InDesign (Beta) - Apple Silicon Support

InDesign (Beta) for Apple Silicon.


InDesign (beta) now runs natively on Apple computers using the Apple Silicon M1 chip.
We are delighted to invite you to try out the latest beta on your Apple Silicon machine and share your feedback with us.

Installation:
Beta version can be installed directly from Creative Cloud (CCD) app, from Beta Apps section. Currently, the beta version is available only on Apple computers using Apple Silicon hardware.

Note:
If you are using an Apple computer running on Apple Silicon and do not see the beta update in Beta Apps section in CCD app, go to Help>Check for Updates. If you are still not able to see the update, try logging out and logging back into Creative Cloud Desktop app.

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You can use this forum to submit a bug or a feature request specifically for InDesign (Beta).
Follow this link for the list of known issues and other details related to inDesign (Beta) for Apple Silicon.

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  1. Indesign M1 Beta expired

    The beta suddenly stopped working and won't allow med to access InDesign on the M1 machine, no update on the Creative cloud installer beta section, and removing and reinstalling the app doesn't solve it.

    Will there come a new beta update soon?

    11 votes

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  2. Text box disappears, styling not displayed in real time

    I am using the latest Indesign update for M1, 16.3.2 (Big Sur 11.4)
    I am now having problems where the text box that I am styling disappears. I either have to zoom in or out, flip pages, or now go as far as closing the file and opening it, because Indesign is either not displaying the changes made, or the text disappears. Placing a cursor within text is also not accurate, and either a character to the left or right.
    These are new issues, please advise.

    7 votes

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  3. InDesign links and Box Drive

    This appears to be an issue only with InDesign and Box Drive.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. In InDesign, link to an Illustrator file or PDF with multiple artboards, layers, or pages from the Box Drive folder.
    2. Place the file and select a single artboard or page.
    3. Save, close, and re-open the file.

    Result:
    The linked file will no longer update. Perpetually needs updating even though the file hasn't changed.
    The workaround is to save the linked file to Adobe Libraries.

    Expected:
    The file link should show that it is updated in the links panel.
     
    System info
        Application:…

    3 votes

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  4. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    After few hours with no activity on Mac with Silicon disappear the Selection Tool cursor on the artboard. Quit the app and reopen it works as a solution for now.

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  5. Speed up cross references

    Opening the cross reference panel can be painfully slow. This has been an issue since at least InDesign CC, but maybe now is another chance to fix this.

    Behaviour is triggered by size of document and/or number of cross references. E.g. I'm working on a ~200+ pages document with about 150 cross references – both of which isn’t that extreme – and opening the panel takes around 4 minutes (yes, minutes). Interestingly enough, if the panel once opens and I change "Link to" from "paragraph style" to "text anchor", next time the panel opens instantly. Change it back to "paragraph…

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  6. BUG - Text dissapears while editing

    while editing text it is suddenly disappearing, please fix!

    Macbook Pro M1 / 16 GB RAM
    mac OS 11.5.1
    InDesign 16.3.2

    2 votes

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  7. textboxes disapear while typing

    New M1 BigSur update: While typing textboxes or tables are flashing and finally disapearing. To display them again you need to zoom in or out. It occures more or less every 10 written letters. Impossible to work with. Istalled version 16.2.1 again and everything is fine again. (BTW: Imade the same mistake driven by curiosity: couldnn't wait to see how the new version works, but getting disapointed for another time). From now on I only will update with a delay of at least 2 versions...

    2 votes

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  8. Scrolling redraw errors

    Scrolling quickly thru a document created for dummying a magazine, and the screen did not redraw parts of the document correctly. Happened twice before reporting. Tried uploading a screenshot, but would not post with it.

    InDesign (Beta 16.3), OS 11.2.3

    2 votes

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  11. Kashida and Diacritical Positioning dialogues no longer available

    Hi InDesign team, I do not have the Arabic language support dialogues available any longer on M1 Mac which where available to me on Intel previously. Specifically, my Kashida dialogue in Character menu, and Diacritical Positioning also are not available. Please rectify this.

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  12. Selection Tool cursor disappear issue

    Reposting this issue from Beta Version as it has not been resolved
    I am using Indesign Prelease 16.3
    Cursor disappears after period of inactivity.
    Cursor will appear if hovering over an object, otherwise invisible.
    A restart will resolve this which is not ideal

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  13. InDesign Beta Critical for Many M1 users.

    I can't stress enough how important this is for many M1 users.

    I have a $1.5 million grant proposal due in 6 weeks and depend critically on InDesign to draft the proposal. Things were going along great until a day or two ago when the beta expired.

    Why not renew it until the public Beta is released? Or at least update the beta.

    The non-M1 (Rosetta) version is very buggy and adds at least 10% extra effort to my workflow. Please help!

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  14. Glitching

    Been experiencing heavy glitching on a few occasions, especially when sharing to another screen via HDMI

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  15. swatch palette folder minimizing

    Each time I deselect then reselect the Swatch Palette all of the Groups folders are minimized, even if I recently expanded the folder. Please retain folder view status when the Swatch palette is minimized.

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  16. No new Dialogue Boxes

    Indesign refused to open any panels that were not already docked to the side e.g. Effects, Pages. Fixed with a restart of Indesign.

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  17. Remove file extension in Captions

    I want to set up Captions to have the filename beneath the image, but I want an option to hide the extension.

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  18. View window only to the right

    Hi

    When viewing a document in 100%, it is not possible to move the page view to the left.

    Torbjørn

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  19. Spell check does not work

    When I open the dialog, it already says "Spell Check Complete" at the top. I changed what to search, to get it to say "Ready to Check Spelling" then clicked "Start", but nothing happens—just goes back to saying "Spell Check Complete".

    InDesign Beta (16.3) running on M1 MacBook Pro.

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  20. Color Destination (Dot Gain %) doesn't work on INDB export to PDF

    Dot Gain exports from InDesign Book Panel do not convert (PDF remains full-colour).

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Export to PDF from Book panel
    2. Convert to Destination > Dot Gain 15%
     
    Result: Full-colour images
    Expected: B&W images
     
    System info
        Application: InDesign v16.3.0.5
        OS: macOS v11.2.3, RAM: 16.00 GB, CPUs (logical): 8

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