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  1. Spell Check changing to Catalan (Spanish) half-way through

    Spell check is changing from English to Catalan on a particular page of my document every time I check it. I have tried changing it back and will select English and then it will still say Catalan and try to change all of my words to Spanish.

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  2. 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)!

    2 votes
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  3. overset endnotes

    Not sure where to post this. I do a lot of journals using Indesign. I find that in Indesign 2018 and 2019 when you place a Word.doc with endnotes it brings in the endnotes okay but only the first page. The other endnotes are overset. It does not do this in Indesign 2017. Can something be done to fix this?

    1 vote
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  4. cut off the text After dash (place from clipboard)

    At text insertion through a clipboard the text after a strange dash is cut off.
    When placing through drag&drop everything is normal.

    Bug dush from Word's XML
    - <w:r w:rsidRPr="00981F9F">
    <w:sym w:font="Symbol" w:char="F02D" />
    </w:r>
    - <w:r w:rsidRPr="00981F9F">
    - <w:rPr>
    <w:color w:val="000000" />
    </w:rPr>

    1 vote
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  5. Raleway no longer a font

    Raleway has been a font I've used for a week. I used it this morning and came back after lunch and it's no longer an option.

    Can I please have this font back?

    1 vote
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  6. table changes format for no reason

    When I create a new table and attempt to drop it into an Indesign CC 2019 layout, it completely changes format and cell sizes and is missing type in some cells.... I've attempted to place it into a new doc, and old doc it isn't staying formatted.

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  7. Bottom of Text Wrap is Incorrect

    My body text doesn't wrap tightly to the bottom text wrap of my object like it does at the top (see gap between text wrap and start of body text).

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  8. Make bulleted lists act correctly when it's moved by text wrap

    The bullets on the image attached have a left indent of 3 mm and a first line left indent -3 mm, but have incorrect layout, because the adjacent text box has text wrap applied, which displaces the text with bullets.

    19 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Double running header and multiple stories

    Running headers will not reset to blank when used with multiple stories.
    Create a multi-page document, and flow some text into. Create two paragraph styles (Section # and a Section header). Create a running header using both with a page number (P [Section #:] [Section header]) on the master page.

    Now, if you add a new section # and a Section header a couple pages in, the footer will update. If you put a blank Section # paragraph, the section number will disappear from the footer (as it should). Now, if you start a new the story on a new…

    2 votes
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  11. 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

    4 votes
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  12. Tab controls are buggy. InDesign CC 2018

    When using the Tabs control dialogue box all sorts of problems begin to manifest. First, as you are working with the tabs controls page elements go sideways. Text overlaps, sometimes entire paragraphs preceding the area you are working in.

    On occasion, the tabs simply don't line up to where you assign them, even when you do so numerically. (See screenshot)

    Settings for paragraph styles take precedence over tabs settings (even though tabs traditionally were the opposite, taking precedence.)

    10 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Indents not holding after page break


    1. InDesign CC 2018, though I logged this bug for 2017 as well. It may also have existed as far back as CS6. I had hoped it would be fixed in this release.

    2. Create a paragraph style that has a left indent and set text in that paragraph style. Set enough text to flow onto a second page.

    3. The text should retain the left indent after the page break.

    4. Sometimes, the first line of text after the page break does not retain the indent.

    15 votes
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    Hello All,

    The fix for this issue is now available in InDesign’s latest version, id 14.0.3.
    Please update your InDesign to try out the fix.

    Note:
    If you open a file which already has this issue, in the new version, you may continue to see the issue.
    To resolve such cases, you may SAVE AS the file or do a force text re-composition as the workaround

    However, all the new files created in the new version will not have this issue anymore.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  15. Multiple variables in a TOC

    While having headlines with zwo or more variables in the document, the TOC will be horrible wrong - it looks like a variable-puzzle.

    This mistake destroys any dream of creating efficiently catalogues and users are forced to use any kind of dirty-trick or handle on very expensive way a "handmade-process".

    This Bug is known since CS5.x.
    So please: Repair this Bug - now!

    24 votes
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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  16. Indic script rendering issue

    It seems that Indic Scripts should be supported by default in InDesign, without having to separately check boxes in preferences or select "World Ready Paragraph Composer" in the paragraph window's menu.

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Typographer's Quotes bug?

    I've encountered an issue with Typographer's Quotes not working. I've searched extensively online and tried all the usual suspects (Typographer's Quotes is on in preferences, both Document and without any documents open; reset preferences) but I've been unable to fix them.

    After further investigation, it seems that the issue only occurs using a single typeface (Skolar Latin, installed as OTF versions in Windows 10 Pro itself, rather than via Typekit). When typing double or single quote marks in InDesign with any weight of this typeface, then the straight version is inserted, irrespective of the Typographer's Quotes setting. If I do…

    2 votes
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