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
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.