Tab controls are buggy. InDesign CC 2018
When using the Tabs control dialogue box all sorts of problems begin to manifest. First, as you are working with the tabs controls page elements go sideways. Text overlaps, sometimes entire paragraphs preceding the area you are working in.
On occasion, the tabs simply don't line up to where you assign them, even when you do so numerically. (See screenshot)
Settings for paragraph styles take precedence over tabs settings (even though tabs traditionally were the opposite, taking precedence.)
Can you please share a small video demonstrating the issue and a sample document?
Alexandre Lourdel commented
Same situation here with InDesign 2019 last version on Mojave 10.14.6. Please look at the demonstration on the video attached. And please solve these tab bugs. I've lost half an hour trying to understand what I was doing wrong before understanding it was a bug. The tab dots line disappears following the 1st line spacing value as you can see on the video.
Can't set tabs, only move the margin and set the leader. Can't even select L/C/R/. tabs. Only tabs that work are the 1/2" built into the ruler.
Sonya Shannon commented
I'm just stuck. Trying to make forms. Tabs completely useless in Paragraph Style dialog box. Please fix promptly, Adobe! Sheesh.
This is a serious problem--need ability to set tabs for efficient document design. Basic feature and very buggy. I've been using Indesign for 14 years (advanced user) don't send me a "how to set tabs" link, please just post when the issue is corrected.
Cannot adjust tabs once set. Cannot delete them. Relaunch doesn't fix the problem.
SAME. Is this fixed?!?!
Same problem. Infuriating and unworkable. Can't set tabs. Tabs disappear.
I am having the same issue and have been sending crash reports every time it occurs. Crashes if I use the quick keys or the drop down commands. Very frustrating. Frequently need to adjust tabs and currently cannot in latest CC version. Need to go back to older version to set tabs.
Cannot set Tabs - InDesign CC, problem began after I updated to the newest Cloud version recently. Program crashes immediately, with no work around.
Birte Sedat commented
I have the same problem. This is VERY anoying!
Please help me I want touch
I'm having this same issue -- cannot set tab stops, very buggy