InDesign performance issue: Text disappears while editing
When editing a text box, the text disappears.
I have to switch the display mode (Overview > Normal or Normal > Overview) to make the text appear again.
This bug occurs frequently (10~20 times a day) but I did not identify what is the trigger.
Build 188.8.131.52 x64
Windows 10 x64
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Try re-arranging the layers. Drag the background to the bottom-most layer.
I have this same issue with text and objects disappearing. Zooming in or out will bring them back. Very inconvenient!
I have the same issue on a iMac Retina 5K, 27 late 2015
Are there any fixes??
Jacob Cavallin commented
I'm working on a long copy ad for my class and I made a uniquely shaped text box in the shape of a wine bottle. The problem is when I fill it in with my copy, after a few seconds of not writing anything, the text will disappear. It's still there just invisible. I have to interact with it again to make it visible again and when I go to export the text doesn't appear. Do you know any quick fixes?
Alexandra Bourdelon commented
Yes I am having the same problem if I highlight text or click in text box all of a sudden text disappears although still there as can highlight and if change colour and change back to black in reappears but then happens 5 minutes later again. anyone know how to fix?
I agree. It can't seem to keep up with rendering while editing. I was wondering if the dynamic spell checker is the culprit?
I have the same problem occurring randomly and only solved by changing preview mode or restarting InDesign. The problem has been around for a few versions now and also on different computers
Mac Os Sierra
Ulysses de Oliveira commented
This bug's been around for years in ID 2015 e ID 2017 for Windows. I'm using Windows 10, but it does happen with Win 7 too. Any solution yet?
When editing text, the following often occurs: clicking on any menu button or clicking on any other point to give attributes to the dragged text, the text is instantly erased, leaving only one unexpected character. I am currently editing a book and I am afraid that this will cause a serious and grave mistake.
Damien Lockner commented
Scrolling in and out also provides a way to refresh the display and make the text reappear.
Damien Lockner commented
The bug may occur when selecting text. The current paragraph disappears during text selection. Then, on mouse release, the sibling paragraphs of the same style disappear.
The bug also occurs on a simple click in the text. The sibling paragraphs of the same style disappear.