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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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  2. Tab controls are buggy. InDesign CC 2018

    When using the Tabs control dialogue box all sorts of problems begin to manifest. First, as you are working with the tabs controls page elements go sideways. Text overlaps, sometimes entire paragraphs preceding the area you are working in.

    On occasion, the tabs simply don't line up to where you assign them, even when you do so numerically. (See screenshot)

    Settings for paragraph styles take precedence over tabs settings (even though tabs traditionally were the opposite, taking precedence.)

    8 votes
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  3. Text disappears from text boxes on certain pages.

    The text in some of the text boxes just disappears when reopened, especially in files that are a couple of days old.

    7 votes
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  4. Stroke Drawing Order not working

    InDesign 2019 on MacOS 10.13.6

    Steps to reproduce
    Define table stroke using the proxy in the Control panel (see screenshot) and try to change the Stroke Drawing Order.

    Expected result
    Stroke Drawing Order "Row Strokes In Front" should be as selected in "Table Options"

    Actual result
    Row Strokes are not in front. All strokes which are altered using the control panel options remain unchanged.
    If a new table is setup using only the menu options (Cell Options > Strokes And Fills) everything works fine.

    5 votes
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    In the Table Setup dialog, do the following:

    In the Row Strokes section (2nd tab), choose Alternating Pattern : Every Other Row and then make the First 1 Rows and Next 1 Rows the exact same settings.

    In the Column Strokes section (3rd tab), choose Alternating Pattern: Every Other Column and then make the First 1 Columns and Next 1 Columns the exact same settings.

    In the Table Setup section (1st tab), you can set the Table Border as 0mm and Stroke Drawing Order as ‘Row Strokes in Front’.

    Most probably this should help you get the results you are after. Try this out and let us know if it helps.

    Adobe InDesign team

  5. Undo does not work properly on deleted text, it only deletes one character at a time instead of whole block of text

    I am on a Mac and this is a problem with InDesign 2018.

    If you backspace delete two or more characters from text, undo (Ctrl+Z) only restores one character at a time instead of the whole block that was deleted in that action.

    Undo worked fine in previous versions of InDesign, and it works fine in Word and other apps.

    I have tried deleting InDesign preferences and caches and even reinstalled it with import previous prefereces unchecked, but the problem remains, and I cannot find any solution. Can someone please help?

    Macbook Air now running High Sierra 10.13.2 (but problem…

    5 votes
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  6. Cursor spins and text display lags while typing

    ISSUE: While typing, text display will freeze/lag, and the cursor will change to a loading icon for about 2 seconds, then the text will finally appear all at once after the loading icon changes back to a regular cursor. This happens while typing in a regular text box.

    EXPECTED RESULT: I expect text to appear on screen immediately as I press the key on the keyboard, not after a 2 second lag.

    Version: InDesign CC 13.0 x64

    5 votes
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  7. find font

    Find Font isn't working for certain fonts. See the attached gif. I'm trying to change a passage of text set it Calibri (which I don't have installed) but when I open Find Font, Calibri isn't listed there so I'm unable to swap it out

    3 votes
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  8. Auto-size text boxes with rounded corners expands randomly.

    Version 2018, 13.0

    Set a text box to auto size height and width (with no line breaks)
    Make the corners rounded
    As you can see in the attached jpgs of before and after, sometimes the box expands in width and sometimes in height, but randomly, not wrapping around the text correctly.

    3 votes
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  9. search

    I use CC 2017, but of course have seen this issue in other versions, Mac, and PC. When typing in a search term, like search term, the letters I type in show up backward, if at all, so mret chraes... which of course makes searching impossible. I can close the program, close the dialog box, and it still keeps coming up. It's so frustrating when you have 1000s of pages and need to find multiple words in between to keep opening/closing/shutting down

    3 votes
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  10. contour freaking out

    Contours on Text are freaking out in CC 2019 (14.0.2)

    See attached PDF (.INDD is not allowed to be attached....)

