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  1. [Performance] Footnote disappears

    A footnote disappeared without reason then appeared back when I changed something in the page layout. This is a very important bug because InDesign didn't display any kind of warning about this problem: no red indicator of missing text or overfull text block. I noticed it by chance. Please look at the screen captures to understand it: the number 2 footnote is missing whereas the footnote number is present in the text. In the other screen capture, the problem has been solved.

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  2. Serious problem of "^" for GREP search

    Enter only "^" in the GREP search string field and click the search button to select the insertion point at the beginning of the paragraph. But this cannot be used for replacement. The replacement result is 0.
    I gave up that it was only useful for simple pointing tricks, but when I run it from a script the application hangs.

    It is like this. (When executed, the rainbow cursor will rotate forever.
    Please be careful. )

    app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "^";
    var res = app.activeDocument.findGrep ();

    If the replacement string field is "~ c" (the contents of the clipboard), the first character…

    27 votes
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  3. Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height" causes InDesign 2020 to freeze

    Anchored textframe with auto-sizing/auto-adjusting "height", text aligned to baseline and anchored object settings "anchored position: custom", "anchorPoint: bottom left/center/right" causes InDesign 2020 (15.0.1) to freeze (on Mac and PC).


    1. create an new document (size doesn't matter)

    2. create an new textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    3. create a second textframe (dimensions doesn't matter)

    4. insert some text in second generated textframe

    5. select the text and apply the option "align to baseline".

    6. anchor second textframe into the first created textframe

    7. set anchored object settings of the anchored textframe to: "anchored position: custom" and "anchorPoint: bottom left or bottom center or bottom right"

    8. select the anchored…

    26 votes
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  4. Variable Font not working in InDesign 2020

    We came along a severe bug within InDesign 2020 and Variable Font.

    These Blog Posts are describing it quite well:

    https://forum.glyphsapp.com/t/variable-fonts-indesign-2020-bug/13051

    and:
    https://forum.glyphsapp.com/t/variable-fontz-in-indesign/13032

    Illustrator and Photoshop do not have this bug.

    22 votes
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  5. Make bulleted lists act correctly when it's moved by text wrap

    The bullets on the image attached have a left indent of 3 mm and a first line left indent -3 mm, but have incorrect layout, because the adjacent text box has text wrap applied, which displaces the text with bullets.

    18 votes
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  6. ID 2020 - Indent in combination with wrap text around an image not working

    In Indesign 2020, whenever I want to wrap text next to an image, but the text also has an indent the text jumps from the supposed position.
    In Indesign 2019 this did not happen. The text was wrapped nicely next to the image, the way you should expect.

    My guess what happens here, is that the indent specs are applied not the the edge of the frame, but to the edge of the text. Which corrupts the spacing between the image and the text.

    I'm working with the latest 2020 version on iMac with Catalina

    15 votes
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  7. A splitted footnote with three lines violates keep options and makes a widow instead of an orphan


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign
      This issue appears in every InDesign versions since footnotes are supported.
      Bug reports / feature requests (from CS3 up to CS6) have been ignored in the past.


    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      given:
      a) a footnote with three text lines
      b) splitting footnotes allowed in the footnote options
      c) keep options: at start/end of Paragraph 2/2 (2 lines at start, 2 lines at end)


    Play with the textframes hight so that the footnote is forced to be splitted. It will only split 2/1, not 1/2.


    1. Actual result
      The footnots splits with 2 lines in the textframe…

    13 votes
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  8. Bad optical kerning for superscript "4"

    When a superscript "4" follows a closing smart quotation mark, optical kerning is set to -60 or -70 depending on font. This is too close (basically a crash).

    This is annoying for books with lots of endnotes, where superscript numbers usually follow quotation marks.

    10 votes
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  9. Grep expressions with ~F in a character class fail in endnotes

    The inclusion of ~F in a character class invalidates grep expressions in endnotes.

    InDesign version: 14.0.2.324 (with the GREP fix installed)

    Steps to reproduce:


    1. Open the attached document. It contains a single page with text and an endnote.

    2. In the GREP tab of the Find/What window, enter the following GREP expression:

    \d[^.,;~F]+

    And target the document. The expression matches from a digit up to the next period, comma, semicolon, or footnote marker.

    Expected result: The expression should match some text in the main text and in the endnote.
    Actual Result: The expression does not match anything in the endnote.

    To…

    9 votes
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  10. Footnote marker is replaced with an unknown character if preceded by a character with a specific Unicode pattern

    Footnote marker is replaced with an unknown character if preceded by a character with a specific Unicode pattern. Unicode pattern is U+##1a. Here are some of those characters:

    U+011a
    U+021a
    U+031a
    U+041a
    U+051a
    U+061a
    U+071a
    U+081a

    You could try the attached test file for placement in to an InDesign document. Unicode of the character following the footnote marker is : U+011a

    This happen when file format of the file is either RTF or DOC. Its not a issue with DOCX.

    7 votes
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  11. Excel filter rejects custom Cell Range for 26-column sheets (.xlsx-only)

    Excel filter rejects custom Cell Range for 26-column sheets (.xlsx-only)

    Steps to reproduce the issues:
    1. Create a new document.
    2. Select File > Place, check Show Import Options, select attached Columns_26.xlsx file.
    3. Note nonstandard default Cell Range: A1:A@10 (should be A1:Z10).
    4. Enter custom (valid) Cell Range "A1:E5"

    Expected result:
    No error and a table containing cells A1 through E5.

