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  1. 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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  2. "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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  3. Drop CAP Extends to the Next Paragraph

    When a paragraph using a drop initial has fewer lines than what is indicated in the drop initial dialog, the following paragraph indents for as many lines as is missing in the previous drop initial paragraph, even if the following paragraph has space between it and the preceding drop initial paragraph.

    The attached example shows a 1 line paragraph with drop a initial set up as 2 lines. The next paragraph indents.

    I think it very odd that the drop initial formatting goes beyond the paragraph to which it is applied. Took me a bit to figure out where the…

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  4. Align Towards Spine/Away From Spine in Slug Area

    Not sure if this is better as bug report or feature request . . .

    Spine alignment options do not work for text in Slug Area. For example, text set to Align Towards Spine and positioned in the slug area beside a recto page does not align toward spine.

    It makes sense why spine alignment for objects generally might not work for text not touching a page, since the pasteboard does not have a spine, but the slug area should be recognized as an extension of the page (or, at least, the requirements of the page).

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Based on paragraph styles have issues when created by script

    When creating styles via a script, styles that are based on other styles are not overwriting style attributes properly. i.e.:
    p - font: Arial, size: 10.5, leading: 13, indent 8
    p-first: based-on, p, indent 0
    The indent may or may not actually be set to 0 if those two styles are created by a script. If I fix the indent manually in InDesign, any of the styles that are based off of p-first would update properly.

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. 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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  11. Order of charakters change by performing a charakter style

    I made a charakter style for italics. When I apply this charakter style the order of the charakters change in reverse order. See the two screenshots below.

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  12. 'New hyperlink from URL' no longer creating 'Hyperlink' Character Style

    InDesign 16.0 2021

    When using the 'New Hyperlink from URL' command, the default 'Hyperlink' Character Style is no longer being created, or applied if already present. The interactive hyperlink functionality still works, but no styling is being applied to the selected text as previously (in fact, if any Character Style is already present, it is being removed).

    Previously, this command would convert the selected text to a hyperlink, and would also apply a 'Hyperlink' character style at the same time.

    Please restore the previous function, or enable a user toggle to revert to the previous behavior is this is an…

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  13. Border is not extending when table comes

    I am using InDesign CC 2019

    Expected Result:
    While using InDesign Border Features to format box items, there is an option to Merge consecutive Border and Shading with same setting in paragraph style. This is working for text and Images. But when inline table comes in between, border is not extending for tables.

    Actual result
    I have attached screenshot of expected result and actual result for your quick reference.

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  14. text turns into Symbols

    When I place a document from Word into InDesign and apply a paragraph style the fonts all change to Symbol font. This has been going on for years through multiple versions of the program. Can you please fix it? Or explain how to avoid it?

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  15. line break between XML elements not behaving as expected

    I have some XML in this format:

    <ROOT><DOCUMENT>
    <CHAPTER>Chapter One</CHAPTER>
    <CONTENT>This is what happened in Chapter 1.</CONTENT>
    <CHAPTER>Chapter Two</CHAPTER>
    <CONTENT>This is what happened in Chapter 2.</CONTENT>
    </DOCUMENT></ROOT>

    I have a pre-tagged template where the <CHAPTER> tag maps to a paragraph style with Keep Options, start paragraph=Next page (i.e., every new chapter should start on a new page). The <CONTENT> tag maps to a basic paragraph style, and <ROOT> and <DOCUMENT> are not mapped.

    Notice there is a line break in the XML after <DOCUMENT>.

    After importing, the result is that page 1 appears blank (because of the line break) and…

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  16. 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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  17. Based on paragraph style doesn't show group the style is in

    In Indesign 2020 when paragraph styles are based on other paragraph styles that are within a group, the based on area does not indicate which group the style is in, it only shows the name of the style. Which makes it difficult to know which actual style it's based on if you have multiple styles with the same name that are in various groups. Screen shots of Indesign 2020 attached and Indesign CS6 where it did show the group name in the based on area.

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  18. Paragraph and Character styles lost during copy and paste

    When text frames are copied and pasted between documents style are lost. This is happening in version 15.1.1

    Copy and paste within same document works fine.

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  19. Paragraph Style Panel Not Showing All Styles

    Bug: Paragraph Style Panel does not show all styles, when scrolling I cannot get beyond the 43rd paragraph style, the scroll stops at that point. Multiple restarts and reordering the list by name did not clear the issue. This also appears to be in the Based On Paragraph selection when creating a new paragraph style.

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