28 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2017 11:05 AM by subraumpixel

    Paragraph Panel Bug

    khaba28900672

      Indesign 2017 Paragraph Panel is waaayyy buggy. When I go to manually change the "Space before" or "Space After", it replaces all my selected text rather than the value I have selected to change within the panel.

       

      Any fix or update to the new Apps coming out soon?

        • 1. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
          Scott Falkner Level 5

          I do not have this problem with InDesign CC 2015 or 2017. Are you saying that if you select the text in the Space Before field (say, “0 in”) and the  new value the selected text in your document is replaced, rather than the text in the field? Again, not my experience. Does this also happen with the Control panel?

          • 2. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
            rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Interface problems often relate to corrupt cache files. Try deleting you ID caches (saved data) #1 in this thread:

             

            Troubleshooting 101: Replace, or "trash" your InDesign preferences

            • 3. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
              vineet Chauhan Adobe Employee

              Hi Kalyn,

               

              If you are a MAC user, Could you please check the same workflow with Application Frame "Checked"?

               

              Navigate to Window->Application Frame

               

              Thanks in advance.

               

              Regards,

              Vineet

              • 4. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                xcopmuterx

                I have the same problem and I have this setting checked.

                • 5. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                  TAHeyOne Level 1

                  I have this issue too.

                   

                  In the Control Window when you type a number in the 'space after' box it puts the number in your document text box rather than the 'space after' box.

                  • 6. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                    vineet Chauhan Adobe Employee

                    Hi Trevor/Zoran,

                     

                    We are looking into this focus issue mentioned above. However as a workaround you can try the following:-

                     

                    1. Instead of text selection, if you just place the insertion pointer in the paragraph, then it works fine or

                    2. You can click (or select) any another field and come back to the desired field.

                    Hope this helps.

                     

                    Regards,

                    Vineet

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                    • 7. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                      micks20364032 Level 1

                      I also have this issue, it would be interesting to know if there is a fix, this only happened since upgrading to CC2017. I updated to Mac OS X Sierra and also updated my font software as well as binning the preferences, but nothing seems to help...

                      Thanks

                      Mick

                      • 8. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                        BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                        This came up on a different thread yesterday, and is definitely an issue:

                        InDesign space after in Paragrphs

                         

                        My suggestion is to use the Control panel or the little arrow button in front of the text boxes until this is resolved:

                        InDesign CCss_020.png

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                        • 9. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          I also see this issue, Application frame activated or not.
                          Since I do not use the Paragraph panel very often (always using the Contol panel or doing paragraph styles), I did not come accross this bug until yesterday.

                           

                          Regards,
                          Uwe

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                          • 10. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                            marcosc41624967

                            I can't even find the Paragraph panel, it sure [removed] NOT in the Window pull down.

                             

                            [Profanity removed... this is a family friendly forum... Mod]

                            • 11. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                              rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                              NOT in the Window pull down

                              That's right it should be under Window>Type & Tables>Paragraph

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                              • 12. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                marcosc41624967 Level 1

                                Thanks, Rob!

                                • 13. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                  Gemma Tovee @ RF

                                  Everyone in our studio has this same bug, it affects the Paragraph panel and the same functions in the toolbar. First time I contacted Adobe two weeks ago I did a screen share and they deleted all my preferences but it was a temporary fix and it was back within 24 hours, though I find it's inconsistent when it works and when it bugs out so it may never have been fixed at all.

                                   

                                  Contacted Adobe again today and they said it was a known issue. When I asked for a fix they said "Install a previous version of InDesign". Wouldn't say I consider this a fix, especially as we now have hundreds of files we would have to take back to IDML between the 6 of us. They had no estimated release of an update to fix this issue.

                                  • 14. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                    David Chick

                                    Unfortunately that's the issue with a subscription service. I'd love to be able to go back to a stable version of all the creative cloud programs instead of this buggy rubbish we get at the moment. Does anybody at Adobe doing any testing or just send it and apologise later.

                                     

                                    I can't install the latest dreamweaver because of an error (117) which apparently means i need to use another ISP to download the software. Interesting since all the other CC apps installed fine. To be honest it's probably a blessing given how buggy InDesign is.

                                     

                                    Gone are the days when InDesign was the underdog and had to get it's S**T together to be considered in a professional workspace.

                                    • 15. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                      rat07

                                      vineet Chauhan wrote:

                                       

                                      Hi Trevor/Zoran,

                                       

                                      We are looking into this focus issue mentioned above. However as a workaround you can try the following:-

                                       

                                      1. Instead of text selection, if you just place the insertion pointer in the paragraph, then it works fine or

                                      2. You can click (or select) any another field and come back to the desired field.

                                      Hope this helps.

                                       

                                      Regards,

                                      Vineet

                                      1. no, that doesn't work fine necessarily. In my case, putting in 0.5mm (via keypad or top of keyboard), it went weird and entered 05.mm?!

