InDesign freezing when copying a text box containing text and set to auto width/height
1. Version 2017.1, Build 220.127.116.11, 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:
Can you please let us know if you are using any application like Keyboard Masetro, TextExpander, Quicksilver, or ClipMenu.
With Keyboard Mastro the issue is reproducible at our end.
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.
Thanks for pointing me to the right direction. Indeed it was my clipboard app "Copied" that was causing the crashes.
Yes I am using Keyboard Maestro.
Seems to have been reported here 2 years ago as well - https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com/t/km-causes-adobe-indesign-to-crash-when-copying/5183/4
Note - it doesn't crash for me if I select auto-expand height.
- 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