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  1. Fonts displayed as missing with (OTF) appended even though they're installed

    InDesign seems to struggle to recognise installed fonts - possibly something to do with how Skyfonts works?

    A file created with Skyfonts fonts shows the font family in square braces with (OTF) appended and substitutes default font, rather than making use of the identically named font file, sitting in c:\windows\fonts\ on PC / Font Book on Mac.

    Same result if the font files are dumped in a Document fonts subfolder next to the InDesign file.

    Troublingly, using a different font cloud sync app (or in the rare instance where the font is available on fonts.adobe.com) doesn't remove the issue -…

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  2. Footnote reference disappears when adding Unicode 1D513 into line

    I am using InDesign 14.0.2.

    We are a book publisher, and we sometimes use a special character in some of our academic work: a gothic P—the Unicode character 1D513 (Mathematical Fraktur Capital P). See: https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/1d513/index.htm

    However, it does something very wonky with footnotes, which seems to be a bug. If we insert this character—Unicode 1D513—in the same line as a footnote reference, it makes the footnote reference disappear. The footnote stays in place. We have tried different fonts, but it doesn't seem to be font dependent. However, if it is in the same line, but after the footnote reference, it…

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  4. Empty merge fields introduce characters that cannot be found

    When you perform a data merge and create a new merged document InDesign adds hidden characters where the empty data field would be. These characters cannot be found using a standard search. I have not tried GREP.

    In my case I was working on business cards. Some records have no mobile number so there is a blank line in the merged document, apart from the M prefix that would normally indicate a mobile number. I wanted to remove all those lines so I selected one, from the M at the beginning to the paragraph break at the end. I pasted…

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  5. Custom Thai character set does not display properly in composite font

    In the Composite Font Editor, I defined a custom character set that includes all of the characters in Noto Sans Thai and tried specifying various Thai fonts to that character set as part of a composite font.

    However, regardless of the font I specified and regardless of what fonts I specified for the other parts of the composite font in certain circumstances three Thai tone characters would not display (U+0E48, U+0E49, and U+0E4C). As far as I can tell, they do display when they are above another tone character, but they do not display if they are the only tone…

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  6. CC Libraries Saved Text issue

    In CC Libraries I have pre-set headlines text set with font and kerning. When I drag and drop desired headline into page layout, the font is changed out to something completely different. I've double check the save CC text file is it's as it's should be. I'm not sure what happened or how to fix it. These headlines I use on a daily bases have have hand kerning needed to each, which is time consuming to do each time.

    Screen shots are with a headline what I'm looking to change from "All you need." to "The real deal." Both are…

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  7. Can't add uncapitalised word to dictionary

    When I come across a word with an internal capital during spell-checking, eg: iPad, the 'Add' box is live (blue) but nothing happens when I click it.

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  8. Duplicating Page with table and copy/pasting a table changes content of table BUG?

    Version: 14.0.2

    I have a table that represents a linear calendar. Each month occupies a single row. I created a table to make the calendar, with each date in its own cell. I had some trouble figuring out how to make a new cell start at 1 for each month, as it wanted to continue from the last month's last date (...32, 33, 34, ...). I managed to make it work by changing the numbering options on each individual starting cell.

    However, now when I try to duplicate a page containing the calendar, or if I try to copy/paste the…

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  9. Foot note enters the main text body after dividing a paragraph into 2 columns

    Foot note enters the main text body after dividing a paragraph into 2 columns… look at the video. It says everything.

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  10. Editing type size from story editor is inconsistent

    This is a bug, not an idea.

    When I attempt to resize text by highlighting text within the story editor, the changes I punch into the toolbar do not always commit. I often have to make 2 or 3 attempts to get my changes to successfully commit.

    This issue has been persistent over many versions of Indesign, over many Mac OSes.

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  11. paragraph lines don't fit rounded frame-line

    When using rounded corners on textframes, paragraph-lines don't fit to the right frame.
    We use it with 0,5-pt-framelines and there is a small distance between both lines.
    Depending on typesize (and perhaps on other parameters), the distance has different measures.
    InDesignCC (14.0.2) / OSX HighSierra (10.13.6)

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  12. Option to change the color of bitmap fonts

    We need a way to change the color for white/grayscale bitmap fonts.

    We often use Bitmap fonts for the better texture we can get from them; however, not having the option to change the color of the font, means we have to change the color within photoshop, then either export separate images or entire fonts for each color we use. This is rather inefficient and slows down our process. Having the ability change the color of a white or grayscale bitmap font would be very useful.

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  13. Tabs

    Adobe Indesign CC2019 (Latest). MacOS 10.14.5. Mac Pro 6,1.
    Tabs do not work. Applying tabs to text does not work. Adjusting tabs does not work. Resetting tabs the trying to set them again does not work.

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  14. InDesign writes wrong apostroph. Even PageMaker 20 years ago did it right! Bun in InDesign one nees to press Alt + 0146 to get the correct

    InDesign is not able to write a correct apostroph (looking like a 9 instead a 6). Even PageMaker some 20 years ago was able to create the right apostroph! In Windows you habe to put in Alt + 0146 everytime you wonna write an apostroph. This is not only a pity, this is a shame.

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  15. data merge

    DataMerge is failing to import UTF 8 text as unicode. This is a new problem.
    Adobe Indesign CC 14.02
    1. Create UTF 8 Text file for merging.
    2. Open previously functional Indesign document with keys already established.
    3. Select data source
    4. Choose text file (UTF8 no BOM) (if you have BOM, file isn't recognized)
    5. Tick show import options (never needed to do this before)
    6. Make sure its Unicode.
    7. Data still comes in in ASCII even though I chose Unicode.
    This has to be a merge problem because I can cut and paste the data into the…

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  16. "Use Typographer's Quotes" is off by default. Is this a cruel joke?

    And this setting seems to automatically reset to "off" arbitrarily. I cannot count how many times I have had to toggle it back on.

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  17. No longer shows hidden characters for one particular document.

    I just updated to InDesign 14.0.2 x64 on Windows 7.
    The option Type > Show Hidden Characters no longer works for this document.
    It does not show newlines, paragraph marks, etc.
    This document has one pages at 2.5" x 5" size, with only text.

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  19. text overlap

    I'm using the Calendar Wizard template to create a calendar and quite often I find when I type text into the date window the text appears to overlap and I can't see what I'm typing (see image). This happens quite often and it's very frustrating. I'm using InDesign 2018 and I'm on a Mac with Mac OS Sierra. I would like to know how to fix this.

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  20. When I flow text indesign inserts a bunch random pages and master page templates

    When I flow text indesign inserts a bunch random pages and master page templates

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