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  1. 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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  2. 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).

    2 votes

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  3. Sudden Crash

    Just had a first - highlighting text in a table to edit it and without any warning the app shut down - Automatic Recovery worked but it has happened three times now. First time I was in View Bleed mode (never been a problem before) and then twice in normal view mode

    2 votes

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  4. template design can not be previewed

    All of the template designs are coming up blank even when selecting preview. I am new to InDesign and this simple thing is disappointing

    2 votes

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  5. Display Performance view high quality crashing

    When viewing an indesign document when the Display performance is set to "High Quality"indesign often crashes. Even when it's just a single object.

    MacBook Pro (M1)
    macOS 12.2.1
    indesign 2023 (18.0)
    x2 ASUS PB279 (3840x2160)

    2 votes

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  6. InDesign crashes after making changes to the document after exporting to pdf

    InDesign exports to PDF fine. But after looking the pdf over, I usually want to make changes. Making any more than about five changes to an InDesign document after exporting it to PDF will make InDesign crash, regardless of what those changes are. It's happening on every single document since the latest update.

    2 votes

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  7. Crash on Importing Large Word File

    InDesign v17.4
    macOS 12.6 Monterey
    Mac Studio (2022)

    InDesign is crashing on importing a large (859-page) Word .docx file. The document begins to import for a couple of seconds but then InDesign crashes and there is a 'may be damaged' warning on reopening the file.

    Attempts were made to import into a completely new document and multiple variations of import settings have been tried, as has resaving, duplicating and deleting comments and saving the Word file. Smart Text Reflow has also been turned off but this hasn't helped.

    2 votes

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  8. crash split layout view

    InDesign (randomly) crashes when copying/pasting from one view to the other in split layout view.
    At this time I'm working on a Windows 10 machine with InDesign 17.3 installed, but I've had this isue already for years, going back to InDesign 14. The problem occured also on Mac machines with Sierra and Catalina installed.

    I can't timely reproduce the issue, it happens randomly, but always with split layout view in use. Only today InDesign crashed already 7 times while I was working in split layout view.

    2 votes

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  9. Indesign is unusable

    Since the last update Indesign is barely usable. It crashes 10 times a day and with no explanation. Changing fonts, placing objects, updating graphics, all seem to cause it to crash. Suitcase is also causing problems with Adobe fonts which I can't seem to resolve. This is by far the worst update to Indesign that has come out. Forget adding new features, fix the problems with the program first so it is at least usuable.

    2 votes

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  10. Create Merged Document causes Indesign to hang and crash

    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server: Adobe InDesign 2021 v16.4 macOS Big Sur 11.6
    2. Steps to reproduce the issues: Select Data Source in Data Merge panel options Assign data placement field in document's master page Click "Create Merged Document..." in Data Merge panel options
    3. Expected result: InDesign should insert data from selected source document and create new pages for all records.
    4. Actual result: Source document is imported correctly, and preview in Data Merge panel displays correct data, but when I click "Create Merged Document..." in Data Merge panel options it cause Indesign to hang, the application stops responding…
    2 votes

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  11. InDesign crashes and cannot be shut down until a hard reset is performed on Mac OS computers

    My colleagues and I have been collaborating on an indesign document on a share drive. Whenever one of us has recently opened, made any changes, and then closed it - if the other person then opens it from their computer, it crashes InDesign and it cannot be "Force Closed" and also InDesign doesn't show up in the list of open applications within Mac OS Activity Monitor.

    I'd post logs and screenshots, but (A) I don't know which logs or where to find them, and (B) our computers crashed hard after this, even preventing Electron and other apps from accessing the…

    2 votes

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  12. idml import

    When I open a specific IDML file Indesign crash and stop it all.
    InDesign 16.2.1 x64

    2 votes

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  13. 2 votes

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    Please send the following information to santalwa@adobe.com :

    Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when InDesign the issue occurred?
    • Video recording of the issue?
    • 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…)


    Adobe InDesign Team

  14. tools

    The tools are blocked on the Type again! I can't get all the tools. It's happened before and after update this problem has been settled. But now the problem come back. What can I do? now the app is up to date 16.2 and it's still stuck.

    2 votes

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  15. Crash when selecting bullet paragraph style

    I'm trying to select Bullets and Numbering under Paragraph Style Options, and every time I do, InDesign crashes.

    2 votes

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  16. Save/Save as corrupts file

    InDesign 2021, running on Mac OS 10.14.6, on a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)

    I recently "upgraded" my version of InDesign to the latest 2021 version. I thought, why not, new features, upgraded stability.

    Or so I thought....

    I started working on a document, a newsletter, that I retrieved from our archive as it is a quarterly magazine. I opened the file and proceeded to start working on it. Did a couple of pages and thought I'd better save it.

    Command+s, message pops up saying this file is damaged and/or corrupt, save it as something else. Which I did, and…

    2 votes

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  17. Indesign 16.0.1 sometimes crashes when saving

    Indesign 16.0.1 on my month-old iMac, crashes daily usually when I'm saving my 80 page catalog, I don't know when it will happen. The book contains links from Drive, Dropbox and another computer.

    Yesterday's crash damaged the file but luckily I could use a recently saved version.

    2 votes

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  18. InDesign 16.0.1 can't recover file from crash

    Running InDesign 16.0.1 on Catalina. Mac workstation connected SMB to Windows server.

    InDesign crashes shortly after working in a different program and returning to InDesign. Report the crash then try to reopen InDesign from doc icon (or CC). It crashes again. Report, reopen from doc icon (or CC, or in applications folder). Get error message that InDesign crashed trying to load the recovery file, can't locate the recovery file. In order to open InDesign I must click "no" to not try to recover the file.

    I have reset preferences, created a new workspace (instead of using previous version's saved workspace),…

    2 votes

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  19. text crash

    Every time I select a text box or select/highlight the content, InDesign crashes.

    2 votes

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  20. InDesign crashing while saving the document to GoogleDrive

    Crashes when saving to google drive.

    Not only crash the program, but the whole laptop. Running MBP 2017.

    File was lost and corrupted the original file.

    Lost hours of work.

    2 votes

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