Bug details

InDesign freezing when copying a text box containing text and set to auto width/height

1. Version 2017.1, Build, MacOS 10.12 and 10.13

2. Steps to reproduce:
- type some text in a text box
- set the text box to auto width or/and height
- copy the text box
- voila, instant freeze

3. Expected result:
- no freeze

4. Actual result:
- freeze

5. Video:

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  • Alan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Actually it doesn't look like it is the 3rd party apps causing the problem.

    Go to Preferences > Clipboard Handling and deselect 'Copy PDF to Clipboard' and this seems to stop the crashes and allow you to continue using the 3rd party apps.

  • Jo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for pointing me to the right direction. Indeed it was my clipboard app "Copied" that was causing the crashes.

  • Alan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    InDesign 13.0.1
    MacOS 10.13.2

    - New document
    - Create text box
    - Put any text in text box
    - Go to Object > Text Frame Options...
    - Choose 'Auto-size', 'Width only' (or others below but not 'Height only')
    - Try to copy the text box
    Crashes InDesign

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