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  1. Text edits forcing blank

    I keep encountering the same glitch in multiple documents where an edit to the text on one page forces a blank page (although running head and page number remain) on the following page, with the text re-flowing as expected on the page after that. For example, deleting an unwanted space is a frequent cause of this glitch. So far I've found 2 ways of making the text return to it's correct position and removing the blank:

    1) place my cursor at the very end of the page before the unwanted blank and enter a space - this brings the text…

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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.

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  3. footnotes

    The "drag-and-drop" function works with normal text but not with footnotes references.

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  4. Incorrect Justify vertically text frame

    Justify vertically text frame is not correct every time particularly in more than 2 columns text frame. Tried all options and found some time there are space in bottom of last line as in attached file.

    Reproduced in the same in 2 or more columns text frames. This happens in:

    1. If used heading span 2 or more or spall all.

    2. Placed any text wrap graphics,

    3. Used with or without "Skip by leading"

    All the instances are same results, in some cases the space are more than the attached file, particularly if used "span all" for heading and…

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  5. Shading and Underline conflict

    Some underline strokes become invisible when Paragraph Shading is applied.
    If removed shading then strokes appear.
    That's a bug, shading always must go bottom.
    Two screenshots are from Indesign, with and without paragraph shading. The last screenshot is from Acrobat, i've deleted manually gray frames to reveal the hidden strokes.

    8 votes
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  6. Footnotes are displayed in the middle of the page !!!!

    Everything is in the attached video. Please solve this bug. It happens when dealing with a multicolumned numbered list. The footnote appears then in the middle of the page mixed with the text above !

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  7. Spell check for Mandarin Chinese

    I would like InDesign and other products to recognize that I am typing in Chinese. A spell check would also be helpful. Currently, it assumes English UK, no matter what I type. (I'm actually using English USA and sometimes Chinese for clients.)

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  8. footnotes in paragraph borders style

    While using paragraph borders and footnotes, borders break as in attached file. It won't display either preview mode properly though sometime exporting to pdf is perfect in other time it's same as attached pdf.

    I'm using Indesign latest 14. 0.3 one in windows 7.

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  9. Link text box with an existing box don't work anymore

    When I try to link a text box with an other existing text box, it doesn't work anymore. It's creating me a new box. In other version of indesign it was not a problem.
    I can't find anything about new features in indesign 2018, can you help me?

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  10. Loss of typographic enrichment (italic, bold, etc.) on import

    On CC2019 14.0.3 but also on previous versions.
    When I import a Miscrosoft Word text I sometimes lose part of the enrichment. On the attached example the majority of Bold are kept but some are gone. This is very problematic when working on documents of several hundred pages.

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  11. Use of tab key is inserting unwanted numerals into line of copy instead of tab

    When working in InDesign v 14.0.3 x64 on my PC, I've encountered a new problem when trying to align text in a bulleted list using the "tab" key.

    After keying in the text in my list, I create alignment by first inserting tabs using the Type > Tabs command, and then using the "Tab" key on my keyboard to align second and third lines of text. Lately, when I move my cursor down to the second line of text and attempt to use the tab key to align the text with the tab I set in the line above, InDesign…

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  12. Link updates not registering in Indesign Mac

    Indesign 14.0.3 (latest offered)

    A text box is dynamically linked [place and link] from a master document to a child document. When the text is changed in the master document, the linked box in the child detects that it has been changed, and prompts user to update the placed box with a missing/updated link warning and an ! icon on the linked box. This is the expected behavior, and this works properly on Windows version of Indesign.

    This function is not working on the Mac version of Indesign. Changes to the master are not being detected by the linked copy…

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  13. 14.03 still will not activate Adobe fonts!

    PLEASE actually fix this issue. NOTHING happens when you click on the cloud to activate. The update did not fix it.

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  14. Text

    Wenn man verschiedenen Worten in einem Textblock (die eben nicht direkt hintereinander liegen) - zum Beispiel eine andere Schriftart oder Farbe zuweisen möchte, so muss man jedes Wort einzel mit dem Inhaltswerkzeug anwählen und dann das gewünschte Format vergeben. Toll wäre, wenn man (zum Beispiel mit der Shift-Taste) gleich mehrere Wörter oder Bereiche anwählen kann - das würde die Arbeit sehr erleichtern.

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  15. Text input lag with 5k screen

    Typing in any Indesign text box causes input lag on Mac Mini, OS X Mojave and an 5k LG screen connected with a eGPU.

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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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  17. Vertical Table Lines in White (defined in the front, bevore horizontal lines) got overruled

    short:
    Tables, vertical lines white (in front), horizontal lines in black (in the back)
    after undefined cause: horiziontal in front, vertical in the back.
    Workaround: click (in top menue) on the white color again (for the vertical lines)

    describe:
    There is some serious complications with vertical table lines! I want to have the vertical lines cut out of the horizontal ones. This is easy, with doing white vertical table-lines. Works perfekt. But sometimes, not always to reproduce, there is a trouble, where the white lines, hide behind the black herizontal ones after copy&paste or changes in the layout. There is…

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  18. numbering & sections should work on the same line

    Allow second or third automatic lists on the same line.
    The second and other columns do not work automatically. Manually entering value.

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  19. Index entries lost when importing a .docx file with text frames into InDesign

    InDesign version: CC 2018
    MS Word version: 2013

    When I import a .docx file that uses text boxes/text frames/shapes into InDesign, most of the index entries within the .docx file is lost. When I import the same .docx file after removing all the shapes, all index entries remain intact.
    I've attached reference .docx files so that you can see what I mean. The .docx file (lorem_ipsum_index.docx) has five index entries, that are lost when imported to InDesign. On removing the text box from the .docx file (lorem_ipsum_index_wo_txt_box.docx), the index entries are imported properly.
    My assumption is that this is an…

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  20. Index entries lost when importing a .docx file with text frames into InDesign

    InDesign version: CC 2018
    MS Word version: 2013

    When I import a .docx file that uses text boxes/text frames/shapes into InDesign, most of the index entries within the .docx file is lost. When I import the same .docx file after removing all the shapes, all index entries remain intact.
    I've attached reference .docx and .indd files so that you can see what I mean. The .docx file (lorem_ipsum_index.docx) has five index entries, that are lost when imported to InDesign (lorem_ipsum_index.indd). On removing the text box from the .docx file (lorem_ipsum_index_wo_txt_box.docx), the index entries are imported properly (lorem_ipsum_index_wo_txt_box.indd).
    My assumption is…

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