reported here https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/38784706-footnotes-in-paragraph-borders-style by swapan.

    InDesign version ID 2020 15.1.1 and PR Installer (15.1.2.221) on Windows 10. The problem occurs since I have started using a combination paragraph border + anchored text frame (more than 8 month ago). For testing I…

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  13. automatic resizing of text frames doesn't work properly with text variables

    I have a text frame containing just a single text-variable. The text frame is set to horizontal size adjustment. If the varibale is shorter than the text frame then the frame is resized properly. If the variable is longer the text is being squeezed together. The frame stays as big as it was before.

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  14. GREP match expressions with endnote marker doesn't work correctly

    Some GREP match expressions with endnote marker don't work. For instance:

    (?<=~U)(.|\r|\t)

    returns no result.

    (.)~U

    returns no result.

    The same expressions work fine with footnote marker.
    Error appears in all versions of ID up to current.

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  15. Tab Palette

    The magnet in the Tab Palette goes to the beginning of the text field. When the text field is too large, it should be able to go to the beginning of the selected text when the text field does not fit on the screen.

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  16. rectangle frame tool

    The large X in the frame has disappeared when using the rectangular frame tool. Is this a preference issue or a change to the basic functionality of InDesign? I would really like to be able to use it again. It made my work a lot easier.

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  17. Kerning (spacing) issue with small caps active

    There's an annoying issue with kerning (or in general with characters spacing) on characters without small caps when small caps is active on preceding characters.
    This appens randomly on a full text document but seems always with text imported from Word.
    The strange thing is that if I deactivate small caps from only a white space before the badly spaced text, the problem disappear. Likewise if I deactivate small caps from preceding word but keep it in the white space before the badly spaced text, the problem disappear again. However if I deactivate small caps from preceding text, keeping it…

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  18. Native support for table formulas in InDesign

    I have found countless workarounds for scripts that support formulas in InDesign, but how is this not a native tool?

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  19. Latest Indesign update changes text flow.

    InDesign 15.1.1.1 introduces a new error. Text flow in a long document with justified text changes. I am using Mac Mojave 10.14.6. When I reinstalled 15.1 this problem went away.

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