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  1. spell check 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?

    73 votes
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  2. [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.

    33 votes
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  3. Serious problem of "^" for GREP search

    Enter only "^" in the GREP search string field and click the search button to select the insertion point at the beginning of the paragraph. But this cannot be used for replacement. The replacement result is 0.
    I gave up that it was only useful for simple pointing tricks, but when I run it from a script the application hangs.

    It is like this. (When executed, the rainbow cursor will rotate forever.
    Please be careful. )

    app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "^";
    var res = app.activeDocument.findGrep ();

    If the replacement string field is "~ c" (the contents of the clipboard), the first character…

    26 votes
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  4. Spell check issue

    So there is a bug with Indesign 2020 causing Spell Check to not function.

    This issue can be replicated by taking a file that was previously created in Indesign 2019 and opening it and saving in with Indesign 2020. Spell checking that document will not work. No matter what settings you try it doesn't recognize any of the text.

    If you open the original document before converting it or working on it with 2020 spell check works perfectly.

    You can also take a page from the 2020 document that isn't spell checking, Open a new file in 2020, cut and…

    12 votes
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  5. ID 2020 - Indent in combination with wrap text around an image not working

    In Indesign 2020, whenever I want to wrap text next to an image, but the text also has an indent the text jumps from the supposed position.
    In Indesign 2019 this did not happen. The text was wrapped nicely next to the image, the way you should expect.

    My guess what happens here, is that the indent specs are applied not the the edge of the frame, but to the edge of the text. Which corrupts the spacing between the image and the text.

    I'm working with the latest 2020 version on iMac with Catalina

    15 votes
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  6. Tab indent of RTL Numbered List does not line up

    See two screenshots attached, both are using the exact same settings, (Default, just changed to Hebrew numbering)
    in InDesign 2019 (14.0.3) Everything is nicely aligned, vs in InDesign 2020 (15.0) it's jagged, and I'm not able to align it in any way (Tabs, Indenting, etc.).
    I'm using InDesign 2020 תומך עיברית, on Windows 10

    20 votes
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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  7. Split column doesn't work correctly.

    Urgent: ID 2020 splitting multiple columns doesn't work!
    I attach screenshot showing:
    - paragraph style split column
    - screenshot with style applied in ID 2019 14.3
    - screenshot with the same style and same text in ID 2020

    10 votes
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  8. Vertical Text Alignment not working correctly in InDesign 2020

    I recently upgraded to InDesign CC 2020 and find all the text in circles not aligned vertically center. Document was last opened in CC 2019 and these were fine. I haven’t modified these since. Rectangles are fine. See attached example - clearly not right and inconsistently so. I have tried every setting and I can’t get them to line up. Thanks!

    11 votes
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    Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1

    In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.

    If you have created documents from ID15.0 where you see this issue, please do a Force Recomposition of the Text Frames (Cmd-Opt-/ on Mac, Ctrl-Alt-/ on Win) to make it work correctly.

    Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  9. Use Auto-Sizing and Text Wrap Frame on causes application crash

    Environment: InDesign 2020 (15.0.2 Japanese version) + macOS (confirmed with 10.15.3 and 10.14.6)


    • create and connect two text frames

    • set Auto-Sizing "Height and Width" on Text Frame Options

    • Insert text into two frames full

    • overlay graphic frames with Text Wrap settings ON

    • move the graphic frame appropriately (drawing is not normal at this point)

    • close documents with Command + W

    During this operation, you will usually be asked to confirm the save, but suddenly InDesign will end and the application will crash.
    Also, if you try while overwriting with Command + S without Command + W, you may not be…

    8 votes
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  10. 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…

    12 votes
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  11. Variable Font not working in InDesign 2020

    We came along a severe bug within InDesign 2020 and Variable Font.

    These Blog Posts are describing it quite well:

    https://forum.glyphsapp.com/t/variable-fonts-indesign-2020-bug/13051

    and:
    https://forum.glyphsapp.com/t/variable-fontz-in-indesign/13032

    Illustrator and Photoshop do not have this bug.

    13 votes
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  12. A splitted footnote with three lines violates keep options and makes a widow instead of an orphan


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign
      This issue appears in every InDesign versions since footnotes are supported.
      Bug reports / feature requests (from CS3 up to CS6) have been ignored in the past.


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      given:
      a) a footnote with three text lines
      b) splitting footnotes allowed in the footnote options
      c) keep options: at start/end of Paragraph 2/2 (2 lines at start, 2 lines at end)


    Play with the textframes hight so that the footnote is forced to be splitted. It will only split 2/1, not 1/2.


