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  1. preview glitch

    Preview Glitch occured today. This has never happened. I have noticed that InDesign has been been super buggy lately.

    3 votes

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  2. screen flickering sonoma

    I know this is a known issue, but after 4 months, I would have hoped that a fix would have been developed by now. My fault for now researching before upgrading to Sonoma, but come on guys. I seriously can't believe how terrible my experience has been with both the new Macs and Adobe software. I have been doing design for 18 years, and have never had as much trouble in that time as I have had from both company's products in the last year. This is ridiculous! It is unfortunate for users that we have no other viable options…

    4 votes

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  3. Find/change

    Find/Change is really slow to search when i add a Find Format style [None] in the search.

    The search works fine in my document if I just search on a text word or other styles but when I add [None] to ensure it doesn't change other character formats applied it then takes forever to find it.

    1 vote

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  4. Installing InDesign 2024 still removes all preferences, shortcuts, and workspaces — even in v19.1

    Despite the previous thread about this marking the problem as being resolved, it is not — not even with the latest update 19.1 ... not for me at least. I've uninstalled and reinstalled InDesign 2024 multiple times at this point to no avail.

    This is a serious issue for professional users who have very specific settings that take time to create and are necessary for maintaining a consistent workflow between versions.

    Please resolve.

    3 votes

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  5. 19.2 Performance (esp. Type Tool)

    Starting with version 19, but especially with v. 19.2 (MacBook using Sonoma 14.3.1), InDesign just SLOGS. Every time I select the Type Tool, it's about 3-4 full seconds (including the "spinning ball" every time) before the type tool is accessible to me.

    I am a long-time power user of InDesign and this is incredibly frustrating. My brain and hands now work much faster than the application — didn't always used to be true. Click and wait...click and wait...click and wait. That's what using InDesign is like now. For 700 bucks a year. Yuck!

    Have you made the program TOO FAT,…

    2 votes

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  6. gpu view corrupt!

    Apple Mac Mini M1, 16GB / Adobe InDesign 19.2: even after today's update, GPU view doesn't display correctly some objects on the page! CPU view ok, overprint view ok, but after switching to GPU view, some objects disappear! Please see the attached footage.
    Adobe InDesign 18.5.1 on the same machine works ok with the same document.

    2 votes

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  7. iMac M3 gets very hot and uses excessive CPU while working with InDesign 2024, fan is constantly running

    I am working on InDesign 2024 version with Apple iMac M3 processor, and as long as the InDesign window is open, even if I do not do anything, the iMac gets very hot and the fan is constantly running. This is not a normal situation at all.
    I'm reporting this to the Adobe team for information. I noticed that InDesign did not have this problem when I disconnected it from the internet. However, when the connection is lost, InDesign crashes after a while. You can see the CPU values it uses in the attached image.

    1 vote

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  8. inDesign screen flashing on M2 Mac mini

    InDesign screen flashing on M2 Mac mini.

    The screen flashed when selecting text, moving objects, using marque select.
    Turning off rulers helps a lot. I've read that turning on/off GPU performance will solve this issue. The option is grayed out within inDesign but is available on Illustrator and Photoshop.

    inDesign version: 19.0.1
    OS version: Sanoma 14.1.1
    Mac mini M2

    4 votes

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  9. InDesign flashes white every time I click on a page

    When using InDesign, it flashes white every time I click on it. If I click and hold, the screen become completely white. This is very annoying, almost impossible to work. I cannot highlight anything or draw a marque without getting the white flashing. Even when I'm just moving around a page, it flashes. This is migraine-inducing.

    I have InDesign 18.5.1 and there are no updated available, I just checked. This has really slowed down my workflow. I know you closed the previous listing for this, but it's not fixed.

    Help!

    3 votes

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  10. InDesign Window Keeps Moving

    I keep running into issues with my InDesign application window moving around. The window continually resizes itself slightly or moves to the side of the monitor (cutting off access to some of the tools) when I haven't tried to resize it. This isn't a 'once in a while' issue; it's happening consistently, multiple times a session.

