3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2011 4:33 AM by Peter Spier

    Significant .indb issues with CS5.5 on Windows: reflow and page numbering

    Ivan O'Brien Level 1

      Hi folks,

      I posted yesterday (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/891669?tstart=0) about a synchronisation issue with .indb files, where text flow changed upon synchronisation of a .indb file, despite styles already being identical across the documents.

      The .indd files had been edited individually on a Windows XPSP3 machine with CS5.5

      The synchronisation was carried out on a Windows XPSP3 machine with CS5.5

      Unfortunately, a full uninstall-and-reinstall has NOT resolved the issue of reflowing text. On further study, the problem may be nothing to do with .indb files, but could be within the .indd file itself.

      When I open the file, one paragraph looks like:

      Paragraph 1.jpg

      This paragraph is in the paragraph style "body text", with no overrides. On one computer, when I "apply body text" or simply hit return at the end of the paragraph, it reflows to this:

      Paragraph 2.jpg

      On other computers (all XPSP3 with CS5.5), it does not reflow.

       

      We are having another huge .indb issue also: on one computer (a different one to the one with the above issue), when .indb files are synchronised all the individual chapters start their numbering on page 1, so they are numbered 1-5, 1-8, 1-10, for example, instead of 1-5, 6-13, 14-23. We have taken to setting fixed page numbers for chapter starts, but even this does not always work as sometimes these settings just disappear.

       

      Is Indesign CS5.5 fit for purpose? Has anybody else encountered showstopper issues like this, and how have they been resolved?

       

      Ivan

        • 1. Re: Significant .indb issues with CS5.5 on Windows: reflow and page numbering
          John Hawkinson Level 5
          I posted yesterday (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/891669?tstart=0) about a synchronisation issue with .indb files, where text flow changed upon synchronisation of a .indb file, despite styles already being identical across the documents.

          The .indd files had been edited individually on a Windows XPSP3 machine with CS5.5

          The synchronisation was carried out on a Windows XPSP3 machine with CS5.5

          Unfortunately, a full uninstall-and-reinstall has NOT resolved the issue of reflowing text. On further study, the problem may be nothing to do with .indb files, but could be within the .indd file itself.

          The same INDD file flows differently on different machines? Are they both running 7.5.0?

          Are you absolutely sure hte style definitions are the same?

          If you export to IDML and reopen (on each machine), do you see the same behavior?

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          • 2. Re: Significant .indb issues with CS5.5 on Windows: reflow and page numbering
            Ivan O'Brien Level 1

            Thanks for the response John.

            This issue has been resolved: the difference between the two computers was a slightly different version of the font. Once these were synchronised, everything worked fine.

            It shows up interesting behaviour, though: we've all had font issues over the years, but it has always been obvious when the document is opened that something is wrong -- in this case, the text flow remains as it was until the paragraph in question is "touched", either by re-applying the style, synchronising, hitting a carraige return or whatever. It is as though the text flow is remembered, rather than calculated, when the document is opened: very peculiar, but I guess that's just how inDesign does it.

             

            Ivan

            • 3. Re: Significant .indb issues with CS5.5 on Windows: reflow and page numbering
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              You'll see similar behavior for text reflow when working with legacy files in a newer version. Nothing reflows using the new text engine until the cursor is inserted into the story.