HELP!! text in my text frame is constantly disappearing when I am editing the text

Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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When I am editing text, the text in the fram suddenly disappers... and if I use just move the text frame back and forth it comes back again ...But this sersiously slows down my work!

 

Is there a way to fix this?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021
Hi Ronald, just today a new version of InDesign 2021 is released. In phases. You should update to InDesign 16.3 if you are on a Mac with the new M1 chip. InDesign for Apple silicon: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/whats-new.html My Adobe ID is tied to my German address so I still cannot see the new version in the CC Desktop App. Dependend on your country it should be available soon. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Explorer , Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021
Go to InDesign prefferences to GPU Performance and toggle it off. This worked for me.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Hi Ronald,

what's your version of InDesign on what operating system?

Are there any footnotes in the story that share two text frames?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Hi there 🙂

... and thank you for quick reply.

 

I have the 16.2.1 version and there are not any footnotes in the document.

 

— Ronald Gabrielsen 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Is this in a particular document, or all files?

With a particular font, or all fonts?

Does it happen even if you start a new document and just add nothing but a single text frame?

Do you keep your Display Performance setting on High Quality?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Thank you for quick reply!

 

It happens in all documents, and also with various fonts.

I have tried to change the "Display Performance"

 

The text only disapares in the text box I am working in... and after i have moved the text box, usinge arrow keys on the keyboard, the text appears again.

 

I have also tried to reinstall inDesign and restart the computer, only having the inDesign program open... and it still happens.

 

I have the new iMac24, with 8GB RAM

 

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Hi Ronald,

just today a new version of InDesign 2021 is released. In phases.

You should update to InDesign 16.3 if you are on a Mac with the new M1 chip.

InDesign for Apple silicon:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/whats-new.html

 

My Adobe ID is tied to my German address so I still cannot see the new version in the CC Desktop App.

Dependend on your country it should be available soon.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

 

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Hi Laubender 🙂 

 

I reinstalled inDesign today, and it seems like this update solved the problem. I have been working on a book for some hours now and it has not happend again yet ...so it seems like this update solved the problem.

 

Thank you very much for the help!

— Ronald Gabrielsen 🙂 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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This is happening to me too and I've updated to the latest version of InDesign 16.3.2. I am on an Apple Macbook Pro with M1 chip. 

 

How do I get this resolved?

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Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021

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This is happening to me as well with a brand new imac with the M1 chip and Indesign 16.4

Help!

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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Go to InDesign prefferences to GPU Performance and toggle it off. This worked for me.

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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This does fix the text disappearing but creates a new problem being for me. The response time from dragging the curser over the text and it being highlighted is infuriating!!!

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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This solved the problem 99% of the times... It has happened a few times afterwards... but then I have had several programs open, so it might just be because of that ...but thank you... this solution helped me a lot! 

 

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