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  1. InDesign freezes when trying to edit styles

    InDesign 2022 (17.3) freezes and becomes unresponsive when trying to edit styles of any kind.

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  2. Style mapping no longer seems to work between Word and InDesign

    Previously I was able to import Word (v16.62) documents into InDesign and map its Paragraph Styles to my INDD template's Paragraph Styles.

    In the latest version of InDesign (17.2.1), this does not seem to work, and the Paragraph Styles only come in in a single style.

    I have gone back and tested this using old files, which previously worked, but they now do not work: the Style Mapping doesn't seem to register at all.

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  3. Paragraph styles removed when importing docx files while doc files retain styles correctly.

    Using the latest InDesign 2022 (17.2.1) for Mac (The Middle Eastern version--the one that shows English and Hebrew), both on an M1 Mac mini and a late 2015 iMac running Big Sur.

    Import a docx Microsoft Word file into an InDesign file (tried with blank new document as well as one of our templates) with the import settings set to bring in all styles.

    The file is imported but the import has stripped all styles from the document.

    Resave the docx file as a doc file.

    Import new file into ID, which results in all styles being visible as is…

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  4. Redefine Character Style not available

    When changing the parameters of a selection that has a Character Style applied, the 'Redefine Style' should become available in the Character Style's contextual menu. But unfortunately, this is not the case.

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  5. Object Style not recording Shear parameter

    Object Style not recording Shear parameter

    when creating an Object Style from a sheared text box, this shear is not applied when the Object Style is applied to a new textbox.

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  6. object size and position options doesn't work as expected for grouped objects

    Currently if you use the size and position options in the object styles panel, it applies the x,y position to all objects individually in a group rather than to the group itself.

    Anchored objects currently handle grouped objects in the correct way. This feels like a bug/oversight.

    Would expect a group of objects to behave as 1 rather than being each item being treated individually within a group

    Images attached of a group of objects before and after having a position applied via the size position object style option

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  7. Incorrect font in Paragraph Style Options "Font Family"

    InDesign 15.1.3
    In the Paragraph Styles panel, in "Paragraph Style Options: Basic Character Formats: Font Family:" the Font Family field has Adobe Garamond Pro when the actual font setting is Adobe Garamond.
    Expected result: The Font Family field correctly has Adobe Garamond
    Actual result: The Font Family field incorrectly has Adobe Garamond Pro

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  8. Accessibility issues tagging order and H1 tags not showing at all for screen readers

    h2 tags are the only tags that are showing for screen readers any other of the h tags aren't working. I've tried everything to get it working. Made sure tags are correct within indesign, made sure export tags are also set up correctly, tried doing some after work in acrobat with the structuring. People within the community have said it's been like this for the last few releases. Could this be looked into

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  9. Text color tint bugs (more than one bug!)

    Changing the text colour tint from 70% black to 100% black in Paragraph Styles crashes my M1 Mac mini 100% of the time.

    Trying to manually change the text colour is not possible because when I click on the drop down menu for colour and tint in the control bar, the menu either doesn't appear at all, or appears for a few milliseconds and then disappears. I officially cannot work on my document now. What to do?!

    screen shot of text colour drop down menu bug.
    https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/03fd5jEqLrVSXxB-6eZgCtMLw#Screen_Recording_2022-01-28_at_12.21.16_pm

    I'm using th pre-release version 17.7 (beach the main release is unusable)

    I…

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  10. object style override plus-sign when multiple elements selected

    Object style made. Works fine.
    Multiple items on page need same style. When applied to ONE item, styles menu looks "normal." When applied to multiple items, with items selected, the styles menu shows plus-sign after style name.
    All of "clear overrides" options tried. Does not fix. Cannot verify that use of style is correct if styles panel gives false feedback.
    In the past, earlier versions, I don't remember ever seeing this apparent conflict.
    MacOS 11.5.2
    InDesign 17.0.1

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  11. indesign cc 2021 16.0.1 STILL does not preserve styles text formatting

    Indesign cc 2021 16.0.1 STILL does not preserve styles text formatting DESPITE being checked in preferences whether being placed from word OR copy pasted from a document that has the formatting and styles (in this case, Apple's Pages having opened a word doc.)

