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  1. ID 2020 - Indent in combination with wrap text around an image not working

    In Indesign 2020, whenever I want to wrap text next to an image, but the text also has an indent the text jumps from the supposed position.
    In Indesign 2019 this did not happen. The text was wrapped nicely next to the image, the way you should expect.

    My guess what happens here, is that the indent specs are applied not the the edge of the frame, but to the edge of the text. Which corrupts the spacing between the image and the text.

    I'm working with the latest 2020 version on iMac with Catalina

    20 votes

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  2. Find Format and Change Format option unavailable in Find/Change-文字種変換

    Version : Adobe InDesign 2021(ver.16.0.1 ja_JP)
    OS : macOS10.15.6

    1.Steps to reproduce the issues

    1. Open Find/Change Window.
    
    2. Select "文字種変換" and click "Specify attributes to Find" and Select Style button.
    3. The selected Style does not shown in "Find Format" area and we can't apply it. However, click the button, we can see selected Style we selected previouse step.
    4. The Change Format in "文字種変換" also unavailable.

    2.Expected result
    The selected style is displayed correctly in Find Style area and is correctly apply.
    Also, the replacement style is set correctly in Change Style and replaced as well like InDesign…

    19 votes

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  3. Opening Text Wrap panel crashes application


    1. Indesign 2021

    2. Place image, open text wrap panel, does not open panel and crashes.

      Happens with any image and any document. Panel opens fine if pic box empty.

    OsX Mojave.

    Gone back to 2020.

    16 votes

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  4. GREP position marker "^" = Beginning of Paragraph (not beginning of a new line after a forced line break)

    Dear Support,

    with the GREP position marker "^" for "Beginning of Paragraph", the GREP-search should consider the position of the beginning of a paragraph.
    But this marker does not only recognize the beginning of a paragraph, but also the beginning of a new line after a forced line break (SHIFT-RETURN).

    This is not correct: A forced new line is not the beginning of a paragraph.
    The only correct way would be to consider the beginning of a paragraph (RETURN).

    Sometimes you can use "(?=\r)\w+" to look for a word behind a Return instead of "^\w+" to find only the hits…

    16 votes

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  5. [macOS] soft return converted to hard return in InDesign Tagged Text

    Affected version:
    14.0.3 [macOS]

    Steps to reproduce:
    In a New document, make a new text container.
    Enter this sample text:
    “line1 \n line2 \r line3 \n line4”
    where \n = shift+return
    and \r = return
    “line1{{shift+return}}line2{{return}}line3{{shift+return}}line4”
    Set space before or space after to 0.125”
    Export as Adobe InDesign Tagged Text, Unicode format.
    Import result using File > Place

    Expected result
    Soft returns and hard returns

    Actual result
    Hard returns only (soft returns converted)

    16 votes

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    Hi,
    Thanks for your patience all this while. We investigated on this issue and below are our findings. The problem with this bug is related to ages old standards difference between different operating systems.
    On Mac (OS X and later) there is only one way to identify line end i.e by using a single character LF, while on Windows (and DOS before it) uses a pair of CR and LF characters to terminate lines.
    Hence when writing them down to any text file these characters are written as such.
    Windows, can therefore dedicate LF to understand soft return separately while Mac cannot do any
    such thing. Because of this when we read it back from the text file the LF character is interpreted as line break (or new para) on Mac and soft return on Windows.

    These files require conversion when moved from one OS to another

    Consider this…

  6. Table headers disappear when pasting

    Several times now I've cut & pasted a table from one part of my document to another only to find the headers disappear. Inserting a row makes the headers reappear.

    I'm usig 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

    16 votes

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  7. 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…

    15 votes

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    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

  8. World-Ready Composer Is messing up the kerning in Latin fonts

    I have reported a variation of this—back with CS6—but it seems not to have been fixed. I assume it's a bug, but if someone can enlighten me about what I might be doing wrong and how I can fix this, I'd appreciate it.

    I often work on books that include Arabic and Hebrew words and phrases in the middle of English text. They only way to get the Arabic ligatures to form is to use one of the World Ready composers. When I do that, though, the kerning around some English characters often—but not always—is affected. I have tried turning…

    15 votes

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  9. Indents not holding after page break


    1. InDesign CC 2018, though I logged this bug for 2017 as well. It may also have existed as far back as CS6. I had hoped it would be fixed in this release.

    2. Create a paragraph style that has a left indent and set text in that paragraph style. Set enough text to flow onto a second page.

    3. The text should retain the left indent after the page break.

    4. Sometimes, the first line of text after the page break does not retain the indent.

    15 votes

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    Hello All,

    The fix for this issue is now available in InDesign’s latest version, id 14.0.3.
    Please update your InDesign to try out the fix.

