Bug details

Indents not holding after page break

1. InDesign CC 2018, though I logged this bug for 2017 as well. It may also have existed as far back as CS6. I had hoped it would be fixed in this release.
2. Create a paragraph style that has a left indent and set text in that paragraph style. Set enough text to flow onto a second page.
3. The text should retain the left indent after the page break.
4. Sometimes, the first line of text after the page break does not retain the indent.

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  • LB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This happens in first lines of first columns on rectos pretty often too

  • Matthew Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is indeed very annoying. The problem never went away for me, even after clean installs on new computers.

    While it doesn't fix some bugs—like disappearing footnote rules—forcing InDesign to recompose all stories has fixed this problem for me (albeit temporarily; if you edit the text, all bets on whether or not the fix stays are off ). Use command-option-/ [Mac] or ctrl-alt-/ [Windows].

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This problem hadn't happened to me in ages, but now that I am upgraded to v 14.0 it has started again. A 440-page document that was perfectly fine the day before now is peppered with paragraphs not honoring the left indent setting at the top of a page.
    V E R Y A N N O Y I N G T O H A V E I T R E A P P E A R O N A N U P G R A D E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Gekke Dwerg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same after column break. This problem has been round for a long time.
    Any reactions from Adobe anywhere?

  • Matthew Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Text elements with left indents don't always retain the left indent after an InDesign-inserted page break (that is, a break that is managed by InDesign's internal functions, not breaks that have been inserted manually by the user.

    1. Adobe InDesign 12.1.0.56
    2. Create a paragraph style that has a left indent and set text in that paragraph style. Set enough text to flow onto a second page.
    3. The text should retain the left indent after the page break.
    4. Sometimes, the first line of text after the page break does not retain the indent.

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