Bug details

Very bad performance using span columns in InDesign/InCopy

VERSIONS
Windows 7, CC 2015.4 and CC 2017.0
Windows 10, CC 2015.4 and CC 2017.0
macOS 10.12, CC 2015.4
even CS6 versions are affected...

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STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. Create an InDesign document with several pages
2. Define the text frame options with two columns
3. Link all frames and fill with placeholder text
4. Create a new paragraph style with the option "span columns" (e.g. title)
5. Define several parts of the layout with the new paragraph style
6. Edit some text near the paragraph style
--> the performance while typing is very very bad!!!

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EXPECTED RESULT
InDesign and InCopy should still be usable when a layout file was built using either "span column" or "split column" (e.g. using a paragraph style > "Span Columns").

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ACTUAL RESULT
Very bad performance - working is NOT possible anymore

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  • RY commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same, CC 2018 (caused crashes and document corruption too) and CC 2019 14.0.2, MacPro (late 2013), MacOS 10.13.6.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ID 2019 is still unusable when using span column and multiple columns. Typing takes 5-6 seconds to respond before each letter appears. I'm a book designer, so I can't NOT use multiple columns with spanned headers! Unacceptable.

  • ValdisBB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm considering switching to another software!... Looking for an alternative to InDesign...

  • ValdisBB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For me, that function would be very useful. But unfortunately, the bawdy brakes are going on using it. I'm in despair!!!

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Phillippe,

    I've had the same experience. I'm using CC2018 (on Windows 10, if that makes a difference) and the issues have not been fixed. As convenient as Span- and Split-Columns are, they make editing the document nearly impossible. I sure hope they find a fix for this, but after so many years, it doesn't look like they can or care to fix it. :(

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