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  1. Bold

    Upon defining a style with its only attributes set to “Bold”, the “Style Settings” box still reports its attributes as “[None]” (without stating that it’s actually “[None] + Bold]”). The “Basic Characters Format” still states it to be “Bold”.

    I encountered this as a nested-style which relies on a “Bold” style stopped setting its Bold where necessary. The document was a previous-version-created document, and I began a fresh document re-defining all styles. The unreported-Bold attribute behaviour is evident in the newly created v13.1 InDesign document.

    Version: InDesign CC 2018 v13.1 x64

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  2. crash when deleting line

    InDesign crashes on selecting a specific line in TOC

    Hi! When trying to delete some lines in the TOC, some lines cause crashes. For one line it seems impossible to delete it. When selecting the line or the space the cursor freezes within seconds and a crash report appears.
    On reopening the file an error message appears, though the file can be opened.
    Attached are two screenshots and the file.
    Regards,
    Peter

    version 13.1x64

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  3. Anchored object in table cell

    1. InDesign version 13.1
    2. Paste anchored object next to text inside in table cell.
    3. Anchored object acts as normal as if pasted in a normal paragraph.
    4. InDesign stalls and crashes; have to force quit to close.

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    Hello All,

    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 14.0.3

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

    If you are unable to see the update yet, go to Creative Cloud desktop application, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right corner and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.

    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 14.0.3
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

  4. printer

    InDesign fails to print on networked printer.

    Installed HP OfficeJet 6958 using HP "Wizard" to download drivers and install.
    Printer is installed over wireless network (connected through router).

    Same error occurred when installing Canon iP110 using downloaded installer (it installed as Canon iP110 Series WS) (But CAN print to Canon iP110 installed through "add printer")

    All other applications print fine, including PhotoShop and Acrobat.
    InDesign goes through print process (window pops up to show pages being processed), but does not print. File does not appear in printer queue.
    This occurs with all documents - graphics, non-graphics, etc.
    I have:
    -…

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  5. .ai layers lose the geometry when placed in ID with object-layers-option

    Phänomen bei der Zusammenarbeit ID&AI.
    Beim Ein- und Ausblenden von Illu-Ebenen in ID zerschiesst es mir das Illu-Layout. CC2018 AI 22.1 & ID 13.1 Win 10 (Siehe Video)
    only Windows.

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  6. .ai layers lose the geometry when placed in ID with object-leayers-option

    Phänomen bei der Zusammenarbeit ID&AI.
    Beim Ein- und Ausblenden von Illu-Ebenen in ID zerschiesst es mir das Illu-Layout. CC2018 AI 22.1 & ID 13.1 Win 10 (Siehe Video)
    only Windows.

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  7. I'm using Windows with InDesign cc 2018, but I can't seem to export a single page from a multipage document.

    I know I can export separate pdf files, but I don't want 90 separate pages, I should be able to simply select one page and export it, with the printer's marks. I also tried to print to pdf using the print settings, but was unable to create a pdf file with the printer's marks and bleed, even though these were selected in the dialogue box.

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  8. Indic script rendering issue

    It seems that Indic Scripts should be supported by default in InDesign, without having to separately check boxes in preferences or select "World Ready Paragraph Composer" in the paragraph window's menu.

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  9. will not find/change text in locked boxes. why is there an option to find/changed locked text if it does not work?

    My idea is if you have a feature in the find/change panel that ostensibly allows you to find and change text in locked layers or boxes....that it should work to change the text! Trying to change locked section heds, but the feature won't find and change them unless they are unlocked. Which. IS. Not. Helpful.

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  10. Clearing effects applied to an object causes InDesign to hang.

    InDesign CC2018 (13.1): Get the spinning beachball of death when I try to clear effects to an object. Specifically gradient feather for opacity. Just started happening.

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  11. IDML Table style EndColumnStrokeType attribute missing

    When an Alternating Column Pattern is created in a Table style any value for Type does not get exported to IDML.