    Actual result:
    Error message, "You have not entered a valid 'Cell Range'. (See attached screenshot.)

    This error is given for any sheet whose right-most column is a multiple of 26 (so Z, AZ, BZ, etc.). Place the attached…

    5 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting this issue. We have seen this issue being reported by some users ever since Paragraph Shading as a feature was introduced in InDesign.
    I have marked this issue as “Under Review” for consideration by the InDesign team.

    -Aman

  13. Bug in Adobe World-Ready Composer for Kannada Language

    Attached are Adobe Indesign document, Scribus (v1.5.3) document, PDF outputs.

    Fonts used: Hubballi available at https://github.com/erinmclaughlin/Hubballi/blob/master/build/Hubballi-Regular.otf

    Tunga: Available in Windows 10 as part of Kannada language pack.

    Scribus uses "Harfbuzz" text shaping engine. It doesn't any issue shaping Kannada text, except for one case; U+0CCD U+200D which is canonical equivalence of U+200D U+0CCD. Harfbuzz has accepted this bug and will be fixed in the next release. https://github.com/behdad/harfbuzz/issues/435 https://github.com/behdad/harfbuzz/issues/341

    Adobe indesign Adobe World-Ready Composer has lots of bugs with shaping Kannada text.

    Please rectify as soon as possible.

    4 votes
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    under review  ·  Sumit Garg responded

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We have verified this issue and forwarded this issue to our Indic languages expert team for investigation.

    Once investigation is complete, We will definitely update this post.

  14. BUG – Bad results with IND 2020 / 15.0.2 & 15.0.3, excellent with 15.0.1

    Explanation of my problem:

    I maintain the historical and photographic inventory of the fountains in my city and for this I use Adobe InDesign with Helvetica Neue fonts for writing. As new fountains are regularly installed, I have to update the initial document edited with version 15.0 then 15.0.1. So I start from an existing document.

    After switching to version 15.0.2 and opening this document, the application informs me that it contains fonts currently unavailable on my computer and that it will replace them with the default font. This is a recurring problem with Adobe fonts enabled.

    I went back…

    3 votes
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  15. Keyboard shortcuts to change case not working on Windows

    Keyboard shortcuts to change case of lines of text is no longer working. Apart from Alt-T to get up the text menu, I'm now having to use the mouse to select the further options to change to Title case. The sequence Alt-T-E-T, no longer works. As I frequently have many entries which need unifying each time I use it, this once useful feature is sorely missing. Please can you fix it Adobe?

    3 votes
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  16. Dictionary Hyphenation in Uppercase ignored (German)

    Custom hyphenation settings are ignored for uppercase words in user dictionary (at least in german).


    Example:
    dictionary entry: "kro~~~nach" (select field "case-sensitive" not set)


    Expected behaviour:

    Lorem ipsum Kro-
    nach dolor sit amet kro-
    nach


    Actual behaviour:

    Lorem ipsum Kron-
    ach dolor sit amet kro-
    nach


    Workaround:

    Enabling "Case-sensitive" and adding lowercase and uppercase version leads to correct hyphenation.

    3 votes
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  17. arabic

    Cursor Direction when typing Arabic or other RTL languages. in Middle Eastern version ONLY.


    1. All Middle Eastern versions (English يدعم العربية)


    2. Type Arabic text. Place the cursor within text. Hold "Shift" key and click on right arrow key on the keyboard to select/highlight text. Cursor moves left and select next character on the left while clicking on right arrow.


    3. To select a character to the left of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+left arrow) To select a character to the right of the cursor, we should hold (Shift+right arrow)


    4. What actually is happening now and for over 20 years when…

    3 votes
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  18. Optical Kerning issues after recent v15 update

    After the recent update (v15.0), I am having issues with Optical kerning, specifically with the font Noto Serif Khmer (Cambodian font). The kerning is completely off. I've opened the file in v14.0.3 and everything works fine in that version.

    2 votes
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  19. Indents incorrect when importing Word document

    When importing a Word document that contains some indented paragraphs, the left indent being set to 5mm in Word (for example), once placed in InDesign, these 5mm indents typically show as 4.992mm. This would not neccesarily be a problem except that Find/Change in InDesign will not recognise an indent to 3 decimal places and therefore this cannot be located easily and fixed. This is proving to be a big problem in my workflow as I cannot automate the process of re-styling these paragraphs using InDesign Paragraph Styles with Find/Change. This bug occurs whatever measurement system is used, i.e. mm, inches,…

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  20. BUG: Changes aren't tracked for bottom-right table cell

    The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. Likewise, inserting a new row in a table as the last row via drag and drop isn’t marked as an insertion at all. Inserting a new column in a table as the last column via drag and drop is tracked as an insertion for…

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    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    We have been able to reproduce the issue.

    “The last cell in a table is a “dead” cell as far as Track Changes is concerned. If you copy cells from another row and paste them in the last table row, if the selection you are pasting into contains the last cell in the table, the pasted text will not be marked as a change. "
    This issue seems to be present since CS 6

    -Aman

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