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Letter and period disappears upon export to PDF

Explorer ,
Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Hi friends,

I am encountering a couple of unusual things when I export from InDesign to PDF.

#1: The letter following the drop cap disappears!

Note: I did receive a warning that the glyph was not available when I used the paragraph style with the drop cap.

#2: Some periods near the text-frame edge also disappear.

 

Here is a screenshot of a page in PDF (converted to JPG):

MWL_p.44_page-0001.jpg

And here is a screenshot of the same page in JPG where they did not disappear.

MWL_p.44.jpg

Any clues how to fix this?

 

Thanks!!
Eli

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Community Expert , Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

This problem has existed for some time including 18.4 and 18.5. Try going back to 18.3 or 18.2.

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Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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There are posts discussing the same problem - please search forum.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/missing-dots-at-the-end-of-pharagraph-when-expor...

 

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Thank you @Robert Tkaczyk for sharing that link to the discussion in the forum.

I tried turning off kashidas, but that didn't help.

I then tried adding an extra period, and that worked.

But now I have to add extra periods in a dozen or so select paragraphs across the document. 😞

If anyone has a solution, I'd appreciate it.

 

But my missing-glyph-after-the-drop-cap issue still stands.

Anyone have any advice?

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There are a lot of known issues with RTL languages that Adobe is working on fixing. 

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Thanks @BobLevine for sharing that!

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As far as I understand from other posts these issues were only introduced in InDesign 2024, so if you revert to 2023 until they're fixed you should be fine.

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That is very interesting to hear, @leo.r .

I have never encountered these issues before.

Is the old ME version still available to download?

 

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That is very interesting to hear, @leo.r .

I have never encountered these issues before.

Is the old ME version still available to download?

 


By @EliyahuMiller

 

Yes, InDesign 2023 should be available in the Creative Cloud app.

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Yes, I see it.

Thanks a lot!

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I tried the 2023 version, and I had the same issue.

I hate to give up, but it's better than wasting time.

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This problem has existed for some time including 18.4 and 18.5. Try going back to 18.3 or 18.2.

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Alright, @BobLevine , I'll give it one more shot!

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HURRAY!

IT WORKED!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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Excellent news.

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@EliyahuMiller wrote:

But now I have to add extra periods in a dozen or so select paragraphs across the document. 😞

If anyone has a solution, I'd appreciate it.


 

You could double last period - using GREP:

 

Find What:

\.$

 

Change To:

..

 

RobertTkaczyk_0-1706553656920.png

 

Of course, you can also narrow your search by selecting extra Text Properties - like ParaStyle, font, etc. - in Find Format section.

 

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Thank you, Robert, for the suggestion.

I will try it, but the strange thing is that most paragraphs show their final periods in the PDF. Random periods are disappearing, like when they are near a text frame.

I will let you know how my experiments turn out.

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