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  1. I use Indesign 14.0.1 English (hebrew supported). The change character direction is missing

    I need the feature that was previously available: to adjust / change character direction. For example changing the direction of a hyphen from left to right to the oppoisite (right to left). It was availbe up till now. Where did it go?
    In addition, the special ME characters are absent.

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  2. XSL used to export XML, replace function causing issues

    Here’s the issue: in the process of exporting XML using XSL, extended characters (like fancy quotes and em-dashes) are being replaced incorrectly. Basically, while replacing the character with it's corresponding HTML entity, the character plus two more characters get replaced.

    The problem is caused by a difference between the way Adobe is handling XSL in older versions 2014 vs. 2018 or newer. Attached you will find an example export of the 2014 export and the 2018 export using the exact same XSL. Notice that in the 2018 TWO characters after every special character are getting replaced. I have also attached…

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  3. XSL used to export XML, replace function causing issues

    Here’s the issue: in the process of exporting XML using XSL, extended characters (like fancy quotes and em-dashes) are being replaced incorrectly. Basically, while replacing the character with it's corresponding HTML entity, the character plus two more characters get replaced.

    The problem is caused by a difference between the way Adobe is handling XSL in older versions 2014 vs. 2018 or newer. Attached you will find an example export of the 2014 export and the 2018 export using the exact same XSL. Notice that in the 2018 TWO characters after every special character are getting replaced. I have also attached…

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  4. table formatting

    Menu for formatting Table 'alternate row' shading, doesn't make sense — it gives options for 'Every other row' and 'Every second row'. To me those are redundant.

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  5. create outlines

    v 14.02
    In previous versions, when creating outlines, the newly converted text could simply be ungrouped and the "letters" could be moved and manipulated independently. Now the function is creating each line as a graphic with the only option of releasing compound path to separate the letters. This is hugely inconvenient in a larger block of text. Is this a bug or some new function/option that can be changed? Thanks!

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  6. Tutorial sample files will not open

    I've got version 14.0.2
    In Turtorial, I click Get Files in order to download the files that carry the examples to be used in the tutorial. They download okay, but I can Open them (either from InDesign itself or by clicking the Explorer).
    I get a dialog box reading:

    Adobe InDesign:
    "Cannot open the file "._Apply_color.indd". Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."

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  7. Ctrl + Tab Keyboard Shortcut Bug

    I tried to assign "Ctrl"+"Tab" to "Window Next" (to get the same shortcut as OS-default) but Indesign seems not to do anything when hitting this shortcut. When assigning other shortcuts to the same action it works.

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  8. Indesign CC 2015

    When editiing text and applying styles using the eyedropper tools some users in my production team are using the colour theme tool by accident.

    This is then applying the rich black colour swatch to pages that should only be using true black. Can you change the default colour to true black or allow the default colour to be changed.

    Alternatively could you add a feature to customise the toolbar so you can remove/add tools that you want.

    Thanks

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  9. Variable chapter number

    The variable 'chapter number' gives a problem, wherever it is used it is represented as '1'.
    Because chapter numbers and paragraph numbers are not included in the Continuous header, it is useful if it can be displayed separately.
    Is it possible to include this numbering in the variable in the future (as an option)?

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  10. 'Remember last export format' still not working

    I posted a bug report on this a while back but I can't find it now.

    This feature still isn't functioning for us.

    InDesign only remembers the format of the last file exported.

    So I just exported an InDesign file as a JPEG, and then when I returned to a file I worked on an hour ago, that I last exported as a PDF, the 'remembered' last export format is JPEG.

    So NOTHING is being remembered across individual files at all.

    This would be a great feature if we could get it working, but it simply doesn't work. Deleting preferences…

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  12. Redirects illustrator files to the wrong workspace with edit

    we saved a multi-page ai file (30 pages). we've imported these pages into indesign separately. When we open the 15th illustrator page in indesign, it should go to the 15th workspace in the illustrator.
    searches every time.

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  13. cc library displays mainframe type screen

    indesign cc library wont show anymore i keep getting a black screen with colourful text

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  14. Layers

    I was trying to export my design to a PDF (for print) when this happened (see first attachment). The elements in the two circles (far right) went missing (these circles should look like the circle on the far left - i used a red arrow to show what I'm talking about). And also, the (black) layers containing these missing elements were locked and cannot be opened/deleted/edited/moved.

    After a few minutes, even the white circle disappeared (see second attachment).

    Then the program finally crashed and gave me the option to reopen the recovered file but it was damaged (see third attachment).

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  15. QR code generation updates

    I love using the QR code generation. However, I am limited to only a few options. My suggestion is to add more options such as, upon scanning the code it would play an audio or a video file. Or, an option to redirect upon scanning to the App Store, or Play Store etc.

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  16. Indesign color separations preview does not work correctly

    The preview goes haywire when I turn separations on and off in InDesign. See screengrabs. Is there a workaround? I have ben unable to find one so far - are Adobe just choosing to ignore this issue?

    - iMac Reina 5k, 27in, 2017
    - Mac OS 10.14.5
    - InDesign 14.0.2

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  17. 勝手に多言語対応段落コンポーザーに変わってしまいます。

    勝手に多言語対応段落コンポーザーに変わってしまいます。環境設定→高度なテキスト→デフォルトのコンポーザー は日本語段落コンポーザーになっています。

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  18. InDesign Libraries don't work with gradient

    If I drag and drop an element with a color gradient to the Library and the drag itback in another document, the color of the gradient is away then and its a black and white gradient. My second document/file is a RGB-file and the other a CMYK file!

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  19. variables are not updating

    variables are not updating when I change a values in a defined paragraph style. I have to close the document and reopen to see the changed value

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  20. variables not wrapping

    variables not wrapping => I am posting this again. It looks like this bug was reported 9 years ago and is still yet to be addressed

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