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  1. Cross References between files in book dependent on position in cross reference list

    I have a Glossary book with 27 files (one for each letter of the alphabet plus one for numbered items). Each page of the book uses a parent page (*) located in file A which contains a bar with cross refs for each of the files so users can easily navigate. I set the cross refs in the bar to each of my files in the A file, then synchronize the parent pages to update the remaining 26 files.

    When I go to B file, my cross ref palette shows that my A cross ref needs to be updated, and…

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  2. Table of Contents does not generate correctly when styles are in a table

    I ran into an issue with generating a Table of Contents when the Paragraph Styles it's told to look for are in the header rows of tables.

    In my stripped down example of this bug, I have a series of Tables with header rows that have the Paragraph Style I set the Table of Contents to look for. It seems depending on if the table overflows and must continue on the next page, it won't always show up in the Table of Contents and it will get skipped over.

    So in my example, Table 1 begins on Page 2 and…

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  3. Book project list shows warning on recently-saved file

    When I open a layout that is part of a book - currently have 24 different chapters in a book format - I make changes and save and close that file. It is saved. The book project palette shows an error symbol. Why? That file was just saved. So I double-click that file, it opens, the warning symbol goes away, I close that file off without needing to save it. Annoying bug needs to go away. Immediately.

    Latest version - probably been a bug for a decade or more.

    Steps - open file, edit, save, close off, error flag shows…

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  4. table of contents not displaying items in tables with headers/footers

    The Layout/TOC feature does not include items in tables (that have headers/footers). If a table has a header/footer, the TOC just skips over the item, and goes onto the next one. When creating the TOC, it asks me if I would like to "include items in overset text?". There is never any overset text in the document, so when I click NO, the TOC skips over the table items. If I click YES, the items in the table get repeated over and over again in the TOC.

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  5. Table Of Contents Page Number Before Entry and Alphabetical Listing

    I'm on InDesign 17.3 on an Intel iMac Pro (2017) running macOS 12.4 (Monterey), though I have the same problem on my new M1 MacBook Pro (same OS). No matter what I do, no matter what preferences I reset or cache I clear, I can't generate a table of contents with the page numbers before the listing, or generate a table of contents in alphabetical order instead of page order. I know it worked at one point, because I painstakingly created a paragraph style with nested styles to automatically generate my table of contents for the monthly magazine I make.…

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  7. Table of Contents problem on right-facing page on spread

    I use two levels of ToC (Main and sub headings). On right-facing pages in a spread, the main heading (TOC-1) appears below the sub-headings (TOC-2) in the Table Of Contents.

    Consider the two attached files. The page shown in Toc problem-1 is a right-facing page in the book. The Level 1 heading is "Audible Signals," and the three Level 2 subheads are "Train Whistle/Horn Signals, Train Buzzer Signals, and Tower Whistle/Horn signals. This SHOULD appear with Audible Signals as the top-level and the other three below it. On a LEFT FACING page it works correctly. On a right-facing page it…

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  8. Anchored headings on even pages appear out of order in generated tables of contents

    Using InDesign v17.1 on MacOS 12.2.1. On a 50 page document with facing pages, using custom positioned anchored level 2 headings that appear to the left of paragraphs and are aligned at the left side of the text frame. When generating a table of contents, the anchored headings on even pages appear before their corresponding level 1 headings. I've moved the anchored objects slightly inside the frame and changed the left margin but problem persists. When pushing this same text to an odd page and regenerate the TOC, the problem is fixed.

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  9. Book file issue

    Using ID 17.0.01 x64 on Windows 11, when closing all files, but not the .indb file, the files disappear and and screen reverts to the opening screen. Under Window, the book file appears and when clicking on it, the book file shows up in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Not where I put it at the top of the right panel. Plus, it shows the last file closed wasn't saved in the book.
    Previously, the book file remained open, visible where I placed it, and the files were saved and showing saved.

