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  1. GREP search failed to match all text in a story

    We use to be able to search all text in a story by using this (?s).+ code. It’s working fine in CS6. But in CC2019, 2020, and 2021 on both Mac and Windows it will fail to select all text in the story if there is more than ~ 50000 character. Only the first ~ 50000 will be selected.

    This might be related to an old bug that was introduced in 14.0.2 that was fixed in 14.0.3.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create a document with one story containing more than 50000 characters
    2. Do a GREP Find using (?s).+

    A…

    17 votes

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  2. Text wrapping has changed to before 2019 use textFrame based indent

    To place a graphicItem with text wrap, it is not an object-based indent like 2020, but a text frame-based indent before 2019.

    1 Version
    16.0.1(macOS10.14/10.15.6)

    2 Steps to reproduce the issues
    1. Make TextFrame. To places graphicItem above the textFrame and set text wrap.
    2. The indent set in the textFrame does not take effect for the object for which wrap text is set like before 2019.

    3 Expected result
    Indent set in the textFrame does take effect for the object for which wrap text is set like 2020.
    Please refer below Community article.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesignフォーラム/indesign2020ではできていた回り込み時のインデント設定の維持が2021ではなくなっている/m-p/11677071

    4 Actual result
    The indent…

    95 votes

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  3. Text formatting can break backlinking endnote texts to endnote refs when exported to PDF (Print)

    Hi together,
    to explain the issue:

    Sometimes backling from endnote text to endnote reference number will not work.

    To make it work at all I found the following minimum requirements for PDF export:

    PDF Export (Print)

    Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)

    [x] Create Tagged PDF

    [x] Hyperlinks enabled

    Even with that sometimes only linking from the endnote reference number to the endnote text will work, but not backlinking from the endnote number in the endnote text to the reference in the main text.

    What I found:

    If you want linking back from the endnote number at the start of the…

    10 votes

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    9 comments  ·  PDF Export  ·  Admin →
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  4. Endnotes are tagged incorrectly when exporting to Accessible PDF from InDesign 2021

    In InDesign 2021, endnotes are not nested inside of a <Note> tag like they should be. Now only the Endnote number is in a <Note> tag and everything else is in a <P> tag. Normal behavior is to put each Endnote in its entirety within a <Note> tag. In addition, for several versions Endnotes and Footnotes are in a <Note> tag but then there's a <P> tag within the <Note> tag. The <P> tag is unnecessary and causes an error when trying to validate Accessible PDF. Please remove the <P> tag within <Note> tags when exporting to tagged PDF.

    6 votes

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  5. Translation bug : Spread -> Grossi instead of Planche (in french)

    1. Click on publish online button Single Page is well translated as "Un(e) seul(e)" (page) Spread is wrongly translated as "Grossi" Grossi means bigger (or what we had with trapping : spreading inks, so making ink marks bigger) Planche which has been the accepted term in inDesign for ages.

    (also known as 09/01/2017 #ID-4199114)

    11 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting this issue. We will review it

    -InDesign Team

  6. BUG (since CS6!): Nonbreaking Space (^S) Issue with World-Ready-Composer

    Issue:
    When using the ›World-Ready Composer‹, the character ›Nonbreaking Space‹ (^S) behaves exactly like the character ›Nonbreaking Space (Fixed Width)‹ (^s); i.e.: in justified paragraphs, its width does not adjust (like regular spaces do), but it is fixed and unchanging.
    This only occurs with the ›Adobe World-Ready Composer‹ (both ›Paragraph‹ and ›Single-line‹) and not with the regular ›Adobe Composer‹ (neither ›Paragraph‹ nor ›Single-line‹).
    It is not related to the font used, it has been tested with many different fonts.

    1. Versions with this bug, tested and confirmed by myself or colleagues:
      InDesign (Standard Version) CS6, CC2015.0
      InDesign (Middle Eastern Version) CC2020…

    11 votes

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  7. Drop shadow in exported PDF is a different size

    Certain drop shadows have a different size when they appear in an exported PDF.

    In the attached example, the black shapes each have a drop shadow effect in yellow. When exported, the shadows appear shorter and narrower. The difference is approximately 20 pt narrower and 1 pt shorter. (Note the difference in proportion of the yellow drop shadow and black shape in the screenshots.) I've also included the drop shadow effect attributes.

    This occurs with multiple PDF export settings including the default [High Quality Print]. I am able to reproduce this behavior in both InDesign versions 15.1.2 and 16.0.

    12 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will review the issue shortly.

    -InDesign Team

  8. QR-Code Generator Problems with Umlauts in vCards

    In the actual version of indesign (16.0) there is still an issue with internal generated vCard-QR-Code scanned by an iphone.

    In germany there are special Characters called "Umlaute" (ü, ö, ä) or the "sharp s" (ß). If these characters are used in an vCard generated within the buildin function from indesign, they are replaced with other symbols on the iPhone QR-Code-Camera Reader.

    I think this is only a Problem of the used vCard-Version. I think indesign uses Version 2.1 if you would just use Version 3.0 this issue does not appear.

    please see attached one example

    Kind regards from germany

    87 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will review the issue shortly

    -InDesign Team

  9. Translation typo

    Your missing a capital on the "commentaires" option in the French translation of window menu

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  10. GREP position marker "^" = Beginning of Paragraph (not beginning of a new line after a forced line break)

    Dear Support,

    with the GREP position marker "^" for "Beginning of Paragraph", the GREP-search should consider the position of the beginning of a paragraph.
    But this marker does not only recognize the beginning of a paragraph, but also the beginning of a new line after a forced line break (SHIFT-RETURN).

