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.

Feedback:
You can use this forum to submit a bug or a feature request specifically for InDesign (Beta).
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  1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
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  1. QuickLook preview?

    Almost every file on my computer is a Space Bar press away from a quick glance to review it's content. Many even allow for scrolling through the pages of a pdf or presentation, but InDesign still only displays and icon. Even with "Always save Preview Images with Document" selected.
    I've seen this issues being discussed back to 2007 and it still hasn't been addressed beyond "use a 3rd party"... that's a terrible answer to missing features.

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  3. Crashed dialog windows

    Steps to reproduce: First time launch, opened file and didnt dismiss tour window, then opened second file with missing font
     
    Result: both the tour window and the missing font window became stuck open with no way to dismiss either

    Expected: To be able to clear one, then the other
     
    System info
        Application: InDesign v16.3.0.5
        OS: macOS v11.2.3, RAM: 16.00 GB, CPUs (logical): 8

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  4. 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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  5. PAGES DRAG AND MOVE

    Please improve the pages drag and move feature.

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