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  1. InDesign 18.4 crashes/fails during PDF export for documents containing placed indd with HEIC images

    I've tried exporting every INDD separately with HEIC images in and it exports fine. The file that contains the INDD with HEIC images in always hangs and eventually crashes.

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  2. Crashes on "Object Layer Options" for an AI file in a table

    I'm using v18.4 (x64) on Windows 11 Pro, v22H2.

    I have a two-layer vector graphic created in Illustrator (current version) placed in a table cell. If I select the graphic and then select "Object layer options," the correct dialog appears. But when I click on the visibility "eyeball" on either of the layers, InDesign immediately vanishes, having crashed.

    This is repeatable.

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  3. 18.4 crashes on splash screen. Have to rebuild preferences

    Updated to 18.4 and now have to rebuild my preferences file each time I want to start InDesign. If I don't it crashes within milliseconds of the splash screen appearing. The splash screen appears momentarily, goes away and the programme doesn't load. I don't get a crash report as the programme never loads.

    Seems to work OK once I've rebuilt the preferences but I have to do it EVERY time I launch InDesign. It is annoying.

    I'm using InDesign 18.4 and iMac running Ventura 13.1.

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  4. InDesign hangs for minutes when I/O for Document fonts is slow

    Using version 18.2.1 and opening a document that has an associated "Document fonts" folder alongside, the app performs a lot of I/O on the main thread. If the fonts are on slower storage, the app will open the document, but the window is completely frozen, since all those I/O calls are performed on the main thread.

    Note the attached traces: some calls are even performed twice for the same file. Can the CT calls be moved off the main thread?

    2 votes

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  5. Shift W - Window Resizing after exiting presenter mode

    Upon exiting presenter mode (entered by pressing Shift+W, then exited with another press of Shift+W), the InDesign window/interface resizes dramatically and I'm having to resize and enlarge it every time which is really disruptive.

    I'm using a late 2015 iMac running Catalina 10.15.7 (recently updated from Sierra), InDesign 18.4.

    Have attached screenshots to show the resizing of the window.

    2 votes

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  6. Greyed out screen when I open InDesign

    Help! I am desperate to figure out why this was happening. I recently cleaned out my computer library/cache to free up storage, then updated to InDesign 2023. For the past couple hours I keep getting this screen. Everything is updated, but I have no idea how to fix this.

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  7. Crash on pdf export

    We do a lot of sometimes large presentations in Indesign that have other external Indesign documents in them, that pdf fine, yet when I add pages to them it crashes when I export and there's nothing I can do to fix it other than removing the pages I've added.

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  8. Indesign CC 2018 crashes while selecting the type tool or font option from type menu

    I am running Adobe InDesign CC 2018 13.0 x64. Whenever I open a new document and select the type tool, InDesign crashes. Same thing happens while clicking font option from type menu. Also, any premade INDD/INDT files aren't opening, it crashes every time. I have reinstalled several times, trashed preferences but of no use. I am running a Windows 10 version 1909 64 bit with OS built 18363.1801.

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  9. INDD 2023 continuous crashes

    It's happening very often that, while I'm working on some files (it happened with many different ones, not just the same one), INDD suddenly crashes with no explanation. I'm pretty bored about this thing so I hope you can say me something in order to solve it. I've a very powerful computer so I'm sure it's not something related to "GPU fatigue". Wish you a good day

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  10. can't select objects

    ID version 18.3
    I have a massive page with a lot of objects, and now I can't select any of them. It is as if every object is locked; effectively the page now behaves like a pdf. I have tried to unlock all objects, over and over, and although "Unlock all on spread" is not greyed out, it does not respond. I have tried quitting and restarting, to no avail. Is it because my system just can't cope with the size? This is months of work down the pan...

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  11. Relinking a .webp image with an embedded ICC profile freezes InDesign 2023

    When you try to relink a new image to an existing one, and the new image is in .webp format with an embedded ICC profile, InDesign 2023 hangs. This is reproducible. Relinking works as expected if the .webp image does not have an embedded ICC profile.

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  12. Balance Column Freezes InDesign (MAC/PC) and InDesign Server

    InDesign Server 18.1, InDesign (18.2.1, 18.3 on Mac and PC) (also did this in 17 but was hoping better in 18)

    (Zip and indd files are not being allowed to upload). Please contact me for the file.

    System freezes when selecting the frame on the last page and balancing the column.

    4 votes

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  13. Searching for GREP in long documents (hundreds of pages) = crash of ID

    Searching for GREP symbols like ~M or ~P in Find/Change GREP window, in long documents, makes continuous crash of ID (18.3, Win).

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  14. fermeture du logiciel lors de la réédition de lien

    le logiciel ferme lorsque j'actualise un lien

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  15. Shuts down without any error message

    Adobe Indesign v 18.2.1 on Windows 11

    The app just decides to close by its own at somepoint during the work, without any error message.

    If you open the same file again, it closes again when you repeat your last action.

    I tried saving it with another name, close the app, restart the notebook, and it keeps heappening.

    I tried starting a new file, it keeps heappening. At some point it just closes without any error message.

    I tried opening the same files at another computer (also v. 18.2.1 on win 11), with another adobe account, it keeps heappening

    I…

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  16. Indesign always crashes during batch processing (after 55 files)

    There is a great script for batch processing
    creativepro.com/files/kahrel/indesign/batch_convert.html

    But on the last few versions of indesign, an error is generated after processing 55 files. It does not matter what documents and in what format to convert. For example, I created an empty document, copied it 60 times, and ran the script. Also on file 56, indesign crashed with an error.

    However, this is not an error of the script itself, the author could not reproduce it no matter how hard he tried. On previous versions of indesign (a year ago) everything worked without errors.

    I also deleted the settings,…

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  17. Indesign deletes text after crash

    InDesign would occasionally crash and delete all text I have in linked text boxes. what is the root of this problem. I can't undo it and have to keep redesigning those text boxes. why is this happening

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  18. When trying to export to epub, xml, or html Indesign crashes

    Tried to revert back to another version and no solution.

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  19. Indesign crashing issues

    Version of Adobe InDesign: 18.2.1, 18.1
    Yesterday and also today I am facing multiple crashes. I had 3 files open, when I opened 3rd file & wanting to copy & paste photos into the other file problem started. Indesign started to load something, it got stucked for a few minutes & then crashed. Pictures which I wanted to copy had about 150MB. Attached I am sending also details about my OS & report I got afterwards.

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  20. split layout view, copy, paste, undo, paste without formatting, crash

    Reproducable crash in InDesign when working in split layout view.

    1) move to split layout view
    2) copy text from right window
    3) Ctrl V in left window
    4) Ctrl Z to undo
    5) Ctrl-Shift V to paste without formatting
    6) crash (the expected result here obviously being InDesign not crashing but pasting the text without formatting).

    Filed multiple reports from these crashes.

    Currently working on PC with Win10 and InDesign 18.2 x64, but this has happened on both Mac and PCs, with 2 different employers as well as privately (and thus 3 different server/hard drive configurations), clean installs as…

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