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  1. Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some common Arabic Marks

    Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some commonly used Quranic Arabic marks like uni08F0, uni08F1 and uni0F82, though these are added to Unicode several years ago. Images, test file and test font "Uthman" are added.
    First image shows these marks.
    Second image shows their correct placement above or below the letters in MS Word and the wrong result in InDesign CC.
    Test font "Uthman" and test indesign document are attached.

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  2. running headers does not show numbers

    Running headers does not show the auto numbering for a paragraph style. This would be so much better to have this rather than using a third party plug-in. The best of which is no longer supported for CC.

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  3. Control characters breaks 'regular' font rendering

    I pasted some cells from Excel into an Indesign text box. After that, the text rendering was completely distorted garbage text). Worse, I couldn't select the "Roman" font anymore, in any open document. Upon testing, that included many "normal" fonts like Georgia Regular, Minion Pro Regular and Warnock Pro Regular. I tried switching to International English MacOS and Indesign, I tried several versions from Indesign 13.1 back to CS6, and on Mac and Windows – same thing.

    Finally, I discovered the control characters in the Layout text editor, and when I removed them (and restarted Indesign), everything was back to normal.

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  4. Dictionary Hyphenation in Uppercase ignored (German)

    Custom hyphenation settings are ignored for uppercase words in user dictionary (at least in german).


    Example:
    dictionary entry: "kro~~~nach" (select field "case-sensitive" not set)


    Expected behaviour:

    Lorem ipsum Kro-
    nach dolor sit amet kro-
    nach


    Actual behaviour:

    Lorem ipsum Kron-
    ach dolor sit amet kro-
    nach


    Workaround:

    Enabling "Case-sensitive" and adding lowercase and uppercase version leads to correct hyphenation.

    3 votes
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  5. Keyboard bold shortcut uses wrong font weight

    When I press Cmd+B to unbold Helvetica, it makes it UltraLight instead of regular. How weird! The old CS6 InDesign seemed to know what non-bold was better than the new font selector. Please take its information and make the new tool smarter. Thx

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  6. space

    I use a personal shortcut for "insert 1/8 quarter space" since many, many years. Doesn't work since InDesign CC 2018 (but is designed in shortcuts-list): NOTHING happens while pressing my definied keys.

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    Habe 2004 aus dem Standardbefehl Wahl-Umschalt-Befehl-M (Leeraum 1/8 Geviert einfügen) Alt-Umschalt-Befehl-Space gemacht (M ist ein Buchstabe, kein Leeraum…). Hat tadellos funktioniert.

    Befehl funktioniert NICHT MEHR bei InDesign CC 2018 - obwohl hinterlegt erfolgt keine Reaktion bei Tastaturnutzen; Befehl muss immer über "Leerraum einfügen" gemacht werden.
    Auch alle anderen selbstkreierten Tastaturbefehle mit Space funktionieren NICHT.

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  7. cannot copy/paste endnotes into new doc

    We cannot copy endnotes from one Indesign file to another without losing the numbers and getting [?] instead. Also, the endnotes insist on being on a new page; we cannot bring them up to be under the text

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  8. Cannot enter text size if document is on second display

    When using 2 displays, if the document is not on the same page as the menu bar, typing a new text size in the text-size field does not work. Moving the document to the same page as the application frame makes the bug go away.

    InDesign CC 2018 13.1
    Mac iMac 27 Late 2013, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 4GB

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  9. Paste/ paste in place doesn't paste properly

    when I try to copy, either one or several objects at one page in indesign. Either paste or paste in place, won't paste the whole text or image as their original format. When I paste it will paste and combine everything as one Image. which I couldn't edit anymore. also paste in place doesnt work.

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  10. InDesign CC 2018 ME text frame problem

    InDesign CC ME 2018

    I work with international magazine. Usually I work with English text but once i a while I have to do some Arabic content. I installed Indesign CC 2018 ME on my machine and it works perfectly well except. When I create a new document in InDesign CC ME which is normal meaning reads from left to right and try to place a doc document into it text frame appears to be right to left and this issue is totally inconvenient.

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  11. 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

  12. Stops letting me type

    I'm using InDesign 2018 and I will have my cursor in a text box and be typing when the program will stop letting me enter new text. The only way to continue entering text is to tab out of the program and back in. I have no idea what step lead to this issue.

    2 votes
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  13. character panel and control panel don't match

    I've noticed sometimes when changing the font in one panel, the other does not reflect the change—they should always be in sync. The change does not occur on the document either—until both panels are manually made to match. So it appears 'Character' settings in the Control Panel are behaving independent of the floating Character Panel. These are mac installed fonts. Not Typekit.

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  14. Hypernation

    Indesign 13.0.1.

    Bug: Hypernation in Slovenian language doesnt works

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  15. alt text issues

    I'm trying to apply alt text to vector objects and some elements in a table manually in indesign. The "object export options" window isn't allowing me to change the alt text source to custom or anything else besides structure and I am unable to edit/add anything in regards to alt text. I've tested it on other text and images/elements within the document and still run into the same issue.

    I'm having a difficult time trying to create an accessible tagged PDF due to this issue and many of the tutorials or help documents are outdated for CC capabilities. Any help…

    3 votes
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  16. BUG: Changes aren't tracked for bottom-right table cell

    The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. Likewise, inserting a new row in a table as the last row via drag and drop isn’t marked as an insertion at all. Inserting a new column in a table as the last column via drag and drop is tracked as an insertion for…

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    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We have been able to reproduce the issue.

    “The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. "
    This issue seems to be present since CS 6

    -Aman

  17. Font lost when pasting text to ID 2018 from updated Excel for Mac 2016

    InDesign CC 2018
    Mac OS High Sierra and Mac OS El Capitan
    Excel Mac 2016 updated

    Font family used in inDesign document is not found after pasting table text from Excel file (a process that has been used successfully for some years) . First happened in High Sierra, and thinking it was the OS update that caused it, I reinstalled El Capitan. Tested the copy/paste using a newly installed version of Office without updating it, and had no problem. Updated Excel and the problem returned.

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  18. excel import filter fails formatting

    When importing an Excel spreadsheet, formatted cells are incorrectly imported.

    E.g., place the following one-cell spreadsheet in CC 2018 (not tested in earlier, but I imagine it's true there), and you'll see either "10,000,000,000,000.0." in the cell (under macOS) or "1,000.0" (under Windows).

    Needless to say, this is a critical bug for people using Excel with InDesign, since it causes serious mis-representations of imported numbers.

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  19. Text becoming conditional

    If I have conditional text in which the condition include the paragraph mark, when I re-open the document, the following paragraph sometimes has the condition applied to it, even though it was unconditional before. This is a repeatable problem.

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  20. The numbered portion of a heading in its own frame cannot be included in conditional text

    Windows 10 InDesign version 13.1 x64 (CC up-to-date)
    I created a sequentially numbered head using bullets and numbering in Style editor. Placed the head in its own frame at the top of a page (# mark at the end of the head). Selected the head (variously using click-drag and 4-click) Only the directly entered text highlighted - not the numbered portion, not the # symbol. I applied a text condition. When the condition was made invisible, the directly-entered text disappeared as expected, but the numbered portion of the text ("Section 9:") did not. Numerous attempts to select the numbered portion…

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