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InDesign 2024 (18.5.1) not displaying work/pages when connected to an external monitor

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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If I open an InDesign document on my laptop (2021 Macbook Pro, up to date, 32GB memory, 1TB HD), begin working on it, and then connect to my external Apple monitor the InDesign functionality remains but the display board/pages will be completely blank/unworkable. Similarly, if I open an InDesign document while connected to the screen, begin working on it, and then unplug to return to my laptop screen those board/pages will be completely blank/unworkable. However, when I plug back in or unplug (depending on how I was working when I originated the document) everything is as normal and I can work on it again.

As a temporary workaround, I'm having to package, close, and reopen my designs every time I plug in or unplug my monitor for the day, which is extremely frustrating. This is not happening with Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, etc., nor has it ever happened with InDesign 2023 or earlier. All other non-Adobe programs also work/display as normal. Occasionally when I initially plug in I CAN see my designs for a few seconds before they seemingly disappear. 

Examples attached show a document that originated on my laptop screen and therefore does not display when connected to my monitor as well as a document that originated on my monitor and therefore shows while connected but will not once disconnected.



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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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in the future, to find the best place to post your message, use the list here, https://community.adobe.com/

p.s. i don't think the adobe website, and forums in particular, are easy to navigate, so don't spend a lot of time searching that forum list. do your best and we'll move the post (like this one has already been moved) if it helps you get responses.



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