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
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We have fixed the issue in some of the use cases and are currently working on the remaining ones.
Please update your InDesign to the latest version, id 14.0.3 to try out the fix.
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Here is a quick work around for the disappearing text problem. Open the "Story" dialogue box under the TEXT menu. Using the Optical Margin Alignment check box, toggle it each time the your text disappears and it will reappear. It's a pain in the back side still, but it's at least as quick and easy as any other fix and less obtrusive!
When I type into my table or adjust the box the bottom half of the table disappears. This has only started happening after I recently upgraded to the newest version of InDesign (14.0.2 x64). I can type in other parts of the table.
I have attached a video of the issue.
Here is one more video with more occurrences:
amaarora - it is very hard to deliberately recreate this issue, it seems to occur very randomly. But believe me, it is so frustrating when it decides to start happening, especially when I have to enter corrections into a large amount of text, it really slows down the work process.
Nonetheless I have managed to catch a couple of instances on video:
The first spasm happens at around 7 sec - on zoom change, and the other during text selection around 45 sec. I think it might actually have something to do with zooming in and out, since zooming in and out is also what makes the text reappear. That's how I tend to deal with this issue, but it's still terribly annoying. I've been wrestling with it for years, ever since I installed ID CS6 (which I still use). I'm on OSX El Capitain, but I also experienced this issue once when working on a Windows system in ID CC-something, so it doesn't seem to be system or version dependent.
I will email this to you as well.
I have found one ******* fix is to Option+drag the text block and immediately Delete the dupe you created. Not elegant but it's fast.
Apparently this is still an issue that Adobe is not addressing. I just upgraded my MacOS to Sierra, and am running CS6 (NOT on cloud). I NEVER had this problem before, and now it's happening all the time. HELP, ADOBE! This totally SUCKS!
Penart, i agree. As soon as i install back up with ID installed, everything is ok. Then after some time it happens again.
Is there any solution to this problem yet? Have moved over to CC2018 on a Windows 10 platform and having the same problem of text disappearing while editing. Thanks
I suspect this bug may have been created intentionally to drive designers from the stand-alone version to the subscription version. maybe I'm being paranoid, but I have not found a good fix for it yet, and it's annoying as hell.
Having the same problem. Ugh. What a waste of my time.
Lisa H commented
@Penart Visuals - I can't seem to find that setting. Can you point me in the right direction?
this is a problem when your CS^ may have originally been linked to the Cloud. You need to go into preferences (when no docs are open) and delete a setting that tells CS6 to keep checking online. I found this solution a few weeks ago but was moving too fast to implement it: UGH!. Am searching for it now because this darn bug is plaguing me again!
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