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  1. Replaced text (when using Track Changes) in a table will crash InDesign/InCopy 2024 when switching to text views

    To recreate (See attached images):

    1. Create a simple table in InDesign and add some content to one cell, then activate Track Changes.
    2. Select the content and replace it with new content, then select to switch to "Story Editor".

    What occurs:
    1. InDesign will completely freeze up and needs to be forced to quit.
    2. This will also happen (in the same set up) if you are using InCopy and switch to either "Story" or "Galley" view.

    Comments:
    It seems that this is triggered by the graphics that highlight the removed/new text. If you are not showing the colors in any…

    42 votes

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  2. Version 18.5.1 freezes when closing a document

    When you close a document, the software freezes. It is not possible to exit, it is not possible to open a new document or click on any command in the menu. I downgraded to version 18.5 and it is fine.

    18 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Apple M2 max GPU not detected

    I have a mac studio with M2 Max and indesign doesn't recognize the graphics card. The zoom gets in the way when I need to make the pages bigger or smaller.

    2 votes

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  5. table of contents

    Updating table of contents causes InDesign 2024 [19.4.0.63] to crash. Over & over.

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  Crash/Freeze/Hang  ·  Admin →
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  6. Documents not showing when changing screens.

    When disconnecting my MacBook Pro from my Apple Studio Display open documents are not showing on the laptop screen - only blank grey screen. I can mark its content but nothing but bounding boxes are visible. Have to shut down all documents and start all over.

    2 votes

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  7. InDesign becomes non-responsive

    Since updating to 19.4, InDesign often becomes non-responsive during normal work. UI items become grayed out and I have to click on document tabs multiple times to switch documents. I cannot edit things – nothing happens when I click in a document. I have to save documents (thank goodness that still works) and restart InDesign to get it back to normal

    3 votes

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  8. Version 19.4 Persistent error dialog "RM: error creating temporary record definition sheet"

    On iOS 13.6.6. Problem began after updating to 19.4.

    As soon as I create a new document or open an existing doc, the error dialog above appears, and reappears immediately when dismissed, preventing any further work.

    Version 18.5.2 on same machine still functions as normal, but is not not an acceptable long term workaround due to lack of current plugins.

    I've already tried deleting /Users/{me}/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version 19.0 folder. Folder was recreated at application launch, as expected, but did not resolve the error.

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. Text selecting freeses program

    Today I updated InDesing to 19.4 It is no longer possible to work - every time you mark the text block, the clock starts spinning and everything hangs. ****, why publish an update without testing it well and thus hinder our work. I was forced to install version 19.3 back.

    2 votes

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  11. InDesign 2024 19.4 crashes if you apply a Style Pack to multiple selected unthreaded text frames. In previous versions this worked just fine

    InDesign 2024 19.4 (Mac M2 Max chip, macOS Ventura 13.6.7) crashes if you apply a Style Pack to multiple selected unthreaded text frames. In previous versions this worked just fine.

    1 vote

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  12. InDesign 19.4 crashing when clicking on text box

    I have a Lenova ThinkPad Windows laptop on Win 10 Enterprise, Build 19045. After updating from 19.3 to 19.4, the program began crashing whenever I clicked on a text box.

    I tested with different documents with the same results. I tried a few of the "usual" fixes for crashes (including removing the prefs folder and exporting to IDML) with no success, so I downgraded to 19.3. Downgrading fixed the problem, so there appears to be a compatibility problem with my system.

    1 vote

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  13. InDesign crashes when restoring a spread/page that contains a selected table with an xml tag

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server:
    InDesign 2023/2024

    Steps to reproduce the issues

    1. Create a 2nd page
    2. Create a table on that page
    3. Tag the table with an xml tag
    4. Select the table
    5. Delete that spread/page
    6. Try to undo that delete spread/page

    Expected result

    InDesign does not crash

    Actual result

    InDesign crashes

    5 votes

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  14. Crashes when changing font, copying text and saving as another file type

    I have been tryin to open one of my 'old' Indesign files (2017). At the time I used Cross-References plugin DTP tools. I no longer use it. It keeps populating a notification that the plugin is missing, but it still opens the INDD document. I have tried saving the document—
    1) as an IDML document and that does not work.
    2) I have also tried saving as a new document but the issue remains the same.
    3) I have tried copying the text from it to a new INDD document, it crashes every time and I have sent crash reports.…

    2 votes

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  15. 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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  16. Crash on object state rename

    This happens to me regularly. With an object selected, I use the button for Convert selection to multi-state object from the Object States panel. If I then try to rename the states, InDesign immediately quits. Reopening InDesign takes me back to just before I created the MSO.

    I've learned to save immediately after creating MSOs and then rename states. That's my workaround. I thought it would be good to mention though, as it seems related to the old inability to rename states bug that was fixed.

    I'm using ID 19.4 on MacOS Sonoma 14.4.1

    1 vote

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  17. when importing documents from Word and mapping to paragraph styles

    Everytime I start mapping styles on import InDesign crashes. This is taking up too much time, I have tried exporting/saving the doc as an rtf etc but to no avail. I am running Sonoma 14.4 on a brand new Macbook Pro 16"

    1 vote

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  18. 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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  19. About InCopy pop-over window unable to close

    In the process of looking up the InCopy version number for another bug report, I opened the About InCopy window. This opened on my second screen and will not clear. There is no exit button, ESC does nothing, clicking it does nothing, clicking the links changes the content of the box but doesn't open any other options, clicking away from the box sends it behind the current window but does not close it. I cannot use InCopy as it is unresponsive underneath this pop-over box. The box can be cleared by closing out of it in Alt+Tab gallery, but the…

    1 vote

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  20. Copy

    The tool "copy" is crashing the Indesign. Inside the software and between softwares. This issue turns the workflow so slow...

    1 vote

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