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[Break in CC 2018] Text frame properties lost when copying and pasting frames across document

I have a document that uses top justification in a text frame, and bottom justification in another text frame. When I copy these frames, with or without any other objects, into a new document (think business card imposition), the bottom justification changes to top justification, altering the layout of the document.

I have reset my preferences, and tried the fixes described here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2402361 and here https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2401857

With no success.

Attached is a 1UP file (Original with mixed justification) and a 24UP file (with resulting error)

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  • Eddie Deighton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have exactly the same problem. I am pasting text blocks from a client's template into our customised template and every box is re-setting, causing all kinds of issues because I am having to visually correct each box. What a waste of studio time. I am running 2017 (12.1.0). 14.0.1 is all kinds of sluggish on our machines and is unusable, so no chance of updating to 'fix' the issue because the latest version comes with its own issues. Just... great.

  • n commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The fixed content is incorrect as of Oct. 30th, 2018

  • Eddie Deighton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm having a similar problem. I am copying a number of text boxes from a client's template to use in my project (which was previously the same template I'm copying from, just renamed!) and it will not retain Text Frame options when I paste in place. Text is both hyphenating differently and alignment is different. All Text frame Options seem to be the same when I cross-reference the settings. No idea what's causing it.

    I am running latest version of InDesign CC. Side note: it would be nice if the CC menu bar at the top told you which version you're running when you check your list of apps ;)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've had the same problem. I found a way to reset the text box properties. It's a pain to reset each text box, but I went into Text Frame Options > First Baseline > Offset: Cap Height worked for me. I'm using InDesign 13.1 as there is no further InDesign update available.

  • Britt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OK, I think I found my problem (from my previous problem, request for help). I unchecked "Balance Ragged Items" in the paragraph dialog box and it reflowed correctly. This has never happened before and my entire team was so confused. Must of been automatically turned on in the latest update. (this is not a particularly useful update, but I digress...). Hope this helps someone else...

  • Britt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe Design Team... are you sure 13.1.1 is available via cloud desktop? I'm only seeing 13.1 which I already have. And, no link to the beta test version which I'm assuming is the additional .1 in 13.1.1

    I'm hesitant to try the beta version after the missing cursor incident earlier in the year that left us losing revenue, time, and clients.

    We're trying to flow or cut and paste copy into text boxes with weird formatting issues at the end of each sentence that is not able to be fixed or revealed through hidden characters. We're sitting ducks... again. Is there a bug fix? thanks!

  • Alina Alvarez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am having similar issues with breaks of format (not just alignment but pretty much everything) on a book file with a looooot of styles and edits and IMDL breaks everything, added to this the file became corrupt when getting close to footnotes on 13.1 version so I have to create a IMDL version so I can open and fix footnotes on CC2017 which is useless because everything I did on CC2018 is not respected

  • Karl Gustafson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is not fixed for me. I have 13.1 x64 on Windows 10.
    When I copy a text frame from one document to another, ID is reformatting all text to my default font. Everytime.
    Huge pain in workflow. Please advise.

  • Tara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've also found that it loses any column settings as well. As in I had a text box set for 3 columns and centered vertically and then when copied and pasted into another document lost both settings and reverted to a 1 column top align. Needs fixing ASAP!!

  • Andy Parrott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The same thing happens when importing master pages. The alignment resets itself to top completely messing up my layouts, making my master page pretty much useless for future layouts.

    Thanks Adobe.

  • Tecnos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah, maybe the solution is simply: remove style, or resave document, or just re-add columns.
    The problem is that if I have a document with many objects in a page and I copy/paste all of it from one to another document I cannot check every element to see if it's pasted correctly. I assume the program works properly. Instead it doesn't. This is a bug. A huge bug!
    Maybe the bug happens when there's a file coming from an old version of InDesign, but that doesn't change the things. If I work with a professional application (paying for it) I expect it works professionally.

  • Andrewtb333 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Interesting: I could replicate this. I'm not sure what is causing it, however you'll notice that when you make a new text frame it automatically takes on the "Basic Text Frame" object style with a "+" to show it's changed.

    If you create a text frame in your document, make it two columns and then copy and paste it into a new document, the two column setting is lost. However, before you copy it, click "None" for object style, then copy and paste it: it then works. So if select all the text frames in your document and set them to have no object style, the problem might go away.

    My guess is that something in the object styles in your original document is corrupt, or there's a setting I'm not familiar with that's coming across.

    Another fix I just tried is saving your document as an idml file then opening again in InDesign. When I did this I could copy and paste a two-column text frame with no problem.

  • Tecnos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It happens only with a particular document that I attach below (maybe it results from an old CS file).
    Test: if I create a text box with columns and then copy it, from this document to another new document, it lose its columns. If also I create and copy a text box with columns from another document to this, it do the same.
    Attached below the indicted document. It is void.

  • Brian S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same issue. If I paste the text within the same document, it's styled properly. But as soon as I paste into another document, it looses the weight and point size. It does however maintain the same font family and tracking value.

    Other instances of text in the same document seem to work normally.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same issue. All text box settings are lost when I paste between documents.

  • Brandon Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good evening -
    To further update the issue, I created two NEW documents this afternoon in CC 2018 (13.0.1). In using the copy/paste function between the two documents all text frame preferences were lost.
    - Brandon

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