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  1. Mongolian

    Issue: InDesign does not support Mongolian vertical text direction from left-to-right.

    Version: InDesign 2019, 14.0.2 x64

    Steps:
    1. Place or paste Mongolian text into an InDesign text frame by using the attached Word document
    2. Skew the text frame 90 degrees (as done with vertical Chinese and Japanese).

    Expected result: Please see the attached Word document and screenshot.

    Actual result: Notice that the vertical text direction is right-to-left and not left-to-right. Even if the text frame is skewed in the opposite direction (minus 90 degrees) the text is just mirrored and thus not readable.

    Test files and screenshot: They are…

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  2. Automatic insertion of columns upon text alteration, always in the same spot on the page; this occurs irrespective of style (paragraph, char

    Posted that this was happening last update: this column "Layout" occurs no matter what style (paragraph or character) is selected, and the column layout affects all text placed over the area where the automatic "columns" occurs, in other words, anything adjusted or placed over the area (positioned always two columns at approx 4" down the page).
    What seems to trigger the insertion of this four-line column layout is any text alteration - it gets inserted on random pages!
    I have checked all "unseen" screens, object styles, text box controls, preferences. I am completely flummoxed (user of Adobe InDesign over 25…

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  3. Message about pasting text with endnotes shows up one paste later

    Pasting text with endnote(s) does not show a message. You instead get that message the next time you paste an object, even if that object is not a text box containing endnote(s).

    There is also a grammar error in the message, where the word "and" should be ", which" — and there is no period at the end of the sentence.

    This has been in the last few versions of InDesign. I am using 15.0.1 now.

    Reproduce:
    - Copy text with endnote(s) to the clipboard
    - Paste text into a new thread
    - Text pastes properly; a new page is…

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. Loss of typographic enrichment (italic, bold, etc.) on import

    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.

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  7. Dictionary language list is grayed out everywhere in InDesign ME 2019, 2020 macOS Mojave


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
      Adobe InDesign Middle Eastern Version 2020 15.0.1.209


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      Install InDesign Middle Eastern Version, open the language List, all languages are greyed out.


    3. Expected result
      Not to be greyed out


    4. Actual result
      Language list is greyed out


    5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
      Screenshot attached


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  8. Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height" causes InDesign 2020 to freeze

    Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height", text aligned to baseline and anchored object settings "anchored position: custom", "anchorPoint: bottom left/center/right" causes InDesign 2020 (15.0.1) to freeze (on Mac and PC).


    1. create an new document (size doesn't matter)

    2. create an new textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    3. create a second textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    4. insert some text in second generated textframe

    5. select the text and apply the option "align to baseline".

    6. anchor second textframe into the first created textframe

    7. set anchored object settings of the anchored textframe to: "anchored position: custom" and "anchorPoint: bottom left or bottom center or bottom right"

    8. select the anchored…

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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.

    2 votes
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  10. Cross-references in a table breaks when moving table-cell.

    When moving a table-cell that contains a cross-reference, it breaks and becomes a ”red flag”. What happens is that a text-anchor gets a "1" added to its name. A paragraph anchor just breaks.

    CC2020 15.0.1

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  11. Add option to allow non-rounded inset text inside a text box with rounded corners.

    Please add an option to allow inset spacing on a text box with rounded corners to follow the rectangular shape of the box, rather than the shape of the rounded corners.

    ie. Make it act like the example on the left of my image, rather than like the right, which is the current behaviour.

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  12. Adobe Fonts not activating

    When I need to activate a font from Adobe Fonts directly from Find Font context menu inside InDesign, it keeps loading indefinitely but never actually activates.

    The only solution is going to Adobe Fonts web page and activate it there.

    Screenshot attached.

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  13. spelling

    I am using InDesign 15.0.1 with the English (UK) dictionary. The spell check doesn't work at all - the dynamic spelling feature underlines every single word. I finally upgraded to CC from CS6 because InDesign v8.0 had started doing the same thing, but it still has the same issue.

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  14. Selection of several words

    It would be great if we could select several words at the same time to apply a style.
    For example, in the sentence "It would be great if we could select several words at the same time to apply a style", I would like to select the words "great" and "words" and "style" at the same time in order to put them in bold all at once.
    Thanks a lot !

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  15. Text Box Cutting off Copy with Auto Height On

    I am using version 15.0.1 but this also happens in previous versions. We use multiple paragraph styles to format our text. We have noticed in some cases, not all when we copy the text frame the text box cuts off the last line when copied. Also when you click in a text box and begin to edit the last line disappears. We use many layers and many versions so we copy the text very often, this is causing problems with missing text.

    To get our text formatted we use paragraph styles, we hit enter to go to the next style,…

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  16. 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

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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

  17. 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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  18. Typekit keeps breaking sync and deleting downloaded fonts

    Typekit keeps breaking sync and deleting downloaded fonts.

    When I open Indesign, the fonts I previously downloaded are nonexistant which makes working with my document impossible! This happens at least once a week and persists after multiple uninstalls, system restarts and re-installs. Sometimes, it does not sync (or only some fonts sync) even after logging in again.

    On a side note, Adobe CC downloader constantly logs me out.

    With all the--excessive--background processes adobe now forces us to run you would think there shouldn't be an issue. I am more than happy to provide feedback and system information to fix this…

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  19. Exported text missing Endnotes

    Exported text missing Endnotes
    We work with Footnotes and Endnotes a lot. And when everything is OK, but after going in print, the text is exported so that the autor can edit it for a next release (Law text and commented law so it changes often). I was very happy when InDesign did begin to work with Endnotes but ... it does not export them. Not even in Version 15.0.1. Footnotes are exported, Endnotes are missing. This is a big bug or an even bigger oversight.

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  20. invalid index reference

    Can´t create Index!
    Error message is (Translations): Can´t create index. At Least one reference contains faulty markers. Delete faulty markers from index references.

    HOW DO I FIND THESE? Can´t find anything wrong in the Index list or the document.

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