Undo Not Working properly in InDesign 2020
InDesign CC 2020 Undo goes back to last saved version. It does not go back one step with Command-Z. Therefore, I lose all edits made since last save. It also crashes frequently
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Dan Niemi commented
It occurred in this file, along with this other strange behavior, where the text frame does not resize on drag, but acts kind of like a table (There is no table in the frame), where it has its own boundaries. See screenshots.
Don't know if the issues would be related.
Dan Niemi commented
My steps to reproduce this issue. Make a large chunk of edits to text. Escape text. Select other text frame. Triple click to select paragraph. Edit paragraph text. Undo because I selected too much text. Luckily noticed that all my edits were lost (thinking back, there were other instances of files with edits I missed that I could have sworn I'd made that must have gotten lost and not noticed).
Mashed redo redo redo. Did some cussing. Bookmarked the infinity publisher site. Came here to vent.
The Undo glitch just happened again today. I just lost a ton of work and will have to switch to the 2019 version while you figure this out. It's happening many times a day.
I've had trouble before with copy and pasting content (photo boxes and text within tables). This time I was typing text within a table and clicked command Z. Whamo - back to my old saved document. Please notify us when this is fixed.
I have previously sent you documents and a video.
This is happening to me when I move graphic boxes around this file (see attached). After working for about 20-30 minutes on it, it reverted to the last saved and I can't redo it back to where it was. Every time it has happened with me, I am doing some sort of cut and paste. It doesn't happen every time but it will happen when I click on an element and option drag it to copy a new version.
Annette Price commented
This bug just surfaced for me recently, in InDesign version 15.0.1. I use InDesign daily and have been using whatever the latest pushed out 2020 versions are for I think a couple of weeks. I am still on Mojave.
For me it seems to surface when I’m messing around with auto-sized text frames — not when I’m undoing/command-z-ing, as others seem to be reporting. I have gone back to InDesign 2019 (14.0.3) for now, but now that’s acting buggy in different ways (URLS not showing in Hyperlink panel, can’t quit app). *deep heavy sigh* Adobe, can you give us something that works? Please?
I have had this happen in two different documents in the last 24 hours. One of the instances was working with a table and the other was while moving rectangle boxes around. It seems to be random and won't work again until I restart InDesign.
Thorsten Rösch-Allgeier commented
@Bertrand Richter @fsm Linked text frames with auto adjust are also part of the documents I worked on when this disgusting behavior showed up. This is a key feature to me and as long as there is no reliable fix I have to go on with ID2019.
@Bertrand Richer: Interesting. I work on a document with a lot of text frames that are set to resize automatically. No problems up until now: I deactivated auto-resize for one specific text frame and linked it to another one. I then made some more edits, hit Cmd-Z eventually, and boom – got thrown back to right before when I linked the text frame (placing cursor is active, so it reverted right back to the point when I clicked into the little "+"-icon on the text frame). This text frame also reflows around a placed image (which caused some trouble on its own in the .0-version).
This is still far from being reproducible, but a colleague of mine encountered this bug at a very similar situation as well (linking text frames, cmd-z then reverting back to the moment when linking text frames).
Bertrand Richer commented
I hope to have found the solution to this bug! Perhaps!!! I disable the automatic sizing feature in Object> Text Block Options> Auto Sizing to all text boxes in my document. In my case, this function was enabled by default.
And if it is true, then it would be this function of Automatic Sizing that would be defective.
I worked this way for a week and the problem did not reappear.
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J'ai espoir d'avoir trouvé la solution à ce bug! Peut-être!!! J'ai désactiver la fonction dimensionnement automatique dans Object>Options de bloc de texte>Dimensionnement automatique à toutes les boîtes textes de mon document. Dans mon cas, cette fonction était activée par défaut.
Et si c'est vrai, ce serait alors cette fonction de Dimensionnement automatique qui serait défectueuse.
J’ai travaillé ainsi depuis une semaine et le problème n'est pas réapparu.
Tony Seddon commented
I've not been able to see any definitive pattern to this problem, it's very random. It just happened again a second ago and I did pick up on the fact that my direct selection tool seemed to have stopped working afterward. I couldn't select an image within a frame until a restart. Also, this may be a red herring, but it does seem to happen more frequently when I've applied an Object Style incorrectly, then hit Cmd-z immediately afterward. I'm running 10.15.1.
I have found out the problem occurs mainly when I am working with tables, especially larger ones. When editing a table the undo ALWAYS fails.
Amanda Batchelor commented
I am also experiencing frequent loss of Undo functionality in InDesign 2020. I'm using Windows 10. I haven't noticed a pattern to reproduce it. I'm saving frequently to avoid losing work. When problem happens, I close without saving and quit ID and relaunch. I have tried saving as .idml and resetting preferences to no avail. Doesn't seem to matter if the file was originally started in 2019 or 2020 version.
Same here. Undo sometimes not clickable, undo mostly jumps back to last saved version. Causes a lot of wasted time. Going back to ID2019
This happens an awful lot often. In the latest 2 updates of Indesign 2020, when trying to undo, the program does the undo a lot steps backwards at once (to the point of the last save). The option to step forward is disabled at this point and after, the program usually crashes. I updated InDesign just today but this bug did not get fixed. And this is such a pain **********! Please, fix this, we would be much grateful. It is rather impossible to do some work this way as long as you are used to do the undo so often. Only solution I have now is to save like every 20 seconds. Please, end this suffering. Thank you.
Adding my voice to the chorus of unhappy designers... Undo = revert to last saved version. This is a HUGE time waster. One little slip of the Ctrl+Z to fix a slight adjustment turns into loosing a whole page for work. REDO does nothing to help.
Thorsten Rösch-Allgeier commented
Afaik there's no fix yet. For me using ID2019 instead is the only way to be aware of this.
Is there any fix here. This is a massive issue as it causes me to lose countless hours of work by reverting to last document...
Joan ONeill commented
Same problem as everyone. Indesign 2020 running on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.1. Lots of time wasted and so frustrating. C'mon Adobe.
Len Zigante commented
Same problem encountered here. The problem appeared to go away for a week so I thought it was an anomaly. Unfortunately it's back & right when I have a tight deadline :-(
Kathy Oatman commented
I am having the same issue, it began yesterday with me losing several hours of work (much of it I know I saved). I started again today and have been saving after inserting a paragraph or photo, and command-z has caused me to lose everything, including saved items.
I noticed at the same time that the text box is different, with a transparent line that moves with the amount of text I have in the box. I also started having issues with text wrap not working around pics anymore. I would have to use command-b to ignore text wrap, then go back in to turn it off—this was the only way to get text to wrap around a photo.
Please contact me if I can provide further information!