    2 votes
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  11. eyedropper tool

    Using the eyedropper tool to select a color from the desired text is not working properly. Only strokes are painted with the desired color, not the text. It should like Illustrator's eyedropper tool which works perfectly. I have to use Illustrator's eyedropper tool to get the desired results I want.

    2 votes
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  12. Fix it!

    Footnote symbols at the beginning and at the end of the footnote I can't delete them nor the space that associated with the damn blasted symbol.

    It's just a mess. Endnotes footnotes it's a horror show to deal with them. I wasn't before but with this update---truly a horror show.

    2 votes
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    Hi,
    Thanks for mentioning this. Do you mean the blue braces at the end and start of endnote text?
    Those are just markers that depict the start and end of endnote text. This will not be printed or exported. helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/using/endnotes…

    To adjust the spaces, please explore and set the Type→Document Endnote options.

    Please let us know if this helps you out.

    -Aman

  13. InDesign freezing when copying a text box containing text and set to auto width/height

    1. Version 2017.1, Build 12.1.0.56, MacOS 10.12 and 10.13

    2. Steps to reproduce:
    - type some text in a text box
    - set the text box to auto width or/and height
    - copy the text box
    - voila, instant freeze

    3. Expected result:
    - no freeze

    4. Actual result:
    - freeze

    5. Video:
    https://youtu.be/VlAwB9YBIyA

    2 votes
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  14. 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.

    1 vote
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  15. Bug when converting text into curves

    Bug when converting text into curve
    result MOVING

    1 vote
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  16. text bold italic regular

    Cannot easily change text with bold italics and bold regular to non-bold italics and non-bold regular.

    0. On Windows 7, InDesign 14.0.1 x64:
    1. In a normal text window, type "regular" in non-bold regular Times New Roman font.
    2. Then type "italics" in non-bold italic Times New Roman Font.
    3. Select the entire "regularitalics" phrase.
    4. Click Ctrl-B. The entire phrase correctly becomes bold.
    5. Click Ctrl-B again.
    Expected behavior: The entire phrase should revert back to regular.
    Actual behavior: Only "italics" reverts back to regular. The "regular" remains bold.

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  17. Indesign CC 2019 Bugs(Preserve Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables)

    I usually use the inDesign to import the created word file.
    However, if I check the Preserve Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables in indesign cc 2019 and import the file, the formatting of the text will be deleted.
    This does not happen with Indesign cc 2018, but this will continue to happen in this 2019 upgrade.
    I ask you to correct this problem.

    1 vote
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  18. no break is not working 100%

    InDesign CC 14.0 no break is not working all the time. Trying to keep web address together and have no break applied but the text is still splitting even though it can fit a single line of the text box. If I change width of text box the spaces get compressed and almost looks like there is no space between words.

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  19. Fill with Placeholder Text doesn’t automatically change the font and characters for that language when holding ⌘ and choosing that from menu

    InDesign CC 2018 on macOS Mojave public Beta,
    when holding down ⌘ key and choose Type-> fill w place holder text, there’s a pop up menu that you can choose which language you want to fill in, and it did fill with placeholder text, However it didn’t fill in text with that language and choosing a font that suits that language, or even ragged left if it’s Arabian language.

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    Thank you for reporting the issue.
    I need more inputs from you to get to the bottom of the issue.

    Please confirm if the issue happens only with Mojave. Was it working fine before upgrading to Mojave?

    Are CMD/opt keys working fine in other workflows?

    Regards,
    Abhinav kaushik

  20. Find Glyph uses character style set in the Text tab

    It's not possible to set a character style in the Glyph tab of the Find/Change window. But if you set a character style in the Text tab, the Glyph tab uses that style to limit the search scope.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Start a new document, add a character style. (Doesn't matter what formatting you add to the character style.)
    2. Place a text frame and enter 'xx'.
    3. Apply the character style you added in step 1 to the first x.
    4. Set the character style in the Find Format field of the Text tab of the Find/Change window. …

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