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  1. can't load paragraph styles from another document


    1. Potential bug in InDesign CC version 13.1:


    2. Open a book, select a document from the list, add a paragraph style, and save. Open another document and attempt to load paragraph styles from first document.


    3. Expect new paragraph styles to be added to the second document.


    4. Actual result, new paragraph styles are not even listed in the dialog.


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  2. 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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  3. 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).

    2 votes
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  4. 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…

    2 votes
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  5. 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…

    4 votes
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  6. Indesign 13.1 x64 (PC), Cell styles, Ignore option not working

    I can't get the "Ignore" option to work when setting up cell styles, I've had it working on previous versions, but now it won't stay (it needs to show in the rule type and colour setting selector panel but when I select "Ignore" nothing shows in the panel - it needs to display the "Ignore" setting). An example of when you might use it is if you've set up a table with various cell styles, eg header row, thin underlines, thick underlines and a table end rule and then want to apply a tint panel to all, or some of…

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  7. Bold

    Upon defining a style with its only attributes set to “Bold”, the “Style Settings” box still reports its attributes as “[None]” (without stating that it’s actually “[None] + Bold]”). The “Basic Characters Format” still states it to be “Bold”.

    I encountered this as a nested-style which relies on a “Bold” style stopped setting its Bold where necessary. The document was a previous-version-created document, and I began a fresh document re-defining all styles. The unreported-Bold attribute behaviour is evident in the newly created v13.1 InDesign document.

    Version: InDesign CC 2018 v13.1 x64

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  8. 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.

    6 votes
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  9. 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

    1 vote
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  10. Size and Position (Page or Margin)

    Setting Page or Margin position reference point does not work when treating anchored objects. The setting is ignored.

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  11. Object Style — Frame Fitting Options — Crop Amount: Does not respect set measurements

    Object Style — Frame Fitting Options — Crop Amount: Does not respect set measurements.

    The Object size is fixed at 300px height, with total crop of -60px.

    The Image Size within should amount to 240px after crop, but it is as shown in image 4 attached here.

    Autofit is ON.

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  12. 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.

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    6 votes
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  14. 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]

    3 votes
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    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

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  16. 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.

    12 votes
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  17. paragraph styles convert everything to italic

    When I attach a style to a paragraph, all the text changes to italic even though the style is not italic. (I have character styles in place.) I use updated Creative Cloud and High Sierra.

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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    2 votes
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  20. 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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