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  1. numbered list

    When a long numbered list extends to the next page, the first list on the next page will indent outside of the margins. To correct, I just reapply the style. It happens after closing and opening the document several times without me even working on that page. I'm having to check the exported PDF every time when I do an update to the file.

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  2. [Break in CC 2018] Text frame properties lost when copying and pasting frames across document

    I have a document that uses top justification in a text frame, and bottom justification in another text frame. When I copy these frames, with or without any other objects, into a new document (think business card imposition), the bottom justification changes to top justification, altering the layout of the document.

    I have reset my preferences, and tried the fixes described here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2402361 and here https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2401857

    With no success.

    Attached is a 1UP file (Original with mixed justification) and a 24UP file (with resulting error)

    35 votes

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  3. Paragraph style naming field typed text overwrites itself

    1. Double click style name
    2. Attempt to rename style
    3. Text field appears limited to 1-3 characters.
    4. As text is entered into the field, each character deletes and replaces the previous (ie overtype mode).

    This occurs only randomly and only inside of InDesign. My keyboard or OS settings can be ruled out as a cause.

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  4. 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…

    5 votes

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  5. "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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  6. Text has Overrides when copy/pasted within the same text frame

    This is with regards to InDesign 13.1
    As you can see in the screenshot, when I copy a text and put it in the same text frame (same paragraph style) it automatically has an override.
    Hovering over the name of the paragraph style does not show the deviation, but right-clicking allows to clear all overrides (which successfully removes them).

    It is quite annoying to get an override every time I copy text or a text frame.

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  7. 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…

    3 votes

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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. Paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable

    inDesign paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable. I have two examples with differing issues in a monthly publication.

    The first is a query for web addresses and emails based on common TLDs. I have used it for years.
    \b\S+(.com|.org|.gov|.edu|.net|.UK|.ca|.uk|.ly)((\s)|[^>])\;:\s(.\s)(\,\s)]+)

    In the same document, on the same text, the style change query works, and then doesn't work in another paragraph style. To make it more confusing, if I remove the pathname variables it will then work. If I past the variables back in, it will still work.

    Even simple match queries will need to be edited into different syntax to work from…

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  10. Bug - Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style

    Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style. Individual styles inside the folder are no longer associated with paragraphs, just the folder. When changing name of folder the paragraph style settings are shown instead of the plain change folder name dialog.

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  11. Size and Position Missing from Object Styles

    "Size and Position Options" are missing from Object Styles. The option is simply not listed in the Object Styles options and I cannot find a reason for it anywhere. Everywhere I've searched says it should be there so that I can set a specific placement for an object with that style applied, but it's missing.

    I'm using the software at work. It's Adobe InDesign CC - 2017.1 release. 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

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  12. Add a tick box to settings panel of paragraph rules, to make rule under every line of a paragraph possible

    I design a lot of school books. I frequently need to use dotted rules under all lines in a paragraph, where children can write down their own answers. These answers are already filled in with the correct answers for the teachers in a spot color. The students gets books without this spot color printed. This to clarify why I would need this. Until now the only solution I could find was to end each line with a paragraph end. But this is not very user friendly, especially when this answer-text needs a revision

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  13. Paragraph style changes when copy/pasting

    Indesign 13.1/13.0.1, macOS, UTS 6.1.5

    When copy-pasting text or text frames from one document to another or even in the same document, paragraph style is changed to "standard copy".
    The correct paragraph style is present, allocated and identical in all documents.
    The paragraph style "standard"/"standard copy" is not present in any document (german version) before copy-pasting.

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  14. Applying a paragraph style causes text to appear duplicated on screen, but it's not really.

    CC 2018, OS High Sierra, both most current, brand new install on a brand new iMac Pro.

    If I apply a style using a key command, 90% of the time the text from the cursor down goes crazy, looks duplicated. But if I hit the key command again, or click off the paragraph, or scroll, it goes away and is normal. So it's not really duplicating anything as far as I can tell. I screen captured exactly what it looks like.

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  15. Object Style Options: XY Offset < 1440

    MacOS High Sierra
    InDesignCC 2018 13.1

    When setting up Object Style Options > Size and position options > Position > Adjust X OR Y,
    it’s impossible to manually enter any value bigger than 1440 px (pt), regardless of page size.

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  16. When dragging/rearranging object styles in Object Styles panel, it doesn't scroll.

    When dragging/rearranging object styles in Object Styles panel, it doesn't scroll. I have to drop the selected item at the top of the list, scroll up & then repeat until I get it to the position in the list that I'm after.

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  17. 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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  18. 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

  19. 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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  20. New defined Character Color in Paragraph Style not visible

    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
      Adobe InDesign CC Version 2017.1 Build 12.1.0.56
      MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      Create a new Paragraph Style
      Go to Character Color tab
      Create new color with a double click in the black square
      Define some values for C/M/Y/K and click OK

    3. Expected result
      The new color shoud show up at the end of the existing color list

    4. Actual result
      The new Color don’t show up
      After changing to another tab and back the color show up

    5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
      Video…

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
    If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
    Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

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