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  1. automatic resizing of text frames doesn't work properly with text variables

    I have a text frame containing just a single text-variable. The text frame is set to horizontal size adjustment. If the varibale is shorter than the text frame then the frame is resized properly. If the variable is longer the text is being squeezed together. The frame stays as big as it was before.

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  2. GREP match expressions with endnote marker doesn't work correctly

    Some GREP match expressions with endnote marker don't work. For instance:

    (?<=~U)(.|\r|\t)

    returns no result.

    (.)~U

    returns no result.

    The same expressions work fine with footnote marker.
    Error appears in all versions of ID up to current.

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  3. Tab Palette

    The magnet in the Tab Palette goes to the beginning of the text field. When the text field is too large, it should be able to go to the beginning of the selected text when the text field does not fit on the screen.

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  4. rectangle frame tool

    The large X in the frame has disappeared when using the rectangular frame tool. Is this a preference issue or a change to the basic functionality of InDesign? I would really like to be able to use it again. It made my work a lot easier.

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  5. Kerning (spacing) issue with small caps active

    There's an annoying issue with kerning (or in general with characters spacing) on characters without small caps when small caps is active on preceding characters.
    This appens randomly on a full text document but seems always with text imported from Word.
    The strange thing is that if I deactivate small caps from only a white space before the badly spaced text, the problem disappear. Likewise if I deactivate small caps from preceding word but keep it in the white space before the badly spaced text, the problem disappear again. However if I deactivate small caps from preceding text, keeping it…

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  6. Native support for table formulas in InDesign

    I have found countless workarounds for scripts that support formulas in InDesign, but how is this not a native tool?

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  7. Latest Indesign update changes text flow.

    InDesign 15.1.1.1 introduces a new error. Text flow in a long document with justified text changes. I am using Mac Mojave 10.14.6. When I reinstalled 15.1 this problem went away.

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  9. Type is shifting inside text box upon moving.

    I've been noticing when I use the type tool, I can fill it as normal. Style things with the appropriate fonts/colors but should I move the box it self to a new location the spacing above the font will grow or shrink and shift everything inside that text box. It almost acts like it is adjusting like it has text flow around an image feature selected. Sometimes remove all the styles then re-applying them will fix it but this is issue had been annoying me for maybe the past 2 months.

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  11. spell checking for hyphenated expressions

    Spell checking has changed with the most recent release, and expressions which were previously acceptable (and which the Oxford Dictionary of Amercican English thought were correct are now being rejected. For instance: crash-landed.

    The same problem appears with French text, and there the problem is more difficult, as French has lots and lots of hyphenated expressions. "bric-à-brac" is one I've come across already. Le Petit Robert thinks this is correct, and all previous versions of InDesign did too. Please fix. :)

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  12. Crash when copy/paste table cells in InDesign (15.1)

    Application crashes when copying/pasting table cell attributes.

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  13. Cross reference anchors are not sorted alphabetically

    When adding a cross reference into the text pointing to a certain text anchor, the list of anchors is not sorted alphabetically. The anchors starting with accented letters are wrongly placed at the end of the list. The alphabet order should respect the language setting of UI.

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  14. For text frames with inset spacing and shaped corners, the text frame can auto-size to be much wider than the actual text

    InDesign: 15.0.1 x64
    Creative Cloud: 5.1.0.407

    This behavior varies depending on the combination of:
    - typeface
    - font size
    - corner size
    - inset spacing
    - actual text contents in text frame


    1. Put a few words in a text frame, and keep the text frame selected. I can trigger this easily with Minion Pro, Roboto, and Inconsolata.



    2. In Object -> Text Frame Options:


      • In the General section, set Inset Spacing to some nonzero value.

      • In the Auto-Size section, set Auto-Sizing to Height and Width, and enable No Line Breaks.



    3. Select the text frame with the Selection Tool. Set the corners…

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  15. Impossible to modify the text

    When reopening an iD file, it is impossible to select and modify the text inside the text boxes.

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  16. Adobe Fonts Not Activating

    Seems like InDesign is having a hard time connecting to the Adobe Font Library, when I try to activate fonts it is never successful and shows an error, same happens when I go onto the web page to activate.

    InDesign 15.0.3
    Font: Eurostile
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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  17. BUG: spell-checker not automatically applied after pasting text

    When pasting text into a new frame, the correct language (german 2006 in my case) for spellchecker is selected, but not applied to the new text. I need to select the the text and choose a different language for spell-check and then change back to the correct language, then it works.

    A pain in the a**, if you have to copy-n-paste many snippets from different documents to single frames.

    INDD 15.0.3 x64 on Win 10 x64 (1909)

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  18. Selecting all and then deselecting some text in one go

    I have been using InDesign since forever. Since the very first versions. But something has changed in the update to version 15.0.3.

    When I select text, I often want to select an entire paragraph, except for the hidden character "paragraph return". I do that by holding Shift+Command+Arrow Down. That selects the entire paragraph including the hidden character. Then I would normally just let go of the command button and still hold Shift and then push the Arrow left button. That way I had selected the entire paragraph without the hidden character.
    But in the latest update, 15.0.3 I now suddenly…

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  19. Checkbox option to remove widows

    Add a checkbox feature like Paragraph>Hyphenate but one that removes widows (one word on their own line).

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  20. Impossibility to download polices in Adobe InDesign 2020

    I've try many times but I can't activate a police that's presented in a example document. I liked a lot the example but it's impossible to use it.
    (Police : Raleway, model : following image)

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