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  1. numbering & sections should work on the same line

    Allow second or third automatic lists on the same line.
    The second and other columns do not work automatically. Manually entering value.

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  2. Index entries lost when importing a .docx file with text frames into InDesign

    InDesign version: CC 2018
    MS Word version: 2013

    When I import a .docx file that uses text boxes/text frames/shapes into InDesign, most of the index entries within the .docx file is lost. When I import the same .docx file after removing all the shapes, all index entries remain intact.
    I've attached reference .docx and .indd files so that you can see what I mean. The .docx file (loremipsumindex.docx) has five index entries, that are lost when imported to InDesign (loremipsumindex.indd). On removing the text box from the .docx file (loremipsumindexwotxtbox.docx), the

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  3. Text Wrap is wrong.

    Text Wrap parametres is 10 mm, but 5 mm in fact.

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  4. auto correction

    Werte Entwickler,

    ich weiß ja nicht auf welche Grundlage die Vorschläge/ „Verbesserungen beruhen sollen, aber es ist mit 0,0% Sinn programmiert.
    Autokorrektur für Saunabesuch=Sahnebaiser? Oder Konzentrationsvermögen=Konzentrationslagern???

    Geht’s vielleicht auch besser? Oder wenigstens richtig?

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  5. Text Wrap bug

    text wrap does not work with anchored object
    does not work on the same and previous rows

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  6. Forcepoint DLP affects copy and paste functionality in Adobe InDesign

    Following deployment of Forcepoint data loss prevention software into our organisation, functionality for copy and paste in all versions of Adobe InDesign was lost. When pasting, text would lose all formatting and no longer be associated with style sheets. Anchored objects were lost. Some hidden characters e.g. indent to here were lost. Tables were also affected. If pasting into same document, pasted text would adopt whatever style sheet was currently selected. If pasting into a new document, text would default to Minion Pro. Partial improvement was achieved by changing Clipboard Handling preference from Text Only to All Information but this…

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  7. Indesign cannot be embedded in Chinese fonts

    Indesign cannot be embedded in Chinese fonts, but can only be embedded in subsets. It is recommended to add warning reminders.

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  9. When printing files from InDesign, we are experiencing issues. Random text is appearing bold that is not formatted as bold in the original w

    When printing files from InDesign, we are experiencing issues. Random text is appearing bold that is not formatted as bold in the original working file. Also we are experiencing pictures imported that are pdfs as a black block and not showing the imported picture on the printed document. Do you have any recommendations on how this can be resolved? The only way we found to get around the matter is to create a pdf and print from the pdf. This issue has just been happening recently, we’ve never had this issue before.

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  10. Stroke Drawing Order not working

    InDesign 2019 on MacOS 10.13.6

    Steps to reproduce
    Define table stroke using the proxy in the Control panel (see screenshot) and try to change the Stroke Drawing Order.

    Expected result
    Stroke Drawing Order "Row Strokes In Front" should be as selected in "Table Options"

    Actual result
    Row Strokes are not in front. All strokes which are altered using the control panel options remain unchanged.
    If a new table is setup using only the menu options (Cell Options > Strokes And Fills) everything works fine.

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    In the Table Setup dialog, do the following:

    In the Row Strokes section (2nd tab), choose Alternating Pattern : Every Other Row and then make the First 1 Rows and Next 1 Rows the exact same settings.

    In the Column Strokes section (3rd tab), choose Alternating Pattern: Every Other Column and then make the First 1 Columns and Next 1 Columns the exact same settings.

    In the Table Setup section (1st tab), you can set the Table Border as 0mm and Stroke Drawing Order as ‘Row Strokes in Front’.

    Most probably this should help you get the results you are after. Try this out and let us know if it helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  11. Buttons losing functionality when updating Table of Contents

    When you have a graphic or textbox and its converted to a button its lossing functionality when updating the Table of Contents.

    Apply go to Destination to the button and pick the text anchor it jumps too, when you update the Table of Contents the drop down list jumps back to the top link in the list. So it loses functionality.

    I found the same thing to happen when you choose show/hide buttons. It clears out what you have picked for showing what buttons you want on the page, it sets them to the normal icon.

    This is very frustrating.…

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  12. Drop cap does not work in Version 14.0.2. It literally does nothing.

    Drop cap does not work in Version 14.0.2. It literally does nothing.

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  14. Wordwrap

    Anyone also having problems with word wrapping? Found some english words but many german words that InDesign doesn't seem to know :/

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  15. Superscript numers will not carry over from mounted Excel-file

    When placing a link to excelfiles that has a cell with superscript numbers the superscripted number will not carry over to the Indesign document. For instance 1234[2] will just show 1234 in Indesign.

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  16. "Add all stories to assignment" doesn't include content of anchored text boxes

    1) I'm using InDesign CC 2019 (14.0.2) under MacOS 10.14.6.
    2) - Open an INDD document with various text boxes
    - Execute Edit -> InCopy -> Add All Stories to Assignment
    3) I would expect this command to include also the content of text boxes that are anchored to other text boxes.
    4) However, it doesn't. The content of such text boxes is missing. However, when I go through the document and release all anchored text boxes before executing the command, it will work properly
    5) I'd love to attach an indd or idml test file but these file types…

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  17. Font menu on the Control bar - using the keyboard to replace missing fonts fails

    If you attempt to use the keyboard to amend the missing [square bracketed] font in a given instance, by typing the name, using the cursor keys to select and then pressing enter to confirm, it reverts back to the missing font; rather than the normal behaviour (when a font isn't missing) of designating the font/weight chosen.

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  18. Clicking document-installed font from font list gives error to "activate font" and doesn't change font.

    InDesign 14.0 on Windows 10 x64

    I just upgraded to InDesign 14.0, and there appears to be a bug when clicking a document-installed font from the font list. The font list gives an error message to "Click 'Activate' button to activate fonts" and the text frame keeps the existing font, instead of changing to the new font.

    Expected result:
    The expected result would be the same behavior as InDesign 13.1, where you could click a document-installed font from the font list, and the text frame would update to the newly selected font.

    Actual result:
    In InDesign 14.0, clicking a document-installed…

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for your patience all this while.
    This issue is now fixed in the latest update (Id 14.0.1) of InDesign CC.
    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 CC, click on the button to update your InDesign to Id 14.0.1 for the fix of the issue.
    Do let us know in the comments, if you face any problem with the new update.

    List of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    Regards,
    InDesign Team

  19. Cross Reference take forever to create

    With a document containing many tables and already some CrossReference in it (not from or to table itself), creating a new cross reference take forever (minutes) to load the New Cross Reference Windows. The windows open at [All Paragraphs].

    This is with 14.0.2. Same bug on 13.1, but works perfectly on version cc2017 12.1
    This on MacOS 10.13.6 but same issues on Windows.

    In CC2017, the new cross reference window open with no paragraph style selected. It should be the same in CC2019.

    Test file upon request only.

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  20. Space character inserted following ligature replacement

    Hello,
    InDesign v14.0.2 inserts an (inaccessible) space character immediately following a substitution performed by the OpenType "Ligatures" feature. This does not occur in Illustrator, Photoshop, nor any other text layout app I'm using.

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