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  10. Bug in the "Table of contents" in the "Book" function

    Hello everyone,
    I am currently working on a manual in InDesign (version: 17.0.1) created in the "Book" function.
    I created a first "Table of Contents" that I can edit without problem.
    For the purpose of the book, I have to create a second "Table of Contents".
    But as soon as I want to edit this second Table of Contents, the InDesign application quits on its own.
    I work on Mac. First, I "saved as" and, secondly, I did the same thing, after resetting the InDesign preferences.
    I still cannot create 2 "Tables of contents" in the "Book" function.
    I would…

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  11. New problem when creating new Book

    Since latest update creating a new book asks to save each added document and replace each document being added. Add 5o documents and you have to hit save, then hit replace for every one of them before the book is created!

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  12. Previous version’s book files not saving

    Using InDesign 2022 Prerelease (17.0.0.96).

    When I opened my Book file, created with the current released version (16.4.0.54), in this new version, it wouldn't let me hit ⌘S to save.

    It keeps prompting me to save the file anew, as though it had just converted it fresh or created the Book.

    The world is not going to stop revolving around its axis over this one, but it was disconcerting and annoying.

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  13. bookmarks for TOC are not correctly ordered in bookmarks panel

    When I generate a TOC, some sections of the bookmarks that are created are nested within one another when they should be at the same level. The TOC styles in the screenshot show the proper hierarchy, but the bookmark folders are not correct. What is causing this. Also, clicking on the bookmarks does NOT launch the destination. I have to manually choose the menu items "Go to..."

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  14. page numbers incorrect

    My Book has multiple InDesign documents and 2 sections. Page numbering works fine except where the first doc in the main section is concerned. When I change the order in the Page window by dragging docs and dropping them between others the page numbers change to reflect that. When I try to change the order of the first two docs the one which was second becomes first but retains the old page numbers. The one which was first is now second but its page numbers begin with page number 1. See video.

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  15. page numbers incorrect

    My Book has multiple InDesign documents and 2 sections. Page numbering works fine except where the first doc in the main section is concerned. When I change the order in the Page window by dragging docs and dropping them between others the page numbers change to reflect that. When I try to change the order of the first two docs the one which was second becomes first but retains the old page numbers. The one which was first is now second but its page numbers begin with page number 1. See video.

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  16. Cross reference page number not appearing

    While attempting to populate page numbers as cross references the leading text shows up, but the area where the number itself should be appears as a narrow blue box with a pound sterling icon beside it. An attempt to create a new document to test and only importing a couple of elements has cross references crash the program as soon as they are created and applied.

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  17. ID attempts to rewrite the book file instead of saving it

    When I finish working on the chapters of my book and close everything, while closing the book file ID asks me whether I am sure that I want to rewrite the book file. I am only asking to save the file, not to overwrite it. This happens all the time, on different computers and versions of the app.

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  18. Table auto numbering in a book doesn't work

    I am using the latest in the cloud version of InDesign (Jan 28 2021). I am constructing a book. Some files have tables. The style for the caption is set to number continue from previous number. But it is not working within the book.

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  19. Index sorting in Book-document in Danish/Norwegian

    I'm using InDesign version 16.0. There is a problem with sorting alphabetically when using Danish/Norwegian with Book-function. This only happens from the second letter and on.

    The first letters in words sort correctly.

    Here's an example for the letter Ø, which should sort after Z and Æ:

    ‘Tørres’ is sorted before ‘Torstein’ (which means ø is here sorted under o). This only happens when sorting an index from two or more documents linked with the Book-function.

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  20. Paragraph style when grouped with an object loses link on ePub export

    A TOC for image captions that are grouped with their images can be created in ID, but when the document is exported to ePub, the TOC links are non-functional. This is true also for cross-references linked to the caption style. They function properly in the document (were one to move the grouped image, the page reference would update), but the links are non-functional when the document is exported to ePub.

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