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  1. Text wrapping has changed to before 2019 use textFrame based indent

    To place a graphicItem with text wrap, it is not an object-based indent like 2020, but a text frame-based indent before 2019.

    1 Version
    16.0.1(macOS10.14/10.15.6)

    2 Steps to reproduce the issues
    1. Make TextFrame. To places graphicItem above the textFrame and set text wrap.
    2. The indent set in the textFrame does not take effect for the object for which wrap text is set like before 2019.

    3 Expected result
    Indent set in the textFrame does take effect for the object for which wrap text is set like 2020.
    Please refer below Community article.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesignフォーラム/indesign2020ではできていた回り込み時のインデント設定の維持が2021ではなくなっている/m-p/11677071

    4 Actual result
    The indent…

    53 votes

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  2. Spell Check does not work after installing InDesign 15.0.2

    Dear Adobe Team,
    in our office we use In Design from several years without nothing problems.

    Yesterday we had updated the version 15.0.2. After that, the spell-check (we use the Italian language) don’t work if we import text in a existing document.

    But if we import text in a new document, the spell-check work without problems.

    Please can you help us?

    216 votes

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  3. Opening Text Wrap panel crashes application


    1. Indesign 2021

    2. Place image, open text wrap panel, does not open panel and crashes.

      Happens with any image and any document. Panel opens fine if pic box empty.

    OsX Mojave.

    Gone back to 2020.

    16 votes

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  4. WorldReady settings go missing in [Basic Paragraph] style

    Adobe InDesign (ME) 2021, 2020, CC 2019, ..., CS6
    macOS and Windows

    InDesign's WorldReady settings (Paragraph Direction, Kashidas, etc.) are being stripped from a document's [No Paragraph Style] style when opened on a machine with a missing 3rd-party plug-in (like Em Software's InCatalog). This appears to happen with any 3rd-party plug-in that adds a text attribute with a prefix that's lower than the WorldReady plug-in's prefix. While the following steps use the Middle Eastern app (English Arabic), where there's a UI to see the style's empty/blank WorldReady entries, we've confirmed that this problem affects all app variants (including English (Roman)).

    13 votes

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  5. Find Format and Change Format option unavailable in Find/Change-文字種変換

    Version : Adobe InDesign 2021(ver.16.0.1 ja_JP)
    OS : macOS10.15.6

    1.Steps to reproduce the issues

    1. Open Find/Change Window.
    
    2. Select "文字種変換" and click "Specify attributes to Find" and Select Style button.
    3. The selected Style does not shown in "Find Format" area and we can't apply it. However, click the button, we can see selected Style we selected previouse step.
    4. The Change Format in "文字種変換" also unavailable.

    2.Expected result
    The selected style is displayed correctly in Find Style area and is correctly apply.
    Also, the replacement style is set correctly in Change Style and replaced as well like InDesign…

    19 votes

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  6. Double hyphen in words that already contain hyphen (minus)

    Since a few weeks (we think since the InDesign 16.1 x64 update), we see a major problem in a lot of our books:
    Words that already contain a hyphen (minus sign: -), and that are hyphenated automatically by InDesign, get a double hyphen!
    Normally, when hyphenated words are at the end of the line, the 'hard typed' hyphen gets replaced by the automatic hyphen (with the blue ~ added above it), but now the automated hyphen is added, so we get two consecutive hyphens (--). Sometimes on the same line, sometimes one on the next (see example screenshot).

    This is…

    10 votes

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  7. Table header line (below) disappears half when editing text in InCopy

    We encounter an unusual behavior with table lines.

    When an editor edits text in InCopy and saves the changes, half of the line below the table’s headers disappears. See screenshots “Before” (expected result) and “After” (actual result) the editing. The structure of these particular tables is quite complex.

    We use Adobe InDesign/InCopy, version 15.1.3 x64, in combination with the WoodWing Studio Editorial System.

