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  1. [ 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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  2. 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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  3. Copy & paste from 2020 to 2018 doesn't work

    Made a table in 2018, saved the INDD, then open in 2020, changed only text in the table, now want to copy & paste back to 2018 file -> not possible. It's exactly the same table. When pasting to pasteboard, the table rows look the same, only the style color has changed.

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  4. Indent To Here

    I am used to using the 'intent to here' function with the key combination CTRL + \ but that doesn't works any more. Now I see that it must be the CTRL + < key combination, but it doesn't work either. Help!

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  5. wrong hyphenation Dutch

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

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  6. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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