                                       

                                      2. Didn't work either.

                                       

                                      Here's my video reflecting that: Adobe InDesign issue with the top paragraph palette - YouTube

                                       

                                      That said... THIS post from Momir seems to fix the issue (based on one test from me!):

                                       

                                      Re: selection issue bug on MacOS Sierra 10.12 

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                                      • 16. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                        wozowski Level 1

                                        I have this too and it is a feature I use constantly.

                                         

                                        Can't believe something that has worked for versions and versions gets broken in an update.

                                         

                                        C'mon Adobe, we are all paying you good money for a functioning product. Now where is it?

                                        • 17. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                          micks20364032 Level 1

                                          The workaround that helped me is to go to Indesign Preferences>Advanced Type>At the very bottom of the panel is a check box that says "Show Adornment on Text Selection/Text Frame for more Type controls" Make sure this is unchecked.

                                           

                                          This solved the problem for me and I can now used the paragraph panel and the toolbar as normal!

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                                          • 18. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                            Gemma Tovee @ RF Level 1

                                            I've been using this workaround since Monday and the bug hasn't happen so I think it works

                                            • 19. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                              donaldw90835656

                                              Works for me as well. Excellent, thank you!

                                              • 20. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                marcshur

                                                Worked for me. Thanks!

                                                • 21. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                  Lauragrl151

                                                  Same problem since upgrading to CC 2017.

                                                  Workaround works for me but would like this issue to be fixed with an update. Been paying $50 a month for about 5 years now, so would appreciate a feature that I use daily to work! Thanks!

                                                  • 22. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                    BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                                                    Glad the workaround is working for you for know. Adobe is aware of this issue and is working on it.

                                                    • 23. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                      ukheel

                                                      This worked for me, but I had to close and reopen the file I was working on.  But it worked!  Thanks!

                                                      • 24. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                        JulieDesigner

                                                        I tried what you propose and actually it works well now. Thank you, micks20364032.


                                                        micks20364032 :
                                                        The workaround that helped me is to go to Indesign Preferences>Advanced Type>At the very bottom of the panel is a check box that says "Show Adornment on Text Selection/Text Frame for more Type controls" Make sure this is unchecked.

                                                         

                                                        I work with 4 other designer who do not have this problem. However, I realized that the 4 other designers do not use their second screen to lay out their tool panels, unlike me who uses my second screen to put all the panels. I don't know if I'm the only one who is experiencing this problem because of the second screen, but I figure that if it can help to find a diagnosis for future releases, all the better.

                                                        • 25. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                          Hi CheshireIsaacs,

                                                           

                                                          how was this installer made available to you?


                                                          You said "by Adobe". Is there an official tech-note on this?
                                                          I myself would not install it, because I'm using a German version of InDesign on OSX and do not know, if this is for all localized versions of InDesign or maybe just for the English International one?

                                                           

                                                          Can you tell us more about it?

                                                           

                                                          If I unpack the zip an installer app—CopyTextPlugin.app—is unpacked that is showing a date from 2015.

                                                          August 19 2015 09:08

                                                           

                                                          So this might be something for CC 2015 users and not CC 2017 users.
                                                          This thread is about CC 2017.

                                                           

                                                          Thanks,
                                                          Uwe

                                                          • 26. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                            Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                            Hi Cheshire,

                                                            thank you.

                                                             

                                                            Note: Your last message obviously was removed.
                                                            Wanted to quote you from this. So here is an excerpt:

                                                            This is definitely for 2017 -- a tech person responded to my bug report with this.

                                                            In the meanwhile I looked into the package of the app and discovered some specifities for CC 2017.
                                                            Seems that the installer is from 2015 and the payload is from March 6 2017.


                                                            But I ask myself why this fix is not distributed as update through the CC Desktop app ?
                                                            Where all Mac OSX user can benefit from the fix…

                                                             

                                                            Important for everyone reading this:
                                                            Do not install the app from the link Cheshire gave until an official Adobe download link is there with a TechNote.

                                                            Nothing's personal regarding you, Cheshire, just security precautions.

                                                             

                                                            Regards,
                                                            Uwe

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                                                            • 27. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                              Monica Singh Adobe Employee

                                                              Hi khaba,

                                                               

                                                              A solution for this issue is mentioned at Troubleshoot text selection issues. Please try the steps mentioned in the link.

                                                              Also, let me know of your feedback.

                                                               

                                                              Thanks,

                                                              Monica

                                                              • 28. Re: Paragraph Panel Bug
                                                                subraumpixel Level 1

                                                                This still seems unresolved. This bug hits me more often than not. Today, it occurred in the Find/Change-dialogue. I either was not able to enter text into the search field or text I entered appeared in the wrong direction (from right to left). To reproduce this: Open Find/change, search for something you know is in the document (the found text is then selected). Now search for something that will not have any results. Then try to enter a new search - it won’t work (9 out of 10 times). It’s clearly related to the bug described here, because when you deselect the text that was found with the first search, text input in the Find/Change dialogue once again works.

                                                                 

                                                                The script linked above is not signed by a verified developer. After running it, InDesign would not start again, I had to reinstall it.

                                                                 

                                                                (And yes, I have disabled the type contextuals controls, that did not help.)