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  1. wrong hyphenation Dutch

    Indesign gives a wrong hyphenation for some Dutch words:
    beetje > bétje
    weetje > wétje
    poot > potje

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  2. Mixed usage Left-to-right and Right-to-left text in the same paragraph

    Ms Word files can contain Right-To-Left and Left-To-Right text in the same paragraph. When copy/pasting the text into Indesign, only one of the 2 textdirections is displayed correctly.

    Creating the text frame which uses the Right-to-Left text direction, and using the World Ready composer, the corresponding text is displayed well. Inline phrases in English, are displayed wrong. Changing the composer to regular Single line composer fixes the English phrases, but messes up the foreign language.

    When using different paragraphs, each with the corresponding composer, all works well. When a combination is used in a single paragraph, it can't be fixed.

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  4. Text options greyed out when I select more than one box that are linked.

    Text options greyed out when I select more than one box that are linked using selection tool. For example I want to select 3 linked text boxes and change the text colour. The [T] button in the colours panel is greyed out. So is font, etc. Means that I have go into each box and select the text requires extra click. Did not use to be this way in CC2019. Please fix.

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  5. paragraph collapsed into single line

    CC2020 InDesign, multi document book, paragraph styles that force all text to the baseline grid, with space between paragraphs. Instead, occasionally and unpredictably, paragraphs will collapse so that all lines are laid on top of one another. Leading is not zero.

    Solutions have been:
    - Hard return, then delete the return
    - add a single line after or before the paragraph to take the place of space-after
    - move the text-wrapped image near the paragraph up or down.

    None of these solutions work all the time, and sometimes none work.

    WTF.

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  6. spelling e.g


    1. InDesign 15.0.1 x64 (for Windows 10)

    2. Check spelling in document. When InDesign comes to the term "e.g." it highlights "e.g" as misspelled. The dictionary includes "e.g." as one of the suggested corrections. If I select that option and use "change," InDesign will correct the term to "e.g.." and then will immediately rehighlight "e.g" as a misspelling.

    3. Since it already includes e.g. as an option within the dictionary, it should not flag that as a misspelling.

    4. InDesign does not include the final period as part of the term, and so it consistently flags that term as misspelled.

    5. I have attached an…
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  7. Cursor should return to starting location after find/change


    1. InDesign 15.0.1 x64 (Windows 10)

    2. I have a document with about 20 pages full of text. As I am reading through the text, I notice an error that I need to fix (such as a misspelled name, for example). I activate the the find/change dialog box and run a search and replace to change all of the misspelled names to the correct spelling. When I am finished, I click done in the Find/Change window.

    3. I may be misremembering, but it seems to me that in past versions of InDesign, when I clicked "Done" my cursor would jump back to the…
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  8. Grep search "\t(\l)" finds as expected "tab lowercase letter" but also "tab capital I(eye)"

    ID 2020

    Grep search "\t(\l)" finds as expected "tab lowercase letter" but also "tab capital I(eye)"

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  9. Ghost text

    When I select all the text, the text that appears on the screen is not the one that really exists on that page. I place the cursor in a random place, press a letter and the vision of the true text appears. Then I delete the letter that I have previously put.

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  10. BUG REPORT - WINDOWS - STORY EDITOR

    The decimal point on the number keypad does not register while in Story Editor.

    This bug has been present since 2017 and STILL has not been addressed. I reported it then but I don't see my report here in this forum. I was using Windows 7 at that time.

    InDesign CC ver 15.01 x64
    Want to enter 139.99 while in Story Editor
    Result is 13999

    Windows 10 x64

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  11. Dynamic Spelling not working with Case Sensitive words

    InDesign version 2020 15.0.1

    We researched how to use Dynamic Spelling to pick up words that should have Title Case, but are lowercase in the document, followed their steps and the result doesn't work.
    The words we added in the dictionary with Capital letters, don't get highlighted with dynamic spelling.
    Also when we add our own dictionary, InDesign defaults back to User Dictionary.

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  12. Automatic insertion of columns upon text alteration, always in the same spot on the page; this occurs irrespective of style (paragraph, char

    Posted that this was happening last update: this column "Layout" occurs no matter what style (paragraph or character) is selected, and the column layout affects all text placed over the area where the automatic "columns" occurs, in other words, anything adjusted or placed over the area (positioned always two columns at approx 4" down the page).
    What seems to trigger the insertion of this four-line column layout is any text alteration - it gets inserted on random pages!
    I have checked all "unseen" screens, object styles, text box controls, preferences. I am completely flummoxed (user of Adobe InDesign over 25…

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  13. Message about pasting text with endnotes shows up one paste later

    Pasting text with endnote(s) does not show a message. You instead get that message the next time you paste an object, even if that object is not a text box containing endnote(s).

    There is also a grammar error in the message, where the word "and" should be ", which" — and there is no period at the end of the sentence.

    This has been in the last few versions of InDesign. I am using 15.0.1 now.

    Reproduce:
    - Copy text with endnote(s) to the clipboard
    - Paste text into a new thread
    - Text pastes properly; a new page is…

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  14. Dictionary language list is grayed out everywhere in InDesign ME 2019, 2020 macOS Mojave


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
      Adobe InDesign Middle Eastern Version 2020 15.0.1.209


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      Install InDesign Middle Eastern Version, open the language List, all languages are greyed out.


    3. Expected result
      Not to be greyed out


    4. Actual result
      Language list is greyed out


    5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)
      Screenshot attached


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  15. Cross-references in a table breaks when moving table-cell.

    When moving a table-cell that contains a cross-reference, it breaks and becomes a ”red flag”. What happens is that a text-anchor gets a "1" added to its name. A paragraph anchor just breaks.

    CC2020 15.0.1

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  16. Add option to allow non-rounded inset text inside a text box with rounded corners.

    Please add an option to allow inset spacing on a text box with rounded corners to follow the rectangular shape of the box, rather than the shape of the rounded corners.

    ie. Make it act like the example on the left of my image, rather than like the right, which is the current behaviour.

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  17. spelling

    I am using InDesign 15.0.1 with the English (UK) dictionary. The spell check doesn't work at all - the dynamic spelling feature underlines every single word. I finally upgraded to CC from CS6 because InDesign v8.0 had started doing the same thing, but it still has the same issue.

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  18. Text Box Cutting off Copy with Auto Height On

    I am using version 15.0.1 but this also happens in previous versions. We use multiple paragraph styles to format our text. We have noticed in some cases, not all when we copy the text frame the text box cuts off the last line when copied. Also when you click in a text box and begin to edit the last line disappears. We use many layers and many versions so we copy the text very often, this is causing problems with missing text.

    To get our text formatted we use paragraph styles, we hit enter to go to the next style,…

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  19. Table Headers Disappear after copy/paste

    Yes, I know this is an old topic that has supposedly been fixed... but...not fixed after yesterday's update, 15.0.1 x64.

    I can add a space in the header to force it into overset and the header comes back, just have to live with dozens of overset errors.

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  20. Exported text missing Endnotes

    Exported text missing Endnotes
    We work with Footnotes and Endnotes a lot. And when everything is OK, but after going in print, the text is exported so that the autor can edit it for a next release (Law text and commented law so it changes often). I was very happy when InDesign did begin to work with Endnotes but ... it does not export them. Not even in Version 15.0.1. Footnotes are exported, Endnotes are missing. This is a big bug or an even bigger oversight.

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