Split column doesn't work correctly.
Urgent: ID 2020 splitting multiple columns doesn't work!
I attach screenshot showing:
- paragraph style split column
- screenshot with style applied in ID 2019 14.3
- screenshot with the same style and same text in ID 2020
Fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign 2020 – that is, InDesign 15.0.1
In the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click on the Updates section on the left. You should be able to see the Update available for InDesign. Please update your InDesign application to this version to try out the fix.
Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.
Adobe InDesign Team
Newest version applied. It won't split a list even when there is no other style other than bulleted list and span 2 applied. Does anyone bother to test updates before rolling them out?
D. Salomon commented
With the newest version of InDesign 2020 (15.0.1) I still run into the same issues with split columns.
As Niki wrote, I also confirm that the option split column doesn't works when the text splited is at the bottom of the page.
The split columns in that cases is lost and to fix that you must manually close the text frame.
After the update the "split column", in two or more columns, has returned to work as before. Only one big problem, not less important, remains to be solved: at the bottom of the page the division doesn't work (1.png), except when the text boxes are closed manually (2.png), as you can see from the attached files.
This beta build has fixed my issues of column splitting. Any idea when this beta build could be deployed as a final release? I too have multiple employees working on files and need all of them on a stable build.
it would be great if you could send Ravi Kiran a sample document where the fix is not working.
Wild guess: Maybe it's because of the XML tags in your layout?
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The beta fixed the problem I documented here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/line-and-text-selection-id-2020-bug/m-p/10740105#M160793
Split columns of 3 or fewer items now flow correctly, and I can click into the first lines of the split columns and select text without issue. I, however, cannot switch into 2020 for my work flow until the fix is in a public release. I work with a whole team of people who open my files. They need the fix too. Thanks!
we have the 15.0.1 version installed and also tested without a positive result. In principle, our problem is comparable to that of Vladan, see also the link of Uwe Laubender.
there is one report that the fix in 126.96.36.199 will not help in one case. See:
I cannot tell, hope that the OP, Ulf-Ger, is reporting more details.
I suggested to do "Recompose All Stories".
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FWIW: This bug is also reported here:
Probleme im ID-2020 mit „Spaltenspanne“
Ulf-Ger, Nov 26, 2019
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Span columns not only does not seem to be splitting the columns evenly, but it also seems to occasionally put multiple lines of a paragraph on top of each other. I've gotten it in both the split column text, as well as the paragraph immediately following. The first screenshot shows on the left-hand side columns that are uneven as well as the overlapping text. The second screenshot shows the paragraph following the split columns displaying overlapping text. In all instances, removing the split column setting from the style eliminated all overlapping text. ID2020, Mac OS 10.15.1
I also have this problem. I posted in the community forum with samples.
thank you for your support.
I emailed to you a sample file in InDesign 2019 where text has been splitted in two column.
One another very important thing:
this option doesn't works good even in Id 2019. When text splited is at the bottom of the page the split to columns is lost and to fix that you must manually close the box of the text on each page.
Thank you in advance
I emailed a file and a video showing the behavior as well.
I have the exact same issue - opening a file made in ID 2019 where text has been split to columns. If I do anything to that text at all: add a space, alter text, etc, the split to columns is lost and the whole document shows as just a single column.
ID 2020, MacOS Catalina