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  1. Apply Overrides to style using option click not working

    1. InDesign CC2019
    2. option-clicking on a style sheet should apply it with clear overrides.
    3. it doesn’t. You have to right click on it to Apply ‘style’ clear overriders

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    • Arabic

      Using Adobe Arabic font, and paragraph set to Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer, when I copy in Arabic with a period at the end of the sentence, InDesign is interpreting the period as Roman/English text and placing it to the far right of the sentence, instead of at the end of the sentence (far left).

      This is new since I last worked in these files in March of this year.

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      • numbered list

        When a long numbered list extends to the next page, the first list on the next page will indent outside of the margins. To correct, I just reapply the style. It happens after closing and opening the document several times without me even working on that page. I'm having to check the exported PDF every time when I do an update to the file.

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        • Paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable

          inDesign paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable. I have two examples with differing issues in a monthly publication.

          The first is a query for web addresses and emails based on common TLDs. I have used it for years.
          \b\S+(\.com|\.org|\.gov|\.edu|\.net|\.UK|\.ca|\.uk|\.ly)((\s)|[^\>\]\)\;\:\s(\.\s)(\,\s)]+)

          In the same document, on the same text, the style change query works, and then doesn't work in another paragraph style. To make it more confusing, if I remove the pathname variables it will then work. If I past the variables back in, it will still work.

          Even simple match queries will need to be edited into different syntax to work from…

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          • Text has Overrides when copy/pasted within the same text frame

            This is with regards to InDesign 13.1
            As you can see in the screenshot, when I copy a text and put it in the same text frame (same paragraph style) it automatically has an override.
            Hovering over the name of the paragraph style does not show the deviation, but right-clicking allows to clear all overrides (which successfully removes them).

            It is quite annoying to get an override every time I copy text or a text frame.

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            • Bug - Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style

              Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style. Individual styles inside the folder are no longer associated with paragraphs, just the folder. When changing name of folder the paragraph style settings are shown instead of the plain change folder name dialog.

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              • Size and Position Missing from Object Styles

                "Size and Position Options" are missing from Object Styles. The option is simply not listed in the Object Styles options and I cannot find a reason for it anywhere. Everywhere I've searched says it should be there so that I can set a specific placement for an object with that style applied, but it's missing.

                I'm using the software at work. It's Adobe InDesign CC - 2017.1 release. 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

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                • Add a tick box to settings panel of paragraph rules, to make rule under every line of a paragraph possible

                  I design a lot of school books. I frequently need to use dotted rules under all lines in a paragraph, where children can write down their own answers. These answers are already filled in with the correct answers for the teachers in a spot color. The students gets books without this spot color printed. This to clarify why I would need this. Until now the only solution I could find was to end each line with a paragraph end. But this is not very user friendly, especially when this answer-text needs a revision

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                  • Character Panel/Properties Panel font display font not correct for GREP-Styles

                    Indesign CC 14.0.1, x64

                    IF a GREP-style is at work formatting found text-style-ranges, then the font style dropdown in character panel/properties panel/control panel, may not correctly reflect the font in a selection . Please see screenshot attached.

                    In the screenshot, a paragraph format grep style has applied a character style "bold" to the word "Foto:" and "Text:". The user has selected the characters OT from the word "Foto:" as an example. The character panel font style should say "Bold", ... as you can see "Light caps" is NOT correct.

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                    • Tab controls are buggy. InDesign CC 2018

                      When using the Tabs control dialogue box all sorts of problems begin to manifest. First, as you are working with the tabs controls page elements go sideways. Text overlaps, sometimes entire paragraphs preceding the area you are working in.

                      On occasion, the tabs simply don't line up to where you assign them, even when you do so numerically. (See screenshot)

                      Settings for paragraph styles take precedence over tabs settings (even though tabs traditionally were the opposite, taking precedence.)

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                      • When flowing text in multiple textboxes, Object Styles settings are ignored

                        1. Indesign 13.0.1 OSX
                        2. Create an object style and set it as the default for new Text Frames. Create a new Text Frame. Click on the linking box at the corner and hold down alt to link the Text Frame to a number of new TF's. Draw a number of new linked TF's with the alt key pressed.
                        3. All Text Frames should have the Object Style set as default
                        4. The new TF's have an OS of [None]

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                          2 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi,
                          This has been the behaviour since the beginning. See the link https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/object-styles.html where it states “This category is applicable only if the object is an unthreaded text frame.”

