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  1. Mysterious blocks of whitespace appearing in tables

    Yesterday I reported mysterious blocks of white space appearing between paragraphs and images. They are now starting to appear between my tables. Please see the attached figure. There is no indication of them in the story. Has this got something to do with the footnotes which are behaving very strangely. Maybe I have misconfigured them somehow?

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    Mike Howell

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  2. Highlighting text in a table does not highlight the corresponding text in the story editor

    CC2020

    When I highlight text in a table, I would expect the same text to appear highlighted in the story editor. Instead, the story editor jumps to the beginning of the document.

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    Mike Howell

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  3. Glyph substitution not working with certain Oriya and Bengali glyphs

    The following words in cannot be reproduced in InDesign. It seems the glyph substitution is not working in about 1% of cases.

    র‍্যানিবিজুমাব — Bengali
    ମହତ୍ଵପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ — Oriya
    ସ୍ଵେଚ୍ଛାକୃତ — Oriya
    କିମ୍ଵା — Oriya

    It looks fine above, in any text editor, or in any Microsoft app, but does NOT look right in any Adobe app I tested, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop CC 2019 and 2020 of each.
    I am applying the World-Ready Composers.
    I have tried copy+pasting the text from Word and also tried the Place command in InDesign.
    I've tested in both the English North America and…

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  4. QR Code don't work with Cyrillic symbols

    When you try to write any Cyrillic symbols to QR Code you see everything correctly at edit page. But if you try to scan that QR code you get something like this –ö–æ–ª–∏–±. Could you please fix that error?

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  6. Text edits forcing blank

    I keep encountering the same glitch in multiple documents where an edit to the text on one page forces a blank page (although running head and page number remain) on the following page, with the text re-flowing as expected on the page after that. For example, deleting an unwanted space is a frequent cause of this glitch. So far I've found 2 ways of making the text return to it's correct position and removing the blank:

    1) place my cursor at the very end of the page before the unwanted blank and enter a space - this brings the text…

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  7. footnotes

    The "drag-and-drop" function works with normal text but not with footnotes references.

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  8. Incorrect Justify vertically text frame

    Justify vertically text frame is not correct every time particularly in more than 2 columns text frame. Tried all options and found some time there are space in bottom of last line as in attached file.

    Reproduced in the same in 2 or more columns text frames. This happens in:


    1. If used heading span 2 or more or spall all.


    2. Placed any text wrap graphics,


    3. Used with or without "Skip by leading"


    All the instances are same results, in some cases the space are more than the attached file, particularly if used "span all" for heading and place any "text…

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  9. Footnotes are displayed in the middle of the page !!!!

    Everything is in the attached video. Please solve this bug. It happens when dealing with a multicolumned numbered list. The footnote appears then in the middle of the page mixed with the text above !

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  10. Spell check for Mandarin Chinese

    I would like InDesign and other products to recognize that I am typing in Chinese. A spell check would also be helpful. Currently, it assumes English UK, no matter what I type. (I'm actually using English USA and sometimes Chinese for clients.)

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  11. Link text box with an existing box don't work anymore

    When I try to link a text box with an other existing text box, it doesn't work anymore. It's creating me a new box. In other version of indesign it was not a problem.
    I can't find anything about new features in indesign 2018, can you help me?

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  12. Use of tab key is inserting unwanted numerals into line of copy instead of tab

    When working in InDesign v 14.0.3 x64 on my PC, I've encountered a new problem when trying to align text in a bulleted list using the "tab" key.

    After keying in the text in my list, I create alignment by first inserting tabs using the Type > Tabs command, and then using the "Tab" key on my keyboard to align second and third lines of text. Lately, when I move my cursor down to the second line of text and attempt to use the tab key to align the text with the tab I set in the line above, InDesign…

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  13. Link updates not registering in Indesign Mac

    Indesign 14.0.3 (latest offered)

    A text box is dynamically linked [place and link] from a master document to a child document. When the text is changed in the master document, the linked box in the child detects that it has been changed, and prompts user to update the placed box with a missing/updated link warning and an ! icon on the linked box. This is the expected behavior, and this works properly on Windows version of Indesign.

    This function is not working on the Mac version of Indesign. Changes to the master are not being detected by the linked copy…

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  14. 14.03 still will not activate Adobe fonts!

    PLEASE actually fix this issue. NOTHING happens when you click on the cloud to activate. The update did not fix it.

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  15. Text

    Wenn man verschiedenen Worten in einem Textblock (die eben nicht direkt hintereinander liegen) - zum Beispiel eine andere Schriftart oder Farbe zuweisen möchte, so muss man jedes Wort einzel mit dem Inhaltswerkzeug anwählen und dann das gewünschte Format vergeben. Toll wäre, wenn man (zum Beispiel mit der Shift-Taste) gleich mehrere Wörter oder Bereiche anwählen kann - das würde die Arbeit sehr erleichtern.

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  16. Text input lag with 5k screen

    Typing in any Indesign text box causes input lag on Mac Mini, OS X Mojave and an 5k LG screen connected with a eGPU.

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  17. Allow split footnote option not working when opening previously saved document

    When I open a previously typeset file with multiple pages and multiple footnotes. I get an overset text error for some of the footnotes telling me to allow split footnotes. In the footnote options, the box is checked and I have to uncheck and recheck the box in order for the footnotes to reflow properly.

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  18. Sencoten

    InDesign CC 14.0.3

    I work in the health sector of the Pacific North West. We are incorporating Indigenous languages in our communications both in print and online in an effort to be inclusive and represent our diversity.

    Recently, I have been unable to use any Indigenous keyboard symbols with InDesign (and I assume other CC products) - though I can use it in this forum and in other software. Examples are Ȼ and Ŧ. I've attached a screen grab showing the language keyboards installed on my MacBook Pro and a result. As a reference, this site provides Indigenous language keyboards…

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  19. Vertical Table Lines in White (defined in the front, bevore horizontal lines) got overruled

    short:
    Tables, vertical lines white (in front), horizontal lines in black (in the back)
    after undefined cause: horiziontal in front, vertical in the back.
    Workaround: click (in top menue) on the white color again (for the vertical lines)

    describe:
    There is some serious complications with vertical table lines! I want to have the vertical lines cut out of the horizontal ones. This is easy, with doing white vertical table-lines. Works perfekt. But sometimes, not always to reproduce, there is a trouble, where the white lines, hide behind the black herizontal ones after copy&paste or changes in the layout. There is…

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  20. numbering & sections should work on the same line

    Allow second or third automatic lists on the same line.
    The second and other columns do not work automatically. Manually entering value.

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