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  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

    10 votes

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  3. ICML export doesn't preserve the paragraph styles of endnotes.

    1. Adobe InDesign 14.0.2
    2. Export a story containing endnotes as ICML
    3. Endnotes should be styled properly
    4. Endnotes lose the applied paragraph style
    5. UserVoice will not allow me to attach an IDML or INDD file. I can email it if needed.

    What this means is that anyone using InCopy will lose the paragraph styling of their endnotes.

    10 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are looking into it

    -InDesign Team

  4. Bad optical kerning for superscript "4"

    When a superscript "4" follows a closing smart quotation mark, optical kerning is set to -60 or -70 depending on font. This is too close (basically a crash).

    This is annoying for books with lots of endnotes, where superscript numbers usually follow quotation marks.

    10 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue
    We are reviewing it

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  5. Invisible character

    Apply all Auto Edits inserts an invisible character before which then interferes with Find and Replace. When pasted into a GREP search, it looks like ~I, but can't be found. It can be manually removed, but this is not helpful, as I need to be able to perform a comprehensive Find/Replace.

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  6. Multi-state objects and animated elements not working on State 1

    InDesign CC 2019 14.0:

    I have a 4 state multi-state object. Each state has a full-screen image with a text title and description which animates in (Fly-in from top) for each state upon load. Left/Right buttons control the interactivity.

    However, when I add an animation to the text title/description in State-1 it causes the full-screen image to not load and the test/description text doesn't appear either. (Tested in Indesign in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and on iPad/iBooks)

    When testing it in the EPUB Interactivity Preview panel and I go to State-2 using the buttons and then return to State-1…

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  7. InDesign Publish Online Not Clickable on Windows in Chrome or Firefox

    Working in: Adobe InDesign CC 2018

    We recently published a guide online using Adobe Publish online. The clickable elements (buttons, interactive elements) are not clickable on touchscreen PCs in Chrome or Firefox, but the touchscreen works (not as clean, but works). This issue is not present when the PC users are in safari or internet explorer. All content was created and published on a Mac, and no macs have had an issue.

    The content is private, but I can send the guide to anyone from Adobe on a person-person basis.

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    Under Review  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    Thank you for reporting the issue.
    We are currently reviewing the same.

    Regards,
    Abhinav kaushik
    InDesign Team

  8. "View PDF after exporting" previously opened acrobat, now my computer switches between opening Illustrator, Mircosoft Word, rarely Acrobat

    I've set my computer to use Acrobat as default, yet perhaps you could add an Application of choice to use when view exported PDF.

    Not sure if it's just a bug, but any fix would be welcome. Thank you!

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  9. My InDesign CC window will not minimise into the dock?

    Hi,

    Not sure where to go with this one but I have just upgraded to Adobe CC and noticed that I'm unable to 'Minimise' the window in InDesign and also noticed that it won't do it in Illustrator but Photoshop does minimise (ODD!)

    All it will do is when you double click it fills to fit screen and then the opposite.

    I have posted this onto the forum and others have mentioned that they are also experiencing this problem.

    (I have turned on the 'Double -click a windows title bar to minimize' in the System Preferences)

    Please could you help…

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  10. 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…

    8 votes

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  11. GREP Beginning of STORY not Working in InDesign 2020 15.0.3

    GREP (Beginning of STORY) not Working in InDesign 2020 15.0.3

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  12. ID 2020 bug - checkbox not shown.

    in ID2019 everything is Ok - the checkbox is visible. But in 2020 - not!

    var w = new Window("dialog");
    var list = w.add ("listbox", undefined, ["One", "Two", "Three", "Four"]);
    list.items[1].checked = true;
    w.show();

    8 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue
    We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

  13. Mouse very slow during mail merge

    When exporting to a PDF using Indesign Mail Merge, the mouse is very slow, even if in other programs. That makes the computer unusable during export of large PDF's.

    I found that only when the Windows Task Manager is on the front, the mouse acts normal again, but when I the Task Manager loses focus, the mouse is slow again.

    We have this problem on our Windows PC's. On my Mac it works fine.

    We use the latest Indesign (15.0.1)

    8 votes

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  14. Warnhinweis "Dokument wurde außerhalb des Buches bearbeitet"

    Wird eine Buchdatei bearbeitet und geschlossen ohne das das Fenster Buch geöffnet ist, wird das Dokument mit dem Warnhinweis "Dokument wurde außerhalb des Buches bearbeitet" markiert.
    Dieser Fehler tritt nicht auf, wenn das Fenster Buch beim Schließen oder Speichern geöffnet bzw. angezeigt wird.
    Es ist kein Grund für dieses Verhalten zu erkennen. In den letzten ID Versionen trat dieser Effekt nicht auf.

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We will review it.

    -InDesign Team

  15. arabic

    Cursor Direction when typing Arabic or other RTL languages. in Middle Eastern version ONLY.

    1. All Middle Eastern versions (English يدعم العربية)

    2. Type Arabic text. Place the cursor within text. Hold "Shift" key and click on right arrow key on the keyboard to select/highlight text. Cursor moves left and select next character on the left while clicking on right arrow.

    3. To select a character to the left of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+left arrow) To select a character to the right of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+right arrow)

    4. What actually is happening now and for over 20 years when…

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  16. Text wraps when replacing a swatch

    If I replace a swatch the text wraps at one place. It happens just with one color in the document... I doesn't matter which swatch I use for replacing... I never seen this before. I image how risky that is when you're replacing a swatch in a large project like a catalog and than somewhere in the document text is wraping...

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    Under Review  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    Thank you for reporting the issue.
    We are currently reviewing the same.

    Regards,
    Abhinav Kaushik
    InDesign Team

  17. Hunspell dictionaries cannot be added in Sierra or High Sierra

    Adding Hunspell dictionaries breaks code-signing, and results in the whole of InDesign's spelling system being sand-boxed by OSX.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. On High Sierra and InDesign CC, add a Hunspell dictionary, as detailed here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/add_cs_dictionaries.html

    2. Spell-check any InDesign document using the new dictionary and spell-checking then becomes unusable, until InDesign is uninstalled then re-installed.

    The following types of errors are produced in the console, showing that it's a code-signing issue, caused by dictionaries being installed within the Hunspell plugin bundle.

    Can I suggest that there should be another place to install additional languages, outside the InDesign application.

    The only way…

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  18. Dotted line looks pixelated in pdf

    When I export a Indesign file to pdf that has lines in it with japanese dot style, the dots appear pixelated in the pdf. But only the dots on a straight line, the dots in the rounded corner (see attached screenshots) look good, as do the dots on a circle line.

    When I print the file they look good. But as I need to show this document on screen as well it has to look good on screen too.

    Could you please fix this?

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  19. Identical shapes on different layers end up different sizes when scaled together using the selection tool

    1) This bug occurred on InDesign cc2017 and CS6. 2) Follow these steps to replicate the bug: create a shape, let's say a circle, and then copy this circle and paste it in a separate layer directly over the top of the first. To better see the effects of the bug, make the fill of the top circle red, and the bottom blue. At this point, the bottom blue circle is completely hidden by the red circle above it. Now put a 4pt stroke with an outside alignment on the bottom blue circle. The blue circle is still hidden, and…

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    Under Review  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    This thread has been marked Under Review.
    One of the major usecases is still yet to be addressed.

  20. 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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