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  1. Right to Left paragraph tool

    I've got a ME supporting CC but the 2017 versions of pretty much every Adobe program I've encountered is faulty when it comes to middle east features... even when it has support, it's very hard to find.

    My InDesign supports world-ready single lines and I even somehow managed to get the right-to-left/left-to-right icons on my paragraph window, but after re-installing InDesign, I lost it and I can't get it back.

    Please make this easier to use. It's very hard for middle eastern-character using people to work like this.

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  2. Glyphs disappeared

    While editing a document all my my Greek glyphs disappeared. I am able to find and use them in other programs, however I cannot find them in InDesign. I put hours of work into this and it's gone.

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  3. Multiple Bugs in CC17

    Display issue 1
    Random lines appeared on my screen. Baseline grid and guides were hidden as I was in Preview Mode, no explanation for these lines.

    Display issue 2
    Text doesn’t display correctly when I apply a different Paragraph Style Sheet. (It displays the text in both the original Paragraph Style and new paragraph style on top of one another, even though the new Paragraph Style is selected). I needed to deselect and reselect another paragraph of text to rectify the issue.

    Dialogue box issues
    Both videos show how I’m unable to select from the drop down menu in InDesign.…

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  4. indesign 16.0 - new bug - text-wrap with image not correct

    If i place an image into a frame and set text-wrap on that frame, it works correct and text breaks fine. If however i set the same text-wrap on the image (double click image or select content) instead of the frame, it will not wrap the text at the correct width. See attached screenshot.

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    The values that are shown in the Text Wrap panel & also the Frame Fitting Options dialog for Crop amounts relate to the inherent image size, not to the size it appears within InDesign – that is, they refer to the image as though it were placed at 100% scale. That means it’s based on the image resolution and the scaling at which it is placed.
    To see how this works, when you place an image, just click on the document – it will come at its 100% scale. Now select the Image contents, open the Text Wrap panel, and input 30mm in one of the fields, the value will be correct. Now scale down the image contents to 50% of its size – now measure the text wrap – it will be roughly 15mm in size.

    Hope it helps.


    InDesign team

  5. Assigned character style is ignored when you generate index

    If you manually assign certain Character Style to an index entry (for instance Bold) and the same index expression appears on the particular page more than once, Bold is often ignored when generating the index. It is properly generated only when the expression is the first one in the list.
    If you assign style (Bold) to second or third appearance of the expression on a page and generate index, the character style is ignored.

    This feature is important. Certain index entries may be highlighted because the show page number of illustration, table, headline etc. So it is important to keep…

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  6. Spacing text is different in InDesign 2021

    When opening a document in version 2021 which is created in 2020, the text looks exactly the same, but when you try to change the spacing of a word, the whole alinea is recreating a whole new spacing. Looks like it has something to do with metric, but it's really annoying. Spacing one word means re-spacing the whole alinea. Anyone else experienced the same?

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  7. 'Apply italic' Shortcut Issue

    Prior to v16, Shift-Command-I applied the active font's italic to selected text. But in v16, it is applying the font's bold italic.

    I see no way to affect this in the Keyboard shortcuts panel. It simply lists "Apply italic" with the correct shortcut.

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  9. A new Switch tool

    Instead of ctrl+c, and ctrl+v, it could be invented a new function that switches existing text from a sentence to another. I would find it particularly useful in tables.
    Ex:
    I would like green apples
    I would like yellow lemons

    Select green, ctrl+whatever, select yellow

    Now I have

    I would like yellow apples
    I would like green lemons

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  10. Hebrew Vowel Points Incorrectly Positioned

    When keying (or importing) Hebrew text, InDesign often misplaces vowel points when two or more vowel points are attached to a single base character unless the base character and vowel points are keyed in a specific order. I don't totally understand it, but it has something to do with Unicode normalization. Microsoft Word gets around this problem, but I can't say how. It would be nice, however, if InDesign could get around it, too.

