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 22.214.171.124 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
Also having this problem (Sept 23, 2021). I have yet to have an update fix this issue. InDesign 16.4, which CC says is up to date.
Seriously Adobe, when are you going to fix this? Why do you hate the M1 Mac so much? This is in a long list of buggy issues across the whole suite....
Yep, the bug exists as of September 22. Have to tab off, then back again, on and on...
Unfortunately this bug is still present in the latest prerelease: InDesign 2022 v 17.0.
Very disappointing. Makes InDesign virtually unusable.
Well, I have the latest version of InDesign from the Cloud and, is happening to me. It never happened before
So far there have bee 2 updates since I posted, and I thought all was fixed, but alas, my text is still disappearing. I have managed a couple files without issue, but today it happened again. I can't work like this as I have to backwards save all the files I have already done to work on my old machine (2015 MBP with IDCS5). It is disappointing
Ya, it's back baby, and bigger than ever.
16.4 on an M1 Mac mini.
I'm having the same problem - have to zoom in and zoom out or move the page to make it reappear... please fix! MacBook Air 2020 and Big Sur 11.5.2 - Indesign 16.4... HELP!!
brayden swire commented
Still having the same bug! never happened when i was using my early 2013 mc book pro, but happens lmost constantly with my m1 macbook air.
Please fix this bug
still have this bug
M1 MacBook Air / Big Sur 11.4 / Everything in text box disappears when editing text in document created by somebody else in same InDesign version (16.4) but Windows edition.
Still having this problem as well. Countless times a day. A quick fix I've found is pressing "W" to switch to presentation mode and then back. This is an extremely annoying problem that must be fixed!!
Still not fixed
I have a brand new pink iMac and this is happening to me as well, in a very small and basic inDesign file. I am nowhere near my max RAM.
It's still happening, there is a glitch on the newest update of Indeisgn. The text keeps disappearing. I have an M1 brand new MacBook Pro and its happening the whole time, it's slowing my work flow down considerably. Please can you fix this glitch immediately.
I have a brand new iMac and using new Adobe software and this has been happening for awhile now. And Adobe support hasn't been able to advise on how to fix it!
Manny Lizarraga commented
M1 MacBook Air, OS X 11.4, InDesign 16.3.2 - This issue has been bugging me since I bought this laptop. Come on Adobe, it has been months. FIX THIS PLEASE!
Same highly frustrating issue on my M1 macbook air. Text disappears about every other edit. Need to zoom in and out to make it reappear.
Adobe you need to get this horrendus bug fixed immediately!
Document layout amateur hour. Is Word becoming a better alternative than Indesign??
Laurie Ruhlin commented
This is happening on my M1 Mac mini 16.3.2 big sur.
I, too, am having this issue on an M1 MacBook. Used multiple fonts. I have to Undo the typing or move the text box to make the text visible. Tried to upload a video, but I guess it is too large.
Further testing seems to be that it happens when I re-activate the text box to do further edits.