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
Thank you for your patience all this while.
We have identified scenarios which were leading to the problem with UNDO functionality in InDesign; the problem is now fixed.
You may try out the fix in our latest Beta build, available on our prerelease program.
Go to https://www.adobeprerelease.com to join InDesign cc prerelease program and download the build number 126.96.36.1994 to try out the fix.
Let us know your comments and feedback here.
Andrea Barbieri commented
I had the same problem. Very annoying. Then I tried deleting InDesign preferences and relaunching ID, and the problem seems to have gone away:
Solution found at https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/sos-indesign-won-t-save-save-as-and-i-can-t-undo/m-p/10866948?page=1
Adobe, please. When will this fix for the Undo bug be out of beta? The current application behavior is UNACCEPTABLE.
@Tony Seddon, thank you for the brilliant idea of changing my keyboard commands. It IS impossible to break the habit.
Tony Seddon commented
One thing I did to help the current situation is to remove the CMD+Z keystroke from Undo using Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts… At least then when you automatically hit CMD+Z (it's impossible to get out of the habit, right?) nothing happens and you can avoid losing a bunch of changes. I'm pretty sure it's saved me a lot of time. Fingers crossed that a full update happens soon - there's no way I'm using a Beta for live client projects.
Does anyone else see the irony of 'upgrading to a beta build'. I don't want to find more problems as adobe 'stabilizes' the platform.
I don't want to be a test rat… I want the stable platform that I pay for. The function worked (always worked and we depend on it), now the function doesn't work.
What's worse than simply losing time, is losing all the live changes I've made. I proofread in InDesign. How am I supposed to remember every little change I've made in the last ten minutes??
Same. It is MORE than frustrating!
Corey Harris commented
Yeah, this is really frustrating. I have a team of people all suffering from this. Losing lots of time over here.
Tony Seddon commented
Is there any indication when this will be released from Beta as a full commercial release. Tempting as it is to download the Beta build, I'm not too keen on using it for actual work.
Aleksei Koren commented
Keith Harris commented
This issue has returned related to Undo / Redo options returning to the last saved version instead of one step back. Is there a Fix related to this?
Have the same recently. My Save/Save As/Save and As Copy become unavailable occasionally in the middle of working as well as undo/redo. Thanx, there is an auto-backup function that saved my work when I faced this issue the first time. So I had to force close ID and relaunch it. It solves the problem. But today there is a new version of this bug: I can still save the work but no undo/redo available. And sometimes undo command rolls back for about 4-5 minutes or to the last save of work in one click
ID version is the latest which CC provides.
Sir, that was 20 days ago. When are you releasing it for everybody. I don't feel like signing for the pre-release program.
Recommend back-dating to 188.8.131.52. I did this and have experienced very little trouble since. I think there was one instance of the undo bug and it went away when I restarted (after running ********).
Just updated InDesign on 1/28/2020 in hopes of fixing the UNDO bug but it's still broken. I keep having to redo the same edits over and over and I now feel like I'm in the movie Groundhog Day. How can something so fundamental be such a mess?
Thorsten Rösch-Allgeier commented
The available beta fixed the undo functionality, but as bad as this bug: It won't export some of my files to pdf. Error message: "PDF konnte nicht geschrieben werden" (PDF couldn't be created) – very helpful. Really cool: When trying to delete the error message the beta crashes. Every time. Already submitted documents, crash reports and screen captures. Still there's only one solution for me: Continue using ID2019 until my customers switch to Affinity Publisher. I'm already using it for my own projects and I'm very happy with it (as with Affinity Photo, too).
There is also another serious bug with the Object Styles menu throwing up an error about a some sort of script error when switching to other programs to check something... anyone else seen that one?
I have been using InDesign since 1999 and noticed Quality Control and Product Improvement has been steadily decreasing (and now moving BACKWARDS) ever since development was shifted to India.
Does anyone else think it's time for a new CEO from the USA instead of India? Bring back Bruce Chizen (circa CS3-6) perhaps?
Can someone kindly contact the appropriate management at Adobe about this so whoever is responsible is immediately FIRED FOR INCOMPETENCE PLEASE?
Simply ASTONISHING and really ridiculous that this SERIOUS ERROR made it though Quality Control. Has Adobe lost control?
This fix needs to be released immediately or revert to the previous functional version!
Toby Nelson commented
Just happened to me on a large document. Lost hours of work. How can something so basic be broken. This app just gets worse and worse with every release.
John Archibald commented
This is really frustrating, I have just experienced it in a document that I have been working on this morning. Any sign of a fix becoming available?