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  1. Style shortcuts keep disappearing

    InDesign 13.1.1

    I'm not sure what is going on but it's been happening for a while now. The only way I've been able to fix it has been to trash my preferences. Unfortunately even that doesn't last long, sometimes as short as a day.

    I make a lot of paragraph and character shortcuts for my projects. Each has it's own set of fonts so although I use the same shortcuts each are attached to different fonts so when I jump into a project I need to be able to see the shortcuts in the panel to remember which to use.…

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  2. formatting

    There NEEDS to be a way to keep formatting when copy/pasting. I need to keep formatting when copying text from .docx and pasting into indesign. This is a MUST! Us copy editors need this ability. Using textedit/notepad and copying from there doesn't work (that is the solution recommended to me by technical support). Please Please PLEASE fix this!

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  3. 「最近使用したもの」から開くと、テキストフィールドにキーインできない。

    「最近使用したもの」から開くと、テキストフィールドにキーインできない。

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  5. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    All I must do to crash InDesign is 1) open the document, 2) place my cursor between two of the inline anchored text boxes, 3) add a paragraph return (creating overset text which should be reflowed automatically).

    See attached screenshot of one-page document.

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  6. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the attached document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    To witness the bug, 1) open the attached document, 2) click the red text marked with a note, 3) apply the "bug illustration" paragraph style.

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  7. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the attached document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    To witness the bug, 1) open the attached document, 2) click the red text marked with a note, 3) apply the "bug illustration" paragraph style.

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  8. [v15.0.1 up to v15.0.3.406] Link in Hyperlink Panel green, but incorrect

    Another bug that has unfortunately crept in and is just noticeable: in the hyperlink panel, links are shown as okay (green!!), but they contain control characters (e.g. conditional line break <- I don't know if this is the correct English name, see in Text as control character like this: | ).
    The control character is (of course) exported and the link does not work in Acrobat.

    The link does not work in InDesign either, but if the light shows green, the function is useless.

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  9. ID 15.0.2 can't find kashida

    I'm using ID CC20 (v15.0.2) with Arabic support. When I search for a manually placed kashida in a string of text, I get a "Cannot find match" error. I've made sure all specific attributes are turned off in the search window (see attached). This happens whether I type a kashida in the search field or copy-paste it from text in the layout.

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  10. Importing Word Footnotes

    Windows 7, Indesign CC 2020 (version 15.0.2)

    While placing Word file, footnotes and endnotes not appearing in Indesign while using copy & paste these are showing.

    Pl check and fix it.

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  11. The hyphenation don't work properly in portuguese syllabic Division

    The Hyphenation breaks on vowels and consonants what is wrong on portuguese, there was not that in old versions of Indesign.

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  12. Linked text block loses link if replaced.

    InDesign Version 15.0.2
    Steps to reproduce issue:
    a.) drag a formatted dummy text block to page from CC Library
    b.) select dummy text block, CMD + D, select copy file to place.
    c.) select same dummy text block, CMD + D, select any copy file and place again.
    Expected result: Copy file link should be shown in links panel.
    Actual result: Copy file link dissappears during step "C".
    *This issue doesn't happen when dummy text block is pulled from a local library.

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  13. inDesign not showing all typekit activated fonts

    Typekit shows fonts activated but they are missing from "find font" windows.

    Font in adobe typekit.
    Font: In adobe type kit, turned ON.

    Font: shown as MISSING in indesign
    Font: not able to replace because it does not show up in "FIND FONT" dialogue

    Available in standard pulldown tab.

    ATTEMPTS TO FIX:
    1 - turned off suitcase
    2 - cleared font cache and rebooted
    3 - unsintalled indesign and preferences, reinstalled fresh
    4 - installed this patch https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/font-manager-crash.html

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  14. In the Table of Contents panel, make the 'Include Book Documents' option persistent and part of the style

    I am writing a book, with 18 chapters, each as a separate InDesign document, but all collected in a single Book.indb.

    I just now returned to writing the book after a several months break. Wanting to update my structure, I did Layout > Table of Contents and clicked 'OK'. My Table of Contents disappeared!

    After investigating, I realized that the 'Include Book Documents' option in that panel had become unchecked.

    I checked that option, ran Table of Contents again, and found all my table of contents entries generated successfully. Yay!

    HOWEVER, when I went to regenerate the Table of Contents,…

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  15. In Design 15.0.2 freezes up and is extremely slow

    It takes quite a while to do simple things like create a text box, move the boxes around, cutting and pasting, moving from the selection tool to the type tool, etc. It will even freeze up moving from page to page. It takes forever to get any work done. Please help!

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  16. text shadow

    I have a text box with Drop Shadow Effect on the text itself. When I edit the text, the shadow does not change. I discovered quite accidentally that Undo (CTRL+Z) then Redo (CTRL+SHIFT+Z) fixes the issue.

    However, when I change the angle of the object (text box), the text moves but the shadow remains in place. I cannot fix it even by adjusting the Effect angle options.

    I have another issue where I have two separate text boxes on the same page with the exact same font and supposed font size, but the text is quite obviously not actually the…

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  17. 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…

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  18. copy and paste removing spaces

    I have ahad a problem recently when copying text from word documents to indesign where it randomly removes and adds spaces to the text body. This is extremly time consuming to resolve. i believe it is an internal bug in the new update.

    Indesign CC 15.0.2 (Windows 10 x64)

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  19. Illogical interface to control the strokes of a table's cells

    Hi there,

    I find the interface to adjust the strokes of a table's cell utterly confusing and frustrating to use. For instance, I want to adjust the top horizontal border between two rows. If I click on the top bar in your interface (see diagram), select a weight and colour, InDesign changes the stroke of the cell's vertical bars?!

    If I select the bottom bar in the diagram, it still changes the vertical bars.

    If I attempt to guess the reasoning of how the interface works, I then chose to select the vertical bars in the interface, InDesign still changes…

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  20. lowercase u key not working in text frames

    version 15.0.02

    I am not able to type a regular "u" in text frames. I can copy and paste a lowercase u, I can Shift+U to make an uppercase U, but I cannot use caps lock to make an uppercase U.

    When I do press the u key, the line reverts back to the Basic Paragraph formatting, but I'm not able to find any shortcut that refers to this.

    I hope that is understandable.

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