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  1. Unable to add Paragraph Styles to Creative Cloud Library, InDesign 2018

    Not sure how you can reproduce this as I haven't found anybody else with this problem, but hopefully you can figure out how to help me. I cannot add paragraph styles to the Library, and I have tried every way:"+" button on the panel with text selected, cloud button on the styles panel, dragging from the panel... nothing works. Everything else--including character styles--can be added normally.

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    Under Review  ·  Anasuiya Gupta responded

    The issue is due to the Kerning being set as None, if one sets it as Optical or Metrics, it solves the issue. The issue is currently under review.

  2. Number list auto-numbering issues

    We found one of the critical issues for auto-number list. We don't know how number removed automatically.

    It will be visible if we made any changes in particular para, ex: we change any style and revert back to list style. Please check and fix such issues to avoid content loss during typesetting process.

    I've attached screen shot and InDesign file for your better under standing. Refer page 18.

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  3. Clip to Frame paragraph shading

    InDesign 13.0 x64 Windows

    Create a paragraph style with paragraph shading, width set to column. Set positive left and right offsets. Enable "Clip to Frame".

    Expected result: Shading does not extend beyond frame.
    Actual result: Shading offset is clipped on left frame margin, but clipping is not honored on right frame margin.

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  4. eyedropper tool doesn't work any more and scrollbar disappears in color panel

    Since i update MacOS Sierra (10.12.6 version), when i try to copy a text style with the eyedropper tool, it doesn't work. Instead to copy the right style, the text becomes always white.
    Other problem: in the color palette, there is no more the scroll bar: haw can i see the colours continue below the end of the window??
    And also the indicator of the color type (rgb, cmyk, pantone...) doesn't appear next to the single color.
    Other problem: sometimes when i open in design, it doesn't show the palettes. I have to restart several times. I verified the same…

    4 votes

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  5. space before and after ordered and unordered lists

    I'd like to space before and after fields added to the Bullets and Numbering panel of paragraph styles. I often prefer to base my ULs and OLs on my body style which includes the space applied to the end of the paragraph. I can remove the space but then my list item lack the proper spacing for the last item in the list. I fix this by creating a last item style and apply it manually but this is a real pain. It would be nice to have space before and after fields to adjust the padding around a list,…

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  6. Indesign freezing when trying to change leading in style

    Indesign CC 2017.1 release

    12.1.0.56 64 build
    I am trying to change the leading for a particular style that is used in footnotes and when I attempt the change Indesign simply freezes. At the moment the leading is 9 pt but I want to increase to 11 pt. I don't have this problem with ordinary styles

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  7. 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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    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?

    Adobe InDesign team

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Endnote Font Size Problems

    Version: InDesign 14

    Steps: When placing an endnote in a frame "Loaded by Place Curser", the font size used for the end note does not honor the font size determined by the style. This includes when the paragraph style is set in the endnote options, as well as when the paragraph style is applied by selecting the endnote text.


    1. Create endnote style, and set it in endnote options

    2. Set endnote text frame to "loaded by place curser" in endnote options

    3. Add an endnote to the text, and place endnote text frame

    4. The Endnote text added to this frame does not…
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  11. Cannot add CC Library P/C styles to documents more than one at a time

    New problem: suddenly I can't add paragraph/character styles from CC Libraries to documents unless I choose them one-by-one.
    (I'm trying to overwrite a previous version of the same styles, which to date I have done without issue nearly every day for months.)
    I have made no changes to my system (InDesign2018 Version 13.1 on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.4).

    Description of behavior:


    1. Select list of Character (or Paragraph) styles and right-click to use option to add to the current document. "Add" option NOT available.


    2. Select single Character (or Paragraph) style and right click to use option to add to the…

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  12. Can not make a single change to the paragraph style options

    I can not make a single change to the paragraph style options or character style options. The only change it allows me to make is the font family only ONCE. This has been going on for about 2 months and can not fix it. PLEASE HELP. I can't set up a single style. It's Driving me NUTS.

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  13. can't load paragraph styles from another document


    1. Potential bug in InDesign CC version 13.1:


    2. Open a book, select a document from the list, add a paragraph style, and save. Open another document and attempt to load paragraph styles from first document.


    3. Expect new paragraph styles to be added to the second document.


    4. Actual result, new paragraph styles are not even listed in the dialog.


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  14. Indesign 13.1 x64 (PC), Cell styles, Ignore option not working

    I can't get the "Ignore" option to work when setting up cell styles, I've had it working on previous versions, but now it won't stay (it needs to show in the rule type and colour setting selector panel but when I select "Ignore" nothing shows in the panel - it needs to display the "Ignore" setting). An example of when you might use it is if you've set up a table with various cell styles, eg header row, thin underlines, thick underlines and a table end rule and then want to apply a tint panel to all, or some of…

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  15. Bold

    Upon defining a style with its only attributes set to “Bold”, the “Style Settings” box still reports its attributes as “[None]” (without stating that it’s actually “[None] + Bold]”). The “Basic Characters Format” still states it to be “Bold”.

    I encountered this as a nested-style which relies on a “Bold” style stopped setting its Bold where necessary. The document was a previous-version-created document, and I began a fresh document re-defining all styles. The unreported-Bold attribute behaviour is evident in the newly created v13.1 InDesign document.

    Version: InDesign CC 2018 v13.1 x64

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  16. Redefine Paragraph Style

    »Redefine InDesign Style« does not work for »Ruby Point Size« and »Kenten Size« after scaling.

    This results in paragraph style overrides.

    InDesign 2018 13.1 and before, German Version, Mac OS 10.12.6

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  17. Size and Position (Page or Margin)

    Setting Page or Margin position reference point does not work when treating anchored objects. The setting is ignored.

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  18. Changing case from caps to lowercase

    The first letter of a new paragraph has automatically changed from caps to lower case after an A level heading in my document. It only relates to this heading levels and occurs in 85% of instances in a 90 page document. I have checked the Word file and cannot find an issue there. I have not been able to replicate the issue since it has been picked up in the proof reading process. I am using the current inDesign CC version and Adobe Typekit fonts.

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  19. Object Style — Frame Fitting Options — Crop Amount: Does not respect set measurements

    Object Style — Frame Fitting Options — Crop Amount: Does not respect set measurements.

    The Object size is fixed at 300px height, with total crop of -60px.

    The Image Size within should amount to 240px after crop, but it is as shown in image 4 attached here.

    Autofit is ON.

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