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  1. 18.5 Freezes on open New File

    InDesign 18.5
    Freezes when I go File > New Document. I have to open an existing file, delete all the content to create a 'new' file.
    It also freezes when I try to close the program. I have to use the task manager to force close.

    Windows 10, FRL Offline Account.

    2 votes

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  2. crash at every startup

    InDesign crashes on every startup from this computer (Win11 Intel i9 G13, 64GB RAM, nvidia RTX 3600). This bug happens in all versions of InDesign installed trough CreativeCloud (also the 4 previous versions). When I start the app trough the CreativeCloud application it starts up without issues. When I start it trough the TaskBar icon, StartMenu or by double clicking an indd file it craches. Crash information bug report attached.

    Note: My Windows user account is always elevated (admin privileges) and UAC is disabled. I tried starting up Indesign as a normal user but the salme crash happens.

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  Crash/Freeze/Hang  ·  Admin →
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  3. Crash on launch in 19.0.1

    Crash on launch immediately after splash screen appears. New to 19.0.1.
    Using macOS Sonoma 14.1 on a 27" iMac (Intel).

    2 votes

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  4. When you wake up, open documents are not visible on the external monitor. Everything is just greyed out.

    If I put my MacBook Pro to sleep with work on an external monitor, when I turn it on at another place with an external monitor, all open documents are grayed out and do not display any object. The objects are selectable, but I can't see what's in them. Switching display modes, minimizing or dragging between displays doesn't help either.
    Apple M1 Max, Sonoma 14.0, InDesign 19.0

    10 votes

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  5. Error message "Save File Operation Failed" seen for PNG/JPEG export in Adobe InDesign 2024

    InDesign 2024 (v19.0)

    In v18.5 any design can be Exported as a JPEG or PNG.

    When I Export a design to JPEG or PNG in v19.0 then I get the "Save File Operation Failed" message and the program freezes - see attached screen shot

    2 votes

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  6. direct selection tool

    When selecting objects via Direct selection tool, while holding a mouse button, screen goes white (everything disappears).
    This really gets me! Started few months ago. Mac OS, Mac mini M1, InDesign 2023 and 2024 (still this problem!).
    Please help me fix this :)

    3 votes

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  7. InDesign 2024 crashes if using MultiFindChange plugin

    In Windows 11 Pro version 22H2, InDesign 2024 crashes when using MultiFindChange plugin and do anything by

    8 votes

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  8. preferences

    After updating to Indesign 18.5 on macOS Ventura 13.2, every time it starts up I have to hold shift+ctrl+opt+cmd to clear the preferences or it crashes after half a second. Doesn't matter if I close it immediately without doing anything and restart, it still crashes every single time, instantly. 18.4 worked perfectly and continues to work perfectly if I roll back, 18.5 continues to crash every time even on a reinstall.

    1 vote

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  9. 18.5 crash on exit

    Ever since updating to 18.5, InDesign hangs on exit (by clicking the x in the top right or exit from menu) and I have to force quit the process in task manager.

    I have gone back to 18.4 until this issue is resolved.

    Windows 11 22h2 22621.2283

    4 votes

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  10. Indesign 18.5 crashing on launch on M2 machine

    Hi ID keeps crashing on my OS machine with M2 also after unistalling it and reinstalling, deleting the files in library, fixing the issues of the fonts. Can anyone help to solve it?

    0 votes

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  11. InDesign crashes before it opens since lastupdate.

    InDesign crashes before it opens since updating last week. Can only open it by holding down Shift Control Option Command and deleting the preferences.

    1 vote

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  12. Indesign v 18.0 will not open on 16" Macbook pro

    Every time I try to open Adobe InDesign it blows out and won't open.

    If I delete all preferences it will open. ONCE. I tried launching it in safe mode and that didn't work either. This is a brand new install of an Ventura 16" Macbook Pro M1 Pro Max chip.

    I uninstalled and then reinstalled the software. Did not help.

    I deleted all the preferences. Opened once. Quit the software, wouldn't open again.

    Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Bridge all work fine. InDesign does not.

    1 vote

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  13. Starting or Closing Indesign makes a freeze

    Adobe InDesign 18.5 | Windows 11
    Working in a company.
    Since the last Update 2 from our collueges have freeze while starting or closing Adobe InDesign.
    Already tried older version, clean fonts, temps and caches.

    Task-Manager shows this (screenshot)
    Nothing from the CEPHtmlEngine solutions in Adobe worked.

    Someone has a idea?

    6 votes

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  14. launch failure

    Indesign 2023 (version 18.5)
    Running on Mac OS Ventura (13.1)

    Indesign fails to launch. Whether clicking the application icon through finder or from the Creative Cloud window. The app starts loading, then after scanning for plugins it instantly closes with no crash report. I was able to launch after uninstalling, rebooting and reinstalling Indesign version 18 but after closing the program once, the problem returned and I had to repeat the above. This method is not acceptable for daily use.

    8 votes

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  15. Properties panel to another screen is lagging

    Hi, I'm using Adobe CC Desktop v. 5.11.0.522.1 and InDesign v. 18.5 x64

    I have 2 bugs with the Properties panel, that I've moved on my laptop screen:

    1 - In the first video, when I select a text box and tried to change the font weight from the properties panel, the text field flashes and when I hold and click-hold on the font-weight field, my cursor is not well aligned with the hover selection

    2 - The Porperties panel, on my second screen, for me is my laptop, is not well adjust on the others panel and it have…

    1 vote

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  16. Indesign crashed when I open the application

    Every time I open de application immediately closed after show for a second the welcome screen. I already tried to delete the preferences and deleting and reinstalling indesign without any luck, please help me

    3 votes

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  17. 2 votes

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  18. Can't save

    This is so frustrating. Why cant i save? 3rd time its happpened, try to save my file when i need to quit and come back to the file later and cant save. Force quit is the only option. Never had this problem when using InDesign Creative Suite (non-cloud version). What the ****, Adobe?

    1 vote

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  19. InDesign won't quit

    Since the update to v18.5, InDesign won't quit after working on a document. If I simply just open the program and won't open or create any document, it closes perfectly. But once a document is created or opened, the program itself won't quit afterwards and just sits/hangs there requiring force quit.

    Resetting the preferences and dumping the caches didn't help either. Running Win 11 Pro x64. Nothing else is changed except ID got updated yesterday to v18.5.

    I don't want to uninstall and reinstall because it's not a 'major' issue - just posting here so it's known and hopefully they…

    4 votes

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  20. Indesign CC 2023 Freezes/Crashes on Noto Sans (Google Fonts)

    Even in the 2023 version of InDesign, using the following complex characters, Noto Sans Font, and Adobe World-Ready paragraph composer can cause the Indesign to crash or freeze. The list might be few more. Nothing wrong found in the fonts, only Indesign crashes. If use other fonts these characters are ok in Indesign.

    Word file attached. Place this in Indesign and see the results.

    1 vote

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