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  1. text overlap

    I'm using the Calendar Wizard template to create a calendar and quite often I find when I type text into the date window the text appears to overlap and I can't see what I'm typing (see image). This happens quite often and it's very frustrating. I'm using InDesign 2018 and I'm on a Mac with Mac OS Sierra. I would like to know how to fix this.

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  2. Go back to old method of "space after" paragraphs

    I'm fine with the concept of allowing users to adjust the "spacing between paragraphs using same style." But the way this feature was added doesn't make sense: I think you should have left the old "space after" system the way it was, and allowed users to add the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" box as an extra option. The way you set it up (unless I'm misunderstanding something), anyone wanting to put spacing between paragraphs now has to enter data into two boxes, whether they want certain sections to have custom spacing or not. It makes the "spacing between…

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  3. When I flow text indesign inserts a bunch random pages and master page templates

    When I flow text indesign inserts a bunch random pages and master page templates

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  5. Text Wrap on image container is applied to image bounds

    When applying text wrap to an image container, indesign (v14.0.1 macOS) now applies the text wrap to the image inside the container - rather frustrating if you are cropping in on part of an image with the image from.

    Steps to Reproduce - Place image inside container frame making sure that the image is scaled larger than the frame (cropped by frame). Place image container over text and apply text wrap.

    Expected Result - text wrap applied to container should be based on container dimensions.

    Actual result - text wrap applied to image inside the container making the text wrap…

    2 votes
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  6. space before/after paragraph is suddenly not working

    when i try to add space before or after a paragraph, it shows up in the tools panel and in style sheets as being there, but it is not reflected in the actual text.

    indesign cc 14.0.1

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    In your example, the paragraph ‘Introduction: My Life…’ and ‘Update’ use the same Paragraph Style and the setting ‘Space Between Paragraphs Using Same Style’ is set to 0p0. That’s why the Space After setting of 1p4 is having no effect.
    To make it to work, change the ‘Space Between…’ back to its default setting of ‘Ignore’.
    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  7. InDesign files from CC to CS6 - hypenation won't work anymore

    In advance:
    - Our external writers send us InDesign CC files (idml and indd)
    - We open and save them in InDesign CS6
    - Our customers use InDesign CS6


    1. Version:
      InDesign CS6 8.0
      InDesign CC from 12.0 to 14.0.2 (others not tested)


    2. Steps:
      Since when: between 10 and 17. April 2019 (last time it worked on 10. April 2019)


    2.a Open InDesign CC (any version, i tested 12.0, 13.1, 14.0.1 and 14.0.2)
    2.b Save a file with activated hypenation (either indd or idml, both tested)
    2.c Open either one of 2.b. in CS6


    1. Expected result:
      Hypenation works as usual in…

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  8. Cross reference formats

    Indesign 13.1, Windows
    When editing a cross reference format there is a button to insert special characters such as "opening simple quotation mark" and "closing simple quotation mark" which should look like ,this'. Instead, the resulting opening character is an asterisk () and the closing character is a plus (+) -> this+

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  9. Cannot save cross-reference format with delimiter set to "false"

    When creating a cross-reference format to control the appearance of a cross reference, using the <fullPara delim="" includeDelim="false"/> format refuses to save the includeDelim="false" component in the format. It will save a value of "true" but after entering false and choosing save, upon editing the reference format, the includeDelim="false" property is gone.

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  10. Pasted text acquires overprint attribute

    Copying a number of items from one document to another, all of the text that did not have an outline had its overprint attribute turned on, despite being off in the source file. It was particularly annoying to fix because most of the text was white (Paper swatch), for which the overprint setting is uneditable: I had to turn all the white text to a different colour, uncheck the overprint, then make it white again. (Using InDesign v14.0.2 on Mac OS v10.12.6.)

    IMO there should never be a reason to overprint items using the Paper swatch anyway, so this attribute…

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  11. typekit fonts missing but return when InDesign is restarted twice


    1. InDesign CC 13.1 x64


    2. This bug happens every time I open an InDesign file that has a typekit font (any typekit font)


    3. The typekit font will show as active in my Creative Cloud assets panel. The expected result would be for the file to open with the fonts synced.


    4. Actual result: InDesign tells me that the fonts are not synced. The only way to fix it is to close and open the entire program twice.
      The third time the file is opened in the program, InDesign will show that the fonts are synced.


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  12. Oswald Book Font Installed on Windows but doesn't work in InDesign

    I am using InDesign CC 14.0 for Windows 7 and I am having trouble with a font called Oswald. I have 3 fonts from the family Oswald installed on my computer (book, light, and bold). However, Oswald Book does not work in InDesign. It works in Illustrator and Microsoft Word so it appears to be an InDesign issue rather than a font installation issue.

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  13. l turns into i after 2 f's

    When typing an "l" after "ff" it turns into an "i". So when I type "Affligem" is shows "Affiigem". In design version 14.0.1

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  14. TEXT EDIT

    When I try to edit text I now always have to double click on text box twice as the first time doesn't work. This is incredibly frustrating and time consuming. I have tried all of the suggestions on the adobe forums including re-installing and turning off type contextual controls but nothing works. A separate issue that has come up is my InDesign keeps crashing when i try to add rows to a table.

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  15. Spell check not working

    I have installed the latest version of ID, and the spell check is not working. It does not detect misspelled words.

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  16. Edit and Copy text box, delete another box, copied box is lost

    MacBook Pro (2018, 13-inch, 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5), with High Sierra (10.13.6), and InDesign (14.0.1).

    I have two text boxes - Box1 and Box2 - with text in them.

    I edit the text in Box1, copy Box1 (not the contents; the text box itself).

    I delete Box2 by pressing the Backspace key while Box2 is selected.

    I paste, and get Box2.

    Expected functionality: The box I specifically copied - Box1 - should be resident in the clipboard. Not Box2.

    Deleting an item should NOT copy it to the clipboard and overwrite the previous clipboard contents.

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  17. hypen text

    In french, in compound words (like Pyrénées-Orientales) wraping mst be made only after the hypen. Wehn I use wrapping, InDesign wrap the word (for exemple Pyrénées-Orien-tales). Is it possible to have the choise, in the wrapping parameters, not to cut the compound words?
    I use InDesign 14;0;2 on Windows 7.

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  18. text color not selected in swatches

    In both these images the text selected is black fill (100% K) with no stroke, but the text color is displaying both fill and stroke as NONE. in one instance the paragraph style is overridden, but the other example the paragraph style of 100% K fill is NOT overridden.

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  19. Drag or transform creates unwanted duplicate of object

    Moving any object (text, image, etc) with either the Move tool or Direct Selection tool creates a duplicate without having any other keys pressed (eg, option/alt).
    Also when repositioning an object with Properties > Transform it also creates a duplicate of the object.

    Mac OS 10.14.4
    Indesign 14.0.2.324

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  20. Text auf Pfad ist derzeit nicht anwählbar.

    Text auf Pfad ist derzeit nicht anwählbar.
    Das kleine Dreieck bei Textwerkzeug hat keine Funktion. Das sonst gewohnte Text auf Pfad-Icon erscheint nicht.

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