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  1. Bug when converting text into curves

    Bug when converting text into curve
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  2. Bug when converting text into curves

    Bug when converting text into curve
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Burmese character composing

    InDesign ME CC 14.0.1
    WorldScript doesn't compose Burmese Unicode characters correctly, shifting the location of some characters and not positioning some accents correctly, do you have a plan to fix this as it has been like it for a long time?? Other languages like Lao and Khmer have been fixed over time, but not Burmese.

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  6. 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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  7. Hi, I am using indesign CC 2018. When formatting text as a numbered list, the number is not displayed until I start typing.

    When I hit enter on the numbered text box, I want to see the number I'm about to start entering information for. If I don't see the number, my brain can't move forward onto the next idea.

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  8. Pasting Chinese text from illustrator to Indesign changes the content of the text. Help!

    I have text in Illustrator that are in Chinese, using 苹方-简 typeface. When I copy and paste the same text into Indesign, the text changes into new characters.

    I know you need to expand the characters to use as vectors, but sometimes we need to change the text and go back and forth before finalizing. The question is why does it not do that for english text? I copy and paste between illustrator and indesign all the time, but this is the first time I've come across changing the text content completely.

    Running CC 2019 for all.

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  9. Spellcheck not working

    The Spellcheck tool does not work as of version 14.0.1
    The spellcheck window pops open but "spellcheck complete"message appears. Clicking "start" does nothing. This happens in all documents. All the settings and user dictionary seem correct.

    I tried selecting all the options in the "search" dropdown menu but nothing works. Spellcheck simply won't start.

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  10. text bold italic regular

    Cannot easily change text with bold italics and bold regular to non-bold italics and non-bold regular.

    0. On Windows 7, InDesign 14.0.1 x64:
    1. In a normal text window, type "regular" in non-bold regular Times New Roman font.
    2. Then type "italics" in non-bold italic Times New Roman Font.
    3. Select the entire "regularitalics" phrase.
    4. Click Ctrl-B. The entire phrase correctly becomes bold.
    5. Click Ctrl-B again.
    Expected behavior: The entire phrase should revert back to regular.
    Actual behavior: Only "italics" reverts back to regular. The "regular" remains bold.

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  11. Bug Copy&past onto Indesign CC 2019

    The copy-paste function from another software (Adobe acrobat, word, pages, etc.) to Indesign CC 2019 14.0.1 does not work under mac os 10.12.6. This works very well on the Indesign cc 2018 version. I restart the application with CMD + ALT + CTRL + shift to restore the preferences, but the bug persists. Can you help me ?. Sorry for the quality of my English, I'm French. Thank you

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  12. Arabic Diacritics move to unwanted places if you use an Index Marker in the same line

    1. Adobe InDesign CC 14.0 (Middle Eastern version -- English يدعم العربية)

    2. a. Type this Arabic text: شَيْء غريب
    2. b. Create new Index entry for the second word: غريب

    3. The Diacritics should stay as they were.

    4. Diacritic of the second letter (يْ) goes somewhere else.

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  13. Keyboard input problem

    Windows 10. ID 14.0.1
    This is similar to the 'missing first character' issue many of us have seen in the past. What happens, randomly, your keyboard input doesn't quite work. You can try various shortcuts and they simply will not work. You have to create (or go into) a text box, type some text.. and THEN keyboard shortcuts will suddenly work again.
    Acrobat does the same thing.
    Very annoying that when you think you've saved a file that it has NOT been saved.. you only find out when going to close a file that your 'ctrl S' did not work.

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  14. 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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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience while we were investigating into the issue.
    Over the time this thread became too generic to come up with any actionable items for the team to work upon.

    As a result, we started reaching out to all of you to understand the issue in depth.
    During the course of this activity it was discovered that, for majority of you the issue was no longer reproducible and the functionality resumed working fine.
    For some of you the issue was related to incorrect use of dictionary, which was resolved by suggesting the correct method.

    For now, we have decided to close this thread. In case you are facing any issue with spellcheck functionality please create a new thread with more specifics so that we can start working on it asap.

    You can also reach out directly to us on sharewithid@adobe.com.

    -InDesign Team

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  16. Static Endnotes

    When importing Word files with Static Endnotes ticked from Word .doc files the endnote indicators within the text are no longer superior. There is no character style to be able to change these back. Without these indicators remaining superior makes the Static Endnotes a waste of time if you work in .doc instead of .docx. We always use .doc files as there are too many bugs using .docx - bits of text missing; loss of italics here and there etc. Using .doc files are always foolproof. We are typesetters manipulating text 12 hours a day and know all the pit…

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  17. 異なるサイズ設定の文字が混在した縦組みテキストフレームを拡大・縮小した際、初めの設定部分だけ縦横が逆転する

    Win7.cc2015.5にて

    文字を流し込んだテキストフレームのサイズを拡大・縮小ツールで非等倍に変更すると、最初のサイズ設定部分のみ縦横の拡大が逆転してしまいます。

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  18. Placed ICML files do not appear in the Assignments panel

    Placed InCopy ICML files should appear in the Assignments panel. They do not. This is under InDesign CC2018.1.

    The only step needed to reproduce this is to create an InCopy file. Save it and then place in InDesign.

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your support. 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

  19. Creating New Hyperlink - doesn’t copy the full selected URL

    InDesign CC 13.1
    Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

    I discovered this lately due to client complaining about URLs not working after export to PDF.

    As per my video, I select the full URL in the text box, select New Hyperlink, and the field doesn’t populate with full URL.
    After some testing, the cut off point seems to be random and don’t happen specifically at hyphens or periods.

    Whether the URL flows to multiple lines or is on the same line, I get the same result.

    What is causing this? This is a big issue since I work on documents that…

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    Thanks for reporting this issue. We’re going to look into it.

    For now though, you can use this workaround to overcome this issue:
    After you select the URL text and before you choose Hyperlinks→New Hyperlink, hit Cmd-C (to Copy the entire string) and then in the New Hyperlink dialog box, select the URL string that is displayed and hit Cmd-V (Paste).
    This will replace the truncated URL with the complete URL that you just pasted.

    Hope this helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  20. Short cut special character not correct

    When going to Type > insert special character > symbols > bullets
    short cut Alt+8 isn't correct for this I must use Alt+7.

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