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  1. Crashes when I try to export

    InDesign 17.1 - Today something happend with my InDesign and I can't export anything anymore as it gives me this problem like in the two images. And it doesn't matter if I click on the ok or not, it simply closes. And when I try to open InDesign again, the loading screen appears and then crashes and closes. The second time I try to open and move to recover my file, it crashes. It also crashed even if I hit No. Only when I hit the Close button, then it moves on but I still can't export anything. And I…

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  2. InDesign will not work with documents downloaded from Google Drive.

    InDesign 17.1 does not display images in documents downloaded from Google Drive, which was previously my regular work process. The list of images in "Links" does not show any alerts that any image is missing. When I re-link an image, it does display in the document, but the program does not automatically re-link any of the other images in the same folder.

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  3. Updated to Monterey 12.2, menu freezes, indesign crashes,

    Indesign went crazy after this update

    1. When i select multiple objects and try to short key COPY or CUT... Indesign crashes

    2. I can't one-click my menu navigation, I have to double click in order for the drop down to appear and then it freezes and wont go away + i can't access any sub menu as well.

    Please see screen shot.

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    1 comment  ·  Crash/Freeze/Hang  ·  Admin →
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  5. Can not save Indesign file to network server

    1. Version of Adobe InDesign: AdobeIndesign 17.0.1
    2. Steps to reproduce the issues: Save InDesign Document to Network Server
    3. Expected result: Save file
    4. Actual result: Error message Can't save file/damaged file, InDesign crashes
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  7. Every time I use "insert endnotes" Indesign CC 2022 crashes

    Whenever I insert endnotes InDesign CC 2022 crashes

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Video recording of the crash
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  8. InDesign 17.0 crashes on launch after removing a previously installed CEP Extension

    Steps to reproduce in InDesign 17.0:

    1. Install a CEP extension folder manually to ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions
    2. Launch then quit InDesign
    3. Delete CEP extension folder installed in step 1
    4. Launch InDesign, it will crash when "Starting up panels"

    As a workaround deleting the following cache folder allows InDesign to launch again.
    ~/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version 17.0

    This was not an issue in ID 16.4

    InDesign 17.0
    Intel Mac running macOS 11.6.1

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2022(v17.0.1.105). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.


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  9. Changing default language causes InDesign to crash and language remains unchanged

    InDesign v 16.4 & InDesign v 17.0 on macOS Catalina

    InDesign keeps crashing when you’re trying to change the default language. Received a large file with French as default and we need to localize it for US market.

    Paragraph Styles > [Basic Paragraph] > Advanced Character Formats > Language: French (Change to English: USA) > OK

    CRASH

    Edit > Find/Change > Find Format > Advanced Character Formats > Language: French > Change Format > Advanced Character Formats > Language: English: USA > Change All

    CRASH

    The language is suppose to change so that the symbols will be correct. For example…

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    Please submit the crash report to us. (Guidelines to submit crash are available at (https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/submit-crash-reports.html )

    Also, please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign crashed?
    • Video recording of the crash
    • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If yes, could you provide the document(s)/asset(s) to us? Please package the entire document (To package the document, choose File → Package…)


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  10. Disproportionately large window "Tables of contents"

    Hello
    I encountered a bug in Indesign when opening the application window for creating or modifying tables of contents, indeed it is disproportionately large, it is impossible to reduce it.
    thanks for your help, is this with the new windows update?

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  11. InDesign 2022 crash when updating modified links in an existing document

    I just updated to InDesgin CC 17.0. I have a MacBook Pro 2020, with OS 10.15.7. Trying to open an InDesign CS 6 file with modified links to other InDesign documents causes the application to hang up and I have to force quit it. It doesn’t matter if I choose update links or don’t update links in the dialog box. In trying to quit and reopen I did manage to recover the document, but I still cannot resolve the modified links problem, since the application hangs up every time I try to update the links in the links pallet. Same…

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  12. Crash

    InDesign 17 keeps crashing. The program simply closes without an error message. It is not possible to work with the version. I reinstalled the old version

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  13. InDesign crash when deleting blank endnote text frame

    When converting endnotes back to footnotes the bland text frames remains on the page. When trying to delete the text (endnote) frame, or the entire page, InDesign 16.4 crashes.

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  14. Indesign crashing repeatedly, mostly after editing photos in Photoshop

    Indesign 16.4, Mac mini (M1, 2020), Big Sur: Indesign crashes repeatedly every day, mostly when I open an image in Photoshop from Indesign, edit the image and save it. Two latest crash reports attached.

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  15. Big Sur - inDesign when I switch to another program (PSD/Ai for example) it quits like a spoiled child

    Once I switched from Mojave to Big Sur inDesign will not stay running unless I leave it as the main program.
    Font issue? Mentioned because that is my main issue with Big Sur at the moment -- errr.

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  16. Indesign crashes when trying to remove the chaining between Textblocks.

    1. Indesign 16.4
    2. a: Chain two Textblocks with the chaining tool b: Try to remove the chain with the unchaining tool
    3. Textchain is removed
    4. Indesign crashes
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  17. Using Text Wrap around objects causes InDesign to crash!

    When I apply a text wrap but only around an object, the program crashes and closes. The other text wrapping tools work fine.

    I noticed a blue cercle on the icon of text wrap around an object (see the screenshot joined). I'm not sure this is normal... maybe it would help you solve the problem...

    When I click on this tool, a windows opens (see second screenshot) and then Indesign crashes and closes.

    You can note that I am using the latest version of Indesign (16.4).

    Thank you very much for your help.

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  18. Using Text Wrap around objects causes InDesign to crash!

    When I apply a text wrap but only around an object, the program crashes and closes. The other text wrapping tools work fine.

    I noticed a blue cercle on the icon of text wrap around an object (see the screenshot joined). I'm not sure this is normal... maybe it would help you solve the problem...

    When I click on this tool, a windows opens (see second screenshot) and then Indesign crashes and closes.

    You can note that I am using the latest version of Indesign (16.4).

    Thank you very much for your help.

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  19. InDesign crashes when deleting a page that contains a tagged and locked graphic frame.

    Environment: InDesign 2020 or 2021 (16.3.2 or 15.1.3 Japanese version) + macOS 11.5.2

    These are the steps:
    1) Create a new document, create a graphic frame on the first page, and place an image on the frame.
    2) Add a tag to the graphic frame. (For example, "root")
    3) Lock the graphic frame.
    4) Add one page.
    5) InDesign crashes when you delete a page with a graphic frame.

    Here is a file that can be reproduced.
    https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/e107f135-8305-49bf-7c71-9e62466d1bea

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  20. Freeze When Typing Page # in Status Bar

    When entering a page number into the status bar to go to a particular page, InDesign freezes and becomes unresponsive. I then have to force quit and relaunch InDesign

    InDesign 16.3.2
    macOS Catalina 10.15.7

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