                          Please let us know any use-cases where this can be beneficial so that we can process this as a “Feature modification request”

                          You can ctrl(cmd)+a in a text frame and then apply the paragraph style as a workaround.
                          -Aman

                        • New defined Character Color in Paragraph Style not visible

                          1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
                          Adobe InDesign CC Version 2017.1 Build 12.1.0.56
                          MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

                          2. Steps to reproduce the issues
                          Create a new Paragraph Style
                          Go to Character Color tab
                          Create new color with a double click in the black square
                          Define some values for C/M/Y/K and click OK

                          3. Expected result
                          The new color shoud show up at the end of the existing color list

                          4. Actual result
                          The new Color don’t show up
                          After changing to another tab and back the color show up

                          5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF…

                          14 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi,
                            We have been able to reproduce the issue. Am marking it “Under Review” for consideration.
                            Also merged similar threads to see how many users are facing this issue

                            -Aman

                          • Can't create shortcut for styles on mac

                            In the Adobe docs it says "If your keyboard does not have a Num Lock key, you cannot add keyboard shortcuts to styles." I can't believe that Adobe is perfectly content with just excluding large portions of its Mac user base, those of us who are exclusively using a Mac laptop for work (which does not have a keyboard with a numeric pad or the Num Lock Key), from being able to create and therefore take advantage of time-saving shortcuts for character styles. I mean, come on. Why is it again that I am paying $50/month for Adobe CC?

                            13 votes
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                              under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Applying a paragraph style causes text to appear duplicated on screen, but it's not really.

                              CC 2018, OS High Sierra, both most current, brand new install on a brand new iMac Pro.

                              If I apply a style using a key command, 90% of the time the text from the cursor down goes crazy, looks duplicated. But if I hit the key command again, or click off the paragraph, or scroll, it goes away and is normal. So it's not really duplicating anything as far as I can tell. I screen captured exactly what it looks like.

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                              • two font sizes listed in character panel

                                I am applying a paragraph style and for some reason the font size was not changing to the size specified. There is no character style applied to the text to override the paragraph style. I did notice that my character panel showed two font sizes, with the second size, the one I want, in parenthesis. Not sure what is going on here.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  The font size in parentheses is the new font size when the document has been resized using Liquid Layout’s Scale rule. The font size outside the parentheses is the original font size – that is, it looks like this:
                                  Original Font Size(New Font Size) – eg., 12 pt(8.1).
                                  Have you selected an Alternate Layout page where this rule was applied?

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                                • "Select all unused" triggers "Small panel rows" in Styles palette

                                  Version: 14.0.0.130

                                  STR: Select "Select all unused" in Paragraph or Character Styles pallet

                                  ER: Should select all styles not used in current document

                                  AR: Triggers "Small panel rows" instead

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                                    Resolved For the User  ·  1 comment  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • properties panel

                                    The tutorials all show the properties panel, but it is nowhere to be found. I tried the Windows tab, no dice. It's really annoying.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Please check once after cleaning InDesign Prefs. Properties panel is available in the default Essentials workspace you see on launching InDesign. It is also available under Window menu.

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                                    • Cell styles are not selected in the panel when applied through a Table style

                                      InDesign CC 2018
                                      Set up a table style and apply it to a table.
                                      In the Table style, define a Cell style to be used.
                                      In the CELL style, define a Paragraph style to be used. In the same Cell style also set a Text inset (to be sure you see that the cell style is in effect).

                                      Now put the text cursor inside a table cell, and notice how the currect Table style is selected in the Table styles panel, and also the correct paragraph Style in the Paragraph Panel.
                                      But in the Cell Style panel, there is no…

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                                      • Defining a Drop Cap

                                        If you define a Drop Cap in a paragraph style WITH a character style and also define a nested style, if there is a single letter word starting the paragraph, the nested style does not recognize it and will apply the nested style to an additional word beyond the deliminator. For example, a nested style through 3 words will apply to the first 4 if the paragraph starts with "I[space]" or "A[space]". It does not do this if [none] is chosen from the character style dropdown in Drop Caps, but only if one is chosen (even when nothing is defined…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi,
                                          Thanks for reporting this issue.
                                          However this behaviour seems to prevail since quite a long time.

                                          I have marked it NeedsReview for consideration in the coming versions of InDesign.

                                          -Aman

                                        • No brake style broke All Caps style

                                          In Polish language I'm using no break GREP in style to automatically correct hanging letters at the end of the line. When I have this GREP and change style to 'all caps' it doesn't affect letters with 'no break'!
                                          It worked fine with all CC versions till latest update! Why Adobe with the latest version release always broke something that work for years

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