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  1. Several years old bug is still alive in InDesign CC

    InDesign CC shows obscure behavior for Arabic subtending marks. Some times it kerns these marks towards right as shown in line 1, 3 & 4. Sometimes it adds extra space on both sides of these glyphs as shown in the line five and sometimes it automatically makes the digits size smaller as shown in line 1 & 2. While MS Word 2013 shows the correct shapes for all these marks as required. The Arabic script is written in right to left direction.
    Image shows the correct shape in MS Word 2013 and wrong behavior in InDesign CC.
    Test font and…

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  2. Clearly a bug in InDesign CC

    While working on an Arabic font I need to kern the space U+0020 between certain letters. So the required lookup is added to the font, with instructions to apply kerning whether the preceding letter have marks (above or below) or no marks at all i.e. the kerning is not effected by the preceding letter's marks. The Arabic script is written in right to left direction.

    Now the MS Word is showing the correct behavior as shown in the image. The first pair (without marks) and the second pair (with brown marks) both are kerned as instructed by font but the…

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  3. Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some common Arabic Marks

    Till yet InDesign CC does not recognize some commonly used Quranic Arabic marks like uni08F0, uni08F1 and uni0F82, though these are added to Unicode several years ago. Images, test file and test font "Uthman" are added.
    First image shows these marks.
    Second image shows their correct placement above or below the letters in MS Word and the wrong result in InDesign CC.
    Test font "Uthman" and test indesign document are attached.

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  4. Pressing shift quickly after clicking and holding a frame handle deselects it

    Say I have a simple rectangular frame that I want to resize (bear with me: I know I can use the black arrow but this is just an example). I choose the white arrow tool, select the two right-hand handles, click and hold one of the selected points, hold down shift to constrain the direction, then drag to the right. So far so good in theory. However, if I press shift within a few seconds of the click+hold, the handle I click on is deselected as if I had performed a simple shift+click. The order that I perform the operations…

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  5. Issues printing with Xerox C75. Duplex printing, save and print features don't work. Doesn't save print settings.

    Issues printing with Xerox C75. Duplex printing, save and print features don't work. Doesn't save print settings. Prints fine with a pdf.

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  6. InCopy assignment names don't change with file name

    Backstory:
    We have particularly formatted files that we use to create new versions for new products. The copy isn't created new, but modified from the old version that was already used in InCopy.

    The Issue:
    My InCopy guy FREAKS OUT when he sees the name of the assignment assets (attached screenshot) are that of a previous project not at all related to the file he's currently working on.

    The Long and Complicated Solutions:
    I know there's a way in InCopy to rename these, but it's long, complicated and outside of a standard workflow. A shorter and easier method would be…

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  7. Group in Old Layer -> Ungroup in New Layer = Error

    I like to layer different styles of content. I'll have a background layer for images, etc., that I want to not touch later so I can lock/unlock while I work with my content over the top of it. Sometimes, I accidentally am in the background layer and create content that needs to be moved to another layer. I would love for a feature like Illustrator that allows me to highlight an object or group of objects, click an opposing layer, and then right-click > arrange > move to selected layer.

    Also, there is a slight bug I've found, but it…

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    There is an option in the Layers panel flyout menu called “Ungroup Remembers Layers”. This is ON by default. That’s why when you ungroup, the objects go back to the layers to which they belonged prior to the grouping. You can uncheck this option if you want to have the objects get ungrouped on the same layer as the group.

  8. First page of a linked PDF file repeats itself throughout layout.

    I have a 20 page template where each page has two image boxes that links to a 40 page PDF for a printer spread setup. But on random occurrences, the first page of the PDF file repeats itself throughout the layout. Has anybody else experienced this?

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  9. Converting all URLs to links is converting anything with dot between two words

    When trying to convert all URLs to links, it seems that the regex used also targets things like V.ii and converts that into a link. Shouldn't it be looking for anything with http or www?

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  10. Control characters breaks 'regular' font rendering

    I pasted some cells from Excel into an Indesign text box. After that, the text rendering was completely distorted garbage text). Worse, I couldn't select the "Roman" font anymore, in any open document. Upon testing, that included many "normal" fonts like Georgia Regular, Minion Pro Regular and Warnock Pro Regular. I tried switching to International English MacOS and Indesign, I tried several versions from Indesign 13.1 back to CS6, and on Mac and Windows – same thing.

    Finally, I discovered the control characters in the Layout text editor, and when I removed them (and restarted Indesign), everything was back to normal.

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  11. Running Header Variable (First in Page)

    Missing TextVariable values (First on Page) in Running Heads

    Adobe Indesign 13.1 version.
    MacOs 10.13.4

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  12. Dialog open to custom location on click of place option in indesign

    Click on place option in indesign.

    Dialog should open with custom location set from the script, not the previous opened location.

    Is there a way to control place dialog, to always show my custom location??

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  13. Bug no longer able to import .emf files after update 13.0.1.

    After the update all the .emf files I had imported into my layout were gone (showed a grey box with cross). I also could not import any of the old emf files into any documents.

    I re-installed the older version and everything worked well again. So must be a bug in the latest update.

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  14. Videos and buttons get cut in half when placed over a 2 page spread in Publish online and Fixed layout EPUB

    When a video or button is placed across two pages on a spread, both gets cut in half, working separately on different pages. So, if video is played in Publish Online document or Fixed Layout EPUB, only half part is played.
    Similarly with buttons, only half button gets clicked.

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  15. URLs breaking when used inside a table

    I have a InDesign doc that has several columns (name, address, website link, etc). When converting to pdf the urls break. The urls are too long for the column so they wrap onto 2-3 lines. When I copy the url and paste it outside the table and extend the text box so the url is on one line then it works as should be.


    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server:
      InDesign CC
      v9.2 x64

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  16. layer

    A non-visible layer makes background printing from an imported illustrator file disappear on 2nd page. Was printing using the 'print' indd file.
    Also, hidden layers can also show the text as rasterized boxes if not updated.

    I lost money and a print task because of it.

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  17. AIGPUSniffer

    Indesign will not open a new or existing file... The AIGPUSniffer open but will not open a InDesign file. I am on a Mac running High Sierra 10.13.4

    Adobe InDesign CC 2018

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  18. Size and Position (Page or Margin)

    Setting Page or Margin position reference point does not work when treating anchored objects. The setting is ignored.

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  19. Changing case from caps to lowercase

    The first letter of a new paragraph has automatically changed from caps to lower case after an A level heading in my document. It only relates to this heading levels and occurs in 85% of instances in a 90 page document. I have checked the Word file and cannot find an issue there. I have not been able to replicate the issue since it has been picked up in the proof reading process. I am using the current inDesign CC version and Adobe Typekit fonts.

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  20. Export Icon

    the icon while exporting PDFs has an animation next to the "arrange documents" icon at the top. this is minor but the last two frames of the saving animation are switched around. i dont know how to explain it so i guess you should just try saving a big PDF yourself and paying attention to the bar. again really minor but for a product meant for design, it feels like it could have been seen beforehand

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