15.1.2 inserting ANY html is not working
bug only appears on inDesign 15.1.2 on OSX.
I tested on inDesign 15.1.1 and inDesign 14.x and it had no issue.
I also tested on inDesign 15.1.2 on Windows and it had no issue.
Steps to reproduce the issue:
-click on "object" -> "insert HTML code" then click "ok". changing the HTML snippet or not make no difference.
an HTML item is added and previewed correctly without any error message
The preview of the HTML snippet is not working and after a few seconds, a dialog modal appears saying "Waiting time exceeded for HTML renderer. A poster image could not be generated."
This is very annoying when using this feature manually and even more annoying when using a script that adds HTML elements because this message will appear and block inDesign every 10 seconds for each element created this way. Even a small document with 1 HTML item per page and 20 pages will be blocked for a few minutes.
The issue has been fixed in the latest release of InDesign – InDesign 2021.
Please update to this new version of InDesign to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
Sean Russell commented
I am now getting this "HTML Renderer timed out. Could not generate poster image" error every time I try to embed a Youtube iframe. This was working fine a few months ago, when made a test version of my e-book. My InDesign is up to date. Why is this suddenly not working for me?
Andreï Cavoleau commented
Hello Ravi Kiran,
I tested on build #56 and the issue is fixed. thanks a lot !
I've also noticed that it was indesign 2021, does it mean that indesign 2020 will never receive this fix ?
I'm asking because my company has created a plugin that relies on creating HTML in the document and some of our clients may not move to inDesign 2021.