    9 votes

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  8. InDesign 15.1.1 English dictionary missing plural word spellings

    Since the update every plural word version is not in the dictionary. Simple, basic words like 'years' and 'days' now show as a spelling error. It was working fine before the latest update. Get it fixed - it's pointless having the spellchecker when so many basic words are missing!

    31 votes

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  9. Spellcheck is grabbing the comma after words, causing an error

    Since upgrading to Indesign 2021 v16.0, when I run a spell check, if it catches a word it thinks is misspelled but that word has a comma after it, spellcheck also grabs the comma. If I attempt to Add that word to my user dictionary, I get an error "Words ending in punctuation other than ending periods may not be added into the dictionary". This never happened in previous versions of Indesign. See attached screengrab.

    (MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 // Macbook Pro Mid 2015)

    14 votes

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  10. GREP position marker "^" = Beginning of Paragraph (not beginning of a new line after a forced line break)

    Dear Support,

    with the GREP position marker "^" for "Beginning of Paragraph", the GREP-search should consider the position of the beginning of a paragraph.
    But this marker does not only recognize the beginning of a paragraph, but also the beginning of a new line after a forced line break (SHIFT-RETURN).

    This is not correct: A forced new line is not the beginning of a paragraph.
    The only correct way would be to consider the beginning of a paragraph (RETURN).

    Sometimes you can use "(?=\r)\w+" to look for a word behind a Return instead of "^\w+" to find only the hits…

    16 votes

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  11. Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height" causes InDesign 2020 to freeze

    Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height", text aligned to baseline and anchored object settings "anchored position: custom", "anchorPoint: bottom left/center/right" causes InDesign 2020 (15.0.1) to freeze (on Mac and PC).


    1. create an new document (size doesn't matter)

    2. create an new textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    3. create a second textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    4. insert some text in second generated textframe

    5. select the text and apply the option "align to baseline".

    6. anchor second textframe into the first created textframe

    7. set anchored object settings of the anchored textframe to: "anchored position: custom" and "anchorPoint: bottom left or bottom center or bottom right"

    8. select the anchored…

    102 votes

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  12. [Performance] Footnote disappears

    A footnote disappeared without reason then appeared back when I changed something in the page layout. This is a very important bug because InDesign didn't display any kind of warning about this problem: no red indicator of missing text or overfull text block. I noticed it by chance. Please look at the screen captures to understand it: the number 2 footnote is missing whereas the footnote number is present in the text. In the other screen capture, the problem has been solved.

    127 votes

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    The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign – version 16.1

    Please update to this version to get the fix. To prevent problem on existing documents and see the footnotes again, you will have to force recompose the stories.
    To force recompose stories, you can use the shortcut Command-Option-/ (slash) on Mac or Ctrl-Alt-slash on Windows

    -InDesign Team

  13. Find ‘Book’ font style bug

    In InDesign 2021 (the latest version both on Mac and Windows), I add a text frame and fill it with placeholder text which is set, by default, to Minion Pro - Regular.
    Then I go to the find-change dialog box and set 'find format > basic character format > font style' to Book.
    And guess what happens when I hit the ‘find next’ button? It selects all the ‘regular text. (The document has no text with the 'book' font style applied!)
    Selecting another style — e.g. Bold, Italic, etc. — results, as expected, in the 'cannot find match' alert.
    Looks…

    4 votes

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  14. 行スタイルのバグ?

    -環境-
    InDesign 2020(バージョン問わず発生)
    MacOS X Mojave 10.14.6
    MacPro6,1

    カレンダーの作成時に行スタイルを使って、日曜日を赤色にする文字スタイルを設定しています。1[強制改行] 2[強制改行]…のようにテキストを作成し、行スタイルで…

    [なし] 対象6行
    赤文字 対象1行
    [繰り返し]対象2行

    と日曜日を自動的に赤色の文字スタイルを適応させます。

    その後、手動で祝日に文字スタイルを適応する際に「繰り返しをまたいで文字スタイルを2つ適応すると、2つ目が適切に適応できません」。

    例えば2月のカレンダーを作成する際に、11日と24日が祝日なので赤色にする文字スタイルを設定します。11日の文字スタイルは問題ありませんが、24日に文字スタイルを適応させると23日にも赤色の文字スタイルが適応されます。
    そして23日は文字スタイル「なし」を適応させても赤文字のスタイルが解除されません。

