Bug details

New defined Character Color in Paragraph Style not visible

1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
Adobe InDesign CC Version 2017.1 Build
MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

2. Steps to reproduce the issues
Create a new Paragraph Style
Go to Character Color tab
Create new color with a double click in the black square
Define some values for C/M/Y/K and click OK

3. Expected result
The new color shoud show up at the end of the existing color list

4. Actual result
The new Color don’t show up
After changing to another tab and back the color show up

5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
Video (in German) > https://youtu.be/9W9BVGGpMCQ

19 votes
Sign in
Sign in with: Facebook Google
Signed in as (Sign out)

We’ll send you updates on this idea

Tim Gouder shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update 14.0.2 of InDesign 2019.
If you are unable to see the update notification yet, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.

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


Sign in
Sign in with: Facebook Google
Signed in as (Sign out)
  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This post is for the Adobe InDesign team. Prior to CS6 you could double click the T in the Character Color section when building a style, and it would bring up the add color dialog. All of that still works, but since CS6 you won't see the new color you added in the list of colors.

    When you click Ok after adding the color and scroll down in the Character Color section of the New Paragraph Style dialog — the color doesn't appear in the list.
    To make it appear you have to click any other item in the style: for example click Bullets & Numbering or OpenType features, then click back on Character Color and the new color will show up.

    Can you fix this bug so that the new color that is added shows up right away (like it did prior to CS6)? This feature got this bug in that version, but worked beautifully and seamlessly in CS5 and earlier.

    See attached screen shots.

  • S. Krupkowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has been a bug for quite some time. I think the last version where it worked properly might have been InDesign CS6.
    Each version of Creative Cloud software seems to have more bugs than the last. Apparently none of the money Adobe rakes in from CC subscriptions is put back into development or bug fixes.
    Time to go back to (gulp!) QuarkXPress?!

Feedback and Knowledge Base