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I'm unable to delete an empty line on imported IDMLs using a backspace key.

For example, open an IDML file, create an empty line with a return key and then try to delete it with a backspace (delete) key.

This doesn't work me. Can anyone confirm this, thanks.

I'm on Mac Catalina, v.10.15.3

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Just tried it on an IDML import and works fine. Went to an existing paragraph of text, added a <CR>, then used the Delete key to delete it. Worked okay here.


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iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) • Radeon Pro 580 8192 MB • macOS Mojave

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Confirmed - backspace doesn't work on returns for me on Mojave - I can move cursor back and use forward delete - but backspace key does nothing, only applies to full returns, works OK with a soft-return


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2015), macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
Affinity Designer : 1.7.3  Affinity Photo: 1.7.3,   Affinity Publisher: 1.7.3 (+ beta 1.8.549)

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Do you only get this after importing IDML, not on a new document?

I can't reproduce on MacOS 10.14 at the moment.

Do you also get this after a CTRL Run up?


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49 minutes ago, Jon P said:

Do you only get this after importing IDML, not on a new document?

The backspace key works OK on any document created in Publisher.

It's only when I import an IDML file that it stops working. 🙂

Here is the IDML file and a short video demonstrating the problem I have:

IDML-from-inDesign.idml

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So, that idml file just crashes when opened on Windows for me, something to do with font encoding which I've logged to be looked at further...

On Mac I can reproduce it, it seem related to the auto correct option "Use tab to alter paragraph level instead of inserting a tab". Backspace seems to be functioning as a tab - I'll also get this logged

Edit: Seems related to the Basic Paragraph text style


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43 minutes ago, Jon P said:

Seems related to the Basic Paragraph text style

Possible, but I have this problem with all IDML files imported to Publisher.

The one I uploaded earlier was just a no frills sample file.

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