    One Hebrew font, SBL Hebrew, has written Unicode features (?) to prevent the normalization problem, but most fonts cannot do this on their own in InDesign.…

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  11. Find text and replace doesn't work (When Finding Czech language word)

    Find text and replace doesn't work (When Finding Czech language word)

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  12. 'Justify All Lines' Not Working Properly

    The 'Justify All Lines' paragraph option does not work properly when applied to objects within a text frame. The attached example image should help to explain.

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  13. Problem with variable fonts letter tracking


    1. Adobe Indesign 15.1.2


    2. There is a problem with letter tracking in variable fonts (please see attached photo)
      I've tried two licensed variable fonts and it occurs with all of them
      (Myriad Variable & 29lt Bukra Variavle)
      I've not changed the default values for letter kerning nor tracking.


    3. Expected results: I expect the text to have the correct letter tracking


    4. Actual results: bad letter tracking (please see attached photo)

    5. Test file: screenshot from my indesign.

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  14. Textgröße, Kerning etc. im vorgesehenen Menüfeld nicht mehr frei wählbar - Feld ausgegraut

    Hallo,

    seit geraumer Zeit gibt es immer wieder ein Problem in Indesign, welches in Foren meist mit der Hilfe "Caches & Preferences löschen" kommentiert wird. Aber keiner hat je eine Erklärung gefunden oder die Entstehung des Problems lokalisiert.

    Folgende Situation: Man möchte die Schriftgröße, das Kerning, die Laufweite oder sonst etwas in den dafür vorgesehenen Feldern in der Menüleiste ändern - und diese sind plötzlich ausgegraut und können nicht geändert werden. Eigentlich sind sie hellblau und man kann einen beliebigen Wert eingeben.

    Ich habe gerade herausgefunden, an welcher Stelle, in welcher Situation Indesign so reagiert. Es liegt an der Einstellung,…

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  15. Stroke Drawing Order | Row Strokes In Front issue

    Hi everyone,

    I'm facing a problem in indesign and I assume this should be reported as a bug unless someone has a solution to it, so…

    I work with a lot of tables, and sometimes, for more lisibility, I have a insert "gutters" to table columns (actually it's white right strokes on my cells), sometimes it's just the client who wants them everywhere on tables. Anyway, there's a great feature in table styles that let me decide whether the row stroke is above the column stroke or the other way.

    it works perfectly when choosing Column Strokes In Front, every…

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  16. White boxes appear above and under the text boxes. How do get rid of them?

    I have placed a word-document into InDesign. It worked fine, except that above and under the textboxes there now is white boxes that makes the page numbers not show, even when exported. How do I get rid of them?

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  17. RTL quote reverse

    The right and left single and double quotes (U+2018, U+2019, U+201C, U+201D) are displaying (and outputting) reversed in InDesign 14 and 15 when bringing in RTL text. I see no way via a style or setting to fix them, I can only use the wrong ones to make them look correctly. It is not only difficult to fix, but it introduces an opportunity for error, means I am editing the text supplied by my client (something that is very bad policy for us), and makes my file underlyingly inaccurate for archiving.
    In the attached screenshot, you can seen the the…

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  18. indesign CC 2020 15.1.1 not recognizing font

    document will work fine, then randomly a window will pop up saying that it is missing a font that I have been working with. Restarting Indesign usually works for a brief amount of time

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  19. Right-to-left

    Text setting RTL text in Adlam is completely usable in ID 2020 and ID 2020 ME. It used to mostly serviceable in prior editions. Postional forms are incorrect with the initial forms becoming medial and final forms becoming initial. In addition, the cursor is always on the wrong side of the letter making marks failing to attach correctly. Finally, text cannot be selected at all.

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  20. Paragraph bottom border overlaps the text

    As I mentioned here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/paragraph-bottom-border-overlaps-the-text/m-p/11348398?page=1 the issue occurs when I set a paragraph style with a border and additionally anchor a text frame at the end of it. The border overlaps each time changes to text are made (additional lines, adding a page, deleting a page – everything that causes the flow of the text).

    Some similar issue was reported here https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/38784706-footnotes-in-paragraph-borders-style by swapan.

    InDesign version ID 2020 15.1.1 and PR Installer (15.1.2.221) on Windows 10. The problem occurs since I have started using a combination paragraph border + anchored text frame (more than 8 month ago). For testing I…

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