Which version of InDesign?
Sorry about that. The latest InDesign CC 2017 release.
I just restored my InDesign preferences and tried again. No luck.
See my quick video showcasing the issue below
My testing machine does the same thing with that same setup. How awful! Thankfully, I still use 10.11 and CC2015.3 on my main machine.
With text selected…
I can't click and drag to select a value to be changed.
I can't click and cmd+a to select the whole value to be changed.
I can't click in the field and arrow up/down to make an increment change.
I can't click in the field and type to do math. (I will often type something like "+p6" at the end of the exisiting value to add 6 points to it. If I try that with this version, I end up with "0p06p+". It types the characters in backwards order? What? And when I hit return, the text that was selected is replaced with a return.)
Note: you do not actually have to have text selected to use any of those paragraph settings as you're doing in your video. If your cursor is just sitting in the text, you can change any of those settings and they function exactly as expected. Similarly, if you're trying to make changes to the character settings, it seems to function exactly as expected. Trying doing any of that stuff in the character side of the Control Panel. Works fine, right? That said, you definitely shouldn't have to DEselect text to make changes to the paragraph values. And, on second thought, you MUST have text selected if you want to make changes to multiple paragraphs, so just placing your cursor in text to make paragraph changes is not an option.
In messing with this, I noticed that this functions as expected if you first click in a value that you don't want to change before clicking on the value that you do want to change. For example: if you want to change the First Line Left Indent from 0p0 to 1p6, first click in ANY other box, and then click in the First Line Left Indent box, type "+1p6", hit return, and it will function exactly as expected.
Also, if you just use the paragraph palette this works fine. The problem is only in the control bar.
Aaaaand now none of my palettes will open. Great to see that bug still isn't fixed. :/
I know I can click anywhere within text instead of highlighting it to select it. I was just highlighting it in the video to help show that I actually have selected something prior to trying to make adjustments. And in my case, the paragraph palette has the same issues. So, it's an issue (at least for me) with just the paragraph controls.
Also, mine (as seen in the video), is doing the same. The first field I click in to make an adjustment won't work. However, once I click into another field I can make an adjustment. And as you said, I can't use the up or down arrows next to those fields either.
Actually, I have this problem in the panel, too.
Overall in Sierra, my Intuos3 pen is buggy as heck, but nowhere is worse than in InDesign. Maybe that's because I use it the most all day. Are you both experiencing this problem with a mouse? If so, yeesh, there goes my backup plan.
Could it be the Contextual OpenType alternates functionality (the little O that suggest ligatures when you have a character highlighted)? I've tried turning that off and it STILL won't disappear.
Here are some other problems I'm having:
-Intuos3 pen has a hard time selecting items in Mac OS Finder windows.
-Sometimes when I try to move my pen off a selected item, the cursor will then act like I'm shift-clicking and then double-clicking, so it'll highlight 20 or so files and then OPEN all of them. This was disastrous when I was in my Applications folder... it basically opened all my applications at once.
-Latest Intuos3 driver from Wacom is installed and hasn't fixed this issue. Latest Sierra installed and issue still present.
-To get the Intuos pen to respond sometimes I have to mash the spacebar ...other times I used my MBP trackpad to get the input to register and then go back to my pen.
Basically, it's taking 10 times as long to do ANYTHING. I used to prize my pen for making me so much faster, but now it's a hindrance.
Exactly the same with me. Using macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and InDesign CC 2017 (126.96.36.199 Build). I tend to use the window palets as I am using a 27" iMac and 27" display.
I have the same problem also, but I'm still running El Capitan.
I think it happened with the introduction of CC 2017
I found that using the preferences menu at the top rather than the palettes works OK.
I have this problem too, but I haven't updated to Sierra etc. I can't use the top Paragraph palette without this issue. I get it highlighting beige or blue, which indicates I won't be able to type anything into a field (eg space after) without it replacing my text. Then sometimes I try and type something in (eg .5) and it puts in 05.mm (instead of 0.5mm) and my text disappears (as if bumped to a new text box on a different page).
I've trashed preferences twice, I've uninstalled and reinstalled ID CC. This only started happening after the 2017 update. My video for reference (with extra notes):
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Deselect Show OpenType ornament on Text frame and Selected text in the Extra Text Preferences. It is a known bug.
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Thanks for the info and the workaround. Now that I deselected proper option it seems that all panels are working as expected.
I spent some time figuring out exact option that you have referred - so for clarity and understanding here is option in
Preferences > Advanced Type > Type Contextual Controls
Show Adornment on Text Selection/Text Frame for more Type controls
which has to be deselected, in order to workaround this bug.
That is last one on this picture that I enclose - on picture it is selected, so deselect for workaround.
Frans vdG - I think you've cracked it!! I've unchecked that button, and just based on two tests it seems to be fixed!! Hurrah!
Thanks to Momir for clarifying with excellent instructions.
THANK YOU!!! This fixed the panel problem.
Now if Adobe and Apple would just get together and fix the terrible responsiveness of Intuos3 pens and Sierra... life might be normal again.
THANKS! That does indeed seem to have fixed the issue. I appreciate it.
This fixed it for me too! Thanks!