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  1. Export Tagging: ‘i’ character in class name exports as blank space

    I just did the 2018 update, so I think it's the most recent version: 13.0 x64

    I have a document template that contains many character and paragraph styles with export CSS tags that contain the lowercase ‘i’ in them. This character is being exported as a blank space, which completely breaks the CSS, like this:
    should be: <p class="bright"></p>
    getting: <p class="br ght"></p>

    This problem was easily replicated in a fresh new document, so it’s something with InDesign, rather than my template file.

    This workflow involves complex style mapping through to CSS classes. Because so many of the classes contain…

    103 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. 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

    81 votes

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    51 comments  ·  Others  ·  Admin →
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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will review the issue shortly

    -InDesign Team

  4. JPG 300dpi export with horizontal lines

    When I export photo albums as JPG with the latest version, some images have horizontal lines. I've had the problem since macOS 10.14. (now catalina) and with older Indesign versions. If I change the size or position of the image, the stripes may disappear. If I use the DPI e.g. set to 301, the lines will also disappear.

    73 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will look into the issue shortly.

    -InDesign Team

  5. Auto-Sizing of text frames results in abnormally long widths

    InDesign 2023 v18.1 (Probably occurs in all versions after CS6)
    Japanese Version
    English Version
    Mac snd Windows

    There is a terrible bug in Auto-Sizing for text frames that causes the width to become unusually long.

    Simple and reliable reproduction procedure

    1. Create a new document
    2. Set all units to points in Preferences
    3. Create a new text frame
    4. Set paragraph style to “Basic Paragraph” and clear overrides
    5. Set Auto-Sizing
      -->Change to “Height and Width” --> Click the upper left corner -->Turn on “No Line Breaks”
    6. Insert Spacing to 1 pt
    7. Corner Options to 1 pt and Round
    8. Enter “0 [Line Break]” repeatedly…
    47 votes

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  6. Exclude color fields in book synchronization synchronized nevertheless

    I have book files and do not want to synchronize the colors. I disable this in the synchronization options.
    The colors will still be transferred/synced to all synchronized documents.
    ID CC 2018/2019/2020

    42 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

  7. 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.

    39 votes

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  8. Indesign performance issue : Slow work of Indesign when editing text with large footnotes

    I'd like to report a bug. Please follow the scenario below:

    1. In a single column with lots of text in it, make two columns for a fragment of text

    2. In text within the two-column setup, make a footnote. Add several lines of text to the footnote

    3. Turn on the "Span Footnotes Across Columns" feature so that footnote ends up in the same group with the footnotes at the bottom of the page rather than below the two-column fragment

    4. Expected behaviour: normal editing can be performed after these manipulations

    5. Observed behaviour: any text editing after turning on the "Span Footnotes Across…

    38 votes

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  9. PDF comments: Delete <FEFF> marker after removal of all comments

    After choosing »Delete all comments« from the fly-out menu of the PDF comments panel at every position, where a comment was before the removal, a <FEFF> char is left behind, which shows up as a zero-width colon (:), when special characters are turned on.

    Since this is a useless char after deleting the comments, the <FEFF> should also be removed, when selecting the removal in the fly-out.

    <FEFF> shows up with XML tags, notes and index markers, so we can’t simply do a TEXT search for <FEFF> to remove it.
    BTW:
    \x{feff} doesn’t work in GREP search, which is kind…

    35 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting. We will review the issue shortly.

    -InDesign Team

  10. Placed graphic displays and exports outside stroke.

    A placed graphic will show onscreen and in graphic exports like PNG and JPG outside the stroke when the stroke is aligned to the inside of the frame. InDesign 2020 and earlier. To reproduce: place a graphic, add a stroke to the frame, align stroke to inside, export the page to jpg or png. A thin portion of the image is visible outside the stroke. Obviously, this is most noticeable when the stroke is thick and white.

    35 votes

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  11. Slow InDesign

    This latest update for late August/September is really really really slow. It lags crazy. It's not efficient to work in. Even with small documents.
    It's the most unpleasant InDesign experience ever!

