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  1. Unequal inset values in an Object Style don't display in a text frame if corners are rounded

    If you use an object style with unequal inset spacing and apply it to a text frame, the unequal spacing is ignore and made uniform.

    Steps to recreate:
    1. Create an Object Style
    2. Go to 'Text Frame General Options' for that style
    3. Set unequal values for 'Inset Spacing'
    4. Go to 'Stroke & Corner Cptions'
    5. In 'Corner Options' set 'Rounded'
    6. Create a Text Frame
    7. Fill Text Frame with placeholder text
    8. Apply Object Style to Text Frame

    Result: unequal inset spacing is ignored.

    If you apply unequal inset spacing manually there are no problems —…

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  2. InDesign leading changes not applying

    Whenever I change the leading (line spacing) under Character styles, the document won't accept the changes. I tried saving, quitting the program, and reopening, but the problem persists. Doesn't matter whether I apply the style to a single line or multiple lines.

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  3. Defining a Drop Cap

    If you define a Drop Cap in a paragraph style WITH a character style and also define a nested style, if there is a single letter word starting the paragraph, the nested style does not recognize it and will apply the nested style to an additional word beyond the deliminator. For example, a nested style through 3 words will apply to the first 4 if the paragraph starts with "I[space]" or "A[space]". It does not do this if [none] is chosen from the character style dropdown in Drop Caps, but only if one is chosen (even when nothing is defined…

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  4. Italics not showing in InDesign CC2019 - but does in all other versions

    I have a .docx file that when brought into InDesign CC2019 (14.0.2) the italics do not show. The italics show in all other versions of InDesign. This is worrying for when we work on long documents. The error still occurs if the file is changed to a .doc file.

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  5. New, based-on Object style isn't "based on"

    Take an Object Style and create a new style based on that style. When the new dialog opens with the based-on name present, it has a number of items chosen and selected, but it's not the same as the based on item.

    You could try Duplicate Object Style and then add the based on-name, but while there is no error, any change made to the based-on object does not change the new object style.

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  6. Apply Overrides to style using option click not working

    1. InDesign CC2019
    2. option-clicking on a style sheet should apply it with clear overrides.
    3. it doesn’t. You have to right click on it to Apply ‘style’ clear overriders

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  7. Paragraph style naming field typed text overwrites itself

    1. Double click style name
    2. Attempt to rename style
    3. Text field appears limited to 1-3 characters.
    4. As text is entered into the field, each character deletes and replaces the previous (ie overtype mode).

    This occurs only randomly and only inside of InDesign. My keyboard or OS settings can be ruled out as a cause.

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  8. [Break in CC 2018] Text frame properties lost when copying and pasting frames across document

    I have a document that uses top justification in a text frame, and bottom justification in another text frame. When I copy these frames, with or without any other objects, into a new document (think business card imposition), the bottom justification changes to top justification, altering the layout of the document.

    I have reset my preferences, and tried the fixes described here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2402361 and here https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2401857

    With no success.

    Attached is a 1UP file (Original with mixed justification) and a 24UP file (with resulting error)

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  9. Paragraph style overrides key quick not working

    When I select a paragraph and want to keep the character styles, but override the paragraph levels styles while holding down Ctrl/Shift click, this quick key does not work. Nothing happens. It used to work for CC2017. Ctrl click works for overriding character styles though. This is a nuisance, especially when it worked before

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    To remove paragraph-level overrides, but preserve character-level overrides and character styles, in the Paragraph Styles panel, hold down Shift+Ctrl and click on the Clear Overrides button at the bottom of the panel.
    To remove character-level overrides, but preserve paragraph formatting overrides, hold down Ctrl as you click on the Clear Overrides button at the bottom of the Paragraph Styles panel.

    Please also see this article: https://indesignsecrets.com/5-ways-of-removing-overrides-applied-to-paragraphs.php

    Adobe InDesign team

  10. Arabic

    Using Adobe Arabic font, and paragraph set to Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer, when I copy in Arabic with a period at the end of the sentence, InDesign is interpreting the period as Roman/English text and placing it to the far right of the sentence, instead of at the end of the sentence (far left).

    This is new since I last worked in these files in March of this year.

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  11. numbered list

    When a long numbered list extends to the next page, the first list on the next page will indent outside of the margins. To correct, I just reapply the style. It happens after closing and opening the document several times without me even working on that page. I'm having to check the exported PDF every time when I do an update to the file.

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  12. Paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable

    inDesign paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable. I have two examples with differing issues in a monthly publication.

    The first is a query for web addresses and emails based on common TLDs. I have used it for years.
    \b\S+(\.com|\.org|\.gov|\.edu|\.net|\.UK|\.ca|\.uk|\.ly)((\s)|[^\>\]\)\;\:\s(\.\s)(\,\s)]+)

    In the same document, on the same text, the style change query works, and then doesn't work in another paragraph style. To make it more confusing, if I remove the pathname variables it will then work. If I past the variables back in, it will still work.

    Even simple match queries will need to be edited into different syntax to work from…

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  13. Text has Overrides when copy/pasted within the same text frame

    This is with regards to InDesign 13.1
    As you can see in the screenshot, when I copy a text and put it in the same text frame (same paragraph style) it automatically has an override.
    Hovering over the name of the paragraph style does not show the deviation, but right-clicking allows to clear all overrides (which successfully removes them).

    It is quite annoying to get an override every time I copy text or a text frame.

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  14. Bug - Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style

    Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style. Individual styles inside the folder are no longer associated with paragraphs, just the folder. When changing name of folder the paragraph style settings are shown instead of the plain change folder name dialog.

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  15. Size and Position Missing from Object Styles

    "Size and Position Options" are missing from Object Styles. The option is simply not listed in the Object Styles options and I cannot find a reason for it anywhere. Everywhere I've searched says it should be there so that I can set a specific placement for an object with that style applied, but it's missing.

    I'm using the software at work. It's Adobe InDesign CC - 2017.1 release. 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

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  16. Add a tick box to settings panel of paragraph rules, to make rule under every line of a paragraph possible

    I design a lot of school books. I frequently need to use dotted rules under all lines in a paragraph, where children can write down their own answers. These answers are already filled in with the correct answers for the teachers in a spot color. The students gets books without this spot color printed. This to clarify why I would need this. Until now the only solution I could find was to end each line with a paragraph end. But this is not very user friendly, especially when this answer-text needs a revision

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  17. Character Panel/Properties Panel font display font not correct for GREP-Styles

    Indesign CC 14.0.1, x64

    IF a GREP-style is at work formatting found text-style-ranges, then the font style dropdown in character panel/properties panel/control panel, may not correctly reflect the font in a selection . Please see screenshot attached.

    In the screenshot, a paragraph format grep style has applied a character style "bold" to the word "Foto:" and "Text:". The user has selected the characters OT from the word "Foto:" as an example. The character panel font style should say "Bold", ... as you can see "Light caps" is NOT correct.

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  18. Drop CAP Extends to the Next Paragraph

    When a paragraph using a drop initial has fewer lines than what is indicated in the drop initial dialog, the following paragraph indents for as many lines as is missing in the previous drop initial paragraph, even if the following paragraph has space between it and the preceding drop initial paragraph.

    The attached example shows a 1 line paragraph with drop a initial set up as 2 lines. The next paragraph indents.

    I think it very odd that the drop initial formatting goes beyond the paragraph to which it is applied. Took me a bit to figure out where the…

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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