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  1. Bug when editing link text when changes are tracked

    There it a bug which occurs when the following takes place.

    1. Track changes is activated for a text frame in InDesign.
    2. A user adds text that will include a hyperlink.

    (See Image1.)

    1. A second user creates the hyperlink in the text.
    2. This user also then makes a change to the text that contains the hyperlink.

    (See Image2)

    1. If the ICML file is exported for editing in InCopy and then placed again into the document the formatting will change in the places where the original content was added - which follow the change in the text which contains the hyperlink. Depending…
    18 votes

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  2. "GREP Load Find with selected text" is incomplete on macOS

    version: any OS: any macOS
    Edit menu > Keyboard Shortcuts > Text and Tables > “GREP Load Find with selected text” also “GREP Load Find and Find Next instance”

    If the selected text contains meta characters that are escaped with a backslash, such as "End of Paragraph" (\r) or tab characters (\t), they are all captured as ¥r and ¥t.
    I’m forced to retype the ¥ into a \ before starting the search.
    On Windows, it works without retyping.

    “Forced line break" (\n) is not a problem as a function, but the display is corrupted, which makes me uneasy.

    It…

    15 votes

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  3. 24 votes

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  4. BUG: Small Caps not applied correctly to Variable Text with World-ready Composer

    Using Adobe Indesign 19.3 on MacOS 14.4, Apple M1.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Make new document.
    2. Define a text variable "Test" with custom text "Handgloves".
    3. Insert variable in text frame.
    4. Set the composer for that paragraph to "World-ready..."
    5. Set the paragraph in Small Caps
    6. Try different fonts.

    Expected result: small caps.

    Actual Result: only first two characters are changed to small caps. Typing characters after the variable placeholder changes how many characters are changed to small caps. See attached video.

    Workaround is to change the paragraph to a non World-ready composer.

    Note: may be related…

    9 votes

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  5. Fully justified Arabic text drops the final period of paragraph when kashidas are on

    In InDesign 19.00 and 19.01, if you set Arabic text to justify with last line aligned right and kashidas turned on, the final period of the paragraph drops from PDF output. This seems to happen only in RTL scripts; I can't recreate it in Latin script. Thread with details:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/missing-dots-at-the-end-of-pharagraph-when-exporting-a-pdf-from-indesign/m-p/14265941#M552557

    I've uploaded a PDF showing the missing periods, but when attempting to upload the corresponding INDD file, I get an error dialog claiming that "the following files are not supported and have been removed". Same is true if I zip it before attempting to upload... and I can't find a…

    9 votes

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  6. Problem in the ME version in the latest update 19.0

    In the latest update of the InDesign 19.0 there is a problem with paragraph direction. Even if it is set to right to left it still remains left to right

    21 votes

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  7. OpenType features bug, missing glyphs on PDF export and convert to outlines

    I've run into a bug when converting text to outlines, and PDF export, relating to OpenType Features.

    I have a font, Chartwell, that has worked perfectly in InDesign for 13+ years. I recently received this bug report from a customer, but am able to recreate it on my end.

    In InDesign’s UI, everything still seems to work correctly. However, when exporting a PDF or converting the text to outlines, some glyphs disappear completely. (See image)

    The font uses complex Discretionary Ligatures to pull off substituting pie chart shapes. The issue doesn't appear for all discretionary ligatures, but something about this…

    4 votes

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  8. Multi-character input from Indic keyboards failing

    Tested in InDesign 2023 18.5.1 and 2024 19.1, on Mac OS Ventura 13.4

    Several Indic keyboard layouts include keys that input a sequence of more than one character as a shortcut for typing the common –ra,, r–, or other syllabic forms that Unicode encodes as a sequence of multiple characters. So, for example, the Mac Sinhala keyboard assigns the following multi-character sequences to individual keys:

    [`] = ්‍ර (rakārānsaya, U+0DCA U+200D U+0DBB)

    [Shift]+[`] = ර්‍ (repaya, U+0DBB U+0DCA U+200D)

    [Shift]+[H] = ්‍ය (yansaya, U+0DCA U+200D U+0DBA)

    But in InDesign only the first character of each sequence is input, the second…

    9 votes

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  9. "Visual Cursor Movement" not working in Arabic in ID 19/19.01

    On previous versions of ID with Arabic support, I could press left arrow to move cursor left, right arrow to move right. In versions 19 and 19.01, the cursor goes to the beginning or next line of Arabic text. So I have to select 'Logical Cursor Movement' under settings but now cursor move the opposite way: left arrow moves cursor right.

    8 votes

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  10. world composer opentype

    InDesign 19.4.0.63, two different Mac Studio M2, MacOS 13 and 12.7.4

    1 - Create new document
    2 - Go to Parent, in either page of the default spread, create a text object
    3 - Add TYPE -> ADD SPECIAL CHARACTER -> CURRENT PAGE NUMBER
    4 - Select all, change font of this text object to Minion Pro
    5 - Finally, change it to SMALL CAPS
    6 - Add PAGES -> add over 100 pages

    RESULT:

    • IF the Composer is set to ADOBE PARAGRAPH for that text object,
      • it will appear fine on page 100... the three digit number is properly…
    1 vote

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  11. Text wrap should work normally with anchored objects

    Just make text wrap on an anchored object work exactly as it does when you have a seperate object. Not sure what the point is of having it ignore the text wrap for objects above the line it's anchored to. I can always tell it to ignore if that's what I want.

