InDesign performance issue: Text disappears while editing
When editing a text box, the text disappears.
I have to switch the display mode (Overview > Normal or Normal > Overview) to make the text appear again.
This bug occurs frequently (10~20 times a day) but I did not identify what is the trigger.
Build 184.108.40.206 x64
Windows 10 x64
We're happy to announce that the fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available to download from Creative Cloud Desktop application.
Please update to this latest InDesign version to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
Just made the mistake of updating from a 2019 version to 2021. Never had the problem before, now I do. I see this has been going on for years.
What do you need to edit text for anyway? Why do you need to see it? Adobe just doesn't care, as it doesn't about the hundreds of other things people have been screaming about with each change.
Ondřej Schicker commented
Hello, I'm using InDesign version 16.2.1 and still experience the issue. Can I provide any more info to help fix this problem?
A K commented
Four years later, still broken!
agreed. I can't stand it. About every three seconds.. the text disappears. I have to zoom the screen to see it again . incredibly frustrating. Running the latest version from the creative cloud.
Riccardo Gabarrini commented
This is not being addressed at all. It's now July and InDesign should work natively with an official release (16.3) on M1 Macs.
Why this is not a priority is beyond me, I'm considering sending back my iMac while I still can and go back to windows. I love the iMac, but I can't work like this.
PLEASE make it stop! It's horrible to work like this.
I just updated to the latest Indesign and have a new MacBook Air M1
Indesign CC 16.2
The problem still there
This driving me nuts too! Taking forever to do my work. I too have latest mac and os and latest version of InDesign. For such expensive subscription costs it would be nice if basic functions actually worked
I have the same issue. Has this been fixed yet? I'm using the latest MacOS on the new iMac 2021.
Exactly the same issue. Text keeps disappearing every time I type. Have to move the page up and down to make it visible again. I had hoped that updating to the latest version of InDesign built for Apple Silicon would fix the issue but unfortunately not.
This issue is driving me up a wall! Texts keep disappearing until I scroll but any edits whatsoever it disappears again. Taking me forever to do my work!
Liam S commented
Same here, another M1 Mac user on Big Sur and it's incredibly frustrating.
Adobe, please fix!
Robert Carroll commented
I am on Indesign pre-release version (Apple M1) and it is properly driving me up the wall.
Things are taking 3x longer and causing typos and formatting issues, WTF.
Unbelievable that Adobe did have not supported such a key piece of software on the new mac from the start.
Kay van Rooyen commented
Using InDesign 16.2.1 (subscription) on MacBook Air 2021 with the M1 processor and Big Sur, the same thing is happening to me for the first time. Extremely frustrating.
Angela Brittain - MD commented
TUESDAY JUNE 15 2021
HAS THIS BEEN FIXED?
Yes - I am screaming. Working on a new M1 iMac - subscription - this has never happened before.
IS THERE A FIX?
Ronald Gabrielsen commented
I have inDesign 16.2.1 ...and it is still happening very often ...and it is VERY fustrating!! Hope this can be fixed ASAP, since this is slowing down my work very much.
Penart Visuals commented
<<ahh! My message was just erased>> what I SAID was that you can simply dupe your text box by dragging to pasteboard, then when visibility returns, delete the dupe.
It is utter PIA and I believe that it was built into this software to drive users to the more costly subscription.
Penart Visuals commented
a quick fix is to duplicate your text box by dragging while holding down the option key. Visibility returns, then delete the dupe.
It's an utter PIA and I believe it was built in to the software to drive users to the more costly subscription version.
Still happening. I cannot create my document, so what do I do?
Update: My wireless keyboard caused the issue when I hit enter to start a new paragraph. When I use my laptop keyboard the text frame works as intended.
This is happening to me as well. And in Illustrator too. Very frustrating!!