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  1. Basic Functionality breaking on each update

    i am really annoyed that Indesign keeps breaking basic functionality when it makes an update. I have used paste without formatting for years without incidence and now it doesn't always work when I need it.

    Typing in new frames requires 2 clicks and requires a tweak to the settings to work right?!

    I don't want any new functionality if it is going to break things like typing and pasting, many things that used to be one click are now many. That is not how this should work!!!

    3 votes
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  2. type tool stops working / document freezes

    My Type / Text Frame button randomly stops working and then the whole document freezes. I then exit out of the document, open it again and it either works for a few edits until it freezes again or I need to close/open numerous times until it works. I've done all the updates and this has been happening for a few weeks.

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  3. running headers does not show numbers

    Running headers does not show the auto numbering for a paragraph style. This would be so much better to have this rather than using a third party plug-in. The best of which is no longer supported for CC.

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  4. alt text issues

    I'm trying to apply alt text to vector objects and some elements in a table manually in indesign. The "object export options" window isn't allowing me to change the alt text source to custom or anything else besides structure and I am unable to edit/add anything in regards to alt text. I've tested it on other text and images/elements within the document and still run into the same issue.

    I'm having a difficult time trying to create an accessible tagged PDF due to this issue and many of the tutorials or help documents are outdated for CC capabilities. Any help…

    3 votes
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  5. excel import filter fails formatting

    When importing an Excel spreadsheet, formatted cells are incorrectly imported.

    E.g., place the following one-cell spreadsheet in CC 2018 (not tested in earlier, but I imagine it's true there), and you'll see either "10,000,000,000,000.0." in the cell (under macOS) or "1,000.0" (under Windows).

    Needless to say, this is a critical bug for people using Excel with InDesign, since it causes serious mis-representations of imported numbers.

    3 votes
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  6. Changes are not tracked when you copy and paste text from more than one cell into a table


    1. This exists in all version of InDesign and InCopy.


    2. To reproduce (see corresponding images):


    a) Create a new document with a table filled with text and in InCopy set it to tr.ack changes.

    b.) Copy the contents of at least two cells.

    c.) Paste the contents into different cells.

    d.) Initially these changes will be showed as tracked in story/galley view.

    e.) When the document is saved and the reopened these changes are no longer tracked.


    1. The expected result is that the changes should remain tracked after the document is saved and reopened.

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  7. InDesign CC 2018 macOS High Sierra - BUG FIX REQUEST - Text Variable File Extension

    Steps: TYPE/ TEXT VARIABLE/ DEFINE/ FILE NAME/ EDIT / Select or de-select "Include File Extension"

    Expected results: Should be able to add or remove file extension by select or de-selecting the "Include File Extension" check box.

    Actual results: File extension cannot be removed by un-checking the "Include File Extension" box, when adding a text variable under the File name field... See attached...

    3 votes
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  8. arabic

    Cursor Direction when typing Arabic or other RTL languages. in Middle Eastern version ONLY.


    1. All Middle Eastern versions (English يدعم العربية)


    2. Type Arabic text. Place the cursor within text. Hold "Shift" key and click on right arrow key on the keyboard to select/highlight text. Cursor moves left and select next character on the left while clicking on right arrow.


    3. To select a character to the left of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+left arrow) To select a character to the right of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+right arrow)


    4. What actually is happening now and for over 20 years when…

    3 votes
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  9. footnote

    Does InDesign plan to update its footnote options so that a single column text can have 2-column footnotes at the bottom?

    3 votes
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  10. Application quits

    When I highlight text and go to the font menu, the application quits. This always happens the first time I do it. From then on, it works fine. Yet, it has become very annoying. I have a Mac running on High Sierra OS 10.13.2. I'm using InDesign 13.0.1.

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  11. World Ready Paragraph Composer not working for Tibetan

    Adobe 2017.1 release, build 12.1.0.56

    Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer (AWRPC) for Tibetan fonts does not work in InDesign. While this was not an issue in CS4 since the Adobe Paragraph Composer (APC) was working well for at least two fonts (Jomolhari-ID and SambhotaUnicode), it has become an issue preventing us from using any later versions of InDesign: the APC became unusable for Jomolhari (our main font), and since the AWRPC was never completely working, we are now in a situation where neither APC or AWRPC works… (though SambhotaUnicode still works for APC only).

