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  1. 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…

    2 votes

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  2. contour freaking out

    Contours on Text are freaking out in CC 2019 (14.0.2)

    See attached PDF (.INDD is not allowed to be attached....)

    2 votes

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  3. BUG Keypress doesn´t respond

    With updating to 13.1 March 2018 Update: When you type to a text frame you have to do it twice before the character appears in the frame. I have this problem on two Windows 10 machines...

    101 votes

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support all this while. 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

  4. 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.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

    1 vote

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  5. Bad optical kerning for superscript "4"

    When a superscript "4" follows a closing smart quotation mark, optical kerning is set to -60 or -70 depending on font. This is too close (basically a crash).

    This is annoying for books with lots of endnotes, where superscript numbers usually follow quotation marks.

    10 votes

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  6. 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…

    1 vote

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  7. 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?

    1 vote

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  8. 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.

    5 votes

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  9. Forced line breaks within text variables introduces an unavoidable letter space

    When a forced line break is inserted within text that is used for a variable, a random, unavoidable letter space is introduced into the variable text.
    There are obvious workarounds, but a solution to this would be really convenient.
    See attached screenshots for example.

    62 votes

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  10. 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…

    1 vote

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  11. 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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  12. Footnote marker is replaced with an unknown character if preceded by a character with a specific Unicode pattern

    Footnote marker is replaced with an unknown character if preceded by a character with a specific Unicode pattern. Unicode pattern is U+##1a. Here are some of those characters:

    U+011a
    U+021a
    U+031a
    U+041a
    U+051a
    U+061a
    U+071a
    U+081a

    You could try the attached test file for placement in to an InDesign document. Unicode of the character following the footnote marker is : U+011a

    This happen when file format of the file is either RTF or DOC. Its not a issue with DOCX.

    7 votes

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  13. Invisible character

    Apply all Auto Edits inserts an invisible character before which then interferes with Find and Replace. When pasted into a GREP search, it looks like ~I, but can't be found. It can be manually removed, but this is not helpful, as I need to be able to perform a comprehensive Find/Replace.

    9 votes

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  14. Lao Line Breaking Support

    I'm working on a major project using the Lao language and InDesign. The Lao text is not flowing correctly in InDesign. There are addons that provide these features (LaoScript), but there isn't native InDesign support, from what I can tell.

    Lao text does not seem to properly word wrap. Many professionals use zero-width-spaces in Lao to create invisible 'spaces' between words so that applications properly word wrap. However, this has significant drawbacks and makes it harder for Lao people to use and edit their language because editing text with invisible characters is difficult (especially on mobile, but PCs as well).

    3 votes

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  16. 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.

    2 votes

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  17. 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

  18. 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…

    1 vote

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  19. Tabs

    Adobe Indesign CC2019 (Latest). MacOS 10.14.5. Mac Pro 6,1.
    Tabs do not work. Applying tabs to text does not work. Adjusting tabs does not work. Resetting tabs the trying to set them again does not work.

    2 votes

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  20. 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…

    1 vote

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