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  1. InDesign False Ligatures Bug

    InDesign sometimes, seemingly randomly, replaces pairs such as hn, il, io, sy, ek, etc. with completely wrong glyph, such as accented Y, U, etc., when regular Ligature setting is applied. This has been a problem since CS5 and we recently had it occur in CC2015, so it is still there. Affected fonts have been many over the years, including licensed Adobe fonts. Fonts can be Open Type or PostScript. Language setting can be English US, UK, or seemingly anything else. The only thing that works to avoid it is to turn off Ligatures which is generally unacceptable, so the only…

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  2. InDesign crashes while working with Hyperlink

    For some reason there is 1 page number on my TOC that keeps making Indesign crash when I try applying a hyperlink to it. Everything else hyperlinked just fine. Also, I tried to delete the text so I could maybe retype the number but that also makes my application crash.

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  3. Scroll + Alt suddenly no longer works as a zoom function

    When I select alt + scroll, it longer zooms in or out on indesign cc. How can I fix this?

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  4. InDesign Crashes on Opening from a Book Panel Multiple INDDs with Modified Links

    Machine: MacBook Pro 13 in mid-2012 (i7, 2.9 GHz, 16 GB RAM)
    OS: macOS 10.13.4
    App: InDesign 13.1.0.76 (but basically every subversion of 13)


    1. I have several INDBs containing from 6 to around 20 INDDs each.


    2. Most INDDs contain from 3 to 60 cross-references (since book-spanning TOCs often crash InDesign, but that’s for another topic) – mostly within the respective INDD, but one INDD per book always has CRs to other INDDs within the same book or in other books.
      (My typical INDD contents: 2–48 facing pages with threaded, 1-column text boxes, therein several dozens of “custom” anchored objects, mostly containing text and…

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    2 comments  ·  Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    To identify the cause of this issue, we had started our investigation with the aim to resolve it. You might have also received email from us seeking more details to help in our investigation.

    We’ve concluded our investigation and came up with the finding : Either the issue is fixed in the latest release of InDesign or the issue was intermittent in nature at the time of its reporting and is not reproducible now.

    We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign 2020.0.1 (if you’re not already on it). It contains a lot of stability fixes.

    If you still face this issue even after updating to the latest version of InDesign, please submit the crash report to us. (The guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html)

    We seek your support in our continual effort to improve InDesign.


    Adobe InDesign Team

  5. in indesign cc2018 GREP

    beginning of paragraph doesn't work!

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  6. InDesign CC ability to "constrain" with keyboard shortcuts lost

    Using InDesign CC 13.1, since latest update (5/31/18) all attempts to "constrain" with time saving keyboard shortcuts do not work as before. Shift to constrain horizontal or vertical position when moving an item. Command, Option, Shift to constrain while enlarging or reducing images. Cannot constrain in Illustrator with keyboard shortcuts either.

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  7. Not find unicode Greek when pasted into Find

    When I copy a Greek word (that is entered in unicode) from an InDesign document and paste it into the Find field, InDesign cannot find the word in that document. If I type the Greek word into the Find field, then it does find the word. So there is a defect in the pasting mechanism for the Find function.

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  8. Text Wrap function not available!

    Can anyone help?! The Text Wrap function in InDesign is just not available. All I can see is a blank panel. Done the usual restarts etc. but still no joy and getting incredibly frustrating now.

    Running latest update of InDesign on MacBook Pro High Sierra 10.13.4

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  9. Links panel sorting

    InDesign CC 2018, 13.1 (mac os 10.13.4)

    panels: links: panel options: show column: Scale.

    Bug:
    The sorting function for "Scale" in links panel doesn't work properly.
    If I sort by scaling percentages, they list incorrectly.

    Example: 187 % comes between 21 % and 15 %.
    That means it sorts them alphabetically as digits, but should sort them as numbers. Please fix.

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  10. 1 vote
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  11. Bad tabulation behavior in ID 13.1

    The filling caracter (.) of a tabulation disappears in function of the value of the 1st line spacing without any reason at all. Please watch the video attached to this bug report. This is a big issue absent in previous versions.

