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  1. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the attached document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    To witness the bug, 1) open the attached document, 2) click the red text marked with a note, 3) apply the "bug illustration" paragraph style.

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  2. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the attached document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    To witness the bug, 1) open the attached document, 2) click the red text marked with a note, 3) apply the "bug illustration" paragraph style.

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  3. [v15.0.1 up to v15.0.3.406] Link in Hyperlink Panel green, but incorrect

    Another bug that has unfortunately crept in and is just noticeable: in the hyperlink panel, links are shown as okay (green!!), but they contain control characters (e.g. conditional line break <- I don't know if this is the correct English name, see in Text as control character like this: | ).
    The control character is (of course) exported and the link does not work in Acrobat.

    The link does not work in InDesign either, but if the light shows green, the function is useless.

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  4. ID 15.0.2 can't find kashida

    I'm using ID CC20 (v15.0.2) with Arabic support. When I search for a manually placed kashida in a string of text, I get a "Cannot find match" error. I've made sure all specific attributes are turned off in the search window (see attached). This happens whether I type a kashida in the search field or copy-paste it from text in the layout.

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  5. Importing Word Footnotes

    Windows 7, Indesign CC 2020 (version 15.0.2)

    While placing Word file, footnotes and endnotes not appearing in Indesign while using copy & paste these are showing.

    Pl check and fix it.

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  6. The hyphenation don't work properly in portuguese syllabic Division

    The Hyphenation breaks on vowels and consonants what is wrong on portuguese, there was not that in old versions of Indesign.

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  7. Linked text block loses link if replaced.

    InDesign Version 15.0.2
    Steps to reproduce issue:
    a.) drag a formatted dummy text block to page from CC Library
    b.) select dummy text block, CMD + D, select copy file to place.
    c.) select same dummy text block, CMD + D, select any copy file and place again.
    Expected result: Copy file link should be shown in links panel.
    Actual result: Copy file link dissappears during step "C".
    *This issue doesn't happen when dummy text block is pulled from a local library.

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  8. inDesign not showing all typekit activated fonts

    Typekit shows fonts activated but they are missing from "find font" windows.

    Font in adobe typekit.
    Font: In adobe type kit, turned ON.

    Font: shown as MISSING in indesign
    Font: not able to replace because it does not show up in "FIND FONT" dialogue

    Available in standard pulldown tab.

    ATTEMPTS TO FIX:
    1 - turned off suitcase
    2 - cleared font cache and rebooted
    3 - unsintalled indesign and preferences, reinstalled fresh
    4 - installed this patch https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/font-manager-crash.html

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  9. In the Table of Contents panel, make the 'Include Book Documents' option persistent and part of the style

    I am writing a book, with 18 chapters, each as a separate InDesign document, but all collected in a single Book.indb.

    I just now returned to writing the book after a several months break. Wanting to update my structure, I did Layout > Table of Contents and clicked 'OK'. My Table of Contents disappeared!

    After investigating, I realized that the 'Include Book Documents' option in that panel had become unchecked.

    I checked that option, ran Table of Contents again, and found all my table of contents entries generated successfully. Yay!

    HOWEVER, when I went to regenerate the Table of Contents,…

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  10. copy and paste removing spaces

    I have ahad a problem recently when copying text from word documents to indesign where it randomly removes and adds spaces to the text body. This is extremly time consuming to resolve. i believe it is an internal bug in the new update.

    Indesign CC 15.0.2 (Windows 10 x64)

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  11. Illogical interface to control the strokes of a table's cells

    Hi there,

    I find the interface to adjust the strokes of a table's cell utterly confusing and frustrating to use. For instance, I want to adjust the top horizontal border between two rows. If I click on the top bar in your interface (see diagram), select a weight and colour, InDesign changes the stroke of the cell's vertical bars?!

    If I select the bottom bar in the diagram, it still changes the vertical bars.

    If I attempt to guess the reasoning of how the interface works, I then chose to select the vertical bars in the interface, InDesign still changes…

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  12. New frame created when pasting text in InDesign

    Pasting single or multiple words into a table creates a brand new frame which floats on top of the existing one. This bug affects text copied from another section of the InDesign document as well as many text elements (single words or sentences) copied from MSWord.

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  13. Outline font in circle

    When a combination of superscript and normal sized font is used in a circle then fonts are outlined, the text jumps up to the positioning of the superscript within the circle instead of staying centred. This issue has not occurred before in previous versions of InDesign.

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  14. General font selection in bold!

    I have a question. I work a lot with questions and answers.

    I ask if it is possible to put all my 'questions' in bold without me selecting one at a time. Is it possible to make a general selection of all? (I tried using the CTRL + F method), but it doesn't work, there are different questions and different names.)

    Thanks in advance! Hugs from Brazil ma' friends!

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  15. bug when you press the key 1 on the right panel of my keyboard

    indesign 15.0.1 on mac pro late 2013
    have trouble when I press 1 on the right side of my keyboard, I have to do shift+1 on the left side of the keyboard
    in-design CC does not take in charge the 1 of the keyboard (I have no problem with other software)

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  16. Footnotes appear directly under para unless 'Span fn across columns' is selected in text frame or footnote options

    Even when working on a single column layout, with no multiple columns in the document this happens. It means that without selecting the 'Span fn across columns' option the footnotes appear at various places in a page.

    We should not have to select this option for a single column design.

    It also seems to add extra spacing below the paragraph, even if the option is selected. As if the spacing is created for the fn, even though it now appears at the bottom of the text frame instead of after the para!

    This is using v 15.0.1 x64 on windows.

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  17. Superscript numbering in number list

    When superscript character style is applied to the number of a numbered list the size is set correctly but the baseline shift is not applied. I.E. you end up with a small number on the baseline.

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  18. [ CC-2019 and 2020 ] The Convert-Endnotes-To-Footnotes Disaster SCOPE: SELECTION

    Hi together,
    I'm using the menu dialog, not the context menu, for converting endnotes to footnotes. Scope: Selection

    The result is not as expected.

    3 out of 7 endnotes were not converted to footnotes.
    1 additionally was converted, but the corresponding endnote was not removed.

    Trying again with a different selection of the remaining endnote texts:
    Now the first endnote could be converted, I assume because I selected all the endnote text. However the remaining endnotes couldn't be converted.

    All the details can be found at the Adobe InDesign Forum:

    I am showing all this in more detail at the…

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  19. [ CC-2019 and 2020 ] The Convert-Endnotes-To-Footnotes Disaster SCOPE: DOCUMENT

    Hi together,
    I'm using the menu dialog, not the context menu, for converting endnotes to footnotes. Scope: Document

    The result is not as expected.

    There are 7 endnotes in my document. Only 5 were detected by the conversion and only 3 of that 5 were actually converted. In one of the not detected endnotes the text has changed after the conversion. Some separator characters were added.

    I am showing all this in more detail at the Adobe InDesign Forum and at InDesign Prerelease as well. Together with a link to my test documents.

    Please see into:
    [ CC-2019 and 2020…

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  20. Bad interact: Keep Lines Together & Start Paragraph in Next Frame, not working at Threaded Auto-Size (height) Text Frames

    Working on InDesign CC2018 in Windows7.
    When having threaded two (or more) auto-sizing (height only) text frames, and typing in the first of them, at the end of first line the cursor jumps to the next frame. No auto-size, no keeping lines of the paragraph together.

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