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Strange First Line Indent bug in Indesign

Community Beginner ,
Jun 20, 2019

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Hi Experts,

We have faced the series First Line Indent issue in the InDesign version (CC2017-2019). The first line indent is not working if we have the span column text in the InDesign file. It will get the indentation after made any changes in the paragraph. Here the example InDesign file for your checking.

1st Page: (No issues with first line Indent)

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 6.19.24 PM.png

2nd Page: First line indent is not working in the first paragraph(But indent value shows 10 pts)

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 6.20.14 PM.png

Please let me know any idea about this issue?

Thanks,

Velladurai

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi IDScript ,

that bug should be fixed with the latest prerelease version 14.0.3.413 of InDesign CC 2019.

Just tested that with my German version on Windows 10.

If you want to see yourself sign in to Adobe InDesign Prerelease.

I quote from Adobe UserVoice with Abhinav Kaushik (Quality Engineer, Adobe InDesign):

( Changed the build number from 14.0.3.407 to 14.0.3.413 )

1. Go to adobeprerelease.com

2. Log in with your Adobe Id.

3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.

4. Click on the program to join the same.

5. You can now download the build (14.0.3.413) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.

6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes

Regards,
Uwe

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Strange First Line Indent bug in Indesign

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Jun 20, 2019

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Hi Experts,

We have faced the series First Line Indent issue in the InDesign version (CC2017-2019). The first line indent is not working if we have the span column text in the InDesign file. It will get the indentation after made any changes in the paragraph. Here the example InDesign file for your checking.

1st Page: (No issues with first line Indent)

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 6.19.24 PM.png

2nd Page: First line indent is not working in the first paragraph(But indent value shows 10 pts)

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 6.20.14 PM.png

Please let me know any idea about this issue?

Thanks,

Velladurai

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi IDScript ,

that bug should be fixed with the latest prerelease version 14.0.3.413 of InDesign CC 2019.

Just tested that with my German version on Windows 10.

If you want to see yourself sign in to Adobe InDesign Prerelease.

I quote from Adobe UserVoice with Abhinav Kaushik (Quality Engineer, Adobe InDesign):

( Changed the build number from 14.0.3.407 to 14.0.3.413 )

1. Go to adobeprerelease.com

2. Log in with your Adobe Id.

3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.

4. Click on the program to join the same.

5. You can now download the build (14.0.3.413) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.

6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes

Regards,
Uwe

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Hi IDScript:

I don't seem to be able to recreate this issue. Is there another variable involved?

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Jun 20, 2019

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Hi BarbBinder,

Thanks for your support.

Please check the problematic InDesign file from the below Dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ad9c77lezt7vz1/testing_file.indd?dl=0

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Velladurai

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Jun 21, 2019

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Hi Velladurai,

I opened your document for testing with InDesign CC 2019 version 14.0.2 on Windows 10 and see the same.

It seems to be a bug. A text composition redraw bug.

My solution:

As soon as I change the height of the text frame on page 2 the text redraws and the indent is showing up.

If that will not help, try the following:

Export to IDML and open the IDML file as document.

The issue should be gone.

Regards,
Uwe

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Jun 21, 2019

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Hi Uwe,

Yes, the Indent is showing up if we made any changes in that page or text. For your information, we have just shared the testing document for your better understanding, actually my working file has more than 500 pages with the XML structure. In this case the IDML file is not open in InDesign application, it was not responding.

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Velladurai

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Jun 21, 2019

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Hi Velladurai,

maybe the XML structure is the problem. In conjunction with a paragraph that has split column applied as next paragraph. All speculation.

Whatever the cause is, report the issue: Adobe InDesign Feedback

When done come back here and post the URL of the report so that we can vote for fixing the bug.

Another workaround you could try:

Enforce recompose of all stories of the document with a keyboard shortcut ( no visible menu item available for this ).

See "Recompose all stories":

Learn the default keyboard shortcuts in InDesign

Important:

For my German InDesign on Windows the keyboard shortcut that is suggested by the documentation is Alt + Strg + / .

But that's wrong. Actually it's Strg+Alt+# .

For an English InDesign it should be:

Alt+Ctrl+/ or Option+Command+/ ( Mac OS X ).

In case the keyboard shortcut will not work use this script code ( ExtendScript / JavaScript ) that addresses the menu action without a visible menu in the UI of InDesign:

( function()

{

  

    if( app.documents.length == 0 ){ return };

    if( app.documents[0].stories.length == 0 ){ return };

    app.menuActions.itemByName("$ID/Recompose all stories").invoke();

  

    alert( "All stories of active document were recomposed." );

  

}() )

Regards,
Uwe

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this shortcuts worked for mac InDesign

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Jun 21, 2019

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IDScript  wrote

…In this case the IDML file is not open in InDesign application, it was not responding.

Regards,

Velladurai

How long did you wait?

Five minutes? Ten minutes? One hour?

It's not unusual that a complex IDML file needs more than thirty minutes to process.

Regards,
Uwe

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Hi Uwe,

Thanks for your suggestion.

I am waiting for more than 10 minutes, but no response from the InDesign application, also we can't exporting the IDML file for each and every stage.

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Velladurai

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