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  1. Not opening

    I keep running into a bug where InDesign won't open. I click the application, get the first loading screen, and then it disappears and closes. I've tried restarting my computer but the issue persists. The only way I've found to fix it is uninstalling and reinstalling the program. It's a pain to have to do it everyday though.

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  2. InDesign freezes when a new document is created

    InDesign freezes when a new document is created

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  3. Adobeフォントを600個近くアクティベートしていると起動はするがフリーズ状態になる

    adobefontのアクティベート数が現在700個あります。
    この状態でInDesignは起動はするがフリーズ状態で操作を受け付けない。
    30分放置しても変化なし。
    adobeサポート側では「フォント数が多いと起動できない」と言われましたが、確かにadobeフォントの同期を無効にすると使用できます。
    フォントもadobeフォントをアプリ上でダウンロードできる。
    しかし、premiereではテキストスタイルに登録したフォントが書体が分からずアプリ上でもadobeフォントを検索できない。
    フォントを多くアクティベートしていても使用できるように改善を希望します。
    InDesignバージョン19.2
    windows11 23H2
    デスクトップパソコンCPU、GPUともにスペック高め。

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  4. Share for review is not working properly

    I've seen other people comment on this, and have had this crash several times in several different docs, but the Share for Review tool in InDesign is basically broken on a regular basis. Update content constantly just gives me a spinning wheel. The image quality is extremely lo res when reviewing (which was "resolved" by an Adobe team member saying "it would slow down load speed" which in this day in age is frankly absurd. Fix your "Share for Review" feature, I've almost lost two clients to it who thought we sent them garbage and who also needed something delivered…

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  5. Text box (&photoBox) LAG & MOVE after clicking / editing

    When clicking on TXT box indesign freezes for about 1s then it's moving text box ON ITS OWN by few pixels (please take a look at video: 1-2s, 12-14s, 22-24s) like how is this happening??? It doesn't matter if the document is big or small, new or old - I've tried all options it's doing it every single time!!! I can't work since it;s driving me crazy FIX IT ASAP:

    INFO: Adobe InDesign v19.2, MacOS: 14.3 (23D56), MacBook Pro 16" m1 PRO, 32Gb RAM

    Additional info:
    1. tried on multiple documents all have the same poblem
    2. new document with…

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  6. Font window

    Font window frozen in center of screen, won't go away. Using Indesign 18.0 for MacOS.

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  7. Export or Save dialog box partially hangs if you go to another app's window.

    When exporting to PDF or saving, if you go to another app or Finder window while the dialog box is open, it partially hangs. For example, if you've called up the Export box then hop over to Finder to verify the name/location of the folder to which you want to export, then go back to ID to complete the export. Everything that is normally blue ("save" "export," the name of the file, etc.), turns gray. You can click on it but nothing happens. You have to either cancel and close/reopen the document, or if you have unsaved changes, it hangs…

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  8. find/replace font dialog box freezes InDesign program

    InDesign on Mac Sonoma 14.1.2
    Select Find/Replace Font.
    Dialog box appears.
    Program freezes completely.
    Need to Force Quit InDesign.

    1 vote

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  9. 2 votes

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  10. Crash when exporting to pdf - WHEN IS THIS GETTING FIXED

    So I've had this issue now for over five years and still nothing has been fixed despite me sinking thousands of pounds in subscription fees to this steaming pile of an app. We do lots of presentations that have other indesign files as links and we are constantly getting crashes when we export to pdf - I've been on with adobe with this and they insist it's corrupt files that cause this, yet when I proved to them that it wasn't they just stopped replying to them - great customer service. The crash can simply happen when adding or deleting…

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  11. Glitching and Lagging

    Mac OS Sonoma 14.2.1 (as well as previous release)
    InDesign 19.01 (as well as previous releases)
    Apple M1 Max

    InDesign (and Illustrator) have become infuriating to use. All graphics and text are constantly glitching when scrolling or zooming. When selecting an element for some reason there is a lag where it things that I am clicking and dragging the element cause it to move. Sometimes it moves a pixel or get thrown across the page.

    I have tried the following
    In Preferences,
    Disabled Animated Zoom to no effect.
    Disabled GPU Performance to no effect.
    Changed Both Display Performance options to…

    2 votes

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  12. InDesign crashes when I try to change styles with the preview box selected.

    I am running InDesign 19.0.1 x 64 on a Windows 10 machine

    When I try to edit a paragraph style that includes bullet points, and with the Preview box checked, my computer crashes. As you can see in the screen capture video, it is an intermittent issue, but InDesign crashes the majority of times I am trying to edit the bullet paragraph styles. It also happens when I try to change the Anchored Object Options in my Object Styles panel.

    1 vote

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  13. Montserrat Font errors

    The Montserrat font is not displaying correctly in the program, I exported a page to see if it is just a display issue but it is not, the font is still displaying incorrectly even when exporting the file, I checked in Illustrator but it is displaying normally, fix this problem please. It even stuck when I was doing my typography tests, specially with the Bold style

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  14. Version 18.5.1 freezes when closing a document

    When you close a document, the software freezes. It is not possible to exit, it is not possible to open a new document or click on any command in the menu. I downgraded to version 18.5 and it is fine.

    18 votes

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  15. InDesign crashes when restoring a spread/page that contains a selected table with an xml tag

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server:
    InDesign 2023/2024

    Steps to reproduce the issues

    1. Create a 2nd page
    2. Create a table on that page
    3. Tag the table with an xml tag
    4. Select the table
    5. Delete that spread/page
    6. Try to undo that delete spread/page

    Expected result

    InDesign does not crash

    Actual result

    InDesign crashes

    5 votes

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  16. New document

    When I want to create a new document via the "File" > "New" dialog box, a document setting appears to create a document. The entire program remains stuck. I can then force close In-Design and restart it. As a result, open files are lost. To create a new document I can only open an existing document and save it again as "save as",

    2 votes

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  17. Indesign Crashes when scrolling

    When I scroll pages using the keyboard, Indesign keeps crashing. The document has photos, but not excessively high resolution and I'm viewing on typical display mode.

    MacOS. Indesign 19.0.1.205

    1 vote

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  18. InDesign 19.0.1 hangs when trying to place image. Mac Sonoma M2 chip.

    InDesign has been crashing and freezing a lot recently. Why hasn't Adobe supported Mac's M2 chip yet??

    2 votes

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  19. Replaced text (when using Track Changes) in a table will crash InDesign/InCopy 2024 when switching to text views

    To recreate (See attached images):

    1. Create a simple table in InDesign and add some content to one cell, then activate Track Changes.
    2. Select the content and replace it with new content, then select to switch to "Story Editor".

    What occurs:
    1. InDesign will completely freeze up and needs to be forced to quit.
    2. This will also happen (in the same set up) if you are using InCopy and switch to either "Story" or "Galley" view.

    Comments:
    It seems that this is triggered by the graphics that highlight the removed/new text. If you are not showing the colors in any…

    42 votes

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  20. InDesign 19.0.1 Crashes When Exporting Stories to InCopy

    I have just set up a new MacBook Pro running InDesign 19.0.1 on Sonoma (pre-installed). Every time I attempt to export .icml stories from a layout file to my SMB Synology share, the file crashes and InDesign quits. When a co-worker on Monterey does the same thing with the same file, the .icml stories export normally.

    I have tried exporting individual text frames rather than "export all stories" and got the same result. I've tried exporting the stories from a different local .indd file to my computer and got the same result.

    What else should I try? Reinstall InDesign?

    1 vote

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