    3 votes

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  12. Auto-Sizing of text frames results in abnormally long widths

    InDesign 2023 v18.1 (Probably occurs in all versions after CS6)
    Japanese Version
    English Version
    Mac snd Windows

    There is a terrible bug in Auto-Sizing for text frames that causes the width to become unusually long.

    Simple and reliable reproduction procedure

    1. Create a new document
    2. Set all units to points in Preferences
    3. Create a new text frame
    4. Set paragraph style to “Basic Paragraph” and clear overrides
    5. Set Auto-Sizing
      -->Change to “Height and Width” --> Click the upper left corner -->Turn on “No Line Breaks”
    6. Insert Spacing to 1 pt
    7. Corner Options to 1 pt and Round
    8. Enter “0 [Line Break]” repeatedly…
    47 votes

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  13. Adding words to Thai User Dictionary does not add whole word recognition

    In Thai, you can add a word with or without hyphenation to the Thai language User Dictionary and that word does not become recognized as a whole word. If you double click on the word, it will still only highlight parts of the word that it recognizes as forming a word (leaving the rest of the added word not selected).

    This leads to hyphenation problems because if InDesign still sees the word in three parts then it will break the word into those parts without recognizing the need to hyphenate the word.

    So there needs to be a way for…

    1 vote

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  14. ID Arabic-Enabled incorrect full stop position with "soft return"

    ID Arabic-Enabled incorrect full stop position with "soft return"
    1. ID version: 2024 Arabic enabled.

    Description:
    Text error when a soft return is used at the end of one sentence, the following text will place the full stop at the wrong end of the text.
    See attached videos which indicate the correct behavior on ID 2023, and the incorrect behavior on ID 2024.
    Downloas sample file "ID2024OKon2023ERRORon2024.indd" at https://vocaza-my.sharepoint.com/:u:/p/n_el-abed/EbOQxQlxUMZJk7OHeTSL39cBsXBBMVLgJx8oqkcjfTgsJw?e=oZTGQZ

    1. Steps to reproduce the issues:
      Open file "ID2024OKon2023ERRORon2024.indd" on ID 2023, apply a soft return as indicated in video "ID2023.mov", all is OK.
      Open same file on…

    4 votes

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  15. InDesign 2024 regression: Text variable rendering breaks Google barcode font

    A sequence of numbers rendered in Google's "Libre Barcode EAN13 Text" font will not work if the text is inserted via a text variable. Entering the text verbatim with the same paragraph style produces the expected result.

    This is a regression in InDesign 2024. The attached IDML file works fine in InDesign 2023 v18.5 but not in InDesign 2024 v19.3.0.58.

    The font can be found at https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Libre+Barcode+EAN13+Text.

    (Sorry for the .idml.txt extension for the test case – this form won't let me submit .idml, .indd or .zip attachments directly.)

    1 vote

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  16. Text justification algorithm is *really* sloppy.

    When the justification is set to "justified," when I add or delete text, text moves down from previous lines, making those earlier lines look really stretched out with huge spaces. This happens constantly. It looks really bad, and there's no logical reason for it.

    This happens whether "Hyphenate" is on or off.

    Each line of text should always hold as many words as it can hold (without shrinking anything to fit). What happens on any later line should never cause any change in previous lines.

    I'm using InDesign v. 19.3 x64 in Windows.

    1 vote

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  17. Hebrew Vowels colliding

    Windows 11
    Indesign 19 x64

    Hebrew Vowels colliding in the latest version of Indesign, please see screenshots from version 18 where everything is good and version 19 where the vowels are colliding.

    6 votes

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  18. When language is set to Polish, InDesign insert American ("") instead of Polish quotes („”)

    This is very annoying thing. Could you please fix it? (In InDesign CS6 it worked like a charm ;) ).

    I'm using the newest InDesign (19.4 x64) and Windows 11 (23H2)

    1 vote

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  19. Conflict - when I select "e" and I would like to change it to "ę" (Polish special character) with right alt+e, InDesign opens Export dialog.

    Please, remove the Export dialog in this particular situation, this is super annoying.

    I'm using the newest InDesign (19.4 x64), Polish version and Windows 11 (23H2)

    1 vote

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  20. eyedropper tool

    Since 19.4 the eyedropper tool doesn't work as it should for at least picking up a character style and 'paste' its character style onto one or more words. This is when no text is selected.
    When text IS selected, I can pick up a character style from some text that is styled like I want it to, and 'paste' it onto one or more other consecutive words, but not for a second time onto some other (string of) words. So only once useful. Which makes it unusable for this purpose.

    1 vote

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