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  1. InDesign Performance issue: Lag in reflowing of text in a document with large number of footnotes

    iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
    macOS Sierra
    2.8 GHz Intel Core i5
    16gb Ram
    Indesign 14.0.1

    Reflowing Bug when Resizing Text Box with Footnotes. As you can see in the video, the following page turns blank when I resize a text box to fit more content. Also, every I do this, the lag is noticeable. I tried with InDesign CC2018 and its more responsive.

    6 votes
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  2. find font

    Find Font isn't working for certain fonts. See the attached gif. I'm trying to change a passage of text set it Calibri (which I don't have installed) but when I open Find Font, Calibri isn't listed there so I'm unable to swap it out

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. font selection jumps to top of list

    When trying to select a font from the Character Dialog, after I scroll to almost the font that I want to select, the list jumps back up to the top, repeatedly. It's very frustrating.

    3 votes
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  6. command up and down in tables

    When I have text in a table cell, CMD-Arrow keys are not working. I usually use CMD-Arrow to move around between paragraphs and words. It works fine outside of table cells, but not inside. It is however working fine inside table cells when I hold the shift key to select text, but not without the shift key, to just navigate my cursor between words and paragraphs. Please look into this bug and fix it for a future update. It's driving me crazy.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  7. hyperlink in Character Formatting Controls menu not always working

    When selecting text and using the upper menu Character Formatting Controls to create a hyperlink, this does not always hold true. If I go back and select the text again and right click, the Hyperlink menu will ask for a new hyperlink and not edit hyperlink. Email hyperlinks are not always formatting correctly. If I use the right click menu, it seems to work. When I export, the PDF version do not always display the hyperlinks correctly.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Moving curser in text box with control key + arrows is not possible anymore

    Before the update, you could move the curser by pressing the control key and the arrow keys. The Curser would jump one word by another in the appropriate direction. Now, that is not possible anymore. (InDesign 14.00.01)

    Windows 7 Professional

    Also the key for the right mouse klick (kontext menue) is not working anymore.

    3 votes
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  11. 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

    3. Expected result:
    Hypenation works…

    1 vote
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  12. 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

    3. Expected result:
    Hypenation works…

    1 vote
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  13. 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

    3. Expected result:
    Hypenation works…

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. Endnotes in text flow - Not on a separate page

    Import endnotes as plain text in the text flow. NOT on a separate page! How hard is this to understand? I groom text in one document and then copy and paste the magazine article/book chapter into another Indesign file. I can't do this if you put the endnotes in a separate text flow. It's really terrible! Dynamic notes has just been a complete failure!

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  17. 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…

    1 vote
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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. 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.

    1 vote
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  20. roman punctuation

    It would be great if InDesign had a Roman punctuation (hanging punctuation) option similar to Illustrator, where it was set with a toggle. The optical alignment in Story is useful; however, the Illustrator implementation of hanging punctuation is useful in many situations, too.

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