Text disappears from text boxes on certain pages.
The text in some of the text boxes just disappears when reopened, especially in files that are a couple of days old.
Thanks for reporting the issue.
Please can you provide some sample files with which the issue is reproducible at email@example.com?
Please also attach a small video showing the steps with which the issue occurs
Is there a fix for this??
I am having the same issue, I am working on a booklet, 56 pages and on certain pages a white box appears.
I have reset the pages. Delete and recreated from scratch however the problem is still occurring. The deadline is approaching and I really do not want to recreate these pages in illustrator and graph them into a pdf. Please help :)
This is happening while I am working on the text itself, not just when I reopen files. This needs a fix. InDesign is a very expensive package for independent freelancers – it should at least be reliable!
Lisa Wallington commented
Has this been fixed? I have a 220 Page magazine that it has just completed and it is doing it!! I a stressing out because my deadline is next week!! PLEASE FIXX NOWWW!! The below doesn't seem to work to make my text appear!
Mine is doing the same, only text boxes remain with no text. Luckily I have a back up ID file which I save periodically so I can transfer all of the missing text across but this needs fixing as I'm working on a 60 page magazine and chunks of it which have already been signed off/completed keep vanishing.
Aman, I've seen your response asking for samples, the file I am using is over 40mb so I will just send you one of the pages affected, how it looked a couple of days ago and how it looks now so you can see the issue, I don't have a video of it but if I send you the ID files you will see the problem as the layers are still there in the layers panel but do not show in the document any more. I will also send them both to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org above.
I too am having the same problem! Many thanks for the workaround of adding a stroke to the text boxes to make the text appear, it worked for me! Adobe.. please fix!
Jay Hartwell commented
This has happened to me a few times. The text was there but for some reason simply disappeared, leaving only the blank text box. I've updated to version 14.0.2 hoping that would help.
Any other information on this would me much appreciated!
Hi, I've found text has disappeared from certain text boxes on mind but putting a black stroke around the text box doesn't work. Help please!
Barbara Walls commented
Jessie Kendall-Merks: THANK YOU! This solved my disappearing text issue. I selected all the frames on the page, changed the frame from none to Registration, then back to none. The text reappeared. The frames with a fill did not correct themselves, but that is far easier to redo than rebuilding an approved ad!
Jessie Kendall-Marks commented
YES! I'm having the same issue — I open a week-old Indesign file, and text is missing randomly from text boxes only on certain pages (boxes look completely blank and I'm not able to highlight the text using my cursor / type tool). The only way I've found to "recover" the text is to select the text box and change the frame outline or stroke color to black, not only does the frame change to black — but, the text appears in black. Very weird. I'm working on a MacBook Pro, OS High Sierra 10.13.6 in CC 2019, Indesign 14.0.1 and the problem is repeated by my teammates in the latest Windows OS, running the same version of Indesign, but I think the PC version is called Indesign 14.0.1 x 64. Is it related to having multiple text and paragraph styles in the same document that might be conflicting? I see this text thread doesn't have many hits and will likely be ignored by Adobe. I wish there was a better way to report bugs with some resolution in mind. I would like to upload a screenshot, but there is no upload button.