Slow performance - spinning wheel - AdobeFnt22.lst
Hi Adobe, we are still having major issues with a lot of spinning wheels in InDesign version 15.1.1. because of the AdobeFnt22.lst files that are created with every document. Basically when we open a document it resyncs/updates the AdobeFnt22.lst file of every document that was previously worked from that Mac. This is causing a lot of network traffic and spinning wheels in InDesign. The problem is fixed if we restart the Mac or rename the "Document fonts" folder so that InDesign no longer uses the fonts so does not create an "AdobeFnt.lst" file. Can you please sort this out, it is killing our production, some of our designers are reverting back to using QuarkXpress
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Jo Delgado commented
I am having this issue (over a year later than the OP) with the latest InDesign update in place (17.0.1) and have finally determined that it is the stupid "AdobeFnt22.lst" file that pops up in Document Fonts folder, and even when deleted, reappears almost immediately while the InDesign file is open. My document has only 4 fonts used in total in about 35 pages. Nothing complicated. More info:
- Using Google Drive but had paused syncing while using INDD in an attempt to make INDD work faster - to no avail.
- On an M1 Macbook Air with Big Sur 11.6.2
- Wi-Fi enabled (I cannot work without it on)
- I have already reset preferences before
- I have rebooted
- I have uninstalled and reinstalled INDD
I cannot keep doing the above and work efficiently. For as much as Adobe charges its customers, you would think they'd put out a reliable product and provide timely bug fixes. This has been a problem for well over a year and a half!
This Document Fonts folder issue needs to be fixed. Major workflow speedbump.
Adobe, serious – wtf?
Being a devoted customer since Adobe began, your products are now becoming the greatest hinderance to our daily workflow. And no – constantly clearing preferences and/or reinstalling the software is not an adequate –or acceptable– solution. It's a bandage which puts the responsibility on your client-base as opposed to where it belongs – with Adobe.
I have this issue in version 16.1 (2021) - Spinning wheel - its impossible to use In design.
We are still having this issue in version 16.1 (2021). It seems to be down to the auto activation of fonts from the "Document Fonts" folder located on my network server (XiNET). If I use an alternative font management application like Font Agent Pro, the problem is gone. Albeit the fonts are then hosted locally on my Desktop and not in the "Document Fonts" folder with my job on the network server.
I guess we are experiencing the same or a similar problem.
My colleague made an indesign file which I now need to review for translations. I cannot see the file on my computer. It has been syncing for over 12 hours now and is still not shown.
I downloaded the indesign file from https://assets.adobe.com/files and was able to work locally. Now I'm adding it to the Creative Cloud Files folder again, but it seems not to be working.
FYI: I just noticed that today I started using indesign 2021.