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  1. Underline disappears when paragraph shading is used I have a paragraph style for text that needs shading and a character style for text wit

    Underline disappears when paragraph shading is used

    I have a paragraph style for text that needs shading and a character style for text with a hyperlink. The underline disappeares when shading is used. This happens when the height of the shading of the next used paragraph style is touching the underline in the previous paragraph.

    The text remains on top so I would expect that the underline (which is part of the text, in my opinion) should also stay on top.
    Strikethrough is not being affected in this way so I use this as a workaround.

    Latest version of InDesign…

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  2. character styles in Table of Contents

    Not sure if this is a bug or a feature.

    It is a best practice, if you use running headers, to apply a character style to a selected subset of a heading, for example, HeadText1 for a first-level heading, and HeadText2 for a second-level heading, so that the header just shows basically a short title for the heading. You define the header to contain two text variables, first Heading1 that picks up, for example, the first instance of the text marked with HeadText1, and Heading2 that picks up the last instance of HeadText2. Works great, and I have a post…

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  3. Data Merge Preview drops Paragraph Styles with Nested Styles

    Suppose you want to merge data, and format it with nested styles. For example, you want one word to be red, and the other blue. If the cell is empty, remove the line.

    This works as intended until you 'Preview' the document. When you view a record without data, then move to the next, the paragraph style is lost entirely!

    For example, I use this technique to merge many restaurant menus for many locations. A food item is regular up to a '$'. Then the price is italicized. Some locations don't offer this item. If I were to Preview one…

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  4. Paragraph styles alignment won't set

    I am unable to change the paragraph alignment in existing paragraph styles. it stays on "left" no matter what i select. there are no associated styles it just won't let me change it.

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  5. Adobe Caslon Pro: Glyph as bullet does not function

    InDesign version 18.2.1 (Windows 10 x64). I would like to use a glyph as a bullet (the opentype digit 3 of Adobe Caslon Pro - an acorn). In the paragraph style box for my "Bulleted list" style, I am trying to add the bullet. When I click "add" and then click "ok," a standard round black dot appears in my list of bullet characters to choose from. If I try to add my preferred glyph (or any of the other opentype glyphs from the font's set, for that matter), the program tells me: "The selected bullet already appears in the…

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  6. Serious GREP style bug: ampersands

    Hi, InDesign team.

    I've run into a serious bug with GREP styles. Any GREP expression containing an ampersand character that is entered as a GREP style in a paragraph style will suddenly acquire additional ampersands whenever I scroll through the list of GREP styles.

    STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

    Create a simple GREP style as part of a paragraph style.
    The entire GREP expression should consist of the single character &. (Though this also happens when the & is part of longer expressions.)
    Make enough other GREP styles that you need to scroll in the window to see them all.
    Close the…

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  7. InDesign import from Microsoft Word does not pick up all formatting

    InDesign 16.0.1, macOS 11.1, MacBook Pro M1
    1. Import Word file
    2. InDesign text randomly ignores bold and italic formatting present in Word doc. See attached screenshots.

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  8. nested style bug

    InDesign 16.0 and 16.0.1
    Mac OS 11.1.1

    I am struggling with adding a custom character to the 4th column of the nested style definition. I can pull down the menu to access the presets, but when I want to add a custom character (like Opt+8 for a bullet) it's not working as expected.

    If I'm persistent, I can type it in sometimes, and sometimes it takes it but still shows the first menu item (Word).

    This is happening in multiple documents. I have reset preferences and installed 16.0.1, with the same result.

    ~Barb

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  9. Font errors of Southeast Asian languages such as Myanmar (Burmese) Unicode

    Font errors of Southeast Asian languages such as Myanmar (Burmese) Unicode

    1.     Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server : InDesign CC 2020 15.0.3 / 15.1.1 (Korean)

    2.     Steps to reproduce the issues : Text deformation, image mislocation, text warp errors occurred when Myanmar (Burmese) Unicode text is used in InDesign CC 2020 version. Some of these errors samely appear in Khmer, Lao and Thai as well. I've tried 'World-Ready Composer' function, 'setting-up the language', changing to language font', but none of them worked.

    3.     Expected result: It should been shown as '(Expected result) InDesign CC 2020_200731'.

    4.     Actual…

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  10. Nested Line Styles interfere with Grep Styles

    I'm experiencing a bug where Nested Line Styles are interfering with Grep Styles.

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a Character Style "Small Caps" that only applies OpenType All Small Caps.
    2. Create a Character Style "No Break" that only applies the No Break rule.
    3. Create a Paragraph Style "Test":
        a. In Nested Styles, add Small Caps for 1 line
        b. In Grep Styles, add:
            i. Small Caps: ([\u\d&@#\$%/]{2,}(?!\l{2,}))|([\d&@#$%]+)|(I'D)
            ii. No Break: (?<=.{55}).{15}$
    4. Fill with placeholder text, and add a string of capital letters (something that matched the Small Caps grep) somewhere in the middle

    You'll notice that the line…

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  11. Sentence case in styles

    Please add a "Sentence Case" to Paragraph Styles. Incredibly the choices are limited to Normal, Small Caps, All Caps, OpenType All Small Caps. When editing a book the subheads are almost always Sentence Case. Why would this not be an option?

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  12. Spanning columns sometimes makes my text move to the next page

    I'm trying to span some text and every time I do that text jumps to the next page. I have the keep options to anywhere so it's not a style sheet issue. This seems to be a new bug related to CC2019. Since I am using footnotes and it's going to be accessible I can't fake it and add another text box.

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  13. InDesign leading changes not applying

    Whenever I change the leading (line spacing) under Character styles, the document won't accept the changes. I tried saving, quitting the program, and reopening, but the problem persists. Doesn't matter whether I apply the style to a single line or multiple lines.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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    Need More Info  ·  amaarora responded

    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    However, the issue is not reproducible by me. Please can you send a small video along with the sample document at amaarora@adobe.com

    This will help us identify the cause and fix it.

    -Aman

  16. 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…

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  17. 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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  18. Bulleted and numbered lists, "Restart Numbers at This Level After:" behavior is not consistent

    1. create a document with "Bulleted and numbered lists" and List Type "Numbers"  * There are 3 types of headings and 3 levels.
    2. set the levels so that each heading is renumbered according to the higher level heading. 3.
    3. re-set the numbering style to "none" or remove "^#" from the "Number" to indicate numbering
    4. the numbers are no longer re-numbered.

    Workaround: set Mode to "Start At: 1" instead of "Continue from Previous Number

    I had quite a bit of trouble finding a workaround. Also, it is often the case that the higher levels do not want to display numbers, so the…

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  19. Style mapping no longer seems to work between Word and InDesign

    Previously I was able to import Word (v16.62) documents into InDesign and map its Paragraph Styles to my INDD template's Paragraph Styles.

    In the latest version of InDesign (17.2.1), this does not seem to work, and the Paragraph Styles only come in in a single style.

    I have gone back and tested this using old files, which previously worked, but they now do not work: the Style Mapping doesn't seem to register at all.

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  20. indesign cc 2021 16.0.1 STILL does not preserve styles text formatting

    Indesign cc 2021 16.0.1 STILL does not preserve styles text formatting DESPITE being checked in preferences whether being placed from word OR copy pasted from a document that has the formatting and styles (in this case, Apple's Pages having opened a word doc.)

    No matter what, it does NOT keep formatting of text being imported/pasted/placed into an open indesign document.

    what gives?

    iMac using 10.14.6 mojave

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