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  1. Word Lookup / Search with Google for text

    How about adding a 'word lookup' OR 'search with Google' for words while working with text copy in Indesign and InCopy? I know there is a default dictionary integrated, but I'm talking about the way you can search any sentence or word in the most browsers just by right-clicking.

    Basically, just a feature to add a search engine for text lookups directly from Indesign and InCopy - it will help a lot working with text copies and editing text stories directly from the program.

    Merci beaucoup !

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  2. Outline color of tables changed

    When I open a file which has been created in InDesign 2019 (by another person) with my version 15.0.1, some outline colors of the tables are displayed incorrectly. (not all of them) In my case they should all be 60% black, but some of them are 100% black now.

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  3. Honor Word Break Boundaries for Overflowing Text / Line Breaking for Non-ZWSP Text

    Lao (SEA Asian) text that doesn't already have ZWSPs included, doesn't automatically line-break, even though double-select word selection shows that the ICU/HarfBuzz engine is finding them. It would be nice to be able to set for paragraphs the ability to use non-ZWSP text and have ID automatically line-break based on the ICU/HarfBuzz word boundaries.

    Not all people will want this, should it should be made easy to enabled/disable, because some people use ZWSPs to manually control layout features, and don't prefer automatic word-boundary analysis.

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  4. Balance Columns Not Working for Tables

    Balance Columns does not work for Tables.

    Steps to duplicate:
    1. Create a large Text Frame with two columns.
    2. Enable Balance Columns on that Text Frame.
    3. Create a Table in the Text Frame with a number of rows, say 10 rows.
    4. Add a paragraph break, or return.
    5. Create a line of Text under that Table that spans columns.
    The Table ignores the Balance Columns Setting.

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  5. Eyedropper bug — attribute pick-up is glitched by hidden layers above

    If there are objects overlapping and above the source for the eyedropper tool, — even if those objects are on a hidden layer — the tool picks up a color of no fill and no stroke.

    If the hidden layer is dropped below the target layer, the problem goes away.

    These observations are based on original input by Bill Silbert in this User Forum discussion:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-cc-2020-eyedropper-problem-turning-text-to-no-color/m-p/10765424#M165918

    InDesign versions v14 through v15

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  6. Since 2020 update, InDesign won't correctly import and replace typekit fonts.

    When opening a file that uses a typekit font, Indesign attempts to "install" it (fonts that SHOULD already be there anyway, or were installed previously). The wheel spins indefinitely, and it never installs. My only workaround I've found is to attempt to find a download elsewhere on the web. Then it works fine. It seems to only be an issue with Indesign, and only since the 2020 update. Something similar happens with some non-adobe fonts, too. Says it's not installed, but it is.

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  7. Optical Kerning issues after recent v15 update

    After the recent update (v15.0), I am having issues with Optical kerning, specifically with the font Noto Serif Khmer (Cambodian font). The kerning is completely off. I've opened the file in v14.0.3 and everything works fine in that version.

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  8. Unable to add fonts to Favorites if "in-menu font previews" is turned off.

    Adobe InDesign 2020 15.0, on macOS Catalina 10.15

    After having updated to the latest version of Adobe InDesign 2020 I'm unable to add fonts to the Favorite Fonts filter. The fonts I've added to the filter from previous versions of InDesign are still there, but I'm not able to add any new fonts I have installed since.

    The star icon that previously let you add fonts to the filter is now completely gone. I can't remove previously added fonts from the filter either.

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  9. Loss of typographic enrichment (italic, bold, etc.) on import .docx files

    On CC2019 14.0.3 but also on previous versions.
    When I import a Miscrosoft Word text I sometimes lose part of the enrichment. On the attached example the majority of Bold are kept but some are gone. This is very problematic when working on documents of several hundred pages.
    The problem occurs with .docx files but not with .doc files.

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  10. No translation in French for the variable fonts panel in Indesign 2020

    1 - Indesign 2020 (15) - French version
    2 - Use a variable font

     Modify it with the properties panel or control bar
    

    3 - The interface should be in French
    4 - When the panel is shown the interface stay in english
    The variable fonts panel stay in English

    2 votes
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    Thank you for sharing the feedback with us.
    Please note that the design axes names are provided within the font itself, therefore the translated string for these axes names cannot be displayed unless the font designer has incorporated it in the font.

    However, Adobe Illustrator explicitly translates 5 predominantly used design axes names(Weight, Width, Slant, etc.), but this does not seems appropriate for fonts having more than 5 design axes(like Amstelva Alpha which has 16 axes).

    Hence the attribute names are not translated.

    Thanks,
    InDesign Team

  11. footnotes in paragraph borders style

    While using paragraph borders and footnotes, borders break as in attached file. It won't display either preview mode properly though sometime exporting to pdf is perfect in other time it's same as attached pdf.

    I'm using Indesign latest 14. 0.3 one in windows 7.

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  12. 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.…

    2 votes
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  13. Drop cap does not work in Version 14.0.2. It literally does nothing.

    Drop cap does not work in Version 14.0.2. It literally does nothing.

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  14. find/change search selection changes randomly

    ID 14.0.2

    I use certain Find/Change queries repeatedly.

    The queries are saved with the SEARCH option set to SELECTION.

    Normally I select a portion of text and run the F/C query to automatically make changes.

    Recently however, the query is sometimes applied to the WHOLE DOCUMENT.
    I haven't found a pattern, but maybe once out of every 4 tries. It seems it randomly defaults to SEARCH=DOCUMENT, instead of the way the query was saved.

    Hope I have described it clearly enough...

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  15. Using glyphs in a text variable

    I've defined a text variable that I use for a running header. This variable is defined from the first use of a "chapter title" paragraph style that I've also defined. I've inserted this variable on my A-master page, which is synced between documents in my book. The problem I'm running into is that I've used a number of glyphs in the text comprising the first use of that style, and the text variable (my running header) looks garbled: it's missing letters and has mixed caps. If it matters, the font I'm using is Orpheus Pro Bold.

    Attached are two screenshots:…

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  16. Selecting text is offset slightly so you select the wrong characters

    Selecting text is sometimes really difficult as where you click is slightly off from what InDesign thinks you're clicking on. That means that when you highlight a word, it often misses the first character that you're trying to select. You then have to move the cursor slightly over another character for it to highlight it.

    It's really frustrating as it doesn't seem to happen in all documents. The ones I'm having issues with at the moment use the customer's own font but I've been using that same font for about 5 years with no issues until now.

    I'm using InDesign…

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  17. Indesign cannot be embedded in Chinese fonts

    Indesign cannot be embedded in Chinese fonts, but can only be embedded in subsets. It is recommended to add warning reminders.

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  19. When printing files from InDesign, we are experiencing issues. Random text is appearing bold that is not formatted as bold in the original w

    When printing files from InDesign, we are experiencing issues. Random text is appearing bold that is not formatted as bold in the original working file. Also we are experiencing pictures imported that are pdfs as a black block and not showing the imported picture on the printed document. Do you have any recommendations on how this can be resolved? The only way we found to get around the matter is to create a pdf and print from the pdf. This issue has just been happening recently, we’ve never had this issue before.

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  20. Conditional text prevents smart text reflow.

    Conditional text prevents smart text reflow.

    When using Smart Text Reflow with conditional text and the "delete empty pages" option selected—Hiding conditional text works as expected removing the empty pages. However, when conditional text is unhidden, Smart Text Reflow does not repopulate the pages.

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