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  12. Several years old bug is still alive in InDesign CC

    InDesign CC shows obscure behavior for Arabic subtending marks. Some times it kerns these marks towards right as shown in line 1, 3 & 4. Sometimes it adds extra space on both sides of these glyphs as shown in the line five and sometimes it automatically makes the digits size smaller as shown in line 1 & 2. While MS Word 2013 shows the correct shapes for all these marks as required. The Arabic script is written in right to left direction.
    Image shows the correct shape in MS Word 2013 and wrong behavior in InDesign CC.
    Test font and…

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  13. Clearly a bug in InDesign CC

    While working on an Arabic font I need to kern the space U+0020 between certain letters. So the required lookup is added to the font, with instructions to apply kerning whether the preceding letter have marks (above or below) or no marks at all i.e. the kerning is not effected by the preceding letter's marks. The Arabic script is written in right to left direction.

    Now the MS Word is showing the correct behavior as shown in the image. The first pair (without marks) and the second pair (with brown marks) both are kerned as instructed by font but the…

    1 vote
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  14. Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some common Arabic Marks

    Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some commonly used Quranic Arabic marks like uni08F0, uni08F1 and uni0F82, though these are added to Unicode several years ago. Images, test file and test font "Uthman" are added.
    First image shows these marks.
    Second image shows their correct placement above or below the letters in MS Word and the wrong result in InDesign CC.
    Test font "Uthman" and test indesign document are attached.

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  16. InDesign CC Server 2018.1 crashes when applying masterSpread to a page

    InDesign CC Server 2018.1 crashes when applying masterSpread to a page.
    The code attached in file "Script.txt" crashes when executing "item.appliedMaster = masterSpread;".
    The file "File.indd" is on which I execute the script.
    I works properly in InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2018.1.
    I've been searching on Internet and I couldn't find any issue similar to mine.
    I think it is a bug but maybe I'm missing something prior to execute that sentence.
    Thanks.

    10 votes
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  17. Opened files become modified (unsaved asterisk appears) without any modification

    I'm working with file A, but I keep open the B and C files (either I didn't close those or I'm copying content from those), after some time B and C becomes modified (unsaved, the asterisk after the name appears). The Edit→Undo does not show any alteration (it's grayed).

    May it be the problem that A, B and C belongs to a Book?

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  18. Assigned Shift+Delete to Edit→Cut; it does not work

    It's quite annoying that Adobe products doesn't support the Ctrl+Insert, Shift+Delete and Shift+Insert (Copy, Cut and Paste) operations by default. All other software on Windows does support so everybody is used with this.

    So I assigned the above shortcuts via Edit→Keyboard Shortcuts...
    The Ctrl+Insert and Shift+Insert works, but the Shift+Delete (Cut) doesn't. It seems to me a bug, Shift+Delete being hard-coded and it's taking precedence over the assigned key combination.

    2 votes
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  19. gpu

    system: mac-osx-10.12.6 (sierra)
    software: indesign-cs6 ver 8.0
    software: indesign-cc(2018) ver 13.0.0

    when in gpu-preview mode … center-line 'node' does not appear. when in cpu-preview mode … center-line 'node' does appear. the center-line 'node' has appeared in cs-versions and previous versions … and disappeared in the cc-versions.

    i have outlined the steps, and included screen-caps, to reproduce the issue within my post to adobe-forums:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2492437

    further info about my environment:
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac18,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3…

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  20. Group in Old Layer -> Ungroup in New Layer = Error

    I like to layer different styles of content. I'll have a background layer for images, etc., that I want to not touch later so I can lock/unlock while I work with my content over the top of it. Sometimes, I accidentally am in the background layer and create content that needs to be moved to another layer. I would love for a feature like Illustrator that allows me to highlight an object or group of objects, click an opposing layer, and then right-click > arrange > move to selected layer.

    Also, there is a slight bug I've found, but it…

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    There is an option in the Layers panel flyout menu called “Ungroup Remembers Layers”. This is ON by default. That’s why when you ungroup, the objects go back to the layers to which they belonged prior to the grouping. You can uncheck this option if you want to have the objects get ungrouped on the same layer as the group.

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