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 18.104.22.168 x64
Windows 10 x64
We're happy to announce that the fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available to download from Creative Cloud Desktop application.
Please update to this latest InDesign version to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
Editing text causes a blank textbook. only way to fix it is to refresh the screen, either with zooming or turning on and off Guides.
Bonnie Gerard commented
Pre-Release does not show up under Categories for me. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
oliviero fiori commented
I've updated to InDesign 17.1 and the bug is still there. I'm really disappointed.
Just updated to InDesign 17.0.1. The bug is still present. Makes InDesign virtually unusable.
Nathan Wells commented
This is very frustrating and almost makes things unusable. Please fix.
I am using InDesign prerelease 17.7 (downloaded 24 Jan 2022) on an M1 2020 Mac (11.6) and I am unable to edit in InDesign as the text box becomes blank/white whenever a change is made. I was led to believe this would be solved in this latest prerelease but it's not working. Does anyone else have a workaround? Thanks
Ian Carter commented
I have a M1 MAC running Monterey 12.0.1 OS and I'm using InDesign 2022 from Creative Cloud (fully up to date!) and the text disappears when changing the text box attributes from 1 column to 2 columns! It seems I am not alone and Adobe has not yet fixed this problem - I wonder why???
Does anyone know a workaround, please?
James Rawsthorne commented
M1 Mac Mini running Monterey 12.1.: prerelease 22.214.171.124 just downloaded/tried and did NOT fix issue. PLEASE fix this.
Darien Graham-Smith commented
I've just installed the new prerelease build (17.7) but the problem is not fixed. Text still disappears while I'm typing. I've tried it with GPU enabled and disabled. This is on an M1 Mac Mini running macOS Monterey 12.1.
Kevin Delahunt commented
Glad I found out that I'm not alone. This is a very frustrating issue. Is there anyway it can be fixed soon?
I googled this problem and came to this page. This has been happening to me on my new iMac OS BigSur, it is a constant problem and doubles the amount of time I spend editing text. It is horrible. I have to adjust the text frame every time to get the text back. What is the problem Adobe, when will you get this fixed??
Laurie Ruhlin commented
this happens to me constantly. 5 to 6 times each minute as I edit text. Mac M1 Mini, Big sur, InD 2022, every time I edit text in a text frame, the text, usually the entire block above and below the line I'm on will disappear. I have to move the frame up and down one point to get the text to come back. Then I edit more text, same thing, have to switch to selection tool, move text box or zoom in and out to fix the next word. I DOUBLE the time that it takes to edit text.
JB Froke commented
Whiteout = loss of text in the frame, momentarily. Constantly upon editing. Scroll up or down and the text immediately repopulates.... type very slowly -- like trying to avoid waking the beast -- and the text lasts longer before glitch... This is a very crummy situation. Adobe, whatsup?
This is still happening to me. Happened on M1 Mini and now on M1 iMac. Very annoying. Have to refuse jobs.
Savanah Ryann commented
This is also happening on my mac pro- can't use the program it's so bad.
Latest prerelease 126.96.36.199 says this bug has been squashed:
[macOS Only] Text sometimes disappears while typing/editing
Not for me it hasn't!
Same story here on my M1 macbook pro in Jan 2022 and latest version of Indesign. Please get this fixed its so very annoying!
Sheena Kilcast commented
I have the same issue and have flagged it before but with no success. It happens multiple times whilst editing text in a document and is incredibly frustrating.
Mary Sargeant commented
This problem was reported in 2017. I'm using InDesign 2022 and it persists. It occurs randomly — and frequently — when I'm typing, also if I hit TAB or RETURN. The only way to see the text again is to scroll so that the text area is not visible, and then scroll back. Sometimes it will return if I zoom in or out. It occurs in text blocks and in tables.
These text blocks are nowhere near any images/objects, so text wrap is not the issue (in fact, they are set by default as 'no text wrap.'
Vincent van den Burg commented
I'm having this issue also. In previous versions on Intell mac I didn't have an issue but with M1 it is a problem. Please fix this. This is so annoying, and it is getting worse actually.