Indesign incredibly slow or crashes with more than one document open
InDesign (15.0.2) becomes almost unusable with more than (1) document open. Trying to copy text or images from one document to the next or just work in one of the documents while the other is open results in minutes-long wait times (or complete crash) to even select a text box, type a character, etc.
Steps to reproduce:
Open INDD doc (either on network or desktop)
Open second INDD doc
Attempt to edit text in either doc or copy over text from one document to the next
Windows 10 Enterprise // 10.0.17763
- Turned off all plug-ins
- Turned off all preferences related to instant rendering of image, type, previews
- Turned off pre-flight
-Turned off type previews, variable characters, etc
-Display is set to typical (although, it happens in FAST as well)
Happening across regional team of 20+ users all working on the same Windows version and similar computers (Lenovo)
As confirmed by a customer over the thread that the issue is fixed in InDesign 2020(v188.8.131.52).
We recommend you upgrade to either InDesign 2020(v184.108.40.206) or to the latest InDesign 2021(v220.127.116.11) for the fix.
If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.
Adobe InDesign Team
Yes, I know it's an old version, but I use it for a specific reason: the newer versions have even more bugs and I think this one is still in there.
Problem: when opening INDDs saved from a previous version it would convert them and if you open two of them at once, ID would always crash.
I have just updated to 15.1.2 and have been able to open and work on three documents at once. Thanks InDesign team. 😊
Just tested 15.1.1 and it was the same as the other versions.
Just updated to InDesign 15.1 and it performed the same with multiple documents as the other two updates.
Had to revert to 15.0.1 to restore performance.
I have the same issue with both InDesign 15.0.2 & 15.0.3
Have deleted and reset preferences a number of times. Going back to 15.0.1 resolves the issue.
It's an older (2013) PC.
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40 GHz
Ram: 32.00 GB
Windows: 10 Enterprise
OS Build: 17763.1217
Graphic Card: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4GB