    Note:
    If you open a file which already has this issue, in the new version, you may continue to see the issue.
    To resolve such cases, you may SAVE AS the file or do a force text re-composition as the workaround

    However, all the new files created in the new version will not have this issue anymore.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  10. Spellcheck is grabbing the comma after words, causing an error

    Since upgrading to Indesign 2021 v16.0, when I run a spell check, if it catches a word it thinks is misspelled but that word has a comma after it, spellcheck also grabs the comma. If I attempt to Add that word to my user dictionary, I get an error "Words ending in punctuation other than ending periods may not be added into the dictionary". This never happened in previous versions of Indesign. See attached screengrab.

    (MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 // Macbook Pro Mid 2015)

    14 votes

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  11. WorldReady settings go missing in [Basic Paragraph] style

    Adobe InDesign (ME) 2021, 2020, CC 2019, ..., CS6
    macOS and Windows

    InDesign's WorldReady settings (Paragraph Direction, Kashidas, etc.) are being stripped from a document's [No Paragraph Style] style when opened on a machine with a missing 3rd-party plug-in (like Em Software's InCatalog). This appears to happen with any 3rd-party plug-in that adds a text attribute with a prefix that's lower than the WorldReady plug-in's prefix. While the following steps use the Middle Eastern app (English Arabic), where there's a UI to see the style's empty/blank WorldReady entries, we've confirmed that this problem affects all app variants (including English (Roman)).

    13 votes

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  12. Vertical Text Alignment not working correctly in InDesign 2020

    I recently upgraded to InDesign CC 2020 and find all the text in circles not aligned vertically center. Document was last opened in CC 2019 and these were fine. I haven’t modified these since. Rectangles are fine. See attached example - clearly not right and inconsistently so. I have tried every setting and I can’t get them to line up. Thanks!

    13 votes

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    If you have created documents from ID15.0 where you see this issue, please do a Force Recomposition of the Text Frames (Cmd-Opt-/ on Mac, Ctrl-Alt-/ on Win) to make it work correctly.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  13. A splitted footnote with three lines violates keep options and makes a widow instead of an orphan


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign
      This issue appears in every InDesign versions since footnotes are supported.
      Bug reports / feature requests (from CS3 up to CS6) have been ignored in the past.


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      given:
      a) a footnote with three text lines
      b) splitting footnotes allowed in the footnote options
      c) keep options: at start/end of Paragraph 2/2 (2 lines at start, 2 lines at end)


    Play with the textframes hight so that the footnote is forced to be splitted. It will only split 2/1, not 1/2.


    1. Actual result
      The footnots splits with 2 lines in the textframe…

    13 votes

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  14. 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.

    13 votes

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020.

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  15. Column Rules fail if a Table is the first item in a Text Frame

    (Hmm ... tried to attach an INDD file and I'm told they're not allowed. Really? OK ... will try a ZIP file with the INDD inside. Nope ... ZIP won't work either. Uploading a PNG screenshot)

    Column Rules fail if a Table is the first item in a Text Frame

    Please see the attached sample file.

    On page 1 and 2 you will find a variety of 2-column frames with column rule applied.

    In each case, the column rule will fail BECAUSE the first item in the frame is a Table. But, on page 2 I've added one extra example…

    12 votes

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  16. Unable to change fonts

    I am unable to change fonts.

    Changing weights seems to work, but changing fonts does not work.

    12 votes

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  17. Burmese font rendering error

    InDesign CC 15
    WorldScript doesn't compose Burmese Unicode characters correctly, shifting the location of some characters and not positioning some accents correctly, do you have a plan to fix this as it has been like it for a long time? Other languages like Lao and Khmer have been fixed over time, but not Burmese.

    11 votes

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  18. 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.

    11 votes

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    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

  19. Import XLSX spreadsheet to an InDesign table: the "-1" problem


    1. InDesign CS4 - CC2017


    2. Generate an Excel spreadsheet that contains at least one cell with the value "-1". Save as XLSX. Import/place (cmd-d) this file as "unformatted table".


    3. the cells with the value "-1" should still have this value.


    4. the cells are empty. All other values seem to show up correctly.


    Additional information: Working regularly on Annual Reports with 100+ tables, our choice is to import as „unformatted table“ and to do all formatting in InDesign. After changes in Excel, all we have to do is updating the linked tables via the link panel. Table contents change, formatting stays. Perfect.…

    11 votes

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  20. Double hyphen in words that already contain hyphen (minus)

    Since a few weeks (we think since the InDesign 16.1 x64 update), we see a major problem in a lot of our books:
    Words that already contain a hyphen (minus sign: -), and that are hyphenated automatically by InDesign, get a double hyphen!
    Normally, when hyphenated words are at the end of the line, the 'hard typed' hyphen gets replaced by the automatic hyphen (with the blue ~ added above it), but now the automated hyphen is added, so we get two consecutive hyphens (--). Sometimes on the same line, sometimes one on the next (see example screenshot).

    This is…

    10 votes

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