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  1. Typekit keeps breaking sync and deleting downloaded fonts

    Typekit keeps breaking sync and deleting downloaded fonts.

    When I open Indesign, the fonts I previously downloaded are nonexistant which makes working with my document impossible! This happens at least once a week and persists after multiple uninstalls, system restarts and re-installs. Sometimes, it does not sync (or only some fonts sync) even after logging in again.

    On a side note, Adobe CC downloader constantly logs me out.

    With all the--excessive--background processes adobe now forces us to run you would think there shouldn't be an issue. I am more than happy to provide feedback and system information to fix this…

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  2. Tired of Adobe cloud and syncing

    I have had it!
    I have so had it with you Adobe! I'm not even connected to the internet, I'm OFFLINE!!!! In InDesign, when I work with a freaking Google font called "Lato," I expect only the Google Font to be on my system fonts. Yet, you, yes, YOU want me to connect to the internet so that the font "Lato Medium" is synced into my design, which I did not even request to be synced in the first place. I never wanted the **** font, yet you force it down on me. InDesign keeps telling me that the font…

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  3. Loss of typographic enrichment (italic, bold, etc.) on import

    On CC2019 14.0.3 but also on previous versions.
    When I import a Miscrosoft Word text I sometimes lose part of the enrichment. On the attached example the majority of Bold are kept but some are gone. This is very problematic when working on documents of several hundred pages.

    3 votes
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  4. eyedropper tool

    Using the eyedropper tool to select a color from the desired text is not working properly. Only strokes are painted with the desired color, not the text. It should like Illustrator's eyedropper tool which works perfectly. I have to use Illustrator's eyedropper tool to get the desired results I want.

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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. 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

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  7. 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.

    3 votes
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  8. Drop Cap/Nested Style Broken in InDesign CC 2019

    Since upgrading to InDesign CC 2019, when I edit a paragraph that has a nested style applied to the first line, the entire paragraph takes on the nested style. The paragraph behaves normally until I edit it. Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, the behavior is inconsistent. If I copy and paste the text into a new text box, the behavior does not occur, but if I link the existing text to that new box, it continues to happen.

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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

  9. 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

  10. Basic Functionality breaking on each update

    i am really annoyed that Indesign keeps breaking basic functionality when it makes an update. I have used paste without formatting for years without incidence and now it doesn't always work when I need it.

    Typing in new frames requires 2 clicks and requires a tweak to the settings to work right?!

    I don't want any new functionality if it is going to break things like typing and pasting, many things that used to be one click are now many. That is not how this should work!!!

    3 votes
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  11. type tool stops working / document freezes

    My Type / Text Frame button randomly stops working and then the whole document freezes. I then exit out of the document, open it again and it either works for a few edits until it freezes again or I need to close/open numerous times until it works. I've done all the updates and this has been happening for a few weeks.

    3 votes
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  12. 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.

    3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. 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.

    3 votes
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  17. Changes are not tracked when you copy and paste text from more than one cell into a table


    1. This exists in all version of InDesign and InCopy.


    2. To reproduce (see corresponding images):


    a) Create a new document with a table filled with text and in InCopy set it to tr.ack changes.

    b.) Copy the contents of at least two cells.

    c.) Paste the contents into different cells.

    d.) Initially these changes will be showed as tracked in story/galley view.

    e.) When the document is saved and the reopened these changes are no longer tracked.


    1. The expected result is that the changes should remain tracked after the document is saved and reopened.

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  18. InDesign CC 2018 macOS High Sierra - BUG FIX REQUEST - Text Variable File Extension

    Steps: TYPE/ TEXT VARIABLE/ DEFINE/ FILE NAME/ EDIT / Select or de-select "Include File Extension"

    Expected results: Should be able to add or remove file extension by select or de-selecting the "Include File Extension" check box.

    Actual results: File extension cannot be removed by un-checking the "Include File Extension" box, when adding a text variable under the File name field... See attached...

    3 votes
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  19. Auto-sizing text frames not working

    When I try to auto-size a text box in "Text Frame Options," nothing happens. I generally click on the text box, open the text frame options panel with command-B and click on the auto-size tab. Once inside that panel, I attempt to auto-size. Nothing is grayed out so it appears as if it would work, but when I click on "width only" (or any other option), nothing happens and it just stays on the original selection. And I can't seem to find a work around either.

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  20. text outside of text frame

    Text suddenly appears outside of frame. This happened on two different pages. In one instance, the number (which is the result of a numbered list) did not appear at all, but it had been previously there, and in other instances, the number appeared outside of the text frame. There were no overrides on the style. This suddenly happened. If i placed my cursor and started typing where the number should have been (and was with all other numbered bullets), then the disappearing number reappeared in the one case, and, in the others, the number moved back into the text frame.…

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