    I'm running Indesign 2024 on a MacBook Pro with Apple M2 Pro Chip and macOS Ventura 13.5.1.

    The issue also persists on my laptop monitor and when connected to external monitors (I run one 4K colour-accurate monitor and one standard 1080p monitor).

    It would…

    2 votes

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  11. CC Libraries palette vibrates nonstop

    InDesign ver 19.4, when I click on the CC Libraries palette, the scroll bar and the bottom of the palette vibrates or jumps vertically up and down nonstop. I can't get it to stop. Closing and re-opening the palette didn't help. Restarting ID didn't help. Very distracting when using your libraries palette.

    1 vote

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  12. Import Fails for User Settings file exported from ID 2024 into Beta

    The user settings file exported from ID 2024 is not recognized when I try to import it to Beta.

    1 vote

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  13. gpu

    Enabling GPU causes some object disappear. Switching to CPU causes viewing all objects right.
    When I open the same document in InDesign 18.5.1, everything is shown good.

    This is terrible!

    Mac Mini M1/16GB
    Sonoma 14.2.1
    InDesign 19.1

    2 votes

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  14. Mouse cursor slow when updating links

    When updating links (either individually or all at once), the mouse cursor becomes extremely slow. This slowness happens in all applications, not just Indesign. In other words, if I set the links to update while working on other stuff in other applications, the mouse cursor is still super slow.

    Using Windows 11. Don't know where you can see the Indesign version number.

    1 vote

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  15. InDesign 19.4 for MacOS ignores PluginConfig.txt

    InDesign 19.4 on MacOS ignores PluginConfig.txt and doesn't load the desired plug-ins on startup.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Place a plugin somewhere outside the InDesign app folder.
    2. Create a PluginConfig.txt that points to this plugin.
    3. Place the PluginConfig.txt either in the InDesign app folder or the Preferences folder.
    4. Start InDesign.
    5. The plugin won't be loaded.

    I have checked this on multiple machines and also have confirmation from someone also on the user forums:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-ignores-pluginconfig-txt/m-p/14578540

    The Windows version seems to work correctly.

    1 vote

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  16. InDesign not responding, unable to close when a file is closed

    I am using InDesign (18.5), whenever I closed one file the whole InDesign became not responding, unable to close, open new file, or do any at all. I have to open task manager to force close every time.

    Is this an issue with the new version or others. Please help.

    4 votes

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  17. Scroll bars and status bar disappear in InCopy

    InCopy scrollbars and status bar (page navigation) disappear and there doesn't seem to be an identifiable way of turning these back on. Working on a corporate device so cannot test the 'Run as administrator' fix that is suggested on another forum online.

    Scrollbars and status bars are available on start up but disappear if you use the zoom tools, the device sleeps, or if you are active in another window (e.g. a browser) for some time (not sure precisely how long). Closing and reopening the program fixes the issue, but it is irritating to have to check in all stories,…

    1 vote

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  18. Inaccurate Type 1 Warning

    This issue is purported to be fixed, but I'm still getting a false type one warning after upgrading to the last version of InDD 18. (18.5.2). The flagged font is Whitney Black, the only font out of the the entire OT Whitney family that's installed on my MacBook pro that gets flagged. Whitney Black also shows up twice on my font list, even though there is only one version installed and used in my stylesheets. The font is clearly OT in the replace font dialog box, does not trigger a preflight warning and exports fine to PDF.

    1 vote

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  19. fit frame to content no longer working at all

    fit frame to content no longer working as top toolbar click icon shortcut or pulldown or help since recent sonoma update to 14.4.1

    ID2022 17.4.1 mac OS intel iMac 2020

    already restarted numerous times. recently had to start over for prefs/settings -- that is a waste of time & ridiculous to have to do it every time.

    1 vote

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  20. Dialogue windows open at full screen, and will not scale down or move

    When I open, place, export or save a document, the dialogue window automatically goes to full screen and is not scalable or movable, even though I can select the border or the corner with the cursor (and see the cursor change to confirm I have the window border), it will not resize or move.

    1 vote

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