    Jomolhari-ID can be downloaded here: https://collab.its.virginia.edu/access/content/group/26a34146-33a6-48ce-001e-f16ce7908a6a/Tibetan%20fonts/Tibetan%20Unicode%20Fonts/Jomolhari-ID-a3d.zip

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    3 votes
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  12. Auto-size text boxes with rounded corners expands randomly.

    Version 2018, 13.0

    Set a text box to auto size height and width (with no line breaks)
    Make the corners rounded
    As you can see in the attached jpgs of before and after, sometimes the box expands in width and sometimes in height, but randomly, not wrapping around the text correctly.

    3 votes
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  13. Find text and replace doesn't work with this new update!


    1. Find text and replace doesn't work with this new update!

    2. I (and many others) have requested that footnotes work in tables - is this ever going to happen?? Please..!

    3 votes
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    Hi,
    Can you please add a small video (on WeTransfer/Youtube/Dropbox) and post a link here so that it can be looked into?
    We have tried to reproduce it but unable to do it.
    Also, please try once after clearing your cache and preferences. forums.adobe.com/thread/526990
    -Aman

  14. search

    I use CC 2017, but of course have seen this issue in other versions, Mac, and PC. When typing in a search term, like search term, the letters I type in show up backward, if at all, so mret chraes... which of course makes searching impossible. I can close the program, close the dialog box, and it still keeps coming up. It's so frustrating when you have 1000s of pages and need to find multiple words in between to keep opening/closing/shutting down

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  15. InDesign freezing when pressing backspace in a text box of more than 500 or 600 words

    This only seems to be a problem when using long text boxes more than a few hundred words. InDesign starts to slow down while I'm typing, but if I then select text or press backspace (mostly the latter) then InDesign freezes for 10 to 15 seconds.

    I've searched the problem, but the only solution I have found is to try closing the info panel, but this seems to be a CS3 fix and doesn't work.

    3 votes
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  16. The order of Arabic digits is reversed when changing their character direction


    1. Adobe InDesign CC 2017.1

    2. Create a textbox, type Arabic characters including some digits. Change character direction from 'Default' to 'Right to Left'.

    3. Arabic letters are RTL, but Arabic digits are written LTR; So when you change character direction to RTL, they should be in their right direction.

    4. Letters are RTL, but digits are reversed. The problem is that Arabic script is written RTL, but its digits' direction is LTR. Just like when you move caret and logically it moves in correct direction.

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  17. Shortcuts messed up after update to CC

    InDesign CC 12.1.0.56 (2017.1)
    MacOS Sierra 10.12.5

    (1) The default super- and subscript shortcuts (cmd+shift+= and ctrl+cmd+shift+=) do not work on mac num keyboard. Had to change shortcuts.
    (2) When using the default shortcut for italics (cmd+shift+I) the text is changed to "Heavy Italic" instead of "Italic" with the (legal) Avenir Next font family.

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  18. [ CC-2019 and 2020 ] The Convert-Endnotes-To-Footnotes Disaster SCOPE: SELECTION with CONTEXT MENU

    Hi together,
    I'm using the context menu available for text selection to convert endnotes to footnotes by selecting text in the endnote text frame.

    The result is not as expected. However it is better than using the dialog in menu Type for converting endnotes to footnotes with scope selection.

    What is the issue?
    One endnote was converted but not removed.
    Two footnote text are missing the first character.
    One footnote text has a special character that should not be there.
    Style overrides were not transferred.
    Footnote references get style overrides of the character they are attached to.

    All the important…

    2 votes
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  19. ACTIVETED FONTS I work in file with the text on Gotham HTF

    ACTIVETED FONTS I work in file with the text on Gotham HTF. Book Font (original Apple) is my program for active/disactive fonts. On window (InDesign) Find Font I see that the Gotham HTF Bold is present 2 time, also Gotham HTF Book and Gotham HTF Blasck. But this problem is present only for Gotham, NO for Helvetica Neue Ltd std or ;inion or other fonts.

    Can someone tell me WHY? ... and escuse my badbad english I'm Italian ;)

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  20. "Fit frame to content" doesn't work anymore after a lot of pages in file

    Working on a catalogue, a lot of files in a book. The "fit frame to content" works good until after a lot of pages (I think after 50 or 60 pages) suddenly it doesn't work anymore. With a textframe & also tableframe. But with an image it still works...
    Also very change, when you split the textframe in for example 2, on the second textframe it will work (fit frame to content).
    All the fit options don't work for text & tableframes.
    The right-click and choose the option don't work and also the shortcut doesn't work.

    2 other colleagues have…

    2 votes
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