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  1. Autoflow Text is Crashing InDesign

    Autoflow text is crashing InDesign. The progress bar gets to about 90% and then it crashes.

    The text document is about 50,000 words, so it's nothing unusual.

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    We have released InDesign 2020.1.2(v15.1.2.226) with a lot of stability fixes. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version (if you’re not already on it) as it is more robust.

    If you still face this issue even after updating, please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :
    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Video recording of the crash?
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


    Adobe InDesign Team

  2. InDesign Export Issue

    Creative Cloud InDesign shifts the colors of spot colors when generating pdf files. Only solution is to backsave as an idml file and then generate a pdf through pre-Creative Cloud InDesign application.

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  4. Cross-Reference won't save a <cs style="stylename"></cs> format. It just strips the tag out of the data.

    Before updating to the latest version of ID, I would get an error each time I tried to use the <cs> tag to format a cross-reference. It wouldn't let me save the data.

    Now it lets me save the data, but it just strips the tag out.

    I have a character setting called Bold.

    I defined a cross-reference format as:
    <cs style="Bold"><fullPara /></cs> on page <pageNum />

    I save it, and I click OK. Then I reopen the format page, and it says the following:
    <fullPara /> on page <pageNum />

    It's like the tag never existed. No matter what…

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  5. Futura Std fonts

    When I use Futura Std in InDesign, some letters [‘a’ & ‘o’ in attached screen shot shift to a tiny, superscripted letter. Other fonts look normal in this same text, and Futura Std does not do this in any other application. Even in InDesign, the problem occurs in some situations but not others.

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  6. Importing Excel cells with reference to another cell causes "-1"

    I have InDesign 2020, 15.0.2
    I want to place numbers and text from an Excel-file into InDesign.
    When placing an Excel-cell with reference to another cell it says "-1"

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  7. Inner glow size reverts to default value

    When saving as Idml all inner glow effects size reverts to default value. This has been happening in all versions as far as I can remember.

    I have attached two screenshots, one of the Indd file and one of the Idml file.

    I am using version 15.0.2

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  8. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    All I must do to crash InDesign is 1) open the document, 2) place my cursor between two of the inline anchored text boxes, 3) add a paragraph return (creating overset text which should be reflowed automatically).

    See attached screenshot of one-page document.

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  9. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the attached document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    To witness the bug, 1) open the attached document, 2) click the red text marked with a note, 3) apply the "bug illustration" paragraph style.

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  10. Crash when smart reflowing a document with many anchored text boxes

    Indesign is freezing/crashing when smart text reflow is used to reflow the attached document. Other documents are fine. This document is unique in that it contains many anchored text boxes and decimal tabs.

    I am using InDesign 15.0.2

    To witness the bug, 1) open the attached document, 2) click the red text marked with a note, 3) apply the "bug illustration" paragraph style.

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  11. Workspace

    Initially after using the newest InDesign update for 2020, I tried using my old workspaces. But I found I could have only one document open and working at a time. I would have to open one document, work on it, save, and quit. Then I could open another and do the same thing. Obviously this is not productive, especially when you might need to copy something from one document to another. So, I have been using new and different of the stock workspaces to get me through in the hopes this will be fixed. Thanks.

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  13. [v15.0.1 up to v15.0.3.406] Link in Hyperlink Panel green, but incorrect

    Another bug that has unfortunately crept in and is just noticeable: in the hyperlink panel, links are shown as okay (green!!), but they contain control characters (e.g. conditional line break <- I don't know if this is the correct English name, see in Text as control character like this: | ).
    The control character is (of course) exported and the link does not work in Acrobat.

    The link does not work in InDesign either, but if the light shows green, the function is useless.

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  14. ID 15.0.2 can't find kashida

    I'm using ID CC20 (v15.0.2) with Arabic support. When I search for a manually placed kashida in a string of text, I get a "Cannot find match" error. I've made sure all specific attributes are turned off in the search window (see attached). This happens whether I type a kashida in the search field or copy-paste it from text in the layout.

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  15. Importing Word Footnotes

    Windows 7, Indesign CC 2020 (version 15.0.2)

    While placing Word file, footnotes and endnotes not appearing in Indesign while using copy & paste these are showing.

    Pl check and fix it.

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  16. composer breaks urls when line breaks

    Using InDesign 15.0.2 on Mac Catalina, URLs break if divided by composer over two lines when exported to PDF. My workaround is to add a linefeed before the URL (and hope it is shorter than one line). Some I can replace with bit.ly links, but these also fail if the display text breaks over two lines.

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  17. The hyphenation don't work properly in portuguese syllabic Division

    The Hyphenation breaks on vowels and consonants what is wrong on portuguese, there was not that in old versions of Indesign.

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  18. PDF comments made in Acrobat are not matched in my InDesign

    Hi !

    Since a couple of weeks comments PDF made by my client are not matched in my indd files.

    I have the latest version of inDesign and my client's Acrobat is up to date to.

    We are use to work on long files about 400 pages… pages can have different sizes. We didn't change anything in our workflow… I don't understand why it doesn't work anymore. About only 10% of comments matches… the other ones are (?)…

    Thank you for helping and fixing this bug.

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  19. display artifact

    Viewing this document, which is still in draft form, the bleed area contains a dark gray horizontal line across the top and a larger dark gray rectangle near the top of the right-hand side. There are no unseen objects in the design that could be causing this.

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  20. Linked text block loses link if replaced.

    InDesign Version 15.0.2
    Steps to reproduce issue:
    a.) drag a formatted dummy text block to page from CC Library
    b.) select dummy text block, CMD + D, select copy file to place.
    c.) select same dummy text block, CMD + D, select any copy file and place again.
    Expected result: Copy file link should be shown in links panel.
    Actual result: Copy file link dissappears during step "C".
    *This issue doesn't happen when dummy text block is pulled from a local library.

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