Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Indesign 2022 closes randomly

    Since the application updated to version 17, I rarely get to work. After a few seconds open, it simply closes.

    6 votes

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  2. Resizing table cell causes InDesign to crash

    1. Adobe InDesign 17.0 x64 (2022).
    2. Resize the single-cell table so that the content overflows.
    3. Content should disappear and overflow symbol should appear.
    4. InDesign crashes.
    5. Uservoice doesn't allow .idml attachments, so the document is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ui8zrhk5ibm1kt/overflowCrash.idml?dl=0
    7 votes

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  3. InDesign 2021 keeps crashing

    InDesign has crashed about 5 times since updating the other day. My team is also having the same problem. Mac and PC.

    35 votes

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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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  4. Indesign 2022 - Crashes - Menus not working - and more!!!

    What a joke!
    Crashes randomly
    Menus not working or opening adobe site in safari
    Luckily keyboard commands still work
    Adobe should be billed by all of its users for wasting our time with this garbage
    Worst release EVER!! and I have used it since the beginning.
    Time for a change at the top of the development team.
    and all the way down. DOn't you test this at all!
    SHAME ADOBE take the money and give us rubbish

    3 votes

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  5. Anchored text box in a table cell with text threads crashes when cutting

    As the title says. It sounds similar to past bugs.

    First, create a text box and add a table.
    Create a separate, new text box and add a single character in it.
    Anchor the text box to any cell in the table.
    Enable "Show Text Threads" from the View > Extras menu.
    Selecting and attempting to cut the table will lead to a long hang and crash.

    This is on the latest version of InDesign at the moment, 17.0. I am on Windows 10 20H2 19042.1288. I can verify this occurring on two separate systems.
    I've included a video walking…

    4 votes

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  6. 17.0.1 crashes adding links

    Every time I try to add or change a link in the links panel, InDesign crashes.

    I restart InDesign and it tells my my file might be damaged. Do I still want to open it.

    I open it. All seems ok. Try to change a link again, and InDesign crashes.

    This is so frustrating!!

    1 vote

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  7. 2022 v. 17 won't even open on iMac late 2013 running Catalina 10.15.7

    2022 v. 17 won't even open on iMac late 2013 running Catalina 10.15.7
    stalls, freezes. must force quit.

    Version: 17.0.1.105 (17010) just installed

    do you want to see the crash report that goes to apple?

    1 vote

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  8. all time crashes

    ID 2020, 2021, 2022 crashes unexpected
    All versions are crashing sometimes when switching programs, sometimes while using. This happens 6–10 times during the day. Crash reporter is nearly no use because it won’t come up in 95% of all crashes.

    Here’s the DB-link to a hang file. Hope this helps
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5q7buzw0264ewsz/Adobe%20InDesign%202021_2021-12-31-121616_Mac-Pro-von-Michael.hang?dl=0

    Help would be MOST appeciated!

    1 vote

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  9. InDesign does not load in MacOS Monterey

    1. v17.0
    2. Open on 14" MacBook running MacOS Monterey
    3. Expect application to open
    4. Application does not open but gets stuck on loading screen – see pic

    P.S. I have tried restarting the MacBook, reinstalling InDesign and installing an older version of InDesign – v16.4, but have the same result.

    1 vote

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  10. Poor performance on M1 MacBooks

    I have this problem only with InDesign. When im working on something (doesn't even have to be a big project), my MacBook decides to crash. "Run out of application memory"

    There are also more small bugs like text randomly disappearing etc.

    1 vote

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  11. InDesign

    InDesign constantly "not responding" after updating, even when performing the simplest tasks such as changing the font, changing the font size...

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  12. 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
    1 vote

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  14. Indesign 2021 16.3.2 keeps crashing

    Indesign on 2 of our imac's at the office keeps crashing. When opening Indesign at first it looks like it is working, but after a few seconds the loading icon pops up and we can't do nothing with Indesign anymore than just Force stop.. We have tried everything, from installing Indesign, deleting application folders, check disk maintainance.. nothing works. It's strange, because 1 of our macbooks hasn't got any of these problems. At first we had the same problem with Illustrator, but when unchecking the GPU performence this problem was gone.. does somebody know what to do? When trying to…

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  16. Export to PDF function crash in InDesign 15.1

    Today I have updated to InDesign 15.1 and when I try to export to PDF the application immediately crash.

    This happen even I change the type of export (small dimension, print, etc.).

    I'm using windows 10 pro ver. 1909 build 18363.836, and Indesign 15.1 x64.

    The system start to work but the application crash at 16% of the export.

    The problem seems connected with something on the file, because I try to export another project and it work perfectly.

    The file was all "green" in the preliminary checks panel.

    And I notice that the system crash also using other function,…

    32 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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

    1 vote

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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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  19. 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…

    1 vote

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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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  20. 2017 InDesign 64 bit does not work on a Dell 5420 and newer series

    Hello,

    We have just received new Dell 5420's and being corporate they need 2017 Indesign 64bit to work with our other software. The error receiving is the PlugPlugOwl.dll crash which I do know that was fixed in the 2019 version. Also, to get 2017 InDesign to launch we found out you can take the 2019 version of the PlugPlugOwl.dll and replace the 2017 version.

    Now where I am totally lost and have no idea why this makes sense.
    2014 InDesign Works
    2019 InDesign Works
    2017 InDesign 32bit Works without transferring the PlugPlugOwl.dll
    2017 InDesign 64bit does not work at all…

    1 vote

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