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  1. thai

    After updated to the newest Indesign 2020, word cut/ hyphenate in Thai language become incorrect.

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  2. Endnotes are out of sequence in captions and sidebars

    I work on books that often have endnotes in captions or sidebars. The captions/sidebars are always set up as separate frames (and sometimes as anchored objects). Any endnotes in separate frames end up at the end of the endnote list, regardless of where they fall in the page order.

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  3. cannot place this file (xlsx). No filter for requested operation

    When trying to place a xlsx file I get the error "Cannot place this file. No filter for requested operation".

    I'm running the latest version of InDesign CC on a MacOS Mojave.

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  4. lag selecting text

    InDesign 14.0.1


    1. Switch to InDesign from another program

    2. Select either Selection Tool or Direct Select tool

    3. Double click on the text to place a cursor among the text

    4. Double click again to select a word

    Expected result: quick action from step to step

    Actual result: a few seconds of lag

    5 votes

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  5. InDesign is unusable after the latest update (13.1) with spell checking and hyphenation is set to Hungarian / Winsoft.

    InDesign is unusable after the latest update (13.1) if spell checking and hyphenation is set to Hungarian / Winsoft. All words are underlined as incorrectly spelled, hyphenation dosen't work, InDesign hangs. If I open a documents saved before the update InDesign displays the document, than hangs.

    OS Sierra 10.26.6

    5 votes

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  6. Excel filter rejects custom Cell Range for 26-column sheets (.xlsx-only)

    Excel filter rejects custom Cell Range for 26-column sheets (.xlsx-only)

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    1. Create a new document.
    2. Select File > Place, check Show Import Options, select attached Columns_26.xlsx file.
    3. Note nonstandard default Cell Range: A1:A@10 (should be A1:Z10).
    4. Enter custom (valid) Cell Range "A1:E5"

    Expected result:
    No error and a table containing cells A1 through E5.

    Actual result:
    Error message, "You have not entered a valid 'Cell Range'. (See attached screenshot.)

    This error is given for any sheet whose right-most column is a multiple of 26 (so Z, AZ, BZ, etc.). Place the attached…

    5 votes

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  7. Hanging Indent plus Left Justify makes words float out of text frame

    I often use bulleted lists with the commmand/backslash (hanging indent) tool. If the text is aligned left, no problem. But when I use left justify, it sends some of the words off to the right — outside of the text frame! Please see examples below.

    The text samples here were using Adobe Paragraph Composer. But when I switched it to World-Ready it fixed it!

    I've been having this problem for a while. Before I updated to InDesign 2018 and after the update as well. I'm running El Capitan 10.11.6 on a Mid 2011 iMac.

    Solved in this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2462045

    Here…

    5 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…

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  9. Undo does not work properly on deleted text, it only deletes one character at a time instead of whole block of text

    I am on a Mac and this is a problem with InDesign 2018.

    If you backspace delete two or more characters from text, undo (Ctrl+Z) only restores one character at a time instead of the whole block that was deleted in that action.

    Undo worked fine in previous versions of InDesign, and it works fine in Word and other apps.

    I have tried deleting InDesign preferences and caches and even reinstalled it with import previous prefereces unchecked, but the problem remains, and I cannot find any solution. Can someone please help?

    Macbook Air now running High Sierra 10.13.2 (but problem…

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  10. Spell checker in InDesign CC2018 (13.0) has lost its mind

    InDesign spell check is randomly not recognising everyday words and when I acknowledge it by clicking Ignore All or Skip, it stops again on the very next word to report an Uncapitalised Sentence. This is happening whether I have the Dictionary set to Proximity or Hunspell.

    I cannot find a pattern other than that, but I have now experienced it on ten different InDesign documents. It is very annoying, but I am also left to wonder whether it is actually missing other words that might actually need correction?? PLEASE HELP.

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  11. Fonts won't visibly load, but preflight is green. Close the doc and reopen - fonts work again.

    macOS Mojave 10.14.6
    InDesign 15.1 & 15.1.1

    When a document is open, some of the fonts will not visibly load. However when you go to Type > Find/Replace it shows there are no font issues. Preflight is green and all fonts are listed as "OK". We then immediately close the document and reopen it everything looks fine. When the same document is opened hours later the problem repeats itself.

