Bug details

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.)

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  • Sonya Shannon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm just stuck. Trying to make forms. Tabs completely useless in Paragraph Style dialog box. Please fix promptly, Adobe! Sheesh.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cannot adjust tabs once set. Cannot delete them. Relaunch doesn't fix the problem.

  • Iain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cannot set Tabs - InDesign CC, problem began after I updated to the newest Cloud version recently. Program crashes immediately, with no work around.

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