    I would expect to find the EndColumnStrokeType attribute, but it is never created. The equivalent StartColumnStrokeType, StartRowStrokeType and EndRowStrokeType attributes do exist.

    The missing attribute is not documented in the IDML specification PDF.

    Using version: 13.1 x64

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  12. Printing scale issues when printing with different color output options for composites

    Hello everyone,
    spotted nasty printing bug.
    When printing using "scale to fit", OUTPUT->Color: Composite and OUTPUT->Color: InRip or just Separations then the prints do not match (crop marks, image etc.) between "Composite*" and "*Separations".
    Paper size and printer model doesn't matter.
    Versions tested: InDesign CS6, CC17, CC18 all on OS X 10.10, 10.13
    Test file attached.

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  13. merging cells in a table

    I am trying to create a 9x12 horizontal postcard with 4 vertical columns and 5 horizontal rows. Then I merge cells to create different size ad boxes. By the time I get to the last merge, it pulls everything up and looks like it is adding another row at the bottom. For example: merge the whole bottom row into one ad box; merge the right column 4 boxes into one ad box; merge the left 3 boxes beginning from the top into one ad box; merge the center 6 boxes into one large ad box. So, there should be a…

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  14. text wrap detect edges

    ID 13.1 x64, Win 7, AI 22.1 64 bit
    Text wrap w/detect edges may not detect text in AI file, may not detect shapes well. Have AI file with graphic and text placed in anchored frame in ID doc. If set to wrap around shape, detect edges, text in ID doc runs through text in AI graphic. Also (noted in in forums ) text may not wrap around white or nearly white shapes in AI graphic.

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  15. constrain proportions (& other hold-shift-to-use features) intermittent

    I don't have the Webroot software described in the fix so it must be something else!

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  16. ne

    Using current version of InDesign (2018). Everything up-to-date.

    Headers disappear on 2nd page of copied tables. Similar to problem seen

    This happens every time a copied table goes to 2 or more pages.

    Tried resizing frame but nothing changed. Attempted to install 2017 fix file but will not load.

    Any ideas/help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  17. Graphic Frame Text Wrap in Find/Change Object

    I'm running InDesign 12.0.0.1 (2017) on mac OS 10.12.6 (Sierra). I was originally trying to write a script to automate changing text wrapping on all graphic frames in the active document to wrap to the largest area (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). When I couldn't get a script that should have worked to function properly, I decided to try automating Find/Change Object queries. That's when I discovered that the manual queries weren't function. Allow me to elaborate:

    Here's what I want to do:
    Change the "Wrap Options > Wrap To" setting (TextWrapSideOption) for all graphic frames to "Largest Area" (TextWrapSideOptions.LARGEST_AREA). This should really only…

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  18. HSB Color Slider Not Working

    The HSB/ CMYK Color slider window hasn't been working for months, every project has this window grayed out and disabled with no options to turn it back on.

    If you want to change your colour you have to use the Color Picker, which in comparison, isn't good.

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  19. Cmd/Ctrl+Backspace and Cmd/Ctrl+Delete bugs

    Hi,

    Cmd/Ctrl+Backspace and Cmd/Ctrl+Delete bugs act erratically in latest InCopy (13.1) on Mac and Windows: contrary to all other apps and InDesign Story Editor, they delete words from seemingly random side of the cursor.

    See https://forums.adobe.com/message/10524905

    Actual result: Cmd+Del often deletes from left hand side, Cmd+Backspace often deletes from right hand side of the cursor.

    Expected result: Cmd/Ctrl+Del always deletes the word to the right of the cursor; Cmd/Ctrl+Backspace always deletes a word from to the left of the cursor.

    Regards
    m.

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  20. hebrew support

    hello,
    we are an israeli book publisher
    we work a lot with spelling marks on letters.
    on last versions of photoshop and illustrator and older indesign versions we are pressing alt + different letters and it gives us the letter with marks.
    but only on indesign 2018 it doesnt work..
    we have to do it through gylphs all the time.
    it costs us a lot of time. plaese fix it and let us know. we tried to do it with the indian support and they couldnt do it...

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