    テキストをコピー・アンド・ペーストすると元に戻りますが、保存して再度開くと同じ現象が発生する事があります。
    設定ミスなのか、バグかハッキリしなかったので投稿しました。ニッチな事案ですが皆様のご意見をぜひお願いします。

    3 votes

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  15. Hyphenation at page break while option »Hyphenate Across Column« is not selected

    InDesign 16.0.2
    InDesign 13.1.1

    The option not to "Hyphenate Across Column" in hyphenation settings does not seem to work reliably. Not in InDesign CC 2018 and not in InDesign CC 2021.
    Sometimes it is ignored and sometimes it is taken into account. See the appended screenshots.
    With each recomposing of the text/stories, the behaviour can change: sometimes this way and sometimes that way.
    Please make the behaviour computable.

    Kind regards
    Martin Fischer

    5 votes

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  16. GREP search failed to match all text in a story

    We use to be able to search all text in a story by using this (?s).+ code. It’s working fine in CS6. But in CC2019, 2020, and 2021 on both Mac and Windows it will fail to select all text in the story if there is more than ~ 50000 character. Only the first ~ 50000 will be selected.

    This might be related to an old bug that was introduced in 14.0.2 that was fixed in 14.0.3.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create a document with one story containing more than 50000 characters
    2. Do a GREP Find using (?s).+

    A…

    8 votes

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  17. text disappears

    Mac osx 10.14.6
    Indesign 15.1.2 (latest version)

    1). The text disappears from some pages when formatting is performed, (moves to the next page), moving the empty text box, the text reappears. The same goes for the footnotes, they disappear.
    2). The display from -preview- to -normal- (with and without rulers) does not update, the changes made to the text are not displayed correctly when switching between views ...

    7 votes

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  18. BUG (since CS6!): Nonbreaking Space (^S) Issue with World-Ready-Composer

    Issue:
    When using the ›World-Ready Composer‹, the character ›Nonbreaking Space‹ (^S) behaves exactly like the character ›Nonbreaking Space (Fixed Width)‹ (^s); i.e.: in justified paragraphs, its width does not adjust (like regular spaces do), but it is fixed and unchanging.
    This only occurs with the ›Adobe World-Ready Composer‹ (both ›Paragraph‹ and ›Single-line‹) and not with the regular ›Adobe Composer‹ (neither ›Paragraph‹ nor ›Single-line‹).
    It is not related to the font used, it has been tested with many different fonts.


    1. Versions with this bug, tested and confirmed by myself or colleagues:
      InDesign (Standard Version) CS6, CC2015.0
      InDesign (Middle Eastern Version) CC2020…

    10 votes

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  19. Unable to type certain Hebrew letters with Diacritics on Mac

    InDesign

    ID CC 2017-2021; Hebrew (Middle East English)
    Mac 10.14.6

    Description:
    On mac, some letters with diacritics has lost their ability to produce diactritics and no longer work.

    The letters and how to type them with Hebrew script installed on system:
    1. Vav Holam
    2. Vav Shuruk
    3. Shin
    4. Sin
    5. Lamed holam

    An InDesign document is attached with samples and explanations.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. On a mac, add Hebrew Script to you system language.
    2. Open InDesign Middle Eastern Version and create a text box with the a Right to left Text tool.
    3. While the system…

    6 votes

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  20. Index sorting: offering choices «letter by letter» vs «word by word» vs user defined

    When generating an index, InDesign has always use letters by letters sorting. It would be far useful if InDesign Index offer the choice between:
    a) letters by letters;
    b) Words by Words;
    or c) Custom user entry

    Having to manually fix multiple level of indexes is painful and make no sense at all with a computer generated content like an Index.

    PS: Affinity Publisher is using «words by words» by default.

    3 votes

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