Serious GREP style bug: ampersands
Hi, InDesign team.
I've run into a serious bug with GREP styles. Any GREP expression containing an ampersand character that is entered as a GREP style in a paragraph style will suddenly acquire additional ampersands whenever I scroll through the list of GREP styles.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
Create a simple GREP style as part of a paragraph style.
The entire GREP expression should consist of the single character &. (Though this also happens when the & is part of longer expressions.)
Make enough other GREP styles that you need to scroll in the window to see them all.
Close the paragraph style window and reopen it.
Scroll through the list of GREP styles.
When you scroll, you will see that "&" has become "&&."
HERE ARE OTHER DESCRIPTIONS OF THIS ISSUE:
I believe I have gotten around the bug by using the Unicode value for an ampersand, but this is not ideal. I need to be able to trust that the GREP style implementation is solid.
Thanks for reporting. We’ll review this shortly.
Adobe InDesign team
Jean-Claude Tremblay commented
I can confirm this with 16.1, not present in 188.8.131.522 (mac)