    No matter what, it does NOT keep formatting of text being imported/pasted/placed into an open indesign document.

    what gives?

    iMac using 10.14.6 mojave

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  12. Adding anchored frame to the text corrupts the text

    Hello there,
    We have noticed this problem while dealing with Arabic/Persian/Urdu text (regardless of the fonts used). English text works just fine.
    When anchored framed is inserted, the vowels in the Arabic/Persian/Urdu text and sometimes evens the characters in the text shift. The foreign text is typically perfectly fine prior to inserting the anchored object however changes. See before and after examples:

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  13. Adding anchored frame to the text corrupts the text

    Hello there,
    We have noticed this problem while dealing with Arabic/Persian/Urdu text (regardless of the fonts used). English text works just fine.
    When anchored framed is inserted, the vowels in the Arabic/Persian/Urdu text and sometimes evens the characters in the text shift. The foreign text is typically perfectly fine prior to inserting the anchored object however changes. See before and after examples:

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  14. Text frames in Object Libraries won't retain style settings

    Version: InDesign, version 16.4 on Mac OS Big Sur, version 11.6

    I am encountering an issue involving text frames that do not retain their object style settings when inserted and/or saved within object libraries. Font/paragraph styles are unaffected, but object style attributes such as vertical justification, text wrap, fill, stroke and inset spacing are all lost (revert to defaults) upon being added to the library. The same is true for settings made while editing the library items directly.

    This problem only involves individual text frames, and does not seem to affect any other type of graphic added to the library…

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    After setting the desired properties for the Text Frame, select the text frame object and in the CC Libraries panel, click on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the panel – here you will see various options like Fill color, Text, Character style, Paragraph style, and Graphic.
    You can also choose to Add all.
    Choosing ‘Add all’ will add separate items in the CC Libraries – you will find Fill color, Text, any Char/Para style, and a Graphic. Use any of these according to your needs.

    Hope it helps.


    Adobe InDesign team

  15. Paragraph borders do not update when the text length is changed

    When editing a paragraph with borders applied to them, the borders do not update correctly when changing the text length. This should occur dynamically, whereas currently, users have to tick and untick the checkbox as it does not always update.

    This occurs on Windows 10, Indesign version 16.4.

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  16. Paragraph border and shading error with anchored objects

    when anchored objects (such as column Text or line numbers) are anchored in a Text using the options "Paragraph border" and "paragraph Shading" the borders and Shades will "randomly" disappear, or new border-lines will appear (when more then one paragraphs are merged, the lines always appear between the different styles, even though they work fine again when the object is de-anchored). Sometimes the appearance doesn't change when an object is anchored, but when the anchored object is edited (for example, when the size of the anchored object is changed).

    This is reproducable on my Windows 10, using InDesign 15.1.4.
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  17. Paragraph border and shading error with anchored objects

    when anchored objects (such as column Text or line numbers) are anchored in a Text using the options "Paragraph border" and "paragraph Shading" the borders and Shades will "randomly" disappear, or new border-lines will appear (when more then one paragraphs are merged, the lines always appear between the different styles, even though they work fine again when the object is de-anchored). Sometimes the appearance doesn't change when an object is anchored, but when the anchored object is edited (for example, when the size of the anchored object is changed).

    This is reproducable on my Windows 10, using InDesign 15.1.4.
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  18. Paragraph border/ shading error with anchored objects

    when anchored objects (such as column Text or line numbers) are anchored in a Text using the options "Paragraph border" and "paragraph Shading" the borders and Shades will "randomly" disappear, or new border-lines will appear (when more then one paragraphs are merged, the lines always appear between the different styles, even though they work fine again when the object is de-anchored). Sometimes the appearance doesn't change when an object is anchored, but when the anchored object is edited (for example, when the size of the anchored object is changed).

    This is reproducable on my Windows 10, using InDesign 15.1.4.

    The…

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  19. Paragraph border/ shading error with anchored objects

    when anchored objects (such as column Text or line numbers) are anchored in a Text using the options "Paragraph border" and "paragraph Shading" the borders and Shades will "randomly" disappear, or new border-lines will appear (when more then one paragraphs are merged, the lines always appear between the different styles, even though they work fine again when the object is de-anchored). Sometimes the appearance doesn't change when an object is anchored, but when the anchored object is edited (for example, when the size of the anchored object is changed).

    This is reproducable on my Windows 10, using InDesign 15.1.4.

    The…

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  20. nested style does not appear

    When creating a new Style using the Nested Styles dropdown, the new style does not appear in the Styles Panel. I need to remove a number of unused styles created using the Nested Styles dropdown method, but since they don't show up in the Styles Panel, there is no way to remove them.

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