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  1. 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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  2. skew in character style for numbered list - does not skew

    1. Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 x64
    2. Create a character style with skew i.e 10%. Create a paragraph style with a numbered list. Apply the character style to the numbered list.
    3. skewed numbers
    4. does not skew
    5. -
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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Cannot remove hyperlink from image

    For some reason InDesign has no option to remove hyperlink from an image. It took me hours to search for solution until I gave up and deleted the image and recreated it with a new hyperlink. This is pathetic and needs to change. When you right click an image, we should see "Hyperlink" > "Remove Link". This is so basic, its really upsetting to have to post this here.

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  6. Character Style is cleared from copied Hyperlink

    June 26, 2020
    Windows 10 Home 1909
    InDesign 15.1 x64

    When copying text, the Character Style of Hyperlink text is not copied.

    Attached is a video showing the problem:
    ITC Officina OTF [book, bold] are used.
    A Paragraph Style is applied to all text.
    A Character Style is applied to the "portfolio" and "imdb.com"
    "imdb.com" is an active Hyperlink, as per the Hyperlinks panel
    Once copied, the Character Style is removed from "imdb.com".

    Bug happens if the Text Frame is copied, and/or if text is copied and pasted into new text box.
    Bug happens in multiple INDD files.
    Bug happens…

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  7. 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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  8. 문자의 볼드체 미적용됨

    문자의 볼드체 미적용됨

    인디자인2020 - ver. 15.03 x 64

    해당문제 언어: Arabic, Kazakh

    1. 문자스타일의 볼드체가 적용되지 않은 상태로 나타남.
      모두 찾아서 재정의해줘야하는 문제!!!

    2. 글꼴이 누락되었다고 뜹니다.

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  9. Anchor object and paragraph settings error

    Hello there.
    I make the carriage return settings in the paragraphs as in the picture. If I put an object per paragraph, it looks like the picture. Texts do not move away from the object properly.

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  11. 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.

    3 votes

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  12. Incorrect German translation

    I have already submitted this issue in 15.3 prerelease branch, but I see it still uncorrected in 15.3 release.

    Paragraph style -> popup menu:

    the word "Nächstes" should be lowercase - "nächstes".

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  13. ID2020 Running variable falls back to previous header randomly

    Current version 15.1
    Did not have this issue with previous version, produced 2 reports within a month one before the update and one after. The first one went out fine, the second one have the following glitch:

    • All pages have ONE master page footer including ONE variable connected to a header style - simple and standard, never caused an issue since the beginning of the function's history .

    What happens in the spread:
    Page 1 contains Header 1 and footer refers to H1
    Page 2 contains Header 2 and footer refers to H2
    Page 3 contains no header and footer…

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  14. Paragraph style bullets and numbering Arabic incorrect display Indesign 2020

    Latest Indesign 2020
    When specifying an Arabic string for Number in paragraph style Bullets and Numbering, the string does not display correctly. Every letter is connected to the letter to the right rather than the letter to the left.

    The wrong behavior is not present in Indesign 2019.

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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  15. Italic option in variable fonts

    There is no option to change upright/italic in variable fonts.
    With Myriad Variable I always go to an italic preset and then adjust the settings from there. But there should be a option right next to the weight and width scales.

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  16. Merging Border not apply correctly on different paragraphs of the same style

    Indesign CC 2019 (14.0.3)

    The borders don't merge on different paragraphs of the same style , although "merge borders" is checked in the paragraph style. The borders leave a line in the center of the text.

    It's not happen everytime but the bug remains on the PDF export.

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  17. 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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  18. copy/paste of URL loses character style

    ID 15.0.2; Mac OS 10.14.6

    1. copy a passage containing a URL formatted with a character style

    2. paste the passage

    expect char. style to be retained

    actual: char.. style is eliminated; reverts to [None]

    This happens when char. style is named 'Hyperlink' or when a char. style with another name is used.

    Related issue: 'New Hyperlink from URL' always creates and applies default char. style Hyperlink unless I name my char. style for URLs 'Hyperlink'; 'hyperlink', for example, will not be applied.

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  19. Zapf Dingbats

    Zapf Dingbats do not load following reinstall of Indesign.

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  20. 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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