    Notes:
    • It appears that fonts loaded from the Document Folder ONLY are OK.
    • Fonts that are loaded simultaneously in Font Book and the Document Fonts folder fail to display…

    4 votes

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  12. Underline and Strikethrough Don't Work in Character Style When Used in Numbered List

    Underline/strikethrough applied to a character style works, but NOT when that character style is applied to numbers in a numbered list via a Paragraph Style's Bullets and Numbering pane.

    InDesign 15.0.1

    4 votes

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  13. Footnotes disappears

    Some footnotes disappeared without reason then appeared back when I changed something in the linked paragraph. InDesign didn't display any kind of warning about this problem.

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    Hi,
    Part of this issue was fixed with the latest release of InDesign 15.0.1

    For all new files created with ID 15.0.1 the issue will not come. For older files opened in ID 15.0.1, you will have to resize, move or do some text editing operation to make the footnote appear

    In case you are still facing the issue in new files created post ID 15.0.0 , please share a sample file

    Thanks
    amaarora@adobe.com

  14. Buttons losing functionality when updating Table of Contents

    When you have a graphic or textbox and its converted to a button its lossing functionality when updating the Table of Contents.

    Apply go to Destination to the button and pick the text anchor it jumps too, when you update the Table of Contents the drop down list jumps back to the top link in the list. So it loses functionality.

    I found the same thing to happen when you choose show/hide buttons. It clears out what you have picked for showing what buttons you want on the page, it sets them to the normal icon.

    This is very frustrating.…

    4 votes

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  15. Inline vector graphics pixelate while typing in high quality display performance mode

    InDesign 14.0.2 on Windows 10

    1) Set display performance to high quality
    2) Paste an EPS or PDF into a text frame as an inline graphic. It should render crisply as you'd expect in high quality mode..
    3) Start typing in the text frame that contains the inline graphic. The inline graphic pixelates.
    4) Click out of the text frame or stop typing for ~10 seconds. The graphic returns to its unpixelated, high-quality state.

    Context: we are upgrading 100 users from InDesign 2014 to InDesign 2019. This worked perfectly well without any pixelation or lag in InDesign 2014, but is…

    4 votes

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  16. Keyboard shortcuts to change case not working on Windows

    Keyboard shortcuts to change case of lines of text is no longer working. Apart from Alt-T to get up the text menu, I'm now having to use the mouse to select the further options to change to Title case. The sequence Alt-T-E-T, no longer works. As I frequently have many entries which need unifying each time I use it, this once useful feature is sorely missing. Please can you fix it Adobe?

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  17. Text Frame Options, Baseline Options, First baseline, Offset setting not respected

    InDesign is changing the Text Frame Options / First Baseline / Offset to the default on existing documents.
    I open a document where nearly all my text boxes were set to "Cap Height" and they have all been turned to "Ascent" and now no longer fit in their text boxes. I have to open a Text Frame Options, click Baseline Options tab, and pull down the First Baseline, Offset to Cap height FOR EVERY PAGE, (after selecting all and changing to the direct selection tool)!

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  18. Spelling Language - everything switched to English (UK) but keeps Arabic

    I have switched Preferences and all other options to English (UK) but the Check Spelling sticks to Arabic. I am not able to change this setting.

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    Dictionary options in Preferences dialog is just for defining the chosen Language properties i.e. when you go to Preferences > Dictionary and select any language (say ‘German: Old Rules’) in Language dropdown, it does not signify that ‘German: Old Rules’ is applied or set as a language. It only signifies the User Dictionary that is used for that language, giving you the option to add more custom dictionaries. Also any changes that you make in Hyphenation, Spelling, Double Quotes and Single Quotes section in Preferences > Dictionary would pertain to that Language only. To use those settings you have to manually apply the Language from Control panel/Character panel or from Paragraph/Character Style to the text.

    You can verify this by following steps:

    Go to Preferences > Dictionary and select ‘German: Old Rules’, etc. in Language dropdown.
    Change Spelling or Hyphenation setting and click OK.
    Now create a text frame. The…

  19. Text Wrap function not available!

    Can anyone help?! The Text Wrap function in InDesign is just not available. All I can see is a blank panel. Done the usual restarts etc. but still no joy and getting incredibly frustrating now.

    Running latest update of InDesign on MacBook Pro High Sierra 10.13.4

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  20. 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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