Using eyedropper to copy text attributes crashes InDesign CC 2018
Using the eyedropper tool to copy text attributes crashes InDesign every time.
Fix of the issue is now available in InDesign’s latest November’17 update.
Please upgrade to the latest version InDesign CC 13.0.1 for the fix.
If you are unable to see the update, go to Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.
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Hey, I had the same issue which I have managed to fix. Try double-clicking on the eyedropper tool and checking the boxes that say "Character Settings" and "Paragraph Settings"
[Deleted User] commented
Indesign v14.0.1 has the same issues.
My colleage has the same version Indesign, but no problems with crashing indesign when using the eyedropper... ??
Christine Urbanek commented
Nope, doesn't work still.
I have replaced all PS fonts with Open Type and everything was normalized.
eyedropper tool won't sample text attributes correctly. My highlighted text turns invisible when I sample another word, and if I color it so I can see it it's still the same text as before I sampled. SUPER ANNOYING! May as well use Illustrator if I want to manually set text! I've double-clicked the eyedropper and everything is selected and I updated my InDesign last night. STILL HAPPENS! HELP! LOTS OF TEXT TO SET!
I just started having this same issue today. Highlighting text and using the eyedropper tool transforms selected text incorrectly. I'm getting large stroked outlines, instead of the correct text attributes. It's not crashing, it's just not working correctly.
CC 2018 eyedropper does not work with files created in CC 2017. When you click on selected text it gives it a border.
Still crashing when using the eyedropper tool!
같은 문제입니다. 해결해주세요.
Insupportable !!!!! Ça plante à chaque fois : ras le bol
Looks like only when I sample from a table
Bastian Saris commented
Why do we have the cloud if you can't provide fixes over the cloud... ? I don't get it
2018 got this bug too - seems intermittent - Indesign 13.0 mac OSX 10.13.1
Version: The newest update of Adobe InDesign CC 2018.
Every time I have a line of text selected and use my eyedropper tool to pick/copy a different text style with my cursor to my current text, the program shuts down. This is a bug which now happens since the newest update. Hasn't happened to me before.
Tim Van Hecke commented
thank you for the fix but after this fix my eyedropper just changes to textcursor (i select the eyedropper by pressing 'i' on the keyboard. when i select the eyedropper in the tools palette with mouse it's ok, but this used to work flawless for years... :( could someone please look into it? (on osx high sierra btw)
Joe Arch commented
Thanks for fixing!
Tengo el mismo problema. Creo que por ahora me gustaría revertir a la versión 2017. Por favor me pueden explicar como hacerlo. Gracias
I'm also having this same issue, but it's not just with copy. It crashes with objects as well. It is an immediate shutdown of the entire program every time.
Christian Ruppenthal commented
same story... kills time
This issue happens for me every time I use eye dropper tool, even if its a new document with only a two cell table on the page. Running Indesign on OSX.