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Ampersand (&) gets doubled in GREP Style?

Advocate ,
Mar 04, 2019 Mar 04, 2019

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I'm using InDesign CC 2019 (14.01), and I have a GREP style applied to a paragraph style, the pattern contains an ampersand (e.g. 'This & that').

I've been having intermittent problems where the pattern suddenly changes unexpectedly to 'This && that'. I even tried escaping the ampersand ('This \& that'), but it still changed the style. It doesn't seem to do it all the time, but I can't determine under what circumstances it made the change. I tried making a new document and entering a new style, and it changed it after I created the style, but I was unable to repeat it on subsequent tries.

Is this a known bug? Is there a way for me to be sure it won't change when I send the job to the printer?

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Mentor , Mar 04, 2019 Mar 04, 2019
When things like this act strange, the Unicode notations usually save my back. That said, try \x{0026} instead of &.

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When things like this act strange, the Unicode notations usually save my back. That said, try \x{0026} instead of &.

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Ok, thanks. That seems to work, hope it stays that way this time.

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