    31 votes

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  12. skew in character style for numbered list - does not skew

    1. Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 x64
    2. Create a character style with skew i.e 10%. Create a paragraph style with a numbered list. Apply the character style to the numbered list.
    3. skewed numbers
    4. does not skew
    5. -
    30 votes

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    8 comments  ·  Styles  ·  Admin →
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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

  13. 18.4 and 18.5 exported PDF corrupted

    Hi guys,

    Our books are printed in house with Xerox Nuvera 288 Presses. We recently faced this issue, and tho it should be addressed in 18.5 updated, we're still facing the same problem in 18.4 with 18.5 (Images attached below) where the whole book is printed out, but have left a single page blank.

    In this example, this page 85 went blank every time we ran it through the press when exported with 18.4 and 18.5, but got no problem with 18.3. This error also happened to 9 out of 10 book titles (exported with 18.4 and 18.5) that we…

    28 votes

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  14. Underlines are drawn in the space left by "danraku jisage".

    When I use "danraku jisage " in the "mojigumi akiryou settei" , an underline is underlined in the empty space at the beginning of a line.
    Since there are no characters in the empty space, it is correct that underlines are not underlined in the same way as when indentation is used to lower the line.

    「文字組みアキ量設定」で「段落字下げ」を行ったとき、行頭の空いている部分にも下線が引かれてしまう。
    空いている部分には文字はないので、インデントで下げたときと同じように、下線は引かれないのが正しい。

    28 votes

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  15. problem with optical margin alignment and world-ready paragraph composer

    1. This happens in multiple versions of InDesign. I've reproduced it in ID CS 6 (8.1.0.420), ID CC 2019 (14.0.3.433), ID 2021 (16.4.0.55), and ID 2022 (17.0.0.68).

    2. Steps to reproduce:
      (1) Open InDesign
      (2) Create a new empty document
      (3) Create a text frame that is 100 mm by 100 mm
      (4) Place Text4.txt
      (5) Go Type > Story > check Optical Margin Alignment

    3. Expected result:
      The left margin should be somewhat ragged because the * character needs to be shifted left to make the margin appear straight. The right margin should be completely even because each line ends with the…

    27 votes

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  16. Scripts using BridgeTalk do not work on M1 Macs (regardless of CC version)

    ID version: InDesign CC 2021 (16.3.2)
    OS: macOS Big Sur 11.5.2
    Processor: Apple M1

    When I try to run a script that uses BridgeTalk and works with Photoshop, it does not work.
    Also, a simple script using BridgeTalk will not work as well.
    Those scripts do work in CC 2021 on Intel Mac and macOS Big Sur 11.5.2.

    25 votes

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  17. Objects on the page jump if a left-hand page becomes a right-hand page and vice versa

    Hi developers,
    this is a longstanding bug:

    With facing pages documents on EVERY document page there is a zone where jumping of objects will happen.

    I call this the jump zone. All objects on a page that will jump are clearly inside the page's area. The bug has nothing to do with rounding errors where object edges are at the edge of a page.

    The objects should not move if pages are added or removed, if numbering of pages is changing. Nevertheless they do. Always. Unless, the zone has a width of zero.

    Below all the details.

    What is a…

    25 votes

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  18. export book to pdf slows the mouse respond

    Every time, when I export whole book into PDF file, my mouse starts to move with steps. Everything else is working more or less normally, but moving cursor is almost impossible.

    Cursors respond with huge lag - around 1 sec, and moves in steps, what makes impossible to use the mouse.

    24 votes

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  19. unable to change font, size, style in Script UI, alignment problem with Image on button

    Unable to perform basic features such as changing of text Font, Styles, Sizes in CC's scriptUI.
    Alslo image in button way OFF alignment.

    This result in uglier customized UIs than it's older versions.
    As the world population is getting older, the ability to have bigger font size and style is really needed.

    24 votes

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    Under Review  ·  amaarora responded

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We are reviewing it

    -InDesign Team

  20. Colors are displayed differently between pages

    InDesign 13.0.1 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) OS 10.13.3

    Open a CMYK document. Place an sRGB file on page 1. Place the same (or copy) on page 2.

    Expected: the colors on both pages look the same.

    Actual result: With color-proof switched off, the colors on page 1 show as if color-proof turned on while on page 2 the colors show correctly. See screenshots with the same files on 2 pages. I changed nothing I just moved the picture from one page to the other.
    With color-proof turned on all pages look like page 1.

    23 votes

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