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  1. 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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    4 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  2. Inline input for non-Latin text does not work

    Clicking the "advanced type" preference to "Use inline input for non-Latin text" does not work. The annoying popup frames make it impossible to type Japanese at a decent pace. Things worked fine in CC 2017. but someone forgot to do something here, it seems.
    I clicked and unclicked, closed down and started again. Same error.

    2 votes
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  3. Text engine buffer breaks if text contains diacritics

    I regularily edit pages with fairly long text in Icelandic, a language which uses diacritics quite a bit. If the text gets to be more than a few hundred words, the text engine buffer starts acting up, especially when using accents. It will enter two or more accents in addition to the intended accented letter, sometimes mangling the order of letters too, always being laggy too. This is NOT a new problem, but I feel it has become much more pronounced in CC 2018.

    In the attached screenshot the intended text "fréttastjóra að gefa því" has appeared as "´fr´´éttastj´ór´a að…

    1 vote
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  4. Unable to change fonts

    I am unable to change fonts.

    Changing weights seems to work, but changing fonts does not work.

    12 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

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

    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 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  5. 2 votes
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  6. Find text and replace doesn't work with this new update!


    1. Find text and replace doesn't work with this new update!

    2. I (and many others) have requested that footnotes work in tables - is this ever going to happen?? Please..!

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Can you please add a small video (on WeTransfer/Youtube/Dropbox) and post a link here so that it can be looked into?
    We have tried to reproduce it but unable to do it.
    Also, please try once after clearing your cache and preferences. forums.adobe.com/thread/526990
    -Aman

  7. changing subset fonts in the Control Bar

    On occasion, when changing the subset font (or font variant) via the upper Control Bar, the change doesn't register on the document. The character palette also doesn't register the change (they should match).
    CC 2017 v12.0.0.81
    Font: Miller

    1 vote
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  8. Import XLSX spreadsheet to an InDesign table: the "-1" problem


    1. InDesign CS4 - CC2017


    2. Generate an Excel spreadsheet that contains at least one cell with the value "-1". Save as XLSX. Import/place (cmd-d) this file as "unformatted table".


    3. the cells with the value "-1" should still have this value.


    4. the cells are empty. All other values seem to show up correctly.


    Additional information: Working regularly on Annual Reports with 100+ tables, our choice is to import as „unformatted table“ and to do all formatting in InDesign. After changes in Excel, all we have to do is updating the linked tables via the link panel. Table contents change, formatting stays. Perfect.…

    7 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

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

    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 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  9. 1 vote
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  10. Digits after spaces appear out of order


    1. InDesign CC 2017.1
      I had previously used Arabic support, and this may be contributing to the problem, even after changing Preferences back to "English (North America)" the problem persists.


    2. Create text box. Type any digit, then a space, then any digit.


    3. Digits should appear left to right.


    4. The digit after the space jumps to the left of the first digit and includes a space after. Cursoring with arrow keys through the type makes the cursor position jump around, so the misplaced digit is still reading as after sequentially, but is now to the left of the previous digits (really screwy!).

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    Need more info  ·  3 comments  ·  Text/Story/Table  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Can't quickly index individual words

    Hi,

    After a discussion in the help forum we came to the conclusion that my problem could be an issue.

    Please read this forum post from whit the descrioption of the problem.

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/9831745#9831745

    Kind regards,
    Gaby

    1 vote
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  12. Using InDesign CC 2017.1 Release trouble clicking, double clicking and selecting text

    trouble clicking, double clicking, and selecting text
    Random.
    I have to go into story editor to fix text

    2 votes
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  13. [InCopy] Sequence of stories is jumbled in Galley or Story View but not in Layout View

    We use InCopy for book production. When we send out an Indesign/InCopy Package to our editors, sometime the sequence of the stories seems to be random. It's all fine in Layout View. This makes reading and edition in Story or Galley View very hard.

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  14. InDesign freezing when copying a text box containing text and set to auto width/height


    1. Version 2017.1, Build 12.1.0.56, MacOS 10.12 and 10.13


    2. Steps to reproduce:


    3. type some text in a text box

    4. set the text box to auto width or/and height

    5. copy the text box

    6. voila, instant freeze


    7. Expected result:


    8. no freeze


    9. Actual result:


    10. freeze


    11. Video:
      https://youtu.be/VlAwB9YBIyA


    2 votes
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  15. Glyphs "alternates for selection"

    Glyphs panel: When I choose Show: Alternates for Selection, no alternates display even though there are several alternates for the selection the fonts I am using. I have tried with many fonts over the years and it still doesn't work.

    1 vote
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  16. Conditional Tables: make them use the Condition Indicator

    Currently, when a condition is applied to a table, there is no visible indicator in layout mode. The attached graphic shows how in Story Editor, the table is highlighted with the conditional text indicator, but in Normal mode, it is not.

    But it should be.

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  17. search

    I use CC 2017, but of course have seen this issue in other versions, Mac, and PC. When typing in a search term, like search term, the letters I type in show up backward, if at all, so mret chraes... which of course makes searching impossible. I can close the program, close the dialog box, and it still keeps coming up. It's so frustrating when you have 1000s of pages and need to find multiple words in between to keep opening/closing/shutting down

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  18. Ignore All not working in spell check

    When using the spell check, the "Ignore All" feature no longer appears to work. When spell checking a long document this is a pain and it's really easy to miss something that is actually wrong.

    This seems to be a fairly recent thing as it did used to work. Using the latest version of InDesign.

    7 votes
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  19. story editor

    In my notes, the first character is always substituted with a missing font symbol. It looks fine in the main layout window, but this odd behavior occurs both in the Notes panel, as well as the same note when displayed in the story editor.

    4 votes
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  20. On the Radar? New character for uppercase "ß" in germany – dont forget to be able to disable auto-"ß" into SS…

    If I use shift+"ß", InDesign changes to "SS" – so far so good. But that got revised 29.7.2017. I hope thats on InD's radar.

    "Anfang 2008 wurde das große ß als neues Zeichen in den internationalen Standard Unicode für Computerzeichensätze aufgenommen, am 24. Juni 2008 trat die entsprechende Ergänzung der Norm ISO/IEC 10646 in Kraft.[1] Seit dem 29. Juni 2017 ist das ẞ Bestandteil der amtlichen deutschen Rechtschreibung.[2][3]"
    from
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro%C3%9Fes_%C3%9F

    http://www.rechtschreibrat.com/DOX/rfdrPM2017-06-29AktualisierungRegelwerk.pdf

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