Vertical Text Alignment not working correctly in InDesign 2020
I recently upgraded to InDesign CC 2020 and find all the text in circles not aligned vertically center. Document was last opened in CC 2019 and these were fine. I haven’t modified these since. Rectangles are fine. See attached example - clearly not right and inconsistently so. I have tried every setting and I can’t get them to line up. Thanks!
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.
If you have created documents from ID15.0 where you see this issue, please do a Force Recomposition of the Text Frames (Cmd-Opt-/ on Mac, Ctrl-Alt-/ on Win) to make it work correctly.
Let us know in the comments section if you face any problem with the updation process.
Adobe InDesign Team
Martin Howard commented
Still showing the issue in new document created in version 17.4
This seems to be happening in the 2022 version too? Any fixes? I've tried all the different Baseline Options within Text Frame Options.
Still happening in 17.0.1
Hi I am having an issue where the red align line seems somewhat "imprecise" - when I try and center an image or a text box in the middle of the frame it allows for a little bit of wiggle room so that the red lines appear even when I move the image/text box a few pixels. Obviously I want the perfect center - and the fact that I'm not totally sure what the center is, is problematic. The red center alignment vertical and horizontal lines should only appear and magnet when you are at the perfect center. The red lines shouldn't remain when you move the image a bit around it. Anyone else experience this problem? is there a fix?
This is still happening. December 2020. Any ideas, Adobe?
This is still happening in 15.1.3
Still happening in 15.1.1
Parjinder Sangha commented
I was struggling with this, until I accidently clicked the text box only and it worked. Don't select the actual text, it needs to be the actual box.
Running 15.0.1 and having problems with baseline consistency depending on the width of the text box.
Both text boxes in the example use the same object style. The Amount Paid box is wider than the Policy Number field. To get text to align I need to change the offset of the first baseline from 'Ascent' to 'Cap Height' (as per Luca Delpozzo suggested). In another instance, because this method didn't work, I set the offset to 'Fixed' and enter a value that aligned the baselines. I thought I'd then try that in other places but it doesn't work consistently either.
I've got a object style that should work but I'm having to apply different variations to get consistency. The only difference between each of the text boxes is the width.
Note in the attached images the starting point of the text moves depending on which Offset has been selected.
Vertical alignment just not working at all. Even with boxes only!
Have aligned in older version then pasted into latest version. Not great but it gets it done in the meantime.
The fix works, but after a specific font size, it starts to left align. See attached images. The image on the left is at 7pt. And the circle on the right is 22.47. (Using version 15.0.1)
Ken Wheeler commented
Type box alignment issues: sample pics
Ken Wheeler commented
Hi, I'm having the same Type box Misalignment problems constantly with 15.0.1 and it's diving me nuts. Copy and paste in the same exact position and type jumps and word breaks different too. No matter what you do. The very "basic copy and dupe in place" or "duplicate a page function" is completely unusable now. See examples.
This attachment shows how inconsistent this issue is. I got one text box to work in a certain position/frame size, then copy pasted the same exact text box, and the alignment is no longer correct. (in version 15.0.1)
Hi, I have 15.0.1 and this problem persists inconsistently, especially when the text box is small. I have tried force recomposition to no avail.
Luca Delpozzo commented
I found a solution maybe. In text box option, baseline option, First line, set Capital Hight instead of ascending, it works for me.
(command translated from intalian version so maybe non 100% precise)
InDesignBug2019v2020.PNG shows the two file formats side by side in Id2020. As you can see, the 2019 file is OK even opened in 2020. Vertical alignment is as it should be. 2020 simply cannot vertical align the same if started from a new document in 2020.
Opening the 2020 file in 2019 causes a conversion, but 2019 then vertically aligns things OK.
PS - I am having trouble attaching INDD files. Tried Chrome and Firefox and Post comment spins its wheels and gets nowhere. I emailed the files to amaarora@
An example of this issue is attached. The horizontal magenta line shows the vertical center of each circle. Each circular text box is set to vertically align text at its text's ascent. There is no inset spacing on the smaller circles where the inconsistencies are occurring, but notice how adding or deleting a space character shifts the baseline. My team is also experiencing inconsistent changes in the vertical alignment like this when creating soft line breaks, changing text point size, etc.—but those are harder to reproduce in placeholder copy.