    1. Actual result
      The footnots splits with 2 lines in the textframe…

    13 votes
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  13. When applying underline feature to TateChuYoko, the underline doesn't show

    When applying underline feature to TateChuYoko characters, the underline doesn't show. It means, the underline feature is set correctly, but it does not appear against TateChuYoko characters. We’ve struggled to this bug for a long time. As workaround, we have to create Anchor objects for TateChuYoko characters, or to put stroke lines instead of underline. These workarounds waste a lot of time. Please fix this ASAP.ASAP.

    [Japanese]
    縦中横に下線機能を適用しても、下線が表示されないバグ

    縦中横の文字に、下線機能を適用しても、下線が表示されないバグがあります。私たちは長い期間、このバグに悩まされています。仕方なく別テキストフレームで対応したり、別の罫線で対応するなど、時間のかかる無駄な作業をしなくてはなりません。このバグには、私たち多くのユーザーがとても困っていますので、早く修正をしてください。

    50 votes
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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  14. Variable Fonts stem weight issue, even when Create Outlines is used

    When using a variable font in InDesign, some glyphs collapse even when I use Type > Create Outlines, so it's not just a display issue. The same glyph in the same named instance displays correctly in browsers, Chrome and Safari, and other apps that support variable fonts, like FontView. (screenshots are attached)

    Please fix this so that variable fonts display the same in InDesign as they do in other applications, thank you!

    9 votes
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  15. Indents Break Burmese Type

    Applying an indent to Burmese type in InDesign makes the text render incorrectly. Please see the example in the attached file.

    InDesign 15.0.1 x64

    9 votes
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  16. [macOS] soft return converted to hard return in InDesign Tagged Text

    Affected version:
    14.0.3 [macOS]

    Steps to reproduce:
    In a New document, make a new text container.
    Enter this sample text:
    “line1 \n line2 \r line3 \n line4”
    where \n = shift+return
    and \r = return
    “line1{{shift+return}}line2{{return}}line3{{shift+return}}line4”
    Set space before or space after to 0.125”
    Export as Adobe InDesign Tagged Text, Unicode format.
    Import result using File > Place

    Expected result
    Soft returns and hard returns

    Actual result
    Hard returns only (soft returns converted)

    16 votes
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your patience all this while. We investigated on this issue and below are our findings. The problem with this bug is related to ages old standards difference between different operating systems.
    On Mac (OS X and later) there is only one way to identify line end i.e by using a single character LF, while on Windows (and DOS before it) uses a pair of CR and LF characters to terminate lines.
    Hence when writing them down to any text file these characters are written as such.
    Windows, can therefore dedicate LF to understand soft return separately while Mac cannot do any
    such thing. Because of this when we read it back from the text file the LF character is interpreted as line break (or new para) on Mac and soft return on Windows.

    These files require conversion when moved from one OS to another

    Consider this…

  17. [15.0.2.323] Big problem with unrecognized user dictionaries

    macOS 10.14.6 - multiple computers with us and with customers

    We noticed today that extensive user dictionaries are recognized as such by the existing documents, but InDesign (current version) completely ignores them and thus incorrectly hyphens them.

    In a special case, a very extensive user dictionary is linked as a symlink (alias) from the Dropbox into the corresponding Linguistics folder in Application Support / Adobe. So far, this worked wonderfully with all versions and has the advantage that adjustments are automatically distributed correctly via the Dropbox.

    I tried the following:
    the symlink resolved and the extensive dictionary (a lot of…

    2 votes
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  18. Glyphs automatically replaced with indesign 15.0.1 update

    After updating to version 15.0.1 indesign replaced automatically one of the glyphs of the Source Sans Pro font.
    If the same file is openend with a previous version of indesign, glyph returns to its original appearance.

    6 votes
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  19. InDesign 2020 Middle Eastern, Arabic language causes reversed numbers order

    When working with Arabic and wanting to have Roman Digits, one needs to choose the "Arabic" digits option.
    More option that should be set for Arabic are:
    Character direction should be set to "default"
    Paragraph direction should be set to "Right to Left"
    Paragraph composer should be set to "Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer"
    Language should be set to "Arabic"
    Ligatures should be "On"

    BUT
    If I type a date that suppose to be presented like this:
    9/1/2020
    as soon as selecting "Arabic" for language the order is reversed to this:
    2020/1/9

    As digits has a built in Left to Right…

    4 votes
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  20. [ CC-2019 and 2020 ] The Convert-Endnotes-To-Footnotes Disaster SCOPE: SELECTION with CONTEXT MENU

    Hi together,
    I'm using the context menu available for text selection to convert endnotes to footnotes by selecting text in the endnote text frame.

    The result is not as expected. However it is better than using the dialog in menu Type for converting endnotes to footnotes with scope selection.

    What is the issue?
    One endnote was converted but not removed.
    Two footnote text are missing the first character.
    One footnote text has a special character that should not be there.
    Style overrides were not transferred.
    Footnote references get style overrides of the character they are attached to.

    All the important…

    2 votes
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