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  1. freezes at (starting up service registry) Indesign (17.3)

    HI.

    I suffer from a problem that some people talked about, and I tried all the solutions proposed by the community.

    But unfortunately, to no avail.

    The problem is that InDesign won't open, even though I have the latest version (17.3).

    The problem is that the start screen freezes at (starting up service registry)

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  2. Switching between Cross Reference "Link To" types causes Crash

    InDesign 17.3 x64
    Edition Windows 10 Enterprise
    Version 20H2
    Installed on ‎4/‎26/‎2022
    OS build 19042.1706
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0
    Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1185G7 @ 3.00GHz
    Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.7 GB usable)

    1. New Hyperlink Destination: saved a Text Anchor (paragraph includes a graphic so I don't want to use the Cross Reference > Link To Paragraph option in this instance.)
    2. Cross-References palette hamburger
    3. Insert Cross-Reference...
    4. Change Link To from Paragraph to Text Anchor and it crashes. (I want to use Cross Reference instead of Hyperlink so it will include dynamic page number.)

    See attached crash reports…

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  3. SmartStream crash

    We are experiencing an issue where InDesign v21 will crash while we are using HP SmartStream Designer. This occurs when we start creating an imposed job, and will fail at different times with our templates. We notice this occurs predominately with the 6x9 postcard template.

    This happens often enough to where we are hesitant to upgrade to the latest version of InDesign, as we are not having this issue with v19. We have tried remaking the template file, which did not fix the issue. Is this a known bug? What steps would be best for us to try next?

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  4. 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.

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  6. code erreur 205 InDesign

    Bonjour,
    Depuis ma dernière mise à jour InDesign 17.3 le code erreur 205 s’affiche, j’ai essayé de le désinstaller, réinstaller… Mais rien à faire. J’ai donc suivi les instructions d’Abobe par rapport au code erreur 205 mais toujours la même chose. Après avoir insisté j’ai enfin réussi à ouvrir InDesign, tout fonctionnait bien. Mais quand j’ai redémarré mon ordinateur je ne pouvais plus utiliser InDesign (code erreur 205).Aujourd’hui même en téléchargeant la version antérieure le code d’erreur 205 s’affiche au démarrage du logiciel Indesign. Le reste des logiciels eux fonctionne bien. Merci de votre aide !

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  7. Indesign 17.2.1 on Mac Monterey 12.4 crash while overwriting an existing jpg

    Indesign 17.2.1 on Mac Monterey 12.4 crash while overwriting an existing jpg

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  8. Freeze of Indesign on M1 chip with Monterey

    iMac 24, with M1 chip + Monterey V.S. Adobe InDesign AND Acrobat...

    If a file is bigger than ~120MB, Indesign and Acrobat is freezing. In case of Indesign, it happens when I want to save (the file is successfully saved (thanks for the God) but the app is suddenly stopped working.

    But if I like to open a PDF in Acrobat, similar thing is happens: first the software is freezing (for 2-4 minutes) then its quit.

    I'm tried to reinstall the package (with using Adobe Cleaner Tool) but nothing is changes.

    Same thing, same file works fine with an older…

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  9. opening an idml-file failes, ID is crashing without crashreporter

    ID 17.2.1
    MacOs 12.3.1
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27 Zoll, Ende 2015)

    An IDML-file saved with ID 17.2.1 I can not open with ID 17.2.1 again.
    ID is crahing and the Adobe/ID-crashreporter is not shown.
    Only the MacOs-crashreport appers.

    I'd like to attach/upload this file as . idml and zipped as .zip, but the dialog shows something like "this format is not supported". I'm logged in. - Why that dos not work?

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  10. 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.

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  12. wrap shape

    Every time I use "wrap around object shape" -- and it's a box or shape I've created within InDesign -- it crashed InDesign. Thankfully, it recovers well. If it's on an imported shape or something I actually draw with the pen too, it works as it should. But the crashing when it's a rounded rectangle is frustrating. I have to remember NOT to use it or do the keep aways differently.

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  13. Crash: Dynamic spelling with special word

    There is a crazy bug: when the dynamic spellcheck is active (German, Duden) and you are typing in a text frame hintereinanderherschlichen (it’s a German word) indesign crashed immediately.

    We don’t know why, but then, after the crash, and when the dynamic spell check is still active, InDesign crashes again when it tries to recover the document.

    Systems: Apple OS Montery, InDesign 2022 German

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  14. My InDesign crashes when I use the quick apply shortcut (command enter).

    I use InDesign 17.1 2022 on M1 MacBook with macOS Monterey (all updated).

    Any document I'm working with, when I hit cmd+enter for quick apply, InDesign crashes. I've been sending crash reports but haven't got any feedback yet.
    it doesn't happen all the time but almost daily it crashes a few times like this.

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  15. Safe a file or .PDF with MacOS Monterey 12.3

    Updated my iMac (late 2015) to MacOS Monterey 12.3. now i can't safe a Adobe file and can't make a .PDF file…!

    i can't work like this! have to put an older iMac version on it again…
    Waiting for a fast update to correct this issue!

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  16. Home Welcome Screen Blank After Update on all Apps

    After the recent set of updates, Indesign does not show the welcome screen. When i try to create a new document (CNTRL+N, File>New>Document) the app hangs and i have to restart the app. I am able to open existing files, but not create new ones. Worked around the problem by selecting "Use Legacy New Document Dialog", but i would like to get my home/Welcome screen back.

    OS: Windows 10
    Indesign Version: 17.1

    PS: having the same issue on Ilustrator and Photoshop, although those two apps dont hang

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  17. links buttons causes crash

    Adobe InDesign 2022 ver 17.1
    Trying to fix a link but when I hit the links button, the whole program crashes. Sent a report every time.
    Have rebooted computer, restarted computer, uninstalled/reinstalled InDesign with no luck.
    It just shuts down and wants to send a report. I have tried to recover, not recover, and cancel. Still no resolution.

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  18. 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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  19. Adobe Indesign Not responding when opened.

    I have tried all possible solutions, uninstalled, reinstalled, delete caches and preferences and resetting preferences, even used adobe cleaning tool but still the problem insists with not responding when opens just appears a black screen with only the name. I have tried to restart mac when InDesign was open and then it was launched fine but when closed and then relaunched the same problem again. I don't understand. I have also tried different versions but still the same problem. I have also tried to launch in safe mode but still the same problem. I have no clue this happens. all…

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  20. 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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