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  1. New version can't preserve character styles

    Italic and bold words protected in the old version are not preserved in the new version, screenshots and sample files are available, we tried it on different systems, the problem is the same.

    https://sendgb.com/MN5Gr1olZtO ( indd files )

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  2. Styles for buttons and forms

    It would be nice to be able to create styles for the buttons and forms so you don't have to manually adjust it when your document has heaps of the same fields.
    Even just being able to change the default settings would be useful. I have to waste so much more time having to manually change each field setting.

    Who decided that Minion Pro, 12pt and scrollable was what people wanted?
    Also, why would a checkbox by default be checked, most of the time you want a checkbox not to be checked when creating a form??

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  3. InDesign Script - find/replace - store in a variable what is in "find what", "find format"

    Tested in InDesign, any from CC to CC2020.

    I was needed a script which can store whatever is there in one or more variables the following:
    - the format from "find format",
    - the format from "change format".
    The code below doesn't works if the paragraph (character) style is in a group style.

    var currFindPrefs = app.findGrepPreferences.properties;
    var currChangePrefs = app.changeGrepPreferences.properties;
    //do something
    //reset preferences
    app.findGrepPreferences.properties = currFindPrefs;
    app.changeGrepPreferences.properties = currChangePrefs;
    The variables can't store the style that are in group styles.
    Only those that are outside of any group.

    Please see attached Image.
    Thanks!

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  4. Source Sans Pro latest version's properties have changed

    The latest version of Source Sans pro (version 3.006) appears to start lower down text frames than the previous version did which messes up months worth of existing projects. When I go to edit the copy, it all shifts down the text box by a few millimetres.

    In the attached image you can see two of the same text boxes - one is correct, and one has shifted down due to the font updating.

    I've spoken with InDesign support who said to log the issue here.

    As a temporary fix I have downloaded version 2.040 of the font from Github…

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  5. Numpad bug with paragraph styles

    Loading an old Indesign file (version 2016 or older) in the new Version Indesign CC2020 causes a new bug.
    1.) I use Indesign CC 15.0.1 (2020)
    2) Open an old file of Indesign with many defined paragraph styles (from 2016 or older) --> try to edit some texts use text cursor klick in a textbox and type a 1, a 3 or a 4 on the numpad.
    3) I expect that the numbers 1, 3 or 4 to be typed.
    4) The paragraph style changes to another style without any shortcut set in the file or the paragraph style.

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  6. Paragraph style overrides key quick not working

    When I select a paragraph and want to keep the character styles, but override the paragraph levels styles while holding down Ctrl/Shift click, this quick key does not work. Nothing happens. It used to work for CC2017. Ctrl click works for overriding character styles though. This is a nuisance, especially when it worked before

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    To remove paragraph-level overrides, but preserve character-level overrides and character styles, in the Paragraph Styles panel, hold down Shift+Ctrl and click on the Clear Overrides button at the bottom of the panel.
    To remove character-level overrides, but preserve paragraph formatting overrides, hold down Ctrl as you click on the Clear Overrides button at the bottom of the Paragraph Styles panel.

    Please also see this article: https://indesignsecrets.com/5-ways-of-removing-overrides-applied-to-paragraphs.php

    Adobe InDesign team

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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?

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  12. 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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    Need More Info  ·  amaarora responded

    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

  13. Can't set spacing between paragraphs using the same style to ignore

    When trying to set spacing between paragraphs to ignore I get an error. See attached file. Can you fix?

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  14. footnote reference formatting is wrong

    The new version 19 and 19.0.1 shows footnote reference numbers incorrectly When paragraph justification is set to Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer. It must be set to the basic Adobe Paragraph Composer to work.

    The problem is the final digit (if the reference is greater than 9) does not apply the character style formatting defined in the Footnote Options setup, so the last digit is shown as normal.

    The same issue happens on running head page numbers with a style applied, but only on the right hand page. It also happens on cross-reference numbers. A workaround is to place a character…

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  15. Adobe InDesign 2024 (v19.0) - Unable to create own style pack (error popup)

    When I try to create a new style pack I get the dialog to apply different styles. When choosing the according styles for Heading, Subheading,... I only get an error pop up. When confirming, I get another alert, a couple of times in a row (for every following style to apply one). After confirming all alerts I get one or more text frames filled with example text (no specific format / settings) on the first page of the document.

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  16. Paragraph Border rendering is filled in black -- randomly.

    For two years now, paragraphs with double lines and a fill between the lines render as solid black randomly when building PDF output for printing. It's usually the first paragraph border that is rendered incorrectly, and if the PDF is recreated again and again, eventually an error-free PDF is produced.

    See attached screencap.

    All versions of InDesign, including the latest as of March 28 2023.

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  17. Unable to Underline Numbering in List

    I have been facing an issue while trying to underline the numbering in a list.

    I am able to underline the text, but not the numbering.

    The character style is also not helping me in this case.

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  18. Style packs is missing

    I am having trouble finding the style packs in Adobe InDesign 18.1. Can you provide assistance?

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  19. Stroke Style not working

    When creating a line, the drop down menu on the side bar or in separate window does not work. The style options will not open, no ability to change the line style. I have restarted InDesign, and tried new files, it doesn't work.

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  20. optical margin alignment

    Optical Margin Alignment does not work in a tabbed hanging indent, but it should. In the examples provided I want the copy quotes to be offset by the optical margin alignment, but they are counted as a character and disrupt the look of the hanging indent (example 01). If I move the hanging indent to the right side of the quotes it fixes the problem for the current paragraph, but the next paragraph aligns with the tab and quote, not with the above hanging paragraph (example 02).

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