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  1. footnote

    Footnotes start at 1 every time I open a new text field on a single file. I want the footnote numbers to follow.

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  2. Variable fonts: Feature Variations not working

    In the current version of Adobe CC, Variable fonts’ Feature Variations are not working. Please have a look at the Trial version of my typeface Pangea (https://fontwerk.com/de/fonts/pangea-superfamily):
    https://christoph.koe.berlin/temp/PangeaVARTrial_2.000.ttf

    Axes for Weight, Italic, Apertures, Extenders, Inktraps and Spacing are working, but as soon as you move the sliders of the the last axes (Single-storey a, single-storey g and Straight l) the font is marked as missing and jumps back to the basic style.


    1. InDesign version 16.1, MacOS 10.14.6 and above

    2. Steps to reproduce the issues: Install font via FontBook, move sliders in last three axes

    3. Expected result:…
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  3. Il serait TOP de pouvoir faire un fichier recherché d'une cellule de tableau vide, ou bien qui contienne tel ou tel chiffre

    Il serait TOP de pouvoir faire un fichier recherché d'une cellule de tableau vide, ou bien qui contienne tel ou tel chiffre

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  4. textframe loses focus

    Since having my computer upgraded to Catalina (10.15.7), InDesign (both 14.0.2 and 16.1) loses focus when I click off of a text frame. I’ve attached a video made in 16.1.
    When I click off a graphic frame, behavior is normal—I can immediately click another element on the page. But when I click off a text frame, note how the Swatches panel disappears and I must click again on the page so InDesign regains focus so that I can then select another element on the page.

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  5. textframes lose focus

    Since having my computer upgraded to Catalina (10.15.7), InDesign (both 14.0.2 and 16.1) loses focus when I click off of a text frame. I’ve attached a video made in 16.1.
    When I click off a graphic frame, behavior is normal—I can immediately click another element on the page. But when I click off a text frame, note how the Swatches panel disappears and I must click again on the page so InDesign regains focus so that I can then select another element on the page.

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  6. Letters 'fl' become invisible

    Adobe CC 16.1 x64

    Paragraph style applied to text in text frame:
    [No Paragraph Style] + next: [Same style] + Helvetica Narrow + Oblique +size: 10 pt + left indent: 0.4375 in + first indent: -0.125 - hyphenation + tint: 90% + list: bulleted

    When I type "cash flow" the fl both become invisible as soon as I type the 'l'. Does not happen with any other paragraph style. Does not show as being a different style or color or anything. Letters are still there because I can highlight the space they take up.

    How can these become visible?

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  7. African Ajami diacritics not shaping properly

    InDesign Version 16.01 and 16.1

    InDesign is not properly shaping Arabic diacritics that are used for African languages. When typing the African diacritics they do not attach properly to the base letter and they break script connection. If they African diacritics are substituted for MSA diacritics using Stylistic Sets then it works properly. This problems occurs for all variants of the African Damma.

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  8. Type 1 Fonts

    Preflight has the ability to flag Type 1 fonts. This is a great way to see if you are using fonts in a document that will not be supported in the future. The problem is there are OpenType Type 1 fonts and PostScript Type 1 fonts. In Preflight, when you click on Type 1 fonts not allowed, it also flags OpenType Type 1 fonts.

    Would be very important to identify exactly what fonts will not be supported in the future.

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  10. Outlined text

    I'm using InDesign v 16.1 for a Mac. I just encountered an issue with outlining text. As you can see in the "Display in Preview" png, all of the text is visible and matches what I actually see in InDesign. All of this text is outlined by pressing command + O. When you look at the "Display in Acrobat" png, the yellow outlined text appears to be transparent. Again, all of the text in the png files are outlined. This issue is also visible at our print shop. The workaround I found is just to keep the text live, but…

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  11. Outlined text

    I'm using InDesign v 16.1 for a Mac. I just encountered an issue with outlining text. As you can see in the "Display in Preview" png, all of the text is visible and matches what I actually see in InDesign. All of this text is outlined by pressing command + O. When you look at the "Display in Acrobat" png, the yellow outlined text appears to be transparent. Again, all of the text in the png files are outlined. This issue is also visible at our print shop. The workaround I found is just to keep the text live, but…

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  12. fonte embaralhada

    In the current version of InDesign (16.1), there is often a font error that shuffles the entire content. It usually occurs in the font "Frutiger 77 Black condensed".

    My system: Dell Optiplex 3060, Core i5 3.20Ghz, Ram 16GB, NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card.

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  13. fonte embaralhada

    In the current version of InDesign (16.1), there is often a font error that shuffles the entire content. It usually occurs in the font "Frutiger 77 Black condensed".

    My system: Dell Optiplex 3060, Core i5 3.20Ghz, Ram 16GB, NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card.

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  14. conditional text leaves a bullet with blank line when using a bullet list

    Indesign v16

    We use conditional text and have noticed that using bullets with this would leave a lone bullet when swtiching the conditional text off. There's a work around to and a line break and switch the bullets off which allows the condition to work as expected.

    Would expect bullets to work with conditional text without the need for an extra line, this is flagging as overset text in some cases as well.

    To reproduce the issue:

    Set a few lines of text to bullet style
    apply conditional text to the lines
    Switch view of conditional text off
    You're left…

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  15. 2021 variable font not printing

    InDesign 2021 v 16.0 when I use the Acumin Variable Concept font in any style it doesn't print. I have no errors on the document just blank boxes where the text would be.

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  16. WorldReady settings go missing in [Basic Paragraph] style

    Adobe InDesign (ME) 2021, 2020, CC 2019, ..., CS6
    macOS and Windows

    InDesign's WorldReady settings (Paragraph Direction, Kashidas, etc.) are being stripped from a document's [No Paragraph Style] style when opened on a machine with a missing 3rd-party plug-in (like Em Software's InCatalog). This appears to happen with any 3rd-party plug-in that adds a text attribute with a prefix that's lower than the WorldReady plug-in's prefix. While the following steps use the Middle Eastern app (English Arabic), where there's a UI to see the style's empty/blank WorldReady entries, we've confirmed that this problem affects all app variants (including English (Roman)).

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  18. Table header line (below) disappears half when editing text in InCopy

    We encounter an unusual behavior with table lines.

    When an editor edits text in InCopy and saves the changes, half of the line below the table’s headers disappears. See screenshots “Before” (expected result) and “After” (actual result) the editing. The structure of these particular tables is quite complex.

    We use Adobe InDesign/InCopy, version 15.1.3 x64, in combination with the WoodWing Studio Editorial System.

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  19. Bullets Problem

    Bullets are not aligned with the text. It will be better if you restart the program. It also doesn't do that when you want to add bullets. If you want to add bullets, you have to restart.

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  20. Index sorting: offering choices «letter by letter» vs «word by word» vs user defined

    When generating an index, InDesign has always use letters by letters sorting. It would be far useful if InDesign Index offer the choice between:
    a) letters by letters;
    b) Words by Words;
    or c) Custom user entry

    Having to manually fix multiple level of indexes is painful and make no sense at all with a computer generated content like an Index.

    PS: Affinity Publisher is using «words by words» by default.

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