    This is not correct: A forced new line is not the beginning of a paragraph.
    The only correct way would be to consider the beginning of a paragraph (RETURN).

    Sometimes you can use "(?=\r)\w+" to look for a word behind a Return instead of "^\w+" to find only the hits…

    17 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We will review it shortly

    -InDesign Team

  11. Exporting to ePub (reflowable) when document has endnotes containing hyperlinks causes InDesign to hang

    Version of Adobe InDesign: 15.1.2 / macOS 10.15.6

    Steps to reproduce the issues: When exporting a document with endnotes containing hyperlinks to ePub (reflowable), InDesign hangs and needs to be force quit. Have tested removing all hyperlinks to tests, and document exports correctly. Have tested putting hyperlinks outside of endnotes and document exports correctly. The bug is specific to hyperlinks which are part of the endnote text.

    Expected result: Successful export with endnotes reciprocally linked to text, and hyperlinks in endnote text active to respective URLs.

    Actual result: InDesign hangs and needs to be force quit.

    20 votes

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  12. PDF issue with WorkSans variable font

    I'm getting a strange issue with the WorkSans static variable font when exporting a PDF. The font is from Google Fonts -- https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Work+Sans. The weight in the attached example is WorkSans Black. A strange overlap issue is happening in the crossbar of the A. The issue only seems to be occurring in that letterform. The only way I can seem to resolve this is by converting the font to outlines in InDesign, which is not ideal.

    4 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will review the issue shortly.

    -InDesign Team

  13. Underline with variable font

    When the underline of a variable font is activated, the underline takes the whole height of the page. (Indesign 15.1.2)

    7 votes

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  14. InDesign Freeze when anchored objects are 'Fit Frame to Content'

    Whenever fitting Frame to Content with an anchored object, InDesign freezes and I have to force-quit. This is really annoying, since I work with a lot of anchored objects that include text and need to be resized a lot of times.

    Working with InDesign 2020, 15.1.2 on Windows 10

    1 vote

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We will review the bug

    -InDesign Team

  15. Objects won't snap in digital document (video provided)

    Whether I'm moving or resizing my document, the object boundaries refuse to snap. Video is provided showing the issue. In this video, I'm zoomed in as far as I can go:

    https://youtu.be/wPycRStK364

    1 vote

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  16. Misplaced pin icons and shapes in Share for Review

    Pins or shapes in Share for Review are always shown with misplaced icons or shape "borders". All browsers render it similarly. In Chrome, after reloading and clearing cache through DevTools, pin icons are changed to numbers and shapes disappear (in DevTools there is some error...). Btw, in Opera for Android, there are shown numbers by default. Using InDesign 15.1.1 for Windows, tried different files on laptot/desktop with the same results.

    About a week before I used the function for the first time and everything was fine, but I'm not sure if InDesign had the latest update.

    Working example: https://assets.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:US:f5b91a94-c27e-44bd-9b09-f46e662affc8?view=published

    2 votes

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  17. Exporting accessible PDF – wrong BoundingBox

    InDesign Version: All

    Background:
    An accessible PDF needs for all graphics and pictures a bounding box.
    This is used by AT e.g. to set a focus to a visual impaired user.
    Using the PDF export a bounding box is defined for all linked images.

    Problem:
    Often the bounding box does not fit to the visible area.
    AT user get wrong information, in fact the file is not accessible.

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    Place an asset, where only a part of the linked asset is visibily placed in InDesign, the rest is cropped.

    Expected result:
    Bounding box fits to visible…

    18 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We will review the bug shortly

    -InDesign Team

  18. "Update Library Item" option missing in context menu of Libraries

    I am trying to update a library item. It's a previously created library item that I've made changes to. There used to be a contextual menu item called "Update Library Item" but it's gone.

    When resetting the prefences with Shift+Option+Command+Control at the start of InDesign or (for me) uninstalling and reinstalling a certain plugin, that menu item appears again.
    One user found out this:
    Renamed Adobe Indesign folder in ~/Library/Caches. That did the trick for me !!
    For the ultimate test, I put back the "old" Adobe Indesign folder and the issue was back again.

    Link to the old forum…

    7 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We will review the bug shortly

    -InDesign Team

  19. CEPHtmlEngine Helper

    macOS Catalina 10.15.5. and InDesign. 15.1.1.

    Massive problem with CEPHtmlEngine Helper. After a while, my MacBook Pro fan is running high and in the activity window, CEPHtmlEngine Helper is running between 90 and 100%. It is no fun to work with a system that runs crazy.
    Why? Solution needed.

    40 votes

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  20. Viewing page with linked image causes file to be marked as dirty (needs saving)

    InDesign version: 15.1.1
    Additional versions tried: 15.0.3, 15.0, 14.0.3
    MacOS Mojave (10.14.6) on two different computers

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a new empty document.
    2. Add a second page to the document.
    3. Place Image, onto the page you're viewing (I did a PNG)
    4. Save and close the document.
    5. Open the document.
    6. Wait 2-20 seconds, doing nothing to change the document.

    Expected result: document opens to page with placed image, nothing else happens / changes.

    Actual result: document opens to page with placed image, and after a delay the document is marked as changed (asterisk appears in…

    3 votes

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